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Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas Manicures

Hello Everyone!  Hope you are not going crazy trying to get last minute gifts.  I am preparing to go visit my family for a few weeks.  It's nice, but my hubby will be at home so will definitely miss him!  I scored a nice christmas gift though!!  Diamonds are a girls best friend!

Jennifer over at has been kind enough to send me some product to review.  I will post a review after I receive it.  She has given me a coupon code for my users to use TALES19.  If you use that code and 5 people order, she will do a giveaway on the site.  Score!  They have free shipping worldwide!!!!

I have done a few different christmas mani ideas for you.  I've posted some pictures and a video.  A special treat on the video is that I am singing Merry Christmas Darling.  Hope you like it!  I don't know if I'll be able to post until after January 7th.  If I don't see you before then, then have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

China Glaze Crackle Polish - Pictures!

Saw this picture today.  I'm so excited.  You better believe that if I get one set for myself, I will get another set to give away!!!!  Click on the pictures to make them bigger!

I heard they weren't coming til February 2011.  But, who knows, maybe they will surprise us.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Santa Hat Toe Mani & Heat & Snow Meiser

Ok, so I was messing around and trying some stuff.  I can't believe I'm actually showing you a picture of my toes.  I do not have attractive feet. But, here it goes.  I tried santa hats on my toes.  I'm in a hurry right now, so probably would have come out better if I had taken more time. But, painting on my toes is so hard for me position wise.  Anyway, here they are.

Now, here is heat and snow meiser.  I love A Year without a Santa Clause.  Heat looks good but about a challenge. I don't think I did him justice but I thought I'd show you anyway.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Santa Hat Mani

Hi All,

I have to say, that without my nails, it's been hard for me to be inspired. I finally cut them completely off to start from scratch.  I am however really tempted to get acrylics or something like that (even an overlay). Because, it was so difficult to keep my nails long, especially on both hands.  I just hate the idea of having to go get them done.  I'm really curious about that OPI product (clear overlay).  I just really feel like if I'm gonna go that realm that I might learn how to do it myself.  But, darn I miss my long nails. My main thing has always been to do nail art.  The longer the nails, the more options for drawing on them.  I really don't have a lot of judgments against fake nails, it just seems like a lot of bloggers try to do it the natural nail way.  But, I also agree that not everyone has the genetics for that.  I don't know, maybe I'm just hormonal lol.  Talk me down or tell me about your experiences with fake nails.  Help me out people.

Ok, deep breath.....Here is my new mani.  I used a type of double sided tape and pressed some nails on temporarily.  I did several different santa hats to hopefully help inspire you.  If you click on the pictures, they will get bigger so you can see more detail.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winners + Rudoph & Reindeer Mani's

Hello everyone, I'll get right down to business first.  Here is the 1st name I picked for the Tis the Season Contest.
 Here is the 2nd:

And then I drew to find out who gets 1st prize.
Congrats to you both!  Stephanie from Imperfectlypainted blog (grand prize) and Discriminating Diva (2nd prize).  Please send me your addresses within 48 hrs (scyren at yahoo dot com).  I will send them right out.

Now for some fun.  I entered CaribbeanIllusion's Holiday Nail Contest. Here are my 2 entries.

Here is youtube link for that one to see how I did it.

Here is the youtube link:

Thanks everyone for supporting my blog. I really really appreciate it. I will have another giveaway in January (my blogs 1st anniversary).

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Party Nails

I did these nails for a contest.  They are fun and festive!  On a sad note, I had to cut my nails after this.  I was just had to much breakage. So, I cut them down alot.  I'm trying not to be depressed about it.  They would be even shorter but I still have to use glue on one of them cause it broke far down.  Sigh.  Oh well.  Hopefully, they will grow back in a few months.

 The video hasn't posted yet.  But, it should in about an hour.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Entries to Madam Luck's 3000+ Subscriber Contest

Hello everyone, I attempted to enter Madam Luck's contest.  I kind of did this one for fun with no expectations.  I have never done a makeup tutorial, heck, most of the time I don't even wear it.  But because I was having a brain fart when I read the instructions, I ended doing a nail design and makeup design when I really didn't have to.  Oh well.  The contest is that you either create a nail design inspired by a makeup look or vice versa.  I did both.  For the nails, you really should at least watch the beginning of the video to see the color (which I had a hard time capturing with pictures).  I used the dragging method.  For the makeup, I decided to go very dramatic.  I'm linking both videos at the bottom.

Here is the makeup:

Here is the nails:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Blue Silver Abstract

Hi!  Today I am sporting a blue silver abstract.  I used the China Glaze Cheers to You polish from the Tis the Season collection and some nail art liners.  I also did another experiment I'll show you below using the paints I used for my ornaments.  Not sure I will do it again but it was an interesting experiment none the less.  I can't really go into detail because I have never seen anyone do the ornament designs that I do  So, it's an ancient Nikki secret.  Anyway, let me know what you think!

So, I purposely did each nail differently with different paint styles etc., because I was experimenting.

 This is example of my ornaments that I'm working on right now.  I basically affixed the mosaics I had created on the ornaments, on my nails.

Here is the demo of how to do the blue abstract on youtube.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Marble #2

Hi Everyone,

Happy Halloween!  I attempted one more Halloween Mani.  I wanted to do a marble with different Halloween colors.  I started off with Black, Purple, Orange, and Green but having the black and purple was a bit overpowering.  Only the pinky finger has that combo. I removed the black after that.  I wiped away some of the paint with remover and then added glitter. I also added a Halloween montage to my you tube channel.  Let me know what you think!  Have a great day! 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Nightmare Before Christmas Nails


I was gonna wait until this was posted on Fab Ur Nails for the Halloween Nail Art Weekly Challenge, but I'm on a time schedule.  So, I'm gonna go ahead and post it.  I decided to attempt a Nightmare Before Christmas mani.  I think it came out pretty well.  I'm also including this creepy hand I tried to do on a nail.  It's okay. It was really challenging though.  Let me know what you think.

Monday, October 25, 2010

China Glaze Tis the Season Giveaway! CLOSED


I am giving away the entire China Glaze Tis the Season collection (16 polishes) in celebration of over 500 followers.  I have decided to split the polishes so that it would give 2 different people a chance to win 8 polishes each.  I just want to thank all of you for following my blog. I really enjoy learning nail art and sharing with you.  I have met so many lovely people!


Snow, Party Hearty, Jolly Holly, Midnight Kiss, Mrs. Claus, Phat Santa, Sugar Plums, Cheers to You.

Second Prize:

Little Drummer Boy, Frosty, Jingle Bells, Mommy Kissing Santa, Peace on Earth, Mistletoe Kisses, Ruby Deer, Naughty & Nice

This is an international giveaway. Fill out the form. You must be a GFC (google friend connect) follower publicly.  If you blogged about this giveaway, please enter the link.  If you used the sidebar, that's fine, give me your blog link.  My you tube and facebook links are on the sidebar or click on the link. For facebook, just click on the Like button and for you tube, click on subscribe.

Giveaway Ends 11/26/2010 at 11:59 pm PST.  Good Luck!

Also, don't forget about my other giveaway on All the Chatter