Friday, August 24, 2012

Crumpet's Nail Tarts - August 24th - Orange + Green

For today's challenge, I started with 2 coats of NYC Times Square Tangarine and used my handy dandy M.A.S.H. dotting tool I got from Amazon to do dots in NYC High Line Green.
I really like this mani, and I'm not a huge orange fan, but I do like the formula and look of this color. I kinda goofed on my pinkie, I was going to start doing more of a swirly star burst pattern and just got lost somehow, lol
Don't forget to check out the other amazing Tartletts and their 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/


Giveaways

Happy Friday my friends!!


Today my post is a total copy of the lovely Lacey at Lace and Lacquers when she posted all of the giveaways she knew about on Monday.
Happy Giveaway Entering! :-)

Me and My Nail Polish Nail Sauce Review and Giveaway - Ends August 25thOh So Lacquered - Wet n Wild Giveaway

Brit Nails - 1 Year Blogiversary Glittery Giveaway - Ends August 26th

Oh Three Oh Four - Birthday Giveaway! Ends August 28th

Midnight Manicures -Sea Lore Nail Polish Giveaway - Ends August 26th

Lipgloss Affairs - 220 Giveaway - Ends September 9The Do It Yourself Lady 1000 Follower Giveaway - Ends August 30

The Do It Yourself Lady - 1000 Follower Giveaway Ends August 30

Shelly's Sassy Nails - 500 Follower Giveaway - Ends September 6th

XO, Noelle - My Favorite Things Giveaway - Ends September 6th

Blog Hop by Circular Insanity

Circular Insanity has been kind enough to start a blog hop and I'm excited to see how it turns out!Circular Insanity Blog Hop

I was surprised to see that I now have 17 followers! Thanks so much my blog loving friends, I'm excited to share my blog with you. Hopefully it won't be too boring! :-)
I'm also going to share links to the other blogs that I've started following from the blog hop.
Several of these ladies are beauty blogs like Circular Insanity, and I'm so looking forward to reading their reviews......heaven knows I need all the beauty tips/help I can get for my beauty ignorance! :-)
I hope you enjoy these blogs!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Crumpet's Nail Tarts - August 22nd - Candy Floss

Today's mani was certianly a challenge for, because I couldn't come up with an idea for it!

I Googled some photos of candy floss aka cotton candy, but I wasn't really happy with what I was seeing. So I ended up doing a very simple mani.

I started off with 1 thick coat of Color Club in Blue-Ming and stamped several times with Wet n Wild in Tickled Pink with SH -04.
So here is my very simple mani.
On a side note, the foam board shelf I made, is doing great. It's holding up very well so far. No bowing or pulling away so far! I have about 60 polishes on it, and it seems to be doing great.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Crumpet's Nail Tarts - August 21st - Surfin USA

For today's Summer Challenge in the Crumpet's Nail Tarts (formerly known as Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge) we are doing Surfin USA.
I do love this mani, but I must confess that I picked a time that was rushed for me, and I got impatient with it and didn't do the best job. :-(
I decided to do a gradient with this mani, I started with 2 coats of Sinful Colors in Let's Meet then sponged on Wet n Wild in French White Creme and finally Sinful Colors in Savage. I'm not really happy with this gradient, I couldn't seem to get a good flow between the colors.
 Anyhoo, I tried to stamp a bikini on, but it didn't work very well with the lighter colors so I painted surfboards free hand instead. Like I said, no my best mani.
Don't forget to check out the other Tartlets!


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, August 20, 2012

DIY Foam Board Polish Shelf

I finally got supplies from Michaels and Target (they have cheap foam board!!!) and some fun duct tape at Michaels to make my own polish shelf, after I found a tutorial on YouTube here. Ever since then I've been so impatient to try it!
So here it is! I didn't buy too much foam board, I had some already, so it's kind of a mish mash of foam board, but this is something I will definatley be trying for other things. I'm thinking I might  make a smaller one for my daughter's little treasures.
What do you think?



Friday, August 17, 2012

PCFC - August 17th Fruit Salad

Weellll, so much for being on time.
 I got mixed up with the posts of what was supposed to be released today, and posted tomorrows mani on today's blog. Sheesh!! As I said on my post on Facebook I'm so on top of things I fell over on the other side!!
Without further ado, here is my simple fruit salad.

Gnarly Nails Giveaway!

Here's another giveaway!



http://gnarlygnails.blogspot.com/2012/08/999-Followers-Giveaway.html

Polished Criminals Giveaway!

