Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Teal Tuesdays - Dotticure

This is going to be a quick post before I get myself and my son ready for bed. I used 1coat of China Glaze Custom Kicks for my base, 1 coat of Pure Ice Oh Baby! over the base, then stamped with Konad Special White using Cheeky image plate CH11 and used my dotting tool along with Sally Hansen Jumpin' Jade, and to top it all off a coat of SV.

And here is a swatch of China Glaze Custom Kicks (1 coat):

Check out the other talented ladies in the group:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Coral Cascade

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We had a wonderful Father's Day yesterday. For the first half we hung out at my parents house, ate lunch, ran around outside with my dog, and even went to the park with my brother, sister in law and nephew Kristian. We then had a family BBQ for Allan's side of the family at our apartment and everyone had a good time singing and eating. For Father's Day Allan received money for his tattoo session he had on Saturday and I must say it is coming along great, he has maybe two or three more sessions to go until he has his tribal half sleeve finished. For this mani I was just playing around and wanted to do a glitter gradient. I used Color Club Coral Cascade and sponged on NYX Gold Glitter. Topped with SV.

Here's a swatch of Color Club Coral Cascade:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Challenge Day 15 - Delicate Print

I honestly for the life of me couldn't figure out what I wanted to do for the challenge day. So I tried out different combos and finally had my heart set on this color combo and pattern. I used 1 coat of Borghese Marino, then stamped over with China Glaze GR8 and Bundle Monster image plate BM-214.

And here is a swatch of the beautiful Borghese Marino:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Challenge Day 14 - Flowers

 My absolute favorite flower are Stargazer Lillies. In fact my birth month flower (May) are Lillies. I saw this tutorial from Chalkboard Nails and just knew I had to do it. The base is China Glaze White on White, the pink is sponged on Sinful Colors Boom Boom (don't you just love the name?), the dark pink dots are Petites Pink Crush using a dotting tool and the green is Sally Hansen Ivy League.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bonita Silver

And I'm back...sorry folks for the absence but I have been trying to nurse my broken nails these last few days and I am happy to report they are finally almost all the same length, yay! Unfortunately I wasn't able to do the Teal Tuesday challenge but I do have a treat for you today. Here is 2 coats of Bonita Silver and 3 coats of Color Club Gingerbread. Such a lovely glitter.

Here is a swatch of Bonita Silver:

Friday, June 8, 2012


Good morning everyone! Today I have a treat for you all, I know you have seen this a million times but I'm just too excited to not show this fabulous nail polish. Here is a swatch of Nail-Venturous Floam! I honestly got this polish out of luck. A couple saturdays ago I went in to work and I was just so bored I started looking at the Ninja Polish website to see if they restocked any polishes I was lemming for and to my surprise there was Floam IN STOCK, can you imagine how excited and giddy I was?!? This nail polish is just pure awsomeness. Nail-Venturous is a genius! Now I am hoping to get lucky and buy some of her other polishes.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Teal Tuesdays - Matte/Glossy

For this edition of Teal Tuesdays our challenge was to create a matte/glossy mani. For my base I used RBL Halcyon. Can you believe this is the only RBL polish I own? I absolutely love this polish, the color, the application, the formula. I love EVERYTHING except the price. $20 is a little steep in my book but I am happy I splurged and bought this otherwise I would be kicking myself in the butt right now. I then taped my nails diagnal and applied Jordana Boy Oh Boy and Essie Matte About You to create the matte look. To finish the mani off I used the dotting tool and added more Halcyon over the Boy Oh Boy.

Here is a swatch of the fabulous Rescue Beauty Lounge Halcyon:

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bonita White

Here is a quick swatch of Bonita White. This polish was a complete PITA to apply, I might even have to give this polish away now that I'm done swatching it. I really did not want to post this but in order to reach my goal I have to swatch every single polish I own even if I hate it. Bonita White has a pearl finish to it but caution it is VERY streaky!