16 Apr

Tribal print

My youngest sister (She shall henceforth be referred to as “The Shutterbug” as her hobbies revolve around photography. She’s really very good at it too.) once again granted me the use of her pretty digits for this mani. The Shutterbug needed a work appropriate look this time so we went for subtle colors and an accent nail. I used Sansan – Cloudy Gray and black acrylic paint , a dotting tool and a striping brush for the details. This is my submission for Short and Sweet in Texas‘ Nail Challenge Theme Tribal.

On another note, today is our 8 year anniversary and the hubs and I are going out! Woohoo! We have good friends coming to watch the kids this afternoon and we are going to the used bookstore! My kind of date! Have a great day!

07 Apr

Blue Sapphire and Glitter

Once again I’m late in posting it but I did this mani for Short and Sweet in Texas‘ 30 Day challenge. Day 5 is blue and I had a few ideas of what to do but I wanted some glitter so I went with a dark blue base color and glittery tips.

I love this look. I used:
Sansan- Blue Sapphire
Sinful colors- Hottie
And a sponge

The pictures don’t really do justice to how sparkly these nails are. So pretty! Check out this link to find all the submitted nail art so far for the challenge. We’ve got some seriously talented ladies participating! Let me know what you think. 🙂

Check out those holo sparkles
01 Apr


I learned a valuable lesson when I did this mani. If you want to try a newspaper mani then you kinda really need to have a newspaper around to use. Ha!
I got my nails prepped and used two coats of Sansan Cloudy Gray and let it dry then went hunting for a newspaper and couldn’t find a single page in the whole house! So I changed plans. I grabbed Sinful Colors Amethyst and Why Not? And LA Colors Raspberry and one of my stamping plates and put flowers all over my nails. I like how it turned out and it lasted a long time. I have been very impressed with all my Sansan polishes. Does anyone else have any Sansan polishes? What do you think of them?


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.

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