Monday, January 21, 2013

Plastic bag pastel marble

Hello, hello!  This is a technique I've been wanting to try for a few weeks now and I finally had the time today to try and do it.  It's super simple, I can't believe I didn't try it sooner.

I started with a base coat of Essie Sugar Daddy.  It's a nice light peachy cream.  Very pretty on it's own but I wanted to kick it up a bit so I decided to do the baggy marble. For that I used Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet, Sally Hansen Sorbet, Essie Bikini so Teeny, and OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender.

All you do is add a drop or two of each color over the base coat.  Then you just press a part of a baggy over the top.  That's it!  It's kinda messy as the above photo shows, but well worth the time it takes to clean up.

Not too bad for a first attempt, eh?
One of these days I'm going to figure out lighting and proper camera settings.  :)  Until then, enjoy these crappy pics!  Hehe

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Oranges, Poranges, who cares????

Hello, Hello friends!  Today I'm bringing you one of my many favorite manis.  I did it back in November and like a fool didn't write down what I used so...sorry!  LOL, I will say that I used BM 308 for the stamping and fimo sticks for the 3d fruits.  Other than that, I'm pretty sure it was SC Clementine for the orange.  :)
And now, on to the pics.  Enjoy!!

I'm kinda starting to like the 3d effect.  It's fun to do and the little sticks I bought were super cheap.  I'm also finding that I'm really starting to use a lot of glitter.  I'm not sure why that's happening as it's such a pain to remove.  The other day I used glue as my base coat so I could just peel off the glitter polish.  That would have been great except one of the nails came off early in the morning.  This resulted in me having to peel off the rest and have naked nails all day long.  Arghhh.  I really need to keep an emergency bottle in my desk at work.  Oh well!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and that you all like my orange fruity manicure.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Love the snow

Hello, hello!  I have to say, I love snow!  Unfortunately we haven't had much of it this year and that makes me a bit sad.  I don't mind the cold winter weather if I see pretty white snow but since we aren't getting it this year I decided to give myself a snowy mani.
First I painted all my nails with China Glaze "For Audrey".  This is my absolutely favorite color these days.  How can you not like a Tiffany blue?  Next I painted white over my ring fingers.  For that I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

Next I added a 3D snowflake and some blue jewels to the accent nails.  Then I put some snowflake and star stickers on the blue nails.  I also sprinkled some white glitter I picked up at Walgreens for .99 on the blue ones.  Finally I painted over the accent nail with some Wet N Wild glitter.
I've really become a huge glitter fan this holiday season.  In fact, for my birthday (Dec. 18) and Christmas I asked for Sally Beauty gift cards and just tonight I made a trip there and purchased to my heart's consent!  I should have taken a pic of my haul before I put it all away.  What a lovely time I had just wandering around the store picking out polishes and accessories!  Hope you enjoy this mani as much as I do!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I'm Back!

Happy Holidays Friends!!  Did you miss me?  We've had so much going on in our lives that I just haven't had time to post on the blog.  Hopefully that will change now.  I had a second surgery done on my ankle Christmas eve, and on the 18th (my birthday) my new grandson was born!  Oh happy day!  I did keep up with my manis during all this so thought I'd post a few of the Christmas ones that I did.

I wore this mani early in the month for one of our family Christmas parties.  I added a glitter top coat and loved how it turned out.  Made me think of Santa and snow!

This is the mani I wore on Christmas day.  I used striping tape to outline the tree.  The white that I used over the color is a new polish I bought with some of my birthday cash.  It's Orly Winter Wonderland.  I love snow and so I really love the look of this!  I really hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is having a great holiday season.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

This, that, and Go Fish nails

Hello, hello!  These last couple of weeks have been super busy for me.  Between a death in the family, a baby shower I hosted, and the election I haven't had a chance to post.  Hopefully I'm back on track now though.  First off I want to show you a picture of the diaper cake I made for my daughter in law.  It's their first baby and my hubs and I are super excited for them.
I love how it turned out!! And my mani for the day was yellow with white and blue polka dots to match.  

In our local election, a good friend named Kelly Fisher was running for the office of Recorder of Deeds.  For election day and her victory party I gave myself Go Fish nails.  Like an idiot though, I only took one pic of them.  Argghhh!!  They looked so awesome I can't believe that in all my excitement of her winning I didn't get any more pictures.
Hopefully, everyone is doing well and getting ready for the upcoming holidays.  I've got lots of manicure ideas, let's hope they look as good on my nails as they do in my mind.  :)  Enjoy your weekend folks!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Happy Saturday!  Boy, I sure do love the weekends.  :)  It's lovely to be off work and just take my time doing my nails.  This one I actually started last night and finished this morning.  Got a bit frustrated last night so I had to walk away and pick it back up today.  Anyway, I'm super thrilled with the end result.  Love how this looks and think I'll wear it until Halloween.
Scary, eh?  I started with Sinful Colors Happy Ending which is a green with a bit of shimmer.  Over that I added a couple coats of a Sally Girl mini that is green but I can't seem to find the name of it.  The black I used is Sinful Colors Black on black.

For Frankie's hair I used a fan brush.  I think his hair is my favorite part of this mani!  I used a striping brush and the black for the monster's mouths and the dots on my pinkie.  For the stripes, I used striping tape and again the Black on black.  The eyes are dotted with black and SC Snow me white, and the white moon with black cat in it is a little stick I ordered from amazon.  I think they are called FIMO sticks.  I got like 100 for just a few bucks.  You cut them with a razor blade, glue it on, and it gives a 3D type effect to your manicure.  I'm not sure it's worth the effort, but I got lots of fruit and butterflies and flowers so maybe next summer I'll use them again.
I added a spooky spider ring.  Wooooooooo, scary.....
Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I want my Mummy

Happy Saturday!  I'm getting in the Halloween spirit and decided to do mummy nails for the weekend.  I have a friend with pancreatic cancer who's fundraiser I'm going to today so I added a purple accent nail in honor of her.  I thought I had a ribbon stamp plate and I was going to do a purple ribbon mani but I was wrong.  I've been wanting to do mummies for a couple of weeks so here ya go!
I don't know why my fingers look so puffy this morning.  Must be all the salty stuff I ate yesterday.  Shame on me for retaining water!!
I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the base of the mummies.  Then I free handed the black stripey lines with black Kiss nail art paint.  For the purple spider nail I used Color Club Pucci-Licious.  I really love this shade of purple but don't seem to wear it much.  I must change that.  The spider is stamped on using mash plate 38 and Sinful Colors Snow Me White.  I used my dotting tool for the mummy eyes.  I think it looks pretty cute.  Especially from afar.  LOL, below is a close up that shows my poor clean up job.  Why oh why is it so hard for me to get a decent clean up?  I see other nails on blogs that are cleaned up so beautifully.  I try, and end up removing half the polish.  Hehe!  Oh well, I still like this mani!    
Have a great weekend friends!!