Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween...

Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope you are doing well!  Today's prompt is the last one for the month and it is Halloween.  As I stated in a previous post I am not good with Halloween mani's.  I was never allowed to celebrate it as a child and scary things...well...scare me.  So I am not into the bloody and scary mani's.  I tried to do something cute and Halloweenie.


Mani Ingredients
Base colors-OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Rimmel Wild Orchid
and Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Candy Corn
Quilting colors-Rimmel Wild Orchid and Sunset Orange
Stamping polish-Kleancolor Black
Image plates-Bundle Monster BM-H07, CF 08, A 48, and CF 01
Top coat-Seche Vite


This is a very busy mani!  I know there is a lot going on but I figured some cute skittle nails would fit the bill for this prompt!  Sorry this is being posted so late.  I literally just got home from taking the boys to trunk or treat at the church.  Baby Brother was "dressed up" (his onesie had a bow tie and looked like a suit jacket) and Big Brother was a ninja.  This morning he told me he would be a football player next year but it always changes by the time Halloween comes back around.

What did you or your kids (I consider kids to be animals too if you dressed them up) dress up as today??  What did you wear on your nails today??  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Matte Monday: Dark Brown...

Hello everyone!  I am a bit worn out today.  Its my first day back to work from my 2 week Fall Break Vacation.  I definitely enjoyed it!  Maybe a bit too much.  Lol!  Not possible I know.  I enjoyed playing with my kids, being home when the Hubby came home from work and of course playing with my polish!  What more could a girl ask for??


Mani Ingredients
Base colors-Essie Little Brown Dress and Sally Hansen Celeb City
Glitter accents-Sephora Don't Be Eggnog-ious
Stamping polishes-
Image plate-Konad m63
Top coats-Seche Vite and OPI Matte Top Coat


I love how the rose gold or copper glitter looks on top of the foily silver polish.  I knew I wanted to stamp with silver and rose gold so I wanted to see what it looked like to blend the colors on my accent fingers.  I know I always talk about how much I love the OPI Matte Top Coat but trying it on top of all these different polishes and finishes makes me love it even more!!

What do you think of mixing silver and gold  or silver and copper??  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rainbow...

Hey everyone!  Hope your doing well!  Today's prompt is rainbow.  I did not feel like painting my nails all different colors and I was too lazy to do a gradient so I thought outside of the box.  I chose to do a holographic nail polish!  Hear me out first...I chose a silver polish to fully show all the holographic goodness, I got all the colors of the rainbow in one polish!!  I may have over thought it a bit right??  Oh well I am sticking with it.  LOL!


Mani Ingredients
Base color-Nfu-Oh 61
Stamping polish-Kleancolor Black
Image plate-Pueen 46
Top coat-Seche Vite


I love this!  Honestly I was only going to paint one hand and move on but loved it so much I went ahead and did a full mani!  So let's talk about this Nfu-Oh polish.  I was so happy when I found it for $8 on a nail blog sale but I have been ultimately slightly disappointed.  The consistency of the this polish is horrible.  It has clumps and it drags as you polish your nails.  It took 4 coats to look decent.  I know right?!?!  What in the world??  Then as you can see the sun was beaming bright and I only got a few spots of the rainbows.  I know its a picture but even in real life there was hardly any rainbows.  I should have used my Color Club silver holographic nail polish.  Those Color Club holo's are the best!!  I am sad that my dreams of how beautiful this polish is was shattered.  From what I have researched on the net there are four versions of this Nfu-Oh and every version after the first one went less and less holographic.  Unfortunately for me I have the third version.  Uggg...Well I had no idea about this before I purchased this polish.

What is your favorite holographic polish??  Do you have any of the versions of Nfu-Oh 61??  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Twin Post: Neon Love...

Hello everyone!  I have a special treat for you today!  Jocelyn from Fetching Konad Creations and I are doing another twin post!  This time we decided to pick an image plate to do a twin post with.  Jocelyn allowed me to pick the plate.  Of course we chose the new Bundle Monster plates to use in this twin post.


