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Mystery Design

Fimo Nail Art

I LOVE autumn!  I love the colors, the smells, you name it!  I feel like this red polish is the perfect transition color for the new season, and was the base for my random design that I actually got a lot of positive comments on.

Nail Art Wheels

For this look, I used China Glaze Bend Over Backwards.  This went on so smoothly and is so rich in color that I wanted to find some way to cover everything in it.

Fimo Leaves

For the leaves I used this fimo wheel.  I am pretty sure they are leaves, but they may be feathers.

3D Nail Art

For the jewel, I used these pearls outlined in gold.  This wheel has a random variety of colors.

Autumn Nail Art

The end result are these fall red toes with green and blue feather-leaves coming off of a purple and gold pearl.  It had an autumn tone, somehow reminds me slightly of Harry Potter, and people seemed to dig it.

Have you ever just grabbed stuff and gone with it, without any rhyme or reason?

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Feeling Fall

Zoya Channing

Over the weekend the temperatures took a temporary dip, and I got in the mood for the new season.  I used Zoya Channing, which is one of my favorite polishes in my stash.  It goes on so smoothly, the way it glistens with hints of other colors, and the deep base color…it hits the spot.  The only complaint I have about it is the way it stains if you goob up, but I think a lot of red polish does that.  🙂  Then, using the brown, iridescent gems, I added a sparkly accent.

In the end I had some toes that are ready for fall.

Fall Pedi

Autumn Colored Toes

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Under Five Bucks…Suh-weet!

eBay Shopping Spree

Do you ever get the urge to spend money, but know you really shouldn’t?  I had that feeling one night, when I couldn’t sleep, so I hit eBay.  Not one particular seller to brag on, just excellent prices and finds!  Seriously, I got all of this stuff for less than five dollars and free shipping!

Nail Art Wheels

I got eight new wheels full of stuff.

Pearl Nail Art

Pearls with Golden Outline

Neon Nail Studs

Neon Star, Circle, Rectangle, and Triangle Nail Studs

Beach Nail Art

Gold and Silver Beach Accessories

Dried Flower Nail Art

Dried Flowers

Nail Rhinestones

Metallic Sheen Rhinestones

Pearl Nail Art

Pearls and Iridescent Brown and White Gems

I also snagged up these nail art magnets.  I have’t tried them yet to know how well they work, but the idea of them and the price made them worth a go.

Magnets for Nail Polish

Finally, I went bonkers on water decals.  I love using them!  When I found them for under ten cents, even Disney princess ones, I lost my mind!  (And let me tell you, I still have some on the watch list….I did show some self restraint.)

Water Decal Nail Art

Waterslide Nail Decal

Disney Nail Art

Nail Tattoos

In closing, I would completely recommend eBay as a shopping source for nail art stuff.  Especially if you really don’t want to spend money (or shouldn’t spend money) it lets you feel like you got a bunch of stuff for nothing!

Thanks for reading!  I have some nail stuff to try!

Wax Picking Tool

Wax Picking Tool

As I have mentioned before, I love trolling eBay for deals and steals.  I got this dude for six cents, free shipping, HOLLA!  It is a picking tool for when you are trying to put on gems, studs, etc.  Typically I do this with a dotting tool, tweezers, or my fingers.  I find though that I don’t always get the placement I want when using those things.  When I found this for literally pennies, I thought I would give it a try.

It is about ten inches long, but did arrive broken…

Broken Picking Tool…so I finished the job.

Wax Picking Tool for Nail ArtVoila!  Two for one!  🙂

Nail Art Tool

I peeled the paper off of one of the pieces, and sharpened it using a regular pencil sharpener.  With the heat of your hands, you can mold the tip if you need too.  Next, I tried picking up a few random things.  The pics are a little blurry, but you can see from fimo to studs to bows, it grabs it all!

Picking Up Nail Art

3D Bow


Metal Stud




Fimo Fruit Slice

I have not used this to apply anything to my nails yet, but just from this trial run, I believe I will be pleased.  I will let you know what I think after I use it.

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Back in Black…Bows

Funky Fingers Kingston

It has been nearly a month since I posted last.  Things have been insane!  I had multiple funerals, wrapping up a school year, did my sister’s nails for her prom, etc.  I haven’t even had time to paint my nails, let alone make a post.  But, today I am making my comeback and see no bumps in the road for the future.  🙂

This is the last week of school, and the kids were honestly disappointed in my bare fingers and toes, so I am going with some bright summer colors for this week.  (I haven’t painted my fingers yet, so I could type, but if it goes as planned, it’ll be gorgeously tacky!)

Nail Art Supplies

These are the things that I used to make this look.

