Saturday, September 29, 2012

Color Blocked Nails (a post I wrote last year, byut never posted) WHOOPS

This week I was up for a more challenging nail design. I debated on a few different techniques and finally decided to try out color blocking for the first time. When I started painting I was originally going to paint each nail the same color. But after looking at all my colors I decided to paint each nail a different color. I decided I would use my fine tip white polish to line the design. For this mani, I used a total of 20 different colors and it took me about three or four hours to finish. I'm guessing on the time because I worked on and off on this mani all day (I tend to take random breaks on and off while I paint my nails. I was also reading a book while I painted)

I started this technique by painting each nail a base coat.  To do the color blocking I simply painted the other colors in a random patterns on each nail. Then, I added the white lines in between each color.

A few days after I painted the mani I was kinda bored with it. But I didn't have enough time to change the design so I added a matte top coat. I was concerned at first that matte coat would take away from the design but I actually really liked it.
Would you try this technique?

XOXO's Love and Nail Polish,

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

50's Sock Hop Pics + Nails :)

Last Weekend, My Boyfriend and I went to a 50's Sock hop!!!! We had a BLAST!!! I think we dance over half the time we were there ha-ha. Well as for what I wore and my nails everything it below! Keep reading!!

I have recently become slight obsessive with 50's hair, makeup, dresses, etc. So this was a perfect time to break out all my love for the 50's!!!!
I ended up finding my dress on e-bay for only 40.00$. I purchased a medium, and I ended up having to take it to a tailor and have it taken in. When I purchased my dress, it came with the red sash but not with the red petticoat. My grandmother ended up finding my red petticoat at a little dress store in South Carolina for 20.00$. I paired my dress with some red stilettos that I purchased from JCPenny for 40.00$. These were the same shoes I wore to prom at the first of this year. For jewelry I added a small pearl necklace and earrings. I did my hair in a 50's style I found on the Internet, and then pulled it back with a red ribbon and added curls to the ponytail.

 I completed my 50's look, with so 50's makeup. I did a dark brown/black eye with winged eyeliner and red lips. I COULD NOT go without red lips. (I was in a huge rush on the night of the dance and didn't get any close up pictures of my hair and makeup sorry!!)

Colors I Used:
Base Coat- ""Ruby-Ruby" Sinful Colors
Black- "880 Black Heart" Sally Hansen
White- "134 French White Tip" NYC
Toes- "Red Glitter" L.A Fine Tip and "Gettin' Miss Piggy With It" OPI

Over all the dance went amazing! My boyfriend and I had a great time. My dress and nails look amazing! And we danced the night away!!
Below I will post so pictures that my mom took before the dance!

This is one of my favorites

My friend, Emma, and I


Love and Nail Polish,

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Green, Pink and SPARKLE Mani

This week I knew I wanted something bright, fun and quick. So I decided to do a simple green mani. But, of course I couldn't go just green so I added glitter polish to 3 of my nails. Then, I decided that still wasn't enough so I got my pink polish and dotting tool and started making lines a dots and TA-Da! This is what happened! I thought this mani was super cute and I really liked the design I painted on my middle nail. I definitely might uses this design again!

Colors I used!
Base Coat: "Neon Green"- Kleancolor
Index: "Neon Green" with "Sparkle"- Revlon
Middle and Pinky: "Neon Green" with "Flirt Alert"- Pure Ice,
Ring: "Neon Green" with "Grand Finnal"- Kleancolor,

Love and Nail Polish,

Monday, September 3, 2012

Nail Haul! Augest!

I haven't bought this much polish in a while! But there were deals EVERYWHERE!! And I just couldn't pass them by. What can I say nail polish is my guilty pleasure....sigh! Oh-well! I don't have a problem with this haha
"Neon Green," Grand Finale," "Black Out" From Kleancolor Nail Lacquer and "Cosmetic" Not Sure What brand it is-
Before I begin with the polish review, let me say I got all of these polishes for 1.00$ that's right ONE DOLLAR a piece!! I went with to a flea market near Gatlinburg and ran across two or three nail polish stands. Now I know what you're thinking used nail Polish? Not the smartest idea! Well I checked the polish has not been used plus the sellers were selling in bulk with a Kleancolor stand. So, after checking the polish over and finding out they were only a dollar I knew I had to buy some, and I was very pleased with the colors I chose.
"Neon Green," Grand Finale," "Black Out" From Kleancolor Nail Lacquer:
First off, I had never tried this brand before. When I picked up the first bottle I thought the brand sounded familiar but I wasn't sure. So, when I got home I googled the name! Turned out Kleancolor is over 3.00$ a bottle. So I defiantly got these polish for a deal!
"Neon Green," Is a BRIGHT green polish! It is fairly opaque. It takes about 2 coats to get the thickness I like. But that is how it is with most polishes! I am currently wearing this polish right now and I really like how it looks!
"Grand Finale"- is a clear nail polish, pack slam full of thin pieces of glitter. This polish is a little thick, but, not overly thick. The glitter is sliver but, depending on how the light hits it, the polish also has a blue/green tint to it. I tried using this in my current mani, however, I didn't like the way it turned out. So, I took the polish over.
"Black Out" Is a black polish that is loaded with silver glitter. The black isn’t very opaque so it takes a few coats but the finished look is amazing!! This polish reminded me of OPI “Metallic for Life” from the Nicki Minaj collection released earlier this year. To me this looks like almost an exact dupe. What do you think?
"85 Minted" Revlon
I have yet to try out this polish! But, I had been looking for a light minty green, for a few weeks. So when I saw this polish I knew I had to buy it! I think I bought it for about 4:00 at wal-mart! I will try to get a review on it as so as I use it in a manicure

"Cracked Medallion" China Glaze-Crackle Glaze
This is another polish I have yet to try or swatch. I picked it up near the end of august, for only 1.50$ at sally's. Major deal I know. I love the copper shade and I have a feeling this will look great for fall manicures!!!

Well that all for this haul. Till next time
Love and Nail Polish,