Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Look!

I always get a little bored looking at the same thing so I decided to change up the layout. What do you think? SADNESS though, my entire blogroll got deleted (sniffles). I did the best I could getting everyone back on.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Last Friday Night ~ Damn

So have you guys actually heard the song to go with the polish? It's pretty much my weekend theme song (except for the stranger in my bed and the menage a trois part =O). I've woken up with a few bruises and hazy memories. It's usually worth it...ahem. Anyhoo, on to the mani. This is a BC and three coats of OPI Last Friday Night from the Katy Perry collection. Super fun pale blue jelly jam-packed with glitter. It dried really fast which surprised me. I then stamped the swirly image from plate m56 with special black polish and added a coat of China Glaze Fast Forward. Success at not streaking the design, not sure what I did differently.



First is indoors second is direct sunlight. I wore this for 5 days. It's slowly creeping towards Friday, but I feel like controlling myself this weekend. I think I'm still recovering from Last Friday Night, seriously. XOXO

Monday, March 28, 2011

My Cotton Candy Mani

I've seen chevron tip guides on Transdesign by Orly, but they are always out of stock. I didn't realize how rare chevron guides really were until I saw the only place I could buy them was ebay. I found a seller with a lot of old school Sally Hansen guides and bought multiple sheets. I used a BC and three coats of Pure Ice Heart Breaker. This is a very sheer blue/teal shimmer. I used then a coat of China Glaze Fast Forward. I put the guides on one by one and used one thick coat of Jane's Candy Hearts.


This is probably the oldest polish I own as they don't even sell this brand of makeup anymore, at least 14 years. It's a darker fuchsia cream. I then did another coat of Fast Forward. This mani reminded me of cotton candy since it's sold in both of these colors. There was some mad shrinkage, I'm thinking due to the age. The guides were easy to use and inexpensive, all in all a great buy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Xtra Late St. Pat's Mani

I love me some St. Paddy's Day! This was the mani I sham"rocked"through the holiday. It actually lasted six days. I used a BC and two coats of Milani Hi-tech. I know some bloggers have said they aren't too happy with the holo, but I thought this was completely eye-catching. I didn't use a topcoat for this one and couldn't really tell the difference. I was going to do a third green mani that night, but me and my babe thought Irish Car Bombs were more important =p.



I also tried my hand at a Bailey's cupcake recipe I came across here. I like to bake, but this was a little more from scratch than I'm used to. I thought they turned out delicious, and so did everyone at work hooray! 


The cake was pretty dense and rich, my great friend writes a blog about her cooking adventures ~ TinkyKitchKook ~ and suggested I use sour cream to lighten it up. I'll have to try that next time around. Did you indulge in any Irish fare?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Late St. Pat's Mani

Of course I had to celebrate St. Patrick's day with a couple green manis! This is the first one. I used a BC and two coats of China Glaze Starboard. This is different than any other green I already own, not sure if I liked it on me or not...I then stamped with plate m73 and China Glaze Midnight Kisses and free-handed some gold shamrocks with Sally Hansen nail art pen in gold. 



I had a hard time working with this, it didn't seem to flow very well. I may have to try letting the base dry longer next time. I topped everything off with a coat of China Glaze Fast Forward. It seems like a lot of the blogging world rocked a green mani on Thursday, did you?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Starry Spring

Spring is almost here, and for us Coloradoans, that means random snow storms *sigh*. BUT the bright side is we get some great sunny days mixed in and awesome pastel polishes! I decided I'd try China Glaze's Pelican Gray from the Anchors Away collection. I used a BC and two coats. This is a pale gray shimmer that I would wear by itself, super nice. I've wanted to glitterfy a mani with a stunning polish Cosmetic Cupcake sent me in our swap from her Hong Kong trip. The brand is neeDme, color 20. In the bottle it looks very opaque with metallic silver micro glitter and small multicolored hex glitters mixed in. 



It was a little thinner than I had thought, but one coat looked great over Pelican Gray. I then stamped the sparkle images from plate m14 and Sinful Let's Talk and covered it with a coat of China Glaze Fast Forward. I wore this for 5 days I was so pleased with the finished product. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

*WiNneR*

To Chell of Polish Wonderland, she's the lucky lady who won my 300+ follower giveaway! I've emailed her so hopefully I hear back soon...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sinful See You Soon + HT

So sowry I've been MIA the last week! I got a ton of entries for my 300+ follower giveaway hooray! I'm hoping to email the winner tomorrow afternoon so thanks to everyone who took the time to follow and enter. This week has been fairly calm which is a nice change =D. I have to completely apologize for these photos, I've been slacking and taking my pics on day 3 or 4 of wear *I beg your forgiveness*. Originally this was going to be a mattified houndstooth mani, but I couldn't bear to cover up that gorgeous dark turquoise shimmer in Sinful's See You Soon. 




It's a dark based cream that took only two coats, coulda been one if I tried harder. I then free-handed the tips with Sally Hansen's Hidden Treasure with a full slathering on my accent nail and topped it off with ChG Fast Forward. So keeping in line with this tasty dark polish I'll SEE YOU SOON~

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Revlon Crystal Ball

So I finally tried one of the pretty polishes I won from Body & Soul's giveaway. This is a BC and three coats of Crystal Ball. It is a lilacy purple duochrome from purple to light bluish. I tried to stamp the image from plate m14 with Orly Gumdrop on my index finger but the blue-ish undertone of the chrome hid the color of the stamp making it really hard to see. 


I used a TC of China Glaze Fast Forward. I really like nail art but the duochrome overcomes any boredom I may have had. Can't wait to try the other ones~