Sunday, June 24, 2012

My New Job Nails

Hope yall had a great weekend!

Tomorrow I am starting a new job at AT&T and  of course I had to 
commemorate the day with some nail art!
I wanted to use the AT&T colors of orange, blue and white.

I was also happy cause I got to use my new set of awesome nail stamps from Bundle Monster!
Swatches will come soon!
I also used BM 311 since it had the stamp of numbers and it made me think of a telephone number.

 Base Coat: Nail Life Gripper
Orange: Zoya Arizona
Blue: Konad Stamping Polish
White:Konad Stamping Polish
Top Coat: Seche Vite

 Indoor Lighting

I'll be at a call center which is awesome since I can wear crazy nails and no customers will see. :-)

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your Monday is a great start of the week!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Go Netherlands!

Happy Friday Party People,

So you amy or may not know but the Uefa  Euro Soccer Championships are happening right now and for soccer fans, this is a big deal. 
I am a big Netherlands fan so to show my support I put the Holland flag as my mani for support. 
It didn't work since Netherlands are out but I still figured I'd share. 

Ill next have to do some Germany nails since that is the hubby's team!
They beat Greece today so hopefully I can get them done by the next game!

Be nice cause I did the striping by hand and I am still new to it so it can be improved. :-)

 Looking good with my Netherlands jersey!

 Julep January (Red)
Sally Hansen White On (White)
China Glaze Splish Splash (Blue)
China Glaze Orange you Hot (Orange)
Top coat: Seche Vite
Base Coat: Nail Life Gripper

Have a great rest of your Wednesday!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cling Wrap Mani Redo

Hey Guys,

I was just hating the past Saran Wrap mani so I decided to try again and I like so much more now.

I painted the nails with the pink and then painted the gold onto a piece of Cling Wrap and "sponged" onto the nail instead of painting the second color on nail then "sponging" off. I felt I had more control in this method.

I thought it needed a little something added so used a bundle monster stamp in black.

Orly Luxe

 Konad Black Stamping Polish
China Glaze Loves a Beach

Thanks for visiting and have a great rest of your day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cupcakes and Ice Cream

 I talked in last post about my visit from my great buddy Brandi.
It was nice to get my nails done for a change!
How cute are my Cupcake and Ice Cream Cone!

 She used a small nail art brush and dotting tools for the cupcake and ice cream cone. I then put polka dots on my other nails with the same colors used for the sprinles.

Sally Hansen White Out
Julep Heather
Julep January
China Glaze Surfin for Boys
China Glaze Splish Splash
China Glaze Beach Cruiser
China Glaze I'm with the Lifeguard
Ulta Nude
China Glaze Fast Track
Seche Vite Top Coat

Thanks for visiting!

Julep Maven Box for a Penny!

Happy Tuesday!

I know you all have seen the little ad on many blogs and even mine where says can get Julep polishes for a penny.
I decided to try it out and see if it was all true.

In my rush of excitement I did not get a picture of the box and how it was packaged. My Bad. :-(

I went to the site and did a short quiz to figure what category I was in. I am an "It Girl". 

In my intro box I received three polishes and a free emory board. 

So here is another point where i went a little weirdo. I've already lost one of my bottles and couldn't take a pic. Hence why only two polishes and not three like I just wrote. 
 I had done a sample mani with it and with all the unpacking.....I can not find it. 

 Platinum Greige color that has a fabulous shimmer

 This Magenta ish color will look fabulous on toes for the summer!

 A bright deep coral pink. This is a great color and I loved it when I had it on. Cant wait till I find it. :-)

The polishes alone sell for $14 so for the subscription of $20 a month, you are getting a deal. The bottles are smaller than a average bottle but each box ensures to be at least a $40 value.

If you would like to try it out for only a penny, use this link: Julep for a Penny and use the coupon code Color2012 at checkout.

There is nothing to cancel so there is nothing to lose.
 I was very happy with my intro box and considering getting a subscription!

Thanks for visiting!

Peacocks and Fleur de Lis

Happy Tuesday

My friend Brandi visited me after us not seeing each other for 7 years since
I moved half the country away from her.
We had such a great time  and of course our time had to be spent with some Mani's 

Here is what Brandi asked me to do for her:
I used the fleur de lis stamp off the DRK-B plate and the peacock was from I believe a bundle monster, 1st series plate.

