Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween cling wrap nails

Hey y'all! I wasn't sure I was going to have time to do any Halloween nails but I decided to fore go a full 8 hours of sleep and did my nails before bed.  Nothing too elaborate but they are Halloweenish so I can deal with that lol.

I like it but I'm hoping that I'll have time later today to add some nail art.  Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day!  Happy Halloween! 

Polishes used:
Wet and Wild Black Creme
Kleancolor Metallic Orange

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 ~ Press Release

I am so ready for the holidays, I just love this time of year.  And it wouldn't be Christmas time without some sparkly festive nails.  The China Glaze Holiday Joy collection will, no doubt, be perfect for all of the Holiday parties.  I can't wait to get them. I think "Glitter All the Way" is going to be my favorite. 


China Glaze® Debuts 12 Glittering, Shimmering, Ravishing Colours for Holiday 2012

The holiday season: it is truly the most wonderful time of the year – for nails!  From gorgeous glitters to rich crèmes, ‘tis the season to add sparkle and shine to any manicure and pedicure.  Celebrate the season in colour with the new China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection!

Bringing tidings of good cheer, the China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection features 12 merry crèmes, glitters and shimmers including:


·       Glistening Snow – Fine diamond-like silver glitter
·         Champagne Kisses – Bubbly rose gold glitter
·         Angel Wings – Delicate gold dust glitter
·         Winter Holly – Gold-flecked dazzling green glitter
·         Glitter All The Way – Exciting multi-color glitter
·         Pizzazz – Twinkling multi-dimensional glitter blend
·         Blue Bells Ring – Icy blue shimmer
·         Pure Joy – Fiery red glitter with gold particles
·         Red Satin – Silky blue-based red crème
·         With Love – Classic red crème with a hint of orange undertones
·         Merry Berry – Rich berry red crème
·         Cranberry Splash – Ruby red shimmer

The China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection also features 13 seasonally-inspired gift sets perfect for stocking stuffers, Hanukah gifts, Secret Santa, co-workers and Teacher’s gifts.  Gift sets include:

·         Ho Ho Ho: Merry Berry, Cranberry Splash, Red Satin, With Love, Pure Joy with First & Last base/top coat. MSRP $35.00
·         Holiday Charms: Mini bottles of Merry Berry, Red Satin, Winter Holly and Glitter All The Way. MSRP $16.00
·         Puttin’ On The Glitz: Cranberry Splash, With Love and Pizzazz. MSRP $14.00
·         Keepin’ Cozy: Merry Berry, Glistening Snow and Cranberry Splash with fingerless gloves. MSRP $21.00
·         Let It Glow: Champagne Kisses, Red Satin and Winter Holly with a pine scented candle. MSRP $21.00
·         Brrr…It’s Chilly: With Love, Angel Wings, Pure Joy and a mini snow globe. MSRP $21.00
·         Wings of Wonder: Blue Bells Ring, Champagne Kisses and Cranberry Splash with an angel key chain. MSRP $21.00
·         Santa Paws: Red Satin and Pure Joy with your very own plush puppy – “Joy”. MSRP $14.00
·         Trimmin’ The Tree: With Love and Glistening Snow with a festive snowflake-embellished ornament. MSRP $14.00
·         Cheers!: Angel Wings and Glistening Snow with a frosted shot glass. MSRP $14.00
·         Jingle All The Way: Pizzazz and Merry Berry with an adjustable Jingle Bell ring. MSRP $14.00
·         Makin’ Memories: Red Satin and Winter Holly with a “JOY” picture frame. MSRP $14.00
·         Stocking Stuffers: Pure Joy and Champagne Kisses with a mini stocking. MSRP $14.00

The China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection will be available in November 2012 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide.  The collection will be available in 24- and 36-piece counter displays, a 36-piece rack and 36-piece prepack.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Splatter nails

Hello!  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  I know that storm came through, I hope everyone in that area is safe and sound.  It was a pretty nice weekend here in Louisiana.  Friday was dreary but it was pretty the rest of the weekend.  It got cold too, yay!  Finally feeling like fall.  Hopefully it'll be cool on Halloween.  Last year I wore shorts and flip flops to trick or treat.  It's supposed to be cold, doesn't mother nature know that???

