Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Giving Tree Nails

Hey there!

"The Giving Tree is one of my fave books and now it's one of my fave manis!
Saw a design on Pinterest and of course, I had to try it!
Used SinfulColors' Happy Ending for the base and Revlon's Emerald for the tree.
The red is Sally Hansen's All Fired Up.
OMG it's so cute!
Hope your day is going well!

The Giving Tree nails!!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Converse Nails!

Happy Saturday!

Converse nails today!
Got lots of positive feedback on this one, enjoy!

Converse nails!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

NOTD: Piggy nails! Oh yeah!

Happy Friday!

Hope you're well!
Wanted to quickly share my piggy nails with you!
I used Maybelline's Mod Mauve as the base and lacquer pens for the details.
Hope your day is as easy as this mani!

Piggy nails!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Airplane nails

Hi there!

Hope you're well!
Busy packing but I wanted to share my paper plane nails with you!

Paper plane nails!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

I'm moving to Africa!! Oh yeah!!

Hey everyone!

I'm sorry to say that there will be less polish posts around these parts in the future.
But I'm happy to announce that I'll be moving to Lesotho in southern Africa in a few weeks to teach English as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
That said, I'm in a lot of transition right now: three moves in less than two weeks.
You might see some random posts, as I'm going to schedule the rest of my draft posts.
But I will be posting less because of the transition.
And I just have to wrap my mind around the fact that I will be peeing in a bucket, eating no cupcakes and will not have my 100-plus polish collection to oooh and aww over:)
So bear with me as I make this huge life transition.
It will be a while before I have regular Internet access when I get to Africa.
I will be in a remote village with no electricity and running water. And did I mention no nail polish. Sniff. Sniff.
But it's the experience of a lifetime. I couldn't say no, especially with nothing holding me back or down in America. I really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
So, thank you so much for reading my blog, supporting my ideas and engaging with me! I couldn't have written this blog without your support.
Please be patient with with me and my blogging as I take this journey. I'll post pictures as soon as I can.

Hugs and kisses,


Friday, September 21, 2012

NOTD: Dandelion Nails!! Oh Yeah!!

Happy Friday!!

Hope you're doing well!
Today's nail design is an oldie but goodie. I wore this design a while back but don't remember posting it on my blog.
Oh well, here's my dandelion nail design:
Dandelion nails 

I saw this design on Pinterest and thought it was so cute!
Used Milani's Mint Candy as my base and my black and while L.A. Girls Colors nail lacquer.
I think it's cute!

What do you think? And what's on your tips and toes?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for all products mentioned with my own funds.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

NOTD: Lion King inspired nails! Oh yeah!

Hi there!
Hope you're well.

Today's nail design is a Lion King inspired look I saw cutepolish from Youtube do. Here's her video tutorial:

And here's my version:

Lion King inspired nails! 

I used Wet n wild's White Creme for the base, Sally Hansen's All Fired Up, Maybelline's Sunrise and my black nail lacquer pen to draw the trees and ground.
What do you think?

What's on your tips and toes? What's making you happy these days?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for all products mentioned with my own funds.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A random thought post

Hi there!

Hope you're well!

Random post today but here are some things that I'm loving right now:

How to take off your nail polish the Deborah Lippmann way:

I swear, this woman is a genius.

"Brother on the Slyde" by Cymande:

Funky. I swear I'm going to master the bass one day.

"Night Moods" by Chaka Khan:

I swear, there's a reason why this woman is a legend. This song is so sexy and has been stuck in my mind for some weeks now.

What about you? What's on your mind? What tunes and videos are you liking? What's making you happy these days?

Monday, September 10, 2012

NOTD: Football Nails! Oh Yeah!

Football nails!! 

Hut hut!!
I'm not a football nut or anything but I do root for my Giants, and whomever has the hardest body and cutest face:)
And since football season is here, what better way to celebrate it than with a fun mani!
This was the easiest mani ever (I say that about all my nail art designs, right?)
I painted my nails brown using Revlon's Chocolate Truffle. And then I used my white L.A. Girls nail lacquer to draw on the lines.
That's it! For realsies!

What do you think? Are you going to try it? What's on your tips and toes?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the polishes used in this post.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

NOTD: Dolphin Nails! Oh Yeah!!

Hi there!

Hope you're well! 

I knew I had to try this dolphin mani when I saw it on cutepolish's Youtube channel.
Here's her vid:

And here's my version:
 Dolphin nails! 

I used SinfulColors' Snow Me White, Revlon's Siren, Maybelline's Sunshine, Sally Hansen's Model Behavior and my black L.A. Girls Lacquer.
This design so reminds me of a vacation or something.

What do you think? Would you attempt a nail design like this? What's on your tips and toes? What's making you happy these days?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the products mentioned in this post.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NOTD: Notebook Nails!!! Oh Yeah!!

Hi there!

Hope you're well!
What better way to celebrate a happy back to school than with an inspired mani!
Thanks to the lovely cutepolish on Youtube, I have notebook nails for you!
Check out her video:

And here's my version:
Notebook nails!! 

As a writer, I got a kick out of this mani!
As always, it was easy!
I used Wet n Wild's White Creme as a base, then drew on the lines using Sally Hansen's All Fired Up and Model Behavior.
I didn't feel like drawing anything on the "pages" because I was tired and went to sleep shortly after doing that but who knows, maybe I'll try that next time.
Another fun mani. What will I try next? LOL.

What do you think? What's on your tips and toes? How are you doing?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the products with my own funds.

Monday, September 3, 2012

One-word product reviews

Hi, hope you're well!
Here's another installation of my one-word beauty reviews:

1. Freeman's Clay Mask Mint and Lemon: Nice!
I'm a huge fan of Freeman's mask and this one is no different: It left my face feeling baby-bottom soft after application.

2. Crystal Deodorant stick: Alright.

This deodorant is free of parabans and fragrance and worked OK, if it wasn't 99 degrees outside!!!

3. Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava: Vacation.

Pacifica is one of my fave beauty brands ever and this sweet smelling cream is why. It's like they packed a tropical getaway in a bottle!

4. Various products: Ghost!

Here are some recently used up products!

What about you? What products are you feeling and not feeling?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the products with my own funds.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

NOTD: Panda nails!! Oh Yeah!

Hi there,

Hope you're well!
I wanted to share a recent panda nail design I did using this tutorial:

Here's my version:
Panda nails

I used Revlon's Fucshia Fever and Deborah Lippman's On the Beach for my base and SinfulColors' Snow Me White and Black on Black for the panda's head and face.
This was so easy and cute! Got lots of compliments on it!

What do you think? Have you tried doing a panda nail mani? What's on your tips and toes?

FTC Disclosure: I paid for the products mentioned in this post with my own money.