March 30, 2011

Crackled Anchors

Hey everyone! I've been a little busy with school work and I'm still trying to enter in all the entries because there's a lot more entries than I expected :P Currently, my nails are nubbins because I've been having a lot of breaks a lot so I cut them short. But in the meanwhile, I have a lot of nail pictures backed up so I'll be posting them in the meanwhile. :) Although you've probably seen them before, I hope you'll still enjoy :)

First is China Glaze Anchors Away Collection, I only got some of the collection, not all :P
* I believe everything was two coats, but maybe 3 for white cap. :)
1. Ahoy!
2. First Mate
3. Pelican Gray
4. Seafoam Spray
5. Starboard
6. White Cap

Then I added China Glaze Crackle Collection over them
7. Ahoy! + Lightning Bolt
8. First Mate + Crushed Candy
9. Pelican Gray + Fault Line
10. Seafoam Spray + Broken Hearted
11. Starboard + Cracked Concrete
12. White Cap + Black Mesh

Then I did another Anchors Away + Crackle combinations
13. Ahoy + Black Mesh
14. First Mate + Fault Line
15. Pelican Gray + Cracked Concrete
16. Seafoam Spray + Crushed Teal
17. Starboard + Lightning Bolt
18. White Cap + Broken Hearted

Hope you enjoyed & happy polishing :)

March 26, 2011

Catching Up

This is the last post before my giveaway ends in a little over 1 hour and a half. This is from a while back which I haven't been able to post and a lot of stuff is backed up but I'm trying! I'll probably show them off later since my nails are short again... wah! stupid work! >:(

Anyways, this is 1 coat of China Glaze White Cap over 2 coats of Seafoam Spray then 1 layer of top coat. WHAT A BEAUTY AM I RIGHT?! And I just had to show off my rings that day :) My 'love' and cheetah rings are one of my favorite rings!

Don't forget to enter into my giveaway! Please try to keep all entries in 1 comment please!
hope you enjoyed & happy polishing! :)

March 20, 2011


Using my nails from the previous post, I decided to do a nautical theme mani. but this is my first time doing it and I haven't practiced really so don't hate on my nails! ^______^;

So all I did was add stripes to my nails & added an anchor on my middle finger (which looks crappy) with Kiss Nail Art Paint in White

Hope you enjoyed & don't forget to enter in my 300 follower giveaway!
happy polishing, <3katherine

March 19, 2011

Current Nails + Picture

Today's finally a nail post! This is my current nails right now (I just took a picture with my phone). I hope you enjoy but I'm also planning on doing some nail art, which I haven't thought of anything yet but hopefully it will come to me!

This is 2 coats of China Glaze First Mate and 1 layer of top coat. My accent (ring) nail is OPI Simmer & Shimmer, displayed is 2 coats and 2 layer of top coat. =) 

And here's a picture of my baby cousin. After I took a picture of her she kept saying "mile. mile" (her way of saying smile - to take a picture, because she can't say smile lol). The stuffed animal is called Piyo Piyo and I gave that to her since I had too many stuffed animals from when I was younger.

Hope you enjoyed & don't forget to enter into my giveaway!

March 12, 2011

From the Vault

Today's post is a favorite from the vault, at first I thought the pictures I took were crappy, which some were.. since they were a bit blurry. But I found 1 good picture and it makes me reminisce about my long nails. I'm getting there! Unfortunately as I was running today to catch the train to work, my favorite ring fingernail on my left hand broke on the side! I had to shave it down a bit. But I definitely didn't want to chop all my nails, or I'd get sad again lol. I think long nails makes me happy :)

China Glaze Rainstorm
It's a cornflower blue type (similar to Essie Lapis of Luxury) with blue microglitters. You can't see the microglitters clearly but it's kind of subtle rather than the "in your face" glitters. :P I believe this was either 2-3 coats and 1 layer of top coat.

Hope you enjoyed & happy polishing!~
Don't forget my CSN giveaway is ending today at 11:59pm EST!!
and my 300+ follower giveaway will end on March 26, 2011
*click the pictures on the sidebar to enter!

March 8, 2011

My Space Nails

I've been meaning to do these nails for a while. SPACE NAILS and credits go to Asami's Space Nail tutorial. I hope you enjoy, they don't look much like space to me (compared to Asami's) but it reminds me more of a nebulous cloud in space, maybe because I sponged too much =P

Materials I used:
OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Suede (since I didn't have ManGlaze Matte is Murder or Zoya Dovima)
OPI DS Original (for the holo part)
Misa No Shrinking Violetta (for the sheer duochrome part)
Pa Nail Color A125 (for the stars)

I got a compliment today when I wore them out for the first day. :)
Hope you like them as much as I do!~
happy polishing
and don't forget to enter into my CSN giveaway (ends March 12) and my 300 follower giveaway (March 26)! Just to clarify, the picture is from google and it is not the actual polishes that I will be giving away :P

March 4, 2011

Late Post

Helloooooo everyone! Sorry for not posting in a while, I've been busy a lot but that doesn't mean I've neglected my nails! :P This is from the vault, you might be able to know that it's been a while - Zoya 3 Free Nail Polishes because they reached 20,000 Facebook followers. So here are my swatches, which weren't that great, in my opinion since I'm looking back at these. :P

First one is Astra, it's mostly a clear base with red/fuchsia packed glitter and there's barely any clear spaces. The swatch is 2 coats and 1 layer of top coat, pretty nice and shiny :)

The second, which is my favorite, Crystal. I've been wanting this for a long time after seeing it on blogs *drool* and I jumped on this chance to get it :) It's a metallic blue with gold flecks and silver glitter packed in. VERY BEAUTIFUL. I believe the swatch is 2 or 3 coats and 1 layer of top coat, which looks the same to me :P

The last one is Nova, my least favorite of the 3 :\ but it's a red-purple but more purple tone jelly base with silver glitters packed in. The swatch is 2 coats and 1 layer of top coat.

hope you all enjoyed & happy polishing! :)

p.s. don't forget to enter into my CSN giveaway (ends March 12) and my 300 follower giveaway (ends March 26)! :)