Manicure Monday February 18, 2013

I recently created some new designs for sugarshorts and fell in love with the following set:

5-Phonto1361202417504For this Manicure Monday I decided to recreate this design on my nails.


This design mostly uses polishes from the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection. This is one of my favorite polish collection of all time. I love the muted, dusty looking pastels.1-Phonto1361205287085


4-Phonto1361196979607Love it! What’s one of your favorite polish collections?


Wishlist Wednesday: Casual Valentine’s Date February 13, 2013

Casual Valentine's Date
I think this is the perfect casual date outfit for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately my boyfriend is working in the morning and I am working in the evening so we won’t be going anywhere on Valentine’s Day. I think this outfit would look great with my Valentine’s mani but I also love it with a solid pale pink polish. Do you have any special plans for Valentine’s Day?

Manicure Monday: Valentine’s Edition February 11, 2013




4What will be on your nails for Valentine’s Day?


Manicure Monday: Catching Up January 21, 2013

Sorry about my lack of posts the last couple of weeks. I’ve been settling into a new job and a new schedule. I took pictures of some of my manis over the past couple weeks and will share those with you now.

This first manicure is Julep Mila. I did this mani when I was planning on participating in Judi’s “Julep January” theme. Watch Judi’s eye opening video to find out why “Julep January” didn’t last very long. I knew the Julep bottles contained less polish than standard bottles but to see how much is actually contained in those bottles was enough to make me second guess my Julep Maven subscription. I’m still debating on whether I want to continue as a Julep Maven. On one hand I love the excitement of it but on the other hand I feel like I am getting ripped off. I’m most likely going to be cancelling in the next day or two before February’s box ships. What are your thoughts on the Julep Maven program?

Julep Mila

For my next mani I wanted to incorporate the color of the year: EMERALD. I added a little leopard print and I was good to go!



Emerald Leopard

On to my current mani: I took inspiration from one of the nail sets I created for sugarshorts available HERE.


Skulls and red roses with silver studs.





What’s on your nails?


Manicure Monday: SantaCon Edition December 17, 2012

This past Saturday was SantaCon here in San Francisco. SantaCon is everyone’s chance to be Santa! Dress up as Santa or any of his merry helpers (elves, trees, reindeer, milk and cookies, etc) and spread the Christmas cheer! SantaCon originated in San Francisco in 1994 and now takes place in 37 countries and 276 cities. Ways of participating in SantaCon are passing out candy canes, giving toys to children, giving gloves/hats to homeless, having a snowball fight, etc. In general, Santa consumes many adult beverages during SantaCon and the entire city turns into a bar crawl.

Here are some pictures from the 2012 SF SantaCon:


Unfortunately the weather was cold and rainy but it was so much fun seeing red EVERYWHERE!!! Some people came up with some very creative costumes as well. Our little group was made up of a reindeer, a Christmas tree and a Santa.


I dressed as a Christmas tree for SantaCon so I decided to paint my nails with Christmas presents!





What things do you do to spread the holiday cheer?


Manicure Monday: Birthday Mani Edition December 10, 2012

My birthday festivities began with a mani/pedi at Tootsie Toes with my good friend Erika. If you are in SF I definitely recommend this place. They really take their time so I never felt like my service was rushed. They are also good with nail art. I didn’t get any nail art this time but probably will on a future visit. Of course you all know that I usually do my own nails but it’s so nice to be pampered for a change. For this visit to the nail salon I chose my go to fall/winter shade – OPI We’ll Always Have Paris.



We’ll Always Have Paris is from OPI’s La Collection De France from Fall 2008. It applies wonderfully and only needs two coats. We’ll Always have Paris is a deep red with purple and brown undertones. It’s one of those dark vampy reds that is nearly black but never actually looks black. I hate when colors are so dark that they appear black on the nail. Not the case with this shade.




I added Kiss Nail Dress in Bustier on my ring finger.


Kiss Nail Dress is great for adding an accent nail like I did here. You can see a full review I did on Kiss Nail Dress HERE. Bustier is probably my favorite set. As you can see it comes with a mix of patterns that mix so well together to make an awesome mani! The great thing about Kiss Nail Dress is that they are stickers. Since they are stickers they don’t dry out like the ones made from real nail polish.




Here’s a pic from Erika’s instagram showing our mani’s and the amazing rings we bought at a craft fair after our mani/pedi.


Wishlist Wednesday: Birthday Edition December 5, 2012

My Birthday is tomorrow and I’ll be celebrating over drinks with friends. Just thought I’d share my wishlist with you guys.
Birthday Wishlist