Friday, September 30, 2011


Hello everyone, hope you all are having a good Friday. Today I have for you guys a polish my friend Joslyn gave me. Its a black polish with silver and holo glitter in it, my pics don't really capture the holo but it is a bit more holo than my pics lead you to believe.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Joslyn's Nails: Dinosaur Egg Crackle

Hello everyone! So my friend Joslyn came over once again to get her nails done and this time we did some crackle. As I've mentioned before she only wears green nail polish so we did a darker bright green under the crackle which is a lime green shade. She said it looked like a dinosaur egg so hence the title of this post. This is also one of the shades that is up for grabs in my give so if you like it make sure and sign up for it! In other nail related news I broke my thumb nail last night which really hurt it bent back and broke so now I'm  going to have file all my nails down because I hate having uneven nail lengths...oh well, now onto Joslyn's nails.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Snake Skin Print with Tulle Tutorial

Hello everyone and welcome to my new followers! A reader Montyono4 left a comment on a previous Snake Skin Mani Post asking if I could give some step by step instructions. So here it is, I hope I do a good job of explaining and that the pics help. If you dont have the stamping plates (like me) this is a good alternative to get a snake skin print on your nails.

This is what the finished nail looks like.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Aqua Crystal & Rock Star Nails

Hello everyone 2nd post for today! Don't Forget to check out my giveaway! Anyway todays Monday so you you know that means another PaA challenge! This week it was Rock Star, and I wasn't sure what I was going to do but then I saw Aqua Crystal on my desk and since I hadn't used it I thought it would be a good time since its so glittery! With my base color picked out I need something to make it more "Rock Star". I settled on a guitar silhouette on my thumb nails as an accent. I think it came out pretty good although the proportions on the one on my right came out a bit big.

Blogoversary Giveaway! CLOSED

Yay Giveaway Time!!! So as I mentioned in a previous post I missed my blogs 1yr. anniversary so I didn't get to do a giveaway at that time. Not to worry though since then I've gathered up some goodies and it is now time for my Blogoversary Giveaway! Just a month late but whatever...better late than never! (THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Army Nails Sergeant First Class

Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a good weekend. It was my nephew Manny's birthday today and his party was Soldier themed, so of course I had to something with my nails in that theme. I wanted to use one of my new polishes Military Green by KleanColor so I settled on the Army Ranking badges since they have a green background. I ended up with the Rank of Sergeant First Class, I wanted to do First Sergeant but it didn't end up fitting on my nail. Military Green is a beautiful hunter green color that is perfect for Fall. I also liked this polish because you can clearly tell its green even though it's dark.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Joslyn's Nails: You can stand under my umbrella

Hello everyone! My friend Joslyn came over again to get her nails done. One thing to note about her is that she really only wears green nail polish. For this mani she wanted to do an umbrella and then a glitter top coat to look like raindrops falling down and below is what we came up with. The base green is a polish I got for her and the umbrella is actually Neon Pink but my camera was capturing it as this weird orangey pink color.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Neon Pink

Hello! Today I have another KleanColor polish to show you! This is such a beautiful bright neon hot pink color, I really loved they way it looked on my nails.  It was pretty hard to capture the color accurately but I think these photos give you a good idea of the color even though its so much prettier in person.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mk's Birthday Nails

Hello! Just a quick post for today. It was my friend Mk's bday earlier this week so she came over to get her nails done. She settled on a ruffian or moon mani in these colors.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Nopal Nails

Hello eveyone and I hope you're having a good friday! Today is Mexico's Independence day and although I'm not Mexican I am Mexican-American so it's part of my heritage and culture also living in a border city we tend to celebrate or observe both American and Mexican holidays. So I wanted to do some kind of festive nail design, I settled on a Nopal which is on the Mexican flag and very abundant all over Mexico and South Texas. I really love the way this mani turned out and it also reminds me of my Grandma because when I was little she used to have a Nopal in the backyard and I would help her cut of the pads and prepare a meal with them. Anyway enough about all that hope you like the design!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2012 Cracked Polishes

Today I have for you guys some more 2012 Cherimoya Crackles! There are a few things to note when dealing with these crackles. They dry/crackle a bit slow so don't worry if you don't see it crackle right away. They crack best in one thick coat but not too thick because then you wont get as many cracks (as you can not on some of my nails). Your base polish does have to be dry it can't be tacky. These crackles work well over top coat as well as matte top coat. Hope this helps! Now on to the pictures!

