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Monday, April 30, 2012

Franken Me up

Hey Ladies! Sorry for my lack of posting recently! My finace and I took my daughter to Disney World for her 5th Birthday! Anyways today I have one of my many frankens. This polish is made completely from scratch. I took a clear base and added blue pigment for the base color. I then added blue and silver micro-glitter, small aqua, and orange hex glitter.
Below is 2 coats
2 Coats
The base was failrly thin, and not as "goopy" as other polishes I've made.
Flash
On my index and ring finger I applied 1 coat of Revlon Royal and topped with one Coat of my Franken.
On my middle and pinkie fingers I applied one coat of Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter, then 1 coat of my Franken.
So I named this Franken "Bitchface" in Honor of my numero uno "Bish" Ryan.
That's all for today Ladies!
Have you tried to make your own Franken or polish? Any success?
XOXO

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Another Indie polish!

Hey Ladies, and Gents? So I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in my Etsy stalking! Today I have another Indie Polish! This Polish is from Polished Perfection.


This as you can see is Night Owl. It's a purty Purple Jelly filled with awesome Blue and Purple
Diamond Glitter,Silver Square Glitter, Silver square glitter and Purple Bar Glitter. 
The formula was surprisingly easy to apply and the glitter went on smoothly.
All of these pictures are 2 coats
Once again I am fascianted with yet another Indie Polish
Polished Perfection has this in stock and a few others. I also purchasedased  Peek-A-Boo which I will have on later this week! If you like to check out her store you can click HERE.

Goodnight Ladies!

Simple and Chic Rhinestone Mani

Good Evening Ladies! Tonight I have a pretty quick, pic heavy post. I just wanted to share how I take a simple mani and make it chic. With rhinestones of course!


Below is Orly Au Champagne 2 coats
2 Coats with flash
I added small black rhinestones at thw base of each nail.
Perfectly elegant mani. That only took a few minutes. I have tools for picking up rhinestones and fimo, but i stick with a good old toothpick. Au champagne is gorg and has a great shimmer to it. It was opaque in 2 coats.
Next I have Zoya Erika.This is 3 coats.
Erika is a super pretty creme-ish pink with a slight duo-chrome
effect giving a pink to gold look.
I added Pink Teardrop Rhinestones at the base of each nail.
It doesn't take much to take your mani to another level.
I buy all my rhinestones on Amazon.com. They are far too expensive at Sally's, and I can ususally find a good deal for a large amount and variety.

Anyways, that's all for tonight. Thanks for reading ladies!
XoXo

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy Hump Day!

Good evening Ladies! Tonight I have 2 Mani's. I usually do 2 Mani's a night, one for blogging, and another to wear to work the following day.



Below is 2  coats of ChG Secret Peri-Wink-le. I sponged on Zoya Trixie at the tips. Then topped of with SV.
Too much flash. FML
Sadly after I took these pictures I went to fold laundry and jacked up my whole left hand. So the only LOGICAL(if you're a polish whore lol) idea I could come up with was to remove, and do another Mani!
Below is Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter! I frackin looove this Polish. Anything remotely close to Tiffany Blue makes me want thickin my eyebrows, don a little black dress and smoke from one of those fancy cigarette holder thingy's!
I used 2 coats of Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter, and with a toothpick applied teardrop rhinestones at the base of my nail.
Then topped off with a coat of SV. This mani did last through the next load of laundry. :)
I know I own ChG For Audrey, but can't find that bad boy anywhere! If you own both, what do you think? Is one more true Tiffany than the other?? 

Daring Digits Dirt and Grass Block


Hey Ladies! This is just a quick post today. I have Daring Digits  Dirt and Grass Block. I loved the idea of the Brown Jelly-ish Base filled with different sized Green Hex glitter!!! Brown is not always a color you think "I must have", but I assure you this one is awesome!

I can't for the life of me remeber what this polish retailed for. I think it's safe to say that I purchased it for between $8-$10.
Flash :(

LOOOOOVVEE this combo!
Daring Digits nail polish can be purchased HERE. Her shop is currently closed, but keep an eye out!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

CultNails & Essie!!!

Good Evening Ladies! Tonight I have a Nautical? Inspired mani, at least thats how it turned out.
I spent the last few hours foolin' around with some striping tape and after a few failures I came up with this. I have been eyeballin Essie's Turquoise &Caicos for a while but was hesistant to buy because from the bottle it resembles sooo many other polishes I own. Well today I broke down and bought it. And it is fabulous!
I paired CultNails Times Traveler with Essie's Turquoise & Caiscos, and topped it off with Pure Ice Don't You Wish.

