Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hey, Hey, Hey... 2 Manis Today...Ho, Ho, Ho!!!!

Since I haven't been posting much lately I decided to share not 1, but 2 manis today. As if you couldn't guess that by the title of my post lol.

First up is just a simple gradient I did.

 Orly "Crush On You"

 Orly "Oh Cabana Boy"

 Finished up with a coat of OTD "Northern Lights"

 So that's my first mani for today. Now on to the second mani for today...

 As you can see these are not my fingers lol. My friend said she didn't think her nails could be painted so I felt the need to prove her wrong lol. Granted the clean up kinda sucks, but I'm not use to do other people's nails and in my defense it was kinda late lol

 I used 2 coats of Petites "Hazel" and for the stamping I used Orly "Glitz"

 I used the lotus flower image on the Mash-35 Plate

Well that's it for today! Thanks for reading and please come back soon.

If you haven't already please check out my Blog Sale:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Shredded Mani & May/June Haul

I'm going to start out with a mani and then show you most of the polishes I've bought in May and most of June. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few, but it's still a lot lol.

So my mani today is pretty simple. Nothing special, but I still think it looks awesome. I started with 2 coats of China Glaze "Love's A Beach" I forgot to take a picture before adding 1 coat of Icing "Shredded"
I really liked this mani. I did have a few C.O.D. moments where I picked at the flakes that didn't lay flat. That was minor, and totally something that I can deal with and work with. I think this would look awesome over so many different colors.

Ok now on to my haul pictures!!!

First a few things I picked up from Big Lots:
Color Mates "Cabernet" "Spring Fling" and "Fuchsia Flash"
 Revlon "Grapefruit Fizz" "Apple-tini Fizz" "Watermelon Fizz" "Pineapple Fizz" "Grape Fizz" and "Mint Fizz"
 O.P.I. "Just Spotted The Lizard" "Number One Nemesis" Sally Hansen "Multi-Faceted" and "Ring-a-Ding"
 Color Club - Blossoming Set

 Orly - "Swizzle Stick" "Steel Your Heart" "Green Apple" "Butterflies" "Prelude To A Kiss" "Oh Cabana Boy"
 China Glaze "Love's A Beach" and "Orange You Hot?" Icing "Shredded" "Rave Royalty" "Pampered & Primped" and "What Planet Are You On"

 The 4 Cos Bar's have no names, but you can find them at Target, O.P.I. "It's Totally Fort-Worth It" "Pirouette My Whistle" and "Shatter The Scales"

 Revlon "Sorbet" Magicolor This polish stinks to high heaven lol, and Sally Girl neon orange

Well that's it for today. Now you see what I have to have a blog sale lol. Thanks for reading and have a great day/night!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Neons Gradient & Small Haul....

Today I have another gradient... big surprise :)!!! I really love doing gradients, but I hate the clean up... So I thought about it and figured I'd try using tape just like when you would do a water marble (which I still can't seem to do).

I did my base coat, Essence "Can't Cheat On Me", and then taped off all my nails, like so:
 "Can't Cheat On Me" is a nice scattered holo. I didn't realize it until I first used it. You can totally tell when you look at the bottle, I just wasn't paying attention when I bought it :)
 Love this polish!!!
 For the gradient I used 3 colors from the China Glaze Summer Neons Collection:  "Surfin' For Boys" "I'm With The Lifeguard" and "Sun-Kissed"

 This was a mani I did a little while ago so it was before I learned about the painting the polish on the sponge technique. The polishes don't fade as nicely but I still like the out come.

  "Surfin' For Boys"
  "I'm With The Lifeguard"


I'm really loving this collection so far. Since this mani I've picked up a few more from the collection. "I'm With The Lifeguard" is not in my top 5 favorite greens. I even made sure to by a back up bottle since I have a feeling I will be using it a lot!! :)

I some what recently bought some polish from a blog sale on The TraceFace Philes blog. Most of them are new brands to me so I was excited to get them.

 Teeez "Femme Fatale", Duri "I Don't Kiss and Tell", Misa "Sisterhood" & "Sweet Pleasure"
Chelsea "Dip It Low", China Glaze Crackle "Concrete", and 3 Golden Rose holos

The only one of of these brands I've tried before was China Glaze, all the rest are new to me :) I've very happy with what I got. She still had a ton of stuff left, if your interested go take a look: The TraceFace Philes Blog Sale

Thanks for reading!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Quick and Dirty...

So I realized that it's been a bit since my last post. I've been dealing with a lot of personal stuff and I won't bore or bother you with it. Instead I'll just give you a quick mani :)

I was bored one day so I asked for some weird color combos from some girls in a Facebook group. Well one of the first responses was purple and orange.... So that's what I did :)

 I started out with 2 coats of Essence "Dress For A Moment"
 For the orange I used Revlon "Sorbet"

 and for the purple I used one of the new summer neons China Glaze "Beach Cruise-r"
This purple practically glows!!! I love it.

 I'm loving gradients right now so I thought it would be fun to put it at an angle. The formula was great for both polishes. I had no issues with application.
Just look at that purple!!!

 I wanted to add something to it so I figured the best thing to do would be stamping. I chose Mash-44 .... Afterwards I wish I had chosen a different image, but it turned out ok I guess

 I only wore this for 1 day so I don't count it as a win.... but I do plan on using that purple again soon :)
I did find it a little hard for me to center the image on all my nails, but I think I just need some more practice.

So do you think this was a hit or miss? Let me know in the comments!! Thanks for reading!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Blog Sale!!!

I've decided to do some spring cleaning in my stash. Please check it out and see if there is anything that tickles your fancy :)

You can find polish here: Blog Sale - Polish!

I also have some non-polish stuff too here: Blog Sale - Beauty!!

Thanks for reading, and if your interested in anything please send me an email :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Golden Gradient and Stamping!

Today I have a gradient I did on Sunday night. I'm really proud of how they came out. It was my first time using my Mash stamping plates and my first time using rhinestones :)

Here are the polishes I used:
 L to R: Essence "What Do U Think?, Orly "Glitz", Misa "Sisterhood", Misa "Sweet Pleasure", and and unnamed Black/Silver Dollar Store Polish

The plate I used was Mash- 36. I used the Eye of Ra image.

I started out with 2 coats of  Essence "What Do U Think?":
 "What Do U Think?" is a orange creme with a gold shimmer, which you can see better in the bottle in the pictures. It does show up on the nail. It is very pretty.

 I then used Orly "Glitz" and Misa "Sisterhood" to create my gradient. I plan on making a tutorial for the gradient soon, so please keep an eye out for that :)
 I was kinda going for a golden, desert-like gradient, Egyptian looking.

 I think it turned out beautiful.

 I wanted to add a little something more, so I did 1 coat of Misa "Sweet Pleasure"

 I love the sparkle and how subtle it is.

Using my polish from the Dollar Store, which is like a black and silver swirled together and it has a really awesome color, unlike any other black I have. I stamped an eye on each nail and as an accent I added a red rhinestone to the center of the eye on my ring fingers.

The clean-up was a bit of a pain but totally worth it. I love this mani and I almost don't want to take it off, but I can't wait to play with my Mash plates some more. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I do wearing it.

Thank you for reading!!