Thursday, October 31, 2013

Caramel Apple

Another quickie, I have too many Halloween mani's! This is a copy cat of a cute caramel apple manicure from @bruisedupdollie on Instagram, I loved it, it's way better than mine, an awesome inspiration, but I, of course had to do a granny smith apple, because of my green obsession. I used Ruby White Tips This is My Swamp, which I love, but I did have to thin out a little, which is not normal with this brand, I won it in a giveaway awhile back, and I use it ALL the time.

I used 3 coats of Ruby white Tips This is My Swamp, and China Glaze Golden Spurs for the drips, and 2 coats of Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That Top Coat
Check Out: Ruby White Tips on Facebook and Ruby White Tips on Etsy
China Glaze Official Facebook  and China Glaze's Website
Digital Nails on Facebook and Digital Nails on Etsy
and seriously guys you should be following me on Instagram and bruisedupdollie on Instagram, she does some really cool stuff! Once I'm done with the Trick 'r' Treaters I'll take pics of my final Halloween mani, my monster nails to go with my costume, and get that blog post up ASAP! Happy Halloween, I hope everyone had a great night!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Julep Blakely Mummy

Quick post today, because I tried to fit as many Halloween mani's in this month as I could, It took me forever to get a good picture of Blakely, and had to use one that was a little blurry so you could see the color shift, and because quite frankly I am a little disappointed that they messed up my first Maven box, and sent me the wrong one, and I'm still waiting for the right one, and the wrong one has been sitting around here for a week waiting for them to email me a return shipping label, with that being said, I LOVE Blakely! So as long as they don't keep messing up my orders, and have good colors I won't cancel my subscription. Blakely is a dark grey, purple, blue shifter, sometimes I see a little magenta, and a little green too. Beautiful, and it applied and stayed on well.

This is 2 coats of Julep Blakely with Mummy stickers from Stick It Vinyl, and 2 coats of Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That Top Coat
Check Out: Julep by clicking on my Maven button

Monday, October 28, 2013

My Ten Friends Alien Blood

I was super excited to get my special edition My Ten Friends polishes, and my daughter had a living literature parade on Friday, and her class book was Aliens Love Underpants, so it was a perfect excuse to use Alien Blood, and the reason I got rid of the stilettos, I had to help get twenty, 4 and 5 year olds ready, and would have felt terrible if I had scratched anyone! They were wonderful!
Alien Blood is a teal jelly with tiny holo glitter,  Chartreuse squares, and turquoise holo glitter, GORGEOUS! Turquoise/teal polish is another weakness of mine.

I used 1 coat of My Ten Friends Alien Blood over 2 coats of Illamasqua Viridian, China Glaze Def Defying for the alien accent nail, and a splat sticker from Stick It Vinyl, and my normal 2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.
Check Out: My Ten Friends on Facebook or My Ten Friends Website
Illamasqua on Facebook or Illamasqua's Website I bought mine at Sephora
China Glaze Official Facebook or China Glaze's Website
StickItVinyl on Facebook or Stick It Vinyl on Etsy

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My Ten Friends FRANKENSTEIN!!!

SQUEEEE!!!! I was SO excited to get my exclusive "Banned Books for the Blind" Frankenstein Polish from My Ten Friends, that I had to put it right on! Over the Summer My Ten Friends let everybody know a friend of hers was doing a Kickstarter program to raise money for audiobooks for people that are visually impaired, a great cause right!?! And I got 2 exclusive polishes Frankenstein, and a War of the Worlds that will be here just in time for Christmas! Frankenstein is a gorgeous chartreuse polish (one of my faves!) with green, gold, black, and I think a few turquoise glitters in it.

I used 3 coats of OPI Simply Smashing, then 1 coat of My Ten Friends Frankenstein, and China Glaze Starboard for the base for my Frankenstein accent nail, and 2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. I got the head stitches from StickItVinyl

Check Out: My Ten Friends on Facebook and My Ten Friends Website
OPI on Facebook and OPI's Website
China Glaze Official Facebook and China Glaze's Website
Stick It Vinyl on Facebook and StickItVinyl on Etsy

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ophelia's Love

Today I have Polished by KPT Ophelia's Love, I LOVE this polish! It's a purplish/taupe to dark purple thermal with magenta glass fleck glitters, I can't stop staring at my fingers!
Here it is cold.....

And warm......

And what it looks like after a few minutes of wear.....

