Friday, September 30, 2011


When I found out Lion King 3D was coming out, I knew I had to see it. I made plans with a friend and we both decided to go see it on Saturday. On Friday I was looking at my nails and decided that I wanted to do something Lion King inspired. After much thinking I decided to do safari animal print. I picked out five different animals and decided to do each print on a different finger. Over all I loved the way it turned out.

What ya think?
For the giraffe print, I layered two coats of "Un-Zip Me" from Pure Ice over one coat of "Copperglaze Platinum" from Revlon . To paint the giraffe spots I used a small paint brush and "Totally Toffee" from Revlon.
To Paint the cheetah print, I used "Copperglaze Platinum" "Totally Toffee" and "Hot Chocolate" from Revlon. To see the way I painted the cheetah technique check out my cheetah print post.
This is the second or third time I have done tiger print. It seems like I get better every time I do this design. For the base, I used one coat of "Big Night Out" from Rimmel under one coat of "Hot Tamale" from I Love My Nails. For the stripes, I used "Liquid Leather" and use a paint brush to carefully draw on the lines. 
A close up on my Lion print nail.
For the Lion design, I used two coats of "Gold Dust" from Pure Ice layered under one coat of "Un-zip Me" from Pure Ice. I took me a little while to decide how to get the point of a Lion across, since it doesn't really have a certain print. I first started but sponging a little of "Hot Tamale" and "Copperglaze Platinum" half way down my nails. Then, I mixed "Copperglaze Platinum" "Totally Toffee" from Revlon and "Magic" from Pure Ice on an index card. I took a hard bristle brush, dipped it in the paint and quickly dragged it across my nail. This created the look of hair across my nail. It turned out really good on my left hand, but not as well on my right.

For the zebra print, I used "Super Star" from Pure Ice and "Liquid Leather" from Finger Paints. I did this design the same way as the tiger design, except I drew the lines a little different.
For my green nail, I used "Camouflage" from Rimmel as the base coat. Then, I used "Liquid Leather" for the writing.
Over all this mani took about 3 hours and I love it!! Plus the movie was amazing!!! :)

Love and Nail Polish,

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pink Sponge Mani

This week I was looking for a cute but quick mani. I thought about a few designs and I finally decided on another sponge technique. I was in a pink mood so I picked three pink polishes. I used "Love" "Flirt Alert" and "Free Fall" all from Pure Ice. I started this mani by painting a thin coat of "Free Fall" on all of my nails. Then, I sponged "Love" at the tips. When I had fully covered the tips, I sponged "Flirt Alert" in the middle and "Free Fall" at the end. I loved the way each color blended together. The sponge effect is definitely one of my favorite techniques. For my Index finger I decided I wanted something a little different than the rest on my nails. So I decided to do a glitter and jelly sandwich.  I started with two coats of "Free Fall" and then applied one coat of "Party of Five Glitters" I love this polish!!! Once that was dry I used another thin coat of "Free Fall" to finish my sandwich. This was the first time I had ever done a glitter and jelly sandwich. So far I really like the design and I cant wait to do more manicures this way.  Over all this mani was really quick and super cute. XOXO's
Love and Nail Polish,

Monday, September 19, 2011

Crackle Tips

When I did this manicure, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. But I ended up loving the way it looked.

For the blue base coat in this mani I used "Hottie" from Sinful Colors. Since the color was a sheer it took about three coats to show up good. After, the blue dried I apply my new white crackle "Flash" from Pure Ice. I was concerned the white wouldn't crackle as well since I was layering it over a glitter polish. The polish crackled a little slower than normal, but it did turn out correctly. To add a bit more sparkle I decide to add a sideways gold stripe. For the gold I used "Flower Girl" from Sinful Colors Fine Tips.  I love the way the color combination turned out in this mani. One of my friends said the colors reminded her of the Disney movie "Cinderella" so now I can’t help but call these my Cinderella nails. Over all this mani was sure cute and very easy.

Love and Nail Polish,

Friday, September 16, 2011

More Nail Polish :)

ANOTHER NAIL POLISH HAUL!!! Oh how I love going nail polish shopping. Getting new bottles always makes me smile. After, getting my permit (which I was extremely thrilled to have), I went by Walgreens and picked up these four colors.
Aren't they pretty!! haha
Left to right: "Night Prowl" from Wet N Wild. This polish is a dark black, with lots of fine purple glitter. In the shade the polish looks like a regular black. But when the sun hits it just right you can tell it is filled with lots of purple glitter. I think it was about 99 cents, so it was a very reasonable price. I put this color on my toes and I really like it.
Next, is "Party of Five Glitters" also from Wet N Wild. I LOVE this polish. It is filled with small glitters, medium glitters and even hexagon glitters. I can't remember the price on this one, but I think it was around a dollar.
The third polish, in the picture is "Hottie" from Sinful Colors. This color reminds me of "Last Friday Night" from the Katy Perry collection from OPI. I saw "Last Friday Night" a while back and I looked up some pics of it to see if it was similar. "Hottie" seems to be a little lighter but a very close dupe. This polish was around 1.99$ and I really like it. However, it is a pain to remove because of all the glitter.
Fourth, is "Flower Girl" from Sinful Colors. This polish is one of their fine tip polishes. I loved that the color is a nice gold, instead of being to orange or yellow gold color. The polish also applies very easy and was only around a dollar.
The last polish is "Flash" from Pure Ice. But this is not just a normal white, it is a crackle polish. I have been wanting a white crackle, but I had not had the chance to find one yet. So when I saw this little bottle on the display I knew I had to grab it. This polish was 3.99$ but totally worth it. I am still curious how the OPI, Finger Paints and Sally Hanson's crackle polish work. What are you opinions on what is the best one?
I also found out that Pure Ice and Sinful Colors have a Halloween collection out. I was kinda disappointed in the Pure Ice collection thought. Because there were no new colors besides a new Glow N the Dark and a Black Light polish. The Sinful Colors Collection was really nice. It had a lot of fall colors that will look good.
Over all I am very satisfied with my new polishes and I sure you will be seeing them again soon.
Love and Nail Polish,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Glow N' The Dark Mani

