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Snowflake Stamps

Winter Nail Art

While some of the country is buried in snow, the rest of us have barely seen an inch.  We finally got a few flakes here, and I was ready to do a snowy look.

Color Club Holographic Polish

For this look, I used Color Club Blue Heaven, OPI Sheer Tints I Can Teal You Like Me, and Wet ‘n’ Wild Hallucinate.  There wasn’t enough sunshine to be able to tell, but the Color Club is a holo, and the Wet ‘n’ Wild is an iridescent glitter.  (I also used a white stamping polish that doesn’t have any brand.)

I began by painting all of my nails with one coat of Blue Heaven.  Then, I stamped my first layer of snowflakes.  Next, was a layer of the Sheer Tints, followed by more snowflakes, followed by Sheer Tints, then a final layer of snowflakes that were topped off by the glitter polish.

Bundle Monster Stamping Plates

I took turns experimenting with these plates and different stampers, so there are different snowflakes for every layer.  These plates are from Born Pretty, Bundle Monster, and Pueen.

I Can Teal You Like Me

 

Wet n Wild Hallucinate

 

Blue Heaven

The finished product was a frosty look that perfectly matched the frosty weather.  I hope you like!

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FAIL = First Attempt In Learning

Sparitual Oasis

I see people do beautiful dry marble designs all the time, and they make it look like a piece of cake.  Either they are really just that good, or this is something that takes a little more practice.

I used Wet’n’Wild Whipped Topping as a base for all of my nails.  Next, I put on a blob of Sparitual Oasis, and I used a pointed dotting tool to swirl the polish.  This is where I was experimenting with amounts of blue and white, and how hard to push, where to swirl, how to swirl, I mean really…the combinations of ways to do it are endless and overwhelming!  And then, if the polish begins to stiffen up at all, forget it!  You will just leave bald spots.  And oh the bald spots!  Some people make those look so easy to cover up.  When I tried to, it truly looked like a blob of paint tossed on to a weird looking nail.  😛  Anyway, when that was all done, I topped it off with a coat of Wet’n’Wild Up in the Air, because sometimes glitter makes designs better.  Yeah, not today.  lol

Wet n Wild Whipped Topping

 

Wet n Wild Up in the Air

There are chips and dents and bald spots.  Whatevs.

Thanks for reading about my fail.  If you have any suggestions, please pass them on!

Black and White and Matte All Over

Black and White Nail Art

After multiple nail fails, I wanted something that I felt was pretty safe.  Black and white makes up half of my work wardrobe, crackle covers a multitude of mistakes, and no extra embellishments seemed to pave the way to the right idea.

Crackle and Matte Polish

I used five polishes total.  A black, a white, and then a black and white crackle, and the matte top coat.

Sally Hansen Black Crackle Polish

I painted all of my nails, except for my ring finger, with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out.  Two coats did it.  If you are looking for a nice black polish, I have never had any trouble out of this one.  I used the Sally Hansen Big Crackle Top Coat Black On for the ring finger as a subtle accent.

Sally Hansen White Crackle

The Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat Snow Blast was the topper for all of the fingers that I had painted black.  The Wet n Wild Megalast Whipped Topping was the base polish on my ring fingers.  This is my new favorite white polish.  Two coats to be opaque, not streaky…just right.

Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat

Once all of that was dry I topped it with Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat, which I think is a lovely matte topper.  I wore this for days without any chips, and I am not easy on my nails.

Sally Hansen Snow Blast

Sally Hansen Black On

Sally Hansen Black Out

Wet n Wild Megalast Whipped Topping

Crackle Nail Art

Black and White Nail Art

Shatter Nail Polish

The accent nail is admittedly subtle to say the least, but I was just happy to not have another set of nails to file away in the fail folder.  Maybe the bad streak is over!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Thanks for reading!

Back to School Pedi

Sally Hansen Neon Crackle

I have been back to school for a few weeks now, but just now did a back to school look.  I used Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Whipped Topping for the big toe, then one neon toe each of orange Sally Girl Crazy, green Sally Girl Peace, and pink Sally Girl Cool, topped with Sally Hansen Crackle Snow Blast.  On the big toe I used a waterslide decal that says ABC, 123.