 She decised that the peacock needed some bling so she added different color rhinestones to the tail. 
Too Cute!

 She did my nails with cupcakes and Ice Cream ( that will be next post)

Konad Black Stamping Polish
China Glaze Orange you Hot
China Glaze Turned up Turquise
Top Coat: Seche Vite

Thank you for visiting and have a awesome tomorrow!

Bundle Monster 2012 Nail Stamping Plates

Happy Tuesday!
The new Bundle Monster plates have been released for sale!

You know I ordered mine and can't wait to play with them!
It is a set of 25 for $21.99. There is free shipping if you choose the standard shipping of 4-7 business days which i chose.

Enjoy the pics below of the plates and have something to catch the drool. They are awesome!
Here is the link if you would like a set for yourself.

Have a great night all and thank you for visiting,

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Double Preview Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Awesome People!

Pigs must be flying cause I'm posting same day that Bundle Monster posted in Facebook!

I love every image on these plates!
They will be released in June 20th! You know I will be on Amazon bright and early to order!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Julep Cling Wrap Mani

Hey Guys,

After getting my mystery box I just needed to play with my new colors.
I decided to try this new technique I've been seeing on blogs lately which is the cling wrap method.

It is pretty straight forward. You paint one color on your nails then wait for it to completely dry. You then paint your contrasting color and then dab it with a piece of cling wrap to create a marbled effect. 
I'm not quite sure how I feel about it but I think its the colors that are wigging me out.
I just don't know, I feel like it would be a good technique to make zombie nails.

 Base: OPI Nail Envy
Top Coat: Julep Fast Dry Top Coat
Julep Amy and Gayle

 Indoor lighting

It is raining so more lighted indoor.
Kind of has color scheme of the New Orleans Hornets.

Thanks for visiting and look out for some Netherlands nails for UEFA!


Monday, June 11, 2012

June Julep Mystery Box !

Happy Monday Ya'll!

I was extra excited to see that my June Mystery box came from Julep!
 I am loving the deep purple.....very mysterious. :-)

 It came with three colors, a top coat, Daylight Defense Lip Balm and a emory board.

Here are the details on each. The color description are taken from the Julep site:

 Gayle: "Regal, deep aubergine creme. Sophisticated yet playful."
 Amy: "Smoky, turquoise creme."
This is such a pretty color! I actually almost put this as an add on for my June regular box. So glad now that I didn't!
 Januarly: "Retro, tomato red creme with a modern shine."
The indoor pic looks pinky but it really is a Red, like crayon Red. 
 Fast Dry Topcoat

This is my first mystery box and I am pretty happy with it.
 I like that it is a total surprise as to what you get.
The other cool thing is that you do not need to be a Julep Maven subscriber to get the mystery box!
Here is the site to get it for yourself.
Dont forget to use the code JUNEMYSTERY to get it for $19.99 instead of $60.00!

I hope you all have a great rest of your Monday!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ludurana Aurora Boreal Additions

Happy Monday!

I'm sure you all know how in LOVE I am with the Brazilian polish brand Ludurana and specifically Show from the Aurora Boreal Collection.

I decided to splurge and not wait for Ninja Polish to get in stock and to spend the couple more bucks to get them on Llarowe.

They are currently only offering three of the five multichromes.
Ninja Polish is offering them all but not all are in stock.
Now to just wait for the one I'm missing Admirável. :-)

There is the line up of the beauties!

 Forgive my unclean/sloppy paint job. I was so excited to get them that I just painted on and took pictures for you all.

Here is the look in the sun. In this shot, Reluz and Show (thumb and pinky) look very similar.
 Pictures do not do these polishes justice. They are AWESOME!
 Thank you Brazil!

Thumb: Reluz
Index: Emocionante
Middle: Fascinante

In the indoor lighting, you can see the differnece with Reluz showing blue and Show being mostly green.

 This one has a change from purple to a copper like maroon.




Sorry for not being in focus but you can see how it goes from this orangey copper to gold.

Just to add a little something something, I stamped a leopard design from one of the Cheeky plates.

 I hope you all have a great Monday!
Thank you for visiting,