Monday, April 10, 2017

Getting Spongy


In more ways than one? In the spirit of sharing all the boring details of my life I feel compelled to tell you that I'm on a very depressing diet of healthy foods. I've been feeling a little extra around the middle lately and I've finally found the motivation to eat healthier and exercise a bit. It's been almost three whole weeks and not much progress aside from having kickass nails. I'm currently cheating with a delicious beer at my favorite brewery.




These nails were inspired by a cool Instagram pic which I fully intended to link and give credit to until the untimely demise of my beautiful new phone. I haven't been able to find the original picture after losing all my saved files. If you know who did this first let me know. I'm back to using my nearly unbearable iPhone but that's a story for another day. 

I started with a base of Nina Ultra Pro, French Pink. Next I taped off sections of the nail, 4 times for each. Using Seche, Calla Lily, I sponged a light layer so that the white polish built up more at the tip. The effect is subtle but really cool. I want to try this again with different colors.








Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Everyone's Irish on St Patrick's Day

Green nails for St Patrick's Day

Gold nails for St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's is on a Friday this year?!? I'm not sure if I should be excited or scared. I don't usually make plans but this year might have to be an exception.

I had the idea to mix my favorite green and gold polishes for a subtle St Patrick's look.

Gold nails for St Patrick's Day

The golds: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure- Golden Rule + Victoria's Secret- Runway Angel, Sally Hansen Color Foil- Liquid Gold, Orly- Bling, 24k gold leaf with clear polish, Nina Ultra Pro- Big Spender

Green nails for St Patrick's Day

The greens: Revlon- Tantalize, Seche- Charming, OPI- Plaid About You, China Glaze- Rare and Radient, Zoya- Ivanka

Green nails for St Patrick's Day

Do you have any exciting plans this St Patrick's Day?

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine Schmalentine

Valentine's Day nails- Seche Calla Lily, Color Club Snow-Flakes, Bundle Monster stamping

Meh. That about sums up my feelings for the holiday called Valentine's Day. Accordingly, I have half-assed some shimmery nails and slapped some hearts on to make it festive.

Valentine's Day nails- Seche Calla Lily, Color Club Snow-Flakes, Bundle Monster stamping

I started with two coats of Seche, Calla Lily then added three coats of Color Club, Snow-Flakes. It's a very subtle flakey shimmer effect over the white polish. On my thumb I stamped some hearts using Bundle Monster plate BM-317 and Mundo de Unas pink and red stamping polishes dotted on randomly before scraping to give a two-tone look.

Valentine's Day nails- Seche Calla Lily, Color Club Snow-Flakes, Bundle Monster stamping

Monday, January 9, 2017

New Year, New Galaxy Nails

New Year's Galaxy Nails with Swarovski crystals 2017

Look at that... I'm only 9 days late on my New Year's nails. As usual I have no resolutions this year. Either I'll be completely awesome as  intended or the mundane details of adult life will drag me into a comfortable mediocrity. No sense getting all philosophical about it.


New Year's Galaxy Nails with Swarovski crystals 2017

I sponged a galaxy type design using a ton of different polishes. LA Colors- Reckless; EverGlaze- Royal Satin; Sinful Colors- Let's Talk, Dream On; Orly- Saturated; China Glaze- Pool Party, Home Sweet House Music, Fairy Dust. The real reason for this design was to match these fantastic Swarovski crystals. They color shift depending on the angle so I tried to pick up all the colors from the crystals in my galaxy. The cream color on the accent nail is OPI, My Vampire Is Buff.

New Year's Galaxy Nails with Swarovski crystals 2017

What are your predictions/resolutions for 2017?