Monday, January 21, 2013

Gold with flowers and jewels

-Savvy Golden Honey: One coat
-Konad black with  plate m64
-Rhinestones from Algeria (see previous post)

Excited to use my rhinestones from Algeria!

I bought this in Algeria last year for about $6.00US. :-)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Nail Catch-up #2

Second half of my nail photo catch-up. For Halloween last year I got three sheets of stickers from the dollar store hoping that they would be a great deal. They weren't! They were awful. It literally looked like I put stickers on my nails, all wrinkled and everything. Needless to say, I didn't keep 'em on. And they were really difficult to take off, too. Turns out that nail polish remover doesn't remove plastic stickers very well. Go figure, huh?

Here's the rest of my hoarding of nail photos from last year. Have fun!

Nail Catch-up #1

Wow I have never fallen this far behind on posting nail photos! Sorry for the quick post. I got a lot of great new nailpolishes over the holiday season. I got some for my birthday, bought some for myself, and even got a whole new box for Christmas. But before I dig into them I really want to get caught up on all the photos I have saved on my computer and my phone. So here they are! Enjoy!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pink Purple Gradient

I put on this design a week ago today, and they're still looking really good. Must be the high-quality nail polishes. :) I've gotten a lot of compliments on these over the last week. Feels pretty good!

Seche Vite Base Coat
Sephora by OPI "Lost Without my GPS"
Finger Paints "It's an Original!"
Nicole by OPI "Razzle Dazzler" (black tips)
Konad Black
Konad Plate m79
Sally Girl 812031
Seche Vite Top Coat

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

End of April Nails

Check that out, I actually posted a set of nails that I'm currently wearing instead of a "quick update" of nails I forgot to upload. Had a lot of fun with this one, and really happy with how it turned out.

Seche Clear Base Coat
ORLY 40638 "Green with Envy": 2-3 coats
ORLY 40667 "Green Apple": 2-3 coats
Migi Nails Pen and brush: black for lines, blue for color blocking
Seche Vite Top Coat

Watch out if you try it yourself -- Seche Vite DOES streak the Migi Nail polish. So brush fast and get good coverage the first time!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Inspired by "Nailed It"

On Friday April 13th (dun dun dun) I saw a nail post from BlogNailedIt on Facebook and loved the photo so much I decided to try copying it. I didn't have either one of the nail polishes used in the original so I made up my own. Here's the original photo.

1. OPI "My Private Jet" -- 2 coats
2. China Glaze Crackle "Oxidized Aqua" -- 1 coat
3. A glitter glue stick from the dollar store for the gold sprinkles
4. Sally Girl "812031" for the silver sprinkles -- 2 coats

That crackle sucks, but it was the closest in color that I could get to the photo -- which apparently isn't a blue color at all, now that I've researched the two polishes that were used. I like these nails, though. I'll wear them for a while.

2012 Nail recap!

Sorry for the lack of posts this year. I've been doing my nails but not posting them regularly, so here's my cheater catch-up batch of nails that I've done. Keep in mind these are over the last few months, so I'm trying my best to remember what I used but can't really guarantee my accuracy!

January 20, 2012:
Just a quick one, using striping brushes.  SEPHORA by O.P.I in "212-SEPHORA"
I didn't actually intend for this one to come out so abstract, but I got to this mid-way through and  ended up liking the random corner paint job. Sally Hansen Color Quick pen in "Pink Chrome" ($1.00 at Dollar tree!)  covered with OPI in "Ski Teal We Drop" (which I love love love)
This one is by far one of my most favorite nail sets I've ever done, because it's so busy-looking. Huge combination of different colors, including (but probably not limited to, since I'm having some trouble remembering after two months) Black undercoat, China Glaze "Cracked Medallion," Art Club black striping polish, Konad plate m64 with Konad White polish, plus some random rhinestones I had in my nailpolish box. So much fun!
My first gradient! I loved these nails, they were so pretty and they lasted a long time, too. :) Colors included:  China Glaze "718 Watermelon Rind," Orly "Green with Envy," OPI "Ski Teal We Drop," Savvy "Totally Teal" (on sale at Sally's for 1.99! Yay!) and Nicole by OPI "It's up to you." 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Christmas 2011

Burberry Christmas

My sister lovingly titled this one, although I can't take credit for the design because its taken from another blog tutorial. If you recognize it and you know where it came from, please tell me so I can give them proper credit!

