Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Lion King Inspired Nail Art

     The Lion King is the best animated movie ever. Period. No need to argue because you will all agree! I remember watching this movie in first grade and it quickly became my favorite movie of all time! Yes, it is still my favorite movie of all time next to A Night At The Roxbury. I know I know I'm a dork but I can't help loving me some Will Ferrel. Haha!

     As I was flipping through the channels on my lazy Sunday I came across The Lion King on ABC Family and I left it there! It was almost over but I couldn't help watching the Simba and Scar fight scene which is the best! I love the part when after Simba defeats Scar, he goes up to Pride Rock in a dramatic rain scenario, and starts roaring his lungs off! I get teary eyed every time! I swear I'm such a baby! Lol.

     I was so inspired and pumped about this movie, that I wanted to do nail art! I suggested it on my Facebook page and many fans wanted to see it. I originally planned on doing it Monday but I had an unexpected errand to run and since I was out already i did some shopping with the little sister at the outlet stores. :) I did the design today but as I was having a bad day, it didnt quite turn out how I envisioned it. But overall, it came out pretty good I guess. Lol. I got many compliments on my Facebook page and its always nice to hear great compliments from others even if I didn't think it was great. It really made my day better.

     So here is the collage of my design. Hope you enjoy and feel free to comment and I'm always open to constructive criticism. It helps me grow as an artist.
                               Thank you for reading -Blanca

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Many Faces Of Orly Fowl Play

     A couple of weeks ago I won Andrea's from Finger Painting Fingers, Christmas in July Contest. She send me a Sally gift card and a couple other goodies as you can see in my other post. I finally got the chance to go to Sally last Monday and I picked up a couple of Orlys, a China Glaze and the much raved (by Andrea haha) Poshé top coat.

     As soon as I saw Fowl Play I knew I had to get it! I was in love! I wanted to put it on as soon as I got home but my mommy duties got in the way so I had to wait til the next day.

**Warning! This is picture heavy but I wanted to do this beauty justice!**

Sunday, August 19, 2012

My First Attempt At Nail Polish Rings

     Hello! Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday with the family! I spent my Saturday (yesterday) with the hubby's family hoping to watch my Texans and just hanging out. I really didn't want to do much but I'm glad I did. I spent my whole day yesterday finishing drying the laundry. I had to go to the washateria because my washer died on me. I hate hate going to that place. Luckily it wasn't as hot as I was expecting it to be!

     Anyways, the hubby and kiddos went ahead and took off and left me to finish up. The hubby said he would pick me up when I was done as my brother in law only lives a couple of blocks down (same street lol) I spent some time with my sis in laws gossiping and making the food while the guy were outside drinking and watching the game. I didn't get to watch it but I'm glad my Texans beat the 49ers 20-9 (doing my happy dance!)

     Afterwards I got to spend some quality time with my nieces Jenny and Ruby, and my daughter Yessenia. A couple of days ago as I was browsing YouTube, I stumbled upon nail polish jewelry and I was so amazed! I was like whaaaaat? (Minion from Despicable Me) LOL. I HAD to try this asap! So I went to my local Dollar Tree and picked up a couple of bags of glass stones. I asked the girls if they wanted to help and of course they said yes if that meant playing with my nail polish. They are into nail polish as much as I am and have slowly been collecting them too. My daughter has a total of 42 minis and some regular ones. My niece Jenny only collects regular size. She wants to make sure she gets a bang for her buck! Lol.

     We had so much fun painting on the stones, even though we did get a headache from all the polish smell. I must say Kleancolor polishes smell horrible!! But they are worth it because the chunky holos are amazing!

     Here are the finished products from our creations. Well not really finished. I still have to go to Michael's to get the ring bases and glue. But that's for some other day!

The top two rows are the girls creations and the bottom one is mine.

This photo was taken outside.

     What do you gals think?? Have you tried making nail polish rings? I highly suggest it! You can put your nail polish to good use! Thanks for reading :) -Blanca

Saturday, August 18, 2012

TOTD 8/15/12

     Today I have for you my Toes Of The Day. I recently received my prizes for Be Someone Cute Dr. Seuss Contest which I won :) You can check out Be Someone Cute's FB page here. She also sells nail polish on Copious! Check out her profile here. She is super sweet and has amazing customer service! For the prizes I chose two Zoyas because I didn't own any and the other option was China Glaze Bohemian, which I already have. I picked Frida (a forest green jelly) and Feifei (I'm not sure how to describe the color but it's like a blue/gray shimmer and it has gold, purple and blue micro glitter) Here is the picture...

