Monthly Archives: May 2013

May Polishes

I can’t believe May is almost over! It seems like this month went by really fast. I don’t have any nails for today (it’s been a busy past couple of days), but I wanted to keep my polish stash up-to-date. So here are the polishes I got in May:

  • China Glaze – Of Coarse!
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer – Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights?
  • Zoya – Charla
  • Zoya – Sarah
  • Zoya  – Avery
  • Zoya – Reagan
  • Zoya – Arizona
  • Zoya – Fei Fei
  • Zoya – Chyna

May Total: 9

Sorry that I don’t have any nail pictures today, I’ll be back on Monday with some! Have a great weekend!

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Pink Cloud Mani

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week so far, mine has okay so far. My sister is graduating from high school tonight (it’s hard to believe she’s going to be going to college next year, time flies). Other than that I have nothing else planned today. Tomorrow I have another physical therapy session for my shoulder; I’m not sure how much it’s helping, but I guess I won’t really know how much it helped until I go back to Tucson for band camp. In PT, I’m working on strengthening/stretching the muscle in my shoulder blade area so hopefully it will be able to handle more of the stress that marching band puts it through. It’s strange really, I play the smallest instrument in the band (piccolo) and my shoulder is messed up; although it’s not messed up from the weight of the piccolo, it’s messed up from the position it’s held in. I only have one more year left though so even if it still hurts, I’ll try my best to push through it as best I can.

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Arizona Spitfire

Hey everyone! So I totally forgot that yesterday was Sunday and because of that, I forgot to write this post last night, so I’m writing it now haha. This weekend was pretty good, my family and I cleaned the house and continued to work on the backyard because my sister graduates on Wednesday and family is coming and staying here. Other than that my weekend was pretty relaxing. I hope everyone had a good weekend as well.

Today’s nails are just a simple color with glitter. I used a base coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy and then I applied two coats of Zoya Arizona and I topped that with two coats of Pure Ice – Spitfire. I finished it with Essie – Matte About You for a matte look. Sorry this post is so short, family just got here so I have to go. Have a good week!

ArizonaArizona Spitfire

Saran Wrap Nails

Hello Everyone! It’s Friday! I hope you all had a good week and have a good weekend whenever yours starts (everyday is like a weekend to me, haha). My sister had her last official day of high school yesterday (she still has graduation practice and some senior things, but she’s done with school), and she graduates on Wednesday. I can’t believe that she’s almost graduated from high school, time is going by way fast (I still can’t believe that I only have a year left of college). She’s going to the University of Nevada, Reno in the fall. I’ve been home for almost 2 weeks now and while I haven’t really done much of anything, I really like being home (most of the time, sometimes it’s hard to adjust back to living with my family as opposed to being able to do whatever I want/when I want it at school). I don’t really have much else to talk about, so time for nails.

Today I tried something I haven’t tried before – a saran wrap mani. This is my first time trying this, so there is definitely room for improvement, but I think that this technique is something I will try again in the future. I’m not that great at describing what I did, but you can search for this technique and find many tutorials for it. I used China Glaze – Pink Voltage and Lucky 13 Lacquer – Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights? (I’m sort of obsessed with glow in the dark recently, haha) for the base of the design and China Glaze – Shower Together for the part that I blotted with saran wrap. I finished it with a coat of Orly In a Snap and that was it. I have two different pictures of it glowing because I’m not sure which one shows the glow better (I wrote this when I was kind of tired and my ability to distinguish between the glowing was not very good). Thanks for reading, check back on Monday 🙂

Saran Wrap Mani

Saran Wrap Mani Glow 2

Saran Wrap Mani Glow 1

Lucky 13 Lacquer – Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights? (and 3D Dotted Nails)

**Products reviewed in this post were purchased by me**

Hello 🙂 Yesterday I had jury duty, I got out of one court room (thank you trip to Vegas in June), and then I waited until 3:30 and was released. I’m glad it’s over for at least another eighteen months though. I have physical therapy for my shoulder today at 10:20, hopefully all the physical therapy will help and I’ll be able to march relatively pain-free. I’m surprised at how fast summer is going, even though it’s only been a week and a half that I’ve been home, it doesn’t feel like it at all. I guess that’s a good and bad thing; a good thing because I’m ready to go back to school and finish my senior year (not excited about the learning part though) and a bad thing because I feel like summer is rushing by and I haven’t really even done anything. Although, later this summer (in about a month) I’ll be helping watch Weimaraner puppies for a family friend who is a (very responsible) breeder. I’m excited for that because I love dogs so much, and puppies are so adorable. Today’s post features my first indie polish – Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights? from Lucky 13 Lacquer.

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Cloud Mani

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend, mine was okay, I went to Chico to see my papa on Saturday (I also go my first Sierra Nevada shirt – even though I don’t like beer haha). Sunday I didn’t really do much of anything, but it was relaxing so that was good. I don’t have jury duty today (yay!), but I have to check back tonight after 5 to see if I have it tomorrow/later this week. Hopefully I get lucky and don’t have to go (not that I’m doing anything else like working or anything, so it wouldn’t be an inconvenience except for having to drive to downtown Sacramento everyday).

Today’s nails are a cloud mani (it’s really simple and there are a ton of different tutorials for it). I started with a coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy. I topped that with two coats of Zoya – Avery as the base of the design. I used China Glaze – Pink Voltage (Neon), Claire’s Pink Glow in the Dark (on top of the Pink Voltage), and Sally Hansen – Black Out for the cloud part. I topped it with a coat of Orly – In a Snap. That’s it, I’ll be back on Wednesday, have a good day!

Zoya Avery (in sun)

Zoya Avery (in shade)

Cloud Pink Black Nude

Glow in the Dark

My First Zoya Polish – Chyna (PixieDust)

Hello 🙂 I’ve had a busy couple of days, I had physical therapy for my shoulder, a MRI, and a CT scan on Wednesday and last night I went to my high school’s band concert (the people who are seniors now were freshman when I graduated, I thought I would go see their last concert). Today I think I’m just going to hang out and relax and this weekend I might go to Chico to see my grandpa, but that’s still a tentative plan. On Monday, I have jury duty (again, I was called 2 years ago but wasn’t selected to be on a jury, I hope I don’t get put on a jury this time [I appreciate the judicial system, but I don’t want to be involved in it, too much responsibility]). Depending on whether or not I have jury duty, I might walk dogs at the SPCA during the week to get me out of the house.

Today, I have my first Zoya polish to show you. I had a code for a free nail polish from Zoya so I ordered Chyna (a PixieDust polish) and I was not disappointed in my first Zoya. I knew I liked textured polish from the China Glaze, but Chyna brings the textured polish to a whole new level. I really liked that the texture was not obnoxious and super rough, but was present at the same time. The sparkle in Chyna was really pretty as well. I applied two coats of Zoya – Chyna over OPI Matte Nail Envy and that was it. The color reminded me of Dorothy’s slippers from The Wizard of Oz. That’s it from me today, I’ll be back on Monday. Thanks for reading!

Zoya Chyna (inside)

Zoya Chyna (outside)

Zoya Chyna (outside blurred)

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