Friday, March 29, 2013

I love me some watermarbling!

Hey guys!

I have not done any watermarbling in OVER a year (I know... shame on me) so I decided to give this technique another go just recently but only as an accent finger. I figured it's better to start small and get myself in back into the habit before going for a full mani. Watermarbling is quite messy which can be discouraging for some (ie: me) so make sure to cover up the surface you'll be working on and to have all you supplies close.

The base color is SH Insta-Dri in Snappy Sorbet. I had actually put down a coat of red polish on the accent finger but it got covered up by my design in the end. The watermarble design was created using my base color along with SH Insta-Dri in Lightening and Essie Blanc.

I love this! I'm so happy it wasn't a hot mess and the clean up was a breeze! This is definitely making me want to try again with different color combinations.

So have you ever watermarbled? If so what's your favorite color combo?


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Music + Polish = Heaven

Staaaaayyyyyy the niiiiiiiiiigggghhhht....
Just let me rock you til the morning liiiiiiiiiiiiiggghhhhtttt...
It's cold outside and much too late to driiiiiiiivvvvveeeeeeee...
You know I need you baby, I'm so lost without your loooooovvvvveeee.....

* Mariah Carey voice *

That's my jam! Music and nail polish? It don't get much better than this. I'm still lusting after a few other shades from OPI's Mariah Carey collection... What you see below is three coats. I'm thinking I might wanna layer this over some black next time.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Flowers in Bloom!

Hi guys!

I'm kicking the week off with a stamping manicure that I came up with for the Sunday challenge over at Adventures In Stamping on FB. The theme was spring flowers! I thought that pastels would go great with the girly flower pattern I chose so I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes for the base and stamped my design in Konad White. Feels like spring alright!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Soooo Tired!!!!!! feat Essie Armed And Ready

Hey loves

I am sooooooooo tired! Ouf! Yesterday was CRAZY! I slept like 3 hours, worked all day, got my kids together, got dinner ready, did my hair and makeup, packed a bag and off I went to La Place Des Arts for a show (doing back vocals for MTL rapper Jean Gardy). Today's the day after and though I slept a few hours, I am still so very exhausted! I've just been all over the place this past week with getting ready for this performance so I think it's an accumulation but now that it's all over with I'm going to have to take the time to recharge my battery.

With that said I want to continue to be faithful to this blog (or at least try to) so here is a stamping manicure I worked on a few weeks ago. Simple but still very pretty.

Nail polish
Essie Armed and Ready
Essie Good As Gold

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pink and 18K gold!

Hola my loves!

Quick post alert! This one is from the archives guys. I did this manicure a few months ago. Winter makes me one grouchy lady (snow + lack of sunlight = yuck) so every once in a while I like to break out some summery shades in an effort to cheer myself up. What better color to choose but pink! Oh and as if that wasn't enough happiness in a bottle I topped it all off with 18k gold!


Gold all in my chain... Gold all in my ring... (Trinidad James voice LOL)

Nail polish
Essie in Cute As A Button
Sephora by OPI 18K gold top coat

Handbag - Aldo

Monday, March 18, 2013

A few tips for a great manicure!

Hi guys!

Today I’d like to share with you with 3 simple tips that have helped me a lot when it comes to manicures. Don’t forget that practice makes perfect and to just have fun with it.

   1.     Always start with base coat and finish with top coat.

Base coat creates a smooth surface for you to paint on and helps prevent staining. While top coat makes everything shiny.

          2.     Wrap the tips of your nails! 

Wrapping refers to the act of adding nail polish to the free edge of your nails. This will help to keep the polish from chipping too fast.

 3.     Clean up your cuticles… PLEASE!

It’s just like in little school: color within the lines! Clean up any mistakes using a Q-tip or even a small paintbrush dipped in nail polish remover. 


I hope this helps! So what are some of your best nail polishing tips?


Nail polish
Zoya in Charla

Friday, March 15, 2013

New tribal nails!

Hi guys,

Your girl is back and today I want to get right into some nail art! This tribal look was inspired  by African patterns. I think almond shaped nails are always classy and in this case it actually makes up for the fact that this is a pretty bold manicure. Classy. Meet Flashy.

I incorporated some of my go-to nail art techniques; stamping and freehand painting. The base colors and stamping work was all done using nail polish and I freehanded the designs on the thumb and ring fingers using acrylic paints.

I think the Afro Twins are fun! How do you feel about bold nails?


Nail polish
OPI A Roll In The Hague & The “It” Color
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out
Konad Special Polish Black

Ring - H&M
Leggings - Sirens
Black top - Joe’s

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Short nails and stamping feat Deborah Lippmann

Hi guys!

Today’s post is a short one! This is a manicure I wore not too long after chopping my claws down. The base color is Ray of Light by Deborah Lippmann. This shade has a jelly consistency and fun flakies running through it. I must admit that I would have preferred for my nails to be a little longer while wearing this one, but that’s just personal preference. 

 I then decided to kick things up a notch with a silver swirling pattern! Which one do you guys prefer? 


Monday, March 04, 2013

Animal print for Nadia feat OPI San Tan-Tonio

Happy Monday my loves!

I'm totally blogging from work while on my lunch break  so I'll try to make this brief! * stuffs face with chicken salad *

Nadia is a new client who came across some of my work in Instagram. We used to run in the same circles back in the day when I was in church but we hadn't seen each other in a minute and this was her first time getting her nails done by me.

Like a good client, Nadia had sent me a picture of the set she wanted prior to us meeting up.

Once we got together she decided to switch up the color scheme by choosing OPI's San Tan-Tonio as a base. The black accents were created using Essie's Licorice and the leopard print was done with acrylic paint.  I had some gold stones but they weren't the right shade so I chose some black stones instead.

So hawt.