Wednesday, November 30, 2011

a few WnW fast dry mani's & blogroll addidtions

 this was 2 coats of Silvivor, followed by a jiggly coat of NYC Backstage Brown, then I added some big copper hexagon glitter and traced around it with Stripe rite copper glitter. I am really loving Wet n Wild Fast Dry Silvivor....... I am even managing to not curse the stiff brushes when I paint my nails!

here is a few blogs I added to my roll, Also - everyone knows about F yeah nail art Tumblr, right?

 F Yeah Nail Art

Chroma Craze 

 my colored nails 

 lacquer dreams 

 all that is gorgeous 


 top coat it

 see sarah swatch 

Valentine Kisses

 the scholarly nail

 nail art passion 

 unhas decoradas by Ariane 

stuff I used for above mani - WnW Silvivor, Stripe Rite copper glitter and NYC Backstage Brown

..... and

Wet n Wild Fast Dry Sage in the City

Only 3 coats with TC - I thought I would need 4 or 5 coats but this surprised me at only 3 coats

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nail Fetish tank top w/ LMN Voilets are blue and some nail art?

this was 2 coats of an older Nail Fetish polish I found at the Dollar Tree in the USA, followed by some hearts that I fished out of a bottle of Love My Nails Violets are Blue.

The Nail fetish Polish surprised me at 2 coats..... there was some bare spots due to my application but it was a pretty decent polish for an old-timer, and it didnt smell terrible either! This is an eye-catching hot pink and a nice base for the light purple and teal hearts.

Polish's with large glitter pieces like this are a pain in the bunz - I end up fishing them out of the bottle and placing them on the nail with either a toothe pick or dotting tool. I do like the irridecent glitter that is in many of the Love My Nails polish ( which can be found at some Walmarts in the USA )

Nail Fetish Tank Top and Love My Nails Violets Are Blue

..... and some nail art

 Not sure what to call this  -

The base of this nail art is Icing Bordeaux, I added 2 coats of Wet n Wild Greys Anatomy, then used Kiss Nail Art Paint in Deep Purple and LA Colors 24K gold. I made purple swoopy shapes and went over them twice with the purple stripe polish, then added some dots with my dotting tool. I went over the purple swoops with the gold glitter... and added a little more glitter...... then a coat of TC.

stuff i used, Icing Bordeaux, WnW Greys Anatomy, Kiss Deep Purple LA Colors 24K Gold

This polish is a lovely duo-chrome - google it! I could not pick up the lovely colour shifting in photos. It is very VERY sheer and will definitly need to be layered. I tried to layer this over Wn W Silvivor and it looked aweful - So I suggest a nice opaque creme polish base.

 On my pinky, I added some gold hex glitter, and didnt like how it looked.......I think the dots on thier own are just fine.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Royal Sponge

 3 coats of a no-name Icing purple creme, a sponging of another un-named Icing gold shimmery polish and Gold Glitter stripe polish from LA Colors.

 Whenever I add glitter to my nails, I try to sponge on a light layer of a similar polish, especially for a look like this. This gold glitter stripe polish from LA Colors was not grainy at all! LA colours - I LOVE U!!!!

Here is is from a previous mani

This LE set from Icing has no names, does anyone else have this, or did anyone else come up with names for this set? I think this came out in 2009..... I am wearing the polish second from the right.....

..... and a few more photos

stuff I used, no name Icing polish's and LA Colors Gold Glitter

I sponged on this shimmery light gold over 3 coats of a pretty purple creme

 then added the gold stripe polish... ( I slapped it on = lol )

  and added a coat of TC

Friday, November 25, 2011


Hmmmmm, the last time I tried this type of dotting it didn't turn out as nice. The base is 2 coats of Icing Putty Concrete, and dots made with Icing Sandy Beach, Hazelnut and Bordeaux and 1 coat of TC.

I made the dots with a dotting tool and tried to have various sized dots. The colours I chose are a nice reflection of the gloomy weather and dingy scenery outside today. I will be painting my nails in bright cheerful colours this evening - Happy Friday everyone!

Icing Putty Concrete, Sandy Beach, Hazelnut, Bordeaux


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nubbins! a blingy purple mani

Here's something you wont see from me often = nubbins!

The base of this mani is Sally Hansen Naturistics Deep Purple, followed by a coat of Claire's Hollywood which I added a few drops of Claire's Magic to, then I added 2 coats of  blurple glitter from Icing.

The holographic glitter in Claire's Hollywood makes my photos fuzzy. I took a little break form artifical nails this week & needed to have somthing blingy on my nails.  Surprisingly this was very eay to remove with my regular NPR.

un-named Icing glitter

 Super Chrome Deep Purple.... this is a lovley purple chrome  ( discontinued )


Monday, November 21, 2011

LA Colors Red Glitter with Sinful Colors Rich in Heart

 This red glitter polish is sooooooo pretty -  I needed 3 coats of Top Coat but it was totally worth it!!!!! I looked at the LA Colors website and there is no comparable Color Craze polish to match this stripe glitter, I would love to see LA Colors come out with glitters just like this in different colours.

