Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First attempt at Water Marble

So here are some pics of my first water marble looks. I would like to try again soon they came out ok for a first try. I did learn a few things cold or luke warm water is the best. Hot water NOT GOOD. OPI works better than Sally Hansen but that may be cause the water was too hot. I'll have to try again with cool water.

Things I learned from reading about water marble nail art
tape is your friend
paper towels are a must
patience although not my strong point did help me keep trying till I got some nails I liked
its pretty easy once u get started

so the last couple pics are fuzzy cause my camera sucks and does not know what macro is for some reason. The designs were pretty though i wish u had a better pic to tell by

have a good nite ladies ill be back with more pics soon and hopefully a 4th of july look

Monday, June 28, 2010

Maybelline, Revlon, New York Summer, Loreal

These are some more colors that I only have a few of so I figured I would post them together. The loreal shades are very old I think they are falling apart in the bottle but I don't have the heart to throw them out. (L - R) Grey, Grape, Red, matte goodness
(L - R) Talk Dirty, Rendez - Blue, Steel - Etto

Orange Flame

(L - R) B. Angelic, B Fearless, B Brave, B Rebellious, B Impulsive

(L - R ) Amaranth, Hot Sky Blue, Alpha Jewel Glitter


I get these at Meijer, they have some great shades. For some reason they did not name there fall colors last season so the only thing on the bottles is Fall Promo Shade. I do notice that they have similar colors as color club, and names. But from what I have read on the net they are not associated with each other. If you guys know other wise let me know. Great colors, great price $2.99. (L - R) Electronica, Magic Attraction
(L - R) Fall promo shade (FPS), Sexy Siren, FPS

(L - R) Drama Queen, FPS, FPS

(L - R) Fashion Addict, FPS,FPS, Tru Passion,

Misc polish brands that I have only 1, 2 or 3 of

No names (L -R) #20, #69
No names (L - R) #98, #62, #51

Mr Wrong

Ever Green Pearl


Fanatical fuchsia

no name green from Halloween @ Walmart

Vintage Vamp

Rockin Amethyst

No name blue glitter - Hot Topic

Don't u just love the odd balls. Sometimes they are great others not so much. But its amazing that u can find polish anywhere these days. Albeight u may have to dig around to find the good stuff.

Milani, Wet N Wild,Borghese, Rimmel Polishes

Here are some drugstore brands that I only have a few of so I thought I would post them together. Again let me know if you want a specific color swatch. ( L - R )Pink Out Loud, Neon Lites, Breezy
(L - R) Campanula Bellflower, Solaro Sunshine

No names Serena collection? I think came out last winter.

(L - R ) Climax, Insolence, Stop Traffic, Hard Edged, Camouflage

(L - R ) Maui, Black Creme, French White Creame, Wild Orchid, Sparkled, Morbid

Sally Hansen Polishes

So today I thought I would start a series of posts of the different brands that i've got. I figure than if anyone wants to see a certain color u will know what I have and can reqst it. Some of these are pretty old colors and some are from newer releases.
These came in a Christmas mini set. They do not have names. I have swatched these b4 just look em up in the archives.
(L - R) #21 Scarlet Ruby, #23 Burgundy Orchid, #7 Garnet Lapis, #19 Lavender Sky

(L - R ) #06 Violet Frost, #06 Midnight Mauve Frost

(L - R ) Lucky Penny, Peek A Blue, Romeo Red

(L - R ) #53 Fuchsia Saphire, #67 Peach Crystal, #28 Titanium Chrome, #12 Black Pearl Chrome

(L - R ) #10 Earthen Opal, #61 Always Amethyst, #03 Glow, #350 Hollywood Scarlet

(L - R ) #05 Rockstar Pink, #30 Red Carpet, #24 Shooting Star, #42 Gunmetal, Sweet!
#41 In The Navy

(L - R ) Hidden Treasure, #81 Sunrise , Sunset

Well there u have it my Sallys in all there glory. I am trying to reorganize all my polishes so this was the best time to take pics so stay tunned more posts and pics to follow.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Orly: Calypso Breeze, Mint Mojito, Prisma Gloss Gold

So my notd is alternating calypso breeze and mint mojito w/ prisma gloss gold top coat. I had actually forgotten I had another mint color and was happy to bust it out I picked these up last fall at sallys on clearance. It is not the same kind of mint as Essie Mint Candy Apple. But mint none the less. They are great colors and I really like the gloss it is very sparkly. The gloss came in a duo with the forest green color from the fairy tale collection.
Calypso is 3 coats but was fine coverage wise in 2 coats. Mint mojito was like 4 - 5 coats to get complete coverage even though it took that many coats I still love it. And Primo gloss 2 coats.

A fun summer combo that I would like to try as a water marble look when I get a chance. I had never gotten around to using the gloss and am quite happy with it. It made a very smooth top coat, beautiful shine. WOW look at all that sparkly goodness all bottled up!! Thank you Orly.The blue looks darker to me than in the pics.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

shoes shoes and more shoes......

So I thought I would show you ladies some great shoes that I have picked up over the last year. I have just recently started rebuilding my shoe collection. Rebuild you ask? Well not so funny story ever date an ASSHOLE? Ever have to leave the home you shared with said ASSHOLE? Yeah me too! So long story short lost some great shoes and other misc. stuff in cross state move about 5 - 6 years ago and am just now re interested in having great shoes. So with out further dwelling on past mistakes on with the SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiger Lilly Sandals The style i have is envy and they are in classic black. I have the animal add on straps and jeweled clips. These are great comfortable and wonderful support. I got them at a second hand store in Rochester, IL but you can find them at

These beauties were going to be my birthday shoes but my knee was killing me so I ended up having to wear some flats. Hope to rock these real soon.

My glass slippers - the glass. I LOVE these my mom got them for me for Christmas and they are awesome. These shoes are a work of art. The heels are amazing and fun. Very comfortable!

These are Pierre Dumas.

These are also Pierre Dumas! My mom got me these while she was down in Ak. I tried to take a pic of all the bead work but it wouldn't come out these are so detailed.

This purse I got at a Halmark store to go with these shoes.

These came from Payless and are American Eagle brand.

Also from Payless. I love the rose and cutout detail.

These beauties I got last night at Meijer haven't worn em yet but plan to spice up some jeans with them real soon. These are Massini brand.

So there you have it a peek into my shoe boxes. Shoes are just like nails they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, styles.
Best of all they can be a great insperation for nail art. Can you imagine Glass slipper nails, or that great lime green with orange jewels?