Sunday, March 17, 2013

Unintentional Break/Happy St. Patty's Day!

Hello there! So, I have been away for a while as you can tell...I really didn't mean to take a break like this. Originally I was feeling a bit run down. So, I decided to take a week or two break from blogging. That 2 week break quickly turned into a 7 week break. Oops! I haven't quit painting my nails, just kinda got out of the habit of blogging about them. Hopefully it doesn't appear that I don't want to do this, I think it is just that this is my first blog and I jumped head first into it, and got a bit run I started the blog only a few months after I started nail art. So, I have been learning how to do two things at the same time. Anyhow, I am back and have a bundle of goodies to share! :)

Like I said before, I am still green (holiday pun intended!) to the world of nail art and nail care. To be honest I find it hard to stick with routines, trying to remember to use cuticle care multiple times a day, let alone once a day, is difficult for me. I am getting better though, and I am trying all kinds of new products. Most recently I purchased Lush Lemony Flutter and Essie Millionails. I have been using these two solidly for a few weeks now, and cant quite tell yet, but think my nails are stronger! While I was on my break, I kept having a problem with the breaking of one particular nail! My nails were looking great, all but my right ring finger. For some reason when I start to get length on that nail, it immediately tears. This has happened THREE times in a row!!! So, I decided to switch up my base coat to Essie Millionails, and have been trying really hard to remember to condition my cuticles. O, and I also switched up my remover from a generic pure acetone that was visibly drying out my skin, to OPI Expert Touch. Soooo, that all being said, I decided to cut all my nails on my right hand and now have nubs! Hopefully not for long though!

Finally, I will get to some photos. I have decided to put together a little series of what I have been up to for the St. Patrick's Day holiday!

For this little number I used Julep Lucky and Julep Felicity.  I have to say the Julep Luck is AWESOME!  I love it, and cant wait to use it again!!!

This manicure looks better on the hand than in pictures I think...

This is Chick polish Hipster Chick, I love the way it looks in the bottle, but I feel it was just kind of eh on me.  Maybe I should have done a little some thing to add some pizazz?

This one I really liked,  I used China Glaze Gaga for Green and Piggy Polish Get Orge It.  Haha, I like the Finger Paints name! :)  I did all of the tips and stripes, and the four leaf clover freehand!


  1. Very pretty -- especially the Julep!

  2. I like the glittery greens. And the shamrock is cute!

  3. That chick polish is so cute! I can't believe I've never heard of it before. I'm going to have to check it out :)

    1. Kristin, honestly the bird on the bottle is what originally caught my eye, then I went to their website and loved the polishes too! If you sign up for their email, they have great promotions too, I got Hipster Chick and Moss for under 10 dollars!