Saturday, June 30, 2012

Giveaways Nail Mail!!!!

So last week I won my first 2 giveaways!!!!

First I won An Accent Nail's Red, White, and Blue Giveaway!!!!
Look at these beauties Emily sent me and just in time for my 4th of July mani!!!!

then I won Hiyooitscat's Julep Maven Giveaway!!!!
I got the It Girl Box and check these colors!!!!

Here are all the colors I got!!!!

Thank you Ladies soooo Much!!!!!

Oh and heres a pick of my mani today:) I used China Glaze "Flip Flop Fantasy" and Sally Hansen Extreme Wear "White On" with some striping tape:) I Love it what do you guys think???

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Reagan Love

Inside Flash
Inside Flash
Sorry I have been slack on posts for the past few days... I have been feeling a little under the weather:(  So today I decided to try a color I got a couple of weeks ago by mistake... My order from Zoya got messed up but their CS rocks!!!! The polish is Zoya "Reagan" a creme magenta that leans purple rather that red:) I would describe this color like chocolate it is just that creamy, rich and smooth. For an accent on my ring finger and thumb I added 3 coats of Jordana Glitters "Magenta Magic".  The combo is beautiful but the glitter photographs purple when really it is a pink. (Check the pics to see). Happy Thursday Everyone!!!!!

Outside Sunny

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Try it on Tuesday #2 The Blues

Inside Flash
 So for this episode of Try it on Tuesday I used "Into the Night" from the OPI Spiderman collection:) The pictures really do not do this color justice, it is a beautiful blue. I just got the mini collection and now I wish I had gotten the full size of this. For fun I added Chevrons in Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Celeb City". I really like this color, and now I remember why I bought it in the first place:)
Inside Flash
Inside Natural Light

Check out these other Lovely Ladies that Tried it on:)
Polished by Maddie
Pretty and Polished Pointers
Beauty Shoes Nails Fun
Munchy's Nails
Peace Love Lacquer
Tall Girl In Heels With Pretty Painted Nails
Nail Polish Anon
Samples by Entaeyen
Spicey'z Nails
DIY Polish
Pinked Polish
Enchanted Nails and Fluffy Dog Tails
Sparkle and Shine Nails
Polished Paradise
Marci's Nails
Partly Cloudy With A Chance of Lacquer
College Polished
Polish Monster

Monday, June 25, 2012

Acid Wash

So tonight I tried a technique called acid washing... it is relatively straight forward, you layer your choice of colors (I used 4) then you take a brush dipped in acetone and remove the colors in splotches and layers until you get the effect you want. I really like the look of this effect and really wanna try it in all neon:)!!! So for this mani I started with a base coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “White On”, followed by China Glaze “Pink Voltage”, and Zoya “Myrta”, and finished with Sinful Colors “Hot Spot”. Completed the look with a coat of Gelous and SV to even the dips out. I do think that the end result would have turned out better if I had waited for each layer to dry before adding the next one... Oh well there is always next time:)

What more could you want???

 Inside Natural Light
Inside flash

White Tips, Gorgeous Green and Glitter!!! What more could you ask for???? So last night I was struggling to decide what I was gonna do and a friend of mine suggested- a red polka dot mani with white tips- an idea which I love and will be doing soon!!!! But (insert SAD face) I couldn't find my favorite red (which I have now found). So I thought I would try it with green/turqouise.  I slathered on 2 coats of  Zoya "Zuza" and taped off some white tips with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "White On" :)  This is about the time that  inspiration struck!!! That new Jordana Glitter "Cosmic" I picked up last week would be perfect over this.  I ♥♥♥ the way this mani turned out:) but I did figure out in the process that Jordana Glitters are Topcoat HUNGRY!!! So if you use them pick up a bottle of Gelous and layer it on before your topcoat!!!! BTW once I reach 50 followers and 100 likes on FB I am gonna be having a giveaway:) I have decided theme my giveaway with either "50 shades of grey" or "The Basics of Nail Care"  Which would you guys like to see more???

Friday, June 22, 2012

Eel Skin...........Wait WHAT!!!!!

