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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer Nail Challenge - 3. Flag Day (4th of July) + Zoya Freebie



Happy 4th of July!
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What I used for my American Flag inspired nails:
Julep "Kate" ( white with slight sparkle )
Julep "America the Beauty" ( red , white and silver glitter )
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer Challenge - 2. Summer Ombre

My summer ombre was inspired by the colors of flowers that are blooming in and around my house. The mani also matched my daughter's favorite pajamas ( in the bottom pics).
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I wish I would have gotten a pic of these in better lighting. : ( Oh well. 
Here's what I used:
Julep Helena on my thumbs
I mixed Julep Helena and Drew to get the color on my index fingers.
Julep Drew on my middle fingers
Julep Mandy on my ring fingers
Julep Sasha on my pinky fingers

I like the formulation on all of these except Sasha. It goes on streaky. These do chip after a couple of days. This isn't a deal breaker for me because I change my polish frequently. My favorite color of the bunch is Helena.

Check out the awesome manis from the other challenge participants:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

31 Day Nail Challenge - Day 18: HALF MOONS

Somehow I neglected to post my day 18 nails. I was really excited to try peter pan nails for the half moon challenge. I think they're so cute. I want to come up with some other color variations. I saw some cute ones somewhere with glittery buttons. Here's my first go of them. 

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What I used for my Half Moon mani:
Zoya "Joan"
Zoya "Snow White"
Julep "Sandra"
Mineral Fusion "Obsidian"
Bundle Monster dotting tool and nail brush
Reinforcement Labels for page holes

Now my 31 day nail challenge is complete! Better late than never. : )




Friday, June 22, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer Challenge - 1. Beach Themed Nails

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I'm doing another challenge. It consists of 14 days of Summer themed nail art. It was created by the same group of nail bloggers that did the April Showers Bring May Flowers Spring Themed Nail Challenge. I think we have a new joiner or two. I'll list links below of all the participants so you can see their manis also. We will be going at our own pace, which is great for me right now. I've been keeping busy with fun Summer stuff like my container veg. garden, trips to the Zoo, dog walks, etc. 


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I was going for a wave look with this Beach Themed nail art. I saw this dotting technique done to look like ruffles. I thought it would make good waves. It looked better on my paper test. Oh well. I finished it with French tips that look sandy.


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PARTICIPANTS:


Thursday, June 21, 2012

31 DAY CHALLENGE - Day 31: Recreate a CHALLENGE + KITTIES!

WOW! I have really been procrastinating finishing this challenge. I still have to post my half moon mani. 
For day 31 of the challenge we all chose to recreate a mani done by one of the other gals participating. I chose to recreate Kelsie's Red nails
Check out these cuties! They've been hogging my blogging time. : ) We adopted them from our local animal shelter. They are brothers. I named them Thing 1 and Thing 2. I usually have terrible cat allergies, but these siamese don't bother me at all, unless they scratch me.


Now back to nails.



What I used for my red nails:
No-Miss "Boca Base Coat"
No-Miss "South Beach Red"
Mineral Fusion nail polish "Glimmer" (gold glitter)
No-Miss "Burnt Red" (red/gold glitter)


These lovely ladies also participated in the challenge:
Amanda at Nox Nails
Erin at Beauty Bumbles
Stephanie at A Little Polish 


Monday, June 11, 2012

31 Day Nail Challenge - Day 30: Inspired By A TUTORIAL

I have been wanting to try butterfly nails for a while, but my nails where always to short. Recently I grew them out so I could take some pretty swatch pics. I'll start my swatch fest in a few days! I'll probably be getting back to my shorties soon. Here are my Monarch butterfly nails inspired by a tutorial here at the Julep blog.


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What I used for my butterfly nail art:
No-Miss "Boca Base Coat"
2 coats Julep "Sasha"
Bundle Monster nail art brush
Mineral Fusion "Obsidian"
Bundle Monster dotting tool
Zoya "Snow White"
No-Miss "It's Dry Topcoat"



These lovely ladies also participated in the challenge:
Amanda at Nox Nails
Erin at Beauty Bumbles
Stephanie at A Little Polish 



Sunday, June 10, 2012

31 Day Nail Challenge - Day 29: Inspired By THE SUPERNATURAL

Hi. My name is Jess, and I am a Pinterest addict.
That's all I have for now.
Here are my nails inspired by the supernatural.
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What I used for my ghost nail art:
No-Miss "Boca Base Coat"
2 coats Julep "Morgan"
No-Miss "Boca Ice"
Bundle Monster dotting tool
Zoya "Dovima"
No-Miss "It's Dry Topcoat"




These lovely ladies also participated in the challenge:
Amanda at Nox Nails
Erin at Beauty Bumbles
Stephanie at A Little Polish