Monday, October 29, 2012

Special Tribute Manicure SIDS

One of my online friends, Silje of Foxy Mary’s World, has a dear real life friend who recently had a SIDS tragedy. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is a horrible silent killer of infant babies, with no warning signs. October is also SIDS Awareness month in addition to being Breast Cancer Awareness month. I tried to do this manicure last week, and failed, my Konad stamper just was unable to transfer the images, the wind we had from Hurricane Sandy made it next to impossible for me to stamp the two tone ribbon.

 I was very pleased this time when my XL stamper gave me crisp clear images to use. I used BM321for the ribbons and stuck with all China Glazes for this manicure, except for the base and top coats. The lightest blue is Kinetic Candy, the pink is Dance Baby, and the other blue is Secret Periwinkle. I used Seche Vite over the base manicure, and NYC Grand Central Station over the stamping. I hope you like it. With so many people in the path of Sandy my thoughts and prayers go out to those in harm’s way. May you all get through this storm safely. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

China Glaze Naked & Sinful Colors

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month I bring you this sweet manicure. I have the third set of Bundle Monster plates, but I didn’t want to use the ribbons, as I couldn’t nail a good combination of pinks, so I thought this new China Glaze, Naked, and the rose image off BM324 in white would work great. Which is what I've done, however this is three coats of Naked, and if you’ve followed my blog awhile, you know I really don’t like to do more than two coats. The formula was a little thinner than I would have liked. But not to the point that I will never wear this polish again. I used Seche Vite and had no issues with drying time. 

And here it is with the Sinful Colors Snow Me White stamping over Naked. I thought this would be good and I am glad it came out as well as it did considering all the wind I had working against me outside. I used NYC Grand Central Station over the stamping and it worked out great I think.

I am going in tomorrow to have my yearly mammogram and wanted to have something special on my nails in tribute. I really hope you like this manicure, the next one I do might have Dance Baby, my favorite pink. It depends. I hope you liked this manicure like I do, and I wish you happy polishing.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

China Glaze Want My Bawdy

I really like this color, very pretty on the nail. I would like to try stamping with it at some point. As for a regular manicure or polish change, it’s great. This is two coats, with Seche Vite, and then below it is Maybelline’s color show, in Bold Gold, stamping of the DRK A Web image.

My vision of this manicure was night sky with the web against it and light shimmering on the strands. I really like the way it came out.

 I also picked up one of these at Sally’s today so I’d get in on this deal, Naked, the China Glaze that comes with this double pack, is one I don’t have yet and I really liked it, as well as the angel key chain. It was just over $8 and that’s like getting the China Glaze for free if you paid a couple bucks on the key chain. 

I don’t have anything to update other then we’re still waiting to close on the house. Wish us luck! We were supposed to be moved in already by now. As it stands now it won’t be until after Halloween. Thank you for coming by my blog, happy polishing!

Monday, October 15, 2012

China Glaze Riveting With DRK-A Webs

I have a new favorite way to wear Riveting and this is it! I am really enjoying the contrast between the Sinful Colors Black on Black and the bright shimmery Riveting. I must say, this came out better than I had hoped for and I am very pleased. I wish I had a spider image, but on my Bundle Monster plates or my others, I just don’t, so I am thinking of possibly free handing one on my ring finger. But I am toying with the idea of trying to isolate one from the Bundle Monster French Tip plate, which has a lot of spiders. We’ll see. This first photograph is one from earlier this year, the sun wasn't out when I had finished my base manicure of Riveting.

I hope you like it as much as I do. I am definitely redoing this manicure the day or so before Halloween so I can give out the candy and make the kids “ooooo” & “ahhhh” at the cool nail polish job I’ve done. How are you wearing your nails for Halloween? If you’ve done a blog entry or a have a photograph online somewhere please feel free to link it in a comment as I’d love to see what you’re all doing for Halloween, happy polishing everyone!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Small Haul From Sally’s & Walgreen’s

If you haven’t heard yet, most Walgreen’s have their ‘Last Chance’ orange sale tags on the Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure polishes. After spending about fifteen minutes looking, I decided that I really only wanted two. So I picked them up, one of which I have wanted for a long time. Gilty Pleasure, so that was a great score. The other, Red Zin is a gorgeous red wine color that I couldn’t leave sitting there on the shelf. They were $1.99 at my Walgreen’s but they could be $1.89 at yours, so if you’ve wanted to try these, now is as good a time as any to do so.

