Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Twisted

I lied. This isn't Finger Paints' Twisted. =) I layered Motely, Flecked and Flashy over black and it looks exactly like Twisted, which is the one I wanted the most, but my Sally's didn't have it! Considering I am not the biggest fan of flakies, these three will last me for eternity unless I franken with them, so I am completely okay with not owning Twisted and layering these three instead! =D The other one I passed on was Asylum just because I didn't really like it from the swatches I saw.

Lamplight

Saturday, January 28, 2012

11 Cuestiones

I received this from Shannara from Nails and Stuff! And from Ashesela from Art EvolveThank you both so much!! =)

Rules: 
  • Each person much post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  • You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
  • Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
  • No tag-backs.
  • No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you are reading this." You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

Friday, January 27, 2012

From the Vault - Blue Leopard Print

Keeping with m y recent animal print theme, this was a design I did based on a similar one in pink that LOVE4NAILS on YouTube did. 

I started out in tones of blue with glitter...


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Flashy

I got 3 of the 5 new Special Effects from Finger Paints and this is 1 coat of Flashy over 1 coat of (I was feeling lazy and uncreative) Sally Hansen's Black Heart.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Smoothicles Cuticles

I found this stuff at a local Crackle Barrel. It was around $7 or $8. 

I love moisturizers, especially cuticle moisturizers, so eh, why not, we'll give it a shot!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I Love Your Blog

So I recently discovered that I was a little behind on posts because the other day, I just found a few things that I never got around to posting and completely forgot about them; all from nearly a year ago! Haha! Oops! 

Anyway. One was the I <3 your blog award. The only problem is that I don't have any rules that go with this, but I do have the questions:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rainbow Leopard

Happy Blogoversary! Although I didn't start to really focus on this blog for a few months after I started it, Nails Like Lace (with some name changes along the way) has been around for a whole year, today! Very exciting!! =D

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Anyway...


I replaced the other day's tiger and leopard print fail with yet another fail today! =D

I like this one, but I don't. I wish I'd had a smaller paint brush to use (I would have just cut one down, but I use all of the ones I have the way they are), that'd I'd been more careful on base color application, and that I'd made it look more like leopard print than wonky polka dots. =P

Regardless, I used Sally Hansen Whirlwind White as the base, acrylic paints for the spots, and an unnamed L.A. Colors glitter from the High Impact Glitter collection on top.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Furry Friday - Squeakers

Tired of seeing dogs on Furry Friday? Good! Me too! 

So today, this is my fat-fat, Squeakers.

Ms. Squeakers actually lived the first half of of her life as "Kitty Kitty" or "Baby" because we just never could find a name suitable for her. When she was a kitten, though, and even now, she squeaks instead of meowing. So she's Squeaks or Squeakers. After she had babies, I started calling her Momma, so that one is kind of the one that has just stuck. I think my mom and dad are the only two who actually call her by her name, anymore. =P

This is her "you stopped petting me, I am not amused" face.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Have you ever seen a tangerine peacock?

The tangerine that I showed you yesterday needed a little extra to prolong it's existence. 

I looked at my Sally Hansen greens, then back at my nails. Back at some teals and limes, back at my nails; and thought "peacock".

So I pulled out my Bundle Monster plates and got to work.

I used Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue to do the stamping, then dotted in the middles of the stamp with Thinking of Blue (dark blue), Fairy Teal (teal) and Grass Slipper (lime green). The pattern stamp is from plate BM 212 and the peacock is from plate BM 15.

I consider this one to be a fail because it turned out looking absolutely nothing like I had planned. I looked at my nails, imagined the stamp and other colors and it looked great. But it just didn't end up coordinating and looking how I imagined. I am thinking it's the orange background that I am having a problem with.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 Color Trends

Holly from Hooked contacted me about participating in a big presentation, if you will, of 2012 nail polish color trends! 

Each color is going to be featured on different blogs today, and I will be showing you tangerine, a bright, bold, but not too Halloweeny, redish orange.

Indirect sun

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Retro Rainbow

I can't recall where I originally saw this design. I didn't save anything on it because it was simple enough to remember it. I do know it was on YouTube, though; but there are a lot of variations of this look all over the place!

Anyway. For this look, I used 5 of the mini L.A. Colors from one of the High Impact collections  in which all polishes were nameless. The white and black is done in acrylic paint. 

I wanted to try out some of my new polishes, but then I didn't want to leave them plain (go figure, I can't ever leave a plain polish alone), so I went white this super simple design (I rarely see a "retro" design that I like, but for some reason I really love this one!):

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Quince de Creatividad - Necklaces

I always love the jewelry that Meredith makes at Polish and Charms, so I was inspired to try out some of my own. I found some pendants got some chain and cord. It wasn't very difficult and I am not sure if these were meant to be necklaces or not, but they are now! =D

Here is what I have come up with so far:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Pretty Papaya Against the Winter Sky

I haven't done animal print nails in a long time. In fact, the last ones I did were my Tigre de Fuego nails back in July of 2011!

I was wanting something that would be simple and quick to do and I wanted to try out some of my newest untried polishes, so I decided on a leopard print using Finger Paints' Winter Sky (the teal) and Revlon's Pretty in Papaya. The black is acrylic paint.

Indirect sun

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cute Blog Award

I got this great award from the wonderful Shannara at Nails and Stuff and from the lovely Meredith from Polish & Charms! Thank you so much, Shannara and Meredith!! =)

8 Days of Smooth & Perfect Polish - Day 7 Satin

This is 3 coats of Satin. I liked this one more than I originally thought I would, and I especially like it more than Linen, the lighter pink! =D

Flash

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fling with the King

I have a little break from the Smooth & Perfect polishes today.

Since today is the anniversary of The King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley's birthday, I did a mani in his honor. =)

Flash

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Zoya Promotion

Zoya is having a promotion that ends in a couple of days. 

8 Days of Smooth & Perfect Polish - Day 5 Sorbet

This is 2 coats of Sorbet. 

There's that lovely peach that I have been longing for!!

I usually don't get along with oranges very well, they clash terribly with my skin tone, but oh man I really like this one!!

Flash

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Extraordinary Nail Art!

I have shared this with you before, but I love it so much that I felt it needed to be seen again! =D

8 Days of Smooth & Perfect Polish - Day 3 Linen

This one, so far, looks more pearly or frosty than the others, but it's no too terrible; it's sort of borderline. =D The shimmer is much more noticeable in this one!

Flash

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Shhh

I'm not sure if this is a secret or not, but I went to Sally's Beauty to check out the Finger Paints special effects polishes and they only had 3, so I asked one of the girls about the other 2, and she didn't know anything, so while she was getting the other girl to come out and tell me, I was talking to my aunt about magnetic nail polish and girl B interrupted with "we don't have any of it but we'll be getting some soon". Confused, I thought she was talking about the Finger Paints. But she said China Glaze is coming out with a magnetic nail polish line!! >.< I'm excited!!! =D

8 Days of Smooth & Perfect Polish - Day 2 Whisper

Today I have another polish from the Sally Hansen Smooth & Perfect line, Whisper.

Flash

Monday, January 2, 2012

8 Days of Smooth & Perfect Polish - Day 1 Sea

My hubby got me the new Smooth & Perfect polishes from Sally Hansen and I immediately had to swatch one! =D

I decided to start off with the green polish from this collection because I usually get along well with greens and I guess I was just feeling sea-ish. =P

After 4 coats, I gave up on opacity. The last two coats were pretty thick with quick-dry top coat in between.

Flash