Saturday, January 25, 2014

NOTD: Super Pink Wow Wow

I didn't know what else to call this.... Hahaha!!! I saw it come across my Facebook page and had to try it out! I haven't used my large rhinestones in a while so I was happy to do so here. I also got to use some striping tape! I need to do more with that. I have several colors.
This took me a while to do, but it was so worth it.

For some reason I didn't take a picture of the polish....

Nail Polish Used:
Nicole "Naturally"
           " A Little-Haley Story"
Avon "Golden Vision"

Inspired by:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NOTD: Purple and Flowers

Just a super quick and simple purple flower look. I wanted to test out my new Nicole colors but still wanted it to be cute. I added purple rhinestones for an extra touch!

Nail Polish Used:
Nicole "Back in my Gloria Days..."
NYC "French White Tip"

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Two Years of Blogging!

Today is my two year blogoversary!!!! I remember when I hit one year and couldn't believe it.
Well, my second year I sure fell through on these last few months. I promise not to do that again. That is a goal I am going to keep myself to!
Thank you all who have followed me so far, I have lots of things planned this year! I think I may try and do a giveaway, I have always thought about doing one. It's about time!!

Here are some cute nails in celebration of this anniversary.

Nail polish Used
Nicole "Alex by the Books"
           "Inner Sparkle"

Friday, January 17, 2014

NOTD: Pink Sparkle Sparkle

Testing out some more Nicole colors!! I love this beautiful pink. It reminds me of sunsets and watermelons. It will be my go to for such designs. 

"Scarlett" over "Haley Good Lookin'..." 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Collection: I won more Nicole!

I entered in a Nicole by OPI contest before Christmas and was a runner-up!! My prize came in the mail last week and here is what I won.

They sent me 28 randomly selected nail polishes. 
I won a contest with them last year, you can see the post about it here and swatches here
The ones that they selected for me are from the Selena Gomez and Modern Family collections. That caused some overlap with what I got last time. I will be giving those away to my friends. I didn't take pictures of them because I thought that would be redundant. 

Thank you Nicole!

Scarlett, A Like-Haley Story..., Spring Break, Naturally, I do de-Claire!

Selena, Hit the Lights, Alex by the Books, What's the Mitch-uation?

Love Song, Back in my Gloria Days..., Am I Making Myself Claire?*,  My Jay or the Highway, A Phil's Paradise
 *swatched next to the glitters

Haley Good Lookin', Kiss at Midnight, Sweet Dreams, Stars at Night

Monday, January 13, 2014

Playing Catch Up: Christmas

I did a few things for Christmas but only got pictures for two. *sigh* Oh, well. I also did a look for Thanksgiving that turned out really cute but that didn't make the camera either.

So, on my right hand, I have a mixture of cute things. Pudding, sweater, gingerbread man, Santa, and Christmas lights.

Inspired by: Cutepolish

On my left I have the Holiday Flakes nail art stickers I found on clearance after Christmas last year. I totally forgot about them till the day after Christmas to be honest... They lasted several days till I took them off on New Years Eve. You can tell they weren't exactly the right size for me. Meh, It wasn't bothersome. I bet I could have trimmed it down before I put them on, but it worked. 

For Christmas I got this cool set of glitters. I believe they are from Ross and of course, they do not have any names. The brand is "Simple Pleasures". One metallic gold polish, and pink, red, orange, silver, blue, and purple glitters. They are made of micro glitter and have a colored jelly base. They also come with that strange smell that only department store nail polishes seem to have. I wonder what that smell is.... It is so strange.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Playing Catch Up: Birthday Gifts

I have wonderful friends. For my birthday, they got me several nail polish things!

My friend Kristin gave me this neat 3-in-1 nail polish pen. You can paint, draw, and add rhinestones. She also got me a little L.A. Colors mini set. 

Nana got me Nutra Nail Gel Perfect in "Tangerine", Sally Hansen Salon Effects in "Misbehaved", Wet n Wild in "The Clock Strikes Orange". She also got me a little set of pastel gel pens. Turns out you can use them for nail art too! 
I tested out the Gel Perfect. It is very strange. You do not need an LED or UV lamp. You put on an activator,  then mix the color in with it, switch brushes, and repeat. It smelled like super glue exactly. I jokingly said how I super glued nail polish to my fingers. I probably did. It dried alright but it had a weird feeling and my nails felt freaky too. Not that 'freaky' is a very descriptive word, but it did feel weird. The color was pretty though!

And last but not least, Sarah got me this neat Caviar Bead set. It comes with pink and silver beads and nail polish and a mixing dish for the beads. I tested it out and I LOVE the pink polish. It is very, very pretty.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Playing Catch Up: Purchases in Louisville

In Louisville, KY for the National FFA Convention, I decided to do some shopping. We stopped at a Walgreens and I found these two things.

Sinful Colors "Unwrap Me"
Nabi dark nude crackle

The crackle polish was on sale and I looked at it and thought to myself, "what a strange color to be a crackle, I must get it." It dries into a matte and is an ok crackle. I don't know what I am going to use it over though... I've never heard of this brand and will probably never see it again. 

I tested out "Unwrap Me" over Nicole "You Can!" 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Playing Catch Up: New Years Eve

Here are my New Years Eve nails! They are super simple, just black and gold. I hope you have a great new year!!

Nail Polish Used:
NYC "Black Lace"
Revlon "Gold Coin"
Nicole "Kissed at Midnight" <--- how fitting...

Inspired by: elleandish // Janelle

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Playing Catch Up: Halloween

Well, hello there again. I have no clue what happened so I am not going to make any excuses on why I was gone.
Here was my last Halloween look. It was for the Walking Dead. I have never watched the show, but I enjoyed the video game. The nasty looking ring finger has black half pearls on it to look like pustules on a zombie. They were very, very annoying. I  wanted to pick them off. I used all acrylic paint on these. I forgot to take a picture of it, of course and now I don't remember what I used.

Inspired by: Robin Moses