Monday, January 30, 2012

Edgy Leaves


For this post, I bring you Essie in 'Pretty Edgy'. I caught this picture as the sun was setting behind some houses. I'm not sure if you can tell, but it's reflected on my nails, which I think is pretty cool.

I thought a nice leafy print would work well with this color so I got out my Bundle Monster plate (BM19) and stamped my ring finger using Konad special polish in white.

Let me tell you if you don't know already - the original Bundle Monster full nail images are quite small. Even after I cut my nails down, the image didn't cover my nail - almost, but not entirely. I just stamped wherever I thought looked unfinished and voila! I was happy with how it came out.

If you're curious about the size of these full nail images, check out this AWESOME post by the Nailasaurus. She compares the sizes of full nail images from Konad, original Bundle Monster, new Bundle Monster, and Red Angel - very, very awesome. She is a must follow, especially if you love stamping! Love. That. Blog.

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Year of the Dragon


Yesterday was the Lunar New Year and we're now in the year of the Dragon! Over the weekend I had planned a manicure to celebrate but it was a big fail, so I ended up doing something else and it came out much better.

I was so happy with how this turned out! Looks like fire doesn't it?? Fiery Dragon's breath right on my nails! I used Zoya in 'Kimmy' and Orly in 'Glitz & Glamour'.

That's all for now! I wish everyone loads of happiness and good health! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

In the Mood


I'm so excited today! I made my very first video playing with Claire's Mood Color Changing Nail Polish in Awesome/Silly! What a perfect name to go with my mood right now too! It feels so awesome to create something and just a teensy bit silly because I'm not sure if anyone will even be interested in watching my nails change colors. Regardless, it was fun to put together! So here it is :)

And some pics!

First pic is indoor light. Second pic is using flash, which IMO is more color accurate than the first one. (*Edited to add: lighter color (Silly) is under hot water and darker color (Awesome) is under cold water*)

So, I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed putting it together! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012



This post is all about the mani I sported in honor of my niece's 10th birthday last week using her two favorite colors - yellow and purple.

I used China Glaze - Happy Go Lucky for the yellow base and Art Club by Color Club striper - Orchistra for the purple stripes.

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by! =)


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Special Day, Special Color


Today is my niece’s 10th birthday! I can’t believe she’s growing up so fast! Seems like only yesterday she was this tiny baby girl and now she’s getting so tall! Her party is this weekend, so later I’m going to do a mani using her favorite colors – yellow and purple. But for this post, I have something else to show you!

Yesterday I received a bottle of De-Luxe-Cious that I won from Color Club and it is such a unique color! It’s this steel-y bluish gray color with a ton of holographic glitter. See for yourself!

De-Luxe-Cious is a bit sheer. I did three coats in the first picture. In the second picture I did two coats over a coat of Sci-Fi by China Glaze. To me, De-Luxe-Cious by itself has a softer look and has more depth to it, which I think I prefer. Can you see a difference?

Until next time! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 6, 2012

In Da Club


So Color Club does this giveaway on Facebook every Friday where they post a bottle picture of a Color Club nail polish and you e-mail them two guesses of what the name of the nail polish is. Usually the winner is the first person who guesses it right, but today they let the first five win, and guess what?? I was one of the five! In honor of Color Club's generosity, I wanted to do a celebratory mani using one of my Color Club polishes - Ultra Violet.

I did two coats here. In the pictures it looks like I could've used another coat, but it looks fine to my naked eye. I don't even know how many pictures I took, but it was a lot! My camera just refused to pick up the gorgeous duochrome. If you think the picture looks nice, it looks even better in person! Even when FH saw it, he said "Ooh, it's chromey!" Of course he meant duochromey, but it was cute nonetheless hehe.

If you aren't following Color Club on Facebook, here's the link: Color Club Facebook Page. Even if you prefer not to participate in their giveaways, people post a lot of nice pictures on their wall, so check them out. =)

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 5, 2012



My name is Jen and I'm a shopaholic. I'm pretty bad because I end up buying things that I don't really use. For instance, high heels. I have all these high heels that I don't really wear, but I do love to whip them out every so often and prance around in them. I went to TJ Maxx last month and came across these pretty Nine West lace heels for $39.99.

Turns out my friend bought a pair for our other friend and for herself as well. Her sister even has a pair! These ladies have great taste, so it makes me even happier with my purchase.

Look,someone else was interested too...

That's Bacon's brother. He's such a cutie!

Okay, that's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, Fresh Start


Man, where does the time go?? It seems like only yesterday that I moved! Now here we are starting a new year. I hope everyone’s holidays were wonderful! I spent my holidays hanging out with friends and family – it was nice. I just love all the Christmas decorations in the neighborhood! It’s not something I saw much of where I used to live and I am loooving it!

So in June, I told you guys that my boyfriend proposed to me and that we’d be getting married January 17, 2012. Well, we decided to postpone the big shindig and we really don’t know when we’re going to get to it, but eventually perhaps!

Something I really want to do is to keep up with the blogging. And I know I’ve been all about the nail polish, but I might start branching out to the world of fashion and maybe even makeup. I am, by no means at all, an expert in any of these areas, but I really want to share my loves with you loves!

For now, I share with you the manicure that I sported to welcome 2012!

First picture was taken in sunlight by my window. Second picture was taken under a lamp. At first, this was just going to be my pedicure, but after I was done painting the little piggies, I knew I just had to paint my tips the same! It is just so utterly blingtastic!

So here's to a happy new year! I wish everyone good health and happiness! Thanks for stopping by! =)