Nail Diary #275

June 7, 2014

Hey polish lovers!  Hope you are having a happy weekend!  If you love glitz n glam you are going to want to scroll down.

Tonight’s mani is oh so fabulous!  Gah!  These nails they are just so ahhhhhh well shiny.

First off I started with a Zoya black holo polish called Storm.  Storm reminds me of a dark moonless starry night.  It is just so holo glamorous.  In the sunlight it is truly amazing, a definate must have for your collection.

To add more glam I had to play with my new OPI polish from Gwen Stefani’s line.  In true Stafani fashion is to die!  I mean I can’t even.  This glitter is like a disco ball in a bottle, put it on your nails and you have a party.   In the sunlight it is blinding, show stopping.  My favorite part is the square holo glitter bits; ahhhhhh true glitter love.  If you are a glitter lover you are gonna need this polish.

What is your favorite glitter?  I have to say In true Stafani fashion might be my new fav!Zoya - Storm - OPI - In True Stefani fashion - holo - glitter.

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Nail Diary #271

May 23, 2014

TGIF!!  And hooray for a three day weekend!!  So excited I get the option to sleep in on Monday. 🙂  This makes me extremely happy.

We don’t have much planned but tomorrow night I am headed to an outdoor rock concert with my bestie and our hubby’s.  I can’t wait, it’s going to be so fun.  It has been a long time since I have been to an outdoor rock show.

I definitely needed some rocking talons for my event on Saturday.

The polishes I used to achieve my rocking look are from the Gwen Stefani Collection, seemed fitting.  I picked these gems on sale at Sally’s Beauty Supply the other day.  I must say I wasn’t drawn to these two colors when they first came out; I have several gold and black polishes so I didn’t think I had to have them.  But once I got them on my tips I fell in love.

4 in the Morning is a Satin black polish.  I put it on all my tips but on; on my ring finger I used the satin gold polish called Love Angel Music Baby.  You guys know I love matte polish right well these babies do not disappoint.  Love Angel Music Baby is my favorite out of the two.  They both look lovely matte but they also look divine with a shiny top coat.

On to the rocking part.  I added some Seche Vite fast dry to help speed along the drying process.  Once I was confident they were completely dry I added some lightning bolts tapes.  These lightning bolts are from  I have been seeing these nail vinyl tags and pics all over the social media sites and blogs and I knew I had to try them for myself.

On my gold finger I put 4 in the Morning over my bolt.  On my middle finger I put Love Angel Music Baby over my bolt.   I was really impressed with how the gold went over the black, just one coat.  Remember I added my top coat so my bolts are shiny.  On my other nails I just put my Wet n Wild matte top coat over my bolts.

I just love how these turned out.  AND I love the nail vinyls they are super easy to use, not bad for my first time trying them, right 🙂

I think even Gwen Stefani would approve of my rocking talons.

You guys have a super rocking weekend!!

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Gwen Stefani for OPI - Love Angel Music Baby - 4 in the Morning - Nail Vinyls

Look how it sparkles in the sunlight

Nail Diary #239

Monday January 27, 2014
Happy Monday. Hope this day finds you warm. It’s a freezing winter tundra here in Iowa. I don’t know about you but I cannot wait to come out of hibernation this spring. Bring on the end of winter, pretty please!! Unfortunately it won’t come soon enough.
I have some lovely nails to show you tonight ❤️❤️
Started with China Glaze Fifth Avenue a pretty mauve color on all my nails but my index finger. Then over Fifth Avenue I added a Maybelline Color Show street art glitter called Pink Splatter. Pink Splatter is multi size/shape light pink and black glitter, love this fun glitter. I hope to run across some more street art glitters in the near future; my Walmart only had two left.
For some more pink fun I added OPI Nicole You’re an Angel over Pink Splatter. You’re an Angel is a sheer pink/gold shimmer. Works great for jelly sandwiches or as a shimmer topper.

On my index finger I used China Glaze texture black polish Bump in the night as jet black textured base. To spice up Bump in the night I added an OPI liquid sand polish called Stay the night. The Stay the night is a matte black liquid sand with bright pink glitter this really glamifies Bump in the Night .
I really do love how these colors all came together. I never just do my index finger as an accent nail, but I kinda like it.
I just had to add to add a stamp to it. Using my Bundle Monster 426 plate, I stamped on L O V E. On my thumbs I stamped on random lovey sayings from BM 425. To stamp on my images I used Square Hue cream white Westminster.

Ohhh and note to self when stamping on letters be careful when doing your opposite hand. When stamping my right hand I did the letters in the same order…therefore when I look at the it reads E V O L instead of L O V E … Oh my, live and learn and laugh.
Otherwise I think these turned out super fun. I sure had fun creating them and really that is all that matters, oh and plus I got try try out a lot of untried polishes!

