Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents Recreate Your First Four Nail Designs: Yellow


Day 3 of The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents Recreate Your First Four Nail Designs and I bring you Yellow nails based on my 2012 31 Day Challenge! I used the same polish this time!


I started out with three coats of China Glaze Electric Pineapple. This polish is very finicky. I then added a nail decal from Fing'rs and sealed it with Poshe Top Coat.


I then added Essie Matte About You and like this version even better! Ready for the 2012 31 Day Challenge version of Yellow nails?


In this lighting China Glaze Electric Pineapple looks way more green. But my first attempt at a mustachio is pretty awesome! Hand position? Yeah, I don't think so! Hahahaha! :)

Don't forget to check out what the others are recreating for their day 3 posts!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Nail Challnge Collaborative Presents Recreate You First Four Nail Designs: Orange


Day 2 of The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents Recreate Your First Four Nail Designs! And continuing with my 31 Day Challenge from 2012 I give you Orange!

I don't own that many oranges and the ones I do have I don't use that often. I think I need to change that, because I love how this turned out!


I used two coats of China Glaze Papaya Punch, I then layer one good coat of Sparitual Invention on three nails with OPI In True Stefani Fashion on my ring finger. I used Poshe Top Coat to seal it all together! I am loving this! It's a perfect fall mani! The Sparitual is stunning!

Ok, now here is the Orange mani from my 31 Day Challenge in 2012!


Hahahahaaha! I love it! This mani was really pretty in real life but the photo is blurry and that hand position? Alien fingers!

 Ok, I am kind of liking this challenge theme, I am able to see how far I've come and it makes me feel good!

Don't forget to check out what the others are recreating for their day 2 posts!

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents Recreate Your First Four Nail Designs: Red

 

Nothing like leaving this month's Nail Challenge Collaborative theme to the last four days of the month! Eeks! This month's theme is to recreate you first four nail designs. Well, my designs were doing the 31 day challenge (which I have completed in one way or another three times). So this is Red.


These are the same polishes that I used way back in January 2012 for my Red Nails. I used two coats of Zoya Sooki. This is probably my most used red, and this is a mini, and it's still not that empty! Hahahaaha! Guess I don't use red all that much! I sort of dry brushed on Wet 'n Wild Behind Closed Doors. This is a black based red glitter. And guess what? Some of the glitters are starting to loose their color! See, even major companies have this issue.


I had Essie Matte About You to finish it off and I like it much better. Now, are you ready for the photo of the red mani from 2012? Brace yourselves! 


I've come a long way baby! My nail beds seem so much longer then. Of course I'm still dealing with the damage my gel nails did to my nails. 

Don't forget to check out the others and their day 1 recreations!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Polish Haulage Video!

Eeeks! Another video! So sorry about the shaky camera and quietness of it! Meh. :)

Don't laugh, but try and sit back and enjoy my bank account getting smaller and smaller! :)




Friday, July 18, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Countries and Cultures - France


Day 5 and final day of The Digit-al Dozen Does Countries and Cultures Week! Phew! Made it! Today I give you France! Vive la France! Don't know if I ever told you all this but I took a year of French (Québécois) in high school and then four classes (Parisian) in University! I am in no way fluent, I can read and understand more than I can speak. :) I'm really good at answering: "comment allez-vous?" "comme ci comme ça, et vous?" I had to create a whole children's book in french with illustrations; of course mine was about une chouette (ou un hibou)!


I created the French flag using China Glaze First Mate, Milani White on the Spot (also base for other two nails), and OPI The Thrill of Brazil. I created a park of the gardens of Versailles by stamping using Konad Olive Green and Konad S6. I went back over the stamped image with the same green to give it more of a hedge look.. I finished with the Eiffel Tower stamped in Konad Black and Winstonia W114. I added China Glaze Fairy Dust because Paris is the City of Light! All sealed with the glorious HK Girl Top Coat, c'est magnifique!

Au revoir mes amis!

Don't forget to check out where the other ladies take you today!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Countries and Cultures Week - Canada: True North Strong and Free


Day 4 of The Digit-al Dozen Does Countries and Cultures Week takes you northward to Canada! Being of dual citizenship (USA and Canada) I had to post about Canada! I moved to Southern Alberta when I was nine years old, I graduated high school there, and I have a ton of cousins there,(I really mean a ton, my dad is 1 of 12 kids!).


For my mani I chose to use Nail Nation 3000 Carpe Diem as my base. It's a slight holo white. I stamped using Konad White and Vivid Lacquer VL006. I then stamped a few maple leafs (duh, it's Canada!) using Sally Hansen Mochachino and Winstonia W119. I sealed the mani with HK Girl Top Coat.

I really liked this mani, it's simplicity is very beautiful to me; just like Canada! 

Don't forget to check out where the other ladies take you today!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Countries and Cultures Week - Scotland


Day 3 of The Digit-al Dozen Does Countries and Cultures Week and today I take you to the highlands of Scotland! Ach! If I could travel any where, Scotland is one place that I would love to visit! I always have, and I always will. (see what I did there? Oh I hope someone does!)


I created the Scottish Flag using Milani White on the Spot as my base (and the base for all the nails) and taped off the Saint Andrew's Cross and painted China Glaze First Mate. For my ring finger I created the national flower of Scotland, a thistle! I used KleanColor Metallic Purple and Metallic Green and Bundle Monster BM 313. For my pinkie I, of course, had to represent the national animal, a unicorn! How awesome is that! I stamped using Barry M Foil Effects Silver and  Winstonia W117. (had to make the unicorn sparkly, it's magical!). I used HK Girl Top Coat to seal the entire mani.

I hope my fellow Scottish readers will like what I did!

And because I can (the pipe band for my marching band in high school always played this song!):
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