06 Jul


Just a quick post for you today as our internet is STILL out (it’s been 4 days now) and we are having to use the cellphone internet. Meh!

Day 5 of the Challenge is “Skittles” so I came up with these purple ones.

Index and thumb nails: Oh My Golly Purple Passion
Middle and Ring fingers: Oh My Golly Prom Queen stamped with Purple Passion
Pinky: Chic Amethyst
I stamped with the OB7 plate I purchased from MyOnline Shop.
I think these would look better had I not picked such a similar creme shade to match the glitter nail. So, while these didn’t turn out quite as I imagined I still like them. How about you?

02 Jul

Edgy Blues

I’ve been excited to try out these studs on my nails since I bought them about 3 weeks ago from Blooming Nail Cebu. June kind of got away with me so I decided to use them for day 2 of The Rather Awesome 31 Day Challenge Giveaway! The theme for today is blue!

I started with two coats of Chic Montana which is part of their Grainy Collection which I LOVE! I love how fast this polish dries. I love the matte yet sparkly finish. I love how easy it is to clean up despite the fact that is is blue AND glittery! Montana is a bottle full of WIN!

I used tweezers and nail glue to apply my studs and I had some trouble as my nails are so curved the studs wouldn’t lie flat. I’m sure you can notice in the pictures. The nail glue held the studs on but it felt weird to have something so bulky on my nails. This was my first time using studs so I would appreciate any advice you stud veterans can offer.

What do you think of this look? It was really simple to do.

Have a great day ladies!

15 May

Birthday nails!

Today is my birthday! Woohoo! The hubby and I went to a bookstore and then to get some groceries to make dinner and we got some ice cream too. Life is good! 🙂

For this look I used 3 colors from Chic’s Grainy collection. The Grainy collection consists of 5 beautiful jewel colored polishes with fine silver glitter mixed in which causes them to dry slighty grainy and matte. They are beautiful with or without topcoat. Montana (blue) is a new acquisition for me and is so gorgeous on its own. I applied 2 coats of Montana and paused to bask in the glory of it. 😉 Then I used Montana and Amethyst and a sponge for the gradient look. After wearing this gorgeous gradient for a while I took my dotting tool and added Shadow Crystal on the accent nails.

Chic Montana Swatch
         Montana in direct sunlight


Gradient indoors

13 May

Happy Mother’s Day! My first DIY nail decals.

One day a year is not enough to honor the wonderful women who raised us but I do like to take the opportunity to tell my mom I love her and thank her for all the love she has showered on my siblings and I over the years. Love ya Mom!  Becoming a mom myself has been the BEST adventure ever and I love LOVE my babies!

I decided I needed a Mother’s Day themed mani for today and this is the first thing that popped into mind. I’m never going to get a tattoo because that’s just not me but I’m ok with nail tattoos. 🙂
I have wanted to try making nail decals and thought this would be a good time to give it a go.

For the decals I used Chic Tea Rose (red), Regular White, and Black Velvet. In the first picture I used Chic Purple Lustre (frosty red) on all my nails except the accent nail but it was raining when I did my nails and the polish bubbled up so badly I ended up taking it off and using Bobbie Chestnut on all my nails. I think it’s cute. What do you think? Have you ever made your own nail decals?


24 Apr

Elegant Rays of Holo Goodness

Hello new followers!

Today’s challenge prompt is a tape manicures. I haven’t had much experience with tape manicures in the past but despite difficulties I persevered and came up with this look that I love, love, love!
I started off with two coats of BK Holo #1 and then added some Wet N Wild Kaleidoscope glitter. I went ahead and let that dry overnight and today I cut up some scotch tape and used my Chic Black Velvet to add the black. I think they turned out awesome! I have several pictures for you today including a fuzzy one to let you see the holo glittery goodness! My sweet hubby, who I enlisted to help take pictures this evening, keeps commenting on how great they look.

Let me know what you think in the comments. I know you are jealous! 🙂

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