Monday, April 30, 2012

Wet n Wild Megalast... On A Trip - TOPS MY FAV LIST

This has got to be my favorite polish I have used to date. Granted, there are several brands have have not tried out yet, but this is hands down my favorite so far! Unfortunately, I only have one color in this brand, but I can tell you that is going to change. I do not have any errands to run today, but after I was done with this manicure I wanted to jump in the car to go get some more colors in this brand... I actually did not though (where this self control is coming from I have no idea). But that is how much I love this polish.

When I was in college I just painted my nails and did not think too much about the little details. Until recently,  I never used to consider things like brush size, formulation, opacity, number of coats, etc., but with all things considered.... this is my favorite! 

When I first open the bottle and looked at the brush, I was like, WTF is that? It is odd looking, but this is the best brush I have used so far. They are calling it a "ManiCurve Pro Brush". It is nice and wide with a slight curve at the corners and holds a good amount of polish. My pinky nail was done in one swipe and the rest of my nails done in 2 swipes. If you do not like wide brushes or have very narrow nail beds, this is may not the polish for you.

Another bonus is it only took 2 coats for full that! You may have been able to get away with one coat. And it is a deep rich that too! The color you see in the bottle is the color you get with the first coat...FABULOUSNESS!

If you do not have any of these, pick one (or some) up when you are's only $1.99 each. You won't regret it. I can't want to get ALL the rest of the colors they have! Hopefully I will make it through the rest of the day without jumping in my car to go get them today!  ;)

 For this manicure I applied the following:
  • Milani Smoothe Base Coat
  • Wet n Wild Megalast in On A Trip...2 coats
  • Out the Door...1 coat
See all Wet n Wild Megalast Polishes posts...
The entire line of colors are amazing!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nicole By OPI... The Next CEO - First Nail Stamping!

Since I got off work very early today I was so excited because I could use the extra time to give stamping a try. Well, because I can't get enough nail blog reading in, I did spend too much of my extra time reading nail blogs when that I was supposed to be nail stamping! Once I finally pealed myself away from the computer and off the internet I attempted my very first nail stamping.

I had a hard time lining the image up with where I wanted it on the nail and that was probably the hardest part. As a whole, it was a relatively easy process. With a bit more practice I hope I will work out the alignment issue. I actually had an easier time aligning my off hand because instinctual for this hand I held the stamper facing up an then rolled my finger over it. Wish I would have done that with my dominate hand. I will try that next time.

Ok, clean-up and bold spots need to be worked on too! Yikes! It's not too bad for my first go at it. I don't hate it. What do ya think? Any tip, tricks, shortcuts, etc. are certainly welcomed and appreciated. Thanks :)

What I used in this manicure:
  • Milani Smoothe Base Coat
  • Nicole by OPI in The Next CEO...3 coats
  • Konad in Black...nail stamping
  • Nail Plate: Konad m60
  • Seche Vite...1 coat

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sinful Colors... Cloud 9....Weird Name For This Color?!?

I wanted to do an orange today. So I selected one that was a bit different than ones that I gravitate toward. I tend to lean toward and purchase more of the coral oranges. This is Sinful Colors in Cloud 9 and is more a golden-orange. It is a bright orange with lighter orange/gold shimmer. This is a nice bright, glow-y orange...not bad?

Is it me, or is this a weird name for this color? When I see *any* shade of orange, the last thing I think of is "Cloud 9".  :-/

 For this manicure I applied the following:
  • Milani Smoothe Base Coat
  • Sinful Colors in Cloud 9...3 coats
  • Out the Door...1 coat

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sally Hansen... Lemonade... On A Cold, Windy Day!?

Well, It is cold and windy here in Florida today. A perfect day to stay indoors and get some stuff done around the house or to just get some extra rest with a hot cup of coffee or tea. I did both and my cat, Harry clearly got some good rest in. I was doing my nails and when I got up from my polish table I placed my eyes on the picture below. Boy is he getting in some good sleep. I was snapping away some pictures and he did not budge. Is he too cute or what?

