Monday, December 26, 2011

escándalo!!!!!!


Yes, the polish I am wearing is called Scandalous Blue Glitter, but the real scandal is that my beautiful hand model hands have been scrubbing &cleaning, then packing and un-packing, then scrubbing and cleaning. I moved house mid- December.

Christmas eve was the first time I applied artificial nails since December 12th = I did paint my real nails in a festive glass-fleck red Sally Hansen polish -  But it wasn't the same without my beloved falsies! Even worse was looking at everyone's fabulous Christmas manicures on their blogs, then glancing down at my own torn and tattered digits.

Hopefully everyone had a safe and happy holiday & Santa ( or your families ) were generous with nail polish riches. My Mom & Dad surprised me with one of these polish & Implement kits from The Color Institute by Markwins - the same company that makes Wet n Wild Products. If you are in Canada and head out for Boxing Day ( or Boxing Week Shopping ) keep your eyes peeled for this brand because all of their nail polish collections were AWESOME this year! ( found at shoppers drug mart and Zellers HBC stores )

Okay; onto to my Christmas Eve Mani. This is a lovely sheer polish from NYC that is Available at Target stores in the USA for 99 cents. However I found this in a 2 pack at The Dollar Tree ( also in the USA ) Here is have layered it over Sinful Colors Mint Apple. On my RING nail is the old skool version of this same polish ( neat huh? ) but is is very different from the modern version. While it is still sheer, it has a lovely azure flash with sharp silver flecks.

Nightly Nails has some great photos of this polish layered over black HERE. The NYC Brand has several gorgeous layering polishs that are very inexpensive, but mostly available in the USA

Also I am aware that this is not very Christmas-ey but whenever I am pressed for time I automatically reach for fast drying pastel teal and mint shades.

NYC Scandalous Blue Glitter 2 coats layered over Sinful Colors Mint Apple

 the old skool version of the above polish on my ring nail

This photo is from an older mani -  Sinful Colors Mint Apple ( whatever that means...... mint apple? )
 

 NYC Scandalous Blue Glitter old and older version

L-new R- old

finally, I topped this off with one of the polish's from my X-mas presents from my parents, a lovely gold hued iridescent glitter. Just 1 coat.



If you hit up boxing day sales there is some every pretty polish in this kit, I will line them all up tomorrow and get bottle shots on-line as soon as my lazy vacationing *ss rolls out of bed = plus it has a polish dryer that I am totally looking forward to drying my toe nails in!

~ Thanks Mom & Dad ~

I cant seem to find hi-res photos from SDM but I think that these Color Institute polish sets might be 1/2 price this week, I am sad I wont make it there to pick up a few of these bargains because the QUO  18 mini set with the ORLY dupes is 50% off, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


o


Saturday, December 24, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE



 Seasons Greetings and Merry Christmas
 this is an old mani -one of my favorites!


to all the Nail Bloggers out there
Be Merry & Be Safe

........and please don't drink and Drive or get in a car with anyone who has been drinking!

Lots of love and perfect nail polish application with very little acetone clean up, as well as finding fabulous polish on sale on Boxing Day
to all nail polish lovers out there



Sincerely, Deez Nailz


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Hard Candy Just Nails Mini Polish's


I picked up three of these cute little Hard Candy polish's at Walmart earlier in the week.The green polish above is iridescent glitter pieces and what appears to be blue glitter. I layered 1 coat over 2 coats of Klean Color Army Green. No top coat on these photos.

( 2 coats of Klean Color Army Green )


I chose the green, orange/red and blue mini polish's

below;  Even though this is a nice colour with pretty gold-ish flecks, there was some weird black blobs in the bottle that showed up on my nails..... The cap isn't even black so I cant understand where the black came from = weird! I have read that this is similar to Hard Candy's Lava. This is 2 coats layered over a similar coloured red polish with a coat of top coat.


( my pinky nail is a careful application of LA Colors Stripe polish in Red Glitter - OMG its sooooo pretty! )
o

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