Saturday, August 25, 2012

2 Nail Designs

Hey guys!! Today I have 2 designs to show you. The first is with Del Sol (the color-changing polish) in Ruby Slippers, but it never changed color! I don't know the reason for this, whether it's no sun out, or too heavy a top coat but it just didn't work:( I stamped over that with my trusty red Jordana using plate BM-I don't even know.

 The second I still have on. I used Claire's Twinkle Twinkle (one of my favorites!) and some Bundle Monster nail art stars that I stuck on with top coat.

There you have it! Yes I did shorten my nails a lot, reason being I play guitar and they really get in the way.

Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Would anybody really mind if I just did another giveaway and tried again but just forget about this one? I just have never done it before and it's so late anyway. Please comment about that!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Long Time No See!

Hey guys!! I'm back obviously.  My LONG vacation was very fun. Since I haven't really done any good designs or taken pictures of my nails lately, I just have a funny picture of my cat to show you. Also it's on 9GAG if anyone goes on there, so vote for it!
Yup. He just decided to sit like this. I swear I didn't touch him!
Have a nice week, I'll be back soon with swatches!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Winner of the Giveaway Delayed

Hi ladies, I picked a winner for the giveaway and she hasn't responded to my email:( so, because I mistakenly made this giveaway in an inconvenient time (because of my leaving) I have to pick another winner when I get home. I know this is a little disappointing, but it will happen, no worries!
Thanks for reading:)
Have a nice summer while I'm gone!

Monday, June 25, 2012

More Flakeys and I'm Leaving

Hello lovely readers:) This is my last post for the next 4 weeks because I'm going on vacation.

I started with Essie Licorice (2 coats, very good opacity!!), then put Deborah Lippmann Bring on the Bling, then Essie Shine of the Times.  When that was all finished, I stamped BM-210 on top using China Glaze Platinum Silver. It looks very spacey to me.  The flakeys still show through the stamp, which instead of being bad is good in this case.  Maybe you'll understand.
This is one of those times that my right hand turned out better than my left, strange!
 Thing is Bring on the Bling over Licorice.
 I forgot to take pictures of Shine of the Times before the stamp, whoops!

 Finished product, above is left hand below is right. See what I mean? The right hand is actually better!

And today is the LAST DAY to enter my giveaway!! Thank you for taking the time to enter it:)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Matte Flakeys

Hi there! Today I have a matte layering experiment because I thought I lost my matte top coat, but it turned out it was just in my drawer with the other polishes and I didn't see it.. ahh that was strange.
I started with Hard Candy Lava and it is a 1 coater, but I like to do 2.  Then I put Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, which is a yellow-green duochrome flakey top coat. And finally, on top of it all is a coat of Orly Matte Top.  I like the way it turned out!
 Lava by itself
 Finished mani
How do you guys like this?
Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

OPI Midnight in Moscow Stamped

Today I did a stamp with some pretty colors. The base is OPI Midnight in Moscow, which is a gorgeous vampy dark red.  For some reason, my base color always bubbles up really bad.  The base coat I use is Seche Clear, I don't know if that's a bad one. Does anyone else have this problem and know how to fix it?

The color I stamped with is Funky Fingers Down to Earth.  It's a silvery-gold foil.  Comparing it to my usual gold I use for stamping (Orly Luxe), I don't like DtE as much.  I used a flowery design on plate BM-225.
 See the gross bubbles? I wonder why that is...

Sorry about the fuzzy pictures, I think I need to clean my camera's lens.  Anyways, keep enjoying your summer!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Funky Fingers Baby Baby Baby Swatch and Review

The polish I'm reviewing today is Funky Fingers - Baby Baby Baby.  Its a clear base with light blue sparkles and silver holographic glitters. 2 coats are shown with topcoat.  It is SUPER gritty and chips so bad.  It's not really a long-wear polish, but it's really fun and shiny;)

And if you want to win some polishes, go enter my giveaway!

Funky Fingers Ectoplasmic Swatch and Review

Today I just have a swatch for you all. This is Funky Fingers - Ectoplasmic. It's a seriously bright neon green with blue shimmer. I used 2 coats. When putting it on, this was super matte but it didn't show the blue shimmer so I put a top coat on. Also while I was putting it on, it was really patchy which made it slightly more difficult to put on but the second coat evened it out.  I went skating yesterday, and this polish glows so bright under black lights!!  Overall, this polish is great for the summer.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

100 Followers Giveaway!!

Hello my lovely readers! I finally made it to 100 followers:) I want to thank you all by sharing some polishes of mine. I have never used the Rafflecopter widget before, so I apologize if this doesn't work right.
The polishes one of you may receive is Milani 3D Holographic in Hi-Tech, my Blue Sparkle Franken, and another franken I call Foggy Midnight.

