Showing posts with label Essence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Essence. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Last year I was in a challenge and one of the challenges was galaxies.  Galaxies are quite popular right now just this weekend I saw two people with galaxy manicures.  I don’t know if they did them themselves or if they were nail strips.  So, when I did my first one I thought, “oh, this is going to be easy”.  It was atrocious.  I admitted it was horrible but that I would come back with a beautiful galaxy manicure.  So, I have quietly been working on this one.  I think I nailed it.  So, let’s look at the first one.
Yes, I entered that.  it doesn’t even look like navy with white polka dots.  I was just having failure after failure no matter what I did.  I finally got so tired I just posted this apologized and said I would come back with something better.
So, this is my new galaxy manicure that I am proud to post and even wear.
And now my favorite part.  I love this.  I saw this ring in an 80% off bin at Macy’s and then I had a 20% off coupon.  The lady who checked me out looked at me like I was crazy but I was wearing the galaxy manicure.  Slipped the ring on and knew the look was complete. The ring is holographic.
So, can we say I have been vindicated.  I like it.  What about you?  What do you think?
Ciao bellas,

Monday, April 8, 2013

Crumpet’s Challenge Girly Sunday

I love to do girly manicures because I think I am girly.   I had only sisters.  My mother had only one brother who did not live in town and we never saw them.  So, my mom has five sisters and so does my dad.  He was the only boy in his family and as far as cousins went I have only a few cousins that are boys.  So, I was always around girls.  I don’t even  know how to ride a bike.  Then when I had my own family I had two boys and didn’t have my daughter till around eight years later.  Having two little boys really changed my life for a while but it was fun learning things together with my two sons.  I remember when they tried to teach me to ride a bike and they told me “Mom we think maybe you need a wider seat then you can do it.”  They were probably right but I wasn’t going to invest into a girl bike when I can drive.  I was go glad when my daughter came Mother’s Day we always bought matching dresses and same thing for Thanksgiving.   The girls finally started to rule the home as it should be.  So, doing girly things is great. 
Here is my girly manicure.   I used my Essence polishes a mint green called That is what I Mint and the lilac is called Ballerina’s Charm.  I am loving these polishes.  Then I stamped with Konad Purple and used a striping brush with OPI’s Alpine Snow to make the lines.  I have seen so many variations of this manicure and have always wanted to do it but never had a chance so when I was thinking of a girly this came to me.  Hope you like it and if you haven’t done one of these and you are a girly girl.  Do one and have fun
Ciao for now,
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blue Monday

 I did blue Monday again today.  I have always loved the color combination of teal and brown.  So, I mixed this up a little.  I am retaining water for some wired reason today.  I just hate when that happens and I tried a new hand pose.  I used this mini tri-pod my husband bought me.  He buys the most romantic gifts.  I have to admit I am having fun with it.  
To get this look, I used OPI You Don't Know Jacques and Essence I Like Bad Boys.  I love the Essence color but they don't have it at Ulta anymore.  I used cheeky plate 15.  I also used Konad stamping polish in brown and light blue that I got on Amazon.  






Ciao for now bellas,