Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve Nails - Julep Ivy and NYC Starry SIlver Glitter

I got a new computer!!!
It has Windows 8.  Guys, I feel so old trying to use this thing.  SO confusing.
Anywho, without further ado, here are my New Years nails!
*Polishes used: Julep "Ivy" (One of my favorites from them), and NYC "Starry Silver Glitter"

Excuse my nubbies, I worked this weekend and it TOTALLY killed them =(

I hope you all have a very Merry New Year! 
xoxo- Emily =)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Challenge Third Mani - Holly!

I honestly think this turned out way better than I anticipated.

I had so much fun with this!  If you guys have any fun Christmas challenges, or you would like to start doing this one, post your pictures on my facebook wall!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Comparison: Julep "Harper" and Sinful Colors "Nail Junkie"

I am in love with these two polishes!

I bought Nail Junkie a while ago.  Harper came with my December Julep Maven box.  When I saw it I was in love!

And then I was like...wait a second.  I have definitely seen this before.

The difference?  Nail Junkie is just a HAIR darker.  All nails are three coats with 1 coat Seche Vite.  Any guesses as to which is which?

Pointer and ring are Harper.
Middle and pinky are Nail Junkie.

What do you guys think?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cupcake nails tutorial!

I love cupcake nails.  Perfect for Birthdays!

Step#1:  Paint your nails your choice of color.  I did two different colors.

Step#2:  Draw a line dividing your "icing" and wrapper.

Step#3:  Paint the bottom half if your cupcake the color of your wrapper.  I chose brown but you could use any color.

Step#4: Using a dotting tool (or bobby pin, bottom of paint/makeup, whatever you can get your hands on.), make your icing hang over the edge of the wrapper by dotting the icing color on the dividing line.

Step#5: Give your wrapper some definition by highlighting the "crinkles."  I used silver.

Step#6: Give that cupcake some sprinkles!

There you go!  For my other nails I did streamers and a birthday present.

Polishes used:
Sally Hansen: Fuschia Bling Bling.
Sally Hansen Instadri: Lively Lilac.
Stripe Rite: Silver.
Nail Art by Diamond Cosmetics: Cocoa.
Klean color Nail Art:  Sky Blue.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Challenge, Red Nails

I decided to do a Christmas challenge this year!  I know I'm a day late (oops!)

This is my first attempt at caviar nails!  I think if I practiced a little bit I could get the hang of it! 

If you guys want to join me, post your pictures on my timeline at

Monday, November 26, 2012

Nutra-nail UV free "gel" polish.

I would like to start off by saying that I hate giving a negative review.  BUT... I don't want you to spend $14 or so on this garbage.

The instructions were simple, you do have to like....switch brushes and stuff after 5 nails, which seemed like a little hassle.  I only did my thumbnail, since I had already seen a negative review on this.

NOTE:  on this box there was no "lasts up to (x) days!" For good reason.

I wasn't able to give you a sunlight picture of my nail because by the time I had gotten ready in the morning, it had chipped. -.-  I had only done the nail the night before!

Removal: yucky.  Goopy.  Blegh.  I used pure acetone and let it soak.  Even then I still had to do a lot of scrubbing.

All in all, don't waste your money.  Use regular polish and Seche Vite and you'll fare much better!

Have any of you used this product?


*2 days of wearing
*1 coat
*bottle shot of polish itself

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Nail Color: Lively Lilac!

This is definitely one of my FAVORITE polishes.  One coat honestly does it.  I use two of course, just to make it really solid.

The brush is an awesome rounded thick tip, so there is really no cleanup needed! 

They run around $4-$5 a piece, but they go a long way!  I definitely recommend this product.

How many of you use this type of polish?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kunimitsu Nail Potions - Saving Townsville

Sugar, Spice, and everything Nice!

I won this polish and decided to do a review.  Shown with three coats over Zoya:Pippa.

Application was good.  Not goopy but not thin.  I did have to fish a bit for the colored glitters, but I feel that it was worth it.  I definitely recommend them!  Look them up on facebook!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fall Manicure - Zoya Kristi, Zoya Tanzy, and Essie Skirting The Issue!

Decided I would do an easy fall manicure for this weekend.  I did two coats of Kristi, one coat of the Essie, and one coat of Tanzy.  I think it turned out nice!  It's been so gloomy so I'm sorry the pictures aren't better!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Julep Matte Suede Finish: Amber

I am currently a Julep Maven (go to to join!  Use the code PENNYINTRO so your first month costs you just a penny!}

In my box this month I got Amber and Nora.

Amber is a brownish beige that has alot of shimmer in it. 

The application was pretty good.  Not runny and it dried quickly.  Which is good, I was nervous about not having my Seche Vite!

Let me know what you think!  Nora is coming tomorrow :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Saran Wrap Nails

One of my readers suggested I do saran wrap nails!  I for one was excited because I had never tried it before.

Uhh...tip:  Dont use like...a ziploc bag.  It just looks weird.

Moving on!  I remember seeing somewhere how to do these.  Here's how I did mine.

1. Prepped by cutting (ok ok...tearing with my fingers.) 10 small pieces of cling wrap.

2. Prepped my nails with acetone, and painted my darker color in a nice smooth even layer.  I used Sally Hansen "Fuschia Bling Bling."

3.  Wait for them to be COMPLETELY dry.  I was lazy and didn't feel like waiting so I used a later of Seche Vite to speed things up. 

4. (Doing this one nail at a time.)Paint your nail with your lighter color(I used Sinful Colors "Moss Have"), and immediately "sponge" one of your ten prepped pieces of plastic wrap over it until it looks...well whatever you want it to look like :).

Top coat it and voila!  I hope you liked :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Candy Corn Nails Tutorial!

This is what I sported on my nails today.  :)

Step #1:  Start with all white nails.

Step#2:  put some of your orange polish on a piece of paper or plastic (I prefer a ziploc baggie), and dip the corner of your sponge into the polish.  (another tip, cosmetic sponges don't work for me, I use a sponge used to wash cars.)

Step#3:  Sponge the orange onto your nails, focusing on the middle.

Step#4:  Repeat steps 2 & 3, using yellow polish.  Focus on the tip.  Make sure to blend well.

Thats it!  Put your top coat on to even everything out.  :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pumpkin / Jack-O-Lantern Halloween nail art tutorial

I decided to do some Halloween tutorials for you guys this week!  This one is pretty easy :)

Products used: NYC: French Tip White, WNW: Sunny Side Up, Sally Hansen: Emerald City, LA COLORS: Black Velvet.  And Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

Step #1:  Put your base coat on.  Let dry.

Step #2: Paint all your nails white.  Let dry.

Step #3:  Paint the orange on top of the white. Let dry.

Step #4:  Using a dotting tool (this is what I used, you could use a nail art brush, bobby pin, etc.), make an eye on your soon to be pumpkin.

Step #5:  Make the rest of your pumpkins face.  Choose any design you want, it's your pumpkin!

Step #6:  Using your green, make a little top to the pumpkin.  Add a stem too :)

Thats it!  Put your topcoat on to make everything nice and even.!  Try it and let me see pictures!  :)