Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 25: YouTube Tutorial

Heeey ya'll.  Today I have what I think is my absolute favorite nails from the challenge so far.  This is Day 25 - YouTube Tutorial or Tape.  I chose YouTube tutorial because I've been wanting to try vintage roses forever and haven't yet.  SO I looked up a tutorial (2, actually) and got to business.  

shabby chic mani

Monday, February 25, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 24: Rainbow

Hey folks - I really wish I wasn't behind with this challenge but I am and it doesn't look like there is any hope of catching up before it's over... so I'm just gonna settle in.  lol.  Hope ya'll follow me to the end anyway!  For Day 24 we had the choice of Tissue Paper or Rainbow.  For me there was never any question which one I was going to choose!  

bundle monster stamping

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 23: Lightning

Hey ya'll - so for Day 23 of the Flip/Flop February challenge the choice was Lightning or Bows.  I decided on lightning because Nailside has a really great tutorial on how to do these [here].  I did these in a really random order - ring nail first, then middle, then pinky then index... so they kind of got better as I went, I'm not crazy about how small the ring finger one turned out.  

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 22: Mustache

Woo!  3 posts in one day (so far).  So, for Day 22, which was yesterday - we had the choice of plaid or mustache.  I tried a couple things on my nail wheel for plaid, but couldn't decide on colors and was in general no good at it.  So here's your mustache mani!  

Funky French Mustache

Flip/Flop February Day 21: Dots

It's probably apparent to all of you by now that I have majorly fallen behind in the challenge!  I'm trying to play catch up!  The options we had for Day 21 were Flames or Dots.  I had really been planning to try some crazy awesome flames, but I was on a time crunch, so I went with the dots.  I kinda liked how they turned out!  

black silver green glitter dotticure dots

Flip/Flop February Day 20: Flowers

Hey ya'll!  Today is Day 20 of the Flip/Flop February challenge.  Today's options?  Flowers or VGap.  I chose flowers.     

purple mani

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 19: Wings

Hey y'all! Doing this real quick from my phone so we will see how it turns out. I'll update it from a computer when I get a chance. Today's options were Wings or Outline. I was scared of wings and not a fan of the outline look so... I ended up going with the scary option, wings.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 18: Galaxy

Hope everyone had a great Monday!  Another late post for me... I'm slipping!  Today our options were Galaxy or Rhinestone - and I chose Galaxy!!  I was a little bit afraid to do these nails, I've never done Galaxy nails before ... I thought they were just going to look like ugly blobs of random color polish, but I was stupidly happy over how they turned out!  Looking back - I think you'd almost have to try to mess them up for them to be bad!

Galaxy mani

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 17: Delicate Print

Heeey guys! My post is sooo late today!  Sorry about that - this weekend has been jam-packed and discombobulated... Anyway.  Today is Day 17 of Jilltastic Nail Designs Flip/Flop February 28 Day challenge and our choices were Delicate Print or Newspaper.  Now, I've been meaning to try the newspaper thing for a long time, but I had this idea in my head for delicate print, and I didn't have any newspaper, so decision made.

white jelly with pink shimmer

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 16: Animal Print

Hey ya'll.  Today for the challenge we had to choose between Animal Print and Stripes.  Now, I love me some stripes - it's one of my favorite nails looks ever, but since I've shown you stripes before...and I had a fun idea for animal print - I decided to do that!  Here are my leopard nails!  (Sorry if the photos are redundant!)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 15: Jelly Sandwich

Hi ya'll!  Today is Friiiiiday!  Get excited.  Ok, calm down and look at the nails!  Today's options were stamping or jelly sandwich.  I chose jelly sandwich because I've already done some stamping in this challenge and because jelly sandwiches are easy, easy, easy and so pretty!  

pink and blue jelly sandwich

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 14: Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

So today's challenge was Valentine's Day (duuuuh) or French Tip and I chose Valentine's Day.  Mostly because I have a bunch of heart/love stamps I don't really have the urge to use except for on an occasion such as this!  Here they are, my Valentine's nails:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 13: Sponging

Heeey yous guys.  Today's challenge was Watercolor or Sponging.  I chose sponging....the "easier" option, which I totally failed at.  This is one mani that I was not upset to take off as soon as I took pictures... 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 12: Drips AND Matte!

Ya'll!!  It's Day 12 of the Flip/Flop February Challenge hosted by Jillian at Jilltastic Nail Design.  Today's options were Drips or Matte - I chose drips...and then I matted them!  First up, the glossy ones.

color club blue-ming lava lamp

Monday, February 11, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 11: Splatter

Good Monday morning ya'll!  Remember on Day 9 when I said I was wearing something waaay cool and I couldn't talk about it because it wasn't Day 11??  Well - today is Day 11!!  We had the option today of Splatter or Cocktail Nails.  I went with splatter for a couple of reasons.  1 - I love the way a splatter mani looks and after a failed attempt about a year ago, I've wanted to try another one so bad.  2 - Even after looking at the explanation of the cocktail nails, I was kind of confused.  So here they are, my splatter nails!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 10: Half Moons

