Nail Diary #370

December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas Eve friends!!  I can’t tell you how excited I am for this weekend.  It has been a great day so far; snuggles on the couch with my cute little family.  Now I am just getting settled in my mani cave to watch the movie The Holiday and stamp over my matte green nails.

But first I wanted to share my Christmas nails from last week.  I loved this look so much that I wore it all week.  That has to be some sort of holiday nail record for me.

Colors used for my look are:

Square Hue hot stuff red called Bird Fling on my thumb, index and middle fingers.  This might be my new favorite red creme.  It goes on like a dream and is oh so high gloss, love it!   My Ringer finger base is Zoya Genesis as state on Zoya Website Genesis by Zoya can be best described as a crystalline white with a micronized metallic pearl finish – designed to look like micro-fine diamond dust! Such a perfect base for Christmas nail stamping (ignore my shrinkage–I have a love hate relationship with seche vite fast dry top coat).  My littlest fingers are China Glaze This is Tree-Mendous, a lovely green/gold micro glitter that dries a lot like a pixie dust would.

About the nail stamping:

On my thumb I stamped on an ugly Christmas sweater image from Bundle Monster plate BM-S215 using Konad white.

On my index finger I did Candy cane stripes from BM-022. ❤

On my middle finger we have Rudy; used BM-Ho1 with Zoya Desiree and of course I dotted on a red nose using the red previously mentioned above and some black eyes.

And there you have it.  Random skittle Christmas nails.  I got lots of compliments on my nails at my new job; they are starting to figure out that I love nail art 🙂

You guys have a joyous holiday.

Christmas nails

Christmas nails

Happy polishing!

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PS I can’t wait to get our new puppy tomorrow!!

Here is a sneak peek picture of her… if you follow my instagram account I am sure you have already seen her 🙂

Cali 7 weeks old

Cali 7 weeks old

Nail Diary #366

October 28, 2015

Happy Hump day!  Yay, half way to the weekend and not too mention just a couple days away from Halloween.  I am just a little behind sharing my Halloween nails with you all.  So I think I am going to have to share a mani every day until Halloween.  So, sorry in advance for Halloween nail overload; this what happens when you procrastinate and then all the sudden October is almost over.

This one is super fun.  I have been having fun trying to perfect my water marbling skills.  This is a glow in the dark spooky marble.

Colors used are:  My base is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri white OMGhost.  Which I am totally freaked out because this is my favorite underwear for nail art and the bottle is almost empty, ECK!!!!  Why is it so hard to find quick dry whites?  #NAILPOLISHPROBS!  Anyhow OMGhost was the base for Sinful Colors Glow in the Dark, and yep that is the name how original huh lol.

My marble colors are:  Wet n Wild green Stand the test of lime, Wet n Wild orange The Clock strikes Orange and Sinful Colors dark purple Let’s Talk.  Turned out pretty cool; super stoked that I am getting better with each marble!

Glow in the Dark water marble

Of course I had to stamp it:

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I added a Trick or Treat image from Messy Mansion plate MM22 and some CREEPY eyes from bundle monster plate BM-H08.

I love how these turned out.

Funny story I did them just in time for the haunted house we went to a few weeks ago.  As I was walking through the black light room I could not stop staring at my glowing talons!!  HAHA

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Mani under black light at Sleepy Hallow Scream Park

BOO! Haunted house selfie. Me n my sweets.

BOO! Haunted house selfie. Me n my sweets.

Happy polishing!

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Nail Diary #320

January 29, 2015

Happy almost Friday!!  Wow I can’t believe it is almost February already.  Time flies!

I guess I am sticking to the Valentine theme for the next few weeks.  I can’t get enough of hearts, love and kisses.

Ooh la la I have some super kissable tips to share with you.

I did a skittle mani this time; meaning total randomness on every nail.  I absolutely love skittles and typically when I do them it is because I am indecisive that day, haha.

Here is what I did on each nail:

On my thumb: Zoya pixie dust Arabella.  Arabella is the perfect shade of berry pink, love it.  I stamped on a lip image from Bundle Monster plate BM-303 using Square Hue Gibson Girl.  I love the contrast of these pinks together ♥.  

Index Finger: Started with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nude Sand Storm, a perfect base for a shimmery pink top coat China Glaze Temptation Carnation (an oldie but goodie).  Then I stamped on some more lips using a Zoya holographic polish called Blaze. Oh so pretty.  Blaze stamped on like a dream.

Middle finger:  I used the same color combo as my index just stamped on single lip image instead.

Ring Finger:  Again started with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nude Sand Storm, a perfect base for Julep Love.  Love was from last years Feb Maven box.  It is a perfect topper all gold and pink pearly with hot pink micro glitters.  Then using Blaze again I stamped on a different lips kiss image from BM-H17.

Last but not least my little pinky nail:  On this nail I kept it sweet and simple using Zoya Arabella with a clear top coat.

What do you think of my kiss kiss nails.  I happen to LOVE them.

Happy polishing!

