Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pink is in the air!

Happy Pink Wednesday!

Today’s manicure was kinda hard to come up with. I just didn’t know what to do but I did know that I wanted to show off some nail art. After trying a few looks that ended up being EPIC FAILS, I finally decided to apply the “less is more rule” and came up with a simple but adorable manicure.

The base is Flamingo by GOSH and the lines were painted (free hand) using Nero by GOSH (black), Something Sweet by China Glaze (light pink) and Alpine Snow by OPI (white). Since I just love accent nails I couldn’t resist adding a cute fimo flower, in pink of course!

Enjoy the nail porn!
 I’m a sucker for all things pink. 



Monday, August 29, 2011

Everything is just Peachy Keen!

Hey guys!

Could someone please tell me why Mondays are so painful?!? I’m blogging from my statistics class. I know I know, I should probably be focusing on a linear graph right now but math gives me anxiety (totally serious) so I’m blogging in hopes that it’ll calm my nerves. After taking off my Pink Wednesday mani I decided to go for something cute but bright (shocker!). I just can’t bring myself to believe that summer is almost over so I reached for China’s Glaze’s Peachy Keen in order to create a fun summer look.

Peachy Keen is a nice cream that totally compliments my skin tone. The formula is a little thick but nothing that can’t be handled. I did get a few noticeable bald spots even after 2 coats so I had to add a 3rd for full opacity. I suggest laying down a white base in order to avoid multiple coats (one should be enough).

For the accent nail I painted the ring finger in white using OPI’s Alpine Snow, drew an outline with a Sally Hansen nail art pen in black and then filled the rest of the nail with Peachy Keen. I used the same white and added the polka dots with a dotting tools.

So what do you think?

Talk to you guys later,

Friday, August 26, 2011

There's no place like... the country?!?

Hello dear lovelies!

Just  a little post to show you a quick and easy manicure I wore to a corn shucking shindig that my fiancé’s family was having. Can you believe that Jon and I have been together 7 years now and I had never met that side of his family up until this event?!? Nuts I know but I guess that’s what happens when every one starts having their own lives… I was nervous about meeting them and how they would react to me and our children but everything turned out great and I had a lovely time.

Okay so this corn shucking thing was being held somewhere out in the sticks. Jon’s aunt and uncle have chickens, ducks and even a rabbit! The boys loved it. 

Now boonies or not your girl dresses up her nails for every occasion and this was no exception! I slapped on two coats of  Sally Hansen’s Mint Sprint (Insta-Dri) gave it a moment to dry and topped it off with 2012’s Cracked Nail Polish in DNA. I sealed everything with a Sally Hansen topcoat and voilà! 

 What do you think? Could this pass for country-chic?



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's Pink Wednesday!

Hey guys!

This is my first Pink Wednesday post! Okay so for those of you who don’t know, Pink Wednesday is a movement that was started by a few bloggers who love the movie Mean Girls and the color pink. If you’ve ever watched this movie then you know that “The Plastics” always wore pink on Wednesdays. Pink Wednesdays allows nail bloggers to share their pink manicures with other bloggers and nail polish fanatics.

I decided to join this group a few weeks ago but only got around to posting about this now and though I didn’t love the movie but I do love the concept so I’ll be trying to post pink manis on Wednesdays. Keep in mind that my schedule is already packed as it is so I can’t promise that I’ll be doing this every single week but I’ll try to post these as much as I can.

Enough of the chit chat let’s move on to the manicure of the day. Something about this screams Barbie to me. I started out with 3 coats of Sinful Colors in Fusion Neon. This color was a pain in the ass. The formula is thin and I kept on getting bald spots. MUCHO IRRITATING! Sinful Colors’ neons tend to be difficult to work with. The best thing to do would have been to start out with a white base. Oh well! You live and you learn. After realizing that it would be too hard to attain full opacity, I decided to add a layer of Nicole by OPI’s Make a Comet-Ment (LOVE that glitter). I used Sinful Colors’ Cream Pink on the ring finger and added a free hand design using KISS nail art paint in Bikini Pink. I sealed everything with my favourite Sally Hansen topcoat and voilà!

This look makes me miss my Barbie convertible.

Here are links to the blogs of the ladies who started Pink Wednesdays:


Monday, August 22, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Hi guys!

