Thursday, December 13, 2012

Revlon Emerald City - Elf Movie Nail Art

Hey Everyone! Today I have another Christmas themed manicure. This is based off the photo below that someone had posted on my Facebook wall last week. They asked me to recreate it - so I figured I would give it a try :) After doing some research on the internet - I believe I found the correct source/credit of the photo - if anyone knows for sure and I am wrong - please let me know. I am not by any means trying to pass this off as my own original idea. I believe the artist/owner is *lovesac from the website Deviant Art.

For my version of this manicure I started out with OPI Nail Envy as my basecoat, then used 2 coats of Revlon Emerald City for my index, middle and pinky fingers and used Wet N Wild French White on my ring finger and thumb. For the nail art and text I used my Miji Nail Art pens. For the buckle on his coat I used a toothpick and Orly Tiara. I then used Essie Good To Go as my top coat on everything.

Let me know what you think!! Any requests/suggestions for more Christmas nail art? Just let me know :)

On to the pics! Enjoy♥

Added Essie As Gold As It Gets

Have A Good One :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

China Glaze - Heli-Yum - Christmas Manicure

Hey Everyone!
Today I have a semi-Christmas themed manicure - even though this really could be worn at anytime. I used China Glaze - Heli-Yum for the base coat from the Up and Away Collection and I used Glamorous from the Wet n Wild Fergie collection for my accent nail. Heli-Yum is more "red" than I thought it would be - but it's a very pretty color either way. The accent nail was very easy to do, as I just dipped out some of the glitter polish into a little plastic container and used a toothpick to grab the single pieces of glitter. I used Essie All In One Base as my base coat and Essie Good To Go as my top coat.

On to the pics!! Enjoy♥

Let me know what you think :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Revlon Coastal Surf - Happy Birthday James!

Hello Everyone! Today I have a special manicure that I am dedicating to my little nephew James! He turns 2 years old today! I can't believe it :) He loves Sponge Bob and he especially loves Gary! LOL So I created a little Gary on my nails for him. It turned out okay - haha I haven't done actual nail art like this in a while, so I felt a little rusty - but I think you can get the gist of it. I used my newest polish purchase - Revlon Coastal Surf from their new ColorStay Longwear collection - I LOVE THIS COLOR! It's such a pretty bright color and goes on great. The only complaint I had with it was the brush had a couple out of whack bristles - but I fixed that with no problem. I always forget to open the bottle and check the brush when I am in the store - but yet I always have a habit of grabbing the second bottle in line - as in I never pick the one in front. haha I am not sure why I do this either - I guess I am weird like that - Does anyone else do that? Anyway - for the accent nails I used my Migi Nail Art pens and for the base color I used my trusty old Wet and Wild - French White and went over that with my China Glaze Lemon Fizz from their Up and Away collection. I used Essie's Good To Go as my top coat.

Now on to the pictures - which includes a rare glimpse at my right hand hahaha! Also a couple of the pictures have some different lighting - I'm trying to find the best spot in my house to photograph in - so far I think is the kitchen, which is where all the pics but the top two were taken. Let me know what you think! Enjoy♥

Rare look at my right hand :)

I feel like I do a better job on painting my right hand sometimes lol


Ring Bearer at Our Wedding :)
Taking it all in at the circus :)

James and his beautiful mommy - my sister Kasey :)

Have a good week everyone!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nail Polish Collection - UPDATE with pics!

Hey Everyone :) Just wanted to get a quick post up to let you all know that I just updated my polish collection page on my blog - CHECK IT OUT! :)

Have a good one!

Friday, November 30, 2012


Hey Everyone! I am so glad to see I still have followers on here haha. I have been gone for sooo long, I feel like the worst blogger ever! I apologize for that. I've had a lot going on in my life for the past year and wanted to create this post to kind of catch everyone up about the recent events that have taken place in my life :) This post isn't going to be about nails or polish - so feel free to skip if you aren't interested. Here we go!

A year ago in October Ryan and I finally bought our first house together :) I love it! Its about 5 min. from my parents house and about 7 min. from my sister's house. It sits on a 6 acre lake and we have minimal neighbors - which we both love. I was so happy to get out of our 1 bedroom apartment and into something with a lot more space. To give you a comparison on how small our apartment was - our 2 bay garage that we now have is larger than our apartment LOL isn't that crazy? I mean thinking of all the crap we had jammed into that apt... I wonder where we put it all haha. But anyway that was the first distraction I had from blogging - I swear it was like 3 months being in the new house before we even got Internet - we were slackin!

The next big event in my life started last year around Thanksgiving. I decided to make a life change and get healthy. I was getting so sick and tired of looking into my closet and always searching for a shirt that I could wear that I wouldn't have to suck in or feel self-conscious in. I hated going shopping b/c I had such low self-esteem so I didn't have much to choose from. So I made the change, started counting calories, stopped eating fast food, drank more water, and started scouring the Internet for good tasting, healthy recipes. I found some really great websites that helped me in my challenge - I used Calorie Count for my food journal and Skinny Taste for a ton of recipes. I also found a great website for inspiration - Undressed Skeleton - if you are looking to get healthy or just need some inspiration - definitely check out those sites. But anyway since last year I've lost about 30lbs! :) I really lost the weight in about 4 months, but I've kept all of it off for about a year now. Which I have to say that was one of my biggest fears, losing a lot of weight and then not being able to keep it off. But I think one thing that helped me in that way was that I didn't just do some "fad" diet - I really paid attention to what I was putting into my body.

Before: I'm on the right, next to both of my very pregnant sisters :)
Before: My sisters and I posing with my brother at his HS graduation
Before: With my softball girls - Berta and Maria  :)

After: My friend Tomi & I just after we finished The Color Run :)
After: My Sisters and I at our Gma's Bday party :)
After: My niece Hadley & I at my house during a cookout :)
Now onto the last and best reason for my absence in the blogging world - Ryan and I finally tied the knot :) The reason I say "finally" is b/c we were originally going to get married 10-22 of 2011! LOL but that didn't happen. We ended up deciding to buy a house instead so all of our time and money went to that venture. So we just postponed everything until this past September. We got married at a church in my hometown on 9-22-12 - it was a lot of fun! One thing I learned in that process is that wedding planning isn't my forte haha - I wasn't the type of girl growing up that day-dreamed about my wedding or anything like that. So the whole process was a struggle for me. But Ryan and I def. had the wedding and reception that we both wanted and I wouldn't have changed a thing about it :)

Forgot to mention my nail color - Hard Candy - Fabuluxe - it matched my all pink glitter shoes!

My parents and I with my niece and nephew

My sister Emily and I
Ryan and I

Well for those of you that made it this far in the post - I thank you :) I know it was a long one! Now that things are finally getting back to normal in my life... I can get back to blogging :)


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