Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pink is my signature color!

Howdy! Day 2 of the pink, yay!

Today I'm wearing China Glaze Go Go Pink with a coat of NYX Dynamite Glitter.

I got a lot of compliments on this today. It's so light and glittery, it's just pretty.

As I was choosing what to wear today I pulled out all of the pinks I have.

All of this pink makes me think of one of my favorite movies, "Steel Magnolias". If you have never seen it, I urge you to run not walk and get a copy, it's the greatest chick flick ever. And it's FULL of pink.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you liked it! Stay tuned for tomorrow, it's Pinkalicious ;).

Monday, January 30, 2012

PINK week!

Howdy! So, I decided today that I will be devoting this week to PINK. I'm just feeling the need for bright and fun and pretty. I know technically the week started yesterday but lets play pretend...lol.

Today I have a fun and super bright pink with some super girly zebra hearts. I used China Glaze Pool Party and It is FAB-U-LOUS.

I also haz the nubbin's going on right now, sadness :(

I haven't decided what I'll be wearing tomorrow, I know it'll be pink though. :)


Saturday, January 28, 2012

I would like to thank the academy. Blog Awards! :)

LOL Hey y'all! I got some more Blog awards, YAY! :)

I was given the Lovely blog award and I love your blog by Anutka from Wacky Laki. She is such a sweetie and one of my favorite blogs so make sure to check her out. Thank you Anutka! :)

The rules:
1) Link back to the person who awarded you.
2) Tell seven random things about yourself.
3) Award this to 15 other blogs

The Randomness:
1. I have a dream of becoming a Country singer that plays my own guitar.

2. I have no idea how to play the guitar but I can sing pretty well.

3. I have been legally blind since I was a kid. I CAN see with corrective lenses but even then it's not absolutely perfect, mostly with reading stuff farther away that most people with 20/20 could see. My glasses are SO thick, thankfully I can still wear contacts though.

4. I collect vintage broaches and earrings. Particularly the colorful enamel pieces, I just love how big and colorful and gaudy they are.

5. I love kool-aid, particularly Ice blue Lemonade, it's my fav.

6. I am obsessed with The Beatles, I love them and just the 60's in general.

7. I know every single word, verbatim, to the movie Steel Magnolias.

The rules:
1) Link back to the person who awarded you.
2) Answer the questions
3) Award other blogs

The Questions:
1. What is your favorite fashion magazine?
probably Cosmo or Glamour, although I can't remember the last time I actually bought one. I just follow a bunch of beauty and fashion blogs now :)

2. Who is your favorite singer/band?
The Beatles! lol I don't really have one favorite though, I like all kinds of music and genres. I have been loving Lady Gaga and Adele lately.

3. Who is your favorite YouTube guru?
I have several, Robin Moses and Kandee Johnson to name a few.

4. What is your favorite makeup product?

5. Where would you like to live?
I would like to move back to Texas one day.

6. What is your favorite film?
Steel Magnolias, The sweetest thing and Bridesmaids

7. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Less than 20 I'm sure and that's counting flip flops lol I don't LOVE shoes like a lot of girls do lol

8. What is your favorite color?
Pink and blue are my favs

Okay, I'm going to come back and tag some people tomorrow :) I have got to go to bed before I fall out lol. I will edit this part tomorrow :) Nighty Night!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pink When I turn out the lights

Howdy! Happy Hump Day! :)


I used Wet and Wild Tickled Pink for the base and the polka dots are Finger Paints Color Inside the Lines.

Have a great day! XOXO

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Midnight Stamping


Today I have one of my favorite stamping designs to share. This is from my favorite Konad plate, m64.

I used Claire's Midnight and stamped with Pure Ice Silver Mercedes then added a top coat of Hard Candy Matte'ly In Love.

This stamping image reminds of some henna designs I've seen. I really love it!

Monday, January 23, 2012

OMG, Tie Dye!

Howdy and Happy Monday! I had a pretty good weekend, we mostly vegged out and watched TV and played Super Mario Bros. on the Wii lol. We did have some really nice weather though, it stayed sunny and in the 70's to almost 80 degrees so we were outside a lot and took the kids to the park. I actually had to turn my a/c on yesterday...IN JANUARY. o.O Crazy Louisiana weather!

So, I've been playing more with the needle art and I must say, I'm loving it more and more.

