Tag Archive | green

Week 17: GO PLANET!

The few earth day manis I’ve seen are awesome. I’ve seen things from land masses to swirling pieces of blue and green. I…went with the swirls.

Nothing says "save the earth!" like shiny swirls. And messy nails.

I did consider, for a minute, finding out which color represents all five Planeteers, and going that route…but that’s next week. 😉

 

Water marbling. Love the look, HATE the clean up. I also could have sworn I cleaned up my nails fully, but meh, whatever. For the manicure, I used Wet Cement (Sally Hansen) for the grey; Blu Blaze (Nina Ultra Pro from Sally’s Beauty Supply) for the, um, blue; Magic (Pure Ice) for the brown/shimmer; and Leah (Julep) for the green.

I’m getting better at these things. Well, not updating, because I’m still horrible at that, but I meant the water marble. I still need to make two attempts for one marble, because it always seems to gel, gloop, seize, whatever, before I have a chance to actually marble, and I can’t figure out why. Oh, well, don’t have to worry about it for another, what, three months? 🙂

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52 Week Challenge: French Tip Mani

It’s that time.

Playoffs. My weekly mani update.

In honor of the NFL Wild Card Playoffs (and the Packers playing next weekend), I decided to deck my nails in more green and yellow splendor. Hey, I did my nails during the playoffs last year, and the Packers won the Super Bowl, so…

PLAYOFFS!? Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?!?!?

I used Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow and Ulta’s Envy for the tips, very carefully tracing along the curve of my free edge. I then coated them with a layer of Sally Hansen Double Duty Base/Top Coat to try to even everything out and soften the edges. (No pictures, because my camera wasn’t cooperating with me. DX) On top of that, I added a layer of Sinful Colors’ Call You Later, then another coat of Double Duty.

I use Mellow Yellow VERY rarely, because I do not like the formula at all. It’s extremely streaky, and takes forever to dry decently. Call You Later is an interesting mix. It has teeny tiny yellow glitters, tiny green glitters, and medium sized green glitters. The only drawback is well…it’s a glitter.

(I’m holding a lemongrass lavender lotion bar from a local company.)

EDIT: Because of the number of people that are doing this, I’ve got a section of my links especially set up for the 52 Week Mani Challenge blogs that I know of. If you want to be added, just let me know. 🙂

Note: All nail polishes and lotions mentioned are from my personal collection, and were not provided for review or compensation.

NotD: Glowing Bloom

While looking around on Pinterest, I stumbled upon a site called Design Seeds©, which show pre-made color pallets based on images. This helps when you have a base color…but don’t know which other colors to go around it.

I had already painted my nails with Revlon’s Grape Icy from their Scented collection:

Revlon's Grape Icy: the base

It smells awesome…but it takes FOREVER to dry. 😦

With that color in mind, I went searching for a set of colors, and found their pallet called “Glowing Bloom”. And thus….my next mani was born.
Time for flowers?

NOTD: Packers Nails 1

It’s the end of the regular (American) football season, which means one thing: everyone in Green Bay is decked out in green and yellow. I’ll admit: football isn’t my most favorite sport.

Blasphemy!

That doesn’t mean, of course, that I don’t show Packers pride. It just means I don’t dye my hair green and yellow. I paint my nails, instead. This time, I decided on one of the more popular “at home” nail decorations: sponging.
Let’s see what’s behind door number one