This is 2 coats of Polished by KPT Ophelia's Love with 2 coats of Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That Top Coat
Yes, I tried out a different top coat, I didn't have to worry about my glitter eating my top coat, so I decided to try out Ain't Nobody Got Time For That, and boy does it dry fast! My thumb was dry by the time I got to my pinky! And it's super shiny, well worth cheating on my Seche with!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Devil Wears Polish Fun House

The Devil Wears Polish put out an Aspiring Anarchist Collex, available until November 1st. It's a punk-rock Halloween collection, and I bought the whole set, because I'll wear it all year round. Today I have Fun House, it's named after a Stooges song, and is fabulous, but took forever for me to get a decent picture of,  this is outside in the sunlight. Fun House is a bright purple jelly with white and magenta skull glitters, white micro glitter, and magenta circle glitter. Purple polish is one of my other weaknesses, but I didn't realize it until my husband built a polish shelf for me, I started organizing my polishes by color, and was like my God where did all this purple come from!?! Now I've decided to just embrace it.  Fun House went on smoothly, and dried well, I had to fish a bit for the skulls, but it wasn't that difficult, and they sit surprisingly smooth for shaped glitter a couple coats of top coat was fine. I have to really love a polish to do shaped glitter, and I really love this polish, and shipping was super fast!

I used 1 coat of The Devil Wears Polish Fun House over 3 coats of China Glaze Creative Fantasy, and topped with 2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.
Check Out: The Devil Wears Polish on Facebook, and The Devil Wears Polish on Storenvy
China Glaze's Official Facebook, or China Glaze's Website

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Of course I'm super excited about Walking Dead starting back up tonight, so I did a Zombie mani. I didn't do the typical green, shocking I know since it's one of my favorite polish colors, but snail mail has kept me from getting a couple of polishes that I was hoping to use for this manicure, so I watched the long trailer AMC ran on Friday for inspiration, and then went digging through my polishes. I have been wanting to use Chirality Suspiria for awhile now, and when I really started looking at it, I thought it was what I was going for, pink brains, red and black blood, PERFECT!

I used 1 coat of Chirality Suspiria over 3 coats of Sephora by OPI Don't Feed the Hand Models, and 2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, and made a little googly eyed zombie on my accent nails.
Check Out: Chirality Polish on FacebookChirality's Bigcartel Store and Chirality Nail Polish on Etsy
Sephora on Facebook, and Sephora's Website

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Carpe Noctem The Blob

I have The Blog on the Blob today, wait a minute....... lol, just kidding, I have Carpe Noctem The Blob on the Blog today.  Carpe Noctem is a relatively new brand, but is skyrocketing to the top of my favorites list, her polishes are awesome! So when she put out her Halloween/Samhain line I had to snag a couple. She carries 3 sizes of polish, which is awesome, she has a 12ml. medium size, that is my favorite size polish period, mostly because the brushes are  plenty big enough, while the cap is long and thin, very easy for me to manipulate, and Carpe Noctem's lids are a little bit longer than other 12ml. bottles I have, which is even better! The Blob is a pinkish, purplish jelly with iridescent purple circles, and various pink and purple glitters. I did use a base color and put The Blob on top of it, because I can't stand V. N. L. and I try to make my polishes last as long as possible, but I wanted to make sure to say that it is a gorgeous jelly, very shiny and squishy, and applies very well, if you like jellies you will love it by itself in a couple of coats. It is thin enough to show through the blue shimmer that is in my base color, which I love, and makes me excited to try it over other colors. I had a little Blob marathon for inspiration while I did my nails, I took all of my inspiration from the 1988 version, which, by the way I LOVE! (I was 12 when it came out so....) I fell asleep during the old one, I love classic horror, but can somebody please tell me how Steve McQueen is supposed to be passing for a teenager!?! He's at least in his 30's in it. *:/
I think the polish looks just like the blob in the 80's version, the older blob looks like a can of cranberry sauce to me, and since it was the 50's it probably was.

I used one coat of Carpe Noctem The Blob over 2 coats of China Glaze Reggae to Riches, my accent nail is 2 coats of Reggae to Riches with China Glaze Bizarre Blurple drips, and 2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Check out: Carpe Noctem Cosmetics on Facebook and Carpe Noctem Cosmetics on Etsy
China Glaze's Official Facebook  and China Glaze's Website

Thursday, October 10, 2013


I wanted to OOOoooooze a little bit over a couple of indie brands, and keep with the Halloween theme. I decided to use 2 of my favorite polishes, and do some green slimy, drippy nails! Drippy nails are my favorite, so you guys will be seeing lots of them this month. I wanted to do something with Chirality Katydid, because it's gorgeous, and it is on sale right now on Chirality's BigCartel and Etsy stores, but you better hurry! As I've said before, pea/lime green polishes are one of my weaknesses, and Chirality is one of my very favorite indie polish makers, they are awesome people, some of the nicest you'll ever talk to. LynBDesigns is one of the first indie polish brands I purchased, because she was having a great sale, she is almost always having a great sale, and her polishes are amazing, she has something for everyone, I have mentioned before Quoth the Raven is a true 1 coat black, and it dries really fast, so for those of us that are a little spooky, you really could throw a coat on right before you walked out the door, and this also makes it a great base for black jelly glitter polishes, it almost dried too fast for my drips! I also wanted to let you guys know that I have purchased from both of these brands more than once, and they have always shipped to me very quickly, I don't think I'm the only one who cares about great quality polishes, at a great price, that you're going to get fast, and you get all those things with both of these companies!

