22 Apr

Neon abstract

Day 22 of Short and Sweet in Texas’ Nail Challenge is NEON! I’ve never worn neon before so this is a first for me.

This cool design is by Robin Moses. I saw this picture last week and tried my best to make it happen. I guess I could have hunted down her tutorial but I was too busy cleaning and playing with kids today. 🙂

It is definitely not a usual look for me but I do love the bright colors. 🙂 I started out with two coats of Jocarste 28 to make the neons have a metallic flair then, after raiding The Shutterbug’s stash to borrow some neons, I got to sponging. I used Chic – Neon Green, Neon Fushia, Neon Pink and Neon Yellow. Then I added the brush strokes with black, lemon yellow mixed with pastel yellow and blue lake acrylic paints. I hope you like them.

Have you even done any Robin Moses nail art? I did another one on The Shutterbug last year which I really loved how it turned out, but this is the only picture I have of it because I wasn’t really taking pictures of nails I did back then.

19 Apr


Before I get to the good stuff I want to point out that I’ve made a few changes to my blog. Well, my wonderful tech savvy hubby is really the one who made the changes for me. Anyway, I’ve got a nice pretty bloglovin button and a brand spankin’ new FB page with a button to visit and like me there. I hope you guys will consider following me if you aren’t already. 🙂

Now on to the nails!

Day 19 of Short and Sweet in TexasNail Challenge is Glitter and I enlisted The Shutterbug for this one since she is quite the glitter addict. I used two polishes from Oh My Golly’s liquid crystal collection. The green is Peridot and the purple is Opal. I started with two coats of Peridot then did my sponging. Then I took my black striper and added the lines. I think it turned out really cool. What do you all think? The Shutterbug said these would be perfect for a Masquerade.



Here are the nails before I added the stripes.
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!

12 Apr

Neon polka dots

These are some cute nails I did for my sister. The credit for this design goes to Ooohshinies because I pretty much just copied her adorable polka dot design. It was fun and easy to do. My sister loves neon everything so she loved these!

Sorry for the poor quality pic.

And once again I am behind in my submission for the nail art challenge over at Short and Sweet in Texas. I blame it on my hubby getting sick then my kids and now I am sick too. 🙁 I hope to get over it soon so I can do my nails again!

31 Jan

I Scream for Ice Scream!

Day 10 of the Pre-Spring Challenge has “Ice cream” as it’s theme. I am still lovin my rainbow nails from yesterday so I asked my youngest sister to let me do hers again. I wanted to do each nail a bit differently and do several kinds of ice cream. I did the thumbs like cones and the rest of the nails are each different.

Starting from left pinky we have chocolate marble, cherry on whipped cream, mint chocolate chip, chocolate with sprinkles, cookies and cream, strawberry with chocolate fudge, Neapolitan and vanilla with sprinkles. 🙂

I used the following to achieve this look:
Bobbie – Touch of Beige
Sally Hansen hard as nails – Fireball Red
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear – Mint Sorbet
Oh My Golly – Demure
Oh my Golly – First Date
Caronia – On the Go
Caronia – First Crush
Jocarste – White 56
Sinful Colors – Nirvana
Klik – Mango Shake
Dark brown acrylic paint
Striper, large and small dotting tool, small paint brush

What do you think?

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