Thursday, September 30, 2010

Skittle Water Marble (from the vault!)

Hey guys!

I gotta super quick post for ya today!

This is from way back a month or so ago...
We were moving my sister back to college for her Senior year!  I was sad :(  and wanted something bright and cheerful to help my mood!

So I decided to do a skittles mani!
But I also wanted to do a watermarble!
So I just combined the two!

I decided on my colors and went thru my stash and pulled 3 of each color, a light, medium and dark.

I water marbled each and here's what we got!

Not perfect, but it came out decent!

Well, sadly I gotta run!
TONS of stuff to do!

I cant wait to share my Halloween Makeup Tutorials and Nail Tutorials!
I'll start posting those beginning October 13th!

I'll be doing 5 makeup tutorials(posting 10/13 thru 10/17), 
5 nail art looks on fake nails (so I have more of a canvas to work with) 
and hopefully 
up to 5 easier looks for those who don't have access to Konad, Fauxnad, or the patience to hand paint!
The nail looks will be posted from the 20th thru the end of the month!

I'll see ya soon!!!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Update (and a request for help!)

Hello All!!!

Thought I'd drop in and give you guys some updates!

I'm tryin to get everything planned out for my Halloween makeup tutorials, and I need your help!!!  I have 4 ideas that I really really like, but I want to do 5 looks, so...
In the comments section yell out a look or character you would like me to create!  I'll go with the most requested one unless it's something I'm already doing!

I'd also like some input on what kind of Halloween nail designs you're interested in seeing me do!  So please also list any nail ideas or looks you'd like to see for Halloween!
I got my nose pierced!!!  and I LOVE IT!  I've been tryin to get a good pic, so as soon as I do I'll post it!

Here goes the big announcement.....
I have taken off the acrylics and am attempting to grow out my natural nails!   UGH!  I'm dieing with these itty bitty nubbins!  Especially since I'm catching edges on things and having to file the rough edge almost every night, so I feel like I'm taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back! 
Because of this and my teeny tiny nail beds, it's gonna be kinda slow on the nail art front for a few weeks until I actually have something to work with! LOL   
I do have some nail art pics in the file I haven't been able to post yet, so you will occasionally see posts of long fake nails!  I will also use fake nails to do the Halloween tutorials, I'll just use temporary nails, (so I'm not causing damage by prepping and filing!) cause my nail beds are so tiny I've got no canvas!

And since this is a boring update post, here's a few cute pics for ya!

Thanks for hanging in there guys!  I'll be back very soon, with lots of fun stuff!!!


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Today is my Momma's Birthday!

I just wanted to proclaim that I seriously TOTALLY have the best momma ever! 

This woman is seriously amazing.
I know alot of people who arent very close to their parents and it always blows me away because I honestly could not survive living farther than a 30minute drive away from her.
She was my first, and is still, my very best friend!

Thank you Marmie, 
for being the absolutely amazing Mom that you are 
and for not only accepting me and all my weirdness(what you call "uniqueness") 
but for encouraging it!

I hope this coming year is your absolute best yet, and will be overflowing with God's provision and with abundant blessings, cause you deserve it all!

I Love You Tons and Tons!!!

Your Princess!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Color Club Fall 2010 Untamed Luxury - Diamond

Hello all!

I'm back today with even more crap-tastic pictures!  LOL, seriously, I think my camera is trying to drive me insane!  A few of these are close but no cigar, while 1 just would NOT photograph at all!

Let's dive right in shall we?



Blueish silver with tons of silver and iridescent glitter.
My reaction when I swatched it sums it up nicely I think :  "oOOoooo Sparkly!!!"
3 coats

Ms Hautie


Blurred to show sparkle

Silver metallic with holo glitter and a pink flash
From the bottle this one was my absolute fav!  I was drooling all over it! doesn't work very well on the nail.  It comes out to bumpy, and the pink flash kinda disappears.
I tried my "swipe-with-acetone" trick on the Index and Ring fingers, and then topped those two fingers with top coat to bring back the shine.  It helped some, and did bring back the flash a bit (even though you cant see it in the pics) but the polish still looks bumpy.
3 coats

Red Velvet

Blurred to show sparkle

Black Jelly packed with Red glitter
This did dry bumpy as you can see, but 1 coat of topcoat woulda fixed up up nice and smooth!
AND it woulda showed off the sparkle better!
2 coats!

Untamed Luxury
(super inaccurate pics)

Green-Aqua Jelly JAM PACKED with Aqua Green glitter!
This Polish is GORGEOUS!
And my pics of it SUCK!  LOL
My camera basically eliminated all the green tones and made it look almost totally blue, which it is not!
If you wanna see what this polish really looks like, so take a look at the polish queen Scrangie's swatches HERE!
3 coats (and surprisingly easy to remove!)

Resort to Red


Pink toned Red shimmer
Beautiful jewel-like polish!
2 coats!



Olivey-Mossy-Silver-Green (lol) Metallic base with gold micro flakes of glitter.
OMG, This is AMAZING!  
Not bumpy at all, just smooth amazing-ness!
2 coats, but 1 probably woulda been fine!

Covered in Diamonds

Iridescent flakies!!!!
So many layering possibilities!
I totally intended to layer this over the whole collection for ya, but I ran outa light!
Again, visit the awesome Scrangie to see her layering!
Only complaint is that it's kinda chunky, the flakes dont lay flat...but look at it!  I'll deal with the chunky! LOL
This was over my bare nails
3 coats

This whole Collection is just one big WIN.  While I am slightly disappointed in Ms Hautie, there are just to many pretties in this collection to stay bummed!