Harry getting some rest... painting nails is exhausting!

 Anyway, I was really wanting to use this color since I bought it on Friday. I just got some time to do it today. It is called Hard Lemonade by Sally Hansen. It is a nice creme color, but it did take 4 coats. I might have been able to get away with just 3 though. It is a little darker of a yellow than Revlon Sparkle and Shine. 

I can not stand how much space I left between the polish and the cuticle...grrrr! It is making me crazy looking at this in these pictures!

 For this manicure I applied the following:
  • Milani Smoothe Base Coat
  • Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Hard Lemonade...4 coats
  • Out the Door...1 coat

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hello fabulous nail fanatics! I was nominated by Kelly from Nailpocalypse for The Versatile Blogger Award.  I am super excited to get my blog's first award and especial happy it is from the *Awesome* Kelly from Nailpocalypse. If you have not visited her blog yet I highly recommend stopping in there. She has great manis to see over there. BTW, Chewy is awesome love the pic of him...

The rules are:
  • Thank the person who nominated me and give them a shout out
  • State 7 Random facts about your self
  • Pass on the award to 10-15 bloggers
  • post the award pic to your blog

Seven random facts about me:
  1. I like watching reality TV.
  2. I do not like high drama my life.
  3. I love all animals...especially my pets.
  4. I am right-handed.
  5. My favorite color is green.
  6. I love homemade soups.
  7. I love spicy foods, but not super spicy.
Pass on the award to other bloggers:          
  1. Jonochi at Just Add Polish ...
  2. Leslie at Polish Art Addiction ...
  3. Jacki at Adventures In Acetone ...
  4. Deez Nailz ...
  5. Emily at Emilys Nail Files ...
  6. Jenius at Gold Speck Nails ...
  7. Kat at Hooked on Polish ...
  8. I Drink Nail Polish ...
  9. Christina at Let Them Have Polish ...
  10. Angelique at Meisie Nails ...
  11. Amber at My Nail Graffiti ...
  12. Katy at Nailed It ...
  13. Kayla at Kayla Shevonne ...
  14. Stephanie at Pink By Stephanie ...
  15. Lydia at Spurple Castle ...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

This Is A Great One... Orly... FOWL PLAY

I can not get over this polish. I knew the first time I saw a swatch of this I had to have it. Well, it just arrived a couple days ago alone with a few other colors and I could not take my eyes off this one to even appreciate the other colors. This is by far one of my favorite polishes to date. This was a great purchase and will certainly be one of my go to polishes when I need a mani that stands out.

Glitters, shimmers and flakies all in a pretty purple polish. I love this one... let me know what you think.

This is what I did for this manicure:
  • Milani Smoothe Base Coat
  • Orly in Fowl Play... 2 Coats....... **Next Time I Will Use 3 Coats**
  • Out the Door... 1 coat


How gorgeous is this? OMG... I sooooo do not regret this purchase. Actually, I might buy another one (or two) to make sure I do not ever run out!   :-P

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Bit of Glitz... Sally Hansen Gem Crush...Big Money!

I just could not stand to look at the neutral...the TOTALLY neutral... manicure on my hands for one more second than was absolutely necessary! Though I did not have time to remove it and do a whole new manicure, I still had to change this immediately! So I thought I could at least add a layer. I came across this beautiful gold glitter polish in my stash. I though it would add that little something to make it tolerable until I have time to do a whole new manicure. 

What I have on:
  • Milani Smoothe Base Coat
  • Zoya in Glimmer... 3 Coats
  • Out the Door... 1 coat
  • Sally Hansen Big Money... 1 coat*
  • Out the Door... 1 coat
*picture below is a more accurate depiction of the color of his polish.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Zoya - Glimmer... TOTALLY A Neutral!