     I decided to wear Feifei on my toes. My poor neglected toes :( Ever since I got into nail polish hardcore, all I pay attention to is my fingernails. I've neglected my toes and I feel bad! Oh toes.I am truly sorry for my negligence and I promise to dress you up more often. (Not an empty promise I swear!) I can't wait til Fall. I love me some dark colors on my toes!

     Ok now on to the pics... (Sorry for the crappy pics, the color wasn't really showing through)

  It was nice to be outside and feeling the grass under my feet.

     yup those are my fat toes! LOL

I hope i didn't gross you out with my feet lol.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Texans Victory and Weekend Mini Manis!

     So over the weekend we got together with the hubby's family to watch our beloved Texans play at their first pre-season game against the Panthers. Of course we won because we do by chance happen to have the best defense team in the NFL (IMO) LOL. The score was 26-13.Yes we swept their asses! (excuse my language but I get a bit aggressive and cocky when it comes to my Texans) :P
     Okay so after the game was over we ladies went inside to gossip and drink some Tropical Fruit Smirnoffs which by the way were pretty good! I was a little hectic to try them because I thought *hmm tropical usually means papaya and I can't stand papaya!* It tastes like the way vomit smells. Lol. I don't know if you get that but I'm just weird like that. I say stuff like that all the time and some people don't get it. Only my hubby and that's why we are a perfect match because we are such dorks like that. Hee hee! OMG there I go jumping off subject again! Doh! (Homer Simpson) I tell my hubby his disease of jumping off subjects is contagious! Haha!

     Anyyyywayssss.. So as usual my daughter and niece Jenny are in my room drooling over my nail polish stash to see what new ones I have acquired, when they both come running to the dining room with a whole rainbow of colors wanting me to do their nails. My niece wanted me to paint on her nails a sky with clouds and rainbows. She ALWAYS asks for rainbows lol. So I told her to just pick out a pretty sky blue and bring me the neon rainbow acrylic paints. She had forgotten I do my art with acrylics hence all the color nail polish she had brought. For the blue she chose Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter. Finally another color! She always wants me to paint her nails with Wet n Wild's I Need A Refresh-mint and it was a task as the brushes are super wide and her nails are super skinny! I did her nails in a heartbeat as it is not that difficult to paint clouds and rainbows. This is what her finished mani looks like...

     My daughter Yessenia, as indecisive as she is, couldn't decide what she wanted and after half an hour looking through my stash brought me Color Club's Warhol (A bright neon pink that demands attention!) She told me she didn't know what she wanted so she was letting ME (OMG) free-hand whatever I wanted. I, of course, took advantage of the opportunity as Little Miss Diva NEVER lets me choose whatever I want. : ( But I guess that's good that she has her own unique style and preferences. Unlike her mother that let HER mother dress her til she was eight. *embarassed face* Big Mistake!! I still cringe at the thought of wearing those overly puffy colorful dresses and the gigantic Minnie Mouse bows. Eeek!! So since I had already poured out some neons on my palette, I decided to just dress up her mani with simple hearts and dots. We both loved it and couldn't stop looking at her tiny nails!! Here's what I came up with...

What do you think of my Mini Manis and do you spend time with your daughter(s) doing her nails?? -Blanca

Monday, August 13, 2012

My First Ever Nail Mail/Prize!! 8/13/12

Hello everyone!!
     Today I have received my first ever nail mail/prize thanks to the wonderful Andrea from Finger Painting Fingers. You can also check out her facebook page here. I recently entered her fun contest Christmas In July. I had so much fun doing the nail art. When I thought of combining Christmas and July together I immediately thought of a Surfin Santa On Vacation and so thats what I rolled with. I took about two hours to complete it but it was sooo worth it!! I cant wait til December when I can do some real Christmas themed nail art. Aaaah the Christmas spirit with the songs and the decorating and putting up the Christmas tree. Everyone always seems to be in such a good mood during Christmas!! Anyways back to the reason for this post! So initially the prize was suppose to be an Island Girl Neon set with a cuticle oil, but Andrea was having issues with the shipping, so she gave me a couple of options (which were actually better since I own alot of neons and fall is around the corner so I'd prefer fall colors!) How nice of her to give me other options! She is such a wonderful person and I can't stop bragging about how awesome she is Lol. Since she noticed that I practically live in Sally Beauty Supply, she offered to send me a $25 gift card and I, of course, had to go with that option. She wanted me to be happy with my prize and I sure am! Thank you soooo much Andrea!! I also loved my other little gifts!!

