Wednesday, August 31, 2011

As summer is winding down, I wanted to wear a bright coral design again this week. Here is Jesse's Girl's JulieG coral polish with a coat of Wet N Wild's Waves of Enchantment. I loved wearing this on my nails!

The second picture is with no flash to show you more of the true color of JulieG since my camera & flash makes it more of a bright pink when it's really a coral.
8/31/2011 07:00:00 AM Danielle
As summer is winding down, I wanted to wear a bright coral design again this week. Here is Jesse's Girl's JulieG coral polish with a coat of Wet N Wild's Waves of Enchantment. I loved wearing this on my nails!

The second picture is with no flash to show you more of the true color of JulieG since my camera & flash makes it more of a bright pink when it's really a coral.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Nail polish jewelry has become a huge trend through some of the beauty community. A lot of ladies in the Nail Polish & Gossip Facebook group that I am part of enjoy making this type of jewelry. I wanted to give something like this a try but I decided to make mine into magnets instead. I took a lot of pictures to show you all the different ones I've made so far. I plan to use these to decorate part of my cubicle at work, give to some coworkers, my mom, sister and other members of my family. These are the first ones that I made.


 Lots more to look at after the jump.

Crackles and stamps. The little ghostie is perfect for Halloween.
 This little teal one is AWESOME. It's OPI's Black Shatter, a teal LA Colors glitter and teal LA Colors polish.
 Blues
 Holographic! These were mostly made with Funky Fingers Sand and Stilletos.

 Glitters!
 Random assortment. A couple of the crackles that I missed in the first picture. A large one with Zoya Dannii, one of my favorites. The other large coral one is Wet N Wild Waves of Enchantment from the LE Mermaid's cove collection.

These are so fun to make and share with my friends at work. My boyfriend thinks that I should try to see these. What do you think?
8/29/2011 08:00:00 AM Danielle
Nail polish jewelry has become a huge trend through some of the beauty community. A lot of ladies in the Nail Polish & Gossip Facebook group that I am part of enjoy making this type of jewelry. I wanted to give something like this a try but I decided to make mine into magnets instead. I took a lot of pictures to show you all the different ones I've made so far. I plan to use these to decorate part of my cubicle at work, give to some coworkers, my mom, sister and other members of my family. These are the first ones that I made.


 Lots more to look at after the jump.

Crackles and stamps. The little ghostie is perfect for Halloween.
 This little teal one is AWESOME. It's OPI's Black Shatter, a teal LA Colors glitter and teal LA Colors polish.
 Blues
 Holographic! These were mostly made with Funky Fingers Sand and Stilletos.

 Glitters!
 Random assortment. A couple of the crackles that I missed in the first picture. A large one with Zoya Dannii, one of my favorites. The other large coral one is Wet N Wild Waves of Enchantment from the LE Mermaid's cove collection.

These are so fun to make and share with my friends at work. My boyfriend thinks that I should try to see these. What do you think?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Zoya recently did a promo, buy 1 non spoon item, get 2 free polishes! For my order I picked Gemma, Marley and Jo. Gemma and Marley will complete my Intimates collection! Marley is a beautiful pale lavender color with just a hint of shimmer. I have to be completely honest with you ladies, this is ONE COAT! I was so excited that in one coat my nails looked this good I had to take pictures for you.



8/27/2011 08:30:00 AM Danielle
Zoya recently did a promo, buy 1 non spoon item, get 2 free polishes! For my order I picked Gemma, Marley and Jo. Gemma and Marley will complete my Intimates collection! Marley is a beautiful pale lavender color with just a hint of shimmer. I have to be completely honest with you ladies, this is ONE COAT! I was so excited that in one coat my nails looked this good I had to take pictures for you.



Friday, August 26, 2011

I was working on my stamping today and I came up with this design. I think soguesswhat11 did a tutorial using this feather stamp and some glitter. The background color is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Yellow Kitty. The stamp is Bundle Monster plate BM210 with LA Colors Art Deco in Quirky Turquoise After I stamped the feathers, I used LA Colors Art Deco in Silver glitter to give it some sparkle!

8/26/2011 08:00:00 AM Danielle
I was working on my stamping today and I came up with this design. I think soguesswhat11 did a tutorial using this feather stamp and some glitter. The background color is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Yellow Kitty. The stamp is Bundle Monster plate BM210 with LA Colors Art Deco in Quirky Turquoise After I stamped the feathers, I used LA Colors Art Deco in Silver glitter to give it some sparkle!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I picked up this Jesse's Girl coral nail polish in JulieG back in a March haul. JulieG is a beauty guru on You Tube who has lots of great nail tutorials. I've mainly worn this polish on my toes for the summer. Since this is a bright almost neon polish, I had trouble trying to capture it with my camera.