These and well as the other half I showed you yesterday, can be purchased at your favorite Etailer!

That's it for today Lovelies!!!


The products featured in this post were sent to me by the Manufacturer or their PR company, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Color Club Fall 2010 Untamed Luxury - Indulgence

Well Hello!!!

I know, I've been terribly MIA here lately.  It seems just when I think the worst is over and it's gonna start getting easier and less comes even busier times.

But that's not why we're here today is it?  NOPE!  We are here to look at pretty stuff!!!

Today I have half of the Untamed Luxury Collection to show you!  This collection is simply amazing!  Every time I started swatching a new color I was freaking out about how amazing ti was!  I love them ALL!!!

I will state right now that my pictures SUCK!  My camera was being a butt head and not cooperating at all and the sun decided to join the "harrass Christy" party and play hide and seek!  GRRRR

Here's what we are gonna be drooling over today:
(as with all the pics to make big)

Pretty In Platinum


Soft light grey with a pearl finish.
LOVE this color!
2 coats

Wild Orchid


Grey with (mostly) Silver shimmer, 
this also has a bit of iridescent shimmer that flashes pink, blue and gold!
Yet another LOVE!
2 coats.
I put the first coat on and KNEW this was gonna be a 3 coater, it was so sheer...but the second coat turned out to be totally opaque!

Positively Posh


Brown Creme with purple grey undertones.
Have you ever poured a cup of coffee from a pot that's been sitting there a few hours, and added cream?  
Ya know that dark, greyed chocolate brown color you see in your mug?  That's this polish!  LOL
And it ROCKS!  This is totally gonna be a go to polish this fall!
3 coats.
No top coat!  Look at that shine!!!

Soft as Cashmere


Taupe-grey with a green undertone.
I see this and immediately think of cold, crisp fall days.  
Maybe it the name, I dunno, but I am totally ready for Fall!
3 coats.

Nothing But Truffle
(see i told u my camera was acting up!  look at my skin!)


Dark Brown Shimmer!
My camera would just not pick up the beauty of this one!  It's one of those lit-from-within shades!
You're just gonna have to trust me that this is awesome!  I put it on and literally went "ooOOOOooooo"
Rob looked at me weird!  LOL
2 coats, but 1 was almost totally opaque!!!

Jewel of a Girl
Yeah I suck and couldn't get a sun pic!  :(

Wine shimmer!
Wow, just wow.  I didn't want to take this off.
It's amazing!  Just like "Nothing but Truffle" it's lit from within!
2 flawless coats!!!

Ready to Royal


Deep Wine Creme.
This color I loved but I SO wished it woulda stayed the same color as the first coat.
The first coat was this gorgeous grape-wine shade that I loudly squeeled about(and meant to take a pic of to show you).  But the second coat darkened it up ALOT.  Still a gorgeous color, but I was kinda bummed it didn't look the same as the first coat.
2 coats.

Formula on these was amazing, as is usual for Color Club!
There was not a bad color in the bunch, they were all amazing and very fall!
Everytime I put on a new color I was "ooOOoo-ing" and "Aaahhh-ing" and squeeling, much to the amusement of Rob!  LOL 
The ONLY negative I can say is "WWWHHHAAA....why did Ready to Royal have to change so much from coat 1 to coat 2"  ???   Again, still pretty as you can see, but not the color that the first coat teased me with.

I'll be back tomorrow with the Diamond half of this collection (and more terrible pics!)  LOL


The products featured in this post were sent to me by the Manufacturer or their PR company, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More Neon! And a Question Answered

Hey guys!

Before I get into the nails I want to answer a question that was posed in the comments section about the contacts I reviewed.  Emily....All the contacts at that I have seen have a lifespan ranging from 90 days to a year once opened.  If you click on a contact to view the price and other info it's life span will be listed there.  As to needing to be measured...I'm a contact novice, this is my first experience with them.  I suggest filling out their contact us form HERE and asking them about any questions or concerns you may have!

Ok...On to today's Mani!!!

Brace yourselves, there were alot of steps!  lol

I started by applying tape (I used regular old tape cause I couldn't find my masking tape) and applying it so that it divided my nail in half diagonally, and covering the half that included my free edge.

Then I applied 1 coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in "Whirlwind White" to the lower half of the nail.

I followed that with 1 coat of China Glaze "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini".

Then I removed the tape and painted the top half with a pink franken.
I then added 1 coat of China Glaze "Fairy Dust" over the pink.

Next, I stamped the Fishnet design from Konad plate M57 just over the pink.

To cover the line where the pink and fishnet met the yellow, I added some stickers I got from Michael's after seeing them on Glammed Up's blog HERE (btw, if you haven't visited this blog you are missing out, to say this wonderful lady is talented is the understatement of the year!!!)

And then I looked at them and thought....the Yellow needs something!  LOL

So I grabbed one of the nail art sticker sets I got at rite aid while back, and added some cool nautical stars to the centers of the yellow!

Can we say Nail Art overload???
(Excuse the missing stickers at the tips of the Index and Middle nails, It took me a few days to get a picture)

Well my sweet readers, that's all for today!

Hope today is fantastic for you!!!