Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!

I decided to start my year fresh by re-starting the growth on my nails. They started breaking and it became unbearable! With that being said, there won't be new posts for a week or two so that they can grow and become long enough to do more awesome designs for you all.

I have lots of amazing ideas and giveaways planned for the new year, so be sure to stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Quick Glitter Comparisons

So yesterday I was lucky enough to be gifted a light box and some new polishes. I realized they looked a little similar to polishes I already own, so I decided to do a little comparison post!

I am fascinated by rainbow glitters and grabbed Rainbow In The S-Kylie right away! But I was unaware of the new rainbow glitter from Nicole By O.P.I, its called Confetti Fun. You can already tell by the bottle shot that they're a little different.

Confetti Fun has tiny glitters in it, where as Rainbow In The S-Kylie has bigger glitters. I also noticed that Rainbow In The S-Kylie has a lot more silver in it and neon glitters. I think they did a good job of making the two different enough and I suggest picking up Confetti Fun!

O.P.I Metallic 4 Life is from the Nicki Minaj collection that came out awhile back, it has silver glitters in a black jelly base. When I first saw Nicole By O.P.I Luke Of The Draw from their Modern Family collection I knew it was a dupe. So let's put them to the test!

I'd say that there was a difference if I could see one, but I think this is a full on dupe! I did two coats of each and it looks like maybe Luke Of The Draw has a little more glitter, but that's such a tiny detail. So I guess if you missed out on Metallic 4 Life, you'll have a second chance at it with Luke Of The Draw!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Disneybound Inspiration: Mr. Smee

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, with the holidays coming up and my recent trip to Disneyland I've been pretty busy. Plus I didn't want to do my nails only to mess them up when my mom and I were baking Christmas cookies. Yum!

If you haven't heard of Disneybounding, there is a whole site full of adorable outfits created to look like Disney characters with everyday wear. I became obsessed with this site and when I found out I was going to Disneyland I wanted to plan my outfit right away!

 I decided on Mr. Smee from Peter Pan! I knew his outfit was kind of simple, but I could make it pretty cute. I found the perfect striped sweater at Forever21 and ordered a red slouchy beanie off Amazon. I also got an adorable purse from Target that looked like a great pirate bag, complete with buckles.

I even got a little set of old keys to attach to my purse. I was super happy with the outcome of my outfit, but I was missing something. Of course I had to do my nails to match! I found the perfect blue to go with my sweater, Essie Where's My Chauffeur. 

I decided to use the ziplok hole punch tutorial (seen here!) for white hearts, which are so cute. And thought that little ropes around the hearts would be pretty. Every pirate deals with ropes at some point, right? On the ship, tying people up, escaping. Hehe.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

300 Follower Winners!

Well we did it! Another giveaway down and it was so much fun to do. I want to thank everyone for participating and following my blog. I appreciate each and every one of you! There will most likely be another giveaway once we reach 400, so stick around for it!

And now for our winners!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Winners will receive the prizes in order of their names listed. I'll be e-mailing them asap to share the good news and they'll have 48 hours to respond. If not, I will re-draw new winners until we get someone to claim a prize!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Quick Post: Abominable Cuteness!

Christmas is coming up! Remember sitting and watching all those claymation movies with Rudolph. elves and that snowman narrator? I loved those movies! So what better way to welcome Christmas by doing an Abominable Snowman manicure. You know that I love flocking powder, so this was just another chance to work with it!

I had to mix a custom blue for his cute little face, but the rest was just flocking powder on top of a plain white. I used dotting tools for his eyes and hand did the rest. I think this is a really cute, simple manicure. But of course flocking powder doesn't go well with busy hands and it wore off in a few hours. 

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Try It On Tuesday: Hot Mess Lacquers!

Today is just a quick post of two polishes I've been wanting to try for awhile now. I've had these two Hot Mess Lacquer bottles sitting on my shelf and decided today was the day to take them down and finally see just how pretty they are!

Across The Trailer Park, not only is the name hilarious, but you save money on this Deborah Lippmann dupe. I put two coats over Butter London Blagger. This gorgeous blue jelly with blue and green hexes is amazing! I got great coverage with just two coats and it really sparkles.

