05 Aug

Blurple Floral

Good evening ladies!

I’ve got a simple look for you today. I was going for purple and found this gorgeous blurple in my untried stash. So I slapped on Klik Navy Blue and added a delicate floral detail to my accent nail and thumb by stamping an image from the MJ plate XIII using Oh My Golly Stiletto.

Here is my swatch of Navy Blue. It is a gorgeous shade. I was surprised to find it sheerer than I expected it to be. I thought It might be a one coater but I needed 2 coats plus a little touch up. Still, it’s a lovely shade.

Bonus: Today is my lovely mother’s birthday (waves to mom). So I’m sharing a picture she took of the nails I did for her a few months back before I really took pictures of my nail adventures.

We were going for pretty but not busy. She loves hibiscus flowers. I think this look suited her very well. Next look she wants me to do on her is my Hat Box Nails. Let me know when, Mom. 😉

I hope you all had a great weekend.

30 Jul

Captain America

Some products used were provided to me for honest review. 
All opinions are my own. 

Before I get to the nails I’d like to let you know that I joined Instagram a couple of weeks ago and, while I am still getting the hang of hash tagging and all that crazy stuff, I have been posting some pictures there. I will post my nail art and some other pictures that won’t be on my blog so if you are on Instagram, I’d love to hear from you. Look for @thenailinator  

These are my entry for the Comic Book or Character theme for the Rather Awesome 31 Day Challenge Giveaway.

When I was talking to Mr. Nailinator about what I could possibly do for this theme I had no idea what to do. I’m a bookie for sure but not comic books. Luckily Marvel has several movies out my hubby reminded me that the characters are from comic books. So my son said I should do Captain America nails. And this is what I came up with. I actually wore these a few weeks ago for July 4th. 😉 See how I thought ahead?

As I hope you can see, the pinky is supposed to be the A on his head piece, the ring finger is the red and white on the midsection of his costume and the middle finger is the round shield. The pointer is just going along with the color motif and the thumb has 3 stars like the top of the old school comic book shield. 🙂

Colors used for this look:
San San Blue Sapphire
Oh My golly Salsa (red)
Jocarste White
Jocarste Silver 26
Klik Super Star (glitter topcoat and stars)

28 Jul

Captain Planet Rings

Some products used were sent to me for honest review. 
All opinions are my own. 🙂

Sorry about dropping out of the challenge for a while. I had every intention of doing a couple more manis this week but my hormones and sinuses staged a mutiny against me and I’ve been miserably sick and in pain the past two days. Yuck! Thankfully things are a bit better today.

At the suggestion of Mr. Nailinator, I’ve come up with these for the “Jewelry” theme for the Rather Awesome 31 Day Challenge Giveaway. They are each based on one of the 5 Planeteers rings.

Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart!

I’m not gonna lie, these were kind of a pain in the patootie to do. I had to do the wind and water ones twice before I thought they were passable and the color I used for fire bled a bit on me. I hope they are recognizable. I wanted to do something I didn’t imagine many would do.

What do you think? Did you ever watch Captain Planet growing up?  Don’t forget. The power is YOURS!

The colors I used are as follows:
Thumb – Oh My Golly Gossip and Twinkle Shimmery Green
Index  and Pinky – Oh My Golly Sunset and Klik Mango Shake
Middle – Oh My Golly Jive and Klik Baby Blue
Ring – Oh My Golly Atlantis and Jive

17 Jul

Crazy Tribal Nails

Howdy folks! I hope you are having a great week. It’s been a crazy busy one here in Nailinatorville. I’ve been cleaning and cleaning and the children have so kindly been providing me with more and more to clean up. Meh!

Anyway, on to the good stuff. The Rather Awesome 31 Day Nail Challenge is halfway done! I can’t believe it! It’s not too late to join if you want to. The ladies participating are very talented and super sweet! I love the support the nail art community has for one another. Keep it up gals! I’ve been having fun coming up with designs and I’ve got some great ones for the next couple of weeks so stick around. Day 17’s theme is “gradient” I decided to go with a look I’m personally on the fence about. I saw this mani by Finger Painted a month or so ago and was simply amazed at the awesomeness of it. I knew I wanted to try something like it and so I tried my hand at something similar. While I didn’t copy it exactly it is similar in patterns and bold colors. What do you think?

Please excuse the pitiful pictures. :/
I’ve had a great reaction to these nails but I’m just not 100% sure it’s for me. Know what I mean? I think I could rock this if I stick to just one color combo and tribal prints. This is more the style for The Shutterbug who absolutely loves these. I think she would prefer them in trueneons which I just couldn’t bring myself to use. 🙂 Would you wear these? Have you done any nail art that you feel isn’t really you but you would love it on someone else?

Things needed for this mani:
A daring I’m-going-to-try-something-crazy attitude.
Lots of polishes. I used the following.
Thumb – Oh My Golly Mojito and Klik Mango Shake
Index finger – Klik Ube Shake and Jewel
Middle Finger – Oh My Golly Jive and Klik Lazy Pink
Ring Finger – Klik Navy Blue and Baby Blue
Pinky – Oh My Golly Mojito and Klik Neon Purple
Makeup sponge
Black acrylic paint
Striping brush and detail brush


13 Jul

Starry Night

Some products used were sent to me for honest review. 
Some were purchased by me. 
All opinions are my own. 🙂

Hey ladies!
Technically I’m not jumping the gun because it’s just past midnight on July 13 so I’m posting a mani in line with the day 13 theme “stars” for the Rather Awesome 31 day Challenge Giveaway. I’m pretty ridiculously proud of these. I’m sad that my top coat bubbled but it’s not too visible due to the array of colors. My favorite painting is Starry Night by Van Gogh and that was my inspiration for this mani. I’ve had these on my “to do someday” list for ages and I’m so glad I finally did them. LOVE!

What do you think?

starry night
Direct sunlight shows the details best.

starry night thumb

starry night in sunlight
Starry Night by Van Gogh

I used polish for this work of art and only a tiny bit of orange acrylic paint when I couldn’t get the moon the right color. I used some tiny brushes and did a lot of mixing. I loved using these colors for this project.

Products used:
Oh My Golly polishes: Jive, White Out, Black Out, Naked, Atlantis, Gossip, Banana Boat and Bahama Blue as my base color.

Klik polishes: Mango Shake, Baby Blue, Cocoa
Enchanted polish: Orange
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