Tuesday, July 31, 2012

PCFC July 31st Olympic Medals


For this mani, I decided to try out my new China Glaze. It seems a perfect shade for the medal ribbons for this years Olympics.
On my thumb is China Glaze in Coconut Kiss - it's such a fabulous shimmery purple, I couldn't turn it down.
My first finger sports the gold medal - 3 coats of Sinful Colors Paris, and my attempt at a half circle of Coconut Kiss
Middle finger is the silver medal - 2 coats of Wet n Wild Fast Dry Silvivor
Bronze for my ring finger with 1 coat of CG Mahogany Magic from the Hunger Games Collection and a lovely coat of Essence Color & Go Gold Fever. I was surprised at this polish, it does have lovely flecks of gold in it, but has the perfect hint of red flecks that worked so well with the MM.
Pinkie is dressed again in CG Coconut Kiss. 
I was pretty pleased with this mani, although I definatly need to work on the half moon free hand.
Hope you see your team wearing one of these at the games in 2012!

Debbie @ The Crumpet - http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/
Neivys - http://maquiclubgirl.blogspot.com/
arlene @ http://euzefelus27-nailart.blogspot.com/
Helena - http://nailwish.blogspot.com.es/
Cuti-CLUE-les - http://cuti-clue-les.blogspot.com/
Katee - http://www.agirlandherpolish.com
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/
Misha - www.enigmatic-rambles.blogspot.com
Melissa - http://www.misadventuresofawannabemartha.com/
Laurie http://dressedupdigits.blogspot.com/
Lucie @ Lucy's Stash www.lucysstash.com
Jane- http://absolutevarnish.blogspot.com/
Amber www.nevernakednails.blogspot.com
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net
Jackie- http://memasmanis-jackie.blogspot.com/
Rychelle @ Colorsplash Nails- http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com/
Stella - http://mywetnails.blogspot.com
Missy @ http://missysmanis.blogspot.co.uk/
Kim @ http://apolishedaddiction.blogspot.com/
Angie @ http://ourpaintedworld.wordpress.com
Bazzia @ http://polishmymind.blogspot.se/
Missy the Manicured Maniac @ http://melissahenderson95.blogspot.com/
Michelle @ http://lacquerorleaveher.blogspot.com/
Nikki @ http://www.lilgreenheart.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth @ http://nailpolishismycrack.blogspot.com/
Ana Cris @ http://www.estacerradaladrogueria.blogspot.com.es/
Shayleen @ http://simplyhandyallyear.blogspot.com/
Dina @ http://secretarysnailart.blogspot.no/
Nayade @ Toxic Vanity http://www.toxicvanity.com
Karen @ http://nailsbykaybel.blogspot.com
Kelly (aka Nail Obsessed) @ http://crazynaillady.blogspot.com
Noniq @ Noniq Diary http://noniq.blogspot.com
Marce7ina - http://marce7ina.blogspot.com
Courtney - http://cute-iclechronicles.com
Chrisie @ http://fingersandtoads.blogspot.com
Emily @ http://emily-nailtailes.blogspot.com
Candace @ http://lifeaskandistar.blogspot.ca/

Monday, July 30, 2012

Oh My Stars! First Nail Mail

Holy cow I was like a little kid at Christmas, my packages couldn't get here fast enough!
I joined Copious and got 2 polished, Zoya Moxie from user Cathy Capozzoli and China Glaze Riveting from the Hunger Games Collection from user Harri for just a $.02! Major score for me and Copious rocks with their new user Gift Credits. Check it out if you're interested! http://copious.com/invites/500ada6d8451e012b303aa3c
Cathy send my Zoya super fast and I got it in about a week from when I purchased it. Harri was on vacation when I bought the China Glaze but it's shipped now and I'm impatiently tapping my fingers for it!
Zoya Moxie is just amazing it's a beautiful berry color and the formula is so smooth and applies so well! I only needed 2 coats to get opacity on my mani.
I'm totally in love with Zoya so far! I've seen several swatches from the different collections with the other bloggers I follow and cannot wait to get my hands on some more!
My poor pocketbook!! :-)
Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

PCFC July 28th Olympic rings

Weeelllll this one didn't turn out quite as I had it in my head. What I had planned was to do all the colors of the rings in order, then do rings in opposite colors, with a star burst in the middle. Ugh, well, lesson learned.

