Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thank you Zoya!!

I just want to say that Zoya is AMAZING! Being new to this whole nail polish bandwagon I had never tried a Zoya polish before. But thanks to their amazing promo on Monday, I received my two FREE bottles of Charla and Ivanka today. Now I have a wish list of about 20 colors and counting. I also ordered their Remove+ and Armor topcoat.

I used the Remove+ to take offs yesterdays mani and it did a pretty good job with the glitter.  And it smells pretty nice.. I also love the bottle because I do not have to worry about knocking it over and spilling all over my desk, that is a HUGE plus.

I have been so excited since I placed my order, religiously checking the tracking number to see where my package of goodies were and today they were delivered. Yay!! I could not wait to try them out. So without further adieu here is Charla. I will hopefully be able to remove her within the next couple of days to try Ivanka... Maybe I'll try a funky french with her... Ohhhh!! Ideas.

This is 2 coats. It was a little streaky to start but the second coat evened it out. It could probably use a third as my tips are still a little transparent, but I'm ok with that. 

Isn't Charla so pretty!? The pictures just do not do her justice at all. But I can't stop looking at my nails. So again I would like to thank Zoya for such an awesome promo and I will DEFINITELY be purchasing more Zoya products in the future. You should head over to and check out their products if you have not done so already, you should also like them on Facebook as that is where they announce awesome promos like the one on Monday. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Moonlit Madness

I decided to choose a color that was not in the blue or green family for today's mani.. I had found Orly's Moonlit Madness in the clearance bin at Sally's a few weeks ago. So I decided to take that for a spin.

The name Moonlit Madness does not shout red to me at all! But what am I to say. It really is a nice color, a dark red shimmer.... It was really pretty all on its own. Then I had to go and ruin it. I had just gotten China Glaze Nova and could have sworn I saw someone use it for stamping.. I was sadly mistaken. To fix my mistake I just painted over my entire nail..

I guess they are not that bad, but it was not the mani I was planning on doing. I need to locate some Holo polishes for stamping, I think that is what I saw and thought it was a glitter. And glitters are just not polishes you stamp with! 

Unfortunately I jumped on the polish bandwagon too late to own any of the wonderful holos that were released and unless I want to pay crazy prices on Amazon or Ebay, I will just have to dream... Sigh.

So if any of my "many" followers (ha ha) out there want to bestow upon me a much coveted holo, your generousness would be greatly appreciated. =)

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Stamping dilemma and Color Obession!

Ok.. So I know that I really like the color blue.. But I think I need to branch out a little on my manis and use a different color!!!! Like Woah! Most of them include some sort of blue in them, today's included. I am going to try some summery color combo for my next maini.. Promise!

On to my dilemma.. How do you do a full nail stamp/konad when your nails are bigger than the stamp? Today's mani the majority of my nails are fine (the stamp barely missed the tips) but my thumb!!! Yikes! It's just a rectangle in the middle of the nail.. I need to learn some tips of the trade on that.. Or maybe I have abnormally large thumbs (please say no)?

This is China Glaze Black Diamond with Sally Hansen Color Quick in Turquoise Chrome. Let me say, I LOVE the Color Quick pens for stamping. This is also Bundle Monster Plate BM19.

See what I mean with the thumb? How can I fix this?

On a side note, Zoya is running an AWESOME promotion right now on their Facebook page. You can get Ivanka and Charla for FREE with ANY purchase (excluding color spoons).. I have already placed my order!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hard Candy- Sky

I am still working on my stamping skills so they are definitely a work in progress. Here is my most recent mani.

Two coats of Hard Candy Sky with Essie Coat Azure for the tips and image.

My sister Raina came over last night and let me practice on her nails. This is OPI Ogre-The-Top Blue with China Glaze White on White. Both images are from BM16.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Quite the Accomplishment!

So GildedNails has reached an AMAZING milestone with 1,500 followers!! And for that she is hosting an AMAZING giveaway!! Thank you!! Head over to GildedNails to scope it out..

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy 1st Blogiversary to Enamel Girl

In celebration of Enamel Girl's 1 year blogging anniversary she is hosting an awesome giveaway.  Head over to her blog to check it out!

Give Away from Konad Addict and

China Glaze giveaway

Head over to Konad Addict for an awesome China Glaze giveaway!
This contest will have two winners, who can win one of the last collections
(Island Escape or Crackle Glaze).

The last day to enter is 6th of July.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cuticle Cures?

First off I want to apologize for A) the bad picture quality B) the poor polish job and C) my HORRENDOUS cuticles! I don't really know how to fix them. I use Burt's Bees Lemon cuticle wax and I recently bought a Sally Hansen cuticle oil and a supposed cuticle remover... They haven't been working.. Or maybe I am not using them correctly. However, at this moment in time my cuticles are horrible.

Enough about my cuticles and on to today's mani. So today my Bundle Monster plates came in... FINALLY!!! I have been waiting like a week (I know, very impatient). But I was sooo excited to try out my stamping skills. Final verdict... I love the designs, but I still need A LOT more practice. So without further delay here are todays attempts.

Base color is Essie Midnight Cami and the stamp is Nicole by OPI Rich in Spirt. 

Plate BM20

Again please ignore the horrible quality of everything.
But oh how I love polka dots! Plate BM19

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NOTD- OPI Ogre-The-Top Blue

This manicure started off with just OPI's Ogre-the-top-Blue.. Then I decided to do some stamping, (I just love this argyle pattern) and tips (Sinful's Black on Black). Hopefully I will get better at photographing my manicures and their progress, blogging, as well as the whole manicure/ stamping process in general. Wish me luck!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Number 1

So this is my first attempt at blogging.. Here goes! 

I started using Pinterest a while back, which introduced me to nail polish.. It's not like I have never used nail polish before but, it wasn't anything special. Plus I wasn't that great at it. Well it all changed when I saw pictures from Chloes Nails OMG she is amazing! Let's just say that is when my nail polish obsession started!

Since that time I need to buy more colors and try new techniques. I love the funky french (which I am still trying to perfect) and I also starting stamping (not as hard as I expected). So here are the manicures that I have done so far. Thanks for reading!

China Glaze Frostbite with Glacier over it.
Funky French same colors as above
Milani Ruby Jewels Funky French

China Glaze For Audrey with stamp from plate M60

Im' not too sure how I like this color combo but whatev..
OPI Skull & Glossbones with Mermaid's tears for the design from plate M60

Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty and Grass Slipper. Sinful Folly for the center of the flowers.