Monday, December 5, 2011

I can' stop doing this to my nails......

 Icing Monet, Icing Blue Goose and an un-named teal glitter sponged mani
 
 I started with 2 coats of Icing Monet, then sponged on Icing Blue goose, brushing polis over the tips of my nails for opacity,n then added 1 coat of an un-named Icing teal glitter and a coat of Top coat. Using Icing Monet as a base made Blue Goose look teal and no-where near blue.

I have at least a dozen other nail designs and nail art I wanna try out, but I keep coming back to these pretty sponge manis..............

 from a previous mani; Icing Monet

 From a previous mani; Icing Blue Goose

 Icing Monet, Icing Blue Goose, Icing Teal Glitter



o

Saturday, December 3, 2011

winter nail art


 Here is a pretty wintery mani inspired by Pallino Girl's post last week. The base is a sheer light blue with a subtle pink flash from Icing.....I needed 3 thick coats of this! This was part of a 5 piece set that I have had sitting untried for 2 years. All the polish in this set are very sheer and have this same subtle pink flash.

un-named ( of course ) icing set

 I added the swirly's with Kiss Silvor nail art stripe polish and the dots with Fingr's silver dot/stripe polish. I don't have alot of experience with making dots with these squeeze tube polish's - however - this turned out okay.

I have spent the last 25 minutes looking for the new Nailene Nail Art set that has these squeeze tube polish's and  abunch of other nail art items..... I could have drove to Shoppers Drug Mart and took a photo in that amount of time! Dang! Has anyone else spotted it in stores lately?


stuff i used; No-name icing polish, Kiss silver stripe and Fingr's ( Nailene )  squeezy-tube polish

3 coats, could use 1 more......

o

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

a few WnW fast dry mani's & blogroll addidtions


 this was 2 coats of Silvivor, followed by a jiggly coat of NYC Backstage Brown, then I added some big copper hexagon glitter and traced around it with Stripe rite copper glitter. I am really loving Wet n Wild Fast Dry Silvivor....... I am even managing to not curse the stiff brushes when I paint my nails!

here is a few blogs I added to my roll, Also - everyone knows about F yeah nail art Tumblr, right?

 F Yeah Nail Art

Chroma Craze 


 my colored nails 

 lacquer dreams 

 all that is gorgeous 

 dandynails 

 top coat it

 see sarah swatch 


Valentine Kisses

 the scholarly nail


 nail art passion 

 unhas decoradas by Ariane 

stuff I used for above mani - WnW Silvivor, Stripe Rite copper glitter and NYC Backstage Brown


..... and


Wet n Wild Fast Dry Sage in the City

Only 3 coats with TC - I thought I would need 4 or 5 coats but this surprised me at only 3 coats
o

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nail Fetish tank top w/ LMN Voilets are blue and some nail art?


this was 2 coats of an older Nail Fetish polish I found at the Dollar Tree in the USA, followed by some hearts that I fished out of a bottle of Love My Nails Violets are Blue.


The Nail fetish Polish surprised me at 2 coats..... there was some bare spots due to my application but it was a pretty decent polish for an old-timer, and it didnt smell terrible either! This is an eye-catching hot pink and a nice base for the light purple and teal hearts.

Polish's with large glitter pieces like this are a pain in the bunz - I end up fishing them out of the bottle and placing them on the nail with either a toothe pick or dotting tool. I do like the irridecent glitter that is in many of the Love My Nails polish ( which can be found at some Walmarts in the USA )


Nail Fetish Tank Top and Love My Nails Violets Are Blue

..... and some nail art

 Not sure what to call this  -

The base of this nail art is Icing Bordeaux, I added 2 coats of Wet n Wild Greys Anatomy, then used Kiss Nail Art Paint in Deep Purple and LA Colors 24K gold. I made purple swoopy shapes and went over them twice with the purple stripe polish, then added some dots with my dotting tool. I went over the purple swoops with the gold glitter... and added a little more glitter...... then a coat of TC.


stuff i used, Icing Bordeaux, WnW Greys Anatomy, Kiss Deep Purple LA Colors 24K Gold

This polish is a lovely duo-chrome - google it! I could not pick up the lovely colour shifting in photos. It is very VERY sheer and will definitly need to be layered. I tried to layer this over Wn W Silvivor and it looked aweful - So I suggest a nice opaque creme polish base.

