Wednesday, July 20, 2011

fingrs nail stickers & New Blogs

2 coats of Billie Aqua with Fingrs nail stickers and Claire's Matte Top Coat

there is some gorgeous nail stickers available out there. these fing'rs brand can be found at Walmart and other department stores. They go a long way and even though i have them on all my nails, I sometimes think that having 1 nail embellished with a sticker is prettier then having all my nails with stickers.

 I sorry this took so long! i am beyond busy and I erased the original post with the new blogs with their proper blog names,... grrrr! Thank you for adding your nail blog to my comments, and thank you for sharing all your photos and ideas.

i beat polish

truth about glitter

 tata-nadaver !

 all the pretty polish

pretty piink stuff

 the nailaholic

 paws to polish

 groupie glam

 ya gotta hand it to me

 polish for the MMASSes

 love bean girl

Deborah's Daily Dish

 polish fixation

if it shines its mines

 martens girls nails

 pallino girl.

 megs manicures


 tiny plastic finger nails

 taras nails



 nail and beauty blog 

.............. back to the nail stickers.....................

to get the stickers off of the paper backing I bend the paper slightly and use a tooth pick to pick them up and place on my nails.

I have had these stickers for a while, as well as several sets of fingers nail stickers that i have sitting in my 'to use' basket. If you look closely at the photo below, the stickers are opposite or mirrors, one for the left one for the right, and i totally spaced on that and had to remove 1 from my nail..... and the size difference is subtle, but there is 4 different sizes in this package of stickers

I applied 1 coat of Claire's Matte Top Coat over my nails and although i like the matte-ness, i might add normal TC.

w/ Claire's Matte Top Coat

Tye dye nails

my inspiration pic from Cosas D' Chicas

I did a different colour scheme, I did like the yellow in her mani and will probably do something like this the next time I have a hankering to wear yellow polish ( which is like, once a year )

I sponged on these 3 colours....... using a sponge that is similar to the ones found on foam craft brushes from the dollar store..... I tried to randomly have the colours on my nails, overlapping and blending a little as well. I added a coat of clear polish and set the star gem & some silver hex glitter into the wet polish. After I took these photos I decided that I didn't really like the gems/hex glitter and picked them off and added a coat of top coat.... these 3 colours look very pretty together.

Billie Aqua

Franken ?

Billie Mauve

....... and remember my last mani?

here it is 24 hrs later, I picked off most of the gems on my index nail, they were getting in the way of my sewing/pining, but most if the gems at the base of my nails held on through my various activities...... I am getting into my sewing and am totally shocked these did not pop off right away!

I placed these gems into wet top coat, they held up well and i still had some difficulty to pry them of. I used normal nail polish remover to get the silver bits off......... here are my nails after i removed the gems.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Plug Yourself Sunday and purple fantasy nails

If you have a nail blog and would like to be on my blog roll, please leave a link in the comments

whew - another busy week. I made it a whole 7 days without artificial nails..... and did not injure myself or even horrifically break any nails. I kept them painted for 6 out of those 7 days, and only used acetone 2 times for clean-ups.

I missed my beautiful artificial nails, though, and was happy and relieved to glue these on tonight. My mani is Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac 2 coats, a coat of Nailene Top Coat ( which I thinned out, finally ) and plastic 'rhinestones' peeled off a sticker set that I found at my favirote dollar store in my town.  

These type of embellishments will fog over and look like bubbles if I add clear polish or top coat over them, which i still think looks cool= but for tonight, I set them into wet top coat. They have held on for a few hours, and it should be interesting to see how many last through the night, and through the day tomorrow. These can also be glued on with nail glue.

I waited for almost 15 minutes before I did my other hand and now when I add rhinestones to my manicures I try to keep them cloase to the BASE of my nails because they are less likely to snag on stuff, or pop off.

Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac - 2 coats with a coat of TC - last time I wore this I felt like it needed 3 or more coats, but today this is 2 coats......I left it upside down for a few minutes before I started painting and i think that maybe i did not shake it enough the time i wore wore.

The stickers from my favirote dollar store in town ( Loony Twoones dollar store ) The small clear stones have a very pretty colour shift to them, but they are sharp - the 2 different sizes of clear stones on my nails are from the Dollar-rama, I bought those a year or so ago. These are supposed to be for scrap-booking or to stick on cell phones etc.

some of these types of stickers do not peel off from their sticky backing, but before I bought these I tested them in the store. here in this fuzzy pic ( sorry ) there is no gooey residue left on the silver backing of the 'rhinestone' ( which is plastic so its not really a rhinestone)

tada!  I squished some of these a little too much and the TC has some ridges in it....

