Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me!

So, my nails have been a bity flaky and I’ve been waiting for them to stop before I submit them to polish again and it’s driving me cRaZy!!! But, I have several things I want to try soon and I might just start doing stuff again out of impatience. ^^  PLUS, last Tuesday was my 19th Birthday(Happy Birthday to Me! Heehee!)  and my lovely sister, Kendle, my wonderful grandparents, and my amazing Mom all gave me nail stuff! Which I’m dying to use!

I had gone with Kendle to one of her classes so that I could register for my GED, and after that, we went to Sally’s Beauty Supply while we waited for Orange Leaf to open. FYI, Orange Leaf is a self-serve, frozen yogurt place that is absolutely amazing. And they are becoming gluten-free for all you out there watching that aspect.

Anyways, the polish. :) So we go in Sally’s and right away, I saw that they had some magnetic polish from Finger Paints and knew that I had to get some! It’s a bronzy color that’s really cool and it’s really neat how it works! I would totally get another color too!  It’s Finger Paints Magnetic Nail Color – Cop An Attitude. The next one was in a dollar rack and how could I have passed that up? Lol Savvy – Golden Honey and I also got a sparkle polish by Finger Paint called Laugh My Art Off.  You have to get a couple layer for it to be it’s own polish, but I think I’m gonna use it mainly as an accent. Another design idea of mine. :)

Here’s what my grandparents sent me!!

Cina Nail Art Flirtini and Pink Cosmo, Cina Nail Art Decals(hearts), and two really cute files! I like the peacock one best! I had actually been thinking the other day that I should mess around with some stuff like this(not sure what to call it. ^^)  and so it was perfect timing! I’m gonna get some wheel thingy’s that have several compartments to put it in so it doesn’t spill everywhere.

And then, Mom and Dad gave me theses! It’s a Sally Hansen Acrylic Top Coat, Nailene Artist Expressions kit and a Sally Hansen “No More Mistakes” Manicure clean-up pen. I so needed another top coat cuz my Orly top coat is getting low…. The Artist Expressions kit looks really neat and I’ll have to do something with that soon. I’m hoping to have a friend over this weekend to do her nails so hopefully, I’ll have another post coming soon.

So, yea. I had a pretty good birthday. We had Reubens for supper, German Chocolate cake and I got lot’s of goodies.

As you can see…..I have a sweet tooth that the Candy Man would be jealous of. Lol It also gives me motivation to work out harder. Heehee! I won’t let those pounds catch up to me! :D  Oh, and I got the Bourne Trilogy!! So Excited!! This is literally what I did when I opened it. 

Lol, Anyways, hope you all are having a wonderful week and hopefully, I’ll have another post soon. :)

In Christ,

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hungry for the Hunger Games?

Yea! I have FINALLY posted this one! I know it's WAY late to be posting about the HG, but oh well. :) 

And as you all know, I love doing nails. And whenever I get the chance to do someone’s nails, I pounce. I was talking to a friend at church, last Sunday, and she mentioned that she was going to the midnight premiere of The Hunger Games, which was last Thursday. And somehow, it came to the point of me offering to do Hunger Games nails for her! And so she came over and we did them!

I haven’t actually read the books, but they sound really interesting and I’m hoping to read them in the next year or so. So on the thumb, we just did HG with a layering of three colors cuz I don’t have a gold color yet. The index finger represents Peeta in the book and he’s the son of a baker. The middle finger is for Katniss, who is from the mining district(so I heard) and she has a costume that explodes in flames so that’s that nail.

On the ring finger, we have the circly design from on the book. And like I said, I haven’t read the books and I haven’t seen a real copy, but we have the internet. ^^ The pinky, was for the district 12, and I guess it's where Katniss and Gale would hunt together. 

So there they are! It was very interesting doing a theme nail for once and i'm looking forward to doing it again. :) Thanks again to Katie for letting me do your nails!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

St. Patty's Day Is Comin' Up!

Is everybody ready for St. Patrick’s Day?! I know I am! The corned beef and cabbage is already calling my name…And with any leftovers(ha!), we’ll make Reuben’s for my birthday diner. ^^ Yumminess in my tummy!

