Friday, April 24, 2015

Salon Perfect How Dare You! with Pure Ice Cheatin'

Hi again!!

I'm so excited to start showing you (hopefully) regular manis again! Let's kick it off with a layered combo that not only works well color wise but name wise as well. Coincidences like that always make me extra happy! This is Salon Perfect How Dare You! with Pure Ice Cheatin'.

NailaDay: Salon Perfect How Dare You! with Pure Ice Cheatin'

How Dare You! is a bright metallic purple. The formula was okay, this took two coats, I think. It was somewhat streaky so I didn't like it by itself a hundred percent. I don't have a picture of it on it's own so you'll have to take my word for it.

NailaDay: Salon Perfect How Dare You! with Pure Ice Cheatin'

The Pure Ice glitter is super pretty. I haven't tried wearing it on it's own but I'm sure it could be built up in two to three coats. As you can see, it has fine purple and blue glitters in a clear base.

NailaDay: Salon Perfect How Dare You! with Pure Ice Cheatin'

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New goals, new manis and new additions!!

Wow, so another long absence!! Let me show you the reason for that...


As I'm writing this today, he is a little over two weeks old and between him and his older brother, we are being kept very busy!! However, I am slowly starting to find some time to sit and work on blog posts so hopefully you will be seeing a lot of manis coming up in the next few weeks. I have been keeping up with painting my nails but instead of trying to get nail art done, I've been satisfied with just painting my nails uniformly with a single color and experimenting with layering and mixing polishes. Someday, I will have time for nail art again! I've also been trying to swatch all the polishes in my collection on my nails so once in a while, you might get a deluge of polish swatches you may or may not care about.

I obviously must show you guys what I was wearing on my nails when this guy was born. I was wearing Sally Hansen CSM Indigo Waves and I have terrible pictures of it. I never got around to taking good pictures because I wasn't sure I liked it, I smudged the index finger, wasn't happy with the application etc. Of course, now there's no question of me keeping it :-) It's grown on me and I'll have to wear it again and take better pictures next time. But for now....

NailaDay: Sally Hansen CSM Indigo Waves

This first picture was taken on the way to the hospital, when I realized this was it. The next picture was taken almost a week after I put it on. You can see the growth at the cuticles and I'd filed off some tipwear but it held up pretty well! I thought there would be some duochrome to be seen based on what the bottle looks like but it's hard to see on the nail. I was trying to find it in the above picture.

NailaDay: Sally Hansen CSM Indigo Waves

I have a new favorite regimen for base and top coat. Base coat - Finger Paints base coat. Topcoat - first Revlon Colorstay Topcoat (discontinued, which is why I bought a bunch on Amazon) and Seche Vite immediately afterwards. This combination has been really really good to me so far.

Ok, well thanks for making it this far and hopefully I'll be back soon!

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

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