Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vintage Ornaments

I've got a big soft spot for vintage ornaments.
The classic designs, painted glass, muted colors, and the memories attached to them, really make adore these gems.
My grandmother, being 93, has some incredibly gorgeous ornaments from the 1940's 

This design is inspired by one particular set that has always 
captured my attention ever since I was a child. 
I'd sit in front of her tree and admire the lights bouncing 
off these beautiful works of art.

Alas, my grandmother in her older years has since stopped 
with her holiday decorations, so I don't have a photo of them, 
but I know they are packed away safely, and 
one day perhaps I'll convince her to give them to me.
Until then, I tried to capture the look in this design.


PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
Icing Polish in - Manic Monday
ULTA Polish in  - Jaded
China Glaze in - Fairy Dust
Hurricane Nail Art Striper in - Gold
Holographic Silver Star Sequins
1mm Red Round Rhinestones
Sally's Beauty Secrets Top Coat

To see how I achieved this look, please stop by my 
YouTube channel

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Broadway Nails Holiday Giveaway***CLOSED***

I'm sure you've passed by a Broadway Nail display in the store 
on many occasions and thought, 
I wonder if those are any good?

Well, I am an expert in this area, 
as I have been using them for years and 
I am a true fan of their nails and I can tell you, 
they are VERY good indeed!
The infamous "press-on" nail has come a long way baby!
Broadway Nails is always improving their products and coming out with new and fun designs.
So this is what you get in a typical case of Broadway nails:
24 pre-designed nails or varying sizes for the perfect fit
a tube of nail glue
an orange stick
and for certain sets, a small nail file
These sets run anywhere from 
$4 - $7 depending on your area and sales

The instructions are simple, and printed on the back of every box

Prep your nails first, taking a cotton ball dipped in acetone polish remover to get rid of any dirt and excess oils.

Next, using the provided orange stick, push back cuticles

Select the correct size nails for each finger

Apply a drop of provided nail glue to the
nail bed and to the back of the false nail

Starting at the cuticle, slide nail into place, 
pressing and holding down for 5 seconds to 
eliminate bubbles and to ensure a good bond

Continue with the remainder of the nails, and you are done!

This literally takes less than 10 minutes!

I really adore the Fast French sets the best, 
when you are in a pinch, and want nice looking nails, 
but just don't have the time to get them done or do them yourself,
these are the best way to go.

Here's just a quick look at me applying the Fast French nails

Opening the box, and preparing my station

Selecting the correct nails for each finger.

Some designs, including the French manicure 
had numbered tabs, that not only help you identify 
which number you need for each nail, but also allow
for easy grip when applying.

Adding each nails following the instructions.

Snapping off the tabs and using the provided 
nail file for any rough edges.

All Done!

They call it the 10 minute manicure, but it was even less than that!

Usually, I'd never rave and encourage any of my readers 
to try a product, but I really believe in Broadway Nails!

I always have them in the house, 
when ever I don't have the time to do one of my own designs,
I grab for a box of these.

Quality - Price - Speed

Really is there any more to ask for?

Because I love Broadway Nails so much, 
I've asked if they would allow me to spread the word, 
and they have been gracious enough to offer 
one of you to try a whole array of products in this amazing
Broadway Nails Gift Set

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This gift set includes:

                                                2 Fast French Nail Kits 
4 Real Life Nail Kits 
2 Fashion Diva Mismatched Nail Kits
4 Fashion Diva Nail Kits 
2 Color Changing Nails Kits
2 Fast French Divine Nail Kits 
One Nail Polish Remover Kit
3 Nail Stickers Sets  

So here are the rules:



1) You must be a follower

2) You must make a comment on this post
and let me know if you have or have not tried 
Broadway Nails before.

3) Only 1 entry per person please

4) Please provide your name & e-mail, so that I may notify you 

This giveaway will run from today, 
Wednesday, December 8th
Monday, December 19th

The winner will be chosen using
and will be announced on Wednesday December 22nd

Good Luck
& Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Here's another holiday mani that I just finished, 
little Frosty is so super fun and cute!


PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
May 6ix polish in - Blanco
Sinful Colors in - Black on Black
So Easy Stripe Rite in - Bright Green
L.A.Colors Art Deco in - Black, White, & Green Glitter
Ornaments 2-way nail art pen in - Black
Apple Barrel Acrylic paint in - Valentine Pink
Delta Creative Ceramcoat in - Pumpkin
Dotting Tool 
1mm Red Round Rhinestones
Sally's Beauty Secrets Top Coat
To see how I achieved this look, please visit my 
YouTube channel