Mani Ingredients
Base color-Pop Beauty Pinky
Glitter accents-Hard Candy Black Tie Optional
Stamping polishes-Konad White and Kleancolor Black
Image plate-Bundle Monster BM-411
Top coat-Seche Vite


I love how this turned out!  This pink is super neon!  I didn't even use a white base coat under the pink.  Very beautiful and very opaque.  I have a soft spot for black and white glitter and to add my other favorite color which is pink underneath...Oh my goodness I am in love!  Please check out my nail polish sister's page and post!  Fetching Konad Creations!

What do you think about pink with black and white glitter??  Have you tried the new Bundle Monster Stamping plates??  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Leopard...

Hey everyone!  I hope you are having a great day!  Today's prompt is leopard.  I love my leopard images because I love that I can mix up the colors and make something beautiful!


Mani Ingredients
Base color-Revlon Snow Bunny
Stamping polish-Kleancolor Black
Dotting polish-China Glaze Ruby Pumps
Image plate-Konad m57
Top coat-Seche Vite


I love how this turned out!  I knew I wanted to do a black, white and red mani so I was happy to use it in this one.  The white is beautiful!  It is an untried and I love the shimmer to the polish!  I also love the shimmer in the Ruby Pumps!  It came more alive when I added top coat.  It turned into such a beautiful mani!

What are your favorite colors to see in a leopard mani??  Do you like to venture out to different colors or stick with the traditional colors??  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Matte Monday: Orange...

Hey all!  I hope your weekend was great!  My weekend was awesome!  I got to see my family because we had baby brother's birthday party this weekend!  Yesterday at our church we had friends and family day.  Our weekend was busy and full of family and love!


Mani Ingredients
Base colors-L'Oreal Boozy Brunch and Sally Hansen Celeb City
Glitter accents-Finger Paints Colorful Collage and China Glaze Nova
Stamping polish-Kleancolor Black
Image plate-Bundle Monster BM-322
Top coats-Seche Vite and OPI Matte Top Coat


I have been wanting to use the hounds tooth image but have never used it.  I really love how this looks.  I guess this could also be a Halloween mani as well.  I am not really that into Halloween manis so you will get somewhat "weak" Halloween manis from me.  So I apologize but it is just not my thing.  I am not a blood and scary type of person.  I am literally afraid of everything.

Do you enjoy Halloween manis??  What to do you of simple and basic Halloween mani's??  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bright...

Hello people!  I hope your day is going well!  Today's prompt is "bright".  This is also a review for KkCenterhk.  This will be the first time I have tried the 3D bows.  I have many of them but have not tried them.  I hope that I can reuse these bows because I love the way they look.  Yes I am a picker but I will use these for a special occasion.  They will more than likely be picked off by the end of the night by at least they looked cute and hopefully I can get some pics!


Mani Ingredients
Base colors-OPI Solitaire, China Glaze Highlight of My Summer and Bottoms Up
3D bow-KkCenterhk
Image plates-Messy Mansion MM07, Gals GA21 and Bundle Monster BM-323
Stamping polish-Konad White
Top coat-Seche Vite


I could have went brighter but I wanted to use these bows.  I love the way this turned out!  So cute and dainty!  I can't believe I stamped in white either.  I usually would go for my black to tone down the neon.  My coupon code still works!  It is "manisbymoore".  They have all types of nail art items as well as other items!  They are super cheap too!  Check them out!

Have you tried the 3D bows??  How long did they last you if you have tried them??  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pink Ribbon...

Hello everyone!  Today I have my Pink Ribbon mani for you!  This is something that is very dear to me because I lost my Grandmother to breast cancer.  I miss her so much!  When I wore this mani I couldn't stop looking at it!  I think my Grandma would have loved it!


