Sunday, August 26, 2012


Hello everyone!
I haven't posted in a while. It's been a very busy month. I have been seriously slacking when it comes to nail polish! I even went out in public without ANY nail polish. It's quite shocking! I'm shocked. I'm and disappointed with myself. But you guys can tell me if I can redeem myself with this mani. They're dandelions! As you can see it isn't perfect but I still think it's pretty cute! I need some help with ideas you guys so if you have any please comment and let me know! I think maybe some more themed nails are in order because they are incredibly fun! Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Color Run!

Hello everyone! This mani is inspired of an event I went to on Saturday. It was one the funnest things I have ever done! I am officially a color runner! Its called The Color Run because as you run you go through areas where volunteers throw color powder at you. Yellow, green, orange, purple, pink, and blue! It is a 5k of pure joy! I have to admit I am not a runner. No races, no jogs, and only walking on treadmills. But I still had fun! A group of friends ran with me and we formed a team. We dressed up in costumes, we ran, and we got extremely colorful! Sure my blonde hair may have been stained green and purple. But was it worth it? Absolutely! It was awesome! So here are my nails inspired of such an amazing event!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Go Grease Lightning GO!

Hello! So my nails this manicure are themed! I went to go see a movie at the park last night which is apart of art town and the movie they were playing was "Grease"! Which is a pretty great movie! Between the singing, the hair and those oh so practical flying cars how could you not love this musical? So I decided to paint my nails with a Grease theme! I hope you like them! Click for a close up!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tuxedo Nails!

Hey everyone! So for this manicure I did tuxedos! I saw that Zooey Deschanel had tweeted a picture of tuxedo nails a while ago and I had always wanted to try them. So I did! I am pretty happy with how the turned out! It also gave me an opportunity to wear a bow tie, which I love because bow ties are amazing! They remind me of butlers. My nails are so very fancy! Well I hope you liked em! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Polka Dots and a Big Pretty Bow!

Hello! Today I did pretty much nothing. I cleaned and organized. I also did my nails! This is what I did. Polka dots and a bow. I have to admit that I love this bow! It's so cute. I have had o many of my friends ask me to do this for them since this manicure. I really do like this color. I believe it is L'Oreal but it is very pretty. The only problem with it is that if you don't put a base coat on it (which I always recommend a base coat to prevent staining) it peels off. Which is pretty frustrating when you are doing something and your whole nail of nail polish peels off! But if you do a lot of base coats and top coat then it stays for a little bit longer. Thanks for reading! Hope you liked it!

Perfectly Plaid!

Hello! Oh wow... I just looked at my calendar. I can't believe summer is going by so fast! I'm really happy that I am finally doing some summer stuff. Going to the lake, floating down the river, and at the end of the month I am going camping with some friends! I hope everyone else is enjoying their summer too. So what I did with my nails is plaid! I love prints on nails for some reason. It just looks great! Plaid is a pretty quick and easy pattern to do. Hope you guys liked it! If you have any ideas please feel free to comment. I so appreciate your support and opinions. Thank you! :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Itsy Bitsy Spider...

Hello!!! So for these nails there is a pretty dramatic story that inspired me. OK I guess that's not exactly true but I could tell it dramatically if I wanted ;). Last night I was getting ready for bed and there was a huge spider in my room! Terrified me! But I jumped into action despite my fear and conquered! See it was pretty dramatic... But without this creepy crawly I wouldn't have inspiration for this mani. So I hope you like it! Thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Oh wow. Did you know sunburns hurt? Chances are most people do know that they are quite uncomfortable. They burn, they itch, they hurt, and they make you cold. So even though its like 80 degrees outside I'm on my couch with a blanket. I think it would've been wise of me to put some sunblock on. But there's always next time. So here are my latest nails! They are floral and pretty cool! They look exactly like I thought they would! Which is always good when they don't look worse on your nails then they did in your head. Hope you liked them!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Paper Airplanes!

Hey There! What an eventful last couple of days. Some friends came into town yesterday and we had a blast. Some pretty great home videos came out of the garage and then we went and played capture the flag in the dark which is amazingly fun. I don't think the game gets enough recognition for being awesome as it should! Summer is finally starting to pick up with some exciting stuff! But maybe the things I am most excited by is these nails! I made them paper air planes! I really like them. The polish starred chipping really fast though. That means more nails soon! Check back soon :) Thanks for reading!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Polka Dots!

Hey Everyone! Just spent a wonderful day at the beach! We went to the lake and just chilled all day. It was awesome! There was swimming, lunch, and Starbucks. What more could you ask for? So now that I'm in a good mood I thought I would try something that has perplexed me for quite some time now.... Free hand polka dots. Everything I do is free hand but polka dot print is one of the hardest things to accomplish with out it looking kinda lop sided or weird at least in my experience. I went for a neon pink and one if my favorite shades of blue. The colors look very different on camera though, especially the pink. It isn't perfect.... Not even close! But I'm getting warmer I think. What's your trick for polka dots? Comment and let me know! :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cartoon Heart!

