Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hot for Houndstooth

Hey everyone!!! Today's post is a manicure I wore last week for a couple of days. I used two coats of OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons and then used Mash plate 47 to stamp the houndstooth pattern with China Glaze Surfin' for Boys. I really like the nude/ neon combo, although Surfin' for Boys didn't show up as bright as I had hoped. Check it out, hope you guys like it! 




Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Over the Edge

Hey everyone!!! I recently snagged an Essie polish from CVS that I am loving and wanted to share it with you. I got this polish for only $4.00! The Essie polishes are never on sale anywhere I shop besides at Ulta so I'm not sure if this polish rang up wrong at the register or what happened. But regardless, I'm really liking this color so far especially now for the colder months. Here it is, Essie Over the Edge.




This polish is a dark gray, almost black, gunmetal color. That's the best way I can describe it. The formula isn't the greatest, but most Essie polishes are hit or miss for me. It applies very thin so you have to use 3+ coats for it to be fully opaque. It's a great color to wear on it's own but I thought I would spice it up a little and added some glitter. I used Orly Tiara. This glitter polish is awesome and perfect for adding just a little bit of sparkle to your mani. It's not a pain to remove either like most glitters! 

Hope you guys liked it, and let me know what you think!!!



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Paisley's

Hey everyone!!! Today's post is another stamping manicure. I've been using my stamps a lot in hopes of mastering the technique. This one turned out great, except for my pinky finger. Here's a look at what I came up with. 




So for this I used two coats of Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro polish in Steel Grey. This polish is AHHHH-MAAYY-ZIIING! I love it! The formula is very opaque and applies fantastic! The bottle says it lasts for up to 10 days, and although I've never kept it on that long, it does last a very long time without chipping. These Rimmel polishes last longer than some of my OPI and China Glaze polishes. You can get away with only one coat, but for this I used two just to be safe. Even though the color is Steel Grey, its more of a purple/ taupe-ish color. It's perfect for Winter and Fall. After the two coats dried I used BM plate 315 to stamp the paisley designs with Milani High Speed Fast Dry in Black Swift. This is my favorite black polish for stamping so far. I topped it all off with my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat and voila! 

Hope you all like it, let me know what you think!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Fun!!!

Hey everyone!!! Today's post is another Halloween manicure, but this time I used my stamping plates! One of the designs came out really clear while the other two didn't but practice makes perfect right? Here we go! 









I had so many fun images on my stamping plates but I narrowed it down to these three. For the pumpkins and the little devil, I used BM plate 305, and for the skulls, I used Mash plate 29. The BM plates are hard to use in my opinion, the image never comes out completely so I try to stick to my Mash and Cheeky plates. 

The green on my index finger is the same green I used in my Frankenstein design, its China Glaze Starboard. I used OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! on my pinky topped off with OPI Metallic 4 Life glitter. The white and black are both Milani High Speed Fast Dry.

Hope everyone likes this, let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mummy's and a little extra

Hey everyone, I have a few fun Halloween designs to show you!!! 

This one was a simple design I did using a dotting tool. I used Wet N Wild Wild Shine in Sunny Side Up and just a creamy black. 

I really like this manicure and it was super easy! I used a creamy purple from Revlon that has no name. I've had this polish for so long Im not sure if it's even available anymore. For the spiders I used Sally Hansen's Pedal to the Metal and Mash plate 38.



This manicure is my favorite so far! Mummies!!!! I painted my nails two coats of China Glaze Kalahari Kiss. Then I used a striping brush to make the "wraps" around the nail using Essie's Yogaga, OPI's Wooden Shoe like to Know? and a creamy white. I used two different sized dotting tools to make the eyes. 

These Halloween nails have been so much fun and I'm looking forward to doing more!! 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Monsters!!!

Hey everyone!!! So this is my first attempt at some fun Halloween nails. I went with my Mom to a scrapbooking store and saw the coolest halloween cards and was totally inspired to try free handing Frankenstein nails. They didn't come out as good as I had wanted but I tried!! Here they are....




I polished my entire nail two coats of China Glaze Starboard and then used a white and red polish for the eyes and teeth. For the mouth and hair, I used Sally Hansen's Nail Art Pen in Black. I needed to have made the teeth much smaller but oh well. I thought this was a cute idea for this Halloween! 

Let me know what you think! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lions and Leopards

Hey everyone!!! Today I have a quick post showing you a mani I wore last week. It's just simple leopard nail art over China Glaze's I'm not Lion. Hope you enjoy!

This is 2 coats of I'm not Lion by itself, no top coat. 


To draw the leopard design, I just used a small dotting tool and Maybelline's Black Onyx. Let me know what you think!!