Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hey check out this new blogger!

Life Sparkes Blog is a new blogger and she's entering the blogging world with a giveaway!  check it out here!

You could win a Barry M polish of your choice! good luck!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Mani!

I wasn't sure at first I was going to like this but it's grown on me! my husband likes it too!

This was done with the black pumpkin bottle and orange glitter pumpkin bottle.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nail Mail!

Happy Birthday to me from me!  this is part of what I bought with my birthday money:

Urban Decay's Roller Girl Nail set and Urban Decay's Summer of Love Nail Set.  I also got a tiny sample lipstick which is right where the .com is in the pix.  the color is Jilted.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

30 Follower Giveaway!CLOSED!

Confetti Tahitian Turquoise         Milani 1 coat glitter           Funky Fingers Erin

Thanks so much for following along with my blog! y'all rock!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cute-Tickle Nails big giveaway! ends 11/22/11

check out this giveaway!  sooo cool!

It's My Birthday!

So my b-day was 10/21 and I finally officially turned 36 :)  for whatever reason I started changing it to that a while ago :)  here's the mani I did! The color is Revlon Fierce!

My Breast Cancer Awareness Pedi!

So, I'm doing this for more than 1 reason.  I have breast cancer that has run throughout my family so I'm always aware.  6 months ago I found a lump and had my first Mammogram at 35.  There was a lump but not where I thought.  It appeared benign and gave me the option to biopsy it then or wait 6 months and get another ultrasound to see if there is any change.  I did the ultrasound yesterday  and it hasn't changed so I've now been allowed to go out a year before another ultrasound!  Currently I do have a friend that is going through treatment for breast cancer so this pedi is for her!

This is the final product. The Big Toe has a BCA ribbon on it.

                                                          and this to the right is pre cleanup!

I used the following to do the Pedicure:

                                                                                       Sally's for $9 love the key chain!

Friday, October 21, 2011

2nd Comparison week 1

So I'm comparing OPI's Nail Envy on my left hand and a Garlic nail strengthener on my right! This will show the difference from before I started and week 1. I've really noticed the OPI is working!

                  OPI Nail Envy                                                 Garlic Nail Strengthener

                                                   Beginning Pictures Below

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Infant Loss and Awareness Day

So not a lot of people know about this.  I learned about this because of a sweet woman Liz aka Nothing But Nail Polish. She lost her son Eli and I've been trying to do a mani for him for a while so I did my mani for today in his honor.  I'm sorry the picture quality sux but it's also hard to see the decal on the color I chose. The link above is to Liz's post for today.  I got the same decals she did from the same place. She has a link to the Ebay person that has all sorts of cool decals!  Seche Vite also wasn't nice to my mani so that's why it looks so jack.  Anyway, it's the thought that counts....

So I used Ulta's Bam Blue-zled for the base and a pink from Color Workshop that I received actually from my sekwit punkin!  The intent was to do a design with the pink but it wasn't showing up so instead I did dotting and well, with shaky hands this is how it turned out. I wanted the thumbs also to just have the tips with the pink dots and the design.  They at least turned out ok :)  So Liz, this is my mani dedicated to your beautiful little angel Eli.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

You Got It!

I asked y'all what you would like my next comparison for nail strengtheners to be and y'all chose:

OPI's Nail Envy                                                               Garlic Nail Strengthener.   

For the next 4 weeks I'll try the Nail Envy on my left hand and the Garlic on my right hand posting pix to show the results along the way!  Here are my nails prior to applying the products:

Stay tuned.....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Final Pix for Julep V. Qtica Nail strengthener

            Beginning Julep                                                                   Beginning Qtica

                    Final Julep                                                                      Final Qtica
To me, it seemed like neither ended up working well because the only nail that ended up benefiting is the left pinkie. So this 30 day challenge was a wash. Stick around to see what I choose to test for the next 30 days!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Confetti Tahitian Turquoise

Time for another you like it and you are the first to tell me you do, you get it!

Welcome to Confetti's Tahitian Turquoise! This is a very opaque more like for over something else.  I did 3 layers and it is still very opaque. I didn't think I was gonna like this color when I first put it on but it grew on me! If you like this, put I WANT down in the comments below.  If you have already received a previous like it get it blogs sorry gotta let everyone have a chance so please don't take the chance from someone.  Must also be a follower. It is not international. The left is natural light and the right is with the lights on.  It is a gorgeous color!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Nail Strengthener update week 3!

                          Julep                                                                       Qtica

The top row is the 3 week update vs the bottom row the original nails when the comparison started. 1 more week and then I will start another comparison. Overall I think the Qtica has stayed the most stable of the two over the weeks.  I've had less problems with my right nails than my left.  However, it is interesting to note my left pinky has really grown and is strong!