Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Mani's

Dark side of the moon

Howdy people! Hope your week is going well, mines been pretty good so far I suppose.

I have another Classic mani today. I've done Kiss and the Beatles, now it's time for a little Pink Floyd. :)

Pretty simple for the most part, the simple ones are usually the most difficult for me though, I have a hard time with straight lines lol. I do like how it turned out though. :) What do you think?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Football Series #12~Jacksonville Jaguars

Happy Sunday! I'm really excited about this weeks football mani, this week I chose the Jacksonville Jaguars. I was actually going to do them a few weeks ago and it was an epic fail, trust me when I say it was horrible. lol

I love how this turned out.

I used Sinful Colors Why Not and Pure Ice Jaguar (how fitting) as my base and the rest is acrylic paints.

Here's a pic of the last time I tried the Jags lol



Go Jaguars!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

This or That!

A random this or that survey for a rainy dreary day! :)

Blush or Bronzer? Blush
Lipgloss or Lipstick? Lipgloss
Eyeliner or Mascara? Mascara
Foundation or Concealer? Foundation.
Neutral or Coloured Eyeshadow? Colored
Pressed or Loose Eyeshadow? Pressed
Brushes or Sponges? Brushes

Long or Short? Long
Acrylic or Natural? Natural
Brights or Darks? Brights
Flower or no Flower? Flower

Perfume or Body Splash? Perfume
Lotion or Body Butter? Lotion
Body Wash or Soap? Body Wash

Jeans or Sweat Pants? Jeans
Long Sleeve or Short? Long
Dresses or Skirts? dresses
Stripes or Plaid? stripes
Flip Flops or Sandals? Flip flops
Scarves or Hats? hats
Studs or Dangly Earrings? dangly
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots? Cowboy!!!!!!
Jacket or Hoodie? Hoodie!

Curly or Straight? Straight
Bun or Ponytail? ponytail
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips? bobbi pins
Hair Spray or Gel? neither
Long or Short? Long
Light or Dark? dark
Side-swept Bangs or Full Bangs? neither, I can't do bangs
Up or Down? down

Rain or Shine? SHINE
Summer or Winter? Winter
Fall or Spring? Spring
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

Friday, November 25, 2011

And so it begins...

The Christmas season that is! :) Did you do any shopping on this fine Black Friday? I didn't myself but I did do some nails in honor of Black Friday.

My index finger is inspired by a tutorial that Robin Moses posted last year, I found it a few days ago and thought it was adorable.

You really can't see it but there's a lot of glitter and shimmer involved in this mani.

The polishes used are NYX Woman, LA Colors Live, Zoya Ivanka, and Color Club Antiquated as well as numerous acrylic craft paints.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

Hope everyone in the states had a great Thanksgiving and everybody else I hope you had a great Thursday :).

I had a great day with my family, ate and ate and ate. I made a pumpkin cheesecake that was DA BOMB! I'm actually not a big fan of Turkey, but my Uncle fried our turkey and it was also da bomb. lol

Anyhoo, to the point, my NAILS, because lets be honest, you don't care that I pigged out on cheesecake and fried turkey, you came to see some nails. The nails do involve some turkey it's just not a fried one. It is a cute turkey though.

I used Jacki's tutorial from Adventures in Acetone.

I'm sorry the pics are SO bad, only one more month of bad pics I promise. Well, at least horrible pics, I can't promise that I'll become a professional photographer, I'll just have a WAY better camera. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving y'all! Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, you know what that meeeeaaans. CHRISTMAS TIME! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas time and I can't wait for all the awesome Christmas mani's in the next month. YAYAYAYAY!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My little nail artists! :)

Hello my lovelies!

This week is Thanksgiving and my kids are on a week long break from school and they are always BORED no matter what we do. lol They think they need to be entertained from the time they get up to the time they go to bed.

My daughter is ALWAYS begging me to let her paint my nails so I finally gave in and let her do her thing. Naturally my son wanted in on whatever she was doing so she did one hand and he did one. They turned out pretty cute.

