Saturday, June 22, 2013

Feather me

Good afternoon!

Today, I thought I'd get a little adventurous & try putting a feathers on my nails. I was at my local craft store while going through the isles saw feathers in a package and decided to get ambitious... So this is the look I came up with.

 1. Prime your nails with your favorite base coat.

2. Choose a base color
(I used China Glaze Bahamian Escape)

3. Apply a clear coat
3.5. Position feather on the nail 
(Do this while clear coat is still wet. I recommend doing this one nail at a time)
4. Apply clear coat
(wait til fully dry)

5. With small scissors cut excess feather

6. If theres rough edges lightly file down any tiny ridges

7. Apply top coat


Definitely don't do this in a rush. It is a more time consuming look. I have herd the the feathers specifically made for nail art is a lot easier to manage, when using on the nail so, definitely look into that if you are interested in trying out this look. I'm thinking my next post might be a hair color product review.

Good luck! Let me know how it goes!
Until next time; smile cause it good for the soul! :)

<3 always,

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Feeling purple?

Hey Lovelies,
Back with another look! :) 

This week my best friend challenged me to use my 3 new colors
1. Grape Pop - China Glaze
2. Urban Night - China Glaze
3. Marry a Millionaire - China Glaze

1. Apply base coat of your choice
2. Chose your base color apply 2x
(I used Marry a Millionaire)
3. With a thin brush I made stripes
4. Apply top coat

Let me know how this goes!
Good luck! Until next time smile; its good for the soul :)

<3 always,

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Baby feet nail tutorial

Hey everyone!

ITS A BOY!! I got inspired by the soon arrival of my godson :D 

So I wouldn't exactly call this a tutorial like I promised, but I will write out step by step how I designed my nails.

1. Apply your favorite base coat

2. Apply 1 coat of white as a primer/base
(I did this because the polishes I used were very translucent)

3. Gradient effect with green stripe
gradient using a foundation sponge. 
I sandwiched mint green in between sky blue
Rock sponge side to side till your happy with the color.

4. Sole of foot
With a dotting tool make a kidney bean shape
I used a medium size & dragged with a smaller dotting tool

5. Toes
With a dotting tool make 5 dots 
remember where the big toe is should be a tiny bit bigger

6. Apply favorite top coat

You don't have to use this many colors, I was just very indecisive. :P
Be creative & have fun with it. Let me know what your thoughts are.
Feel free to share your version if you try it.
Good luck!  Until next time smile; its good for the soul :)

<3 always,

Friday, April 26, 2013

Nail Color of the Week

Hey loves!

yes i know i disappeared again. I'm so sorry!!  So thought I'd load a nail color of the week. Its currently what i have on right now.

Color of the week: Go Overboard 

I did a review on it a while back but haven't gotten around to actually wearing it. This color like i said is a nice cream dark sea blue/teal. I applied 2 coats and toped it with a top coat. 

I will upload a tutorial soon. I PROMISE! let me know if there is anything you guys would like to see. I'm always open to new ideas. Until next time... smile cause its good for the soul.

<3 always,

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cross stitch heart nail tutorial


Today is going to be another tutorial. This tutorial was inspired my grandma who just recently passed last week. When I was young she used to make me cross stitch pillows. The one I remember the most was blue and white.  So this dedicated in loving memory of her. 


Base coat: Nail Tek Foundation II
Base color: Essie - Lapis of Luxury
Design: Daisy Nail Art - 9921 (white)
Top coat: China Glaze - No Chip

1x base coat
3x base color (it was really sheer)

Draw the "x"s to form a heart shape 
* no additional tools were used


xx  xx

I hope you guys enjoy! Let me know how everything goes & if you tried it with other colors.
Good luck! Until next time smile; its good for the soul :)

<3 always,

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mermaid Tutorial

Hello my darlings!
So today I thought I would share a tutorial with you. I did this nail look for my best friend before she left for Hawaii for school. Down below are the pictures of the colors I used, the process, and the finished look.


 What you will need: 
1. Your choice of nail polishes
2. Make up foundation sponge

(left to right)

Zoya - Miley
OPI - Austin-tatious Turquoise
China Glaze - Deviantly Daring
China Glaze - Rodeo Fanatic
Essie - Dive Bar
CM - Ashy Green (thin design brush)

(left to right)

1. Apply your favorite base coat. (Nail Tek Foundation II)
2. 2x Coats of your base color (Miley)
3. Start gradient effect (sponge method) - color one (Austin-tatious Turquoise)
4. Sponge method - color two (Deviantly Daring)
5. Sponge method - color three (Rodeo Fanatic)
6. Sponge method (Dive Bar)
7. Draw small scales (Ashy Green)
8. Apply your favorite top coat (China Glaze - No Chip)


  • Let the base color dry a little bit - doesn't have to be completely. This prevents the base color from being picked up by the sponge while sponging the next layer
  • If you don't have a nail pen or nail polish with a design brush; pour out a little bit of nail polish & use a tooth pick.
  • Let scales dry before applying top coat or it will smudge or smear the scaled :(

I know used a lot of colors, my best friend & just couldn't decide :) You are more than welcome to use more or less colors. I listed the colors that I used above but you can use whatever colors you have. Be creative. Good luck!! Let me know how it goes! 'Til then smile cause its good for the soul :)

<3 always,

Friday, August 24, 2012

I'M BACK!! Nail polish haul :]

Why hello there my beauties!! 
Its been a while.... I know I know tsk tsk tsk me! But I'm back and I have a giant post for you guys. So lets get started! :]

china glaze - golden meringue & orly - ingenue

base coat: nail tek foundation II
base color: golden meringue | 3 coats (very sheer)
2nd color: ingenue | 1 coat (sponge) gradient / fade effect 
top coat: china glaze - no chip



rodeo fanatic
'08 rodeo diva collection. shimmery dark teal - leans more on the blue side.

gussied up green
'08 rodeo diva collection. shimmery dark forest green

flirty tankini
'12 summer neon collection. pinky coral color. looks matte in the bottle 
but if you look closely there is a slight silver shimmer.

black diamond
'07 winter ski collection. dark gray - black with shimmer
reminds me of concrete

'12 bohemian luster chrome collection. duo chrome shimmer.

no plain jane
purple base with gold/brown accent.

rare & radiant
gold base with a yellow-green accent

light teal base - leaning on the green with a light blue accent

deviantly daring
teal base - leaning on blue side with green accent
reminds me of the ocean :]

want my bawdy
violet blue . only color without a duo chrome finish. just chrome.


austin-tatious turquoise
 '11 texas collection. sheer teal blue base with green accent

number one nemesis
'12 spiderman collection. shimmery murky dark gray/green with an accent of gold


matte about you
top coat. amazing product! absolute LOVE<3 
with one coat any polish is turned matte

dive bar
'11 new years metallic collection. shimmery dark teal blue base
with a vibrant purple accent

'12 stylenomics collection. flat maroon/magenta

'12 holiday soiree collection. purple/magenta shimmer base with pink shimmer accents

I'd love to know what you think about the colors. Please feel free to leave a comment below :]
Smile cause its good for the soul.

<3 always,

*all products shown I personally bought . These products are not samples. Everything posted is based on my own personal opinion and knowledge.