I decided to add a stamp to this look using Bundle Monster plate BM03. I don't remember what polish I stamped with but if I had to guess, I'd say Zoya Moxie.

This photo is really blurry, but I think it shows the actual color of the polish better. It is a more light coral than the flash makes it look in the above pictures.
Julie is also releasing a nail polish collection with Jesse's Girl in September.
8/24/2011 08:00:00 AM Danielle
I picked up this Jesse's Girl coral nail polish in JulieG back in a March haul. JulieG is a beauty guru on You Tube who has lots of great nail tutorials. I've mainly worn this polish on my toes for the summer. Since this is a bright almost neon polish, I had trouble trying to capture it with my camera.


I decided to add a stamp to this look using Bundle Monster plate BM03. I don't remember what polish I stamped with but if I had to guess, I'd say Zoya Moxie.

This photo is really blurry, but I think it shows the actual color of the polish better. It is a more light coral than the flash makes it look in the above pictures.
Julie is also releasing a nail polish collection with Jesse's Girl in September.

Monday, August 22, 2011

So you'll remember that I recently posted about some really pretty fine glitters that I found at dollar tree recently. I added one of the purple glitters to a polish to make a glitter topcoat and have some sad news. The color from the glitter will make the clear coat not be clear anymore. My purple glitter turned my clear coat a slight pink color. All the glitter is still bright purple but the clear polish looks strange in the bottle. It looks kind of orangey-brown in these photos, but when applied to my nail it is a pink polish with some purple glitter in it. I don't think I will add any of these glitters directly to a clear coat alone anymore. Maybe the glitter would work out okay in a colored polish. I will still use this polish but I will keep in mind that it now has a pink tint to it.



8/22/2011 03:54:00 PM Danielle
So you'll remember that I recently posted about some really pretty fine glitters that I found at dollar tree recently. I added one of the purple glitters to a polish to make a glitter topcoat and have some sad news. The color from the glitter will make the clear coat not be clear anymore. My purple glitter turned my clear coat a slight pink color. All the glitter is still bright purple but the clear polish looks strange in the bottle. It looks kind of orangey-brown in these photos, but when applied to my nail it is a pink polish with some purple glitter in it. I don't think I will add any of these glitters directly to a clear coat alone anymore. Maybe the glitter would work out okay in a colored polish. I will still use this polish but I will keep in mind that it now has a pink tint to it.



Sunday, August 21, 2011

Last month I showed you that I purchased the Nail Perfect at my Dollar General for ten dollars. The idea behind this device is to help keep the polish off your fingers.

I tried this out recently and while it will keep the polish off the sides of your finger, it is super uncomfortable. The section underneath the cutout wheel is spring loaded so it will move down when you put your finger into it. You can't really tell in the photo but it puts a lot of pressure on the sides of your finger. I also found that when I slid my finger out when the polish was wet, it got on the sides of my finger anyway! This is not worth ten dollars in my opinion as I feel the product does not really work that well. I will say that the stickers that came with it are cute.
I am also loving the little polish chair to hold the polish. It's really good for bottles that are starting to get empty.
I would not recommend this product, unless you really want the nail polish chair. It is pretty cute!
8/21/2011 12:35:00 PM Danielle
Last month I showed you that I purchased the Nail Perfect at my Dollar General for ten dollars. The idea behind this device is to help keep the polish off your fingers.

I tried this out recently and while it will keep the polish off the sides of your finger, it is super uncomfortable. The section underneath the cutout wheel is spring loaded so it will move down when you put your finger into it. You can't really tell in the photo but it puts a lot of pressure on the sides of your finger. I also found that when I slid my finger out when the polish was wet, it got on the sides of my finger anyway! This is not worth ten dollars in my opinion as I feel the product does not really work that well. I will say that the stickers that came with it are cute.
I am also loving the little polish chair to hold the polish. It's really good for bottles that are starting to get empty.
I would not recommend this product, unless you really want the nail polish chair. It is pretty cute!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I was at my Rite Aid recently looking through the little clearence bins of cosmetics when I found this lonely Essie for 50% off.
 So I decided to bring her home with me! The formula for this was amazing. I could have probably just worn one coat of this if I had wanted to. The brush on Essie polishes is very small and skinny compared to some of my other polishes so that makes application different for me.
Overall I really like this Essie polish.
8/17/2011 08:00:00 AM Danielle
I was at my Rite Aid recently looking through the little clearence bins of cosmetics when I found this lonely Essie for 50% off.
 So I decided to bring her home with me! The formula for this was amazing. I could have probably just worn one coat of this if I had wanted to. The brush on Essie polishes is very small and skinny compared to some of my other polishes so that makes application different for me.
Overall I really like this Essie polish.

