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Friday, September 30, 2011

Totally Gratuitous Pic of my Son

ready for the game, Go Purple Pride! You're welcome.

WE HAVE WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations to NailArtEpicness and Reeci, please contact me with your names and mailing info before 5pm EST Sunday and I will get your goodies out! Thanks to all who commented, you know you're just encouraging me, and that usually doesn't end well....hehe

 Hope to do this again very soon, Grace and Peace to all, I am following each and every one that follows me!

Time to pick a winner (2 winners!)

YAY you are amazing! Thanks for the support lovely people! I will give you the rest of the day to "Comment" on my giveaway post, then close the giveaway after work today and pick 2 winners. If you haven't posted, here's your chance! Winners will be contacted and given 48 hours to replay to me with their addresses then I can ship Monday! Congratulations!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Quick Peacock nail for my daughter!

base: Orly Gold Rush (probably had this 10 years)
trim: black nail art brush
purple: Orly Velvet Rope
green: OPI Jade is the New Black
blue glitter: WetNWild Teal of Fortune

 Oh, check this out about "old" polish: http://sugarmedic88.blogspot.com/2011/04/does-nail-polish-expire.html

Almost Giveaway Time!

Just a few more and I can ship these pretties out! Amazing blog followers! (you know who you are) This is almost too fun! What a great, fun, hobby/craft/obsession we all have, right? Who would have thought one little bottle (the dud variety, no less) of OPI My Private jet would have led me down the path to total lacquer insanity?!?! And dragging others along with me? Icing on the cake! (Cake, now THAT'S another story for another day- I may just share some of my homeschooling/homebirthing/graingrinding stories here sometime- after all, it's MY blog, right??)

Epic layering FAIL!

Let's get this to 50 Followers! Then I can give something away! US only for now, sorry...


Let's make it two prizes, shall we? Two lucky winners! I am not sophisticated enough to use the random generator thingie, so I will  just ask one of my kids to pick a number from 1-X and take that as official! Just post a reply ON THIS POST and you will be entered with goodies to ship as soon as my magic follower counter turns 50! US residents only for now.... Good luck!

OMG!

35 followers? I'm going to have to give something away soon, right? Isn't that the way things work around here? Any ideas? I have a backup Nubar Reclaim (green holo) or a 2009 Opi mini- Halloween set Go Goth! (pics to follow) Any suggestions on which I should give away at the 50 follower mark? Thanks all, this makes my obsession even funner!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly- worth every penny but....

 Flash
 No flash


I would gladly pay a few bucks more for a better brush- I HATE this one, it's too soft, too thick and too fat at the end. Other than a tricky application, it goes on smoothly with two coats and complete coverage, then MAGIC! My camera phone can't do it justice, you're gonna have to check out ALU and others for better pics, but I love love love this- Nfu Oh Aqua base under 2 coats with Seche Vite on top- let's see what kind of wear I get from this pretty baby!
I hope it's sunny tomorrow and I can get some pics outside!

Monday, September 26, 2011

My attempt at Ruffian

CHina Glaze White Kwik Slvr (discontinued, but you can find it on amazon for under $10 shipped) Gorgeous white, but this took 5 coats to be opaque- see ALU's review of the CG  here and I used Nubar Conserve as the base- I made the mistake of not being happy with the line and laying some OPI Glow Up Already! over the line :( But I LOVE the white glass fleck!) I thought my nails looked like pearls.

Found this on my phone

early art- quick beach scenen on my daughter's nails- all in  polish
Found this on my phone

Oldie

found on my phone- Golden Rose Parisian (champagne holo) with random Revlon gold tips

Ahhhh Nfu Oh 62!

Frenched this holo beauty with an Essie burgandy due to the lack of TC necessary to preserve the holo-ness!

Friday, September 23, 2011

L'Oreal Owl's Night with modern cubes

After the light mani (ugh) I was ready for a dark one again- Just found the fall L'Oreal Owl's Night (GORGEOUS!!) and did this take on Robin Moses fall cube design
HERE
I used Owl's Nest as the base, FingerPaints Figure of Art instead of foil, did a quick Revlon Quick Dry topcoat, the cubes in acrylic then another topcoat. Sorry, Robin, I did my best!
 after 3 days, sorry about the cuticles, I wanted to get a sunlight pic here. LOVE the green gold and copper shimmer in Owl's Nest!

Warning! Foot pic!

Warning! Foot pic! Paula had a dream about a black glitter mani with 80's neon symbols so I did this on her toes. This is Wet N Wild black with WnW Hallucination over it, then painted with a detail brush assorted brights, mostly Sally Hansen Hard as Nails.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Extending the mani

In case you hadn't noticed...

All the designs and work are mine, all the nails aren't hehe. The longer and clearly OLDER nails are mine, the younger are my schoolteacher daughter's. There are a few in the early days that belong to assorted friends and another daughter, these will continue with credit when due.
thank you
The Establishment

Monday, September 19, 2011

Joanne, this one is for you!

I was challenged by a friend at church to wear a light color- this is as light as it gets for me, apart from yummie holos- Essie Nutmeg (2 coats) with a swipe of China Glaze's awesome Mahoganie (great glitter with holo glitter, bad spelling! lol)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sorry for the fuzzy pic

I messed up the gorgeous Nubar Greener mani swatching so I covered the mess with my modern peacock feather interpretation. The gold is Milani 3D Holographic in 3D the light blue is China Glaze Bermuda Blue.

Formal Friday! (and green...)


So Paula is supposed to wear something red on Fridays (school color) so I gave her little tuxedos! James Bond on every finger! hehe
And I am sporting the prettiest green (on weekends we were green) so pretty I couldn't do any art over it- maybe after it wears a bit-

Friday, September 9, 2011