Monday, November 19, 2012

Hibiscus flowers

This one started with 2 coats of Sinful Colors- Easy Going, it's a very soft pink, super pretty. Then I added one coat of Sinful Colors- Glass Pink, I LOVE this color! It's a gorgeous pink shimmer. It's really subtle, but really pretty. Then one coat of NYC and BM-318 and Avon Mirror Shine-Blaze for the hibiscus flowers. I liked the pink so much I couldn't bare to stamp them all, so I just did an accent nail.


Maybe one day I'll come up with some fun, creative titles...but that's not today. 
I started with one coat of LA Colors- Energy Source as underwear. Then added 2 coats of NYC- Pink Polyester Creme, and one coat of NYC. I used BM-301 and Konad Special White to do the stamp. I topped it with one coat of NYC and then one coat of NYC- Matte me Crazy Mattifying top coat. I LOVE how it turned out!

I was taking pictures of my nails and my 3-year-old insisted that I take a picture of her naked nails. So here are hers... :)

The best part, besides it turning out like I'd hoped, was how long it lasted! I did this on a Thursday night, and by Sunday, it was still perfect. I couldn't believe it! It wasn't until I deep cleaned 2 bathrooms, did the dishes, and swept and mopped the kitchen that I ended up with 2 chips. It was pretty amazing.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Starry glitter

This one didn't take much work. I just didn't want to have naked nails, so I did this while my daughter was sleeping. It's 2 coats of Wet 'n' Wild- Denim Chrome and one coat of LA Colors- Sparkling Diamonds. All topped with one coat of NYC.

 I wish I had been more careful to not get it on my drives me crazy!

Glitter triangles

I wanted to do something quick and simple. I started with 3 coats of LA Colors- Energy Source. Then one coat of NYC. After that dried, I used Scotch tape to tape off my triangles. Then did 2 coats of LA Colors- Treasure Island. I made sure to peel the tape off carefully before the polish dried. then did 2 coats of NYC. I love how they turned out, except I realize now with a couple dots, they could be Christmas trees! I'll have to remember that for next month!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day 23: Inspired by a movie

 I was really struggling with this challenge. Nothing was inspiring me, I couldn't come up with anything. So I started flipping through stamping plates, I saw the butterflies and thought of The Butterfly Effect. So that's what we're going with.
I started with one coat of LA Colors-Energy Source as underwear. Then 2 coats of NYC- Polyester Pink Creme, and one coat of NYC. Them stamped the butterflies with LA Colors- Power Outage and BM-307. I used a dotting tool and LA Colors- Energy Source for the white dots, then topped it with one coat of NYC.
I think it turned out pretty. My right hand was a disaster though! For some odd reason, my stamp wasn't transferring to my nails very well. The plate was getting sticky almost. It was weird. Anyway, at least my left hand turned out alright!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Halloween nails!

For this look I started with 2 coats of LA Colors- Energy Source. Then I sponged on Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Mellow Yellow. It didn't end up much of a gradient that I was going for. I added the orange dots with my dotting tool and Petites- Passion Orange. Kind of candy corn-ish. Then I added the haunted house with Konad Special Black and BM-305. Topped it with one coat of NYC. I didn't totally love the end result, but it wasn't horrible.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Gradient Faux Marble

I started this look with 2 coats of Wet 'n' Wild- Shameless. Then I sponged the gradient with Shameless and Essie- Smooth Sailing. I topped that with a coat of NYC fast dry top coat. Then I stamped the marbled design with my Bundle Monster plates and Wet 'n' Wild- Denim Chrome. I added Jordana- Crystal Ocean for a little sparkle, then another coat of NYC. I loved how this one turned out!

Mermaids and diamonds

My stepdaughter and I went to the Dollar Tree the other day, we were browsing the nail polish and found so many great colors! I'm loving the LA Colors Color Craze polishes! We ended up getting 7 or 8 different colors, and for only $1, we didn't break the bank! This pretty blue is called Sea Siren. It has a gorgeous gold shimmer to it that you can't really see in the picture, but it reminds me of a mermaid tail. The accent finger is LA Color- Sparkling Diamonds. That's just what it reminds me of too, it's so sparkly. I love it.


I wanted to see how the metallic purple would look over dark purple. So I did this fun lightning stamping. I did some glitter on one nail to see if I liked it. Turns out, I didn't.

Delicate stamping

I ended up trimming all my nails down, like I said, I can't stand when one breaks and the rest are long. But I couldn't leave them naked. So I started with 3 coats of Essie- Turquoise and Caicos, then stamped this pretty design on top. My husband actually picked out this design. I think he did good :)