Saturday, February 14, 2015

L'Oreal Sexy in Sequins with freehand stripes accent

Hi everybody,

I'm going to go against the grain today and do a non-Valentine's Day mani. Historically, anytime I try to do a Valentine's Day mani, it just blows up in my face. So this year, despite evidence of it all around me, I didn't do a Valentine's mani. I actually even forgot it was Valentine's Day until my husband came home with a bunch of roses after grocery shopping. It was so sweet of him!!

What am I going to show you instead? One of the L'Oreal textured polishes called Sexy in Sequins. I didn't take a photo of it in the textured state. I honestly forgot but I do remember that it took three coats of topcoat and still had a slight bumpiness to it.

NailaDay: L'Oreal Sexy in Sequins with freehand stripes accent

NailaDay: L'Oreal Sexy in Sequins with freehand stripes accent


 I was actually kind of disappointed because all that lovely gold shimmer in the bottle was hiding on the nail. It ended up looking darker and less shimmery than I thought it would be.

Anyway, happy Valentine's Day to you all and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sinful Colors Winter Wonder with dots

Hey all.

I'm back with a winter polish mani. This is a Sinful Colors polish from a couple of years ago. This, I believe, is a dupe for Zoya FeiFei. It is such a beautiful polish! Took me three coats to get opaque and I added some dots on the side for a little interest.

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Winter Wonder with dots

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Winter Wonder with dots

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Winter Wonder with dots

Thanks for looking and hope you have a nice day!!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Candy Cane mani with Zoya Sarah and Lacquistry Amazeballz

So the month of January is over so what better time to post my Christmas mani, right? Right. I'm only a little bit behind. I considered not posting it at all but it's too pretty!!

I'd been using Gelibility for my manis lately (you can read more about it in Andrea's review on Chickettes.com and be sure to read her update in this post) and changing it about once a week. This mani is done with Zoya Sarah and Lacquistry Amazeballz (love!!).

NailaDay: Candy Cane mani with Zoya Sarah and Lacquistry Amazeballz


NailaDay: Candy Cane mani with Zoya Sarah and Lacquistry Amazeballz


Here it is without the accent design.

NailaDay: Candy Cane mani with Zoya Sarah and Lacquistry Amazeballz



Sunday, November 30, 2014

I'm back!! Maybe. Or just visiting....

Hi everybody!

Wow, it has been a long time since I've paid attention to this blog. I was never going to let it go completely but I had to put it on hiatus for a little while. My little guy has been occupying my time quite a bit and....we have a second one on the way!!! Needless to say, there were times when even just painting my nails was low down on the list, never mind blogging about it. Things have settled into somewhat of a groove now. Long naps by the kiddo have something to do with me getting a little more time to do my nails. Nowhere near where it used to be but doable. I thought I'd slowly start working my way back to posting some manis now and then. I'm sure there will be more hiatuses in my future but for now, here's another mani!

NailaDay: Zoya Blaze with flowers and stripes

This is Zoya Blaze with a stamped design on the ring finger and a taped design on the middle. Those squares were done by painting black polish on a stamper, letting it dry then cutting out the square shape.



NailaDay: Zoya Blaze with flowers and stripes


Are any of you guys still with me? Lol.

Monday, April 21, 2014

My last snowflake mani

Hi everyone!

So, I think, I hope, last week was the last of the snow we are going to see around these parts. Spring is stumbling in and summer is around the corner and I can't wait!! I figured I better put up my last snowflake mani for this year. This has been sitting around for a while. Obviously, I haven't really been keeping up with this blog much lately. I hope to keep it going enough that when I finally get time in my life to get back to it, I still can.

NailaDay: Sparkly grey franken with snowflakes


The base for this mani is a sparkly grey concoction that I came up with a long long time ago. I'm not even sure of all the polishes that are in there but off the top of my head I can think of Revlon Carbonite, Wet n Wild The Gold and the Beautiful, Milani Silver Dazzle and Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty. It's sparkly!

NailaDay: Sparkly grey franken with snowflakes


I stamped it with snowflakes from Bundle Monster BM 323 plate again, just like I did with Orly Stone Cold. Basically, I had that stamp sitting out, I was feeling to rushed to find another design and I went for it.

NailaDay: Sparkly grey franken with snowflakes


I tried to do some sort of double stamp initially. I started with the ring finger. Then I decided I didn't have time for all that, so I left it as an accent nail. It sort of works....maybe. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nubar Reclaim


Hi all. I can't let the whole month of March go by without a single post so here's my green mani for March.

NailaDay: Nubar Reclaim with black stripes

I finally busted out my Nubar Reclaim. I wore this with a couple of racing stripes. I didn't always have the sun to bring out the holo but the green is lovely either way.

NailaDay: Nubar Reclaim with black stripes

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Orly Stone Cold with snowflakes


Hi folks!
Wow, so I finally, finally, finished what I hope is the last big exam of my career this weekend. And what a nerve wracking process it was! So glad it's over. I feel like I have my life back! I still don't know if I'll be able to post at pre-baby level but I shouldn't completely disappear again!

NailaDay: Orly Stone Cold with snowflakes

Today's post is Orly Stone Cold. It's an old one but an untried for me. The shade of this blue is stunning! The micro flecks in the polish are so reflective! I really couldn't capture the depth of it on camera.

NailaDay: Orly Stone Cold with snowflakes

It's still snowing here so the snowflakes are totally appropriate still. I tried to do a mix of white and holo when stamping but I'm not sure the holo really comes across. The plate used here is BM 323.

NailaDay: Orly Stone Cold

NailaDay: Orly Stone Cold

Here it is by itself. Alright, that is all!

Monday, February 10, 2014

NYX Girls Emerald Forest with black and gold skittlette

Hello everyone!

I can't believe how cold it has been in the Cleveland area in the past couple of weeks! This is only my second winter here and I don't remember the last one being so cold. Of course, I was privately miserable with my first trimester woes so last winter was bad in a different way. I am happy to hear the long time Clevelanders tell me this is unusual even for Clevelend. In other news, my son is slowly learning the art of putting himself to sleep while at the same time I am learning to allow him to cry a bit so he can go back to sleep without needing me around. In fact, I learned that he gets more sleep if I don't go to him every time he cries. Go figure!

NailaDay: NYX Emerald Forest with black and gold skittlette

Let me tell you about this mani, real quick. This is NYX Girls Emerald Forest, which is the same as NYX Advanced Salon Formula Enchanted Forest. However, if you thought that had anything to do with NYX Girls Enchanted Forest, you would be wrong. Confused yet? I was. Which is why I own both NYX Girls Emerald Forest and NYX Advanced Salon Formula Enchanted Forest. Oh well, it's so pretty that I don't mind! This is a sheerish micro glitter polish with gold and green microglitter in a green tinted base. I wish it wasn't as sheer as it is because it took three goopy coats to get opacity. 


NailaDay: NYX Emerald Forest with black and gold skittlette

The sparkle is amazing though! If you follow me on Instagram, I had posted a video of this a long time ago. 

NailaDay: NYX Emerald Forest with black and gold skittlette

The stamping was done with China Glaze Passion and the image from a Red Angel plate, RA 10.

NailaDay: NYX Emerald Forest with black and gold skittlette

Originally I had it without the extra dots and pinky stamping. It felt sort of unfinished that way. What do you think? Less is more?


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