With Flash
Also with flash
Sorry for the quick post, lots to do before work tomorrow! Anyways I was thrilled with how this turned out, and sooo glad I finally sprang for Turquoise & Caicos!

Anyone else own Turquoise & Caicos? Do you like?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Nails Inc Special Effects

Hey Ladies!  This is going to be a short post. Ever since I got the Zoya Spring Collection of mylar Flecks I have been obssesed with Flakies. Below is Nails Inc. Special Effects Overglaze polish. The set comes with Nails Inc. Patent Black Taxi, and The Old Vic overglaze. I only had to use 1 coat of Patent Black Taxi for complete opacity, and then used 2 coats of the Old Vic overglaze.
With Flash
Natural Light
I loved how this turned out, and wish I had the chance to take a pic of it in the sunshine! Have a Happy Friday Ladies!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jawbreaker, Swing, & Elvis' Pink Cadillac!



Hello Ladies! So tonight I have some seriously mahvelous swatches from PrettynPolish.
Get ready to wanna slap your mama after seeing these bad boys!


Below is Elvis' Pink Cadillac!  It's a light pink jelly with little black micro glitter and black hex glitter.This
is 2 coats and it went on flawlessly! I saw a  few swatches of this and HAD to have it! This is 2 coats.
With Flash
Elvis' Pink Cadillac

This is Swing. Swing is a freakin awesome red jelly (that would be ahhmazing even on it's own),filled with black and white micro hex glitter and larger white and black hex glitter. The glitter took a little more fishing than I thought it would since it seemed to be suspended pretty well in the bottle, but it had also been sitting in my mailbox all day! lol Either way it's gorgeous, this is 2 coats and no topcoat.
Swing 2 coats

Lawdy Lawdy!This my friends is Jawbreaker!!! This is a super duper light pink jelly filled with blue and yellow and red and itty bitty teeny tiny purple glitter, and oh I could go on and on with the awesomeness that is Jawbreaker! If you don't own this at least treat yourself to a mini bottle, and give it a try.
2 Coats, no Topcoat
If you love what you see, and how could you not!!! You can go click Here to purchase these bad boys! They aren't always available, so keep an eye out or follow her on Twitter for store updates. You can find her @PrettynPolish. Do it! Do it I say!
 That is all for tonight Ladies! 2 more days until the weekend Whoop Whoop! Sorry, the whoop whoop probably wasn't needed.

-Kristen

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cuticle cream


Cuticle Cream! So very important whether you push your cuticles or cut them back. Here are the ones I can't live without.


Below is Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle cream. It smells fantastic! I use this religiously throughout the day. I work in Health Care and constantly have to wash my hands with harsh soaps and Hand Sanitizers which dry my cuticles out like crazy. This "cream" is more like a balm and not greasy at all. It retails for about $5.99 at your local Pharmacy.
Here is Heel to Toe, I happened upon this in the check out at Sally's! While this isn't for cuticles I found that my feet have never felt softer since I started using this. I got this for $1.29 for 17.5g
Christian Dior Abricot Cuticle Cream. This stuff is the shiiiit! This is a true creme and it's super thick. Definitely a night time cuticle creme. The scent isn't strong and I find it smells more like rosewater than Apricot, which is great since I loathe the smell of apricot. This 0.35oz tub retails for about $24 at any Macy's or Sephora.
What are your favorite cuticle cremes, oils or balms?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

I've Been Tagged

The Rules:Each Person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
Answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
Add 11 questions you want the people you tag to answer.
Choose 11 people and Link them to your blog.
Tell them they have been tagged!
No tag backs and you legitimately have to tag.

11 Things about Me


1. I have a African Pygmy Hedgehog named Hazel.

2. I've been an Ophthalmic Tech for over 10years and love it.

3. I'm engaged to a Truck Driver, oh yes a Truck Driver. I know what you're thinking, big fat burly baseball cap wearing guy. But nope you'd think he worked at a Law Firm if you ever saw him.

4. I was in the Army for 3 years. (Where I met my 1st Husband, 2nd times a charm?)

5.I have to change my nail polish EVERY single night. It's like changing underwear for me. It just has to be done.

6. I curse,....A LOT!  And I'm perfectly ok with that.

7. I'm a smoker! EEEEWWWW I know, I know. I'm a filthy disgusting person with a filthy disgusting habit. Yuck. Smoking less and less everyday, so don't hate.