Polished Criminals is having a 1,600 (WOW) follwer giveaway!
Go check them out!

http://www.polishedcriminails.com/2012/08/polished-criminails-1600-follower.html

PCFC - August 18th Bumblebees

This is one of my favorite manis so far. Mostly because I didn't glean any ideas from someone else, it's totally original. I do need to work on the structure of combining stamping with adding color to the bee/image though.
I originally thought it would be better to complete the bumblebee by stamping it then adding color to it first then stamp the flower, but as I did it, I discovered that I should have stamped both the bee and the flower accent, then go back and add the color to the bee. Oh well, it was a good lesson learned. Any tips on that one? I'd love any comments you might have.
I started with 2 coats of Wet n Wild in Tickled Pink, which I love. It's such a fabulously feminie pink, without being obnoxiously pinky.
 I stamepd the bee in Sinful Colors Black on Black with SH-03 and added some Sally Hanson's Mellow Yellow for the body and face and Sinful Colors Tokyo Peark for the wings. Then I stamped the flower in SH-01 in Sinful Colors Dream On

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nail Polish Rack Tutorial

I just found this video on YouTube and I am so going to WalMart today to get this going today/tonight!! It's a great tutorial, Ms. Guerriero did a great job with the instructions and demonstrating the steps.
She also has a Facebook page, link is below.
Cheers!





Nicole Guerriero YouTube Video
Facebook for Nicole Guerriero YouTube

PCFC - August 15th - Sunflowers

Hello my nail polish friends!

Today I have the Sunflower mani challenge from the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, and I don't mind saying that I was pretty happy with this one. The flowers are all free hand in polish. I'm noticing many nail artists like to use acrylic paint on top for the actual nail art so I'm going to hit up Michaels or JoAnns soon and see what it would take to get my hands on some small amount of acrylic paint and experiment with that. Any tips or thoughts on that? Which do you prefer, nail polish or acrylic paint?
For this one, I started with 2 coats of Sinful Colors in Pink Forever, which went on really well.
One coat of Pinky Glitter, which surprisingly, I love.
Then I used Sally Hanson in Mellow Yellow for petals, Sinful Colors Nail Art in Worn Before and the brown is Essence Legends in the Sky I Am A Viator.


PCFC - August 14 Summer Needle Drag

Well I'm back to the challenges, hopefully after my crazy last week things will start to go back to normal and I can get back to being on time, though it looks like this one is not to be the start of that!
Goodness, just when I think that I've got things back to normal, my day is gone and I'm left wondering what the heck has happened!
Anyways, enough of my whinging. :-) On to the Summer Challenge
I started with 1 thick coat of Zoya Moxie and while it was still wet, I applied a quick stroke of the Color Club in Blue-Ming and Wet n Wild in Tickled Pink. As you can see, I started on my pinkie with a not so successful glob, but I quickly caught on to a different method on the rest of my fingers, and am fairly pleased with the results.
I will definitely be attempting this mani again, after I've done some more research on how different techniques.

What about you? How are you feeling/thinking about this mani, and if you've tried it, what tips/tricks do you have to share?
Happy Wednesday!


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, August 10, 2012

Liebster Award

This has been such a great week in my nail polish world. My little blog has been nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award and now Miska at Lacquer or Leave Her has nominated me for the Liebster Award.
http://lacquerorleaveher.blogspot.com/2012/08/saluting-amazing-community-of-nail.html

Mishka expressed her self perfectly and echoed my feelings of what a fabulous experience my entry into the 'nail world' has been, so of course I'm going to get all sappy over her blog post and copy her on this one :-).
 All of the ladies and gents on the Purple Fairy Crumpet Challenge, where I first started doing nail art,  have been so kind and supportive. I've become involved in the Adventures in Stamping, and now Polish-o-rama groups on Facebook since then and continue to find the same lovely people, along with new polish friends, to share our fascination of polish and nail art.
It doesn't matter what level you are or how long you've been doing it, you're welcomed with open polished nails for positive camaraderie, help with just about every polish/nail art question or problem you might have, and encouragement.

Ok, Ok, I'm done! On with questions answered and given to the other bloggers.

The rules are as following:1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs.

These were the questions that were posed to the nominees.

Here are the questions I have for the bloggers I've selected (many stolen from Dina and Becky!):
1) What is your favorite polish? Right now, China Glaze.

2) What is your favorite movie or book, and why?
Lately it's been Harry Potter. It sounds a bit juvenile, but I really like how his character changes, how he's always faced with tough choices and realizes that it would be much easier to just give in - yet he continues to struggle in what he believes is the right thing.