Mani Ingredients
Base color-Paula Dorf Perfect Pout
Shimmer-L'Oreal The True Diamond
Stamping polish-Kleancolor Metallic Black
Image plate-Bundle Monster BM 321
Top coat-Seche Vite


I love this Paula Dorf polish!  I had never heard of it before but saw Joyluscious posted about how wonderful these polishes were so I ran out to TJ Maxx and found a three pack set for $5.99!  Perfect Pout is beautiful!  Pink is one of my favorite colors so I was happy because the set had three pinks in it!  Woot woot!  They last forever as well!  I had this base on for four days before stamping and with no top coat and absolutely no wear!  I even cleaned toilets!  Wonderful polish!   I have added two more sets of three of Paula Dorf to my nail polish collection and cannot wait to try them all out!  I love how they last!

Have you tried Paula Dorf nail polish??  Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Oxblood..

Hello everyone!  I hope your day is going well!  I am enjoying my Fall Break vacation!  I love it!  Doing nothing and spending extra time with my boys!  Also I am enjoying playing with my nail polish!!  Woot woot!  So this prompt is for an oxblood mani.  I must admit I had no idea what that meant.  I had to Google it and found the appropriate color.  I saw a bunch of oxblood manis that have a gradient with black.  I loved the look so I ran with it.


Mani Ingredients
Base color-China Glaze Loft-y Ambitions
Gradient color-Sally Hansen Black Platinum
Stamping polish-Pure Ice Silver Mercedes
Image plate-Konad m64
Top coat-Seche Vite


I love how this turned out!  I think the silver stamping on the dark base looks so beautiful!  I was going to stamp with rose gold but changed my mind.  I think I am happier with this!  I do feel I could have let more of the oxblood polish show but I still like it!

I think this looks like some sort of fabric.  What does this design remind you of??  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Matte Monday: Half Moons...

Hello everyone!!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I am so happy because I am off of work for 2 weeks!!  Thank you Jesus!  Fall break is awesome!  I plan to spend a lot of time laying around with my little man!  He is very busy now so we may have to visit some parks or something.  I have signed us up for a craft day tomorrow.  I hope he enjoys it!  Well I actually hope he doesn't eat all the stuff if it isn't eatable.


Mani Ingredients
Base colors-American Apparel Mannequin, L.A. Colors Black and Milani Silver Dazzle
Top coat-OPI Matte Top Coat


I love this matte top coat.  I am not too fond of this mani but I love the chalkiness of this top coat!  I think my nubs are too nubby and my nail bed it too small for a half moon mani to look right on it.  I have a super hard time making them look like I want them to.  This OPI matte top coat is officially my favorite!  I love how chalky it looks.  I tried to do another matte mani last week for this and I used Kleancolor's matte top coat and that stuff never dries!  Thank goodness I only paid a dollar for it because it went in the trash.  It was old and almost gone anyway.  I have disliked it the entire time I have had it but it was the only one I had for quite sometime.

What do you think of half moon mani's??  What are your favorite color combos??  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pink...

Hey everyone!  I hope your are doing well!  Today's prompt is pink.  I was going to do a breast cancer mani but there is a pink ribbon mani later so I will save it for then.


Mani Ingredients
Base color-OPI If You Moust You Moust
Water decals-Born Pretty Store
Top coat-Seche Vite


I love this base color!  I was seeing everyone using it on Instagram and I was thinking that is such a beautiful color.  I went crazy trying to find it at the salons and Ulta.  Sold out everywhere.  I was adding more polishes (yeah I should be stopped) to my nail polish wall and guess what I found??  OPI If You Moust You Moust.  I was so ashamed of myself because this is about the 10th time this has happened and I can't remember if I have the polish or not.  Crazy girl to keep buying polish to the point that I can't remember if I have it or not.

How do you keep track of your polish??  Have you ever purchased the same polish without knowing??  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Dotticure...

Hey everyone!  I hope your having a great day!  Today's prompt is dotticure.  Well I must admit when I got my new Bundle Monster plates and saw the interlocking dots image I knew that no dotting tool would be doing my dots but this image plate was.  I am so pleased with this set of stamps!


Mani Ingredients
Base color-Color Club Evolution
Stamping polish-Petites Sand Dune
Image plate-Bundle Monster BM 412
Top coat-Seche Vite


I picked up the Color Club Kaleidoscope collection from Ross for $7.99.  I was very surprised it was there so quickly.  It just came out this summer and summer is barely over.  I wasn't complaining I just scooped it up and ran with it.  I was so upset when I didn't see the names on the bottles.  Why does Color Club do that to us??  Thank goodness for bloggers who have found the names!  I added them to the bottom of the bottles with label stickers.

