Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pink Wednesday

Hey guys! Today I was having the hardest time trying to stamp my nails and I couldn't get anything right. I had somewhere I had to be so I just threw on a coat of shatter polish over my pink nails and I fell in love! I used one coat of SinfulColors Bikini and then one coat of Funky Fingers Black Scales over it. I was never a huge fan of the shattered look on long nails but I'm digging it on shorter ones! Hope everyone had an awesome Wednesday and leap day! 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wear Red For Chardon, Ohio

Hey guys! Today's look is in honor of the 3 dead and 2 wounded students in the Chardon High School shooting that happened yesterday. I know this tragedy hit me hard because I am a mother and could never imagine my daughter being in this situation and that it happened so close to my home. My heart goes out to all the students, friends and families who were affected by this tragedy and I hope we can all start the healing from this. For this look I used one coat of Wet N' Wild I Red A Good Book and one coat of NYC Broadway Burgundy Frost 116 on top. I am loving how apple like red these two colors are when they are combined together! 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Splatter Paint Nails

Hey guys! First I painted all my nails one coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On and I let it dry completely. Then I went in with SinfulColors Rise and Shine, Bikini and Dream on and dropped globs of the polish randomly all over my nails. I then went tin with a medium sized dotting tool and from the center of  the glob I dragged it outwards and then made a few small dots in different places for extra splat. On my middle finger I made a large heat with Dream On and then dropped a small amount of Bikini in the middle of the heart and swirled it around. I added a few dots of each color around the heart and then sealed it all in with my Seche Vite Top Coat. I hope you enjoy this playful look!

(My Inspiration) 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gold with Blue Flowers

Hey guys! I wanted to see how a gold would look on my shorter nails so I created this super cute flower nail design. For this look I used 2 coats of Funky Fingers Down to Earth and then went in and stamped the flower image from image plate M64 with SinfulColors Midnight Blue. Hope you liked it! 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lace Nails

Hey guys! I was browsing the internet looking at awesome nail art and I came across Emily's Nail Files nails and I instantly had to try them out! For this look I used 2 coats of Brooch The Subject by Essie and then went in with Wet N' Wild's Black Creme and stamped the flower and net image off of image plate M57. I am loving how this all came together! I can't wait to try some more lace looks! What do you think of this lace mani? Don't forget to swing over to my giveaway and ENTER.  

Friday, February 24, 2012

Blue Streak Cow

Hey Guys! I did it!!! I cut all my nails off!!!! I was getting super sick of my long nails and not being able to use the full image stamps on them and then I sliced open my daughter's head with my thumb nail and that was the last straw, they had to go! Today's look is what my husband likes to call a teal cow mani. I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen INSTA-DRI  in the color Blue Streak  and then went in with Konad's special polish in black and stamped the cow like image off of plate M61. I sealed in the design with Seche Vite Top Coat and I had just a teeny tiny bit of smudge action but you and even notice it. I am loving my short nails so much right now and can't wait to try a super dark color out on them! Hope you all enjoyed! If you haven't entered my giveaway then go check it out and enter HERE.

Featured Friday

Hey Guys! I am so excited about this weeks Featured Friday look that was submitted by Octavia R. I have been seeing tons of super colorful and crazy designed manicures lately and I love it! This makes me think of something Nicki Minaj would be rocking on the Red Carpet! 

What Colors She used:
Essie's Lovie Dovie
Essie's Play Date 
Essie's Turquoise & Caicos
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On 
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Blue Me Away 
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Caribbean Coral 
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black  

WOW! This really makes me want to try this look out! Thank you so much Octavia R. for submitting such an amazing look! Keep them coming! If you would like to be featured on my blog for Featured Friday then shoot me an e-mail at with a few pictures and a description of what colors you used. Have a happy weekend! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Icing's Magnetix- Blue and Pink Magnetic Polish

Hey Guys! I went to the mall the other day and I ran into Icing to see if they had some earnings I wanted and I came across these beauties! I have been seeing so many people raving about magnetic polishes but I could never find any under $15.00! So when I saw these for buy one get one half off I knew I had to get two so I picked up the blue and the pink. Let me just say that I AM IN LOVE!!!!! It was so simple to apply the polish and make the design. These polishes are great if you are the type of person who doesn't like nail art but just want a bit of something to jazz up your nails. All you have to do is paint on one coat of the polish and let it dry fully. Then apply another coat and while it's still wet hold the magnet 1-2 inches above your finger for 15 seconds and then your done! Once your first coat is done drying I suggest painting one finger and then holding the magnet over the nail so the polish doesn't dry up on the other nails. I'm very pleased with the polish and I love both of the colors I got. Now I want them all!!!! Have you tried any other brands of magnetic nail polish or even this one? Let me know what you thoughts were! Hope you all enjoyed!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pink Wednesday