Funky Fingers Sally Hansen

The main color that I used is a neon red by Funky Fingers called Kingston.  I needed about three coats to feel like it was opaque.  It was cloudy when I took the pictures, but I think you can still see how bright it is.  The black is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out, and I actually only used it to touch up a place where I didn’t place my striping tape quite right.  If you can’t tell where it is, then I’ll go ahead and keep it a secret.  🙂

Striping Tape

After I got the color on, I cut a piece of black striping tape and placed it on my nail.  I tried to get them perfectly matched, but that didn’t happen.  It wasn’t bad enough to redo it, but enough for me to go, ugh.

3D Bow Nail Art

I have a wheel with small plastic bows in it.  I chose two of the black ones to place in the center of the tape line, like a bow on a package.


In the end, I have a nice bright color on my toes with an accent that stands out, but not in a gaudy way.  I felt like I wanted to add something else, but I wasn’t sure what so I left it alone.  If you have ideas, let me know.

I’m glad to be back!  Thanks for stopping by and reading!

Flowering Fimo

Fimo Nail Art

It is actually beginning to seem like spring around here.  Trees are budding and grass is greening up.  I wanted something bright and springy for this week, so I pulled out one of my faves.

Fresh Paint and Fimo Flowers

This was an easy look with so little involved.  Aside from base and top coat, these are the only supplies I needed.

Fresh Paint Guava

I used two coats of Fresh Paint Guava.  I wish that the pictures showed how vibrant it is in reality.  It is like a neon pastel, and is one of my favorite polishes that I have.

I top coated the polish and while it was wet I tacked on the fimo flowers in the corners of my big toes.

Fimo Nail Art Slices

I used the white flowers in the top wheel, and the yellow flowers and green outlined flowers in the bottom wheel.  I decided not to top coat over the fimo slices.  When I have in the past, it curls them up on the edges.  So far, they have stuck on just fine and are staying much flatter than usual.

Spring Nail Art

I think the bright color and simple flower touch makes this a casual spring look that goes with anything.

Do you use fimo?  Do you top coat over it?  If you do and it doesn’t curl, please tell me your secret.  😉

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Nothing to Lose

I typically do my nails in the evening, since that is the only time I have.  It works out, because then they can cure overnight and I can go about my business.  My intention this weekend was to start with a lovely pale blue and do some stamping over it.  (We all know for stamping, you need those nails to be dry.)  But ugh!  When I woke up this morning I realized that I went to bed with my nails a bit too wet because they were full of these creases and indents from the blankets.

Ruined Nails


Tacky Polish

I went from having this nice smooth finish to this.  I didn’t want to stamp over it, so I figured I had nothing to lose.  Since it was already a mess, why not try something more “daring” than I normally would?  Worst case…take it off and start over.

Zoya and Sinful Colors

The blue polish that I used was Zoya Rebel.  It took two coats to be opaque.  It is a light blue polish with a silvery gold shimmer.    Then, I decided to top off the messed up blue coat with Sinful Colors Love Sprinkles.  I did not put on any of the hearts.  I only wanted the white and pink polka dots.

Nail Art Wheel

Next, the part where I went a little wild.  🙂  I have this random nail art wheel that I dug little flowers out of.  I wasn’t particular about colors.  I just thought with things finally starting to sprout for spring, the baby blue and pink dots would be springy with multiple colors of flowers.

Flower Nail Art

Zoya Rebel

Sinful Colors Love Sprinkles

3D Nail Art

Easy Nail Art

And that is what I ended up with!  Some 3D nail art that is colorful and fun.  I am not sure how practical it is or how long it will stay on my nails, but for now it’s fun to be blinged out.  And, with so much going visually, those creases are a thing of the past.

How have you fixed blunders?

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Crushed Shells

Crushed Shell ManicureI have had this little set of crushed shells for a little while, but just wasn’t sure how I wanted to use them.  I knew they would be 3D, and I didn’t want them chipping off minutes after I spent an hour getting them on.  But then, duh!  Put them at the bottom of you nails where they will see less wear and tear.  So, that is what I did.

Satin GlamI began by painting my nails with Sally Hansen Satin Glam Chic Pink.  This really does dry to a nice satiny finish, and I used about three coats.  Then, I painted a clear coat on the bottom half of my nails and sprinkled the shells on.

Crushed Shell Nail Art

I used the white shells for my thumb and ring finger, and the pink shells for the rest.  With a little pressing and maneuvering, they were on.  This was much easier than I had anticipated.

Shell Mani

I sealed it all in with a top coat.  While the top coat took the satin finish away, the Satin Glam polishes have a beautiful sparkle if finished with a clear coat.

Reverse French Manicure

Crushed Shell Nail Art

I would like to add that the shells are surprisingly flat.  There is no denying that it is textured, but I figured they would be jagged and get caught on everything.  They are really on there pretty securely, and I haven’t had trouble with them.  I am now curious to try other things with them and see how they hold up.

Do you use crushed shells?  How do you like to use them?

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