Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Combining my two loves!

I don't know why I didn't think of this before. I found the best inspiration ever for nail art...scrapbook paper! They have so many awesome patterned papers out there these days that would make AMAZING nails.

I am loving my scrapbook inspired nails that I did today.



I used Finger paints Color inside the lines, Pure Ice Black Rage, NYC French white tip, Sinful colors Pink Forever and Pure Ice Wild thing. I used a thin paint brush and a dotting tool for the dot lines.

Here is my scrapbook inspiration
This is a pattern paper by Bo Bunny, they have tons of awesome designs. Great inspiration.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Just another Manic Monday!

I did my first tape mani yesterday, it was kind of spur of the moment. I saw some tape and just did it. Nothing fancy just something different that I hadn't done before.

Turned out pretty cute.


I want to try some of the different tape Mani's from this blog, Nail side. She is AWESOME, you need to check out her blog.

Anyhoo, hope everyone has a great week.

So I was showing my husband my mani this morning and he said it made him want a Red Bull!?!?!

LOL! Never even thought about it until he said something but yeah, I want a red bull now too. ;)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Football Series #3~NY Giants

This week I chose the NY Giants.


I used L.A. Colors Wired, Finger Paints Curator's Crimson and NYC French White Tip.

This mani turned into a bit of a Monet, it looks great far away but up close it's a big ole mess. (Anybody know what movie that's quoted from? lol)

Here's a pic of my boyfriend too.

ELI MANNING Pictures, Images and Photos

Go Giants!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sunday Football Series #2~ New Orleans SAINTS

I had every intention of starting a Sunday football manicure thing, but last week my hard drive went out and I had no computer. It was pretty sad, there were even some tears shed. Not really, but for dramatic effect, there were tears, lots of tears. We didn't have the laptop for almost a whole week, it was like living in Amish hell. No offense to any Amish that may be reading this. It was bad, on the bright side, both of my kids can finally ride their bikes with no training wheels lol. That sounds bad doesn't it? lol We really aren't that addicted to the internet....well maybe a little but I'm rambling.

Okay, my Sunday football mani. Last week was the Cowboys, who sadly lost that game. This week, THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS! MY team baby! And they DID win their game this week. Who Dat!



I used NYC Black lace and NYC french white tip and Gold acrylic paint. I used dotting tools and a super thin paint brush for all the details and the fleur de lis'. This gold paint is gorgeous in the sunlight, it really stands out. If I had a better camera ::coughMr.AmberImtalkingtoyoucough::: I could show you but I don't.

I say that in every post, by now you should know I take craptastic photos, I apologize but I do the best I can. ;)

I haven't decided on what team I'm going to do this Sunday, suggestions are welcome!

Hope everyone has a great week, hump day is officially over so it's all down hill from here :). And tomorrow is the first official day of FALL. Wish it felt more like it but I'll take 90 degrees over the 110 we had a lot over the summer any day. At least we can go outside now without bursting into flames.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Come on Barbie Lets Go Party!

Yesterday in my Pink post I mentioned that the pink I was using was the perfect Barbie color and I had my little lightbulb moment. Well, today I made my idea a realization and it is FAB-U-LOUS!

Here was my inspiration:



And here is what it turned into

The coloring on my hands is weird, I don't know what's up with that, but colors on the nails is pretty good.


Pink and Barbie just go hand in hand, don't you think?

I used Sinful Colors Pink Forever, Wet N Wild Tickled pink, Pure Ice Black Rage, and NYC French white tip. I used a thin paint brush for the B, the silhouette and the stripes. For the dots I used a dotting tool.

The only thing I wish is that I could do my right hand just as well but it ain't happenin'. I did good to get decent looking polka dots on my right hand. lol

I'm going to leave you with the greatest song ever. :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pretty in Pink

I went to Walgreens yesterday and saw they had Sinful Colors on sale for 99 cents , woop. It was totally a coincidence even though my husband doesn't believe me. :P Anyway, I picked up a few new bottles of SC. I got Secret Admirer, Hottie and Pink forever.

I am loving this Pink forever, it reminds me of Barbie (oooh, lightbulb!!!) It's not too bright, not too light, it's the perfect pink. Barbie would want her Ferarri painted this color.



The crappy cell photos don't do it justice, it's so pretty! I haven't used this stamp much either, it's a bundle monster plate. It's really nice when paired with this pink though. This mani may actually get to stay on a few days.

Now I gotta go get this stupid Aerosmith song "Pink" out of my head. I HATE that song but now it's stuck! :P

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday Football Series #1~ Dallas Cowboys

I'm a day late on this, I meant to post it yesterday but I never got around to it. In honor of the new season of NFL football and my hubby's favorite team I did a Dallas Cowboys mani. When I showed him his exact words were "That's what I'm talkin' bout!" lol Dork!



