Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Christmas Time!

Thanksgiving is over and that can only mean one thing... It’s Christmas time.  So, from this point on I plan to wear only Christmas/Holiday Manicures (accept for the occasional “game day” mani if I feel so inclined).  So, let’s start with this one:  

I'm in LOVE with it!!!  If this doesn't just SCREAM Christmas, I don't know what else does.  This is what I used: 

Isn't this the cutest set?!!  It was a "Pre-Christmas Present." 

Nails - (China Glaze) Party Hearty
Tips - (China Glaze) Phat Santa and Jolly Holly

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving America!!!   I chose this color because it looks just like Pumpkin Pie (which are baking in my oven right now). Yum!  This is my second Thanksgiving since moving to Canada, but I can't bring myself to not celebrate it.  I am and will always be an American girl no matter where I live.  Many of you will remember this color.  It's from last years (2009) Holiday Collection by OPI. 

Nails - (OPI) Ginger Bells
Leaves - (China Glaze) HI-TEK (IP) BM04

Monday, November 22, 2010

Let it snow!

Last night we had our first blizzard of the season so, I thought I would share my snowy mani with you.

Tips - (Sally Hansen) Ocean View
Nails - (China Glaze) Snow Globe
Snowflakes - (KSP) White (IP) m59

Friday, November 19, 2010

Claire's Chunky Blue

This is my substitute for Deborah Lippmann - Lady Sings The Blues. Each time I view a swatch of LSTB, Claire’s Chunky Blue comes to mind.  It’s certainly not a dupe, but the idea is the same - Navy polish with glitter and hex glitter.  Claire’s released theirs last year so I have to wonder who came up with the idea first........ hummmmmmm?  The color is a much deeper navy in real life. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


While I am STILL enjoying Zombie Zest on my hands, here is one from the vault to share with you.  Thankfully my skills have improved since then!!!

Nails - (OPI) Brisbane Bronze 
Design - (KSP) Black (IP) M57

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Double Post!

The other day a little package arrived from yet another wonderful friend of mine back in the States.  And you guessed it.... more polish!!!  Here are two of the three that she sent.
I’m currently wearing this one, China Glaze Zombie Zest which I absolutely LOVE!

This next one didn’t turn out exactly how I saw it in my mind.  I was inspired by the tracks left in the snow by the snow machine / snow mobiles up here.  I tried to create the "track" look on my tips. Close, but the idea was better than the execution this time.

Nails - (China Glaze) Platinum Silver
Tips - (KSP) Black (IP) BM18

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Beauty Trend – Khaki Nails

Apparently Khaki is a BIG trend for nails this fall.   A friend shared this article with me:
In the article, “Chicago Champagne Toast” by OPI was one of the suggested colors.  I just happen to have it!   

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thirty something going on 12

I was in a strange mood last night and this mani was the result.  It looks like a manicure for a 12 year old.  Sparkly fuchsia with a pink Unicorn.  It’s a lot brighter in real life.  My camera didn’t want to cooperate.  Anyway, this brings back the days of grade school and Friday nights at the roller skating rink, Unicorn stickers and Trapper Keepers.  Ahhhhh.... good times.

Nails - (Sinful Colors) Forget Now
Design - (KSP) Pastel Pink (IP) m28

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A little more of the Diva

Nails - (OPI) Diva of Geneva
Design - (KSP) Black (IP) BM21

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Diva of Geneva

Thanks to a wonderful friend, I finally have my hands on a bottle of OPI's "Diva of Geneva" from this year’s Swiss Collection.  She was also kind enough to send me "Ski Teal We Drop" as well.  I'm loving both!  As you can probably guess, it's not easy to get polish when you live in the Arctic. I can't just run to the store each time a new collection comes out because they don't carry nail polish up here.  What???!!!  Unheard of!!!  <<Gasp>> I know!!!  It’s not a good situation for a polish addict like me to be in.  Ok, well there is ONE store that DOES carry a handful of Wet n Wild brand polishes.  But, they want over 8 dollars for it.  Can you believe that??!!  I'm not about to pay OPI prices for Wet n Wild!!!  Nothing against Wet n Wild, I have a few of their polishes in my collection, but I used to get them for 99 cents when I lived in the States.  Even in desperate moments of instant gratification deficiency I STILL have not caved and purchased one.  I so envy all of you out there who have the world of polish at your fingertips..... literally.  Enjoy!