China Glaze Techno Teal + Sally Hansen Grey Area

    July 30, 2011

    WOW! This polish was amazing... I kept staring at its gorgeousness ALL day!!! You just HAVE to click on that top photo above to enlarge it...You can really see how awesome this polish is. This is two coats of China Glaze Techo Teal. Of course, I can't have a manicure without adding a little something extra (even though this polish didn't need it). I stamped it with a leave print or at least I think it is a leave or feather print. I am not really sure....But I used Sally Hansen Grey Area. I chose that color because I didn't want a stamp that popped. I wanted one that kind of blended in. So what do you think?

Nail Life Nail Revitalizer + Haken Cuticle Oil

    July 26, 2011

    Today I thought I would share with you the nail strengthener and cuticle oil I use. I got both of these brands for the first time about a month ago from Sally Beauty Supply. The cuticle oil is called Haken Essential Fragrance Cuticle Oil. The main ingredients are Vitamin A, E, &D, oils of safflower, apricot kernel, canola, and sweet almond. I have tried both the Mango and the Tropical Blend. Both smell wonderful, and I have noticed a big difference in my cuticles. I will be buying this again.

    The nail treatment, Nail Life Nail Revitalizer, is formaldehyde free, and it is supposed to work well for problem nails that are weak, split easily, cracked, thin, soft, or peeling. At first I thought I liked this treatment until I noticed that I am still getting tiny cracks in my nails. My nails do feel stronger though, but that could also be from some of the polishes I wear. I don't think I will be buying this again when I run out.

    Has anyone tried these two brands before?

10 Minute Manicure: Wet n' Wild Blue Moon

    July 24, 2011

    This was a really quick manicure that I did. I think it looks like snake skin.  I stamped on the print on my bare nail with Wet n' Wild Blue Moon. I messed up my pointer finger when I was doing clean up with the polish remover.. haha... I hate when I do that. Anyways, I like posting the occasional super quick nail  design for people that don't have much time for their nails. All of these pictures were taken inside no flash. It was gloomy outside that day. So what do you think? 

Flower Nail Design

    July 22, 2011

    You can click on any photo to enlarge it .

    This design is LOUD, but then again I like loud. I think the dried flowers were a bit large, but still cute. I have many, many pictures for you today. I have pictures of the base coat (Sinful Colors Unicorn--3 coats), the stamping polish (GAP Wine), and pictures without the dried flower. So what do you think? Should I have stopped at just the stamped nail and eliminated the flower?

    My cuticles are a little red because I just cut my cuticles and applied cuticle oil. 

Professional nail color for summer 2011 fresh in fashion

My Giveaway winnings arrived!!

    July 20, 2011

    Olivia from Livy Lu Lu hosted a wonderful giveaway, and I was excited I won. I received the package today with this cute little note! I can't wait to try these polishes. These are my first Essie polishes (if you do not count top coats) as well as my first scented polishes! Go see her blog at

    Thanks again Olivia!!!!

My First Attempt at a Sponging Nail Designs

    July 20, 2011

    Hello everyone! I am a little embarrassed to show you photos of my first attempt at sponging (I even removed the ability to enlarge the photos haha). I have seen this technique all over blogger and the many blogs I stalk. I thank you for introducing this to me.

    I think it turned out descent. I learned a lot in my first attempt, but I think my next attempt will be MUCH better. I am not going to lie; clean up was terrible. I had so much polish all over my fingers, so of course it semi-stained them. Polish remover just kept smearing the polish around haha... I bet I used 20 q-tips. Please tell me I am not the only one.... (So please ignore my smurf fingers!)

    The polishes I used were Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint, Old Navy Tip Toe Seal the Teal, and Erre Due 73 (which I received in a giveaway from Cel's One Year Anniversary Giveaway.. She sent me some AWESOME polishes). I  do like the polishes I choose for my first attempt. In the photos, Erre Due (the top/last layer) doesn't look even but it is. In person all the polishes fully covered the nail. I guess the light hit it in certain places so it looks uneven in the photos. Maybe I should have started with a fully painted nail instead of working on a non-polished nail.

    Please share with me your first attempt at sponging... Do you have a blog post with pictures? Anyone find a really good tutorial somewhere? Okay, on to the pictures....

    Inside No Flash

    Inside No Flash

    Inside No Flash

    I bet you are wondering where the crackle in the next series of photos is coming into play... Well because I didn't like how my first attempt at sponging turned out, I figured what better way to save a manicure !!!! =)  Crackle fixes any messed up base coat... Don't be fooled by this zoomed in nail shot above, I picked the BEST one!

    Inside No Flash

    Inside No Flash

    Outside in the sun

    Outside in the Shade

    Outside in the Shade

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