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

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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