Friday, December 30, 2016

Celestial Seasonings

Well, everyone is talking about what a complete rock bottom year 2016 was. Personally, it was a great year, but my contributions to the blog world? Not so much. Lots of work, being old and generally always tired, have all contributed to my nearly non-existent nail creations. So, from the vault, I present Emily de Molly Celestial Bodies.

I saw this pretty on Pinterest years ago when it first came out and knew she must be mine. This is two coats stamped with Color Club Eternal Beauty form plate SB020. It felt "New Year'sy" to me. One of my goals for the year is to kick up my mani inspiration and jump back into the beautiful land of polish!


Wishing you all a fantastic 2017! <3 p="">

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Diamond in the Rough

So. I call this manicure a totally epic chrome powder fail. My first two nails came out wonderful and I was impressed by all the shiny goodness. Then topcoat. Oops. The more I tried to recreate the successful nail, the more glitter powder surrounded my entire being.


There was seriously powder everywhere but my nails. Silver lining? I still think the final product is New Year's Day worthy.


One coat Sinful Black on Black stamped with China Glaze I'd Melt for You with decals created with the same polishes. I needed some holo sparkle to ring in the year and sponged KB Shimmer Ice Queen on top of I'd Melt for You.

Have a safe and relaxing day all!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Swear I'm Alive - Horse Power

Wow. I plain suck at this blogging thing in 2016. I went through my camera and found a few manis I don't even remember doing! Figured I'd start with my beloved Denver Broncos dedications.Every week that I had a festive manicure in orange and blue, my guys made it past the rivals on the scoreboard so I couldn't not show them my full support.
Some of you may know, some of you may not care, but my boys took home gold, in the form of the Vince Lombardi Trophy and that bowl of super ring!
The first was against our arch nemesis, the Puke-iots (Patriots). I'm honestly having the hardest time remembering what polishes were used. I believe the blue is Orly (possibly On the Edge), I know the middle finger is Essie On a Silver Platter. Pretty sure the orange is ILNP Atomic Sherbert.
The second is a complete mani using the polishes from Llarowe's Superbowl collection. United in Orange, a neon orange cream, Thunder Shake is a linear holo Royal Blue. Pretty sure this is just a relabel from the 2014 collection, named Bronco Blue as that's the same in my collection. The gold was a special edition, SB 50. 18 is for the great Peyton Manning and 50 for the actual anniversary. Bundle Monster, MoYou and Konad plates were used.

Can't wait to get back in the swing of things! 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Blue and Orange Snowflakes

I'm behind. So weird I know. So I figured I'd do a Denver Bronco mani for the Bengals game. It was one that made me sweat for sure! Orly Milky Way was the ideal base for this with it's blue and orange glitter.

 After two coats, I stamped with CBL Bronco Blue and snowflakes from Bunny Nails HE-F plate.
Accent nail is two coats of Avon Saturn stamped with Sinful Snow Me White from the same plate then Bronco Blue. It did the trick and we made it to the playoffs!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I, A.M. Custom Color Holo-Daze


This beauty has been sitting in my untried since last Christmas, isn't that terrible? I knew I had to use it this year because there is so much going on in this little bottle!

Clear base with micro glitter, hex, square, heart, triangle, circle, bar, snowflake, bell, bow and star glitters. I may even be missing a few. I thought it would really pop over mint.
This is two coats of the topper over two coats of Barielle Mint Ice Cream Cone. I couldn't even find this polish on the website. I think every time I use this it will be a totally different mani! Would look great over black as well.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Colorado Christmas

Merry Christmas friends, readers and stalkers! It was a rough start to the day with spilled sherbet, burnt cinnamon rolls and a slice up my shoulder courtesy of my razor, but a wonderful day with family, food, snow, presents and pups.
I had the best of intentions to do all kinds of holiday manis. The end result? TWO. Ha well this one I wore until it had all chipped away horribly but it was really cute.
I started with two coats of Revlon Heavenly and then stamped with Color Club Mamba and a Nordic Polish called Star Nails in turquoise with plates MoYou Pro 01 and the holly from Bunny Nails HD-F.
Got a lot of nail goodies for Christmas including Bundle Monster plates and the Lotus Mat. One of my resolutions is to play with polish more in 2016! Hope Santa blessed you all with some fancy finger cheer!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Fall Glitter Gradient ~

Another lazy Sunday in Colorado. This was actually my Thanksgiving mani. I don't believe I've yet to do a glitter gradient since starting this blog.

For a base I used two coats of Sephora by OPI Under My Trench Coat. I then sponged on China Glaze I Herd That, Glitter Goblin and CG in the City.


Lastly I used each one of the glitters and Triangle guides.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Barelle Naturale Essential Eye Shadow Palette








December, where the hell did you come from? Seriously? I received Barielle's Naturale Essential Eye Shadow palette the other day and was pretty excited about these natural, mostly shimmery shades. Being a blue eyed gal, all these colors   really make the eyes pop.

 With flash (I know sadly, I'm whiter than Edward Cullen)
Without flash indoors



The palette retails for $14.99 and can be purchased here

Friday, November 20, 2015

Dainty Digits Holly Jolly Christmas Holiday Collection ~

When the mini beauties for Dainty Digits Holly Jolly Christmas holiday collection arrived in the mail, I just stared at all that holo. I was immediately drawn to Silent Night. But seriously, glitter. The collection released today and can be purchased here. 

Silent Night - black scattered holo w/octagon and square holo glitter


In the shade 

Spiked Eggnog - gold shimmer with scattered micro square gold holo glitter 


 Twisted Peppermint - white shimmer base with various white and red glitter

In the shade

 Garland of Gold - gold shimmer base with with various gold holo scattered glitter 


In the shade

Silver Bells - Clear base with silver shimmer and scattered silver holo glitter


In the shade