Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Day Manicure

My Christmas day manicure!!!!

Colors I Used:
Accent Nail- "Ruby Pumps"-China Glaze and "Pearl Black"-Kiss Nail Art
Other Nails- "First Time"-Pure Ice and "White"-LA Colors Nail Art

How I did It:
Since Christmas was just a few days away when I did this manicure I knew I wanted a festive look. So I decided to paint a cute, red and green presents. First, I started by painting all my nails, except for my ring finger, "First Time" from Pure Ice. I painted my ring finger "Ruby Pumps" from China Glaze.
Next, I painted the bow design. To do this, I painted a cross on all of my nails. Then, I added the two loops for the bow and the ribbon ends. Lastly I added jewels to the center on each bow and sealed with a top coat. It really is that easy and very quick! Plus I loved the festive look it gave my nails.
Love and Nail Polish,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Reindeer NAILS!! with Santa!!

Colors I Used:
Reindeer- "French Lingerie"-Rimmel,
"Totally Toffee" and "Hot For Chocolate"-Revlon,
"Black Lace Cream" and "French White Tip" from NYC

Santa- "French Lingerie"-Rimmel, "French White Tip"- NYC,
"Primary Color"- Finger Paints, (To make the smile and nose I mixed "Primary Color" with a light pink.")

I did this manicure a few weeks before Christmas. It definitely wasn't my favorite nor the best nail art I have done. However, it was pretty cute!
Love and Nail Polish,

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Birthday Haul and Review!!

Since I have amazing friends and they know I have a nail polish addiction. I was given some nail polish for my Birhday!! There isnt many gifts that can top loads of polish haha. I ended up getting 10 new polishes. A set of Crayola polish (yes! like the crayon Crayola), a set of stripers from Kiss and three random polish from Pure Ice.

L to R- Bubble Gum, Grape, Blueberry and Green Apple from Crayola. Yes, this is the same company that makes crayons. My friend knew I liked crayons so she found it comical that they also made nail polish. The Pink and purple polishes are a little sheer, but with 2 coats the color looks great. Also, each polish is a scented polish, and they all smell amazing!

L to R "Rock Star"Pearl Black" and "Yellow" from Kiss Nail Art Paint. So far I have used "Pearl Black" and "Yellow." I really like the smoothness of the brush because it applies well. Also, the length of the brush is good for nail art. The polish is great and applies very opaque. Plus usually when you buy these in a set a set of rhinestones or nail stencil are include.

L to R- "Once Again," "No Means No" and "First Time" from Pure Ice. I had a chance to use all three of these polish and all of them are great.
"Once Again" is a blue, glitter packed polish. It is really thin polish, so it took about four coats. But the fine, light blue glitter is amazing!
"No Mean No" is a royal purple polish and very pretty. It is very opaque so it only take one coat, two at most to get good coverage.
"First Time" is a medium green metallic polish that gives your nails a foil look. I am currently wearing it right now and really like it. I applied two coats but you  probably could go with one. The polish has a nice shine to it. However, I had some brush strokes when I applied the polish.  But it could be the brush in my polish.
All three of these polishes are great and I can't wait to use them in other mani's

Also, I got a Manicure Clean-Up Pin!!! I LOVE THIS THING!!! Any time I make a smudge or mess up on nail art. I can get this pen and it gently removes the polish without removing the base coat. The pen came with two changeable tips. So when one gets dirty I will have a new one. So far I have really liked the pen and it has worked great.

Over all the colors in my Birthday Haul were great and I can't wait to use them in my future manicures.

Love and Nail Polish,

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Polish Review! "Totally Toffee" Revlon

I have had this Polish for a while now. But today I figured I would do a review on the polish. I got this polish about a year ago from Wal-Mart for around 4.00$. It is a great light brown polish and the brush is wide enough without being too wide. However, it is a very thin polish and takes 3 to 4 coats to get the thickness I prefer.  Over all this color isn't my favorite. But it has a nice shine and is great for nail art.
Love and Nail Polish,

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nail Haul and Review: December (Satisfying My Addiction One Polish at a Time)

NEW NAIL POLISH!!! I am adding three more nail polishes to my always expanding nail polish box. Last week, I went to Sally's Beauty Supply and purchased "To-Teally Chic" from Finger paints, "Ruby Pumps" a mini from China Glaze and "Sugar Plum Yum" from Color Club.
I haven't had a chance to try "To-Teally Chic" yet, but it looks like it will be a great teal color. I found this polish in the sale box so I bought it for 1.99$

"Ruby Red Pump" From China Glaze, is a great red, glitter packed polish. Since it was a mini I paid around 1.50$ for the polish. I used it in a recent mani and it took about three coats to get the coverage I prefer. But over all I love this Polish!

"Sugar Plum Yum" From Color Club is probably my favorite. It is a glitter packed polish with green glitter, blue glitter and purple hexes. Plus it is a scented polish and smells amazing!  I was so happy when I found it at our Sally's. This is first time I had seen this brand at the store near me. I got this polish for around 5.00$. I can't wait to use in a full manicure!!


I was very pleased with the new polish I bought. I can't wait to try them all out. Hopefully I will get that posted soon. Now I just need to get more polish!!! haha
Love and Nail Polish,

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Tree and Lights

The week I decided to go for an all-out Christmas design. So I figured what was more Christmas than a Christmas tree and Lights.  I think the design turned out great and it is definitely one of my favorites!

