Nail Diary #410

November 15, 2016

Hi everyone!  Once again I find myself behind on sharing my mani creations.

A couple weeks ago we had tragedy strike in my home town in Iowa.  2 people officers were tragically gunned down in their patrol cars in the dead of the night.  The next day I felt compelled to back the blue on my nails.  Here is what I came up with:

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Colors used are China Glaze Frostbite and Square Hue via montenapoleone (my all time fav black matte polish).   Love how this turned out; just sad what compelled me to create it.
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Nail Diary #349

July 8, 2015

Tonight I am going to share with you my various patriotic nails that I wore in the week leading up to the forth of July.  And since I am late (and lazy) I am just going to share all three in this one entry.

Fun fact:  my wedding anniversary is on July 4th.  Yep we got married at Viva Las Vegas on July 4th 12 years ago.  Now July 4th is one of my favorite days of the year and PS I love RWB manicures. 

If you want specifics on polish names or stamping plates just shoot me a comment.  Otherwise sit back and enjoy.  Save these fun ideas for the next time you get the urge to do RWB nails.

RWB manicure

RWB nails; star nail stamping

Stars and Stripes RWB

 

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Me and my sweets out riding 4 wheeler

Me and my sweets out riding 4 wheeler

Nail Diary #334

April 6, 2015

Hello Monday.  Where did the weekend go?  I got so busy that I did not a chance to share my Easter manicure with you.  I am very “egg”cited to share them with you now; better late than never.

My sister recently got baby chicks to raise for fresh eggs, they are stinking cute.  So I thought how perfect to put some cute little chicks on my nails for Easter.  I got so many “Oh how cute” comments on this mani; I love the extra mani attention 🙂

I started with all white nails, using my Sally Hansen insta-dri white OMGhost.  I decided to put chicks on all fingers but my thumbs.  Once I decided what chicks I wanted where, I added my chevron nail vinyls stickers to give the look of a cracked egg shell.  My chickie yellow is a Bundle Monster creative art polish called no 15.  I just added this sunflower yellow wherever I wanted a little chick.  Once dry I used a black polish and a dotting tool for the eyes and the beak is a Bundle Monster Bundle Monster creative art polish called no 12.  

On my thumb I did a hand-painted easter bun bun.  My first one ever; tricky but not so hard.  First I did put on a Sinful Colors BloomBlast glitter over my white called Flower Power.  The magenta pink and white glitters are in a light pink jelly polish, it reminded me of speckled Easter egg candies. Once that dried I added my bunny head and ears using a dotting tool mostly and white polish.  I added a cute face and even a heart nose using my black polish and a dotting tool.  And of course some pink in the ears, using China Glaze Hang-ten toes.

I really love how these turned out.  The nail vinyl stickers made this manicure very easy, it even looks like a pro did them I must say the bunny nose is my favorite part ❤

Hope you guys have a great week!! 🙂

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Easter chicks and bunny

Easter chicks and bunny

Nail Diary #333

April 2, 2015

TGIAF!  Happy April, bring on the April showers, I can’t wait for May flowers.  I have some hoppy nails to share with you tonight, think Easter eggs.  It took ten bottles of Zoya nail polish to achieve this look, two colors per nail.  I did a base color and then using my chevron nail vinyls I decorated my nails with Pixie Dust glitter polish.  I really love how this turned out.  I got a lot of “oh cute I love your nails” comments, blush.  Sadly this will have to come off before Easter but I did get to wear it all week with no chips; have I mentioned I love Zoya nail polish.

Here are the colors I used to achieve my skittle Easter egg mani:

Thumb: Base: a light blue cream called Lillian, chevron stripes Zoya Pixie Dust NYX a denim shade of blue.  Looks fab over the sky blue base.

Index: Base: a light powder pink cream called Dot, chevron stripes Zoya Pixie Dust Miranda a pretty pink glitter, really pops over Dot.

Middle: Base: a green mint metallic called Dillon, chevron stripes Zoya Pixie Dust Vespa a mint green matte glitter, sorta gets lost over Dillon but pretty none the less.

Ring: Base: a purple orchid metallic called Hudson, chevron stripes Zoya Pixie Dust Stevie a violet matte glitter.

Pinky (my favorite combo): Base: a spring blue metallic with teal shimmer called Rayne (my new favorite blue)chevron stripes Zoya Pixie Dust Liberty a blue matte glitter.

