Just in the nick of time! Here’s my GLITTER themed manicure for the February N.A.I.L. Linkup.
I re-sized my pics in a different program and they look a little blurry. Buuuut I’m happy to say that I was able to take these photos outside in natural light this time! Some of our snow has melted and I’m venturing outside again. I emphasize the word SOME when speaking about the snow melting. There’s still a lot on the ground! Oh, and we’re supposed to get another snowstorm on sunday nite. Sweeeeet. Cuz it hasn’t snowed in like what? At least 5 days now ?
- I’m wearing one coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails as my basecoat.
- I used one coat of Seche Chic as my nude transparent base color.
- I applied blue painters tape to section off my tips.
- Painted my tips a dark brown shimmery color from the Kardashian Cabana Collection called Sunrise.
- Then I applied three coats of my sparse glitter topper from wet n wild called Stick it to the Man.
- One coat of seche vite topcoat to smooth it all out.
- Then I realized it needed something to pull it all together so I added blue dots of Nicole by Opi Pros & Confidence. Much better!
The last time I wore this brown Kardashian color I was disappointed. The brush was all weird and defective and application was difficult. I wrote to the Kardashians and Kim promptly mailed me a new one! Ok, I didn’t write to THE Kardashians… I wrote to their company. And the ACTUAL Kim didn’t mail me a new product, instead some girl in their customer care department named Kim did. But still… it was pretty cool, and I appreciate their good customer service. Here’s the other time I wore this brown: Feathers for Oct NAILLINKUP
February N.A.I.L. is almost over but tomorrow we’ll announce the March themes. Can’t wait! And here are all the awesome nail art entries from February. Talk soon…
Valentines Day :
Brilliant Earth, who makes ethical origin jewelry, is doing a campaign called ‘Create a Little Love’.
Create your own photo representation of “LOVE,” then give a little insight into your creative expression and what it means to you. Whether you tell a story, give a quote, express a memory or even jot down a quick blurb, share it with your readers for all to be inspired by!
It’s ironic that Brilliant Earth asked me to contribute considering I’ve been thinking a lot about ethical engagement rings and basically, how much I want one! In case he’s reading this, pay attention now! LOL. But in all seriousness, in this day and age I think ethically-sourced is the only way to go. So I’d be happy to share with you and Brilliant Earth exactly how I ‘say love’. Also, maybe this post will give me some good engagement vibes! For double measure I might make this engagement chicken recipe for our v-day dinner. Hahaha think that may work?
To me, love is all about the little things: the little things he says to make you smile and the little things he does because he cares. Would you believe that my boyfriend remembers to turn the outside light on every evening before I pull in the driveway, just to make sure I make it in the door safely? Or how when I’m putting my makeup on he’ll walk in the room and say, “hey pretty lady” just to let me know I look nice! All those little things he does shows me he really cares. I’m getting all verklempt just thinking about it. ❤ That’s why the theme of my nails today is the ‘little things’.
To honor the little things, I painted a whole bunch of little tiny hearts on my nails! Since I painted them on just my french tips they had to be very little because there’s not much room there. But I made it work! How did I do these nails? I started with some french manicure Incoco real nail polish appliques in Champagne (I will post a full review on these next week). Then I taped off the tips and dotted little hearts using Butter London Snog and a small dotting tool. Sweet and sexy right?
Tell me…what’s your stance on valentines day this year? Are you so over it!?! Or do you enjoy all the v-day hoopla??
This is my first entry in one of The Crumpet‘s nail challenges! This one’s called Golden Oldies Thursdays and the theme for this week is STRIPES. For my manicure I used some very old polishes to stick true to the rules. In fact, I really went for the gusto and used one verrrrry old polish!
My white tips were painted with Sally Hansen Teflon Tuff polish called French White Tips. I don’t know how old it is, but I would guess about 20 yrs old? Wow, right? My magenta stripes were made with a Stripe Rite striper that I bought at Sally’s when I first started dabbling in nail art. So I’d say that it’s probably 4 yrs old. Funny thing…. I never use my stripers anymore! Why, I have no idea! Then I outlined the stripes with a black nail art pen and stamped a little floral konad design on my accent nails. This M4 KONAD plate was the verrrry first stamping plate that I bought a few yrs ago, so it’s perfect to use for this Golden Oldies challenge! 🙂
I’m not excited about my nail art pen lines looking so sloppy though! I think the pen sticks and drags on the surface of my polish and it always looks funny- like a kindergartener did them. Oh well! It is what it is. The sloppiness gives it some panache, right?
If you’re wondering why my nailbeds look so pink, so am I! I started using Duri Rejuvacote and I am halfway through my ten day trial! Not sure why my nails are turning pink with it! I will post all the results when my ten days is up. I love before and after pics!!!
view the other girls’ GOT Stripes here: