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Robin Moses Inspired Nail Art; Pink with Roses.

SO this design was originated from Robin Moses on Youtube.com. She is the mastermind of Robinmosesnailart and I have attempted a design by her before.  I’ve been learning a lot from her over a year. So this is my attempt and I decided to do the original gold roses on my ring finger and change up the rest with some blue!

Here’s the original video first so you don’t have to look for it.

And here’s my art!

Inspired by Robin Moses

Whether or not anyone else likes this- I absolutely love how it turned out. I wore it for awhile. I love how acrylic paint keeps polish on my nails longer! I need to practice more on my leaves, I can’t seem to get those down yet! Gr!

Faux Dot Studs

Due to my super strict “no buy” I’m trying to get creative. But honestly this started out with my daughter. First she wanted dark blue *check*…with dots…I opened the box and she picked gold. Then she wanted hearts. So there was one on the thumb and then I asked her if she wanted the dots in a row…After she reviewed my handy work she agreed. Did I mention shes 5??? Quite picky and particular about what she wants. I liked how it turned out so I did mine the same. Her great news for the day is that she got excepted to the out of district school down the road to start kindergarten! woo hoo! Therer’s 9 kids inthe class, how great is that?

Here we are!

I just love the thumbs. The blue is Wet n Wild Blue Moon and the gold is Maybelline Bold Gold. Also as you canseeshe takes after her dad more in skin tone but she does tan rather well…not that I encourage it. I’ve been telling all these beautifully white people around me all the time that it’s perfectly fine to NOT be as tan as I am. I knowthat sounds rude a selfish,but I don’t tan on purpose and I wouldn’t care if I was sheet white! People in other countries are obsessed with being white (symbolism for purity and cleanliness I’m sure) , for some reason Americans aren’t!

Pure Ice: “Scream!” and “Bite Me!”

Oh hi! Walmart had a new Pure Ice display (I’m guessing for summer) that I couldn’t seem to find a name to but was full of cremes and jewel tones. I grabbed the turquoise “Scream!’ and the bronzey-gold “Bite Me!” plus one more…

Pure Ice; Scream! and Bite Me!

I don’t have a lot of Pure Ice but I think I’m starting to really like them, being cheapies and all. They have good coverage and dry pretty fast. 2 coats for Scream! and 3 for Bite Me! Plus topcoat.  I love this combo and it reminds me of Arizona, which I love, and I’m sure my mother-in-law would agree ;D. She just as (if not MORE) obsessed with AZ as I am. So maybe in the near future I can do a desert sunset cacti mani?

Maybelline Color Show, Bold Gold

Hi hi hi! So I did go back and get ONE more Maybelline Color Show nail lacquer. I did get another metallic- yes I know I complain about the fact that you can see imperfections more with these- BUT color and application wise these do not disappoint.

Maybelline Color Show, Bold Gold

Bold Gold is ONE coats, I do not lie! It dries fast! I did not put a topcoat on this since I do like the satin matte finish. This is one coat need I say more? IT’S PERFECT. The only thing I do not like about these metallics are that if you have peeling nails on the tips like I do- you will be able to see that very plain as day! Same goes for Amethyst Ablaze. For me that’s not enough to scare me off- I think they’re probably my favorite metallic polishes.

Maybe now I can be satisfied with my gold polishes, this is indeed very “gold plated.”

OPI: Just Spotted The Lizard

Hello! Today I wanted to share with you a polish from the OPI’s new The Amazing Spider-man Collection. OPI Just Spotted The Lizard (JSL), is an awesome duo/multi chorme polish that reflects green and gold. It the bottle there is blue but unfortunately, that doesn’t translate onto the nail.

OPI Just Spotted The Lizard (indoors w/o flash)

OPI Just Spotted The Lizard (indoors w/ difused flash)

OPI Just Spotted The Lizard (indoors with natural light source)

:O Look at that bottle!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OPI Just Spotted The Lizard (indoors natural light from behind)

OPI Just Spotted The Lizard (indoors with natural light source)

OPI Just Spotted The Lizard (natural light)

OPI Just Spotted The Lizard (indoors no flash, no bulbs on in the room, just sunlight coming in)

OPI JSP is in 3 coats here and no top coat. Very good formula nice and smooth, I was actually expecting it to be a bit more sheer then it actually was. I really didn’t intend on putting so many pictures for this post but I really wanted to show how different it can be even in the same lighting. You can almost see the blue on the last picture.  Just absolutely stunning IMO. This is one of those very few polishes that I felt like I HAD to have it.

