Monday, December 24, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #12 - Santa

That's all folks!  Day #12 Santa...

First, I want to thank Kristine and Lorene for hosting this challenge, and for allowing me to join in.  I had a lot of fun with it.  You should check out their blogs:

Kristine: Pink and Polished Nails
Lorene: Over Polished

I also want to thank everyone for the positive comments, those have boosted my confidence in trying more nail art a bunch. 

I told you in my post yesterday that I cheated and did elves and Santa together so you've already seen these nails.

Because of this challenge I will venture more into nail art.  I have ordered striping tape and the Bundle Monster 2012 stamps. You'll see more I promise...


12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #11 - Tinsel

And then there was 1...

Today is #11, Tinsel.

You know I didn't even know what tinsel was until I Googled it.

I've always known it as garland...

I know this is a nail art challenge, and when you see today's mani, I didn't put a lot of art into it.  But I think I got the tinsel on a Christmas tree down...

The pics dark, because my phone is messed up and no matter how much light and flash I use it sucks. 

I am wearing:

Finger Paints Avant Garde Green
Lac-Attack Forever Rydell
Zoya Electra

To me they look like a decorated Christmas tree with silver tinsel

I have gotten lots of comments about how festive it looked.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #10 - Elves

#10 Elves.....

Man only 2 days until Christmas, I hope everyone has a great day today and gets everything they hoped for.  Me, I have to work tomorrow.  But anyway, I have to say this is going to be a great Christmas, regardless of the gifts I get.  I have been a little under the weather this weekend, and been thinking.  I have already gotten a pretty amazing gift.  I'm going to get a little sappy here....

Al of my new friends, have made me one of the happiest people around.  All of you are so positive and supportive.  From bottom of my heart, all of you have given me your friendship, and that means so much to me. 

Today, 7 years ago I found out that my best friend had stage 4 cancer, and would be staying at a cancer treatment hospital about 400 miles away.  That was the last time I talked to him, he had surgery and was in a chemical induced coma until 2/14/2006.  He passed away the day before I was going to get to visit him.  I don't think I ever got to tell my friend how much his friendship meant to me. 

So I tell you all...  Thank you for your friendship.  I would mention each of you but I don't want to forget any of you.

I hope you all have an amazing Christmas. 

Now on to the nails...

I know these are kind of bad...  they are my elf nails and my Santa nails, so these will be posted for Tuesday as well.  Im cheating a little... 

Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #9 - Wreath

Mani #9.

Sorry its so late.  Wreath.  Now I was at a loss for this one.  I have no wreath stamp on my stamp discs.  So I free handed this... I have really enjoyed doing this challenge,  and look forward to more nail art because of it. 

Fell free to laugh if you want, my mani is nothing compared to some of the others in this challenge. 

Sorry for the bad pics, my iphone is messing up....

Only 3 manis left.....


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #8 - Ornaments

Wow!  Only 4 manis left in this challenge. 

I'm not going to lie, I was at a loss for what to do with this mani.  I just couldn't think of what to do. The last few manis in this challenge are all pretty hard.  Stars are ornaments to right?  On to the mani.....

I kind of obsessed with stamping....

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Guest post on Luxe Beauty Forever

Hello everyone! 

Bridget from Luxe Beauty Forever has been so gracious to let me take over her blog for a guest post.  My post will be live tomorrow morning.  In the meantime, go check out her blog and check back tomorrow morning for my post featuring the awesomeness that is Max Factor Fantasy Fire.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #7 - Snowflakes

WOW!  Only 5 days left on this challenge.  I have to say that I have had so much fun with this challenge.  I am so glad that I joined in.  All of the positive comments have boosted my confidence so much thank you all!

Today's challenge is is snowflakes.  Truthfully, this one worried me.  Well, Kylie from SparKylie Nails sent me a stamping set.  It is so awesome!  So I used a stamp to do this.

My mani is:

China Glaze Immortal
I Love Nail Polish Once Upon a Starry Night accent nail
The snowflakes are Sinful Colors Snow Me White

Until next time.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #6 - Gifts

It is time once again for another challenge mani. #6 is gifts.

I had high hopes for this one.   For the life of me I can't remember the colors I used.  This was m first time using a special nail brush and I failed at making a bow. So with out further delay....

