Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tribalish Braid Mani

Good Morning all! It's a great day to be a Thursday, just because tomorrow is Friday!!! I hope everyone's week is flying by as fast as mine :) Today I have a super fun and actually simple mani even tho it may not look like it. It's a braid mani with some extra detail which reminds me of tribal mani's.

 Lime Crime: Milky Ways
 Art Club Nail Art Duo: Purple Passion
 China Glaze: Marry a Millionaire
butter LONDON: Matte Top Coat.

I did see this design I think on youtube, but I could not find the video. I need to do a better job at bookmarking web pages!! Of course I added a matte top coat also, I just love matte pastels! Enjoy your day :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

31 DC, Day 8: Duochrome, Flakie, or Holo

Horah it is already Wednesday, two weeks left for this work week :) Hopefully you didn't wake up to more snow than when you fell asleep like I did.  For today's challenge post I choose to do a duo-chrome and holo!

Sinful Colors: Black on Black
Ozotic: 505
Northern Lights 

I added the Northern Lights to give it some holo sparkle. I won this Ozotic polish from Llarowe and finally have swatched it. Duo-chromes are hard to photograph since you have to catch the color shift. Adding the holo sparkles really made me think of Enchanted  Polish: Across the Universe. To see the comparison check my swatch of that here. Let's see what the others choose for their Day 8 mani below.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Aristocats, Marie Inspired

I am super excited for today's mani!! It is my first time using acrylic paint and also having a character drawn on my nails :) The story behind these nails is yesterday I was searching netflix for a good movie and I found Aristocats. I loved this movie when I was younger because of the kittens, especially Marie. I even have a stuff animal of her! I bought acrylic paints awhile ago and decided I should finally give it a go.

Color Club: Pardon my French
China Glaze: Pink-ie Promise and Passion for Petals
Sinful Colors: White on White and Black on Black
Black and White Acrylic Paint

Awww isn't Marie so cute!! I choose the piano and music notes because of the scene where she is singing Scales and Arpeggios to the piano that her brother is playing. If you are not familiar you MUST watch this video, they are just so darn cute!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

31 DC, Day 7: Ombre or Skittle

Yet another post for the laid back 31 day challenge! We had a choice to choose between Ombre or Skittle for this challenge. Since I just did an ombre last Wednesday for this challenge I choose to do a skittle mani. I included two new colors from China Glaze Avant Garden Collection.

China Glaze: Fade into Hue and Tart-y for the Party
Sinful Colors: Snow me White

I love pastel colors right now,  I guess I just really want spring! Also China Glaze Avant Garden collection has the best colors right now! I have only bought a few but after seeing some more swatches I just may have to grab the rest! Make sure to show some love to the other participants below!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Matte Gradient with Stamping

Yay it's Friday!! I hope your morning wasn't has snowy as mine, woke up to about 3 inches of snow. Just when I thought the last snow fall would be the last :( Today I am digging out some matte polish. Awhile ago I got my first manglazes and I realized the one's I got look good together. What better way to combine two colors than a gradient!

 Man Glaze: Lesbi-honest and Fatty's Got More Blood.

I love how subtle the gradient is, I added my third man glaze for a little sparkle and stamped for some nail art.

 Man Glaze: Hot Mess
 Sally Hansen: Silver Sweep

This is a simple design and it looks so pretty!! I think I will play around with matte's more often. The only thing sad about matte's is they chip faster cause no top coat, but the effect is so pretty!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

31 DC, Day 6: Favorite Color Family

 Another challenge post for you today! The theme is favorite color family... hmmm who can guess what that is? Duh, PURPLE! I went with an easy ombre mani and added my favorite glitter, which is my custom Shimmer, Lisa!

Zoya: Kendal, Mira, Monica
Sally Hansen: Lacey Lilac
Shimmer: Lisa

I know this is a easy mani, but I still love the glitter from the shimmer! Sometimes simplicity is bliss! Let's see what the others participants choose for their favorite color family below!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

31 DC: Day 5, Purple

Welcome to my purple post. So of course I love purple, and decided to use all my hologram purples!!! I have a light, medium, and dark hologram purple which worked out perfect for my design.

Light Box
Work Lights (phone pic)
 Layla: Ultra Violet
Color Club: Eternal Beauty
Hits: Dinosio

Gosh a purple hologram always gets me, I just kept staring at it especially at my job we have some awesome lights it really make it pop! I always love the cloud nail design also, so easy. Make sure to view the others participating below!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Stamping Sunday: Crazy Neons

I hope everyone is having a great weekend, I know I am sad that it is already Sunday! I recently joined a new group Adventures in Stamping and choose to participate in their Stamping Sunday event. We voted for our theme and crazy neon's won! I also recently bought some flocking powder that was on clearance and it happened to be neon's so I choose to incorporate them!