I have seen this done before and I always loved it so i decided to give it a try myself. TIE DYE!

For this design I used NYC French White Tip, NYC Big Apple Red Creme, Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, LA Colors blue, and Claire's Midnight and of course my handy dandy straight pin!

I don't know why I've become so obsessed with this nail art design, probably because it's so AWESOME. Stayed tuned because I'm sure there will be more needle nail art to come, I have lots of color combos rolling around in my head lol.

Updated 8/9/12 to add tutorial video:

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Football Series #19~Playoff Edition

Howdy! We are in the final stretch of the NFL season, today is the last day of playoffs. Sadly, none of "my" teams made it to the playoffs. :( Last weekend was pretty depressing, watching my Saints get beat by the 49ers was sad for me, they played a hell of a game though.

In the NFC Championship game is the San Francisco 49ers (booo!) and the New York Giants.

In the AFC Championship game is the Baltimore Ravens and the New Englad Patriots.

Good luck to all 4 teams! Is YOUR team in the playoffs?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Let's get crackle-ackin'

Howdy! I have some great swatches to share today. I was sent the Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat Polishes to review. I had a lot of fun playing with all of the different colors.

This is Ink Splatter and Snow Blast. They both had great coverage and a nice crackle. I was surprised that I liked Snow Blast so much, I am not usually a fan of white on my nails but I love this.

Next is Distressed Denim and Cherry Smash. These are both great vibrant colors, but I had to do a thick coat to get them to be opaque. The thinner the coat the better the crackle.

This is Vintage Violet and Fuchsia Shock. Fuchsia Shock (the pink) is a nice bright color and has a nice crackle. I'm still up in the air about Vintage Violet, it is a pretty color and a bit of a duo chrome but it's pretty sheer.

And lastly we have Antiqued Gold and Fractured Foil. These are both fantastic and glittery and would look good over just about any color. They have great crackling and overall are just very pretty.

You can check out The Crackle collection and other great Sally Hansen products at SallyHansen.com!

Little girls have a magic all their own.

Howdy! Today I have a special guest post by my daughter. She did her own nails the other day and has been begging to make her own post. I'll let her take it from here :)

these are my nails. I used pink and light blue with clear diamonds. And I am 8 years and my name is Alyvia and i am super smart to. and these are my nails! and i am in second grade.

Okay, back to Amber :) Hope you enjoyed her post, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

On Wednesdays we wear PINK!


I haven't done a pink Wednesday in a while so I thought I'd do one today. I love this mani too, ever since I posted the needle marbling the other day I have been completely obsessed with it. I've been a needle marbling fool lol.

My base color is Wet and Wild Flirty Rose and the tips are done in Avon Tropical Punch. I am seriously loving this design, it looks like pink flames! Yay! You can never have too much pink. :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Plaid is the new Black


I did a little stamping today and I really love it. I used Konad plate m60 and made a pretty cool looking plaid and a cute accent nail.

I used China Glaze Recycled as my base then I stamped Pure Ice Silver Mercedes then stamped again using Pure Ice Black Rage. The flower is stamped using the same plate and Silver Mercedes too and I added a little black rhinestone to the center.

I just love how this turned out!

Here's my Base, Chine Glaze Recycled.

I just got it this last week and I love it, I didn't have anything like it. I got it in my Prize Package for winning the top prize in one of my polish groups Fantasy Football league.

I chose Deborah Lippman Happy birthday and China Glaze Recycled. I had SO much fun playing fantasy football, I am definitely hooked.

Thanks for stopping by today, would love to know what you think about my plaid nails! :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blue Dog Nails


Today I have nails inspired by one of my favorite Louisiana Artists, George Rodrigue. He is famous for his Oak Tree paintings and my personal favorites, The Blue Dog.

I love the bright colors and designs of his blue dog paintings, they're just so fun and the blue dog is just so stinkin' cute.

This is the painting that inspired this mani

Here are some of my other Blue Dog favs

I went to a Blue Dog exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum in Shreveport not too long ago that was really neat. I just love his style.

What do you think? Have you ever seen The Blue Dog paintings before? Who is your favorite contemporary artist?

Thanks for stopping by, have a fantastic day! :)


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rainbow Needle Marble

I tried a new nail art design this weekend that I hadn't done before. Needle Marbling. I was inspired by THIS post by Jacki from Adventures in Acetone. I love how hers turned out, I'm still not sure how I feel about mine.

