Friday, August 30, 2013

Essie Splash of Grenadine and Shine of the TImes

Hey everyone!!!

I feel soooo out of the loop!!! I haven't posted in about 2 weeks!! Why?!?!? I miss blogging and nails so much! I have just been really busy lately! Also, I finally got a new computer! I was computerless for about a week though! But I'm back now! I will try to be blogging as much as possible now!

Today I have one of the prettiest combinations to show you all! First off I started with a base of Essie Splash of Grenadine. Then I added one coat of Shine of the Times, which has to be one of the awesomest polishes of all times!

I absolutely love the way these two look!! I think Shine of the Times looks really neat!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Gummy Green

Hey everyone!!

I feel so out of the loop! I haven't blogged in i think over a week!! I miss it! Like I mentioned in previous posts, I have had some computer issues. It ultimately came down to getting a new computer. With that being said, I have been computer-less for a little while! But I am back now and so ready to get back into blogging! Today I have this really cool mix and match mani to show you all! This was completely inspired by @mrslochness on Instagram, who I absolutely love!

I absolutely love the way these colors look together! For the pointer and middle finger I used Hard Candy Gummy Green. Then for the thumb and the ringer finger I used Zoya Pixie Dust in Dahlia. And lastly for the pinkie, I used OPI Gargantuan Green Grape.

Zoya Dahlia is the first Pixie Dust that I have tried and I absolutely love it!! It is so easy to apply!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Nautical Mani!

Hey everyone!

I have seen about 651234 different variations of nautical nails on Pinterest, Instagram, and floating around the web! I decided I would give them a go! I saw this mani from @yesnails on Instagram and I knew that I wanted to do my nautical mani kind of like hers!!

Yay I love them!! Colors used:
 OPI Alpine Snow and I Saw... You Saw... We Saw... Warsaw ( I hate that name >.<)
Sinful Colors Cotton Candy
Julie G Metallic Heels

For the Anchor I used a small striping brush and for the stripes I used striping tape and a small brush.

I really like the way these turned out! How would you do your nautical mani? Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

TIOT- Revlon Dreamer and Essie Stroke of Brilliance

Hey everyone!

So I didn't have a TIOT post up last week due to my computer difficulties, but I'm back on track this week!

Today I decided to use Revlon Dreamer! I had to use 3 coats for full opacity. Then I added top coat!
I absolutely love this color! It is just gorgeous!!

Next I added 1 coat of Essie Stroke of Brilliance! I've never found something that I wanted to pair this with, so I decided to try it over Dreamer!

I really love these two!! Especially paired together! What do you think about these two? Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Gradient Bubble Nails for International Nail Art Day!

Hello everyone!

Today is International Nail Art Day or #INAD!! This is a day where all nail art lovers can come together and create awesome nail art together!! To find out more info, check out the INAD Instagram and Twitter!

For today's nail art I decided to try something I'd never tried before, bubble nails!! I absolutely love the way these turned out for a first time! I wanted to mix it up a little bit.. so I did a gradient with the bubbles!!

It looks so cool, right! I started with a base of OPI Alpine Snow and then used acrylic paint for the bubbles. To find out how to do this, go check out Trendy Polish's tutorial on YouTube!

Did you participate in #INAD? Would you wear this mani? Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Monthly Haul- July!

Hey everyone!

Today I have another haul to show you guys! Almost everything that I bought in July was on sale!! For everything that I am about to show you, I paid approx. $38.00! Retail value of these polishes is about $94.00! I saved a total of $56.00! Thats impressive if I do say so myself!!

First up we have Sally Hansen Fuzz-Sea, Sinful Colors Sail La Vie, Essie Naughty Nautical and The Girls Are Out, and Pure Ice Private Show

I purchased all these at Sally's Beauty Supply for $10!!!! Top to bottom we have China Glaze White Cap, Blue Iguana, Hanging in the Balance, Running in Circles, Water You Waiting For?, and Aquadelic, Orly Spazmatic and Can't Be Tamed, and Finger Paints Fishin' For Fun

Lastly we have the Wet n' Wild Pop Art Collection! These were on sale and I purchased them all for about 4 dollars. Left to right, Teal Slowly and See, Listening to Blue Reed, Stand the Test of Lime, Who is Ultra Violet?, A Blank Canvas, and The Clock Strikes Orange

I'm pretty happy with this haul!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Julie G Crushed Candy and Essie The Girls Are Out

Hey everyone!

I'm so glad that I got my computer working and I can now access the pictures I need! Sorry about that little bump in the road!

Today I have two beautiful polishes to show you all! Essie The Girls Are Out looks so good paired with Julie G Crushed Candy! And thats what I did! Paired them up!

Just look how gorgeous it is!! I used two coats for each polish.

I absolutely love this combo!! What do you think of it? Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Where have I been?

Hey everyone!

I have an explanation to why I have been gone! The Mac that I am using is about 7 years old and I sooooo slow. It is running out of space, which means it is hard for me to even import pictures to the computer. When I do get them imported, I go to write a blog post and when I try to add a picture I can't find it (if that makes any sense)! Then I have no nail pictures to put up in a NAIL post!! If this wouldn't have happened, 3 posts would have gone up this past week! Sorry about that! I should be back on track very soon though!

Now for some better news! Later today I will be posting a GIVEAWAY on my Instagram!! This giveaway is a thank you for 1,000 followers!! If you don't follow me already, head on over to @polishedbyrachel and check it out!

Be on the lookout for that giveaway! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!