There's only a few more days until Halloween too.  I'm ready!  Although, my kids dressed up on Friday at school so it almost feels like it should be over now.  That kind of screwed up my internal calender.  lol  Never the less, it's not over so that means more Halloween nails. 

I kind of love these.

 I've said this 100 times but orange is one of the colors my camera hates.  The orange and yellow are both much brighter in real life and the base is actually white and not that weird cream color that it's showing here.   It does better outside but it was dark when I took these last night so I just used my lamp.

I haven't done a splatter in a while, I love splatter nails.  They're so fun!

Polishes used:
Pure Ice Platinum base
Sinful Colors "Black on Black"
Kleancolor Yellow
Kleancolor Neon Orange  


Sunday, October 28, 2012

NFL Nail Art Series #8 ~ Atlanta Falcons

Hey y'all!  Today is week 8 of my football series.  This week I'm featuring Atlanta Falcons nail art.

Go Falcons!

Polishes used:
Cover Band "Sticks N Stones"
NYC "Big Apple Red Cream"
Sinful Colors "Black on Black"
Pure Ice "Platinum Base"

Blogazon Round-up 10/28/12

Check out this week's outstanding Beauty Blogazon posts. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Revlon Glitz & Glam Swatch

Hey y'all!  Just thought I'd post a quick swatch of this sparkly beauty.  This is Revlon "Glitz & Glam".

Glitz & Glam is such a gorgeous polish.  So sparkly and girly. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Candy Corn Gradient Nails

Hey y'all!  Are you ready for Halloween yet?  I know I am and so are my nails.  Today I am wearing a Candy corn inspired gradient.  I kind of love this look. 

I had a terrible time trying to photograph this one.  I ended up using the flash. It kind of doesn't look true to what it looks like in real life because of how the flash picked up the glitter polish (China Glaze Snow Globe).  In real life the glitter polish just looks white or clear, it's a nice accent.  My camera seriously hates certain colors, orange is one of them.  Even outside in natural light it wouldn't come out.  Blagnabbit! 

I really do love it though and I have gotten tons of compliments.  I think I'm going to do some more nail art on it so I can change it up and wear it a bit longer so stay tuned.  :) 

Have a great Friday!

Polishes Used:
Avon base coat
China Glaze Sunshine Pop
Wet and Wild Sunny Side Up
Pure Ice Platinum base
China Glaze Snow Globe
Rush top coat

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Beauty Blogazons Round-up 10/25/12

Check out these awesome posts from the Beauty Blogazons.  Lot's of great posts this week! 

NOTD: Orly Opposites Attract

Hey y'all!  Just a quick post to share my nails of the day.  I'm wearing Orly Opposites Attract. It's a magnetic polish.  My husband got this for me a while back.  He didn't know it was a magnetic.  Actually, I didn't either until I googled it lol.  I <3 Google!

It actually looks kind of purple in the bottle but it comes out like a sapphire tiger eye stone when it does it's magnetic magic.

I love magnetic polishes, they're so interesting to me. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

OPI German-icure with Konad Stamping

Hey y'all!  I haven't done much stamping lately so I thought I'd break out the Konad.  This is OPI German-icure stamped with Color Club Antiquated.  I used Konad plate m60.

I don't know why but I can NEVER get German-icure to show the red in my photos.  It always looks like a chocolate brown.  :( 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mom and Daughter Halloween Nails

Hey y'all!  Only about a week and a half left before Halloween.  Yay!  Today's Halloween design doesn't jump out and scream "HALLOWEEN" but it's at least got all of the colors covered. 

I have always liked this design, it's pretty simple and there are so many color possibilities.  

Polishes used: 
Wet and Wild Black Creme
Pure Ice White
Kleancolor Metallic Orange
Rush top coat

I haven't shared my daughter's nails lately so I thought I'd show one of her Halloween mani's too.  She wanted Jack o lantern nails like THIS post on Peace, Love & Polish.  She's been wearing this for the last week so I think we're going to change her up today after school.  She wants something Hello Kitty now (shocking!) 

Polishes Used:
Wet and Wild Sunny Side Up
Wet and Wild 9021Orange

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a great Monday. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

NFL Nail Art Series #7 ~ Tennessee Titans

Hey y'all!  We are in week 7 of my football series and this week I have one of one of my favorite football nail arts that I've ever done.  This week I chose the Tennessee Titans.  They really aren't my favorite team but these nails are my favorite lol. 


