January 31, 2012

O-P-I Designer Series

First I want to say Happy Tuesday and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little man. Well, not so little man. It's hard to believe he is 9 years old today! Here, I will share a picture of him when he was a wee baby and now. He was 5 months old in the baby picture, and the "now" picture is of him at his birthday party this past Saturday. Makes me tear up a bit. Okay...anyway! LOL.
So, my friend Jacque went dusty hunting and found some OPI - DS and I was able to snatch up 6 of them! OMG I LOOOOOOVE them! One of the ones I was able to snatch up was Original. Apparently EVERYONE wants Original and I can see why. She is so gorgeous! I put two coats of Zoya - Perrie then I used two coats of OPI DS - Original. What do you lovies think???

January 30, 2012

I am in Love with Zoya!

Happy Monday everyone! What is your favorite brand of polish? I'd have to say my all time favorite is Zoya. I just love them. Every time I use one of my Zoyas I say to myself "why don't I own every single Zoya color?"

Today I am blogging about the manicure I just did. I used Zoya Dana as my base color, shes a beauty. I then used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Black Out for my stamping. After that dried I used O.P.I. Designer Series - Passion as my tips. I took my color club strip-er - Black Hologram for my stripe. I absolutely love this manicure that I have many others I could blog but just wanted to share this one with you all. Unfortunately, my stupid pictures came out so shadowed today and I'm not sure why. Anyway, I hope you enjoy; ignore my stubby nails. I had to file them down because as I was cleaning Friday and getting ready for my sons birthday party, I broke them. :-(

January 23, 2012

What is YOUR nail polish color choice?

Hello all and HAPPY MONDAY!

I'm just curious, what is your nail polish color choice? My favorite color is PINK however, I tend to buy more purples then anything. I am not sure why I always buy purples, purple isn't my most favorite color. And I realized they are so difficult to photograph. But I always buy them, and I LOVE them when they are on; so if anyone has any tips for photographing purples DO share with me.

In this post I will be talking about Sinful Colors - Daddys Girl. I see it as a gel type formula. I absolutly LOOOOOOVE this polish. I got it in a swap I did with my good friend Jacque. It was easy for me to apply, I love the after look, I just love this polish period. I can't wait until I use it again. It is BEAUTIFUL. I used three coats and to me it turned out A-MA-ZING! What do you lovelies think?

Again it is so hard to photograph, it looks like its a blue, it really is a deep purple. And BEAUTIFUL!

January 22, 2012

Velvet Bow by China Glaze Review

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I am in the process of potty training my two year old, so it's been pretty busy and hectic around here, but I think we are making progress!

Anyway, China Glaze sent me a few polish's to do for review. I do want to mention that I was NOT compensated for my opinion on this polish. Now on to my review. I will be straight up honest; I do NOT like Velvet Bow. It was very thick and kind of difficult for me to put on, yet at the same time I needed three coats because you could see thru it. I did not think with a polish so dark that it would need three coats. I didn't necessarily like the color, it's a dark red/purple color.

I added some Flakies to it; I put on Finger Paints - Asylum, and to be honest, I still don't like it. I'm not even really sure why, maybe because we had a fight when I was applying it. I also went to mention, it did not clean up well; you can see in these pictures, it stained my skin. :-(

January 19, 2012

Nail Adored - Give-a-way!!!

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Go check out one of my good friends give-a-way on her blog. You can access it HERE. There will be TWO different prizes given away! So go go go! Submissions end on 2/2/12! Check her out she's pretty AWWWWWESOME :-)

January 18, 2012

Polka Dot Mani

Hello all! Happy Hump Day! Today I tried a mani and it did NOT work out. I got aggravated so I took it off and started over. I really like the way they turned out FINALLY but wish I used a smaller "dot". I knew I wanted to use a pink, so I ended up using Orly - Sweet Temptation as my base color. Such a beautiful color and I could have probably only used one coat, but I'm a two coat-er to say the least. :-) I would describe this color as a rosie color, just beautiful! I then taped it off and painted Zoya - Anja on the tips of my nails. I took a silver nail art stripe tool to seperate the two colors. Then I took my dotting tool (by the way best invention EVER), and made my silver dots. To make the dots I used Wet 'N Wild Wild Shine- Metallica. I think this manicure turned out rather well!

