Monday, September 30, 2013

Acid Washed Neons

Hey guys, I'm back!!!!!

First off, I want to apologize for being such a stinky blogger.  I have a lot of things going on in my non-blogging life that decided to take over. Work has been pretty stressful, on top of that I have been working over 40 hours every week. I have something else going on that I can't tell you about right now, but that pretty much ate up all of the little free time that I had. I had become 5 days behind in reading all of your blogs, and pretty much decided that my own blogs needed to take a mini vacation while I got caught up with everything else I needed too.  I am still pretty busy, but I have honestly really missed writing. I would just write things in my head, and I knew I needed to give my blog some love, so here I am!

I am going to try hard to get back to my 2 post a week schedule, however I am not sure how well that will go. While I have been so busy with everything, I also took a break from doing my nails. While I would love to WRITE more posts, that is all dependent on how often I can sit down and do my nails. However, if you are still interested in reading what I have to say, I'll still be posting twice a week on my food blog.

So enough of all this sad talk, I know you want to see my nails, and they want to see you too!

These are the nails I wore for Ben's birthday weekend. I used the acid wash technique using black, and different neon colors underneath.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Red Ombre

Hey ladies! Hope you all had a great week. I am actually in PA right now visiting Ben's family for his birthday weekend.

Today I have a manicure that I have been wanting to try out for the longest time. The ombre look has really gained popularity, especially in hair and fashion. As a nail lover, I noticed something weird happening.  When it came to nails, the ombre look was each nail painted a different consecutive color, and a gradient was the transition from one color to another on the same nail.  However, in fashion, the word "ombre" was used to describe what us nail junkies call a gradient.

No matter what you call it, I always thought the ombre nail look was really cool. Like I said, I have been wanting to try it for a while, but I didn't have enough of one color polish to make it look right, until now. I was going through my collection and saw I had 5 red polishes all going consecutively from light to dark! It was funny that I had so many red polishes, because I few years ago red was the one color that I hated to wear on my nails! I thought it made me look like I was 80 years old, or an 8 year old trying to look like a grown up. But I guess red polish has finally grown on me!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lightning Strike

Hey Ladies! How are you all doing? Today I have a manicure that was inpsired by a YouTube tutorial. I thought these lightning nails looked so cool. They kind of reminded me of galaxy nails, but easier to do. I love galaxy nails, but every time I try them they just don't look like space! I don't get how to make them look so realistic like you girls can. I thought maybe trying lightning nails would be a way for me do do a cool look and hopefully have it look real! Let's see if I accomplished that!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Look Book: Mint Will be Very Big in Fashion Next Spring

Hey everyone and happy Friday the 13th! Hope you all had a great week and have fun plans for the weekend.  Starting at sunset today, and sunset on Saturday, is Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement, and the way we atone is by fasting. Yep, no food or water for 25 hours. On top of that, we can't brush our teeth, shower, or wash our hands. Which means I only have a few hours to do my nails and wash my hair before I have to give it up all of Saturday. But before I do that, I am going horseback riding today with my friend from work! She actually lives on a small horse farm, and we are going to ride her own horses. I am super excited! I just need to be home before sunset.

Today I have an outfit post of one of my favorite summer outfits. Sometimes I'll put an outfit together, and I'll love it to much I keep wearing the same outfit whenever I go out. Its no secret that mint has been a big color lately. I always giggle when I see people talking about mint, because before anyone cared about the color, Lady Gaga said in the beginning of her music video for Marry The Night that "mint will be very big in fashion this spring." Low and behold, the spring after the video came out, mint blew up the fashion world, and its still really popular. Lady Gaga is not only a musical genius, but also a fashion genius. Anyway, I'm sure you are sick of reading and would rather look at outfit photos.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An Apple a Day

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a nice weekend. Sadly I had to work Saturday AND Sunday, but luckily I was off on Friday. Ben and I have been talking about going apple picking all summer and with fall just around the corner, it was the perfect time for apples. We had so much fun! The weather was perfect and I loved getting to pick our own fruit. I have been wanting to try these apple nails done by Taya: My Little Beauty World for a while, so I thought it was only appropriate to give it a go!


Friday, September 6, 2013

These ARE the nails you're looking for!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a nice week. Today I have a manicure that I have been wanting to do for a while. My big brother is the ultimate Star Wars nerd. And since I love my brother, I love Star Wars too. David and I loved going to see the (new) movies in theaters and talking about how we are both on the Dark Side. He even used to call me Darth Jax. I find it funny that we both decided we are on the Dark Side, just another thing we have in common. Anakin would have to be my favorite character. I love watching him go from the Light, to the Dark Side.

Anyway, I'm sure most of you don't want to read about Star Wars, but I know you would love to see some nails.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Hey ladies! I hope you all had a nice long weekend. Its wasn't long for me, since I worked on both Sunday and Monday. I have another manicure today brought to you by Pinterest. I often browse Pinterest when I have finished reading blogs, and I am still on the nail art train. Next stop: Pinterest. Its a great place to find inspiration for almost anything. I had been seeing a lot of manicures inspired by turquoise (the stone, not the color), using the water splatter technique. I am usually too lazy to do things like water spotted/marble, gradients, or splatter, because if the inevitable massive clean up, but I was feeling up for it so I decided to try my hand (HA!) at the turquoise mani.




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