Monday, May 30, 2011


It's memorial day here and it's time to celebrate those who fight for our country. Something I, personally, could never do. In honor, it's a red, white and blue water marble for you!!!

Left Hand:

Right Hand

I first painted two coats of China Glaze Cheers To You as a base, then marbled with OPI Yoga-Ta Get This Blue!, Zoya Tamsen Ulta Angel Baby. I coated the final manicure with Seche Vite.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pink Rock

I've been avoiding posting because I've been irritated with Blogger. I was hoping to unveil some added flair to my sight with swatches and a new layout, but Blogger crashed a few weeks back and I lost my new design and am trying to patiently wait until all is restored. Hopefully it will be recovered soon, and until then, I'll persevere :)

This manicure was a result of having a new pastel pink and wanting to make it pop. I don't know why pink and gray make me think punk rock, but it does (and hence the name play). I like the new color and I like this manicure.

With Flash:

See the shine and sparkle?

I painted three coats of OPI Mod About You adding LA Splash Cosmetic nail glitter in Red Heart Spangle (not adding any of the large hearts). I sealed with a coat of Seche Vite, then added China Glaze Crackle Glaze in Cracked Concrete and sealed with one more coat of Seche Vite.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cosmic RIng

I couldn't let a sub-par return back into water marbling stop me. So I decided to give it another go with a fantastic piece of inspiration. I absolutely love this necklace made with a "Cosmic Ring" and subsequently LOVED this manicure. It almost wasn't working correctly marbling due to having problems finding the right color combo, plus my yellows weren't working properly. But then, I substituted my neon and it was fabulous! I'm including the inspiration in the shot so you understand how pretty this ring is.

Left Hand:

Right Hand:

Cosmic Ring:

I painted three coats of China Glaze Cheers To You. I marbled with China Glaze Ahoy!, Free Love, Celtic Sun, Grape Pop and Zoya Mira. I topped the marble with one coat of CND Super Shiney.

Soft And Sweet

I haven't water marbled in a while and it was clear with the results of this manicure. It's not that I didn't like the color combo, but I kept nicking my manicure, smudging my nails. It was a hot mess but every manicure deserves to be seen.

Left Hand:

Right Hand

I painted three coats of China Glaze Princess Grace for the base and then marbled it and Below Deck. I painted CND Super Shiney as my top coat.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Purple Tips

Tip One: Wear purple often. It's pretty in all variations

Tip Two: Adding an iridescent glitter makes purple glow

Tip Three: Don't expect purple polish to love you as much as you love it. I don't know if it's just me, but I find my purples have the least wear of any of my colors. They chip faster than most. I guess it's just a lesson that you can't always hold onto beauty.

For this manicure I painted two coats of Zoya Mira on my tips. I cleaned the edges with a soaked Q-tip in acetone remover and then added a layer of LA Splash Cosmetics nail glitter in Dry Ice. I painted two coats of CND Super Shiney over the entire nail to finish.

My Missing Roller Skate

Last Saturday I had plans to see a roller derby bout with friends and I wanted to trick out my nail with an awesome roller skate. But I totally ran out of time to do this manicure, so it went without. I'm kind of sad, but ended up really liking my glitter and my very plain (but pretty) pointer finger.

I painted two coats of China Glaze Flyin' High and on all fingers but my left pointer, I added my own blend of glitters--so many randoms I can't even say what they are, but I do know that the larger sparkles are from a kit I recently purchased from Esther's Nail Center. I used CND Super Shiney for the top coat.

Neon Splatter

I painted this manicure about two weeks ago and haven't gotten around to posting it. I wanted to do a fresh take on my "Blood Splatter Manicure" and neons were my inspiration. Of course, the trouble with neons is they don't always photograph well--in true form, but I think you get the idea from these pictures. I wanted a neutral background to make the color pop and had recently picked up this base color from China Glaze's Tronica collection. It's supposed to be holographic, which is kind of hard to tell, but you can see it in th enlarged flash photo.

With Flash:

No Flash/Indirect Sunlight:

I painted three coats of China Glaze Cyberspace. I splattered the following colors on top: China Glaze In The Lime Light, Flip Flop Fantasy and Solar Power. CND Super Shiney was used for a top coat.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Silver and Bronze

Are still winners! After finishing this manicure, I liked it. But I wasn't crazy about it. However, it got a lot of compliments from others which always kind of surprises me. Anyway, I owe you a manicure. Here are the pics:

I painted three coats of China Glaze Poetic, added Konad image from disc m 60 with China Glaze Millennium and glitter on my ring and thumb fingers with LA Splash Cosmetics in Pot O' Gold. I finished the manicure with one coat of CND Super Shiney.


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