Nail Diary #302

October 13, 2014

Hi all!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  I cannot believe how fast time we flies, here we are 19 more days until Halloween.  My next manicure was a labor or of love.  It took forever and once I was finished I did not love the results.  In fact I wasn’t going to even share them on here, but my motto is to share the fails and fabs.  This spooky nail design was inspired by a fellow IG polish extraordinare @mymaynails 

This manicure was done doing DIY polish decals.  I have done this technique a few times now, but mostly just swirling the colors together.  This time I will actually attempt to make a ghost image.


I know I made a ton that day.  I was experimenting with colors and trying to get my ghosts just right.


Look at that swirl, ahhhhhmazing


The colors I ended up using for my ghosts and marble are Julep Melissa and Nina Ultra Pro Black.  I seriously love this color combo.  Melissa is a super sheer pearl white, but mixed with the black it is a show stopper.  All you see is the teal in Melissa, wow!  

First I started with a black base color on all my nails.  The layout I did was: on my pinky and thumbs I placed my marble decals and on my ring and middle fingers I used my ghost decals.  On my index finger I used a decal where I mixed the black with Color Club Snowflakes.  I had to do a nail using those two colors because it was such neat combo.  Once the decals were placed and clean up complete I added a matte top coat to up the spook factor.

So some of the reasons I did not love the results.  First off my nail beds are small and my ghosts might have been just a bit too big.  Something I did not noticed until right as I was placing them.  Second the black to clean up around the cuticles was a nightmare.  You will see it looks a bit messy in the pics, and that was after working on them for a long time.

But what I do love about this manicure… the color combos!!  For some reason I think of glam ectoplasm LOL!!

I think I just need to practice making more ghosts and smaller and be more patient while cleaning up.

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Ghosts; DIY nail decals; Julep Melissa with black Ghosts; DIY nail decals; Julep Melissa with black

Nail Diary #273

May 30, 2014

TGIF finally friday; why is it the shorter weeks take the longest?  I love Fridays because I love the weekends with my cute little family.  This weekend we are taking a mini road trip to the Omaha Zoo.  My daughter is extremely excited.  It will be nice to get away even it is only for one day.

So my next manicure inspiration was my upcoming mini road trip.  You would think I would have thought to do animal print nails; but my mind went straight to glitter.  If I am going to be out in the sun all day I need BLING and not just a little I need a lot of BLING!!

First I painted my nails with my new Maybelline Bleached Neon blue called Day Glow Teal.  The Bleached Neon line is a limited edition for Summer 2014.  I have only picked up two colors so far from this collection.  But I have to say this Bleached Neon polish is very pretty, it is a subtle neon look.  But I do have it on my toes as well and I really like this shade of teal.

Once Day Glow Teal dried I added my BLING, Zoya Vega and ahhhhhh I die.  If you don’t have Vega you really should consider buying it, especially if you love Pixie Dust.  Vega is a magical Pixie Dust that came out earlier this year.  It is a light blue with holo glitter particles.  This Pixie Dust is very textured, but so gorgeous.  In the sun it shines.

On my ring finger I used my nail vinyls for a fun chevron look.  I like how the Day Glow Teal peaks out from under Vega.  I did end up adding a clear coat over Vega to add more vivid sparkle.

Have you jumped on the textured polish wagon yet?  I have to say textured polish is really growing on me, especially when it sparkles this much.

Have a great weekend!

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Maybelline- Day Glow Teal- Bleached Neon- Zoya- Vega- Magical Pixie DustMaybelline- Day Glow Teal- Bleached Neon- Zoya- Vega- Magical Pixie DustMaybelline- Day Glow Teal- Bleached Neon- Zoya- Vega- Magical Pixie Dust