I love the flames and the logos.  I'm just so happy with out this turned out, it's pretty awesome if I do say so myself lol. 

Go Titans! 

Polishes used:
Zoya Dominique
China Glaze Electric Beat
Pure Ice White
Grey Franken
Rush top coat

Friday, October 19, 2012

Nail Craze with Dayze Guest Post ~ Halloween Nails

Hey y'all!  I'm super excited to share today's nails with you guys.  I was very honored to be asked by Daysi from Nail Craze with Dayze  to do a guest post on her blog today.  She asked that I do some Halloween nail art and I was happy to oblige.  There's also a cute Halloween survey on the post as well, so be sure to check out the post on her blog HERE.

 This is a Halloween nail design that I've had rolling around in my head for a few weeks.  It's inspired by the Disney Channel's icon they have right now for Halloween. I just thought it was really cute. 

I want to say a huge thank you again to Daysi, it really was a huge honor to be asked to post on your blog.  Thank you so much! :)

If you have never visited her blog before, you have to check it out.  She does some awesome nail art and she's very sweet.  So check it out and show her some love from Amber, Nail Craze with Dayze.

Polishes used:
China Glaze Gaga for Green
China Glaze Gothic Lolita
China Glaze Black Mesh Crackle

Thursday, October 18, 2012

NOTD: Orly Fowl Play over Zoya Jem

Hey y'all!  Just a quick post today.  Thought I'd share my nails for today.  I broke out a hot item from last Fall's Orly Birds of a Feather Collection, Fowl Play.  This was the first flakie polish I ever bought.  It's really pretty.  I put it over Zoya Jem, I think this is a great combo.

The temperature is kind of mild today, I think the highs are going to be in the 80's. :/  But this polish totally puts me in the mood for sweaters and boots.  I love my fall clothes way more than my spring and summer stuff lol.  

Isn't this a great polish?  I love it!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween Spider Nail Design

Hey y'all! I have some more Halloween nails to share.  These were done using Wet and Wild Black Cream and China Glaze Gothic Lolita.


I am really enjoying this Halloween mani.  I love this purple and black combo and the swirls. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

OPI DS Sapphire

Hey y'all!  Today I have a gorgeous OPI Designer Series polish to share, this is OPI DS Sapphire. Really, there are no words to describe it, you just have to take it all in.  ;)


This is so gorgeous, I just want to stare at it all day!   Holographic polishes are so memorizing. 

In the Shade

I won this from a giveaway on Polish Etc.  It is most definitely one of my new favorites. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup

Check out these awesome posts from my fellow Beauty Blogazons and me. 

Halloween Jewel French Tips

Hey y'all!  Today I have a pretty Halloween mani to share.  I haven't done french tips in a while.  I really like black tips.  The rhinestones are from Born Pretty Store.   The black is Sinful colors "Black on Black" and I also did a coat of Sally Hansen "Shell We Dance?".

I really like how this turned out.  Rhinestones make me happy! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

NFL Nail Art Series #6 ~ Minnesota Vikings

Hey y'all!  Happy Sunday!  Today is the 6th week in my NFL nail art series and I chose the Minnesota Vikings. 

I used Kleancolor Neon Purple and Sinful Colors Black on Black for the gradient and the rest is acrylic paint.  As soon as I put my clear coat over the art I started having some bleeding problems.  The purple was bleeding through the white and yellow really bad.  Blah!  

How about this gradient though?  I love this combo, I feel a Halloween version of this coming on.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you're a Vikings fan I hope you liked it :)  Go Vikings! 

Friday, October 12, 2012

OPI Saran Wrap Nails

Hey y'all!  Have you tried the saran wrap technique yet?  I LOVE it!!!  I first saw it on Neverland Nail Blog. It's so cool looking.  It reminds me of marble.  For this I used OPI "My Very First Knockwurst" and OPI "Every Month is Oktoberfest". 


Swatch of OPI "Every Month is Oktoberfest"

Swatch of OPI "My Very First Knockwurst"

What do you think?  Do you think saran wrap nails are as awesome as I do?