Galaxy… because hot mess doesn’t sound good.

Now that I have been reunited with my big box of nail stuff, I decided to try out something new.  A galaxy mani… note the word TRY in there.

I started with Orly repairing base coat because my nails are a wreck lately.  I moved on to Butter London’s Union Jack Black.  From there I dipped my sponge in each color and dabbed it around over the black, there really wasn’t much method to my madness, I just put it on there. Haha.   From there I used a dotting tool to make a few white dots, which were technically supposed to be stars.. HA.  I used purple and blue glitter polish over it all, finished with Seche Vite top coat.



Now in person these look pretty neato… but I made my second mistake when I asked my husband to take pictures with his new fancy camera and macro lens.  Pshhh… what was I thinking?  Blurry, far away pictures made my nails look MUCH better hahaha.



Cyber Monday Haul

Seriously got 2 of the best deals EVER today!!! I got Julep’s Cyber Monday email late last night when I got off work. I immediately went and started looking!! I ended up with Melanie from the It Girl collection and Sofia from the Bombshell collection. I got $14 off, the Maven price, free shipping and a free iPhone case for………. $8.40!!!!! What an awesome deal!!!

Then…. Then I got Ulta’s email… Butter London’s buy 2 get 1 free!!! What a perfect time to try them out!!! I wanted so badly for them to have Two Finger Salute but alas they did not. I had been hearing awesome things about West End Wonderland so I picked that up. Additionally I got Willis and Toff. Random colors I felt like I didn’t already have!!! I still needed roughly $7 to get their free cosmetics bag with 15 free samples. I had read some blogs on Essence nail polish so I decided to give those a go since they were only $1.99 each. I got Chic Reloaded, Space Queen, Grey-t to be Here, and Walk on the Wildside. Then as I’m checking out I’m told I get my choice of another freebie!!! A 3-piece fragrance sampler or a skin care sampler. I choose the fragrance sampler since I have such a hard time finding scents that don’t end up stinking on me, weird body chemistry. All this for under $39!!!!!!

I’m so excited to see everything!!! However, I sent it to my super supportive SO. I’m thinking I’ll have him wrap it and make it a Merry Christmas to meeee!!!!

What did y’all get today!?!?


Revlon Moon Mist

I was sooooo excited when I found this at Walmart. I only have one flakie polish and I am in love with it!!! I bought like 5 different colors of this!


It took me forever to pick which color I was going to use. I landed on the purple, Orbit. I was so excited!!! Sooooo excited!!

The creme turned out a lot darker than I had imagined.



Then I started to put the top coat on… It was HORRIBLE!!! At least it was horrible for what I wanted it to do. I used 1/4 of the bottle for my 10 fingers. I had to do 3 extremely thick coats to get the coverage I wanted. I really had to dig to get the flakies on the brush and then I had to dab it all on so they didn’t all stick together or come off on the brush! I used 4 top coats of Seche Vite, which is a pretty thick top coat, and there were places that the flakies could be felt.




I got lots of compliments on it. I liked the look of it. I HATED the application of it all.

Remembering back, the pictures of the polish on the display they made it very sparse, I’m not sure how much I like the sparse look… Maybe I’m too needy in regards to the flakies. I don’t know where to find the type of flakies I’m looking for…. The Sinful Colors flakie I got is awesome!! The application is great, the look is incredible, and the dimension was awesome.




I’m on a mission… Find awesome flakies like these somewhere!!!


Turkey Day Nails

I am not that great at the whole painting stuff on my nails just yet so I had a big decision on what to do for Thanksgiving. I wanted to do a turkey face and then red, yellow, and orange nails on my other nails. I don’t have an opaque enough orange to do the beak so I skipped that.

Here’s what I came up with.

I started with Revlon’s Hot for Chocolate and the. Added dots in Sinful Colors Cloud 9, Avon Nailwear Pro in yellow (I can’t remember the exact name), and Pure Ice in a red (I can’t remember this name either but if you want to know I could pull it back out)

I’m not sure what possessed me to only take 1 picture of this but that’s all I got!

