Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pre-holiday madness!

Hello and good afternoon!

For US folk, this Thursday is Thanksgiving, making this week crazy busy, since not everyone is off and we have to rush through a week's worth of business in three days. So much to get done!

Today's mani is for an IG challenge, and the prompt is owls. I've been wanting to use a jelly polish for a while now, so I pulled out Zoya Paloma. I promise you, I capped my free edges with each coat, but it shrank back on a few -_- It's so hard to not let OCD me..... Anyway, it's stamped with MdU copper and Bundle Monster 309.

For yesterday's PAA Mani Monday challenge, I picked to jewel tones prompts. The colors I used were Zoya Yves and Honor. Both are stainers, if not removed carefully. Otherwise, I love them :)

The polish I wore on Sunday, I picked up because of a blogger on IG, Chit Chat Nails. I'm totally obsessed with rose gold polishes, and this screamed at me, buy me! This beauty is Cirque Colors Halcyon. I own a few rose gold metallics, but Halcyon, by far, is the most gorgeous. I couldn't bring myself to stamp over it or anything, it's just so beautiful on its own. It's a limited edition color, so I highly recommend getting now if you love it.

Nothing for Saturday, and Friday's mani was already posted, so on to Thursday! This turned out to be more Christmas-y than I intended, but honestly, it was one of those days where I didn't want anything complicated. This is Zoya Janel and Sue.

I skipped out on last Wednesday's #watermarblepracticewed prompt, because I had to spend time at the DMV. Not sure if I mentioned it, but I pulled over on Veteran's Day, and the cop busted me for my driver's license not having the right address -_- So, yeah, didn't have time to get a water marble together, so I slapped on a couple coats of Colors by Llarowe In the Navy.

Last Tuesday's mani was also for an IG challenge. That prompt was Gothic. I'm happy with the execution of the mani, I just think I could have done something..... more. The base color was OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight. The stamped color was Essie Penny Talk, the silver was OPI Birthday Babe, and the stamping plate was Messy Mansion MM54.

And last Monday's PAA Mani Monday mani :P I chose to do prompts, falling leaves and purple for Epilepsy Awareness. Base is CbL Paper Moon. Leaves were stamped in MdU copper and were from Winstonia 119 and Messy Mansion MM23.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas- Grey and Color

Good morning! 

So, here's this week's 40GNAI prompt. The color prompt was grey and color, grey being fitting because it is very grey this morning. My nail art prompt was zig zags. Here is what I cam up with.....

Base color is Zoya Tris, which looks more green than grey in my pic, but I promise you it is grey. The zig zags are from Vivid Lacquer 010, stamped in MdU fiji.

Grey & Color Inlinkz-

Sunday, November 15, 2015

I know, I know.....

Good afternoon! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend :) I'm just glad to have made it through to the weekend; I had a hell of a week, that was compounded by trying to get sick. Thankfully, I didn't get fully sick, but I was left feeling tired and crappy like you would just before you get sick. That's why I haven't posted in nearly two weeks. Because of that, I have some catching up to do, so get comfy!

I did up my nails yesterday because I had some errand running to do. I managed to snap a pic of what is still on my nails as I type this, Colors by Llarowe Falsetto Child. OMG, I love this polish! It's just a chameleon. In some lights, it wants to be teal, others it shows navy, and in a few it wants to be a steely blue. I think it's a linear holo multichrome, even though Llarowe lists as a holo only.

I finally got around to trying out the other two Satins from the Zoya NYFW trio, Antoinette and Dagmara. I did accents of one on my left, accents of the other on my right. Over the accents, I stamped inspirational words from Bundle Monster 705 in MdU bones. I topcoated over the stamping, then re-Satined them with Zoya's Satin topcoat.

I skipped out on this week's #watermarblepracticewed prompt and did a mani for Veteran's Day. The base colors were ILNP Closure and Honor Roll. Closure got poppies stamped over from UberChic 1-02 in MdU white. Honor Roll got a water marble (that I wasn't real happy with....) over with OPI Nail Envy and Wet 'N Wild French White.

Tuesday, I did a prompt for a challenge on IG, it was purple. The base color was OPI Gelato on my Mind (I love this color!), the Shatter was Super Bass.

That week's PAA Mani Monday prompt that I chose to do was blue Diabetes Awareness. I have two relatives, my dad and his sister, that have Diabetes, which puts me at a greater risk for it =\ The base color was Zoya Progressive Blue, or Flo as I call it. The dots were stamped from UberChic 1-03 in MdU mint. I know they look blue, but I swear it was mint I used lol.

