Jan 272013
 

I went back to my Ulta Grey Polish again called Concrete Evidence. It’s such an odd color to me but I really want to make it work. See my 1st attempt at working with it here.Grey and Silver Polish Bottles
I tried a design with more shimmer this time and without the shattered polishes.

Grey and Silver nails with hand and bottles

I like this one a lot. It’s something about that shimmer/glitter effect that makes me prefer this one over the first attempt.Grey and Silver Nails Holding Silver GlitterThis look was definitely easier to do.  It required less polishes as well as less work.  I initially got the idea of having my whole nail be shimmery and glittery as a result of messing up the first design. LOL! I then tried to “fix it” by adding a little more Kiss Nail Art in Silver Glitter, but it ended up being too much.  Later I decided I was going to just polish the nail art glitter all over my nail to see what happens.  Hey, the worse thing that could happen was that I didn’t like it and I could then take off the color and try something else.Grey and Silver Nail Art Close

I topped it off with one of my favorite polishes by KleanColor called Aurora, which is a beautiful confetti polish with pink stars. :-) I use it all of the time to add a little extra to my designs. Then I added a coat of Wet n Wild Party of 5 Glitter polish. Lastly I finished it with Cult Nails Wicked Fast clear polish.

 

What are you wearing on your nails for the week?

Sep 292012
 

I went outside my comfort zone with this nail polish. I’ve never worn grey on my nails before. I thought I’d give it a try. Can’t say that I’m really liking it, but I’m going to leave it on at least a couple of days to see if it grows on me.

I purchased this polish either early this year or the end of last year during some sale at Ulta. I think the polish was like $2.  I really like the name, Concrete Evidence

Here’s what I used to create my design

  1. One Coat of Ulta Salon Formula in Concrete Evidence
  2. 2012 Cracked Nail Polish in Tomorrow at the top
  3. Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Fuchsia Shock at the bottom
  4. Kiss Brush On Nail Art in Silver Glitter in the middle in a diagonal

This worked really well on my left hand, but when I tried to duplicate it on my right hand…not so much.

For whatever reason, the 2012 polish didn’t crack, so to add a little extra, I put Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters on top.  I like how it came out.

I have to admit that I really like how my designs looked when I was finished.  I just don’t really like the grey.  To me it seems kind of dirty looking. Ha ha!

Have you ever worn grey nail polish? What are you wearing on your nails this week?

Sep 112012
 

The week after I posted this White nail polish combo, I tried a new spin on the White nails by adding a couple more colors.

I really liked how my 1st experiment with the white polish turned out so I decided to add yellow and teal along with the pink and purple to see how it would look.

I started off by polishing all of my nails white.  Then I added the crackle polishes in a diagonal on all nails except my ring finger.

Now before you say anything, I just want to point out that I clean up the extra polish at the end.  I know this looks messy right now. LOL! :-D

 Next I added Yellow and Pink crackle colors on my ring finger.

Next I added the Purple 

Then the Teal

Topped off the look with silver glitter nail art polish and confetti polish.

Now to clean up the messy areas.

Here’s the finished look.

Aug 172012
 

This is the 2nd look I did this week. I basically just added a pop of yellow, but I like how it turned out.  To see Look 1 with all of the steps, click here.

The only downside is that this is my right hand…and I’m right handed.  Which means, I’m not as precise when using my left hand to polish.  Even more difficult to do nail art/designs.

 

Jul 312012
 

I’ve been having more and more fun playing with polish and coming up with different designs on my nails.  I’m not a manicurist, however I do enjoy having my nails done or at least polishing them. In this post I’ll show you how I used the above polishes to come up with my nails of the week. 

I began by using a base coat.  I’ve noticed since using this Sally Hansen Insta Grip Base Coat polish, my actual color goes on more smooth and does last a bit longer than when I don’t use it.Next I used the Kiss Nail Art polish in silver and placed it across the middle of my nail.Next I added Kleancolor Polish in Pastel Teal at the tip. I polished the rest of my nails with the Kleancolor Pastel Teal Polish.

Then I added the Sally Hansen HD polish in DVD to the lower part of my nail  I apologize for the blurry pic. The batteries in my camera died and I had to use my cell. :-( I finished my design with the Kleancolor Polish in Aura which is a pretty confetti polish.

Apr 032012
 

So after my failed attempt to do a quick and easy nail of the week with the Sally Hansen Salon Effect Nail Strips, I decided to go back to my traditional nail polish.  I haven’t done green nails in a while so I used OPI Who The Shrek Are You polish.

I used the other four polishes as a part of my design on my ring finger.

I had fun with these colors. :-)  See below for a list of how I created the look.

  1. I polished all of my nails with OPI Polish in Who The Shrek Are You
  2. I used Kiss Brush On Nail Art Paint in Silver Glitter on my ring finger in a diagonal line across my nail. I LOVE these.  I have it in white as well.  They come in all colors.  I purchased them from my local beauty supply store.  I’ve seen them in Sally’s but they were more expensive.
  3. I used 2012 Cracked Nail Polish in Tomorrow on the outer side of the line
  4. I used China Glaze Crackle Glaze polish in Lightening Bolt on the inner side of the line.
  5. Lastly I polished KleanColor Nail Polish in Aurora all over the nail.

From what I’ve read on other blogs and social media outlets, crackle polishes are hit or miss.  It appears that a lot of people don’t like them.  I think they’re good to play with if you want a quick design but don’t necessarily have a steady hand. The downside is that you can’t predict what the effect will be like.  It seems as though each time I use a crackle polish, it shatters differently.  The effect can sometimes look more like a mistake than a design. Ha ha! :-)  It can also look a bit dull, so this is the reason I tend to put confetti polishes on top.

What are you wearing on your nails this week?