Sunday, December 23, 2012

Santa Clause is Coming to Town

Santa Nails!

OPI Hey Vito is my Car Red-y with a white "T" drawn with white, a black line drawn across , and a gold best buckle in the middle. This was one of the easiest designs I've done recently, and it actually turned out well enough to put up here :).

Here are my santa nails:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Crackle Glaze: Jade-D

I got a three Glitter crackles by China Glaze at TJ Maxx, here is the first:

Jade-D is a light yellow small glitter in a clear base. Here it is over Orly Liquid Vinel. 

I was pretty disappointed in it's crackling... did I do something wrong? I saw other people online and it seemed to work fine for them, I used it just like any other crackle.

The color combo is nice for the season.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Drug Store Glitterball

So I'm going to post when I post :) I just don't have the time or sun to be like the amazing women who post every day.

That being said:

This is Maybelline Color Show Styled Out, a navy blue with a silver shimmer/microglitter. It's part of a Denim's collection, and especially because it dries semi-matte. Scrangie has a beautiful (as always) swatch of it on its own.

I then added 3 (yes 3!) coats of NYC Starry Silver Glitter. This 99 cent polish (love!!!) is small silver holographic glitter in a clear base with lots of larger blue and pink hexagon glitter.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


It's not an optical illusion friends, I'm back! (maybe). Now for the excuses: The biggest thing is I started a new job and I'm exhausted. Bigger than that it is mostly dark when I leave in the morning and mostly dark when I come home at night. I'm having trouble taking good pictures. I haven't stopped doing my nails though!

My job is also a little rough on my nails. I type away all day, so please excuse the tip wear you are going to see!

With all that said... here are my nails:

This is China Glaze First Mate (a personal favorite, an easy 2-coater, and such a rich color!) with Orly Luxe stamped anchors from plate SH09. I then stamped China Glaze Blue Iguana. Over the whole thing.

I absolutely adore how this turned out!!

Eek thump tip wear!

I think the ring finger is my favorite.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Isn't it ironic?

Isn't it ironic how professional most of my manicures have been considering the name of my blog? I have been interviewing a lot lately, but there is a good chance I have something, so hopefully we can get back to our regularly scheduled nails soon!

For a little break from all the boring pinks, here is my mother's least favorite color in my collection. Usually she will say she likes my nails, or thinks a color is pretty or interesting. Whenever I wear this color she tells me continuously how obnoxious it is!

China Glaze Sun Kissed. This is from their 2012 summer neon collection, and it is like a highlighter in a bottle. The formula is surprisingly good for a yellow, this is three coats.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

This is one of my favorite looks that I've done, it's pretty and girly, but also has a bit of an edge.

I started with a gazillion hard coats of China Glaze Something Sweet. I love this color but the formula is impossible!

I then added 2 coats of Cover Band Sticks N' Stones, this is a dupe of Lynnderrella's Connect the Dots. I won't put up with her drama for a bottle of nail polish, so I am sure glad that this exists!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Post #1 in my Reddit Arbitrary Day Haul

A wonderful Redditor got me these awesome polishes:

First was Shore Thing. It's a pastal cream, so its application was tricky, but I think the result was totally worth it.

I then added Nicole I Pink I Love Him, for this amazing look. I was originally going to add a stamp, but I loved this so much, I kept it for 2 days!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kleancolor Blue-Eyed Girl

Sorry for the lack of nail-art lately. I've been shadowing, interviewing, and applying to jobs. My nails have been many shades of light pink. Booooo.

Anyway, here is Kleancolor's Blue-Eyed Girl. This was three coats. I think next time I will do 1 coat of an easy blue and then two coats of this so it doesn't end up with quite so much glitter but is still opaque. Sorry for the lobster fingers.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Jessica Sunrise

This stuff goes on like a dream. 2 coats. I adore bronze-y colors like this, but it would probably be more appropriate for the fall. Oh well, screw appropriate.Yay pretty.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

China Glaze Liquid Crystal

Yay pretty Sparkles! And it was on clearance!

3 coats, ate top coat like you wouldn't believe.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Zoya Avery Polka dota

I started with 3 coats of Zoya Avery.

My best friend says mannequin nails creep her out... I think they look kind of cool.

I then added polka dots, very small ones, heavy a the bottom and more sparingly towards the top. I used a black shatter (it's color club, the sticker fell off) on the ring finger and added some China Glaze Snow Globe (because what manicure isn't made better with some sparkle?)

...I think that's it.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Oh noes! You are gonna see my face!

I don't wear make up, not unless I'm going to a wedding or a funeral. I've recently decided to start wearing it more often, but then I realized that I haven't worn it since high school, so I have no idea what I'm doing.

Since I'm sure some of you lovely ladies know how to make pretty faces I thought you could help. I bought tinted moisturizer at Clinique yesterday (shade 02, not 01, victory!). I know I need a brush.

Now I need everything else. I want like a 5-minute face for everyday and maybe something a little nicer for when I go out.

Very pale, brown hair, dark blue eyes. Pictures here, no makeup in any of them. Any ideas very very welcome.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Flowers flowers everywhere

Sinflue Colors Timbleberry is one of my favorite pinks. It is an easy 2 coater.

I added a bunch of flowers using Kleancolor Metallic Fuchsia, China Glaze White on White, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, China Glaze Light as Air, and Spoiled Jail Bait.

Yay flowers!

Saturday, July 14, 2012



Summery is what my father, my best friend, and her father all called this mani. I guess that describes it pretty well!

I wish I could tell you what that color was, but I got it at Ocean State Job Lot, where you can get Essies for $2, but they are un-labeled.

Anyway, here are daisies:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jessica Nails Gona Bare

I got this along with Indigo, Funky Town, Sunrise, and Shake Your Booty for like $7 at TJ Maxx! I also got 2 Nicole by OPI for $6. This might be dangerous since there is a TJ Maxx like 4 min from my house!

Nails Gone Bare took a solid 4 coats to be completely opaque and it definitely looked think with that. I hate shear polish, but if you don't mind a shear look I think it's pretty.

I then finally got a chance to try Nailside's freehand cloud design. She was one of the first bloggers I followed and is still one of my favorites. If you don't already follow her, check her out!

I used Revlon's Fall Mood and Sinful Color's Timbleberry for the outside and inside clouds respectfully. 

I then added some glitter, because, you know, why not?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Color Club Otherworldly checkers

I absolutely adore this color!

I then used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out and scotch tape as seen by Erika. It's not super neat, but I do like the difference between the glitter and the cream.

Friday, July 6, 2012

I have no luck with nail stickers

Especially since now I can't find the name of these online.

Oh noes!!

I went on vacation and didn't want to worry about my nails, so I used these. They are supposed to last like a week, but I pulled mine off after 2 days because they were smushy. My boyfriend didn't like these, he said they looked like something a 13-year old girl would wear. I like them though, obnoxious is awesome!