So let's get to the pictures!

This is the package

Her sweet Christmas card

My Sally gift card, Christmas card, a little cute tin box with SH Going Green and mini Essence Glamorous Life and mini candy canes!! She said she had to run with the theme and also get me a green and red polish and candy canes!!

  Andrea thank you so much for my prize. I'd like to add that you have made a six year old (my daughter Yessenia) very very happy. She just had to have the mini Essence! Her sister Mia (1yr. old) n her shared the candy canes.Okay Okay I'll admit I ate one candy cane. I could'nt help myself!! Lol!!

Aren't my prizes lovely???

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday 8/10/12 NOTD

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is entering my giveaway as I would like everyone to have a chance to win the awesome prizes :)

Today I am sharing with you my NOTD (Nails of the day). A couple of weeks ago I went to my local Sally (As I practically live there!), because I was on a quest to find the new Finger Paints fall collection Fall of Surprises. I did end up finding it and was super estatic because it was still July and that meant that I can take advantage of their Buy 2 Get 1 Free FP promo! So I ended up getting the whole collection and only paying for 4! How cool! Happy nails and happy bank!! :D I also picked up a couple of things on Clearance like California Mango lotion, a pumice bar AND two Finger Paints nail polish I had been eyeing for the longest but never got a chance to get. They are Grape Gumball and Movie In the Park. Grape Gumball is an awesome purple with slight shimmer in it but very pretty. I never used to be into purples much but this year Im all about them! Movie In The Park is a blue and purple sparkly glitter suspended in a clear base. I paired these up in my awesome mani and this is what it looks like:
Indoors with flash

                                                                    Outdoors No flash

                                                            Natural Sunlight with flash

                                                            With FP Motley (I didn't like it :/)

I hope you enjoyed these! Feel free to comment and Happy polishing!

The Giveaway Is Live!

Welcome to my First 100 Likes FB Giveaway!! Yay Im super excited to have reached 100 likes in a month. I have met so many new fellow NPAs(Nail Polish Addict). Great women like Andrea from Finger Painting Fingers, Francine over at The Polished Mommy (BTW she has a killer stamped snakeskin mani using the CG Bohemian collection), Lisa at Kossori Hana whom even though we were enemies have quickly become friends. Lol ( We both competed in the same nail art contest). I am so grateful to have met everyone in the nail polish world. It still amazes me that this community is so supportive of each other! I love it!

Okay okay enough with the babbling you must be thinking LOL. I am having TWO winners. One GRAND prize and a second smaller but still fabulous prize.

The GRAND prize includes the following: Five Sinfuls (Leap Flog, Rainstorm, Lavender, Winterberry and Cinderella), Two China Glaze Prismatics including Ray-diant & Liquid Crystal, One China Glaze Crackle (Latticed Lilac), a 3 pack of mini files, a hand/foot lotion and a cute cupcake mini notepad!

The RUNNER UP Prize includes the following: Two Sinfuls ( Fig and Slate), Two China Glaze from the Capitol Colours set ( Hook and Line & Harvest Moon), a 3 pack of mini nail files, a hand/foot lotion and a cute cupcake mini notepad. Not too shabby huh?





a Rafflecopter giveaway
Hello Everyone and welcome to my very first post! I am trying to figure out how to get this giveaway going and I'm so lost!! Ugh why did I have to be so technologically challenged! LOL. I hope you guys can bear with me as I try to figure this out! If anyone can please tell me how to get the Rafflecopter into my blog I would really appreciate it. On another note I'd like to tell you a little about myself. First and foremost I am a nail polish junkie on a budget! I am very good at bargain shopping and my sister is so jealous of my skills. LOL. I started getting into nail polish and art after my ordeal with Post Partum Depression. But I will get into that in some other post with more details as I am a very open and honest person ;) Please stay tuned for more posts and I hope someone helps me out with my giveaway. I would really appreciate it! So the pictures below are the two prizes up for grabs!

I really hope someone can help me as these are great prizes! ;-)
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