Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Silver Studded Nails

Got to try out my new nail art tidbits from dollar last night! I got a bit carried was too much fun to stop! My index finger was originally supposed to be striping tape but I'm in LOVE with the bullion beads. The texture is just toooooo awesome!

Thumb: silver square and regular studs

Index/Middle: Silver bullion beads. SO FREAKING AWESOME. I was worried they'd be super hard to put on, but they were even easier than the studs ^^ I tried to get a pattern on the index finger, but it doesn't show up that well. Next time I'll put the beads closer together like on the ring finger.

Ring: Silver bullion beads, faceted studs, regular studs

Pinky: Silver foil nugget sheet, faceted studs
The silver foil was harder to apply than I thought - couldn't get it to "shred" as well as I've seen on others. Thinking it'll just be a matter of practice.

And sorry for all the bubbles...I think I used too many layers of top coat since I was worried about bits falling off >.<

I'm just in LOVE with these nails. Usually I change my nails every day/two days, but these will be staying ON as long as possible. I'll probably do a different design on my left hand tonight with more bullion beds ^___^

Bonus story: The necklace I'm holding means SO much to me. The dog tag is my boyfriend's from his military days. We joked about how me having to finish school in the US was like my military service. He has another dog tag, but this is his original one. ^^ I hadn't worn it before now because I didn't have a chain, but I got this gorgeous and unique silver one from my mom for my birthday. It fits perfectly together and all my jewelry matches - necklace, heart bracelet, couple ring ^_^ (and class ring, if I still wore it hahaha )

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DNA Haul!

So I have more NEW things to show off! I've been wanting more nail art trinkets - studs, striping tape, etc. Reading blogs I heard a lot of good things about Dollar Nail Art. I have to say, I was VERY impressed! Hit "read more" to see everything!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Birthday Makeup Haul

Hello everyone!

Today I'm venturing out of the nail polish world into Megan's territory! The 24th is my 21st Birthday, and my brother and sister-in-law got me a TON of new makeup! (Most of the credit goes to my sister-in-law, I don't think my brother could tell lipstick from mascara!) They basically bought me a whole new make-up bag worth of stuff and I'm super excited to share all of it with you!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

American Southwest Nails

Seeing a few dreamcatcher nails and a turquoise nail tutorial using the saran-wrap method(no original link, anyone have it?), I decided to do a whole Southwestern themed nail set! A lot of this was spontaneous, but I am in awe at how awesome they came out.

Tiger Nails

This weekend, I got to attend an MU football game! Thankfully we won against ASU, and I got to wear these awesome nails to the game! I also tailgated and visited the Chancellor's Residence(oldest building on campus, and our chancellor really lives there!), where I took this photo in their lovely garden.
I also got some cash from my dad for my birthday, which I promptly spent on nail art trinkets from! I'm super excited for everything to come in and share all the new designs and goodies!
The base is a gold gradient, with the stripes painted on top with a fine striping brush. The glitter is this wonderful gold/red combo from Sinful Colors - I'm in LOVE with it! The multi-colors really make the nails sparkle, even indoors. Please let me know if you want exact color names :)