Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Manicure the Sixth

This week's manicure is super simple but results in an amazing dramatic effect. Check it out:

This is two coats of a basic white polish with one coat of La Rosa's black crackle on top and a top coat to smooth it out a bit. The effect almost looks like Dalmatian spots and I even had a few non polish savvy folks that complimented me on them who thought that each little crackle was individually painted on. So what do you all think of the black and white crackle look?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Swatch the Eleventh

Well, wasn't today an exciting day? At least it was for us East Coasters. I'm sure all those Cali folks are getting a good chuckle out of us all making a big deal out of a little ole baby earthquake. Even without the earthquake today was an exciting day. Today, the hubby and signed a contract for a new town home! This will be his second home purchase but my first so I was super gittery, excited and nervous. Of course a special occasion calls for a special polish. I went with OPI's Designer Series in Mystery. This gorgeous vampy color can be deceiving in color. Indoors it can look black or even chocolate when in reality it is a deep dark velvety purple with a gorgeous copper glass fleck. And it demanded a ton of compliments. The polish went on smooth and was opaque in two easy coats and dry time was pretty quick. This polish will definitely be going in my favorites.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Manicure the Fifth

My apologies to all my followers for the lack of posts recently. I have been under the weather and am just now getting things back on track. This gorgeous manicure was designed with a particular outfit of mine in mind. I chose one of my favorite China Glaze colors, Bohemian Chic, a classic burgundy that I always gravitate towards when I have a desire for a classy and simple look. Tung worked her artistic magic to hand paint some pretty flowers in colors to match my skirt. Check out the fantastic results:

Can you tell I've been practicing my photography? I also purchased some fancy new photo editing software for my iPad. I'm just loving the results. And while my condo's balcony banister needs repair work it does make for a lovely contrasting background. Despite the tremendous amount of rain, thunderstorms and cloudy skies recently, I did manage to get some swatching and photographing done this weekend so posts will resume as normal this week. TTFN!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Giveaway winner!

And the the winner is: imfeelingnailventurous Congrats! I will be sending you an email asking for your address so be on the lookout for that.

Monday, August 1, 2011