Friday, June 29, 2012

The Perfect Red with Stars!

Today I have for you all something a little simple! I really liked this look! I found the stars with my sticker stash in a long strip and decided to cut them up to fit my fingers! My base color is Sally Hansen Cardinal which is such a lovely RED..I believe I told a few of my friends that happen to love red that I probably haven't worn red in a year or more on my finger nails @_@ wow I might have to dig through my stash and see what reds I have to wear!

Simple Manicure but very nice! I really am happy how this turned out!

Are you going for simple or difficult...flashy or subtle for the 4th of July?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nail Art Wednesday: Flag Manicure

Hey all! This manicure was so much fun to create! I started with a white base then stamped with the Salon Express Stamping Kit S22 (my kit came from Sally's) plate using KleanColor Metallic Blue...I didn't really stamp straight but I did try..(I'm sure I could have made it straight if I was willing to tape up my nail but this worked just fine). AFTER that dried I top coated my nail and let that dry...I actually stepped away because I have been known to ruin a manicure when I thought it was dry and it wasn't...came back taped over the blue stamping part. Then I took some tape and just cut strips and after putting that on my nails I painted over it with KleanColor Metallic Red! I took the tape right off as soon as I was done and let it dry because KleanColor are known to bleed with topcoat.

I'm really happy how this came out! It took a little time but I like it!

Thanks for checking us out again today make sure you check back Thursday , Monday and the 4th for More 4th of July Manicures!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fail Red White and Blue Splatter

Hey everyone!! This weeks manicures will be Red, White and Blue inspired since it's close to the 4th of July I wanted to show you a few different manicures! The manicure I did today looked better in my head ...I started with a base of FingerPaints Easel Come, Easel Go...I then got my straw and and spat the colors at my nails...I used KleanColor Metallic Blue and Red...and a random white I have. I then covered it with a bit of Sparkle (China Glaze Fairy Dust).

I was hoping for a bit more of something...not sure what but something!
How are you celebrating the 4th of July?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

China Glaze on Safari!


China Glaze® Introduces 12 New Crèmes and Glitters for Fall 2012

Los Angeles, CA – (May 2012):  China Glaze® nail lacquer invites you to take an exotic expedition with its Fall 2012 collection, On Safari.  Be captivated by the earthy tones, rich plums and celestial sparkles that make up this adventurous assortment of polishes.

The China Glaze® On Safari features 10 rich crèmes and two glitters including:

·         Kalahari Kiss: Light sand brown
·         I’m Not Lion: Glistening gold and multi-color glitter
·         Call of the Wild: Beautiful chocolate brown-dark cherry blend
·         Adventure Red-y: Vivid red
·         Desert Sun: Delicious caramel
·         I Herd That: Brilliant copper glitter
·         Man Hunt: Bold cobalt blue
·         Exotic Encounters: Lush green crème with blue undertones
·         Elephant Walk: Cool graphite grey
·         Jungle Queen: Smoky violet
·         Purr-fect Plum: Bold burgundy
·         Prey Tell: Daringly dark red

On Safari is also available in:
·         6-piece “Native” Collection: Man Hunt, Exotic Encounters, Elephant Walk, Jungle Queen, Purr-fect Plum and Prey Tell
·         6-piece “Tourist” Collection: Kalahari Kiss, I’m Not Lion, Call of the Wild, Adventure Red-y, Desert Sun and I Herd That
·         12-piece counter display

The China Glaze® On Safari collection will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in July 2012.  Individual polishes retail for $7 MSRP; the 6-piece sets retail for $42 MSRP.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter:

China Glaze is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
For nearly 40 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women.  Our product lines include Ardell, Andrea, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, Jeris-Lustray, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Julep ~Jodie~

Hey everybody and Happy Friday!!! Today I have for you Julep's Jodie ♥ This is the prettiest coppery red color polish .... my first reaction to this color was IDK about this color. After I got it on I was in love ♥ . This polish has a little bit of gold shimmer to it and and really shines... I wore it out in the pool and with the sunshine, I was like WOW!!! Here are some great pictures:)

I hope you can see in the second picture the gold shimmer?! So pretty:) With all the Juleps out are there any that are a must have, any that you have that I need to try???

