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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Paula's NYE mani

This is one coat of Sally Hansen Diamonds over base, with a french taped off with my franken navy blue holo sponged with OPI Last Friday Night. Seche Vite to top.

Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve nails- and another green weekend!

This was so hard, deciding what to wear for the last day of the year. Would it be one or more (skittle maybe?) of the new dark franken holos I had made? Would it be my beloved Lizard Belly? Or maybe one, no, ALL FIVE of the Finger Paint flakies over black. Or Clairvoyant (aka Unicorn Puke) over anything? Well, you guessed it, with the holiday falling on a weekend, it HAD to be green. But not just ANY green- Zoya Midori is to green like NfuOh 61 is to silver- sitting in the bottle, it looks like a gold-leaning  green shimmer/metallic. And since I was planning alot of glitter over it, I figured that would be OK. But as soon as I started applying this over a coat of Zoya Get Even- I realized this was more like a tiny golden glass flecked apple green. Applied creamy and dreamy with barely any streaking and perfect at two coats. Untried down: 1. But it IS NYE, after all, so I dragged out the big guns, Lynnderellas! Three fingers on each hand got a single heavy coat of She Lived in a Swamp, the others got two coats of Change. Untrieds: total 3 down! Gelous and two coats of Seche Vite and I am ready for a three day weekend! Bring it on, 2012, I'm waiting!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

One can only aspire to be like her....

The Crumpet: Crumpet's Top Blogger of the Year Is ..........: Number 1 ….. Chalkboard Nails Hi Goddesses So here we are … Number 1 …… da da DAH …. Sarah from Chalkboard Nails . I kno...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Retro Dots Inspired by Kayla Shevonne

go see her tutorial here, she's brilliant! http://www.kaylashevonne.com/2011/11/nail-art-tutorial-retro-polka-dots.html

I used all Finger Paints, base is 2 coats  Catwalk Queen, dots are Vintage Velvet, Military Green and Haute Taupe. Seche Clear under Seche Vite over.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas present Spectraflair frankens

My wise daughter got me four beautiful dark Sally Hansen metallic/frosts for Christmas and I added a bit of Spectraflair and clear polish and made new dark holos! Thanks Paula! XXXX'S



Friday, December 23, 2011

Fun Christmas Nail Art!

Fun mani I did for Paula- base is two coats of Barry M Racing Green (thanks Crumpet!) and assorted WetnWild colors for the art- all polish :)


Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Kaos Theroy: Finger Paints Special Effects Topcoats

The Kaos Theroy: Finger Paints Special Effects Topcoats: So, I'm sure many of your have heard that Finger Paints has a new line of Flaky topcoats coming out in January. It just so happens that some...

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Crumpet: 200 Follower Giveaway - Ozotic AND A England

The Crumpet: 200 Follower Giveaway - Ozotic AND A England: 200 Follower Giveaway – Ozotic AND A-England you say …… Hi Goddesses 200 Followers, whodda thunk it, and 150 on the Facebo...

Quick post : My Baby Penguin

Two coats OPI Ginger Bells over Seche Rebuild then one coast Golden Rose Paris #107 (copper holo- weak linear) with my own design baby penguin- he's keeping me honest here at work- I have two days this week then off until 12/27! I have a special mani planned for later this week- blessings.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The PolishAholics Prayer by Debbie Crumpet- go see her blog! http://thecrumpet.blogspot.com/

The PAA  Prayer .....

Our nail polish, that live in Melmers, (or Helmers)
Goddess be thy name.
From China Glaze
To OPI
And every bottle that’s heaven.
Give us each week our Monday Challenge,
And forgive us our photos,
As we forgive those who have more polish than us.
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from Google,
For we cannot be trusted,
From the blog spots to the drug stores
Forever and ever
Amen

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Crumpet: Barry M Spring Green in Winter

The Crumpet: Barry M Spring Green in Winter: BARRY M – Spring Green Hi Goddesses A short and sweet post from me and my “lover” (ahem Elizabeth) Barry M J Sp...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Crumpet: 250th Post - You Own HOW Many Purples?

The Crumpet: 250th Post - You Own HOW Many Purples?: THE PURPLISHES Hi Goddesses Oh my, my 250 th post, and wow is this a whopper! Firstly, thank you for staying with me, joining in...

HELMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stash Shots!

Finally got one of these babies thanks to my dd who goes to college near an Ikea.
Top drawer Treatments and "specials"




Next China Glaze and Zoya



then Orly, Nubars , Opi (7 ha) butter London, Nfu Oh



SH salon, Essie, Bettina, Barry M, Revlon, Julie G Collex, a few Barielle and Color Club



Finger Paints, Sinful Colors, Kleancolors, cheapos (WetNWild, SH)



Bottom is backups and nail art pens.
Yeah, I'm done buying polish- swaps is about all I can handle now!

Monday, December 12, 2011

First ever penguin!

3 day old mani of Revlon Fashionista with Sonya Kashuk Smoke and Mirrors tips and assorted Sally Hansen polishes for our buddy!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ok Here's the Deal

If you are one of my first hundred followers, make sure you have a "contact me" link so I can find an email for you. This week I will email three followers and send a polish to them to thank you all for being my "firsts"! As soon as I have replies so I can get addresses I will announce the winners and you can blog the prize or not, your call. Again, this is only for my first 100 followers. I have had other giveaways and the winners had no way to be contacted, so make sure there is a link somewhere to your email or even blog- thanks again and Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Green Weekend time again!