Because I started feeling sick last weekend, I didn't do my nails at all, so on to the previous Thursday! It was for a flash challenge in ANS, feathers. I was going for a cardinal's look, don't think I really nailed it. The base was a Saran Wrap mani of Zoya Janel and Quinn, and ILNP Closure. The feather image was from VL-4 from aliexpress in MdU black.

That Wednesday's #watermarblepractice prompt was random design. The base is Zoya Purity. For some reason, I could not get any of my whites to marble, so I used Nail Envy with Zoya Sia to create the marble.

And the last one! It was for an IG challenge as well, the prompt being under the sea. I busted out Emily de Molly Dark Depths for the base color. The stamping colors were MdU bones, pale yellow, mint, sunflower, sky blue, and white. The images came from Bundle Monster 501, 504, 506, and 510.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas- Your Job

Good morning.

I'm gonna keep this short, as I really just don't want to think up a post after what happened in Paris last night.

This week's prompt was called your job. My main job is secretary/receptionist, even though I'm also a certified, licensed nail tech. My base color was Zoya Mieko, a color I received as a GWP. I used images from the Mo You London I love the 50's plate 1, stamped in MdU white, an old fashioned phone, a typewriter, and a lady chatting on a phone. Pretty much covers what I do lol.

Job Inlinkz-

I'll put together a post tomorrow of the other manis I've done, I've just been sick and busy with work, and dealing with a bad week, and not had time to put one together.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas- black and white

Good Saturday morning!

I'm not feeling well this morning, been around a lot sickies this week, and I think it's finally getting me, so I will keep this brief.

This week's 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge was black and white; my nail art prompt was waterfall. This is only my second attempt at one, and I really dislike how it turned out. For some reason, it's just not an easy thing for me to do, and it's not a difficult nail art to execute.

The colors I used were all Zoya Matte Velvets: Aspen, Dovima, and Loredana.\

Black and white Inlinkz-

Monday, November 2, 2015

Time to get caught up!

Good afternoon!

I've been slacking on the posting, I admit it. Things have just been crazy, trying to find the time for more than just the 40 Great Nail Ideas posts. I've got a backlog of manis to show, so let's get to them!

Today's PAA Mani Monday prompt that I chose to do is plaid. The base is Zoya Alexa. Stamped over with Mundo de Unas sunflower and navy, and myonlineshop MJ XXIX. Zoya Matte topcoat to finish it.

There was finally a Stamping Sunday prompt that I wanted to! It was red and black. A perfect opportunity for me to try out my new red holo, Anonymous Lacquer Wrath. OMG, y'all, if you're looking for a true red holo, this is it!!! It does not lean pink, or is too greyed out. It's perfection! I stamped over it with Messy Mansion MM54 and MdU black.

Saturday was, of course, Halloween, so I couldn't go naked for it. I had ordered the Colors by Llarowe Halloween duo, so those were my base colors. The orange is All Jack'd Up, the purple Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun. The images were from Bundle Monster H07 and H08, and Nailways A-NW00016, stamped in MdU black and white.

It was also the last day for October's 30DoCC, so here are the Inlinkz for it-

Friday's mani was already posted, on to Thursday. That was the pink pastels prompt for the 30DoCC. I did a vertical gradient, using Zoya Kitridge, Eden, and Lara over Purity. Matte topcoat to finish it.

Pink pastels Inlinkz-

#watermarblepracticewed prompt was, of course, Halloween. I went for a candy corn look. OPI Alpine Snow, Primarily Yellow, and Chromatic Orange for the marble, and Color Club Beyond for the dots.

Tuesday was the acorn prompt for 30DoCC. This one prompt made me realize I don't have but 2, single, acorn images. Anywho, the base is ILNP Overnight Bag and Glory. I highly recommend getting these two, they are so beautiful together! The acorns are from Bundle Monster H12 and Messy Mansion MM3,s tamped in MdU pinon.

Acorn Inlinkz-

Last Monday's PAA Mani Monday mani was completely inspired by IGer @clairestelle8. The base was a radial gradient of China Glaze Bahamian Escape, I Sea the Point, and Violet Vibes over White on White. A layer of Fairy Dust, then stamped with images from Winstonia Haunted House and Nailway A-NW00016, in MdU black. Matte Magic to finish it.

Sunday's mani was a recreation as well, this time from IGer @tunaynamahal82. It started with a base of Zoya Genevieve, followed by ILNP Glory. Leaf image came from Winstonia 119, stamped in Maybelline Bold Gold. I believe I used Zoya Matte topcoat to finish it.

And, finally, that previous Thurday's 30DoCC prompt, pumpkins. This gave me the opportunity to try a new to me indie brand, Potion Polish. My first purchase was Pumpkin all the Things!, which is the color of pumpkins. I stamped over that with Winstonia Haunted House and MdU pale yellow.

Pumpkins Inlinz-