Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sparkly New Year's

Christmas went by so fast, didn't it?
And now New Years is once again upon us.
Another year has gone by in the blink of an eye!!
and what a great year it's been!
So here's hope that 2012 is just as awesome!!
Here's my New Year's look


Sinful Colors Base Coat
Y.B. Color Nail Lacquer in - #146 Sheer Pastel Nude
L.A. Colors Art Deco in - Silver
Rhinestones in 1.5 mm and 3mm
Silver Hexagon Glitter .40
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat


Saturday, December 24, 2011


Wishing everyone a very happy 
and healthy holiday season!
Merry Christmas!

xxx Dolly

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree

Inspired by Jane at Nailside and her amazing 
tape mani's
I made these really simple but cute Christmas tree's
Items Used:

PRO Nail Base Coat
OPI - Jade Is The New Black
China Glaze - Holly-Day
May 6ix - # 27
Wet n Wild - French White Cream
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - All Fired Up
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Mellow Yellow
Kleancolor - Sea Ice
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Pacific Blue
Cololr Club - Disco Dress
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Bubblegum Pink
Scallop Scissors
Painters Tape Dotting Tool
For the full tutorial on this look,
please visit my YouTube channel,

Friday, December 9, 2011


In love with my latest polish purchase that is!!

I cannot tell you how long I've been lemming after 
these polishes, but I can say, it's been a longgggg time!

Ozotic is an Australian polish brand with 
some of the most stunning duo-chrome & multi-chrome polishes 
I've come across in a while. 
They aren't named, but rather they are numbered.

505 is a delicious green based teal multi-chrome that flashes 
to a gorgeous teal, blue, violet and purple. 

507 is a rich golden olive that flashes to green and blue/green. 
This polishis said to be quite similar to 
Chanel's Peridot polish, 
and while I don't own Peridot to compare if it is a dupe,
from the photos I've seen I can see a strong resemblance.

528 is from the Elytra collection and is a 
multi-chromatic glitter polish in a clear
jelly base, flashing blue, teal, violet and purple.

Here is 507 on my nails

Here are swatches of 505 & 528

The formula is superb on these, smooth a butter.
The only negative is their limited availability and their price,
which can vary from anywhere of $14 -$20 per bottle,
depending on where you purchase.

 Picture Polish carries the full line of Ozotic polishes,
for $12-$14 each
but they don't ship to the U.S. or Canada

llarowe also carries Ozotic polishes, as well as
several other more difficult to find brands.
Ozotic are $17.50 each
And they ship WORLDWIDE

suem427, from E-bay is a authorized U.S. seller
for Ozotic polishes, for $19 each

The bottom line is, where ever you can get your
hands on these incredible polishes, they are
completely worth your hard earned money. 
Every time I look at my nails, I swear I can hear
Carrie Bradshaw clearly in my head saying,
Hello Lover!

Monday, December 5, 2011

YouTube Collaboration

As much as I love YouTube,
let's face it, there are some negative aspects for
anyone who regularly uploads videos.

"You talk too much"

"You sound so stupid"

"Your sloppy"
"You stole my design!"

"You suck" 

" Wow your makeup is bad"

"Your design looks just like "so-in-so's" design, you copied from her!"

...and the list could go on for hours.

So much negativity from people that probably never uploaded 
a video in their life.No one takes the time to 
appreciate all the time and effort that person has made
to make that video, for no other reason other than
its just something they have a passion for.
Ah, but I digress.

Robin Moses and ProfessionalDQ decided to
embrace the positive, by taking a stand together,
and celebrate the amazing and diverse talent in the
art community on YouTube by doing a massive Holiday collaboration.

Anyone in the YT art community, whether you are a painter,
or do makeup or nail videos, to all join together and support
each other in a positive way by making a
"Let It Snow" themed video, share it on YT, and then 
attach it to any other " Let It Snow" collab video.

Such an amazing idea, especially at this time of year,
when we have one too many Grinch's on our hands.

Anyway, here is my design from the
Let It Snow collaboration.

