Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fuchsia Meets Magenta

Hello there,
Here is a quick and easy lazy glitter mani that I think is very cute. The base is Sation Fan the Flames Fuchsia, which is a jelly fuchsia polish. The glitter I used is Jordana Magenta Magic which is a mixture of different size glitters.
I hope you are doing well and thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Jordana 'Ruby Slippers' and Gold Stamp

Hello :)
And the venting begins...
When I though California was starting to warm up, we started getting more rain... Bummer. Don't get me wrong, I love rainy weather- only if I am staying inside. I feel like it has been raining and it has been raining on me. Although I do not always mention personal stuff here, I have had a tough week. Remember I was excited about getting a volunteering position in a local hospital? I was assigned to a cool post-op department and I was supposed to start training this week. My schedule was conflicting with that so I was placed in another department which I was really excited about... A few hours later, the person in charge called me saying that my position had been given to someone else, WHAT??? I know, it's nuts... Well, I had to just keep calm and carry on. Last night, I was peacefully checking my email when I read that one of my classes was permanently switched to a different day :( I was about to start training for a job at school, I had to switch to a different department at the hospital and then my class schedule got messed up. I was so upset last night, I couldn't even cry. Turns out I had to call my ex-future boss to tell him about this issue and I will not be working there... I should stop now,  this is a polish blog and I am feeling depressed again.

So here is a dark wine/red polish from Jordana called Ruby Slippers. It is amazingly rich and opaque with two light coats. It has some hints of fine shimmer and it is a very vampy-girly polish. I used the stamp on plate BM205 and I used Maybelline Color Show Bold Gold to stamp. I left my pinky nail without a stamp because I somewhat regretted not having worn the polish on its own :)

I hope you are all doing well :D

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Warm Gradient and Stamping

Hello there!
Last week I entered a YouTube contest on Creativenailart's channel (HERE) which was sponsored by Bundle Monster. I had delayed the post of this manicure because... I just got a little lazy :( Sorry.
Anyway, the idea behind this warm-colored gradient was to break out of the cold-colored winter manicures... I hope you like it and I will include the video at the end :)

-Yellow: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening
-Orange: Kleancolor Mandarin Burst
-Pink: Kleancolor Neon Pink
-Red: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red

-Sinful Colors Pearl Harbor

Stamp and Stamping Polish:
-Wet n Wild Black Creme


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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pebbles and Bows

Hello :)
If you follow me on Facebook, you know that my computer was at the doctor's just getting a facelift... On Tuesday night, I made a video for a contest hosted by Creativenailart on YouTube and I was able to edit and upload it. Right after, my computer froze and it started making a weird noise... I had to take it to the technician, I mean, doctor and I did so the next morning. It was until yesterday that I got my baby back! It is running perfectly now, I am glad I have someone I trust who can fix these issues :)
On to the nails - I had meant to show the mani for the contest I entered, but I had not had the chance to edit the pictures and what not... I am showing you here a simple and girly manicure which I really liked.
Base: Jordana Soft Pink
Stamps:  BM211 and m59
Stamping polishes: Konad White and WnW Black Creme
Glitter: Covergirl Goddess

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gradient and Zebra Print

I was looking through some old posts that I needed to edit and I came across a gradient, glitter, and animal print mani I did on my short nails a while ago. It is one of my favorites and I think I should do a bolder version of this someday soon.
I hope you enjoy it and have a great week!

Yellow - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
Purple - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac
Glitter - Covergirl Goddess 
Stamp - BM223

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Week 53 - Happy New Year!!!

Hello there!
I hope you had a great start of 2013, I also hope that your 2012 had been a good year for everything you had planned. Personally, 2012 was a roller coaster year for me, but I am thankful that it was also the year for me to undertake new beginnings. I hope that 2013 continues to be a good year and that dreams, hopes and goals are accomplished in the following 12 months for all of us.
There is a weird story behind this manicure. I was going to end 2012 with bare nails! Yup, I wasn't feeling like doing my nails but I was randomly on YouTube and I saw JaeMarie2008's latest tutorial (HERE) - I had to do it! I love her tutorials and her nails are always looking fabulous. Thank you Jae for inspiring me to end the year with glitzy nails. At the same time, I think this manicure is a compilation of some of this challenge's manicures - glitter, gradient, dots, metallics...
Have a wonderful 2013!!!

For a synopsis of this challenge, the link is here and make sure you check out the other ladies who also signed up for the challenge :)
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