 On my pinky, I added some gold hex glitter, and didnt like how it looked.......I think the dots on thier own are just fine.
o

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Royal Sponge


 3 coats of a no-name Icing purple creme, a sponging of another un-named Icing gold shimmery polish and Gold Glitter stripe polish from LA Colors.

 Whenever I add glitter to my nails, I try to sponge on a light layer of a similar polish, especially for a look like this. This gold glitter stripe polish from LA Colors was not grainy at all! LA colours - I LOVE U!!!!

Here is is from a previous mani

This LE set from Icing has no names, does anyone else have this, or did anyone else come up with names for this set? I think this came out in 2009..... I am wearing the polish second from the right.....

..... and a few more photos

stuff I used, no name Icing polish's and LA Colors Gold Glitter

I sponged on this shimmery light gold over 3 coats of a pretty purple creme

 then added the gold stripe polish... ( I slapped it on = lol )

  and added a coat of TC
o



Friday, November 25, 2011

DOTS!


Hmmmmm, the last time I tried this type of dotting it didn't turn out as nice. The base is 2 coats of Icing Putty Concrete, and dots made with Icing Sandy Beach, Hazelnut and Bordeaux and 1 coat of TC.

I made the dots with a dotting tool and tried to have various sized dots. The colours I chose are a nice reflection of the gloomy weather and dingy scenery outside today. I will be painting my nails in bright cheerful colours this evening - Happy Friday everyone!



Icing Putty Concrete, Sandy Beach, Hazelnut, Bordeaux

o


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nubbins! a blingy purple mani


Here's something you wont see from me often = nubbins!

The base of this mani is Sally Hansen Naturistics Deep Purple, followed by a coat of Claire's Hollywood which I added a few drops of Claire's Magic to, then I added 2 coats of  blurple glitter from Icing.

The holographic glitter in Claire's Hollywood makes my photos fuzzy. I took a little break form artifical nails this week & needed to have somthing blingy on my nails.  Surprisingly this was very eay to remove with my regular NPR.



un-named Icing glitter

 Super Chrome Deep Purple.... this is a lovley purple chrome  ( discontinued )

o


Monday, November 21, 2011

LA Colors Red Glitter with Sinful Colors Rich in Heart


 This red glitter polish is sooooooo pretty -  I needed 3 coats of Top Coat but it was totally worth it!!!!! I looked at the LA Colors website and there is no comparable Color Craze polish to match this stripe glitter, I would love to see LA Colors come out with glitters just like this in different colours.

This LA Colors stripe polish is called Red Glitter and is a red translucent base with tiny red flecks, and two different sizes of round glitter.......

The base of my mani today is 2 coats of Sinful Colors Rich in Heart - I layered this over 1 coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme. I added the LA Colors Red Glitter to my nails in a gentle curve diagionally across my nails and used much more top coat then I care to admit - This pretty glitter polish is super grainy but totally worth it.

And here is a few more blogs I added to my blog list, I like it when other people do this 'blog roll link thingy', I feel like I never have enough time to hunt around for new nail blogs/tumblrs, but every week I find 5 or more = sooooo awesome.

Polish Obsession 

basecoat//topcoat

Esmalterapia

The nail movement


 stamp 'n' polish

 dare to be beauty 

 nailsymo

 nails on the cheap

Wickless and Polished





 o


Sunday, November 20, 2011

1/2 polish, 1/2 cement - dollar store crackle kit


I found this crackle kit at my local dollar store. It is a set if three polish's, a white base polish, a selection of other colours and a clear top coat. They had many different colour's to go along with the white base but I picked this hot pink colour.

I tried this pink crackle polish over Wet n Wild White and it crackled just fine ( on my index and ring nails ) so I will assume that these polish's will crackle over other brands of polish. The pink could be more pigmented, so I doubt I will be trying this over anything other than lighter polish bases. I used 2 coats of the whites, then 1 thick coat of the pink crackle.

While I really only dig black crackle, I had to try this kit out. At 5 bucks I will most definitely pick up another one of these.....  Next time I try this I will use a profane amount of the pink crackle over a base polish.

Also; removing this crackle polish was super-duper hard. Worse than glitter polish. I only used 2 coats of the clear top coat that came with this kit. I did not use base coat over my artificial nails, but I felt my polish remover could not break through the clear top coat..... also this was one of those odd smelling polish's.... you know; the ones that smell extra chemically?


While the nails with the Wet n Wild white base crackled much better than the white polish that came with this kit, the white polish that came with this kit was much more pigmented.......
 

o