Monday, November 26, 2012

My Backup Thanksgiving Manicure

After my first Thanksgiving manicure chipped off in less than a day, I set out to create my replacement! I've always wanted to try the cloud design that I first saw on the Nailside, so I began with that. I altered it slightly, but overall, I like the outcome.

I used China Glaze Velvet Bow, NYX Girls Chocolate Taupe, and Cult Nails Tulum.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family! I'm thankful for so much, including my 2 new followers! Thank you!!

This design that I am about to show you is what I intended to use as my Thanksgiving one. I thought the colors were "harvesty" is nature and went with them. I know, it looks similar to my Retro Halloween Nails, but I did substitute some colors. Sadly, this manicure didn't last more than 8 hours. Tragedy struck and I broke two nails and 7 out of 10 nails have chipped!! Oh the humanity!!!! 
I was able to snap some picture (with a cell phone again, I'm sorry!!!!!) before it got too bad. I won't show you my pinky nail because it's the saddest little nub of a nail you've ever seen! 

Macro of my thumb. No idea what that smudge is, but I can assure you it's not on my nail now.

On the left, you can see the corner break of that nail. I was so happy they were growing back and getting healthy again and then BAM! Not today sister! I've since filed it down, shed a few tears, etc..

I used all china glaze for this design. I used Agro, Riveting, Smoke and Ashes, Fast Track, Champagne Bubbles, and Velvet Bow. I'll be working on a new Thanksgiving themed/ inspired design today so hopefully I'll have something nicer for you tomorrow! And I'll take the pictures with my actual camera this time too. What do you think?

Thanks for reading! Hope your holiday is joyous!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cell Phone Pictures

I promise I've still been doing my nails! With everything going on, I keep forgetting to grab my camera! Any free moment I have, I just quick snap a picture with my cell phone, which obviously produces sub par images! I still wanted to share them with you all though!

First up I have Rainbow Honey 20% Cooler (an absolutely gorgeous color!) over a black polish and a which polish. I don't like how it came out over the black, but I'll definitely use it over white again. It added such a glimmer!

Next, is Dandy Nails Funhouse over a purple polish. I hate that I can't remember which purple I used. It was so long ago!
I love Funhouse. It's such a gorgeous glitter!

I hope to have more for you in the next couple of days!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Just a quick announcement:
    I made an oopsie!! I had the wrong email address provided on my blog! I'm so idea how that happened! I'm such a newb. If you were trying to reach me via email, I'm so sorry. I have remedied the issue and things should be fine now.

Also, welcome to my 2 new followers! Thank you so much!

Hope you're all doing well!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Autumn Trees

Well, here in Northeastern PA, I'm still without power and I'm typing this from my fiance's house. His family has been gracious enough to let my sister and I stay here a few days as they were lucky enough to keep power throughout the hurricane. We've had so many people without power here and so many trees down. I can't complain though because what we experienced just can't hold a candle to the utter destruction of New York and New Jersey. 

On a happier note, I was going through my blog feed this afternoon and clicked on A Girl and Her Polish's most recent post. Katee did a feature on some up and coming bloggers that she enjoys and I'm reading through the post, admiring the work of the other bloggers, scroll down, and BOOM! There's my stuff!!! She included my blog in the feature! I couldn't believe it! It's such a huge honor! If you've never been to her blog, you NEED to go now. She has such gorgeous nail designs and they always look impeccable!

On to the nails! I did this design at the beginning of October. It was the first "seasonal" manicure I did and I just wanted to share it with you all! I went with a neutral color (Zoya Jana) and used some nail art brushes for the designs. I wasn't sure what kind of design I wanted so I just started making lines and I love how it turned out. I think they look like abstract trees against a dark autumn sky. 

Thanks for reading!