Nail Diary #260

April 14, 2014
April showers bring May flowers. Or should I say snow showers in Iowa. Lucky for us it didn’t stick. All these snow showers can really bring a girl down but good thing I have a touch of spring on my fingertips today!!
Saturday I was cruising around You Tube and came across an intriguing tutorial made by Messy Mansion called the leadlight technique, I knew right away I just had to try it. I had no idea what leadlight was until I saw this video, your nails literally look like stain glass.
First start with light undies. I picked Sally Hansen insta-dri Petal Pusher. This is a perfect neutral base color that dries quickly.
Then using my Konad black polish I stamped on the bottom middle image from Pueen plate 49.
Once that dried I added a clear topcoat. Then I started adding my jellies.
Jelly polish is the key to this style. I picked the following four pretty spring jelly polishes.
Light pink with light sparkle Nicole You’re an angel
Julep dark pink magenta also with glitter Monica
Claire’s (ColorClub) Starstruck shimmery orange Little Dipper
And last but not least a shimmery summer yellow Loreal tweet me
I just took my smallest detail paint brush and filled in the stamp with the colors.
This is not a true flower image stamp but once I added the jellies it looks very flowery.
I think for my first try this turned out pretty cute. I can’t wait to try it with another stamp image in the future.

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Oh and here is a link to Messy Mansion’s LeadLight Technique tutorial.

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Nail Diary #228

Sunday December 08, 2013
I have a simple holiday look to show you tonight.
To achieve this look I used three Color Club polishes.
On my pinky, index and thumb I used a gold metallic polish called Winter Affair. Winter Affair dries kind of streaky so to even out this polish I added my matte top coat. As you might know I just love a matte finish, not only does this even out the color but it also sets off my glittery accent nails.
On to my accent nails:
My ring fingers I added a fun green called Ho-Ho-Holly. This green is much to glittery to add the matte top coat. What a pretty green, perfect for festive nails.
My middle fingers I used another Color Club polish called Berry and Bright, this is bright red with a glittery finish. Whoa what a red, again no matte top coat is needed for this pretty.
This mani is simple yet festive, sometimes simple is nice. Perhaps I will spice these up and add a stamp tomorrow.
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner.

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Nail Diary #225

Thursday November 21, 2013
Hey hey hey polish lovers!!!
Tonight I have some fun nail polishes to share with you. A fun fall color combo with a twist.
So it’s a 3:2 mani. You know me, I can’t have just one color.
For my 3: On my pinky, index and thumb I used my new Julep polish called Chloe, is from my November it girl box. Chloe is a warm frosty cocoa color, err brown.
Now if you follow my blog you may know I have a love/hate relationship with frosty polishes. Chloe actually looked really beautiful as a frost, the frost had a micro shimmer finish but it looked much better with a matte topcoat with the hue I paired it with this time.

For my 2: On my ring and middle fingers I used Finger Paints Spell Binding.
I just got this at Sally’s a few weeks ago. Spell Binding was a pleasant surprise…
Why well it turned out to be a textured holo glitter polish, I was shocked.
This red textured polish with holo glitters is amazing!!! A real show stopper. I only wish I had some sun to capture it in all it’s glory.

I really love adding stamps to textured polishes so I added a wavy heart design from BM-406 plate, using a gold foil Color Club polish called Winter Affair. I got Winter Affair last year from Sally’s; and did you know it’s scented? It smells like vanilla and it is a great polish for stamping.

I did add a topcoat over the stamped Spell Binding. Without a topcoat Spell Binding is more of a matte glitter finish.

So what do you think of tonight’s manicure??? Kind of fun right??

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Nail Diary #128

Sunday December 23, 2012
Tonight’s mani inspiration is Christmas Vacation. Specifically National Lampoons.
8 polishes and 5 stamping plates later I have my Mele Kalikmaka nails!!
Started with white nails one coat of Sally Hansen White on and two coats of Salon Perfect Snow Flurry. By the way Snow Flurry is my favorite white ever.
Then I applied my stamps…stamps that reminded me of my favorite Christmas movie!!
BM-14 holly
BM-213 santa’s sleigh
BM-214 santa’s hat
BM-321 Christmas tree
BM-SE1 Mele Kalikmaka and Christmas lights and gifts– a special edition plate I got free with my bundle monster order last week!!
Colors used with stamps Sinful Colors black on black
China Glaze I’m not lion,holly-day,emerald sparkle
Color Club Ho-Ho-holly, and berry and bright.
I think it turned out pretty cute.
What’s your favorite Christmas movie! My favorite quote of the movie “Shitters full”!! Gotta love family and the holidays!! And u gotta love the Griswolds!!
Merry eve of Christmas Eve!
Have a holly jolly day tomorrow.

Thanks for reading.
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