Thursday, April 3, 2014

Extraordinary Cutie Pie

Hey everyone!

Today is a really simple, yet effectively adorable mani.

I went with a grey base and then used pink glitter activity.. Yeah, that simple!


I used:

  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Formula X For Sephora Extraordinary
  • Rainbow Honey Cutie Pie
  • Rainbow Honey Unscented Top Coat

I decided to give it a go with the Rainbow Honey top coat.. annnnd.. I kind of love it! It dried really fast, and unlike Seche Vite + me + glitter polish (especially lately) it didn't bubble as it all dried. HUGE points in my books. I have a small 5ml bottle to play with.. I hope it gets released in a larger bottle (goes to quickly check to make sure it isn't readily available already) - I see scented top coats on the site.. I wonder if they work just as well? I may have to order one next time.. just to see.. yup!

That is all for now - see you again soon!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Poffin Party

Hello everyone!

Today I am going to share a bit of a "fail nail" turned rad because of the help of an awesome glitter polish.

I started by knowing I was going to do one glitter accent nail.. so I painted all nails, aside from my ring finger, with both China Glaze White on White and butter London Cheeky Chops. Then, I dotted the opposing sides with the opposing polish.. when I was finished, I felt the contrast between the polishes wasn't quite enough and it didn't give the desired effect I wanted. Enter in Rainbow Honey Poffin Party.. helped to save the day - er - mani.

The effect is still visible, especially in the photo, but irl it almost looked like an ombre nail set going on. I accept either, really.


Again, the polish used:

  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • butter London Cheeky Chops
  • China Glaze White on White
  • Rainbow Honey Poffin Party
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today - see you again real soon!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Watercolour + Gold Flakies

Hey everyone!

I was extremely jazzed when I stumbled across THESE GEM NAILS.. like seriously.. look at them! I was inspired to do something similar.. and an opportunity to use gold flakes? Yes, please.


I could seriously sit here, mouth-breathing, for hours just looking at these nails. I absolutely adored them!

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • China Glaze Sweet Hook
  • OPI Sparrow Me The Drama
  • OPI What's With The Cattitude?
  • Essie Navigate Her
  • Essie Mojito Madness
  • Essie Mesmerize
  • Formula X For Sephora Indelible
  • Gold Flakes
  • Acetone + Brush
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I seriously want to re-do these right meow. Note to self: do these again.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Neon Skulls Turned Unhappy Faces

Hey everyone!

Wow. I have been away from the blogging life for awhile now. I have not enjoyed my "break". Work, work, and living out of the hospital for a week in there has not helped anything. (side note: living at the hospital was not for me.. my boyfriend broke his elbow.. he needed surgery.. we lived in hospital.. well, he did.. I did part time, the other time was spent at work or not sleeping. Good times!)

Anyways.

I have some backlogged posts to get through. During my awful hospital-filled week, I did not paint my nails. I just picked that up again yesterday.. but I believe I have 4 posts to do before we get to the current activity. Should be caught up by the end of next week.. aka.. my birthday! Awe yeah!

I always get so off track.

Many weeks back, as I normally do, I sent a text to my sister asking her what I should paint on my nails. Her response this particular time was for me to do rainbow skulls. The idea = rad, but I have not painted skulls on my own nails in a long time. A nightmare ensued. Then, when all was done, at first - hated them.. but then.. ehhh they weren't too bad and it was 1 am, and work in the morning, etc etc. I left them.

One of the gals at work said they looked like unhappy faces.. and I liked that so much more! My subpar skull nails turned into awesome unhappy face nails. Life miraculously went on.


A wealth of polish was used.. and, much to my happiness and dismay, I have not put any of them away yet. Here goes:

  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Orly Liquid Vinyl
  • China Glaze White On White
  • Essie Lights
  • L'Oreal Tangerine Crush
  • China Glaze Sunday Funday
  • China Glaze Lemon Fizz
  • Formula X For Sephora Wham!
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

So bad. So fun.

That is all for today! See you again reeeeal soon!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Toucan Do It If You Try Pop-arazzi

Hey everyone!

The post title explains the combo that I was sporting last week - and they paired perfectly together!


I swear, I can do the most complex nail art (for me) to date, and I might get a comment or three, but if I do something simple like a polish with a glitter topper.. comments and praise galore! I am not complaining - I appreciate how many people notice nails these days. I am constantly commenting on rad combos and such with other people. I literally got 20 comments on this combo. It is a gem.

I used:

  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI Toucan Do It If You Try 
  • Hard Candy Pop-arazzi
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Simple, and effective. Thank you amazing combo!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Late Post For The Totally Doable I Have A Life Challenge! Feb 20 & 23: Floral & Animal Print

When I was originally going through the challenge, and saw that these two dates were so close, I had an idea to combo them up. Snakeskin and flowers. Yup.



My stamping is rough.. and my roses don't have enough colour definition.. but I know where my faults are.. I think this could actually look amazing if I execute it better -- next time, I tell ya!

I used:

  • Essie Navigate Her
  • a england Dragon
  • OPI Sparrow Me The Drama
  • OPI Dim Sum Plum
  • BM-215
  • OPI Jade Is The New Black
And this post will be going up on my dads' birthday!! I don't think he really reads this blog, but, if he ever stumbles across it: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKLIM!!

Also, the last two days of the challenge were 'Simple' and 'Galaxy', I didn't do either. Fail. I am looking forward to see if there is a challenge set forth for April. I will be ready for it!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Late Post For The Totally Doable I Have A Life Challenge! Feb 17: Studs

Another late post.. I know.. I know.. Just trying to finish up what I had done for the February challenge.. So.. here is the studs portion.


I wore these for my first ever bar-tending shift.. I am surprised that within the course of the entire night, I only lost 2 studs. I am also extremely sorry for not taking a photo sooner. Dummmb!

I know that I did not come up with this design concept on my own - but I don't have it saved in my inspiration desktop folder or on pinterest, but I swear I have seen it before -- anyone know who did it/the photo I am talking about? Let me know so I can give credit properly!!

I used:

  • Formula X For Sephora Thrilling
  • Formula X For Sephora Eureka
  • China Glaze Ingrid
  • Orly Liquid Vinyl
  • Dotting Tool