Friday, July 22, 2011

China Glaze Crackle!!!

Today I received the giveaway that I won from konadaddict!!! omg they're sooo pretty :D
These are my first crackles and they are also my first china glaze!!!! I had to try them out right away of course.

I put black base coat on my left hand and white base on my right.

I love them all! The purple didn't crack as well as the rest of them but I might have just put it on too thick.
These pictures were from before I put a top coat on because it was still cracking and I had to get back to studying, which I should probably get back to doing. . . .

Thursday, July 21, 2011

On Wednesday We Wear Pink

Hey this is a quick post because I've been studying like crazy. I was trying to get this up before Thursday rolls around, I guess we'll see. These were my nails. They aren't that pink but I'm going to do some cooler stuff eventually.
I used the essie polish in the picture as the base color, Revlon - Orchid and Budding Chrome as the stamping color with BM205 I think.
I also did the Monday glitterbomb challenge but I forgot to take a picture -_- . . . It wasn't that good anyway
Oops it's Thursday, Oh well I tried.
I got nail mail today! Unfortunately I wasn't home so they're going to bring it back tomorrow :(
My MCAT is officially in 8 days so  I might not end up posting  for a while unless my nail mail was something super exciting.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Should I buy this on ebay???

Hey girls!
I was just browsing ebay (at 2:30AM) and I saw a few things that I'm thinking about getting but I need some advice. Has anyone bought those 2 way nail art pens? I watched some reviews on youtube where people said they like them but they ship really messy but that doesn't really help that much. Do they draw well? Do they run? do the colors come our opaque? I know $10.50 isn't a lot of money but if anyone has bought them some feedback would be awesome. These are them.

Also, I was looking at other things that this seller has and I came across these. WOW $10 for 20 plates?? that seems like an amazing price. Has anyone bought these? Are they any good?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My first attempt at free-handing!

It's been a while since my last post but I had the same nail polish on for a few days and I decided to try something new today. I saw this mani on and I knew I had to try it out. Hers are much better than mine but this is my first attempt at free-handing something more than a dot or a heart so maybe i'll get that good in the future. I still don't have any brushes or anything so I used a toothpick.
I broke my pinky nail right before I did this but I didn't want to make all my nails short so it looks a bit awkward.
Milani - the gold holo - base color
Revlon - Espresso - m57
Revlon -Cupid - darker pink
Revlon -Pink Chiffon - lighter pink
Revlon - Emerald - green leaves

My whole family hated this mani. I agree that it's a little busy but I like it a lot.
The gold holo alone was sooo pretty but after I layered on all the other stuff you could hardly tell it was a holo. 

This is the polish I was wearing the whole week.
It's the silver Milani holo and Sally Hanson - Black Out. I used BM208. Almost everyone who saw my nails this week thought it was a crackle polish. A holo crackle would be awesome though.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

OMG I actually won a giveaway!

So today I woke up to emails from konad addict ( saying I won her china glaze crackle giveaway!!! I thought it was practically impossible for me to win a giveaway but apparently I had some good luck. I would post a picture but I'm on my iPad and I don't really know how to on here.

This is especially exciting for me because I'm pretty much broke and was begging my parents to buy me the black Sally Hanson crackle from CVS for the past two months because I don't own any crackles. I also don't own any china glaze yet so I'm super excited! I couldn't have won a better give away! Thank you so much Konad Addict!

I have a few nail updates to do but I'm in the middle of taking a full length MCAT on my computer so I just have my iPad and my 10 minute break to do this post so I'll post some nails later or tomorrow.

Monday, July 11, 2011

I am not stupid!

Hey! Welcome all of my new followers :D. This is my second post today but I finally finished that 5 hour long practice test and now I'm ready to share my fabulous finds and interesting story.
These polishes look kind of familiar right? They look almost exactly like Kleancolor bottles. Are these bootleg polish? Probably, but they work very well and they were only $1 each! They probably had over 100 colors and they were set up so well so I could see every color. I would have bought more but I ran into a little problem. I bought the 2 colors on the right last week just to try out the formula to see if I wanted to buy more. I went back expecting to buy at least 5-10 more but the lady selling them was horribly mean :(. I started talking to her about the polishes and how I already bought a few and loved them . When she was answering me back she ended her sentences with the word "pabo" or "바보" which I knew meant stupid in Korean! I took a 6 credit Korean class during last summer session and got an A, I guess she wasn't expecting that. I was so offended and I didn't know what to say so I just walked away. My mom was with me and asked me what was wrong and then she went back and yelled at the lady for calling me stupid in Korean. I hope she'll think twice before assuming nobody speaks Korean next time. I just went a few isles down and bought the polish from somebody else.
If anyone owns any kleancolor, let me know if these colors have the same names or anything.
Neon Aqua,  TLC, Twinkly Love, and Teal Envy
I also found these from some other  stand for $1 each! I was super excited about the essie because those are over $8 at CVS. They also has a red and a beige but I have so many reds and beiges that my mom gave me so it wasn't worth getting.
These holos are from CVS. I got $3 extra bucks when I spent $10 so these ended up being about $4 each. They have been my most expensive polish purchase so far, which isn't terrible. I'm trying to only buy the when they are really cheap so I don't empty my entire bank account.
And lastly I bought this for $2 at CVS. Has anyone tried the confetti polishes? They have so many colors and they are so cheap!
I hope you enjoyed my purchases and my story.

