Monday, August 27, 2012

MSMD--First Day of School

Hello, ladies,

Today was our first day of school so I thought I would jump on the apple mani train and see where it headed.  Fortunately, it wasn't apple sauce!  Get it...?  Like a squishy apple?  Like a train wreck...?  No....okay.....I won't force it...too late....why is this still happening......zomg.

I used China Glaze Innocence as a base and Essie Russian Roulette for the apples.  A dotting tool helped with the leaf and stem and a white striper added the little "shine".  

Totally my favorite apple out of the bunch :)

Thanks for reading and for those of you who are heading back to school, best of luck!

Better Late Than Never

Hello, ladies!

In the last two weeks, I have moved, been hit by a car (I am fine), gone to Rhode Island, finished camp, and started teaching.  Fortunately, things are starting to calm down and we are starting to get back into a routine.  I have several manis to show you today, some good, some bad, some ugly :P

1.  Moving Nails (after-the-move nails)

Those are not french tips, they are just chipped, haha.  Before moving, I used Spoiled Pumping Gas and Jewelry Heist glitter topcoat.  I did not take a picture then, so here they are, my poor finger nails after moving from one third-floor apartment to another.

2.  Owl Stamping Nails (a feeble stamping attempt)

Okay, hubby and I are cabbing it for a while (cheap-ass-broke-ing) but I splurged and bought Essie Good as Gold (love!) and and Nicole by OPI Busta Mauve (don't love).  I read that Busta Mauve is a duochrome, but it is more of a brown metallic with flecks of red and blue glitter. 

3.  Orange and Green Day Summer Challenge Nails!

Okay, let's end on a good note :D.  For orange and green day, I took Geeky Owl and Manicurity's ideas of the "Eek!" nails and added a happy face!  It reminds me of peas and carrots :D.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer Challenge: Sunflowers

Hi, ladies!

I got the original idea for today's post from Missy's Manis, which you can see here She has really cute manis, you should definitely check them out!  I used Essie Mesmerized and binder reinforcer stickers to make the half-moon shape.

Then, for today's challenge, I added what sort of looks like a sunflower.  Hopefully you can see what the idea was!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Music of the Day
Etta James "Sunday Kind of Love" (even though it's Tuesday lol)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Summer Challenge: Summer Needle Drag

Hello, ladies,

For today's summer needle drag I rummaged through for tutorials and found this one.  

I used Essie Turquoise and Caicos and China Glaze Under the Boardwalk.  I really like this technique and look forward to trying it in the future!

Thanks for reading!
Emily <3

Monday, August 13, 2012

MSMD Monday

 Hello, ladies!

Today is  Monkey See, Monkey Do Monday, where we recreate a mani or design we adore.  For today's mani, I tried to recreate this Nani Iro textile I saw on Pinterest.

Colors I used:
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Innocence
China Glaze Rainstorm
China Glaze Hook and Line
Sinful Colors Big Daddy 
Nina Ultra Pro Like Butta

Be sure to check out the other ladies' wonderful designs!

Debbie at The Crumpet -
Missy @ Gnarly Gnails -
Nayade at Toxic Vanity -
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges -
Misha @ Enigmatic Rambles:
Carrie @ LeSamowen:Life, Love, and Nail Polish:
Basia (or Bazzia) @ polish my mind:
Isabel - Little Fairy:
Stella - My Wet Nails:
Michelle-Lacquer Or Leave Her!:
Angi @ Angelina´s Nails & More
Kia @ Lacquered Libra

Thanks for reading!
Emily :D