Monthly Archives: May 2014

Disney Princesses – Jasmine

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been away again. I graduated on the 17th of May and then my parents and sister were here for the following week. And we looked for apartments because I got I job! I had a job offer from a job fair that I went to in April, but I was officially hired on Tuesday and I start on Monday! It’s my first real job and it’s in my field. I’m really excited/nervous to start. I’m also excited to move into my new apartment (the lease at the house I’m living at now is up in July and I’m moving to my new apartment in June). Because of my job and moving, I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to do/post nails, but once I figure out my schedule, I’ll let you know.

Today’s princess nails are representing Jasmine from Aladdin. I was aiming to recreate Jasmine’s costume (specifically, her pants). I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense. I then applied three coats of Julep – Jeanne on the lower area. I then applied a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat. The colors aren’t quite right, but the general idea is there. Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!

Disney Princess - Jasmine

I Graduated!!

I Graduated!!

Hey everyone! Sorry for taking yet another break, but I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies and Human Development on Saturday!! My parents, sister, grandpa, and Louis got into Tucson on Thursday after driving all day from Sacramento (I didn’t get to see them until Friday though because I had a final that I was working on when they got in and I was too tired to drive to my grandparent’s house to see them after my final). On Friday, there was a little get-together at my grandparent’s house and then my sister and I stayed the night at my house so we could get up in the morning and she could do my hair without being rushed. I had two graduations on Saturday (my college graduation and then the big university-wide commencement). All of Saturday is kind of a blur and the only part I really remember is the fireworks from the end of the big ceremony haha. I’m staying at my grandparents’ house while my family is here (until Friday or Saturday morning), so I won’t be able to post Disney Princess Nails until sometime next week. Here are some pictures from graduation: GradUAtion Collage

My nails for graduation matched my cap that I decorated. I used a coat of Orly Nail Defense for my base coat. I then applied two coats of OPI – I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw for my base color. Once that dried, I applied striping tape diagonally and then applied two coats of Zoya – Chyna. I then applied a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat. Thanks for reading! GradUAtion Nails

GradUAtion Cap

Disney Princesses – Tiana

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week so far! I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday, this week has been going by so slowly (although that may be because I’m looking forward to graduation on Saturday). I’m going to start really studying for my final today and continue tomorrow and then I’m completely done with my undergraduate career.

Today’s nails are representing Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. I don’t really like how they turned out (the colors aren’t quite right, but they were the closest I had), but I think they’re okay. I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense. I then applied two coats of Zoya – Josie, I then applied a coat of China Glaze – Fairy Dust. I then applied hole punch reinforcers like I did in my Cinderella nails and applied a coat of Julep – Courteney. I then used painter’s tape to create a triangle at the tip of my nails and applied Julep – Lilou. I then applied a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. Thanks for reading, have a great day! 🙂

Disney Princesses - Tiana

Disney Princesses – Belle

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was pretty good! I found a dress for graduation (in the first store we looked at! yay!). I can’t believe I graduate on Saturday! I’m excited for that and that my parents, sister, and grandpa will be here on Thursday or Friday (and they’re bringing Louis too [my chihuahua]). I still have nothing important to do until Thursday night, so I have more Netflix and nails in my future haha.

Today’s nails are representing Belle from Beauty and the Beast, specifically the dress she wore in the ballroom dancing scene. I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense. I then applied three coats of OPI – OY – Another Polish Joke. I then used a hole reinforcer and Julep – Lilou for the top part of the half moon design. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Disney Princess - Belle

Disney Princesses – Aurora

Disney Princesses – Aurora

Hey everyone! I hope you had a good week! I’ve finished almost all my course work (I just have 1 final left on Thursday)! Now I have nothing to do during the day (well, nothing that I have to do anyway). I guess I can use this time to watch Netflix and paint my nails distraction-free haha. I’m going shopping with my grandma to (hopefully) find a dress to wear for graduation next Saturday. I’m not really a fan of shopping, so hopefully I’ll be able to find something I like.

Today’s nails are representing Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. I chose to represent the parts of the film where Flora and Merryweather are changing the color of Aurora’s dress from pink to blue (making the dressending).

sleeping-beauty-85

For my nails, I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense. I applied two coats each of OPI – Kiss Me I’m Brazilian (pink) and OPI – Can’t Find my Czechbook (blue) on alternating fingers. I then used the splatter technique (blowing nail polish from a straw) with the color opposite to the base color. I topped each nail with a coat of China Glaze – Fairy Dust and then a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. Thanks for reading, have a great weekend! 🙂

Disney Princess - Aurora

Disney Princesses – Cinderella

Hey everyone! I hope you had a good weekend! Sorry for not posting on Monday, but I was busy this weekend and I didn’t have a chance to do my nails. I had my last undergraduate class ever last night! It’s crazy to think that in a week and a half, I’ll be graduated from college, the past four years went by so fast! It’s definitely bittersweet haha. I have one final left until I’m completely done, and of course it’s during the last possible final time slot (8:30pm on Thursday May 15). But other than that I’m finished with all my classes for the semester!

Today’s nails are the start of a new challenge that I made up (someone else has probably done it before, but I came up with the idea for mine by myself haha). I’m going to do nails inspired by each of the 11 official Disney Princesses (Jasmine, Ariel, Rapunzel, Tiana, Belle, Merida, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Aurora, Mulan, and Snow White – in no particular order). I started with Cinderella and did a recreation of a previous nail design I’ve done (and look back on and wonder what I was thinking haha). I started with a coat of Orly Nail Defense. I then applied two coats of China Glaze – White on White. Once that had dried, I cut hole reinforcers in half and placed one half on each side of the base of my nail (this will make sense when you look at the picture haha). I then applied a coat of China Glaze – For Audrey and then three quick coats of Sinful Colors – Cinderella (I didn’t let them dry in between coats because I wanted to be able to remove the reinforcers without the polish stringing along with it). I then gave that lots of time to dry (like hours) and applied a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. You can’t really see the shimmer in Cinderella (probably because For Audrey was a little bit too dark as a base color, but it’s there haha). And excuse the awkward looking logo, I cut my finger on Sunday at the animal shelter and it looks gross, so there’ll be a box over it for a while. Thanks for reading!

Disney Princess - Cinderella

OPI – Can’t Find My Czechbook and Lucky 13 Lacquer – Always

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great week! Mine was pretty good! I can’t believe it’s already May! This semester went by so quickly; I can’t believe I graduate in 15 days! It’s crazy how fast the past four years have gone by. I only have two days of class left (and some online work) and then I’m done with my undergraduate career. It’s scary to think about, but also exciting!

Today’s nails are another simple swatch (not feeling particularly creative at the moment haha). I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense. I then applied two coats of OPI – Can’t Find My Czechbook. Once that dried, I applied two coats of Lucky 13 LacquerAlways. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!

OPI - Can't Find My Czechbook and Lucky 13 Lacquer - Always

OPI - Can't Find My Czechbook and Lucky 13 Lacquer - Always (glow)

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