Monday, August 29, 2011

Glitter fixes everything

Blurry to show off the day saving glitter!

Sorry for the long gap in posts I have no reasons beside I am lazy and had no inspiration. Today I am going to show you a manicure that I would have been upset about last year but this year I fixed. As stated before I am a big nerd. I raid on WoW which sometimes gives me a free few moments during down time to paint my nails by the light of my monitor lol.

orginally with out glitter
Pure Ice Platinum
I started out with a nice base coat of Platinum. I let that dry and then slapped some hole reinforcers to do a half moon mani (my fav) I always want to be symmetrical so I decided to fight against that urge and only do it on random nails. I painted on some Buffy the Violet Slayer since I also love purple. 

Apparently I had not waited long enough for my white base to dry because when I pulled up my reinforcers I pulled up some of the white! eek! Normally I would have been almost in tears (I was a perfectionist/spaz) but mommyhood has calmed me thankfully.  I tried to neaten and reapply with the white, but you could tell that something went wrong with this mani.

I went to bed kind of disappointed with this manicure. I woke up to find on top of the other issues with it I also got sheet creases! I was just about to give up the ghost and take it all off when I had a thought. Glitter gives a new texture by itself so it can be more forgiving on my mistakes. I grabbed some glitter (LA Colors Sassy Sparkle) and put on a coat. Volia! A saved by the glitter! I was happier with the result. This lasted a couple hours until I had to do dishes and they peeled at the tips. I wish I had a dish washing machine!!!

Also as a Side Note, why would L.A. Colors not write the name of their polish on the bottles? It drives me crazy!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Mummy Manicure

I love visiting other nail blogs. I try to see at least one or two a day. I am so impressed with what they can do with scotch tape. I have decided to try and recreate the "Mummy Tape Mani" that I saw over at Nailside. The author Jane is amazing with what she can do! She has definitely inspired me to do some more difficult things with scotch tape.

For this manicure I used Nicole by Opi My Lifesaver which is from the Justin Bieber collection. I love this color! I have read that it is an almost dupe for China Glaze's "For Audrey". I have no other color like it. It's a lovely robin's egg blue. I put My Lifesaver as the base color for ever finger but my ring fingers.  For those I put Sinful Colors Casablanca which is a lovely one coat silver.
I then tore off a strip of scotch tape and stuck it to my hand a couple of times to take off some of the sticky. I then cut the stripes and put them on my nails. I put the opposite color on over the tape and for the first time pulled off the tape with tweezers instead of my fingers. This was suggested in Jane's tutorial and i found it worked quiet well.
I did this manicure yesterday, didn't take any pictures like a noob and then destroyed them doing the dishes. I redid them today and rushed them a little bit and got bubbles, but I love them. 

What has been a favorite manicure done by a blogger that you think I should check out?