Friday, July 29, 2011

Keeping it simple, but cute

Today I have a pretty simple manicure, reason being is it's most likely gonna be ruined within the next few hours. I work in a retail store, which is rough on my hands. Putting things on certain hangers, taking them off, dealing with money, cleaning...etc.

I normally don't paint my nails every day because I just don't always have the time unfortunately, and also because I want to show off my hard work for longer then a day! :)

For this color I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue.

Absolutely love this color!

Only took ONE coat!

For the flowers I used Wet n Wild's Wild Shine in Tickled Pink, #402

It's the perfect Barbie pink I think. Takes several Coats to cover the nail though.

For the yellow I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mellow Yellow.

For some reason when I post my pictures onto my blog they look like they have less quality than they started out with. I don't know why, but if anyone has any pointers please help! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Not at all planned!

So the mani I have today is not what I planned to do at all! I recently saw a picture on Pinterest of butterfly nails, which then reminded me that cutepolish on Youtube did a tutorial on those as well.

Well....I gave it a try and after trying it on only two nails I immediately took it off, it looked so hideous! I don't know if my nails are too tiny or short or if I'm just not that experienced yet.

So I just painted my nails and then let whatever happen just happen. I had no idea this was the way it was gonna turn out, but I'm pretty happy with it!

My nails are never ever perfect, something always winds up getting smudged or ruined or stamped crooked! It always used to irritate me, but now I'm perfectly fine with that, that's just the way I am!

I used China Glaze SECRET PERI-WINK-LE as the base, and Sally Hansen Black Out for the tips and dots.

This picture was taken outside. It wasn't very sunny out. :(

This picture was taken inside, but next to my window.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Starry French

I originally did this mani for my first post, but wasn't very happy the way it turned out. The tips got all messed up which I couldn't stand! I used Rimmel London French Manicure Pro.

I didn't use the nude base, as for I somehow managed to forget to put it on, though it was sitting right in front of me the whole time! So I just used the french tip color, #110.

I usually use the tape method for french mani's, but this bottle came with the super thin brush so I thought I'd give a try free-handing it. It took WAY longer!

Hope you enjoy this mani anyway!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

O.P.I Skull and Glossbones

I bought this color about a month ago and never tried it, so I thought to give it a shot! For some reason when I went to paint it on my nails I thought it was gonna look bad on my skin tone, but turned out just the opposite.

Also a few days ago, I picked up my first Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure color. I chose Coral Fever. I absolutely love the color, but when I used it on my nails it just didn't cooperate with me. I was going to return it, but then decided to see how it works for stamping, and it works very well!

My pictures aren't exactly the best due to my camera not focusing properly, so I had to use my camera phone. The first was taken in my room, and then next two were in my car!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

First Post Ever!

I've been really into my nails for the past 6 months or so, and have been following many nail blogs and learned so I decided to start my own! I sometimes bite my nails and cuticles when I get bored or nervous, so hopefully starting this blog will put an end to it! I love nail stamping, and own a few Konad plates, as well as both Bundle Monster sets.

My sister helped me pick out the name for this blog, as I don't like to spend too much money on
polish. I'm excited to start my blog and see where it takes me!

Here are a few photo's that I took on my phone within the past few months, before I even thought about starting my own blog!

This is my first attempt at Stamping! I Used Konad plate M3. I'm sorry to say I can't remember what Polish I used for this as it was taken almost a year ago!

For this I used Sally Hansen's gold chrome Color Quick nail pen and
Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Xtreme wear in Black Out for stamping and tips.

For this last picture I used Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in White On for the tips, and Konad's Special Polish in black for the stamping. I also used Kondad Plate M3 for this as well.