Monday, May 28, 2012


I saw this design floating around and I decided to try my shot at it... I decided to use Zoya's America (my absolute favorite red) to go along with China Glaze's Electrify.  I love how it came out, it's probably one of my most favorite designs ever.

Products Used:
Zoya America
China Glaze Electrify
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pastel Glitter- 2 Weeks of China Glaze

Whoops, this post is late!  I had some parent meetings so I decided to go fairly subtle.  I just found these gorgeous Wet n Wild glitters at the store and scooped up a couple so I decided to put one over China Glaze Oxygen!  I had a hard time capturing the gorgeousness of the glitter but I think you get the idea!!

As a side note, my nails feel so nice!  I don't feel that they're growing particularly quickly, but they look nice!  Too bad I ruined my experiment by biting them all off when thinking about graduation.  

Products Used:
China Glaze Oxygen
Wet n Wild Coloricon in Speak When Spoken To

Monday, May 14, 2012

Grey and Chunky Purple- 2 Weeks of China Glaze

This one was spur of the moment.  My friend came over so I did her nails, and then I decided to do mine too.  I had to remove my turquoise one, and then I grabbed Stone Cold because the last time I tried it, it chipped by the next day and I didn't even get to enjoy it.  I seem to have that problem with matte-type polishes.  So I put on Stone Cold, which I love in theory, and then threw on yet another Milani glitter.  I really like the effect- it's shimmery, and I love the dark grey with the purple.  Yum!

Products Used:
China Glaze Stone Cold
Milani #581 Lavender

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Turquoise Mermaid Nails- 2 Weeks of China Glaze

Well I haven't noticed my nails growing any quicker or anything, but they seem to have gained some strength.  A couple broke right when i started, but now they're all down to about the same length, and maybe it's wishful thinking but something seems to be happening!  Yay!

I picked up this neon in the store the other day and immediately came home and put it on.  Then I found the perfect glitter compliment to it.  I got tons of compliments on this color... I wore it to class, and a lot of my friends commented on how bright the color was, and how much they liked it.  It's a great color for summer!  It's definitely a neon... goes on basically sheer (this is two coats over a coat of white) and dried matte.

In the pictures this looks a little more Tiffany blue than turquoise.  It's pretty robin's egg blue, but it's BRIGHT.  

Products used:
China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise (neon)
Milani #582 Teal

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Peachy Chevron for a Beachy Feel- 2 Weeks of China Glaze

Like I mentioned before, we are having some much needed sunny weather here in Oregon these past few days, and that has put me in the mood for some BEACH.  One of my favorite summer colors is Peachy Keen.  It just feels so happy to me.  So I knew I wanted to use it, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it... when I went through my stamping plates and discovered the chevron-ish stripes on Bundle Monster plate 201.  Sold!  I grabbed one of my metallics (GREAT for stamping) and hopped to it.  I was hoping the stripes would come out more blue, but I think it looks just fine as this silvery color.

Products used:
China Glaze Peachy Keen
China Glaze Devotion
Bundle Monster plate 201

So now a few questions for you guys- what's your favorite summer shade?  And what are your thoughts on chevron stripes- just a fad, or here to stay, and do you love em or think they are overdone?  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Raspberry Glimmer- 2 Weeks of China Glaze

This one was a quickie.  It's China Glaze Wicked Style with Kleancolor Chunky Holo Fuchsia on top.  Yum!  It was fun and glittery and exactly what I needed for a few glum days in Oregon.

Products Used:
China Glaze Wicked Style
Kleancolor Chunky Holo Fuchsia

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Scotch Tape Mani: Blue and Pink? (Red)- 2 Weeks of China Glaze

I really like it when my fiance is involved in my nail polish whatnot.  Usually it goes like this:

Me: What colors should I use?  I have red, pink, purple, blue...
Him: Blue.
Me: Which shade?  I have these four.
Him: That one.

It's very helpful.  It cuts my decision time in half.  This time he chose Electric Beat.  I decided to kick it up a notch and put half of it as Make Some Noise... which I thought would be more pink/orange, but over the blue looks pretty red!  Which is fine with me, it totally matched my outfit.

Pretty snazzy for a 10 minute mani.

Products used:
China Glaze Electric Beat
China Glaze Make Some Noise