Thursday, January 31, 2013

Daily Inspirational: Strawberries

Don't you want some sTraWbeRry LoVe?

~Polish I used, order from left to right~

Stripe Rite Paint Green Grass: OPI Alpine Snow-Matte: OPI  The Impossible: Color Club Almost Famous 

*I used the OPI Alpine Snow-Matte as a base coat.
*I didn't use a top coat because I really like that dry textured look for these nails, but if you want the manicure to last you should use a quick dry top coat.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kiss Nail Artist 3D Charms

I was roaming through Walgreens today and came across Kiss Nail Artist 3D Charms.  I love 3D nail art of any kind.  So I had to get this of coarse.  Best compulsive buy!

Daily Inspirational: Retro Wallpaper Nail Art by IndigoNova1

Dotting tools can go a long way.  A few simple dots can transform a dull manicure into a funky retro design.  Here is one of my favorite tutorials using a dotting tool.  Thank you IndigoNova1 for this great idea.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Featured Polish: OPI liquid sand CAN'T LET GO

I'm so excited I got another liquid sand nail polish by OPI!  This color is a deep sparkly purple with that  matte sand look.  

Friday, January 25, 2013

Daily Inspirational: DIY Stripes with Striping Tape

Striping tape is a fun way to create a professional manicure all by yourself.  You can embelish your nails with it or you can use the striping tape as a guide.  This tutorial by shows you how to use the striping tape as a guide for perfectly striped nails, enjoy!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Daily Inspirational: DIY Heart Nails by Fashion :) via Pinterest

Valentine's day is coming up! So it's time to start getting into the holiday spirit by painting some hearts on your nails.  Enjoy this DIY I found on pinterest!

Source: via Jamie on Pinterest

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Daily Inspirational: Nails inspired by Comic Books

Are you a nerd at heart?  Then you'll love comic book inspired nails!  These are just a few of my favorite ones.

Love Kate Spade inspired nails!

Source: via Ivy on Pinterest

Monday, January 21, 2013

Daily Inspirational: DIY lady bugs by

*This was my first try at the lady bug. I should've made the eye area bigger.*

Bug nails are a great idea for this coming spring! Lady bugs are my favorite and this is a great DIY lady bug nail tutorial from  I think this is a great design for an accent nail!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Daily Inspirational: Unicorn Germs! by ProfessionalDQ

I didn't even know unicorn germs existed until I came across this nail tutorial by ProfessionalHQ on YouTube.  I think it's kind of strange looking, but a funky way to draw attention to your nails.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Daily Inspirational: The butterfly Nail Tutorial by

Butterflies are a fun way to spice up nails.  Here's an easy butterfly nail art tutorial by enjoy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Daily Inspirational: Easy bow tie and polka dot design by ArcadiaNailArt

I'm obsessed with using bow ties and polka dots to accent nails.  I enjoy this tutorial because ArcadiaNailArt creates an elegant dark look while keeping it simple.  This fun design is great for winter. I can't wait to try! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Daily Inspirational: DIY glitter polish via

Who doesn't love a good glitter nail polish?  Now you can make your own with this awesome tutorial from  In this DIY tutorial clear polish is being used, but I think if you use a different color polish that would look awesome too!!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Daily Inspirational: Water marble using plastic bag

When I came across this water marble tutorial by
 beauty-tutorial.blogspot. com, I was instantly reminded of Lindsey Lohan's infamous "F*ck u" nails.  I've been wanting to learn how to do tie dye my nails like Lindsey's for a long time. Although I don't think I'm going to write any explicit words on my nails but you never know! ; )




Sunday, January 13, 2013

American Idol premieres this week!

Featured Polish: Nicki Minaj OPI 2012 Collection

Since OPI just released their Mariah Carey collection, I thought it would only be appropriate to bring back Nicki Minaj's 2012 collection.  Enjoy!!

The three nail polishes I used are 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Daily Inspirational: Water Marble

Blue and Green Water Marble

Pink and Blue water marble, Rhinestone Accent on Pointer 
Water marble nails are a funky way to change things up.  This technique is fun once you get it down. 

 *Not all colors will work with water marble. Especially certain bright neon colors.**

**To liven up your water marble, use rhinestones to accentuate the different colored swirls.**

Here's a water marble tutorial by PinkAddictive on YouTube.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Do you want to embelish your nails with cute hearts?  Instead of spending money on nail stickers or heart decals, why not make your own?  Here are some easy tips for heart stickers. 
**Heart Tutorial via** 

**Use thebeautydepartment's nails tutorial to paint a heart on a plastic freezer bag. ** 

 1. When you start the heart, use a dotter to make the two dots.

2..  Connect the two dots with a toothpick to create the heart.