This is my daughter's work, she said they're a man's face. :)

And this is my son's, he did red flowers :)

My little nail artists, they make Mama proud. :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Football Series #11~Carolina Panthers

Happy Sunday to ya! I'm sorry I have been slacking this week, I haven't posted since last Sunday. Just been an off week I guess.

This week for my football series I picked the Carolina Panthers. Well actually this was picked by one of my awesome readers Aunt Heathee. Hope you like it! :)



I did a tape mani on the three fingers and used my new Orly Sweet Peacock, I think this is my new favorite, it is gorgeous. I also used NYC Black Lace creme and Sinful Colors Why Not as well as black and white acrylic paints.

In the midst of working on this mani, the Panthers won their game so GO PANTHERS!!!! :)


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Football Series #10~ Kansas City Chiefs

Good morning! We're in week 10 already and this week I did the Kansas City Chiefs. I asked on my last post if anyone had any suggestions and I had an anonymous comment for the Chiefs, so whoever you are, I hope you like it :).



Go Chiefs!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fun Friday!

TGIF!!!!! Good morning, hope everyone is well. I am so glad this week is over, one more week and we'll be on Thanksgiving break, YAYAYAYAY! I can't wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping. :)

Today the mani I have to share is an awesome glitter gradient and I am loving it!




I used Color Club Cold Metal for my base, then I put a little bit of Color Club Foil me once on the tips and then put Wet and Wild Pop the Cork (the glitter) over Foil me once. I love this, it's so pretty.

That Pop the Cork has really got me wanting more glitter polish, I surprisingly don't have much...or enough lol.

Anyhoo, I'm trying to decide what team to do this Sunday for my Football series, if anyone has a team they'd like to see that I haven't done yet please feel free to leave me a comment about it!

Happy Friday, hope y'all have a fantastic weekend! XOXO

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine

Hello lovelies! I was really excited to show this newest creation until I realized that the (crappy) camera I had been using gave up the ghost and I had to go back to using my cellphone again. I seriously hate having to show you these craptastic photos. I apologize and I promise it'll get better as soon as I can get a new camera. I'm really bummed about it honestly, it sucks to work on something for hours and the only thing I have to show for it is some crappy blurry pics. :(

Anyways, I really do LOVE how this turned out and I LOVE the Beatles! And I have had this song stuck in my head all day since I finished it lol.

So, I present to you, "The yellow Submarine"


Also a bonus...A RIGHT HAND shot lol.


I did a blue gradient on both hands using Sinful Colors Why Not and NYC Skin Tight Denim. I wish I would have take a pic before I started doing the other stuff, it was probably one of best gradients I've ever done.

Here is the pic I used for inspiration

And this post wouldn't be complete without listening to Yellow Submarine! :)

You can sing along, it's okay! ;)

thanks for stopping by! XOXO

Monday, November 7, 2011

Week 3~11 week challenge

This is actually from last week but I didn't post it, better late than ever right? ;) Week 3 was a mani using your favorite polish or a mani with strips and/or hearts. I picked one of my favorite polishes....


Wet and Wild Pop the Cork. I LOVE this polish, it's AMAZING and covers pretty well. This is 3 coats with full coverage. Pure awesomeness!!!!!

Today actually starts week 4, a zebra or other striped mani OR a mani with your favorite sports team or alma mater. Sounds like fun, stay tuned :).


My weekend haul

I was absolutely not going to buy a thing this payday but...I did. haha But I did hit a milestone this weekend. I am now officially in the triple digits, I own 102 bottles of polish. o.O Never in a million bazillion years would I, the lifelong nail biter, have thought I'd have this many but I do hahaha. There are just so many shades and textures out there, it's hard to choose so I think I'll just get them all. ;)

First I got this in the mail from Carrie from Reflections, Sassy Nails and Silly Diversions! for being her 100th blog follower.
She was sweet enough to send me something specifically for being her 100th follower :) I have already used the Burt's bees, it's my new purse chapstick lol. I love me some Burt's Bees stuff. Thank you Carrie!!!!

