April 3, 2012

Easter Manicure #1 ;-)

Well, I promised yesterday that I would have a couple Easter-y manicures for you all. Today is manicure #1. I was unsure of what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to try grunge look that my friend, Jamie, over at Nails Adored came up with. You can see the actual tutorial HERE It's a really awesome concept. So anyway, I knew I wanted to try that tutorial, however, I heard it can take a bit of time, and having two kids constantly at my feet, time is what I don't have. Too much time anyway. SO with that said, I talked to my friend Erika over at Polish Fixation and wanted to see if she could come up with any ideas. So she had said try a "skittles" look with bright neon colors (the colors I had planned to use in my grunge effect look), and use the grunge effect on an accent nail. So that is exactly what I did. :-) On my thumb I have 3 coats of China Glaze - Sexy In the City, my pointer finger is 3 coats of Zoya - Pippa, on my middle finger is 3 coats of China Glaze - Pink Voltage (Neon), my ring finger is my accent finger, then my pinky I have 3 coats of China Glaze - In The Lime Light.

To do my accent nail, I did two coats of Sally Hansen - White On, then with the above posted colors, followed the tutorial and did the "grunge effect". I really like the way it turned out.

What do you think? I actually really LOVE this mani! This is not something I would normally do, but it was fun and spunky! I really like it!

April 2, 2012

Secret Bunny - A England - Saint George

Hello lovelies! Happy Easter week! I will have a couple Easter manicures I plan on doing. My first one will be on tomorrows post. :-) But starting off the Easter week, I was part of a HUGE Secret Bunny swap. Let's just say I got SPOILED! One of the polishes I got was my very first A England, and this beauty is Saint George. BEAUTIFUL. Pictures really do not do this polish justice. Especially since I didn't have much sun, so I had to just go with natural light. But here it is. I did two coats of Saint George, but honestly, it could have probably been a one coat-er. It covers BEAUTIFULLY. I stamped with my new stamping plates from my good friend Jacque. You can see her blog over at Ambi(tious) Nails It's sort of hard to see in the pictures. But I really loved this mani!

What do you think?

March 29, 2012

Out The Door - Northern Lights

Hello Lovies! Happy Thursday! Today I am blogging about the lovely Zoya - Jancyn and Out The Door Northern Lights (OTDNL) top coat. I absolutely Love this mani!!!

I used 3 coats of Jancyn, then I did two coats of OTDNL. I could have done away with just one coat of OTDNL but I wanted more of the holo look. :-) What do you think?

Here is Jancyn by herself

A close up of Jancyn by herself

Jancyn with OTDNL over top :-)

No Flash

Isn't it beautiful? What do you think?

March 28, 2012

Pink Dot Ombre Manicure

Happy Wednesday all! I hope you are all having a great hump day!

For this manicure I was inspired by a friend of mine, Lindsey, over at Neverland Nail Blog. You can see what I was inspired by, by clicking here.

With this mani, I wasn't too happy about it. After I did it I went and re-looked at her post, and realized a few things. 1.) I should have used different pinks that weren't so close. 2.) I should have spaced them out. 3.) I need more practice with my dotting tool.

I used three coats of China Glaze - Shocking Pink (Neon) for my base color. Then I took Zoya - Jolene as my bottom two rows of dots (the ones near my tips). Then I took O-P-I - I'm Indi-A Mood For Love as my middle two rows of dots. Then I took Zoya - Dana as my last rows of dots. I wasn't happy with it so I took two coats of Confetti - Ice Ice Baby to add a little sparkle. Then topped with Seche Vite. What do you think?

No flash
And a closer upper :-) You can "kind of" see the different colors....

March 27, 2012

Sinful Colors - Beauty!

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well!

So, I have only used one Sinful Colors before and I LOOOOOVED it. I was looking at swatches of the new Girls and Pearls line and fell in love. SO I went and bought me the whole collection. I then did a manicure in probably my one of my favorites from that collex, which is Sweet Dreams. She is a beauty! I used two coats of Sweet Dreams and then I took my dotting tool and did a line with SC - Firefly, which is also in the collection. What do you think?

See the sparkle?? Isn't she beautiful!?!?!? I love Sinful Colors and Love this collection!

Captivating Claws: 700 Follower Giveaway

Go check out my friend Jodi over at Captivating Claws, for her 700 Follower giveaway! She is giving away 2 indie nail polishs! How exciting! You can find the direct link to her giveaway here. CAPTIVATING CLAWS 700 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!

March 16, 2012

Polish Fixation - Giveaway

My friend Erika, over at Polish Fixation is having a giveway. It is pretty awsome; lots of goodies! Please go check it out! You can get to the direct post by clicking HERE Thank you!