Thursday, December 22, 2011

Easy Snowman Manicure!

Hello friends! Here is yet another Christmas Manicure, a simple red layered with na pearly shimmer and an easy Christmas inspired accent nail. Check  it out...

China Glaze Ruby Deer China Glaze White on White

Essie Luxeffects in pure Pearlfection 
 Two Coats of China Glaze Ruby Deer topped with two coats of the Luxeeffects. It's so beautiful! I can't wait to try the luxeffects with other colors. It really makes the red stand out!

I used Migi Nail Art pens and a tooth pick to add my snowman. Isn't he cute?

 What do you guys think?

So I guess I kind of like snowmen. These are just some of the snowmen featured in our  Christmas Decorations hahaha. They are just so fun I can't help it. Gah I love Christmas so much I hope you aren't tired of all of the Christmas manicures yet hahaha.
 Thank you so much for reading! Until next time.

Alaina xoxo

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Hi Friends!
I can't even believe it has been one year since I started this blog. It has come a long way and I still love it so much! I want thank you all  for following, leaving comments, telling your friends and everything else you do in support of The Brrrds Nest! I appreciate it all! I have made so many awesome friends by doing this the Beauty Blogger community is amazing! 

My SUPER Happy face! :p

 Also, I will be having a Birthday giveaway before the New Year so stay tuned for that! It's gonna be a good one!

Once again Thank You, you're all amazing!

Alaina xoxo

Monday, December 12, 2011

Let It Snow!

Hello lovelies! Here is a winter inspired Holiday manicure for ya! 

Two coats of China Glaze Midnight Mission a beautiful shimmery navy blue. I used a Finger Paints Paper Mache for the snow flakes. The plate used for the design is Bundle Monster BM-213.

I wanted to add a bit more sparkle so I used the China Glaze Wireless Holographic Top Coat to make it twinkle.

Midnight Mission is one of the polishes that I completely forgot that I had and just found while I was dusting and organizing my vanity like a maniac. Ha! It's pretty perfect for a this time of year and is a great base against the white snow flakes.

BAM! Preeety!
The end result with the holo top coat and a topping of Seche Vite for shine. I hope you enjoy this manicure, all of the Christmas inspired manicures I have been seeing are making my day and getting me even more pumped for Christmas. 13 days away!!!  

Thank you for reading, commenting, all of that fun stuff! ALSO,  my newest addiction lately has been Instagram so if you have an iPhone look me up under Electricbrrrd. I can't get enough of the awesome pictures people post, so find me and I will follow you for sure! Thanks again friends!

Alaina xoxo

Friday, December 9, 2011

Galaxy nails!

Hello friends! Happy Friday!!
I have been seeing these nails all over the place and I absolutely LOVE them, so I had to give them a try. They are super easy and the possibilities are endless. I just used a black glitter base and a bunch of my favorite China Glaze colors to sponge on and VOILA!

The colors I used were all from China Glaze except for the base which is Goth from Orly.
China Glaze Lemon Fizz, Bohemian Escape, Grape Pop, Rich & Famous, Shower Together, SeƱorita Bonita. I used a white polish and a dotting tool to add some stars.

China Glaze in Fairy Dust (in hand) as a top coat to add some glittery goodness.

So Pretty :)
Thank you so much for checking out my Galaxy manicure, I hope you like it as much as I do. If you have any questions on the sponge manicure check out THIS post from my last sponge mani.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Red and Gold Christmas Mani

Hello Lovely friends!  Can you believe it is already DECEMBER?!  I am so glad that it is because I LOVE the Holidays. Check out this pretty Christmas inspired manicure that I came up with. I hope you like it.

Red and gold is the perfect color combination for a Holiday manicure.

My nails are super short right now so it only took one coat of China Glaze's Ruby Deer for the base, the gold is also by China Glaze and its called Passion. Ruby Deer is one of the best red cremes out there, with the right application I think one coat would work for longer nails too.

The design in from Bundle Monster Plate BM-203. I am till so pleased with the newest plates that Bundle Monster came out with. They stamp so well and the size is perfect for my nails.

Thank you for reading! More Christmas manicures to come. Let me know what YOU want to see in the comments! Have a great weekend friends. :)

Alaina xoxo

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Swing Baby!!

Hey Loves! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Check out one of my favorites...the leopard print mani.  I can't get enough of this pattern. 

China Glaze Swing Baby a sparkly bronzy gold. It kind of reminds me of M.A.C's Reflects in Antique Gold. I used Orly Matte Vinyl for the print sealed with a coat of Seche Vite. Purrrrfect! ;)

The camera doesn't do this polish any justice it is really so pretty and so unique especially in the sun light. 