I’ve been working hard not to apologize for pics, but I am going to say something about the next one.  I couldn’t get a good shot, it’s blurry, I apparently didn’t clean up as well as I thought, and I have tons of dry skin from being outside.  So, please know that in person this is actually cute and fun, not a hot mess.  (And, I have swollen summer feet.  Ugh)

Back to School Nail Art

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Neon Gradient

Neon Gradient

There is sun here today!  So, I snapped a couple of pics, and I don’t even care if it is too much light, since this summer has been almost literally rain every single day!

Sally Girl Neon

LA Colors Color Craze

To begin, I painted all of my nails pink with Sally Girl Cool.  After that dried, I used a make up sponge to make the gradient with LA Colors Color Craze In a Flash, Sally Girl XOXO, and Sally Girl Cool.  Once that was done, I painted over it with Wet ‘n’ Wild Kaleidoscope.  (This is one of my fave glitter polishes.  It is tiny, and just catches the light.)

Gradient Nail Art

In the end, I think I got a decent neon look.  With a white base, I would have gotten brighter colors, but I like not having to worry about not having any of the white peeking out.

Wet n Wild

Thanks for reading!  I hope the sunshine lasts!

Shagadellic Baby!

Neon Water Marble Nails

So, I haven’t posted in a while.  The Hubs and I went on vacation, and it had been my intent to postdate a few things, but that didn’t get done, and honestly, I think it is okay.  We really needed to just be away from everything for a while.  That is exactly what we did.  We went into Tennessee, barely had cell reception, and just enjoyed each other.  It was great!

Meanwhile, I’m back with a water marble inspired by my 13 year old brother’s recent discovery of Austin Powers.  When you have a baby brother 15 years younger than you, you can bank on things like that coming back into your life.  🙂  After seeing all of the crazy colors and patterns, I knew a water marble would be perfect.  I intentionally did not go for any certain design.  I just wanted colorful and wild!

Water Marble Polish

From left to right, these are all of the polishes that I used: Color Club Blue Heaven (which is a holo, but good luck getting any sunshine these days to be able to see that), China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise, Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Whipped Topping, L.A. Colors Color Craze Flicker, China Glaze Pool Party, and L.A. Colors Color Craze Nuclear Energy.

I didn’t take any pics of actually doing the marble, but I began with painting two coats of the Whipped Topping on all of my nails to help the colors pop.  Then, I taped off a few fingers and painted glue onto the rest.  I have always used tape, but wanted to compare.  From here on, I will use the glue.  You can tell the fingers I used the tape on because you can see some white on the edges where the tape caught the polish instead of my nail.  Also, when I water marble, I just use those little two ounce cups (like for sauce for take out food) because I can throw it away.

Color Club Water Marble

China Glaze Water Marble

L.A. Colors Water Marble

Of course, there is one nail that catches your eye, and mine was a pinky nail.  I love it!  (And if you have been on Instagram or Twitter, you’ve already seen it!)

Perfect Water Marble Nail Art

Summer Water Marble

I think these are definitely in the shagadellic category and I have enjoyed wearing the fun colors.  I especially like how much variety you get in the color of the polishes, depending on how much they diffuse in the water.

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My Collection – The Pinks

Nail Polish Swatches

My Collection

Pink Nail Polish

The Pinks

Pink Nail Polish

The Pinks

Here are my pink polishes.  To be honest, I am a little surprised at how much I have that falls in the pink category, because I don’t think of myself as a pink person.  But, a lot of them are on the coral side, and I do like that shade, especially in the summer.  🙂  Here we go!

Color Club Halo-Graphic

First is Color Club Halo-Graphic, which is a holo polish that I love.  It isn’t exactly opaque in one coat, but the shine makes it seem like it is plenty if you are in a hurry.  Other wise, two coats is perfect!

Mary Kay Lava

Next up is Mary Kay Lava.  This polish can look pink, orange, yellow, and a little red, depending on the lighting.  It falls in the pink category though because for the most part, that is what you’ll see.  It goes on easily in two coats and is such a fun color!

Xtreme Wear Strobe Light

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Strobe Light is one of my all time favorites!  It can be used on its own as a glittery wonder, or as a topper.  It is pink and holographic glitter, and the way it shines would stop traffic.  I highly recommend it!

Satin Glam Chic Pink

This next pink polish is Sally Hansen Satin Glam Chic Pink.  It needs about three coats to be all the way opaque.  On its own, it does dry to a beautiful satin finish.  If sealed with a top coat, it looks glittery.  I have not tried a matte top coat with it though to see if that keeps the satin look or not.

