Random Designs: The Turquoise Tales

So today i was in a random state of mood, and usually when im feeling random i decide to do random designs... well this time i used Acrylic Paint brand Craft Smart Turquoise, Ocean Breeze and lime green. Usually when i do these types of design random people i see are like this look so hard, and im seriously like its knowing where to put random lines and accents like dots and glitter., oh and it takes patience also! Anywho, i was too lazy to do designs all all the fingers, so i just did them on two and the rest i did french tips with silver glitter and turquoise lines. So as always click on the pictures for a better and bigger view and hopefully you like..

Sidenote: Thanks so much for following me, i reached my 50th visitor yesterday, and i know thats not much compared to other peoples blog, but to me 50 is an AMAZING number of people who somewhat care about what i post and have to say and do. So thanks and honestly i appreciate everyone of you and keep on following yall! The more the merrier

NOTD: Pinstripes with a twist..

So my nail of the day is completely inspired by cynthia @ cynfulnails, except hers is absolutely amazing and mine is a under par rendition of her amazing work. Anywho this look was harder than i thought it was, because its hard to make multiple straight lines. Nonetheless i was okay with the look and left it on for a day, mostly because i chewed the polish of during my crazy hard calculus exam lol.. but i used China Glaze Pink Underground for the pink and art club black for the black lines and of course i used Kiss Arts silver glitter to give it a glitz look. So here is what resulted of my attempt at a pinstripe-esk look.

Sidenote: That starbucks cup had some good ole sweetness in it, Caramel White Mocha mmmmmm yummy! oh and as always click on the picture for a better look at the nails..

Tagged: 7 things Red

So the nicest nail blogger i know... Danielle at The Divas Polish tagged me to list 7 things in the color Red.... Im usually skeptic to do these type of things but i had a ball of fun doing this so here we go...
So from left to right i have:
  • My favorite Coach messenger bag, that i use when im mostly on vacation
  • Dark Red Mac Lipglass which is sooooo amazing
  • Patent Leather Red Charlotte Ruesse pumps that hurts my feet so bad
  • Red Sunglasses that i got at a Vintage Store
  • My Aerosmith guitar hero guitar for the Wii
  • China Glaze Ruby Pumps which is one of my favorite polishes ever
  • Red/White scarf that i got on vacation while in Honduras..
I actually thought it would be hard to find red since i like more girly colors but it was quite easy. So now i want to see if these bloggers found it as easy as I did, your color is Hot Pink! so good luck and i cant wait to see what you find..

Have a great sunday everyone!

NOTD: Lines and Rhinestones of 3

So today i needed to do something real quick because i chipped my nail polish prior to this one. I decided to do a basic french tip with three basic black and hot pink lines, with three rhinestones on the three middle fingers, on october the 3rd. lol do you notice i was going for a theme! Theres no point of going into detail about this because i used no fancy brands or no fancy colors. but if you would like to know
  • Seche Top and Base Coat (the base coat is ESSENTIAL for a good white tip
  • Nail Basix - White Fever (its only a dollar and the best white by far for me, yeah better the OPI, China Glaze, Essie.. seriously dont waste your money, buy the cheap WHITE!)
  • LA Color - Hot Pink (i bought it from forever 21, random i know)
  • Art Club - Black
  • Silver Rhinestone's from my trusty Rhinestone wheel

Sidenote: This look was only on for a day because i glopped the seche top coat on too thick so the polished peeled off. So FYI put the seche on in THIN LAYERS! lol...
and: Ive been getting some really sweet emails lately, and i responded to them but publicly i just really want to say thank you because it really does make my DAY! :)

Aqua Dots!

Hello everyone... I hope all is going well! So i told you in the previous blog that i just got into acrylic paints, and the more i use them the more i LOVE them... I saw this beautiful sky blue polish on Kae's page and i dont have that exact color in the polish for but i did have something close to it in acrylic paints. SO that was a cool cheap alternative to a color i so desperately wanted to use on this black french tip. Oh goodness but i tell you this, i have never had as many comments on my nails from random people then i did with these nails. Seriously everyplace i went it was like your nails are cute.. and im like thanks i did them myself... and theyre like NO WAY LOL.. So i caught my self giving little impromptu tutorials on how to do this look. I think Michaels should cut me a commission because i sent like 10 people there to pick up acrylic paint for dotting and designs. But in this look i used the best black ever which is Walmart's Pure Ice, I loooove this black its so smooth and it goes on really well. For the dots I used Craft Smart Turquoise, and a basic white polish. And of course i use my kiss art silver for my handy dandy line.

