Saturday, November 30, 2013

Caramel Apples? Elevation Jellies

I bought these a long time ago, with the thought of doing the tortoise shell mani, but realized I hadn't bought the third color needed :( So I painted 4, yes 4 coats each of Elevation Temperance and Cascade. They're both true jelly polishes, sheer yet buildable in three or four coats. This is post-mani, red cuticles and all, but I wanted to show the squishiness and gloss they have. I wore this four days with not the slightest bit of wear or chips- Bettina Pro-B Color-Fusing base and Color Enhancing topcoat.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MSMD Tuesday....

My lovely inspiration is the ever classy Bee of Bee Polished. She did a black and white mani for a group challenge here that I pinned and vowed to try. Of course, I switched up the colors a bit- Orly Grave Mistake and OPI Roll in the Hague.

oh, and here's a cute baby pic for fun- my 3 month old granddaughter

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MSMD Wednesday?

Loving watching youtube videos from Candice aka MrCandiipants here. I made the mistake of watching MOST of the tutorial for fall flowers, then did my nail art. Forgot the leaves at the end of the video, clearly proving the art is flowers, so mine are a bit more abstract. Bummed. However, the gorgeous base colors I have on are from a new-to-me brand, Priti NYC. These are Italian Alder and Paper Birch from Dusk in Paris fall collection. Beautiful application and brush.  Lippmann Gel Lab topcoat. The artwork is dabbled various pastel polishes.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

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Sunday Dotticure!!

Three coats of the lovelywaxy lime green Butter London Jaded Jack is my base for a few shaded dots today. Lippmann Gel Lab topcoat makes it smooth and glossy.
  I used LVX Cashmere and Viridis for the dots.


Thursday, November 7, 2013


Priti NYC sent me this by mistake (their's, not mine, I'm thrilled) Giant Granadilla is a slightly deeper, and a tiny bit jellier version of one of my top 5 polishes, Finger Paints Cordur-Orange. I'm loving it so hard, I paired it with an accent of NerdLacquer Gorramit. Two coats of each, topped with Lippmann Gel Lab topcoat. Love love love.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


So what happened was.......I have so many Christmas and fall polishes to review in my roll as Nail Director for Beauty and Lifestyler Bride magazine  that my nails have been looking like this
and this
so now you understand? I will get a reprieve shortly and get back to our regularly scheduled nail art. Thanks for being patient!