Magnificent Mani Monday ~ Thanksgiving Edition

Hey y'all! It's Monday so that means it's time for another Magnificent Mani with Confessions of  Sarcastic Mom and me.   Sorry I've been kind of slacking lately.  I've been pretty busy at work and home so I haven't had much time to do my own nails.  The Thanksgiving nails I'm showing you today are what I've been wearing for about a week now.  LOVE using gel polish!  They still look good as new with no chips or dullness.  Considering I do nails for a living and wash my hands constantly gel polish is kind of a miracle product for me lol. 

This week for Magnificent Mani Monday we are doing a Thanksgiving theme so naturally I chose to do turkey nail art. :)  





 I used Gelish Sunrise in the City and the accent nail is Gelish Allure with the turkey done with acrylic paint and topped with Gelish Top It Off. 

Be sure to check out Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom for her Thanksgiving Magnificent Monday Mani too. 

I'm not sure if I'll have time to post between now and Thursday so I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope you get to enjoy your day with family and friends.  Much love, Amber




Magnificent Mani Monday ~ Fall Skittles

Hey y'all!  Happy Monday!  Monday means it's time for another installment of Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom's and mine Magnificent Mani Monday.  This week's theme is Fall Skittles. 

I'm kind of in love with the mani I came up with for the theme this week.  I really wasn't sure what I wanted to do so I drew up a few sketches and had a few misses but it turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself. 



Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to check out Destany's Magnificent Mani too at Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom.

With owls, it is never easy come, easy go.


 Hey y'all!  Today I am pulling a mani out of the vault that I did a while back and forgot to post.  I seriously love this owl charm.  I've also worn it HERE. He's just so stinking cute, don't you think???




Have a great day, thanks for stopping by.  XOXO

Magnificent Mani Monday ~ Fall Dotticures

Hey y'all!  Today is our 2nd installment of  "Magnificent Mani Mondays".  This week's theme is Fall Dotticures.

For my dotticure mani I used Ulta Chocoholic, Color Club Antiquated, and China Glaze In Awe Of Amber and topped it off with China Glaze Matte. 




Check out my friend Destany's Magnificent Mani too at Confessions Of A Sarcastic Mom.

Magnificent Mani Mondays

Hey y'all!  I'm very excited to announce a new challenge I'm going to be doing with my friend Destany from Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom.  We are going to be doing "Magnificent Mani Mondays", where we will have a theme and post a new awesome mani.

This week our theme was fall leaves.  I my fall leaves using Germanicure by OPI, Color Club Antiquated, and Pure Ice Bare It All.  The black is acrylic paint.

I forgot how much I love Germanicure.  In real life it also has a deep red hue to it too.   In photos it looks more brown to me. 

This design is relatively simple if you have the right brushes.  A lot of times in nail art, and other painting as well,  your brushes are EVERYTHING.  The size of your brush is so important in getting the perfect lines.  Not that this is perfect by any means.  I'm just saying that using the right brush can change your life lol.  

Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy our posts.  I'm looking forward to do this challenge every week.  Be sure to check out Destany's Magnificent Mani Monday Post today as well at Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom.

Halloween Hangover~How I wore my make up and nails.

Okay, I really don't have a hangover but I'm sure there are plenty of people that have a candy hangover...or maybe just a plain old grown up hangover.  No judgements from me either way ;).  Halloween is over though but I thought I'd share what we wore.

At work were allowed to dress up and we all had a lot of fun.  I decided to do sugar skull make up and I loved, loved, loved it. 


My design was loosely based on THIS design.  I changed a few things but that's pretty much what I went off of.  The white is cake make up from the Spirit Halloween store and the rest is just regular old make up I already had.  I used liquid eyeliner, pencil eyeliner and different eye shadows.  The Blue and Purple are both Colormates Eyeshadows.  They have super bright pigmentation and it stayed on from about 7 in the morning until I took it off about 10pm.  Not bad for some $5 eyeshadow huh? 

And of course I did my nails too.  I wanted to match that teal shadow as much as possible and I think Orly Sweet Peacock was the perfect choice.  It's also my favorite polish EVER. The art was done using various acrylic paints.



And a completely gratuitous photo of my daughter.  I did her make up also, she was a kitty cat. :)  I used THIS tutorial for her make up.



Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy November!  XOXO