Sally Hanson Insta-Dry in Bye Blue on my thumb, stamped with SE - 20 in Sinful Colors Tokyo Pearl and I did the ring in NYC Long Lasting in Big Apple Red, pointer finger in Sally Hanson in Mellow Yellow and the ring in New York Color in High Lime Green, NYC in Black Lace for the middle finger and since I couldn't do black over black, I used Sinful Colors in Tokyo Pearl. My ring finger is in NYC High Lime Green with Mellow Yellow and my pinkie in NYC Big Apple Red with the Bye Blue ring.

Oh well, not the best, but defiantly not my worst!

Hope everyone had a great time watching the opening ceremonies!!




Debbie @ The Crumpet - http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/
Neivys - http://maquiclubgirl.blogspot.com/
arlene @ http://euzefelus27-nailart.blogspot.com/
Helena - http://nailwish.blogspot.com.es/
Cuti-CLUE-les - http://cuti-clue-les.blogspot.com/
Katee - http://www.agirlandherpolish.com
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/
Misha - www.enigmatic-rambles.blogspot.com
Melissa - http://www.misadventuresofawannabemartha.com/
Laurie http://dressedupdigits.blogspot.com/
Lucie @ Lucy's Stash www.lucysstash.com
Jane- http://absolutevarnish.blogspot.com/
Amber www.nevernakednails.blogspot.com
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net
Jackie- http://memasmanis-jackie.blogspot.com/
Rychelle @ Colorsplash Nails- http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com/
Stella - http://mywetnails.blogspot.com
Missy @ http://missysmanis.blogspot.co.uk/
Kim @ http://apolishedaddiction.blogspot.com/
Angie @ http://ourpaintedworld.wordpress.com
Bazzia @ http://polishmymind.blogspot.se/
Missy the Manicured Maniac @ http://melissahenderson95.blogspot.com/
Michelle @ http://lacquerorleaveher.blogspot.com/
Nikki @ http://www.lilgreenheart.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth @ http://nailpolishismycrack.blogspot.com/
Ana Cris @ http://www.estacerradaladrogueria.blogspot.com.es/
Shayleen @ http://simplyhandyallyear.blogspot.com/
Dina @ http://secretarysnailart.blogspot.no/
Nayade @ Toxic Vanity http://www.toxicvanity.com
Karen @ http://nailsbykaybel.blogspot.com
Kelly (aka Nail Obsessed) @ http://crazynaillady.blogspot.com
Noniq @ Noniq Diary http://noniq.blogspot.com
Marce7ina - http://marce7ina.blogspot.com
Courtney - http://cute-iclechronicles.com
Chrisie @ http://fingersandtoads.blogspot.com
Emily @ http://emily-nailtailes.blogspot.com
Candace @ http://lifeaskandistar.blogspot.ca/

Friday, July 27, 2012

PCFC July 27th Olympic Opening Ceremony/Flag

There is so much history behind the Olympics - it's an amazing tradition originating from Greece, with recorded games dating 776 B.C.
The first event was running - a cook named Coroebus ran 192 meters (naked) and won, making him the first Olympic Champion. What a long ways the events have come now!
What's your favorite event??

This mani bears two flags - USA and Australia. My mother is Australian, and I love my family there deeply, so there's no way I could do an Olympic Flag mani without both. I'm pretty excited at how it turned out too!

Thumb and middle finger with the USA flag are 1 coat of NYC Long Wearing in Big Apple Red Creme stripped with NYC Long Wearing French White Tip, Pure Ice French Kiss for the corner with French White Tip for the stars
Pointer and pinky finger are Pure Ice French Kiss, with NYC in French Tip, for the stars and star base, with NYC Big Apple Red for the jack.
Ring finger is 2 coats of NYC French White Tip, and I free handed the rings and 2012. No too shabby if I do say myself! :-)
Enjoy the games!



Check out the other Olympic mani Champions!