8. I sing ridiculously loud and off key while driving......with the windows down......all the time.

9. I LOVE Horror movies. Which is odd since I had to go to Therapy after I watched "The Exorcist" when I was 8. I was convinced I was possessed ,and someone had to do something about it dammit! Don't Judge.

10. I don't use Conditioner. If I use any conditioner my hair looks like I haven't washed it in a month.

11. I love Tattoo's! I have quite a few, and want more.

Now for Polish Pixelle's Questions!

1. How many untrieds do YOU have? (Yes, I stole this question from Megan.)Ugh you're gonna make me count? I'm going with my last count of 38.

2. How did you first get into nail polish?
My nails just started randomly growing and I thought, I gotta do something with these bad boys!

3. Do your family/friends know you blog? What do they think about it?

Yes, they know, and no one cares. LOL

4. Solid color, glitter, or holo?

Giiiirrrrllllllll stop! Definitely Glitter! I need these paws-a-sparklin!

5. If you could only purchase one brand for the rest of your life, what would it be?

China Glaze! I can always count on China Glaze for up to date fresh ass polish!

6. If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would it be?Blue, all day everyday. Oh the shades of blue!!!
7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Right here in South Florida. St had a day under sunshine is expensive, but oh so worth it. We haven't had a day under 60 degrees all year.

8. Favorite animal?

I love all animals, and I am disgusted by Puppy Mills, and Abusive owners. Let me see Mike Vick on the street!!! OOOOO Ok, ok, WOOSAH!

9. Biggest nail polish blog pet peeve!

Not listing the Polish you're wearing! It's what we're all here to see!

10. When did you first start blogging?
A couple months ago. But I'm a slacker...and a procrastinator.If you need a favor, ask me 3 months in advance, cuz usually thats how long it takes for me to get something done. I suck.

11. What is a piece of advice you can give someone starting out in the blogging world?

Don't be shy! We are all here for the same love for Nail Polish!
OK, Now for my 11 Questions for You!
1. What is your number 1 go to Nail Polish. Name the Brand and Color! (I know it's soo hard to chose just one!)
2. What is the 1 Polish you have been DYING to get, and can't or haven't?
3. Long nails or Nubbins? Which do you prefer?
4. How long do you pimp your mani? And when do you decide to remove?
5. What's your fav basecoat, and why?
6.  Do you own a "Snuggie"?(I believe this is a legitimate question)
7.  Do any of your friends or family " not get" your nail polish obsession?
8. What T.V. show can you absolutely not miss for anything in the world, apocalyptic scenario, like would rather stay glued to your TV than run for shelter TV show?
9. If you could spend a week anywhere in the World, where would you go?
10. Nail Art, or Fancy Polish, which do you prefer to do?
11.  If you could work for one nail polish manufacturer which company would you work for?

Tag! You're It! If you've already been tagged then disregard. Xo
bythebottle
LacquerLover702
enamoredenamel
NailPolishWhat
WonderLustNails
If my questions suck I apologize, Im kinda failing at life this evening.  Work tomorrow....noooooooo!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Nails

Hey Ladies. I've been slackin on the blog front, so I decided to show you guys my last few Spring Mani's. I LOVE Spring. I live in South Florida and we dont have a change of Seasons but in the Spring, you can just feel it in the air. I can't stand chocolate, but I love the pastels, and they are Everywhere this time of year!

This is Revlon Pink Lingerie and Sally Hansen Hard Lemonade I topped the mani off with
Pure Ice Don't You Wish for some shimmery sparkle!
Without Flash
OK, so these are 2 of the China Glaze Lacquers from the Prismatic Collection.
I bought 4 in total and regret it. Below is Optical Illusion, and on my ring finger is
Prism. I am NOT in love with these. Im very familiar with refraction. And refraction of light is supposed to be beautiful and these did not scream Prismatic.
With Flash
Oh LAWD do I adore this color! Below is China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le.
This is the most acurate Perwinkle polish I own or have even seen swatched to date.
With Flash
With Flash
I topped this mani off with China Glaze Luxe and Lush from the
 Hunger Games/Capitol Collection. I am one of those people
that just cant leave well enough alone. I don't love this combo together.
The Luxe and Lush didnt compliment the Perwinkle as well
as it does so many other polish's.

Ok so those are my last few spring mani's! If you'd like to see some other awesome Mani's and Nail Art click Here to see MyNailsMyPolish, andHere, for Alaina at The Little Canvas these lovely Ladies do some great stuff.

Happy Easter!