Hey guys! Happy Pink Wednesday!! Sorry about the late posts lately, my daughter has been super sick and had a fever so I got nothing done the past few days! Thankfully she is all better and I am back on track! Starting with this super adorable look that I am loving so much! First I tapped my nails off diagonally and then did 1 coat of OPI A-Rose At Dawn... Broke By Noon and pulled the tape off while it was still wet. Then I went in with a small dotting tool and alternated between Wet N' Wild Black Creme and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On. Seal it in with a top coat and your ready to go! Hope you liked it!  Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Click HERE to enter! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Hey guys! I have been searching for a the perfect light blue for my skin tone for a long time now. The another day my husband and I went to Five Below and I found the most gorgeous baby blue color by Sally Hansen INSTA-DRI! I knew I had to have it right then and I'm so glad I got it because it is the most beautiful light blue. I used two coats of Sally Hansen INSTA-DRI Blue- Away but you could easily use just one coat this. I'm so happy I have finally found a light blue that works for me! Hope you love this color just as much as I do! Don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE.

100 Facebook Follower Giveaway!!

Hey guys! Today I hit 100 followers or "Fans" on my Facebook page!!! Yay!!! I just want to say thank you so much to each and everyone of you! When I started this blog I never thought anyone would even look at it so hitting the 100 marker blew my mind! As a thank you I am giving you all a chance to enter my giveaway! One lucky winner will get to choose one Essie nail polish of their choice. The giveaway with last until Sunday March 4th at 12:01am and I will announce the winner that afternoon. This giveaway is only open to U.S residents. Good Luck!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Star Trek Nails

Hey guys! Today's look comes from the popular movie and TV show Star Trek! I was looking for inspiration and I stumbled across Very Emily's page and she had some amazing ides! After seeing her drawings I decided to try them out for myself. First I painted all of my nails a solid black for the base color. Then I went in on the thumb, middle and pinky finger and created my galaxy nails. If you would like to learn how to make galaxy nails then click HERE to see the step-by-step process. Then on my index finger I painted half red and drew in thEngineering Insignia. Finally on my ring finger I covered the black nail with glitter to look like stars and free handed the title.

What Polish I used:
Wet N' Wild Black Creme
Sally Hansen INSTA-DRI Blue-Away 
Revlon in Revlon Red
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On 
Pure Ice Hot Tamale 
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
Pure Ice Beware 
Essie Power Clutch
SinfulColors Out Of This World 
Fresh Paint in Spruce Street 
Caribongo Glitter 

I hope you all enjoyed this Star Trek look! Let me know what you think and remember subscribe to see my latest looks!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stormtrooper Nails

Hey guys! Sun-dried lacquered posted her first ever nail art post last night and she did amazing with her rendition of a Stormtooper from the movie Star Wars. Go check hers out HERE. Once I saw her design I knew I had to try it since I too love Star Wars! I used two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme in White On. Then I went in with a dotting tool and Wet N' Wild's Black Creme and made the Stormtrooper's face. Hope you enjoyed this fun Sunday mani! Let me know what you think! 

11 Questions Tag

Hey guys! Sun-dried lacquer tagged me to answer these questions. Thanks! Hope you all enjoy!


-Each person much post 11 things about themselves on their blog
-Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post
-Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
-You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post 
-Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her

-No tag-backs

11 Things About Me:

1. I married my high school sweetheart Nathan, last summer.
2. I have a beautiful 15 month old daughter named Olivia.
3. I have been a Vegetarian for more then half my life. 
4. My favorite color is pink. 
5. I have lived in several different places but my favorite place was Ocean Shores in Washington. 
6. I love to run races with my Mother-in-Law.
7. I have 2 brothers who are 16 and 18 years younger then me.
8. My best friend is my mother.
9. I'm loving the CD 21 by Adele right now.
10. I love dancing with my daughter to LMFAO Party Rock Anthem.
11. I love playing MW3 with my husband after with put Olivia to bed.

