Nail Diary #331


March 25, 2015

Happy Spring!  For the start of spring I needed a little sunshine on my nails.  Zoya Sunshine that is.  Zoya Sunshine is an amazing navy blue Pixie Dust.  Sunshine dries with a matte textured glittery finish.  This color was perfect for me to throw on before I headed out of town for a few days.  It went on perfectly and dried super fast and if you prefer the matte finish no top coat is needed.  I wore this for three days with no top coat and no chips.  Oh pixie dust how I love thee!!

Zoya Pixie Dust Sunshine

Once I got home from my trip I decided to keep Zoya Pixie Dust Sunshine on my nails for a few more days so I added my Out the Door Northern Lights Silver Hologram top coat.  Adding this holo glitter top coat to Sunshine took this polish from fabulous to glamorous.  I simply could not stop staring at my nails.  What a beauty!

Zoya Pixie Dust Sunshine with OTD hologram top coat

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Nail Diary #330


March 21, 2015

Hello I know I have been MIA; me and my nails have been spring breaking it with the family.  We took a little mini vacation to an indoor waterpark on little lake close to home.  It sure was nice to get away for a couple nights.

Here was my last manicure.  I wore it last weekend and I have to say I got quite a few compliments.

I started with Julep Dana.  Dana is an interesting white polish that is black light reflective.  It has a blue shimmer which I assume is the part that helps the polish glow under the black light.  Then using a cheap Target triangle makeup sponge I added Julep Ledi to my tips.  Ledi is a black pearl shimmer polish.  When sponged over Dana it takes on a blue gradient effect; which I think of as a funky french mani.  Then for some added glam I used my Northern Lights silver hologram top coat.  WoW these are stunning.  Sadly I didn’t not have a black light to try out Dana and my clubbing days are long over.  I think I will try this color again around Halloween to see if I can find a black light somewhere.

Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend.

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Julep Ledi sponged over Dana

Julep Ledi sponged over Dana

Nail Diary #329


March 13, 2015

Happy Friday the 13th!  OK I am not superstitious, are you?  I mean I have a black cat so this day doesn’t put me at ill ease {knock on wood, lol}.  But just in case I will opt out of walking in the woods alone tonight, jk.

I am really getting geared up for spring to come to Iowa.  All this week we have had beautiful sunny days, even the pup is in heaven.  Walks every night, sitting out on the deck sigh…now if the grass would go back to green life would be grand.

For me spring weather equals spring manicures.  I got the Zoya Spring 2015 Delight collection a few weeks back (as a birthday present to myself, lol).  I just haven’t been in the mood to have cheerful spring nails yet.  Well that all changed this week.  I decided to go with the most unconventional color in the set for me personally.  Because I don’t typically wear yellow nails.  IMO yellow looks better on darker skin tones, typically yellow makes me look even pinker than I am.  But Zoya Daisy had me intrigued and I just had play.  Daisy is a lemon yellow polish with a teal shimmer in just the right light, what a beauty.  In my mind I wanted yellow nails and colorful butterflies.  So Daisy was my canvas for my butterflies.  Using my Bundle Monster plate BM-718 and my Bundle Monster creative art special stamping polishes Optical Illusion purple and no name pink.  I did some duo color stamping.  Basically instead of adding one color on the image plate I added the two and poof you have pretty pink and purple butterflies on your nails.  I also used my Maybelline teal Day Glow teal to add a few teal butterflies just to try to pull out that teal flash in Daisy.

I think these turned out pretty cute.  Really helped to put an extra spring in my step this week :)  I hope you have a grand weekend.  oh and today is the first day of spring break for my daughter, lucky girl.  I was so jealous I decided I must take a few days off next week to have some much needed family time.

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Zoya Daisy; Bundle Monster BM-718

Zoya Daisy; Bundle Monster BM-718

 

Nail Diary #328


March 9, 2015

Hello Happy Monday!  It is very happy in my part of the country…we have warmth and sun rays, ahhhhh.

I am going to keep this short and sweet.  Late last week I had polish block.  So I employed Mr Amie to pick me out a color.  This is always a tricky process because it has to be something inspiring to me and preferably a color I haven’t used in a while.  He usually picks a few before I say yes.  This time he did pretty good I went with his second color choice.

