Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Mani 2

Hi there!

Today I'm going to show you guys a Halloween mani I did for Jordana Cosmetics Nail Art Contest.

Here is my Candy Corn inspired design!

I thought it turned out kinda cute and man was it easy! 

 I used
  • Sinful Colors Snow Me White (White)
  •  NYC  Spring Street (Orange)
  • Sinful Colors Pull Over (yellow)
To do the spider and web I just used a Sally Hansen Nail art pen. Boy do I love those pens!

Hope you Enjoy. Ciao!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Mani

Hey there!

Halloween is getting so close which means lots of Halloween Mani's to come! Today I'm going to show you a design I entered in the It's So Easy Nail Art Contest on Facebook. It was my first time putting my stuff out there for the world to see. Boy was it nerve racking! I'm not sure i'll even come close to winning; there are SO many talented nail artist out there but I wanted to do it for experience and besides it's super fun! Here it is!

Basically I started off with a white base coat (Sinful Colors-Snow Me White) then I sponged on the dark orange (NYC Spring Street) and then sponged on the light orange (Wet N Wild Sunny Side Up). After that was dry I put strips of tape on three of the nails and painted on NYC Black Lace Creme. While that was drying I added in the "Boo" and polka dots. I did the spider using Sally Hansen Black nail art pen and I did the web using a white striper brush. once the black was pretty close to dry I removed the tape and put a coat of Seche Vite over all the nails to give them a glossy finish. Overall I was pretty happy with my design. My tape cutting skills need a little work. But hey I'm learning!

Thats all for now! Ciao!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mellow Yellow

Hi there!

Today I'm going to show you guys a simple nail design I did on my girlfriend. Now she is a no frills kinda gal. She normally likes black and white thats it! No glitters or crackles or really any designs. I have to beg and plead for her to let me do something fun to her nails. Imagine my surprise when she said she wanted yellow nails with a couple of pieces of fimo cane on them. Sounds fun to me! So here's what she got.

I used

  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow
  • Seche Vite Top Coat 
If you aren't familiar with Fimo Canes here is what they look like.

Basically they come in a stick form and using a sharp blade (I used an xacto knife) you slice off as many pieces as needed. To attach them you can stick them on a wet layer of top coat or you can use nail glue. I used the glue then put a top coat on the entire nail. It stayed in place until she got sick of them and pulled them off! ;) These particular fimo canes came from I paid 5.79 with free shipping for 100 of them and as you can see I got a good variety. The only negative is that they took awhile to get here as they were shipped from Hong Kong. Still if you don't mind a bit of a wait they were a good deal. I'm sure there are some on Amazon that will arrive faster but I'm a sucker for free shipping so I'm willing to wait!

That's all for now. Ciao!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Drugstore Haul pt.2

Hey there!

This weekend I hit up the dollar store looking to score some makeup wedges and cotton balls all essentials to doing your nails! ;)  Well imagine my surprise when I came across these!

First off those stripers! What an amazing deal! Those can range from 3-5 bucks EACH! Naturally I searched through those shelves until I found every color I wanted. I even doubled up some of them.  Next Sally Hansens Complete Salon Manicure polishes. They had quite a few but only these two really caught my eye! $1 what a steal! Finally these mini bottles of glitter. Yay! who doesn't love glitter and again only a dollar! $10 and some change total. STEAL! That's all for now. Ciao!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Drugstore Haul pt.1

Hi there!

It's been awhile since my first post. Sorry! I've been shopping a lot lately. All of these collections coming out I'm trying to keep up! Today I'm going to show you some stuff I've purchased recently; most of which were pretty cheap! Yay! I'm going to separate the haul posts into two so it won't be too picture heavy! ;)

First off I went to Walgreens looking for Wet N Wilds party rock collection. No luck! But! I came across Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure Line and guess what!!!? It was on clearance for $1.99!!!!!!! Can you believe that! $1.99! Usually it runs about $8-9 bucks! I hear that they are re releasing the line so I guess thats why it's so cheap but I love a bargain so I picked up a few. I plan on going back for more this week.

Grass Sipper

Red Zin


Good To Grape

Shrimply Devine

All Fired Up

Lastly I got these!

Sinful Colors Ocean Side

 Essie Butler Please

 Wet N Wild Chrome Grew up in Cobalt-imore

Whew! So that was all of my Walgreens haul. I am in love with Essies Leading Ladies collection. I want every single color and I've decided that I'll buy one each week until I have them all! And those Sally Hansen Colors are wonderful! I had no problems with any of them. They went on smooth and opaque. Gotta love it! I got all of these colors for about 20 bucks. Can't beat that! My next post I will show you some stuff I found at the Dollar Store! Until then.. Ciao!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Newbie Here!

Well after a lot of urging and confidence boosting I've finally decided to get started on this nail blogging journey. I can't promise to be great but I can promise to keep trying. I truly love doing my nails and I love interacting with fellow nail lovers. I welcome all tips and suggestions. Tomorrow or perhaps later if I get some free time I'll properly introduce myself. Until then I leave you with this!

  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • China Glaze Mahogany Magic (dark brown)
  • Wet N Wild Megalast Private Viewing (light brown)
  • Sinful Colors Pink Forever
  • Sally Hansen Black Nail Art Pen
  • Seche Vite Top Coat