Sprinter Mani

Good day all. Well I wanted a beautiful Spring mani but inspiration was lacking…

This was taken on April 2nd… Mother nature has other plans. I sat and contemplated what color to use. Well light bulb moment or good timing my March Holo Hookup box arrived.

They were all perfect…

  • Glisten & Glow~Kiss My Tulips
  • Cupcake Polish~Shut Your Tulips
  • Different Dimension~Tulip Mania
  • Lacquester~Tulipazuli

See the the play on words I love tulips so this was a must have box for me.

Once I decided the colors I wanted to use which trust me was no easy task, I went to work…

Pushed back my cuticles, cut down my length a bit (love my shorties) and prepped for my colors. I chose Glisten & Glow and Cupcake for my mani.

I alternated colors throughout, but there was something missing… πŸ€”

I was loving stamping once I finally figured out how to get it to pick up and stamp on my nails.

I decided on this Bundle Monster Plate (BM-XL217), used an unbranded clear stamper I got on Ebay and have only been able to get the Pueen white to stamp for me. Also used the Glisten & Glow latex barrier.

In case you can’t tell there is a beautiful tulip image that I had to use on this mani…

Until next time happy polishing!!!


My Manis…

Its been awhile forgive me I’d love to share everyday with you, but life gets in the way and I must adult… 😁

I’m back and will do better at posting a bit more often. The last few weeks have been busy as you shall see by the following million photos. I’ll apologize now because most if not all of these amazing polishes are not currently avaiable for sale on the brand pages, but destashes are always a place to look for any polish and regardless if you visit their sites you’ll find plenty of awesomeness. Disclaimer: Your budget will be blown but your nails will be beautiful πŸ˜πŸ’…!!!

These are in no particular order because well I do my nails as many times as needed to relax so that’s a lot of acetone use, but they are all beautiful polishes… All my photos are two coats and top coat. I use base coat when I have time 😁!!! Excuse the lighting and cuticles I’m not a pro and this is my happy place on the note let’s begin…

Don Deeva~Pet Penis

AE~Yellow Dreams For Doris (Custom) Giveaway prize and I love it…

Dollish Polish~Queenbee’s Whizbees (February PPU) / Dollish Polish~I Choose Violence (2018)

Contrary Polish~Gummy Bears in Love (PPU-February)

Dollish Polish~I’m On A Curiosity Voyage…To Your Heart (Stranger Love Box)

Polished for days~Grey Opal (PPU-January)

EverAfter~Playing With Fire (PPU-January)

Dollish Polish~Harmonious Heart (PPU-January)

Dollish Polish~A City So Nice They Named It Twice (NY Polish Con 2017)

Supermoon Lacquer~Doris’s Fomo (Custom) Currently available on her site.

Great Lakes Lacquer~Why Does the Air Hurt My Face? (Multichrome Madness Group Custom)

Pahlish~Marshmallow Pumpkin (Happy Holo-Ween II Collection) and Accent Nail: Different Dimension~Don’t Leaf Me This Way (Fall Trio 2017)

Glisten & Glow~Shifty in Chi (Chicago Polish Con 2017)

What I’ve been using as base, top coat and cuticle oil… From left to right: Glisten & Glow everything. Cuticle Oil~Sangria White Peach Scent. I alternate base coats as needed Ridge filling Base Coat (Can also be worn alone for a natural clean looking mani), Base Coat and of course my favorite Top Coat is clear, shiny and fast drying.

All these brands/makers are amazing and the customer service has been top notch for me so far… Don’t take my word for it go check them out yourself!!!

Below I’ve linked the shops for every brand shown above including the Polish Pickup, which is currently closed but is open the fist weekend of every month with dozens of nail and non-nail items to choose from.

Don Deeva – http://www.thedondeeva.com/

AE – http://www.wisconsinsoap.com/retail/

Dollish Polish – http://dollishpolish.bigcartel.com/

Polish Pickup – (Closed until April) https://www.polishpickup.com/

Contrary Polish – http://www.contrarypolish.com/

Polished for days – https://www.polishedfordays.com/

EverAfter – https://everafterpolish.com/

Supermoon Lacquer – https://www.thehowlingboutique.com/supermoon-lacquer/

Great Lakes Lacquer – http://greatlakeslacquer.bigcartel.com/

Pahlish – https://pahlish.com/

Different Dimension – http://differentdimensionpolish.bigcartel.com/

Last but definitely not least,

Glisten & Glow – http://glistenandglow.bigcartel.com/

Until next time… HAPPY POLISHINGπŸ’…!!! 😚

While I waited for you…

So if you know me you know I’m a first time grandma… Yup you heard me GRANDMA!

In the picture above is the amazing young woman who carried my grandbaby. She’s bright and loves my son Ricky. Her name is Jasmine and her twisted sense of humor fits right in with my son’s and mine too…

I did not birth her, but I love her just the same… I didn’t expect to be a grammy (as my 12 year old son dubbed me) at 42, but there I was looking forward to meeting my sweet baby boy. The blessing of the life they created fills my heart to the point it overflows with happiness.

A perfect baby boy with 10 fingers and 10 toes and I couldn’t wait to hold him in my arms. ETA: 10/6/17.

So Leo arrived on September 30, 2017. He was perfect. Mom and baby were great.

He immediately owned my heart…

Fast forward he’s growing so fast and you have to understand the emotions overtake you when you see your first born holding their own child…

To see the amazement in my son’s eyes when he looks at his son is so overwhelming.

They are young but they got this and they have support from both sides of the family.

