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Color Blocking

3 Nov

I know I don’t get very creative with my color blocking layout, but I really like the shape of this design.   If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

I did this mani for a Julep post (to be scheduled).  I love these colors together, but can’t help but think of a bumblebee when I look at it.  Julep Alma is actually much more chartreuse than it looks here.  It’s definitely a yellow, but with a pea green under current.  The red is my new favorite Julep Molly and the black is Julep Brandt.  Brandt is actually an off black, which I love because it’s just a little softer than a solid black.  What do you think of this color combo?  I like it.


Candy Corn

18 Oct

I LOVE candy corn!  Like, seriously.  I could devour an entire bag before I realized what had happened.  It’s a family trait.  You should see how fast my siblings and I can make candy corn disappear.  It’s like magic.  I’m going to try my darnedest to stay strong this year and avoid Halloween candy.  I’ve worked so hard all year to lose weight and get healthy and that can be undone all too easily with a giant bowl of candy intended for trick-or-treaters.

I plan to give out pretzels this year.  It kind of makes me sad that I’m going to be that one “boring candy” house.  You know, there were always the houses you knew you had to hit when you went trick-or-treating because they had awesome candy and the houses you passed up because they handed out last year’s leftovers or “healthy” stuff.  Unfortunately I’m going to be that house this year.

For this look I started with Sally Hansen Gem Crush Glitz Gal; three coats.  Once it was dry enough, I taped it off and added a white v-gap with Julep Brigitte, then freehanded in Sinful Colors Pull Over and Jordana Orangesicle intentionally showing some brush strokes.  I really like the organic lines of the brush strokes as opposed to rigid lines that would have resulted from tape.  It looks a little more authentic I think.

What’s your take on this candy corn design and the candy?  Do you like candy corn?  Did you know you can melt candy corn, mix in some peanut butter, cover it with chocolate and make your own Butterfingers?  YUM!  Oh my.  I made them last year.  Delicious!  But don’t think you can cut the guilt factor by using low fat peanut butter, because it just won’t work.  You need the full fat variety. Here’s the recipe in case you want to try it.

Twinsie Tuesday: Color Blocking

28 Aug

Hello Ladies!  Today we’re playing with color blocking.  I’m a big fan of color blocked manis.  I love the straight lines and geometric angles.  Today, I got my color palate from the t-shirt I was wearing that I got for $6 at JCPenny.  It wasn’t even on clearance.  I love JCP.

I did a neon mani just like this a couple months ago.  I loved it, so I duplicated the layout and just chose new colors; fall-ish colors.

I used Essie Alligator Purse, one of my new favorite colors, Jordana Chiffon and Sinful Colors Amethyst.  I used a new top coat today that I purchased from Etsy.  It’s called HK Girl Clear Top Coat.  The Glisten and Glow shop appears to be down right now.  I’m just getting an error page.  I don’t know if the shop is closed, or if Etsy is just having a problem.  I was introduced to this top coat by a reader.  So far, I like it.  I applied very smoothly, was fast drying and has great shine.  It really reminds me of Poshe.  I’m going to try to wear this mani for a couple of days to give the top coat a test drive.  I’ll try to remember to update you on my overall impression of HK Girl’s top coat.

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I’m Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

Just Goofing Off

10 Aug

Sometimes I really don’t know what to say about a design.  I had these colors out because I was using them for another manicure, so I started playing with them.

This was one of those designs that didn’t really have any direction.  I just started going, and this is what I ended up with.

I started with Wet ‘n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint.  When it was dry, I taped off my nails and added Sally Hansen Berry Tantalizing Creme.  The peach dots in the center are China Glaze Peachy Keen.  I topped it off with Jordana Quick Shine.

Blue and Orange Tape

1 Aug

Only one picture today, I’m not in love with this one.  However, I do love these colors together. For this mani, I used Wet ‘n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint and Essie Alligator Purse.  Have I already mentioned before how much I love Alligator Purse?  You should all own it.  Short post today ladies.  I’ve been working on something else that’s big and exciting today, so my time has been split.  Stay tuned for that reveal.

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