3) What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate or a While Chocolate Blackberry mocha with an extra shot of espresso.

4) What is your favorite manicure, and why? Link please. :)
 So far its the July 3rd Euro Football for Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge - I was really pleased with my free hand. http://xarisc.blogspot.com/2012/07/pcfc-july-3rd-euro-2012-football.html

5) Pick one word to describe yourself. Loyal (to a fault)

6) List 5 things within arm's reach of where you sit.
My phone, my water, my orchid, my nail polish, paper towels,

7) Who is your favorite artist, and why? (not nail artist, but painter, sculptor, etc.)
Renoir - I love his paintings. He took such every day scenes and make them so expressive, and bold. I love the people in his paintings, especially the women, how robust and regular looking they are - yet me makes them so enchanting and sexy.

8) What should you be doing now, instead of blogging? Dishes, UGH!

9) Indoor or outdoor person? Winter, outdoor, summer indoor where it's cool.

10) Name one thing you have or would have on your bucket list.
 Go back to Australia to visit my family

11) List 3 things that make you happy, other than nail polish.
Cake decorating, reading, running/cycling.


Here are the bloggers that I have nominated for the Liebster Award. Congratulations!

Here are my questions for you, and I too am stealing some questions. :-)

1) What got you started in your nail art/polish life?
2) List 3 things other than polish that make you happy?
3) What is your favorite food?
4) Where is the one place you would like to visit?
5) What is your favorite holiday?
6) If you could meet anyone, past or present, who would it be and why?
7) What was the best memory you had as a child?
8) What is your favorite mani? (Link)
9) What is your favorite color?
10) What's the best/worst advice you've ever taken?
11) What is the one word you would use to describe yourself?



1) http://www.onceuponapolish.com/
2) http://ourpaintedworld.wordpress.com/
3) http://xoxo-jen.blogspot.com/
4) http://justanotherpolishaddiction.blogspot.com/
5) http://euzefelus27-nailart.blogspot.com/search/label/award
6) http://polishcrazed.blogspot.com/
7) http://voir-la-beaute.blogspot.com/
8) http://polishloverbloggin.blogspot.com/
9) http://ofknitandnails.blogspot.com/
10) http://www.misadventuresofawannabemartha.com/
11) http://thelacquerednail.blogspot.com/


Manicurator Giveaway!

And the giveaway's just keep coming!!

http://www.manicurator.com/2012/08/reader-appreciation-giveaway.html

Naked Without Polish Giveaway

Wow this is an amazing giveaway! Go check it out!


http://nakedwithoutpolish.blogspot.com/2012/07/200-gfc-followers500-fb-followers.html

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nail Polish Wars Giveaway


Wow an international giveaway! Go check it out!
http://www.nailpolishwars.com/2012/08/1400-followers-giveaway.html

Versatile Blogger Award

I woke up today to a lovely email from Dina at Secretary's Nail Art -http://secretarysnailart.blogspot.com  saying she liked my splatter mani and she had nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. This is my first award for my little blog and Dina has definitively sent me to cloud 9 with her thoughtfulness and consideration.
Thank you Dina!!



As I understand the rules for the award, I am to thank the person that nominated me, nominated 15 other bloggers that I follow regularly or have just discovered and tell the person that nominates me 7 things about myself.  I follow so many lovely bloggers it's going to be hard to pick only 15 to nominate! Here goes!

1) Colors de Carol - http://www.coloresdecarol.com/   I've followed her from the beginning, she is the blogger that inspired me to get into nail art and taking up blogging about my nail adventures.
2) Caitlin's Creative Corner - http://www.caitlinscreativecorner.com/
3) Polished Cousins - http://www.polishedcousins.com/
4) Geeky Owl - http://geekyowl.blogspot.com/
5) A Polished Addiction - http://apolishedaddiction.blogspot.com/
6) Nails Adored - http://www.nailsadored.com/
7) Our Painted World - http://ourpaintedworld.wordpress.com/
8) Gnarly Gnails - http://gnarlygnails.blogspot.com/
9) Canadian Nail Fanatic - http://canadiannailfanatic.blogspot.com/
10) Manicurity - http://www.manicurity.com/
11) A Girl and Her Polish - http://www.agirlandherpolish.com/
12) Polish My Mind - http://polishmymind.blogspot.com/
13) Just Another Polished Addiction - http://justanotherpolishaddiction.blogspot.com/
14) PishPosh and Polished - http://pishposhandpolish.blogspot.com/
15) Dressed Up Digits - http://dressedupdigits.blogspot.com/

