Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Another Gradient

Man, I know.  I do a lot of gradients.  It's because I'm lazy, and they look good, and there's an absolutely endless amount of color combinations that you can use.  They're wonderful.  Hugs and rainbow sherbet to  the person who invented sponge gradient manis. 

For this one, I chose the boldest colors I could find at the time.  It ended up being royal blue, purple, and neon pink.  I think they look really great together- kind of cohesive- and are super bold, which is what I wanted at the time.  Awesome for summer.

Boom.  Brights.

Products Used:
Revlon Royal
China Glaze Gothic Lolita
Venique I'm a Sucker for Wedges
Zoya (as base coat) Purity

Monday, August 5, 2013

My last post was in January

I'm a terrible blogger.  I could use the wedding as an excuse... but I won't, because it isn't, and I'll tell you why in a second.

So anyway- I'm married now!  That's a thing that happened.  But the reason why I won't use that as an excuse is because I started a new blog.  And I set a sort-of schedule for myself.  And I've been keeing to it (for a couple weeks which yaaaaay better than no weeks).  I've posted some of my nail things over there, but mostly it's just a blog about my life.  My DIY projects, decorating my home, posts about weddings and things I learned/craft ideas... just a bunch of stuff in general.  If you're interested, I'm calling it Happiness Unexamined.  

The important part is that I'm going to return to blogging here.  I am going to start by back-posting a couple of things from the past in order to give myself some time to catch up, but then I'm hoping to get on a regular schedule here.  So.  Long, rambly story short- I will be back to posting here, but I will also be posting over there so you can feel free to follow both, one, the other, or none.  If it's none, I'm not sure how you are here reading this. 

And since I can't make a blog post without any photos- here's a few from the wedding.

All photos were taken by our wonderful photographer, Melissa.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Game Day Nails!

The skins are in the playoffs so... party like it's the Superbowl!  I did some game day nails for the game this afternoon.  This was really fun!

Products Used:
China Glaze Merry Berry
Spoiled Designated Driver
Wet n Wild 449C
China Glaze Electrify
Essie As Gold As It Gets
Milani Jewel FX in Gold
LA Colors Art Deco in White

Monday, December 31, 2012

Rainbow Dot Nails

I've seen this style floating around the Internet lately, and seeing as how I can't let a rainbow pass me by, I decided to give it a shot.  I received a set of dotting tools for Christmas- yay!- so this was my first shot at using them!  Very cool!

Not too shabby!  There's a few things I would do differently next time, but overall I think it was fun and bright and cute for the end of 2012!

Products Used:
LA Girl Matte Black
Zoya America
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening
China Glaze Gaga for Green
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue
China Glaze Gothic Lolita

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My Christmas Day Nails- Snowflakes and Santas

Stamps and freehand!  I haven't done either in a long, long time.  I loved these for Christmas, and my family loved them too!  I got an entire set of dotting tools today, so expect some polka dot manis in the future!


Bonus Phone Pic:

Products Used:
China Glaze Electric Beat
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep
Essie Pure Pearlfection
BM 14
SH 17
Zoya America
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Petal Pusher
China Glaze Dance Baby
Wet n Wild 449C

Monday, December 24, 2012

Green and Gold Winter Holiday Mani

Simple, subtle, lovely!  Like gold decorations on a Christmas tree.  I needed something quick that I could wear to work, and this was it!  I'm loving this deep green- I used a brand I've never used before- something cheap from Target because I was in a hurry.  And I was pleasantly surprised!  The perfect green for what I wanted.

Products Used:
Sonia Kashuk Emerald City
Essie As Gold As It Gets

Thursday, December 20, 2012

NOT a Gradient! Wow! Glitter instead

A break from gradients for me.  This one was especially difficult to capture on camera.  I used two red glitters- one micro and one chunky- and the microglitter just did not want to capture on my camera!  Trust me though, it was very lovely and I got compliments at work.  The different size/shape glitters gave it interest and depth without being too much.  Sometimes I feel juvenile in glitter manis- which is fine most of the time!  But this one seemed work appropriate, and definitely appropriate for the Holiday season!

Products Used:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Red Carpet
Priti Polish in Union Jack