Monday, February 11, 2013


OK, so today is inspired by a pattern.  I found this one online.

My nail art is loosely adapted... are MY puzzle nails...
And here is a clearer photo...since I already have it taken off and working on nail hydration!

Please forgive me for the really sad cuticles.  I hate winter.

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Since I forgot to link this one, I didn't worry about the fact that I didn't have the EN&M sign in the photo.  :headdesk:

Here is my glitter-loaded nails:

Glitzology Partly Cloudy over blue morpho, a holographic blue Indie polish. These 2 are just made for each other!!

Blue and white glitter in hexagon, square, bar, small round and shards!

Those that know me know that I don't like bar glitter. Not a fan. It's not the polish, it's just a personal thing that I don't understand. I can forgive this polish its bar glitter though, because it works.

Application is a little thick but manageable... this is 2 coats with 2 layers of HK Girl top coat to seal it and smooth it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Here are my day 2 nails, Half-Moons!  I have done these before...once without a nail guide and once with a nail guide.  I think my other ones might have been slightly better.

As you can see, the purple does not cover the white completely as it should.  I still came out nice, but not with the usual clean appearance expected.  It could be user error...I was very mad at the Orly Decades polish for being very willing to gouge while dry, so I was trying to be careful not to hurt it further. That is part of the reason the my thumb nail is now solid got gouged trying to apply the nail guides.  I used Zoya Aurora for the overlay.

Note to self: Do NOT use Orly Decades of Dysfunction for nail art base anymore.  It does not dry hard or even semi-hard for nail art.

Ok, moving on...enough is the finish.

This is the bad photo.

Now, here is a better photo,  but it doesn't have the challenge information.


Sunday, February 3, 2013


OK, so I love the Galaxy manicure look.  I am not sure WHY I don't do them except for challenges.
I already posted my "inprogress photos" here.

Now, here is the final product.  Several photos...
An a close-up photo of my thumb to see the unique design that was created without realizing it AND the shimmer that the Daring Digits polishes created.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Gearing up for Day 1

I am currently working on Day 1 of this nail art challenge: Galaxy Nails.

Right now, it looks very ugly...but it will look awesome by the time I am done.  Here is where I am at:

Yeah...not pretty...but it will be...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Rules and Information

Here is the boring but necessary post that describes what the rules are and what each challenger must do.

All of these are based on Erica's Nails and More's blog or Facebook page.


That's it.  But I felt I needed to post it in case others wanted to join!

Must send an email by January 25th, 2013.