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Monday, May 27, 2013

Quick and Simple Nail Art Tip! (Short Tutorial Video!)

Hi lovelies! 

So I had something a little different than this in mind for today's post, but as usual my editing program is being a pain in the acetone LOL. 

So, while I'm working out the kinks on that one, (it should be up sometime in the next two days, *knock on wood!*) I made a quick little tutorial video, to show you guys one of my little tricks that I use to save myself the effort of trying to clean my make-up sponges, after using them for nail art. 
I get alot more use out of one sponge when I use this trick, and save myself from having to buy them all the time! :) 

So here's my tutorial on how to do it!:

If the embed doesn't work for you, you can click this link to view it on my YouTube page

So that's my little tip! Hopefully it helps some of you out!

Let me know, what are some of your favorite nail/make-up tips and tricks? Write them down in the comments! :)  

Love you guys, and I hope you're all having a fun Memorial Day Weekend! <3
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Swatch & NOTD Featuring "Break A Leg-Warmer!"

Hey lovelies! :)

So today I have a quick little swatch and Nail Of The Day for you! :) 

First up is swatches! 

This is Sephora by OPI - Break A Leg-Warmer

Break A Leg-Warmer is a super pretty blue-gray creme. It's opaque in two coats, dries quickly, and has a great formula! 

You may remember that I swatched this before when I swatched the whole Tinseltown Collection, but since that was back before I got my camera,(boooo, blurry iPod pictures!)  I figured I'd do a little re-swatch with a better picture. :) 

So now for our Nail Of The Day! 
For today's NOTD I added a coat of Sephora by OPI - Justa' Pinch Of Glitter to my ring and thumb for glitter accent nails! :) 

I hope you all had a great weekend! Have a happy Monday! :) 

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fun With Holographics, and a Nail Art Contest! :)

Hi lovelies!! :) 

Today I'm showing you some pretty holographic polishes, and the nail art I did with them! :)

These holographic beauties are: 
Layla Hologram Effects - Mermaid Spell 
Zoya - Storm.

This all started because Jen's Nail Files  just hit 2k likes (congrats Jen!! :D) and is having a nail art contest to celebrate! 
The theme of the contest is to pick a name of one of the polishes from Darling Diva Polishes
, and translate it into nail art! 
So for my entry, I chose the name "Blue on Black" and I thought to myself, ooh I should use my blue and black holographic polishes!! :) 

So here's what I came up with, holographic Butterfly wings!  
I gotta credit my cousin Sarah for this too, when I told her about the contest she suggested doing Butterfly Wings! So thanks Sarah!
You can check out her blog here ! :) 

I also did this one, but I wasn't all that happy with how it turned out. I definitely liked the butterfly better, so I submitted that one for the contest. :) 

These were supposed to be the interlocking dots design, like this one I did earlier this year. It didn't work out quite so well this time though LOL. 
I think it was mostly because my nails are short little nubbins right now, so I didn't have much room to work with. 
So, it came out kinda more like an abstract design. Oh well. :p 
My cousins husband said it looks like footprints, and now I can't unsee that! LOL :p 

Here's the up close of my failure. LOL :p 

So make sure to go check out the contest, it's still going and there are going to be 12 winners, So you have a pretty decent chance at winning! 12 people will win a bottle of Darling Diva Polish that was custom designed just for Jen's Nail Files! It ends on Tuesday. I can't wait to see who wins, I'm sure it's gonna be a tough decision for Jen because so far all the entires I've seen are amazing! :) 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

French Mani Fun!: Zebra Print Acrylics!

Hey lovelies!
So remember how in my last French Mani Fun post I told you how these leopard print acrylics were my favorite set of falsies I've ever painted?
Well uhm, yeah, that's changed now. 

Because these have got to be my favorite falsies I've done, my favorite French Mani I've done, and it only comes in a close second for my favorite Mani I've ever done EVER.
(The #1 all-time favesies being this rainbow zebra print mani!

So here they are, sparkly hot pink zebra stripe French falsies!! (Ahh!! :D) 

(P.S. Sorry about the excess glitter around my cuticles, I got really excited and didn't bother with cleanup before I started snapping pictures LOL) 

For this mani I used: 
Kiss Nails - Everlasting French Tip Acrylics 
Sephora by OPI - What Aura Gonna Wear? 
Sally Hansen - Black Nail Art Pen 
Pixel - Pixel Dust 
Seche Vite Top-Coat

I also pulled the little Loubitan trick and painted the underside pink too! (I can't wait til my natural nails are long enough to do that again!!): 

(Ahem, pay no mind to the fact that you can see my messes un-shaped natural nail on the index finger LOL) 

I. LOVE. THESE. :D  !!!

Oh and hey, if you're wondering at all about the process of how I did these, there's a little mini tutorial coming soon, so stay tuned! ;)

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NOTD: Sparkly Black & Pink Nail Art!

Hey again my loves!! 

