10.24.2011

Double Bubble French




So these are my Double Bubble craft scissors. I love these little things and they make for very cute funky french. I have a box of twelve so there will be more upcoming. The next post will be a showcase the set. Anyways, so I used Essie in "Jamaica Me Crazy" as my base color. It's a bright deep  Magenta with a pack load of lighter magenta shimmers. It dried with a little bit of a satin finish. Top coat is definitely a must. Then I used blue masking tape for the tips. I found that the scissors don't cut through regular scotch tape very well. They either get caught or don't cut through. The tips are Wet n Wild in "Ebony Hates Chris", which is an opaque quick dry. Quick dry is always a win for me.

10.17.2011

Numbskull

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Numbskull... Yes, I know I jacked this manicure up (check the ring finger). I had a bit of excess after I filed the tips off and I decided to pull it... Mistake! It snagged and pulled, but it's not so terrible. I think these are really adorable. A lot cuter on then in the box. I'll have some more Halloween Salon Effects in the next couple of days<3

10.13.2011

Mummy Dearest

I used the Sally Hansen pen for this. I don't know if using a thin tip brush would gave been better. I think it be smoother, but I don't think I'd be able to achieve the same curvature... Especially on myself. Have any if you tried the mummy manicure? I like it, but trying to do my own right hand was ridiculous, lol.

10.09.2011

French Spiders

So this my first Halloween mani of many to come. Started with an orange and black tipped Funky French. Then I used Bundle Monster Plate 13 for the Spider Web and the additional spider. I took the second photo in the back of my ambulance (before my tour). I figured the Warning sticker added to my theme. I hope you guys like it and I'll be adding some more as soon as I change my mani.

10.07.2011

Complete Salon Manicure in "Gilty Pleasure"


I am a white woman with gold undertones and I typically can't wear yellow or gold to save my life, but every time I saw this in the store I always wanted to try it, but refused. I saw it one sale the other day and I knew I had to buy it since I had been wanting it since the line came out. Well, I'm glads I did. It's obviously gold, but it's a very true gold without the POW yellow in your face effect. It's streaky, but the way you except the average foil to be. So no surprise there. It has a very smooth aapplication though. Very very pleased in giving in to the urge and buying this color.

And no... my nails did not magically grow. I got acrylic extensions. I'm tired of having short peely nails and not being able to fit my nice nail designs on my own nails! I've tried several cuticle oils, calcium builders, fortifying top coats, excerta excetra! So at the end of the day I got my nail extentions and I'm very excited to do some nail designs on nails that are a length deserving to be designed upon. I know they're "bad" for you, but if you take care of your nails and don't pop them off and take care of your cuticles and remove them properly then acryli extentions really shouldn't do that much damage. I've done tehm in the past and only had damage to the nails that I bit or pryed off. So wish me luck<3

10.06.2011

Salon Effects in "Cut It Out"

Love these. These are an adorable desing and I'm in love with Sally Hansen Salon Effects. I wish I had a better paying job and no bills so could buy them all. They last practically as long as I want them to. I have peeling nails and polish always flicks off, but with these bad boys, they stay on a for a week typically without chipping. These ones had a chip on one nail after a day or two, but I did a lot of work with my hands and I've never had that problem with the Salon Effects before. So I blame myself, not Sally. These are not my favorite ones, but they are up there. Very cute. I managed to save the second packet of these by opening one and cutting the strips in half since my nails are short enough. I suggest anyone that has short nails do the same. If you have longer nails and need two packets you should definelyty cut off some of the ecess tip edge of the strips and put them on your toes. I do that if I have to open up two packets.

10.02.2011

HD Funky French

Simple Funky French tape mani. I used MAC for the black ( I forgot the name) and for the holo I used Milani in "HD". So starting tomorrow, if all goes as planned, I'll begin posting my halloween nail designs. Halloween is my favorite holiday so I really want to bring you guys a large variety of some great Halloween designs. I'll obviously have a nail wheel posting soon, but I would like to do as many designs as i can as full manicures. I think that's the best way to really see how a design looks, rather then as one nail on a wheel of many. I'm super excited to start posting my designs!