Yesterday I heard from a little birdy that I could find Jordana Glitters at Kmart... of all places right! So I stopped by and I found a few, they were out of stock on most:( I did get "Cosmic", "LA City Nights", and "Magenta Magic"!!! I also found Sinful Colors "Cinderella" (I have been hunting this one DOWN!) and Sally Hanson Complete Manicure in "Eel Skin" on Clearance for $2.12!!! What a steal!!!! I just had to try out "Eel Skin" a beautiful creamy gray, and just to spice it up I did an accent nail in Sinful Colors "Unicorn" with some "Eel Skin" Dots. Hope you all have a great weekend!!!!! and BTW yesterday made 1 month since I started my blog:)
My Haul

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'm all Ears!!!

So last week I went and got a couple of the new OPI Minnie Mouse collection  and today I'm wearing "I'm All Ears".  This is such a beautiful Hot Pink/Red with lots of shimmer:) Only complaint I have with this polish is it is sheer almost like a jelly but not quite. I really like this color and it reminds me of Zoya "Kimber" which I love.  The main difference between them is "Kimber" shimmer is more of a gold, and "I'm all Ears" shimmer is more purple. I used Cheeky plate CH15 for my accent nail, stamping with Konad "White".  I'm thinking a giveaway is in the near future, so let me know what kind of prizes you guys want. I'm thinking maybe a theme;) After looking at these pics I realize that this polish also photographs really red instead of the pink it is:)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Try it on Tuesday:)

Welcome to the first ever Try It On Tuesday! TIOT is where a group of bloggers and I are going to challenge ourselves to try out a nail polish every Tuesday that we already own but have never tried out. So for my first "Try it on Tuesday" I tried a combo:) I have had this beautiful dual chrome/iridescent  by Sinful Colors  "Let Me Go", for months and had never even touched it. It was super sheer when I swatched it and didn't really light my fire... Well tonight I layered it over Wet and Wild Megalast "On a Trip", and I'm in LOVE!!! Purple and green  and blue hues in this are beautiful, and make the polish really stand out. 

Check out these other Lovely Ladies  that Tried it on:)
Beauty Gnome
DIY Polish
365 Days of Color
College Polished
Munchy's Nails
Beyond Beauty Lounge
Tall Girl In Heels With Pretty Painted Nails
Princess Polish
Peace Love Lacquer
Kyoti's Nails
Polished by Maddie
Samples By Entaeyen
Shelly's Sassy Nails
Nail Polish Anon
Mixed Mama
Pinked Polish
Nails By Ms. Lizard
Polished Paradise
Enchanted Nails and Fluffy Dog Tails
Two Lacquered Girls
Enchanting Cosmetics
Frugal Polish
Polish Monster
Love & Lacquer
Spicey'z Nails
Sparkle and Shine Nails
Sincerely Obsessed with Polish
Polish and Such
Something Polish Like
Fancy Schmancy Nails

Monday, June 18, 2012

I got an A in Gradient!!!!

So last night I made my second attempt at a gradient and must say I think I've got it!!!! I used Color Club "Worth the Risque" a silver holo, as the base. The gradient I matched is Color Club "Revvvolution" a dark gray holo. I LOVE IT!!!! The only complaint that I have is that I smashed my fingers today and chipped the polish so I don't have any outside sunny pics:(  I will be doing this mani again though!!!! Now I know there are a lot of methods to doing a gradient, I used a makeup sponge for this:)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pastel Tips... Pinterest inspired

This mani was totally Pinterest inspired!!! This was one of the first mani's I saw on pinterest that I loved!!! Anyway the base nude color I used for this is Essie "Sand Tropez". I also used Sally Hansen "No Hard feelings" (Purple), Essie " Turquoise and Caicos" (Green), Essie "Bikini so Teeny" (Blue), Sally Hansen Salon Manicure "I Pink I Can" (Pink), and Sinful Colors "Unicorn" (Yellow).  I started by painting the based coat and then once that was dry I taped off the tips and painted the other colors:) I still feel like this mani needs something but can't quite put my finger on it. If you have any suggestions let me know:) Happy Weekend!!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action!!!! & Nail Mail

I was soo excited when I got home to find nail mail:) I have been excited about this all week my Zoya pinterest trio:) but alas I opened it to find 2 Kimbers and a Reagan (I feel a giveaway coming on)!!! But I called customer service and I must say they rock!!!! Told them what I got and they are shipping me the right ones out and told me to keep the others at no cost:)!!!! How cool is that:) Any whooo  for today's mani I am wearing Essie "Camera"  with an accent nail in Color Club "Sugar Plum Fairy".  I Love, Love, Love this color but it is really sheer. I am wearing 3 coats and I still have some see throught :( I'll have to put a white base on next time!!! Hope everyone has a great Friday!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bikini so teeny:)

