Friday, July 25, 2014

Wait N' Sea

This week has been extremely taxing for me.  I got sick and took Monday off.  I worked hard to make up some of that time the rest of the week.  I had a meeting with a friend's husband who works with small businesses a lot.  We brainstormed for a couple of hours on ways to get my business name out there, so I can bring in more clients.  I'm exhausted and overwhelmed by this process.  I'm just hoping that something starts rolling soon.

This week I found a little of my creativity again.  I started with two coats of China Glaze Wait N' Sea.  It's a fabulous teal-blue.  Once again, the picture does not do the color justice.  Once that dried, I stamped on the leopard print image using Konad plate m57 and Konad special polish in black.

I decided to not use top coat this time and see how the special polish lasted without it. I'm quite surprised with the durability of this special polish.  It only started to wear away a little, much like any other color I suspect.

I like the way the special polish has a somewhat matte finish to it.  The contrast is awesome.  I hope you love it as much as I do.

Until later,


Saturday, July 19, 2014

X-Ta-Sea and Liquid Crystal

I've mentioned lately that I have been really busy and feeling overwhelmed.  I'm trying to determine how to back off from some things so I can focus on what I love.  I want to get back to my manicures and blogging them each week.  I  have lost my creativity, I think mostly due to being overworked and overdrawn.  Hopefully I can figure something out so I can get back to my usual routine some.

This week I have a couple more for you.  The first is another swatch.  I loved the color so much and didn't know what else to do with it.  It is three coats of China Glaze X-Ta-Sea from the most recent summer collection. The color is a fabulous plum purple.  One of my friends liked it so much I lent it to her.  I would highly recommend this color to anyone who loves purples.

The second manicure is fairly simple, but also more than just a swatch.  I really wanted to do something with white polish, and decided to do white on every nail with a glitter accent nail.  The white is three coats of Sinful Snow Me White.  Then my ring finger has two coats of China Glaze Liquid Crystal. The glitter is a blue base with hints of pink to it, though the pink didn't really show up well in the photo.

I hope you like these.  Do you have any suggestions for future manis?

Until later,


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Seas the Day and Hang-Ten Toes

I have been a little overwhelmed lately with life lately.  Nothing too major, just stretched a little thin with work, yoga, belly dance and trying to spend time with friends and family.

This week I have a couple swatches for you. I decided I wanted to use some brighter colors now that it is summer.  The first one is three coats of China Glaze Seas the Day.  This one is a great red for summer.  It is a bright neon like color without being to bright.  Unfortunately, my camera could not pick up the exact color, and does not do it justice.

The second one is three coats of China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes.  This one is a neon pink.  It is very bright, perfect for summer. It dries with a satin finish, rather than a complete matte or gloss.  Over the week, it buffed to a more gloss finish.

I really loved wearing Seas the Day.  I would definitely recommend this color to anyone, as I think it would look good on everyone.  Hang-Ten Toes didn't do quite as much for me.

Until later,