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