Friday, October 29, 2010

Candy Mani

So, I've seen other girlies doing this "Candy Corn" mani and thought I'd try it out for myself! 

I used the neon orange LA Colors polish I found at the Dollar Tree along with white and yellow LA colors Art Deco stripers.  It worked out OK, but could have been better.

On my left hand I used white under the yellow stripe to give it some more oompfh.  I thought that since the yellow was kind of sheer that it would look better that way. 

For my right hand, I wanted to see how it would look without it. 

Which do you prefer?  I actually like it better more muted and in the future will abort and leave out the white layer underneith.

What are you guys doing for halloween- anything fun? 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

OPI Suzy Skis + China Glaze Awaken = LOVE

Here's a fun mani!  I asked my friends at MUA what color to pick for my mani- I couldn't decide what to wear and the consensus was Suzy!  So I went ahead with it.

I LOVE this color.  It's a super dark blue?  Kind of?  Well, it's not quite black, anyway.  It's more like a very dark charcoal color that leans slightly blue sometimes. Plus it has a VERY subtle shimmer to it.  As in, I didn't even notice the shimmer until I took the brush out of the bottle and held it up to the light real close subtle.

There's an interesting picture, huh? Me squinting at a polish brush half an inch from my face going, "Oh, LOOK, babe!  It's got shimmer!" Am I the only one who does that? ;)

Anyway, I couldn't leave well enough alone so I Konaded it with China Glaze Awaken, a chrome metallic silver with purple tendencies. Not like suicidal tendencies. Haha!  All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi...anyone? Anyone?  I love that song. 

Ok, on to the pix:

Please, Sir, may I have another...?

That's Awaken in my hand. I LOVE it for Konad stuff!
OOOhhh, petty...

In conclusion:
China Glaze Awaken is a gorgeous polish for Konad stamping.  Use it!  haha..
And Suzy Skis... is also my new favorite polish instead of black.  It's just not quite as harsh looking.

PLUS, when I got bored a day and a half later, I put a coat of Essie Matte About You on top and BAM! The hotness.  Seriously. I LOVE matte about you.  It really keeps my interest in any mani I'm bored with but too lazy to change. You know what I'm talking about!   XD
Till next time, Love and NP, ladies...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hello World.

Hello.  My name is Sarah, and I paint my nails.   A lot. . .

Now you go, "Hi, Sarah!"

Good. Thanks for that.  I feel better now.

And now that that's over, we can get to the good stuff.

This is a grey gradient mani I did a few weeks ago with a couple of my grey polishes.  It happens to be my first gradient manicure attempt and I think it turned out pretty darn cute!

 I used China Glaze Recycle for the darker polish (my middle finger), and Sally Hansen Wet Cement is on my ring finger.  The other fingers are those two polishes with either white or black added.

After I was done with that, I whipped out the only full nail sized Konad plate I own (#57) and slapped on a black zebra design.  I think it's the cutest thing on earth. What do you think?

I LOVE gradient manicures!  I heard about them on MUA ( via the nail polish message boards.  Those girls are GREAT for when you want to learn about a new technique or acquire a new lemming! ;0)  I highly recommend you go register and check it out.

Anyhoo, welcome to my blog!  Please comment, subscribe, and follow me! I don't want to just talk to myself here... =0)

And definitely stay tuned... there will be plenty more to come.


Ok guys. I get SO MANY EMAILS AND COMMENTS asking me where to get Lynnderella polishes. And I totally understand why! But it's gotten so overwhelming to answer you all individually. I don't have time! lol

Lynn has her own blog (and blogsales) here.

And Llarowe sells her stuff here.

So go forth and buy tons of it! And make sure to tell 'em I sent ya!
Thanks for understanding! Lacquerish =0)