Monday, May 18, 2015

Everybody Walk The Dinosaur!

Hello everyone!!

Long time, no post - I know. I took a little mental vacation.. I have still been doing my nails and photographing them, but the idea of uploading, editing, and preparing posts just sounded like a nightmare. Yes, I know, in the grand scheme of things, it really is not a lot of work, but to my mental state, it just seemed like too much. I apologize.

I am starting to feel recharged, and good 'mentally' (I realize this makes me sound like I am really out to lunch/a space case, but I promise it is just health related and that it just affects my moods. I am not depressed or bipolar or anything else.)

Funny that the things that spurred me to post was snapping off my long ass nails yesterday. Ok, one snapped off, the others I just clipped down. My post for today will feature my newly shortened nails, and then my next few posts will feature my long bad boys that I had for quite awhile. Admittedly, I missed short nails. So much easier!

I was looking for inspiration earlier, and one group of gals gave me a bunch - I was just getting some supplies ready to do something else, when I saw my dino nail decals and completely changed what I wanted to do.

I found the base photo HERE and just.. went from there!


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • China Glaze Violet-Vibes
  • China Glaze Glow With The Flow
  • China Glaze Treble Maker
  • China Glaze Daisy Know My Name?
  • China Glaze Home Sweet House Music
  • China Glaze DJ Blew My Mind
  • MakeItStick Dinosaur Nail Vinyls
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I honestly used two triceratops decals, as those are my favourite dinos, but I got to say that the pterodactyl and t-rex decals are killing it with the background!

That is all for today. Happy to be back. I am hoping to post 1-2x a week, mayhaps more, mayhaps less, but I am back.. well.. I was always still present and doing nails, just not sharing them. Fail.

Take care until next time!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mattified Splatter

Hey everyone!

Ok. I am beyond obsessed with these nails. And I think part of it is my nail shape.. the other is the colours used.. and the technique.. and the chrome.. ugh. I could go on for a bit longer. O B S E S S E D.

I had a photo of nails done by Spektorsnails in my inspiration folder for so long.. and I hummed and hawed about doing them for so long.. and finally was like.. doooo ittttt!


Do you see what I am talking about!? I swear every time I look at these, I have to hide some deep guttural groan that I constantly want to emit. The obsession is real!

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Color Club Twiggie
  • Color Club Label-less Dark Green
  • Sponge
  • Essie Matte About You
  • Essie No Place Like Chrome
  • Straw

The matte effect and the chrome overlay.. ok.. I am done talking about these. So obsessed.

Thanks for scoping the blog - see you all again soon! 




Friday, April 3, 2015

Pastel Chevnrons + Rose Gold Glitter

Hey everyone!

Yaaaah.. I had zero inspiration for an excellent title.. so you get to know exactly what you are getting in to this time.

I recently acquired some nail vinyls from Make It Stick.. and had to do nails originally done by Lifeisbetterpolished - it was a screenshot my sister sent me, and I was obsessed with them!


When I was sporting these, everyone said they were my Easter nails.. and it is right about that time now.. so that works by me!

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Lime Crime Parfait Day
  • Lime Crime Lavendairy
  • OPI Rose of Light
  • Formula X for Sephora Thrilling
  • China Glaze White on White
  • Nail Vinyls
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today - see you all again soon! Happy Easter.. and.. happy birthday to me tomorrow! I have some pretty rad nails planned - so if I remember, you will get a bonus post for tomorrow as well! Woo! 



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dry Marble Technique

Hey everyone!

Yes.. Dry marble technique.. well.. technically I am water marbling, but allowing the polish to "dry" on the water.. then using it as a nail decal. Does that sound confusing? It might. But. I think this will be my next video. It is actually a lot of fun to do. And while I think this first attempt is grand, it could be better.


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Sally Hansen Bubblegum Pink
  • Sally Hansen  Babe Blue
  • Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow
  • Water
  • Dotting Tool
  • Bowl
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I will probably film a video for this within the next week - so I will post up that gem soon. Or, there are probably a wealth online for you to look up in the mean time. Super fun technique without all the hassle of legit water marbling.

See you all again soon!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Rad AF Nails

Hey everyone!

Ok, I like to toss the word 'rad' out there on the daily.. but these nails are legitimately rad. That is the only word that can be used to describe them.

THESE nails are inspired by PamelaPomelo and then, once I was finished.. I was like 'hmm.. no.. these need something...' so I went with black outlines. I wanted to add dots, so I sent my sister a photo and said 'dots or am I done?' and she said I was done. I agreed. I am glad I decided to go with both of our instincts because greatness ensued.


I know I am saying this rather early, but I predict these nails to be in my favourites for 2015. I love them sososososo much!

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • China Glaze Electric Pineapple
  • China Glaze Rich & Famous
  • China Glaze Sweet Hook
  • Orly Liquid Vinyl
  • Little Brush
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Ugh. Honestly. I need to end the post here.. because I want to take off my polish right now and toss these bad boys back on. Must. Stay. Strong!

Have a solid Monday, and I will see you all again soon!!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Poffin Party

Hey everyone!

After removing those bright neon nails, I still needed to have something with a bit of a punch.. So I whipped out a Rainbow Honey topper, and just went to town.

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Sally Henson Coral Reef
  • Rainbow Honey Poffin Party
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today -- hope you are all having a great day! See you again soon!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Finest Neons You Have

Hey everyone!

Today I bring you a recreation that I just adore. I tend to ask my sister (a lot) for inspiration on nail art, and she always delivers at least 2 photos. This go was 3, the other 2 I plan to do at some point - but the neon nails just spoke to me at the time.

I tried to do some tracking down, but it kept leading me to dead links, and there is no watermarking - if anyone knows who did THESE NAILS, tell me so I can tag them appropriately.


Look at the neon-ness! I just freaking love it! Especially that orange.. siiiigh.. I feel like these will be necessary again in the summer - maybe even on my toes!!

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • China Glaze White on White
  • Orly Glowstick
  • Orly Neon Heat
  • Orly Tropical Pop
  • Dotting Tool
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Hope you are all having a great day, and thanks for stopping by!