Monday, November 28, 2011

Hey everyone!

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. A lot has happened! I went to visit my family for Thanksgiving and was gone for a week! I just got back this past Sat. Now I am working on helping my husband get packed to head off to Kentucky. I have just a little time to post while I wait for him to get his things finished up and in the car.

So I had my first dusty hunting today and it was a success! I only came home with 3 colors but once I mention just ONE of them, you understand why it was such a success! I'm not mentioning any colors at this time, but swatches are coming soon! If not tonight, then tomorrow! So make sure you keep an eye on my blog for the swatches! Have a great day everyone!

Friday, November 18, 2011

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No fancy mani...

I didn't do anything fancy this time around. I couldn't think of what to do and to be honest, I didn't want to put in the time to try and figure it out and then do it. So I settled for my favorite holo polish. Course it's one of the only ones I own!! My nail polish obsession started too late and I didn't get all the good holo's when they came out. Oh well, I am looking for the best deals for them everywhere! If anyone knows where I can get or look for cheap holo's let me know please! Ok, it's a little pic heavy but it's such a beautiful polish I couldn't stop taking pictures! Here they are!






Sorry my nails are a little blurry in the above pic. My camera focused on the bottle :)


Monday, November 14, 2011

"Raise Awareness" for Breast Cancer

Obkb!! Here is my mani I did last night! I was going to do just a plain white heart but saw this and I have wanted to do it for some time but never thought of the right colors until now. I think Essie Raise Awareness was the perfect pink for the base, with Sinful Colors Snow Me White for the stamp topped off with CG (China Glaze) Fast Forward Top Coat! Even though it's not October anymore I still like to raise awareness for breast cancer. Enjoy and leave comments if you like! Thanks!






I think I am going to try doing an Autism awareness mani next. My niece is autistic and she is doing FANTABULOUS!! Especially in school so YAY!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Inventory

So I have decided to take inventory of my stock of polish. I just got 6 more new polishes in the mail within the last 2 days and I have one more coming later this month. I also have a major wish list going. Lots of discontinued stuff of course because I didn't find my love of nail polish soon enough dang it! Anyway, I will post my inventory and wish list later! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Manis!

So far I only have two Halloween mani's that I have done. I have been switching with pink polishes/designs for Breast Cancer Awareness month which is also October!

For this Halloween mani I tried stamping. I tried to do a black base coat but the orange wouldn't show up very well, if at all! None of my oranges did actually. So I did the opposite. Doesn't look too bad if I do say so myself!
The base color is Orly Orange Punch with Sinful Colors Black on Black with a bundle monster stamping plate. I'm horrible, but I can't remember the plate number and my stuff is put away.Will try to remember to get it later!You have to forgive my dry fingers. I haven't yet put lotion on or washed my hands so they look horrid!


I got the idea of this Halloween mani from a girl that works at Starbucks near where I live. Hers was a touch different but not by much! I call this my Candy Corn mani! The colors are Sinful Colors White on White, Orly  Orange Punch and Ulta Sun-Sational. I really like this one but it figures that I ended up cleaning the day after I did it so now it's chipped lol! Oh well! Gives me time to do another one before Halloween!! Maybe something with purple and black or green and orange...?? What do you all think?

My Apologies!

Hey everyone. I wanted to apologize for not blogging for a long time. Been busy and lost some motivation but I am back and hoping to get back into the groove of things soon!

Ok so now back to the mani's! I had purchased some new polishes online and it included this one. It's China Glaze Ruby Pumps. This is probably my favorite red! I love the shade and the glitter gives it just the right touch!


This next one here I did for my sisters baby shower. Unfortunately it started peeling before she saw it so I ended up taking it off. I showed her the pictures and she really liked them! She is having a boy and named him Zander. I don't have 6 fingers so I had to put the "N" and the "D" on the same finger hehe! The feet are hand done so they look a little weird but I so totally love it! The blue is Orly - Snowcone and the white is Sinful Colors Snow Me White with Seche Vite top coat.



This is my new holo polish. It's Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Pink Rose Diamond. I absolutely LOVE it!


