Monday, May 28, 2012

1 Week Into Summer of Love for Uganda Project

Hey Nail Ladies,

Just wanted to update you on my Summer of Love for Uganda Project. So far I have orders for 25 bracelets!! I am so excited, check out the post here. Email me at to order you bracelet for $20 where HALF of the profits are going to Outreach Uganda!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How Paper Beads Are Made-Uganda Project

Hey Nail Gals,
The project is off to a great start with several orders already underway!! Thank you for all who have shared my blog via email and Facebook I really appreciate you taking the time to spread the word :)

Many of you are asking HOW the paper beads are made because they are so unique and beautiful. They are made from recycled magazine and calendar pages. The women chose the right kind of paper in color, weight, and glossiness which may take up to 2.5 hours to travel to Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Check out this video that shows the process, so amazing!
Im thinking about doing a nail art design inspired by the beads :)

For more information on my summer project raising money for Outreach Uganda click HERE.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer of Love for Uganda Project

Hey Everyone,

Its been a LONG TIME since my last post!! Ive been so busy with school and work that I have neglected my nail art, horrible I know. Summer is fast approaching and although this post isnt nail related, it does involve jewelery! I am going to working hard this summer to raise money for Outreach Uganda with the sale of bracelets made with beautiful Ugandan beads and would love your support. Please check out the link below to my new blog explaining the project!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Snowflake Christmas Nails

Trying out another Christmas nail design. I saw some snowflake designs on youtube and tried this one out. I really like the way it turned out!

OPI Russian Navy, Wet N Wild Kaleidoscope, Konad White Special Polish, Plates BM 14, m59

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Gold Glitter Nails

Hey Everyone,

I know its been a LONG time but finals are over and I had a work party to attend so I wanted to jazz up the old nails. I recently purchased "Designer De Better" from the OPI Muppet Collection and its a beautiful champagne color (on the gold side) with little flecks of auburn or brown shimmer. Its really pretty in the sunlight. Over top I took some gold Martha Stewart craft glitter that I got in a set of 24 and mixed a lot of it with some regular clear polish. Im talking a lot of glitter here so I just did one coat. Then top coated it off and here is the result. They are super shiny and eye catching, great for a holiday party and New Years too!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Nudey Gold

A while back I did a swap with Stephanie from SoNailed, she has a great nail blog so check it out! I still have colors I havent used yet so I tried this one out last night. Its a great brand called Essence thats pretty opaque but I did get a small chip today and it hasnt even been 24 hours boo! I do have peely nails which Im working on so maybe its me. Anyways this is a nice nude color with gold flecks I wouldnt say glitter its more shimmery. Really pretty, I think next time Ill try to layer it over some colors.

Essence Irreplaceable
Essie Good To Go Topcoat

Monday, September 5, 2011

Minnie Mouse Nails

I havent been to Disneyland in 15 years and went this past weekend! We had a blast and even dinner at the coveted Club 33 and I really wanted to do some Minnie inspired nails. I decided on the half-moon manicure and painted the base red and then used my dotting tool for the white polka dots. I have only used this tool one time before on this floral design. Using my left hand to make the dots was a little shakey but not horrible. I then added the black bows on the ring finger and added a black rhinestone in the center. I love this design and felt very, "in the Disney spirit" :)

Polish: OPI The Thrill Of Brazil
Wet N Wild White Creme for dots
Black Konad Stamping polish

Stamp: BM 59
Other: Black Rhinestone