Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back To School

Several YT subbies requested I do a back to school look.
So I decided to a re-creation of a mani from another blogger
(and one that I'm secretly obsessed with)
 Melissa, from The Daily Nail 
Not following her blog? 
Then you are SERIOUSLY missing out!
Not only is she extremely talented, but she does the most fun and unique mani's edged with sharp-witted humor and cute, funny names.
But the best part?
She does a different one everyday!

This is my ode of sorts, to Melissa and her wonderful designs.
And I can only hope I have done her justice.


PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
"Franken " - School Bus
China Glaze in - Platinum Silver
Sinful Colors in - Vacation Time
Maybelline Express Finish in - Pink Sunset
L.A.Colors Art Deco in - Silver
Color Club Art Club in - Mochalotta
Seche Vite Top Coat

For full tutorial on this look, please visit my You Tube channel

Tuesday, August 17, 2010




I cannot thank you all enough for your continued 
support and friendship, 
It means so much to me.

As a special thank you, to you, my 500 followers, 
I'm having a  GIVEAWAY!!!!

There will be 1 winner.

The lucky winner will have the choice of 1 of 2 prizes

A $ 40 gift card to Sally's Beauty Supply!


 The entire China Glaze "Vintage Vixen" collection!!

So, now for the rules :

* You MUST be my follower/subscriber to my blog.

* Re-post about this giveaway, either on your blog, 
FaceBook, Twitter, My Space, YouTube etc.

* Write a comment to this post 
and be sure to include your name and e-mail 
so I can contact you if you are the winner!

* Only 1 entry per person!

Giveaway will run until August 30th
Winner will be announced on August 31st


Monday, August 16, 2010

Haul - Fall Polish

Here's another recent haul, mostly Autumn colors in preparation for Autumn

Peacock - This color is from ICING, the more grown-up affiliate of Claire's accessory store.

A turquoise base with a magenta duo-chrome finish, this is a real stand-out color and I was very happy to grab it.

Picasso - Another ICING color, this is a true Khaki with a slight blue pearl shimmer to it.

Khaki Fringe - More of an Olive, rather than a Khaki, this is another color I was really happy to pick up. After seeing it on Brooke's aka GETCHA NAILS DID I really wanted a nice Olive green polish to add to my large green polish collection.

Tinsel - After finishing my bottle of Sally Hansen's Celeb City, I could not find another to replace it, so I grabbed this instead. NOT a good replacement. While it is a bright silver as Celeb City was, Tinsel is more of a fine glitter, as compared to Celeb City which is more of a shimmer. 
Still, it's China Glaze, so I can never really be disappointed with owning another.

Lissi at nailaddictsanonymous was gracious enough to offer me her extra bottle of Bella's Choice after seeing me foaming at the mouth for it, but never being able to find it. But unfortunately Lissa,
as some of you know is dealing with some family affairs 
and was unable to send this to me.
While vacationing I stumbled into an H&M and there was the polish.
Needless to say I did a happy dance.
Look Lissi, I found it!!
BIG Hugs to ((((((Lissi)))) 
for being a doll and even offering to send it to me

Wild & Willing - This color is from last year's Fall "At Heart" Collection.
Don't ask me why I never picked up this color until now, because it is absolutely GORGEOUS!. Rich copper shimmer with a pinky-rose duo-chrome. LOVE.

Mocha - KleanColor doesn't make the best of polishes, but they get me every time with their great colors. I had to get this color, because I don't have a single cream like it.

This Franken I call School Bus. Several You tube subbies requested I do some back to school looks, but when I decided on what type of nails to do, I realized that I didn't have that school bus, pencil yellow-orange color. 
So I made this using nothing but a light burnt orange and a golden yellow.
Here are some quick swatches, I do realize they aren't the great, so I apologize for that. But you will be seeing them in all very soon in upcoming Fall looks.

In addition to all the Fall polishes I picked up, I also picked up several new stripers.
The Hurricane polishes rarely have names, not to mention the fact that I have never seen the brand anywhere else other than the small Korean beauty supply store that is in town. But, the 3 center stripers are all from Color Club's Art Club.
The Brown is called Mochalotta
The purple had the labe ripped off, but I've since found out the name is
And the 3rd Art Club is Copper Glitter