Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Love & Beauty Magenta

(Both are named Magenta but are two different colors. I'm wearing the one on the right.)

Hey guys! I have to be honest I think the label was a miss print because I have 2 bottles that are different colors but have the same name. If you know what color they are please let me know! I used 3 coats of Love & Beauty's Magenta and then sealed it with a top coat. This color is the most beautiful hot pink I have ever owned!  Hope you love this color as much as I do! 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Galaxy Nails

What Colors I Used:
Wet N' Wild Black Creme
Wet N' Wild French White Creme
OPI DS Extravagance
OPI Significant Other Color
L.A. Colors BCC570
Caribongo Glitter
OPI Not Like The Movies

Hey guys! I have been seeing so many awesome space nail designs lately so I thought I would give it a try. If you would like to see a tutorial on how to create this look CLICK HERE . Hope you all have a wonderful day! Don't forget to Comment and subscribe!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Hey guys! Today's manicure is from Pure Ice in the color Scandal. Scandal is a beautiful rich deep plum color with tons of shine! I used 2 thick coats of scandal followed by a coat of Seche Vite to seal in the look. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday! Don't forget to comment and subscribe to get the latest updates! 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hot Pink Marbling

Hey guys! Just wanted to drop in and show you what I created today! Yes it's another water marbling!!! If you want to learn how to water marble click Here. First I painted all my nails with one coat of Wet N' Wild's French White Creme. Then I used OPI William Tell Me About OPI and Forever21 Love & Beauty in Magenta to create the design. I hope everyone enjoys this look and don't forget to comment and subscribe! 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Purple Ombre Nails

Hey guys! Just wanted to show you this beautiful purple ombre look I did today. From left to right! Revlon Plum Knight, OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, OPI  DS Extravagance, OPI Planks a Lot, and Essie Bangle Jangle. I hope you all love this look! Don't forget to comment and subscribe! 

Featured Friday

Hey guys! Today's Featured Friday comes from my nail polish loving friend Kelly. She used 3 coats of SinfulColors Beautiful Girl along with Essie's Shine Of The Times only on her thumb. I've seen a ton of people throwing Shine Of The Times on top of a solid color lately and I have to say I LOVE IT! Thank you so much Kelly for sharing this beautiful girly look :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Feather Nails

Hey guys! I was browsing around on Chloe's Nails and I came across an amazing tutorial on how to create feathered nails. I went out yesterday and bought a pack of feathers from Pat Catans for only $1.31 and it has TONS of feathers in it. I used 2 coats of OPI Cuckoo For This Color and Seche Vite as my top coat on my four nails. Hope you enjoy this tutorial and make sure you stop by and show Chloe's Nails some love. 
What You Will Need:
OPI Cuckoo For This Color
Base coat
Top coat

1. paint all fingernails a solid color except your ring finger. Apply a thick base coat to the ring finger.

2. Take your feather and place it onto your wet nail.

3. let the base coat dry with the feather on it. Once it is done drying cut the extra feathers off. 

4. throw on your favorite top coat to seal it in and your good to go!

The Nail Polish Tag!

Hey guys! I saw that Hopeless Shopaholic did a nail polish tag and since I read it I got tagged :) Go check out her page Here to see her answers. I'm tagging anyone who is reading this and Sun-Dried Lacquer

Answer the questions
Tag 5 other bloggers
Let the bloggers know that they have been tagged 
by leaving a comment on their page

1. How many nail polishes do you have? Only 83 .... I think I need more ;) 

2. What is your favorite brand of nail polish? Hands down Essie! 

3. Do you like crackle polish or do you hate it? I like it but I hate that it dries up fast :( 

4. What was your first nail polish brand? Wet N' Wild.... Who doesn't love great nail polish for .99 cents?!?!

5. If you are going to have a nail polish line, what are you going to name it? I never really thought of this but off the top of my head I would name it MixedMama :) 

6. What nail polish colors do not compliment you? I'm not sure yet lol. I only wore dark colors and now I'm branching out. Once I find a shade i'll let ya know! 

7. What nail polish colors do compliment you? Pinks, Reds, Purples, Blues, Greens... wow seems like they all do! 

8. Name two of your best nail art friends. Oh man I can't just pick two!! I would have to say my aunt Robyn and my two friends Kelly and Ana.

9. What was the best nail polish gift that you ever received? I would have to say this Christmas when my husband surprised me with a 20 piece nail art kit!  

10. Make a speech thanking the blogger who gave you this tag. Thank you April for tagging anyone who read this! I had tons of fun doing it! 

11. What is your second favorite nail polish company? OPI

12. Glitter or no Glitter? Yes, tons and tons! I just hate taking it off lol 

13. OPI, China Glaze, or Essie? #1 Essie #2 OPI #3 China Glaze 

14. When do you change your nail polish? Whenever it chips or when I do a new tutorial 

15. What's your favorite color on your nails? Essie's Lady Like... It's a beautiful nude/pink color!

16. Darks or Brights? Both! I love dark colors in the Fall and Winter while in Spring and Summer I love bright colors! 

17. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment? AHHHHH they are bare right now!!!! But don't worry they will only be bare for a few more seconds! 

