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 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 -, 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 (
 2 coats its a little sheer I'd layer it over a dark purple color

Kleancolor 94 Holo Chrome $1.75 (
2 coats very shimmery

Kleancolor 212 Pink Dahlia Twinkle $1.75 (
2 coats soft pink with multicolored glitter

NYX 242 Lapis $2.00 (
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

the blues

Quick post for my Tuesday mani. I added matte topcoat, for some reason I like glitter polishes with a matte topcoat. The only things I dont like is if you bump the nail it turns white...weird.

Polish: OPI Russian Navy
Ring finger: Kleancolor Vegas Nights
Essie Matte About You

Sunday, June 26, 2011

monday nail art challenge-floral 6/27

I recently joined this awesome group on Facebook called Polish-aholics Anonymous a ton of ladies swapping polish ideas, needless to say its awesome. Every Monday there is a nail art challenge with a different theme. For this Monday is floral so here is my design. I used my dotting tool for the first time for the flower petals and it didn't come out too bad. For the center I took a tiny piece of glitter and put it right in the center. Very girly, I like it!

Polish: OPI Steady As She Rose
Wet n' Wild French White Creme
Sally Girl 812070 (gold glitter for center of the flower)
Essie Good To Go topcoat

Friday, June 24, 2011


Hellllo and TGIF!

Its like day 4 with no mani :( This week has been crazy with school and trying to add a class--just one, thanks budget cuts! Anyways I will be sure to do one and post it this weekend.

Check out this awesome 100 follower giveaway from Elemental Styles!! Good luck! Ends June 25th

Here is one more giveaway for you from At Your Fingertips, good luck!

Check out The TraceFace Philes "just because giveaway" she also have a great blog on FB!

Good luck on the Giveaway by immahappy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

green with envy

A week ago I blogged about a Sinful Colors Adventure Island which is a dupe for OPI Stranger Tides. My friend Jasmin wanted to try it out with this cool patterned stamp on top it turned out really cute, I love the color combo.

Polish: Sinful Colors Adventure Island
White Konad Special polish for stamping
Essie Good To Go topcoat
Stamp: BM 21

My first Lippmann, Im in LOVE!

I went over to my friend Andrea's house a while back to have a fun girl night with dinner and nails. She had this beautiful Deborah Lippmann color called Stardust that she kindly let me borrow and I fell in love with this line of polishes!

I've seen swatches online and was just waiting to get my very own, well today is the day. I went to Nordstrom and checked out the line for blogger So Nailed since we are putting together a nail swap, check her blog Stephanie an awesome chick from Belgium!

I got her "Glitter In The Air" which is milky white/light grey base with hexagon shaped pink and blue glitter, so pretty.

For myself I've been lusting after "Bad Romance" which is a black base with a lot of purple glitter I really love it and here it is!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

nail haul-more goodies from Little Osaka

Went back to this cute area in LA for date night with my honey and after an awesome dinner, checked out the store where they have pa and eternal polishes (Japanese brands). He treated me to a couple stickers and a Eternal polish 8J, my first! I love this shimmery champagne color and cant wait to use these stickers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rumple's Wiggin Mani-UPDATED

So at about day 3 of this mani started to chip on the tips then I saw this blog post about using the partial BM 11 stamp (which I had yet to use) and do them on the diagonal. There are a really pretty leaf pattern with berries and half the size of the full nail pattern stamps. So I covered my chips and have a new mani!

Just saying that name out loud makes me happy! 7:00am and Im getting compliments on my manicure. Ive been crazy with the nails lately so I thought Id tone it down with a simple mani and I really like this lilac color, I have two coats on but could have used a third. Of course I had to do something to my ring finger so I added a flower sticker that I got in a pack from the dollar store for $1.29, cant beat that.

Polish: OPI Rumple's Wiggin from the Shrek Collection
Essie Good To Go topcoat

Monday, June 13, 2011

Magda's nails

I did Magda's nails last night before the weekly poker game (I dont know how to play Im just learning). She wanted the black and white houndstooth pattern form the Bundle Monster stamp set, it came out great!

Polish: Finger Paints Black Expressionism
White Konad Special Polish for stamping
BM 19

OPI Shrek Collection/Sinful Colors dups for Pirates Collection

Ok so at Rite-Aid this weekend I spotted a look alike Pirates of the Caribbean nail collection but it wasn't by OPI but Sinful Colors. They have done dups of the whole collection for the movie and I think they are pretty close.

Pictured left: Sinful Colors Open Seas --dup for OPI Mermaid Tears
right: Sinful Colors Adventure Island --dup for OPI Stranger Tides

I have enclosed the photos of the OPI polishes and I think they are pretty close. The best part about it is that they are only $2 each!

I was looking for an awesome chartreuse color to match this sweater that I love and was searching online for polishes. I came across the OPI Shrek Collection (that they no longer sell) and instead of buying one bottle I got the whole set in the minis from, they are so cute and I LOVE all the colors!

Cant wait to do something cool with the "Who The Shrek Are You?"

Pictured Left to Right:

What's With the Cattitude, Fiercly Fiona, Rumple Wiggins, and Who The Shrek Are You?

new nail art supplies

Ok so I havent been posting EVERYTHING I have been buying lately, partly cause my camera crapped out right after I started this blog...and partly because I dont want people thinking I spend my whole paycheck on nail supplies $$$ I know I'm not the only one with this sickness, so I continue on :)

From Sally Beauty Supply I got these glitter polishes for .99 cents each! They have a ton of colors so if you are just getting into nail art and want to expand our polish collection but don't want to spend a ton of money on polish these little guys are for you. They look small but have a ton of application in them and if you run out, they are only $1.

I got these large heart rhinestones from another beauty supply by my house, I really like them.

I was at the mall over the weekend and they have a Hello Kitty store so I stopped in and got these stickers along with a photo album, Im going to try and keep all my designs in there, Ill post that when Ive figured out how Im going to do it.

Playing with polish does leave my cuticles dry and Im on the hunt for a god cuticle oil so I picked this one up. I like the way it smells so hopefully Ive found something that works. Im going to start applying it everyday and see how it does.