Monday, April 21, 2014

Super stamping, hidden holo

Happy belated Easter all!! I hope you had a wonderful day! Mine wad filled with far too much food but hey... calories don't count on holidays right? ;) haha

But anyways..

*jeopardy theme song*

I'm STILL waiting from my nails to grow out!!! -_- Thankfully they've grown long enough where I can camouflage the broken bits. At least they are coming back to life slowly but surely.... emphasis on SLOWLY ;) 

But I can only resist painting my nails for so long.

There's something about adding a holographic top coat to my bare nails that just makes me giddy. I don't know what it is but I absolutely adore the way nails look with just a thin holographic top coat over them. That's what I've been wearing on my nails the majority of the time I've been waiting for them to grow out. The other day though I thought they needed just a little bit more. So I decided to add a stamp on top and man this just might be my new favorite combination ever!

I started with one thin coat of HITS Hefesto, a sweet holographic top coat. When that was dry I stamped over it using L.A. Colors Black striping polish and Bundle Monster BM-422. I added a layer of top coat to seal it all in and I was done!

I love how simple it is yet you go out in the sun and BAM holographic-ness *.* I had a lot of fun experimenting with different stamps over this base, I like this one a lot because it has a lot of free space where you can really see the holographic base shine through. 

I'll definitely be doing more manicures like this in the future, hopefully when my nails are back to their healthy selves ;)

What do you usually paint on your nails when you're waiting for a break to grow out?
Thanks loves :) 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The funny story that really wasn't funny... pt. 2

Hey lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was full of yard work and riding four wheelers ;) Unfortunately that means my nails broke AGAIN! Damn I just can't catch a break!

But anyways are you guys ready for part 2 of the pretties I found on my steps? ;) If you need to know what story I'm talking about check out my first post HERE

The second of the two polishes I received from Azature is Light Blue Diamond. Light Blue Diamond is a beautiful light pastel blue creme that applied flawlessly. Swatches below are two buttery coats plus top coat. 

I just had to add another stamp on this one, I didn't do a gradient like before but I did find another stamp that looked like diamonds ;) I used Bundle Monster BM-422 and Color Club Over the Moon. The stamp is really light so it's a bit difficult to see.

I love love LOVE this color! Perfect for the spring time it makes me think of those cloudless bright blue spring skies :) 

What's your favorite springtime color?
Thanks loves :) 

Friday, April 11, 2014

The funny story that really wasn't funny

Hey wanna hear a funny story that really wasn't funny?...

So my house is on a small hill that leads up to my front steps, in the winter time we don't use my front door because the snow builds up on the steps and we would ruin our yard trying to shovel it so instead we just use out basement door. Well, with the warm weather we've been having finally all of the snow has melted in my yard. When it melted on our front steps my dad found a surprise.... a package for me dated January 31st -_- I ripped into the package to find two beautiful Azature pretties waiting for me and fully intact thank goodness!! I can't even tell you how many prayers I said to the nail polish gods hoping the polishes wouldn't be destroyed! Naturally I couldn't wait to get these gorgeous colors on my nails and was so happy to find they weren't even goopy! What luck right?! So moral of the story? Even when you have 2 feet of snow on your front steps CHECK FOR PACKAGES! Because apparently UPS and Fedex deliverers don't mind trekking through the snow to put a package there -_-

Bahh at least they were in perfect condition! I apologize for the nubbiness of my nails, they still haven't grown out but I couldn't resist showing you these pretties. I'm showing off Azature Light Purple Diamond, a beautiful dusty grey-toned purple with a silver shimmer. The shimmer is more pronounced in the bottle but it's still gorgeous! Swatches below are two smooth coats with top coat, though you could almost get away with just one.

I knew I needed some art on top, but my creative juices are pretty dry at the moment so I opted for a stamp that resembled diamonds to me :) The stamp is Bundle Monster BM-404 and I used Lime Crime Lavendairy, Maybelline Color Show Amethyst Ablaze, and China Glaze Bizarre Blurple.

I ended up absolutely loving this combination! I want to do some more gradient stamps too the look they create is so fun! And keep an eye out on the blog for the second pretty I recieved from Azature ;) 

Thanks loves 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A mini gradient with OPI Beach Sandies

Ehhhhh it's official: I've fallen off the wagon!!!

Bad blogger girl, bad, bad blogger girl. That sinus infection and double ear infection really knocked me on my ass! It also ruined my nails :( They're still nubbies and breaking and it's so discouraging! I don't even want to paint my nails right now! I sucked it up and painted them though, I'm still undecided if I'm going to post them but it's a start anyways ;) 

The nails that I'm showing you today are something that I did a while back and didn't really like, but I don't have any more posts backed up so I'm going to show them anyways! Who knows, maybe they aren't as bad as I think ;)

I started with a base of OPI What's A Little Rain Forest? and then created the gradient using the same polish and OPI Samba-dy Loves Purple. No top coat this time because I wanted to keep the textured look!

I just can't seem to get into the whole textured trend. When my nails scratch my face it makes for a very aggravated blogger lady ;) But hey, maybe I just haven't found the right brand yet.

Sorry again for being away for so long! Posts may be a little scarce for a while since I don't have any more back ups and I'm still trying to get my nails to stop breaking! But I'll do my best! Thanks loves for sticking with me even though I've been absent! You are all the best!! :)