Cupcake I just had to buy because everyone knows I am obsessed with anything sweet! I put two coats over Color Club Bashful and its just so adorable. A shimmery pink jelly with golden hexes, big silver hexes and tiny iridescent squares. This polish is absolutely stunning and I was pleasantly surprised.

That's all I've got for today! I've got some really awesome posts coming up so stick around for them. And be sure to enter my 300 follower giveaway, its ends on the 12th!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Disney Inspiration: Vanellope Von Schweetz!

Vanellope Von Schweetz is a new character from Wreck It Ralph, which is a fantastic movie! I fell in love with her character (and all the others!) so fast. If you haven't seen this movie, I highly suggest it. She's not only adorable, but witty and sassy.

I wanted nails that represented parts of her and her story. I incorporated actual sprinkles and even candy wrappers into these nails and just adore them! These were a lot of fun to work with and I'm really glad I did them on fake nails so I can keep them.

The thumb nail is a cookie she makes for Ralph, it says "You're my hero" and its just so cute! I can't tell you how hard it is to write teeny tiny cursive, so I apologize if you can't read it. I actually took some sprinkles and cut them in half with an x-acto knife so that they would lay flat.

I based this nail off of her cute Reese's wrapper skirt and used the actual wrappers! I placed her stocking color underneath to peek out. I think its an adorable 3-D look and I think its my favorite. I also did my ring finger as one of her stockings!

My middle finger I wanted to recreate her sweet hair! I used tons of sprinkles for this nail and it was so much fun. In the lower right corner I used two with purple in between to make the head of a gummy bear. And the peppermint is a white sprinkle dot that I painted with red stripes.


And finally I wanted to incorporate her car into these nails! So I did the hood of her car, complete with a sprinkle and half pearl headlights. I used star glitters for around them and even did a pink icing drizzle.

I had so much fun doing these nails and am so happy to be inspired by this great movie. I'll definitely be doing some Wreck It Ralph and Fix It Felix nails soon!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

300 Follower Giveaway!

Its that time again everyone! We've reached 300 followers and to thank you all for sticking around its time for another giveaway! I hope you'll forgive me for taking so long, I ordered things in mass from out of the country and had to wait for them to trickle in. But they're here now and I'm so excited to share them all with you!

I wanted my next giveaway to be a kit for the lovers of nail art. Whether you're just getting started or a full blown artist I think you'll love these prize packs! There will be four winners this time, yes I said four! Sorry to say though this giveaway is for US and Canada only. 

First prize will include: A rhinestone wheel, a stamping set, Konad plate m57, a bundle of fimo sticks, a glass nail file, dotting tools, a nail buffer, red & blue striping tape and finally gold, lavender & pink microbeads!

Second prize will include: A rhinestone wheel, a stamping set, Konad plate m57, a bundle of fimo sticks, a glass file, dotting tools, a nail buffer,  pink & green striping tape and finally green, pink & purple microbeads!

Third place will include: A rhinestone wheel, a bundle of fimo sticks, a glass file, a nail buffer, gold & silver striping tape and finally pink, silver & black microbeads!

Fourth place will include: A rhinestone wheel, a bundle of fimo sticks, a glass file, a nail buffer, purple & gold striping tape and finally green, blue & pink microbeads!

All these essential tools are perfect to start or continue your nail art!

Good luck to you all!

Contest is open to US and Canada only.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Nailgasm Star Trek DS9 Collection!

Nailgasm just released her new Star Trek DS9 collection! I had to get my hands on it so I could swatch everything for you all to see. Here are five gorgeous, nerdy colors to feast your eyes on!

Blood Wine is a beautiful wine red holo. I used two coats and its completely opaque and looks much more holographic in person. I am in love with Nailgasm's holos. They're always just right!

Bajor's Flowers is a pleasant orange coral with yellow and blue hexes. The best part of this one are the adorable little yellow flower glitters! I didn't think this color would look good on my skin tone, but I really love it. 

Kanar is an amazing green jelly with tiny black hexes, medium and large green hexes. I put two coats over Ulta The Jungle Look and its just amazing. The glitters still shine through the jelly, which is fantastic.

Gold Plated Latinum is a treasure trove of brown, gold and copper colored hexes of all sizes. I did a reverse gradient of it over Layla Softouch Aqua Zen and think it looks dazzling! This picture really doesn't so it justice its so sparkling.

