Friday, June 29, 2012

VBS, Sky Nails

We are having Vacation Bible School at my church this week. So I only thought this would be appropriate. Everything was hand drawn. I used an unknown and mysterious Color Club nail polish for the sky blue,  and Essie's Coat Azure for the darker blue. China Glaze Snow for the white clouds, and acrylic paint for the plane on the thumbs.  This was very fun to do.

VBS Sky Nails

VBS Sky Nails

VBS Sky Nails

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge, Day 4: Hot! Hot! Hot!

I figure since I live in the high desert, Chili peppers along with the blazing sun will surely make you feel like you are melting. I made sure I had two suns, since the nearest city is Tucson.

I used Zoya's Creamy for the yellow background, and Essie's Bikini So Teeny for the blue background. The rest are acrylic paint and drawn freehand. Can't wait to see the others. **Edited to say, Inspired by Robin Moses*** She is awesome!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

China Glaze, Ruby Red

China Glaze Ruby Red

China Glaze Ruby Red

This is one is absolutely my favorite red to wear. China Glaze's Ruby Red is such a popular color, I don't think I have to explain. What do you think? Do you like as much as I do or is there another famous red you automatically think of?

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge, Day 3: Pool Party

Here is my entry for Day 3: Pool Party....

Beach Balls, I kind of messed up on my index, it got blurry. My favorite one is my middle finger. I added some of Essie's Shine of the Times for the pool on the ring finger. The blue is Barielle's Swizzle Stix from the Hue 2 collection. 

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Fiercely Fiona

OPI Fiercely Fiona

OPI Fiercely Fiona

Fiercely Fiona by OPI Shrek Collection is a yellow green creme. This was two coats and easy to apply. Great summer color - makes me happy. 
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Zoya Happi

Zoya Happi

I tried to use a white base so you can see it on the bottom of the ring finger.
I used gold stripping tape for the index finger. It didn't stay on long b/c I can never get the tape to stick really well. Maybe it is the topcoat I use. 
Do you like stripping tape? 
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Color Club Metamorphosis

Color Club Metamorphosis

Color Club Metamorphosis

Color Club Metamorphosis

I like this color, absolutely pretty. I reminds me of a mermaid's tail. It is called Metamorphosis by Color Club, so maybe it is suppose to mimic a butterfly. I consider it a foil and it glided on in 2 applications. It is from the Color Club Take Wing Collection. 
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Friday, June 22, 2012

My First Award

Wow, I do feel appreciated. 

I got a reward from Kelsie at Kelsies Nail Files

Thank You, Kelsie!

I am new to this, but I am assuming from her blog post that I need to pass it on to 10 bloggers. 

Here are my picks.... 

This award shows my appreciation to you

In no particular order:

Lady J at My Perfect Polish

Lindsey at Neverland Nail Blog

Violet at Girl's Night In

Kelly at Ooh la la polish

I enjoy looking at your blogs!!!

The other ones I want to give too already has it :)

How does that work? Do I still send them one?

I think you can put the award on you side bar. 

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Polka Dot, Polka Dot

Essie Sand Tropez, Sinful Colors Olympia

Essie's Sand Tropez and Sinful Colors' Olympia

I used a dotting tool for the dots and alternated the colors on the thumb and ring finger. 

It all kind of blends together somehow. 

I like the green, it reminds me of Essie's Navigate Her, I don't have it, 

but I don't think I will buy it either. 

(I also have been using Sand Tropez like it is going out of style)
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge, Day 2: Summer Lovin'

This challenge is great because today is our 10 year wedding anniversary
and the first official day of Summer.

Here are my additions...

Two Loves walking along the Beach

Sunset Silhouettes

What do you think? Which one do you like? Let me know in the comments area.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pastel Marbles

China Glaze Kinetic Candy
Kinetic Candy
L to R: Zoya Megan, Zoya Farrah, CG Kinetic Candy, WnW French White

This is my second attempt and I am happy with the results. 

I had to cut my nails down because when I cut my cuticles I developed deep horizontal ridges. When I don't mess with them, their normal. I still need to cut more but I want to wait until it grows a lil' more. You can really see the ridges in Bold Gold

So I will not be cutting them. However, I did gently push them back. I don't know if that will affect them, but I guess I will eventually find out. 

  I did this with the water marbling technique. What do you think? Do you like the colors? 

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge, Day 1, Grill Master

I am starting my first Challenge Ever! This should be super fun and of course, challenging.

Lindsey from Neverland Nail Blog is hosting this challenge.

Here is my rendition of the Grill Master...

This is the main colors:

Left to Right: Zoya's Dea, Zoya's Farrah, and WnW Black Creme

I used Zoya Farah as the base,
 Zoya's Dea and WnW Black Creme for the "Grill Marks"Stamping Cheeky Plate #11
The hamburger I used acrylic paint. 

And here is the link to the challenge Summer Fun Challenge

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Let's Eat Sushi

Let's Eat Sushi by Spoiled is another bright orange (just can't get enough). I no longer will use Seche Vite and it makes me sad b/c it works so well. That will be another topic in the near future. I used Sally Hansen's Insta-Dry. I don't know if I like it yet. I will be testing other quick dry topcoats. Do you have any recommendations?

This color stains your nails really, really bad. And I wear a basecoat. 

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Should be called...Cinderella's Glass Slippers

Sinful Colors Cinderella

This color seems to be very popular these days. I think I used half the bottle of this joker, lol. For real it took me 5 coats for just the color, and I had a base coat and top coat. 
Next time, I will have to use a white base color. 

This is Cinderella from Sinful Colors. This might be a good jelly polish to make a sandwich. How many coats did it take you?

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Julep June Mystery

Left to Right: Taylor, Kelly, Sofia, Fast Dry Topcoat, and Lip Balm
This is my first Julep Mystery. I forgot to add the nail file to the picture. I paid $19.99. I was curious and I want to see what others got before I decide if I should participate again in the future. 

What did you get? 

btw, I like it when companies name their polish after names. I even looked up my name and this is what I got....
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Bold Gold

Here is Maybelline Color Show, Bold Gold. It was hard to get this one on. It took three good coats. I couldn't keep this on, even when I tried to add some dots. But it is a good stamping polish, I used it in my previous post. Have you tried the new color show metallics? 

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Rose My Lady

Milani's A Rose My Lady is a nice muted pale pink. I found it at CVS, part of a display. It took me three coats.

I used Maybelline Colorshow in Bold Gold to stamp the image from Bundle Monster Plate - 11

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Monday, June 11, 2012

OPI Last Friday Night

OPI's Last Friday Night over Essence Gleam in Blue....

OPI Last Friday Night, Katy PerryOPI Last Friday Night, Katy Perry

OPI Last Friday Night, Katy PerryOPI Last Friday Night, Katy Perry

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pink Jelly

My attempt at a jelly manicure. I used Wet n Wild's How I Met Your Magenta and NYC Starry Silver Glitter, I just kept layering each one. It ended up being a thick manicure. What is your favorite Jelly Combo?

How I Met Your Magenta, Starry Silver Glitter

How I Met Your Magenta, Starry Silver Glitter

How I Met Your Magenta, Starry Silver Glitter

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