The rules for the award are as follows:
Saturday, January 30, 2010
The rules for the award are as follows:
Friday, January 29, 2010
M35, M64, M65, M66, M72, S6 & S9
Thursday, January 28, 2010
So in honor of the shirt and the new-fallen snow, I decided on this for my KOTD:
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Both konadis got two coats of Seche to finish....I did, however use the Konad top coat (I can't tell a big difference) between the background color and the stamp....learned that this week - thanks, Susie!!!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I did this konadicure on Thursday, but didn't get a chance to post it...it is Diamond Cosmetics "Don't Teal My Heart Away" and my first Color Club, "Worth the Risque" - I used plate M4. I then added a large crystal to the ring finger, mainly because I smudged the stamp - GRRRRR.....I really love this color from DC, and as others have said, this formula is very smooth and opaque in 2 coats. Plus, for the price $2.50~ish a bottle, they are fast becoming my new favorites.
I had read a review (thanks to Fashioned in Finland here) about the Color Club holo, and I am so glad I bought it on that recommendation...it is very hard to really pick up the holo on this stamp, but I was surprised at how well it shows up as a stamp! So good to find other polishes that work with the konad system.....I can't wait to use this as a base color - it's really fab.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I decided to compare all the peach/orange/coral colors I have hauled in the past week. They are all China Glaze. (I didn't plan it that way, I just REALLY liked the colors) I also read that these peachy colors are going to be the "new pink", which is actually last year's "new black" ......along with blue, turquoise, lilac, purple, yellow, green, (both mint and kelly)...so much polish and only 10 nails is just not fair.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
This set has:
~Tortuga Island - explore the exotic lush green island foliage
~Kyona Beach – gaze up at the cloudless baby blue sky while sunning on the beach
~Bassin’s Blue – experience subtle turquoise pools linked by spectacular waterfalls
~Labadie Beach – delight in the delicate pink hues of the setting sun
~Cape Haitian – mornings bring a mysterious pale violet haze over the mountains
~Paradise – savor the natural beauty of Haiti along the endless sandy beige beaches
Remember 25 % of all sales is going to help the women and children of Haiti..
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
WOW - WOW - WOW! I can't believe this is on my nails, and better yet - *SINGS LOUDLY" I love it! My first bottle of Jessica Polish is King Tut's Gem............whoa, Pharaoh.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I have so many new hauls from the past week....and there is no end in sight. I just love all the blogs I am reading and following (hint-hint! Every time I see a new color or design, my artiste brain (I am a musician and photographer, ya know) just goes bonkers. Even if I never use half of the colors I have ~*yea right*~ they are like a crown filled with jewels....I just can't stop looking at them; the little sparkles, glitters, hexes, mattes, cremes - am I just plain crazy? YEP!
Grab something, hold on - here comes my "haul":
Sally Hansens were on clearance for $1.80 each.....
These SH were on clearance for $2.83.....
Picked these up at Rite-Aid, again SH was BOGO 1/2 and the CQ and Wn'W were $1.99 each.
And yesterday, was Konad haul day. LOVE OC NailArt....the prices are the best, and the service is even better. From Cali to WV in 3 days. I can't tell you how quick that is.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I think I am in love ~ with a nail polish. Today was the 1st time I have ever used the CG and OMGsh, pure seduction! I'm so new to this whole nail thing, I never knew that such goodness could come from a small bottle of pigment and "stuff". Although I am not totally in love with the 'nadicure, I can tolerate it.....until tomorrow. ;)
So here is how I worked it:
2 coats of CG Secret Peri-Wink-le (a most beautiful color):
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I am so excited...now, this was not a true haul, it was a UPS haul....and I even had to meet him at the bottom of the driveway (he called me!). Here's why:
This is the view from the back of my house (yes, it's a fake-out HDR)...the thing is with 24 inches of snow, it's hard to haul anywhere!
I will be back in a few hours...gonna swatch and 'nad later. I am so excited.
Friday, January 8, 2010
1st Konadicure EVER!
~ Special Polish in White, Blue and Yellow using M19 and M60. I added a little gold heart later. This was about 3 days in to the mani, so there was a bit of wear, but still, not bad for a 1st try!
Here is #2!
~ Special Polish in Red and White using M19 and layering with M45 and added a snowflake from M59. One little clear crystal on ring finger.
Take a look at #3:
~Special Polish in Yellow for tips, M19. Layering done with Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Blazing Blue. Plates M18, M52 and M9.
Here comes the next one, #4:
~Base coat - 2 coats Wet N' Wild Goldmine. Special Polish Metallic blue for lettering using M17, M18 and M52.
*disclaimer - we LOVE WVU sports, however, we lost both the Gator Bowl and A BBall game that day, so this mani was promptly removed by halftime...LOL!
AND - #5
Here is where I decided to get a little more creative, I think....
~ Two coats of OPI Merry Midnight (LOVE THIS COLOR!!!!). Special Polish in white and plate M54. One little crystal on ring finger.
DRUM ROLL ~~~~~~~~~ KOTD!!!!
~ Base is 2 coats of ICING (some sort of metallic blue, there is no tag and it's
REALLY old)....Special Polish in White and plates M60 & M69. I tried to make the "argyle" angle across the tips of my nails - solid fail - still working on my technique, as you can tell...anyway over the tip, I used Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Diamond and for the snowflake, Sally Hansen Salon in Pedal to the Metal. I think it's OK - but as soon as my China Glaze Khrome Collection gets here (oh my), I'll be using those for my metallic stamps.