Jem'Hadar has got to be my favorite of all. Its a grey base with grey hexes, purple hexes and purple squares. I am totally in love with square glitters. This one is just stunning to me. The grey and the hue of purple connect perfectly!

I can't wait to see what Nailgasm has next, her creations are truly amazing.

Be sure to become a fan of Nailgasm!
Check out her Etsy shop!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Candy Lacquer My Little Pony!

When I found out Candy Lacquer had come out with a My Little Pony line of polishes, I knew I had to have it! So I've been ordering little by little to complete my collection. I thought today I would share the two Princesses and Queen villainess.

Princess Celestia is a clear base stuffed with all kinds of fun shapes, colors and sizes. I did two coats over Revlon Minted. There are pastel pink and blue squares, hexes and diamonds! Along with beautiful iridescent hexes of all sizes. Golden stars dazzle and there are even little hidden pink hearts! What more could you possibly ask for?

Princess Luna is also a clear base filled to the brim with glitter goodies! I did two coats over Essie Butler Please. Bright blue squares and hexes of all sizes along with purple and black. Gorgeous metallic purple shards, silver moons, blue stars and blue and black hearts are just some of the hidden treasures I was able to find in this bottle!

Queen Chrysalis is devilishly full of glitters! I did two coats over Color Club The Lime Starts Here. Lovely blue squares, diamonds, hexes and even mini bars! Accompanied by white and black hexes,  diamonds, squares and mini bars as well. 

I was really impressed with how well thought out and created these three were and am excited to see what the rest have to offer! 

You can find Candy Lacquer's store here.

And be sure to become a fan of their Facebook page here!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Anniversary Nails!

I know I haven't posted in awhile, but I'm still here! Yesterday was my 2nd wedding anniversary, so I did a special manicure for the occasion! Its usually hard to decide what to do with my nails unless I pick my outfit first.

I got this dress from Target, the accessories are all from Ross. I've never worn the dress, but my husband says I look good in red so I decided it was time to wear it!

For my manicure, I did little lines that corresponded with the pattern of the dress. The colors I used are Color Club Cadillac Red, Blue-Topia and Meet Me At My Chateau. My nickname for my husband is bear, which explains my cute little accent nail. I used Essie Glamour Purse and Color Club Nomadic Nude. I really love how these turned out!

We had a blast last night, got a bite to eat and did a little shopping. I picked up two of the Hello Kitty polishes from Sephora!

As for the 300 follower giveaway, the last bits I ordered are coming from Hong Kong which is why its taking so long. I apologize for that, I will start it ASAP! I really want to get it started! I think you'll really love the prizes though!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hits Mari Moon Multigirl Glitter Shock

Once I saw the names of the polishes in this Hits Mari Moon pack, you know I had to have them! The box they come in is awesome, love the little heart window.

The set includes Cheesecake, Banana Split, Suspiro and Cucpake. Each is unique and fully packed with glitter! The bottles are also adorable.

Cheesecake actually reminds me of Revlon's Scandalous, but I think the big hexes in this are holo. Its a black jelly base with lots of magenta glitters everywhere! I did two layers over a Deborah Lippann black.

I found Cheesecake more appealing in matte though and no, not just because I love matte. You can really see the tiny hexes better in matte. 

Banana Split has a very sheer yellow base to it, with silver and rainbow hexes galore! I put one layer over Ulta Cream Of The Crop. 

With the matte you can barely see the color of the base that Banana Split is. I noticed there was a lot more green glitter than anything else, which is funny.

Suspiro is a sheer blue base with purple, silver and blue hexes. I'd have to say this is one of my favorites, its just so pretty. I layered two coats over China Glaze Sweet Hook.

Its even more stunning in matte and you can see more of the tiny hexes again. I just love it!

Cupcake is a pink jelly base with silver, rainbow and giant white hexes. I'd have to say this is my favorite because I love anything involving cupcakes, heh. I layered one coat over O.P.I Pink Friday.

I love how it jelly sandwiches itself. And there's so much glitter!

I really love the whole collection and would love to get more Mari Moon in the future.

Giveaway update!

I've received most of the prizes, but am waiting on around five more. I'm sorry we're behind schedule on it! But as soon as I get everything together I'll start ASAP! Thank you for being patient.