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Sea Spray

I could not handle even 24 hours of just a polish.. I had to add SOMETHING to it..

I couldn't figure out what.. Then, after going to the gym with a pal and watching RED, I decided to play 'The Biggest Loser' on kinect.. I kept watching the water in the background, which led to what I painted on to my nails..



I admit, I apparently had the shakes last night.. I couldn't do any type of lines to save my life! All I did was take a white polish (I believe I used CG White Out), I placed a dot in a different position on every nail, then followed the dot out with lines.. I do like this.. It is tres simple, but effective. Maybe next time I attempt it, I won't be so shaky!

Have an awesome Thursday everyone! I have some errands to run, followed by painting and putting a room back together.. Should be fun!!

I am on the hunt for OPI Black Shatter - Thanks for the tip Alyssa!! - I plan on having it in my possession by the end of the day!!

Nail Wheel Swatches

I finally figured out what to do with the package of nail wheels I bought..

I normally buy a few new (to me) nail polishes every month.. Sometimes I mention them, sometimes I don't. What I am really good at, however, is hiding them in my 'to try' drawer and totally forgetting about them..

Today, while out and about, I happened to stop in at Winners.. And right in the 'beauty' section was a set of Color Club polishes (the Pardon My French collection) - I have never seen them available there (although I have heard of them being around from time to time..) so I immediately snapped them up.. Even though I wasn't a HUGE fan of the shades. There was also a trio of e.l.f brand polishes.. I hummed and hawed over them, but ultimately ended up purchasing them.

Now, after being home and putting a swipe (or three) of the polish on the nail wheel.. I am extremely happy with my purchases.

Now on to the photos..

 The pretty CC polishes.. There is: Pardon My French, I Believe I…

Cheetah Madness

Cheetah/Leopard print items are EVERYWHERE lately.. And I for one, really, really, like the trend. Although I am not sure why as zebra print has always been my go to (love me blacks and whites!)

I think I finally was able to replicate a cheetah print that I.. well, like. I was looking on WAH Nails and saw this Fan Submission and LOVED it! The image instantly went to my inspiration folder and I could not stop thinking about it.

So, to help ease my troubled mind, I used the image and came up with these bad boys:



I used: CC High Society, CG Ingrid, Sally Hansen nail art pen and a dotting tool (which was sent to me for review from Born Pretty)

I am a touch disappointed in myself for not trying out either of these polishes before as I really am quite fond of both!! They are lovely!!

Ugh. Of course I would choose to blog when I have to run - I will answer comments next time! Take care everyone!!

Stylish Blogger Award

The Stylish Blogger Award Rules 1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award. 2. Share 7 things about yourself. 3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers. 4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!
I was tagged by two awesome ladies for this award. EDIT: HUGE thankies to KattVeronicaColorfulbottle

7 Things About Me:
I am currently awaiting my acceptance letter for school. I think I finally found something I really want to do! I will share more later as I really do not want to jinx that acceptance letter!I read. A. Lot. I actually keep track of the books I read.. I am hoping to actually get to 50+ books this year.. I only made it to 42 last year! I blame surgery getting in the way.. I enjoy excuses!I have a fondness for exclamation marks.I despise onions. I will actually sit and pick them out of my meal.. Even if they are tiny. Yet, I will eat an onion ring or two.. And that is all onion basically. I am strange.I have lost a lot of weight w…

Line Time

Hey everyone!

Just a quick post, as I am fairly sure these nails will be gone-zo after tomorrow, which makes me a sadface, but such is life. I apologize for the chips already. Work.. Ruins everything.. But I also like money.. Such a rude cycle!



I got the idea for these gems HERE and came up with.. well, that which you see above! I like that her lines are more.. free? Despite my best efforts to not follow a pattern, I still see a slight pattern. I can never just let go! Some day.. or week.. or month.. year maybe?

Also.. Watermarking.. The little corner watermark that I used in these or the old diagonal action I used in some of my old posts.. Lemme know!! 

I used: Orly Mirror Mirror, CGs Peachy Keen, Re-Fresh Mint and Lemon Fizz as well as OPI Shorts Story.

The reason I tossed in my base polish and top polish is to show I have swapped for now. I usually use China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat - and I still absolutely love it - but I am seriously falling for this Nail Life Gripper pol…

Olive Mod

Hey everyone! Sorry it has been a little while since my last post. I have been busy and then extremely sick. I am still the latter part.. Fun times!!

I never did get a photo of my last manicure.. Super annoying. I really didn't like it, but I did get a ton of comments/compliments on it. I will have to do it again. I used a polish that I quite like and need to order more of.. ANYWAYS! Onwards to today..
***Not My Photo*** I kept looking at this photo in my inspiration photo.. And wanted to do it.. And I knew which purple I would use, etc. Then I remembered my 'untried' polish drawer calling out to me..

So I yoinked Essie Sew Psyched out of the drawer.. Grabbed a white (OPI Alpine Snow) and a green (CG Jolly Holly) and got to work.


And this was born. I really like Sew Psyched, I am not so psyched on the overall look though. I really wanted to use black and white, but that is so safe! Oh well! It has been fun to wear regardless. I will probably have to do something new tomorrow …

Yellow and Gold Bracelet

What do these 3 random colours have in common?


Other than the fact that they don’t really go together?
They are what make up the next manicure I am going to show you all!!


I got the idea from a bracelet I saw in an InStyle magazine from 2008? Maybe 2009? It could have even been 2010.. I am not entirely sure. I know I have mentioned my ‘inspiration folder’ within my computer, but what I have also started is a ‘real life’ inspiration folder – it now is a complete page within the folder! Yay! Means more tutorials.
Wait.. Tutorials? Oh right! I filmed how I went about making this manicure. I hope you’ll watch and enjoy – and maybe test it out for yourself? I would love to see the results; maybe with some other colours? Anything!
While I am speaking of video tutorials, Li Lian of shortwidenails had asked about my roses manicure I did HERE.. I actually filmed a video quite awhile back, but I, of course, didn’t upload from the camera properly and deleted everything.. I got a chance to re-film abo…

Welcome 2011

With a photo of my nails.. And some goodies I have picked up in the last few days.

I guess I will first start off with my fail NYE mani. I was so pumped to finally try Essie Little Brown Dress that I completely forgot that it was NYE. Duh. I just decided to sponge on some glitter ala OPI Sparkle-icious.. Then I added some star shaped glitter. I didn't totally hate it, but, I forgot to press the star glitter in to the polish.. It started lifting pretty badly. I had enough time at the end of running errands that day (yesterday) to snap a photo before the horrid removal process.


One of these days I will give Little Brown Dress the love and attention that it so deserves.

After I took off that disaster.. I was flipping through the InStyle January magazine.. And found this..

EDIT: This is where the scan of the image/article WOULD BE.. Now add in that my scanner is being extremely lame. Hopefully I can get it working asap.. Then all will make sense!!

It is Ruffian-esque.. But with some c…