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My Favourites of 2010

Before I post up my 'Happy New Years' mani (aka later in the day..), I figured I would post my favourite manis that I did this year.

I made a cap of 10..

These are in no particular order either.. Below the photos, I will post the link to that entry (in case you missed it..)

Dotted Ribbon
Diagonal Zebra

Minty Jade Criss Cross
Bowed Blues

Old Wallpaper
Peachy Pink
Coloured Waves
Golden Zebra
Here I Go Again
5 Point Flowers
Those are my choices.. Do you agree? Something that I overlooked? Let me know if you agree or disagree with my 'highlight reel'.
I look forward to another amazing year with all of you! I am hoping to have even more entries.. Some with video tutorials - so watch for that as well.
Take care and have a ton of FUN ringing in the New Year!!

Bowed Blues

Tuesday nights are usually my 'it's time to get down to business and paint your nails!' night, but, I do have to work the next day (aka today).

I worked on filming a tutorial last night. Then, once I was done that and had nothing on my nails again, I felt.. sad? So. I did my nails anyways.

And now I'm still upset because they will be ruined today. It is extremely simple, but, in my mind, effective.

I apologize in advance because these pictures are probably going to be HUGE! (edit: nevermind, they aren't overly large!) I have to play with my camera size settings so I can get it to where I want. (I know how to do this - I just haven't.. yet.. yeah!)




I used two coats of Revlon Royal. I caved. I have seen these polish swatched in so many places! I had to have it! And, I'm happy I do. I love it!! Then, of course, I was bored. I grabbed Adoree Seaport Blue and sponged that on the tips. I should have left it, but I wanted to add something to it. I grabbed konad im…

My Christmas Nails

I finally did some. Took me long enough!!

Here are the nails that I have been sporting for Christmas.

I got the idea from WAH Nails. I am pretty sure the first way I saw them was with green, but they have a bunch of photos with the candy canes on a gold background.






Now, I cannot hear you gasping, but in my mind I can hear it. Why? Well, because of the extreme whiteness of this photo. My dad gave us a bunch of cash for Christmas (he also bought us a blu-ray player AND an xbox, plus the kinect.. it has been an amazing holiday season for us!!) - so, with some of the $$ he gave to moi, I bought myself a new camera.

I haven't mastered the settings on it. Which could explain how white my hands are. BUT. I kid you not, that is seriously how pale I am. All. The. Time.

NOW! Besides that.. I like the photos I am seeing from this camera. The images are very sharp/crisp and I love that!

Oh. Polish used.. CG Jolly Holly, OPI Alpine Snow, Essie Lolipop, CG Liquid Leather and CG Party Hearty.

D…

Rose Comforter

Hey everyone!

My nails right now totally make me think of a B&B and what I hope they would either have as their comforter/bedspread or wallpaper. Strangely enough, I love it.

I feel this photo doesn't quite do it justice, but all of my other snapshots sucked, so this will have to do!


I also have to apologize for my cuticles. I have been doing a bunch of baking, cleaning and dishes lately. Despite slathering in cuticle oil and lotion every night, they still look like that! Grr! I figure the cold weather doesn't help things much either.

I know my roses are not the greatest, but for my first attempt, I am quite pleased.

I chuckled quite a bit over them this afternoon. There I was, clutching an xbox controller, playing UFC, career mode with my awesome figher, with super girly nails. Sigh.


Here is what was used: CGs Re-Fresh Mint & Lemon Fizz, Konad Special Nail Polish in White, OPI Shorts Story, CG White Out & Brucci Roberta's Green Garden. Also, I used Konad image…

Playing With Goodies

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This evening, after I returned home from a friends house, I came to the computer desk and looked over at the goodies that had been sent to me. Then, an idea formed. Sure, I don't want to take off my current mani, so why not bust out the fake nails and go to town?

Perfect.



First, the C/Krackle polish. Love. It. I am actually going to take off my 5 point flower mani tomorrow (after running a bunch of errands) and slap this on. I might even use the same colours. I didn't add the thumb in as it just didn't work. I am not sure if it is because I used a glitter polish or what - but I will work on that! After they were done crackling, I topped it…

5 Point Flowers

Hi everyone!

