Saturday, February 27, 2010



This is a SpongeBob cake I made for my daughter. 
She turns 10 today.
Mommy has got WAY too much time on her hands LOL 

Contest Entry - Picnic Hijack!**WINNER 1st PLACE**


OMG, SO time consuming, but what I blast I had making these nails for LuxuriousNails Contest. The theme, you think I pulled it off? LOL

The list is so long for these nails, I decided not to list them.
Who wants to read a "War in Peace" length product list? 
But I can tell you that the checkered tablecloth is just a simple Red & White Striper and that acrylic paints were used for most of the designs.

Hmm, I'm sensing a theme with all my nail tutorials as of late. What could it be.....oh yeah, HURRY UP SPRING!!

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Friday, February 26, 2010

St. Patrick's Day - Irish Pride

This is the first of my designs for St. Paddy's Day...a very simple plaid using the traditional Irish colors.



PRO Nail Systems - Base & Top Coat
Brucci Nail Polish in - Jaded
Milani Nail Art Polish in - Green Sketch
Milani Nail Art Polish in - Orange Graph
Hurricane Nail Art Polish in - Gold Glitter

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Early Spring...or just wishful thinking

Today I decided to combination my two latest obsessions...or perhaps it's three. 
Green Polish
Holo Polish

Because I am SO damned tired of winter, the snow and dull,gray days....I grabbed for China Glaze's "L8R G8R". This awsome spring green Holo.
But, that wasn't enough for me, I then took Claire's "Evergreen" and gave myself a moonicure.

L8R G8R DOES stain nails. It is essential to use base coat when wearing this polish.

Ahhhh, that's more like it. I'm really into these two-toned moonicure's lately. They are so simple, but so pretty. So, for now at least, I can pretend, if only for a few minutes that it's actually Spring outside.

Here's a couple other Holo's I grabbed.
From Milani's new line, this is a "Hi-Res", a light purple Holo.
And China Glaze's "Rated Holographic", which I believe is from the OMG Collection, as well as "L8R G8R"

I'm very pleased with all 3 of these, and I'm sure Ill be picking up more.
In the meantime, I hope this Spring moonicure holds me over till the sun finally comes out. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

VROOMMMM VROOMMMMM! Nascar Inspired nails

This was a request from 1 of my YouTube subbies, Mrsjvaltierra. Nascar Inspired nails. I had a blast making these, especially since my mother is a HUGE Nascar fan. The # 42 is in honor of her favorite driver, Juan Pablo Montoya.



Pro Nail Systems Base & Top Coat
Sally Hansen's Nail Lacquer in - Sheerleader
Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in - Mellow Yellow
China Glaze in - Cherry Pie
O.P.I. in - My Throne For A Cranberry Scone
China Glaze in - Frost Bite
L.A. Colors Art Deco in - Black & in White
Migi Nail Art Pens in Black & in White
Nailene Perfect Tips French Tip Guides

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

O.P.I Hong Kong Collection


I must say, I wasn't overly impressed with this selection. Perhaps it's just me, but I felt most of the colors were too muted and dull to be considered a "Spring" collection. None the less, I decided to head to the store and check them out. The first color that hit me is "Jade Is The New Black"
I have been on a green binge as of late and this shade isn't like anything I have. The color is a hunter green cream. Really lovely.  As always, O.PI.'S formula stands true, giving a very nice finish with only one coat....two for good measure.
In the end, I decided to grab 2 of the colors from this collection.

Jade Is The New Black & Hot & Spicy

Hot & Spicy is a a red based coral/orange. I'm big on corals during the warmer months, they just tend to suit my skin. So I decided to pick this one up as well. Again, the formula is great, smooth application. Only 1 coat is needed, but I always stick with 2. Drys fast, keeps a nice sheen.

Over all the collection....meh. But I am happy with these two colors and will definitely be using them in future tutorials, so stay tuned!