Happy Polishing Everyone!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Julep ~Oscar~

Hey everybody:) Today I have another Julep for y'all .... Oscar. This color is just like the awards and glitter everywhere! Because this polish is glitter I did have to do 3 (maybe 4 coats, can't remember) to get what I wanted. This color would be great for a evening wedding or summer party! Here are the pictures!

Pretty right???? This might be something I play around with and do some layering and stuff with...hmmmm!

Happy Polishing Everyone!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Nail Art Wednesday.....Start of Summer

Today is the first day of summer! Let's enjoy it...For today's manicure I used a white base to get my color's to pop a bit more and then I took my pink (Electro Candy) and with a nail art brush I swiped downward towards the tip (stopping at the middle) doing all of my fingers...While my pink was still wet I swiped (with the same brush--but cleaned) from the middle to tip with my orange (Tangerine Scream)..I then repeated the process...this is how it turned out! 

I was then thinking of stamping since I haven't done it in awhile and miss it! So I took out my Konad M57 plate..and my KleanColor's in Metallic Pink and Metallic seemed to fit at the time...coated half of my plate with pink and half with orange and stamped!

I'm not sure if I like how this turned out with the stamping...but C'est La Vie! I hope everyone enjoys your first day of summer! ^_^
What's on your nails right now?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Julep ~Anne~

Hey everybody:) Today I have for you Julep's Anne....Awesome name by the way! Pat got this one and two more for me for my birthday (I'll have those up later this week). The Juleps Pat got me are my first ones and I think I like them, they go on nice & even and I like the colors she got me:) Anne is a medium purple that really looks great on and I was a little shocked how much I liked it while it was on *shrugs*. Alright here are the pictures:)

Yay or Nay???? I'm all over this like white on rice! I'm still working on my water marble tutorial video for y'all and can't wait to share it with you!

Happy Polishing Everyone:)

Monday, June 18, 2012

You Spotted WHAT?????

Hey everybody:) Today I have for you OPI - Just Spotted The Lizard. This polish is from the Spiderman collection, I can't wait for this movie ...looks GOOD! This polish is a dual chrome with gold and green colors, love!!! So dual chromes are just about the hardest to photograph....*sigh*.....but I saw a trick a while ago about  putting you nails in water to take pictures and you will be able to see all the colors, well y'all it worked! Check out these awesome pictures:)

 Oh yeah!!!!! All of these pictures are taken under water, I just used a bowl of water with my photo box and then AWESOME!!!!! A while ago I put up some stuff about my cooking and some of you wrote in to see if I would post a picture of my experimental dinners, well here is one of our favorites. You can click here for the recipe:) YUM!!!

Drunken Chicken Dinner

Well let me know if you love the polish and maybe if you tried the dinner:)

Happy Polishing Everyone!

Friday, June 15, 2012

My Favorite polish!

Hello everyone :) today I have for you My Favorite polish!!! My favorite polish is O.P.I. DS Original...purple holo! Naturally Purple is my favorite color...has always been my favorite! Being Holo is just the Cherry on top! Here is how I am wearing Original today! I really like French Tips and I was going to decorate them but I love it just the way it is...

Since I have had to rehab my nails from staining that I have had I'm really happy how this turned out!

Do you have a favorite polish? I know if I had to pick a top 5 DS Original would always be number one! Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ever have that craving?

Hey everyone! Ever have that craving of nail polish and you can't get your hands on it? Then out of the blue your friends (or maybe you see it on a blog) tell you "oh yea there is a dupe for that" @_@ I was happy to hear there was a dupe for China Glaze's Atlantis since I can't find it (and cheaper also)...a friend told me that Sinful Colors had a dupe!!! Here it is Sinful Colors Nail Junkie..I feel like it was missing a bit of sparkle but I found it very pretty...Let's take a look!!!

Very pretty! I have something similar to Nail Junkie (Nicole by O.P.I. "Nicole...Spotted" but it's lighter in the base)
So many dupes so little time <3 Do you have a Favorite dupe because you couldn't find the original?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nail Art Wednesday....... Hello Kitty and Friends!

