Thursday, May 10, 2012


Only one post this week.  For a couple of reasons: I did a soak off I'm really not happy with at all and don't really want to remove it or paint over it.  I try not to do the acetone soak off so soon after the last one so I have to live with it for awhile.  Secondly, I had a bad accident involving a sharp knife and now I've got a band aid on one finger :(

So here's the mani I didn't like...

This is only 2 coats of Red Carpet Manicure in It's Not A Taupe.  It obviously needed a third coat but it wasn't necessary for the gradient I attempted.

I sponged on Red Carpet Manicure in Toast of the Town and then added some brown and gold Martha Stewart glitter with a final topping of Gelish Vegas Nights.  The sponging was a little difficult with the soak off gels because the gels are somewhat sheer and I didn't want to do several coats so I settled for this.

I figured this would be a good mani to try out my new petal shaped gems from the Color Club set I found at Winners a couple of weeks ago.  I also added some small black beads to the center.  I find when I wear gems on my nails it bothers me so much I want to pick them off.

Since I wasn't too happy with how this turned out I went to Winners to try and cheer myself up lol.

And it DID cheer me up!  Jessica's in the clearance bin at $3 each!  From L-R: Captivating, Notorious and Midnight Moonlight.

I'm not sure when my next post will be since I've got some healing to do now but I did place an order for full size Gelish from a Canadian retailer (yay) and can't wait to review them!



  1. I hope your finger feels better soon. That;s not a bad looking mani after all. I don't like gems for the very same reason. I don't like fimo's or anything that sticks up off the nail.

  2. I like the look of the gems, just not the feel I suppose. The petal ones are definitely cute.