I was reluctant to add top coat over these - they will loose their facets, but also I have to pry them off with something sharp, and the month of July is all about loving your cuticles ( for me, anyway )

since these are $1 at walmart CANADA, i picked up a few for frankens. I meant to grab Sapphire Blue, but took Blue moon instead..... L-R White, Black, Caribbean frost and Blue Moon. of they are still a buck next time i hit up walmart I will snag some sapphire blue - for frankens.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

pink from that Klean Color nail duo

I decanted a small amount of this gorgeous stripe polish from the Klean Color nail duo that I wore HERE. This is a hot magenta over loaded with silver shimmer bits = I loooove this and need a real polish just like it.

Also the Klean Color website is fixed but these are not on there.... i really liked these and would buy more of them. They are scented, and come in pretty colours but the base polish takes a while to dry......

I might do the same thing for the purple shimmer stripe from the other one of these I have

I dumped out some clear polish and poured a small amount into this tiny bottle with a normal brush

and my sponge mani from yesterday, Billie Mauve & Icing Purple PJ's sponged on - i dont have a nice cleaned up finished picture.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

a nubbin's sponge mani and new blogs

 I have been wearing the pretty sponge mani for 2 days = these are my nubbin-ized real nails

whoa - i have been busy. I thought for sure that July 2011 would be the month that I posted every day - but I have been making good use of the lovely weather we are having, speeding time outdoors and whipping up jewelery, so my blog...... and my nails have been neglected!

Today's post are of my real short nails. I made sure to paint them one of my favirote colours and incorporate glitter as well. This week I have some fun sewing projects and re-upholstery projects lined up - so it will be no artificial nails for me until I finish all my projects.

but blogs

 nails a love affair

YK hearts


 pams girly bits 

 bee polished

 nails by noir 

 nails in the desert

 nailicious blog

 colorful bottle

 mini blog



taras nails 

unhas and more
 pretty edgy nails

 painted pixies

 confessions of  a sarcastic mom

 happily polished 

 and nails 4 all

 nail polish enthusiast




 chic and shiny 


 lacquered lover 

 its fashion time

miisss rachels nails 
 at your finger tipss

 grace-ms   ( formally kitchen, closet & lab )


 im feeling nail-venturous 

stuff i used; Billie Cosmetics Aqua, icing Roger That, and LA Colors teal Glitter

I started off with this; Billie Cosmetics Aqua.

then sponged on Icing Roger that, and added LA Colors Teal glitter all over my nails. I waited till it was dry then added 2 coats of TC. I did some yard work sewing and dishes and my nail polish did not chip because I used a base coat!

indoor florescent


Saturday, July 9, 2011

klean color nail duos stripes

for this mani I used the base from klean color nail duos in 'Debonaire' which is a light pink with very strong gold iridescence. I used 3 coats, then added the other colour in the duo - a hot magenta with small gold-ish flecks and the purple stripe polish from the other klean color nail duo 'Courageous'. Both of the stripe polish's dried very fast. I added a coat of TC the the silver glitter stripe polish.

the 2 nail duos.....

sun- before glitter


indoor florescent

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Klean Color nail duos

I found this at the local dollar storel. it is from klean color I have'nt seen these around on the interwebz.They are called Love me 365 Nail Duo. I tried to look them up on the klean colour website but it is out of service. However, i found some photos on google images and there seems to be quite an assortment of these nail duos.

The base polish was a sheer frost and possibly scented. The art striping polish was opaque dried fast and is a pretty colour. 

stuff i used

@ 2 coats no top coat

I used the fine tip side to make this wispy design

then added the stars, a coat of Love My Nails Dive, some holographic square raspberry coloured glitter  and finally TC. my top coat removed the raspberry colour from the holographic glitter, so I added another coat of Love My Nails Diva to my pinky before top coat

Monday, July 4, 2011

Independance Day Manicure & New Blogs

a simple sponge mani for Independence Day

but first, new blogs! I have added these to my blog roll. I figured out how to fix the 'follow' issue but my photo is fuzzy and wonky & I have given up trying to fix it..

 my nail topia

lively lacquer

 polish amor

asymmetrical beauty

 the nail polish rehab candidate

 a little glitter and sparkle

 i came i saw i bought

 blinger nails


 red hair and black nail polish

 nothing but nail polish

 shatter me claire 

if you are a new nail blogger, please don't be shy! link your blog in my comments and I will add you to my blog roll. Also for some reason.... if you add text before a photo; your blog will not have a picture in some peoples blog rolls.....just a note = i did notice that people seem to click on posts that have a photo along with their blogs name.

these types of sheer sparkly polish`s are life savers! They disguise many flaws as well as lumpy-ness and ridges. This is a discontinued Wet n Wild Rock Solid called sparkling diamonds

stuff I used for this red white & blue sponge mani

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Chrome in diamond, then sponged on white diagonally across my nails, added Sally Hansen X-treme wear Red Carpet at the base and Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Blue It at the tips. I used 1 coat of Wet n Wild Sparkling Diamonds then finished up with a coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat.

I started with a base of silver Chrome from Sally Hansen - I like using this as a 'base'

sponged on the white diagonally and centered across my nails

added the red at the base and blue at the tips

viola! Happy fourth of July