18. Matte Nails--In or Out? I love the look of Matte nails but have never tried it. 

19. French Manicure? Love it! Simple and classy... you can always throw on some nail art and jazz it up! 

20. Favorite Winter Color? Essie's Soul Mate or OPI's William Tell Me About OPI

Hope you all enjoyed this tag! If you decide to do this then comment below and I will check out your post! Don't forget to Comment and subscribe for your regular dose of nail awesomeness! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How To Create A Heart

Hey guys! Today I was totally shocked that I got picked to be featured on Essie's Facebook Fan Page for my Valentine's Day Mani: You're The Only One For Me. I sat down and read all the wonderful comments everyone had wrote and I noticed that several people wanted a tutorial on how I created the heart. Needless to say I was super excited and started right away! Sorry my heart is kind of on the chunky side, its the best I could do with my 15 month old hanging on my leg :) Hope you all enjoy and don't forget to comment and subscribe! 

What You Will Need:
Essie Lady Like Nail polish 
Wet N' Wild French White Creme Nail Polish 
Seche Vite Top Coat 
Plastic bowl 
Dotting Tool or toothpick 

1. Start off with 2 coats of Essie's Lady Like and let them dry.

2. Pour a small amount of white polish onto a plastic surface. Then take your dotting tool (or a toothpick) and make a "V" at the bottom of your nail. 

3. Make another "V" right above the previous "V".

4. Shape your heart until satisfied. (i.e. round out the top of the two points)

5. Throw on your favorite top coat to seal your design and your done! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine's Day Mani: You're The Only One For Me

Hey guys! I wanted to hold off on the Valentine's Day Mani's that I'm going to be posting at the beginning of  February but I'm so in love with this look that I had to share it early! I used 2 coats of Essie Lady Like and then with a dotting tool I used Wet N' Wild French White Creme to make the heart. Finally I sealed it with my favorite top coat from Seche Vite. Click Here  to see step by step on how to make a heart. I hope you enjoyed this look and don't forget to comment and subscribe! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Anchors Away

Hey guys! I have been seeing tons of people posting their version of sailor nails so I thought I would jump on in with them. For this look I used 2 coats of Essie's Bangle Jangle, 1 coat of Revlon's Plum Night, and used the anchor off of image plate BM08 with Konad's special polish in white.Hope you enjoyed! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I Dream of Poppy!

Hey guys! The other day I ran to Drug Mart for milk and wouldn't you know I wound up over at the makeup aisle and picked up 4 Wet N' Wild nail polishes. If hot pink and coral had a love child it would be Dreamy Poppy. This color is beautiful and great for spring or summer! I used 3 coats of Wet N Wilds Dreamy Poppy, 1 coat of Wet N Wilds Black Creme and topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite. Hope you enjoyed and don't forget to comment and subscribe for my latest looks! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Featured Friday

Hey guys! Today's Featured Friday look comes from a long time friend of mine, Ana. She created this electrifying manicure with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in the color White On, 2 coats of Milani Neon in the color Pink Hottie and then topped off with 1 coat of Sally Hansen Dries Instantly. This is such a beautiful neon pink color, it makes me wish it were summer time. If you would like to be featured on my blog feel free to send me an e-mail at mixedmama1031@gmail.com with pictures and a description of what you did. Hope you all enjoyed this awesome look.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ski Teal We Drop

Hey guys! I used 2 coats of OPI Ski Teal We Drop, took a makeup applicator dipped it into OPI Last Friday Night and dabbed it on the bottom of each nail. I then went in with the 2 butterflies from image plate M78 with Konad's special polish in white and placed them on each nail. Hope you love the look! make sure to comment and subscribe to see my latest looks!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Purple Mint Marbling

Hey guys! I am proud to say I have conquered water marbling!!!! With several failed attempts in the past on my record I thought it would never be possible. So I decided I would give it one more chance and if I failed I would let my dreams of marbling go. Thankfully I didn't fail this time and I learned the secret to getting awesome results! USE A LIGHT BASE COLOR! Try these five easy steps I used and see amazing results. I hope you enjoy my step by step tutorial. Make sure you comment and subscribe to see my latest looks! 

What I Used:
Essie Mint Candy Apple
Essie Soul Mate 
Seche Vite Top Coat
Cup of room temperature FILTERED water
Mechanical pencil or Orange Stick  
Nail polish remover

FIRST: Paint your nails a base color of either white or a light color. I used two coats of Essie's Mint Candy Apple. Make sure your base color is COMPLETELY DRY before you continue to the next step. Once they are dry tape your fingers off so that only the nails are showing. This will help cut down on the clean up time at the end! 

SECOND: Drop in a dot of the first color (Essie's Soul Mate) and then a dot of your second color (Essie's Mint Candy Apple) in the middle of the first dot. keep alternating the colors till you get your desired amount of rings. If it's not spreading well try tapping the cup on the side and if that doesn't work then start over.  

THIRD: Take a toothpick or mechanical pencil and make your design in the polish (best results happen if you place the pencil or toothpick in the middle and swipe outwards since the outer ring may be dry).

FOURTH: Once you have your design ready pick which area you like best and stick your nail in the water at a 45 degree angle. Leave your nail in the water and blow on the polish left over for a few seconds. After a few seconds the polish will be dry and you can take a Q-Tip and swirl it around till all the polish is gone and then pull your nail out of the water.

FIFTH: Repeat for the rest of your nails. Once you are done peel off the tape and clean up around your edges with a bit of nail polish remover and a Q-Tip. Throw on your favorite top coat (I LOVE Seche Vite Top Coat) and you are done!