Today, December 5th,
anyone who would like to participate in
this massive collaboration of
friendship and comradery,
just has to create a design, upload a video for it,
and attach it to any other "Let It Snow" collaboration video
or simply show your support to
Robin, ProfessionalDQ, myself, and the countless others
in this amazing collab, by watching the videos, giving a
"thumbs up" and a positive comment

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Weekend Mani

This is my Thanksgiving, into Black Friday, into weekend mani, 
because let's face it, 
with the crazy shopping deals so many stores have out there this weekend, 
there is no time for switching mani's!
 It's a good thing I really like this color combination, 
since I'm going to be staring at it for a few days :D

Beauty UK in # 76 Jade
L.A.Girls Glitter Addict in Flash layered on top

Thursday, November 24, 2011

From my family to yours, 
wishing everyone a very Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!

xoxoxo ~ Dolly

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pokemon Nails!

I can't tell you how many times I've been asked
to do a tutorial for Pokemon nails....
even from my daughter who is a
complete Pokemon fanatic.
so, here ya go, simple. but extremely cute if I do say so myself, 
and I'm not even a fan lol


PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
Wet n Wild, Wild Shine in - French White Creme
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in - Mellow Yellow
Milani in - Feisty Flames
Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in - Bubblegume Pink
Wet n Wild, Wild Shine in - Black Creme
L.A.Colors Art Deco Nail Striper in - Black
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat

For the full tutorial on this look,
please visit my YouTube channel

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Glittery Peacock

Here's a design from all things, 
a Christmas ornament. 
I found these peacock ornaments in Walmart
the other week and I absolutely fell in love with them!!
The moment I grabbed them, I just knew I had to
make it into a nail design


Pro Nail Systems Base Coat
Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in - Going Green
L.A.Girls Glitter Addict in - Purge
Model's Own in - Purple Haze 
Milani in - Blue Lightening
So Easy Stripe Rite in - Metallic Gold
Blue Teardrop Rhinestones

On a side note,
as time goes by, 
I am having more and more difficulty
struggling to make a decent design
with my carpal tunnel syndrome.

I refuse to give up my love for nail art. 
Surgery is not an option for me at this time.
I already have braces, but they only do so much. 
If anyone else is struggling with 
similar issues and you have an ointment or technique that 
works for you, please share it with me as I'm 
becoming increasingly frustrated with my mangled hands!

For the full tutorial on this look,
please visit my YouTube channel

Monday, November 14, 2011

Kleancolor - Chunky Black Holo

 A Grey tinted jelly with multi-sized hex holo glitters
that reflect from 
Red - Orange - Yellow - Green
A single layer over a basic black cream 
and you've got magic on your nails!
My only gripe about this polish is that
for whatever reason, Kleancolor's
jelly's take AGES to dry.

The trick is to use extremely thin coats and
wait at least 30 minutes between coats.
I know, ridiculous, right?
For some shades I wouldn't bother, but this one
it's worth the slow process.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Breaking Dawn, Book Inspired

I finally managed to squeeze in both looks, 
with just one week to spare.
1 WEEK!!!
EEEEKKK, I'm SOOO excited!
As if you couldn't tell LOL
So here is my book version of Breaking Dawn


PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
OPI in Samoan Sands
Wet n Wild in  Black Creme
Wet n Wild in French White Creme
L.A. Colors Art Deco in Black
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in White
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Black
Delta Ceramcoat in Fire Red
Craftsmart in Grey
Royal Crown brush - RG 250
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Top Coat

To see the full tutorial on this look, 
please visit my YouTube channel

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 polishes

So I was in Rite aid the other day
picking up the basic necessities, 
when I couldn't help myself but to wander over to
the polish section to see if any new goodies were there.

I discovered this little of polishes from Hedy's.
I was somewhat familiar with Hedy's, having done
previous posts about some of their nail art stickers,
here. and also their Oke Doke polishes, here.
But never had seen these polishes, 
so naturally my curiosity got the best of me.

There are just 3 shades available

All 3 are duochromes with fine shimmery glitter.

