Thursday, May 26, 2011

In Memory...

Hello. Unfortunately this blog isn't going to be much of a fun read, but more sad. I'm just going to apologize in advance. This blog is in memory of my father, Jim. He passed away May 14, 2011 and the passing was very sudden. I didn't get along with him most of my youth years, but nonetheless he was still my father. To be completely honest with you, I never knew I could miss him so much. Life is much different without him in it, and it definitely makes me sad. He was only 54 years old and should have stayed around for many years to come. My birthday was May 22 and I turned 21. It's the first birthday my dad hasn't been a part of, and I only wish he could've shared that day with me. His funeral was May 19, and for his service, in his honor, I did a mani of his favorite color, red. 

I started with two coats of China Glaze White on White, as usual. Then two coats of China Glaze Salsa. One coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust. And finally, one coat of SV. I did the mani over a week ago, but I haven't taken it off yet. Everytime I look at my hands, I think of my dad, who is no longer with us. So here it is...


I had never done a red mani before this one. I do like the look of it, it's very bold, and best of all, it was for my daddy.... 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cracked Tree

I got some new colors and wanted to try some out. I really liked the way this turned out and I got tonz of compliments. I started with two coats of China Glaze White on White. I did three coats of China Glaze Tree Hugger. One coat of SV. One coat of China Glaze Cracked Concrete Crackle Glaze. One coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust and then a last coat of SV. I know I'm kind of a Fairy Dust freak, cuz I do use it a lot, but I really like the final touch it gives. So here it is. 

Tree Hugger with Cracked Concrete

I liked the subtleness of the crackle with the green. Definitely will try this again. :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pink AND Sparkley!!

I took a leap of faith and boy am I glad I did! There is a woman who is amazing at nails, her name is Erika and she has a blog named Chloe's Nails. She did a post about this nail polish named A Bubbly Bombshell. I took faith in her words and hopped on Ebay to buy both polishes she has listed in her blog. I loved the color of the Orly Bubbly Bombshell. 

Bubbly Bombshell

It was NOT fun to get off though lol. LOTS and LOTS of glitter. But very pretty on. :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Poiple Plat!

So I'd been super busy this past month and surprisingly enough, the Spontaneous I had painted last month lasted the whole time, other than the new nail growing in had no polish on it. But finally got a chance to sit down and release my stress by painting my nails! :)

I had ordered some new colors and was so excited to finally be able to try some out. One of them that I'd ordered is a purple with little blue, pink and purple glitter specks in it. you have to look really close to even notice them, but they're definitely there! So i decided to do a mani using my new purple.

To start I used Seche Clear for my base. Then I did two coats of China Glaze White on White because the colors usually turn out better with a base of white, plus you don't have to put on seven layers of the color to get it to look like the bottle does. (especially when they're so thin!) Then I did two coats of my new purple, China Glaze Flying Dragon (Neon). I was a little bummed that the glitter specks didn't show as much on the nail as they do in the bottle. Then I took my Konad Stamper and used a design on m64 using China Glaze Platinum Silver for my design. After stamping all my nails, I used SV as my top coat. 

Platinum Purple

I really liked the way this mani turned out. And when the sun hits the Silver, I definitely SHINE! ;)


I do nails for one of my friends, Ashley. She looked at my pictures i have posted and asked if I could do the zebra print for her. Well, the zebra print that I had done, wasn't really MY creation, it was the Sally Hansen Salon Effect, so.... I told her I would try doing it freehand and see what happened. Well guess what!? It turned out BETTER than the Sally Hansen! I was so excited, so here's what i did...

I did a base coat of Seche Clear. Then two coats of China Glaze White on White. After the white dried, I took my Black Stripe Rite and did free hand random lines and "V" shapes until the nail was covered, then did a black tip. To make it sparkle a bit I added one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust. And to top it off, used SV for the quick top coat. I was pretty impressed at how awesome they turned out!

My Zebra

SEE! What'd I tell ya! I think I'll have to try it again sometime soon!