What I used to complete the look:
Sidenote: When you enlarge the pictures you will notice that i didnt clean around the nails from when i did the black tip, so i do apologize because in person you cant notice, but on camera it looks horrific lol.

Flower-ish look with Acrylic Paint...

Helllllooooo everyone, sorry for the week with no post, i actually have done my nails all week i just didnt like the way the photo'd therefore i didnt post them. Also the "big" sale sucked but i did buy some stuff that i will show whenever i feel the urge. Anywho i did a nail design inspired by this picture i saw online at some nail forum. I CAN NOT remember the site where i got it, and i feel horrible because its her design and i dont want to take credit for it since it inspired me to do it. So if you see something that looks better than what i did but similar please let me know so I can so link the website! Anyways so with this look i did a french tip first then use lime green art brush to do lines and then i used a darker green acrylic paint for details and dark purple acrylic paint for the dots. SO okay i own alot of acrylic paint because i do random drawings and i just realized how fabulous they work on nails. So look forward to me using more of them.. anywho here is the look which by the way disregard the index finger because its messed up and i did NOT feel like redoing it..

What I used for the look (minus the purple acrylic paint):
Sidenote: this look was super easy, since im not a proffesional or no where near a professional it was easy because its just a bunch of small lines and dots.. just the basics!

Tiger/Zebra look...

So today i decided to do a zebra look but every one tells me its more of a tiger look lol. The way i did this look was a little unorthodox but hey it worked for me. First i used american manicure as a base to give the base to give the bottom of the nail a peachy look. Then i use OPI's Red Hot Gift as the red tip, to me the red was way to shiny so i decided to put essie's matte about you on top and it achieved the muted red color i was going for. Then i free handed the black and added glitter and a black line and then i topped it off with seche vite top coat (which i know your not suppose to top coat a matte polish but it turned out fabulous..) then wallah you have the look. I must admit doing the stripes was easier than i thought. I always looked at zebra stripes and said it was so complicated to do but then i just went for it and it came to be easy.

What I used to complete the look:

Shopping for the Necessities...

Well the other day i went shopping for nail supplies.. I was hoping to get some new polish colors, but when I went to my local nail supply shop the lady informed me that there going to have a HUGE sidewalk sell on the 19th. She said that some OPI and Essie will be like 60 percent off and an array of hair and nail supply will be considerably marked down. So i decided just to pick up the Essie Matte About You i ordered and a couple of Orly hologlitters that were on sale for 99 cent each. Then I went to my other nail place that sells to wholesalers and professional nail shops and bought my economy size acetone lol.. I go through acetone so quick that i decided to buy it in bulk size, and i end up paying like 3.50 for the bottle and get like 20 ounces more than if i was to go to Walgreens or CVS. Also i decided to re-up my nail art polishes and buy the basic colors(other than the neon orange), 2 seche vite top coats (because i use it so much, and then i decided to try out China Glazes Fast Forward Top Coat (when i use it i will blog about the best top coats out there in my opinion)! But in all this was my shopping trip, it wasnt to exciting because there are no pretty colors to look out, but they are true necessities for me to my nails on a every other day bases.. (and disregard the stuff in the background, it is mostly all my make up)

So this American Manicure, i left off my list up top because i wanted to talk about it separately. If you go to a nail salon and get a french tip, this is more than likely the bottom coat they put under it. It fives your nails a pinkinsh sheer tone and i absolutely love it. This is especially good for people who might have pale nail buds.
I love art brushes... Some say it will be cheaper just to get then brushes and dip them into paint i already own, but im so particular and i have to buy the individuals. I will probably do a quick blog in the future about nail brushes.

Sidenote: All these supplies cost me under 40 bucks, so not to shabby for the necessities, now if it was polish it would be muuuuuch cheaper!

NO MATTER WHAT: Code Orange Edition

Well hello everyone... early this morning i was wide awake and decided to do something real quick on my nails. I could not decide on what color i was going to use today so what i did was i stuck my hand in my polish box and said what I pick is what i will use NO MATTER WHAT! So then i picked in my nail art brush box and i came out with Silver Glitter and in my polish box i randomly picked Code Orange. Now i am pissed because i was hoping for a pink and I got a tangerine orange lol, but in the spirit of the game i tried to make it work. I decided to do a diagonal look, with like 3 coats of the code orange. After looking at the pictures I soooo wish i would have done more with this look, but hey this is only installment 1 of NO MATTER WHAT!
But anywho here is the look..