 On to the mani’s!

So last night I did my nails with China Glaze base of “Tree Hugger” and I used three other colors of stipper brushes, white, light green and dark green. Oh, and I always use a base coat to protect my nails. Sally Hansen Green Tree and Bamboo Strengthener.  And I use Orly’s Polishield 3-in-1 Top Coat. I have noticed that it gets bubbles in the actual coat and I don’t really like that. Any suggestions?

And today, I used base coat, China Glaze base color of “For Audrey”, the rainbow is of several acrylic colors that my mom had from couple years ago and they are still good! Then for the other toes, I just used the acrylics that 
 correlated with the rainbow, plus two.

For the “gold”, I layered three things. Sally Hansen Insta-Dry “Lightening” first, then Sinful Colors “Let’s Meet“ for some extra sparkle and then last but not least, Art-Deco Stipper Pen Gold.

I really liked using the acrylics and I will definitely be working with them again. :D I also was using some thin paint brushes that I had bought from Micheal's, Simply Simmons, and they are really good.

So there’s my St. Patty’s Day stuff!  If there’s anything y’all want to see, tell me and I’ll see what I can do!

In Christ,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Demo hands!

Hola! I have a feeling that I’m very quickly becoming addicted to blogging. ^^ But that’s ok. It’ll give me some good practice with my writing skills.
So, in the past three days, I have obtained nine polishes. Er….Six polishes and three strippers(strip-ers). Augh! I feel so dyslexic right now! I can't tell if i'm writing the right word!  *^^*  Strip as in a straight line. :P

 Both of these are L.A. Color-Color Craze and the first one, the glittery one, is NP447 Jewel Tone and the beige is NO403 Mega Watt. Jewel Tone is a clear coat with glitter, great for playing up a plain color and the beige is quite shear so you’d need at least three coats to have a good color. I also bought a white, gold and silver strip-ers.

 When I normally do my nails, I do what I call “demo nails” which is a different design on each nail and that’s what I did last night! I used just about all my new colors and I used a lot of ideas from other people. So here’s my disclaimer: None of the following designs are mine unless I actually say they are mine. If I don’t know who did that certain design and you(reader) do, please message me so that I can give credit where it belongs. :) I will try to write where I got each idea however. Most of these today I have found on Project:Nails. Link below…

On to my nails!

Since there are so many, I’m not going to describe them all. If there’s a particular one you’d like to know how I did, then message me. The middle finger is the only one that I can actually fine who did it and I copy that one from “LOVE4NAILS” on YouTube. Here’s the link.

I happen to be very proud of the fact that there’s not a stamp on any of them. Aka, all free-handed. :D I have to say that the ring fingernail on this hand could have done without the inside diamond. :P It looked fine with just the first two.

Anyways, that’s all I have for today!
In Christ,

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My First Haul!

So……I originally planned on this being a personal blog, but I’m thinking that I’ll make it into a craft/diy/nail blog, but mainly nail blog since I love doing it so much. ^^ This will force me to come up with my own ideas, but I’ll still be doing things I’ve seen. :D

So I normally go to Sally’s Beauty Supply shop and Wal-Mart for my polishes, which mainly consist of Sally Hansen, China Glaze, Orly and Pure Ice, but I recently found out that Target has Sinful Colors and some O.P.I’s! I was ecstatic and I just had to buy some! None of the O.P.I’s really caught my eye, but there were a couple of the Sinful Colors that got my attention.  So here’s my “haul”.

While I was looking at the polishes, I saw the crackles and I just figured, what the heck, and decided to get one. :D  Anyways, from left to right, we have Sinful Colors Happy Ending 946, Gorgeous 804, Let’s Meet 928 and a Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat Fractured Foil 03.

I am so looking forward to using them! I have some ideas of what I want to do, so hopefully I’ll be more consistent with blogging than writing in my diary. Which is like…never. My goal for this blog is to post once a week. No promises though, but I will really try.  Well, until next time!

In Christ,