Weekly Mani: Gelish You Glare I Glow

Hello dear readers, This week I’ve done a simpler mani (well, simpler for me ;D) using Gelish You Glare I Glow , a beautiful vibrant, bright purple. Application was not easiest, the first layer was quite streaky and I had to work fast or the polish got slightly goopy...


Weekly Mani: Purple and Green

Hello dear readers, This past week has been incredibly busy with work, shopping and cooking that I did not have time to soak off and redo my mani. So I thought I’d post one of my older designs. This was one of my first elaborate Swarovski creations. On the...


Weekly Mani: White and Gold

Hi everyone, Well, as you can see, I now have nubbins…I was hoping to get another week with my long nails but after I developed splits on several more nails just this past week I figured it was time for a trim. I was already repairing several nails each...


Weekly Mani: Shooting Star

Hello readers, This week I went back to one of my favorite color combinations, black and red. I used LeChat Black Velvet and stamped with a MoYou image with Sally Hansen Red-io Active. I wanted to use some of the stars I got from Nail Arts Queen so I...


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...


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...


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...


Butterflies and Flowers

  LeChat Butterflies is a beautiful light purple that applies like a dream. I topped it with Ink Diamond Snow , a wonderful golden shimmer polish. I used Swarovski Chrysolite Opal crystals to form the flowers and tiny metal studs for the chain.  A word of note, Butterflies did...

pink:taupe mani

Welcome to my new blog!

I never thought I would be blogging but I have had a lot of friends tell me I should showcase my manicures. I’m a complete newbie at this so please bear with me as I try to get this set up. Posts will be weekly, usually when I redo...