Thursday, April 17, 2014

Turquoise Plastic Wrap

Hey Y'all!!  How's your Thursday going?  Mine sucks!!  Hubby has food poisoning from something he ate at work.  At WORK!!  Not from my cooking!!!  But yucky and unfun day ahead.

So let me get right to the post!  Today I have Turquoise Plastic Wrap Nails for you:
I Used:
Summer Brights- No name (turquoise satin finish)
Orly- Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (gold satin finish)
Orly- 4 In The Morning (black satin finish)
Plastic Wrap

I started with two coats of Summer Brights, a no name satin finish turquoise.  Then, using balled up plastic wrap, I dabbed on first the black, then the gold.
And since I wanted everything to be nice and glossy, I did top it off with top coat.
Sorry for the short post, but I guess I should go take care of the sick hubby :(

Hope y'all have a great day!  Happy Polishing!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Multicolored Water Marble

Hey Y'all!!  Happy Hump Day!!  I'm so happy this week is half over!  I've had so many computer issues...it was driving me nuts!  I know, first world problems, but it's so frustrating when things don't work!!  Like, suddenly, all my pictures on my blog are missing (Monday's problems)!  But it's going to be a better rest of the week, right?  Just lie to me and say yes!

Anyway, as you may know (and if you don't, shame on you), my blogging buddies and I have entered a contest at Preen.me under the name Polish Mavens!  Just CLICK HERE to see, share and like our entries!!  Pretty please!!  So this week's theme is multicolored and here is my first entry:
I Used:
China Glaze- White On White (white crème)
Sinful Colors- Chick Chick (bright yellow crème)
Sinful Colors- Energetic Red (bright red orange crème)
Sinful Colors- Jolt (bright blue crème)
Sally Hansen Triple Shine- Kelp Out (bright green crème)

If you want to see my water marble tutorial, just click here.
Please excuse the dry hands.  I was out in the cold and wind all day and this was the only chance of getting a picture in the "sun".  I know it's not sunny, but this was as close to sun as I was getting.

If you want to vote for our manicures, just go to our page and like and share our photos!  You can also go to instagram and like our photos, that will count as a vote too!

Thanks so much Y'all!!  And Happy Polishing!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Purple Camouflage

Hey Y'all!!  Happy Monday!!  I know, that's an oxymoron.  Especially since the next 6 weeks are going to be incredibly busy for me and the teen!  And the rain and cold are back.  I'm so sick of the cold I can't even begin to tell you how sick I am of it.  Have I mentioned I live in the South?  But, I can't complain too much.  At least we haven't had any Spring snow like y'all in the north.

For today's mani, I have a Purple Camo.  Why purple?  Where on earth could this be helpful?  In my house!!  I love purple so much that if you wore purple camo any where in my house, you would disappear!

I Used:
Orly- Flawless Flush (pale lilac with silver shimmer)
Rimmel- Wild Orchid (lilac/orchid crème)
China Glaze- Urban Night (dark purple crème)
Orly- Wild Wisteria (dark purple crème)
Dotting Tools

Since I've already done a full tutorial (Click here to see tutorial), I'll skip that part.  I used Orly Flawless Flush as the base.  Then, in order, I used Rimmel Wild Orchid, China Glaze Urban Night and Orly Wild Wisteria.
 

I hope y'all enjoyed today's mani!! 

And be sure to follow me on Instagram (by clicking here)!!!  If you like my pictures on Instagram, it will count as a vote.  So does sharing!!  And if my friends and I win...it's a big prize...I will have to have a giveaway as a thank you!!  So please help!  Thank you so much Y'all!!

Happy Polishing!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pink Dot Gradient

Hey Y'all!!  TGIF!!!  I hope y'all have had a great week!  Have you entered the Coupons.com Givaway yet??

So I have another Spring mani for you, a Pink Dot Gradient:

I Used:
OPI- Taupe-Less Beach (light taupe crème)
China Glaze- Wish On A Starfish (light pink with gold shimmer textured polish)
OPI- Hey Baby (bright pink crème)
OPI- Flashbulb Fuchsia (bright fuchsia with silver shimmer)
Dotting Tools

I started with two coats of OPI Taupe-less Beach.  Then using a couple of different sized dotting tools, start making the dots.

Starting at the cuticle, your going to make a "C" shape with the dots.  The polishes I used, from lightest to darkest, are China Glaze Wish On A Starfish, OPI Hey Baby, and OPI Flashbulb Fuchsia.