Well, I wanted to go with something that was neutral or a nude, so I selected this one...Zoya Glimmer. And I can not have picked something that was more of a nude on me because I could barely tell I had any polish on and this is 3 coats.  If it was not for the amazing shimmer in this polish I would not have even been able to see this color with my skin tone! This is not my favorite, but it is what I was going for in this manicure.  I think I just prefer all the amazing colors, glitters, textures and art work in the manicures that I have seen from some of the seriously talented blogger out there.

So here is what I did:
  • Milani Smoothe Base Coat
  • Zoya in Glimmer... 3 Coats
  • Out the Door... 1 coat
So as I said, this is not my favorite I just think I need color...  
Give Me Color !

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect... Sea... Pastel Green - Great Color For Easter

I wanted to do a manicure appropriate for Easter, so I pulled out a few pastel colors to choose from. I settled on a nice pale green, creme by Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect. I think it is a perfect shade of green for Easter.

 This is what I did:
  • Milani Smoothe Base Coat
  • Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect in Sea... 4 Coats*
  • Out the Door... 1 coat
*This did take FOUR coats! It was almost OK after 3 coats, but it really needed that fourth coat to look right. I just would not have been happy looking at it on me with the three coats.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Get To Know Me...... TAG!

Hello fabulous nail fanatics! Michaela from Nail Polish Anon nominated me for the Get To Know Me tag. If you have not yet visited her blog I highly recommend it. She has great pics, great nails and cute little dogs. 

Thank you Michaela your nails are always lovely and Buster is too cute for his own him!

The Rules
  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
  2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and write 11 questions for the people you have tagged to answer. 
  3. Choose 11 people and link them to your tag and let them know. 
  4. No tag backs.

11 Things About Myself:
  1. I am an all or nothing type of person.
  2. I love my animals to death.
  3. I do not have any tattoos.
  4. I do not have any piercings other than my ears.
  5. My favorite current singer is her!
  6. My favorite snack food is Ruffles and homemade onion dip.
  7. The best thing I make is reservations.
  8. My favorite color is green.
  9. I love reality celeb Bethenny Frankel.
  10. First thing after I wake up, I check my emails and blog reading list (well... after I get my first cup of coffee).
  11. I am very need and organized without being OCD about it.


1. cat or dog?
Both, they are very different animals and I love them both for their differences.

2. where do you live specifically (ie. town, village etc) and what is it like there?
Just outside Tampa. It is peaceful and quiet, but far from everything. 

3. setting aside human beings, who/what do you love most in the world. I'm talking an object, a pet, or an activity here.
Hands down my contest.

4. what is the best part of blogging to you?
I love having a place to find answers, opinions and inspiration from all those with so much experience who are kind enough to take the time to blog and share their knowledge.

5. what is at the top of your bucket list?
Take an African Safari trip.

6. favourite book/s?
I am not a fan of books based on fiction. I do have tons of reference and how-to books though. For the most part reading makes me fall asleep.

7. favourite animal?
I love all animals. I truly don't have a favorite animal, but I think any animal as a baby makes me crazy. Its something about the little features of baby animals...I love them.

8. favourite nail polish?
Oh boy this is a hard one because I am so new in the world of nails my knowledge is limited here. But I would have to say that one polish that stands out to me is Toxic Seaweed by Cult Nails.

9. what beauty product couldn't you live without? 

10. sweet or savoury?

11. How do you feel about indie polishes?
I have no idea what that is! I will have to do some research on that one. 

Ok...get ready bloggers:

 Tag your it! That was fun. I can't wait to see what you all write.

Tag Questions:
  1. Do you pick your polish to match your clothes or your clothes to match your polish?
  2. How did you become involved in nail blogging?
  3. What is your middle name and is it a namesake, if so after who?
  4. What was the last thing you ate and was it good?
  5. What is your favorite holiday?
  6. Left-handed or right-handed?
  7. What color dominates your polish collection?
  8. Shimmers or cremes?
  9. What is your favorite flower?
  10. Any pets and what are their names?
  11. What presently is your biggest challenge in the world of nails? 
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