Nail Diary #230

Monday December 16, 2013
Happy Monday!! I nearly had a mani disaster!!
I did my nails last night and I just wasn’t thrilled with how they turned out. So I held off on sharing them with you. I was just going to remove the manicure all together but I decided that when I got home from work I would TRY to doctor them up. Why completely redo them when I can get out my makeup sponge and dab on some glitter fun? No need to waste the time or polish I invested last night.
First last night I started with China Glaze Holly-Day . This is a dark hunter green. Perfect for festive manicures. I did apply three coats of Holly-Day to get full coverage.
I wanted to do a glam funky french look. So to achieve this look I added on just my tips Zoya Pixie Dust Tomoko. I heart PIXIE DUST, it’s my new obesession!!! Tomoko is a gorgeous gold pixie glitter dust. What a fabulous color; looks so pretty with the dark green.
But like I said just having Tomoko on my tips was just not working for me so tonight I took my makeup sponge and turned up the glitz and glam.
Using Ulta glitter polish Boogie Nights and more Tomoko I sponged on more glitter goodness. There that’s better.
I was able to take a drab not so pretty manicure and turn it into FAB.
Now I’m happy; I just fell in love with this festive glitzy look!!

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Nail Diary #192

Saturday July 27, 2013

Hello fellow nail polish lovers. Hoping your weekend is fabulous.
I have birthday nails today. It’s my sweets birthday. In honor of his special day I put my new bundle monster holiday plates to work. Totally loving these holiday plates because I am holiday fanatic!!

Base colors used: for the chocolate cake I used Ulta Chocolate Kiss on my middle and ring fingers. For the frosting I used China Glaze It’s a Trap-Eze! on my pinky, index and thumb. It totally reminds me of confetti frosting ;).
On to the stamping: the bundle monster 2013 collection has two birthday/party plates BM-H19 and 20. I stamped two different balloon images from BM-H20 on the It’s a Trap-Eze! nails using Sinful Colors Black on Black.
On the Chocolate Kiss nails I stamped the cake n balloons image and Happy Birthday image from BM-H19 using Julep holo polish Rebel.
Although it looked better in my head I think it turned out pretty cute.

Happy Birthday Richard, love u bunches!! ❤💋❤

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Nail Diary #139

Friday February 01, 2013
❤Ahhhh February the month of love❤
This is my pink ombré mani.
Used 8 polishes to achieve this look. Picking the shades was half the battle but I sure had fun looking through all my pink polishes.
Thumbs~ used Ulta Snow white as a base topped with China Glaze Rainbow. Rainbow is a white jelly with pearl pink finish ❤.
Index~ applied my base China Glaze Diva Bride a soft pink. Topped with Ulta pink glitter Diva loving that pink glitter a lot!!
Middles~ just Ulta Encore pink
Ring fingers~ Finger Paints Drizzle of Pink
Pinkies~ last but not least Finger Paints Pretty as a picture topped with Hue left a message?. Another fabulous pink glitter…the darkest of all eight colors.
So I am LoVinG this look. I might get crazy and add some lovely stamps!!
❤❤❤❤I just love theme manis ❤❤❤❤
Enjoy your weekend lovelies!!
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Nail Diary #135

Tuesday January 15, 2013
I almost didn’t post these.
But I have to blog the bad and the good.
IMO this is a terrible mani. I first did it Sunday night, hated it and doctored it up last night and I am still not loving it.
This Ulta polish is gorgeous in the bottle. Goddess is a nude/pink with a golden frost. I am always drawn to nude/pink polishes but they do not look great against my skin tone.
I did 2 coats of Goddess with Sinful Colors Snow me white on the tips. I should have left it at that but instead I added another coat of Goddess over my tips. It was so blah. So last night I added more white on the tips and called it good. That helped make this mani bearable but still not my fav. But yet I am still wearing it, lol.
I dunno I may try Goddess again in the summer when I am not so pale.
Please ignore my cuticles it is winter and Iowa and my hands are so dry. I add cuticle oil and moisturize all the time but ugh it’s winter and dry.
Please spring come soon!!

Monday’s fix…white tips.

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Sunday’s nails…not pretty at all.

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Nail Diary #131

Thursday January 3, 2013
Keeping it simple today.
This time of year most of us resolve to lose weight, eat more healthy, exercise more, etc…
I choose todays color since we are all probably craving chocolate right about now.
Ulta’s Chocolate Kiss.
This is a rich brown color…simple yet gorgeous. It comes alive in the sunlight.
I got this color last week for free…I bought a lip stick and got 2 polishes for free. I love a great deal. Thank you Ulta.
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In normal light:

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In sunlight:

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Nail Diary #69

Thursday June 7th, 2012
TGIAF!!
Nail time again!!
Tonight’s mani i used a makeup sponge for a gradient effect. Started off with Ulta polish plum perfect. A pretty magenta like purple cream polish. This color is pretty on its own but of course I needed more…
Sponged on 3/4 of the nail in a gradient effect one of my favorite teal polishes…Ulta dance teal dawn.
Then to add a lil more fun used sinful colors nail junkie on the tips. That’s a fun glitter jelly!
I think this is a fun mani, great weekend nails!!

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Nail diary#34

Sunday Feb 26th 2012

Hello all. Sunday already, boo!!! Had a great weekend though 🙂
4 Tonights mani I started with China Glaze “Starboard”. A real pretty grass green. Went on great with 2 coats but I did 3 out of habit!!

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Then I felt like I needed to do something with my new dotting tools. I saw a fellow blogger do cute lil flowers so I thought I would do a spin off from that.
FloWeR PoWeR!!!
Colors used were flowers we’re Ulta “Plum Perfect” and Finger Paints “Drizzle of Pink”. And center of flower is “Art Nouv-yellow”.
Results are pretty cute. And I have to say I did pretty good with the dotting tool…for my first time.

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