Debbie @ The Crumpet - http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/
Neivys - http://maquiclubgirl.blogspot.com/
arlene @ http://euzefelus27-nailart.blogspot.com/
Helena - http://nailwish.blogspot.com.es/
Cuti-CLUE-les - http://cuti-clue-les.blogspot.com/
Katee - http://www.agirlandherpolish.com
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/
Misha - www.enigmatic-rambles.blogspot.com
Melissa - http://www.misadventuresofawannabemartha.com/
Laurie http://dressedupdigits.blogspot.com/
Lucie @ Lucy's Stash www.lucysstash.com
Jane- http://absolutevarnish.blogspot.com/
Amber www.nevernakednails.blogspot.com
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net
Jackie- http://memasmanis-jackie.blogspot.com/
Rychelle @ Colorsplash Nails- http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com/
Stella - http://mywetnails.blogspot.com
Missy @ http://missysmanis.blogspot.co.uk/
Kim @ http://apolishedaddiction.blogspot.com/
Angie @ http://ourpaintedworld.wordpress.com
Bazzia @ http://polishmymind.blogspot.se/
Missy the Manicured Maniac @ http://melissahenderson95.blogspot.com/
Michelle @ http://lacquerorleaveher.blogspot.com/
Nikki @ http://www.lilgreenheart.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth @ http://nailpolishismycrack.blogspot.com/
Ana Cris @ http://www.estacerradaladrogueria.blogspot.com.es/
Shayleen @ http://simplyhandyallyear.blogspot.com/
Dina @ http://secretarysnailart.blogspot.no/
Nayade @ Toxic Vanity http://www.toxicvanity.com
Karen @ http://nailsbykaybel.blogspot.com
Kelly (aka Nail Obsessed) @ http://crazynaillady.blogspot.com
Noniq @ Noniq Diary http://noniq.blogspot.com
Marce7ina - http://marce7ina.blogspot.com
Courtney - http://cute-iclechronicles.com
Chrisie @ http://fingersandtoads.blogspot.com
Emily @ http://emily-nailtailes.blogspot.com
Candace @ http://lifeaskandistar.blogspot.ca/

Charis @



PCFC July 25th A Day At The Zoo

Sooooo for my Day at the Zoo mani, I remembered that they have snow leopard cubs at the zoo in Point Defiance.
I pulled a few pictures online about them and found that some of the cubs have bluish eyes when they are born.
For the base, I applied 2 coats of Sinful Colors in Tokyo Pearl, then free hand the spots in NYC Long Wearing in Black Lace Creme and dotted with Pure Ice in French Kiss. Topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite.
I really liked this mani, the French Kiss really made a great contrast.  :-)


Check out the other bloggers amazing art work.


Debbie @ The Crumpet - http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/
Neivys - http://maquiclubgirl.blogspot.com/
arlene @ http://euzefelus27-nailart.blogspot.com/
Helena - http://nailwish.blogspot.com.es/
Cuti-CLUE-les - http://cuti-clue-les.blogspot.com/
Katee - http://www.agirlandherpolish.com
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/
Misha - www.enigmatic-rambles.blogspot.com
Melissa - http://www.misadventuresofawannabemartha.com/
Laurie http://dressedupdigits.blogspot.com/
Lucie @ Lucy's Stash www.lucysstash.com
Jane- http://absolutevarnish.blogspot.com/
Amber www.nevernakednails.blogspot.com
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net
Jackie- http://memasmanis-jackie.blogspot.com/
Rychelle @ Colorsplash Nails- http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com/
Stella - http://mywetnails.blogspot.com
Missy @ http://missysmanis.blogspot.co.uk/
Kim @ http://apolishedaddiction.blogspot.com/
Angie @ http://ourpaintedworld.wordpress.com
Bazzia @ http://polishmymind.blogspot.se/
Missy the Manicured Maniac @ http://melissahenderson95.blogspot.com/
Michelle @ http://lacquerorleaveher.blogspot.com/
Nikki @ http://www.lilgreenheart.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth @ http://nailpolishismycrack.blogspot.com/
Ana Cris @ http://www.estacerradaladrogueria.blogspot.com.es/
Shayleen @ http://simplyhandyallyear.blogspot.com/
Dina @ http://secretarysnailart.blogspot.no/
Nayade @ Toxic Vanity http://www.toxicvanity.com
Karen @ http://nailsbykaybel.blogspot.com
Kelly (aka Nail Obsessed) @ http://crazynaillady.blogspot.com
Noniq @ Noniq Diary http://noniq.blogspot.com
Marce7ina - http://marce7ina.blogspot.com
Courtney - http://cute-iclechronicles.com
Chrisie @ http://fingersandtoads.blogspot.com
Emily @ http://emily-nailtailes.blogspot.com
Candace @ http://lifeaskandistar.blogspot.ca/

 

PCFC July 24th Red+yellow+orange

Ugh so late, so very very late on this one.  I didn't even bother to post it on the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge on Facebook.