Hello! Have you ever tried to eat a popsicle while typing? If you have attempted this task I'm sure you'd agree that it is not advised unless you have,mad skills.... Which infact I do not. At least not mad "Popsicle Eating While Typing" skills. Yeah that's a thing... I think. Yesterday I did these nails. I did a black base and Finger Paints "MOTLEY" over the top and it looks really cool with the black base. I can't wait to use this on some more themed mani's. Like something to do with outer space or stars or something. But for these nails I wasn't feeling very creative at the time so I went with a cartoon heart. Not crazy creative or cool but I think it's pretty cute! I would like to apologize for any typos in this post. This week I had to send back my school computer so I set up my phone to post. I am not quite used to it yet though but practice makes perfect. Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Sorry guys for not posting this week, This week was insane! So I will try to do more this week to make up for it! Today I did some stripes. I went to Sally's Beauty Supply and they were having clearance sales on striping polishes so I bought a ton of them! I am so excited to try all my new stuff but I don't wanna take this mani off ;) I am actually surprised I got the stripes so straight because it was freehand. I hope you guys like it! Thanks for reading! Check back soon!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Owls And Such!

The other day my incredibly awesome and thoughtful friend got me these wonderful earrings. I love them so much!!! She knows I have a thing for owls. Especially in jewelry! I already have an owl necklace and ring so naturally earrings complete my obsession. 

These earrings are my inspiration for my nails. I tried to make it look like the earrings as much as possible but I admit it doesn't look exactly the same. Pretty close though!

The colors in the back and on my other nails remind me of either a rare and improbable but very cool sunset or cotton candy! It also kinda reminds me of water color paints. I didn't really know what I was doing but this is what I came up with! I was inspired by a cotton ball I was using to remove nail polish a while back and it looked a lot like this when I had gotten all the nail polish off of my nails.

I started out with a white base and then added the blue, pink, and purple. The technique I used for this is a makeup sponge and I made different areas, different colors. I thought I was just gonna press the makeup sponge on and take the makeup sponge off like you would with a makeup sponge gradient but it didn't look right when I did that. It wasn't random enough and it didn't blend well. So instead I pressed it on and dragged it a little across the nail. I kept doing this to the nail until it looked good. Here is a picture of the makeup sponge I used so you can kinda see the way the nail polish is on the sponge. 

I start doing tutorials but I have a question I need your opinion on. Do you prefer a video tutorial or a picture tutorial? I am not sure which one would be better. They both have their pro's and con's. Let me know what you think! I love reading your comments and would love some opinions and ideas. Thanks for reading! 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's-a me, Mario!

Hey There Everybody!
I have always wanted to do a Super Mario Bro's manicure. So I decided to try it! I think it turned out pretty good. My first finger got messed up this morning. Poor mushroom got ruined! I did a mushroom, a fire flower, a piranha plant, and a mystery block. I couldn't decide what to do for my thumb so I left it blue. It looks kinda messy in the picture and it actually didn't really photograph that well. But I hope you guys like it!

Light At The End of The Tunnel

What a busy week! I am almost done with school for the  school year (yay!!!) so I have been doing a lot of assignments that somehow I didn't remember to do earlier. Finally I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Oh how I long for June 1st! School has been taking me away from nail polish. How cruel? I think that should be a crime. But I managed to get in a black polish with glitter and one designed finger.  I had better plans for these but just didn't have time. I will have to do something amazing the beginning of next month to make up for it. Any ideas?

Trying My Hand With Dotting!

So I tried dotting the other day and I really like it! I think it needs some work and also a dotting tool would help but I think as a first attempt its pretty good. Sorry the cleanup is no good on this one. I love trying new techniques, even if it doesn't turn out great it is a challenge to make it better next time. This one took a really long time but I think it was worth it. I think next time I will try some brighter colors.  Let me know what you guys think! 

Funky French Mani!

Hey There!
I don't really do french manicures very often because my nails are so stained from all the nail polish so I thought I could try it with my whole nails painted with a print for the tips. I picked pink, orange, and black and white checkers. I actually like it more than I thought it would! I love this pink so much! It is Sephora By OPI. I am gonna try nail dotting next time but I don't have a dotting tools so we will see what I can come up with. Well I hope you like em! Please comment or follow!


Sorry I haven't posted in a while because I was on vacation! We went to the coast in California and it was so much fun! I wish we could have spent more time there because its just so beautiful. This is a mani that I did a little while ago and forgot to post. The white finger kinda reminds me of a zipper! The picture is a little bit blurry but I think you can still see it okay. Hope you like it!

