Monday, December 31, 2012

I Couldn't Say No!

I recently found the entire Nicole by OPI collection by Selena Gomez. I'm a sucker for creamy colors and glitter so I have somehow accumulated the entire collection with the exception of the yellow (Hit the Lights) and the gold glitter (Kissed at Midnight.)

So far, I'm loving the formula of the colors I have tried. I couldn't wait to do full manis so I tried one different color combo on each finger. LOL. I decided to go with Long Song for my first mani from this collection. It's a gorgeous light purple. It's similar to Essie's Play Date but a bit darker. I love it!!

 Here she is in the shade. 
 I *think* this would be described as a cr-elly. It's not a jelly and not a creme.
The formula was a dream to work with. This is 2 coats of Love Song.
 This shot is in the Alabama sun. Look at Stars at Night (in my hand) sparkle!
 One more in the shade. It's such a pretty color. I have lots of lavender and light purple polish in my collection but none of them are dupes of this one. I say Winner Winner Chicken Dinner on this one!

 And for fun I had to toss in the puppy too. LOL

 He's looking at you! Now do ya'll forgive me for neglecting my blog? My hands were kinda full of adorable puppies and sick kiddos. But I won't go all MIA again. Thanks for hanging in here with me today as I try to get you caught up. I can't get over how much my nails have grown!! It almost seems unreal to know these are the same nails I chewed til they bled only a few months ago!! I appreciate ya'll for helping me to get and keep them in tip top shape. :-) Have a very happy and safe New Year!!

NailNation 3000, I love you! I really love you!

I want to start by saying, ya'll know I have this obsession with holo polishes and I own up to my addiction to them. It all started with a bottle of Hits No Olimpo. From there, it has kinda snowballed. I have tried Jade, Layla, UP Colors, GOSH and several other brands of holographic polish. I never knew real love until I tried my first NailNation polish. Maria, the very talented artist behind this brand, is a true sweetheart. I LOVE doing business with her. Her polishes are second to none. The formula on every single color I've tried (which is more than ten I think. LOL) is pure perfection. The holographic beauty is just stunning. I haven't found a color that Maria makes that I don't like. :-) Without further ado, I bring you a couple more of her polish colors.

Say hello to Soriya. It's a dark teal holo with fine silver holo glitters. In person this one reminds me of a beautiful night sky with stars shining all around. I went for one coat of Dollish Polish Heart of Glass over the top for an accent nail. Can you ever have too much holo? I think not. LOL
 Isn't she beautiful?
 Maria's polishes are a dream come true for this holo ho. LOL
 It's impossible to capture all of the rainbows these polishes throw off. 
No, I'm not drunk. I kept this one blurry so ya'll can see the rainbow.

Up next, I have one of my favorite polishes EVER!! This is called 4get Me Not! And you won't find a prettier dark pink (magenta) holo than this one. Even in the shade, it's gorgeous. I'll let the pictures do the talking. I had no sunlight so I just went snap-happy with my flash and artificial light. 

 I will be wearing this color again on the next sunny day we have here in Alabama. I also want to get pictures of Vincenzo and Max-a-Million so watch
out for those coming soon.

I hope you have enjoyed these colors as much as I have. They really remind me of rainbows and I love me some rainbows. I captured this strange rainbow that was a circle in the sky on the day of Kyler's party. There had been no rain so this was a total surprise. I tell the kids it's my daddy's gift to them. :-)

Can you see it? The pictures aren't sideways. This is how it looked in the sky. :-)

So there ya'll have it. I am officially in love with Nailnation. You can get yours through Maria's Facebook page here: NailNation. You can also get her polish from my favorite site ever, Llarowe. Stay tuned for more swatches from this brand and many others. Thanks for stopping in and come back soon. 

Bad Blogger!! Catching Ya'll Up!

I know, I know! I'm a bad girl. I have been so crazy busy since my last blog post. Let's see what all has went down. My son turned 4 on Dec. 3rd.

He's so silly. His name is Kyler and he's a mess!

Our mama dog, Allie, had a hard time giving birth to her puppies on the night of Kyler's birthday. So I got my hands (and nails) dirty. The holiday nail challenge was forgotten when my dog started acting all crazy. So I helped bring a couple of these little guys into the world. Mama dog is doing perfect and babies are now 3 weeks old. 

We all caught the news-worthy stomach bug that was going around. My little girl seems to bring everything home from school. Bless her heart. 
Kaylynn. She's Mama's little silly princess. :-)

And now what you're here for... the nails! I've been taking plenty of pictures. :-) Here is a mani from Dec. 2nd. It's Hits No Olimpo Dionisio. It's gotten thick on me but I still love it!

This is my new favorite brand of polish. It's NailNation 3000. Pictured below is my Kizmit manicure. I love all holos. Maria had me at "holo" LOL. This is a quad holo with little silver holo glitters and fine green glitter. ;-) It's a beauty!

I have more pictures of manicures coming up in my next post. You will be seeing more NailNation and, as always, more holo. LOL. Thank ya'll for stopping by. Please come back real soon. :-) I promise to not leave my girls hanging again if the good Lord's willing and the creek don't rise. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

SMYTC Holiday Nail Art Challenge: Red and Green

Hey ya'll! Sorry I've left my nail gals hanging but it's been a crazy few weeks for this mama. I have decided that in order to really get into the Christmas spirit I will be joining a fantastic group of bloggers in the SMYTC Holiday Nail Art Challenge. We will be posting pictures every other day with different Christmas themes.

Today I was having a hard time deciding how I was going to incorporate red and green. I just do not dig those colors together. I even decorate my tree in blue and silver so it's just not my favorite combo.

So I decided to try my hand at some free hand nail art. Don't laugh, ya'll!!
On my thumb I have a wreath, middle finger is a Christmas Tree (if you can call it that. LOL) and my pinkie finger was an attempt at a gift with bow on it. :-)

Here's the closeup of the Christmas tree. My undies are the stunning Essie Leading Lady. My index and ring fingers have a 12k white gold top coat from Ninja Polish. In this one the flakes are smaller than He Went to Jarred but both of these gold tops are to die for!!!
This is supposed to be a wreath. LOL. Yes, I need much more practice on my freehand painting. I will get there, ya'll. A few months ago I didn't have nails at all so one step at a time for this reformed biter.
There you have it folks! It's my red and green manicure. I hope you'll stick with me and check back during the challenge. I will be pushing myself to get better every single time I paint these babies.

And of course, you can the beautiful red and green manis of my SMYTC nail goddesses on their blogs. Link is below. ;-)

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