Nail Diary #278

June 16, 2014

Just another ‘Mani’c  Monday.

I did have a Sunday mani to share with you but I didn’t love how it turned out so I came straight home from work and redid my nails.  That means my Sunday mani lasted less than 24 hours.  So sad  and such an epic waste of polish.  I guess you could say I had a little blogger fit.  Oh well it happens to best of us right.

No worries tonight to save time I picked a polish that I knew would dry quickly.  It’s a complex LOreal polish from the Gold Dust line called Too Dimensional?  This beauty is a textured glitter delight that is matte and dries quickly, bonus.  The base glitter color is violet but it also has a gold glitter finish.  You will notice Too Dimensional?  has a couple glitter sizes which adds to it’s fabulosity.

Well, I must say I am much happier with my nails now.  Now I can have nail polish addict peace of mind, at least for a couple days 🙂

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Nail Diary #262

April 22, 2014
Hello. I can’t wait to show you today’s nails. They are so blingy.
The colors I used are Loreal Too Dimensional? and Zoya Solange.
Too Dimensional? is a multi size textured blue/purple glitter with a gold shimmer and larger silver round glitter. It’s a really pretty polish.
Solange is a Pixie Dust. I would call this sunshine in a bottle. Love love love it!!
To achieve this look I used my trusty makeup sponge to make a bi-color gradient.
On my pinky, index and thumbs Too Dimensional? is on the tips. And on my ring and middle fingers it’s just the opposite.
I think this turned out so pretty.
Solange might be my new favorite Pixie Dust. It also sponged on like a dream.

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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 #256

March 30, 2014
Hi there! Hooray I hit the red tag jackpot at Target, I found the L’oreal Gold Dust Collection polishes on sale for under $2 each. Since these are normally go for $5.99 a bottle I found myself snatching these up. I got seven total; I know I am weak. But in all fairness I got three the first time I saw them, and then three a few weeks later on another target trip and then went and got one more this morning after I did this manicure since I realized they are liquid gems in a bottle.
The polishes in this collection are matte textured glitter. Very similar to pixie dust which I am obsessed with; so it’s no wonder why I just could not resist getting seven of these babies. I have no regrets at all. That’s how I know I am true nail polish addict, aHhhhh sigh.
On to the nails.
Before I do sponge gradient manicure I always start with a neutral base color. This time I used Sally Hansen insta-dry Sand Storm as my base.
Then using my cosmetic wedge I sponged on
Rough around the edges closest to cuticle. It’s black with silver glitters
I like it chunky in the middle a copper color with gold and orange/red glitter
The statement piece gold gold and more gold.
This look was super easy to sponge on…the cleanup was a pain. But in my opinion totally worth the trouble.
I love how this turned out. I wore it for a day with no top coat. But decided to add a top coat this afternoon. I liked it both ways but I think I love it more with the top coat. In the sun these nails are really amazing, pictures do not do them justice.
I can’t wait to play with the other four colors I scored on sale from this awesome collection.

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No Top Coat


With Top Coat


Nail Diary #254

March 22, 2014
Happy sophisticated Saturday!!!
I have a lovely mani to show you tonight. This is the kind of mani that makes you just want to stop and stare.
Started with Wet n Wild Sophisticated Lady a frosty soft rose pink from the spring14 limited edition megalast line.
I’m not much for frosty polishes, but I saw the potential in this color immediately; I thought this would look amazing with the Loreal matte top coat.
Then to add even more sophistication I picked out my Pueen plate 28 and added a glamorous stamping image using Konad black. I really love this partial image, it looks so classy. And then matte on top of both, ohhhhhh lala love!!!!!
Love this mani. I mean I just can’t stop staring at my nails.
And that in my opinion is the best kind of manicure.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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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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