OK I don’t really need to say this because chances are- you already know. I’ve heard and seen that this is a dead on dupe for Chanel’s Peridot. I don’t have Peridot to compare it to, but if you search it online you will find lots of bloggers who do. SOOO that being said this is by far much cheaper.

A very long but funny story goes with this and another polish from the collection. I had called the girls at the local beauty school- which is my closest OPI seller and requested they call me when this collection came in. When they called me 2 weeks later and I asked if they’d hold onto two bottles for me, this one- JSP and Number One Nemesis. I normally wouldn’t do this but I live in a very small town I’m actually 10 miles out of town.  Long story short- my hubby went and picked up my polishes without me knowing, I didn’t have a car to get there in the first place but I was freaking out about getting there (which he let me do!!! in front of his friend btw) before they closed (it was in like away10 mins ATM) and just when I felt like I’d just have to wait until the next day he pulled them out of his pocket. For some girls this would be no big deal but my hubby HATES  chemically smells- in fact  all un-natural smells. So for him to first of go INTO the school, was shocking enough and then to buy NAIL POLISH?! Probably his worst offender? I’m not sure which he hates more- makeup or nail polish? Maybe aerosol air fresheners…Oh well you get the drift. I was beyond shocked.

Whoa got off track! But here’s JSP with Kleancolor’s Coffee Addict stamped over it and Sally Hansen Insta Dri topcoat.

OPI Just Spotted The Lizard + Kleancolor Coffee Addict

This turned out just the way I hoped it would. Not too strong as to take away from the base color but not to light as to blend in and disappear. This isn’t my first time stamping but I do think this is my first post with my stamping featured…ummmm Oh! The image plate is a red angel RA-104, there’s two designs but its still the same plate. I bought my Red Angel’s on amazon.com!

So what do you think of this color? what about stamping? Have you tried it yet?

Claire’s Magnetix “Gold”

A while back I was talking about nail polish trends and magnetic’s were the second topic on that post. Now I’ve finally gotten around to getting the pictures out. This is only my second time using them and I think it’s a lot better looking then my first time.  There are no names for Claire’s Magnetix SO without further ado…

Claire's Magnetix "Gold"

Claire's Magnetix "Gold"

So the no name “gold” magnetix polish comes with the removable cap that the magnet is straight diagonal lines . I also have the blue polish and it has the wavy magnet that I also used on this polish. If you look at the last picture it shows the guides on the cap for where you place the magnet over the nail. The guide goes on your cuticle and you hold it just over the wet polish. Scrangie has a great FAQ & Troubleshooting on the subject. This is my first magnetic so I’m still learning. Even with all the information there is on the subject you still have to practice to get it. You can see in the first picture a little bit of balding. There are a few spots that looked smudge, that’s because the polish was too thick and the magnet pulled it up off the nail. I think I had some balding because I didn’t go thick enough because I was afraid of it pulling it up again. Again, I say practice. Other then the weird shaped mop like brushes the formula was good a little thick but not gloppy. Goes on nice and smooth. I love how this gold reminds me of tiger eye rocks, sort of glass flecked too. Later you’ll see the blue and I will also show these without a magnet in the future.

3 Sally Hansen Polishes in 1 Mani! Golden-I, Rockstar Pink & Multi-Faceted, Oh My!

So lately I’ve been trying to “fill in the gaps” in my collection. I was surprised to find that I didn’t have a regular gold polish. Glitters yes, but nothing that made my nails look gold plated. This is the closest thing I could find to what I was looking for. I wanted something more yellow toned such as 24k gold. This color is more pale such as 10k. I’m still happy with it, especially since finding a gold polish was hard enough.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Golden- I w/ Rockstar Pink on ring finger & Jewel Overcoat: Multi-Faceted on thumb.

