Thursday, July 26, 2012

OPI Just Spotted The Lizard

This is two coats of OPI Just Spotted The Lizard from The Amazing Spiderman Collection for Summer 2012, with a coat of Seche Vite on top. I guess I don't have too much to say about this polish, this applied really nicely and I love the color. It was pretty and metallic and shiny!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Harmony Gelish Shake It Til You Samba, Vegas Nights & Tumberline Violet

Today I wanted to share with you the gels that I wore on my vacation (& some exciting news!). I actually wore these babies for a full 2 weeks and they stayed on perfectly! I have posted a bit about my gels before, if you are unfamiliar with gel polish I put a descriptive post up a few months ago, here. This is two coats of Harmony Gelish Shake It Til You Samba, followed by a coat on half of my nail of Harmony Gelish Vegas Nights. Finally on the top half of my nail again, I put a coat of Harmony Gelish Tumberline Violet. I had a little bit if a struggle placing the glitters in Tumberline Violet. I would have preferred it to have a lot more glitter and application would have been a lot easier. Either way, it's a very pretty color and I liked this combination a lot. I actually wasn't sick of it after 2 weeks, but I had a lot of growth - it was time to remove it.

So, now for my exciting news! I waited to tell you in this post, because this is the polish I had on my nails when it happened! When I was on vacation in Jamaica with my boyfriend, my family, and his family - he proposed! I was floored and completely taken by surprise! It was completely unexpected, because we are both still in school and had always talked about waiting until after we graduated this Fall before we thought about marriage! We've been together for 5 years now, and I couldn't be happier! I just had to share with you all! But of course, you need to see pics of the ring, right?! It's perfect and I love it! Check it out and thanks for looking :)

PS - The color of the Gelish in these below pictures is much more accurate to real life.

Oh - I gave my sister Kaity, my friend Julie & my Mom all gels for the trip as well. :) The coral color is Harmony Gelish Tiger Blossom on the top two hands. Julie has an accent with stripes I added using Harmony Gelish Sleek White and a thin striping brush. The bottom are my own, and on the right is Shake It Til You Samba with an accent of Harmony Gelish The Great Googly-Moogly.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Rasta Tape Mani

My lovely readers! I am sorry I have been missing for so long. I just got back from vacation, and I had meant to get this post together before I left and to let you all know I would be missing for a few weeks. However, preparing for my trip, along with starting 2 new crazy/demanding 6-week Summer classes didn't quite allow that! Do you want to guess where I went? Here is a clue!

Yup - I went to Jamaica! My boyfriend Gary was born and raised in Jamaica, and we went back to visit his family and celebrate his 30th birthday - my entire family came along with us too. I was getting excited the week before my trip and did these nails which I found the idea for on Pinterest. I really wanted to post this and let you all know where I would be for the next few weeks, but I just didn't make it happen.

To do this mani I started with one coat of Savvy French White White, then put a stripe of Zoya Diana, Sinful Colors Envy, and Ulta Sun-Sational on top of that. I put the white as a base to help the other colors stand out a bit more. I added a coat of Seche Vite on top to make it dry faster.

Then when it was dry, I cut up strips of tape that I ordered on eBay and laid them in various patterns across my nail.

One nail at a time, I put a coat of Orly Liquid Vinyl on top, and then peeled off the tape while the nail was still wet.

After I was finished, I added a final coat of Seche Vite to smooth everything out! Thanks for looking - and being patient with my absence, and I will try and be back soon!