Monday, December 30, 2013
I got inspired by a bunch of photos on pinterest (come visit me!) I was going for a glitter gradient type mani on deep blue/cobalt. Then I realized I don't really know how to do a good glitter gradient and I (shockingly) don't own a deep cobalt (at least I don't think I do!). So, I went with deep shimmery blue and metallic polka dots using my dotting tool and some toothpicks!
Friday, December 20, 2013
I'm glad to see Emerald was the "color of the year". Green is one of my favorite colors. I love Ciate, but they are a little pricey which was why I was pretty excited when I found this kit at TJ Maxx for $10.00!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Pure Ice - Jailbait
Ruby Wing - Eternal (teal to purple)
Ruby Wing - Electric Firefly (yellow to orange)
I found the Ruby Wings at my local 5 Below for $3 bucks each. That was pretty exciting because everyone else I have ever seen them, they range from $8 - $12. So I grabbed two!
Hey look, they're changing!
Look at that, they really do change outdoors! Actually, I think it's the cold that activates the change, cause you can see in the bottom picture I'm outside, but the colors haven't changed. It was warmer that day.
I loved this so much I didn't want to take it off! I got some weird looks, but I don't care!
Monday, April 1, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Pug approved too!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Let me tell you Irish Green is awesome, but man is it a pain in the ass to apply. It's SO thin and watery. I guess it's jelly finish? I dunno, but I had to do this twice because the first attempt was such a mess. Green Ocean was a pain in the butt too, it's super-thick, which did not go well when it too Irish Green forever and a day to dry. BUT, the end reselt was super-pretty! I got tons of compliments, it made me smile every time I looked at my nails and that's really all that matters, right?
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I've been wanting this for awhile now.
I grabbed it yesterday as a little Valentine's Day present to myself!
It's really cool! I love all the different glitter colors and shapes. The pink is see through.
This is about 3 coats of Girly. with one coat of Gelous and one of Seche Vite.
Monday, February 11, 2013
We all know I am a bit klutzy, but these applied pretty easily. At least, I was happy with how it turned out!
This is 5 days later and still not looking bad.
Taking these off was not easy. I guess it was the glitter, but they just hung on for dear life! I would totally get them again though!
Friday, January 11, 2013
Yes, I know Ciate had these first and they were called caviar. They also cost $25 a bottle. These were $7.99 and I chanced upon them at my favorite Rite Aid! There was a pink mix, a "party color" type mix and this one called "aqua".
I wasn't sure how I would like it, so I started out with the accent nail on each hand. (I used China Glaze For Audrey on the rest because it seemed to compliment the other colors nicely).
It's a neat set. It comes in a little plastic package with a tray and a tiny funnel so you can put all the little pearls back in the bottle when you're done!
First you coat the nail with a layer or two of polish. Then pour the beads over the nail, fully coating. Hold your hand over the tray so the pearls don't scatter everywhere! It's actually pretty easy and if you're careful, not that messy.
They definitely feel rough. I also noticed today with the accent nail, I could feel the rough edges "catch" on stuff. Similar to the feeling I get when i have a split nail. With the accent nails I used top coat on one and not the other. The one I didn't use top coat on seemed to have the pearls fall of faster and lose color. I got a day's wear out of the accent nails. Not sure what this full manicure will get.
Instructions on the back of the box.