The base color is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden-I in 2 coats very good formula. The polish is kind of a foil but it isn’t streaky at all and a bit sheer but built up very good. Pretty reflective I think! On the inside of my middle finger you can see a tiny pink reflection.

Rockstar Pink is from the SH Xtreme Wear line also. It has small fuchsia, red and blue glitter and a very fine gold glitter. I can’t remember but it’s most likely 3 coats on the ring finger and just a little bit thinly put on the end of the thumb nail. I was surprised at how well it built up for being a finer glitter. It’s no Milani One Coat Glitter (I’ll be showing that very soon!) but very exceptional!

Sally Hansen Golden-I w/ SH Jewel Overcoat: Multi-Faceted on accent fingers.

SH Jewel Overcoat in Multi-Faceted in 2 gloppy coats. I say gloppy because the formula on this does not want to give up those glitters! So beside the obvious black and silver hexagon glitters, there are some beautiful iridescent hexagon glitters in there. You can see a few a bit better on the outside edge of my thumb in this picture. When I first saw this in the store I thought it was silver, black, blue, yellow glitters.  Apparently there is more then one type of iridescent glitter. From what I looked at in my bottle there are indigo, orange-green & turquoise-green. Some flash a yellow in the right light but I think that might just be the orange green ones. As for the indigo I twirled that bottle around and around and it seems like it is not as iridescent as the others unless you consider it as clear-indigo.  Here is a pretty good picture of the bottle with all it’s goodies.

Sally Hansen Jewel Overcoat: Multi-Faceted

I’m so glad I found this at Walgreen’s for 2 reasons. First being I’ve been wanting a black glitter.  Second being….it’s limited edition!I hadn’t been there in awhile to find out that they had a new display, so I almost missed it.  There was a bunch more (so I’m told) but the one I got was the very last and there was only a few other colors left. Actually the only other Jewel OC left was Ring-a-Ding. Here’s a photo from Steph’s Closet of the display. *click link for better view*

I think Let’s dance would have been my second pick. It seems like Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength line is very wedding themed, which you can see from this limited edition display and also in their new core line up. Save The Date is from their core line. I love the colors though, cheesy names and all!

So this is probably the most I’ve typed and put into one post so far, not sure if anyone really reads it but either way I hope you liked them. Snatch up a limited edition while you can! I’m sure their all gone considering where I live we’re the last to see these kinds of things.

Have any thought about all this? I’d love to know!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Are you going to wear green today? I don’t own anything green besides nail polish! Haha! Anyways here is my holiday inspired nail art!

Sorry about my uneven nails….I’m very stubborn when it comes to giving up all my claws just because one or two had to go and ruin it for the rest of them. But eventually I will breakdown and desire orderly-ness  on my nails.

I honestly can’t tell you what color’s where used for the rainbow without diggin’ through my stash. 😛  Majority of them were Sinful Colors. I did the rainbow using the “plastic bag method”, which if you Google that on YouTube you can find a bunch of tutorials and they’re all basically the same. Even though I could have done this free hand with a toothpick (or an orange wood stick) I didn’t feel like wait FOREVER for it to dry on my own hand and risk screwing it up. But yea- just use a white base so all your colors stay vibrant.  Oh and FYI I only did the rainbow itself and free handed the clouds on with the polish brush. ALSO, I had to use some tiny scissors to cute one end because it was too long and it stretched a little bit since it wasn’t completely dry. I’m so impatient.

Also a side note on the glitter over the green- in Kleancolors Gold Caviar they base is a jelly yellow and rather thick IMO so I put a blob of polish on a folded up paper towel and fished out the gold glitters with a orange wood stick and the back of a straight pin for the ones near the top. I still did a swipe on the tips but didn’t want to carry the yellow all the way up and completely changing the vision of green and gold I had!

Hope you have an excellent day and don’t get pinched!

P.S. I never heard of the pinching thing as a kid….not until like highschool. Is that a “new” thing, or did kids just avoid me in school? Hm, now I should go reflect on my childhood….. XD