Sunday, March 3, 2013

Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Sunday, y'all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Today I have my Mardi Gras mani to show y'all. 
I literally did this in 15 minutes before we ran out the door to head to the city! This is why my middle finger is a little bald in spots--it only has one coat of OPI's Purple With A Purpose. My pointer finger is Essie's Mojito Madness with purple rhinestone accents. My ring finger is two coats of China Glaze's Glitter All The Way (which is a perfect Mardi Gras color!) It has a lot of purple, green, and gold glitter with a little bit of red too. I was really tempted to buy another bottle when they went on sale at Sally's the other day! I mean, what are the chances that there will be any other polishes so close? Also, for only two coats it has really good coverage! And on my pinky is also Purple With A Purpose and I made a Mardi Gras bead using my dotting tool and OPI's The It Color and Mojito Madness.

My precious Delta resting her head on my Mardi Gras tutu

Awesome fun with good friends and family!
Mardi Gras 2013 was a success! I am so proud to call New Orleans home. There was a lot of good food, alcohol, company, and beads! There were more of us then the group picture above, but we never got one of us all together. I love when the whole family gets to come into town.

Anyways, what did y'all think of these nails? Do you own Glitter All The Way? And did it ever occur to you that it looked like Mardi Gras in a bottle?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Birthday Cupcake Nails!

Hey guys! I know that the cupcake nails have been done a million different ways but I've always wanted to try them because they're just so darn cute! So I decided that that's what I'd do for my birthday on February 7th.

If you saw my last post, you know that I started with two coats of Essie's Bikini So Teeny.  Here are the next steps:

2.) OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape about halfway down nail (no special brush)

3.) Sinful Colors pink striping polish to make little lines on top of the green

4.) OPI's Alpine Snow to dab 'icing' on top the cupcakes. They basically look like little clouds. (again, no special brush used)

5.) Add a red cherry on top. I used a dotting tool with China Glaze's Red Alert. 

6.) Add sprinkles in your choice of colors with dotting tool. 

And there you have it! So simple! I got many compliments on these. 
Have you ever tried your own version of cupcake nails? Did you find it fairly simple? Let me know!


Bonus Picture! I didn't do my nails special for Valentine's day but I did paint my RA's nails for the occasion. Tiny metallic hearts on top of Butter London's Trout Pout. Cute?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bikini So Teeny

Hey y'all! Quick post because I accidentally deleted this one the first I'm annoyed! Haha. Basically, this is the first part to my birthday nails that were a two-day process. This is two coats of Essie's Bikini So Teeny. The formula was a little bit runny but I was able to work with it-and who cares because the finished product is so pretty?! It has a great shimmer that I just wasn't able to capture in any of my pictures. 

Own any colors similar to this one? What do you think?


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DS Extravagance

 Hey guys! This is OPI's DS Extravagance. I am in love with this color! I can't remember if I bought it off of or if I picked it up in Ulta. There really is no explanation for it. The formula is perfect. The holo is perfect. The color is perfect. This was two coats and it was completely opaque. I believe this is the third Designer Series color I own from OPI. If you don't own any, I must say, they really are worth the little bit of extra money they cost. 

Do you own any DS polishes? Which are your favorites? 


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Butterfly Moment

Good morning! This is A Butterfly Moment from the OPI Mariah Carey Collection.  I originally was not going to buy this polish.  I had only picked up two other colors from the collection. But I thought it could be a great neutral.  I'm so glad that I ended up purchasing it! Of course, it leans more toward pink then nude but I still think it can work as a neutral. This was two coats, application was not a problem at all and although it looked a little bit frosty in the bottle, it doesn't look that way on the nail. From what I can tell there are also hints of gold in this polish, too. 

Do you all own any of the Mariah Carey polishes? Have y'all tried the Liquid Sand? I'm skeptical as to whether or not I would like the texture on my nails! 


Monday, February 25, 2013

On Her Majesty's STINKY Service!

Hey y'all! Hope everyone is doing well. I have here an OPI color from the Skyfall collection. This one is On Her Majesty's Secret Service. You may have noticed the title to this post...that's right, I said it! This polish absolutely REEKS! I was painting my nails in my dorm room and started smelling what seemed to be a skunk. I started freaking out and badgering my roommate about where the smell could be coming from. I guess I just didn't think a polish could possibly smell that bad! But low and behold...I got a whiff of the polish straight out the bottle and you'd think they captured a skunk inside. I don't know why this is but I did look it up online and saw that other people were saying the same thing. 

Anyways, the color is lovely! The application and everything was great. I only needed two coats, but I feel like if you aren't careful you could end up with a lot of bald spots with this one. 

Do y'all own this one? Did you have the same stinkin' problem? What's your favorite Skyfall color? Do you own The Man With The Golden Gun (in the special gold bottle)? Leave me a comment!


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Manicure Addict Having a Giveaway!

You guys! Katherine over at Manicure Addict is having a giveaway.  There will be two winners: The first winner will choose their seven favorite colors from the Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection and the second winner will receive the remaining seven colors. Follow the link below to enter! You have eight different ways to enter.