Friday, May 31, 2013

Green, Blue, & Pink Watermarble

Happy Friday ladies! OMG I spent 30+ hours in the past 4 days taking an online course and studying for my NCLEX. My brain is fried so here's another short post with a watermarble. I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes: Green With Envy, Blue Me Away, and Coral Reef. The glitter on my accent is OPI Crown Me Already. I wore this for 2 full days and it really grew on me =]

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Yellow, Orange, and Pink Watermarble

Hi ladies! Sorry for the boring title LOL. I have a quick post for you today because I'm doing my online Kaplan course this week and it's pretty much taking up all my time. I haven't water marbled in about 2 1/2 months so this one is not my best. No worries though, I tried again and have a better one coming up this week! For this water marble I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes: Mellow Yellow, Sun Kissed, and Coral Reef. How much do you all enjoy doing water marbling?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Nails

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Today I have a mani to celebrate the holiday and I used my new Winstonia plates. I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and stamped using Winstonia W107 in OPI I Saw... U Saw... We Saw... Warsaw and Konad Red. I wish I had Konad Blue because I had to try so many different blues to stamp with. I'm glad I finally found one that worked! So what's everyone up to for today--BBQ, Memorial Day nails? Whatever it is, I hope everyone has fun and has a mani just as fun.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

OPI Anti-Bleak & OPI Pink Yet Lavender Reverse Glitter Gradient

Hi beauties! Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I know I am. I had so many graduation festivities last week that all I want to do this weekend is sleep. Don't worry, I did my nails too. Here's a mani I wore a couple weeks ago when my preceptorship ended and I was finally able to do my nails. I used OPI Anti-Bleak and then did a reverse glitter gradient using OPI Pink Yet Lavender. Reverse glitter gradients are really growing on me because they're very pretty and take very little time to do!

Friday, May 24, 2013

My Graduation Mani!

Happy Friday everyone! Yesterday I graduated from a 2 year RN Nursing Program! I will be taking my NCLEX sometime this summer so I'll keep you guys updated on how that goes. It was so hard blogging during the program because we're not allowed to wear nail polish, but I kept at it. Thanks for sticking with me for all this time even though at times I wasn't able to post very often. I still have to study for my boards, but I know I will definitely be able to post more often.

Onto my nails! I did a mani to match my dress. I used China Glaze: Neon & On & On (pink), Too Yacht to Handle (blue-green), and Glistening Snow (glitter). The stamp is BM 201 in Konad White. In person the white stamp looks more white, I think in the photo the pink kind of comes through a bit. I was planning on doing my nails again today, but I'm having a difficult taking these off especially because they have no chips and they look pretty awesome.

Here's me flashin' my mani at graduation

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Emily de Molly Bright Young Things

Hi lovelies. Today I have one of my few indie polishes to show you. I won this polish along with a 4 other indies in a contest from Llarowe back in February. I got to choose any 5 polishes from her site--it literally took me all day to decide! This one is Emily de Molly over OPI Black Onyx. They looked even more awesome in person!

Here are all of the indies I chose as my prize. Freaking cool right?!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Born Pretty Store--2mm Colorful Stud Review

Hey my polished pretties! Today I have 2mm colored studs to review from Born Pretty Store. They are 2mm in size and turquoise in color. I'm loving the stud trend this year! I have mostly been seeing basic colors like silver and gold being used, but I was really excited when I saw a variety of colors like pink, blue, turquoise, orange, and black offered on the Born Pretty site. For this mani I used OPI Can't Find My Czechbook and stamped using BM 319 in China Glaze Adore. The blue glitter is OPI Liquid Sand Tiffany Case. To apply the studs on my nails I used topcoat and tweezers for placement and sealed them in with topcoat. I wore them for a little over a day, went shopping, and didn't lose any studs!

You can wear just a couple studs on each nail, or go nuts on one nail like I did. Either way, they're such an easy way to jazz up your nails especially if you're not great at doing nail art. You can purchase a bag here for $5.84 and this particular color is #2205. Get 10% off of your entire purchase using my coupon code: NV7X31.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Essie In the Cab-ana & Nailz Craze NC 01

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I know I did! It was my first weekend without any schoolwork in such a long time and I got to spend some time with my family. I also had a chance to do my nails a lot so I'm a happy camper. Here's one of the manis I did over the weekend. I used Essie In the Cab-ana and stamped using Nailz Craze NC 01 in Konad White. The accent nail is OPI Liquid Sand Solitaire. I can't tell you enough how much I'm loving all of the OPI Liquid Sand polishes from the Bond Girls collection!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Marilyn Monroe Mani with GLAM 01

HAPPY FRIDAY LOVES! Can you tell I'm happy? Yesterday I finished my last day of preceptorship for the nursing program I'm in so it's official, I'm graduating nursing school on May 23! As you can imagine, the first thing I did today was paint my nails. I have quite a few products lined up to review so the first one I wanted to try was a new stamping plate by Just Ricarda. She made her first stamping plate and was nice enough to send it to me to try it out. For this mani, I used OPI Pink Friday and stamped using GLAM 01 in Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Presto Pink and Konad Black. The accent nail is OPI Black Onyx. How cute are these?!

So far I only used 3 images from this plate, but so far I love it and can already think of new mani ideas. This plate is available for $7 (plus $1-2 shipping depending on your location) on Just Ricarda's Etsy Shop. She also has a photo of the whole plate on her page so be sure to check it out! 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

heartNAT's 2 Year Blogiversary Giveaway--Winner Announcement

Happy Sunday! Sorry I took a couple days extra to announce the winner of my giveaway. I've been so busy with my preceptorship, but I finally got around to it. I have emailed the winner and I'm awaiting a reply so check your inboxes ladies! More good news, my last day of preceptorship for the nursing program I'm in is this Thursday. That not only means I will officially graduate in a couple weeks, but I will also be painting my nails regularly again. Believe me when I say I've been counting the days!

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