Sun-dried Lacquer's Questions:

1. If you could only wear one nail polish color for the rest of your life, which would you pick? Hands down it would be Lady Like by Essie.
2. What brand of polish do you own the most of? I think it's a tie between Sally Hansen and OPI. Both are super amazing brands! 
3. Do you like sushi? Nope! 
4. What advice do you have for anyone looking to start a blog about their favorite hobby? Have fun with it and challenge yourself. For example, if you are really good at swatches then spice it up with some nail art. 
5. How many hours per day do you spend on the internet? That's not a fair question! Since I have a smart phone I get all mu updates sent to my phone so I honestly don't know lol.
6. What television show do you with was back on the air? I don't have cable lol but I wish Netflix would get the 3rd season of Vampire Diaries on it because I miss Damon!!!!!!
7. Best 90s song of all time? Sir Mix-a-Lot Baby Got Back 
8. Pajama Jeans- yay or nay? NO WAY! 
9. Should red lipstick be exclusively for special occasions? No, I think it can be worn at any point as long as it goes with your outfit. i.e not while your wearing pajamas.
10. Do you think more men should ware nail polish? Ewwwww no! Honestly that is the biggest turn off. 
11. Tell me your favorite things about Star Wars. The Force... Enough said ;) 

My Questions For The People I Tag:

1. What are your top 3 favorite nail polish brands?
2. What is your favorite color nail polish to wear?
3. Rhinestones- gaudy or cute?
4. What is your favorite nail trend this year?
5. At what age did you start painting your nails?
6. Who is your favorite nail blogger?
7. Sparkles or no sparkles?
8. Do you prefer swatches or nail art?
9. Which colors do you wear more of- dark colors or bright colors?
10. What you you think about water marbling?
11. What made you start blogging?

I Tag:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wonder Woman Nails

Hey guys! Today's look is featuring none other then the awesome Wonder Woman! I was browsing Pintrest and I came across a picture of awesome Wonder Woman nails and I had to try it out! HERE is a link to my inspiration. I used 2 coats of NYC 116 Broadway Burgundy Frost, 2 coats of SinfulColors Midnight Blue, 2 coats of Funky Fingers Down To Earth and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On for the stars. I hope you enjoyed this super hero mani! 

Friday, February 17, 2012

SinfulColors Love Nails

Hey guys! I used 2 coats of SinfulColors Love Nails and then went in with Sally Hansen INSTA-DRI in Blazing Blue and stamped it with image plate BM21. Love Nails is one of the prettiest blues I own and for .99 cents right now I had to get it! 

Featured Friday

Hey guys! Today's Featured Friday comes from my subscriber Cassandre Francois. Cassandre says "These were super easy to do. I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Misbehaved, any choice of black nail polish and topped it all with a clear polish." This awesome manicure makes me want to go out and buy the Sally Hansen Salon Effects and try it out! Thank you so much Cassandre for submitting this and letting me feature you! Hope you all have a Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Water Marble Mardi Gras Nails

Hey Guys! Today's look is for the up coming holiday Mardi Gras. I started out with a coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in the color White On as my base color. Then for marbling I used OPI Diva Of Geneva, OPI Cuckoo For This Color and Funky Fingers Down To Earth. If you would like to learn how to water marble then check out my step-by-step tutorial HERE

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pink Wednesday

Hey guys! I have been seeing tons of other bloggers doing a Pink Wednesday lately and since I love pink I thought I would  try it out! I started out with 1 coat of SinfulColors  Feeling Good and then put 1 thin coat of SinfulColors Forget Now on top. Then I topped off this manicure with this funky design from image plate M73 with Konad's Special Polish in Black. I hope you all enjoyed! Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mint Sprint

Hey guys! Happy Valentine's Day!!! Wow do I really need to go into detail about how much I absolutely love this color?? Yes I do!! Mint Sprint by Sally Hansen INSTA-DRI is the most beautiful mint green I have ever laid my eyes on! I am so impressed with how rich and creamy the formula is and not only how fast it dries but also how shinny it is without a top coat! I used 2 coats of Mint Sprint and no top coat in this picture.... AMAZING!!!! If you don't have this color I suggest you go out right now and get yourself one... or two.... heck! even three because I'm going out and buying a million of these!