January 16, 2012

For Audrey - Nubar 2010

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend.! I had a great weekend myself, I had a nice relaxing weekend with my son, just him and I. It was a great time.

Today, I must get back to blogging. I probably have a weeks worth of blogs to do. So today, I'm going to start with a manicure I gave myself a few weeks back. It sort of reminded me a winter, or snow. :-) I think because of the "glistening" look that Nubar 2010 gave it. For Christmas I received a few gift certificates to Amazon and wasn't sure what polish's I wanted to get, however, I knew I wanted to get polish. :-) My good friend Jamie, is my personal shopper when I don't know what to get, so two of the polish's she suggested were China Glaze-For Audrey and Nubar-2010. One day I said I am going to use For Audrey, she was absolutely BEAUTIFUL alone, but I still wanted to add something to her, so I tried Nubar-2010, I LOVE how this manicure turned out :-) What do you think? Click on the picture to enlarge :-)

January 12, 2012

Happy Thursday!

Hello lovies! Sorry I have not been updating, I've been super busy and to be honest, I keep forgetting to take pictures of my nails. :-o Oh well, back in the swing of things now. First, I want to say THANK you for following me. :-) I am thinking of doing a give-a-way when I hit 100 followers. So share with your family and friends!

Now back to blogging!

This post is with some polish I got in a swap. I used Seche Vite - Rebuild as my base coat, which by the way is AMAZING. I then used two coats of Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri - Slick Slate as my main color, which is a lovely color. Then I topped it with two coats of Essie's - A Cut Above! I absolutely adored this manicure!

What would you all like to see in a giveaway?

January 3, 2012

Nubar Prism Collection - Absolute

I did not own any Nubar, but my good friend Jamie from Nails Adored is my personal shopper and tells me what I should buy. So she suggested Nubar 2010, which I bought but I also bought a couple other Nubars. And Absolute was one of them. Absolute is absolutely gorgeous :-) I get lazy some times when I do my nails and don't feel like putting all the coats I would like. This one could have probably used 4 coats in my opinion. It's very sheer when you put the first coat on. I used 3 coats, it still came out rather pretty. So I used one coat of Seche Vite - Rebuild formula, three coats of Nubar - Absolute, one coat of Seche Vite - top coat, then I used my dotting tool with Zoya - Kylie2 to make a flower, and used my dotting tool with Zoya - Pippa for the inside of the flower. I thought this manicure turned out rather well. :-)

January 1, 2012


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a safe evening! I just stayed home with my kids and my husband. I made pigs in a blanket, rice krispie treats, pizza dip, and a meat/cheese with crackers try. We played games and had a fun family night! So anyway, here is my New Years Nails. :-) I hope you all enjoy them like I do. I got some China Glaze polish's to sample and review. One of them was Haunting. I absolutely LOVE Haunting. It's black with a little Silver glitter. It is so pretty. I applied 2 coats and love how it turned out. I ended up doing some stamping on them, I used BM21 and used Wet N Wild Shine - Metallica. LOVE LOVE LOVE this manicure.

Dotting tools

Do you have dotting tools? I just recently got some dotting tools and I LOVE them! I used Finger Paint's Lavender Highlight for the purple, I used Suzi Says Feng Shui for the "tealish" color, then I used Watermelon Watercolor for the pink dots. I wasn't too happy with the way they turned out. I think I needed to use different color contrasts. I think they were all too close in darkness, etc. So needless to say I didn't "love" this manicure and it only lasted a day because I took it off. I like the design just not the colors together.

 I did a base coat of the Finger Paints - Lavender Highlight, I let it dry then I taped it off and used OPI - Suzi Says Feng Shui. Then I used Watermelon Watercolor for the dots with my dotting tool. I then topped it with Confetti's - Ice Ice Baby to give it a glitter look.
What do you think?