So yesterday I went for a nail polish haul:) I got the OPI Spiderman collection (not impressed with the formula), Two of the OPI Minnie Mouse collection and several Essie:) I am a happy Polished girl right now and My Zoya mini's will be in hopefully today too:) So for this mani I was playing with some of my new polishes and wanted to do a color block but ran out of time so I dotted it up instead:) I used Essie "Bikini So Teeny" as my base a perfect periwinkle blue:) for the Dots I use Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "White on", Essie "Camera" & "Action" from the poppyrazzi collection. I really wished the Essie formula wasn't so sheer so the colors would POP more:) I have so many ideas floating around right now. Can't wait to show you guys:) Sorry about the crappy pics my camera battery died so we get stuck with phone pics for now:(

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So not an Orange!!!

I have had this beauty in my stash for a while, but I am so not an orange girl. Last night I thought to my self YOLO... JK I hate that saying, I thought why not if I hate it I can always take it off!!!. Saying that I am still not an Orange Girl!!!! Even though I LOVE this color and I may do something with it for Halloween, It is not a good color for me!!!! Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Crushed" a dark almost red pearl orange. For a bonus I added glitter tips in Color Club "Gingerbread" :) Now that said I am not really a gold girl either, so it may be one color or both colors that turn me off of the mani... AHHH but on a better note gonna try something new tonight so stay tuned!!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Not what I expected...

This mani is so not what I expected... It's better:) I had my hubby pic the colors for tonight's mani and he picked two gems from Klean Colors Metallic Line:) I used Klean Color "Metallic Magenta" and "Metallic Green".  I used the Cheeky stamping plate CH8 which had a houndstooth design:) but the real magic happened when I put the top coat on!!!! The green turned to a beautiful burnt red and It looks fabulous!!! My hubby said "It's like ghost flames".  Just a quick FYI all of Klean Colors Metallic line are great for stamping!!! Let me know what you ladies think!!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

What a Teal!!!!

Okay now for the fun stuff!!! Figured I would put up my latest mani before I destroy it working in the yard today:)  Also thinking I may do a water marble this afternoon:) If only I could figure out how to do one on my feet!!!:) For this mani I used China Glaze "Turned up Turquoise" as the base:) I used striping tape and Color Club's "Worth the Risque" for the stripes. Followed with Color Club's "Beyond the Mistletoe" over the silver for a glitter flash:)  Oh, and make sure to check out the giveaway page!!! I have added a ton this week:P 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

At Home...

So I am at home today with my sick little boy and while he naps I figured I'll do a mani that I have been wanting to do but knew that it was gonna take a little time:) so for the Pink here I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "I Pink I Can" and the blue is China Glaze "For Audrey" accented with Gold Striping tape:) all followed with a coat of Gelous and a coat of SV:) Gelous is a top coat that I found at Sally's  that is great for glitters that "eat" top coats and striping tape:) I really like the way this turned out:) Oh and a big Happy Birthday to my Hubby ♥ U babe:)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Striping tape and Dotted fun:)

So I just finished this mani and I am in LOVE♥♥♥!!! I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "Coral Reef". For the details I used silver striping tape and Essie's "Matte about You" and of course SV. Lets just hope I can keep the striping tape from snagging cause I really wanna keep this for a few days:)

Eye Opening:)

So last night I decided to try my hand at gradients... I will just say it was a eye opening experience:)  I have not given up in fact I am now determined to figure this thing out:) So here is my first attempt at gradient.  For this I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Mint Sorbet" a beautiful light green, and for the Gradient I used Color Club "Worth the Risque" a silver holo. I like the effect. I just think I need a bigger contrast in the colors:)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

I gotta wear Shades!!!!

This is soooo Bright I gotta wear Shades:) This is NEON Pink is Sinful Colors "Pink" from the neon collection!!! This color is not really pink to me, more like a neon red:) The White is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "White On"!!!  Ooooh and a little FYI on all neon colors, use a base like white to make it pop it, because all neon's are a little sheer:)