Monday, September 26, 2011

Everything MUST Go!


OK, not everything, but all the stuff listed in this spreadsheet!

As you know if you've been reading this blog, I'm moving to India. This means that I need to seriously pare down my polish collection, hence, a blog sale!! I'll be adding a few more things at a later date, but you get a few hundred polishes to choose from today. :-D

A few things:

All polishes listed for sale were purchased by me.

Shipping is $2.00 + 50¢ for each additional item for US and Canada. Contact me for international shipping.

Feel free to make offers, I'll happily consider them!



See the blog sale list HERE!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Daily Nail is Moving!


Yep, not the website, that will stay right here where you sit reading it now. Nope, ME, Melissa, the quirky nerd girl behind the nails.

I really wanted to explain why I've been sort of MIA right now on the blog, and this is why. I'm packing up my entire life and getting the hell outta dodge. This is no ordinary move, I'll be in a time zone and country far different than I'm used to. A country I've never been to, and I'm MOVING there! Don't get me wrong, I'm delighted and eager to start my new adventure (and yes, I TOTALLY plan to keep posting on the blog- the inspiration from where I'm going is going to be AMAZING!!), but I'm overwhelmed, terrified, worried, anxious, and well, scared shitless to go. I'm moving to India!  Yes, you read that right, I'll be moving to the country that is the home of Bollywood, curry, henna, and Ghandi! (not the state between Michigan and Illinois)

I'll be leaving somewhere in the neighborhood of October 20th! I can't wait to share my adventures in my new home with you, and hope for your patience while I get moved and settled! I'll be writing a blog that is specific to my Indian adventures when I get over there, and once I get it up and running, I'll be sure to post the address!!

If I have any readers in Chennai, let me know! I'd love to meet some people with like interests while I'm there!!

My presence will definitely be maintained while I'm there on twitter, Facebook, and the blog, just keep in mind that my AM will most likely be your PM!

Yay!!  I hope you all follow me in my newest life adventure!!

Enter the Dragon!



Hey y'all! For today's design, I started off with a different idea, but when I started the design, it was already way late, so I only got the base color of white done before I HAD to go to bed! At lunch, I managed to snag the new Wet & Wild black glitter polish 'Tangled in my Web,' and decided to check it out, painting one nail over the white. Little did I know, it was going to look AWESOME!! However, it DID keep on reminding me of dragon fruit, so I decided to add another layer of the glitter, and then added the fuchsia tip for the peel of the dragon fruit! It ended up being a very simple manicure, but I like it! :)


I used American Apparel Cotton for the base, with 2 layers of Wet & Wild Tangled in my Web over it. For the tip, I used China Glaze Heli-Yum with OPI Houston We Have a Purple over it, then mixed with Zoya Anja for the darker fuchsia. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Retro Geometric Smoke


So I have to admit, I created this nail design for Cosmoprof, and I hate that I'm just now posting it, but there were other designs that I was more excited to post the day I did them! This manicure was done at 11 PM when I was sick and had a fever, I wouldn't have done them had it not been Cosmoprof, but I hardly felt like a nail blogger if I hadn't. For this manicure I used 2 of the colors from the Zoya Smoke collection, too! This design was inspired by a rug pattern! :)



I used Zoya Codie as a base, with Zoya Dree for the green shapes, then I mixed Zoya Dree with American Apparel Cotton for the lighter green. For the Orange Shapes, I used butter LONDON Minger for the lighter orange, and Finger Paints Cordur-Orange for the darker orange. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche vote top coat.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Urban Stripery


The other night (which was the rotten cherry on top of a hellish day), I felt a need to 'reward' myself for not killing anyone, so I headed to LUSH to check things out. I went there originally with the intent of checking out the Shark Fin soap they're advertising, but they didn't have it at the store I went to, luckily for me (and unfortunately for my wallet) they DID have an Each Peach massage bar, Turkish Delight body smoothie, and the King of Skin body butter, all of which smell amazing. As I was walking back to my car through the shops at Mandalay bay, I decided to stop at Urban Outfitters, I mean, what the heck, they usually have SOMETHING on sale. Little did I know, they changed their nail polish! They have a few new (and REALLY awesome!) colors! They had a fun lavender/pink with holo glitter, some other colors, and then two that I bought, which are called Dust (a glitter that reminds me of Deborah Lippman Today Was a Fairytale, though I've never seen that one in person), and Barstool, which is an amazing powdery slate blue jelly. I'll be posting swatches, etc. soon! :)

I tell you all this because I actually used Barstool in today's manicure. I also used 3 of the colors from the Fall Essie collection that I bought the other day. :) When I sat down to do this manicure, I had a semi-basic idea of what I wanted to do, but I really let whatever came to mind happen when I got to each nail, which is why each one is a different shape. :) I really like how this mani turned out, it brings to mind fall, which I would LOVE to come here to Las Vegas. :)


As an added bonus, you get a picture of my manicure helper, Homer. :) (he's not very helpful, but he's super cute. :))


and also a picture of the badass new ring I bought - it arrived in the mail today!  I <3 it!!




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