A few more manicures . . .

So I haven't posted in a while and I wasn't really planning on posting today but I was studying and my dad decided to take a nap in the room I was in. I gave up on trying to focus over the sound of him snoring so I decided to do a post.  There are 18 days until my MCAT by the way. I'm kind of freaking out a bit.
Anyway ...

These are some of the manis that I've done from July 4th on. I keep forgetting to take a picture the day I do it so some of them  are a bit chipped I think.

This is my July 4th mani. I was wearing blue and white so my nails were red. I used Revlon- Fire and I don't really remember what the stamped color was but it was a grey/blue. BM221

This is the mani I wore to Splish Splash a few days later. I wanted to match the yellow in my bathing suit. I used the same red as the July 4th mani because it was so easy to apply unlike some of my other polishes. I don't usually like using red but I guess I like the formula a lot. I used Revlon - Electric and Revlon - Fire

I wanted to do something kind of childish with these nails so I used Revlon - Bubble and Revlon - Cupid for the base/stamp then I used Revlon - metallic for the silver hearts on my ring fingers. They were done free hand and I think they came out pretty cute. I used a dull pencil tip to shape them. I used Y.B. Color - Twinkly Love for the glitter hearts (Ill talk about it in my next post or at the end of this one). And finally, I used Confetti - Party Palace Blue  for the other sparkles.  At first I hated the manicure and regretted putting the hearts on. But it grew on me over the course of the day. BM201

Lastly, This is the mani that I've been wearing for the past few days. It alternated 2 different patterns on BM224. The base is Revlon - Sheer Cotton, the stamping color is Sally Hanson - Black Out, and the yellow dots are Revlon - Electric. I used a dull pencil to apply the yellow. It seems like that pencil is my go to make shift nail tool. Other people liked this mani way more than I did. I like brighter colors. One thing that I thought was kind of strange is that some of the nails formed little bubbles in the base color. they definitely weren't there when I did them.

That's enough for now. I'll post about my recent nail polish finds later. And I also have an interesting story about my trip to the flea market that I'll talk about in my next post.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer update & more nail fun

I have been really busy lately so I haven't been keeping up with the blog. I have been studying a bunch and I actually made it to the beach on Monday! I was hoping I would find a day to go to the beach and Monday was perfect. The weather was beautiful and the water was pretty warm. My back got a bit burned but the rest of me is finally tan!!
Anyway, since my only followers are nail bloggers:

These are the nails I wore for my friend Carly's 21st birthday. I wore a purple, black and silver sequin dress so these nails matched very well.  I used Revlon - Violet and Revlon - Budding Chrome  BM209 and BM208. Sorry my camera sucks. There really isn't anything I can do about that. It looked like floral lace.

 These are my friend Deanna's nails. She loved my nails so I told her to come over and I'll do hers. This is the first time I painted anyone's nails other then my own and I think it came out well. I used Revlon - Electric and Sally Hanson - Black Out and m57
 These nails were inspired by this awesome 1.4 million dollar dress that I found while browsing the internet I went to six flags yesterday and got a bunch of complements on them by ladies on the line.  I used 3 coats of Sally Hanson - Hi-Def as the base and Revlon - Espresso as the stamping color with BM212 and then the dots were with Revlon - Ocean Breeze  I used a dull pencil to apply the dots since I don't have any tools.

This has been the hardest stamp to work with so far because it didn't pick up onto the stamp most of the time and I had to clean the plate between each nail. I think it's just not as deep and the other designs.

Even though it was a bit messy I got a million complements and some girl even thought they were nail stickers.
Well I guess it's time to get back to studying. Story of my life.