Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Wedding Manicure

So you might have noticed I haven't posted anything in a while. I've been a bit busy. I got married yesterday. I thought I'd share my manicure with you!

I used Kleancolor Sheer Pastel White topped with Mr. Right from the Kleancolor "Oh yes, I do!" mini collection. I topped that with China Glaze Luxe and Lush. For the accent, I used China Glaze Hook and Line and a little more Mr. Right with a rhinestone set in the middle.

How do you like it?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Saints Nails - WHO DAT!!!

My aunt has been bugging me to do a Saints themed manicure since I started this blog two months ago. Well, I finally did one last night! I love it so much, and it looks so fancy!!!

I love these so much, and I know a lot of sports fans in Louisiana do as well. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be planning out press-on sets for purchase available in Saints, Ragin' Cajuns, and Tigers colors. If you would be interested in any of these sets, please leave a comment below! (This is not an order, just a general survey.)

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hero Up!

The other day, I saw that White Jasmine Nail Art had posted a picture of nails she painted with various comic book super hero logos (Facebook photo of the nails). Most of the heroes represented were DC, so I had to counter with Marvel. I used lots of layering and even created a new color (the Spider-Man red I'm calling Spidey Sense) in order to get the looks I wanted. I'm posting a few photos because the glare on the nails kept getting in the way.

Which one is your favorite? I think they're all MARVELous!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My First (Semi) Successful Water Marble

I finally got a water marble to work! I had trouble because the polishes seemed to dry too quickly. I don't know if it's the altitude, but it might be. Recently, I got a good tip for stopping the quick drying - a few drops of polish remover in the water. It helped a lot!

I used China Glaze Foie Gras, Dress Me Up, and Hook and Line (also the base coat). There are a few bubbles and wrinkles, but I actually got it to marble! My thumb turned our the best.

One more point about Hook and Line. I know it's very streaky when you paint it on, but it's such a great silvery grey. So, I was very happy that there are no streaks in the water marble. I decided to put just Hook and Line into the water for my other hand. It was great to not have streaks! You can see how smooth it is on my other hand.

What do you think?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Soft Pink Nails

First, I want to say that I have started a Facebook page to go with the blog. You can "like" my new page by following the link to the right and clicking "like"! Ok... on to the manicure.

After my Olympic Rings peeled off, I thought it was time for something simple. I decided to go with a soft pink. I used some minis from the Kleancolor French Bijou collection: Sheer Pastel Nude, Sheer Peach, and Sheer Red. I layered one coat of each. While it looked nice, I just couldn't help it. I had to do something special just for me.

Can you see it? I think you might catch a tiny glimpse on the first two nails. There's some shimmer! A while back, I had sprayed some shimmer fragrance mist and some got on my hand. It made my polish sticky and the shimmer wouldn't come off. This time I did it on purpose. I spritzed my fresh manicure with the shimmer fragrance mist and followed with a topcoat. There are only a few sparkles per nail and most people won't notice a bit, but I know it's there just for me.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Olympic Rings

I can't not have an Olympic themed manicure when even the Olympians themselves are rocking polish! So here is mine. It's a simple design, but it's still bold.

It's all Kleancolor (number of coats): Metallic White (1), Vegas Night (2), Gold Caviar (3), Black Out (3), Leaves Jingle (2), and Metallic Red (1). I used a straw to get the circles and traced it with a striping brush. For the tips, I just painted sideways - if you're slow and careful, you don't need to clean up the edge. I avoided all medium and big glitters.

What do you think - do they get gold, silver, or bronze?