Beyond Opal flashing from Green to Orange 
Way Out Fuscia flashing from Hot Pink to Blurple
Blaster from Purple to Blue

The formula is very nice, but they are certainly
nothing to write home about.
They are extremely sheer,
these swatches are with 4 coats and still
they could have used another coat or 2.

So, realizing that they would be much better suited as
a top coat, I layered all 3 over black.

Now we're talking!
The colors come to life with just a single coat over black,
bringing out both the duochrome & the fine glitter/shimmer.

While the shades aren't terribly unique,
 with lots of dupes
Beyond Opal is an EXACT dupe for Jessie's Gurl - Fire Fly
Still, they are quite lovely.
If you happen to see them, I'd say have a 2nd look.

Each bottle is .22 oz. and retails for $3.99 each 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Breaking Dawn - Movie Poster Inspired

Following tradition, with every Twilight Saga movie release
I do nails inspired by both the movie & the book.
Today's look is inspired by the 
Breaking Dawn movie poster with it's 
early sunrise skyline with silhouetted evergreen trees

Sorry about the rough hands an cuticles, my hands took a
serious beating with all the Halloween costumes & makeup!


Pro Nail Systems Top Coat
Brucci in - Johnny's Girl
Sinful Colors in - Starfish
Jordana in - Silky Purple
Essie in - Splash of Grenadine
Model's Own in - Pure Purple
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in - First Kiss
Wet n Wild, Wild Shine in - Creme Black
L.A. Colors Art Deco in - Black
Sally Hansen Insta-dri top coat

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

Monday, October 31, 2011


I've been so incredibly busy as of late, 
I do apologize for my lack of posting.
I have a list of things I want to post and hopefully
I will get to them ASAP!
But, in the meantime, 
I just wanted to wish everyone
a safe and ghoulish 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Weekend Mani - Halloween Skittles

Here's my mani for the weekend
a simple Halloween skittles look

Pinky finger:
Sinful Colors "Call you Later" 
layered on top of
Wet n Wild "Black Creme"

Ring finger:
L.A.Girls Glitter Addict "Flamboyant"
layered on top of
Soo Nails " #s182"

Middle finger:
Model's Own "Purple Haze"
layered on top of
Pure Ice "Wild Thing"

Index finger:
L.A.Girls Glitter Addict " Uninhibited"
layered on top of
Sally Hansen Extreme Wear "Sun Kissed"

L.A.Girls Glitter Addict "Uninhibited"
layered on top of
Wet n Wild "French White Creme"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness - Think Pink

Last year I was so caught up in Halloween designs
that I never managed to create a design for
Breast Cancer Awareness month.
This year I made a point to slow down,
so I could create a pink design.

PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
Kleancolor - Pastel Pink
GOSH - Flamingo
Model's Own - Lili's Pink
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Bubblegum Pink
Kiss Na il Art - Beach Pink
L.A.Colors Art Deco - White
2mm Clear Rhinestones
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat

Don't forget to support the fight and wear Pink this October!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Army/Olive Green Comparision

As I was putting away my China Glaze Westside Warrior
that I purchased in my last haul.....
I realized that I must really love this color 
because holy smokes I have alot of bottles of this shade.
So, this happens to be one of my favorites for
Autumn, I decided to break them all out 
and do a little comparing.

Starting from Top left:

Wet n Wild Fast dry polish in Jungle Fever 
This shade is from this Halloween's limited edition collection,
It is a beautiful shimmer that applies perfectly in a single coat.

Zoya in Shawn
From the Wonderful collection, 
this has really got to be one of my all time favorite
Zoya polishes, it is a classic military green cream.
As will most Zoya's it applies like a dream.

Brucci in Black Emerald
This is a very interesting duochrome.
and though the name says Emerald, 
it definitely fits more into the Olive/Army Green
range, with it flashing from a deep chestnut Brown
to a deep Green.
If you are one who likes unique colors in your 
collection, I defintely recommend adding this one 
to your list.

Collection 2000 Hot Looks in Catwalk
This brand, if you aren't familiar is UK based
and I received it in a swap from my friend,
This Olive shade is a shimmer, with the tiniest
reflects of Gold & forest Green.
Really eye catching in the sun.