Hey everybody:) I have for y'all today Hello Kitty and Friends!!!! Ever since I was little; I'm talking little, I've always loved Hello Kitty ♥. We had a Sanrio store at the mall and every weekend (well almost) we would go, it was just the thing to do.... and my sister and I would stay in the store for an hour or two, mom would always have to come and get us. But anyway the love I have for Hello Kitty and her friends has never went away!
This post is going to look similar to the Black Cat Friday post I did, you can check that out here. I added Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Badtemaru, Pochacco and yes Chococat is still there. I'm so glad I finally got around to doing these for y'all and I just know they are going to bring those great childhood memories back:) Here are the great pictures!

So are you thinking of Hello Kitty memories yet??? This was all done free handed and took a great deal of time... thank goodness I have a pool for the kids to stay busy in!
Let me know what y'all think, which friend is your favorite???

Happy Polishing Everyone!

Monday, June 11, 2012


Hey just a quick post for today. I'm wearing O.P.I. I Eat Mainley Lobster is such a pretty color that I just got recently even though it was a last year (fall 2011) release. I thought it was a great summer color the coral with shimmer was AMAZING! Here it is!

I thought this was a bit out of my comfort zone color for me so I decided to kick it up with a favorite Konad M60.

Well I enjoyed wearing this! I really liked the stamp also it reminds me of what nail decals are doing right now  with all kinds of patterns..
Do you have a favorite stamp you might want to see?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Waiting Sucks!

Hi there! So True Blood will be back on tonight! I love this show <3 LOVE! After Seeing this mani by the lovely Harri over at TrailerHood Chic I was inspired to try out something for TB <3 <3 Well here it is I did try to make lips (without a stamp since this is free hand)...but I guess I need more practice because it just wouldn't work for me :(...k So my Thumb is a tomb stone, Index is a finger print "in blood", Middle finger is a interpretation of this poster, Ring finger is obviously blood splatter, and Pinkie is bite marks!

Here it is with a top coat of Matte Polish.

I REALLY Loved how this came out!!! Are you a fan of True Blood? Are you watching tonight?
Enjoy your Sunday ^_^ (btw there are lot of mixing going on with colors so I don't really have a list of colors since they are this and that mixed together sorry about that)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pop Art on Fire with a Spell!

Hello Everyone today I have for you a layering experiment...I saw something similar on pinterest! A purple with a flakie over it and I fell in love but never did it! Well as I put on Finger Paints Pop Art Purple which is a great neon purple... I thought to myself that I should try it I did! (I know there is a vnl but you couldn't see those irl)

 My itty bitty bottle of Fantasy fire is what I grabbed before Elle's Spell so this is what I used... I didn't get as much of the awesome color that the bottle holds but it was lovely!

 ^ inside picture to show you that it really GLOWS!

 And last but not least Elle's Spell over all that for a little bit more something... it was very eye catching without it but I wanted the flakies! I love the combo...Which I will probably wear again soon (but without the FF because it's such a tiny bottle).

What is your favorite layering combo?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Nail Art Wednesday..........Neon Flowers

Hey everybody this is going to be a quick post:) I wanted something simple for this week's nail art, so I went with flowers. Super easy and they are cute to boot! Here are the pictures:)

These are just done with a dotting tool and can be any color you want:) I love the neon flowers with the black. I'm working on something big and can't wait to share it with you:)

P.S. I have a post over at Midnight Manicures that you should check out here is the link:

Happy Polishing Everyone!

Friday, June 1, 2012

China Glaze Summer Water-marble!

So yesterday I showed you the new China Glaze summer collection and today I have them water-marbled! Two different water-marbles because as much as I liked the first one and I did LIKE it a few mess ups kept me from completely loving it! I started off with a base coat of white then decided on the colors I would use the first marble I used a white, Splish Splash and Under the Boardwalk. 

Next up I added a color to the batch...White base, colors I used for this one are a white, Splish Splash, Under the boardwalk and Love's a Beach! 

Very Summery and bright! The shimmer that was in the polishes really shinned and I wish I would have been able to capture it..I was so happy with how these turned out!  I can't pick a favorite because I like a few of the designs from each mani! Which do you like?^_^ I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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