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Friday, March 23, 2012

BELATED: Walking Dead Season Finale Mani!!!!!

Morning, I'm almost 100% sure that my butt is in bed while you read this, having just watched The Hunger Games. Who knows though, I could be up with Jack and Meg, having a drink, enjoying my day off, talking about the movie by fire in our back yard. In my world, you just never know :) Either way, on to the post.

Okay, so yeah, I mean, why would I have posted this on time. That's just boring, hee hee       O_o
I was going to post this last Sunday, ya know, since it was what I was wearing for The Walking Dead season finale, but somehow forgot.

Jack and I are big zombie freaks, almost to the point of being a sad and pathetic couple, but maybe that's why we work, lol.  Well when I was shopping Dollish Polish on etsy and saw this one, Zombie Flesh, I didn't even hesitate putting it into my cart. I'm not even sure I enlarged the pic or read the description first.

Then last Saturday night, while deciding my mani, I couldn't think of a better polish to wear. For this I did do 3 coats, and 1 coat of SV

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Katniss Everdeen, GIRL ON FIRE!!!!

OMG OMG OMG, I cannot freaking wait until tonight!!!!!! For those of you that read the book, I'm sure you remember that Katniss's nails were painted with flames on them. So here is my tribute to her for tonight! Oh and since I am no good with nail art brushes I grabbed my tool, tape :)

For this I started with Sinful Black on Black on all my nails except my 2 ring ringers. On them I used 2 thick coats of China Glaze Electrify.

I then cut some fire/flames out of tape. I forgot to get a pic before I placed it on my nail and polished over it, so that is why the black polish is already on it, oooppps.

and here is the final result. I didn't do all my nails, like I vision hers being done, because I just thought it would be overkill. 
Oh and YAY and side note, my phone just rang and I have the the Hunger Games whistle as my ring tone. Dork, I know. 
Okay back to the mani, It was so hard to get a good pic, to show the effect and not have it distorted by the glare, but I tried :)

This is going to be the looooongest day ever!!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Hey guys!!!! Whew, I've been so busy today getting ready for our neighborhood St. Patrick's Day party. I did manage to make time to get pics of my mani and post, whoo hoo! This will be short though sorry, because I have to wake Jack up and go run more errands.

Hope you guys have a great day and night!!!

I started with Nubar Reclaim for the base of my St. Patty Day mani

I then used Claire's 14 Karats gold polish and my Bundle Monster plate BM19 for the polka dots.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Trying to achieve a white holo

Morning!! I've been on the lookout for a bright while holo for a while now. I do have the Glitter Gals white holo, Light as a Feather, and although it was holo, I wanted it to be more in your face holo :P So I experimented a tad, and tried a little layering. It turned out alright, but def not as I hoped. The Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Diamond kind of turned the white a tad yellow.

I started with 2 coats of China Glaze White on White, and then added a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Diamond. I wish there was sun when I did this, so I could even see if that helped more. Maybe I shall try again one day.

Side note - I can't freaking wait!!! One week from now I will be enjoying my day off, and proabbaly still talking about just seeing the Hunger Games with Jack!!! Are any of you going to the midnight showing? I always said I would never go to one of those, mainly because of the crowds, but I just couldn't wait!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hi, my name is Erika and I made an uh-oh o_O

Okay so I made a mistake, lol. Hey I'm human dang it. My previous post was NOT Kleancolor Black Chunky holo, it is actually Black Chunky Bluebell. So you guys were right, eeek. I'm so sorry. I just wanted to clear that up, there aren't two versions. I couldn't fix it earlier or correct myself because I can no longer access my blog at work :( Is it too late to call an early April Fools???? Ummm, got you good! Lol.

Kleancolor Black Chunky Holo

So a while ago, I purchased a set of Kleancolor polishes off of eBay, mainly just for this one, but as a set, I couldn't really beat the price :) I have yet to play with the others yet and really need to! Also, if you do not already know, let me warn you, Kleancolor polishes have a smell like no other, but it is bearable :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I'm a Material Girl!

Okay, so I had a post planned for yesterday, but I just ran out of time, and never got it ready :( OMG, can I just say this past weekend was so nice, that I spent as much time as I could outside with the fam and neighbors. It was so needed, and instantly boosted my spirits. So that is why I didn't post this weekend, and my week nights were filled with helping my daughter with math, or more so just word problems. I'm still not sleeping good, but I think my body is becoming used to it, because I don't feel as tired anymore. I'm not sure yet, if that's good or bad, lol. Oh well, on to the mani!

I did forget to mention, that I did apply 2 thick coats of SV after I used I'm a Material Girl to smooth it all out. It is a little bit of a top coat eater

Sharon, if you're reading this, I apologize, I know I told you I had a Kleancolor post, but that will be tomorrow, since I had THE perfect mani for Pink Wednesday!

For this I started out with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Bubblegum Pink

I then did 2 coats of a polish I purchased from Dollish Polish on etsy, called I'm a Material Girl. This glitter really is so complex, and I love it! It is one of those glitters though, that needs that extra help with placement. More for the black pieces, but I'm 100% okay with that. It's worth it :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Who needs sleep.......I DO!!!

Okay, so sorry everyone, I am still here. I've just been struggling with sleep the past 3 nights. I've never dealt with insomnia, or any kind of sleep issue, but I am now and it's wearing me down. I'm not sure why either. I would understand if I was stressed or changed anything in my life, but I haven't. I've even been trying to take Tylenol PM, which will usually knock my butt out, but that's not even working. So in the past 3 nights, I've added up a total of 6 hours sleep :( Yesterday, wow, I was a fun girl, lol. I was very lightheaded all day along with a headache on top of being exhausted. Poor Jack, even the delivery guy being late made me cry, lol. Thank goodness he can handle it so well, and not hold my sweet words and moods against me.

I have been doing manis though, and have pictures, but they haven't been cropped or watermarked, so I will try to get them up soon, but as of right now, I'm a zombie.

I hope you all are doing great!

Monday, March 5, 2012

My Weekend Tape Mani :)

Hey everyone, I hope you guys had a great weekend!

This mani I did Friday night, while Jack and I were just relaxing and watching one of our favorite movies, Blow. If you have not seen that movie, you MUST!!!!

I started with using Sinful Black on Black on all my nails except my ring finger nails. On them I used a polish I purchased from Etsy called Pretty in Pink, it's a pink and orange duochrome. The seller is DollishPolish. I love her stuff and have a few others to share with you guys :)

Excuse my new friend, the paper cut who has taken up residency on my middle finger!!!

Then I taped off my ring fingers like this

I added Sinful Black on Black over top

Then after that dried, I taped them off again like so...

then once again I used the Black on Black and a coat of Seche Vite

How could I stop there though, especially with my Essie Matte About You top coat just staring at me from the end table!
So, once again, taping my nails off the exact way as I did before, only over the black, and applying the matte top coat to the other nails, here was my finished mani :)