Have a fabulous Friday!!  Happy Polishing!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Flowers

Hey Y'all!!  I'm so happy that we finally are having some Spring weather during our Spring Break.  And sad, because the week is almost over and then it's crazy busy until the end of May.  I'm already tired just thinking of it!  But to celebrate the gorgeous weather, I have some Spring Flowers for you:

I Used:
Sally Hansen Triple Shine- Dive In (light blue crème)
China Glaze- White On White (white crème)
Sally Hansen Triple Shine- Kelp Out (bright green crème)
Sally Hansen Triple Shine- Vanity Flare (medium purple crème)
OPI- Hey Baby (bright pink crème)
Zoya- Darcy (bright yellow crème)
Liner Brush
Plastic Wrap
Dotting Tool

This is a fun and easy mani, it just requires a few steps (but not a lot of time).  I started off with two coats of Sally Hansen Triple Shine Dive In, a pretty light blue crème.  It looked like the sky to me.  When that was dry, I balled up some plastic wrap and dipped it in China Glaze White on White.  Then just dabbed it on my nails for clouds.

I used a liner brush to make the grass.  Just start at your free edge and sweep up.

Then use a dotting tool, pen or toothpick to make the flowers.  Then just top everything off with top coat!

Hope y'all enjoyed today's mani!  What's your favorite part of Spring Break?  For me, the warmer weather and longer days!  Ok, the un-fun part of being a grown up...I'm off to the grocery store.

Happy Polishing!!



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Leopard & Gradient

Hey Y'all!!  So the teen is on Spring Break this week, and so far it's been warm & beautiful and cold  wet...typical Georgia Spring I guess.  And sadly, we don't have any plans, saving money for her summer dance camps.  Do any of y'all have big plans for Spring Break?

But it is giving me time to do a bunch of nail art for y'all!  And today I have Spring Leopard print and Gradient:

I Used:
Sally Hansen Triple Shine- Bait Me (pale gray/silver with silver shimmer)
Sally Hansen Triple Shine- Blow Bubbles (light pink shimmer)
Sally Hansen Triple Shine- Flame On (magenta shimmer)
Make Up Sponges
Dotting Tools

Since I've told y'all a lot, how to do gradients and leopard spots, I'll just tell you what colors I used where.

I painted my ring finger and thumb with the middle color, Blow Bubbles, and the rest of my nails with Bait Me, the pale shimmery grayish, white-ish silver.  Ok, I'm not sure what color it is, but it's a beauty.  The Blow Bubbles took three coats and the Bait Me took two.

The leopard spots were made using Flame On and the lines around them were made with Bait Me.  The order of the gradient, from the cuticle to the tip, is Bait Me, Blow Bubbles and Flame On.

Also, I have a favor to ask!  My friends (Over The Topcoat, Sunshine Nails and Sassy Paints) and I have entered a contest being held by Preen.me and we would SO appreciate it if you would vote for us!!  Just click here!!  We're the Polish Mavens! Thank y'all!!!!

Have a fabulous Spring Break and I'll see y'all tomorrow!  Happy Polishing!!







Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Review: Wet-n-Wild Street Art Collection, Part 2

Hey Y'all!!  I have part two of the incredible Wet-n-Wild Street Art Collection!  So let's get right to it.  Just a reminder these were all bought by me.

Too Hot For You


Too Hot For You is a bright, almost neon, red with a silver shimmer.  Photos show three coats with top coat.


It was a little streaky, but three thin coats made it look perfect.  And that silver shimmer, yummy.  It gave the red an almost frosty look.

Such a pretty red for Spring!

Here Comes Trouble

Here Comes Trouble is a light blue crème, almost a crelly.  Pictures show three coats with top coat.

I did use three thin coats because there was a little balding and streaking, but it looked great after the third.  And...no staining!

Love it!
 
Deception

Deception is a gorgeous, (but is there such a thing as an ugly purple? NO!!  Hush, every purple is gorgeous, but this one is fan-tab-u-lous!), bright, almost neon purple jelly.

Pictures show three coats with top coat.  Even though this is a jelly, three coats did a great job making it opaque.  No issues with this color, it worked perfectly.

Of course I love this color!!
 
If you missed Part 1, just click here!
 
All of these polishes can be found for just $0.99!!  So get them all and play!
 
Hope y'all enjoyed the review!  Happy Polishing!!