Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I have a few things to show you that I have been working on. So let's get started! The first one is a quick job I did on Sunday. I really thought I could wear it all week long, but I got tired of it by yesterday. It was an orange glitter by Sinful Colors for the base and black crackle for the top. I can never wear polish very long, so I took it off and tried a new color. This may be my favorite new color! NYC for 99 cents it goes on beautifully! It's called brownstone. The first picture is just one coat, so it needed another. Then I took pictures after the second coat and glitter. Details in pictures below: I think the brown all by itself is going to be a great fall color! I also have to tell you that I ordered another set of Bundle Monster plates! Here are just a few..... I wish I had a more steady hand, because it's almost embarrassing showing you my imperfect nails sometimes. Anyhow my new stamps played a big hand in this design I have on now. I will probably change again tomorrow night or Friday night since the holiday will pass and another is around the corner. I will be posting again soon! Happy Halloween! And Happy Painting yall!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fingerpaint Gel Nails............

Well I finally made the time to paint my toesies with the new kit that I bought. I am so pleased with the results. I forgot to look at the color, but I believe it's Passion for P-Ink. It's a very light glittery pink. I did this for breast cancer awareness month. Above you can see the beautiful job the salon tech did on my nails. And because I got French I was charged $40. As a nail polish lover you can see how this might have upset me. So, as I said in my previous post I went to Sally's and bought the Fingerpaint gel kit. I already have my own UV light so I just had to pay around $45 for the kit and an extra $15 for a bottle of color polish. The process was pretty simple, and didn't take that long. And here is what it looks like. Shiny perfection! I love it! However I get bored with my polish pretty quick. So I tried to take it off. I have read and seen others do it with pure acetone. So even though I had the bottle of gel remover with the kit I figured I would just go straight for the good stuff, after all this is glitter polish! SO I soaked them with a cotton swab wrapped in foil for 25 minutes. Unbelievable! It didn't budge! It wasn't even softened by this. So I thought maybe you have to use their 'special' gel polish remover (acetone). Once again, I soaked my swabs and wrapped them around my nail with foil. And wouldn't you know it, stuff is still shiny and hard! And shiny, OMG....... I would have to scrape this off with a razor blade I'm afraid. Maybe I did it wrong, maybe there was a secret in those directions I tossed... I don't know. But I will have to pay someone to take this off now! I will let you know how this turns out! #frustrated Happy Painting ya'll!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My how the time flies!!!!!!!!!

Holy Batman Balls, has it really been almost 2 years!!?!?!?!?! I guess I have been neglecting my nail hobby! Since I got a new job in the beginning of 2012 I haven't done much in the way of nail art. However, I am jumping back on track and pushing ahead! Of course paying $35 for someone else to paint on my gel nails really got me fired up. I immediately walked over to Sally's and purchased my own Fingerpaint brand gel nail kit. I will post pictures and test it out and report back ASAP! Sorry again, I'll try not to fall off the edge of the blog world again!!!!!!!!! Happy Painting Y'all!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Ok, even though they didn't win, they put up a great fight! Last Friday was go Texans day here in the big H and I had some fun with it.

I tried to let things dry for a bit before applying Sech Vite, but my SV has gotten extremely thick and drags colors. I'm going to be hunting for a better top coat pretty soon. Anyhow, all of the pictures show a bit of wear because I was cooking, chopping and cleaning ALL day! So by the end of it all it started chipping off and my thumb nail tore....ugghhhhh!!!!!
So yes, it's back to a nub for me.
Then I went with a dark color again, because you know how I like to change things up. I started with Quick Brick by Sally Hansen, but it quickly showed some wear along the tips, so I sponged on some This Is It by Sinful Colors. That was pretty enough, but then I remembered I had some plain gold glitter chunks in a clear base and thought it would be perfect. Unfortunately you really have to dig around the bottle to get the chunks to come out. That's what I get for buying a 99 cent polish from a beauty discount store. Still looks pretty though!

I didn't clean the edges this time because 1. I didn't plan on keeping this mani long, 2. my cuticles are so dry! Acetone would only dry them further!
I do wish that I could polish as beautifully as some of the pics I see out there. I thought after all this time I would have learned. Oh well. I guess if I'm still having fun with it that's all that matters! This weekend I will be shopping for clothes for my new job, and then I'll pick the perfect mani to start my week with!
Thanks for stopping by!

Happy painting!!!!!!!!!

Welcome 2012!

I kept saying this was going to be MY year! And what do ya know???? I got a new job! And that, my friends, would be why I am just now posting for the new year! So I have plenty of mani's to show you!
After the new year I got tired of the dark color so I went 'el-natural'. I can't recall what the name of it is, but this is just a frosty white tip with some small glitter....

Then I guess I got on a 'french mani' kick, because then I switched to a hot pink, Oasis by Sinful Colors...

I put Kaleidoscope by Wet-N-Wild on top of it for a great sparkle!
Then decided to file them down, because I was noticing some cracks. Awe..sniff..sniff. I didn't want to be too tacky or 'loud' for my interview so I went with a red french tip and put some Kaleidoscope on it again.

I know the last picture is blurry, but I'm making a point. In the close up pics you can see that my lines aren't real straight and it might look a little tacky, however in real life nobody looks that close and they really didn't look bad.
Sometimes I take the time to clean up real pretty and sometimes I just don't bother. Usually because I'm painting in a hurry ;)
I will post again with more soon!
Happy painting!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Years!

Well the end of 2011 is right around the corner! Can you believe it? It went by so fast. I am not one to make resolutions for the new year.....however, I do want to work more on me this year. Maybe just take better care of myself, so I can in turn be a better mother, wife and friend.
Anyway, I did a New Year mani last night. My husband asked why I did it so early, because he knows I'll get tired of it and re paint by then, but I just felt like a change. So I started with China Glaze, Midnight Magic. I never used this color before, but it's got a beautiful sparkle to it! Then I stamped stars on with a BM plate and sponged the tips with Ultra Pro, Mossy Britches. These colors worked really well together, I guess because of the gold sparkle in Midnight Magic. So, here it is....

I was able to get a few shots in the sunlight. I hope you see the sparkle, because it's wonderfully delicious!

I have to say I will definitely use this Midtown Magic again. Really pretty color, even though I usually don't use dark colors.
Well I'm off to explore other blogs and get some new mani ideas.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Painting!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! This was the best Christmas I had in YEARS! So much family and fun, I can't wait to do it again next year!
Well I did a few more designs for the holidays. I started off this first mani with two coats of Avon black matte polish. I really like this polish, even though it's hard to clean up. I then painted on tips with China Glaze Ruby Pumps. Maybe I should have done the Ruby Pumps over white? I couldn't see the real beauty of the sparkle so it just didn't catch my eye like I wanted.

Then I decided to go with solid red Ruby Pumps. This was before clean up, because then I decided to make stripes like a candy cane.....epic fail! I can never make up my mind! So I took it off instead of cleaning it up!

Finally I settled on tips for Christmas. I went with green and red. I could have done without the stickers. But here it is!

It's funny now how family will always look at my nails when we get together to see what I have done ;)
AND...for Christmas my wonderful hubby and daughter got me a Sally Mate storage unit for my nail goods! Woohoo!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and I will be back in a few days with a New Years mani!
Happy Painting!