Happy Halloween (if you celebrate it)!
Today's mani started off as one I hated!
I originally attempted to use this design by Peace Love & Polish and make my own version because I loved her's so much!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Weeeeeeell I've been so distracted with family emergencies lately that I completely forgot it was Tuesday!
So instead of having spacey nails today, I was inspired by the universe and one element of the universe specifically - fire.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
The ultimate, most traditional Halloween colors are black and orange, right? I love Ruffian manis, do I not? Textured polishes are one of my favorite nail trends, no? Especially the Pixie Dusts, yes?
Well I realized that I just so happened to have a black Pixie Dust (Dahlia) and an orange Pixie Dust (Dhara). So of course I had to ruffian them for the holiday!!
Friday, October 25, 2013
I found China Glaze polishes on sale, so I picked up my three favorite from the Monsters Ball collection! Instead of doing a plain, typical swatch of them, I decided to try them, and a new Zoya out, all in one mani.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
When I got Rimmel London Blue Eyed Girl, I wanted to pair it with something, but had no real plan for this mani. I threw on Caramel Cupcake and Julep Missy (silver) to accent it, but decided the mani still needed something more.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
I haven't done very many Halloween manis this month. It just doesn't seem like it should already be time for Halloween to be here!
I am definitely going to miss the warm weather. I hate snow! Well, not so much the snow. It is gorgeous when it first falls. I am just not a fan of the ice and freezing temperatures!
Anyway, I couldn't decide on just one design. I didn't want to paint all pumpkins on every nail. I wanted each one to be different. So this is what I ended up with:
Sunday, October 20, 2013
I have one more product from Born Pretty Store to share with you today. This time it is a nail wheel full of silver and gold 2mm studs in circles and squares. I love the size of these studs. They are a perfect size for nail art and run $6.99 USD for about 350 studs.
For my first mani using these studs, I have a base of OPI Alcatraz Rocks that the wonderful Jolène (gashin_nails) sent me!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
I started these nails off with Wet'n'Wild Black Creme, and added a coat of Salon Perfect Bang on top just because I thought it would have a somewhat Halloweenesque look. Then some glow-in-the-dark water decals from Born Pretty Store!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
For Day 5 of Pink Week, I have a set of Incoco French tip polish strips I won from Maribeth! I finally found the perfect time to wear them: as an awareness mani!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
For the fourth day of Pink Week, I have a combo post: a Breast Cancer Awareness mani, and a review of a pink, textured polish from Born Pretty Store.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Today I have another set of water decals from Born Pretty Store to share with you! These decals are really cute, they're music-themed!
I have another breast cancer fact and pink manicure for you today!
For Day 2 of Pink Week, I was inspired by one of my daughter's dresses. It is white with a rainbow of polka dots that change color down the dress. I wanted to do a quick and easy polka dot mani anyway, so it was perfect!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
With someone very close to my fellow Twinsie Amanda being affected by such a horrendous disease, she wanted to do a week full of pink manis and include a breast cancer fact in each post. So from now until Saturday, I'll be participating in what we are calling Pink Week, and supporting breast cancer awareness.
For the first day of Pink Week, I created a cleavage mani using Color Club overboard, added a pearl necklace with Zoya Jacqueline, and flowers with Jacqueline and Flynn.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
After swatching Sage All The Rage by Rimmel London, I wanted to try out one of the newer China Glaze string glitter topper polishes that I got from Meredith! And I must say, I just love these paired together!
Friday, October 11, 2013
For this mani, I used Sinful Colors Savage, which is a matte, on my pinky and index nails. The red on my other nails is Rimmel London Red, Steady Go, matted with China Glaze Matte Magic.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
This evening, I have another set of water decals from Born Pretty Store to show you. These ones are Halloween themed, and they're pretty ridiculously adorable!
I received a few sets of water decals from Born Pretty Store to share with you. The pattern I have today is a floral pattern, #1618.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
This week's theme is, obviously, a cute and girly manicure. When I think "girly", I think of rhinestones, glitter, and bows in pink or purple. Since pink is probably the most "girly" color there is, I went with my second option: purple, in an attempt to be a little different.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
In my most recent Zoya order, I picked up Pixie Dust Stevie, and Trixie, a gorgeous, metallic silver.
I didn't want to do a full, boring swatch, though, so I just did Stevie on three nails, and wore Trixie as an accent.
Here are both at one coat (almost opaque!):
Friday, October 4, 2013
You may or may not have seen the new all-in-one stamping systems yet, but I have one to show you today!
These are plastic discs with a rubber piece in them, and the images are carved into the rubber; eliminating the need for a scraper.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
I have another Ebalay polish from KKCenterHk to share with you today! I showed you their Sweet Pink polish last month.
Today, I have their "Warm Orange" polish from the same line. This one also retails for $7.82 USD.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I wanted to try out the bubble technique, but once I got them done, they looked like jelly fish without tentacles. So I took a little side road and ended up with this mani!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
For today's theme, we had to create manis based on our astrological signs. I am an October baby, so I started by attempting an opalesque (my birthstone) background. I sponged Essie Lapis of Luxury, Julep Nikki, Zoya Elodie, and China Glaze Dance Baby on my nails, then added a coat of Julep Melissa and Finger Paints Twisted.