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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another night, I just couldn't decide......

Today was a VERY long day. I didn't get much time at home tonight to do a mani, and the little time I had, I just couldn't decided what to do. I actually had another mani started and just quit in the middle, because I wasn't feeling it, lol. My brother, sister in-law and my niece and nephew are in town and I'm just soooo happy I get to spend time with them. It's fairly rare, since we don't live near one another. So my lack of time, and creativity is 100% worth it!!  Anyways, sorry for the babbling, here is what I settled on. I used OPI La Paz-itively Matte, Claires 14 Karats and Sinfuls Black on Black.

OPI La Paz-itively Hot Matte, all alone

Then with Claire's 14 Karats for the Konad

I decided to add a coat of SV, so bye bye matte!

And, of course, black tips.

So I really hope you guys don't mind all my pictures, I just can never pick 1 or 2, and like to show you guys how my mani evolves, and not just the finished product. Please, though, let me know if I include too many pics, I mean after all, this blog is for you!! Thanks, XOXO

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My very 1st Illamasqua!!!!!!

I am VERY excited to say, I finally own a Illamasqua, lol, and a color I've wanted for a while, Baptiste. As soon as I got home from work, I slapped it on for my mani, and was instantly loving it. 
Let's be honest here, I really can't remember a time, that I actually wore a mani, with no type of nail art done to it, so of course I Konaded over it :P I used China Glaze Harmony for the design.

Here is Baptiste alone, 2 coats and a coat of SV

and all done :P *wonders if black tips would look good*

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Konad using the most AMAZING jelly blue!

Once in a while I will place an order with cherryculture.com, for some NYX polishes. Well, every time I'm on their site, I would see Ink Heart, what appeared to be a semi bright blue jelly, and every time I would pass on it. When I made my last order, I decided to just grab it. I mean for the price, it couldn't hurt. Last week my order arrived, and when I saw Ink Heart in person, I was in awe! I couldn't wait  to try it, and it ended up being the first one I used. All I can say is WOW! This was only 2 coats and the application was perfect! I love the fact that it isn't too bright nor to dark, that it appears black. Then I decided to try China Glaze 2NITE for a Konad design on it.

Here is the final mani :P

Here it is all alone, with just 2 coats and a coat of SV

Then the final design

Monday, December 27, 2010

How about a Polka Dot Funky French......

So once again I was just playing around. I didn't end up wearing this, but enjoyed it for the 5 minutes it was on, lol. OPI No Room For The Blues, is a blue that I love. The application is just perfect! For this I did 2 coats of the OPI, then added black tips (shocker), and used a Sally Hansen nail art pen in white to do the polka dots on the tips.

Here is 2 coats of the OPI No Room for the Blues

Then with just the plain black tips :)

Now for the final mani

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Another Shredded Mani...

I had tried another Shredded mani using one of Funky Fingers 2010 Holiday glitters, Blitzen. It's sooo sparkly! I just used my regular black as well. It was waaaaaayyyy easier to see the actual shredded part in real life.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

This just might be my new FAVE polish!!!!

I picked this up at Walgreens. It was actually located in the hair care section, WAAAYYYY up on the top shelf, so high up, I had to get help getting it down, lol. I love being short *sigh*. Anyways, it was in a pretty display with a mint green, light purple, bright raspberry and a turq. This was the only one that caught my eye though. It's called Grey Area.

Here it is after I used China Glazes Chords for the Konad design.

here she is before I did the Konad. I am just in love with this color!!

and more pics with the Konad

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Blog with Substance Award!!!

YAYAYAY. Thanks to Cristina from Let Them Have Polish for tagging me for this award, I'm sooo excited!!

Rules for this one:

1. Thank and link back to the giver of the award.

See above.

2. Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using 5 words.

I will try anything once!

 3. Pass it on to other bloggers that you feel have substance in their blogs.

Awarding to:

** Nails Beautiqued
** Another Bottle of Polish

** Goose's Glitter
** All Things Nails
** Miranne's Nails

Thanks again Cristina!!!!

Who doesn't love 14 Karat gold flowers!

Okay, so they aren't real flowers, or real gold, but close enough. I have def been in a Konad/Bundle Monster plate mood lately. This past weekend, I did this mani. I used Sinfuls Black on Black and Claires 14 Karats for the design.

Then with black tips! I think the black tips just complete a mani, well...in my opinion, obviously : P