- Sanctuary (left hand only done over China Glaze Matte Magic)

 - Sea of Galilee

 - Evolution (very halloweeny!)

- Flashback


Monday, September 12, 2011

Chunky Holo Teal with a Candy

Hello! Today on PAA the weekly challenge was candy themed. I wasn't sure if I was going to do something but then decided to do it at the least minute which is why it's a bit simple and generic. What I really love is the way Chunky Holo Teal looks layered over white, such a pretty color!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Layering: Aurora, Holo Fuchsia & Bedazzled!

Hello Hello! Today I have for you guys an awesome layering combo with some of my new polishes! I listed the polishes in order of use and then also a matte version. Hope you like it oh also you might want to click on the photos to enlarge them to get a better look!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dotted with Hearts

Hello everyone! Todays mani was inspired both by a song and some of my undies. It was first inspired by the song which has a line "Wrapped in pink and dotted with hearts" so I knew I was going to do a pink background with some hearts, then I saw my undies that are light pink with white hearts that are alternating in the pattern seen on my nails so thats how this mani came to be.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Holo Pink

Hello everyone! Today I have one of the polishes from my huge haul! Holo Pink is a scattered holo polish, my pictures don't really capture how holo it really is but if you're a fan of pink polish I suggest you get this one because it's so pretty and shimmery!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Huge Haul!

Hey everybody second post for today! I don't normally do haul post but I got an insane amount of polish these past few days and it will take me awhile before I get to show them to you on my nails so yeah.

First up at HEB I got 2 nail polishes from this new to me brand called Orchid. They are $4.97 each but they had at buy one get one free coupon which is why I picked them up. Starry Night looks like OPI's Last Friday Night.
Bedazzled! & Starry Night

At Sally's I got these two because the were on clearance for $1.99 I think.
Molten Ruby & Little Drummer Boy

Next are some polishes I got from this random novelty shop in my town. The Nabi and KleanColor polishes were $1 and the 2012 crackles were $1.99.
Dark Purple & Dark Purple Glitter

Holo Pink, (2) Chunky Holo Fuchsia, (2) Kiss Goodbye & Shining Sea

Trinity, Sea of Galilee, (2) Evolution, Sanctuary & (2) Flashback

Then on Sunday my cousin Janie sent a text telling me about this place called Gran Mercado that sells the 2012 Crackles for $1 and KleanColor polishes for 2 for $1 or 12 for $5.50 so me and my mom hauled it down there before it closed. I didnt get any of the crackles because I'm not that into them and I had already gotten the colors I wanted at the other store. I did however buy 24 KleanColor polishes!
Chunky Holo Clover, (2)Chunky Holo Teal, (2)Chunky Holo Black, (2)Chunky Holo Bluebell &Aurora

Afternoon Picnic, Blue Eyed Girl, Vegas Night, Red Sparkle, 2-2 Tango & Firework

Metallic Green, Holo Green, Military Green, Pearl Silver & Metallic Mango

Neon Purple, Cobalt, Metallic Red, Neon Fuchsia & Neon Pink

Lastly my lovely friend Joslyn gifted me this Icing polish

So there you have it thats all the polish I've acquired in the last couple of days. The polishes that I got 2 of extra will be for my giveaway as well as a few others and Metallic Green is for my friend Joslyn.


Joslyn's Rainbow Nails

Hello everyone and good afternoon. Today I have for you all my friend Joslyn's nails. She came over this weekend to get her nails done and really wanted me to do the rainbow sponging from my Christopher Kane nails. For the other nails she chose Ivanka since she only wears green nail polish. I love the way they came out, also I love her nails they are so wide and flat unlike my nails that are pretty narrow and have a very pronounced curve to them.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fashion Inspired Nails: Nicholas Kirkwood

Hello! The fashion inspiration keeps rolling in! This time inspiration came from Nicholas Kirkwood's new Keith Haring Collection which features a super awesome knee-high roller-skate boot. If I had an endless supply of money a lot of it would go to his shoes because they are beautiful....oh well a girl can dream. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fashion Inspired Nails: Christopher Kane

Hello Everyone! Today I have for you guys another fashion inspired mani. My inspiration for this mani came from one of the looks from the Christopher Kane Resort 2012 Collection. As before first the nails then the fashion.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mk's Glittery Leopard Mani

Hello everyone! Yesterday my friend Mk came over to get her nails did. We settled on this design which is a super glittery and sparkly leopard print mani.