3.. Let the heart sit for a few minutes.

4. Line up the heart's edges with a toothpick. 
5. Let the heart dry on a plastic bag for two hours.
6. Use a needle/tweezer to carefully lift the heart from the plastic bag.

7. Place the heart on a manicured nail, and paint over it with a high gloss top coat.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Daily Inspirational: Easy sheep nail art by Juliatmll

Who doesn't love cutesy sheep nails? 
 "Easy Sheep Nail Art Spring Tutorial" by Juilatmll is a look you do not want to miss!  I know I can't wait to celebrate spring with sheep on my nails ; )

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Featured Nail Polish: OPI Mariah Carey Collection for Spring 2013

OPI seems to always step it up with their celebrity nail polish collections.  Mariah Carey's OPI line is no exception.

 There are eight colors that come in this line.  Four of the colors contain OPI's liquid sand technology.  Liquid sand gives the nail color a coarse and texturized look.  

**When using the liquid sand nail polish you don't want to apply a top coat, because it will take away the grainy effect.**



Sunday, January 6, 2013

Daily Inspirational: Nyan Cat Nails by CutePolish

The first time I learned about DIY nail stickers was when I watched this video.  CutePolish has some great nail tutorials, and this one is my favorite!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Daily Inspirational:Soda Pop Nail Art

When I came across this soda pop nail tutorial I was astonished.  I felt like I could  reach into the computer and pull out a Fanta.  3TanjaJ3 posted this on YouTube and I am a fan!! These soda pop  nails are funky and will quench your thirst!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Daily Inspirational: Fantasy Feather Nail Art by TotallyCoolNails

These nails are funky and striking.  The color scheme blends well and the feathers look easy to paint.  This is a really awesome design by TotallyCoolNails!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Daily Inspirational:Hello Kitty French Nails

When I came across CutePolish's Hello Kitty french nails I couldn't believe how cute and easy they were!!  This is a simple design that any Hello Kitty fan can wear!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Silver and Gold Nail Foil

These texturized New Year's nails are fun and easy!
Supplies you need:

  • silver polish
  • silver sparkly polish
  • thick gold sparkle polish
  • bottom coat
  • top coat
  • gold and silver nail foil 
  • tweezers
  • nail glue
  • silver bee bee balls for nails
  • small crystal nail bow 
  • silver and gold stars

Crystal Nail bow 

Gold and Silver Stars
Silver Bee Bee Balls for Nails

  1. Paint base coat and let dry.
  2. Paint one coat of silver polish.
  3. Take a thick silver sparkle polish and paint one coat.
  4. Let it dry for a minute.
  5. Apply two small pieces of silver nail foil on the slightly damp polish.  Use tweezers to do this.
  6. Tap the foil down gently with the tweezers. 
  7. Once dry, dab nail glue randomly on the nail.
  8. Randomly place silver stars on the nail.
  9. Dab more nail glue in random spots again.
  10. Sprinkle the silver bee bee balls over the nail.  
  11. Let the nail glue dry.
  12. Paint a top coat on the nail.
  13. Glue the crystal nail bow on one of the silver nails.  
How to paint the gold nail:
*Gold Nail after step 5*
  1. Paint base coat and let dry.
  2. Paint one coat of sparkly gold polish and let dry.
  3. Paint another coat of the sparkly gold polish and let dry for a minute.
  4. Apply two small pieces of gold nail foil on the slightly damp polish.  Use tweezers to do this.
  5. Tap the foil down gently with the tweezers. 
  6. Once the nails dry squeeze a couple lines of nail glue on the nail.
  7. Take gold and silver stars and place them through out the nail.  You can line the stars up or scatter them randomly.
  8. Let the nail glue dry.
  9. Paint a top coat on the nail.

Nail Polish order left to right:

*Silver Nail: Step 5*

*Silver Nail: Step 3*

*STEP 2*

Daily Inspirational: Pink Converse Nails

I love the converse nails fad!!
It's easy to do but you do need a steady hand.  The video below is the tutorial I used for my pink converse nails.  There's other methods out there, but I think this technique is pretty basic and easy. Enjoy!!