Nail Diary #411

November 16, 2016

A few weeks back I had some time to kill so I attempted to water marble.  Colors I marbled are for a fun fall look are:

  • VINTAGE OPI Burning Love; a metallic orange
  • Finger Paints Fall-ing for you; a metallic teal
  • Square Hue Baby,Baby,Baby; a metallic grape (which appears lighter in the marble)
  • Square Hue Sandstone; a shimmery duo pink/gold hue
  • My undies is Sally Hansen Petal Pusher; a nude pink

To simplify the marble process I used a Pueen Latex tape barrier…ahhhhhhMazing!  Total time saver.  I feel like my marble turned out ahhhhh so so.  I have done worse; I have also done better.  I guess I need to keep practicing; with the latex barrier I may be so inclined to do so.

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Nail Diary #400

September 13, 2016

I had a lot of fun creating this look.  This is another 3:2 mani.  For my 3 I used Sinful Colors Demin n Bling KARGO.  This is a textured blue denim polish which dries matte ❤ I did use a clear top coat on my pinky for some shine.

For my 2 I created some dry marble decals on my bundle monster mat.  Used SC Kargo and SC Trend Matters Angel Buttercup.

Dry marble decals

Dry marble decals

BTS, pre cleanup

Once my decals dried using a clear top coat I applied the decals to my nails, trimmed access and cleaned up with a small paint brush and acetone.  Love this technique; I have not mastered the water marble so this is an easy way to get that look without all the hassle and headache.

I really love the final result ❤  Still drool over matte textured polishes 🙂

Sinful Colors Kargo and Buttercup; Dry Marble Nail DecalSinful Colors Kargo and Buttercup; Dry Marble Nail Decal
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Nail Diary #367

November 3, 2015

Hello November goodbye October.  I totally missed the end of October mani’s.  I missed about three Halloween festive nail looks.  I think in the next week or so I will do a throw back to October entry, lol.

Tonight I have a beautiful fall like water marble to share with you.  I really love this color combo.

My underwear color is China Glaze Innocence a pale nude pink perfect for a blank canvas.

Colors in my marble are:

OPI NYPD Beat a deep beat red and Burning Love a shimmering gold orange.

OPI Nicole colors Here we Kome A-Karoling a deep plum purple, Keeping up with Santa a foil like red and Deck the Dolls a metallic teal.

The effect is oh la la love this!!  My favorite colors are Burning Love and Deck the Dolls!!

an OPI water marble an OPI water marble

Enjoy.  And if you haven’t tried water marbling I suggest you do try it, it is so fun to create new looks with different random colors.  It takes some practice and patience but once you master it you will be so happy!

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Nail Diary #366

October 28, 2015

Happy Hump day!  Yay, half way to the weekend and not too mention just a couple days away from Halloween.  I am just a little behind sharing my Halloween nails with you all.  So I think I am going to have to share a mani every day until Halloween.  So, sorry in advance for Halloween nail overload; this what happens when you procrastinate and then all the sudden October is almost over.

This one is super fun.  I have been having fun trying to perfect my water marbling skills.  This is a glow in the dark spooky marble.

Colors used are:  My base is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri white OMGhost.  Which I am totally freaked out because this is my favorite underwear for nail art and the bottle is almost empty, ECK!!!!  Why is it so hard to find quick dry whites?  #NAILPOLISHPROBS!  Anyhow OMGhost was the base for Sinful Colors Glow in the Dark, and yep that is the name how original huh lol.

My marble colors are:  Wet n Wild green Stand the test of lime, Wet n Wild orange The Clock strikes Orange and Sinful Colors dark purple Let’s Talk.  Turned out pretty cool; super stoked that I am getting better with each marble!

Glow in the Dark water marble

Of course I had to stamp it:

GITD Halloween nails

I added a Trick or Treat image from Messy Mansion plate MM22 and some CREEPY eyes from bundle monster plate BM-H08.

I love how these turned out.

Funny story I did them just in time for the haunted house we went to a few weeks ago.  As I was walking through the black light room I could not stop staring at my glowing talons!!  HAHA


Mani under black light at Sleepy Hallow Scream Park

BOO! Haunted house selfie. Me n my sweets.

BOO! Haunted house selfie. Me n my sweets.

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Nail Diary #359

September 13, 2015

Hello polish lovers!  I hope you are all having a fabulous pre fall weekend.  It is absolutely beautiful in Iowa this weekend.  Yesterday we got out to ride the four wheeler all day; so much fun.

