Sunday, September 18, 2011

China Glaze White Out with Konad M60 and M13

I did this mani the first week of school, when I had to CHOP all my nails =[ I wanted to do a layered stamp mani. I like how it came out, but It wasn't my first idea. My original idea was to have a black plaid pattern in the background with a red rose, but when I tried it, the red rose didn't show up enough. Here I used a base of China Glaze White Out and I stamped using Konad M60 in Konad Red and Konad M13 in Konad Black. Whoa that's a lot of Konad, lol!

Monday, September 12, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals - Oxidized Aqua

Wow. It's almost been a whole week since I last posted. I mentioned last week that I started school in an R.N. (Registered Nursing) Program and it is no joke! I have stuff to post, I just don't have the time or energy. I'm so exhausted at the end of the day. Part of the week requires me to be at school or hospital at 6:30 AM so you can probably see why I won't be posting as often as I used to. Anyways, here's something I did a couple weeks ago where my nails are still long. I had to chop them off last week for school so now they're really short. Enjoy these next few posts where my nails are still long and pretty =[ haha. I used China Glaze First Mate as a base and China Glaze Oxidized Aqua Crackle.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summery Beach Sunset

Today was my first day of the Nursing Program so my summer vacation is officially over =[ I originally wanted to post this yesterday, but I'm pretty sick right now and I had to sleep early for school last night so I saved it for today. I didn't do any crazy summer or beach manis this summer so I figured I can at least end with one. I used Color Club Pucci-licious, Color Club Modern Pink, Color Club Wham! Pow!, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, and L.A. Girl Metal Alkaline Blue. I used Konad M29 in Konad black. I know I probably could've blended a bit better, but I was kind of short on time, as I will be from now on since school has started. I know a lot of other people have started school recently or will be, so I hope everyone's summer has or will end on a great note!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

OPI Black Onyx and O.P.I. Gold Shatter

I've been buying a ton of crackle/shatter polishes lately! I can't help it. Just like regular nail polish, I feel the urge to own all colors and try same colors of different brands haha. Anyways, I used OPI Black Onyx as a base and used OPI Gold Shatter on top. I also added some gold hex glitter that I just got last week at U.S Nails (yes, again, but only a mini haul this time >.<) . I bought a little container of it because I wanted to try something new and also because the holidays are just around the corner and I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a lot of use from it. I really loved the formula of this gold shatter. I applied it thick and it came out great. I keep going back and forth sometimes whether I like OPI shatter or China Glaze crackle better, but more often than not I like OPI better. I think it has to do with the pro-wide brush that makes the application easier because I use less brush strokes. What about you ladies, do you have a favorite shatter or crackle brand?

Friday, September 2, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals - Latticed Lilac

Here's another one of the CG Crackle Glazed Metals. For a base color I used China Glaze Urban Night and the Metal Crackle on top is Latticed Lilac. I like the color combo, but the lilac color is so light, it almost looks silver. I would actually prefer if it looked a little more purple because I already own O.P.I. Silver Shatter and CG Metal Crackle in Platinum Pieces (silver) so I was hoping it would look completely different from other ones I own already. Still great color and formula though!

Pink Gradient and Fauxnad M72

Sorry I haven't blogged for almost a week! As I mentioned in my last post, I had my wedding reception last week on Saturday. I was kind of a zombie the next day and then this week I've been doing last minute things before I start an R.N. (registered nurse) program next week. I had to get my last immunization for school and I officially changed my last name (which was kind of a pain in the butt) haha! On a bad note, when school starts I will have to CHOP my nails so they don't go past my finger and I won't be allowed to wear nail polish to clinical (hospital) half the week so I won't be able to blog as much. I will definitely make some time though!

Anyways, here's the mani I wore for the wedding reception last week. For the gradient I used Color Club Modern Pink, China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, and China Glaze High Hopes. I also used Nfu-Oh #49 on top of the 3rd color. I stamped using Fauxnad M72 in Konad White.

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And here's a couple pics of my reception last week =]

Me and my wonderful husband who buys me tons of nail polish <3

Me doing a Tongan Tauolunga (my husband is Tongan)

And I said last month I'd post a few of my professional wedding pics when I got them, but didn't think anyone would care to see it, but might as well since I'm putting these other ones =P Plus I like when other bloggers share stuff about themselves =]