Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm back from my honeymoon!

Aloooooha! I have missed all my lovely followers and I'm excited to start blogging again. In case anyone missed it, I got married on July 14th in Hawaii and had a lovely honeymoon there. My husband and I actually got back home last week, but we spent another week just enjoying time off from work. I'll post a few pics, but our professional photos will be done in about 2 weeks so I'll share more with you all at that time.

I decided to do my own nails for the wedding. I bought a few pink nail polishes and took forever picking which one to use, but I'm happy with my selection. For my base color I used O.P.I. Strawberry Margarita. It's a bright, medium shade of pink. It's a creme and I believe I used 3 coats here. I used BM 220 in Konad White. I added silver glitter to the center of all the flowers. Sorry for the blurry photos. We were on the 29th floor of our hotel and I was trying to take these pics ASAP and go back inside. It was actually terrifying for me just standing on our balcony because it was so high up lol. I would've taken more pics, but I was so busy that I didn't find the time.

I'll post a few of our professional pics when I get them next month, but I just want to share a part of my wedding with you all <3

Thursday, July 14, 2011

China Glaze Recycle and BM 208

So this is my first time trying a scheduled post. I decided to schedule this for my wedding day (today) so I can say hi to all my lovely followers =] Hope it works! Here's Auntie Jen's mani I did at the 'nail party' I went to about a week and a half ago. She used China Glaze Recycle and I stamped using BM 208 in Konad White. I actually love how there's a couple inverted images on the new BM plates because it makes it super easy to do an accent nail. Hope everyone liked the guest nails througout the week! Now I'm going to disappear on my honeymoon for a bit I'll miss everyone =]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

China Glaze Ruby Deer and BM 221

I think I still had some clean up to do on this mani, but I snapped a pic anyways! Here's Jasmine's mani. She used China Glaze Ruby Deer as a base and I stamped using BM 221 with Konad Yellow. Perfect for summer! Off topic, I should be sleeping right now. I have an early flight tomorrow to Hawaii and my wedding is going to take place there on Thursday!! I have one more guest mani to post, but other than that I'll pretty much be M.I.A. for the week on my honeymoon =D I'll post some pics when I come back!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

China Glaze Recycle and BM 210

Here's Merinna's mani I also did last week. It came out nicely, but it wasn't our initial idea. She wanted me to use the feather stamp, but for some reason it wasn't picking up correctly, and she wanted me to stamp in red, but even my Konad red didn't show up much over the grey. Anyways, this was the closest image to the feathers. Merinna used China Glaze Recycle as a base. I stamped using BM 210 and Konad Yellow.

Friday, July 8, 2011

China Glaze Classic Camel and BM 219

I have more guest nails for you all today! I'll just make these next few guest nail posts quick ones since I'll be pretty busy until I leave to Hawaii on Tuesday. This is Merissa's mani. She used China Glaze Classic Camel as a base. I stamped using BM 219 in Konad black. This is actually a tip design, but it doesn't have to be used as one. I got this idea from this video by soguesswhat11. I wanted to add some gold glitter along the lines, but I didn't bring most of my nail stuff to my friend's house so I wasn't able to. Oh well, still cute!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

OPI Planks A Lot and Konad M65

WOW. This is the longest I've gone so far without doing an actual nail post. My wedding is exactly a week away! I've either been to tired or too busy to post. I actually have stuff to post, just haven't made the time to actually do it. I went to my friend's house last week and did stamping manicures for her and some of her family. It was my first time doing something like that, but it was really fun and I can't wait to do it again. I'll be posting the guest nails throughout the week. First up, Angeline's mani. She used O.P.I. Planks A Lot as a base. I stamped using Konad M65 in China Glaze Emotion. Emotion is another one from the Romantique collection and just like the rest of the collection, it stamps great.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to announce the winner from my 100 follower giveaway. I used to randomly select a winner and it's... Gina from soguesswhat11! Congratulations to her! Here's a recap of what she won:

Color Club Covered in Diamonds
CG Life Preserver
CG Ahoy!
CG Hey Sailor
CG First Mate
CG Starboard
CG Lighthouse

I just wanted to also say thank you to all of my followers and to those who entered the giveaway. I'm thrilled to be able to share this passion with such a wonderful community =]

Friday, July 1, 2011

Yay for Awards!

I've received a lot of awards these past couple weeks and I've taken so long to get around to them, but better late than never, right?!

I received the Sunshine Award from Diana at Dutch DianaNails and NonsenseThe Manicured Monkey, Sara at Sara's Pretty Little Things

The rules are as followed:

- Thank the person who gave you this award
- Write a post about it
- Answer the questions below
- Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it and send them message to let them know.

The questions:
  1. Favorite color: I really like yellow and green. I can't pick one! 
  2. Favorite animal: Giraffe
  3. Favorite number: 24
  4. What perfume am I using right now? None
  5. Something you always wear with you and identifies you: My engagement ring. In 2 weeks I get to add the wedding band! =]
  6. What’s your passion? Isn't everyone going to answer this the same? Nail polish and nail art, duh!
  7. Getting or giving presents? I'm going to have to be honest and say getting. I don't mind giving presents, but I kinda suck at deciding on something good to get for other people.
  8. What was the last eyeshadow you used? I never use eye shadow.
  9. Favorite day of the week:  Whenever my fiancee has his days off haha. Usually it's been Monday and Tuesday.
  10. Are your nails painted right now? Yes, as always! That will sadly all change when I start a nursing program in September ='[
I received the Top 10 Award from Sarahlouise at Spellbinding Nails, Stephanie at So Nailed

I have received this one a couple times before so forgive me for not answering the questions again =P


I'm not really sure what to call this award, but I received this lovely award from Sara at Sara's Pretty Little Things


And lastly I received the Liebster Blog Award from Alexis and Summer at Groupie Glam

Thanks so much to everyone, it's wonderful knowing how many people enjoy and recognize my blog. I'm sorry if I forgot anyone who gave me an award, but I'm pretty sure I got everyone. <3