Monday, August 15, 2011

I was looking through my polish stash the other day when I pulled out Zoya Jules. I love how this polish looks with black so I decided to stamp a black zebra print over it using my Bundle Monster plates.
I really like how this turned out as it's not a typical way to see a zebra print.
8/15/2011 08:00:00 AM Danielle
I was looking through my polish stash the other day when I pulled out Zoya Jules. I love how this polish looks with black so I decided to stamp a black zebra print over it using my Bundle Monster plates.
I really like how this turned out as it's not a typical way to see a zebra print.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I recently picked up one of the limited edition Wet N Wild Trio's from the Dream Weaver's Limited Edition collection. Head over to Nouveau Cheap for swatches of the entire collection. I picked up Dancing In The Clouds on Gina's recommendation. Emilynoel83 of Beauty Broadcast also thought Dancing In The Clouds was the stand out pallet in the collection as well. She did a tutorial using this pallet that I followed. Here's how it turned out
8/14/2011 08:33:00 AM Danielle
I recently picked up one of the limited edition Wet N Wild Trio's from the Dream Weaver's Limited Edition collection. Head over to Nouveau Cheap for swatches of the entire collection. I picked up Dancing In The Clouds on Gina's recommendation. Emilynoel83 of Beauty Broadcast also thought Dancing In The Clouds was the stand out pallet in the collection as well. She did a tutorial using this pallet that I followed. Here's how it turned out

Friday, August 12, 2011

I wore my nail polish that I created called With A Sparkle with OPI's Black Shatter over it. I really like how light colored polishes look under the black Shatter but it did cover up a lot of the larger glitter flakes in With A Sparkle.
Overall I liked how this turned out!
8/12/2011 08:00:00 AM Danielle
I wore my nail polish that I created called With A Sparkle with OPI's Black Shatter over it. I really like how light colored polishes look under the black Shatter but it did cover up a lot of the larger glitter flakes in With A Sparkle.
Overall I liked how this turned out!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Since it's summer, I thought ice cream cones would be a fun idea for a nail design. I decided on Strawberry Ice Cream to use this for Pink Wednesday!


Strawberry Ice Cream - Wet N Wild How I Met Your Magenta
Cone - Borghese in Biscotto Beige
Stamping on cone - Bundle Monster plate #209 with Essie Buy Me A Cameo
Sprinkles:
Wet N Wild Everybody Loves Redmond, Saved By The Blue, Sage In The City, The Wonder Yellows, Fuchsia Rama, Teal Or No Teal, Inferno, Goldmine, Burgundy Frost
8/10/2011 08:00:00 AM Danielle
Since it's summer, I thought ice cream cones would be a fun idea for a nail design. I decided on Strawberry Ice Cream to use this for Pink Wednesday!


Strawberry Ice Cream - Wet N Wild How I Met Your Magenta
Cone - Borghese in Biscotto Beige
Stamping on cone - Bundle Monster plate #209 with Essie Buy Me A Cameo
Sprinkles:
Wet N Wild Everybody Loves Redmond, Saved By The Blue, Sage In The City, The Wonder Yellows, Fuchsia Rama, Teal Or No Teal, Inferno, Goldmine, Burgundy Frost

Monday, August 8, 2011

As I was shopping at the Dollar Tree recently, I spotted this glitter in the craft section that would be perfect to add to any polish to create your own Fracken (or Franken).


8/08/2011 08:00:00 AM Danielle
As I was shopping at the Dollar Tree recently, I spotted this glitter in the craft section that would be perfect to add to any polish to create your own Fracken (or Franken).


Sunday, August 7, 2011

My guest post is up over at Painting Rainbows. I did a cupcake mani using my Bundle Monster plates. Check it out!
8/07/2011 02:48:00 PM Danielle
My guest post is up over at Painting Rainbows. I did a cupcake mani using my Bundle Monster plates. Check it out!