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:)

Monday, May 7, 2012

More Gradients??!

Yes, more gradients.  I like them, it's really easy and pretty.  Today I chopped off my nails because I'm having some serious tears going on in my right hand.  I like it this length, I don't remember the last time they were so short!  I'm in a super good mood because I got asked out last night by someone I've had a crush on for a long time:)  Anyways, the mani today is using Petites Island Smoothie which is a metallic sheer baby pink, then Wet n Wild fastdry Tangled in My Web which is a cool black sparkle that I added some smaller black sparkles to, and finally Sally Hansen Black Out.

Have a nice week:)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich Nails

Hey everyone!! How are you all doing? Today I have a manicure to show you guys that I've never really tried before, and I really like the way it turned out!  I started out with two coats of Nicole by OPI Kim-Pletely In Love (a sheer pink with blue shimmer) and then one coat of NOPI Rainbow In the S-Kylie (multicolored, different sized glitters) and another coat of Kim-Pletely in Love for a jelly effect.  Then I did a drip design with Wet n Wild Femme Fatale (hot pink with shimmer).  I've seen tutorials on how to do this, by hand painting the shapes, but I don't do it that way.  I use a dotting tool to draw the bottom of the drops and fill it in with the same dotting tool.
About the Nicole Kim Kardashian collection- I know I use it a lot, because I love the colors! The only problem is that I hate the Kardashian sisters, I don't know why their so famous honestly.  Also, the names of the polishes are so annoying.  I just felt like I had to get that out there.

My topcoat did some weird wrinkling or something for some reason.

On a side note, I think when I reach 100 followers I'll do a giveaway.  You guys just let me know what you think should be in it!