Leo at 1 month and Halloween…

First Thanksgiving…

They are such a sweet little family unit. I’ve tried to give my son advise about everything since he was a boy. The things I said to him when the baby news was shared was… I’d always be his mom and he’d always be my son. My support would never be a question. I may not agree with all choices he would make, but I’d always respect his decisions because now he had his own little family unit. Ok enough of the sappy stuff. Let’s continue with pictures.

First Christmas and baby turns 3 months…

As parents we always want the best for our children. So now I’m a mom of three boys and Grammy of the sweetest little angel ever. How does it feel…

AMAZING!!! I’m blessed!!!

Well until we meet again my tribe happy polishing. 😚❀

Lemming Lacquer

My current mani is making me smile… I purchased this one awhile back and because of delayed shipping and my procrastination, I had not used it until now.

Let me introduce you to Lemming Lacquer~Hoyt’s Cologne.

On the site this beauty is described as a dirty brown/green jelly base with strong orange and copper shimmer and flash.

On the first coat I won’t lie I was worried. It went on smooth but streaky with the second coat it was a game changer the color deepened and it was completely opaque. I used two coats and my favorite Glisten & Glow fast dry top coat.

I’ve been practicing my stamping skills and now want to stamp over all my manis… LoL.

Image Plates used: Ejiubas~EJB-08 and Ejiubas collab plate with Don Deeva. Below are the two images I used.

The stamper is a no frills clear one I got on eBay.

I’ve been using random polishes to stamp this one was L.A. Colors~French White and it did a beautiful job. Yes there are tons of stamping polishes out there and one day I’ll get them all, but while I’m learning I’ll stick to what’s already available to me.

Lemming Lacquer: http://www.lemminglacquer.com/

Hoyt’s Cologne ~ http://www.lemminglacquer.com/product/hoyt-s-cologne

Glisten & Glow Top Coat: http://www.glistenandglow.bigcartel.com/

Image Plates: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07545TLPP/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1506036593&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=don+deeva+stamping+plate

Until next time happy polishing!!!

Nail Stamping

I’ve tried several nail art experiments, yes I said experiments because they haven’t gone to well… LoL

Nail stamping, I tried once or twice and I really didn’t see why I wasn’t getting it. I watched numerous YouTube videos and got all these awesome tips through a Facebook group~Acetone Alley. I got so many cool tips, tricks and links to what the ladies use that they inspired me to try, try again. It seemed simple enough but still I was struggling between the group, reading comments on another post and a link to a lady doing nail stamping (Really wish I remembered her name or even the post). In short she said not to apply to much pressure when trying to pick-up the image. Hot damn the next time I tried and to my surprise it worked…

My attempts have been improving.

Base: Tonic~Dragon Tears polish used to stamp Nicole by OPI~Razzle Dazzler

Image Plate: Konad Square 09

From that first time I was hyped to try again…so I did!

Base: Girly bits~Every Day I’m Truffling polish used to stamp Nicole by OPI~Razzle Dazzler

Image Plate: Lina~Make Your Mark 03

And again…

This last time was a breeze and as soon as I get actual stamping polish it can only get better.

Base Polishes: Different Dimension~Queen Nefertiti accent nail Pahlish~Lagoon

Image Plate: Lina~Make Your Mark 03

Side note: All manis topped by Glisten & Glow’s fast drying and super shiny clear top coat (formerly known as HK Girl).

Now I have to get more image plates… this rabbit hole has no bottom, but I don’t mind it just wish wallets worked like that… πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£

Until next time… Happy Polishing!!!

Today’s Mani…

My current mani contains Tonic Nail Polish and Different Dimension alternating on every other finger.

Tonic ~ Dragon Tears is a multichrome shade that shifts from green to blue to purple with a scattered holographic and silver microglitter. Depending on your lighting you’re able to see so much depth in person. It applies smooth and opaque in two coats.

Different Dimension ~ Dorothy Dandridge (August 2017 Polish Pickup Exclusive) is a black jelly base with a beautiful scattering of silver, gold, blue holographic micro flecks.

This one is everything and goes on completely smooth, with two coats was perfectly opaque for me.

My mani is topped off by Glisten & Glow’s fast drying and super shiny clear top coat (formerly known as HK Girl). The cuticle oil is Different Dimension ~ Love.

I’m so ready for the Fall!

Until next time happy polishing!!!

Different Dimension ~ Love

So, I was fortunate to have met the maker of Different Dimension (Missi) at Polish Con in Brooklyn, NY in April of this year. When I placed an order for my birthday I got a couple of extras surprises and included were these little lovelies right here. β™‘β™‘β™‘ I’ve been using the one called “Love”. It comes in a conveniently sized 2.7ml pen applicator which can be thrown in my bag or slipped into my pocket. The smell is devine… On Different Dimension’s site the scent is described as a blend of orange, peach, cherry blossom and white jasmine, but the name describes exactly how I feel about the scent and feel of this cuticle oil. Its not greasy and soaks in nicely. All ingredients are listed on label and her site. I’m a mom and my hands are in water a lot throughout the day. I’ve been using this a couple of times a day for the last few weeks and I’m happy with how good my usually dry cuticles are looking as of late. Missi was sweet enough to send me three of her scents, but there is a super long list of other scents available on Different Dimension’s webpage and if you’re not into scents there is even an unscented version. Win win for all! Go check out the all the cuticle oil pens at: http://differentdimensionpolish.bigcartel.com/product/cuticle-oil-2-7-ml-pen. Until next time happy polishing!!!