Monday, December 30, 2013

Playing with PixieDust

I stopped by Ulta last night and played around in the clearance section for a while. You can't beat the finds in a good clearance section sometimes and Ulta is no exception. I found a few Zoya polishes marked way down and snatched them up!

Two of those polishes are Zoya PixieDust textured polishes. And I love them. I have a bit of a love affair with textured polishes, though I only had three. I am so glad I could add these to my collection.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Green and Copper

It's been a week since I've posted and I feel terrible. It has been an absolutely insane week and I had so many things going on. Starting today, though, I'm back to my normal routine and will be posting regularly again. 

I was at Wal Mart with hubby this weekend and I picked up a couple of Salon Perfect polishes. One of which was Dirty Martini. I really only grabbed it because hubby loved it so much. He's really been digging green nail polish on me lately. I'm glad he picked it out, though, because it's a gorgeous shade.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Post #10 - Dry Marble Tree

Sometimes, the best nail art designs are the simplest ones. Of course, I still need them sparkly but there's something nice about a simple design. With everything that was going on in my last Christmas post, I thought I would do something simple this time around.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Post #9 - Matte & Glitter

 I've been loving the combination of glitter and matte top coats these days so I wanted to do a Christmas design based on that. I picked my favorite Christmas-y polishes and went to town!

Also, I'm playing around with hand posing and photography a bit. So, for the next week or so, my photos might be all over the place. Sorry!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Post #8 - Water Marble

It's been a long time since I've done a water marbled manicure. I don't know why because I love doing them. I always get frustrated and angry but, when it's done, I always love it. 

I've also recently rediscovered my love for a matte finish manicure. It's amazing how much a matte top coat can change a nail color. But throw a matte top coat over some glitter and you can make amazing things happen.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Post #7 - Candy Canes

Who doesn't love candy canes? Well, I'm sure some people don't. Anyone who doesn't like peppermint, perhaps. But I love them. They're such a fun candy. I especially love the fruity candy canes. But the classic red and white stripes of a peppermint candy cane are what I love. With my love of patterns, and all. 

So, translating candy canes to nail art is one of my favorite Christmas designs. It's super cute, super festive, and (best of all) SUPER easy!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Post #6 - Snowman

So this isn't necessarily a Christmas post but oh well. 

My favorite thing about this time of year isn't the holidays, oddly enough. I love the snow! I adore it. Living in Michigan, I am one of very few people who seem to like snow. Most people whine and groan when it snows but I just want to play in it. And what is the first thing we want to do when we play in the snow? Build a snowman!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Post #5 - Presents

I am very fifty-fifty on this manicure. I was really happy with it at first. I had a very specific idea in mind and it did not go where I wanted. Still...

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Post #4 - Santa!

When planning my Christmas designs, I knew right from the start that I had to do a design inspired by the big man himself; Santa Claus! You can't forget about the jolly old fat man and his fabulous red suit. He brings joy to millions and he's instantly recognizable. Best of all, his suit is SO SIMPLE to recreate as nail art!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Post #3 - Christmas Glitter!

Well, we are in the last two week stretch before Christmas! Since there are only days left to show our holiday cheer, all of my posts from here until the 25th will be Christmas designs. I have a lot of fun ideas and I can't wait to share them with you all!

For today's design I did something simple but SUPER sparkly!

Monday, December 9, 2013


I don't want to do solely Christmas nail art this month. I want to add in some fun Winter-themed nail art, too. Winter is my second favorite season; right after Fall. What I love about it is snow. Snow is just so pure and pretty and sparkly and soft looking. I just love it!

This is a design that I actually did over the weekend and never got around to posting. It's all about snow. And orange. Just because. :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Post #2 - Polka Dot Gradient

For my second Christmas nail art post, I wanted to do something not necessarily Christmasy but in Christmas colors. I rummaged around in my stash and realized that I don't have a lot of greens. Well, I do but not nearly as many as the other colors I have. I need more! Ha ha! 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


I wanted a nice wintry design because, frankly, it hasn't felt all that wintry here in Michigan. The temperature is all over the place and we haven't had a decent snowfall yet. Since we are less than three weeks away from Christmas, I want to be in a snowy frame of mind. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Post #1 : Simply Stamped

One of the new polishes I got last month was A-England Tess D'urbervilles. It's so gorgeous! I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it at first, then I decided to wait and do something Christmas-y with it.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Shredded Half-Moon

I didn't realize quite how many new polishes I had that I hadn't tried out yet. I thought I had used most of them and then I found a bunch more! This is a manicure that I meant to post yesterday and totally forgot about!