Friday, February 24, 2012

For the Love of Shoes

I absolutely love shoes!!! Heels always grasp my attention while walking thought a store. However, I always seem to have trouble walking in them. Just my luck! But somehow over the past few months I've ended up with a few fabulous pairs of shoes!! I recently got some red heels. But I forgot to get pictures of them for this post. Here are two of my favorite pairs!!

These are "Worthington" four inch, peep toe stilettos. There are 40.00$ at JCPenney. They are super comfortable and very cute. 

I ABSLOUTY LOVE THESE SHOES!!!! I am a HUGE sparkle fan and these shoes are sparkled covered!! They are from "Mossimo" and I got them at target for around 40.00$. I love the platform look and the thick heel they have!! There are a little harder to walk in, but I think that just because I have some balance issues haha.

I will try to get my new red heels up soon and also my dress for an upcoming dance I am going too soon.
Until later my fashion chickas.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bordered Nail Design from Haute Lacquer


I have been following Haute Lacquer since I started my nail blogging journey last year. I love her graphic nail art and layering. I saw the boarding nail design a while back, but I didn't think I could do it well. However, I saw this post and loved the way it looked, so I knew I had to give it a whirl. The XOXO's definitely screamed me! Too check out the original design check out Haute Lacquers Blog - She also has some other amazing post.

Colors I Used:
"Preal Black" Kiss Nail Art Brush, "Primary Color" Finger Paints,
"134 French White Tip" NYC

I liked it way it look, but definitely wasn't my favorite. I think my nails are a little too long to show how cool this design really looks. What to you think? Any suggest to get it to look better?
Love and Nail Polish,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails

Valentines was here once again.... Can't you feel my excitement? haha Since I'm a single girl, this day really wasn't very exciting. However, I did decided to make the best of it and do a relaxing facial and pedicure!!

For my Valentines manicure I decided to try out the Sally Hanson Salon Effects. This was the first time I had used any of the Salon Effects so it definitely was a different experience. I picked the "Love Always" effects from their Valentines collection. I thought I would really like the design however, it wasn't my favorite. But there were a few reasons for that. First since I had never used the Salon Effects I had a few issues getting them to cover my nails. I also had some issues with placing them own my cuticles. Then when I tried to cut the nail strip it started ripping. So on one or two of my nails I ended up folding the nail strip back over my nails. However, I know both of these problems were due to my inexperience.                                                                                                                                                  Next, I had some issues getting the nail strip to stick to my nail. I am not sure if this was just the strips I had or if this is a common problem. The strips started peeling away from my nail tips. So I secured them with a little clear coat. I also added a very thick top coat. Sadly, after day three I had some chipping at the edges of my nails. But I easily fixed the chips with some white nail polish. Many people say they do not chip easy but I will say I am rather hard on my nails. So the chipping was mostly my fault.
I will say I really did like the design! The I Love You written in different languages was definitely an eye-catcher. I got lots of complements and everyone seemed to be impressed. It felt a little weird explaining to my friends that they were actually stickers and not a free handed design. Since they know what a nail art fanatic I am. However, I still think the design rang Valentine's Day.

The Sally Hanson Salon Effects are definitely worth the money if you are looking for a design you don’t think you could free hand. Just be prepared to spend some time carefully positioning the nail strip because it is very tedious.
What do you think? Have you tried Sally Hanson Salon Effect?Did you have these problems too?

Love and Nail Polish,

Monday, February 13, 2012

Nail Haul: February

Left to Right: "Traffic-Stopper Copper" from Sephora by OPI,
"Spring Street" from NYC,
"Show Stopper" a Duo pack with the gold beside it from Pure Ice
and a Hoof Foot Scrub

I honestly didn't think I had spent too much money on nail polish or bought as much as I usually do this month. However then I realized this month is only half way over and I have four new bottles and a foot scrub!! Ok so maybe I don't realize just how much nail polish I buy a month. haha

"Spring Street" from NYC
"Spring Street"-is a bright orange polish. I compared it to "Clambake" from Essie's while in the store and it was almost an exact dupe. "Spring Street" is just a little more opaque than "Clambake." I got this polish at Target for 1.20$ which compared to "Clambake" which is priced 7.50$, was a great price. I really like the vibrant color this polish has and I can't wait to use it.