Pink and Green Stripes!

Here are my latest nails! I am totally worn out from such an awesome yet busy week so this is gonna be short post today. I think they are pretty cute. I did pink on one hand and green on the other because I couldn't decide which color to use. I just got the O.P.I. top coat and I love it so much. I am so happy with it! Here they are! 

Makeup Sponge Gradient Nails!

Hey there!
I wanted to try a new technique that I saw online using a makeup sponge! Maybe once I get the hang of it I will post a tutorial but it is pretty easy to do. I must really like this color combination because I realized after I did this that it looks kind of similar to my color blocking nails. But it was good for a first attempt so I know what to improve on next time. Check em' out!

The Ants Go Marching One By One!

Hey There!
I really like this mani! I really love all the spring looks! I am preparing for spring but I am getting so psyched for summer! Maybe we can skip spring and go straight to summer. I had to take a couple tries for the pattern on these but I think they turned out pretty good! I hope you guys like it! Love to hear your comments and ideas! Click for close ups :)

Spring Challenge #3- Fruit and Dots

So this is the 3rd task of the Spring Challenge and I know I am a bit late again with this one but at least I got it done! This week is Fruit and Dots! I really wanted to do pineapples because they are an amazing fruit but I didn't have the right color for it :( so instead I did strawberries! Which strawberries are pretty great too. Please comment about any ideas or comments cause I love reading them! I hope you like these! 

Don't forget to check what other girls did:
Taya, Ducky from I love pretty colours, Sue from Creative Nail Design by Sue, Kat from Hooked on polish, Kelly-Ann from Nail Art by Kelly-Ann, Mateja from Purple Glitters, Aylin from Posh Nail Art, Brianna from Welcome To Brianna's World!, Aurora from World of Happy Nails, Mateja D from Mateji ustvarjataNail buffMoonchildAnna, Colorfulbottle from Colorful bottle's blog, Thalie from Glazed Talons, Hema from Rainbow Nails, KawaiiKagura from NailpocalypseLady-flover123, Nail Crazy, Mimi from Mimi's vanity box.

Spring Challenge- Flowers and Stripes!

Hey Everyone,
So here is look #2. I wasn't able to get the first one done but I will be on track for he rest of this ;). I know I didn't explain the spring challenge very well so I will try to make it as simple as I can but keep in mind I am not the best at explaining things. All the rules are written here but basically I need to do five themed manicures and use the four color combinations provided. For this one I used the blue and purple. I did flowers and chevrons. But I have to pose the question: Are chevrons considered stripes? Is there such a thing as chevron stripes? I think they look like stripes. Thereby, right now they're stripes. I hope you like em! I will be posting all the other bloggers who will be participating at the end of the challenge cause people keep being added. More nails soon! Click for a close up!

Here is a full schedule:
 Love and life (Apr. 14th 2012)
Flowers and stripes (Apr. 18th 2012) 
Fruit and dots (Apr. 22th 2012) 
Bugs (Apr. 26th 2012) 
Rainbow (Apr. 30th 2012)

The color combinations are:
Pink and green
Blue and purple 
Yellow and green 
Orange and pink

Laziness, Feathers, Fun!

Hey Everybody!
I declare today a lazy day! I think everyone needs a lazy day every once in a while. My lazy days might come more often than most though ;) This morning my mom was going through her wedding pictures and it was funny to see how all my family looked in the 90s. These nails are peacock feathers and stripes! At first I made the feather purple but it didn't look right though so I made it blue instead! Its kind of a mess but I didn't really have time to fix it. I have done my nails like three times in the last 24 hours! I just can't pick one look I guess. I am getting ready for the spring challenge! Its starts in three days. I hope you guys like it! Its gonna be a lot of fun. I am so psyched! 

Spring Challenge!

Ok I just signed up for something great! Its a nail challenge that Mateja from Purple Glitters is having! Its starts April 14th and there is a new mani every fourth day. The whole thing is that everyone participating gets a task that your supposed to do your take on. This challenge has a twist though because there are color combinations that you are supposed to use. I know I am not very good at explaining it but once it starts I am sure you guys will understand. I am really excited for this! Here are the lovely ladies who are participating:

Kat from Hooked on polish

And of course Mateja from Purple Glitters ( created the challenge. I am sure there will be many more that will be joining! I am really excited and hope you guys enjoy the craziness that will be enfolding. Nails soon! Bye!

Animal Print!

