Friday, November 30, 2012

wrapped up :)

Continuing the trend of holiday themes, I decided to use a wrapped gift as my inspiration. I started with a white base of "White on White" (China Glaze). The 2 green colors are: "Entourage" (China Glaze) and "Exotic Green" (Sinful Colors). The bows on my ring fingers were done with a few reds: "Sizzling Red" (Avon), "Red Wine" (Avon), and "Sparkling Red" (Avon). I really like how this one came out...hope you guys do too :)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Back to life, back to reality!

I did not fall off the face of the planet...just been really busy. Grading, meetings, trainings, trying to get back into working out, and spending some time with the family for thanksgiving. I hope you all had a wonderful time with your families. This post is going to be kind of random, sort of like my life has been lately lol.

Now that nail art is my hobby, I try to do my family's nails when I visit. Below is a mani I did for my sister. This purple gradient design was done with "Midnight Plum" (Avon) and "Wild Orchid" (Rimmel).

My maternal grandmother is obsessed with the color the point that we have taken to calling her "Grandma Purple." She has a purple couch, purple towels, shoes, and sheets...and now purple teddy bears on her nails. The pale purple base is "Lilac" (Revlon), and the glitter on top is "Full Spectrum" (China Glaze). I even put polish on the band-aid so that she could be stylin' as she covered up  her broken nail. That would have been the end of the manicure, but then she saw that I had purple teddy bears. She couldn't be stopped lol.

This is the quick mani I did on myself when I returned from Thanksgiving weekend visiting my family. The red is "Sizzling Red" (Avon), and the white snowflake is with "French White" (Rimmel).

I did not do any black friday/cyber week nail polish purchases. I know that might sound crazy for someone who is obsessed and addicted to polish, which I am. However, I do have a solid collection already (over 100 bottles of polish), and I am working with a teacher's salary here. I know there were some great sales/deals, but we all have to work with what we have. As my dad would say: "it is what it is." :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

broke a nail...

It's been a crazy couple of weeks, and in the midst of the chaos I broke a nail down to a nub :( It didn't feel too hot. I'm glad it didn't break off completely though.

I broke the middle one on my right hand (seen below), and chopped the other nails down so that it wouldn't look ridiculous. On my nails there is "Red Wine" (Avon), which is my favorite red of all time. Depending on the light, it looks a bit brighter.

This is what I have on my nails right now...keeping it simple. This is "Nude and Infused" (Avon) with "Full Spectrum" (China Glaze) on the thumb and ring finger. The nude looks almost mauve because it has a subtle purple shimmer. I am loving this combo more and more :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Don't "Fall" Behind...unless it's for the time change :)

It has been a while since I have done a water marble design, and I figured I would use this opportunity to use some fall colors. The (China Glaze) colors I chose  reminded me of autumn leaves. I used "Happy Go Lucky" for the yellow, the burnt sienna color is "Desert Sun," and the maroon is "Loft-y Ambitions." I really like how this turned out, and I love how the colors look together. There were a few unplanned bubbles and smudges, but overall I think it turned out well. Now I'm ready for fall and the "fall behind" time change this weekend. :)

 With Flash

Without Flash (Truer to the colors)