Tuesday, July 31, 2012


orly decades of dysfunction, dandelion nails

I used Orly's Decade of Dysfunction as the base color. I think I will try this one again but differently.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Holo Gradient

Hello Beauties, I am still trying to find the perfect french to hide my yellow stained nails. What may seem okay to me in real life, appears not okay to me on photo. :(

But I won't give up. 

I had to put acrylic on my index finger while I was in Hawaii, so that is why you see a ridge, I didn't want to get it filled in so I just grew it out.

This is an old photo so it is gone now.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Hello Ladies, this one here is called Leap Flog by Sinful Colors, and on top, I added Wet n Wild Fergie, New Year's Kiss. I like the bars of glitter. 

Leap Flog

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Essie's Bikini So Teeny

essie bikini so teeny

essie bikini so teeny

I am not sure if I like this color yet. I am trying to get better at stamping. I am in awe of the ladies who have it down pact. I will just keep practicing. Pin It

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Traveling Polka-dots, China Glaze Peachy Keen

I used China Glaze, Peachy Keen. Very pretty color. The dots were made with the
dotting tool in two different colors, China Glaze Snow and China Glaze Refreshmint. 
Thanks for looking :)

China Glaze Peachy Keen

China Glaze Peachy Keen

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Friday, July 20, 2012

How to take Glitter Off, The Easy Way

I really love glitter on my fingernails but I was really hesitant to wear pretty glitter polishes, sandwiches, and the works. Why? It is such a pain to take off. Plus, I change my polish almost everyday. (When I don't - I feel like my hands have been wearing the same clothes for 3 days straight).

I even tried the cotton ball pieces drenched in acetone and covered with aluminum foil (called the foil method). I feel like it was too much work. It has to be a better way...

Well, there is!

I haven't seen anyone else use these, but I am so excited. I found these at Wal-mart for less than 2 dollars, but I am sure you can get them at any drugstore. Walmart fingercots (currently unavailable online). You can use them over and over. I can do other things while waiting and even use them on my toes. Let me know if they work for you :) Happy Day!

remove glitter finger cots

remove glitter finger cots

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Animal and Beaker

One of the good things about having girls is that my oldest daughter loves me doing her nails and I don't mind at all. I think I will start a series on here just for her nails. What do you think? 

muppet, animal, beaker puppet

muppet, animal, beaker puppet

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunny Gradient

I used the Zoya Surf and Beach colors for this one, Myrta and Arizona. Arizona took more than 3 coats for opacity! I should've used white as a base, but my camera picks up everything, when I think the white base is covered, my camera says otherwise. I probably just have to get better at covering it up.

I stamped used WnW's I red a book. This was my second go at a gradient mani. It is getting easier. I used a makeup sponge and painted both colors and dabbed, and dabbed some more.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Bright Leopard Nail

Okidoki, I did a leopard nail with this bright color, Aloha Heat. I love that name. I don't really like the leopard, but it is my first. Hopefully, I will get better at it. I saw one on pinterest, that I am dying to do.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Aloha Heat

Island Girl's, Aloha Heat is something serious. It is a super bright neon mint color. I bought this from our trip in Hawaii. It was too cool to put something else on it right now, but I will think of something to do with it soon. But for now, enjoy the brightness.

Aloha Heat, Island Girl's

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Friday, July 13, 2012

French and Bare Nails

Okay, this is a little hard for me to show you but here goes...

My bare nails with nothing on them. They are stained pretty bad. I always used a basecoat, but that does not prevent my nails from staining. I recently switched to OPI Nail Envy Sensitive and Peeling basecoat, before that I used Seche Vite Rebuild, and before that I used Orly Nail Defense (originally mine was clear, but now it is yellow orange - weird).

What I am happy about is that I can use 2% Milk by Wet and Wild Megalast, which is a sheer nail color, and you can barely see the staining after I add the french white tip. This makes me happy b/c know I know I can do designs at least starting from a french tip.

I wore my nails like this to renew our marriage vows on our ten year anniversary.

Are your nails stained bad? And have you tried to cover them with a french manicure? Which polish worked best? Let me know please, the search is not over.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge: Day 8, Fun in the Sun

This is the final day for this challenge, and it has been fun. Thanks Lindsey over at Neverland Nail Blog. This was first challenge and definitely not my last. Can't wait to do more.

This was my entry, I was lost for ideas and the hub helped me by coming up with Volleyball, thanks babe. Hope you like :)

volleyball nail art

volleyball nail art

volleyball nail art

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Roses are pink, too

This pink is from Sinful Colors called Starfish. It is a limited edition, and I think it came out in two collections, so far. I added roses to my accent nail. I think my favorite placement of an accent nail is my pointer finger. What's your favorite finger for your accent nail?

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge, Day 7: Summer Stylin

I used 4 main colors, Orly's Old School Orange,  Wet n Wild's Saved by the Blue and Silvivor, Julep's Nessa (yellow). The flowers are from acrylic paint.

This shirt reminds me of Hawaii, and it is the brightest thing I have for summer. I love the color combo.

Don't forget to follow for more nail love.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Half Moon

OPI Skull and Bones (gray) and Sinful Colors Neptune (teal), I used a dotting tool and Essie's Camera to make the dots on the ring fingernail. I used the hole enforcers for paper to make the half moon. Not bad for my first time...

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Purple Leopard

I used Skull and Bones by OPI as a base and stamped with a fauxnad using Essie's Smokin Hot, a deep purple. I still need to work on my stamping skills (or lack thereof), can you tell?

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fishtail Braid

Barielle Blossom, Maybelline Colorshow Bold Gold, and China Glaze Snow. 

This was a little confusing for me to do. 

You can't see it, b/c I won't show you :)  but my thumb is jacked up. 

For some reason I couldn't get the pattern down right. 

It was completely confusing and I gave up.

I tried copying my ring nail....It just didn't work.

fishtail nails

fishtail nails

I really like this color combo, it is so summery (made up word). I just wish my thumb nail was like my ring nail. 
Anyhoo, would you do all your nails like this?

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge: Day 6, The Big Blue

Sorry for the late posting, I just got back from Hawaii. I thought I scheduled my other postings, but I must have done something wrong. Ooops. Here is my mani for this challenge. I didn't get to see all the creatures I painted, only the sea turtles. Hope you like it...

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Glitterati Gradient Gone Bad

I tried to do a reverse glitter gradient.

For my base, I used Julep's Taylor, a bright, almost neon blue. And for the glitter, I used China Glaze's Fairy Dust.

I say it has gone bad b/c some of the glitter just got blobbed on, so I have some thick spots. You can't tell from the photos. Anyhoo, It is coming off and I have to try again some other time, oh well, off to the next mani.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Late Happy Fourth

Happy Independence Day! Here is my rendering of the flag, I used a bundle monster nail plates and the Maybelline colorshow for the blue called Navy Narcissist, and wet and wild's I red a good book for the red, and wet n wild, french tip white. Have a great day!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge: Day 5, Are We There Yet!

I can't wait to see what other participant's of this challenge come up with. Here is mine. I used China Glaze Elephant Walk for the gray side, China Glaze Black Diamond for the road, and Zoya's Creamy for the yellow divider lines. Other random colors for the rest.

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