LAST DAY to enter your nail art! Submit Your Nail Art / Design (Open Internationally)

My apologies for being m.i.a. – there’s too much to explain…I’ll leave it at family obligations.  Hopefully back to the indie blogathon by Monday.

Just a quick note to let you creative and wonderful nail polish lovers out there….today is the last day to enter your submission to my Facebook contest! (links below)

Voting will take place all of next week.  A new untouched (meaning: no “like”s yet) album with all of the submissions will be added for voting.  And at the end of the week, the esteemed panel of judges 😉 will decide 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from the top “like”ed submissions.

The judges:

  • and me 🙂  Louise of Mommy Loves Nail Polish

Facebook Contest!  Submit Your Nail Art / Design (Open Internationally)

…….upload your best nail art by March 1st for a chance to win amazing prizes!!

(check out the above link to see the prizes…..)


I’m seeing DOTS!!

Soooo much snow!  I thought my nails needed a spring colored theme today.  The polishes I used are way too many to mention, but if you see a color you like and would like to know what it is – just leave a comment, and I will go check for you 🙂

The hand (lefty) with the white base color, had striping tape on while I was doing the dots.  Just in case you were wondering why it looked a little odd 🙂


Manicure Mishap

The weirdest thing happened this morning to my manicure.

Last night, I gave myself a manicure with Color Club Revvvolution, and Orly Devil May Care.  And, if you follow my blog – you will know that I am NEVER without a basecoat anymore – so I used Yellow Stopper by ACI.

I did the manicure, applied the topcoat, cleaned around the edges and had them all photo ready for the next morning (I can’t do nail stuff until my son is at school or asleep).

After dropping him off at school, and bringing in the baby all snuggled in her car seat (it is soooo cold here today!) – as I started lifting her out, something fell to the floor, and guess what I found…

I don’t wear false nails, so this was one of my fingernails manicure!!  It must not have like it…

This actually happened one other time, but that was with a 2 layer glue base with layers of glitter and layers of Seche (it was thick!)

This was just weird, and for some reason, kind of icky to me 🙂  But, just for fun I still took photos, and even placed the piece that fell off, back on.


You can see in the photo, that chipping is already happening – so, I don’t know to blame the Yellow Stopper, or the nail polish as they were both first time uses.

Oh well, I just thought I would share this odd story.  Thank goodness it didn’t fall into my daughters reach….she is at the stage where EVERYTHING goes into her mouth (her favorite…dog kibble…so gross)

Enjoy your day!!

Pink again? What is wrong with me these days???

Yup, still waiting for my little stubs called finger nails to grow a little bit more…in the mean time….from the archives:

The polishes I used for this manicure were:  Nubar “Essence” , topped with Essie Luxeffects “shine of the times”, and a couple of cute fimo flowers 🙂

Nubar Hyacinth Sparkle with Color Club Fashion Addict (and NO smurf nails!!!)


Slowly, but surely, my blue smurfy nails are fading – but my cuticles are taking a beating!!  Lemon juice, toothpaste, acetone, denture soak…maybe I should just leave them to grow out 🙂  It’s more important my cuticles don’t dry up and start cracking.  And I tried, but only got to about 13 hours without polish….so that’s not happening…


And speaking of polish!!!  Ohhh I love this combination of polishes!!

After a billion coats of a strengthening base coat… I used Color Club’s Fashion Addict (2 coats) and taped off my nail about 1/2 way, and used Nubar’s Hyacinth Sparkle:


Gilty Holo Mani…. Pink is yucky, but I’ll make an exception…

I don’t like pink!!  Maybe my mother forced me to wear it once too often as a child, but I can’t bring myself to fall in love with any nail polish, makeup, clothing etc. that is mostly pink.

But, I made a wonderful exception with this manicure.  I have seen Gilty by Zoya over white, black, nude….but, so far, I have not seen it over pink…..well, a pink holo 🙂  Of course, I haven’t been looking all over the web, just the main nail blogs I follow – so, I am certainly not making the claim that it has never been done 😉

Anyhooo…I am pleased how this turned out.

The main nail polishes are Layla Holographic Retro Pink, and Zoya 18k Gilty topcoat.