Monthly Archives: February 2014

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: L is for Leopard Print

Hey everyone! I hope you had a good week and weekend! Mine was pretty good. On Saturday I had to go to a “Shred-a-thon” to get papers shredded so I had to wake up early, but luckily I had a buy one get one free breakfast sandwich from Starbucks so I got a Chai Latte, a bacon breakfast sandwich, and a sausage breakfast sandwich (that I had for breakfast yesterday). Yesterday I went to my grandparent’s house for dinner and I met some of their friends from when my grandpa was in the Air Force. It was nice, we had Manhattan clam chowder, a salad, garlic bread, and for dessert we had lime sherbet. The weather was nice so we ate outside. And my grandpa that lives in California is camping pretty close to Tucson so we’re going to lunch or dinner today (we’re supposed to go to lunch, but I forgot I have a class at 2 on Mondays and I don’t want to be rushed, so I’ll have to call him this morning and see if we can either do an early lunch or dinner today).

Today’s nails are L is for Leopard Print. I used OPI Matte Nail Envy for my base coat, China Glaze – Shower Together for my base color, Julep – Margot for the spots, and Julep – Octavia for the lines around the spots and the smaller dots, and Wet n Wild Clear Nail Protector for the top coat. Thanks for reading, have a great week! (I’ll try to post more than once this week haha – also, I apologize for the funky shape of my nails, my pointer nail keeps breaking from both sides and I evened it out the best I could 🙂 ).

L is for Leopard Print (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: K is for Kitchen Sink Mani

Hey everyone! I’m writing this really tired so if there are any typos I apologize haha. I had a pretty boring end of last week and weekend. I did go to an event for my internship on Saturday, not a lot of people signed up to be mentors, but I talked to some people about the program and I was able to get in hours for my internship class (I have to have 135 internship hours by May 7th, I’m on track to get them all done though 🙂 ). This week so far, I’ve had my two classes and my internship on Monday and yesterday. I’m planning on walking dogs at the Humane Society this morning (if I can get myself up haha) and then this afternoon I have something to do with my internship and I have meetings for two of my honor societies.

Today’s nails are K is for Kitchen Sink Mani (or skittles mani, but I needed a K haha). Today’s nails are a kitchen sink mani (as in, everything but the kitchen sink haha). For all my nails I first applied one coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy. For my thumb I did a gradient with China Glaze – For Audrey and Sally Hansen Hard as Nail Xtreme Wear – Coral Reef (I didn’t get a picture of my thumbs, but you’re not missing much – my gradients aren’t that good haha). For my pointer finger I did leopard print nails with  two coats of For Audrey as my base color and Coral Reef and China Glaze – Flying Dragon for the spots. For my middle finger I applied two coats of Coral Reef and then used For Audrey and a dotting tool for the dots. For my ring finger I applied two coats of Flying Dragon as my base color and then For Audrey, China Glaze – White on White, and Coral Reef to make a cloud mani. For my pinky I did a saran wrap mani with Coral Reef as the base color and For Audrey on top. I applied a coat of INM – Out the Door top coat to all of my nails. Thanks for reading, I’ll be back on Friday with L nails! Have a great week!

K is for Kitchen Sink Mani (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: J is for Julep – Joelle

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week so far! Mine’s going by really slowly (like, seriously, how is it only Wednesday?). I did my internship on Monday and yesterday. I’m planning on going to the Humane Society today to walk dogs. Then for the rest of the week I have my internship, a leadership conference that I’m volunteering at, and another thing for my internship on Saturday.

Today’s letter is J so I decided to go with Julep – Joelle. I started with a coat of OPI – Matte Nail Envy. I then applied two coats of Wet n Wild – Metallica, then I applied two coats of Julep – Joelle. I finished it off with two coats of INM – Out the Door top coat. Thanks for reading, have a good rest of your week! 🙂

J is for Julep Joelle (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: I is for Ikat

Hey everyone! Totally didn’t mean to take a week off haha, I just couldn’t find what I wanted to do for my “I” nails. This past week hasn’t been too exciting haha, I’ve done schoolwork and walked dogs at the Humane Society. I have my first test of the semester today (which seems crazy to me because I’ve only had two classes for that course).

Today’s nails are I is for Ikat. I did this design last year during my A to Z Nails 2013, so I kind of feel like this is cheating, but I couldn’t think of anything else haha. I started with two coats of OPI – Matte Nail Envy. I then applied two coats of Julep – Payton (this color stains, so I applied two coats of base coat to try and minimize the staining). I used white and black acrylic paints and Julep – Courteney for the ikat print. I then applied two coats of INM – Out the Door top coat (I used two coats because the acrylic paint sometimes gets thick and with two coats it smoothes everything out). Thanks for reading, I’ll be back on Wednesday with J nails. Have a great start to your week! 🙂

I is for Ikat (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: H is for Hearts

Hey everyone! Sorry for not posting on Friday, but I didn’t have time to do my nails. I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was pretty good, on Friday night I went cyber-bowling with one of my honor societies (I’m not very good at bowling, but it was fun anyway haha) and yesterday we did a community service event, putting together science kits for a science day at an elementary school. I didn’t watch the super bowl (I don’t really care about professional sports haha), but I did homework haha.

Today I have H is for Hearts nails. I started out with a coat of OPI – Matte Nail Envy as a base coat. I then applied two coats of Julep – Octavia. Then I used blue painters tape and a heart shaped hole punch to make the hearts on my nails. I used Julep – Joelle for the hearts. I then applied one coat of INM – Out the Door for my top coat. These were kind of hard to photograph, Joelle is really sparkly (even this picture isn’t the best, but it’s the best that I could get – the watermark on my middle finger is to help cover up an icky cuticle haha). Thanks for reading, I’ll be back on Wednesday! Have a great day! 🙂

H is for Hearts (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

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