Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spoiled Papa-Paparazzi

This color is like a purple disco ball.  I love it.  It is super sparkly, and is one of those colors you can't stop looking at. 

This was my first spoiled nail polish, and I really like it.  The brush was easy, and the formula was good.  I really liked this polish, it was so sparkly and fun.  I used Sally Hansen Complete Care 4-in-1 treatment for base and top coat, and three coats of Spoiled Papa-Paparazzi.

Monday, May 21, 2012


Firstly I would like to thank Sue from Creative Nail Design by Sue for nominating me.  She is so sweet and nice and has a great blog that I really enjoy reading.

The Rules for the award are...
1.  Thank the person who gave you the award, with their link in your post.
2.  Answer the following 4 questions.
3.  Give the blogger appreciation award to other bloggers.
4.  Let the bloggers know you awarded them.

Question 1:  How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging sometime in January 2012.

Question 2: What are the 1-2 reasons you started blogging?
I started reading blogs last august, and loved them.  I wanted to start my own because I thought they were so much fun!

Question 3: What types of blogs do you like to follow/read?
I like nail blogs the best, and I also like makeup blogs. 

Question 4:  What is one thing you would like to improve as a blogger/ on your blog? 
Hmm.  I would like to post more often and have more consistency in my blog.

1.  Post the link to who gave you the award.
2.  Answer the questions
3.  Share 7 random things about yourself
4.  Pass it on to 10 bloggers and inform them. 

The Questions:
1. Favorite Song?
Right now it's Shadow Days by John Mayer or The Vision of Love by Kris Allen. I love both artists, and am excited for new music by them.

2. Favorite Dessert?
I love ice cream a lot. 

3. What drives me insane?
When I don't do something I planned on doing.

4.  When I'm mad?
I'm not sure. Could be a number of things.

5.  Favorite Pet?
I've wanted a Yorkshire Terrier since I was maybe 7 or 8, but I've never owned one (yet).  So my favorite pet would be either my dog Bizkit or my cat Boo Boo.

6. Black or White?
How about black AND white?

7.  Biggest Fear?
Fish really freak me out.  But I've been told I have a lot of irrational fears.

8. My daily attitude?
Relax.  Everything will work out.

9.  Whats perfect?
A day to just relax and read a book.

10.  Guilty Pleasure?
Reality TV.  Or really any type of TV.

Random Facts:
-I only have 9 full days of school left.
-I've played the flute for 8 years.
-I've done acrobats for 11 years counting this year.
-I'm currently procrastinating my sociology homework.
-I'm currently loving the comedy of Aziz Ansari.
-I have a weird obsession with the artist Pitbull, although I usually dislike that kind of music.
-The last thing I ate was Chips Ahoy cookies and milk.

 The Liebster Award is meant to support blogs with 300 or less followers.  Can be given to any blogger who meets that criteria. 

The sunshine award is for "bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere".

Here are my nominations for all of the awards: 

Nearly Natural Nails- This is such a lovely blog.  I love the pictures and layout of this blog.

Notes and Nails-  This blog has two of my favorite things- nail polish and music.

Nailpocalypse-  This blog is so cute!  She does such cool designs that I love.

You Little Beauty- This blog is so fun. It is a perfect combination of a whole bunch of fun stuff.

Makeup and Polished Obsessed-  This blog is a great mix of nail polish and beauty products.

Project Swatch- Awesome makeup blog.  Her swatches are great, and she has lots of interesting products.

Polish. Glitter. Rock & Roll!  This blog has GREAT swatches.  I love the cute background of her blog.

Nails by Diana-  This blog has the cutest stuff.  Her gradients are amazing, and she does great nail art.

Meli Nails-  Another great blog that you should check out.  She has lovely pictures.

Unprofessional Nails-  This is such a good blog.  She has great designs and swatches. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Nicole by OPI It's Up to You

So I wanted a color that matched my dress for honors night, but I also wanted something fun.  I decided It's Up to You matched my dress better than "Clambake" did.  I painted my nails, then decided I wanted something to jazz it up a little bit.  I decided to stamp using the cheetah print from BM-221 in silver would look cool.  While my dress didn't have silver, my sweater had a little bit and my shoes had silver straps.  

That's the print from the dress I wore.  Both my nails and my dress had a fun pattern, so I think it looked cool!

I used essie grow faster base coat, two coats of Nicole by OPI It's Up to You, stamped using the Sally Hansen Color Quick Pen in Silver, and seche vite as a top coat. 