The colors I used in this manicure are:
For the French Tip= "French Tip" from NYC and "French Lingerie" from Rimmel
For the Tree= "Camouflage" from Rimmel, "Hot for Chocolate" from Revlon and random colors for the ornaments
For the Lights= "Yellow" and  "Pearl Black" from Kiss. "Bright Orange" "Red Glitter" and "Green Glitter" from LA Colors

To start this manicure I painted a basic white French tip.
Next, I did the lights. To paint the lights, I used a fine tip striper in black. I painted wavy lines down my nails, occasionally doing a loop. Once, the line was painted I added small black lines coming from the main black line. This is the line where I started the bulbs. To paint the Bulbs I used four different stripers. The colors I used for the bulbs were "Red Glitter," "Green Glitter,"  and "Bright Orange" From LA Colors and "Yellow" from Kiss.  I carefully placed the brush on the small black line. Then, I pulled the paint out to make the lights look attached to the wire. The Lights could have been a manicure by itself but I decided to add a Christmas tree to my Thumb. To paint the Christmas tree, I started by drawing three triangles, making the different levels of the tree. Next, I filled in each triangle using "Camouflage" from Rimmel. To make the stump of the tree I used "Hot for Chocolate" from Revlon and painted a small rectangle at the bottom of the tree. For the ornaments I used a red, yellow and orange polish. I carefully placed dots around the tree using my dotting tool.  To finish this Christmas inspired mani I place a clear top coat over to protect the design. Over all this mani was slightly difficult but if you have a steady hand it can be easily done.

Love and Nail Polish,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

GLOW/Black light mani

MY BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK!! For my 16th birthday, my Parents and I planned a small party. We decided to do a glow in the dark/black light theme. So I knew I needed an awesome manicure.
To paint this manicure I used "Rescue Me" from Pure Ice and "Strobe Light" from Pure Ice Crackle on my pinkie and index fingers. On my Thumb and Ring finger I did a plaid design using "Bright Orange" from LA Colors and (This polish had no name) from Stripe Rite. You can check out how I did the plaid design here  On my middle finger, I used "Magenta" and "Bright Orange" from LA Colors to draw a sixteen.  I tried to use colors I knew would glow under the black-light. However, the pink I used for my plaid design glowed orange instead of pink. Over all this manicure was really cool and the effect with the black-light on them was awesome!!

Colors I used:
"Strobe Light" from Pure Ice Crackle,
"Rescue Me" from Pure Ice,
"Black Lace Cream" from NYC,
(Unknown name) from Stripe Rite,
"Magenta" and "Bright Orange" from LA Colors.

Love and Nail Polish,

Saturday, December 10, 2011


This week, I needed a quick mani and I wanted to start my Christmas designs. So after some thinking I decided to paint a snow man.
To start this mani I painted all my nails except my index finger "Scandal" from Pure Ice. On my index finger I used "French White" from NYC. After letting the base coat dry I added a sparkle polish from Pure Ice. This just helps the polish resemble snow.

To paint the snow man's features I used "Black Lace Cream" from NYC "Orange" from LA Colors. To make the eyes and smile, I dipped my dotting tool into black paint I placed on to an index card. For the nose I painted small orange stripe to resemble a carrot stick.
This was a super quick mani and I love the festive look it gave :)

Love and Nail Polish,

Monday, December 5, 2011

Puppy Dog Nails

WE GOT A PUPPY!!!! Last week my Parents surprised my siblings and I, with an 8 week old puppy. After, taking him to the vet we found out he is a German Shepherd/Chow mix. He is the most adorable thing ever!! He was also my inspiration for my manicure this week!

The colors I used in the mani were:
Base Coat: One coat of "Copperglaze Platinum" over two coats of  "Totally Toffee" both from Revlon.
Paw Prints: "Hot for Chocolate" from Revlon
Puppy: "French White" and "Black Cream Lace" from NYC, and "Totally Toffee" from Revlon.

To do this design I started by painting the base coat. I thought "Totally Toffee" was to dark and "Copperglaze Platinum" was too light. However, when I layered the polishes I loved the shade. I also added a matte top coat "Matte-ly in Love" from Hard Candy, to take the shiny from the polish.
After, the base coat dried I painted the paw print. To paint the design I placed a dot of "Hot for Chocolate" polish on an index card. Then using a random idem I found in my room that was the right width I place three dots on my nails, for the center of the paws. Then, to make the toes, I added four more dots using my dotting tool. Making the paws was super easy and I think they turned out great. Painting the puppy was a little hard though.
To paint the puppy I made a semi-circle using "French Tip." Next, I painted the eat using the same polish and a fine tip paint brush. After, the white had dried I made another half circle inside the white using "Totally Toffee" this creates the snout for the dog.
Lastly, I add the eyes, and nose using a dotting tool. To create the mouth I used a fine tip paint brush. Then drew a vertical line and then two small diagonal lines on the brown snout.
Over all this mani was fairly easy and I got a lot of compliments on it.
I also include a tutorial below that explains how to paint this cute manicure.

First video is how to paint the paws.

Part 2 is how to paint the Puppy.

Love and Nail Polish,

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Make Up Review: "Lash Tinsel" from Hard Candy

For all of you mascara lovers in the world, this is for you!! A few months ago a friend told me about "Lash Tinsel" from Hard Candy. This is clear mascara that leaves glitter sparkles behind after you apply it to you lashes. You can also buy the mascara in black that also has glitter mix in.  I usually apply the mascara over my black mascara. Then, I use a lash brush to smooth out the mascara clumps, if there is any. The only problem with this mascara is if your eyes are sensitive it could irritate your eyes. The glitter also makes you lashes really stiff. So again if you have sensitive eyes be very careful! Over all I love this mascara! If you have ever used this mascara or decide to try it feel free to comment your thoughts below.
Love and Nail Polish,