June 27, 2012

Sea Spray

Hey everyone! I have a simple mani today using China Glaze Sea Spray. Sea Spray is a dusty light blue with a little bit of grey and tiny silver shimmer. This was part of their Anchors Away collection, which was one of my favorites!  I also added a dandelion accent to my ring finger from Big Ruby Tattoos.

Happy Wednesday <3

June 25, 2012

Monday's Mani

Hey everyone! I have a mani for you today that I don't really love but thought I'd share anyway.  I used 2 coats of China Glaze Seduce Me, layered it with Color Club (what I think might be called Covered in Diamonds...someone suggested that might be what it is) then I used a matte top coat.

Happy Monday <3

June 24, 2012

My Mini Fashionista

Hey everyone! Here's a quick mother/daughter OOTD to match our NOTD! 
Sorry for the poor quality...
Happy Sunday <3

June 20, 2012

Navy Shimmer Flowers

Hey everyone! Today I have a darker color for you...most of the time I like to stay on trend with the seasons but every once in a while I crave something out of season :)
China Glaze Up All Night is one of those blues that non-polish addicts will think is black but it's definitely not! What do you think?
This is inside w/flash
 Inside under artificial light...

These last two were taken in natural light... 

Happy Wednesday <3

June 18, 2012

Zoya Matte

Hey everyone! My Limited Edition Zoya Pinterest Trio finally came over the weekend! I am so excited that I was able to get one of these sets as there were only 2000 total! Today I'm going to show you Myrta from the set.  It's a pretty orange base with tons of micro gold and silver glitters. I should have taken a shot of it before I put a matte top coat so you can see all the shimmer. It's a really pretty color.

Happy Monday <3

June 16, 2012

Purple Polka

Hey everyone! I'm very happy with the way this mani turned out last night! There wasn't much light out but I took the best shots I could.  First I used 2 coats of SH Complete Salon Manicure in the color Greige Gardens. I absolutely fell in love with this color and the application was flawless! It's a purple-grey beauty.
 and then I had some fun using Black Rage by Pure Ice...

 Happy Saturday <3

June 13, 2012

Giraffe Nails

Hey everyone! I finally decided to give giraffe nails another shot now that I have a better yellow. I really wanted China Glaze's Lemon Fizz but couldn't find it so I got Lemon Sour by Finger Paints. This is 2 coats of Lemon Sour and then I just randomly painted on giraffe spots with some brown acrylic paint I have.
 I realize that I either need to use a more opaque brown or do a 3rd or 4th coat for the spots.
Happy Thursday <3

June 12, 2012

June's Birchbox

Hey everyone! My June Birchbox came in the mail today! This month's theme was all about vacations and traveling...Here is what I got: 

 In this first pic...a $25 off coupon to Artspace and Fashionista style Band-Aids (It's a little strange that I got Band-Aids in a beauty box but they're very cute!)
 I'm excited I got this! It's a full face mask...I hear good things about it :)
 and the last 3 items are a mineral bronzer, moisterizer/sunscreen and a stain that can be used for lips AND cheeks...isn't that so cool??
Products from this month's Birchbox:
1) Ada Cosmetics - Bronzer (shimmery, talc-free mineral powder)
2) Likewise - Facial Moisturizer + Sun Protectant SPF 50
3) Masqueology - Brightening Mask 
4) theBalm cosmetics - Stainiac (2-in-1 lip and cheek stain in Beauty Queen)
5) Band-Aid - Cynthia Rowley Dress Up Band-Aids
6) Artspace - $25 off coupon

Overall this box was okay. I love the stain and I think I'll like the mineral bronzer and face mask.  I was a little bummed that I didn't get the Stila full-sized bronzer that most people got  but oh well...you can't win them all! 
Happy Tuesday <3

June 11, 2012

Flip Flop Fantasy

Hey everyone!  A few weeks ago the lovely Janey from Jamberry Nails sent me a couple of sheets of nail shields to test out and I thought it'd be perfect to pair an accent shield against one of my all time favorite neons: Flip Flop Fantasy by China Glaze.  The application is a little streaky and annoying but the color is beautiful.  Here is one of the sample sheets she sent me.
*They do require a blow dryer for application.

 Jamberry Nail shields are a fun alternative to using regular nail polish or if you just have the extra time to try something new it could be fun :)
For more information on Jamberry Nails click here.

June 6, 2012


Hey everyone!  I haven't had much time to be creative with my nails lately so today I have a simple swatch from Love & Beauty called Lavender. They seriously need to get more creative with their names!

Happy Wednesday <3

June 2, 2012

Mini Flowers

Hey everyone! Hope you're all enjoying your lovely weekend.  The weather finally turned around for us here this weekend so I thought it'd be a good idea to add some flowers to my mani. I used China Glaze's super popular For Audrey and Color Club Mrs. Robinson.  I'll show the pics first and then talk about some of my trial and error ;)

 Here's my right thumb..I used a small dotting tool to create the petals and although I like that it came out pretty opaque it was too goopy and sloppy looking sometimes. Just hard to work with. Then on my left hand (as you can see in all the pics above) I used a small brush for the petals. The brush was definitely easier to use, however the polish came out rather translucent even after two coats.  Guess I'll just keep trying to see what else will work!
Happy Saturday <3