Essie Polish

I got this polish awhile back, and thought to use it again for my honors night, as my dress had a dark blue in it.  It was $2 at Ocean State Job Lot, but it says it's clambake, which is a orangey color.  This color is very dark, I only had to use one coat.  I didn't want to make it even darker, so I only used one coat. 

 With the flash you can see more of the blue shimmer.  That's the prettiest part of this color. 

 I like this color but I don't love it, so I changed my nails for honors night.  I used essie grow faster base coat, two coats of essie "clambake", and seche vite for a top coat. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Orly Shimmering Mauve

Wow.  Normally I don't wear colors like this, but when I do, I love them.  Shimmering Mauve is like a rich, well mauve, but it is a spectacular color. This color really shines, and I think it looks very elegant on.

I used essie grow faster for a base coat, two coats of Orly Shimmering Mauve, and Seche Vite to top it off. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls

Leave it to me to love a grey-ish white.  After loving a bright teal color and a bright orange, the next color I love would be something basic like a white.  This color captivated me, and I wanted it from the moment I first saw it.  It lived up to its expectations I think.  I really like this color, and I think it's very sophisticated in a way, yet a little edgy at the same time. 

 I used I used OPI Natural Nails base coat, two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and OPI Top Coat.  A few hours later, I wanted to add a little something more to it, and added a coat of China Glaze Luxe and Lush.  I immediately regretted this, it looked cool, but I liked the color better by itself.  I also tried to stamp on it with OPI Into the Night, but that was a disaster to say the least.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Zoya Myrta

I love orange. I love shimmery colors.  I love orange shimmery colors.  Do I love Zoya Myrta? YES! Its a beautiful orange color, and I love everything about it, especially how it shimmers.  It is a little darker, but you can see the shimmer a little.  Overall, this color is awesome!  It might be one of my new favorites, and it's perfect for summer!

I used essie grow faster base coat, two coats of Zoya Myrta and seche vite for a top coat. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

OPI Into The Night

When I first saw the spider-man collection, I wanted this color.  It's a pretty, deep, dark blue.  It's more of an indigo color, and I'm surprised that I didn't like it that much.  I just had on Teal the Cows Come Home which I absolutely loved, and maybe that had something to do with it.  This blue just wasn't that great in my opinion. 

 I tried to spice it up by adding Shine of the Times and matte magic, but I still didn't love it.  

I used OPI Natural Nails base coat, two coats of OPI Into the Night and OPI Top Coat.  Then I added Essie Shine of the Times on two fingers, and China Glaze Matte Magic on one hand. 

OPI Teal the Cows Come Home

I was looking at the spider-man collection when I saw this gorgeous aqua blue. It is SUCH a pretty color, and everything about this polish is amazing.  I was distracted by its beauty all day, I couldn't stop looking at this color.  I think it may be my new favorite polish! It is certainly up there now.

 Of course I'm still obsessed with Matte Magic, so I tried it over Teal the Cows Come Home.  I loved it! It looked like Zoya Pheobe, which makes me excited, because I've always wanted that, and now I can create a similar look.  I used OPI Natural Nails base coat, two coats of Teal the Cows Come Home and OPI Top Coat.  Then I added China Glaze Matte Magic.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sally Hansen Sunrise, Sunset

So I'm a huge fan of orange.  It doesn't exactly make sense, but I love the color.  It's on my walls, and I love it.  On my nails, I usually don't love it as much.  I have a weird thing for blues on my nails, and I have lots of blue clothing.  This was one of those, eh oranges.  I used two coats of Sunrise Sunset, part of the Diamond Strength collection, with Sally Hansen Complete Care 4-in-1 treatment for my base and top coat.


The more I had this one, the less I liked it.  I got China Glaze Matte Magic and wanted to try it.  Here's the result. While it's not very summer-y, I really like this color matte.  And I love Matte Magic!  It's so cool. 


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Zoya Trixie

I've always loved silver on your nails, but none of them come close to this.  It's like perfection in the form of a silver nail polish.  Zoya Trixie is the one of the prettiest, silvery-est color I've ever seen.  It's just SO PRETTY.  I love the way it shimmers, it looks so pretty in and out of the sun.  I think it would look good on everyone, it's such a complimentary color. 

I used OPI Natural Nail base coat and OPI Top Coat, with two coats of Zoya Trixie.