Next, I missed out on the Sally’s 50% off clearance sale on these two China Glaze Bohemians, but I did manage to grab the two I was wanting for under $7 after the sale. Which is close to what I paid apiece for the other two I picked up when the collection was new. I picked up Want My Bawdy, and No Plain Jane. I also paid $5 for Seduce Me. I really liked each of these polishes and find I am much more selective in my buying of polishes now that I have a larger collection. I realize that Want My Bawdy is close to my Wet 'n Wild Fast Dry, Saved by the Blue, but it's not exactly the same, and it's a China Glaze polish, so I went ahead and bought it.

I want to let you all know that there is going to be another Sinful Colors sale at Walgreen’s (one of the $.99 sales that are so awesome) but I don’t think I need any more of them so I am pretty pleased with my Sinful Colors choices. If you’re looking to add a few or a lot of this brand to your collection, I have over 25, closer to 30 at this point, then look out for the sale starting on October 21st. Also today through next Saturday CVS has Wet n' Wild on sale for Buy One Get One Free! I just might swing by today and see what they've got left. Thanks for checking out my blog, I wish you all happy shopping and happy polishing!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mahogany Magic and Bold Gold

I bring you a short story about this manicure today. My son did something one Sunday that was not cool. As you know he has autism, and he knew I wasn’t happy with him. He also knew he’d done something really wrong. Well that week at school, he saved up his behavior school bucks for their school store they set up to encourage the kids to do well managing their own behavior and he saved up behavior bucks for three days in order to ‘buy’ me this cool bracelet.

Its polished wooden beads with brass wire wrapped to make a lovely albeit bulky bracelet. I love it a lot and was inspired to do this manicure which gave me a chance to test out the new Maybelline Color Show polish I picked up in Bold Gold for stamping using my Drk A plate. 

I am very excited they are making a C plate and plan on getting it for myself for my birthday. Hope you like this manicure, I really enjoyed it, Mahogany Magic was delightful to work with and the Color Show worked perfectly for the stamping. I am very impressed, so much so I picked up two more at Walmart last week. Thanks for coming by my blog and I hope you enjoyed this manicure. I have another great DRK A manicure for you coming up soon, until then, happy polishing.

Friday, October 12, 2012

New! DRK-C Plate Spoiler Image!

Breaking News! There is a new Drikk Plate, the DRK-C plate and I bring you the image straight off facebook posted moments ago:

This is right from Esmaltaradas Por Esmaltes’s Facebook page here. I am so excited about this plate! I just learned about it this afternoon and here the spoiler images are out! NinjaPolish will be carrying this plate soon and I am definitely going to grab one for my collection. What do you think of the new plate images? Thanks for checking out my blog and happy polishing!

Gothic Lotlita and Pure Ice Silver Mercedes

Today I bring you a short entry, I stamped this with Pure Ice’s Silver Mercedes and I must admit I find it comparable to Sally Hansen’s Silver Sweep in terms of usability for stamping. It was practically the same consistency, though I think my Silver Sweep was a tad thicker. I used Konad’s image plate m60 for this manicure. There was no sunshine when I was working on my nails, so I only have the one photograph.

I hope you like this manicure, it was fun to wear for a few days. I love the China Glaze formula as always it’s great to work with, and I think the Pure Ice worked great for stamping. If the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri’s bottle’s were not so awkward I’d go back to using Silver Sweep, but after my mishap with the brand new bottle breaking, I think Silver Mercedes fits the stamping bill just right. Thank you for checking out my blog and I wish you happy polishing.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sinful Colors Hot, Hot, Heat Stamped

I picked this up during the $.99 sale Walgreen’s had recently and I was anxious to use it. Like the other Sinful Colors I’ve used I really do like their formula. It applies well and lasts well, I have no complaints. I stamped this with Bold Gold, Maybelline's Color Show Gold, wonderful for stamping! I don't have any of Hot Hot Heat on its own, I'm sorry, I wasn't able to get photographs of it, but here are two of it stamped with M57.

I also picked up a limited edited for Halloween Sinful Colors glitter, Pumpkin Spice, I looked in three different Walgreen’s before I found it in the third one. I think I actually let out a tiny “Whoop” of joy upon seeing there were two bottles left. I left one for someone else to enjoy and got mine for $.99 and left happily. I haven’t used it yet, but plan to soon and will report on it in a future entry. It's a pretty close dupe to China Glaze's Electrify, of the Hunger Games Collection.

Thank you for taking time to check out my blog, we’re still working on closing on the house, it’s been one thing after another, and I am still polishing my nails, but it’s really been difficult to get one manicure in during the course of a week. I do have some nice things coming up though, and as always, I wish you happy polishing!