Friday, December 28, 2012

Mosaic Dreidel

Hey Everyone!! It is the last Friday of 2012! I can not believe how quickly the year has flown by. I am looking forward to 2013 and a new year but I hope this one slows down a bit. Time is flying way too fast.

Today I have an awesome indie polish to show you from Mosaic Lacquer. 

This one is called Dreidel and is a milky base with tons of gorgeous glitter.

My blue glitter migrated to the bottom of the bottle a bit but I kept it upside down for awhile and shook it up to get it back to being evenly dispersed. 

This was two coats of Dreidel over my Gelish iridescent glitter mani.

I love love love the blue glitter in this polish.

This polish is so pretty!

The base for this polish is milky white and it has tons of blue and silver with some iridescent glitter thrown in. I LOVE this polish, it screams winter to me.

That's all for now :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Hey Everyone!  I have a quick post for you because I need to go rest. We went down to the Mennonite farm that makes the most delicious cinnamon buns and strawberry milkshakes EVER today and I just ate a piece of peanut butter pie that we bought there. I think I am going to explode now. I only had a very small piece but it was rich and yummy and between that and a glass of milk OMG. Thank goodness I start my diet soon because all this holiday food is killing me.

Today I have a winter mani for you. I had done a gelish mani with iridescent glitter and decided to stamp some snowflakes on top to give it a winter feel.

I used Bundle Monster plate BM-323 for the snowflakes.

I love snowflakes.

We don't get any snow down here so when I was young I wanted to live in the snow so badly. Then I moved to Michigan for a year.

I was only there for one winter but I was there long enough to have my hair freeze because I went out when it was still wet. I also had my car doors freeze shut leaving me stranded at the hospital when my son was a preemie. Luckily I was able to stay the night in the hospital but I was not happy with the situation.

I still love snow but I also love not having to deal with blizzards and frozen cars. 

That's all for now :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Hollydays!!

Hey Everyone!!!!! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! We had a great day! The kids enjoyed their presents and we watched National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. It was a very nice Christmas. We ended up getting a new camera so I am excited to be able to take better pictures for the blog once I figure out how to use the thing. Sadly my nails were mostly naked all day. Baking and cooking doesn't really help keep a mani in tact. 

Today I have a winter mani for you FINALLY!!! 

I used Bundle Monster plate BM-302 for the holly design.

I stamped over my Red Carpet Mani gel manicure in My Thank You Speech.

I used Color Club Ho Ho Holiday over a striping polish in green for the leaves.

I love this mani, I didn't really love wearing a gel manicure in RED for as long as I did but I did like it with the holly stamping.

That's all for now :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thanksgiving Marbles

Hey Everyone!! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!! I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays, which ever one you celebrate. In a funny twist of events I have my Thanksgiving mani to show you today. I wonder if this means I will have my Christmas mani for Valentine's Day.

I couldn't decide what I wanted to do for my mani under Oopsie Daisies Apple Picking. I ordered Apple Picking JUST FOR Thanksgiving. I absolutely LOVE that polish.

Since I couldn't decide what to do I put China Glaze Call of the Wild on my index finger, China Glaze Desert Sun on my ring finger and did a water marble on the other fingers.

I used Apple Picking over everything. I love how this thumb came out.

Water marbles are so messy but this one reminded me of caramels and candy and yummy stuff.

I loved this mani. Apple Picking is an awesome polish and far exceeded my expectations. I will show it to you again soon. I love Love LOVE it!

That's all for now :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Yummy Spice Cake

Hey Everyone! Has the world ended yet? Can I come out from my hiding space yet? lol I am almost done with my Fall manis and not even close to done with my Christmas preparations. I went to buy my boss a bottle of wine this morning, last minute of course. I don't drink so I stood in the wine aisle completely lost. I kinda just randomly picked one and hoped for the best lol. I am so not ready for Christmas yet.

Today I have a gorgeous polish from Smitten Polish to show you.

Smitten Polish Spice Cake.

I love this color so much. Super Fall like orangey polish.

There is lots of glitter in there in gold, brown and orange. I love the brown glitter!

This is a pretty yummy looking polish and makes me think of Pumpkin Bread. I don't think I have actually had Spice Cake.

I have to thin this baby a bit because it is a little too thick for my liking but I am also super picky.

My only complaint about this polish is that I didn't have any Pumpkin Bread to eat while wearing it. Come to think of it I didn't make any Pumpkin Bread this year, I might have to whip some up even if it isn't really a Christmas type treat.

That's all for now :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Temptress Touch

Hey Everyone!!! I about fell over last night from exhaustion lol I made and iced df's birthday cake. I made a batch of cookies for my dad's swimming with the old people Christmas party. I started to make peppermint bark but only got two done so I have more of that to make. I also have more cookies to make and I didn't get any snowmen crocheted so I have a bunch of those to do. I have so much to do in so little time. Is it vacation yet?

Today I have one of the 2012 Project Runway Loreal polishes. I don't watch Project Runway but I do like some of the polishes that come out in the Loreal collections. This one my son got me for my birthday. He saw me look at it in the store and wanted to get it for me. He had carried it around in his pocket the entire shopping trip and snuck it to the cashier while df distracted me. When df told me that story all I could think of was THANK GOD he didn't get busted for attempted shop lifting lol.

Loreal The Temptress Touch.

I love this shade, it is nice and bright!

At first I wasn't sure I really liked it on me but as the day wore on it grew on me. I actually love the color and love it on me now lol.

Ignore the glitter please, I had recvd a package and couldn't wait to try out one of the polishes.

I had forgotten I hadn't taken mani pictures yet. duh.

I love the shimmer.

That's all for now :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Penny Talk Gets Funky!

Hey Everyone! Well, I got almost all of my Christmas stuff done. Tonight is making cookies and peppermint bark night! I also have to make a birthday cake for df who has a birthday tomorrow. The closer I get to the weekend it seems the more I have to do.

This mani was one of my favorite manis I did for Fall. I don't think it is very Fall like but I love it.

I used Essie Penny Talk for the base color. I love these Essie metallics, especially for stamping.

I then did a gradient with Dare to Wear Get Funky.

I did not realize that Get Funky actually had a orange tint to the base until I did this mani. I happen to love it even more now that I know this.

This mani was so sparkly and I love how Get Funky looks over Penny talk.

This mani chipped fast on me but I believe it was due to the Elmer's Glue basecoat rather than the actual mani.

This mani was crazy glowy.

I took far too many pictures because I loved the glow and the sparkle.

I definitely want to do this one again.

That's all for now :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fall Leaves

Hey Everyone! I know, I know, another Fall mani. I promise I AM doing winter/Christmas manis now and they will be up soon but I wanted to show you some of these fall colors too. My son ended up with an ear infection so that adds a great bit of fun to my week. I am counting the days until Friday which starts my vacation. I also just fell out of my chair at work. I am the only one in my office so no one saw it but it was pretty funny. My arm, neck and knee are a little sore now though. I am totally ungraceful. Onto the nails!

I used BM04 to stamp the leaf pattern.

I love copper so I used Essie Penny Talk for the leaves.

I used a coat of Oopsie Daisies Ganache over China Glaze Call of the Wild. This polish is awesome in person but my camera didn't pick it up as nicely as I hoped it would.

I used Dare to Wear Get Funky for the gradient and I also put some on the leaves after I stamped them.

Wow I used a lot of polishes for this mani lol. I used China Glaze Call of the Wild for the base color. I don't know why I don't have a bottle shot of that one.

I love the gradient nail. I don't have many pictures of this one because my cuticles were trashed and I don't want to make you suffer through looking at too much of them.

That's all for now :)