Nail Diary #285


July 24th, 2014

Hey all!  UGH I am making myself blog today.  I’d much rather be in bed with the covers over my head but I have to try to work through my grief.  Last Wednesday I got a life changing call from my sister, my father was is a terrible motorcycle accident involving a semi.  Unfortunately my dad was not wearing a helmet; sadly he did not survive.  It is just crazy how your life can change forever in just an instant.  If you have followed my blog for a while you may know that I lost my mom suddenly about a year and half ago.  So I am not stranger to grief and sadness.  But when she passed my dad was a great comfort me.  I always looked at him as my hero, he was always there for me.  I lost another piece of my heart last week.  I ask you all to hug your loved ones a little tighter and live each day like it is your last because you just never know when you time is up.

Tonight’s nailspiration is my dad.  He was an amazing jeweler for a great many years.  So it is fitting that I picked a metallic colored polish.  I picked a Finger Paints textured glitter polish called Golden Kisses. It’s a perfect mix of silver and gold glitter.  Sorry I don’t have more to say about it.  But I thought you all were kind enough to follow my blog once upon a time so I didn’t want to take a break without telling you why.

P.S. as you drive down the road watch out for those who are on bikes/motorcycles.  Sometimes they can be hard to see.

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Finger Paints- Golden KissesFinger Paints- Golden Kisses

Nail Diary #284


July 14th, 2014

Hey guys.  I have to quick type this up so we can have a fun family bike ride.  It is just gorgeous here in Iowa today.  I even have the air off and windows open.  Yay for non humid fresh air, sometimes it is just the little things :)

I can’t wait, I have some fun nails to share with you guys.

First I started with a white base.  To save time yesterday I used my Revlon top speed white Spirit.  Once Spirit dried I got out my good o’ triangle makeup sponge to help me achieve a gradient look using white polish with neon tips.  The white I used on my sponge is Orly Dayglow.  Dayglow is a white creme polish with a hint of a blue shimmer finish.  It was a perfect polish for the sponge, as the formula is a bit thick.  My neon ‘in yo face’ pink is Nina Ultra Pro Punki Pink.  Nina is not a typical brand I buy but Sally’s had this particular brand of neons on sale on Friday, so I just had to grab a few.  I mean one can never have too much neon polish, right?!?!

Once my gradient dried I knew I just had to add a stamp.  Even Mr Amie agreed it needed a stamp.  He helped me pick out Pueen buffet plate 51.  I am so addicted to these Pueen buffet plates, you can use them over and over and get a slightly different look each time.  Please make more Pueen :)  So using my Konad black polish I stamped on some semi lotus flower looking designs.  I couldn’t be happier with the finish result.  Just perfect for a mid summer mani.

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Orly Dayglow - Nina Neon Punki Pink- Pueen Buffet Plate 51Orly Dayglow - Nina Neon Punki Pink- Pueen Buffet Plate 51Orly Dayglow - Nina Neon Punki Pink- Pueen Buffet Plate 51

Nail Diary #283


July 7th, 2014

I have mentioned a few times how much I love my SquareHue nail polish subscription boxes.  A few days ago I got my July collection.  This Passport Collection is inspired by Barcelona.  I have never been to Barcelona but the colors they picked to represent are too die!!  I am in love with this collection.

Last night I did a sponge gradient using two of the colors from the collection, the orange Rambla de Ravel and the pink Placa Catalunya.  These two colors sponged on the nail are amazing, I mean just gorgeous I tell you.  So much so I left them as is all last night and today.

But sigh the polish addict in me drove me to make them better or at least try.   So using the third color in the collection an amazing purple shimmer called Passeig de Gràcia I stamped on some beautiful flower images from my Pueen 72 buffet stamping plate.

I am in love with the final look, to me it is just stunning.  And I must mention I cannot wait to play with Passeig de Gràcia again in the near future.

Hope you have a great start to your week.  I am back to my normal routine, I miss lazy vacation days already, lol!

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Square Hue- Barcelona- Rambla de Raval - Placa Catalunya- Passeig de GràciaSquare Hue- Barcelona- Rambla de Raval - Placa Catalunya- Passeig de Gràcia

 

Nail Diary #282


July 5th, 2014

Hello!  I have been relaxing on holiday from work and blogging for the last week, it has been so nice.  My last RWB manicure lasted for four days, that has to be some sort of record.  Wednesday I actually had almost naked nails ( Nail Envy only) when I went out for dinner with friends; lets just say my friend was shocked to see me polish less.  Thursday I went for a simple but glamorous mani.  I knew I wanted RWB and to have some major glitter on.  It took six polishes to achieve this look.

On my thumb and index fingers I started with Finger Paints Inkblot blue as my base.  I got Inkblot blue last year.  It is one of my favorite hues of blue such a bright fun color.  Over Inkblot blue I added my glitter using Square Hue Copacabana.  Copacabana is from the 05.14 Rio collection.  It is a gorgeous blue jelly polish packed full of holo bits of glitter.

I’m thinking this glitter mani is really looking good at this point.

On to the white, for my middle finger I started with Revlon top speed white Spirit.  Over Spirit I added a Julep silver glitter bomb polish called Joelle.  Joelle is the perfect micro glitter to go over my white, and in the sunlight it is amazing.

