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
10 Jul

Metallic Purple

Today we’ve got “Metallic” as our theme. These are my first try at using nail foils. (I’ve gotten a lot of first tries in recently haven’t I?) The colors didn’t show up as well as I had hoped but that’s due to my dark base color choice I think.

I started off with two coats of Oh My Golly Purple Passion and then did a dashed design with the glue that I had that worked the best at picking up the awesomeness of the foil. I used the #22 foil that was sent to me by Blooming Nail Cebu. I do not have any of the special glue used for foils which is why I tried out the different glues I had here at home. I’ve been told since that you can use polish to transfer the foil so I will definitely try that next time. What do you think of this?

Have a great day ladies!
09 Jul

Fuzzy nails!

Wow! Thank you guys for all the love and comments on my chalkboard nails I posted last night. I’m so pleased that everyone likes them so much!

Day 9 of the Rather Awesome 31 Day Challenge Giveaway is “Textured” and I’ve been wanting to try out the flocking powder I got from Blooming Nail Cebu so that’s what I went with today. It’s kind of funny to note that I picked this up when I dropped by their store and then they sent me a jar of the same color. It’s a good thing it was my favorite color of the bunch huh? I believe this is the one that is listed as #6 on their page although the container is not marked with any number. These are available for 38 pesos per jar.
I started with one coat of Oh My Golly Jive and used tweezers to dust the fuzz on to the wet polish. It wasn’t really difficult and it was surprisingly fast to do. I couldn’t just leave them alone so I added a silver stud which I also purchased from Blooming Nail Cebu.

I’m not sure how I feel about velvety nails just yet. I think I’ll have to wear themlonger next time to be able to give it a fair chance.

Have you tried velvet nails? What do you think of them?
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?

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