Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lacey Nails

I have to say some of my very favorite polishes have been no named one off type brands and this polish is no exception.
This is 2 coats of Haute Nails no name on my thumb, pinky and pointer. It is almost a neon coral-red it applies super smooth. On my ring and middle finger I have 3 coats of Del Sol Candy Cane(which changes from white to dark pink in the sun but sadly I didnt get pic). I then stamped using plate dash24 and the opposite color.

While the nail line is visible in pics it was not in real life. I loved this lacey design even though I messed up the stamp a bit. I do find it irksome that the primary ones I messed up were on the white and the middle finger where it would show the most.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Barry M Swatch Remodel

I was not content with just the swatching so I top coated with 2 coats of Polish Me To Go Summer Lights and stamped with Barry M Silver foil, using a design from plate XXL Shany 2.

lamp light

natural light

I felt like the Summer Lights glitter topper spread really evenly and had a really lovely glow in the dark.  I am super pleased with the stamping I think I got placement ok and the stamps are really crisp for the most part.

Barry M Swatch

These are just Barry M Swatches, 2 coats each of Watermelon (green) and Blackberry(Blue).
I do like Barry M it does just glide on and it ususally doesn't take a billion coats to look nice.

Blackberry on the pinky and pointer and Watermellon on the ring and middle finger.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Simple Chevron

I love some glow in the dark goodness so when I saw some I had to buy it. If I were more talented as a photographer I would show you the glowy goodness as such I am not so no glow for you.

I started with 3 coats of Polish Me to Go Honey My Dew and Pinky Promise alternating nails. I thought while these were fairly true to color. They were a bit gritty and I had some problems with drag but the dragging problem could have been my fault.  I was going to leave it but I was feeling like I had been lazy about doing my nails properly. So I used some cheveron french guides and Ninja Polish Eye Candy to make an accent on my ring finger.

no top coat

top coat

right hand
Left hand

I like the simplicity of this. If I did it again I would probably have the chevron pointing down or maybe two intersecting one pointing up and one pointing down.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Flowers and Stripes

I thought I'd do some roses again and maybe try to do striping. I think this turned out alright but I think I like my first attempt better :)
I started with 3 coats of Chick Cutie Pie. To make the stripes I used a striping brush and Ulta The Jungle Look (green)  and Princessa (pink).  To make the roses I used Princessa (pink) to make some blobs to start then I used a small detail brush and Dashica Stamper(red) Princessa (pink) Mentality Suede to add detail to the roses. I used Ulta The Jungle Look (green) to paint in some leaves.

I showed in both lights, I think the ones at bottom are more true to color. While I am fairly happy with how this turned out I do think my first attempt was better.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mentality Nail Polish - Siren

Mentality Polish, Siren is described as a burgundy red holographic polish with purple flecks.
For me, even in person, I found purple to be the most prominent color, though I did catch it shift through burgundy to purple to almost grey finally to an almost lilac color.

Again sorry for the swatchy month, I've been a lazy bugger.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A-England ST George

aEngland Saint George is a Dark teal scattered holographic. It is just beautiful, several people have swatched it and better than me, but I just couldn't bring myself to stamp on it.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Above the Curve Diablos

This is just a swatch post, I'll Be having a few swatch posts this month because I haven't had a lot of time to do my nails.
Diablos is described as " a dark reddish brown almost mahogany holographic polish"  It is just so pretty.
For me it was a bit brownish but I'd say mine was more of a coppery bronze-y type color when not in bright light but still very pretty to me
These pics are 3 coats of Diablos in different light.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


I havent dropped off the planet I have tonnes of manis I jsut havent had a chance to post them and my buffer ran out Will try to get them up by Wed next week.
Thanks for following me and Ill do my best to post without running out every few months :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Chartreuse Tantalizes

This is 3 coats of Revelon Tantalize look at is so so pretty and sparkly

I thought this would look fantastic as a art deco style striping manicure and I like green and purple together so I put on tape and added 1 thick coat Barry M Bright Purple.

Yes too many Pics I know but I do really love how it turned out. I know all my striping tape manicures look similar but that is only because I am not a creative person :). I am working on it

Subtle Grey Flowers

This is CQ Eggplant 2 coats stamped with Color Club Beyond using a Dashica plate but I do not recall the number will try to look it up.

The Holographic effect was much better in person, but it was still quite subtle. I think it would probably be a good look for the office.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Gold and Teal

I am really happy with how this turned out the stamp is crisp and the placement is good. I do wish I had used studs instead I think the stones are a bit yellow.
This is 2 coats of OPI Ski Teal We Drop stamped with Essie Good as Gold, I do not recall the plate name (I will try to be batter about this) the stones are from ebay.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Roses and Diamonds

So I tried out the Migi Nail art pens again, I like them marginally better but I am not sure they are really any easier than a detail brush and as mentioned they take a while to dry.
I started with 2 coats of Yh beja Yellow creme and I used Migi Nail pen in Pink to make some roses and then added stones from ebay for an accent and topped with Poshe.

I found this stupid hard to do and took longer than normal to do and dry. I do wish I had used pink or yellow stones instead of the clear and I sort of wish I had used more than 1 color for the roses.  My left hand is only marginally better than my right so all in all I do not hate this entirely.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Kitty Cats and Polka Dots

This design was inspired by (copied badly?)  A post on
I started off with 2 coats Cherimoya Rated R, it is not quite as orange as it looks in the pictures it is more red than orange.  I recently was suckered into buying the Migi Nail Art pens I am still not quite sure how I feel about them. I used the Migi Nail Art pens in pink, black, and white.

The my Left hand turned out ok, but the right hand WOW what a hot mess. These pens take a bit of getting used to I'll keep working with them to see if I start liking them better. Part of the issue on the right hand is the pen wasn't shaken up well enough and when I tried to use it the pink was very liquid and because the black wasn't quite dry they mixed.  These pens take a bit of time to dry and they streak badly if you don't let them dry see right hand :(