Pinterest Challenge wrap-up

I started the Pinterest Challenge a bit late, so I gave myself the full six weeks. Which ended today. Turned out it wasn’t enough time. A refresher of my projects: (You can see the pins here.) My finished projects: 1. Hair bow. I used lace from a spool I bought five years ago for $1…

Half-moon mani

After I made my first batch of DIY nail polishes, I was in a rush to try them out. I decided to try a half-moon mani with my favorite of the three I made. I painted a base of  L.A. Colors Color Craze in Nuclear Energy, then used hole punch reinforcements to create the “moon.” I…

Polishing it up

Somebody got me a DIY nail polish kit for Christmas, and I was super excited to play with it. When I opened the box, I almost didn’t want to disturb the amazing packing job the Etsy seller did with the content. She somehow managed to get 10 bottles of base, 20-something mixing balls and eight…

The cuticle sagas

We know that I have struggled with flooding my cuticles. So I looked for help. To the internet! I’ve seen this image about 80,000 times. It shows how Michèle of Lacquerized applies her polish. I think she has a great blog and this post is hugely popular, but her method doesn’t work for me. You’re saying…

China Glaze It’s a Trap-eze

I recently ordered China Glaze’s It’s a Trap-eze because I kept seeing photos of it online, and it looked gorgeous: lots of multicolored glitter in a milky jelly base. Like so: See the layers of glitter? Exactly like the kind of thing I’d love, right? Here’s what it looked like on me. It’s kind of pretty, but…

Sparkly nails are the best nails

We all know how I feel about sparkles. And blue. And blue plus sparkles. So I love this nail polish combo, even though it’s a bit grown out.   The base is Opi’s Russian Navy, topped with Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Fergie Nail Color in Glamorous.   I love this glitter: It’s got a good mix…

Matte leopard nails

  Matte leopard nails. Colors: CND Stickey base coat Color Club Clambake Coral for the base Chanel Enthusiast and Sally Hansen nail art pen in Black for the spots Sephora by OPI matte top coat

There might be something to this base coat thing.

Painted my nails last Saturday, and I have to change the polish not because of chipping or peeling, but because of new growth. There’s some slight tip wear, but that’s about it. So… base coat. Might actually be useful. (Wet ‘n’ Wild On a Trip with CND Stickey base coat. Poshe top coat.)

Are you kidding me?!

It’s peeling off completely. Sigh. Edit: Some of them came off whole. They look like ladybugs. Best press-on nails ever.

Butterfly nails

Having been looking for a job for, oh, nine months (How has it been that long?!), I’ve had a lot of time to play around with things I enjoy, but haven’t been able to get into because I either didn’t have the time or the energy for after work. One of the things I’ve really…