 This is 2 coats of Chirality Katydid with LynBDesigns Quoth the Raven drips, and instead of my usual I used 2 coats of OPI DS Top Coat, it's made to use over Holo Polishes, and doesn't dull them out as much as other top coats. I used a tutorial by Andrea's choice on YouTube to learn how to do the drippy nails.
Check out: Chirality Polish on FacebookChirality's Big Cartel Store, or Chirality Nail Polish on Etsy
LynBDesigns on Facebook and LynBDesigns on Etsy
OPI on Facebook and OPI's Website

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Tonight! I can't wait for American Horror Story to start, although last season was totally too scary for me, I had to stop a couple in, and wait for the season to end, then I had a marathon while my daughter did a week of day camp this summer, I fast forwarded through A LOT, but the Name Game episode made it all worth it, and the last episode, I cried y'all. So today's mani devoted to AHS Coven is Coven by Daring Digits.......

This is 1 coat of Coven over 2 coats of China Glaze Cranberry Splash, and 2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.
Okay, so Coven is gorgeous, right? Yes, but it is supposed to be a thermal, my tips should be a darker, vampy blood red, I even ran them under cold water, and it still didn't work, I bought it on sale during the summer, and I think because it gets to be over a hundred degrees in Houston in the summertime, that it must've gotten too hot during shipping and messed it up. Total bummer, but it's still pretty, and perfect for tonight!
Check out: Daring Digits on Facebook, I'm not sure what is up with her stores right now, but her Facebook should keep everybody posted.
and I like to show the love every once in awhile, because I live for it- Seche Nails on FacebookSeche Nails on Twitter, and Seche's Website

Sunday, October 6, 2013


So many witchy T.V. shows this week, I'm so excited!!! I'm starting off the week with one of my favorite "witchy" polishes Whimsical Ideas by Pam Wicked.......

This is 1 coat of WIbP Wicked over 2 coats of China Glaze Def Defying, and 3 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. the formula on Wicked is great, applies well and is really easy to get the large dots out of.
Check Out Whimsical Ideas by Pam on Facebook, she does all her business through Facebook, using PayPal
China Glaze Official Facebook Page and China Glaze's Website

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Howl You Doin'

Really quick post today lovelies,  I got the China Glaze Monster's ball colors in the mail yesterday, and had to put the glitter one right onto my toes, and Howl You Doin' right onto my nails! It's a vampy dark purple with purple micro glitter, and orange flakies. AAAAAHHHHMAAAAZING! Oh, and I pointed my nails for Halloween..........

I used 2 coats of China Glaze Howl You Doin' and 1 coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat, and 2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Friday, October 4, 2013


Today I have a Vampy Mani, being super excited about the Vampire Diaries/ Originals premieres, I did my nails! I wish it had photographed a little better, the purples match better in person. Since The Originals is set in NOLA I decided to go with those colors, to be a little different.......

I used 1 coat of Daring Digits Royal over 2 coats of Zoya Ziv with Urban Decay Vice Drips, and purple bat vinyl decals from Stick it Vinyl, and 2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. I needed to thin out Royal a bit, but after that it applied great, and the vinyl stickers apply like a dream! This is my first time using them, and I am very pleased!

Check out: Daring Digits on Facebook and Daring Digits on Etsy
Zoya Nail Polish on Facebook and Zoya's Website
Stick It Vinyl on Facebook and Stick It Vinyl on Etsy

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Classic Films Cosmetics

Happy October lovelies! I wish everyday was Halloween, except for Christmas, because i love Christmas too, but I LOVE Halloween! So a lot of my posts this month will be, or contain something, a little spooky! Today I have a polish from Classic Films Cosmetics, and my first attempt at some sugar skull nail art........

I used 1 coat of Classic Films Cosmetics Lady in the Lake over 2 coats of China Glaze Sci-Fly By, for the sugar skull I got out my dotting tools, and nail art brush from Sally Beauty, and some nail art dots, i used 2 coats of China Glaze White on White, and 2 coats of Nicole by OPI Lights Kim-Era Action! Then with my 2nd biggest dotting tool, I made the eyes with China Glaze Kinetic Candy, the little crosses are Ellagee It's a Gas, Gas, Gas! using my nail art brush. The nose and mouth are LynBDesigns Quoth the Raven, using the smallest dotting tool, and the nail art brush. Then I stuck the dots on with top coat, and topped all my nails off with 2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

Check out:
Classic Films Cosmetics on Facebook and Classic Films Cosmetics on Etsy
China Glaze Official Facebook and China Glaze's Website
Sally Beauty Supply on Facebook and Sally Beauty Supply's Website