This LA Colors stripe polish is called Red Glitter and is a red translucent base with tiny red flecks, and two different sizes of round glitter.......

The base of my mani today is 2 coats of Sinful Colors Rich in Heart - I layered this over 1 coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme. I added the LA Colors Red Glitter to my nails in a gentle curve diagionally across my nails and used much more top coat then I care to admit - This pretty glitter polish is super grainy but totally worth it.

And here is a few more blogs I added to my blog list, I like it when other people do this 'blog roll link thingy', I feel like I never have enough time to hunt around for new nail blogs/tumblrs, but every week I find 5 or more = sooooo awesome.

Polish Obsession 



The nail movement

 stamp 'n' polish

 dare to be beauty 


 nails on the cheap

Wickless and Polished


Sunday, November 20, 2011

1/2 polish, 1/2 cement - dollar store crackle kit

I found this crackle kit at my local dollar store. It is a set if three polish's, a white base polish, a selection of other colours and a clear top coat. They had many different colour's to go along with the white base but I picked this hot pink colour.

I tried this pink crackle polish over Wet n Wild White and it crackled just fine ( on my index and ring nails ) so I will assume that these polish's will crackle over other brands of polish. The pink could be more pigmented, so I doubt I will be trying this over anything other than lighter polish bases. I used 2 coats of the whites, then 1 thick coat of the pink crackle.

While I really only dig black crackle, I had to try this kit out. At 5 bucks I will most definitely pick up another one of these.....  Next time I try this I will use a profane amount of the pink crackle over a base polish.

Also; removing this crackle polish was super-duper hard. Worse than glitter polish. I only used 2 coats of the clear top coat that came with this kit. I did not use base coat over my artificial nails, but I felt my polish remover could not break through the clear top coat..... also this was one of those odd smelling polish's.... you know; the ones that smell extra chemically?

While the nails with the Wet n Wild white base crackled much better than the white polish that came with this kit, the white polish that came with this kit was much more pigmented.......


Saturday, November 19, 2011

make your own nail stickers/decals?

So the whole point of trying this dry-water marbling was to do just that - water marble without the mess. but I find that drag marbling is much easier to do. I still plan on messing around with dry water marbling when I have time tomorrow - but for today here is a very pretty drag marble nail decal nail art.

Even though I can do pretty drag marbles like this and other swirly nail looks on my non dominant hand - I find that they just are not as pretty as my model hand - and I always need crazy thick amounts of polish to get everything to blend properly. This is going to be a good way to ensure that my right hand and my model hand, and my other hand, have equally pretty nail art.

If you have looked over the posts from Enamel Girl and checked the link to CND's Butterfly effect nail decal, then you will have much better instructions then I have time to write. Also the dry water marble tutorial from More Nail Polish is really well explained.

I have found that the best way to apply this to my nails is to cut it out as close as possible to the shape of my nail. I tried to just apply a section of this to my nail and it did not turn out well - so I will definitly be cutting the decals to the shape of my nail, then applying. (but the other day when I tried it turned out fine ?)

I licked my finger tip and gently pressed the nail decal into my tacky nail polish base. I needed 2 thick coats of top coat to smooth everything out.

I wasnt really paying attention to the time it took to do this, but if I can create customized nail art designs, and have them handy to apply to all my nails in under 10 minutes then I will count this as a success.This will take some experimenting to perfect. I am not sure how long pre-made nail decals will last after I do the design and let it dry, I made this one 2 days ago and it was still pliable as I kept it in a sealed zip lock bag.

 Its kinda looks like the surface of Mars........ just purple and blue, not red and sand coloured.......

below - I used a sharpie marker to write ON THE WRONG side of my plastic to denote the width I needed for my various sized nails, then added 2 thick stripes of each polish in between the lines I drew with the sharpie. I used my dotting tool to drag both colours into each other.

The polish decal below is enough for both hands. I painted my nails with NYC Prince Street.

Below; I had cut a big piece and placed it on my nail - I would recommend not doing this and instead cutting it to fit the shape of your nail. I applied this to tacky - not wet - nail polish.

oh boy this looks bad - it turned out waaaaaaay better when I did this the other day -  TC did hide some of the wrinkles and puckering ......and bubbles.

below, a base of NYC Prince street - nail decal on my middle finger with 1 coat of top coat, and my index  nail decal with 2 coats of Top Coat

here I have cut the polish to fit my nail ( I cut it too small lol )

 NYC Prince Street and NYC West Village

 below - index and middle nail have 2 coats of TC, the rest of my nails are just the nail decals.

with 2 coats of TC