Sunday, January 15, 2012

Marry a Sunset Sailor (+ my first flakie!)


I've got 2 recent manis for ya'll today!

This is China Glaze Marry a Millionaire over China Glaze Sunset Sail.  Sunset sail is a super nice nude, with a lot of shimmer that my camera just didn't want to pick up.
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This tape mani is super easy; I just cut random V-shaped bits out of a piece of tape, stuck it on my nail, did 2 thick, quick coats of the glitter, peeled off the tape and voila!

I finally bought my first flakie topcoat the other day.  This is Essie Shine of the Times over (my favorite) blue Sally Hansen Blue It.
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I went skiing today and thought these nails were pretty appropriate :-)

Thanks for all the kind comments on my Cotton Candy nails from the super awesome Reddit ladies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cotton Candy...Yum!

Must stay motivated to continue posting, even though no one reads...........

Okay!  I did these nails the other day.  My first foray into the world of scotch tape mani's.  It was wayyy easier than I thought it would be.  I just cut some super thin tape strips, stuck them on my nails (one at a time) and painted over them using the glitter polish.  Then, quickly peel back the tape to reveal purty stripes!  I used Satin Finish giftwrap tape.

Base is OPI Pink Friday, stripes are OPI Excuse Moi!, followed with a Seche Vite topcoat.

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These are hereby known as my Cotton Candy nails.  The light pink looks like fluffy cotton candy, and the stripes look like slightly damp cotton candy (from your know, eating it).

Hope you like!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

-30 outside? Warm and Fozzie inside :)

It's collllllld outside.  I'm not usually one to follow appropriate seasonal colors when it comes to nail polish.  If it like it; I'll wear it.  Neons in January?  You bet!  But today, in celebration of it feeling like -30C outside (-22F for you Americans) I thought I'd finally try out my bottle of OPI Warm and Fozzie from the Muppets collection.

Ain't it purty!  So many different little shimmer flakie colors.  Looking at my nails instantly makes me feel warmer.
I also bravely ventured outdoors to get some direct sunlight pictures.  I get ZERO direct sunlight in my place, and I usually only do my nails at night, so sunlight pictures are not something I'm used to taking.  I'm going to try to do more though, cause this looks marvelous!

Off to drink a pot of coffee.  Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Whimsical, oooo, purty!

Oh, hi :-D

So...I spotted this little gem a few weeks back, but didn't bother to pick it up at the time.  Now I learn that this is a hard to find polish at the moment, so of course, I kick myself for not buying it earlier.  2 days ago while shopping at Pharmasave, I notice all classic Revlons are one sale ($2.99 zomg!), and, lo and behold, there she is!
Revlon's Whimsical.  It's super super sheer, I would definitely layer it over something next time.  This is 4 coats (with a coat of SV to top it) and you can still see my nail line.  I wanted to see all the pretty layers this polish creates on its own though.

I have a feeling this won't stay on my fingers long.  The formula kind of reminds me of my least favorite nail polish I've ever purchased, Wet N Wild Megalast in 2% Milk (it will NOT set for me...grr) so we'll see what happens.

Well, that's it for tonight.  I don't go back to work until Thursday so hopefully I'll have some time to play with my nails some more!

What do you think of Whimsical?  Have you been able to find it?

Sunday, January 01, 2012

My first Blog Post!

Greetings!  It appears you have stumbled upon my fancy new nail blog.  I'm just starting out in the world of nails, and wanted a place to share my experiences (and epic failures) with the nail blog community.

For my first post, I'd like to show you my current NOTD.

This is China Glaze's In The Lime Light (a super bright neon that dries matte) topped with OPI's Fresh Frog of Bel Air.  I slathered a sexy coat of Seche Vite on top.

I forgot that In the Lime Light was a neon and should really be layered so this is five coats.  But it dries super quick, so I was ok with it.

I bought In the Lime Light because I'm a huuuuuuge Rush fan, and one of my favorite songs of theirs is Limelight.

Thanks for reading!