Usually on Tuesday evenings, I am just about becoming desperate to paint my nails. On the weekends, I work, and on Mondays and Tuesdays as well. Not really a problem.. I could still technically have my nails painted.. Except that I am working in the dish pit. So. My nails AND hands are pretty gross. Even though I do my best to try and not let that happen. (I wear gloves with my eczema cream and cuticle cream while reading before bed.. Then I take them off and lather up in lotion.. Still doesn't always work!)

So, like I said earlier, come Tuesday evening, I am chomping at the bit to do my nails!

Last night was no exception.

I perused through my inspiration folder and found something that was perfect because I wanted to play with new toys!!


I got the idea from NailArtIdeas on youtube. She has some great ideas. Check them out!

The colours used are all OPI: Alpine Snow, Lucky Lucky Lavender & Sapphire In The Snow.

Now, this would be the part where I talk about one of …

Scribbled Paint

That is what I think about when I see this image plate used..

I was feeling a bit lazy the other day.. That and I had about 30 minutes until it was errand running time.. BUT! I had naked nails. I do not like that.

I had Little Drummer Boy still sitting at the desk.. So I slapped on some of that.. Then sprinted to the collection area and nabbed Adore and an image plate.



Sorry for the messy photo. I took another photo two days later, but there is some chipping on my index nail. What I am excited about is that I have been working a bit more on the light box. The polish bottle photo is using the improved box. I haven't perfect my camera settings to it yet.. And I am not sure if I like the lamp/light YET, but I don't want to correct things too much to this camera as my Christmas gift to myself will be a new camera. This bad boy is just over 3 years old. He has served his purpose!

Oh, the colours used are: CG Little Drummer Boy & CG Adore stamped with konad image plate m70.

I wa…

A Comparison To Ease My Mind

The other day I ventured in to the Chatters supply store.. Now, in my defense, I was actually trying to find a bottle of Party Hearty for someone else (: BUT! Of course I was snooping around.. Me snooping around nail polish is never a good idea.

I picked up a bottle of Little Drummer Boy.. And LOVED it. Then more wandering.. Then I looked at it again and put it back.. Because my mind was telling me I had something really close to it at home. After setting it back down, I found the Burlesque collection.. And nabbed a bottle of Glow Up Already (green glitter.. of course I had to have it!).. I was about to pay, but instead I turned around and grabbed Little Drummer Boy again.


When I got home.. I looked at Little Drummer Boy with delight, but that nagging feeling came back. I searched through the polish collection and spotted Midnight Mission. My brain yelled 'see! see! SEE!!!!'


Little Drummer Boy is on the left, Midnight Mission to the right. To my absolute delight.. They are qui…

Striped Nails

Hello everyone!

I bring you my striped nails that I did the other day.. The idea is actually from an image that I made a few years back as a background for a webpage.. I was clicking on my picture folder and just before I could head over to my nail art inspiration video, I saw that image and thought it was perfect for some nail art!


For this look I used: OPI Alpine Snow, CG Liquid Leather, OPI Who The Shrek Are You?, Quirius Lucy Diamond & CG Heli-Yum.

ALSO.. If any of you are interested.. I made a VIDEO to go along with this post. Yeah, I finally made a video! I had my awesome brother edit it.. I think I am going to need his help for a bit longer. He uses vegas as an editor.. He made it look so easy and I know it really isn't that easy!

Anyways, please, check out the video and lemme know what you think!!

Also, since I can do videos now.. Is there a look I have posted up before that you want to see done as a tutorial? Let me know and I will comply!!

I hope everyone has an aweso…

Boredom Overcome By Party Hearty

Hello everyone!

I have a day off today.. And quickly became very bored. I started working on making a light box.. And then I sliced myself and didn't want to do a perfect job anymore (heh).

Then, as I was tending to my newly self inflicted wound, I noticed my nails were bare.. So I then picked out nine random bottles.. Well, not really random.. But it'll look that way!

In this lineup we have: CG OMG, Liquid Leather, Jolly Holly & Midnight Kiss; Essie Mesmerize & Lolipop (side note: I just noticed that Essie 'Lollipop' is just 1 l.. Geez louise! I always was using deux l's..); OPI Alpine Snow & Sapphire In The Snow; BYS Yellow Sunshine.

Now, you're probably thinking that is the strangest polishes together.. And you're right. I do some weird combos, but I don't think I would be able to do something with all of these gems.. Oh right, the post title. You caught me. They are all going to be meeting up with..

This guy, CG Party Hearty.

I am going to…