"Traffic Stopper Copper" from Sephora by OPI
"Traffic Stopper Copper" is an AMAZING copper glitter polish with a clear base. It is packed with medium copper glitter hexes and smaller glitter. I got this polish when I went shopping last week. I actually wasn't planning on buying any polish while I was shopping.  But since I wasn't able to find the skirt I wanted and saw the Sephora station I instantly detoured to the polish area. I had looked at this polish around Christmas but I didn't buy it. So as I twirled the bottle around in my hand I decided since I couldn't get my skirt I was spending the 10.00$ on this polish.

Pure Ice Crackle Duo
I got both of these polishes from 5.00$ plus it came with a cute little file. The red crackle is called "Show Stopper" and is a deep vibrant red color. The gold polish sadly has no name. This polish is a dark gold color and will look amazing with the red crackle.

Hoof Food Scrub
I saw this at Wal-Mart for 97 cents, and decided to pick it up. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, just because I keep forgetting to put it in my bathroom haha. Hopefully it will work pretty well then my feet will be ready for summer.

Well that's all for this haul.
Love and Nail Polish,

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Blog Feature

Blog update!!! I am now listing colors in the label area to the right of my blog. If you are looking for nail inspiration (which is what I am usually looking for when I read blogs) you will be able to click the color of your choice and pull up all nail design I have done in that color.  So far I don't have many colors labeled but I will be adding more as I blog. Hopefully this will help you readers find certain design you would like to try. Feel free to comment on any blog post and tell me your opinions on the products and reviews I post. It makes writing even more enjoyable when I get feedback and find out who is reading my blog. Thanks for following me on my nail polish journey.
Love and Nail Polish,

Peguin Nails!

This week I was in the mood for something a little different so I decided to do a little penguin nail art.
I think they turned out super cute and I got lots of compliments

Colors I Used:
Penguin Nails- "Black Lace Cream" & "French White Tip" from NYC Colors, "Sunny Side Up" from Wet N' Wild and "" from LA Colors
Polka Dot Nails- One coat of a yellow polish that has no name from LA Color over two coats of "Sunny Side Up" from Wet N' Wild, "Pearl Black" from Kiss Colors "" from Rimmel and "French White Tip" from NYC Colors.
How I Did It:
First I started by painting my thumb, middle and pinkie finger white. Then, I painted my nails black leaving a white space for the belly of the penguin. Next, I added the eyes. To do this I made a white dot, then using my doting tool I made a smaller black dot inside the white dot. For the beak and feet of my penguin, I mixed my orange and yellow polish to create and light orange paint. Then, using a paint brush I painted a triangle for the beak and two v's for the feet. Over all the nail art on this manicure was semi easy and I love the way it turned out.
Since I didn't want a full penguin manicure I decide to paint two accent nails. For these nails I layered two coats of "Sunny Side Up" under one coat of a polish from L.A Colors. This made the same color I used for the beaks and feet on my penguin. Then, I used my dotting tool and made diagonal dotted lines using silver, black and white polish. I thought this manicure was super fun and very wintery
What do you think of penguin nail? Would you ever do them?

Love and Nail Polish,
Sierra <3

Monday, February 6, 2012

Striped Nails

Sorry for not posting lately, I've been super busy! School is crazy, my little sister has been in the hospital and honestly I haven't had time to blog. I have about three drafts in my post area but I just haven't finished writing them and uploading pictures haha. But I figured I write a quick post tonight. I am volunteering at a festival on Saturday and of the requirements are natural colored nails. They did not say any nail polish but did ask not to wear any bright colored nail polish. I thought about what designs I could do that wouldn't stand out to much but still not leave me nail polishless. I found a picture on pinterest with a four tone striped deign and I decided to recreate it. I started by painting my entire nail "Big Spender" which is the bottom stripe. Then I added the other polishes on top. This manicure was SUPER and I love the way it turned out!! No SUPER bright colors but still very cute.

Colors I Used:
Top stripe to Bottom- "Hot for Chocolate" from Revlon,
"Flower Girl" from SinfulColor over "Big Spender" from Pro. I also added some glitter hexs from "Set the Stage" by Sally Hanson
"Warm and Fozzy" from OPI
"Big Spender" from Pro

Love and Nail Polish,