Okay so the writing on my hands is from a band that i heard and fell in love with at work...Which by the way i totally get away with y nail polish at work! And the customers especially love it, especially when i have the polka dots on!

What I used to complete the look:
Sidenote: Unless OPI's top coat is fresh, it takes forever to dry.. I can wait to get my new bottle of seche tomorrow in my big nail store splurge i will be doing

Random Hiatus and Random Designs!

Hello Hello Hello!
Hmmmm.. first and foremost i would like to apologize for the random hiatus i took! I only planned it to be a week, but when i came back I was at a creative block so i decided to take a smidge more time, which in actuality i was going to return the 31st of August but eh i was like why not come back after labor day right? lol! Secondly, thanks for the concerns and support people sent me online and to my email, i checked them, I saw them, and i loved them! Thanks again, and i am A-Okay... I just needed to be a lazy ass for a few weeks lol! Lastly i can not wait to catch up and read everyones blog that i missed for the last month. I mean i havent even as much glanced at a nail blog and im craving to do so lol so look out for my comments on your month old posts lol....Lastly I got the new blackberry tour (so i will be on blogger all the freaking time)!! YaY

But anyways for the people (like me) who just like the pictures... I did a bunch of random designs on my nails the day before ALL OF MY NAILS started to break, Yes all of my nails are broken as of now lol! So these picture is the last picture of my nails long... Im not going to go in details of what i used and what not because this pic is out of date and was meant to be posted the 3 weeks ago.

What I used for the look:

Watermelon-esk Mani!

Well hello Ladies and Gents, i have been so busy working before school starts, so i can have enough money to shop and live comfortably. But in between work days i managed to whip up a quick nail design for a day because as you know i could never wear this to work.. WHICH let me go on a tangent real quick..

So i go to work with my clear top coat/nail hardener because we cant wear nail polish or acrylics... and i am looking around and there is 3 other employees wear acrylic french tips (which may i add, one of the girls needed a serious fill-in) anywho, im like WTF? so tonight i slapped on white tips because thats not fair to me! And if someone says something to me im going KAH-RAY-ZEE because one of the acrylic tips belong to a manager. .. O well that was my tyrate for the week lol...

Okay back to the nails, well i have seen many versions of the "watermelon" nails, and here is my interpretation of it. I wanted to do something a little less obvious of it being a watermelon, just something you can be like "oh those kind look like little watermelons"...Anywho here are my watermelon-esk nails...

Sidenote: I have no idea the name of the colors but i will post an update with them when I get a chance. As always click on the picture to get a better look at the nails.

New Nails! Thats Berry Daring...

So i finally did it... I cut my nails and SQUARED them.. I was procrastinating this move because I finally grew my nails out from being an obsessive nail biter just a year ago. The longer nails were keeping me from holding a pen write and texting and i was constantly getting them caught on things. Well the other night i went to open up my favorite (Snickers Ice Cream) and I broke my nail on the box! This is how it looked..
Okay there is some rules i have for myself while blogging, one of those being o never show my natural nail because there not cute at all. But i thought you needed to see how bad the break was. (sidenote: these pic is before i did any type of cream or treatment to my nails.) But now that i have cut them they look so much more healthier in the buff lol.. So here are the new nails..
(This is under a halogen lamp)

Sidenote: This are not acrylics! everyone who looks at my nails ask me that... oh and the polished used was OPI's That's Berry Daring! (2 coats)

Let the Revolution Begin! (The Swatch Version)

Okay so I had to wait for real housewives to go off to swatch the new collection i bought today.. After I finished swatching i decided to give this collection a C+, all these colors I can live without, but there was a couple that i didnt mind having in my collection... but i will let you judge so here you go pretty ladies...

*Golden Opportunity*
(it looks a little mustardy lol, and NEEDS 2 coats)
*Agent Lavender*
(it's a nice clor.. but nothing to rave about)
*Secret Peri-Winkle*
(it looks darker in the picture than it really is)
*Pink Underground*
(Its nice and creamy, definitely could use this for a tip color)

*Code Orange*
(it is a cute tangerine color, and NEEDS 2 coats)
(its a really nice red, i will definitely wear this one more often that the others)
Sorry the pictures are dark, but the lighting in my room sucks and it is night time so i could let natural light in. But i will definitely incorporate this into designs in the future so hopefully you will get a better look..

Sidenote: I will never swatch 6 polishes at a time! lol... I think i used half a bottle of acetone lol!! and if anyone saw real housewives tonight, let me know what you thought of it...

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