Today's Nail of the Day is some quick little nail art that I did last naught! :)

This look was inspired by this pin that I saw on Pinterest! So props to whoever's nails those are that came up with this first! :) 

For this mani I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Twisted Pink with a coat of Sephora by OPI - Meet Me at the Disco for the sparkly pink nails, then I used Zoya - Storm for the sparkly black nails, an used Storm on a striping brush to make the crosses, and then I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Celeb City on a dotting tool for the little studs! 

I really like this look and I'm pretty happy with how it came out, even though my ring finger cross came out a little wonky LOL! :p

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Friday, May 10, 2013

NOTD: Fun with Zoya Happi!

Hello there my lovelies! 
For today's Nails of the Day, I'm re-swatching Zoya - Happi, and also having a little French Mani fun with it! :) 

I got Happi back in January during the Try 3 Free promotion, and it's definitely become one of my top favorite polishes in my collection now! :) 

Happi is a pretty, summery, pink with coral shimmer, and in in the right lighting you can even see a hint of green shimmer! :) 
It's perfect for Spring and Summer, and now that warm weather is finally here in PA, I'm super-duper loving this one! :) 

I tried to capture the green shimmer, but it's tough to see on camera. You can see it in person though, especially in the sunlight! You can definitely see the gorgeous coral shimmer though! :)

Now, time for a little mini French Mani Fun! 

For this one I used a base of the nude color from the Mark. Mode & Trend Collection, which is a light nude with pink shimmer. Then I added on Happi for French Tips, and sealed with a coat of Seche Vite! 

I think the shimmer of the nude really complemented the shimmer of Happi, and the result was a nice Springy, shimmery French! :) 

I hope you're all enjoying nice weather like we're having! Spring coming around always puts me in a happy mood! :) 

BONUS! Check out this gorgeous rainbow! This came out over my neighborhood the other day after it had been storming all day long. It was so bright and beautiful, and it was perfectly arched all the way around! I haven't seen one as bright as this in a long time. :) 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand Swatch & Review!

Hello again lovelies! 

Today I'm reviewing and swatching one of the polishes from the OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand collection, "Can't Let Go."

(P.s., my dumb brain forgot to take a bottle shot, so this is a stock photo I found online! Sorry about that! Total brain fart LOL) 

I actually borrowed this from my sister Jess. It is sooooo pretty you guys! 
This was my first time using a sand textured polish, and I have to say, it wasn't as rough as I thought it would it be. Which is a good thing, because even though I obviously wanted to try it, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about having scratchy nails! :p 
But they weren't scratchy at all! It's just like wearing a matte glitter, only like 20x more matte! 

Just look at this beauty! 

"Can't Let Go" is a beautiful violet purple, packed with purple and silver micro-glitters.
The formula is very good, I only had an issue with drying time, but that was my own fault. We all know I'm a little OCD about coverage, so I did three coats to make sure it was completely opaque. The problem with that is, I didn't know that you're only supposed to do two! LOL. I didn't read the bottle beforehand, I just went at it, and about 10 minutes later they still weren't dry all the way. I asked my sister if it took this long for hers to dry, and she asked how many coats I did. Thats when she said, "Oh no, didn't you read the bottle? It says you're only supposed to do two!" OOPS! :P 
It did dry, it was probably about 20-25 minutes before it was all the way dry though. 
But like I said, it was my own fault for being impatient and not reading the instructions! LOL. 

Overall this is a really good polish though! 
It did start to chip after two days, but then again that might just be because I did too many coats. 
Removal was what you expect for a glitter, not fun! LOL. But that's just because its glitter. The "sandy" parts removed pretty easily, it was just the glitter I had to scrub at. But that's glitter for you, removal is always a pain in the acetone! ;)

It's super pretty though, and I couldn't stop staring at my nails the whole time I had it on! I definitely want to try some more sandy textured polishes after this! :) 


(Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review, all opinions are my own! :)

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Rainbow Glitter Gradient Tutorial Video!

Hello my lovelies!! 
I have something really special for you guys today, 
A brand spankin' new video tutorial!! :D 

In this tutorial, I show you how to do my Rainbow Glitter Gradient that I did for Flip-Flop February! 

I hope you enjoy, let me know in the comments what you think! 

(If the embed doesn't work for you, click/copy&paste this link:

I hope you guys like it! I think it's my favorite one I've done so far! :)
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Friday, May 3, 2013

My SUPER DUPER LATE Easter Nail Art!! (Oops! :p)

Hello lovies! As you may or may not know, I was SUPPOSED to take part in an Easter Nail Art Challenge hosted by the lovely Corrine over at Galactic Lacquer, buuuut I was a gigantic fail.
I did the art for it, but I never got around to posting them because life got kinda crazy around Easter time, and then my editing software was being a pain in the pa-tootie, but now I'm FINALLY posting it for you guys! LOL

So here's the Easter Nail Art, 2 months later. xD