Friday, October 31, 2014

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Here's the mani I wore today - even got away with it at work! I don't interact with too many people and so far only 1 person noticed my nails, so we'll see if I can sneak in with nail arts more often!
When it came time for the pics, I have to say I'm a bit bummed that they didn't turn out that great...the light reflection and the complex polish layers..gah, it looked much better on my nails! I guess it'll be a while before I get the hang of nail photography well enough to show the polishes as I mean for them to be, so tips are appreciated!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Behind the Scenes - Polish Removal using Julep's "Party's Over Kit"

Putting on that glitter or textured polish is a lot less daunting when you know removal's going to be easy! So which getting ready for my next mani, I had my husband snap pics of what my removal process looks like. Hope someone finds it useful!
Husband's got the caps on his fingers from Julep's "Party's Over Glitter Removal Kit" for a little demo - he doesn't have any polish on!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

#StampingSaturday - Silver Roses

Yet another Saturday, and my work mani managed to last without chipping (just minor shrinking from Seche Vite ), so it's time to stamp over it!
For my base I wore Zoya Carter - a pixie dust! I love purple and this has so much sparkle!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lime Dandelions

This is a mani for Mental Illness Awareness Week (NAMI) Oct 5-11, which I didn't get around to posting, but here it is!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Bats!!

Surprisingly this year I'm intrigued and drawn towards Halloween manis. I have maybe 3-4 orange polishes and basically no stamping plates with Halloween imagery.. so, what better excuse do I need to order MoYou London Gothic plates and pick up a new polish? ;)

#52WPNMC - Week 3; Matte

Week 3: I went with the matte prompt. Other choices were 60's and textured. I really wanted to try and do matte blue nails, like ones I pinned so long ago but didn't get the polish name. So I used what I did have on hand.
Julep Marisa topped with NYC Matte Me Crazy 
I stamped the flowers using plate m57 and Konad Special White. It's been a while sine I used this white to stamp and it didn't want to cooperate with me. 

A lot of you might have seen this pic on Pinterest, & it was the inspiration behind my mani. Maybe I'll get a navy blue someday and be able to match this closer :) 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

#52WPNMC - Pink

For Week 2, the choices were either a 3 color gradient or pink (or both..or any combo of the two) and I tried to incorporate a little of each, but mainly pink!
It's like pink candy corn, lol! 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

#StampingSaturday - Black & Silver Floral

So, I don't own a lot of OPI polishes, but more and more variety of colors has been showing up at Marshall's recently (or maybe I just go there more often, lol) so every now and then I'll come home with a new bottle or two (2 packs for $8!) and the most recent is DS Coronation. There are so many prompts and challenges going on in various FB groups that it's hard to narrow down sometimes, and it being October and pink everywhere for breast cancer awareness, I really wanted pink and silver. But looking at my stamping plates to see what catches my eyes, had to go with the tried and true - Konad Black!
The floral design is from PUEEN SE04B plate. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

#52WPNMC - Week 1

I stumbled upon the 52 Week Pick and Mix Challenge late in the week and lucky for me, the first week's prompt was something I actually tried to do already that week! Dual purpose mani :)
The prompt is - gradient and/or teal!