Friday, December 31, 2010

Another Party Hearty Mani

I seriously cannot fathom that is going to be 2011 tonight. I always have such a hard time writing the date after the year changes. Time flies by!!! Overall 2010 was a pretty good year, let's hope 2011 is even better. We're going to be Sister-in-Law and her fiance's for a small get together. We're making some yummy dinner and then champagne cocktailing the night away. Do you have any big plans? I was sad I didn't get to use China Glaze Party Hearty for my Christmas mani so I did it right after. I know, I know you've seen this polish a gazillion times but man she is a knockout!

I used a basecoat and two coats of a delicious vampy green, Ulta Green With Envy. It's a dark shimmery green. I then used one coat of Party Hearty on top. I was surprised I didn't have to use two. That vampy green made all the red, green and gold glitter really stand out. I topped it off with Rimmel's 60 Second TC. I could wear this for a few more days but of course I have to have a special New Year's mani! What are you looking forward to in 2011?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Swap With 'Chelle of Cosmetic Cupcake

I'm so glad I only have to work one more day this week! It's a really slow time of year and I'm going a bit crazy with not a lot to do. The fantastic 'Chelle of Cosmetic Cupcake posted some ridiculous yum Glitter Gal holos back in September that I had to have. I emailed her to see if she'd be willing to do a swap. Since I was so poor we decided December would be best to do it. I got her package the day before Christmas Eve and it was wonderful to open all of her goodies! Let me tell you, she went way overboard and sent me entirely too much =D. Thanks doll!

She wrote me a nice note and included lots of tasty treats!

I've been dying to get my hands on a Hello Kitty plate and am so excited!!

Chic Chic #47, needme Color 20, Ozotic Pro 618, Glitter Gal Not Another Red, T.B.N Frosty Red

BYS Metallic Angel, Ulta3 frog prince, BK Cracking, BYS Silver Moon, Ulta3 waterlily, Arezia

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fill My Stocking Mani~

I don't know about you, but I seriously can't believe Christmas is OVER! All that preparation and whoosh, it's gone just like that. Did you all get some awesome haulage? Between some giveaway winnings, a swap, and Christmas I have some major goodies! This was my Christmas mani, it was supposed to be Party Hearty, but I was late to the party and couldn't get it done.

This is a BC and three coats of the red glitter jelly China Glaze Mrs. Claus topped off with a coat of Rimmel's 60 sec. TP. This polish just explodes in low lighting, I really like it! I used Konad special white to stamp the little full stocking images. Hoping you all had a great holiday!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Silver Bells

My honey bought me this gorg green polish, Sally Hansen Xtreme in Emerald City. It's this wonderful green cream with a lot of shimmer. I used a basecoat and two coats. I've been trying to use all of the fun images from my eBay purchased plates for the holidays so I used this cute double bell stamp image with Sally Hansen Xtreme Celeb City, which is a foil-like silver. It was pretty hard to photograph, this was the best I could do. I topped it off with Rimmel's 60 Second Dry Top Coat.

Sorry for the tip wear, I waited three days to take some pictures. What is at the top of your Christmas List? I always have so much more fun watching everyone else open what I got for them.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Naughty & Nice + Blitzen

YAY I'm finally on Christmas vacation! I've also realized I have way more Christmas polishes than days until the actual holiday. I'm trying to use the China Glaze Naughty & Nice collection I have stored up. I started with a BC and two coats of this delicious dark wine jelly. It needed a bit extra so I free-handed half of my nail with Wet N' Wild's Blitzen. 

It's a gold micro glitter with some red hex glitter in a clear base. It almost made my tips cloudy. I topped it off with Rimmel's 60 Second Top Coat. Are you excited for the holidays? I can't believe they are already here. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hello Kitty Heaven

DUDE! I just received a Beauty Insider email from Sephora and they are going to carry a new line of Hello Kitty cosmetics including...wait for it...nail polish in a freakin Hello Kitty shaped bottle!!!!!!! AGH!! I need this. I'm dying because it is Christmas and I cannot spend anymore money on myself. Truth be told I want the Pink Sprinkles color the most and it isn't in stock so maybe it all worked out for the best. It says it will release online and in stores mid-January. Insiders are only getting a preview through tomorrow. Check all the goodies out here.

