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

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Blue Floral

I got this color for my sisters baby shower (since shes having a boy) but we ended up going in a different direction. I still love the color and its the perfect sky blue in my opinion. I had it on my toes and decied to do a mani with it. I added Bundle Monster flower stamp in random patterns and it turned out really pretty. Here is another look for this mani in gold and black.

Polish: NYC Lapis
Konad White Stamping Polish
Esssie Good To Go Topcoat
Stamp: BM15

Friday, September 2, 2011

Baby Shower Nails

Sorry its been a while since I posted some nail designs. This ones I did for my sister's baby shower over the past weekend to match my purple dress. I love the gradient design and will totally do this one again!

Polish: OPI Rumples Wiggin as base color
Princessa Colorado Rapids sponged on
Wet N Wild Kaleidoscope -just on tips
Essie Good to go topcoat

Saturday, August 13, 2011

First scotch tape mani

Ive been wanting to do a scotch tape mani for a while and finally did it today! I won the Revlon Minted in a giveaway and I know a lot of girls love this color and I do too! So I painted all my nails this color then on the ring and thumb finger I cut thin strips of tape and laid them onto my COMPLETELY dry nail. Then I painted the orange color on top and removed the tape right away with tweezers. Then I used my topcoat. I really like this manicure I cant wait to do it with other colors :)

Polish: Revlon Minted, Sally Hansens Insta Dry Snappy Sorbet
Top coat: Essie Good To Go
Tools: scotch tape, tweezers

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Awesome blog giveaway

For Your Nails Only is doing a 1013 Follower Giveaway with awesome Nicole by OPI SETS --yes whole sets you have to enter, check it out!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lace Tips!

Im so excited about my new M57 plate it has cheetah, zebra, flowers and lace tips on it. I painted my nails a  bright pink color (dont know the name) its a Wet n Wild color and then stamped the tips in white. I love it and cant wait to try it with nude polish and black lace!

Sunshine In The Summer

I got this awesome polish in a swap with Stephanie, an Essence color called Mellow Yellow. Its a thick polish and chipped in a couple days but its such a bright and fun color. I added a couple flower stickers to the thumb and ring finger.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Giveaway

Hey everyone Kayla is hosting a one year giveaway with a couple awesome Lippmann polishs up for grabs, check it out here. Good luck!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Orange You Glad It's Summer

I wanted something bright and cheerful for the summer especially since I've been under the weather (hence no recent posts!) This is a beautiful red/orange color I got in a swap, I layered glitter polish on top and then added flowers. 

Polish: Essence What do you think?
Sally Hansens Rock Candy Glitter Polish
Stamp: M57
Rhinestone on ring finger

Cheetah makes me happy!

My fave color combo is black and gold. I got this new plate that I couldnt wait to try out. Even though the pattern is bold the colors are so neutral you could really wear this with anything!

Polish: OPI Glitzerland
Konad black polish for stamping
Essie Good To Go topcoat
Plate: M57

 I did my mom's nails a couple days later with pink polish and brown stamp, very cute!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Hey everyone,

Over the weekend I found out I had won another blogger's 100 follower giveaway! Yay thats so exciting :) Here is my prize, I know i just made a lot of people jealous, I cant wait to swatch these for you when I get them. Check out Haley's blog here!

Revlon  - Minted (creme polish)
Nicole by OPI - Canadian Star 
Finger Paints - All You Need Is Color 
Funky Fingers - Bourbon St 
Color Club - Tattered in Gold (shatter polish)
Color Club - Crush on You (shatter polish)
Color Club - Magic Attracion (holo glitter)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

First 50 Followers!

Hey everyone I had made it to 50 followers! Thank you to everyone who follows my blog, it's been a really fun month (I started on June 3rd) posting designs and getting new ideas from you guys! I will be doing a giveaway at 100 followers so stay tuned for that :)

PS. I have been on a no-buy until I use ALL my polishes and so far so good.

Here is celebratory mani I did today, with one of my new Kleancolor polishes.

Kleancolor Holo Chrome
Flower rhinestone on ring finger

Monday, July 4, 2011

blue and white damask

My mom came to visit me for the holiday weekend and every time we see each other I always do her nails. She chose this damask pattern and then I added some rhinestones and pearls on her accent finger. Got some compliments from our server at dinner :) To see another design in black and white check out this blog entry.

Essie Turquoise and Caicos
White Konad Special Polish for stamping
BM 21 damask pattern stamp
Small pearl, flower and heart rhinestones

Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July nails!--3 different designs!

In celebration of the upcoming holiday my friend Andrea and Jasmin wanted 4th of July themed nails so here they are! We decided to do a different design for each nail to make it fun. So festive! I did mine a couple days later :)

Thumb-Wet N Wild Silver,
OPI Russian Navy
 Essie Red Polish (dont know name)
BM 14 plate for stars

Index Finger - Essie Red Polish (dont know the name)
BM 07 plate for peace sign

Wet N Wild (2 coats)
NY Glitter Polish (1 coat)
Russian Navy stamping color
BM 20 plate for stripes

Ring Finger
Russian Navy (2 coats)
Star shaped rhinestones
Essie Good To Go Top Coat

Pinky Finger
Essie Red Polish
White Konad Stamping Polish
BM 119 plate for polka dots

All Nails: OPI Russian Navy, BM 119 polka dot stamps
Ring Finger: OPI Glitzerland, red star rhinestones

Index Finger: OPI A Thrill of Brazil , Stamp BM03 hearts
Middle Finger: Wet N Wild Creme, blue and red rhinestones
Ring Finger: Wet N Wild Silvivor, Sally Silver Glitter 812031
Pinky Finger: OPI Brazil, BM 20 plate for stripes

Wet N Wild French White Creme, BM 07 plate for peace sign

girly glitter and bows

So I got some things from bornpretty.com including a couple plates that I am super excited about. Ive been wanting these bows for a long time. This plate is a dupe for one of the ones by Konad and it was only $2.50. I added some pearls right in the center of the bow and a little glitter polish, so girly!

Jessica Happy Days on all nails
on top Nicole by OPI Love Your Life
Stamp M59
pearl accent

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

polish haul - beautyjoint.com, Forever 21, and drugstore brand

Here are some recent polish purchases, enjoy! They were all $5 or under...see polish doesnt have to be super expensive :)

Kleancolors 96 Vegas Night $1.75 (beautyjoint.com)
 2 coats its a little sheer I'd layer it over a dark purple color

Kleancolor 94 Holo Chrome $1.75 (beautyjoint.com)
2 coats very shimmery

Kleancolor 212 Pink Dahlia Twinkle $1.75 (beautyjoint.com)
2 coats soft pink with multicolored glitter

NYX 242 Lapis $2.00 (beautyjoint.com)
2 coats a great blue color could be a dupe for Essie Lapis of Luxury?

Milani Gem $5.00 (CVS)
2 coats multicolored glitter large and small good dupe for Lippmanns Happy Birthday

Santee M49 Soft Brown $1.00 (99 cent store)
2 coats a nice nude color with good coverage
Mood Struck Purple to Light Pink (Forever 21) $2.80
2 coats of shimmery purple

FNE-06 (Forever 21) $1.80
light sheer pink with thick silver glitter, its really chunky and rough