I have to say this might be one of my all time favorite Easter manicures that I have ever done.  I will be sad to take it off.  Hope you guys have a great weekend!

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Nail Diary #313

December 13th, 2014

Happy Weekend!  I hope you are all having a great one.  I am super excited because I am nearly finished with all my Christmas shopping, yay!  Now starts the daunting task of wrapping them all.

I have a sweet festive manicure to show you tonight.  This time I wanted holiday nails but not too over the top so I decided to have just one festive accent nail.  On all my nails but one I used one of my 12.14 Square Hue colors.  This month is the last of the Square Hue passport collections and this month they took me to Rovaniemi.  Rovaniemi, huh maybe you are wondering where in the world is that?  Rovaniemi is the home town of Santa Claus, a village in Lapland Finland.  Absolutely perfect location for this month.  The color I picked to try first is a red micro glitter called Joulupukin Pajakyla.  Joulupukin Pajakyla is such a sexy red, I love the glam glow of the micro glitter.  For my ring finger I did a candy cane accent nail.  First I used my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri white and then added stripes with my straight nail vinyls and the red.  The accent was a little tricky, my colors wanted to bleed when I added my clear top coat.  Make sure you wait to until it is completely dry before you top coat it.

I really love how this turned out.  My nails scream holiday glam.

Once again Square Hue does not disappoint.  I can’t wait to see where Square Hue takes me in 2015.

Square Hue; Candy Cane accent nail

Square Hue; Candy Cane accent nail

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Nail Diary #312

December 4, 2014

Oh my goodness it is snowing on my blog.

I have a quick fun festive manicure to show you tonight.  I got this idea from @aishers87 on instagram.  This idea is genius.  She took the nail vinyl lighting bolt and made cute little half christmas trees on her nails.

Find these at nailvinyls.com

Find these at nailvinyls.com

To recreate this look I painted all my nails with China Glaze Gossip over Gimlets.  This is a silver foil polish with gold flecks.  A perfect base for my Christmas Trees.  After placing my nail vinyls I added my half trees using Zoya Pixie Dust Chita.   Chita is a dark forest green textured polish that dries matte and is all kinds of sparkly.  I was going to add dots for ornaments like @aishers87 but I decided that my pixie dust was enough.  The pixie dust finish reminds me of twinkle lights, my FAVORITE christmas decoration.

These turned out super cute and surprisingly they weren’t that hard to do.   I just love when I nail it!!

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Zoya Pixie Dust Chita; China Glaze Gossip over Gimlets; Nail VinylsZoya Pixie Dust Chita; China Glaze Gossip over Gimlets; Nail VinylsZoya Pixie Dust Chita; China Glaze Gossip over Gimlets; Nail Vinyls

 

Nail Diary #293

September 6, 2014

YAY happy weekend.  I hope you guys are having a great one so far.  I know I have said this before but I just LOVE weekends.  This morning we got to take the four wheeler out to the ATV park, that was a blast.

When I did this last manicure I really wanted to use my nail vinyls to create a funky french tip look.  Using my single chevron vinyls I created a black tip on each nail with my Wet n Wild fast dry Ebony Hates Cris polish.  This was the perfect black for this job because it dried fast.  Since my tips were already deviating from the normal frenchie I decided to take it a step farther and add a shimmery pink polish over the tip.  The pink I choose is Zoya Harper from the summer 2014 bubbly collection.  Harper is a cotton candy pink with a gold shimmer.  I thought Harper would be perfect for a peek a boo effect because it is a jelly polish with a hint of holo glitter.  Well, peek a boo not so much Harper was not as sheer as I expected, I quickly found out this polish becomes opaque with just a few coats.  All in all it turned out ok but in my head this looked way cooler.

Zoya Harper; Nail Vinyls; Chevron

Zoya Harper; Nail Vinyls; Chevron

After just one day I was tired of this look.

So rather than re-doing my nails after one day I opted to just added a stamp.

Using Pueen Encore plate SE01B I added some cute flowers using that same black polish.  This is not the normal black polish I would use to stamp, you can see it is not as dark as my Konad black.  But for this mani that really works…if the flowers were too dark it would probably be too much for this look.

Zoya Harper; Nail Vinyls; Chevron; Pueen Encore

Sunlight

Zoya Harper; Nail Vinyls; Chevron; Pueen Encore

Shade

 

Which look do you like better?  I am loving the stamping; it really too this look to a whole other level.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, happy polishing!!

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