Another quick update

Sorry for lack of updates!

The lack of updates if for good reason though -- I have a full time job now. :) Yay!

I'm posting some quick updates of nails I've done over the last few months.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thank you, St. Expeditus

Special thanks to St. Expeditus, the saint of urgent cases and for prompt solutions! These nails say "St. Expeditus" if you read them all the way across and are supposed to resemble a mountain landscape with a yellow sky. Or it's just abstract art, if you can't see it.

Go St. X!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Super quick update - Pink and Green

Super quicky update on my nail blog. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of my Fourth of July nails, but I don't consider that a huge loss because I didn't really like them (I did them in a super hurry the night before).

But here are some others for you to feast on until the next update! Enjoy!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Nails 2011

Quick update on my Memorial Day Nails. The cashier at Food Maxx liked them. :) Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Inspired by Enamel Girl's Memorial Day nails from last year.

Migi Nails Take #1

Sorry for the lack of details. These are old designs that I never got around to posting and so I don't remember much about how many coats, drying time, application, etc. Enjoy the pictures! (P.S. the design is based on one of the designs on the back of the Migi Nail Kit box)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Konad Addict's Apothica Giveaway

Oooo freebies! Yum yum yum! is holding a $50 Apothica gift card giveaway, and posting a blog on this topic gets me three extra entries. I would love to win a nail contest/giveaway one of these days! Check out her konad designs, and take a look at while you're at it too!

County Fair Nail Polish -- Migi Nails!

I went to a neighboring county fair with my dad and brother at the beginning of this month. Didn't plan on buying anything, but I walked through the expo hall and there was this woman selling these nail art pens. She saw me looking and asked if I wanted a nail design, so I went ahead and let her. I happened to have plain nails on, so she had no idea what kind of nail addict I actually am. Anyway, she drew some cute flowers on my right ring finger just by doing some simple dots, and then a "french tip" on my pinky. Not a big fam of the french tip (mostly because I always fake like my tip are longer than they naturally are) but I really liked the pens. Plus they came with a lifetime refill offer, so how can you pass that up?

So here's the set I got. I had to ask her which one is the most popular because I really couldn't decide, and she recommended the basic set that has all the colors plus black and white. They were also selling the extra pens with glow-in-the-dark polish and clearcoat/rhinestones, normally $10 each but on sale for 2 for $10. So It was a total of $35 for everything.

Still getting the hang of it. It's REALLY tough for my left hand to hold the pen steady, but I'll get it eventually. I love that they're both regular brushes AND intricate pen tips. It will come in handy!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gap Nail Polish

Showing off my new "grayish lavenderish" color from Gap. The "in" color from earlier this year, apparently. :) I'm sorry I can't give you any more information on this except for the number 11005. I bought it weeks ago and it doesn't have a name! Nice color, though.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Pink Candy Stripes

Not a big fan of this one, but it's stayed on longer than I had intended to keep it, so I must like it a little more than I thought. First time trying the SoEasy StripeRite polish. Yet more fun tools to get the hang of! Sorry, didn't pay attention to how many coats of each color I used. :(

What I used: 
  • Avon Smooth Beginnings
  • Wet n Wild: Wild Shine Nail Color: "Blazed"
  • Sephora by O.P.I.: "Lost Without My GPS"
  • SoEasy StripeRite: #698520 
  • Sally Girl #812005 (pink sprinkle dots)
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quick update and Hiatus

Sorry folks for the delay. I gave up painting my nails for Lent so I haven't had anything to post. HOWEVER! I forgot to post the last two nail jobs I did so here they are, real quick:

See you after April 24th! Have a beautiful Easter and God Bless!