Anywho - this is NYC Long Wearing polish in Times Square Tangerine Creme, 2 coats. Then taped off (badly) with Sally Hansen in Mellow Yellow and NYC Long Wearing in Bigg Apple Red Creme

I'm still trying to get the grove of taping for different effects. Ultimately I think that I'm just impatient and begin to tape to quickly.

Any tips are most welcome! Thanks for checking my blog out.






Check out the other guys/gals in the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge

Debbie @ The Crumpet - http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/
Lucie @ Lucy's Stash www.lucysstash.com
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net
Rychelle @ Colorsplash Nails- http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com/
Missy the Manicured Maniac @ http://melissahenderson95.blogspot.com/


Monday, July 16, 2012

MSMD mani - Fishtail Braid mani

Today I got inspiration for my MSMD mani from Ashley on my Facebook Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. She's amazing! This is her original mani.


And here is mine! My colours were Wet n Wild Fast Dry in Silvivor, L.A. Colors in Fiji Purple and China Glaze in Turned Up Turquoise. For my first one, I was pretty excited how it turned out!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

PCFC - July 14, Bastille Day

La FĂȘte Nationale

Well this mani didn't go as well as I'd hoped, for some reason I was having serious technical difficulties with my tape - who knew sticky tape could be so difficult to work with?!? haha
Anywho - here is my Bastille Day mani, pretty simple. :-)

I started with 2 coats of NYC Long Wearing in French White Tip, then used Big Apple Red and Pure Ice French Kiss to make the French flag.
Then I stamped with Wet n Wild Fast Dry in Silvivor the little starburst for fireworks. Topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite.

Happy Saturday!


Debbie @ The Crumpet - http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/
Lucie @ Lucy's Stash www.lucysstash.com
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net
Rychelle @ Colorsplash Nails- http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com/
Missy the Manicured Maniac @ http://melissahenderson95.blogspot.com/

PCFC - July 13th - Sea shells

My sea shells for today :-)

Two coats of Wet n Wild Megalast in I Need A Refresh-Mint
From Thumb to Pinkie: Stamped with Sinful Colors in Savage; Sinful Colours Nail Art in A Slice To Go; Fllirt Stamping Polish in White; Essence Nail Art Stamping Polish in Stamp Me Black; and Sinful Colors in Dream On.
I used Essence Color & Go in Make It Golden glitter over the top.



Don't forget to check out the amazing participants of the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

PCFC - July 11 - Pink + Purple

Todays challenge is pink and purple, and I'm feeling pretty good about this mani, even though I did kind of mess up the design. :-)
Started with 2  coats of Sinful Colors in Bianca - I love this colour, it's feminine/girly pink but sophisticated. I should have taken a photo of it before I stamped, but I will swatch it again for another post.
Then I stamped in Sinful Colors Dream On with SE-18 butterfly. I was surprised at how well this stamped, I didn't have to redo any of the pick ups and it transfered from the stamp perfectly. (it was just me and my wonky sight that can't line up the stamp very well, hehe)
I used a dotting tool to apply Sinful Colors in Dream On, and this is where  I goofed up. I thought I would be clever and do the dots on the left side of one finger and the right side of another,,,,,yeah that would have worked out if I had thought of it ahead of time when I was stamping, but alas, my left hand is doomed to be the misfit. Ah well, live and learn. :-)
Don't forget to check out the other ladies blogs/pictures that are doing the challenge as well. Happy Wednesday!

Debbie @ The Crumpet - http://thecrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/
Lucie @ Lucy's Stash www.lucysstash.com
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net
Rychelle @ Colorsplash Nails- http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com/
Missy the Manicured Maniac @ http://melissahenderson95.blogspot.com/