Saturday, December 24, 2011

christmas mani!

i first saw this design on cutepolish's youtube channel and i loveeeddddd it! i think its so christmasy and festive without using really any red and green. i love a french tip anyways so this just makes it that much better!

i used OPI Alpine Snow, Sinful Colors Time Off, Sinful Colors Paradise, Sinful Colors Innocent, Sally Hansen Sun Kissed, Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, and my random OPI that i don't have a name for (red)

i got so many comments on this mani. everyone loved it! my manager at work thought it was a dolphin???? i don't know where he got that from but its all good haha

merry christmas part 1!

first matter of business is my new polish home =D i love this thing so much and already added some early christmas polishes to it giving me hardly any room left! i ordered it from amazon for $40 something and i think I'm going to have to get another if i get too many more polishes. but i love this!
and secondly my first christmas mani! i did this one a week or so ago and I've had ZERO time to blog it. but I've got a few minutes now before christmas eve dinner and present opening to blog about two different manis. i really wanted to do a santa one and a reindeer buttttt calculating the time till xmas i didn't have time for that many manis. sooo i combined the two! i mean santa is always known with this reindeer so it fits right? i think they are both too cute.

i used Maybelline Bordeaux, Sinful Colors Nirvana, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sally Hansen Black Out , and the red sparkle snowman polish!

so jolly! he makes me happy =D haha

and you can't forget rudolph! its not christmas without him!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


I'm done with finals so to celebrate heres a fun peppermint mani! theres the red peppermints and the green spearmints. =D i absolutely love this! i think its adorable and fun! and having the glitter on top makes it even better. this hand didn't turn out too bad stripe wise but my right hand....oh man. looks like i sneezed a few times haha. sorry for the flash on my nails. i had to take this when its dark out when i normally do it when its light.

i love this!

at first i thought the green would be a little too bright, but i think its perfect now.

i used Maybelline Bordeaux, Sinful Colors Happy Ending, Sinful Colors Bad Chick for the white stripe, and Wet N Wild Tipsy on Bubbly for the sparkle

heres the red and the green together. makes me want a mint =D i think the next mani will be something with animals

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

wintery mani

its time for the wintery manis to come. the first snow has fallen here and its cold. as. hell. sooo here it is! i don't know how i feel about the "dripping" look. it didn't really happen like i wanted it to. so i kinda had to drag the drips down. on the closer pictures you can see the different layers on some of my nails. but i absolutely love the dark blue that i used. gorgeous. and i love the light blue on top of the dark blue on the 2 nails. overall i think that this mani worked out really well.

i think this looks a lot better in person than it does in the picture.

i like it =] looks like snow falling off a rooftop or something!

that light blue that i used was almost a jelly? i think thats what it would be called. i dunno but i really like the look. one of these days i want to paint all my nails the dark blue and put the jelly blue over it.

its almost a multi-colored glitter over the blue. i did it on the nail first and wasn't really feeling it butttt i wasn't about to take the polish off and redo it so i just did it on the snowflake nails.


you can see the 2 blue nails together.

and the drippy nail and snowflake nail together

Friday, December 9, 2011

bucket list - striping tape

this was a mini disaster... ugh its coming off my nails today! such a grand idea! presents! i absolutely loved the colors i used. they were very christmasy =] and then the striping tape seemed just perfect. but nooooooo! that stuff is so crappy. well maybe it wouldn't have been if the edge hadn't been on the end of my nail. i think thats what ruined it. because most of the other sides stayed on. i think they look like cute presents =]

this was 2 coats of Alpine Snow, 2 coats of Sinful Colors Envy (green), and Maybelline Bordeaux (red)

i didn't even want to show my thumb nail again. that looked the worst. you can see the white on the red looks like crap too. for some reason i never have any luck with Alpine Snow. i dunno if its the brush or if its me? i think its a little bit of both. so much comes off the brush no matter how much i wipe off. so you can see by my cuticle its all crappy looking.
this is my favorite nail =] i love the red on the green! it got kinda clumpy towards my cuticle... something I'm working on getting better at

a christmas glitter

oh I'm so sorry guys! its been too long... I've got two manis for you though! its the end of semester so its been so hectic in trying to study and post. =[ so here we go! a little break from my bucket list. or rather i wanted something super easy after the angry birds mani. that mani nail art'ed (is that even a word? haha) me out for a while. i got this idea from The Polish Aholic's post here. the only thing i wanted to do different was add more glitter! although i did like how hers was more white than mine. this was just something really pretty. i considered putting a bow on my ring finger but changed my mind due to my lack of motivation. so here it is!

i think its actually really pretty. a subtle christmas mani =]

some spots got kinda clumpy when it came to the glitter and others bare.

the only real problem i ran into was wayyyyyy too many layers of polish. this was 2 layers of that snowman glitter, 4 layers of an icy top coat, and one real top coat. oh man did it start to crack the next day. =[ I've learned my lesson!

kinda an up-close =]