Thursday, November 22, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This will be short and sweet - I've got some sleep and some shopping to do! Gonna check out some nail polish deals tomorrow and see if I can find anything good ;)

Here are my turkey nails! I used OPI DS Illuminate as the base - this is a gorgeous neutral color with holographic shimmer and a slight green duochrome finish. I used OPI Chocolate Moose as the body and OPI Off With Her Red, Candlelight (alot more sheer than I wish it was), and Hi! Pumpkin for the tail painted over striping tape to create nice clean lines with some of the DS sparkle peeking through the tail feathers!

OPI DS Illuminate

And for those wondering, I'm holding a delectica squash - one of the most DELICIOUS squash in the whole world! We had this tonight instead of sweet potatoes and it was so sweet we didnt have to add sugar or anything! YUM!


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with your loved ones. NOW ITS CHRISTMAS TIME!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rainy Day Blue-Grey

I love rain. I am so happy right now you can't even believe it. I've got my fleece footie pajamas on, Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Fireside candle lit, heater on, drinking a salted caramel mocha. Heaven. (Except for the fact that I need to leave for work soon) However, this rain is making it hard to take good nail pictures! I think I am going to need a lightbox soon....

Since today is a lovely rainy blue-grey I decided to break out one of my untrieds - Hare Ancient Affairs. A lovely grey base with blue micro-shimmers! This is gorgeous, I hope you guys can see the shimmer in the pictures! This was 3 coats I believe, topped with a nice thick coat of Seche Vite and moisturized thoroughly with Lush Lemony Flutter! This is by far my HG (holy grail) hand cream/cuticle moisturizer. I havent had any for over 2 months and finally made a trip to Lush to stock up (and also got my helmer at Ikea! That post will be coming soon once I paint it and make it look pretty! Any suggestions for designs? I'm thinking large navy blue chevrons?) Anyways, enjoy! <3

Sorry for this horrible flash picture but it shows the shimmer really well!

Have a great day everyone!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nail Mail + World Diabetes Day

Mail Day! I finally got my prize in from OPI from the Halloween Candy contest, so I thought I would share it with you. Its a horrible instagram picture, but a picture nonetheless. I love how I got a personalized note - not a lot of companies do that nowadays! Thank you SO MUCH OPI!!!!!!!

I also got my Hare package - last week I ordered two from her Etsy restock - Oceans of Alloys (from the Illuminated Life collection - which is absolutely stunning and I need the rest of those polishes!) and Ancient Affairs (from the Antiquities collection).

First up - bottle shots!

I had the hardest time trying to get a good picture of Ancient Affairs. Its a bluish grey creme with blurple shimmers! I might see a little pink in there too? I dont know.

So in the nail polish blog world everyone is recognizing World Diabetes Day with blue nails! Here is my tribute - its not super blue but I couldn't wait to get it on my nails. This tribute is for everyone who is suffering from this disease or who has family members struggling. I know it is a hard thing to combat and I've seen so many people lose hope and give in to the disease, and I feel like a ot of people take diabetes for granted, like its not a real disease. My heart goes out to everyone battling diabetes out there! Remember, Type II diabetes is something we CAN fight, and there is a cure/help for it.

Check out some of the other bloggers participating!

Enjoy your day everyone!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Getting started with some SPAM!

So it's been a few days since my last post. I'm TRYING to post at least once a week, but I forgot last week. So there might be 2 posts this week to make up for it :) And for those who don't know, spam is an inundation of something, like spam email. But this is nail polish pictures.

Here is a collection of some of my Halloween mani's that I did, and some other random pictures. Enjoy! ( 4 pictures count as spam? Maybe not.)

So I decided that this one is going to be my heading picture. Why not!? Paramedics and blood go together like peanut butter and jelly! I hope this doesn't gross anyone out or turn any new followers away - let me know your thoughts on this picture as the heading pic! I used Essie No Prenup as the base color and then added OPI Color So Hot It Berns for the blood drips. I painted a strip of the red across first and then used a dotting tool with some more polish on it to drag polish down to create the drips.

This next one was kind of a fail. I let this dry for almost 2 hours before putting on topcoat and it STILL streaked :( I used Circus by Andrea's Choice - Reverso for the base and just a basic black striping polish for the faces.

Ok enough of Halloween - it's November now! This one is Zoya Yara from last year's fall collection. I don't think I've worn this one since last fall either! Its a gorgeous muted green with hidden gold shimmer. I think this is the only polish that gives me "lobster hands" which is why I don't wear it much.

And last but not least one of my favorites I've done in awhile. This is a reverse gradient using Essie Demure Vixen and Sonoma Nail Art Pinot Envy. SNA is from my area and she is one of my FAVORITE indie polish makers. If you ever get a chance to try her polishes, do it! If you also live in Sonoma County you can find them at the Tallulah Boutique in Healdsburg (where I get mine - they always have some in stock when her Etsy shop is sold out!) Pinot Envy is a multi-colored glitter polish with small orange/bronze glitter and larger sized purple glitters in a clear base. This is like the PERFECT autumn/harvest polish!

This is going to be an exciting polish filled week - I've got some nail mail coming, and I'm going to Ikea to pick up a home for all my polishes! I will do a post on polish storage soon - right now its a mess! Enjoy your week everyone!