Christmas Nail Art 2011 * Mani & Pedi!!

Merry xmas everyone!! I hope your stockings were stuffed with nail polish & you got everything you wished for! <3 I finished this mani yesterday & my boyfriend's mom let me borrow her camera so I could take pics to show you. (= At first, this design was really simple, just green and red nails, then I added the tree design from the BM plates the next day, then decided to "decorate" the tree & this is what I came up with.

Green Nails: Sinful Colors "San Francisco"
Red Nails: Orly "Candy Cane Lane"
Green Color: Sinful Colors "Call You Later"
Tree Image: BM 205

I did this pedi weeks ago but didn't have a camera to take pics with when it was fresh, but that's okay since the gems usually stay on 10x longer on my toes than my nails. I really wanted to do this design on my nails, but I over buffed then and they have been breaking left and right lol. 

White Color: OPI "Happy Anniversary"
Silver Glitter: Wet'nWild "Kaleidoscope"
Gems & Sequins: Ebay.com & BornPrettyStore


Holiday Celebration // Snowflake Nail Art!!

This has to be my favorite snowflake nail design I ever did! I wanted to do a holiday mani without doing the typical red, green, & gold nails. lol So I was thinking more of a bright holiday design instead and this is what I came up with! The first picture is the most color accurate of them all, but it still gives this polish no justice to how it looks in person. When I get my new camera (hopefully soon) I am going to make sure it has exceptional macro capabilities, enough to capture the smallest spec of glitter & shimmer. I just hope I can find it, and in my price range lol. But I did a few layers of different colors on my nails to make the glitter more multi-dimensional. I used some polishes that had contrasting colors of flecks to give the mani more visual interest. Although you cannot tell in the pics, the purple nails have small blue flecks of shimmer, and the blue nails have, you guessed it, small flecks of purple shimmer. To avoid any confusion here is my product list, and if you own some of these polishes you are well aware of the joy they create when using them in layers ..

Purple Nails
Petites Color Fever "Raspberry Ice" (base color) 1 coat
Sally Hansen HD "LCD" (layering color) 1 coat
Orly "Bubbly Bombshell" (main color) 2 coats

Blue Nails
Orly "Halley's Comet" .. 2 coats
Pure Ice "Busted" .. 1 thin coat

Snowflake Image "BM 14"
Konad Special Polish "White"
All rhinestones from ebay =)

And I have some pics that I took with my phone in between times that I didn't have a digi cam on me, so excuse the quality although they aren't too bad for phone pics. lol
Here is the Xmas mani I just took off before I did my current one. I really love how the ring finger came out! I just might have to do that again for my actual Christmas nails. & as you might be able to tell, that nail was inspired by my most recent post of nail art scans, but I did it a bit differently. 

And this is my mani from Thanksgiving. I know, not very Thanksgiving-y but I just reallllyyyy didn't want to wear brown nails that day. lol I was in much more of a pink mood and it matched the scarf I was wearing so it was still a *win* in my opinion. lol

On another note, I wonder if I am the only person who does this. I always want to wear nail colors at the wrong time. For example, I want to wear pink on thanksgiving. Or in the summer I want to wear black, and during the winter I want to wear bright summery colors. I want to do purple and blue nails when its a week before xmas, etc. lol Does anyone else do that too? It isn't only with nails though, I must admit. I am like that about everything. When it is summer I can't wait till its colder outside and I can get comfy in my layers of clothes, and as soon as it is winter, I can't wait to get into shorts and sandals.

 Anyways, enough rambling. I have some extra late Christmas shopping to do & some more pics to edit for my next post. I hope everyone has all their shopping done and can just relax this week! I will post soon loves!!

Week 5: Nail Art Scans!! // Winter & Holiday Inspiration!!

^^I did a mani inspired by the striped nails *will post soon!^^

^^I really want to recreate the tree nails for my xmas mani!^^

Here is the last week of the Holiday nail art scans. I hope it gives you all inspiration for your xmas nails! I am going to try to find some really glittery pretty nail scans to post for New Years inspiration. After that, I will be posting random themes of nail art scans & I can continue the 31 day nail art challenge. =)

*Credit* NailsUp & NailMax magazine. <33


Week 4: Nail Art Scans!! // Winter & Holiday Inspiration!!

I can't believe Christmas is only 10 days away!!! Oh how the time flies by. I have 2 other holiday designs to show you also. One I took a picture of on my cell phone and crappy lighting, but the one on my nails now is worthy of borrowing my mom's camera to get a really good picture. I was inspired by the nail scans I have been showing you the past few weeks so you know it is jeweled and sparkly. lol 


Week 3: Nail Art Scans!! // Winter & Holiday Inspiration!!

Here is Week 3 of my Winter/Holiday nail art scans. I think the first one is my favorite. I have 2 more weeks of holiday scans coming, which I might post a bit sooner than a week so you can see them all before Christmas. If you want to make any requests for the next theme of nail scans I post (Ex. a color, flowers, etc.) leave them in the comments now so I can get them together! I also have the yellow nails for the nail art challenge on my SD card, so once I crop the pics I will post that. I think for right now I am going to take a rest from the nail art challenge so I can start doing some holiday nail art!

So enough with that. I have something else to share with you. Last week my hamster died. =( He lived really long though for the type of hamster he was, so I am glad to know he lived longer than the other hamsters I had. I know... I am like the only person over 18 who has a hamster still, but I think they are so darn cute!!! They are just tiny little puffs you can hold. lol So 3 days ago I went to the pet store to look at some of the hamsters. Then it happened.. I saw the cutest hamster I think I ever seen!
EEEEEEKK!!!! Isn't he adorable!!?? I can't wait till he is tame enough to the point that I can pick him up and play with him. Right now he is very skittish, so I have been taking it slow and just putting my hand in his cage and petting him. But one day, I will finally gain his trust and will be able to hold him! I named him Kabuki & he will make an appearances in my posts here & there. <3

31 Day Nail Art Challenge // Orange Nails!!

Here are my orange nails for the 31 day nail art challenge. I have to admit, I was getting so frustrated with these nails lol. I was originally going to stamp with hot pink, but the the pink barely showed up. Then I found another design I was going to use, but the image was not transferring as crisp as I wanted it to. I was so close to just taking off all the polish and doing completely different nails. Then I saw this the design you see in the pic & thought "this could work." & Thank god it did! lol =) I then added some hot pink dots and rhinestones, and what started as a hopeless manicure ended up being one of those manis you catch yourself staring at throughout the day. I did this design late at night so I took pictures with my phone in the bathroom. I was planning on taking pics with the digital camera the next day, but unfortunately I broke my middle finger down to the finger tip. =( Which lead me to cutting all my nails down really short. That is okay with me though, I prefer shorter nails & I like when I cut them down and get to start with fresh nails lol. Anyways.. here are the products I used ....

Orange Color: L.A. Colors (I am not sure what the name of the color is)
Pink Color: Sinful Colors "Cream Pink"
White Color: Konad Special Polish "White"
Nail Image: BM 213
Rhinestones: Ebay.com
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