Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My mom would hate these

 The moment I started formulating this manicure in my head all I could think of was ewww brown and pink my mom hates those two colors together. lol I happen to love them! I did two coats of Hue are you? and then taped off the tips. I had to do two coats of my lovely Splash. The creaminess of the brown works well with the shimmer of the pink tips.
my components

love these colors
Then I couldn't hold off any longer. I had gotten free Hello Kitty stickers from Born Pretty using the code given by Konad Addict.
I had to put on a couple of bows onto my ring fingers. I put a top coat down on them to make sure they stuck (they have to survive the little one) I am very happy with my left hand and as always my right is a disappointment.

Monday, July 25, 2011

My first trip to Sallys!

new pretties
I have heard of fellow bloggers mention Sally Beauty Supply before, but since I recently moved to a smallish town I had no hopes of visiting one any time soon. I took a change and did a store look up and there is one in my little bitty town! I was ecstatic! It is tiny as to be expected but still there!

Streaky brown on pinky
I couldn't leave without getting something, but it had to be a deal since I didn't really have any spending money.
 I got my first of the Finger Paints brand and my first China Glaze. I may have squealed.
 The brown is called Hue are you?, the first coat was very streaky but the second coat evened it out. The green was dark and creamy and went on in one coat, it's called Scenery Greenery. The blue I was very excited about but was disappointed once it got on the nail even though it was a one coater. It has since grown on me, it's called Artistic Azure. I like the shimmer of it and it's pretty true to the bottle color.
Scenery Greenery close up

 I realized I didn't really have a picture showing the green nicely, so I took another picture by a window. This color is exciting me for Yule, it is a fall/winter color for me at least. The last item I got was a China Glaze cuticle oil with a Peppermint scent. I love this oil and can't stop smelling my fingers like  a creeper. I have never had cuticle oil before, so we will see how it goes.

Now here is the best part, my whole trip cost only $3.16!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My first pink Wednesday!

This post actually has a couple firsts in it. I am also posting from my phone for the first time as well.

For this manicure I used Pure Ice Splash which is a very barbie pink in my mind and I used the LA colors silver striper polish.

I love half moon manicures so I did another one and I wanted it to be summery so I choose hot pink. Then to try and cover up my messy line I added a little sparkle, because I love sparkles.

I also added my nicely price mini haul. I got the silver striper and LA Colors Seashell for a dollar each at the dollar tree. I don't wear gold normally but it was to pretty to pass up.

Friday, July 8, 2011

For the Horde!

Horde Banner
My previous manicure represented the Alliance. For this manicure I am representing the opposing faction: the Horde. For me they have always been the cooler group, the Greasers to the Jocks of the Alliance if you get my completely non related analogy.  For this manicure since I had a striper (don't type stripper, don't type stripper) polish in black from LA Colors I decided not to try another go at scotch tape tips.

Blurry but you can see the magic sparkles!
For the base color on all by my ring finger I used Wet n Wild's Everyone Loves Redmond, and I did the tips with LA Colors Art Deco Black. For my ring finger cause i love sparkles I did a base coat of Wet n Wild's Ebony hates Chris and put 1 layer of Cult Nails Captivated. I love this polish but I am horrible at trying to take it's picture!

While the Horde isn't really a sparkly bunch (that's more the Alliance) I just had to use Captivated. I feel like Abu with the ruby in Aladdin. It's just so shiney! I wore this over to my Horde friends house and it recieved oohs and ahhs. Then it started to chip and peel, but I loved it while it lasted.
from Disney's Aladdin

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Begining of a Theme

Let me tell you a little something about me. I love World of Warcraft or WOW. In the game there are two factions. I have decided to start trying to do WOW related manicures.

Today I am representing the Alliance. They have a beautiful blue background in their banner. The details are done in a bright yellow. I have represented these with Wet n Wild Saved by the Blue and The Wonder Yellows.

The blue went on nicely, much nicer than Sally Hansen's that I used on my half moon mani I did. It went on in two coats. I did the tips using scotch tape. I am still a huge fail at this. The yellow needed more than one coat and was afraid of peeling the tape with dry polish.

I pulled off the tape and the polish lifted up on the edge cause it was half dry and gooey. It was not neat but I got my yellow tips. Hopefully I will improve because I am impressed with what can be done with scotch tape.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Green Summer nails

 I was very excited about this concept. I thought they would be a fabulous looking summer manicure. The end result was no where near what i imagined. I did this manicure probably over a week ago and at this point I don't even remember the glorious idea that made this happen.

I do still love the clean fresh look of the green which is Wet n' Wild's Sage in the City. I also enjoy the orange on my ring finger of Sally Hansen HD Three D. Three D I find goes on a little thing and leans of the red over the yellow side of the orange spectrum. The yellow tip on my middle finger is Sally Hansen HD Lite. Now I love this color but it did not work well.

I am still getting used to trying to do Scotch tape manicures. Before I read any tutorials I wouldn't de-stickafy them at all and wait for the paint to dry before pulling them off. So now I am finding an issue of being afraid to do more than one coat with it, being afraid that letting the first coat dry will mess it up. Well this whole process is trial and error so I will work on it.

On another topic I am going to try and get a patriotic 4th of July manicure done, but my sister is coming down to visit on the 4th so i might get distracted. My niece loves nail polish too so maybe I might just steal pictures of her nails instead!