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Nail Diary #237

Saturday January 18, 2014
Good Morning. Happy Saturday! It’s my birthday eve!! Happy almost birthday to me, hehe.
I did my nails a few days ago and I am just now getting to share them with you, slacker.
I was going to type this up last night but I got distracted by pizza and neflix movie night!!
So this time I incorporated my favorite color teal with some red and white.
This is a very unconventional color combo but I think they turned out pretty cute!

First I started with my base color OPI Nicole polish Deck the dolls . Deck the dolls is from the 2012 Kardashian Holiday Collection, I got it last January on sale from Ulta and I am just now getting to trying it out!! It really is a beautiful teal, almost shimmery. I will definitely be playing with this color more.
So on my ring and index fingers I added a fun Hard Candy glitter called Pop Rocker. Pop Rocker is a super rad multi size red, white and black glitter (did I really just date myself and type RAD). There are some little glitters, hex glitters and bar glitters; it is def popping!! Looks fab over the teal.
On my other three fingers I wanted to do some lovely Pueen stamping.
First off I really wanted stamp some heart images in red, for some reason I had it in my head that the red would look super cool with the teal. So I used China Glaze Adventure Red-y to stamp on some various heart images from Pueen plates 41 and 43. It looked OK; the red just kind of got lost over the teal. Sometimes you just have to improvise 🙂 So I stamped on the same image again over the red in white, Wet n Wild A blank Canvas.
There that’s better. The images really pop now plus the red under really pulls the whole look together. It looks kind of busy but hey I need some excitement in my life 😉

Do you guys ever double stamp? I kinda of like the technique I think I should do it more often.
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Nail Diary #234

Sunday January 5, 2014
Oh boo winter break is officially over, back to school for my daughter and back to work for me. Why do vacation days go by so quickly?!?! I will miss my leisurely days of watching tv and sleeping in. Back into the real world we go.
This leads me tonights manicure. 2 out of 3 of these polishes I got over the holiday.
On my pinky, index and thumb I used my new OPI liquid sand polish that I got for a Christmas gift. It is from the Mariah Carey Holiday line. I have very few liquid sand polishes but I was drawn to this color so it went onto my wish list, it’s is called Emotions. Emotions is a semi matte liquid sand polish with fab glitters, very dark and very eye catching. This is not your typical black it is so so so much more. No top coat needed. A must have for sure. So pleased I received it!!
On my ring and middle I added some glam. I used China Glaze Angel Wings gold glitter as a base for China Glaze Boo-gie Down. Boo-gie Down I picked up on sale at Sally’s this is from the 2013 Halloween line, it is a complex glitter polish full of all sorts of glitter shapes and sizes and colors in a clear jelly base. Boo-gie Down definitely requires a base color to pop.
I am loving this dark glam manicure. I hope you got some fun polish gifts this year!!
Have a great first week of 2014. Hope it is not too cold in your neighborhood, I think the high here is Iowa tomorrow is supposed to be negative 4, the high…oh my!!!!
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Nail Diary #122

Wednesday December 5, 2012
Half way to the weekend!!
So last night I decided to glam up my OPI La Boheme.
We had a company holiday party this afternoon so I had to add a little glitz to my hands.
Basically I just added straight loose gold glitter to half my nail. Applied a cheap clear cop to each nail then sprinkled on the gold!! Topped nails with my Seche Vite fast dry for a smooth shine.
Let me tell you these nails are over the top glittery.
If you’re into glitter you would love this look.

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Nail Diary #121

Sunday December 2, 2012
WoW December already…wasn’t it just October?!?! These months are really going by quickly.
I remember when I was younger it took foreverrrrrrrr for Christmas to come!!! Now it comes too fast!!
Well again not quite ready for full on Christmas nails!!
Tonight I went for the “vintage” good stuff.
I cannot remember how long I have had this color but it seems like forever.
Btw the I love how “vintage” makes “old” sound SO glamorous!! Even though I have had this polish for ever it went on super easy…just like I bought it yesterday 😀
OPI La Boheme.
This is a shimmery dark berry red. I think it’s a duochrome, in the bottle in the right light it takes on coppery greenish hue. On the actual nail to me it just looks shimmery red so hmmmmm dunno.
I was going to add gold glitter but I decided to just enjoy it on its own for a day or so.
What a gorge red, I really love this vintage polish. And who doesn’t ❤ OPI?!?!

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I have to share this adorable pic of my nephew Carson. He is almost 8 months old now. What a precious baby.