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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Teal Tuesday Funky French

Please excuse my short and sweet post today.  I am recovering from a migraine I suffered over the weekend and am not back completely yet.  Was able to polish my nails today and keep down some soup.  Soooooo, I MUST be getting better! 

I took the second picture because that is my Mom's Cloisonne vase which kinda matched the teal and it sounded french.  My favorite thing I got from my Mom :)
I start with two coats of Wet n wild Wild Shine Caribbean Frost.  I few issues applying, this polish tends to be goopy.  The beautiful color and price of .69 cents make it worth the extra cleanup though.
I then tipped with Sinful Colors All About You and a coat of Seche Vite Dry fast top coat.  I'm happy with the way this turned out :)  Hope you like it too!
BTW excuse my birds, this page is still a work in progress.  I'm not even sure how they got there!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Strawberry refreshment

Whenever I just feel like having beautiful nails I know I can always reach for my polishes from The Hungry Asian.  Her polishes are so beautiful and easy to apply even a newcomer can't mess up!


This is two coats with one coat of Seche Vite.  Don't you love the tiny black "seeds" in the lucious red polish!  In case you can't see them look at this picture with a red filter:

So cute!  Notice the adoreable little heart shaped bottle the polish came in.  You can buy your own at her etsy shop HERE.

I want to give a special mention to a special blogger who recognised my desperation and lifted me up on her Claudia's Health and Beauty Community Facebook page.  Really surprised me and made my day when I was reading her post and realized she was talking about ME!  Thank you so much Claudia, now if I could figure that twitter thing out! 

Anyway, I know this is long but wanted to share what I did in my down time:

Always makes my hands and nails feel better!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed my post :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Challenge challenged

Haven't really felt like posting any of my recent manis.  Seems like I'm just not getting the hang of this.  Ever since I started blogging I can't seem to get my manicures right!  I guess I am just challenge challenged.  That's hard to say!  I'll be honest and post a few here.

First up we have the Stamping Group "Adventures in Stamping" which I joined last week.  They vote on a theme for a Sunday manicure featuring stamp art.  Here is my first effort:

Looks pretty good right?  The theme was Can't Wait for Fall!  Somehow I thought it was a Summer manicure PLUS this was a neon orange color and I just didn't catch it in this photo. :(

Next up is the actual Fall theme.  I looked through all my stamps and all I could come up with was this little squirrel.

I know, I know, it's really hard to see him!  Plus the lousy picture just didn't pick up how pretty my base color was.  It had lovely fall colored shimmer.

On to my Tuesday Teal Challenge which this week was a Jelly Sandwich: 

The glitter polish I selected just would come out of the bottle and play!  I finally just glopped some on and waited a long time for it to day and when I added another coat of my base color it just didn't seem to look as pretty as jelly sandwiches I've done in the past Sooooooo.....

I added another coat of the base color:

now you can't see too much of the glitter!  OK.  I give up for tonight.  I really need a successful manicure soon, I'm getting terribly discouraged :(

Keep inspiring me with all your lovely manicures!

Love to my ONE follower!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Poppy Blossom

Well that was the vision.  I got this advertisement from ULTA and really thought it would look cute on my nails.

It's raining outside, sorry about the picture. 

If you have a nail fail do you still want to know what polishes I used?  No wait I HAVE NO FOLLOWERS!!!  Hence, I am talking to myself and besides it's probably good practice.
I started with a base of two coats of Wet n Wild Shine Red red, I then added one coat of Savvy French Cafe to dull them down a little.  I freehanded, I know you can't believe it!, the poppy flowers using some mixed polishes and added a top coat.

Well, it was a cute IDEA.  Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Recycle with Indies

Today is one of those days.  Just am not going to have time to do my nails.  Sometimes I wonder how these other bloggers find time to paint nails EVERY day.  Guess I'll never know the secret.  I decided to recycle my failed art from yesterday.  I know JUST the thing.  I just received my first Indie polish order from The Hungry Asian.  Her polish Sneeze Breeze would look perfect with my base coat.  I may never take this off!  I love it!
This is just one coat of Sneeze Breeze over my art made with China Glaze For Audrey and Nicole by OPI Respect the World.  I then added a coat of a thick top coat. 
If you actually made it this far THANK YOU for caring about my new obsession.  Alcoholism runs in my family and I'm not sure we should take up hobbies.  Someday soon I'll share my uncle's Christmas Village with you! haha

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pond Scum Nails

This is my first blog post EVER.  Please excuse my newbiness, is that a word? haha  Anyway here goes the nail artThat's really little!
The original nail art can be found at Criminal Nails, she called them swimming pool nails and her version is quite beautiful.  OK now for mine.  I think I'll call mine Pond Scum nails :)

Just in case you want to duplicate my effort, I started with two coats of China glaze For Audrey.  Using the Saran Manicure method, I added a top coat of Nicole by OPI Respect the World and daubed it with saran balls.  I definitely need some more practice!  I then added two coats of Essie no chips ahead, smoothed it out some.  Maybe I should forget this blogging stuff and just continue to practice and lurk.  I guess everyone starts somewhere!