Let me know what you think.  Good, Bad, or Ugly.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #5 - Holiday Movie

Wow, Mani #5 already!  Seems like this is going by really fast.

THANK YOU ALL!!!  The kind comments you have left on my other manis, has been a huge confidence boost!

Today's theme is Holiday Movie.  Well what is Wes' favorite Christmas movie?  Well National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!

My original idea seemed really hard when I sent to do it so I changed it up a little.  Here is my favorite scene:

So here is my mani:

So I used Barielle Decadence on my thumb, with patches of Mac Shirelle. (for the rusted motor home Eddie is emptying)

My pointer, middle and ring finger are BB Couture Anal Probe (well the shitter is full)

My pinky is Sinful Colors Snow Me White. (snow)

The dots were done using a dotting tool, and the color is Avon Golden vision.(for the 1000s of lights Clark put on the house)

What's your favorite Holiday movie?


Saturday, December 8, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #4 - Snowmen

Hello again.

Today is day # 4 of the 12 days of Christmas nail art challenge.  I am really enjoying this.  Yes I admit, I've gotten really upset with how terrible I have felt some of my manis have looked.

I want to thank each one of you that has given me positive feedback on them.  It really means a lot that y'all say that I'm doing well.

Well on I finished my snow men a few days ago and I have been waiting impatiently to share this with you.

I AM SO PROUD of how these turned out.  Yes, I still have room for improvement, but I think these are so awesome.

I used:

China Glaze Liquid Leather
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
BB Couture Anal Probe (brown)
Zoya Coraline(orange)

I'm kind of mad that I didn't take more pics.  What do you think? If they suck, let me know, if you like them let me know. 

Liebster award
Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a great day.
I have been nominated for the Liebster award 7 times. You all are so amazing!
Sharra from The Blahg
Tara from Tara's Talons
Alyssia from Rose Tint My Nails
Liz from Makeup Obsesseddd
Lori from Skeeter Style
Rachel from Phoenix Nails
Swishie from Swishie Nails
I will answer as many questions as I can from each of you.

The rules for this award are :
-When you receive the award thank the person that gave you it and post the link to his/her blog in your post.
-List 11 random facts about yourself.
-Answer your nominator’s 11 questions.
-Choose up to 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers
-Create eleven questions to ask them
-Inform your nominees of their award nominations.
 11 random facts about me:
1- My favorite movie of all time is Wizard of Oz
2- I have 9 tattoos
3- I have only been painting my nails since September 2012
4- My favorite superhero is Superman
5- I love sweet tea
6- I don't drink coffee, but a Dr. Pepper in the morning is the best
7- I'm part Cherokee Indian
8- I used to work at a radio station.  I have been to so many concerts because of this and also emceed many concerts
9- I can wiggle my ears
10- My real first name is spelled how a girl would spell it.
11- I'm a very shy, reserved and quiet person in real life.
Your questions to me:
  1. PETS! Show me! If you don't have one, we can cry together. I mean, tell me what you WOULD like ;)  - I have a Miniature Chocolate Dobberman, her name is Kinzie and a black cate named Dime Bag
  2. What got you into painting your nails? - I've always liked seeing women with painted nails, so I decided WTH and stopped biting my nails so I could paint mine. I love doing it.
  3. What got you into blogging about it? - Being a male that paints his nails is a unique thing and I figured blogging about it would help other guys that may be afraid to do it, inspiration to paint their nails and help break the stereotype
  4. What's your favourite specific polish so far? - Holos.  Definately holos
  5. Is there a cause you identify with (cancer, cystic fibrosis, transgender, depression, etc, etc...)? Wanna talk about it? - Cancer, I have lost many family members and my best friend to cancer
  6. What do you (want to) do with your life? -  wanna be Superman when I grow up... Actually lately I have been really wanting to go to school to be a nail tech.  I think that would be awesome
  7. M&Ms or Smarties? - M&Ms, I love almond M&Ms
  8. Are you right handed or left handed? - Right handed
  9. What is your first memory? - I used to chase my Granny around a pillar in her house when I was little.
  10. What's your favourite indie brand polish? If you haven't tried any, which one are you lemming? aEngland - Perceval and Tristam are my favorites, and LacAttack Ana's glitters are so awesome
  11. What is the strangest/most unusual dish you have ever eaten, was it good, and where did it come from (what country is it indigenous to)?  - Caviar, I had a friend whose parents gave it to us. It was disgusting.
  12. If I could design my own line of polishes what would they be like? - I really like DC comics.  They'd be Superman, Batman, and other DC character related
  13. Where am I from? - Dallas, Texas
  14. What is your favorite song/band? - Demon Hunter, but I love heavy metal
  15. What is your favorite color? - Blue

