Friday, February 5, 2016

#GoRed Nails For #NationalWearRedDay 2016

I don't always post nails for each holiday or special day, but this is one I've been doing since last year (you can check that out here).

I just think this is such an important cause and awareness is everything. You hear a lot about other diseases but this is one that can sneak up without any symptoms. It may sound cheesy and cliché but knowledge really is power.

I used my favorite red, Salon Perfect - He's With Me on my thumb and for the half moon nails, then Wet N' Wild MegaLast - I Red A Good Book on my middle finger and for the edge on my accent nail. The cheetah spots are Wet N' Wild - Black Creme.

It's probably no surprise that a day to raise awareness of the heart is so close to Valentine's Day, and these nails are perfect for that too!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Wet N' Wild - Garnet! I Broke A Heel

Here's a swatch I did back in November of Wet N Wild - Garnet! I Broke A Heel from their Holiday 2015 We're The Wild Cats! Collection.

I don't know what called out to me about this polish. Maybe it's the monochrome color. Or maybe it's the name (Garnet is my birthstone). Whatever it was, I had put this back on the shelf and went back for it.

I'm so glad I did! Even though this isn't actually a garnet hue, it's a beautiful polish. I've stayed in the polish trend loop over the past few years but I haven't really bought any of it. This is my first "texture" polish. I love the finish.

If you can still get your hands on these, they're well worth it. Of course now it's January and everyone's on the hunt for Spring collections and pastels and soon enough Summer and it's neons. I'll just sit here with my vampy shades pretending it's still Autumn. :)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Birthday In A Bottle

I toyed around with making the title of this post something like ~Birthday Behavior~ or some other wild exciting phrase but the truth is I spent my birthday getting over the flu so these nails were the closest thing to a party.

But OH. This polish really feels like a birthday in a bottle. I picked this up at Rite Aid around Christmas time. It's one of the Snowman polishes with an ice cream cone cap, so it's unnamed. It has lots of different sized multi-colored glitter in a pink jelly base that totally surprised me when I tried it.

There's no scent sticker like the ones that I got last year had but it's scented - and it smells sweet like cupcakes.

Rings are from Forever 21.

A week later and I still haven't celebrated my birthday. Consider this a Part 1!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Here are some Christmas themed nails that I've been rocking while finishing up my Christmas shopping and last minute stuff.

I used:
Wet N' Wild MegaLast - I Red A Good Book
Wet N' Wild Fergie - No Place Like Home
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme
Wet N' Wild - Garnet! My Heel Broke
Wet N' Wild - Naughty and Iced

and I made Hello Kitty decals using the reverse stamping method and a Born Pretty Store plate.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Candy Cane Nails

So here I was, actually planning on doing another nail challenge. During one of the busiest months of the year, too. Isn't that funny?

My challenge of choice was #nailartchallengedec made by @redkoletz and @glamournailart on Instagram.

It started on the 4th day of December with Candy Cane as the theme, so I happily did it and then got happily too busy to continue, ha.

For the candy cane nails I used:

Salon Perfect - He's With Me
Snowman Polish - Green
Kiss White Striper

On my middle fingers I used:

Snowman Polish - Red & Green Glitter

And on the rest of my nails I wanted to try doing a pond mani so I used:

Santee - Peacock Green Glitter
Santee - Fuchsia Glitter
Kiss White Striper with a dotting tool

I used my Sony a5100 for this picture but I gotta admit when it comes to nails, I think I prefer my iPhone 6. I need to get more practice using it and then maybe I'll like it better but so far the iPhone is easier to hold and focuses on more. It's gotta be all in the settings.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Thankful Vibes #ootd

It's been an absolutely insane year. Insane in a not good way. My uncle, who took many of my pictures that I've posted here through the years passed away during the summer, after two years bravely battling cancer. I know I've mentioned him quite a bit here and in the months since, I've missed him so much, especially during special occasions when he'd be the one taking pictures.

Thanksgiving is one of those occasions. I think the holidays in general can be incredibly hard after such a loss. Suddenly, that empty seat becomes all the more glaringly obvious.

In a nod to him I went out and got my first "fancy" camera, a Sony a5100. With a tripod and the mobile app, I can use my iPhone as a remote to take pictures of myself. Of course, I'm holding my phone in the pics and I miss having his company but I've been thrilled with the quality. It's not for nothin' that so many makeup artists and gurus love this camera.

So I present to you my first post in a long long while, and I dedicate it to my sweet uncle who was always happy and willing to take pictures for me to post.

Hat, choker, necklace & rings// Forever 21

Shoes// Hot Topic

Top// unknown

Skirt// Gifted

Nails// Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme
            Wet N' Wild - Naughty and Iced

So can we talk for a second about my pink hair? I've always went to a salon to do my dip dyed pink streaks, and I happened to go the same day my uncle had to move to a home to be cared for. I went to visit him after I got done and he loved the pink and started talking to me about the show Kawaii International and about Japanese fashion. He was just THAT cool. My pink washed out but I wanted to do it myself for his birthday so I ordered Jerome Russell Punky Colour in the shade Flamingo Pink to try it out.

Unfortunately I ended up having to use the pink for his celebration of life instead of his birthday but I'm so in love with this dye that I've had it in ever since.

It's bright and happy and reminds me to him. And for that I'm thankful.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Holiday Mash Up Nails

Hey dolls! I finally got around to doing my nails again and tried out a couple new products.

I used this gorgeous glittery pink Snowman polish in Strawberry. It does actually have a sweet strawberry scent that lingers. It reminds me to strawberry Pop Rocks. The ice cream cone bottle is really cute too.

For my accent nail I used Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme mixed with clear polish to sheer it out, with a pink skull glitter from the blue and pink skull nail deco Pumpkin Polish.

I was so excited to try these out. I broke two nails not long before Halloween and by the time everything healed and grew out Halloween was over. I got the Snowman polish before Christmas and even posted about it on Instagram:

But pink isn't a super Christmas-y color and I ended up pulling out my favorite reds and greens instead. I gave the other 3 bottles to my cousin who I always post about here and her two sisters and I'm wondering what those scents are like.

You can also spy on my ring finger a silver metallic Shimmer tattoo. It was my first time trying that out too and I liked it except it peeled off fast thanks to a lot of hand washing.

This pink is really perfect for Valentine's Day. So we got Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day here. Three holidays in one set of nails? I'm calling it a holiday mash-up.
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