Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

I hope everyone has a great Halloween tonight! Unfortunately I'll be stuck in the house studying for a test tomorrow (sad face).

I wanted to quickly share my Halloween manicure done for Chez-Delaney's Halloween stamping contest. I used image plates to stamp all of the designs. Hope you enjoy!

Image Plates Used:
Chez-Delaney - H17
Konad plate - M69 & M29
Bundle Monster - BM13

Have fun for me tonight! Be safe and take a flash light if you're going out with the kiddos. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Spider Webs & Candy Corn

Today I want to share my spider web mani inspired by MySimpleLittlePleasures and NailStory They both had great spider web manis and used different techniques. Colette used a water marble and NailStory used the toothpick method. I also used the toothpick method, otherwise known as the "dry marble" technique, where you take a toothpick and blend the colors. The effect was a little more dramatic than I wanted but still turned out pretty neat. Its great if you want a similar effect without using water or a quick dramatic Halloween look.

I also had to sweeten it up and try the candy corn manicure inspired by Brook. I used WnW white, Sunkist Paradise (orange) and Essence Sundancer.

Thanks for stopping by! I have one more Halloween look to share tomorrow :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Black Crack Polish

Just a quick post to share my NOTD. This is BK Crack polish over WnW Sunnyside. I like how it turned out with the subtle cracks, but I also like the dramatic cracks of the Graffiti polishes. I received a few crack polishes as part of a swap with Thriszha. Thanks lady.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

To the BatMobile!!!

Hey ladies. Here's a quick post to share my FNA Halloween Challenge nails. Do you remember Batman? Well one of his sidekicks is Bat Girl. I wanted to do a fun retro mani and this is what I came up with. Hope you like it. (Comic Art is by Michele Legendre, Nails are by me :)

I love the way this came out. She looks like she's ready to kick some butt!

Products Used:
-WnW Black
-Orly lemonade
-H17 (bat), T32(vixen), C04 (cape)

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fun With Stickers

Sooooooo, I'm having a hard time studying, lol. Here's another manicure using stickers and stamping. The stickers are from the Kiss Halloween set. I got the idea about the kitten standing on the pumpkin from a pair of nail decals I saw online, but I used fauxnad M80 and T29 to create a similar look. It's a simple but fun mani, and not too shocking for work :)

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bride of Frankenstein Halloween Mani

Hello! Here's the second mani I promised. I liked the french tip on my last mani and thought it would look great as hair, so I made this Frankenstein manicure, lol. For the face I used Pure Ice Wild Thing (which is fitting). I was originally going to use Damone Roberts but didn't want to waste it. Anyways, here she is. Hope you like it! Stay tuned for more Halloween manis. Have a great night!

(Stamping Disc - H4 Chez Delaney)

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Halloween French Manicure

Morning sunshines! Are you ready for Halloween? My girls are so excited to get loads of candy that they'll never be able to finish. I'm taking them out today to buy decorations for the house.

Here's my mani from yesterday. I was trying to create a dark French but it turned out too girly. I also thought of another design using this plate and I'll post it later. Have great day!

(i matted the look just for fun)
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Green Squiggly Mani

Before my nail polish addiction I didn't appreciate the beauty of the color green. And now it's hard not to look twice because there are so many pretty options around. "Check Me Out" for instance is such a happy and vibrant color. I wore this last week for Depression Awareness but I forgot to post. I'll definitely continue to wear it throughout the winter because it brightens my mood!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Marble

So I started school this week (sigh) and I'm already counting down to my next break. I had an unexpected quiz on Monday and it was a terrible way to start my first day back. Anyways, here's a Halloween mani that I hope brightens your day. I used Zoya Jancyn and Wet n Wild Blackmail.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall Nail Art Contest Entry

Mornin' sunshines! I wanted to share my entry for Konad Addicts Fall theme nail art contest. You can vote for your favorite here, but you must be a follower to vote. This is my second time participating in a nail art contest. I know I still have a lot to learn but I'm having a ball doing it!