Diamond Strength Pulled Sugar

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Pulled Sugar is an extremely delicate looking polish.  I typically use it as a topper, but can be sheer and beautiful on its own.  It is a very baby pink with sparkles in it, and makes it match any look all year round.

Xtreme Wear Fruit Ta Ta

This next polish is a jelly with white, black, pink, and red hex glitters in it.  It is a little tricky to get the pieces spread evenly, but it a cute topper for lots of looks.  (Especially at Valentine’s Day.)

Xtreme Wear Coral Reef

This one looks a little orangey in the picture, but it is more of a coral color.  It is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Coral Reef.  While this is beautiful to paint your nails with, I really like to use it for water marbeling.  When used to paint, it is actually good to go in one coat.

Triple Shine Water Melon

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Water Melon is a jelly polish that is very sheer on its own.  I like to use it for watercolor looks the most.  There is another one of these coming up.  Of the two, this is more pink.

Megalast Tropicalia

Tropicalia is the perfect name for this Wet n Wild Megalast polish.  It is a tropical, summery color.  It has a really wide brush that I am not such a fan of, but other than that, it is easy to work with.

Megalast Sophisticated Lady

This next polish is also a Wet n Wild Megalast, and is called Sophisticated Lady.  It is a metallic pastel.  It can be very pretty, but it is hard to get it applied without lots of streaking.  In addition, it has that wide brush that isn’t my favorite.

Miracle Gel Pretty Piggy

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Pretty Piggy is your basic pink.  These miracle gel polishes really do have that glossy gel finish and are very easy to apply.  Two coats of the color and one of the special top coat and you are good to go for at least a week.

Triple Shine Jell-ous?

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Jell-ous? is a sheer jelly polish that is pinkish-purple.  Again, these are great for watercolor nails, but can be pretty on their own or topping off other colors.

Fresh Paint Guava

This polish is borderline neon, but is absolutely gorgeous!  I love, love, love it!  It is Fresh Paint Guava.  It can look bright or calm, and is wonderful to bring a bright spot to any mani.  (It also looks great on toes.)  Two coats and you’ll look great!

Sparitual Improvisation

Sparitual Improvisation is a sheer polish that either needs to be worn that way or use many coats to get opaque.  It is interesting when it catches the light because of the way that sparkles.  There are pink and blue glitters in it that make it ver unique and a fun addition to any look.

Color Club Cloud Nine

This is the second of three holographic polishes that fall in the pink pile.  This one has a nice pink hue to it when the light isn’t on it.  But, like the other Color Club beauties, once it catches the light, look out!

Color Club Cherubic

Color Club Cherubic has a more neutral tone to it when the holo isn’t shining like mad.  This one works really well for stamping and adds a lot of spice to stamped looks.

Glosstini Bahama Mama

Covergirl Outlast Glosstini Bahama Mama is that perfect beachy color.  It is a summery coral color with silver sparkles.  You do need two-three coats for it to be solid.  I wish that I had this color in a larger bottle, since painting with the teeny square top is a little awkward.

Sally Girl Cool

Sally Girl Cool is a perfect neon pink.  You need about three coats on its own, or you can paint it over white and it pops a lot quicker.  If you are experimenting with neons, these Sally Girl polishes are great.

Funky Fingers Riptide

Funky Fingers Riptide is a sheer, barely pink, glitter polish.  It is a little thick, but isn’t a problem to work with.  In addition, this is a color changing polish!  (And it really does work!)  Indoors, it is the sheer, barely there mani, but outdoors it turns sort of brown.  It is fun to wear anytime you will be able to admire it in the sun.

Ulta Diva

Ulta Diva is just barely tinted pink.  It is a glitter polish that works better as a topper than anything else.  Since it is so sheer, you can pair it with anything.  The glitters are tiny and iridescent, and make for a nice eye catcher.

Sinful Colors TimbleberryAnd finally, Sinful Colors Timbleberry.  I haven’t had the best of luck with this polish.  It is very runny and makes it easy to fudge.  Other than that, the color is lovely, so I think that is why I don’t pitch it.  I keep thinking I can make it happen.  🙂

WHOA!  That was a lot.  Thanks for reading!  Do you have any faves?

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