I used Silver Mercedes by Pure Ice, NYC Skin Tight Denim and French White tip. I took the pic this morning and it's almost chipped on the tips some :(. And holy crap I had quite the time getting that star even remotely decent, i spent about 45 minutes on that ONE NAIL. Painting it and repainting it, it was redonkulous and it still isn't perfect. lol I was given several good tips though for next time :)

I got several compliments today on my Cowboy mani, the hubby was quite proud lol. I have a plan to do a new team mani every Sunday through the season. Next week will be my favorite team so stay tuned :).

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weird facts about me

I've been seeing this on a few different blogs and decided to do it myself :)

15 Weird Facts about Me

1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?
pretty much all of my family calls me Am and a few of my close close friends

2. What’s a weird habit of yours?
When I'm walking up or down stairs I count them as I walk.

3. Do you have any weird phobias?
I'm terrified of bridges. Especially the big caged looking bridges or suspension bridges, they're just scary to me.

4. What’s a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you’re alone?
Right now it's Rolling in the Deep by Adele

5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
The sounds people make when they eat or drink, it just completely grosses me out and I want to leave.

6. What’s one of your nervous habits?
biting my nails, I have been real good about not doing it the last year or so but it's still something I want to do. I usually just pick at my polish or cuticles now, which is really no better :/

7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
The right side

8. What was your first stuffed animal and its name?
I have a white stuffed mouse since I've had since I was a baby (he's OLD lol), he doesn't have a name though, he's just mouse

9. What’s the drink you always order at Starbucks?
I have only been to STarbucks once and I had a strawberry and banana smoothie. I'm not a coffee drinker so I don't go there.

10. What’s a beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?
Um, not sure there is actually anything I don't do like that?!?!?!

11. Which way do you face in the shower?
I face the shower head

12. Do you have any weird body skills?
I can spread my toes really far apart, I never thought that was weird but my husband thinks it is lol

13. What’s your favorite comfort food that’s “bad”, but you love to eat it anyway?
Chicken fried chicken with gravy

14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
Oh my god!

15. Time to sleep – what are you actually wearing?
tshirt or night gown

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.

Pretty uneventful Saturday, but it was a nice lazy day at home with the kids and hubby. Watched Princess Diaries with my daughter and I painted our nails. I didn't get a chance to take a pic of hers before she messed them up. That only took about 5 minutes after I painted them though so that's not that shocking. She's 7, she can't still long enough to let them dry well enough lol. But they look pretty much exactly like mine. I actually did hers first and liked it so I did mine the same :P

I've seen this done before and I've always thought it was cool.


And then add a little zebra stamping...


Groovy baby!

I have something I'm thinking about for tomorrow in honor of the new football season. :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I'm a bad bad blogger....

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. School has started back here and I've just been preoccupied. With both kiddos in school now you'd think I'd have MORE time but that really hasn't been the case. The hubby's work schedule makes it so we have most of the day and afternoon together so we've been soaking it in :).

I was pretty sad about the boy going to school, it's just been me and him the last three years while the girl was in school. It was sad dropping him off the first day, I surprisingly didn't bawl my eyes out.......until I was in the car by myself lol. My babies are growing up and it hurts my poor Mama heart. It's been SO weird to have so much time to ourselves, we haven't had that much in the last 8 years, it's been nice though.

I actually haven't been in the mood much for nails or anything else hobby wise. I have these big plans to do some re organizing of my scrapbook area and go through my boxes of photos that need to be either put in albums or organized but that hasn't happened yet. I still have plenty of time for that though.

I've really neglected my nails the last few weeks. I had planned on doing this 31 day Challenge going around the nail blogs but I got through day 1 and decided I didn't want to paint my nails every single day for a month. I don't know what's going on with my hands and cuticles but they have been SO dry. I have this hoof and nail lotion that I've been using for a while and it's always done great but all of a sudden it just isn't doing it's job. My cuticles just look dry and they've been cracking and splitting. I've even been putting Olive oil on my cuticles every night and they still look like crap. I'm thinking I need to stop using pure acetone remover so much, I'm sure that's not helping.

Anyhoo, I'm starting to ramble so I'll leave with a few nail pics.

I know I say this a lot, but don't judge me for my crappy cell pics lol I'm working on that :D

This was my Day 1 of the 31 Challenge, it was red. It's Curator's Crimson by Finger Paints, it's a gorgeous creme Red. I love me some reds! I have an accent nail but you can't really see it in this pic. But it's stamped from BM11 plate. Like I said, you can't see it but it's there. lol

I did this next one today and I'm loving it. I freaking LOVE this blue, it's NYC Skin Tight Denim. I used the BM11 stamping plate for this one too and stamped with Pure Ice Silver Mercedes. Blue and silver look so good together in my opinion.

I also had to do a cut down on my nails a few days ago too, they're longer in the red. They're pretty much nubs right now. :(

Hope everyone is having a spectacular week, be good! :)