Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunshine Gradient

Hey guys!

We have had unseasonably warm weather here the past week or so and I, like Brielle am a child of the sun! Now however, it's back to regular spring time weather, not as warm but still pretty. I love summer and being outside at the pool or beach or lake or any other body of water when it's warm out. Unfortunately, I am no longer in school so that means no spring break trips :( but my nails say otherwise!

I've been wanting to try out color gradients instead of glitter gradients. I was waiting to try it till it got a little warmer out and could use brighter colors, not the I shy away from bright colors in the colder weather. But anyway, onto the nails!

The colors I used from left to right:Animal-istic from OPI, Coral Star from China Glaze, Cab Fare from Sephora by OPI, and White Cap from China Glaze.
 I used Cab Fare as my base and then took Coral Star on a wet Q-tip and started the gradient process which you can read about here. I used a little bit of Animal-istic to darken up my tip, it worked perfectly.
 To help the colors blend better, I used White Cap which is one of Brielle and I's favorites. It's a shear white with yellow shimmer so it worked really well with the orange and yellow.

 I have a real problem with staring at my own nails whenever I have glitter or gradients on them, this was no exception. Hope you guys liked it!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips: SPRING FEVER


Okay ya'll (ps, Adam and I totally want to become Southerners), it is getting warm up in the Midwest and I AM LOVING IT!

2012 has been hard on me because the place I am in life. I know, sob story, I'm in college blah blah blah. But no really, I just feel stuck. I'm ready to get on with life! AH! I seriously have only been doing my nails every other week or so. It's been rough.

So, we took a BREAK! Breaking from the stressors of school, work, teaching, everything. It was a time for us to recharge for these last six weeks of school before the summertime.

We went to Panama City Beach, Florida. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!

All I can do is sigh. I love the beach, I am totally a child of the sun. SO GORGE! 

Anyways, on to the more important things.... nails. 

A few days before vacation I was really worried about what I would do with my nails, I mean I was NOT going to take polish to PCB with me. In came Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. I was walking through MEIJER! And they caught my eye, how perfect for vacation, I thought. Laid down some cash and there I was.

We weren't leaving until Friday at 2am so I had time to quickly slap them on and get in the car for twelve hours. 

This was taken on my balcony, they worked so perfectly, they stayed on for the most part! They are the perfect vacation accessory!

Here's out they looked five days after application... 

Not too shabby considering all the wear and tear they were receiving at the beach!

I hope you all are enjoying the first day of spring and have warm weather!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dress Me Up

Hey guys!

Here is one of the Hunger Games Colors from the Capitol in Dress Me Up from China Glaze. I LOVE this color, it is the perfect nude/light rosey pink color. It's just beautiful. I could wear this one a lot and I don't say that about many colors, especially a nude.

There will be a few more from this collection to come! What does everyone else think of this collection?