Between parenting, working, exercise, and atv riding I am so behind on blogging my nails.  Oh my I think I am like five to six manicures behind.  I am lucky to get my nails painted let alone sharing them with you guys.  A few Sundays ago I had some time on my hands so I decided to try my hand at water marbling.  I must say water Marbling is 100% easier with the amazing latex barrier; it really makes clean up time a lot shorter.  With that being said water marbling is still by far the most challenging polish technique for me.  This time it wasn’t perfect but then again it wasn’t horrible either.  Once the weather stays cooler I will try practicing this technique a little more.


Marble Mess

Marble Mess

How I got this look:

Base color on all nails Maybelline Color Show Lavender Lustre.  This is a holo purple silver polish.

I used cheap polishes polish this time for my marble; Wet n Wild Toxic Apple a dark metallic blur-purple and Pure Ice sheer shimmer finishes Bedtime(magenta) and Busted(lilac/pink).  I just alternated the colors in my room temp cup of water swirl and dip.

I can’t wait to have the time to try more water marbles.  I think it will be fun to do some Halloween or fall color combos.

Have a great week!!

Water Marble

Water Marble



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Nail Diary #350

July 14, 2015

Hello polish lovers!  I have a fun mani to share with you this time.  Have you ever tried the water marble technique?  It is a unique/random look but a challenge to apply.  It has been a few years since I have attempted one.  WHY you ask; OoOoO it has always been a hit or miss for me and it’s MESSY!!  BUT I got this amazing latex barrier stuff off amazon and this makes a water marble 90% easier!  No more messy tape to wrestle.



So I got brave put on a latex barrier on my cuticles and water marbled my nails.

Colors Used:   I used Sally Hansen’s Petal Pusher Insta Dri for undies.

Marble colors all Sinful Colors:

Shock and Awe; blurple cream

Neptune; blurple cream with silver shimmer

Sweet Tooth; lilac cream

Let me go; light purple pearl

I did some drop, drop, swirl, dip and poof I had myself a pretty good looking water marble.  And clean up was a breeze.

For the grand finale I thew on some holo Northern Lights top coat made by Out the Door.

I Love love love how this turned out.

I’m calling it Sinful Shades of Purple Water Marble.

Sinful shades of Purple water marble

Sinful shades of Purple water marble

I must say water marbling is not so bad when you have LATEX 🙂

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Nail Diary #297

September 22, 2014

Hello to another Mani Monday.  Whew boy was it hard to get going this morning, nothing a little coffee couldn’t cure though.

Have you ever seen a water marble manicure?  Water marble nails look so cool!  Have you ever tried to do a water marble manicure?  I have, it is hard to do and messy.  I have yet to master that technique!!

I am an avid instagram stalker of the nail polish divas out there ( follow me if you want @am1e).  Last week @ermahgerdperlish had this amazing water marble mani.  I was like omg I just died and went to nail polish heaven.  But then I realized she didn’t actually do the water marble technique.  That’s when I knew then I just had to try this marble decal technique.

I had no idea if this would work for me but I just went for it and I could not be more happy with the technique or the results.  WIN!

Here is what I did:

Wet N Wild Marble decal manicure

How to DIY marble decal manicure:

1) Start with a plastic bag or parchment/wax paper.  I used parchment paper for mine.  Colors I used to marble are Wet n Wild:  Vampy red metallic Under your spell, True red metallic Rudy-dolph, and gold metallic Deadly Dose.  This combo is just perfect for a fall manicure.  So first I put down a fair amount of the gold polish in the size I wanted for my decal.  Then I did drops of all the colors and swirled them together as evenly as I could with a toothpick…repeat ten times.  Then wait, and wait and wait.

2) Once the polish has dried it should lift right up from the parchment paper, see above.  If it doesn’t lift off smoothly it is not dry, wait some more.

3) All my nails had on my standard nail envy base coat.  Right before I applied my decals I put on a clear coat to act as my glue.  I gently put on the marble decal one nail at a time.  Carefully push decal on evenly; I made sure to get on all the sides and I even tried wrapping my tips a bit.  Then carefully cut off access with tiny scissors or use a cuticle stick.  I used my detail brush dipped in polish remover to take off any access polish around the nail and on the cuticle.  Topped off with my seche vite fast dry top coat.

4) Is the final look.  I did add a matte top coat for this picture because the marble effect really stood out as a matte.  I found this way to be a lot easier than a water marble.  Don’t get me wrong this was still time consuming but totally doable; patience is definitely needed.

I cannot wait to try this technique with all kinds of color combos.  I am so glad I saw this technique on IG last week.

Wet N Wild Marble decal manicure


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Wet N Wild Marble decal manicure