I was extremely bored last night and needed some ideas of what to do with my nails. I didn't want to do any Konad or any difficult freehand design. I was reading everyone's blogs and I ran into a post by Chloe of Chloe's Nails of a Patchwork mani. I thought to myself how do you do that without it being to messy and I read on and she made a wonderful tutorial! So I followed it step by step and here's what I got.
I used China Glaze Pool Party,
Wet N Wild Black,
Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Purple diamond
Mani reminded me of the 80s so I decided to put on a 3 finger ring.
I got into it with a shovel and as you can see the shovel won!
I think this was very sucessful thank to the wonderful tutorial by Chloe! Check out her blog she has great designs.
I absolutely love glitters and Milani One coats glitters are my dream come true. I don't mind doing 1-4 coats with glitters but I am very impatient sometimes and as most know if your coat is not dry before you start a new coat its going to drag which sucks! So a one coat glitters is the best my perfect polish. Purple gleam and Blue flash are beautiful they have some black glitter in it that make them very unique then any of my other blue and purple glitters. These polishes dry gritty but a top coat fixes that problem.
So I had banned myself from buying nail polish for month of December because I had alot of Christmas gifts to buy. I did pretty good but I received some Christmas money from a couple family members and my boss so with Christmas money your suppose to buy stuff for yourself most of the money went to buying clothes but I could help but buy some polishes.
* Hawaiian Makeup bag (to carry my nail essentials from place to place)
* Milani Purple gleams
*Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Sonic Boom
*Sally Hansen Insta-Dri french manicure Purple pop/Lickety-split lime
*Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Quick Sand
* Sinful colors Hottie
* Sinful colors frenzy
* Revlon Purplex x2
* Color Club Revvvolution
* Claire's gold glitter top coat
* Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle remover
I got alot of these is drug stores like CVS and Walgreens the rest at Claire's and Christmas Tree Shop (which is now my go to store!). During my crazy Christmas shopping I stopped at Christmas tree shop to get some bags for the gifts and I wondered into the cosmetic section and found this huge wall of polishes and all nail accessories! I was in awe when I seen they had Color club! I have never seen Color club in any store before I was beyond excited because now I don't have to order them online instead of paying for shipping I could be buying another polish.
I also got a couple of polishes for Christmas from my cousin and co-worker.
* L.A. Color craze Radiation
* L.A. Color craze Atomic (already have it so Ill probably give it away)
* L.A. Color craze Shock
* Milani Gold glitz
* 5 Color Club art club stripers
My Birthday is right around the corner so I will be doing some massive hauls! Can't wait till January to start crossing out a lot of stuff of my wish list. So many polishes being released in January so ill probably go back to doing my Sunday haul posts. I plan on crossing out half of my wish list by the end of January!
Beautyburg is having an amazing giveaway for the new years. This giveaway is huge take a look.
What you get if you win: (not everything is in the picture)
Benefit Coralista blush
China Glaze Party Hearty Nail Polish
China Glaze Oh, Ruby Deer set - with Ruby Deer, Sugar Plums nail polishes
China Glaze Rejoice! Set - Mistletoe Kisses and Mrs. Claus lacquer with holiday candle
Milani Jewel FX in 530 Gems
MAC Blue Ming Nail Lacquer
OPI Burlesque Glimmer & Shimmer Set - Let Me Entertain You and Show It & Glow It lacquers with 1 Body Shimmer
OPI Couture Color 3 Mini Set
OPI Ulta Exclusive in Gift of Gold
OPI Ulta Exclusive in Plum Full of Cheer
Nars Zulu Nail Polish
Nars Mash Nail Polish
Sally Hansen Xtreme Beauty Kit - with Night Lights
Sephora by OPI 18 Minis Collection
Wet n' Wild Wild Shine in Confetti
Wet n' Wild Megalast Nail Color in Blackmail
Quick post this was the nails I had for last week that I didn't have time to post. I will have more time to do nails and post this week because I'm on VACATION!! I recently got sonic boom with some Christmas money I got from my aunt. It applies great just like all the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri's I then top it of with some Sally Hansen Diamond strength Diamonds.
