Thursday, May 19, 2011

Key West mani

Greetings, again, from Key West! Here is the color I chose for my tips - China Glaze Senorita Bonita. I wanted the brightest, happiest, most over-the-top color I could find for our vacation. This color is in one of the new China Glaze summer collections, purchased at Ulta. I'm not good at describing polish, but I would say it is a bright-ass purple jellly with some tiny orange flakies.
This pic doesn't do it justice. Much brigher in real life!
Seche Vite shrinkage!
Pic taken on our hotel room balcony.
Riding bikes through the Key West Cemetary.
Another Key West happy hour!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

This is the good life!

I'm writing to you from Key West, Florida. Today is our first full day of vacation, and it was filled with butterflies, flowers, t-shirt-selling tourist traps, ocean and happy hour. Oh yeah - I'm also showing you my pedi for this week.
Yes, It's a little different down here! Only 90 miles from Cuba.
Sally Hanson Insta-Dri, (don't remember name!) I put a glitter top coat on top,
to make it over-the-top. (Yes, I have finger-toes.)
At the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
This is real!
More to come!

Monday, May 9, 2011


Last night's yucky manicure was Hard Candy Sky with a non-Seche Vite top coat.  Giant dent, bubbles galore and sheet marks.Wah. Tonight, I did some konad stamping to hide the flaws. It's no surprise, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, and Orly metallics look the best. Blues on the left hand and metallics on the right. I adore this konad design and use it the most.

 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue on my pinkie -
the best for opacity.
Right hand, different metallics, but they kindof all look the same!
The best was on my pinkie, Orly Luxe. This color combo is more dainty!
Makes me think of Tiffany jewelry store.
Major dent. Sally Girl no name glitter tc.

The Winners: Hard Candy Sky, SH Insta-Dri Brisk Blue, Orly Luxe

Yes, I should do better clean-up before taking my pics, but . . . it's my blog, I can do what I want!
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I watched a dotting tutorial last night and tried dotting tonight. Dotting is very simple, and I really didn't need a tutorial, but watching someone else inspires me. This was fun and easy. My idea was to stay with pinks and purples. Maybe I should have done a Cinco de Mayo theme, but . . .I wanted dots!

Sinful Colors Easy Going, $OPI mini Just a little dangerous, Orly mini Grape Glitz, Icing glitter, Zoya Marley

Monday, May 2, 2011

Stamping practice

 Practice makes perfect, right? Maybe someday.

  Pure Ice Calypso, stamped with WnW black creme.

I tried the design in the lower left corner, but it
just wouldn't transfer. So I switched to the design in the
upper right corner.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stamping frustration

Hi everyone. Watching the royal wedding (over and over and over) inspired me to do a more ladylike manicure. I had some major technical difficulties with this Konad-icure. Possibly I need to breakdown and buy the Konad special polish to use with the plates. Also, I'm using a credit card as the scraper instead of the original one. Maybe I need to go back to the original?
WnW fastdry, Orly mini nude, Sinful Colors Black on Black
I really like the black fishnet over a nude color. Sexy!
I like the concept, but the execution - not so much.
Thanks for lookin'!!!