Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Years'!!!!!

Another 12 months have passed since this time of year again! Yaaay!
And of course I have to have nails for the occasion :D

And a toast to finish off the new year/welcome in the new one!

In the past three days I have taught three people how to successfully stamp using stamping plates. I'm pretty damn proud of that :) They had beautiful nails :)

To create this look I used Sinful Colors Black on Black, and Snow Me White, Fingerpaints Peacock Portrait, and OPI Nicole Heavenly Angel. 

Thank you guys for sticking around :) This year my goals are to start getting comments outta you guys, get some subscribers, and to finally sit down and work out a schedule. Do you have any goals geared around your hobbies?

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Go Go Go Go GO!

In love with Seche Vite? I just grabbed 2 full-size bottles of it for $6.68!!!


I just ordered mine, my bottle of Seche Vite is about halfway gone, and at THAT price, you just can't NOT buy it.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas nails!

These are the nails I wore to my family Christmases. Everyone had a great time and we all enjoyed each others' company :) My awesomesauce boyfriend got me a bottle of Essie (not my only present), which I'll show off in another post.

The first time I tried stamping my accent nails, I stamped with Mash-50, but I just could NOT get them to come out right, so I gave up and tried something different, which you see below.

I'm getting back into the stamping groove! My mom got me a $100 gift card to Amazon, so I could spoil myself a little for my birthday (my dad gave me a check, which mostly went towards bills. Ugh, adulthood!), and I bought some Winstonia stamping plates (as well as a crapton of other nail art stuff, so stay tuned as it all comes in!).

Finding a green that will stamp on red is REALLY hard. Finally I gave up and stamped red on white and green on textured white. 

For my main nails I stamped Sinful Colors' Under 18 on Sinful Colors' Tokyo Pearl using W120, and Sinful Colors' HD Nails on OPI Liquid Sand Solitaire using BM-205 on my accent nails.

The first time I tried stamping my accent nails (the plaid in the top pic) I stamped with Mash-50, but I just could NOT get them to come out right, so I gave up and tried something different.

The shimmer of both Under 18 and Tokyo Pearl made the nails look kinda like candy canes :) It was very interesting to look at, but I couldn't get it to capture on the camera :(

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Trees! Pictures! Boyfriends!

My boyfriend is the bestest! He fixed my phone! Pictures may now commence!

These were the nails I wore for the BF's family Christmas event.

I used a layer of Sinful Colors' Under 18, and two layers of Hit the Floor by Pure Ice. I then stamped the trees using Maybelline Color Show in Bold Gold using Gals' GA27 stamping plate.

I very much liked these nails! I had intentionally attempted to stamp with a green, but none of the greens I own stamped brightly enough to be seen. Guess they just weren't opaque enough.

Anyone have a suggestion for greens to stamp with?

A picture of my awesomesauce boyfriend for your pleasure. And he's wearing a bow!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

When it rains.... pours. Work has been so stressful lately that I've actually cried at my desk every shift for the past week. The phone I use to take the pics for my blog died (literally- it won't charge). Christmas stresses. Money stresses.

Oh yeah, the phone that I use to take pics died. It's actually pretty tragic, since my actual camera won't take close-ups even on macros mode and my actual cellphone doesn't take decent pics period.

In other words, I'm probably not going to be able to make a post for a bit. Sorry guys :(

Monday, December 16, 2013

Secret Santa Week 1

We're doing a Secret Santa where I work. For three weeks in December, you get a gift for your SS, the first two presents worth about $3-$5, the second $15-$20. This week, I got three bottles of nail polish, a mani kit, a pedi kit, and a cute little sock purse that I use to keep the new tools in my desk :)

I got two bottles of a jelly nail polish by Color Show, in the Polka Dots line.  Blue Marks the Spot and Pretty in Polka.

My reviews: 
Pretty in Pink: This one has a great formula. In two coats, I lost my free edge, and got a very even coverage of the glitter. It's a very pretty bubblegum pink with small, medium, and large-ish black and white matte glitter. The glitter is very easy to manipulate.

Blue Marks the Spot: This has a very, very sheer formula. What you see on my nails is four coats. The glitter is the same, and it's just as easy to manipulate. The only issue I came across was the sheerness.

Hehehe this is what it looks like taking it off.

I really enjoyed wearing these, even though they felt very busy for the first few hours. Once I got used to it I really liked them :)

My Secret Santa went waaaay over budget for the first week, but lemme tell ya, I'm VERY pleased!!! Thank you (if you read this!)

Friday, December 13, 2013

O.P.I. Solitaire Snowmen

I FINALLY got my hands on some O.P.I.! My Walmart has a hair salon that sells OPI, and they occasionally have their wares Buy One Get 2 Free when they're on clearance. So I picked up Solitaire, Vesper, and Honey Rider. I've been wanting Honey Rider for forever, because it looks like sand. But then I saw Solitaire, and realized it looks like snow!

Next I know, I'm making snowmen and snow drifts :)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Lights

Nails are did, tree is up! Happy holidays, everyone!

I grunged with all of my greens, painted a white squiggle, and then used Glow-In-The-Dark paint to paste the bulbs on to get a "glow-ey" look. I got the bulbs at the Dollar Tree a while ago in a jewel wheel. 

I also got the garland at the Dollar Tree. Aren't they the best?

And finally, a picture of my tree, which is currently uncompleted... Needs a tree skirt and a topper, but those'll show up eventually.