Friday, September 28, 2012

I Am Liquid Jelly’s Jealous Cousin.

Not really- I’m not her cousin, but I am jealous. Jealous that I didn’t come up with this beautiful layering combination:


Liquid Jelly (Liz) posted these nails, mimicking the infamous Clarins 230 polish,  and I have been admiring them for the longest time, and I finally decided to try them out.




I used Liz’s “recipe” for the guideline of my attempt at her layering combination, but I didn’t have any of the polishes she used, so I made due with what I had. Below is her recipe, along with mine:

Liz’s Recipe:

  • 2 coats of Sinful Colors – Daddy’s Girl (3 recommended)
  • 2 coats of Orly – Space Cadet
  • 1 coat of Maybelline Colorama – Sonic Sunset (flakie)

My Recipe:

  • 2 coats of Nicole by OPI – Show You Care
  • 1 coat of Maybelline Color Show – Purple Icon
  • 2 coats of Hard Candy – Beetle
  • 1 coat of Finger Paints – Flashy

I’m not sure if  Purple Icon was necessary for this look, but it looks gorgeous over Show you care! I plan on posting that combination in a separate post sooner or later.

I got so many compliments on these nails! It’s insane! I think Liz is a genius- she does some pretty awesome swatches, combinations, reviews, and nail art, so if you haven’t already, you need to check out her blog!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

White and Silver Zebra Nails

I don’t have much to say about these nails. Zebra nails aren’t anything special, but everyone (including myself) always loves them.




I used Sally Hansen – Pure White Tip for my white base, and L.A. Colors – Live for my silver base. I used a Stripe Rite striper in black to make my stripes.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Polished Keys

A while ago I painted my neighbor’s key. She really liked my Easy Madagascar Inspired Nails, so I painted her key to match them. (This key is actually kept at my house; in the event of them leaving their key in their one of cars or something, they come to my house and ask for it. It happens quite a bit actually!)



I painted their last name on this side. I blacked it out for confidentiality, but if their last name was Smith, I probably wouldn’t have. There are so many Smiths! Seriously, who doesn’t know a Smith?

Onto the next key- I just painted my house key a few days ago:

Try to find the significance on this side… (I’ll tell you at the end of the post)


*HINT*- it’s a red shoe.


*HINT*- It’s sparkly.

Need another hint? It’s my house key.

The other side doesn’t have anything to do with the shoe side, but I think leopard and red look perfect with each other!



Can you tell it says Walmart behind the polish? No matter how many coats I put on, it still showed through.

Both of the keys are super bubbly because I’ve been trying to use up old top coats without using them on my nails. After a while I might take the polish off of my key and paint something new on it. Maybe I’ll use a not-so-bubbly top coat so it looks nicer.

Ready for the answer as to why I painted a red sparkly shoe on my house key? It’s supposed to be like the Wizard of Oz. “There’s no place like home.” Get it- home, house key? Only a few people got it when I showed it to them. Oh, well! As long as I get it, it doesn’t matter if others get it :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Half Stripe Manicure

Boy have I missed blogging! The last post I made was about the Liebster Award, and the last nail post was over one week ago!

These nails were from a while ago, and I was stumped when thinking of something to paint on my nails. I decided to go to my copy of “The Wah Nails Book of Nail Art.” I went from page to page, trying to find something fast and easy to paint on my nails. I finally decided on the half stripe mani featured on page 26.



I used China Glaze – Electric Beat for my blue base. I then used a white striper to mark where I wanted my stripes to start. I filled in the areas I wanted white with Sally Hansen – Pure White Tip. Once the white dried I used a black striper to create the black stripes.

This mani actually looked better in person; in the photos you can see some smudging and air bubbles. In person, it looked nearly perfect!

I hope to get back to more frequent and constant posts soon. Please forgive me if I don’t! On the plus side- I have a lot of Halloween posts already on my files from last year, so you can expect double the nails in October! Unfortunately, you still have to wait a month for that!