Friday, February 5, 2016

Waiting For Nail Mail...

Well, isn't that something that we all hate... We have finally ordered some nail mail, and now what do we have to do? WAIT! Gar...

So a good friend gave me amazon gift cards for Christmas, so of course, I find nail items I want to buy...

I start off by puting them into a wish list to save them, as I was not yet ready to order, then when I go back a few days later, what should happen? One of the items I wanted the most is no longer available. So I wait a day or two, to see if there will be more... Finally I give up, and just order the other items from amazon. Then I go to the actual company's website and order that last item... Luckily I get free shipping, so that is a plus, and it was only $10... But then "Murphy's Law" kicks in, and I go back on amazon, looking at other items, and that last item is back on amazon... AHHH... Really?

Well anyways, now my items are ordered, and now I must wait. The thing that sucks is that at least one of my items isn't supposed to get her till March... MARCH??? Why so long? Why must you make me suffer so???

Please let the nail Gods be with me, and allow my stuff to all come quickly.

... Aparently the nail Gods are not with me, as I started this post last night, and this morning I can an email from the company I ordered the other item from, and apparently it is on back order, so they can't ship it out until at least the end of February... Oh well, here is to waiting!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Glitter Gradient

I am super excited about this post, as I absolutely LOVE this mani! It may be simple but I still LOVE IT!

I have been really unhappy lately that my nails have been having such a hard time staying long, so a week ago (Tuesday) I decided to use my gel polish, in the hopes that it would stay for a week or so. I decided to do it at home, since I had neither the money, not the time to get them done professionally, and I had the stuff at home to do it. I will say I also think it's a good thing, as my nails probably didn't get filed as much, so it was also better for my nails. 

Then that weekend, I had a birthday party to go to for my grandfather who was going to be 95! (Go grandpa!) so on Friday, while I was baking 4 lbs of bacon and 60 sausage patties for the brunch party (go figure the pescetarian is the one to do all the meat) I figured I would fill in the boring time in between each of the 6 or so batches, by updating my nails.

So recently I found this blogger named Cristine, of "Simply Nailogical" on YouTube (you can find links to her YouTube channel, blog, and Facebook at the bottom of this post, if you want to check her out. I do know she also uses some others programs,  but I haven't followed her on those, as I don't use them) and have been watching all of her videos... (I will say some of her language isn't that great, which doesn't bother me, but I want to forwarn you, also it just means I can't watch her around the kids, oh well, but I love her stuff, and actually love her sarcastic attitude). Anyways, she does a lot with glitter, and gradients,  and taught me how to properly apply glitter for best, and most saturated glitter application. I have always liked gradients, but was not very good at them (as you can see in my other gradient post) and wanted to try again. 

Usually I shy away from glitter because of how hard it is to get off your nails (some other things Cristine has taught me is about peel off basecoats, and latex barriers to easly peel off the mess you get around nails after doing a gradient, or if you are just messy like me, now I will no longer be afraid of any of it!), but figured since I would be putting this glitter over a gel polish (which is already a pain in the arse to get off) I wouldn't worry about it.

Cristine has also sparked me to finally take better care of my nails, so hopefully I will have better nails to paint! *crosses fingers* Here is to no more peeling and breaking nails!

And finally, here are a couple of pictures of the mani. I will say that the pictures SOO do not do this mani any justice. You can see what I did, but it looks so much better in real life. Also as I figure this mani will not last till Valentines Day (which it would be great for), I may end up redoing it but without the gel polish just for the holiday. As I said, I Love how this turned out, and will so be doing other similar manis, sparklies make everything better!  

P.S... The day after writing this, the mani stared peeling off, so I had to take it off. I also had a nail chip, so I had to file them all down a little... Only good thing about that, is that now all of them are the same length.

Colors used:
Base Color: "Pink Champagne" by SENSATIONAIL (color gel polish)
Glitter Color: "Sparked" by Wet n Wild (wild shine)

Cristine of "Simply Nailogical"

Monday, February 1, 2016


Ok, so as you all are still just getting to know me, you wouldn't know yet that I LOVE snowflakes (but now you do, and you can see another snowflake mani in my inspired by a movie post... Just ignore the really bad first set of nail pics on that post).

Anyway, I had a holiday party to go to in the very begining of January, and wanted to do my nails (finally). I decided that, even though it was a Christmas party, since it was after Christmas, I didn't want to do a mani that was specifically Christmas. As it was still winter though, and I love snowflakes, I figured that snowflakes would be a great idea (plus I found some online pictures that I fell in love with). So below is the mani I ended up with.

I will apologize that the picture is from a day or two later, so the polish is chipped, and that there is only one picture... also for the horrible position of my hand (working on that stuff)... Oh well... At least you still get to see it!

Colors used:
Base Color: "Romanticism Ruby" by Finger Paints
Stamp Color: "French White Crème" by Wet n Wild (wild shine)
Image Plate: "BM-323" by Bundle Monster