Drum roll please…he picked Julep CoCo.  I can’t tell you why, I guess he was drawn to rich dark brown or maybe he was just craving chocolate like me.  If you follow my blog you know my style and for some reason I can’t seem to function with just single color nails.  Sometimes it is nice but only for one day tops .  This time I added Julep Diamond Theory to just the tips using a cheap target eyeshadow applicator.  Diamond Theory is a multi dimensional copper glitter which really compliments Coco.  I have to say I fell in love with color combo.  That being said to be honest I felt like it was more a fall manicure.   

What do you think?  He did good right?  Thanks hunni <3  I know you are reading this :)

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Julep Coco; Diamond Theory Glitter

Julep Coco; Diamond Theory Glitter

Nail Diary #327


March 4, 2015

Happy hump day.  Just a couple more sleeps and we are at the weekend, yay.  I just noticed on the calendar that Sunday is daylight savings time.  So I guess we are getting an hour stolen from us.  But on the bright side that means more sunlight in the evenings and spring is coming!!  I cannot wait for spring.

The manicure I have to share with you is a 3:2 design.

On all my nails I used a beautiful Finger Paints mauve called Magenta Mural.  What a gorgeous hue so glad I picked this one up at Sally’s Beauty Supply the other day.

For my 2: On my middle and ring fingers I added a fun Finger Paints glitter top coat called Dance Floor Diva.  Dance Floor Diva is packed full of multi size pink, blue, silver holo and purple glitters.  It is a diva glitter bomb for sure.

For my 3: On my pinky, index and thumbs I added a duo color stamp using my new Secret Garden Bundle Monster plate BM-719, which I won by the way (thank you Bundle Monster).  The colors I used to stamp are Bundle Monster special creative nail art polish.  A blue metallic color called Wavelengths and a no name silver polish #17.  I love how the duo stamping looks with the Dance Floor Diva glitter bomb.

Until next time…

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Finger Paints Magenta Mural; Dance Floor Diva; BM 719

Bundle Monster Secret Garden BM-719

Bundle Monster Secret Garden BM-719

Finger Paints Magenta Mural; Dance Floor Diva; BM 719

Nail Diary #326


February 27, 2015

TGIF!  I have today off from work, YAY!  It’s actually a holiday at my company called “Cabin Fever Friday”.  WoW I really do have cabin fever, it is currently -4 here in Iowa ummmm burr.  Needless to say I am stuck here in my house watching movies all day and playing with nail polish; it could be worse so I will stop complaining.

Fun fact about me, we have a koi pond in our backyard.  I love koi fish they are so beautiful.  So when I saw Messy Mansion nail stamping plate MM29 I knew I had to have it.  It took me quite awhile to obtain it.  It was sold out for the longest time.  But alas I finally got my claws on it.

I had no idea when I was going to play with my koi stamps but I knew the perfect combo would come to me.  Sunday night I painted my nails using Zoya Rayne from the Spring 2015 Delight collection.  Rayne is a gorgeous shade of blue with a teal shimmer finish, oh my how I love Rayne.  Rayne is perfect on its own but as I wore it all day Monday I knew Rayne needed that koi stamp.  So I rushed right home from work and stamped on the koi image from MM29 using my Konad special black polish.  My nails are pretty small so I had to improvise, adding parts of the fish to different nails.  Then using Julep Myriam I filled in the scales of the koi.  I love how the orange red jelly polish pops over Rayne.  

What do you think?  This manicure has me dreaming of having a glass of vino on my deck overlooking my koi pond.  Please winter GO AWAY!!

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Zoya Rayne; Julep Myrian; Messy Mansion; MM29

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Zoya Rayne; Julep Myrian; Messy Mansion; MM29

Nail Diary #325


February 23, 2015

Hope u all had a great weekend.  Mine was filled with lots of puppy time <3

I have a Monday quickie for you tonight, this post is going to be super short and sweet.

I love the simplicity of this manicure.  First I painted all my nails with Zoya Anthea.  Anthea is a gorgeous coral pink with a gold micro shimmer finish.  I wore Anthea for one day all on its own then I put a stamp on it.

Using Pueen plate 77 and Konad black stamping polish I added a fun random swirl design.  I love the coral and black combo, so divine.

Hope you guys have a great start to the week.  Stay warm.

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Zoya Anthea; Pueen 77

Pueen 77

Zoya Anthea; Pueen 77