Saturday, September 17

Flock Together...

This new feathers trend is an interesting one, I starting seeing it in hair, then jewelry... the next logical step–NAILS!.

I'm part of a Facebook group and someone shared a picture of a feather manicure, I had to try it.

Here is it:

1. I used China Glaze Classic Camel as my base color
2. I laid down one layer of Seche Vite topcoat then gently placed the feather on top.
3. I used a small eyeshadow brush to lay down on the pieces of feather by gently patting down. I let that dry and then
4. painted one more coat of top coat going from the tip of my nail to the nail bed as not to disturb the way the feather laid on my nail.
5. I cut off the remaining feather that extended beyond my nail with nail clippers. (here's a hint, cut a bit of you nail also, the feather will end up much more flush and not fray.)
6. One last layer of Seche Vite on top and I was done!

I was very dramatic in person and I will try this one again, a little extra time to do but definitely worth it.

I found the feather's at Michael's Craft Store and cleaned them with rubbing alcohol before placing them on my nail.

Love and chip-free nail polish to you all, until next time.

Saturday, September 10

Wednesday, September 7

Coming Soon!

Nail Polish Rings to be added to my Etsy shop!

Stay tuned!
From left to right; Gold flakie with Green, Copper Hex glitter,  Gold to Burgundy Purple glass fleck.

Love and chip-free nail polish to you all!

Monday, September 5

Tight pants, soap and bad parking...

When I first learned that I could take type and designs and transfer them to my nails one of my first instinct was to see what comics would look like.

I am blessed to have an amazing friend, amazing artist, he has an online comic and of course in honor of this amazing story and comic I give you... the end of things nails.

Evan, the main character, goes through his own internal struggle with weight, the idea of growing up and out of his parents pre-destined image of him and finding his true self. It is a definitely must read. Check it out here

Here are the nails!

I see I'm nearing 100 followers, I've got some surprises planned. Stay tuned this week!

Love and chip-free nail polish to you all!

Saturday, September 3

Flakie-gasm ahead, WARNING!

I've had this obsession for flakes for a while, running a close 2nd behind hologramic polish is my love for flakie polish. What is a flakie polish do you ask, it is a type of nail polish that has mylar-irregular shaped sparkles suspended into it.

I have a feeling this a going to be a growing industry trend with more and more nail polish companies releasing these types of polish. Most notable lately, Color Club released "Covered in Diamonds", OPI has released "Lily I love you", Nubar released "2010" in 2010, Orly has released "Fowl Play" and Essie is releasing a gorgeous flakie in it's Holiday 2012 line called "Shine of the Times".

One company does currently have the market cornered on high-end flakie nail polish, they are Nfu-Oh and unfortunately I do not own any of those polishes... as of yet.

I do own some "lower" brand polishes, I do wear a lot of nail polish so if it can hold up to 1-2 days in my life and not chip or wear I'm willing to give it a try. I don't judge or try not to in regards to nail polish.

Here is sampling of what flakie polishes I do have:
From Left to Right:  love & beauty light green, Claires - purple unnamed, Nubar 2010, NYX Peach Ave., Color Club Covered in Diamonds

From Left to Right: Orly Fowl Play, love & beauty current, Nubar 2010, NYX Peach Ave., Color Club Covered in Diamonds

From Top to Bottom: Orly Fowl Play, Nubar 2010,

NYX Peach Ave., Color Club Covered in Diamonds

From Top to Bottom: Orly Fowl Play, Nubar 2010,
NYX Peach Ave., Color Club Covered in Diamonds

love & beauty light green ( click to view larger)

love & beauty current ( click to view larger)

That's all for today, love and chip-free nail polish to you all!

Thursday, September 1

Fighting for the Ovaries!

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month...

You may say... here we go again another month highlighting another sickness/illness where companies will want me to purchase something color-coded. 

Instead of just drinking the koolaid and dawning your favorite teal nail polish, lets learn about what Ovarian Cancer is, how we can education ourselves in detection and how we can help in finding a cure.

Ovarian Cancer is (as described by the MayoClinic) a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. Women have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries — each about the size of an almond — produce eggs (ova) as well as the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and is often fatal.
Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific to the disease, and they often mimic those of many other more-common conditions, including digestive and bladder problems.
When ovarian cancer symptoms are present, they tend to be persistent and worsen with time. Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
  • Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
  • Pelvic discomfort or pain
  • Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
  • Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
  • Changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate
  • Loss of appetite or quickly feeling full
  • Increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist
  • A persistent lack of energy
  • Low back pain
Here is just one site where you can show your monetary support for research and those fighting the decease.

An in honor of you reading till the end of the post. Nail Art.

Love and chip-free nail polish to you all!