As for 7 things about me:
  • The only thing that rivals my love/borderline obsession for nail art would be cake decorating. I taught the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating for 2 years, and still make cakes for friends/family
  •  I HATE having my feet touched - it's a serious effort for me to have a pedicure, even though I LOVE the results.
  • I enjoy doing research - no matter what it is, if I'm interested in a topic, I research it thoroughly until I can speak intelligently about it.
  • Even though I was born in the U.S., I have Australian citizenship through my mom and still keep contact with my family there
  • I'm a gamer - not super huge, but I love my Xbox 360 - I play The Elder Scrolls, Prince of Persia games, Lego whatever games
  • My favorite color is blue
  • I love psychological thriller movies/tv shows - not gory, but ones that make you sit on the edge of your seat thinking WTH is going to happen next?!? :-)
Well, that's about it! Thanks again Dina for such a lovely surprise today. And Congratulations to the bloggers I've nominated!
Happy Wednesday Everyone!






Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Gnarly Nails Giveaway!

International giveaway at Gnarly Nails! Go check her blog out - she does such a good job.





http://gnarlygnails.blogspot.com/2012/08/vivid-lacquer.html

Polished Cousins Giveaway

Wow there are some seriously awesome giveaways going on! Check out this one!


http://www.polishedcousins.com/2012/08/700-facebook-likes-giveaway.html

PCFC August 7 - Turquoise, Aqua or Jade, Freestyle.........AND Essie Polish

Soooo the other day I was working on my stamping (rather impatiently) and thought it would be a good combo to stamp silver over my recent acquisition of Sinful Colors Why Not. Heck yeah, that silver would pop against the SC!
After my 2 coats Why Not was dry, I whipped out my trusty Wet n Wild Silvivor and went to work, as it had worked well for the berry and pinks I used it over about a month back.
Yeeeaaah, not so much,,,,it was a great idea in my head and should have just stayed there!
 It was so bad, I only posted it in the Adventures in Stamping on Facebook and was just too depressed to bother with it on the blog. (Yes, I'm lazy I know)
Anywho, a sweet young lady by the name of Brittany on our AIS page was kind enough to suggest Essie metallic for stamping, and low and behold, while I was in Target today I passed by their lovely display and picked up Good As Gold. And again because I'm lazy, not having planned the next challenge for the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge like a good challenger should,,I decided to try my new Essie.
WOW.
That's all I got. WOW.
It's truly an amazing polish for stamping. I've never been huge fan of metallic, however, now I have all kinds of mani's planned for my new polish child and planning my next trip to Target to pick up some more colors, so thanks Brittany!!
And to the ladies/gents that have blogged or posted about Essie metallic nail polish for stamping, I'm truly sorry I didn't listen, but Brittany still gets the credit. :-)
Here we have 2 coats of China Glaze in Turned Up Turquoise with my new lovely Essie Good As Gold stamped with plate SH20 and completed with a coat of Seche Vite.
Let me tell you my polish loving friends, I can't stop looking at my mani!
And on top of all that......I'm on time for this challenge! It's a great Tuesday already! ;-)
Happy Polishin' everyone!



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/

Circular Insanity Giveaway

I entered one of the giveaways posted earlier, and got an email from one of the amazing bloggers that she was having another giveaway! Here it is for a Cutey charm bracelet - go check it out!


http://www.circularinsanity.com/2012/07/circular-insanity-and-cutey-s-pick-your.html

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PCFC - August 1st Summer Splatter

I've been hearing about splatter manis, and seen several on Instagram, but have been a little reluctant to try one. But when I saw the Summer Splatter for the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, I knew I better get a move on, and work out the technique.
I'm pleasantly surprised to say that it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I took the advice of several bloggers who have done many a splatter, and taped my fingers to minimize clean up. The tricky part for me was just figuring out how hard to blow through the straw, and how much polish to aquire in the straw. Once I got that figured out, I was good to go. This was my very first one, and as you can see, it got better as I went on down through my fingers.
My thumb and first fingers were obliterated with too much polish, and by the time I got to my ring finger, I was starting to get the hang of it. Clean up wasn't too bad, although the blues kill me. I'm still learning how to remove blue clean up from my fingers without smudging and smearing it further.
The polishes I used were my base coat of NYC Fuschia Shock, Sinful Colors Savage, Wet n Wild Tickled Pink, and Sinful Colors Let's Talk.
Any other tips on splatters are most welcome!


Check out my other splatter challengers!

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/