My nails now GLOW in the DARK!! I couldn't wait any longer, I had to see the way it would turn out.

For this mani, I used "Rescue Me" from Pure Ice which I talked about in a previous post. It took about 4 coats to get this polish to really show up because of how sheer it is. For my index finger I decided to see how the polish would do over another color. So I painted both of my middle fingers "Wild Thing" from Pure Ice. When I layered "Rescue Me" over the polish it applied easy and only took about two coats instead of four coats. Layering the polish didn't change how much it glowed but it did tint the polish slightly.
After, wearing the regular Glow for a day or two I decide to add a black crackle. The crackle I used is "Strobe Light" from Pure Ice. I decide to do both sideways and regular crackle for a little bit of a different look.
 After, painting the crackle I realized my nails were not going to glow as much because of the black polish. So I added another coat of "Rescue Me" over the crackle. It made the black a lighter shade. But it did not change it much at all and it glowed just the way I was hoping it would. I loved turning off all the lights and watching my nails glow with a greenish light.  Over all this manicure was easy and very cute.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Different Kind of French Tips

After, failing at a design a friend wanted me to try I decide to go with a different kind of french tip for my mani.

This week I decide to just go with a funky French tip design.

For the base coat on my nails on used "Dream On" from Sinful Colors and for the tips I used "Risk Taker" from Pure Ice. I thought the plain tips didn't look cool enough so I decide to add abstract stripes and dots to the tips. I did the light silver stripes in my fine tip "Silver" from L.A Colors. The Black and White Dots are done using my dotting tool in "Liquid Leather" from China Glaze and "White" from L.A Colors. After, doing that design I decide it still wasn't enough so I did a sponge effect on the tips. I used "Kiss Me Here" from Pure Ice and then I sponged on a small amount of "Liquid Leather." I sponged the gray about half way down the tip and I placed the black about a 1/4 of the way down the tip. This design wasn't amazing. But I did think it was cool and my boyfriend loved them. For some reason the past few mani's I have done, have not amazed me. I'm not sure why, I think is because I haven't had time to do a time consuming design lately. Oh! the joys of school... However, I did learn something new about the sinful colors polish. I didn't clear coat my nails because I did not want to design to last long. I thought the purple color would look a little matte. The first time I painted them, the color was matte until I used a clear coat. This time after a few hours of wearing the color it became shiny. I'm not sure if the color needs to set or what but it did shine after some time. I also found out the Sinful Colors flakes EXTREMELY easy. I wore this mani for about three days and it looked like I had worn it for a week or longer. This is definitely a color that needs a top coat.

Over all this mani
XOXO, Love and Nail Polish,

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pure Ice Polish Haul

Look at all those colors lol. These are some rather new polish I have bought. Some of them I haven't even had a chance to use. All of them came from Walmart, they have a wide selection of Pure Ice colors. So usually I get most of my Pure Ice polishes from there, plus it is really cheap like 1.99 per bottle.  Here is some close ups of the pics and also their names

Right to Left: "Unzip Me",  "Busted", "Dreamy" "Free Fall", "Risk Taker", "Heart Breaker"
and "Rescue Me"
So far I have really liked using all of the Pure Ice colors. Which polish from Pure Ice have you tried?
Love and Nail Polish

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Pure Ice-Rescue Me (Glow In The Dark)

I recently Googled a list of Pure Ice nail polishes. One of the first colors that popped up was "Rescue Me". I had seen this color at Walmart and sorta liked it but I had not bought it yet. That was until I found the list and right under its name it read GLOW IN THE DARK! I think I literally squealed in joy. It has been years since I owned glow in the dark polish. I was thinking about going out and getting the Glow polish from the China Glaze, Haunting Collection. Most likely I still will because I want to see if the polish is any different from the Pure Ice. Today when I bought this polish, I came home, held it up to the bathroom light, and cut ALL the lights off just to see if it really did glow. When I saw the green-ish light come from the bottle I was even happier.

I can't wait to see how this polish turns out on my nails.
Hopefully I will get to use it soon
Love and Nail Polish,