Thursday, July 21, 2011


The title is an ode to Chris Evans' character in Fantastic Four, whom I'll be checking out in Captain America this weekend (heeheehee, I'm sure the movie will be good too). I love a good movie, although I guess I should bring the hype down because those are the ones that tend to disappoint the most. Anyhoo, I guess I should be talking about smores as oppose to movies, my flames are more like campfires and not superheroes. There I go again with the food reference lol. Perhaps I should talk about food I know, I've never had a smore, only toasted marshmallows. I'm hoping next time we make it to the campsite we'll remember all the ingredients and make some traditional smores, over a campfire--ooo like the fire on my nails

For the base I used Orly's 'Liquid Vinyl'. For the first layer of fire, I used Orly's 'Poison Apple', the second layer, OPI's 'A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find', and the third layer, Nubar's 'Hot Yellow', all topped off with two coats of Seche Vite.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Oh the joys of experiments, from creating some awesome chemical in chemistry class to trying out every hot pink til you find the one that's most visible from across the room, experiments are FUN! I still remember making a tie dye shirt my sophomore year in highschool (and yes I still have it) that was probably one of the best assignments in the class. (I also enjoyed the one where I wrote/sang a song about 'iron' from the chart of elements, our assignment was to 'present' an element and I got stuck with iron, so I had to think outside the box---embarrassing yet fun and I'd do it again) Tie-dyed items seem to be popping up everywhere and I've always wanted to create another shirt, so instead I painted my nails, at least the way I interpreted tie-dye. I'm gonna continue to perfect this one, I believe I will be able to capture tie-dye...I can do it! (in my Rob Schneider voice lol)

As a base I used Sally Hansen SALON's 'All the White Stuff'. For the 'dyes' I used all China Glaze neon colors, 'Yellow Polka Dot Bikini'--hot yellow, 'Pool Party'--hot pink, 'Sun Worshiper'--hot orange, 'Towel Boy Toy'--hot blue, and 'Kiwi Cool-ada'--hot green, all topped off with two coats of Seche Vite

Friday, July 8, 2011

They're Magically Delicious!

Blue half moons, purple horseshoes, pink hearts, pots of gold, and green clovers can only make you think of one thing....Lucky Charms! Yum! Theres nothing like a bland oat cereal spunked up with some colorful marshmallows. The marshmallows have changed up so much over the years I didn't know which ones I wanted, so I picked the ones I remembered the most as a kid--although I believe the pot of gold is a fairly new edition, but who doesn't want any gold, especially a pot full. Heehee. I've been itching to do this design and I'm not sure why (my favorite cereal is actually Cinnamon Toast Crunch) but I kept puttin it off because I was so intimidated by Lucky (the leprechaun). I don't wanna toot my own horn or anything but I'm very pleased with how he came out (toot toot). They're always after me lucky charms!


I used Orly's 'Poison Apple' as a base. For Lucky, on the thumb, I used China Glaze's 'Sunset Sail' for his face, Nina Ultra Pro's 'Guava' and Orly's 'Truly Tangerine', mixed together for his hair, Nail Art Pen by Nubar--Basic White for his eyes and mouth, Nail Art Pen by Nubar--Black for his eyes, and Sinful Color's 'HD Nails' for his hat and shirt. For "Lucky Charms" I used Nail Art Pen by Nubar--Sunny Yellow. For the rainbow on the pinky I used Orly's 'Snowcone', Zoya's 'Pippa', and Orly's 'It's Not You, Its Me', and for the clover, on the pointer, I used Sinful Color's 'HD Nails', all topped off with two coats of Seche Vite.

I used Orly's 'Poison Apple' as a base. For the pot of gold I used Zoya's 'Pippa' and Orly's 'Solid Gold. For the pink heart I used Orly's 'Its Not You, Its Me'. For the green clover/hat combo I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 'Lickety-Split Lime' and Sally Hansen SALON's 'All the White Stuff' mixed together for the hat, for the clover I used Sinful Color's 'HD Nails'. For the purple horseshoe I used OPI's 'Done Out in Deco' and China Glaze's 'Grape Pop' mixed together. For the blue half moon I used Orly's 'Snowcone', all topped off with two coats of Seche Vite.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July!! Sure I love me some bbq but all I really care about is seeing the fireworks....whoot whoot-- oh and of course I'm excited about having the day off of work too...whoot whoot lol. Anyhow I figure what better way to celebrate than to do my nails YAY! So red, white, and blue with stars, stripes and fireworks (or at least my attempt at it heehee--I have time to work on that for next year). Me being all patriotic and stuff ...

For the bases I used Avon's Speed Dry 'Red Rouge', OPI's 'Alpine Snow', and Orly's 'Royal Navy'. Using the nail art brush I also used these colors to make the stars, stripes and the top block of the American flag. For the gold and silver dots on the ring finger (right hand) I used Kiss Brush-On Nail Art-- Rock Star and Kiss Brush-On Nail Art-- Gold Glitter. For the fireworks I used Kiss Brush-On Nail Art-- Rock Star, Kiss Brush-On Nail Art-- Gold Glitter, Kiss Brush-On Nail Art-- White, Kiss Brush-On Nail Art-- Dark Purple, Kiss Brush-On Nail Art-- Pearl Blue, L.A. Colors Art Deco--Bright Green and So Easy Stripe Rite--Yellow, all topped off with two coats of Seche Vite