Monday, July 18, 2011

Leopard for Landa

When I first started blogging, I got so much encouragement from several established bloggers who were more than happy to help me on this crazy nail journey! Over the past few years, we have all stayed cyber-friends and become a nice little network of friends. I have had the most wonderful conversations with these girls, whether I needed a bit of encouragement or a swift kick in the pants!

Because I love my girls so, I am going to try and do some "Tribute" nails based on their designs and/or blogs.

Much thanks to Landa for being a great far-away friend! Love you, girl!

Here is what I used.
Caronia -"Sweet Surprise"
Caronia - "First Crush"
Cult Nails -"Devious Nature"
Muwah! -"Jess Kidding"

To do this design, I painted a yellow stripe down the middle of every nail, then sponged purple and pink on the sides.

I stamped with Konad Special Black using M57.

AND here is my final product! Love my Landa! Thank you for being YOU!

~Be Pawlished!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, America!

This is my 4th of July mani!

Left hand

Thumb detail.

Here's what I used:
1. pinkies - Collection 200, Hot Looks, "Show Off"
2. rings - SH, "White On"
3. middles - Colortrends by Chic, "113"
4. pointers and thumbs - CG, Millenium
I used the following plates:
BM 02

I stamped with Konad Special in Cool Red, White, Blue, Blue Pearl and CH Millennium.

Topped off with a couple of little (cheap - ya'll know me LOL) rhinestones and stars......and Seche Vite. On my ring and thumbs, I used Konad silver glitter topcoat. On my pointer, I used a little dusting of Icing "Epic Winning".

Gigi says HI and Happy 4th!

Be Pawlished!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Couple-a Swatchy things.

A couple of my favorite (for now, at least LOL) swap polishes!

Catrice "Dirty Berry"....oh, a lemming come true! Periwinkle-y, blue/purple with an "oh, so subtle" holo. More of a micro glitter, really, but gorgeous! From the beautiful, Martje of


(full evening sun)

Gigi LOVES this color - especially when I scratch her "ooh, right there"!!!!

Now, THIS is a rockin' color. I am wearing it right now, thanks to my lovely Lily and her most awesome swaps! She always surprises me with new colors from this line, and they are wonderful quality! This is 2 coats and of course, my Seche!
(inside, flash)

(inside, no flash, sun through sky light)

(morning sun, through my screened in porch).

Here is that screened porch - yes, looks a little sad, right? Well, we are putting on new screens next week and are frantically searching for cool furniture to put out here. We sold the old redwood stuff at a yard sale last week. I want to be able to use this space to entertain, so we are looking for nice dining furniture that is OK to be outside, but protected.

Be Pawlished!