Kleancolor in Fashionista
This cream is Army Green in it's purest form.
When I think military, this is the exact shade that comes to mind.
This is very opaque, applying in a single coat

Eyeko in Military Polish
This jelly based Army Green is on the dark side,
and gives a real nice finish with 3 coats.

China Glaze in Westside Warrior
From this season's Metro Collection,
is a brown-based army Green cream
Applies in opaque in 1-2 coats.

Kleancolor in Military Green
Another cream, this is also very opaque.
This shade borders between Army Green & forest Green.

Sinful Colors in Show Me The Way
This is a jelly-based shimmer that can be used
as a top coat or buildable to a full cover.
This shade is similar to China Glaze's Zombie Zest

BYS in Fern
An Australian based polish brand, 
I was fortunate enough to grab a bunch in a swap.
The formula is really smooth.
At first glance it looks like a cream, but when applied
it has a slight silver shimmer to it. 
Interesting and unique, I find it difficult to actually describe!

Confetti in My Favorite Martian
This shade, while still falling into the Olive range, 
has the most true green in it of all the other shades, 
 but the consistency and finish is almost identical to
Sinful Colors Show Me The Way
Another jelly, this boasts a slightly more intense shimmer. 

Here's some swatches
(pics are expandable)

And there you have it. 
A pretty good run down of brands and shade ranges,
so if you are interested in adding this color to 
your collection, as you can see you have a
pretty wide selection to choose from!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Who doesn't love Hello Kitty?
Not me, that's for sure!! So when I was thinking up 
some new Halloween looks, there just was no way
I couldn't do Zombie Hello Kitty nails!


PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
Pure Ice - Oh Baby!
Wet n Wild - French White Creme
Color Club - What A Shock!
Kleancolor - Red Heart
Kleancolor - Boogie Nights
Sinful Colors - Pull Over
L.A.Colors Art Deco - Black
Sponge & Dotting Tool
3D Purple bow & Skull Fimo slice
Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Top Coat

To see the full tutorial on this look,
please visit my YouTube channel

Monday, October 10, 2011

OPI - DS Glamour

Though I'm not a huge lover of Blue, 
this polish is one of my all time coveted polishes.
From OPI's Designer series, this highly sought after shade
is a vivid Royal Blue prismatic polish.
While it's no secret that OPI is not even close to being 
on of my personal top 
brands, the formula on this gem is TOP NOTCH, 
needing just a single coat for this superb brilliance. 

Pure holo goodness.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dexter/Blood Spatter Nails

Finally, my favorite time of year has arrived!!!


Combine that with the return of Season 6 of Dexter, 
and what do you get?

My first nail design of the season!
Blood Spatter nails!!


PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
Wet n Wild in - French White Creme
Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure in - All Fired Up
Scotch Tape
Drinking Straw

One episode in, and I already know it's going to be an
amazing season!!
Are you are Dexter fan?
What do you think of the premiere episode?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Another design that I've had on the back burner for ages
that I finally managed to have time for!!
These are SO fun!!

PRO Systems Base Coat
Kleancolor in - Cafe Au' Lait
Art Club Nail Striper in - Mochalotta
Scribbles 3D Paint in - 
Mint Green
Hot Chocolate
Pink surprise
Strawberry Fimo slices
Red Pearls 3mm
Multi-colored Bullion Beads
Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Top Coat
China Glaze Matte Magic

For the full tutorial on this look, 
please visit my YouTube channel

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Metallic Cascading Leopard

This design is almost identical to my
Midnight Leopard design from my nail shop, 

It was requested by several people to do an actual tutorial for it,
so here ya go!

I'm also super excited because with my new camera, 
I'm now to do live tutorials instead of a blurred up mess
my old camera had.

L.A. Girls Metal Polish - Pink Steel
Kleancolor - Metallic Purple
L.A.Girls Glitter Addict - Provocative
Wet n Wild - Wild Shine - Black Creme
Small & Large Dotting Tool