Monthly Archives: October 2013


Weekly Mani: TruGel Boysenberry

Hi everyone. I’m wearing a beautiful plummy purple cream, TruGel Boysenberry this week. This applies quite nicely with just a tiny bit of shrink back at the tips. This color is opaque in 2 coats. Stamp is from MoYou XL princess plate #13. Stamping polish is Sally Hansen Commander...


Weekly Mani: IBD Luck of the Draw + Stamp

  IBD Luck of the Draw is one of my favorite red creams, a rich cherry red that’s super glossy and applies perfectly with zero shrink back. This is 3 coats (for added strength) but it is opaque in 2 coats. I stamped a pretty swirl image from Dashica Big...


Nail Fail :(

  I consider this a fail. I usually do a swatch of any design I’m thinking of doing and liked the way it looked on the swatch but after doing one hand there was just something I didn’t like. I think maybe is was all the shimmer polishes. This...


Weekly Mani: RCM VIP Access + Stamp

    I had just recently picked up Red Carpet Manicure Vip Access………it’s a very dark blue with a subtle blue shimmer. Application was ok, I had to keep shaking the bottle because it would thicken and become streaky, though the color did even out with 2 coats. On...

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Couture Little Black Dress

  This is another of my older manis…I saw a picture of this idea on Pinterest ( I can’t remember who originally did it, if anyone knows I will link back credit to them) and figured it can’t be too hard. I used 2 coats Couture Little Black Dress,...


Black and Teal

  This is one of my older manis and one of my absolute favorite color combinations. I used Gel II Midnight Black and stamped the swirl design with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue Streak. Blue Streak is a gorgeous metallic teal that is great for stamping, unfortunately I can’t seem...


Giveaway At

  If you’ve been thinking about stepping into the wonderful world of gel polish now is the perfect time to check out the fabulous giveaway that Andrea over at  Chickettes is having. An entire starter kit from Gelish including several of the new fall colors is up for grabs! And while...


Weekly Mani: ASP Swept Away Grey

    This week I’ll be wearing a new gel polish I picked up Sally’s Beauty Supply. ASP Swept Away Grey…it is part of a new line of their soak off gel in a bottle. This is a lovely medium grey with a very subtle blue shimmer, it’s nicely...


Gel II Sky Blue

    Gel II Sky Blue is one of my favorite blues and Gel II always has fantastic wear for me. It really makes my nails feel very strong. Stamped with Sally Hansen Gone Grey and an image from Pueen #45. Used various silver metal deco pieces and Swarovski...