Sunday, December 26, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I used IM plate M44 and M13 the Pumpkin Design!!! I still need to work on shaping of my nails.
I find that at times I don't use enough gel and the shapes often are off some are longer , some are shorter . The shapes are not very neat .
Know what they say practice makes perfect and I am constantly doing my nails . It's pretty much become an obsession almost . I do hope that once I get to where I should be that I won't be doing them as frequent and that I'll spend less time doing them . I am hoping to produced neater and cleaner nails .
Monday, October 11, 2010
Here is another manicure . I decorated my Yard Yesterday and one of my nails broke :( darn Yard work . I had bought some "Happy Halloween " stuff , but ended up doing the Yark in "Spooky Halloween".
I put up awsome tomb stones and skulls on my lawn and I have two scarey monsters. One is hanging in a tree and the other is sitting on my bench . I hope the kiddies don't get scared !
On to my Mani , the broken nail was easily repaired and being in the Halloween mood , I decided to do a Halloween Mani . I bought this amazing orange color at Walgreens for $1.00.
I used Sinful nail colors in Courtney Orange . It's nice Orange and isn't shocking or electic , a nice fall color. I choose the skulls from IM plat M13 and the spider from IM plate M1.
I even did my toes to match . I love my Konad stamps !
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I did a new manicure , IDB gel nails , I still need to perfect my filing and get my applying technique down .
For this Manicure I decided to use a nice brown color for fall. I used Cocoa Crisp Sally Hansen Instra Dry , and Konad special polish in a dark brown with Image plate M2.
My first Tattoo!
Today the family and I went to our local tattoo parlor in Long Beach Ca, to get my first tattoo.
The hubby and I have been talking about me getting tattoo. This week we celebrated our third wedding aniversay and decided to celebrate by getting Tattoos . He already has two . He he he now were even !
Getting a tatto was quite an experience , yes it hurt !!! But it was well worth it , and the place where I got my tattoo made it an awsome experience . I got tattooed in one of the oldest tattoo Parlors in Long Beach ca, . It came out better than I could imagine .
I added a better pic of my nails !
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
My new gel nails that I did my self . I am totally in love with the gel nail system that I bought so far .
The nails were so easy to do and yes they have the strength of acrylics and they were easy to mold , unlike the old light less gel system that I used to use.
It's almost like using acrylics , but it's a gel you can use the gel to build up nails but you don't have to deal with the liquid and the powder and trying to get the correct ratio and having to deal with fumes . Gels are orderless the only down side would be that you need a UV light .
You can do the process over natural nails or tips and you can also sculpt a nail like with acrylics . I applied tips and buffed them , I put a bonder on the nails cure under the UV light for a minute. I applied a thin layer of builder gel to my nails cured them again for 1 minute.
I put the tip of my gel brush in the gel and lifted it , When the brush is lifted there is a string of gel that follows . I put that on the stress area of the nail and build up the nail, the gel levels on it's own. I cured the nails for 3 minutes . Than I cleaned each nail with the cleanser and buffed them a little and tada they were finished.
I painted them with finger paints nail polish in Pink ink , and used kondad image 61 with konad special polish . I chose this design as a tribute to my new niece who graced us with her presence yesterday afternoon ! She is so cute and reminds me of a little flower !
Monday, July 12, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
I painted them red and sadly I did not do konad stamp did not have time after spending a large amount of time on my nails ..... I know these are going to be coming off soon...
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I just don't know what to do anymore. I am seriously thinking about taking at stab at traditional gel nails , I'm thinking about going out and getting a UV Lamp and gel builder and trying to do another set.
In my nail box , I have acrylic quick dip nails, Lightless gel nails , and nail wraps all were not strong enough . I did try to do traditional acrylic nails and was happy with the results ,but not happy with mixing of powder and liquid and the smell , my husband especially did not like it , I was band from doing them in the house and it's been cold outside .
I need something that I can create a artificial nail out of . Anyone do gels out there? any pointers? I am leaning towards gel nails because they are odor less ( me being pg and all) and I read that they help with nail growth. However I am really thinkig about this carefully it will cost me about $100 for the UV lamp and a kit with all the trimings .
