Thursday, July 28, 2011

Melon Mmmmm

Nothing oozes summer more to me than FRUIT manis hooray! Watermelon anything makes me smile. Flavor, design, smell it's just the ultimate warm season treat. I decided to do a new variation watermelon mani and it just so happened that was the theme for Polish-Aholic Anonymous Facebook Group this week. I started with three coats of Claire's scented holographic glitter polishes in what else, watermelon (a bright neon green). I did freehand "squiggle" rind stripes with Ulta3 Frog Prince, a nice kelly green cream.

I painted my index fingers and thumbs with one coat of I <3 My Nails in white. Waited until they dried, then used Orly's french tip guides. I painted Sinful's Boogie Nights on the top half of the guide. This is a gorgeous coral cream. Then two quick coats of Frog Prince on the bottom of the guide for the rind. Lastly I used my Born Pretty Store dotting tool to add seeds with Orly's Goth, a black with silver micro glitter. Topped it off w/Orly Sec N Dry and tada melon mania! What's your fave summer fruit, to paint, to eat? And a puppy pic for good measure, he's getting heavy...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Daily Candy Deal - Julep Mani Set

Today's National Daily Candy Deal is a huge discount on a Julep mani kit for $59 (retail $118). If you're not signed up for Daily Candy, it's free to register. You can view the deal (you may need to register first to see it) here.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Did I Spa-Spa-Splatter?

So I pretty much died when I saw The Polishaholic's splatter mani! I mean great neons, fun design and art that doesn't sound challenging, yes please! I really loved the brights over the white and decided to recreate it. The blowing through the straw posed a little of a challenge for me, not sure if I cut the straws too short or the polish dried out quickly, but the end result was magical.

I used a BC and one coat of I Love My Nails in white then splattered with China Glaze's In The Limelight, Zoya Lianne and Sinful Fusion Neon and sealed it with Orly Sec N Dry. I know a lot of you are fans of this technique, as am I! Can't wait to do some other fun combos~

Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Supa Sparkle Pedi

I was lucky enough to get my paws on Funky Fingers Sand and Stilettos in Valentine Kisses' happy-tastic April giveaway. I've been neglecting my tootsies and thought I would glitter it up. I kept getting in my own way and didn't get a great holo shot. This is a BC and one thick coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City with a thick coat of Sand and Stilettos on top. I sealed it with two coats of Orly Sec N Dry to get rid of the gritty. This has already lasted two weeks yippie! Do your toes have to be done if you're rockin' flip-flops?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

DIY Glitter Toe Kit on Groupon!

I have not heard of this company, I'm so in love with my salon glitter toes but they are pricey and the drill jacks your natural nail. This online Groupon was so cool I had to buy it! I believe it's available until 10pm Mountain Standard Time (Midnight Eastern) tonight. Click on the photo to go to the deal!

Finger Paints Sale @ Sally's

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th & Crazy Puppies

Happy 4th of July to my U.S. ladies! It's amazing to me that we're already at this point in the summer. Soooo it may be a bit harder to keep up with new manis considering I have the holy terror of puppies. The honey and I decided big baby lab was pretty bored and needed a partner in crime. Funny the one I pick out sleeps in my lap and seems so sweet every time I see him. 

Skip forward to actually bringing him home. Ear piercing barking, flies down the stairs with no fear, rams his 16.5 lbs of body weight into you if he doesn't get to go where he wants and decapitates his fuzzies (I didn't think this was even possible for puppies?!). Needless to say we have our hands more than full. When he decided to take a nap this morning I used the time to create a festive mani.

Started with a BC. The red is China Glaze Hey Sailor, great with one coat, but used a thin second coat to smooth it out. This really is the perfect red cream, so shiny! I used Sinful white striper Bad Chick for the stripes. I used First Mate from the same ChG collection, this was a one coater. Great dark blue cream. I then stamped the star/flag image from plate m14 with special white konad and sealed with Orly Sec N Dry. 

It's been crazy hot so big brother and little brother went for a swim the past few days. Wishing you all a safe and relaxing holiday~proud to live in this beautiful country!