Ok so I have been searching high and low for Milani's one coat glitters, I went to all the CVS near me and made a bunch of phone calls to further away ones and after a week and a half I still had no luck. I was telling my wonderful boyfriend how I couldn't find them and that I was gonna have to do some swaps for them on Makeup Alley. So last night my boyfriend was at the drugstore getting his favorite cookies and I asked him to see if they had the nail polishes there and they weren't there. I then asked if he could stop at another CVS on the way over my house. He did and then told me he found them! I didn't believe him because he likes to play with my emotions when it come to nail polish. So I asked him to send me a picture of the display.
He asked me which ones I wanted and I asked for Blue Flash and Purple Gleam. I passed on the warm gold and the silver dazzle. So I was beyond happy but my happiness turned into complete bliss the next morning. My wonderful amazing boyfriend had gone to another CVS and bought me the rest of the collection (red sparkle,gold and gem) I had tears in my eyes when I saw them lol..
Red Sparkle, Purple gleam, Blue Flash, Jewel Fx Gold and Gem
Jewel FX Gold and Gem takes about 4 coats to cover
This is 2 coats without a top coat.
Aren't they beautiful!
These are soo amazing! For a glitter to cover completely on one to two coats is my dream come true. I love glitters but I hate having to do coat after coat and 5 coats later your done. They dry pretty fast and dry a little gritty but a nice top coat fixes that and makes it pretty and shiny.
I finally decided to do a holiday mani.. Im always so late on everything when it comes to the holidays. I haven't even started christmas shopping. So today I grabbed China Glaze Ruby deer and Party Hearty and took it to go. I painted my nails while I was on a webinar at work lol.. I took the pictures with my phone and im writing this on the bus with my new blogger app.
I finally got the beautiful Lippmann polish Across the universe and I didn't wanna use it till my nails were a little longer. I couldn't wait so I decided to use some glue on nails. I glued them on pretty quick and started painting my nails I got to to the 3rd coat and it looked good to me so I was ready for some Seche Vite in the process of adding my top coat my new puppy started acting up and I smudge a little. I tried to hide it with a quick design on my accent finger.
So I was getting a little annoyed with they way I was storing my nail polishes. Ive been hauling a lot of polishes so it has gotten harder to keep track of them. So a while ago I showed you my home made nail polish rack and my Train case I of course ran out of room pretty quick. So then I bought a book shelf for my nails polishes and any and everything else but books lol... So I just recently re-arranged my polishes.
Take a look!
Arranged by brand
Home made polish rack
My minis and stripers
OPI Train case with polishes and supplies
How do you store your polishes? So far this is working out OK but I get easily bored with how things look and I'll eventually re-organize it. I would love some ideas for when that happens.The way I have it now it doesn't seem like I have that many polishes which is good and maybe people will stop telling me I have a problem :-)
This haul post has been on my computer for almost a whole week cause I hadn't had time to blog about it because of the new puppy. So on Black Friday I took a trip to Nordtrom to get my 2 Lippmann polishes I didn't get the week before.
Across the Universe
I also took a trip to Ulta to pick up the rest of the Essence Denim wanted collection polishes that I liked and also found Orly polish that was on my wish list.
Essence Forever mine
Essence I love my jeans
Last but not least I found a great cheap find! I went into a new store that just opened that has everything you could possibly need for cheap Its called Ocean State Job Lot. While going through the store I found the nail polish section and and they had a whole bunch of different polishes but what excited me was they had Sally Hansen Complete salon manicure polishes for only $2. At any drug store you would be paying $7-$9 for the exact same polish.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Lagoon
This will be my last haul post for a while. I have gone a little crazy and I need to save up some money and Christmas is around the corner so ill be buying for other instead of myself.
This past week has been beyond busy! I haven't been able to pay my nails or nail polish any attention due to work, moving and a new member to my family. My boyfriend bought us a puppy this past weekend and all of my attention has been on him. Meet our 4 month old Red nose pitbull Rozay (yes like the champagne) He is very friendly and energetic so he requires alot of attention and space that why we decided to move.
He is finally settling in to his new home so I am able to do some delayed posts.