My choice of colors are a bit unusual, but these are the colors that I liked the best together. (I couldn't stamp orange without it looking like neon, lol) I also included a pic of my first fall mani but it was a fail. You can see the neon effect in action.

I hope you enjoy the pics and have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pink is Music to My Ears

Hi ladies. I hope you're having a great Wednesday! I have another pink mani to share that was inspired by a pair of press on nails I saw while shopping for Halloween stickers. I can't remember if they were pink, but I decided to go with it because its my favorite color and perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I prefer to use inexpensive polishes for nail art, especially if I'm not sure I'll like the result. So for today I used WnW Flirty Rose Creme. It looks much better outside of the bottle and is the perfect bubble gum pink! I layered it over white to show its true color. Hope you like it!

Products used:
Wet N Wild - Flirty Rose Creme
Wet N Wild - French White (base)
Konad - Plate M73
Bundle Monster - Plate BM 21
Kiss - Silver Glitter Nail Art Paint
Essence - Nail Art Stickers

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Foil Explosion !!!

Today I want to share a couple of different looks with you. I had extra time to play with my nails and I've been wanting to try out the rest of my foils. I know many of you find foils difficult to work with, so I tried out the non-metallic foils which are a lot easier to apply. All of the foils were purchased by me from Dollar Nail Art.

The first look is called White Marble. I used WnW white as a base to achieve this elegant look. Love, love, love!!!
Fifth Avenue is a blue/grey foil with a slight shimmer. I must admit I tried this one out because of the name.

Smokey silver is just that, hot and sizzling!!! It is a metallic foil but its not as bright as the holographic foils. There is no rainbow effect, which I like. I found it while looking for a non-holographic gold for my teacher. Well I didn't find a bland gold but I discovered this hot silver! Very minx like, don't you think?

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Black, White & Orange Mani

Are you guys tired of my Halloween mani's yet? We'll I took a break from the orange and tried neutral colors. Please forgive my dry hands. They tend to get really dry in the Fall and Winter. This is one of my newer image plates, M65. I can't believe I waited so long to try this one out. It's hard to tell in the photo but I also matted the polish.

Products used:
Grey base - China Glaze Millineum
White stamping - Konad
Black stamping - Where's the soiree?

I also had to try this one in orange (my break wasn't very long). I didn't have orange stamping polish, so I frankened it using Konad yellow and red GCOCL stamping polish. The GCOCL polish doesn't stamp as well as Konad, but it's great for mixing with Konad because its really thin. The results were nice and bright!

Until I polish again.......Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pink Unicorn Mani

Hey ladies! Here's a quick mani I did using image plate M28. When I saw Susie's skull mani I just had to have it. It has this lovely unicorn image that looks great topped off with Fairy Dust.

Products used:
Studio M - Thunderbolt (sponge)
Wet N Wild - White (base)
Konad - image plate M28
Stamping - Color Club Where's the Soiree
Glitter - China Glaze Fairy Dust

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Borghese Allegra Black Glitter + Kiddie Halloween Mani

Gorgeous glitter from the Borghese Allegra mini set. I was going to give it away but I'm so glad I didn't. This polish is much prettier in person and very shiny. The micronized gemstones really work!

I'm not sure if the Borghese Scintillare collection was inspired by the mini set but this color is very similar to Nero Magico from that collection. Very gorgeous and great for Halloween or a night out on the town.

My girls also wanted to share their Halloween manis. Yes they nicked them in the first 5 minutes but it was fun doing them. I didn't plan to stamp my 3 year old's nails but she insisted, lol.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a great weekend!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

MAC Bad Fairy Venomous Villians Collection Swatch

So I got my hands on MAC's Bad Fairy. Its a beautiful pearly rose color but not very flattering on me. I didn't realize the polish was so sheer. Here she is in 3 coats but I could have definitely used a 4th. Sad to say I'm not loving this one. Don't get me wrong, the color is beautiful but it does nothing for my skin tone. I see a swap in my future.

(Natural Light)


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