Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PCFC - Spring Lilac

My 1st try at a Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge (PCFC).  That's a mouthful!  :)  The Crumpet's blog is here!

Purple is my favorite color, but not lilac.  I didn't realize I own lots of purples, but no light purple polishes.  Nuttin!  This challenge is your favorite spring lilac or peach.  Well hells bells I don't own peach either!!  LOL!

After getting all frustrated I opted to just paint my nails with a pretty new blue glitter, and call it a day.  But then I found some lilac/lavender (what's the difference??) striping polish and added a little lilac love to my nails.

I guess this has to be my favorite by default...it's my only one!  LOL!
Pure Ice A List is the base.  Then Wet n Wild Blue Wants to be a Millionaire (which is so so pretty in person).  Stripes in Kiss Soft Purple.  And a tiny bit of Pure Ice Busted over the stripes for sparkle.

Yes it took me ages to do this mediocre mani.  But oh well.  It kept me from cleaning house, so...score!  :)
 Maybe next time I'll clean up my cuticles and apply lotion before I take pics!  :op

Monday, February 27, 2012

Wet n Wild glitters

This past weekend I got to play in my sis-in-law's polish stash.  She recently bought some Wet n Wild glitter polishes at Walgreens, and they are so pretty!

Before I spam you with pics of my nubbies, here is a link to Scrangie's nail blog post about the same polishes.  It looks like she used JUST the glitters with top coats.  I have to muck with stuff...gotta try different color base coats and such.  :)

My left hand got the Wet n Wild Back Alley Deals.  It's dark purple with hot pink.  I used a dark purple fast dry base coat color on my pinkie and index fingers, and a magenta/hotter pink base on the bird and ring fingers.  Then Back Alley Deals followed by a thin coat of Essie's Set in Stones glitter.  I loooooove that Essie glitter b/c it's got such a cute mix of big and small glitter flecks.  Oh, and a clear coat on top.  The Wet n Wild glitters are very matte and gritty until the clear coat, then they POP!  It was a happy accident that my left hand now matches my phone case!  :)

My right hand got Wet n Wild Rockin' Rubies, over a hot pink base color.  Again with Essie's Set in Stones and a clear coat on top.  I wish I'd done both hands AND my toes like this.  It's so pretty! 

I need to add another layer of clear coat.  I love these so much I may keep this on for TWO days!  LOL!  Well, if they last.  My nubbies look like happy little parties!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Valentiney nails

Did not think taking photos of my own nails would be harder than my polymer clay goodies. Go figure.

Ok, so I'm better at clay than painting my nails....so the clay looks better....but whatever. I'm getting better. :)

I remember in grade school there was a rhyme, "red and pink make you stink". And perhaps they do. But I think they look cute together. And I took a shower today. So there.

The red is Rimmel's Lasting Finish Pro Stiletto Red, pink is Pure Ice Jackpot, glitter is Pure Ice Don't You Wish.