Monday, June 28, 2010
I also hope that the prenatal vitamins that I now have to take help too. Yup my fellow followers I'm pregnant !!! Just found out on Friday that I am about 5 weeks pregnant . I have to make my appointment to confirm it and start the process . I am excited !!!
Friday, June 18, 2010
I think this time around may actually be successful.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Now on to my Mani . I did a french manicure with flowers , I used Konad special white polish for the stamps , I used M 19 (still need some practice) and M 36. For the base I used OPI for sephora , Non fat soy , half caff. I love using this color for the base for my french manicures it looks so natural . I did my own acrylics again , sorry there a bit messy , need more practice on that too.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
My new manicure for this week. I used OPI "do you Lilac it" I think that's what the color is called and Konad special polish in Purple. I can't remember what the IP is . I can't look for it at the moment ,Hubby has the lights off and is watching his show . He has been so helpful with the konad business , I have to be nice to him , he made me business cards and is "Pimping out the Konad products to everyone he meets ....
We are going camping this weekend , I can't wait!! Until next week .... Take it easy guys .
Friday, April 23, 2010
I chose to do a mani , I used Sally Hansen Presto Pink for the base and Konad Sp in light blue . I used Image Plate M 57. I even did my two big toes to match .
Thanks for stopping by !
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I did these nails for my sorority formal last night . I got fed up with my nails and the state they were in . In case you haven't notice the last couple of pics have been with glue on nails. I just was not liking the way they were looking . I caved and went to get them 'professionally done', I was not very impressed with the way my nails came out. I seriously think I do just as good a job when I do my "Quick Dip Acrylics " . So I think I will go back to that once these are in need for a fill or if one breaks . I have looked up a utube video on how to apply Quick Dip Acrylics , and I was doing them wrong . Once these nails give up I will be attempting the Quick Dip Acrylic nails.
As for the mani I used Sally Hensen Rose a go go and Konad sp in white with IP M 34. I choose the Mermaid because that is my Sororities mascot. I love my college years and it was partly because of my sorority . It was so great to see all of my sisters and hear about their families and lives .
News , I am having a private Nail party at Lauries little secret , a fabulous lil dress shop in the city of Lakewood CA . If you would like to attend drop me an email . MaryannMailhot@gmail.com.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Easter is this Sunday , I can't believe it . I decided to do a lavender manicure . Lavender is such a nice spring color .
For this mani I use OPI Done out in deco and Konad White special and I used IP M 60. I think this Image plate screams Easter don't you ?
This was my first time using this plate , the design didn't come perfect but I'm still learning . I just purchase all of my product today . I am so excited !!! Soon I will post where I will be selling .
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I did a new manicure for spring , I had to keep it conservative we have visitors at work . This weekend I took a trip to the mall, I got a new polish from Sephora . Apparently OPI makes nail polish for Sephora. I used Sephora by OPI in Non Fat soy Half caff and for the stamp I used French tip Orly . I used Image plate M 56 and for the butterflies I used Image plate M 78.
Now for my news , I love konad so much , and I just got approved to become a distributor. I will not be doing online sales . I will be selling in the LBC , Long Beach at one of our local crafts fairs . If you live in the Long Beach area come by and see me !! I will post the location soon. Right now I am working on getting my inventory together . You can help me by letting me know what is your favorite Image Plate ? Don't forget you can order online from Kathleen at OC nail art and You can stop by Konadidicts salon in the OC as well. Happy Sping and Happy Stamping !!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I did traditional acrylic on two fingers , two acrylic dip nails broke , so I redid them. They have lasted longer than the acrylic dip nails . I still have some more practice do before they are perfect , but am hoping to be doing my nails less , my husband hates that I practically do them every week . I always end up breaking one or two or they start to peal . So I have to practice doing acrylics and getting my nail art to look a lil bit more neater. I am so glad that we have all the wonderful nail polish and nail art blogs !!! Thanks girls .