Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Fiery Gradient!

I attempted a gradient a while back with blues, that worked okay and looked good from about a foot away. For that one, I painted my nails a cobalt blue, then sponged a medium blue over 2/3 of the nail, and then sponged a light blue-gray over the tips. This was the result:

But today, I used The Nailasaurus' awesome gradient tutorial and got much better results! 

Fire colors are my favorite, so I decided a fiery gradient would perfect, esp with the heat we've been having! 

Using Essie Fear or Desire, a lovely bright orange that isn't quite neon, and Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby for the red, I got this beautiful gradient!

Polished Criminals 1200 follower giveaway!

One of my favorite bloggers, Polished Criminails, is having a giveaway to celebrate 1200 followers! Go enter!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My first Blog Hop!

So I'm participating in a Blog Hop, courtesy of Blog Therapy Love. I've never heard of this before so I hope I do it right. I think I'm supposed to follow some new blogs and hope people find their way to me! Hmm, now, let's go look at that list of bloggers...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day mani!

As today is Memorial Day, my first mani to share is something patriotic! I am a proud American and ask that you give a moment of thanks to all who have served this beautiful country. Being from a military family, I get a little choked up at such times. My dad was Navy, my uncles were Marines, and my BFF just finished her stint in the Navy. Needless to say, I have special fondness for the Navy and Marines. And yes, I watch NCIS.   

Now, moving onto the mani-that's what you'r here for, yes? This is…an assortment of art. I wanted a flag, but it’s a lot of work and I have yet to pull off a great tape mani. So I did the thumb with the American flag, a variation on the middle finger, dots on ring and forefingers, and a nail decal of Uncle Sam’s hat on the pinkie (no way can I freehand that!). I used China Glaze White on White, China Glaze Eyes Like Sapphires, and Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby.   

Opening day for Enchanted Nails and Fluffy Dog Tails is here!

Opening day for Enchanted Nails and Fluffy Dog Tails is here! 

Welcome, everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I’m new at nail blogging so this is a bit of an experiment, and hopefully you’re here to have some fun with me. 

I have to give a shout-out to one of my best friends, Lindsay, for helping me design this blog and giving me some awesome ideas for the cover photo, which worked out perfectly. 

Feel free to poke around, first mani coming soon!