Have you purchased the new Bundle Monster plates??  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chevron's...

Hello everyone!  Today's prompt is chevron's!  I haven't done a chevron mani in a long time.  I must say I am a bit confused by chevron's.  So many people consider them different things.  Some people think the zig zag lines are not chevrons.  I always thought they were.  Some people think only the one zig zag if that makes sense is a chevron.  I guess I am now with those people after doing a bit of research.  They are all pretty so it really does not matter to me what you call them.


Mani Ingredients
Base color-OPI A Definite Moust-Have
Stamping polish-Sally Hansen Presto Pewter
Image plate-Konad m81
Top coat-Seche Vite


I am very happy I ended up purchasing this A Definite Moust-Have.  It is yet another untried.  I think it looks so pretty with my skin.  I am still in shock that I even care what looks good with my skin.  Usually I just wear the colors that make me happy.  I guess if it makes you happy and looks good with your skin tone that makes it great all the way around right??

What do you consider a "chevron mani"??  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Matte Monday: Velvet Drapes...

Hello everyone!  Hope your day is bright and happy!  I have a new matte mani for you today.  I think it looks either like velvet drapes or a bed spread.  Since I have began this matte series I notice that I love the look of a dark base with a metallic stamp.  I hope you do not get tired of this combo because I have so many color combos I want to try!  Today you also get to see my right hand!  It only happens every once in a while.


Mani Ingredients
Base color- Sally Hansen Pat on the Black
Stamping polish-China Glaze Passion
Image plate-Pueen 44
Top coat-OPI Matte Top Coat


I think these are beautiful!  I also love the base color much more than I thought I would.  I secretly love polishes that look black but aren't black.  I don't know why I guess I am a bit weird.  Oh well... :)  It happens to the best of us.

What do you think of polishes that look black??  What is your favorite dark polish??  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Flowers...

Hey everyone!  Today's prompt is "flowers".  I was a bit uninspired when I did this mani and I feel it could have been better.  I was wearing a nude to get some ideas and nothing came to me so I took the easy way out and didn't add much to the mani.


Mani Ingredients
Base color-OPI Don't Pretzel my Buttons
Accent colors-Acrylic paints Apple Barrel Key West and Folk Art Neon Pink
Stamping polish-Kleancolor Black
Image plate-Winstonia W110
Top coat-Seche Vite


I love the dots on the nude I just wish the image didn't give me so much trouble.  What is your favorite nude polish??  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Antique Gold: Black and Rose Pixel...

Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a good day!  I am so glad it is finally becoming fall.  Fall is my all time favorite season!  I think you can dress the cutest in fall.  I really dislike being hot.  It is so much easier to warm up than it is to cool down.  Well in my opinion...


Mani Ingredients
Base colors-Orly Rose Pixel and Black Pixel
Stamping polish-Petites Plum Frost
Image plate-m75


I love the way this looks!  I only got to wear it for one day because the hard labor I did while wearing this wore off my beautiful rose on my accent nails.  Oh well it was for a good cause!  This is the first prompt in the Busy Girl Nail Challenge via Instagram.  You post each week this month.  You can find the banner below.  If you choose to participate please let me know so I can check out your work!


What is your favorite season??  Are you ready for fall??  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pink...

Hey everyone!  I hope everyone is doing great today!  I started two new challenges this month!  One is weekly and one is every few days!  This is going to be super quick because I am on my way out the door to football practice!  Just some pink nails with some stickers.  Very simple.  I will post the prompts for the instagram challenge.  I did not make the banners only reposting.


Mani Ingredients
Base color-Orly Razzle
Top coat-Seche Vite
Studs and Breast Cancer stickers-Ebay


I hope you like this and I apologize for the very short post.  I will do better.  Below are the prompts if you want to join in.  If you do leave your link in the comments so I can check it out!

 
What challenges are you doing this month??  Thanks for stopping by!