 Studio M: Neon Green Light and Neon Pink
piCture pOlish:Violet Femme
NYC: Water Street Blue
Flocking Poweder

I have to say these are some bold nails, It kind of looks weird... It was still a lot of fun to make and can't wait for more neon's coming this summer! Enjoy the rest of this beautiful Sunday!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

Hooray it's Valentines Day!! For me I am just excited that it's Thursday one more day till the weekend and no more pink mani's! My night plans is to curl up in bed and have a glass of wine, which is like every other night I guess :) To be festive and have an excuse to put hearts on my nails I give you my vday mani!

 Lime Crime: Parfait Day
Orly: Minds Eye
Butter LONDON: Matte Finish

Awww isn't it so cute and dainty? I really am loving matte finishes lately and I find that the butter LONDON doesn't chip to fast! I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day and remember to spend some time with someone you love even if it's just yourself :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine Nail Art Challenge: Inspired by a Participant

Another challenge completed! Last day of the Valentine Nail Art Challenge :) I am proud of myself for finishing it, having to do mani's almost everyday for past 2 weeks! For this last challenge we are to recreate our favorite look from a past participant. I just had to do this mani by datyorkLOVEs, the host of this challenge. It was Day 5 theme lace check out my mani below!

The colors I used are:
China Glaze: White on White
Orly: Winter Wonderland
Color Club: Style Icon
Zoya: Shelby

I absolutely love her design! That theme was defiantly the hardest for me to think of a design. It is actualy quite easy to do also! I had alot of fun with this challenge, hopefully you enjoyed all my valentines mani's. Tomorrow is the day! Make sure to get your reminders out to significant others, we all know how forgetful they can be! Check out who the others were inspired by below

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

31 DC, Day 4: Pink VNC: Ombre or Gradient

 Only one more challenge left in the Valentine Nail Art Challenge!!  I have my last combination of these two challenges today also :) I was pretty lucky with these two falling together since a pink gradient is simple!

Base color is Lime Crime: Parfait Day and Wet N Wild Coloricon: Jewels for Your Highness, top coat of Out the Door.

I realized I haven't done a sparkle gradient in a long time! I usually avoid glitter since it sucks to remove. Links to the other participates of both challenge are below!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Nail Art Challenge: Splatter

Happy Monday readers! Ha who we kidding no one enjoys Mondays. Although today I have a fun mani I have been putting this technique off for awhile. I love how splatter mani's look but I just hate how messy it can be. I guess the day has come to do the technique, check out my first attempt at splatter below.

I started with base coat of piCture pOlish: Sparkle, splattered with China Glaze: Beach Cruiser and Red Pearl, finished with top coat of Out the Door.

Surprisingly I enjoyed this technique, it wasn't as messy as I thought it would be :D I had one problem with the splatter coming out to thick more like blobs so I will have to practice this more. As always check the other ladies below!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

31 DC Day: 3, Gold and VNC: Tape Manicure

I had a pretty fun weekend being that it was my birthday weekend so I did a easy mani for these two challenges! I have one more day that I need to combine two challenges and I can't wait to be done with it. It is hard to try and combine two different themes!

I started with two coats of Jade: Mystic Gold, used stripping tape to make a design and applied Essie: Good as Gold. Finished with top coat of Out the Door.

I like the hologram poping thru the gold. Stripping tape is always so much fun to play with, but it can take alittle time cutting and placing the tape. It is not the most valentiney but o well!  As always check out the others below!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine Nail Art Challenge: Dotticure

How is everyone today!?! I am so happy that it is finally friday I feel like this week has taken forever. I had an eventful morning, waking up to about 6-8inches of snow and had to shovel my drive way to get into work. I was only 15min late! Anyways this valentine challenge is almost over as we are inching our way to the day! I had alot of fun with this mani, it's super cute :)

Base color is Wet n Wild Megalast: Undercover, used China Glaze: White on White, Sally Girl: Neon Pink and Top Coat of Out the Door.

Dot gradient with some hearts! I wish my base color was just alittle more red, but I wanted to use an older polish. I hope everyone has better weather than me and that you all have a fun weekend!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Birthday Nails!! *Contest Winner*

Happy Birthday to me!! The lovely age 22, where birthday's become pointless no more milestones :( O well I still enjoy a day of receiving presents and love from all!! Many of you know I hosted a nail art contest, and had some great entries! First off I wanted to thank everyone who entered, you all got my style right on and made it hard to choose the winner!  When it came down to it my panel and I decided the one with some cupcakes just seemed perfect! Ashley Pashley! (is this your real name? hilarious) you have won! Check out her nails here. My nails inspired by her design is below!

I used OPI: Gift Cards for Everyone, Models Own: Gold Finger, Sally Girl: White, Pretty Polish: Hard Candy, and purple glitter with top coat of Out the Door.

I think the design is soo cute, like my fingers are dripping with frosting! The cupcake doesn't look that great on small nails :( Make sure you check her's out tho it's really cute! Thank you Ashley and you have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail!!

