Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Bunny Nails

For this look I used 2 coats of Essence Lime Up! and on the thumb and ring finger I used 3 coats of Top Beauty Lapis Lazuli. To stamp I used designs from Plate AT 02 and stamping polish konad White and my online shop polish in Black. I used dotting tool to add green tails to the bunnys using Lime Up!

I really loved how this turned out the bunny's are jsut so darned cute and I love they had little tracks on the plate so you can make bunny tracks.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Making Your Own Decals

I have seen this going around and I loved the idea I always wanted to fill in some of my stamps but never really could do it well.
To start I used a heavy plastic report protector. I painted a layer of Seche Vite and let it dry then stamped over it, re-coated with top coat and filled them in.
Self Made decals all cut out.

close up 

I had bit of trouble applying these but I think with a bit of practice I could be better. Also my lack of patience worked against me on this particular occasion.

St Patty's Day Nails

 I know I know Better late than never I guess :)
I started with Piper polish Lime Green Dream  did 3 coats
I used Stipe Rite Hot Green, Yellow, Hot Pink  and Hot Orange  to free hand in the rainbow. Stripe Rite Black and Gold craft glitter to make the pot of gold. I then free handed some shamrocks with Stripe Rite Green Grass.

I am pretty happy with the way this turned out, I think it looks fairly good on both hands. the Stripe Rite polishes are handy when you do not want to do a lot of clean up.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


This is what happens when I use glitter polish it isn't brand specific and it is so annoying
I loved this design I was prepared to wear it for a long time but alas it wasn't meant to be.

I only got to wear this look for about 1 day, one of my nails popped off while I was sleeping and the rest followed shortly after I got up. They look like personalized press on nails.

Glitter and my nails do not get on most people complain about getting glitter polish off I complain about keeping it on :).  similar things happen if my polish gets too thick which is why I seldom do layering and why I am not terribly fond of sheer polishes. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Art Deco Meets Disco Ball

This will be super pic heavy I am super proud of how this turned out :)

I was inspired by Polish All the Nails Post go have a look see her work is awesome.

This is 2 coats of Dare to Wear Disco Ball. After this dried completely I added striping tape then did 1 coat of OPI Black Onyx and topped it off with Seche Vite.

Disco Ball and Black Onyx

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Witch's Brew now with Gold Holographic Sequins

This is 2 coats of Orly Witch's Brew with sequins added from and Essence nail art set and topped with Seche Vite.

Sorry for lack of clean up this is post flood so I didn't have any of my normal nail art things no acetone even only nail polish wipes and after several attempts to do clean up with those I have learned my lesson. :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Techniques

So I have been seeing people make marbles and designs on a plastic page protector then peeling them off , cut to size and use them like polish decals.
Well I looked at this and though I can totally do that too :) so I did and first result did not turn out great but second attempt I liked more.
I like the versatility of this,  I do not marble well and it lets you do marble design, or you can do heart or circle details and so on.

JLB Mint Candy, Dots Light Green, Wet N Wild Refresh-Mint
First Attempt

Second Attempt
Orange Red color is JLB Coral Dream blue color is YHBEJA 15

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tarnished Silver and Guitars

This is 2 coats of my self made polish which I dubbed Tarnished Silver stamped with Kleancolor Coffee Addict and topped with Seche Vite.  Unfortunately, I do not recall the plate If I remember I will update the post.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Green Me

This is 3 very nice pastel bluish green  polishes

2 coats of Wet N Wild Refresh-Mint, 2 coats for the stripeof Dots Light Green in middle of each nail and then a top coat of Tara's Nail Art in Tiana. My photos do not do it justice.

Tiana is a handmade polish from Tara's nail art it is part of the No Ordinary Princess collection and it's a green jelly polish with lots of gold shimmer. It is a bit on the sheer side but it is too lovely. I have 4 polishes from this collection Tiana, Mulan, Merida and Pocahontas. I love them all  they are super shimmery and very good for layering. As usual they weren't given to me for review I just love them.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Layla CE54

This is mostly a swatch post. I love some green polish I do, so when I saw this while looking around in ULTA I snapped it up.
Its a green jelly with different size silver glitters and I think maybe some very fine green glitter.
It is pretty opaque in 2 coats and spreads pretty evenly and it dries fairly quickly.  I added the bow rhinestones that  were included in an essence nail art set,  and topped with Seche Vite.

Sorry for the lack of clean up I did this away from home at the hotel after the flood :)
Pinky is chipped because I kept picking at my nails

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The great flood - Givaway

Soooo my house flooded with some sewage about a month ago. 
I KNOW! totally gross. 
They are in process of fixing my floors still and now my buffer has run out and I have precious few manicures. Hopefully I'll be back on schedule soon

Mean while I thought Why not have a give-away.
What I want to know Is what would you like to see in a give away?

 Comment and Help me decide what things to include. Striping tape, stamping plates, brushes, files, striper polish, regular polish,particular brands?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pink and Black with Bows

This is 2 coats of LA Girl Matte Pink with 2 coats of Love and Beauty Glow in the Dark Pink I used M.O.S stamping polish in black to stamp a design from XL Shany Plate 3. Topped it off with Seche Vite.

I think I did really well with the stamping placement and they came out very crisp. The L& B GTD Pink was a bit more opaque than I remembered so this ended up quite a bit lighter than I had planned.