Hey Guys!
This week I am going crazy! It's supposed to be my week off from school but no... its not. I spent one whole day writing a really long research paper and before I could save it someone closed it without saving it. So I am really bummed out cause I have to do it all over again. These are the times I wish for a genie! So much for spring break! But doing my nails helped relieve my frustration a little bit. I really like this purple from Sally Hansen. Its called "Purple Voltage". I will definitely be posting more very soon! I am already planning new nails. Check back soon!

Fashion Statement!

It has come to my attention that color blocking is the new trend for spring. I am not a trendy person but I have to say that these nails are pretty darn fashionable. They aren't perfect but they are good enough for me. Plus they are bright and I am a big fan of bright mani's. I might blind others with neon colors but it makes me happy! The colors not the blinding people. I also wanted to thank everyone who is reading my blog! I am almost at 400 views and that makes me totally happy! I will have to do a poll or something to let you guys choose my next project, I think you can do that. I am still new with using this contraption but I will hopefully figure it out! Enough of my random rants and more nails!

I used a white base, which you can pretty much use any brand that works for you. I used Stripe Rite in "Neon Pink" for the second layer and for the blue I used China Glaze in "Frost Bite". Then topped with my favorite top coat which is Sally Hansen's Diamond Strength. 

Black and Blue.... and a Pinch of Pink!

Hey There,
Who is above a chic striped mani? Plus, add a heart and what more could you ask for! My thumb nail broke sadly... and now it is very short and it makes me sad when I see how stubby it is! Oh well, there is no use crying over spilled milk or in this case a broken nail. It will grow back eventually but until then no laughing at my stubbly thumb ;). 

Dreaming of summer!

Hello there!
Today while watching TV I saw a beautiful beach and I couldn't help but long for summer. Sand, waves and fun.... Sigh. Can you sigh over the internet? Well if you can, I just did. So I had no choice but to put summer on my finger nails! The palm trees were pretty easy to do which surprised me. Hope you like it and thanks for reading!


Did I scare you? OK I realize that I may not be very scary but maybe these nails will be scary cute. Are my hopes too high? We will find out! Hope you like em:

I didn't do such a great job on clean up on this one but I promise I'll do better next time ;). I used Salley Hansens "Black Out" for the base. And for all the designs I used Stripe Rite in Blue, Pink, and Purple. Their brand is specifically made for nail art. But before I bought these I used to put regular nail polish on tooth picks :) 

Bonjour Paris!

Bonjour mon amis!
Or in other words hello my friends! I love french things, maybe not the food so much as I do not care for eating snails, but for the most part. I took my inspiration from a really cute poster I saw the other day. I have been trying to think outside the box for inspiration for my nail polish but its hard thinking outside the box! I think maybe my mind is in a box for a reason. What exactly qualifies as out of the box? The Eiffel Tower doesn't seem boxy to me. Well anyways here it is! Au revoir!

Birds, Pigs, Anger, Oh My!

Hello People!
So I didn't add the pigs on this one but I did paint some pretty angry birds. There is something I don't understand though, which is the green pigs. Why did they choose to make them green? Are they even pigs or they another egg stealing creature entirely? See these are the things I think about ;) But I can't be the only one with these questions! I take my angry birds seriously and I need answers. Oh well I guess the world will never know. Enough of my ranting and more of the nails! Click for close ups! 

Wanna See Card Trick?

Hey Everybody,

My friend and my cousin gave me the idea for these nails. But I have to admit that I am a little distracted right now because I am seriously craving sweets! I will try to stay focused though. I am actually pretty happy with how these turned out! I had to redo the diamonds a lot though because they were all lop sided but after that it was pretty good!  More nails soon ;)

I Do Believe in Fairies.... I Do?

Hey World!
I have been wanting to do a fairy look for quite a while now but haven't really known how to go about it. I was thinking fairies in an enchanted forest but.... How do you make a regular old forest enchanted? Then I thought about fairy dust which is sparkly and wonderful! So that's what I did. Using lots of glitter is a messy job but I think it was worth it. However, I think there is glitter on everything in my living room! My fairy is just a rough draft and needs some tweaking but I think its a pretty great place to start! Click for close ups!!!

Site Seeing Anyone?

Hey guys!
I have never been to India but I am in awe of this beautiful building. I know that it isn't perfect but I don't want to mess with it and destroy what I have now :). So here is an unpolished version of the Taj Mahal! Maybe I will do Big Ben sometime or the Eiffel Tower. Even with its imperfections I hope you like it! 

Candy Canes and Penguins

There really is no explanation for this one except that penguins are really cute! I just couldn't resist.  They swim, they waddle, they slide on their belly's, they steal my heart! For my "non-thumb" nails I did a candy cane stripe. I think this adorable penguin needs a name..... Edward? Flipper? Waffles? OK I admit the last one is just cause I am hungry but it could be a pretty cute name! Click for larger view!