Sunday, September 30, 2012

Let's Do the Time Warp, Challenge 5!

We Can Do It! That is the theme for today's challenge.
Here are my nails, can you guess the inspiration??


Here it is:
 I modified it just a bit, made it say "vote' instead of votes. and I chipped it (it was hard to not peel aaalll of it off!) so it would look old and battered and whatnot. Enjoy. :-)












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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NeverlandNailBlog Challenge, Day 4

Whew, a bit late, but here we go! Again, here is the rundown of the days themes
I chose to go with a book, To Kill A Mockingbird
There's the picket fence, the bird on the fence and the tire swing...

Conner's Challenge Swim!!

Hi guys! Conner is on the Riverside Aquatics Club swim team this year. They are coming up on their annual Challange Swim on Thursday, October 4. During this event each swimmer is challenged to swim just a little bit further than they have been. The funds they raised are used to pay not only for team wear, but also meets, equipment and the summer swimming program which RAC took over when the New Albany Floyd County Parks Department recently eliminated. This is an important undertaking as it serves mostly those kids who can't afford regular swim team fees. Check out the link below and if you feel like donating, Conner and the rest of the team would really appreciate it. :-)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Let's Do the Time Warp Again, Nail Art Challenge, Day 3

Whew! I don't know how some of these bloggers do swatch after swatch and post with such consistency! The pressure! The theme for day 3 is, I Remember When. We were to take inspiration from a special event from the past and make it 'nailable' lol. Once again, here is the day theme breakdowns!

I am pretty sure that I have a tie for my most memorable day. The day my kiddos were born. I asked them each to pick out 2 colors that they wanted me to use. Then i alternated the nails with their colors. Conner's was, of course, the blue and yellow, Lilli chose pink and purple. :-)








And of course, here are my gorgeous inspirations!


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Nail Blog Contest, It's Vintage, Darling!

Today is the 2nd day of the nail blog challenge. Again, the theme Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

The theme is, It's Vintage, Darling. We had to pull inspiration from a fashion style from the past! I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

Here is my inspiration piece! :-)


 And here we go! (remember I wear the camo on my ring finger while my husband is deployed, it's not part of the design)




Monday, September 10, 2012

Neverland Nail Blog Contest

I'm participating in my first nail art contest, and I am super nervous. I just checked out the other submissions from other nail geeks and whoa. I am way out of my element.

But I'm gonna still participate because it's fun and makes me push my nail art comfort zone! ha.

There are actually 8 different days in this Challenge, here is the link if you wanna learn more!

The first day is 'I should have been born in...' Well this one was a no-brainer for me. I love (almost) everything about the 1940's, especially style wise. I just had to find a way to incorporate that into some nails! Here is my inspiration:


Here's how I translated that onto my nails:




So yeah, like I said, not the best execution, but I was pretty happy. :-)















Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NOTD, China Glaze Full Spectrum

More sparkely goodness. Today it's from the China Glaze Prismatic Chroma Glitters.
Full Spectrum over Vintage Violet.
Here is a promo shot of the collection:







Sunday, September 2, 2012

OPI Teenage Dream

I don't regularly purchase my nail polishes from consumer retail outlets (IE target, ulta, kroger) anymore, but every now and then I come across a polish from an old collection that I can't get at the supply house anymore.

My most recent OPI addition was one of those instances. I found Teenage Dream, from the Katy Perry collection on the shelf like just a regular permanent polish.

the one on the left
I have a couple others from this collection, but never had or saw this one, once I started really looking. But then I saw it, just sitting there shining on the shelf in all it's pink holographic glory. Snag.

This is two coats over black. (I tried to capture it a little blurry so you could see the holographic glittery goodness)


Do you have any of the polishes from the Katy Perry collection?