Sunday, December 9, 2012

12 DOC Challenge: Day 5

Hey Ladies!

So I am 2 days late on this one. I am soooo sorry!! I promise, in 2 weeks, when this semester is over and life calms down, I will be back on track...Thank you so much for being patient with me.

Anyway, the challenge for Friday was Snowman. Here is mine:

Look at my poor little nubbin of a ring finger nail. It got destroyed and I had to trim them all down to compensate :(

I used China Glaze Water You Waiting For from their Cirque du Solei collection for the base. GORGEOUS!!! Then I sponged and dotted on Snow Me White for the snow. And also used it for the snowman.

And here are the ladies who actually posted theirs on time:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

12DOC Challenge: Day 4

Hello dears!

I am a day late on my day 4 nails. I was busy all day yesterday *trying* to do homework, but ultimately failing. Now I get to do exactly the same thing today.

Anyway, day 4 is Christmas Lights. I had some ideas in my head, a Pin I found and pinned on Pinterest almost a year ago, but that didn't pan out. This is what I came up with.

These are the other ladies participating in the challenge:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

China Glaze: Champagne Kisses

Hello dears!

O my goodness I am blown away with the polish I am wearing right now. It is China Glaze Champagne Kisses and I think it is part of their holiday line. It is a gorgeous gold-bronze glitter-bomb with scattered holo glitters.

Take a look and prepare to have your breath taken away.

Beautiful isn't it? This is three coats alone.

I took a blurry photo to show the sparkle

This polish has completely blown me away. Have you ever had a polish take your breath away?

Monday, December 3, 2012

12DOC Challenge: Day 3

Hello lovelies!

Today is day 3 of the Christmas challenge.

Christmas movie...I struggled with this one for so long and I nearly just gave up and thought I was going to skip it.

Then Elf came on TV and I saw his hilarious green and yellow outfit he wears and I had my inspiration!

So incredibly simple, but I am just happy I was able to do this one. I used Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow and Ulta Limelight.

Here are the other bloggers also doing the challenge.

Friday, November 30, 2012

12DOC Challenge: Day 2

Hello dears! I hope you checked out my giveaway going on in the previous post.

It is day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge. Snowflakes!

I am so thrilled with this mani! I think it is my favorite one I have ever done. It turned out so wonderfully that people have asked if it was the stickers. (please dont think I am bragging. I am just really proud).

I used Orly Snowcone for the base and then Sinful Colors Snow Me White and a nameless stamping plate to stamp on the snowflakes.

I normally never ever show off my thumb but I am just so pleased :) Even my right hand turned out beautifully.

You can see the rest of the bloggers participating tin the challenge here:

350 Likes/Christmas Giveaway

Hello dears!

So you all helped me get to 350 likes on Facebook. And I would like to thank you all by giving you a chance to win a very awesome prize just in time for the holidays.

One lucky winner will receive all of this:

I have for you China Glaze Deck the Halls set with Glittering Garland, Champagne Bubbles, and Holiday Berry-scented cuticle oil.

And OPI Excuse Moi! from the Muppets collection. (Very pretty with kind of a Christmas-y look to it)

And just for fun, a Chocomania-scented moisturizing, exfoliating soap from The Body Shop. Perfect for exfoliating and mo0isturizing that dry winter skin. Plus smells super yummy.

Rules are the same as always:

*Open to US residents only
*NO CHEATING!!! I will find out and you will be disqualified and banned from future giveaways.
*Contest ends the night of December 14th and the winner will have 48 hours to reply to the email sent.
*Have fun!!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge: Day 1

Hello ladies!! So it is almost December, but not quite. It definately seems like it here in Minnesota though. I think it was 19 degrees yesterday. Brrrr.....

I am starting a new challenge for December which I am really excited about. I like doing month long challenges because it keeps me on track for doing my nails and posting on the blog. But it also takes the guesswork out of what I should do on my nails (mostly).

This challenge was created by Nicole over at Dipped in Lacquer and started today.

So today, being day 1, is only red and green, I instantly thought Gradient!

I used Zoya Logan and Butter London Chancer to create this sparkly look.

I just love it! I think it is my favorite gradient I have ever done. I don't know how I will bring myself to take it off for Friday. Lol.

You can see the rest of the bloggers designs here:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pretty and Polished Daddy's Girl

Hello loves!

I am trying to get through my unswatched Indies and some unswatched mainstream polishes before I buy any more. So this is one I have been holding onto for awhile, just looking at it and wanting it on my fingers.

It is Pretty and Polished Daddy's Girl. A beautiful light blue jelly creme base with different sized pink glitters and pink hearts.

This is two coats of Daddy's Girl over one coat Orly Snowcone.

I didn't have to do any fishing except for the heart glitter, which I was only able to get one. But it is so pretty. I will be wearing this one again for sure!

I also tried the glue base coat and I must say, it worked amazing! The only problem I had is, working in clothing, it began chipping and peeling right away at the beginning of my shift. Ugh!! Have you tried this? How did it work for you?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Model City Polish Holiday Collection + Review

Hello dears. It is Thanksgiving day and I will be doing my turkey nails after this.

I have some polishes from Model City that she sent me from her Holiday collection. I am really excited about these cuz they are just beautiful in the bottle and even prettier on the nail. Let's start, shall we?

First we have Jolly Happy Soul. This is a glitter topper in a clear base with red and white hex glitters, black square glitters and black rod glitters. It also has these gorgeous clear iridescent glitters in there as well. In the bottle they looked purpleish, and on the nail they shifted from a yellow to a blue to a purple. Stunning! The unfortunate part is that after about 30 pictures, I simply could not capture the iridescent colors and they all look yellowish. I layered it over Sinful Colors Snow Me White

Next we have Meet Me Under The Mistletoe. A classic Christmas glitter mix, I loved this one. It has small red glitters and mini green and white glitters in a clear base. I layered it over China Glaze Liquid Leather to help make to colors pop.

And lastly, we have Sugar Plum, a bonus holo. This one is my favorite of the three. It is a gorgeous shade of magenta/fuschia with a linear holo effect. It went on beautifully in only 2 coats.

Nina is launching her Holdiay collection at 12:00pm CST today. You can find her on Etsy. Be sure to take a peak and let me know which of her new polishes is your favorite.