03 Apr

Red zebra

I got my hands on some more Oh My Golly brand polishes which come in some great colors and have pretty decent wear time in my experience. Best of all, they are 18 pesos for a 10ml bottle. For those of you who live in the US, that’s a whopping 44 cents a pop. 🙂 Love!

This lovely red color is from their crystal sand collection and is called Indian Red. It’s a pinkish red jelly base with lots of glittery bits in it and dries with a textured finish. I love this color.

I added some zebra stripes with my black Kiss striper to add some pizzaz to the look. What do you think?

I did this mani as my entry for Short and Sweet in Texas30 Day challenge Day 1 which is Red. Check out her blog and the entries for the month. I won’t be able to do each day but I will do as many as I can.

Outdoor in natural lighting
Indoor before adding stripes
01 Mar

Going Native

These nails were inspired by one of my favorite types of jewelry. I hope you can see the American Indian influence of the red coral and opal inlay with turquoise as well. I think it turned out very well especially considering I free-handed everything. I was worried my lines would be very uneven and crooked. But, turns out being a perfectionist can pay off in some areas. 🙂

I created these for a nail art challenge hosted by Louise of Mommy Loves Nail Polish to celebrate her blossoming Facebook page. Go check her out. She is a sweetie.

To get this look I used
Sansan – Sea green
Sally Hansen -Fireball red
Caronia – Crystal
Kiss Nail art striper in black
Dotting tool for stippling

Leave a comment and let me know what you think. She will have a photo album open tomorrow for voting so go check out all the entries and put your 2 cents in.

01 Feb


Day 12 of the Pre-Spring Challenge is “stripes” so I came up with this very simple yet elegant mani with a touch of flair. I picked a dark color with a silver undertone and used my silver striper to add two stripes, offset just a bit, down each nail. I think I looks great. These pictures don’t really capture just how gorgeous this blue is. I’m still figuring out a better setup for taking great pictures. I usually prefer to take them outdoors but sometimes the weather does not cooperate. I hope you enjoy these. Please leave a comment if you do. 🙂

I think this is a work friendly look.


For this look I used
Chic – Blue Velvet (deep blue)
Kids nail art Striper – Silver Glitter

28 Jan

Let’s go fly a kite!

Day 6 of the Pre-Spring Challenge is “Sun” and I grabbed my youngest sister for my model and came up with this cute cloudy sky with the sun shining and a kite flying. I even threw a bunny shaped cloud and a heart shaped cloud in there too. I think it is adorable and so cheerful. It makes me want to go out and have a picnic. How about you?
Adorable kite
Heart cloud.

To achieve this look I used:
Bichun – A65 (sky blue)
Sinful colors – Amethyst (purple)
Oh My Golly – Sunset (orangey pink)
Klik – Mango Shake
Jocarste – White
Kiss striper brush in black
I also used two different dotting tools and a striper pain brush.

On a side note, the Bichun light blue was a NIGHTMARE to use. It is pretty but so hard to apply. It is too thick and streaky. I did the best I could with it but if you look closely you can still see some streaks. Definitely not to be worn alone!

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