Later today I’ll post about the Moon Mist polish like I promised!


Fall Nails!!!

This was my first attempt at a Fall Mani. I did this a couple of weeks ago and unfortunately I don’t remember all that I used. I know I used a Wet-n-Wild gold glitter that I got in a group of minis, a dark blue Julep, and a Pure Ice red. I’m sure both of the oranges were Sinful Colors… I think. The yellow was Avon Nailwear Pro. Haha! Guess I do remember!!

Here’s what I started with as my base.


This really is a nice light gold glitter from Wet-n-Wild. I was pretty impressed with it!

Then I added both blue and orange dots. I attempted to do a gradient dot that I saw on someone’s blog, sorry I can’t remember who. So I did big dots at the top and smaller ones toward the bottom of my nail.


Some of the dots on my dominate hand came out the same size… haha! I’m lame when working with my non-dominate hand, see proof below.


I felt like I needed an accent nail that would reallllly bring the Fall season into this mani. So I made my way over to Google… And as always I ended up on Tumblr looking through all the posts that fell under the search “Fall Mani”. The only thing I really came across that soon after Halloween was a branch with colored leaves on it. So here’s my version.

Sadly I do NOT have a brown polish. Light brown, medium brown, dark brown, creme brown, jelly brown, glitter brown… None of them!

Here it is all together.


The top one is my left hand, the non-dominate hand, and the bottom one is my right hand, the dominate hand. Just so you can see both and know I’m human and not a super awesome nail arter (not a word!)

Annnnd….. All cleaned up a few days later.


I used the Revlon Moon Mist polish I was soooo excited about…. It was a slight disappointment, wait I was actually really disappointed. I’ll post about it tomorrow. Until then, I hope you all enjoy your day!!


Red, White, and Blue.. OH MY!

The picture doesn’t really do this mani justice but it was my Veterans Day, patriotic, happy husband home nails.   I do not have my polish with me at the moment, and I can’t remember the exact names, but I used a Revlon red with the Sally Hansen white crackle,  the pinky is Wet n’ Wild blue with the “stars” done with a 000 brush and Sinful Colors white with Butter Matte Top coat.    I really love matte top coats, they can change the whole look of a mani, and in this case it just made the “accent” nail more accented.

🙂 Me and my veteran 🙂  I finally got him back 🙂  <not beauty related… but I’m happy and wanted to share>

It’s an obsession… New polish, makeup update, and new hair!!!

Ok, I was out to dinner with the bf last night and didn’t want to go home so afterwards I decided to stop by Walmart. My haul is ridiculous… No seriously!!! It’s insane… Here goes:

I found these awesome double polish Revlon things called Moon Dust… Couldn’t decide on just one… I got 5!!!

Cosmic – a dark gray polish and a yellow toned flake.



Universe – a dark brownish red polish with gold flakes.



Supernova – gray polish with light pink flakes



Satellite – dark red polish with bright pink flakes



Orbit – dark purple polish with purple flakes.



Vegas Strip – Green with gold/yellow glitter, tons of glitter!!!



Strapless – beautiful blue with what looks like silver and blue glitter



Draped – this is a gorgeous bright pink that is part of the Pure Ice Velour collection.



Poker Face – orange with gold and green glitter. Tons of glitter!!



Spitfire – clear base with tons of pink microglitters and holographic hex’s!!!



Armed and Ready – I can’t decide in the bottle if this is an olive green or more of a gray and it has a folder glimmer to it. It’s gorgeous!!



Wrapped in Rubies – a gorgeous dark red with a golden glimmer. So pretty!



I want to try them all RIGHT NOW!!! However, I did this real cute mani just yesterday!! I’m still half-tempted to take it off and put something new on!!!

I guess I need to start swatching…


P.S. I got my first ever makeup case. I cleaned up and counted my pigment eyeshadows…. 82 different ones in total!! Geez! What’s wrong with me?!

P.P.S. I also got my hair cut and colored yesterday! I love love love it!!!!