Thursday, April 25, 2013

Neon Splatter

Hello!

So it's official - I LOVE splatter manis! They just look so amazing. Although I had some trouble getting the nail polish to splatter effectively(see middle finger). I added some contrast with a simple polka dotted pointer.



A lot more photos after the break! (Seriously, I took so many photos! I just loooove these nails)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Different Shades of Blue: Handprints

Hello! I'm keeping up with the challenge! :)

I have to apologize for the terrible photo quality. I did these at a friend's house so I didn't have my light box. And my friend's apartment is almost entirely brown...so that's why the background is so weird. Plus my camera battery died after only a couple pictures, so I could play around with better lights.


Check out the other bloggers participating!
Carmina from Cubbiful
Cordia from Seriously Swatched
Jessica from Nail Polish Anonymous
Kelly from Peace Love Lacquer
Laura from Little Laura Loves
Nicole from Dipped in Lacquer
Paulina from Paulina’s Passions
Rachael from Rachos Nail Love
Roxana from Beautylicious



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nail Party!!

Hello!
So last Friday I have 5 awesome friends come over for a nail party! Four were (South) Korean girls participating in an internship program at my university that I volunteer with. The fifth was Peter, one of the other program ambassadors.

They bought me pizza(thank you thank you thank you!) and while I did nails, played Scrabble. Or, as one girl called it, scramble. :) 
Here are the nails, lots more photos after the break!!
Based off a Van Gogh painting

Galaxy-inspired

Neon, glitter, and studs!

Purple tear drops and GLITTER!

A MAN-icure. :) Glitter on the thumb, totally not me. That's what happens when you give a willing "victim" and 4 girls free reign of polish!

More more after the break!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Different Shades of Blue: Fishtails!

Hello! I'm actually on time for this post. :)


These are my second attempt at fishtail nails and I LOVE them. I did these a few weeks ago (hence the lovely longer nails) and totally want to try it again sometime soon!





Go check out the other bloggers participating!
Carmina from Cubbiful
Cordia from Seriously Swatched
Jessica from Nail Polish Anonymous
Kelly from Peace Love Lacquer
Laura from Little Laura Loves
Nicole from Dipped in Lacquer
Paulina from Paulina’s Passions
Rachael from Rachos Nail Love
Roxana from Beautylicious



Sunday, April 21, 2013

Different Shades of Blue: Autism Awareness!

Hello!

It's been so long since I've had time to post! Sorry for being MIA - emergency root canal! Thankfully it's all over, and my pain and swelling have finally gone away.

Instead of catching up on my mountain of homework, I decided to blog! :)


So I have the Puzzle Pieces and Blue Ruffian done :) At this point, I'm going to skip the awareness ribbons...not enough time!


Puzzle Pieces

 


Not that crazy about these....it was so much harder than I though to make it look like real puzzle pieces!

Ruffian:

Here is the plain ruffian - LOVE these nails! The color combo has a nice Fifties vibe and the design was surprisingly simple. :) 


Of course, I love glitter and bling so I had to add some sparkle. These are teardrop rhinestones from a set I got at Icing. 

Go check out the other lovely bloggers participating!

Carmina from Cubbiful
Cordia from Seriously Swatched
Jessica from Nail Polish Anonymous
Kelly from Peace Love Lacquer
Laura from Little Laura Loves
Nicole from Dipped in Lacquer
Paulina from Paulina’s Passions
Rachael from Rachos Nail Love
Roxana from Beautylicious







Friday, April 12, 2013

Different Shades of Blue: Blue Gradient

Hello!

Time for another Different Shades of Blue challenge post!


Originally I was going to do ombre nails...but I realized I don't have enough blue polish of the same tone in different shades! For some reason, I have very few really light or really dark blue polishes!

Instead I did a gradient!

Here is the "in progress" shot. I just LOVE how smooth the gradient came out, so I popped on a matte top coat and took a few photos :)


But that's nowhere near sparkly enough for me! So I added......glitter!




Base is Salley Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "Choco-Latte". The pink tones in it make it the perfect nude for me!!
I then did the gradient over that with a makeup sponge using Wet N' Wild "I Need a Refresh-Mint".
To do the glitter gradient, I just used the brush bottle from Forever 21's Love and Beauty "Turquoise". 

If you didn't notice yesterday, I've cut all my nails down!! I was getting so tired of the peeling (any suggestions??) and I've noticed a lot less chipping on these than usual! 

Go check out the other amazing bloggers in this challenge!

Cordia from Seriously Swatched
Jessica from Nail Polish Anonymous
Kelly from Peace Love Lacquer
Laura from Little Laura Loves
Nicole from Dipped in Lacquer
Paulina from Paulina’s Passions
Rachael from Rachos Nail Love
Roxana from Beautylicious
Tina from Light of the Moon Nails


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Nude and Neon Half-Moons

Hello!

The weather has once again gotten dreary, but I'm still thinking of summer!

Strong and sweet, demure and daring - pairing neons with nude is PERFECT. And studs, like glitter, make everything better!





Let me know what you think!

*Some of the colors, as many neons do, did not stay true to color in the photographs. My apologies :( 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Different Shades of Blue: Rainbow

Hello!

The Cards game last night was AWESOME! However, we got back at 1am so I'm really glad I had these done ahead of time!


Again, here are the prompts:

At first, I wasn't thrilled with my gradient, but after adding glitter I loved it! It's amazing what a glitter topcoat can do!





Go check out the other really awesome bloggers participating!

Cordia from Seriously Swatched
Jessica from Nail Polish Anonymous
Kelly from Peace Love Lacquer
Laura from Little Laura Loves
Nicole from Dipped in Lacquer
Paulina from Paulina’s Passions
Rachael from Rachos Nail Love
Roxana from Beautylicious
Tina from Light of the Moon Nails

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals

It's baseball season!!

I usually go to one or two games a year with the program I volunteer for.

Tonight we're going to see the St. Louis Cardinals! My mom's family is mostly from St. Louis, so even though I'm a KC Royals fan, I can appreciate the Cardinal fever :)

Of course, my nails had to match the occasion!





The STL logo, over white and over red/glitter. Plus two baseballs!

On the other hand I did something simpler, white half moons with red glitter!




Let me know what you think in the comments! And what team do you cheer for??


Different Shades of Blue: Blue Flowers

Hello everyone! It's time to kick off the Different Shades of Blue: Autism Awareness challenge! 

It's being hosted by Seriously Swatched, who you should totally check out!



Here are my flowers!!




I am fairly "blegh" about these nails....while they were nice, definitely not my favorite flowers. However, I'm super excited about my rainbows for tomorrow!

Go check out all the other amazing bloggers participating!


Cordia from Seriously Swatched
Jessica from Nail Polish Anonymous
Kelly from Peace Love Lacquer
Laura from Little Laura Loves
Nicole from Dipped in Lacquer
Paulina from Paulina’s Passions
Rachael from Rachos Nail Love
Roxana from Beautylicious
Tina from Light of the Moon Nails

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Break My Bonds - It's Spring!


FINALLY - I can say it's Spring. Warm weather, sunshine, and GREEN.

This is a manicure I did awhile back - chains! Totally inspired by My Nails Are Dope!










Also, I'll be joining an Autism Awareness challenge next week! Here's a peek at the challenges - if you're a nail blogger and are interested in joining, please send me an email! And if you'd like to do the days along with us, just let me know and I can share photos here :)