Super Festive Mani!

Soooo, This was an entry I worked ridiculously hard on for a Christmas contest, guess what? She never received my email either and I wasn't included in the entrants. WTF?! This is seriously the second time this has happened and I'm totally over it. Anyhoo, I still rocked this fabu mani for six days.

For the pinkie and pointer I used OPI Ali's Big Break mini, then swirled with Sinful striper in Bad Chick. I topped it off with Sally Hansen Diamonds. For my index, middle and thumb I started with three coats of Claire's smelly polish in Vanilla Ice Cream. It is a shimmery white cream with micro glitter and sparse hex glitter (it smelled delicious). On my index finger I stamped the holly image with Sally Hansen Emerald City and Ali's Big Break. I then used LA Splash nail glitter in Tropic Teal. I stamped my middle finger with Ali's Big Break then did a coat of Sinful All About You. My thumb, I stamped the tree with Emerald City then topped off with an Icing glitter (no name since the bottle broke and I had to decant into a new bottle). I have some major wrapping to do today bleck~

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Giveaway Winner!

TGIF people! I wanted to let you know that I have a winner for my small Holiday Giveaway! There were 27 valid entries as this was only for my United States chicks. I used to pick number 21, the lovely Marie of All Things Marie! Congrats love! I haven't heard back from her yet so hopefully I do before tomorrow =D.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Flower Contest Entry - Voting Open

Long time no show manis girls! The reason? I have been working on two art contests and didn't want to post until voting was open. This one was Nail Art World's Flower-themed contest. 

Voting is live now, bad news, even though I sent my entry in way early it wasn't included in the entries. It was added after the fact so if you would be nice enough to vote for me, you'll have to leave a comment on the gallery instead of choosing a number off the poll =*(. Sounds like an uphill battle to me, I was so proud of this one too, I thought I had a chance! 

I had a hard time deciding but went with Color Club Twiggie as a base - LOVE LOVE LOVE. I really think this is my favorite color. I then used konad psyche pink and the flowery image from konad plate m56 on my pinkie and pointer fingers. I used a gorgeous metallic fuchsia stripe rite to draw the smile lines. I then used the striper to draw leaves on my middle finger and added a flower rhinestone from an Essence pack I had. I glued on an acrylic hot pink flower with rhinestone center I had on my index finger then free handed the flower on my thumb with Sinful's Bad Chick white striper and outline it with the pink. I added a rhinestone in the middle from the same Essence pack. Lastly I shook up my awesome Out The Door Northern Lights hologram topcoat. I couldn't seem to photograph it right but it was fantastic! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hauly Haul

Yay Zoya's spoon promo has gone live early! I just ordered my spoons. The only glitch was that you still have to enter a CC number, but it won't be charged. Check out their Facebook Page for more info. I've had this haul for awhile now and just needed to post it. I'm sad because I have so many Christmas polishes, these babies will have to wait!

China Glaze Lubu Heels, Icing Party Hardy , Sally Hansen Diamonds, CND Effects Amethyst Sparkle

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Emerald City, Icing Blackout, Nina Ultra Pro Purple-Xing and Sinful See You Soon.

These are all so gorgeous! I was able to use Purple-Xing in a recent contest entry and let me tell you she is one of my absolute favorites! 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

China Glaze Crackle to Release Feb. 2011

Yay! China Glaze just posted information on their blog about the new crackle polish line! They aren't going to just have one or two colors, they are going to offer SIX different crackle polishes. *Does a jig* You can see the black crackle and full post here.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Hey ladies! Don't forget to enter my HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY! I only have 15 people signed up =O. I decided to take on the hour+ of my life to do another water marble. I was pretty sure I wanted blue but nothing that was too close on the color wheel. I finally decided on an unnamed deep blue shimmer from N.Y.C., Orly Gumdrop and China Glaze Swing Baby for some sparkle-goodness. In the past I've used just one color for the base of all my nails. I decided to experiment and alternate all three colors as the base before the marble. These polishes all marbled really nicely and spread out how they should have. I'm really happy with the results!

I could definitely tell which finger had which base because that was the most prominent color. I'm hoping to do some tutorials soon but I need to buy a tripod for my video camera. It seems the marble technique is going fairly mainstream these days since I noticed it was featured in this month's issue of Glamour.