Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Years Eve Champagne Nails!

I have New Years nails to share!! Though I'm not super thrilled about them. The plan was to make them look like champagne...but all the colors I used were a little too similar so it just kind of blends into one big shiny color. There is a goldish gradient underneath it all, a little glitter and shimmery white tips, but it's hard to see. I at least blinged it up with my accent nail. I wish they were full out bling, but I don't really have any major plans anyways. So here they are!






I used:
  • OPI: Glitzerland
  • Essie: Good As Gold
  • Essie: As Gold As It Gets
  • Essie: Beyond Cozy
  • OPI: Happy Anniversary!
  • Martha Stewart Hexagonal Glitter: Florentine Gold
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Friday, December 28, 2012

I'm still alive!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while! I kept my Christmas nails for Christmas and then went up to Jay Peak VT for a few days! 4 nails have peeled off completely so my hands look terrible, but it's fine...I'll probably only have time to remove what's left tonight but I should be doing New Years nails shortly. Hope everyone had a good holiday!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Mash-Up Nails!

Christmas mani time!! I decided to do a little bit of everything for this mani. I put a picture on my Facebook Page of all my Christmas colored nail polish the other day saying "What to do...what to do...?" I got a request for a Christmas sweater, bulbs & poinsettias, so I did each of those as well as a tree and a present.

I did the Christmas sweater last thinking it would be the hardest. I was going to try and do this tutorial but it definitely was not as easy as it looks. So I ended up just doing dots and stripes but I love it!

Also, I think my poinsettia is terrible, but I'm over it, hahaha.










I used:
Pinky:
  • OPI: The Spy Who Loved Me
  • OPI: Gettin' Miss Piggy With It
  • Gold Striping Tape
Ring Finger:
  • Essie: Beyond Cozy
  • OPI: Don't Mess With OPI
  • Essie: As Gold As It Gets
  • Born Pretty Silver Studs
  • Bundle Monster Star
Middle Finger:
  • Essie: Honey Bun
  • OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls
Index Finger:
  • OPI: Green-Wich Village
  • OPI: Fresh Frog of Bel Air
  • Sally Hansen: Celeb City
  • OPI: The Spy Who Loved Me
  • OPI: Gettin' Miss Piggy With It
Thumb:
  • OPI: Goldeneye
  • OPI: Vodka & Caviar
  • Essie: Good As Gold
 Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat on all!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Candy Cane Nails!

Time to get festive! Like I said, I'm taking a break from the 31 Day Challenge to do some Christmas/New Years manis.

So here are some candy cane nails! Very simple, done with tape strips. My uncle's girlfriend asked me if I could give her a candy cane mani, so I thought I would practice on myself first, and I love it. I think it's so cute!







I used:
  • OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • OPI: The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Saturday, December 15, 2012

South Park, Christmas & Snake Skin

I'm still hereeee! I've just been loving the chevron mani I did so much that I didn't want to take it off...in fact I still have it on. But I plan on doing my nails tomorrow! I'm thinking I'm going to finish the 31 Day Challenge after New Years because I want to do some Christmas manis. It's not like I've been rushing with the challenge anyways.

So instead of my own nails, I have a fun post today. I did two of my cousin's nails and a friend's today. I'm not quite as good at doing other people's so they're not quite as clean, but I am especially proud of the South Park mani! I wasn't expecting them to come out good at all but figured I'd at least try it. I think they're adorable!!
Then I have some Christmas tips, and some radio active looking snake skin!















I used:

South Park Nails
  • OPI: Don't Pretzel My Buttons
  • OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • OPI: Black Onyx
  • OPI: Need Sunglasses?
  • Essie: Where's My Chauffeur?
  • China Glaze: Mahogany Magic
  • OPI: Brights Power
  • OPI: Green-Wich Village
  • Essie: Butler Please
  • OPI: Vodka & Caviar

Christmas Tips
  • OPI: The Spy Who Loved Me
  • OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • Essie: Beyond Cozy

Snake Skin
  • Essie: Where's My Chauffeur?
  • Illamasqua: Rare
  • BM Plate 215

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chevron Nails!

31 Day Challenge: Inspired By A Pattern

I've been looking for a gold & white chevron scarf/gloves/mittens, so I decided to use that pattern as my inspiration!

For today's post, I was going to try a free hand chevron mani, but I started on one finger and faileeeeed. So I decided to take the stamping approach. Can I just say, I cannot get into stamping. I'm pretty terrible at it, and they never seem to look as opaque and clean as other blogger's manis. But I felt like for a pattern I had no other choice. I actually think these came out okay, but I'm super envious of other stampers. I just don't understand...practice I guess.

I screwed some of my nails up bumping them and stamping too early/crooked/with weird marks and did them 2-3 times over. Didn't care quite as much about my right hand, my thumb is only like 2/3 covered, hahaha.

Oh yea I cut my nails too...they were looking really peely and bad, plus I can't really use stamps when my nails are long.

 I used OPI: Glitzerland as my base color, but I don't think you can see it at all, so kinda pointless. Then a coat of Essie: Beyond Cozy which I'm so in love with. So pretty! Then My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the stamp.





I used:
  • OPI: Glitzerland
  • OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • Essie: Beyond Cozy
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat
  • Bundle Monster Plate: 201

Friday, December 7, 2012

Louboutin Nails!

31 Day Challenge: Inspired By Fashion

So I'm in love with these! This is something I've been dying to try since I first saw it on pshiiit's blog (couldn't find the blog link). I'm a huge Christian Louboutin lover and would kill for a pair of Loubs...ok probably not but I really really really really want a pair!!! Anywayyyys I figured this was a great excuse to do these!

Incase for some strange reason you don't know what Louboutin's look like, every pair has a red sole. So the underside of my nails are painted red!


So I thought the red looked great under my nails, until I added the black. Then you could hardly see the red! I should have done a white coat first, but o well. You can see it alright in the photos, but in real life, forget about it. I still love them though. Oh and I didn't notice that wrinkle on my index finger till I was taking the photos.










I used:
  • OPI: Vodka & Caviar
  • OPI: Black Onyx
  • Rhinestone Studs from Born Pretty Store 
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat