I'm finally back, I was recently promoted at work and after that my life has been filled with reports and assessments and treatment plans. The only thing I miss is working 1:1 with my clients, but if feels good to be in charge as well ;)
Week one of Around the work for me is Guatemala. I am Guatemalan, and it was only right to start off with my country. I didn't want to do the flag since I did it for the 31 day challenge. So instead I was inspired by shirts worn in guatemala. All these shirts are hand made and hand stitched. My grandmother always sends some to us for holidays. This shirt is my mother and boy is it heavy.
I really love these type of stitching. When I was younger I knew how to stitch but I unfortunately lost the skill.
Hi Guys !
Today is the last post for pastel month. I decided to use an indie polish for my base. The colors are light pink and green, perfect pastel colors. The flowers added make it look like a nice china plate.
I absolutely love this base its called Adeste Fidelis. It is such a delicate polish and it is a great light backround to these roses. I wore this mani for a long time (3 days) and wear was great.
This post is post 3 for The Nail Challenge collaboration. I wanted to try something new so I decided to paint an owl with a mustache. I have been seeing this little guy everywhere and I knew it would be great to put him on my fingers.
For my base I used Zoya Neely and Sally Hansen Blue-away( on pinky and thumb ).I used too many colors for the owl to name them all.
Today I am super excited to show you my first "collection" of texture polishes. I do own other texture polishes such as Zoya Pixies and OPI liquid Sand, but I really wanted textured polishes without glitter. I did look for Milani at my local stores but never found them. I then found these on Amazon and had to have them all. I love them because they are all bright colors, ready for summer.
The first is called Bump and Grind, a lovely dark pink. The application for this was great, it only needed 2 coats and the texture was not overpowering the color. Lets face it, sometimes when we have texture polishes, we tend to gravitate to the texture and forget how beautiful the color is.
Itty Bitty Gritty is a nice coral. It's very different from other corals I have seen, because its a bit on the bright side. Application was smooth and only needed 2 coats.
Toe-Tally Textured is a bright orange that holds true to it's name. As you can see the texture for this one is very pronounced. In some lights you can almost see a hint of yellow in it. Application for this was not perfect. It ran at the cuticle and wanted to clump in different spots. This one was more bumpy then others in the collection.
Of course is a bright light blue. In indoor lights color is a bit darker. Application was easy and 2 coats where used.
In The Rough is a yellow green and I know it looks really bright but I bet it would look great at a accent color.
Unrefined is what I like to call a "Barbie" pink. This is my favorite out of the bunch. Application wasn't so great ( clumpy at time) 2 coats where needed.
I wore Unrefined for 24 hours and no chipping or wear. This is a big plus for me since I spend 70 percent of my day writing and using my hands. I am really excited to have these and I cant wait to make some nail art. I would like to add that the texture is different from others like the Pixies and Milani's, but I did my hair test ( I ran my nails through my hair) and guess what? no grabbing. That definitely passes my texture test.
So will you be picking any of these up? Please share your thoughts.
First and for most HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY NAIL CHALLENGE COLLABORATION! I wasn't in the group since the beginning but I am grateful to be a part of it now. This months theme changed from what is use to be. Before themes where set up for seasons of the year, but in a very democratic manner we all decided to change it up a little bit. Every month a new theme and posts will still be done once a week. This months theme is pastels, so get ready for a lot soft manis.
I decided on purple hues for this.
Essie Play Date as a base.
Using a striper I made lines with Essie Bond with whomever and dots are Essie Go Ginza. Both colors are part of Essie's Spring Collection.
My thumb was simple and nice.
As always please check the other ladies. Thanks for reading.
Wear was great, these are the smaller studs from the wheel so there is no sticking out due to nail curve.
Only one star fell of after day 2 and that was because I took a shower and I started picking at my nail.
These square studs are my favorite out of the bunch. I applied matte coat to China Glaze liquid leather and added the studs to the tips. I love this look. I made it before going out on a Saturday and I felt like I had the coolest nails around.
This is the wheel with many different studs to choose from . It retails for $4.16 it can be found here.
I used the Stars for the Galaxy nails. The square studs ( big and small) for the black french and the small circles for the holo red.
This kit is great for trying out the bigger kits Born Pretty Store has to offer. You can probably get two looks with each stud choice in the wheel. If you are looking to cover more then one nail I suggest you find the wheel that has more of the same stud. But as you can see this wheel is great for accent nails and small little details in very simple to make manis.
Remember to use the code on the right if you do decide to purchase this or anything else. As always 10% off and free shipping!