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Zoya Blaze and Arabella; Bundle Monster; Julep Love

Zoya Blaze and Arabella; Bundle Monster; Julep Love

Nail Diary #319

January 25, 2015
I have some lovely nails to show you today.  I am going to keep this short and sweet today as I am busy working on my next manicure and all the usual Sunday activities, laundry and such 😉

My pink base is Square Hue Gibson Girl this is from the SquareHue 1900 Decades Collection.  Love love love this pink, it is so perfect for this time of year.  To add some love I stamped on some WILD red hearts using BM-H18 plate and SquareHue red Fifth Ave.  Then I added my Zoya Matte top coat.  I really love how this manicure turned out.  Perfect for Valentine nails.

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Square Hue Gibson Girl stamped with Fifth Ave; Bundle Monster BM-H18

 

Square Hue Gibson Girl stamped with Fifth Ave; Bundle Monster BM-H18

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Nail Diary #317

January 10, 2015
Happy Weekend!!  I am behind on sharing this manicure with you guys.  My little puppy is cutting into my blog time.  He sure is keeping us busy, but in a good way.  It has been super cold here in Iowa this week.  Tuesday we even had a snow storm.  So my inspiration this time was cold and snow.

I did a Pixie Dust skittle manicure, Zoya Pixies used:

Thumb: Liberty

Index: Sunshine

Middle: NYX

Ring: London

Pinky: Godiva

Love this wintery mix of colors together.  And the Pixies make it just glam enough to make me smile.  So of course I had to add some wintery stamping.  Bundle Monster plates used are BM-H02 and BM-323.  I just alternated the snowflake images to keep it real.  Mostly I used my Konad white to stamp but here and there I added some blue flake layers with my Bundle monster stamping polishes.

Enjoy, hope you have a great rest of the weekend.  Stay warm!!

Happy polishing!

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Zoya Pixie Dusts with Bundle Monster snowflakes

Zoya Pixie Dusts with Bundle Monster snowflakes

Nail Diary #311

November 27, 2014

Good Morning!  If you live in the US Happy Thanksgiving; if you don’t live in the US happy almost Friday.  I am looking forward to some much needed time off from work and family time.  This however will be my first meat free holiday.  If I were going to miss one meat it would be Thanksgiving turkey.  However this just means I get to eat more pie, right LOL.

So of course I had to do some festive nails.

As a base I used a couple colors from my October SquareHue polish box.  The 10.14 Passport Collection takes me to Milan.  On my pinky nail I used Via Della Spiga this is a high gloss red color.  For the rest of my nails I used Via Sant’ Andrea this is a high gloss brown color.  See the collection look book here.  I love these two colors together.  The red is extra amazing.

Then I added some festive stamping.  Bundle Monster plates used BM-H11, H12 and H13.  I did do some layering.  Colors used to stamp Revlon Gold Coin, Maybelline Bold Gold and Konad black.  After I added all my stamping which includes apples, pies, pilgrim hat, indian feathers, leaves and pumpkins (note no turkey) I applied my Zoya Matte Velvet top coat.  Yes, I am obsessed with matte and I now must try matting all the polish.  I think they are all cute but can I just say that red with that matte top coat is so out of this world amazing.

SquareHue 10.14; Bundle MonsterSquareHue 10.14; Bundle Monster

In conclusion in true nail polish addict style I am thankful for my Zoya matte velvet top coat.

Happy polishing!

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Nail Diary #303

October 14, 2014

These next nails are in honor of the new season of The Walking Dead starting a few days ago, I love that show.  I have been watching since the first season.  I can’t wait to see where this next season takes Rick and the gang.  Unfortunately I have not had a chance to watch Sunday’s episode yet, thanks to a DVR mishap but I am hoping to catch it on Friday.

So for these Zombified nails I used six Bundle Monster plates.

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First I started with nude undies.  I used a Sally Hansen Insta-Dry nude called Sand Storm.  Sand Storm made for a good base color.  Bear with me all my nails have a different design, so I will just list them by finger below.

Thumbs:  Are a bloody crime scene.  Used two different reds China Glaze Naughty and Nice (a darker shade to look like dried blood) and Orly Grave Mistake (fresh blood color).  Plates used BM-416 for the splatters and caution tape stamped with Konad black from BM-412.

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Index and middle fingers were both done using three colors and a makeup sponge.  I wanted a multi color grungy base.  Colors used closet to cuticle Square Hue Rodeo Drive, middle color Zoya dark grey Claudine and on tips China Glaze Agro an army green.  Stamping on my index fingers are a spooky web from BM-013 using Konad White layered with creepy zombie hands in black from BM-H08 on top of web.  Stamping on my middle finger is a red blood drip from BM-405 using Orly Grave Mistake and layered on top was a RIP grave stone with a couple zombie hands also from plate BM-H08.

Ring finger is solid China Glaze Agro then stamped with more zombie hands from BM-H08.

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Pinky finger is the nude Sand Storm base with a blood splat image from BM-H06 using Orly Grave Mistake.

Once I got these all stamped, I topped them off with my matte top coat for more of a creep factor.

I am pretty happy with how these turned out.  I love how each nail is different.

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