My questions to you:
 1.What inspired you to start your blog?
2. What is your favorite thing to blog about? (i.e. nail art, new polishes, indies, oldies but goodies, etc.)

3. If you could design your own line of polishes what would they be like?

4. Where are you from?

What is your all time favorite polish?
6. What's your favorite song/artist?

7. Do you have any nicknames?

8.  What is your favorite Holiday?

9. Do you have any pets? 

10. Do you have any strange habits?

11. How often do you change your polish?
I nominate:
Inky Whiskers Musings
Ermahgerd Perlish
My Numerous Diversions
Addicted to OPI-yum
She Naild It

Thursday, December 6, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #3 - Candy Cane

Hello everybody!

Today's mani is candy cane.  First off let me say thank you to Kristine from Pink and Polished Nails and Lorene from Over Polished for putting this challenge together and for letting me join.  I'm having fun with it.

Now, this mani was really hard to do (for me) even though it was originally going to be easy, at least I thought so.  After starting this many I managed to mess up 3 nails within a few minutes.  I spilled my Revlon Red nail polish everywhere, and then my camera started acting up. It pissed me off so bad.... To the point where I almost quit completely.

Without further ado, I apologize for the dark lines. My camera was being a turd:

I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Revlon Red.

I decided to continue with the chalenge, the only way I will get better is by trying more.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #2 - Holiday Song

Hey, it's that time again.  Christmas Challenge mani # 2 -  Holiday song.

I don't really listen to Christmas music because it's kind of cheesy, but my favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells.

Here is the best version of the song I've heard, by August Burns Red

Now, this mani seemed like it would turn out pretty good.  I'm actually kind of proud how these turned out.

I used:

Essence A Piece of Forever from the Twilight collection
China Glaze Liquid Leather

Do these look like bells to you?  What's your favorite Christmas song?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Joe Fresh - Evergreen

I really wish that Joe Fresh was a US company.  I love their colors, they are so awesome. Today's color is Evergreen.

The formula is fantastic.  This polish is very dark green with gold shimmer.  I really really dig it.  It is a Christmas color, that's why I saved it for so long.  I like how easy it is to apply Joe Fresh the bottle are short and the short brush with the fat lid helps me paint nails better.  I recommend that if you can get these do, they are very good polishes and very affordable.  Now onto the fun stuff.

What's your favorite Christmas nail polish?



Hello again!

I have so many pics, so be prepared for multiple blog posts....

I am sure you all are fully aware of how much I LOVE HOLOS. I mean I am a self professed, holo whore and a man whore for holos.

I only have a few of these beauties, but I will have many more soon enough.  This post is Gosh Holographic Hero.  It is a silver linear holo. I love it so much.  This is 2 coats, however 1 coat is opaque. I have a mental thing where I'm not done until I have 2 coats.

Pics don't do this justice, as to how amazing this is in real life.  If you have the opportunity to get your hands on this nail polish.  DO IT!

I am wearing Seche Vite topcoat.

Let me know what you think.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge #1 - Christmas Tree

Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well!  As you can see, I have joined a Nail art challenge.  I think nail art is amazing and some of the bloggers I follow do an amazing job at it. All of the bloggers doing this challenge do amazing nail art....  Me not so much.  I have good ideas but translated to my nails, I fail.

Today's challenge is Christmas Tree.  Well I had this amazing idea, and then I started trying to translate it to my nail, and messed up immediately. Though I messed it up I did have fun trying.

So without further ado, I give you my first nail art disastercure for the challenge.

I am wearing Sinful Colors Snow me white, with Joe Fresh Evergreen and NYC Madison Avenue.

Please be gentle.  I am a nail art noob of the highest order.