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Friday, October 2, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hobbies

SO, I haven't blogged in about three years.  You'll have to excuse my messy nail art, I'm sure I'll get better with practice :)
My hobby is Billiards or Pool as some call it.  My nails represent several pool balls and my thumb represents the cue ball.
I accomplished this using Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Poppin' Paprika(orange) & Lightning(yellow), Barry M. Gelly Blood Orange(red), Sinful Shine Endless Blue.  I lost my black paint pen so I used my Granddaughters Crayola Pip Squeek marker for the numbers. Topped everything off with a coat of Seche Vite.

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Friday, October 12, 2012


I love doing nails but am just not ready for the blogging.  I will continue with the nail art and if you are interested will post on my Facebook Page Patchouli & Lace .  Thanks for you support and understanding.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Starry, starry night nails

Happy Sunday!  I've finally done another stamping mani!  I am really excited about this one, it's not quite as perfect as I would like, but I worked really hard on the idea and execution and am pleased with the outcome.  Especially after the manicure I posted yesterday!

I started with a base of China Glaze Ray-Diant smoothed it out with Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat and let it dry overnight.

I then stamped using China Glaze Up All Night and SE22

The stamping image was not large enough for my nails so I had to stamp most twice.  This looked even better IRL.  Here are some more images.



So what do you think?  Am I getting better?  Too many pictures?  Love to hear your comments :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sat-Art-Day Jam Tarts

First off today, I want to thank all you lovely ladies for commenting on my last manicure!  What a surprise it was to see all the comments and new followers! 

I was so organized for today, or so I thought!  I knew it was "stamping Saturday and this week was Metallic. Well I think you all see my error's Stamping Sunday and I was supposed to be a part of The Crumpet's new Sat-ART-Day Club and the challenge this week is Jam Tarts! the I scrub off and start over???  My husband says "sure, just be sure to take pictures so use can still use that manicure"  WOW!  I think he's getting the hang of this!  So I started over.  Here are my Jam Tarts, which btw I had to Google to even find out what they are! lol

Don't they look delicious!  Now here are my nails:

Go ahead and laugh!  It looked MUCH better in my head. You better scroll up and look at the tarts again, but just in case you need another good laugh

Yep, they are square .  I didn't even bother editing the pictures.  Want to know the worst part?  I took off tomorrow's manicure  to do this!  AND I have church and a Hendricks Symphony Orchestra concert to attend tomorrow and I AM NOT GOING WITH THESE NAILS!  Sorry to yell at you.  On to do my third manicure of the day!  I guess today really was Sat-Art-Day!  At least it really was a challenge! haha  To create these yummy tarts I used Julep Morgan and Revlon Scandalous  for my grape jam.  I then attempted to frame my nails with China Glaze Kalahari Kiss.  Of course I topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite so it will last and last (heading to the acetone bottle).  If you gotten this far in my rambling please take the time to visit some of the lovely Tarts found below :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Wednesday

I've gone pink on Wednesdays in October.  Andrea at Finger Painting Fingers had the idea and joined together a bunch of very talented bloggers who were all willing to Go Pink on wednesdays for this worthy cause.  Here is my submission:

I have used Wet n Wild Megalast Candy-licious/Rose bonbon a beautiful muted pink that covers in 2 coats and I accented with Revlon's Popular.
Please check out all the other girls participating in Pink Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Teal Tuesday inspired by Alyssa Botello

Today is Teal Tuesday and this week we are doing a mani swap.  I pulled a very talented blogger named Alyssa Botello.  You can visit her blog Fancy Phalanges here, which is exactly what I did when I drew her name.  WOW!  So many beautiful manicures, which one should I attempt?
Then I found it, This post which featured textured nails done with of all things SALT!  Here is her lovely manicure:

and here is my inspired by:
Of course my version was done in a teal color by Nichole by OPI Respect the World.
Thank you Missy for arranging this fun swap and to Alyssa for such fun inspiration.  I will always remember you as I pick the salt crystals out of my laptop!  I also have to be really careful not to rub my eyes!  It looks really cool and unique though!  What do you think?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Billionaire On A Budget

Wow, it's only Thursday and here I am again! My last manicure wore rather quickly. Not sure if it was the polish or maybe the top coat caused shrinkage, but I couldn't stand having tip wear soooooooo...
Here is Deborah Lippmann Billionaire.  I needed 4 coats to get full coverage.  This is with NO topcoat, very pretty.  But...............I just couldn't leave it alone :)
I added some The Hungry Asian On A Budget to the tips.  Somehow it seemed appropriate :)  I am really pleased with how this came out.  I just hope this lasts longer than the last!