About Me

My photo
Florida, United States
Welcome, what makes a good day? A great manicure & an iced latte with extra whipped cream, both in the same day if your lucky.....yep that pretty much sums it up.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Polish "Fault Line"

Hope this finds everyone well! Today I am sharing my multi-color manicure/pedicure with you. I couldn't decide on just 2 colors so I used 4 including CG Fault Line Crackle polish as my last layer of color. I polished half of my nail (just one coat) using an "unknown" bright shimmer yellow and alternated using Sally Hansen's Blue It and Sinful Feeling Great for the other half of the nail and I added CG Fault line and topped it off with Seche Vite Top Coat. For those of you who have never used Crackle polish, fair warning that it is thick and dries quickly to an almost dull matte color, I had the best result when I used a "thin" coating with quick uneven strokes. If it goes on too thick it does not give you that crackle effect. That's just my findings some of the polishes seemed to be thicker than others in the collection, yes, I bought them all ;) so it could very well be my stock. Once the top coat is applied the true color pops. Fault Line is a shimmer purple. I've had tons of fun using these polishes because of the fact that it's quick, easy and the color combinations are endless. It is also possible to use these polishes and still have your nails be "office" friendly. I highly recommend getting at least one of these crackle polishes and trying it, so far I'd have to say my fav is Cracked Concrete. Until next time, take care and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hello again! It's been a while ;)

Hello again, all! I have been away too long. I wish I could have an interesting story but it boils down to this: Life happened and I re-learned what busy meant. Alas, I have finally returned and I hope all is well where ever you are and that you made it through the holidays with much love, joy and some change left over. We are well into spring, grass is green, flowers are blooming and the wonderful humid-free weather is upon us here in Fl at this time. Until I can begin sorting and taking pictures of some swatches(ie: the awesome crackle I have got going on as we speak) , here is a picture of my french manicure with hand painted flowers. Unfortunately I am so out of touch, I am unable to list all polishes I used. I can tell you that it had been a long time since I had actually hand painted my flowers and it felt good to do so. Until next time, enjoy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

China Glaze Mummy May I


What can I say? I love, love, love this color! Ok, I also love Halloween too, so its not that hard to come to that conclusion, especially with the catchy names! Application is smooth and polish consistency is a treat! haha =) I applied 3 coats with Seche Vite QD on top. The more you layer the polish the more the sparkle is evident. I think this is a great polish to kick off this next “holiday”. The base of this polish is a dark wine/brown color with hot pink/purple flecks of micro glitter in it. I look forward to trying out the other 2 colors in the Awakening Collection as well. Because it was, oh, 5:30am when I polished my nails this morning, the sun wasn’t awake, so the pictures are using indoor lighting and flash. Enjoy, until next time!


IMG_0522 IMG_0526

IMG_0524 IMG_0525

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Revlon Silver

IMG_0519    IMG_0520  


For today’s NOTD, I chose to try Revlon Silver. It’s a light gray jelly polish that borders on being a light blue depending on the lighting your in. Polish application gives full coverage in one coat,though I applied 2 coats in the above pictures. I’ve learned over the years that product consistency isn’t always a plus with some polishes, Revlon being one of them. The applicator brush seems to be hit and run with these polishes, meaning, the brush in this polish bottle is all discombobulated, with wild bristles sticking out all over, making the application a little more difficult/messier than it should be. Anyway, I survived, mission accomplished and I do like the color very much! Ah yes, by the way I picked up a few more polishes in my travels on Monday. Here is a quick snap shot of my goodies.


China Glaze: Mummy May I, Zombie Zest & Ick-a-bod-y 

Orly: It’s Not Rocket Science & Space Cadet. I only wish I had realized how similar Zombie Zest and It’s Not Rocket Science are, I bought them at 2 different stores. I’ll do a side by side comparison soon. Until next time!

Monday, September 27, 2010

French Manicure of the Day

IMG_0514 IMG_0511IMG_0513

Today’s NOTD is a French Manicure using SH Hidden Treasure and Orly Pointe Blanche. I love the flakes in Hidden Treasure and how it reflects different colors in light changes. The best way for me to describe the flakes is it reminds me of fish scales…ok not attractively worded but the iridescent flakes play with the light bringing out gold, orange, green and pink reflections. IMG_0509Hope all is well out there in blogland, until next time.


Friday, September 17, 2010

More Nail Art…(pic heavy)

The following designs are all hand painted using different polish colors. I used a striper brush, dotting tool and rhinestones here and there. Not sure when I will be able to post again, I will be working a lot , sooo… hope you enjoy, until next week!

IMG_0033 IMG_0034 

IMG_0043 IMG_0044

IMG_0047 IMG_0049

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This & That

IMG_0011   IMG_0012


Looking thru the “archive” of pictures that I have created over time, I stumbled across these nail art pictures. It’s been so long I wish I could tell you the names of specific polish colors but I can’t :( This is a sample of my restlessness, either that or I had so many pretty colors, I couldn’t chose just one and I ended up using them all for lack of being able to make a decision. I used a thin striper brush, a dotter and some rhinestones. Hope all is well, until next time!


IMG_0014 IMG_0013