One more! This last one here I LOVE!! I want to do it again soon. Base color is OPI La Paz-itively Hot with Sonia Kashuk Starry Night stamping. I can't remember the plate number for the stamp but it is from Bundle Monster.


Hope you all enjoyed seeing this as I enjoying doing them! Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Past Mani's Cont...

Sorry it's been a while for my blog! Been a little unmotivated lately, but I am back!! Hopefully I will keep going this time lol!

Ok so here are a few more past mani's. I am going to make this short and sweet because I have a lot of past mani's to post hehe!

This one here is my 5th mani. Base color is Orly Lollipop and the stripes are Art Club Mint. I believe the top coat I was using at the time was OPI. Again I apologize for the bad quality/blurriness. I was using my cell phone camera.


For this next mani I used Sinful Colors Black on Black for the base (obviously lol) and Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen Light Pink as the dots. I thought it was cute, and it was easy which was a good thing since I was still new to the nail art world. I still don't know a lot about the nail art world, but I am working on it. Oh, and please forgive the state of my cuticles. I used to have a habit of biting my nails/skin and I just got out of the habit so I am trying to get them healthy.


Ok, so this mani is my daughters. She wanted polka dots too and she chose her own colors. She chose Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow with Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen Neon Pink for the dots.


Please forgive this next picture. It's really bad! The mani is plain but I love reds on me. My skin tone agrees with reds :). CND Rouge Red.


I love this mani I did for my daughter. She sat still for it all too and at the age of 3!! That's a big accomplishment LOL. Anyway, for her thumb and ring finger I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow for the base, with an unknown purple sparkly Art Club as the zig zags. Her pointer and pinky finger is a base of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Bubblegum Pink (it's pink I promise, pic sux) with Art Club Mint stripes. Middle finger is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac with Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen Light Pink.


I also did her toes :)


That's it for this one. Hope you enjoyed these and gave you some ideas!! Also, as a fair warning, the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens temporarily stain your nails. It goes through a base polish as far as I have noticed as well. Maybe I did it wrong or something so if someone has had a different experience, please feel free to comment. Thanks!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Past Mani's

Hey all! I wanted to share some of my old mani's with you all. This isn't all of them as I have done quite a bit since I first found my love of nail polish/art. I first started April 8, 2011. Since then I have done over several mani's. Not all of them are documented but I have done a lot with a break from mid June to mid August. I was moving cross country from Indiana to California! Now I am back at it and have done quite a few and gotten a lot of new nail polish! Thank goodness! I was going through withdrawls! LOL!

Oh, and let me apologize now for the bad quality of the pictures. I didn't think I would EVER be using them in a blog so I just used my cell camera. Once I knew I was going to do a blog I started using my digital camera.

Ok so my first mani here is a base of Sinful Colors Let Me Go with nail stickers of butterflies and flowers with OPI top coat. I don't remember the brand of those stickers but I do know my (at the time) 3 year old daughter wanted me to do her nails and let me tell you, doing stickers on nails that small is HARD, but I did it! Here is my mani


Here is my daughter's toe mani. It's the only picture I could find. Don't know where her finger nail pic went...


This next mani I also did on my daughter. I started with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure All Fired Up with one coat of a pinkish Halloween glow in the dark polish and topped it off with OPI top coat.


One more for now then I need to get my kids in bed! This one is again a base of Sinful Colors Let Me Go with Pure Ice Love as the tip. I don't like how this one turned out but oh well!



Ok that is it for now. Let me know what you all think. More past mani's coming tomorrow! Thanks!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Newbie Blogger

Hello everyone! My name is April and I am new to the blogging world so please bare with me as I learn the ropes! As soon as I can, I will start blogging about the different kinds of mani's that I do to my nails and also some nail art that I do. I am in no way a professional and I don't have the skill (as of yet) as some people but I LOVE nail art/polish and I work at it every night!

Once I start blogging regularly, I won't be able to update things until night time. If I did it any other time my house would turn into a pig sty. I have 2 kids. a 2 year old and a 4 year old so you can imagine how busy of a mommy I can be! For right now though, I am going to play around and learn things around here. Hope I get a few followers!

Also, if anyone has any suggestions/advice on ANYTHING please just let me know! I am all ears...or eyes? LOL Thanks for reading everyone and have a great day!!