Helping with a Seniors Christmas brunch tomorrow, gotta get my holiday green on, too late for cutesy nail art so I stuck with layering- Essie base, two coats of the lush emerald green with micro green gold and red glassfleck called Jolly Holly then Nubar White Polka Dot over 8 fingers and Lynnderella Funny Money on the ring fingers. Gelous then Seche Vite!



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Giveaway time BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it's only going to be for my  first 100 followers, I don't want to build this with giveaways, I want to let my earlier followers know I appreciate them! Pics and details to follow................

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Adam Joseph! (my grandson)

And here is the birthday mani your Uncle Josiah picked for you: One coat Lynnderella's Glittering Crowd (over 100 different glitters in this party bottle) over 1 coat  Fingerpaints OuttaSight Orange. Gelous under and over as well as a thick coat of Seche Vite (may need another)
 here is OuttaSight Orange one coat- pretty orange and pink glass fleck- nearly a one-coater, I would have used two if I wasn't adding glitter.

 and here is the birthday boy!

Red Hair and Black Nail Polish: Christmas Challenge Day 6 - Penguins

these are so adorable!

Red Hair and Black Nail Polish: Christmas Challenge Day 6 - Penguins: Already Day 6 ? Time really flies when you're having fun ;) Theme for today is "Penguins"! How sweet is that ? Here are my little fellas: ...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Funky French Glitter Tips

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms have been popping up at Ross stores and I managed to find one lonely set that begged to come home with me. It included Diamond, used as the base here over Essie all in One Base. I sponged on tips with China Glaze Some Like it Haute and practically dumped Seche Vite over it all. Still kinda chunky, don't expect it to last long, but it's a very different look for me!
Loving the holo and glitter though!


Green virgin no more!

Did a quick holiday mani for a friend whose ex was so controlling she wasn't "allowed" to wear anything but pink or red polish- well take this, Mr. Marine! Green glitter! China Glaze Emerald Sparkle designed with some white and gold poinsettias dotted with China Glaze Ruby Pumps! Bam!!!!
Orly Bonder under, Seche Vite on top.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Barry M (thanks, Crumpet!) Racing Green and Essie As Gold As It Gets

On weekends we wear green. After a disaster with Orly Lucky Duck (caution- stains) and trying to recreate a beautiful design I saw earlier today, I opted for the gorgeous deep blue/green Barry and his wonderful M Racing Green. Got him and some of his brothers in a swap with the marvelous Debbie Crumpet (go join her blog....here......now!  http://thecrumpet.blogspot.com/) and I decided he needed a coat for the chilly weather we're having- so he got covered with Essie's new gold flakie As Gold As It Gets. It has a wee bit of pink in the flakie as well as the gold- very pretty and covers well- this is one coat over two of Barry M. Base is Orly Bonder and Revlon Quick Dry Topcoat.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Malibu Barbie strikes again!

I was grooving on China Glaze's blue-gray Sea Spray and was attempting a PAA Monday Nail Challenge- Fierce Accent Nail and had just picked up this deep teal Revlon named Fashionista I found at Walgreens- I can't find anything on it, not a swatch or review- it was in a display labeled "New Colors" and they all were like nothing I had seen from Revlon before? Anyway, I made a flower with the teal then dotted it with Sonia Kashuk's chrome-on-crack Smoke and Mirrors and decided it was way too plain, so I laid a layer of Essence Edward over it. Seche Clear under and Seche Vite over. If I could wear blue, this would be perfect (and if I was 8 years old!) Good thing I have an understanding boss.



Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving orange manicures!

From the beautiful Bettina Resort collection, the pure orange Starfish- 2 coats (amazing coverage!) followed by 1 coat each Nubar White Polka Dot and Black Polka Dot. Seche to cover- please forgive tipwear- this is day three, could not get the orange to translate well.
Also, Paula did her own orange mani, SH Salon Complete Kook-A-Mango dotted with Orly Spark and Orly Fresh- even her right hand looks great!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

unbelieveable mani!

Copy That, Copy Cat: 31 Day Nail Challenge Day 22: Inspired by a Song: Sorry for the delay (again). I have officially finished my exam and I am free - months of holidays for me! This extra free time means I can ...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Epic Green Weekend!


Did a group buy on Lynnderella's with a friend and I wound up with 2! eeek! The Glittering Crowd (the on with over 100 different glitters in it) and Funny Money! Green Green Green! So in honor of this stupendous occasion, I did twp layers of the deep dark metallic-yet-not-streaky Nubar Greener with an accent nail of one, yes one (thick) coat of Funny Money. I may never take this off. Go buy Lynnderellas here http://lynnderella-lynnderella.blogspot.com/  on her site (when she opens for sales) or from Leah here http://shop.llarowe.com/ when she gets stock in soon. (second day with a bit of tip wear- oh Seche Vite over Nubar, one coat Gelous and 2 coats Seche over glitter)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Crumpet: Wet n Wild BACK ALLEY DEALS

I love this blogger, she makes me laugh out loud and that's hard to do!

The Crumpet: Wet n Wild BACK ALLEY DEALS: Nails I Love WET N WILD – Back Alley Deals Hi Goddesses I have decided to go a little bit BIGGER lol and to take a c...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nubar Jewels- from The Prisms Collection

I showed the bottle a few posts ago, now it's time for swatches! My camera phone hates this color, almost as much as I love it- and it is a true one-coater! I put two coats of Fingerprints Haute Taupe under it thinking it would be sparse and glittery, but NOOOOOOOOOOO! This is a grayed-bronzey-coppery shimmer polish with the chunky holo glitter in it- the first pic is inside the next two in full sun- twinkle twinkle!



And contrary to popular  reviews, one coat of Gelous and one of Seche Vite made it smooth as silk!
one more pic- inside NO flash: