Friday, May 14, 2010

Flower Power


Hi! Today's nails were inspired by where I went today and what I did- my sister went up to Mt. Charleston and saw all the amazing views and plants and SNOW! :) I even made a mini-snowman :-D There were tons of awesome cactus flowers and normal flowers and the views were, as always, spectacular. :) I also bought the new American Apparel polishes (yes, all 5), I skipped the top coat because I'm such a seche vite devotee, but I tried the tester in the store, and it dried relatively quickly, and held up the glossy coat until today, so I can't say too much bad about it. :) I used one of the new polishes, Esprit for today's manicure, and while I'll give a more in-depth review in a day or two, I love it, it was opaque in two coats, was a tad problematic to apply, but that could just be where I was applying (near a semi-open window), so I'll have to swatch it again to get a true experience.



I used American Apparel Esprit as a base, with China Glaze Grape Pop applied with Konad Plate m66, then I dabbed a dot of Nubar Violet Sparkle to the center of one of the flowers. Topped it all of with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.


And here are some pictures from today! :) There are more, I just don't have time tonight to get them all edited! (some are panoramas!)






17 comments:

  1. awesome!glad you had fun!

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  2. So cool- snow, flowers and cacti- stuff we midwesterners can only dream of seeing together. Very glad you had fun!
    I love the new polish, it's such a beautiful color. And your nails made me think of Sweden. Är så bra!

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  3. Cool! I thought you had a bunch of polish and that is why you started your blog? You have a problem...just like ME!!! lol
    These photos explain why my sister said she was shoveling snow last weekend. She lives in Vegas too and was doing volunteer work to clean up a girl scout camp

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  4. Seriously cute snowman!! I'm glad you are having so much fun. :) Esprit looks really pretty.

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  5. lol love the snowman. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures!

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  6. Muito legal seu blogue, parabéns e continue assim.

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  7. I love the little snowman .. I linked to your blog from mine today :D

    CC xXx

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  8. You need to work on your cuticles.

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  9. i love the name!

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  10. Hello!!! I love your site =) I'm from Brazil and I already started a new blog, like yours, but with my real love: lipstick! =)
    www.365batons.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  11. i like these nails....you should do nails with pets on them or nails with bathing suits for the summer. you are extremely talented!

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  12. Ow, I want so much!!!! I luv!

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  13. Cute design! I just ordered some Konad plates with three of their polishes (I really like that they have a build your own starter set) but I wanted to ask, since I've noticed you use china glaze for your design, they mention not using other colors -- yet it seems yours work just fine. Have you had any issues with applying the thicker China Glaze colors with your plates?

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