Valentine Nail Art Challenge: Lace or Fabric

I am just blowing thru these valentine challenges! Today I have a cop out for the theme :| I literally thought of this theme for two days and just couldn't think of ANYTHING! Than yesterday Sarah at Chalkboard nails posted the perfect design for this challenge (in my opinon). Here is a link to her mani, below is mine.

Base color is Zoya: Kennedy also used Color Club: Style Icon, Sally Beauty: Neon Pink, with top coat of Out the Door.

To me this looks like a fabric pattern, kind of argyle. I love Sarah's mani so much, my nails are alittle short right now so it looks kind of smushed. It is a cute simple design! Make sure to check out the others attempt at this theme below.

*Birthday Nail Art Contest winner will be announced later today, with my BIRTHDAY nails inspired by the winner :) *

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine Nail Art Challenge: Love Letter

I am super excited about today's Valentine Nail Challenge, the theme is Love Letter. I had a hard time trying to figure out the best way to portray this theme so I went straight to the stamping plates and found the perfect stamp!

My base color is Zoya: Farah I used Zoya: Codie to add an aged looked and stamped with Sinful Colors: Black on Black and butter LONDON: Pillar Box Red on plate BM-311 with top coat of Out the Door.

I decided to add the aged look to make it look antiqued and just alittle more design to it. There are some awesome designs done by the other participates below, make sure to click thru all the links!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Polish Days: Back to Nature

Second mani for the day is for the monthly Polish Days, this month's theme is Back to Nature. Since ground hog day was last Saturday and we are suppose to have an early spring I based my design off of that. I especially didn't want to do snow or rain since I have seen enough of it lately, here in Michigan.

 Zoya: Bevin, Shawn, Mira, and Renee
 CH7, Mash-28, BM-225
butter LONDON: Matte Effect

I can't to be able to see this kind of Nature out my window again. Eventho this winter really hasn't been to severe I am already over it. Make sure to check out all the other participant's below!!

31 DC: Day 2, Silver and VNC: Kisses

Today is a crazy mani day, because of the challenges I am in I combined two and later today I will have another one to show you! Now for this mani my two theme's are Silver for the Laid Back 31 Day Challenge and Kisses for the Valentine Nail Art Challenge. Check out below how I combined them!

I used China Glaze: White on White, Sally Hansen: Silver Sweep and stamping plates  BM02 and BM-303, top coat of Out the Door.

I kind of like this design, it didn't turn out like I saw in my head but o well when does that ever happen? ;) Once again it was nice to use some of the stamping designs that wasn't really thinking I was going to use. Check out below for both challenges to see what the others did!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine Nail Art Challege: Hearts

Today I am doing the second challenge for Valentine theme and it is hearts. I knew I wanted to use stamps since I have sooo many heart designs that I never use, and it was hard to decide. 

My base color is Zoya: Shelby, stamped with Konad special white on plate BM-317 add some heart shaped glitters and top coat of Out the Door.

This was a quick mani since I had a busy weekend and was doing it while watching the Superbowl. I think it is a cute dainty design. Make sure to check out the other participants below!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine Nail Art Challege: Red or Pink

I have taken up another challenge this month which gives me a way to do some valentine themed mani's! I have never really gotten to into valetines day, probably cause I never had that someone to spend it with, or since I am not a fan of pink? ;) None the less I love doing themed mani's! 

This challenge is hosted by dayyorkLOVES. There is 10 challenges and you can do them at your own pace, it is running from the 1st-14th. To see what kind of theme's we have check out below.

Now onto my mani! This is a new technique to me, I figured it would be a great way to combine red and pink without it being a normal gradient! This is a called a Reciprocal Gradient, Globe and Nail has an awesome tutorial on how to do this you can visit that here.

I used butter LONDON: Pillar Box Red and Zoya: Shelby, top coat of Out the Door.

Isn't this a sweet technique!?! It kind of psyches you out when you first look at it, at least it does to me. The only thing that was a pain to me is cutting all the stripping tape, I am just not a patience nail artist. Otherwise it is super easy since it is just two gradients! Make sure to check out the other participants below!!

31 DC: Day 1: Black and White

Well I have finally took the plunge and joined in on a 31 day challenge, expect I am doing the laid back version... I just can't put myself thru the stress of a whole month challenge. So to start it off here is a pic of what you can expect for this challenge, it will go on for 4 months, hopefully I wont forget about it!

Here we go, black and white is the theme and boy do I love this design!

Colors I used are Sinful Colors: Black on Black, Sally Hansen: French White, 365 Days of Color: Old Time, and plate Mash-38 with top coat of Out the Door.

What isn't more black and white than a checker flag pattern! I added the white glitters on the pinky and pointer since they looked boring as plain black. I am pretty excited to do this challenge and look forward to seeing the others, make sure to check them out below!!