Eva from Fight of Whimsy is having a nail art contest giveaway and here’s my entry!
The only rules of the contest are that you must have ONLY nail polish on your finished design. No rhinestones, acrylic paints, decals, etc. That works for me since I mostly use polish for my nail art anyway! For first step was to pick a color scheme. I was laying in bed thinking about it, and I went to turn on my Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. While it was booting up the Nook logo appeared on the screen in the perfect color combo! Here’s the four polishes I chose based on my nook inspiration:
light green ♥ Ulta Limelight
dark green ♥ Essence Deep Sea, Baby
blue ♥ Revlon Blue Slate
yellowy/taupe ♥ China Glaze Kalahari Kiss
After I chose my four colors I did not come up with a plan like I normally do. This time I decided to ‘wing it’ since some of my best work comes from no planning. I created the cool V shape which looked great, but I thought it still needed something. And then came the tassels! I have no idea, it just popped into my head.
I really enjoyed my tassel manicure. And that light green Ulta polish wore like armor!! I had this mani on from last Sunday til today (Saturday) with no chips. 6 days…like, dang! My polish doesn’t normally last that long. I only took it off today in preparation of my eclipse mani for the N.AI.L. linkup. I love this shiny green polish- Go Ulta! And thanks to Eva for holding this contest! Without her contest I never would’ve ended up wearing a cool mani like this, especially for 6 days straight. 🙂
Wish me luck in the nail art contest! The contest ends on Nov 3rd, 2013…. so you still have a little time left if you decide to enter! Here’s all the details on the Flight of Whimsy of blog.
I really wanted to do a galaxy mani for Chalkboard’s nail challenge since that was the theme for today. Galaxies are so much fun. But I had a horrid headache tonite after my aerobics class…. so I watched some corny horror movies with my boyfriend and laid on the couch all night. Ever seen The People Under The Stairs (from 1991) or Child’s Play 2 (it’s one of those Chucky movies)? Ahhh I just love netflix 🙂 You get to watch super-cheese movies without the embarrassment of having to rent them out in public. Anywho, I kinda gave up on the idea of doing my nails tonite… but once my ibuprofen kicked in I got my second wind! Rather than going nuts with a galaxy mani late at nite I figured I’d try a nice simple french mani. And since fall is coming I reached for my rich evergreen-toned essence polish called Deap Sea, Baby!
For this french mani I tried out my new Essence French Manicure Brush that Viviana sent me. You may know Viviana as Nail-art Addict! What a doll she is! I was ooohing and aaahing over how cool this little brush looked in one of her posts so she kindly sent one my way (all the way from the Netherlands!) If you haven’t seen the Nail-Art Addict’s blog, you’ll want to check it out. Her nail art is the bomb but so is her blog design as she’s a webmaster in real life!! Oh, and to top it off- she blogs in two languages. Whereas I’m just lucky to manage one! 😀
So, my manicure looks fine but I did have some troubles with this little brush. Some of my nails seemed too wide for it. It was the perfect size for my pinkie though LOL! Despite this, it’s an innovative little thing, isn’t it?
I used the brush along with Deep Sea, Baby to paint my tips. If the brush didn’t reach the edges of my nail I did some touch-ups to get the green where I needed it. Then I topped it off with one coat of a gold Sephora by OPI glitter called Only Gold For Me. This glitter is smooth and didn’t require a topcoat (maybe because it’s already labeled as a topcoat right on the bottle) and I think it pairs nicely with the deep green for a nice fall look. I really enjoy a french mani with a twist from time to time. I used to be intimidated by french manis, but now I find them relatively simple. Practice makes perfect I suppose.
I also wanted to mention the new changes to Pinterest. Pinterest will soon start pinning ads for businesses. Have you heard of this? I don’t really know what to think just yet. I guess I’ll have to see it in action before I can pass any judgements. (Oh, and if you’d like to follow me on pinterest here’s my link.) Below is the email notification I received tonite …what do you think??????
Just over a year ago, my wife and I welcomed our son into the world. Since his first day, I’ve been pinning fun things we can do together, right now while he’s still little and later when he gets older. I know many of you do the same. Pinterest is where you keep your wishlists, vacation plans, dream home ideas, and other things you want to do soon and in the future.
That’s why for us, it’s so important that Pinterest is a service that will be here to stay. To help make sure it does, we’re going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins from a select group of businesses.
I know some of you may be thinking, “Oh great…here come the banner ads.” But we’re determined to not let that happen. While we haven’t figured out all the details, I can say that promoted pins will be:
For our first test, we’ll promote a few pins in search results and category feeds. For example, a pin for a Darth Vader outfit from a costume shop might be promoted in a search for “halloween.” Nobody’s paying for anything yet—we want to see how things go and, more than anything, hear what you think.
Thanks so much for all your support these first few years, and we hope you’ll keep pinning with us for many years to come!
All the best,
- Tasteful—No flashy banners or pop-up ads.
- Transparent—We’ll always let you know if someone paid for what you see, or where you see it.
- Relevant—These pins should be about stuff you’re actually interested in, like a delicious recipe, or a jacket that’s your style.
- Improved based on your feedback—Keep letting us know what you think, and we’ll keep working to make things better.
IDK! What do you think of all this??