Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Artsy Weds: Lace

This week's theme is lace nails.  I have a simple yet elegant manicure for this week's theme.



The base is Zoya's Ginessa which is a shimmery sheer white polish.  I bought it because a wanted a dupe for China Glaze's Frosty.  I then stamped a half of the fishnet stamp and then the smaller lace stamp at the border from Konad plate M57.  It was hard to get the diagonal just right.  The rose is from BM14 and I added a silver rhinestone in the center. 

Please be sure to check out other amazing Arsty Wednesday participants:

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Kamen - KAKA Beauty Blog
Emily - Anaccentnail

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Try it on Tuesday: Color Club Take Wing collection

Try it on Tuesday is a weekly event where you pull out an untried polish out of your collection and try it on!  I have the Take Wing Collection from Color Club from this year's spring release.  I got these as a birthday gift back in July and swatched them awhile ago.

The Take Wing collection was a set of sparkly, glass flecked jellies with a slight duochrome effect.  All photos are taken in direct and indirect sun. 


From L to R: Color Club Daisy Does it, Sparkle and Soar, Wing Fling, Fly with Me, Metamorphosis, Sky High. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Neons

The theme this week is neons!  I love neon colors because they're BRIGHT!  Some people complain that it reminds them of the 80s but seriously what's not to love about the 80s!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

365 Days of Color: Hocus Pocus collection swatches & review

Halloween is an exciting time of year!  I especially love all the glittery nail polish collections that are released.  The upcoming Hocus Pocus collection from 365 Days of Color makes no exception!  Her inspiration behind these polishes is based of the movie which I need to re-watch.  I have three out of the five polishes for today's review.


From L to R: 365 Days of Color I Smell...Children, Come Little Children and Boouk! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Drugstore favs: Wet n Wild Blue Moon

Wet n Wild's Blue Moon is from the Wild Shine line and is on the regular display in drugstores and department stores.  It's $.99, therefore, quiet affordable.  People often complain these chip easily or don't apply well.  I don't have any of those issues with these polishes.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Galaxy Nails

Okay, there's one thing (of many) that I will never get to do in life is go to outer space! As much as I would like to and as much as I fantasize about it, I will never get to go! My momma told me never say never well I will never get to leave earth (except for when I die).  Unless, I become some billionaire that can afford space travel.

In the meantime, I can paint my interpretation of galaxies on the world's smallest canvas, my nails: 

Monday, September 10, 2012

How to add length to a broken nail without a fake nail?

In late June, I got a tear on the pinkie of my right hand and I had kept it wrapped using the ASP Lightless gel kit. Sorry, I don't have photo of it wrapped. Last week, I wanted to soak off the wrap and re-wrap the nail. Unfortunately, I went to pull off the foil wrap and the nail broke off.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Artsy Weds: Patterns

This week's theme is patterns which I don't think I got quite right this week.  I wanted an abstract triangle pattern:


The base is China Glaze's 2NITE and I blocked off the other colors with striping tape.  The black is Rimmel's Black Satin and the other color is a blue-purple holo franken I made.  I liked the crisp lines the striping tape made! 

Please be sure to check out other amazing Arsty Wednesday participants:


Michelle - Lab Muffin
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Kamen - KAKA Beauty Blog
Emily - Anaccentnail

Thanks for reading!