I hope everyone is doing well. Today is my first day back in school, now you can call me a dork if you want to but I LOVE IT! I know I might not be singing the same tune come mid-terms but for the most part I really do enjoy being in school. There’s just something about learning and doing something to better myself that makes me feel good. I’m actually in the library (if I’m not in class that’s where you’ll find me) just catching up on some other nail blogs I like to follow. I’ll try to make this quick since I have another class to go to in about 35 minutes.

Some people like new clothes for back to school but I love a new paint job. I wanted nails that made a statement so I used OPI’s Big Apple Red as a base. Ladies this has got to be the sexiest red I own. It is so bright! This red makes me feel like a total vixen. I am in love. As an accent I decided to try a burst effect (this was inspired by a mani I saw on a blog called Nailside). Not bad at all for my first try. I used Nero by Gosh, waited for that to dry and then added Sally Hansen’s Silver Sweep for the last layer. I really like this look and can’t wait to try it again with different color combinations.

Alright well I’m off to get some coffee before class,


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ramblings from the dark side... of polish!

Hey guys!

It’s been over a week I know… (hangs head in shame)

Work has been draining so I’ve been off my game but I’m gonna try to get it together. Though I haven’t blogged much in the past week and half, I have been snapping pics of my manicures and I’ll be sure to share them with you all. I also found pictures of manicures I did when my nails were shorter and I’ll be posting those too. Short nails are adorable and I want to show you a few looks that are appropriate for those of you who don’t have long nails. I’ve got lots coming up so bare with me!

On to the polish!

Okay so I love bright colors and I’ve been rocking them all summer but it was starting to feel a bit too “in your face” so I opted for something dark. OPI’s Ski Teal We Drop is a gorgeous cream that I had been wanting to try for a while. I don’t have anything like it in my collection and it is beautiful. I will say that this polish was a little on the thick side so thin coats are a must if you want to avoid bubbles.

I just love this shade.

I wore the polish as is for one day before the artist in me started to get that itch. I found a super cute flower pattern and stamped it on using Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri in Silver Sweep. Here’s the final look.

I placed the flowers off to the side because 
I still wanted to be able to see that beautiful teal color.

Fantabulous. (yes you read that right) 

I’m off to prep a few more blog posts and edit a YouTube video I had been meaning to post. School starts Monday so I’m going to have to blog in advance. Feel free to comment below or email me some suggestions concerning what you’d like to see on this blog. I love hearing from you guys.


Friday, August 05, 2011

Hello weekend!

Happy Friday good people!

I was soooo ready for this week to end! So much so that I wore my “Hello Weekend I’ve Been Waiting For You” t-shirt to work today. I am not even playing.  I dunno what it is but Fridays just make me wanna get dolled up so a new paint job was in order. Last night I settled on Dim Sum Plum by OPI which is described as a fuchsia-plum cream. It was one of the 12 shades in OPI’s Hong Kong collection which was released in spring of 2010. The application was smooth and 2 coats was enough to attain full opacity. 

I then added a cupcake and a slice of yellow cake (made of Fimo) on the ring finger. Mmmmm cake…. * drools *  That’s about as close as I can get to a cake these days since your girl is back on her diet grind and that means that sweets are off limits! (BOO!) But no one said I couldn’t console myself with Fimo cakes right?

To make my sassy look complete I put on my Doll Pink lipgloss by NYX. Very bright but an awesome match for my mani.

Weekend nail polish...

A happy Friday indeed...

Enjoy the weekend!


Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Who knew polish could be so much fun?!?

Hey lovelies!

I’m back to show you some awesome polish. Yes. Awesome. I received it a few weeks ago but only got around to blogging about it now. Let’s get to it!

I had been dying to get my hands on some color changing polish so I finally caved and ordered some. I was so excited to receive it but had to wait well over a month because the people over at Canada Post decided to hold my packages hostage.  So when it finally came in the mail I just dropped everything so I could try it on! This polish is pretty darn cool, especially in hot weather. Wearing it makes me feel like a little girl again. It had me running around the office holding cold drinks just to show my co-workers! I fell in love with the color but was disappointed by the product’s lasting power. It started chipping the very next day! * gasp * I mean I do change my polish 2 to 3 times a week (I get bored easily, don’t judge me!) but one day of wear is not enough, even for me. I’ll try to wear it with a different top coat next time. I’m hoping that’ll solve my problem because this polish is way too much fun to wear only one day.

I was so happy to see this in the mail! 
This is the 'warm' color.

This is the 'cold' color *Drools* 
I dipped my hand in ice water to demonstrate

Both colors side by side