Today's post speaks is very special to me because it has a lot to do with what I do in my life. Today is Autism awareness day, and for this day many organization and people will be honoring it by wearing blue. Many cities with great building will be lighting it blue. I will be painting it blue. I am a behavior therapist, I have been working with children diagnosed with Autism for four years. I have worked with young adults as well as small little 21 month old babies. Every child I have met has a special place in my life and each one has impacted it in a enormous way. I have painfully said goodbye to many clients but at the same time I have been great full to be a significant part in their lives. I have met many parents who would give there arm and leg for their children and I am honored to have their children in my care. So here is my tribute to each and everyone of my little friends.
The puzzle is the symbol for the biggest organization dedicated to these children and young adults, Autism speaks.
I encourage everyone to wear blue today. And remember to look up at the sky today, it might be lit up.
Here is my third mani for the Tri-Polish Challenge. I must admit I regret picking such dark green, and light coral. When put together either one doesn't show or the other looks gross. So today I decided to exclude a base color and use my bare nails.
I like how this came out. I think it looks very clean and fresh. Also makes me crave skittles.
Here is my second design for the Tri Polish Challenge. As explained in the previous post, I am using the exact same polishes to create another look. What a great way to use polishes that haven't been used or are just lying around picking up dust.
Today I decided to spotlight coral. Not a big fan of corals but it's always nice to try something new. I didn't want to over power the coral with the other colors. I thought a water marble would be appropriate. I got lucky and got different tones of coral with out even trying :)
Once again These are my colors.
Nina Tangerine Dream, China Glaze Spontaneous, and Four Leaf Clover.
Stay tuned next week for the next designs..USING THE SAME NAIL POLISH!!!
Today is the first post of the Tri Polish Challenge Hosted by Debbie Crumpet.
Each month Crumpet's Nail Tarts will set 3 colours for the challenge. You then choose 1 polish to represent each of those 3 colours. You must stick to those same 3 polishes throughout the entire challenge.
The colors for this month are Coral, green and Purple. Talk about opposites and possible mud creation on the nails!
There will be four post (Tuesday and Thursday) of the 3rd and 4th week of the month.
Here is my Design
These are my colors for this month.
Nina Tangerine Dream, China Glaze Spontaneous, and Four Leaf Clover.
I got my inspiration from Wacky laki vintage nails. These design was very popular back in the day. It gave the appearance of longer nails. As you can see the tips are not painted. I decided not to use red for this design and try it out with my challenge.
What do you think? I hope this vintage style comes back because it's great!
Happy Shamrock Day ;) I don't celebrate this holiday but I try to wear green so my immature friends don't find an excuse to pinch me (evil women) . Today theme is the last in the Let it Snow Challenge. This is the first group I joined and I am so happy to participate in a challenge with so many nice and talented women. I can't wait to continue with a new and mind mending challenge.
For this mani I did two marble methods, dry and water. I used three colors, Zoya Neely(mint), Shawn (dark green)and Purity(white).
I wanted to go for something discrete and simple and I think this is it.
Todays post is for my entry for Lydia's Nails Nail Art Contest. This design was super easy to make and only five different polishes where used. As I was looking through my stash I noticed that I always gravitate towards my Sally Hansen White On. It's not a strange thing to me because white is my favorite color ( it's a color right? or not :/) For my spring inspiration I chose flowers. Every time I go hiking I always look for a place that I know is filled with trees and flowers. I'm not really into flowers, but I do like daisies and looking at them isn't so bad. Last week I saw OZ the Great and Powerful and these flowers reminded me of some I saw. When people are staring at James Franko, Im starring at the scenery.
As my base I used Sally Hansen White on . For the flower I used Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow and China Glaze Passion for Petals. The stems are made with Zoya Shawn and Revlon Sassy. I like my little bud on my pointer, its my favorite.
Close up of my flowers. I don't know what they are but they are cute!
I don't know about you but I am counting down the days till spring!
Today I have a simple mani I made for a wedding I went to on Friday night. I love this mani because I got to use many elements from expensive (Nails Inc) to bargain ( Sally Hansen)
The wear of Nails Inc Noho is amazing! These pictures are of day three and as you can see no chips and slight wear on the edges.For the print I used Sally Hansen Get money as my base and used my konad plate for the leopard print.
I wore this with a bright coral/pink dress and I loved it. What do you think? Is this party perfect?
Today was a very nice day in California, or so I heard, I spent countless hours doing school stuff and having my brain blow up multiple time. Any way this weeks theme is longing for summer, and yes I am! I cant wait for hikes and the beach.. woohoo!
I used Tart-y for the Party along as my base along with four other shades from the China Glaze Avant Garden Collection. I don't care to much for purple but pastel purple is slowly starting to grow on me.
Flowers where made using a dotting tool and the following colors
Life is rosy: pink
Fancy Pants: dark purple/blue
Fade into hue: periwinkle creme
Passion for Petals:red pink
Hope you enjoy this lovely change in weather and time!