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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Color Club "Almost Famous"
OPI "Uh Oh Roll Down the Window"
Sinful Colors "Nirvana"
Revlon "Safari Chic"
I had been eying the pattern on my son's Huggies Wipes box for some time now and I'm glad I finally did it. I love how it came out. I'm trying to preserve this manicure for as long as I can. It was so simple. Just a small dotting tool and my polishes. I listed only a few of the colors I used, you can really go with whatever you have that looks similar which is what I did or go with a completely different color scheme. I might do
that next. It's just really eye catching and cute. Thanks for visiting!!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
NYC "Lincoln Square"
Sally Hansen "Golden"I saw I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous' fishtail braid manicure and thought it was the CUTEST thing. She linked the Lucy's Stash blog with a really neat tutorial. Once I saw how easy the tutorial looked, I had to try it for myself. I stuck with 3 colors since it was my first time. It took a while to complete both hands & I had to use Seche Vite (which I despise) because it was pretty well layered once I finished. But overall I was pleased with the outcome. And please excuse my scraggly cuticles. The summer weather is killing them and it seems like no amount of cream is helping. As I type this, I have slathered on the lanolin to help them heal up. Working in an office where I shuffle paper all day doesn't help either. I'd like to ask a favor of anyone who may be reading, if you can please fill out my survey on the front page regarding the quick dry top coat that works best for you. I want to know what people like most so when I do my giveaways, I know what people prefer. Thanks for visiting!!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Sinful Colors "Hazard"
Sally Hansen's "Limestone"
Color Club's "Almost Famous"
Sinful Color's "Dream On"
Sinful Color's "Aquamarine"
Forever 21's "Neon Pink"
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Base Color: H&M "Lavender Luster Duo"
Lines: Loreal "Dreamer"
L.A. Girl "Soft Red"
Writing: Santee "Black"
Pencil: Color Club "Almost Famous"
Eraser: Sally Hansen "Espresso"
Metal Band: Revlon "Metallic"
I was teaching my son how to write his name today when I had the idea to re-create it on my nails. Every mom should do this, Joshua has been getting a kick out of this all day. It also made me wonder why pre-school writing paper was brownish and not just white. Anyway this was a really easy cute manicure. Mostly just some lines and a steady hand. The thumb was pretty easy as well. I used 1 piece of tape to make the yellow bottom half of the pencil as straight as I can. It didn't really matter if I messed up on the pencil or eraser because I was going to go over both with the Metallic color. Try it! I have the Summer Giveaway gift all ready to go, I just have to take pictures of it. It's been busy at work for me with the July 4th holiday but I'll get the pictures up tomorrow. Thanks for visiting!!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Sally Hansen "Golden"
This manicure was fun but took forever. It's so basic, no real technique besides the striping on my middle finger which is a bit smeared. I used a different top coat this time and I think I like it. I want to use it a couple more times before I can really say. It's Orly's "Sec 'n' Dry". It doesn't dry as fast as Seche Vite and you can't apply it too quickly after you paint your nails as you can see above, but it doesn't shrink. I can't take SecheVite's shrinkage anymore. My manicures look awful after a day because the shrinking gets so bad. Anyhow this manicure was really fun, I think my best one yet. Anyway peek back tomorrow - I'm posting the Summer Giveaway. Thanks for visiting!!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
|Sinful Colors "Dream On"|
|Orly Topcoat "Sec 'n' Dry"|
My Giraffe manicure didn't last through dish washing last night. So I had a moment and quickly did this manicure. I had purchased Sinful Colors "Dream On" a while ago now and finally had time to try it. First off, this color isn't the actual color. It photographed as a pink however on my nails it is neon purple. A dark neon purple actually. The first photos were taken outside in the sunlight and the last picture is under the fluorescent lights at my desk. Can you believe the difference?! It looks totally different in the sunlight, very pink. Again I apologize, my cuticles are a mess and my polish is streaky. I have extremely dry skin and summer isn't even in full bloom yet as well as I didn't anticipate getting time to change my manicure so I tried to do it quickly in case my little one woke up. Anyway it's a beautiful bright summery color and Sinful Colors is so inexpensive I couldn't go wrong. Thanks for visiting!!
P.S. Thursday is the Summer Giveaway Reveal so peak back!!
Monday, July 2, 2012
| Spot Sinful Colors Nirvana |
Base Yellow: Color Club's "Almost Famous"
Top Coat Yellow: Orly's "Live Wire"