The hubby and I went to Ross Friday afternoon and I finally picked up the Foiled collection by Color Club. These are also my first CC, I want more. I am hoping they still have the mistletoe collection next time I go in. I also got a cute new purse for $15, woohoo. I love me some Ross also ;)


And then I got all of these at the Dollar Tree...except the Wet and Wild Gray's Anatomy, she came from Ulta.

Unfortunately one of these didn't make it back in the house from the photoshoot, she bit the dust, it's a sad day. Let's have a moment of silence...............................................................

Okay, that's enough, no use crying over spilled cheap polish.

I don't know if anyone has noticed but I am the queen of the cheap polishes. I love Wet and Wild, NYC, NYX Girls, Pure Ice, Sally Hansen, etc. Being a stay at home mom and only having one income makes for a frugal polishaholic. I love that my husband supports my hobby though, he's always buying me polish and showing off my pics...particularly the football ones lol. He's even been known to go to Sally's all by himself to surprise me <3 I love that man!

Anyhoo, thanks for taking the time to stop by my little blog. XOXO

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Football Series #9~ San Fransisco 49ers

Hello lovelies, happy Sunday. It's been a beautiful Sunday here. We went to church this morning came home and I fixed chili dogs and we watched the Cowboys game and a little bit of the Saints game too. It's been a pretty great day! :)

Anyhoo, this week for my football series I chose the San Fransisco 49ers. Well, actually I first chose the Jacksonville Jaguars but after an hour of trying to my jaguar to look right I gave up and moved on to the Colts. That was also a major fail so I threw my hands up and went to the store. Then my hubby suggested the 49ers so i went with that. Turned out pretty good I guess. I didn't use any nail polish at all except for my top coat, it's all acrylic paints. :/


Go 49ers!

Here is ONE of my jaguar fails, he just wasn't happening today, maybe I'll try again in the next couple of weeks. I'm definitely going to do the Colts again, I had some cute stuff going on but I was just having a hard time. I wasn't "in the zone". Oh well, try and try again.


Friday, November 4, 2011

God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to YOU!

Hello my lovelies! Happy Friday! Yay for the weekend. I don't know about you but this week has flown by for me, glad it's over though.

Anyhoo, yesterday I worked on this fun mani, I love me some KISS.


I did a yellow and orange gradient on my thumb before I painted KISS on.


My husband was ''fussing'' at me today because he thinks I should leave my nail art on longer instead of taking it right off after I take pictures. I don't know why I do but I rarely wear my nail art out. I guess it's because I don't do my right hand too most of the time so it doesn't look right lol. So, I decided to go ahead keep this one on for a few days. My right hand is painted with LA colors, Live, its a real cool shiny silver, almost looks like foil. I think I'm going to put black tips on later.

It really is pretty silly of me to spend hours sometimes on nail art and then just wipe it all off. I'm proud of what I do and it's fun for ME and that's really all that should matter, so what if both of my hands don't match. Who says they have to anyways? ;)

Rock on!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Love Kills Slowly

Hello my lovelies! Been slacking this week, my nails have been nekkid until today. FOR SHAAAAAME!!!!!

I had this idea rolling around in my head for a few days though. Mostly inspired by the cool looking vintage tattoo flash and Ed Hardy. I think the skull design is an Ed Hardy Design but I'm not 100% sure. The Love and hearts was me though. I love how this turned out, it's really cute. The only thing bad I have to say is really about the photos, sorry they kind of suck. I promise to have better quality pics soon. :)




I actually did some shading on the banner but the pics don't show it very much :( AND before I took pictures I broke my freaking index finger nail WAAAAH! That's my favorite nail too. Gonna have to tea bag it before I really break it off.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all had a fantastic hump day!