Saturday, July 28, 2012

crowstoes - murder by #'s

this is over cult nails - nevermore.   1 coat of nevermore and 1 coat of murder by #'s.  1 coat of gelous and 1 coat of seche vite over the whole thing. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

cheshire cool aid

my sister picked out these colors when i was over at my parent's yesterday.  i think they go really well together.  i used my kind of cool aid for my base color.  the glitter is cheshire by crowstoes.  this was purchased from llarowe.  i do love the labels on the crowstoes bottles. 

i did 2 coats of my kind of cool aid, 1 of cheshire, 1 gelish, and 1 seche vite.

glitters are starting to grow on me.   they are a pain to take off, but there are soo many pretty ones that i've been seeing. 

i was able to get 7 of the crowstoes colors.   i think what i'll do is just use these for my next 7 manicures in a row since they're all gorgeous.   i'll get pics up of them all as  go along.

Friday, July 20, 2012

secret sauce and swanbourne

my camera kept wanting to capture only the copper/red color on this.  the flash to green in person is really really obvious.

i wanted to try secret sauce, made by enchanted polish,  over something other than black, so i grabbed swanbourne by cult nails.  this is a dark brown with golden shimmer.

i really love how this looks in person.  maybe if i wait until the sun comes around to my side of the apartment building i can properly catch it....but by that time i'll probably be in bed.  booo for working weekends and having to go to bed early.

secret sauce is carried by llarowe.  swanbourne is at here at cult nails.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

cult nails - deal with it

i've had this on since saturday and it's holding up really well like all cult nails products i've worn so far.

love the golden shimmer in this. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

cult nails water marble

for this i used all cult nails products.  the purple is my kind of cool aid, the black is nevermore, and the goldish shimmer is baker.

these spread really well on the water, though my water wasn't quite room temp, so next time i do this i'll be sure to leave it sit out a lot longer.  the amount of shimmer in these that spread out over the water while dropping colors in is crazy.  it looked really cool.

nevermore is perfect for doing water marbles.  other blacks that i have used tend to really fade out.  that wasn't the case with nevermore. 

really really happy with how these turned out.

ugh, angry cuticles :(  and trying to take a picture of your right hand is pretty akward...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

cult nails - toxic seaweed

i have had this on the last few days.  really love the coppery shimmer that it has.

no basecoat, 2 coats - could have probably done a 3rd thin one, but 2 was looking good, seche vite topcoat.

indoors with flash:


Friday, July 6, 2012

china glaze water marble - neons

this was done using colors from the summer neon collection.  i used sun-kissed, orange you hot, love's a beach and some old sally hansen black i had.  i haven't done a marble in a while since my nails were cut way down, but they're back to where i can start doing them and not have it look so smushed together.

left hand: 


you really can't tell pink was used, it turned inot the darker orange.  i still like how it turned out, so i'm ok with that.