All you have to do to win these pretty polishes is fill in the questions below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Sugar Daddy

Hello readers! How are you all? I am sooooooo close to 100 of you... just ONE more!! I'll do a giveaway when I get there:) Well on to today's nails.  I have 2 coats of Deborah Lippmann's Sugar Daddy. It's so amazing! Looking at the bottle, you would think it's only slightly color-shifting but actually it's crazy how much it changes.  Even the slightest angle makes the whole nail gold. Absolutely gorgeous, I would definitely recommend this to anyone, if they're on sale again of course.  On top of that, I have a few decorative rhinestones just for a little something but I didn't want to distract from the polish.
The weird thing about this one is though that my topcoat peeled off after maybe 2 days.  It barely even chipped though as I wore it.

 My camera didn't seem to think this polish was pink though.. odd.

Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Strobe Light over Night Lights

Wow this one is crazy.  The pictures don't even come CLOSE to the amount of sparkle in these babies.  I mean there is unicorn biological waste coming out the tips of my fingers.  Anyways, I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Night Lights (2 coats) which is a sheer-ish charcoal grey with a scattered holo effect.  On top of that I put one coat of Sally Hansen Xreme Wear Strobe Light. It's a clear base with small pink glitters and medium sized holographic glitters.

I had to use quite a few different types of lighting as you can see, but they're all the same polishes.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Birthday Manicure!

Hello everyone! It was my birthday on Sunday, and I was camping in the mountains so I couldn't do my nails on my birthday :( But I did them when I got home and I LOVE them! I've done a design pretty much exactly like this one before, but this time I did it a little differently.  The base color was Blanc by Essie.  I stamped the leopard design with Essie Licorice using Bundle Monster plate BM-221 (and the zebra print is 223) and filled in the spots with a dotting tool using a duo pink/purple from Charlotte Russe, Blue from Forever 21, and Pimp My Nail from NYX (green).

Also, for my birthday when there was a sale for Deborah Lippmanns I got 3 of them.  I got Sugar Daddy, Bring on the Bling, and Glamorous Life.  The bottles are so much smaller in real life than they seem in pictures!  Still, they're not small.  These are my first Deborah Lippmanns so I'll have to find out how the formulas are and everything.

 Bring on the Bling
 Glamorous Life

Sugar Daddy (see the awesome duochromeyness?!)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Layering Experiment

Hello fellow bloggers! Today I have a manicure to show you that didn't exactly turn out very well, but not bad. I started with 3 coats of China Glaze White Cap, then added one coat of Essie Shine of the Times (flakey top coat) and then ended with a coat of Kleancolor My Valentine which I got in Polish Obsession's giveaway:)
This was SUPER hard to photograph so I only have one good picture to show you all.
Yup, not a particularly good one.  Oh well, that's what makes the better ones better!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rhinestone Bows Nail Art with Essie Lady Godiva

Hello readers! I hope you're all having a good week.  Today's manicure is made of rhinestones, bullion beads, and a pretty brown polish.  Essie Lady Godiva is a beautiful deep brown creme, which I expected something different than what I got.  When I put on the first coat, it was super red.  It really surprised me! And then on the second coat it turned more brown.  After that I put topcoat on.  The bows were just a few rhinestones placed in pyramid shapes and outlined with bronze colored bullion beads, which are the kind that people use for caviar manicures. I'm not really a fan of them, so I just use them to make designs.

Hoped you like this!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Nail Art Inspired By

Today's manicure is inspired by a teapot that was in my bonus room.  There are just so many colors used I don't think I can even name them so if you have a question about one just let me know.  The main colors used are Essie Blanc and Orly Ancient Jade.

I did the whole nail white, added the flowers, then did a half moon with the turquoise half moon.  After it dried I stamped it with a tip stamp.

Hope you guys liked this design!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Clarins Candied Chestnut 219 Nail Polish

Hey guys!! Today I have a swatch of a Clarins nail polish that I got on No More Rack for about $6 instead of $16;) It's a beautiful golden taupe shimmery heaven. I used 3 coats of it, no top coat. It went on amazingly, dried in good time, and I have no complaints about it.

Have a great week:)