Now for my red nails on my ring and pinky fingers I started with Square Hue red Fifth Avenue as my base.  Then for my glitter I picked China Glaze Ring in the Red.  Honestly Ring in the Red probably didn’t need a base color.  I forgot how dense the glitter is, it’s so pretty.  I told Mr Am1e that it reminds me of Dorothy’s slippers.

The end result is stunning; mission accomplished simple yet glam.  Perfect for a lazy vacation day manicure.

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Square Hue - Fifth Ave - Copacabana- Julep- Joelle- China Glaze- Ring in the Red- Finger Paints- Inkblot BlueRWB GlamSquare Hue - Fifth Ave - Copacabana- Julep- Joelle- China Glaze- Ring in the Red- Finger Paints- Inkblot Blue

Happy 11th Wedding Anniversary to us <3 <3

Happy 11th Wedding Anniversary to us

Nail Diary #281


June 29, 2014

I have another fun RWB manicure to show you.

I have three red nails my thumb, index and pinky.  The red I picked is SquareHue Fifth Avenue.  Fifth Avenue is one of my all time favorite red creme polishes from the Dec13 NewYork passport collection.  Over Fifth Avenue I added some RWB glitter.  It’s a Sally Hansen Color Frenzy glitter that I found at Target the other day called Red, White & Hue.  Red, White & Hue is a clear jelly polish packed pull of RWB multi size glitters.  I think it looks really good over the red base, very festive.

On my middle and ring fingers I used a Julep blue polish called Bailey.  Bailey is a bright blue (almost neon) jelly polish.  I thought this jelly blue would be perfect for stamp layering.  A jelly polish means it is almost see through just like jello!  So over two coats of Bailey I stamped on some stars using my Konad white stamping polish and Bundle Monster plate BM-021.  Then I added a clear coat and another thin layer of Bailey.  Once that was dry I did the same process again just making sure to slightly move the position of the star stamp.  This created a 3D effect.  I really love how it turned out.

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Sally Hansen- Red,White,Hue - Square Hue - Fifth Ave - Julep - BaileySally Hansen- Red,White,Hue - Square Hue - Fifth Ave - Julep - BaileySally Hansen- Red,White,Hue - Square Hue - Fifth Ave - Julep - Bailey

 

Nail Diary #280


June 27, 2014

Woa It’s been a busy week.  So busy I am seeing STARS!!  But seriously TGIF!!!!  Oh Friday’s how I love thee.

Today’s look is very patriotic.  I just love patriotic nails; they are so fun to create.  Not to mention the 4th of July is my wedding anniversary so that day is extra, extra special to me.

This is 3:2 mani.  Meaning three nails are one look and two are a different look.  By the way I totally made that term it up so it’s not a technical or anything, lol!

On my pinky, index and thumbs I used Sinful Colors Embers Only.  At first I wasn’t sure about Embers Only but once I added my top coat I came to love it.  Embers Only is a red jelly full of  hex glitter with a semi pink finish.  The pink is so slight so I would lean to calling this mostly a true red.  It reminds me of a glitter jelly sandwich without all the work.

On my middle and ring fingers I used this fantastical OPI glitter called In True Stafani Fashion.  I played with In True Stafani Fashion a few weeks ago on my tips but I just had to play with it some more.  This glitter polish is so amazing.  Maybe my all time favorite “in your face” glitter.  I love the sparkle and I love the formula.  It is just perfect!

Ok now for some 4th of July patriotic dazzle.  On all my fingers I stamped on a multi size star image using Pueen plate 44.  On the glitter nails I stamped them in Bundle Monster Blue, I love the blue over the silver holo glitter.  On the red nails I used a silver Julep holo polish called Rebel.  Rebel is an amazing for stamping.  Just to be different on my red thumbs I used the furthest left star image.

I am pleased with how this turned out, in the sunlight it really dazzles.  I can’t wait to do a couple more RWB manis in the next week.  I have some ideas so hopefully they translate well on to my tiny little canvases.

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Sinful Colors- Embers Only- OPI- In true Stefani fashion

Sinful Colors- Embers Only- OPI- In true Stefani fashion

 

 

Nail Diary #279


June 22, 2014

Just a simple Sunday around here today.  Sometimes it is nice to wear a simple mani with a color you love.

I was out and about on Friday night and made an Ulta stop.  Guess what they had Zoya buy 2 get 1 free.  Of course I could not pass up getting some.  It was hard to choose just three but I settled on HarperRocha, and Binx.

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I just had to try Zoya Rocha first.  Rocha is from the Summer 2014 Tickled Collection.  I have been admiring Rocha in all my favorite nail blogs and Instagram feeds.  I was super happy to get it to try it out.  Love the color it’s a bright orange creme; I was surprised to realize my bottle was thick and hard to apply.   I heard so many good reviews on this formula.  I am thinking some my bottle wasn’t closed all the way because there was some messiness around the top when I first opened it.  But happy that I had some Seche Restore on hand to help thin it out.  Once I added my Restore all was well, what a life saver.

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I really need to learn to start opening up and checking out my bottles before I buy.

Rocha is a perfect shade of orange for summertime, so pleased I added it to my collection

Hope you have a great evening.

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Zoya- RochaZoya- RochaZoya- Rocha - Tickled - Summer 2014