Thursday, December 11, 2014

Trees and Balls - oh what fun!

My little tornado has been ill, so I needed a quick and easy mani for my son's holiday band concert. Since my pinky patch did not survive, I felt it best to have a pity party and then cut down all my nails :(

For the base I used Funky Fingers "Mrs Mint" and Funky Fingers (the tag fell off so I have no idea what the name is!) green on the ring finger. I used my dotting tools along with Kleancolor "Red," Kleancolor "White" and Funky Fingers green-with-no-name to create the dotted look. For the trees, I created little triangles with striping tape, and added more tape diagonally and horizontally to get the criss-crossed look. One coat of "Mrs Mint" and a dot of white on the top, and voila! Easy cute holiday mani.  I really like the striping tape Christmas tree - I have seen it around on Pinterest, Bloglovin, etc. Have you tried the tree design yet? What did you think?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

My Worst Nightmare

Ok, so it's not my worst nightmare, but it surely sucks. I cracked my pinky nail, about 1/4 of the way across my nail. I have no idea how, when or where I broke it - I just looked down and noticed a little crack....and then proceeded to curse.

Do you see that?!?!! Yeah, how much do you think that would hurt if I took it off? Hell NAW. So I decided to patch it. I used a tutorial I saw on Pinterest, using a tea bag as a patch. I emptied out a small tea bag, and cut myself a small square to cover the cracked area. I placed a small dot of nail glue on the break, and then laid down the patch. I then proceeded to smother that biyatch with more nail glue. It took a good while to dry - longer than I thought it would, but that was a good thing, since it allowed me to move the patch around with tweezers so it was positioned perfectly. After about 15 minutes, I lightly buffed the glue and added a coat of Nail Envy. (**If you have never used OPI Nail Envy, IMO it is worth every penny.)

Now I am off to paint these nails (no naked nails! ack!), and we will see how my little patch holds up.

I really just wanted to say that I tea-bagged myself. :P

Have you ever used this technique? Did it work for you? Ususally I say F*ckit and cut it off, but I want some length to do some bangin Christmas designs!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

'Tis the Season!

Now that Thansgiving is over, it's on to Christmas nails! I am a firm believer in waiting until after Turkey Day to celebrate/do anything Christmasy. My first mani of the season is inspired by a tablecloth I got at the Christmas Tree Shop.

 I used a base of Zoya "Godiva", and then proceeded to get my stamp on! As soon as I got my new Born Pretty Store plates, I was loving the Christmas trees on plate BP-01, and knew it would be the first plate I would use. I utilized two other tree images from Bundle Monster plates BM205 and BM321. For stamping, I used the following polishes:
            - Kleancolor "Red"
            - Fresh Paint "Spruce Street"
            - Nicole by OPI "Promises in the Dark"
Lastly, I used a dotting tool to make tiny dots on some of the trees with Kleancolor "White," and a coat of Seche Vite - which really made my mani shine! 

I really like this design a lot, but with so many awesome new plates to use and only 3 more weeks left till Christmas, I don't know how long until I change it out for something else :)