Friday, March 22, 2013

Woo! Thanks Lizz!

My sister gave me a bottle of nail polish today. she got it for herself originally but decided she didn't like it. If she was only applying one coat I can see why, one coat of this stuff is ugleh. But to really get the full glory you need at least three coats.

The polish is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, Black and Blue.

The brush in the bottle is pretty wide and the tip is curved. I was expecting this to make it more messy but it was actually less messy.  I still got polish every where but not as bad as I do with other brushes. The color is gorgeous. Some angles it is greed, some it is blue. Even purple in some light environments! I cannot get over how much I love this polish.

Now for the pictures, there are quite a few of them due to trying to catch all the colors in different lighting.


Gorgeous right?!

Anyway, to top off my paint job I put on some stamps. Skulls and what I can only assume is a zombie.

And now for me to finally sleep.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Salon Perfect! That is the name of the new brand to my Wal-Mart's Nail Polish aisle.

Also I love the new lighting for the polish section. It's lovely. Here is a hastily snapped photo from my cell phone of the display.

Next month is gonna be tight financially, but I still am hoping to get a couple bottles of polish... I need more creme colors. I have a HUGE amount of metallics, and a fair few glitters but next to no cremes.... Time to plot for my next shopping trip.....

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy early Easter?

Because I am crazy and get bored easily, I decided to do my Easter nails today. I opted for a base of white with metallic pastel pink and purple splatter. This was my first time doing splatter and the pink was not very cooperative. My camera also does terrible at picking up the contrast in the colors, my apologies.

As you can see, I had some big annoying splats and some nice fine splats. I prefer the smaller splatter because to leaves more room for other colors to show against the white. I also had quite a bit of trouble aiming my splatters. Practice will undoubtedly help fix that issue.

Polishes used:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, White On
Pure Ice, Outrageous
Pure Ice, New Lilac

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day

Well. After finishing up my mom's nails I wound up painting mine white and put green sparkles over it because of today's holiday.

My nails wound up looking like this:

I really liked the big diamond shaped sparkles because they have an interesting 3D effect. At some angles it looks like I have a glass stone glued on my nail, but it's just glitter! Unfortunately in my opinion there aren't enough of the diamond sparkles. On my right hand I got three big sparkles on each finger except my middle finger which wound up with none. On my left hand my thumb had two big sparkles, my index finger had one, my middle and ring had three and my pinky had none. And these results were after applying two coats of the glitter polish. 

The White is Sally Hanson Xtreme Wear "White On", and glitter is Pure Ice, "Sheer Luck."

Two Dollar Nail Polish...

At Wal-mart for about two dollars you can get a brand called Pure Ice. I haven't used it much but I have had four bottles for a couple months. Today we went to Wal-mart specifically to get a white polish, which no brand in mind. I just needed white polish. 

We found out that they had done an overhaul of their nail polish section. Which is pretty great because our Wal-mart had a messy not very extensive nail polish section previously. While it was still disorganized (thanks to customers more than the people stocking the shelves) there is a much larger selection of the Pure Ice brand, Sally Hanson brand and a new (to our location) brand, the name of which I have already forgotten to my shame.

We wound up getting four Pure Ice colors and a Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "White On" for my white. Cost us a total of about 10 dollars give or take a bit.


Left to right the Pure Ice colors are "Sheer Luck," "New Lilac," "Outrageous," and "Fast Lane"

Mom asked me to paint her nails with the pink shade (Outrageous) and add a green clover stamp. After I do that I don't even know what I am gonna do with my own nails.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

First Water Marble

I did water marbling today, and my fingers are quite blue now. Next time I will try using tape for covering my fingers instead of vasoline. Cuz really it is a pain to get that stuff off and I doubt that the nail polish remover on my fingers is good for them.

Most people say use a white base color coat, alas I have no white polish. So I used an NYC brand pink, 139A, for my base color coat then did the marbling with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in the shades "Gun Metal" and "Blue Me Away". I was planing on a Blue and Pink marble but my pink dried instantly in the water not matter what I did to try and make it work. Oh well.

This is the result.

I need to do more clean-up but I ran out of time before my sister called and needed me to rush to her place and watch her kid. Which is where I am now (kidlet is sleeping)

As you can see my fingers are pretty blue on the skin thanks to the blue polish, and you can also see a bit of pink through the gunmetal. Over all I really like how they turned out. I will probably post a better picture when I can get them cleaned up more.


Several hours later, they still don't look great but they are cleaned up more. I will do this again, definitely.

My right hand was my first. It came out kinda... not great. You can see the pinkish base coat under the gun metal because the metallic gunmetal spread too thin on the water.

My left turned out better because I then knew to put more then one drop of gunmetal per "ring." This makes it less translucent. However the pink is still visible.

Well... Here we are.

Hello. I'm Emmers and I have an addiction. My addiction is to Nail Polish. Unfortunately for my addiction, I cannot afford to buy as much nail polish as I would like, especially in the coming months, so instead I will be focusing on trying to come up with interesting things to do with the polish I already have. 

My current collection is pretty lacking by most polish addicts' standards but I'm (mostly) content with it. Most of the bottles are cheap brands, with a few less cheap bottles thrown in. Also most of my polishes are metallics. Which I didn't even realize until last night when it was pointed out to me by a friend. I like shiny stuff. ; n; 

This is my current storage method and all my polishes:

It's a 15 dollar spice rack mounted next to my desk with about 48 polishes in it. Eventually I am gonna have to expand my storage. But not any time soon (money sucks). 

Along with all the polish I have a collection of stamping plates. I first got into nail stamping when my mom got me a Salon Express kit and my plate collection has since tripled in size. 

My nails are currently pretty short due to a series of breaks I had (as well as a bit of nail chewing) so I had to clip them pretty short. My nails are also in pretty bad shape lately so I am looking into nail treatments as well as taking a hair and nails supplement. We'll see how that works.

For those interested, my current paint job is kinda rainbowy. Here, a picture is better than words:

These were done with Klean Color polishes and topped with Sally Hansen No Chip acrylic top coat. I lovelovelove the top coat, it really makes the colors extra eye catching. Also a skull stamp on each nail.

Klean Color polishes are pretty damned cheap at about a dollar to a dollar-fifty online, and they smell pretty funky(not like regular polish), but the colors  are pretty and I don't mind odd smells for pretty colors.

Anyway. Here endeth my introductory post.

Toodles. ^^