Hi girls (and guys?)... Today I have another fairly simple design that can be done with endless color combinations!  Today we had the choice of Fish Tail Braid or Half Moons and I went with Half Moons!  I just really like the look of them and have never done one.  I tried one a long time ago but my stickers didn't lay down good so it was an awful mess.  This time worked out very well though!  

half moon mani

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 9: Plastic Wrap

Ya'll, it's Saturday!  And I'm wearing the most fun design on my nails right now, I'm in love with it - but I can't talk about it yet because it's Day 9 and not Day 11.  BUT for Day 9 our options are Abstract or Plastic Wrap.  The whole abstract idea kind blows my mind, so I chose plastic wrap.  It was my first time and I really really really liked it!  I didn't realize there were so many designs and techniques I hadn't tried yet until this challenge...thanks Jillian!    

plastic wrap mani manicure

Friday, February 8, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 8: Black and White

Heeeeey ya'll!  It's Friday!  Let me get an amen on that!  Today is day 8 of the Flip/Flop Challenge hosted by Jilltastic Nail Design.  The options we challengers had to choose from was color blocking or black and white.  I chose black and white in a design I've never tried before.  

black and white merge mani

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 7: Sugar Spun

Hey ya'll!  Whew - Day 7 of the Flip/Flop February Challenge!  For Day 7 our choices were Sugar Spun or Pattern.  I chose sugar spun.  Before this manicure - I had never done sugar spun and I wanted to try it.  However, if I had thought this through a little more, I would've realized how close the look is between "Fan brush" nails and "Sugar Spun" nails - AND that they were back to back on the challenge.  The reason I didn't realize this before now is I did Sugar Spun long before I went out and bought the fan brush in order to do the Fan Brush nails!  None the less here they are.  

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 6: Fan Brush

Ah!  Late with this post - started typing it up last night and fell asleep while my pictures were uploading to blogger...yeah, in that short amount of time.  Oops!  Today is Day 6 of the Flip/Flop February 28 Day Challenge hosted by Jillian at Jilltastic Nail Design.  Today's options were Fan Brush or Glitter Bomb.  I've never tried the Fan Brush thing before, so I bought one and went to town.  This is what happened:  

fan brush nail art

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 5: 3D

Hey ya'll!  Today is Day 5 of the Flip/Flop February challenge hosted by Jilltastic Nail Design!  Sadly - her and her family have been sharing the sickness since the challenge started and she hasn't been able to keep up!  Hopefully they're all on the mend and she can join us soon!

Today's options were 3D or Decals.  Since I've never really done either one - I went with the 3D option.  I kind of cheated because these are just studs and not really that 3D, but this is what I had on hand and I really liked wearing it.

black studs
No idea what's stuck on the bottle between the I and the L but it's driving me crazy.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 4: Ombre

Hi folks!  Today is Day 4 of the Flip/Flop February Challenge hosted by Jillian at Jilltastic Nail Design.  Today's challenge options had me less than thrilled.  Those of use participating could choose between One Stroke (which I had absolutely never heard of or seen) or Ombre.  I looked up some One Stroke designs but, I just didn't quite get it.  So Ombre it is!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Liebster Award! Wha??

What's a Liebster Award?  I didn't know either until the gal over at Nail Doodle told me she nominated me for one!  Obviously she's a gem and has great taste!!  Thanks!  To make things easy, she posted the rules on her own Liebster blog post.

Here they are:  
  1. Post 11 facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Ask 11 questions to the people you are nominating.
  4. Find 11 blogs with less than 200 followers and nominate them.  
Let's see what I can come up with... 

Flip/Flop February Day 3: Water Marble

Happy Sunday ya'll!  Today is Day 3 in the Flip/Flop February challenge hosted by Jilltastic Nail Design.  Options were water marble or dry marble - I chose water marble!  I have wanted to marble with my China Glaze Summer Neons since I saw Cristina at Let Them Have Polish do it [here].  Seriously, go look at it.  I'll wait....... Isn't that awesome?    SO, I figured today's challenge would give me the perfect opportunity.

neon water marble

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 2: Accent Nail

Good morning ya'll.  It's Saturday and the 2nd day of the Flip/Flop February challenge that Jilltastic Nail Design is hosting!  For today our choice is Stained Glass or Accent Nail.  Let me tell you - I looked at some stained  glass nails but it just wasn't calling me... so today I'm bringing you my accent nail.  I was and am still SO happy with it!  I looooved it.  The two polishes I used are 2 of my favorites!

lattice striping tape color club insta-this

Friday, February 1, 2013

Flip/Flop February Day 1: Gradient / Skittle

Ya'll, I've been so excited for this day!  This month I'm participating in the Flip/Flop February 28 Day Challenge hosted by Jilltastic Nail Design.  She was nice enough to post this list back in late December so we could work ahead.  So far, I've only done about 8 of the challenges, but hey, a head start is a head start! I change my nails a lot - but I can't bear to spend so much time doing sweet nail designs and not even get to wear them for one day, and sometimes (whether ya'll believe this coming from me or not...considering how much I actually do change my nails) you just plain don't have time or are too worn out to change your nails - even if they're jacked up.  Anyway - without further ado - here's my Gradient / Skittle nails!

gradient nails