Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Little Birthday Look

Last week, my sweet little baby girl turned one! Isn't she just the cutest?!?

Naturally, I had to have great nails for her party, so this is what I came up with.

I started with one coat of Sinful Colors- Easy Going, then I sponged KleanColor- Holo Pink on all but the accent nail. For the dots, I used Orly- Miss Conduct, and Sinful Colors- Snow Me White. On the accent nail, I stamped with BM-307 and Avon Mirror Shine- Blaze. Then added some dots with the same colors and Pure Ice- Five Some. Topped it all with 2 coats of Out the Door, and we have a perfect look for a little girl's party!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New 31 Day Challenge Day 8: Duo Chrome, Flakie, or Holo

 I know I missed the challenge for day 7...I'm hoping to get caught up on that. It's been a super busy week, my baby girl turned one, and I've had appointments to get ready for Lasik this week!

This look started with 2 coats of Sinful Colors- Easy Going, followed by 2 coats of KleanColor- Holo Pink. I really loved this glitter! This is the first time I've used it and it's amazing. I love the way it sparkles in the sun, it's hard not to stare at :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New 31 Day Challenge Day 6: Favorite Color Family

Oops! I'm a day late posting this! It's been a busy week so far and I completely forgot to post this yesterday, so here it is!
The challenge for day 6 is favorite color family. Of course, I went with pinks. I have a feeling this challenge is going to have a lot of pink in it...
I started with one coat of Sinful Colors- East Going as undies. Then 2 coats of NYC- Polyester Pink Creme. Topped with one coat of Out the Door to speed up dry time. I stamped the flowers with BM-205 and Avon Mirror Shine- Blaze. It seemed like it was still missing something, so I took LA Colors- Sparkling Diamonds and fished out the big glitter bits with a dotting tool and added them to the center of some flowers. Topped it all with two coats of Out the Door to lock in those glitters :)
I like this one :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New 31 Day Challenge Day 5: Purple

For this look, I started with 2 coats of Nina- Lilac-ing Discipline. Then I used a Nail Ritz pen in Deep Purple for the outline of the leopard spots. I was going to leave it at that, (and should have taken a picture) but decided it needed more. So I went back with Nail Ritz in White and filled in some spots. I like how it turned out, but then I was impatient and top coated too early and smeared it :(  It looked really cute in person though!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's day everyone! I hope your day is full of love :)

For this look, I started with one coat of Sinful Colors- Easy Going. Then I used a makeup sponge for the gradient with Easy Going, NYC- Polyester Pink Creme, and NYC- Love Me Red Creme. I love how it turned out! One of my better gradients so far.

 I topped that with one coat of Out the Door to speed up dry time for stamping. Then I used Sinful Colors- Snow Me White and BM-311 for the love letter. It was the perfect stamp for the look I wanted! It was delicate and didn't cover up the beautiful gradient too much.

Hope you all love this look as much as I do!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New 31 Day Challenge Day 4: Pink

Pink is absolutely my favorite color! I have so many pink polishes. I usually do bright pinks, I wanted to do something very subtle. So I used the lightest pink that I have, Sinful Colors- Easy Going. I topped that with one coat of Sinful Colors- Glass Pink. It adds just a little sparkle that I really love. Then I stamped the zebra with BM-223 and Sinful Colors- Snow Me White, and one coat of Out the Door.

I really love how this one turned out. It's so subtle and pretty!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

New 31 Day Challenge Day 3: Gold

Day 3 is gold. This is a tough one for me. I'm not a huge fan of gold. I don't wear gold jewelry, I much prefer silver or white gold. I have 2 gold glitters that I almost never use, and I have this polish that came in a set. The Disney Villains Collection. This is Queen of Hearts. Let me tell you....I really hate this color. It's almost a coppery-goldish color that I think looks terrible with my skin tone. It has gold micro glitter in it too. Oh well, day 3 down, hopefully the next one goes better!

Friday, February 8, 2013

February SquareHue Box

My wonderful husband signed me up for SquareHue for Christmas. SquareHue is a monthly subscription box, you get 3 full bottles of polish each month. This is the first one I received. It's the February Vintage Love Collection.

They come in a cute little box and I love the adorable square bottles.

This month's colors are High School Crush, Wartime Romance, and Dear John.

High School Crush is a light peachy-pink. It's a really pretty color, but I don't love it with my skin tone. The formula was a little sheer, this photo is 4 coats, no top coat.

Wartime Romance is kind of a raspberry pinkish red. I really liked this color. I used 3 coats for this photo, no top coat.

Dear John is sort of black, with a red flash to it. It's really pretty, I had to use the flash to try and capture the red in it. This photo is 3 coats, no top coat. My 3-year-old calls this color "chocolate" :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New 31 Day Challenge Day 2- Silver

Day 2 for the challenge is silver. I went to Sally's the other day and picked up a couple of Orly minis on clearance. This is one of them. It's Orly-Dazzle. I used 3 coats for the photos below.

Monday, February 4, 2013


Let me begin by saying, I have zero interest in football :) I enjoy the Superbowl for the commercials and the snacks. However, my husband is a big 49er's fan. So I decided I might as well root for his team.

For the footballs, I did 2 coats of Essie- Little Brown Dress, added dots with Sinful Colors- Nirvana, then did the stripes with my white Nail Ritz pen, and topped it with NYC- Matte Me Crazy. For the accent, I did 2 coats of Color Club- Berry and Bright, one coat of e.l.f.- Gold Star, added the SF with the Nail Ritz pen, and one coat of Out the Door.

 They didn't win, but at least my nails looked good!

Friday, February 1, 2013

New 31DC Day 1: Black & White

I'm going to try to do the Crumpet's Laid-back 31 Day Challenge. I'm really excited to try this! I tried to do the regular 31DC, but I was doing it alone, and never did finish it. I'm hoping I'll be able to get though this one.

The first day is black and white. I'm also a member of the Adventures in Stamping Facebook page. The challenge for this Sunday is your profession. I'm a stay-at-home mom, so I was having trouble coming up with something. I also have an Etsy shop where I sell bows, so that's what I decided to go with. Because I have 3 girls, I make a lot of bows :) So this mani is kind of a two-fer.

I started with 3 coats of Essie-Marshmallow. Then stamped the bows with BM-311 and Konad Special Black. And one coat of Out the Door.