I used NYC French tip white for the base, the colors are NYC Greenwich Village, Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, Pure Ice Wild Thing, Sinful colors why Not, and Julep Helena with a coat of LA Colors glitter on top.

It's not my favorite design, I just don't think I'm feeling it. What do you think?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sunday Football Series #18~Denver Broncos


I'm posting this today because the Broncos are playing tonight so I just thought it would be appropriate! If they win tonight they go on to the last playoff game before the superbowl.

This week was a really easy pick for me. I wanted to do a team that was in the playoffs that I hadn't done yet and the Denver Broncos were the only ones left. Next week may be hard for me...I don't want to have to do a team that sucks, but I'll take one of the team lol. It's actually getting hard for me now because I feel like I'm cheating on the Saints if I represent another team while we're in the playoffs. lol

I don't mean to take the spotlight off this post...the Denver Broncos.

This is actually the first time in the series that I did a player number but I love Tim Tebow!

I used Wet and Wild and NYC Skin tight denim and acrylic paints. I love how this turned out, the Broncos logo is pretty awesome looking.

Good luck Broncos!

You're welcome! ;)


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


Hope everyone is doing well! I'm doing better, finally got my stitches out yesterday, YAY! My finger still has some healing to do. It's still rocking my Christmas mani almost 3 weeks later lol. I will say this much Color Club has some major staying power, there's only a little chipping. I know it's been bandaged up and has barely seen the light of day but I'm still impressed. I think my pinky is getting depressed though, she feels sad that she's not as pretty as her sisters anymore and has be covered up and doesn't get to change her polish. I told her she's perfect the way she is, but deep down I feel her pain...like literally I feel her pain. ;)

Today her sisters are dressed up extra pretty. I finally used of the Claire's polishes my hubby gave me for Christmas, Twinkle Twinkle. It's a gorgeous blue jelly with Blue glitter and it is DA BOMB. It may be one of my new favorites.

Once I put it on I decided it needed something a little extra to go along with the name so I stamped some stars and added a little extra silver glitter over the stars. Twinkle, Twinkle little star is very fitting.

I LOVE this glitter polish, it's fabulous. I used Claire's Twinkle Twinkle, then stamped using Bundle Monster plate BM14 with Pure Ice Silver Mercedes and used a tiny dotting tool to put Pure Ice Beware, silver glitter, on the stars. I really love this mani!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you're having a great day!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I got a Cute Blog Award!


Nory O. from Fierce Make up and Nails gave me the Cute Blog Award! Thank you so much Nory, that made my day! :)

How cute is this??? I love the owl!

Here are the rules:

1. Link back person who awarded you
2. Answer award questions
3. Tell us something about yourself you haven't told us in your blog yet?
4. Award as many blogs you think are worthy of this award.
5. Make sure to let those you give this award know you awarded them!

Hmm, something I haven't shared...I was born on the first day of Spring, March 21, they ALMOST named me Spring.

1. What is your go to makeup product?
eye liner and mascara

2. What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011?
Water Marbling, I LOVE how it looks, just wish I could actually pull it off lol

3. What is your favorite dessert?
Cheesecake and chocolate...ohhh, chocolate cheesecake.

4. Favorite color?

5. What is your middle name?

6. What was the last song you listened to?
You and I by Lady Gaga

7. cats or dogs?

I send this award to:

Adventures in Acetone
The Manicured Monkey
Nails Adored
Polish Art Addiction
Sonoma Nail Art

Thanks again Nory! :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Congrats to Alabama, 2012 BCS Champs!


Today is a follow up of yesterday's LSU Tiger Nails. I promised my husband, who is a 'Bama Fan, that if they defeated LSU that I would do an Alabama mani.

It was an awesome game, they deserved the win! Roll Tide!


Monday, January 9, 2012

Go Tigers! LSU Nail art!


Today is the BCS title game between the LSU and Alabama. I am actually not a big follower of college football, but I do have A LOT of friends that are huge LSU fans so this is for all of them. :)

It looks a little creepy in this pose with the football haha

I have to be honest and I don't mean to brag, but I am amazed at myself that I pulled this off lol. I can't believe how well it turned out, it's the most awesome nail art I've ever done.

This was my inspiration