No flash

Thank you for reading! Have a fabulous week!

Alaina xoxo

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Silver Spots

Hi loves! Todays manicure is a bit on the darker less girly side but I love it. Black and Silver is one of my favorite color combinations.

China Glaze Liquid Leather and China Glaze devotion (in hand) for the spots. Bundle Monster plate BM-221 Devotion is one of the best polishes for stamping EVER! It transfers so well on the stamp. I definitely recommend trying this one out if you are a stamping beginer. 

Thank you for reading! 

Alaina xoxo

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pink Zebra

Hello friends! Sorry for the hiatus, sometimes life gets crazy busy but I am back and with fun Manicures! I have been on a no buy with make up lately and I am proud  to say that I haven't purchased any since September 17th! Almost two months, that is really good for me. I have picked up a few polishes here and there but nothing crazy, and I did get a 20% off coupon from Sephora so I might just have to pick up a few things to review for you all. Anyway, back to the nails..Check it out loves!

Two Coats of China Glaze Rich and Famous a pretty Barbie Pink Creme with Orly Matte Vinyl for the Zebra stripes which is a Bundle Monster Plate BM-223. Sealed with one coat of Seche Vite for fast drying shiny goodness!

 I love this Manicure it's so much fun! Bright pink plus a playful pattern is just instant awesome! Who doesn't want to hang out with a girl that has nails like this!? Haha ok..Don't answer that. :p 
A bit closer...

Thank you so much for reading, commenting and still following even though I was a bad blogger. I am also a horrible blog tweeter, dan I suck! I will try to be a better tweeter also ha! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! I heart your faces!

Alaina xoxo

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cute Halloween Nails!

Hey Loves! Halloween is just around the corner! Check out these hand painted and bundle monster stamped Halloween nails. 

I am holding China Glaze Zombie Zest  and I have it on my thumb nail over a coat of black polish.

Little Frankenstein Guy and Jack-O-Lantern hand painted using Migi Nail Art Pens. 

I haven't used the Ghoulish GLOW from China Glaze yet but out the bottle after I charged it by holding it up to the light.

AWESOME! I need to play around with this and see how it shows best on the nails. Do you think I should use a white base to make it pop? hmmmmm. What do you ladies think?

Thanks for reading!

Alaina xoxo

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Seeing Spots!

Hello Ladies! Check out this super fun manicure I did.  I love the black and white because it matches with anything I wear to work and it's just such a classic color combination.

The white base is Finger Paints Papier Mache and the black is Orly Matte Vinyl. I used Bundle Monster plate BM 19 for the Polka dot design.

No flash.
 Thank you so much for reading I hope you enjoy this manicure as much as I do. Thank you so much for reading! Have a great weekend!

Alaina xoxo

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Street Chic Flowers

HAPPY OCTOBER FRIENDS! I love this month, the mean Arizona heat is finally breaking so you can actually go outside during the day and not have to worry about melting.  Anyway, check out this fun "konadicure" I did using a great fall color from China Glaze!

China Glaze Street Chic from the Metro Collection. 
This brown beauty if from the Uptown set.
                   This is two coats and the coverage is great but honestly one thicker coat would work also.
Major flash here.

Using Konad Plate M70 with Finger Paints Papier Mache to brighten it up and make it more girly.

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you all are having a fabulous month so far!

Alaina xoxo

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ghoulish Manicure!

Hello friends! I was in Ulta the other day and spotted some Halloween Nail Polishes! The ones that really caught my eye were China Glaze It's Alive and Ghoulish Glow also by China Glaze. GLOW IN THE DARK NAIL POLISH!! I can't wait to play with that one! Anyway, Check out this Ghoulish Mani that I created. I hope you enjoy!
For the Base I uses one coat of Orly Matte Vinyl and then I used two coats of It's Alive by China Glaze beautiful olive green glitter . Lately I have really enjoyed putting glitter polish over black.

China Glaze 'It's Alive'

Orly Matte Vinyl on the accent nail and Finger Paints Papier Mache for the white of the Ghost. The ghost of from Bundle Monster plate BM-223

Short nails again! I love them. I will not let them get super super long again. That was a phase and when one would break I would have a mini panic attack so yeah, shorter nails are the way to go for now. I hope you guys don't mind all of the Halloween Manicures. I know it's more than a month away but I like to get into the spirit early!
Thank you so much for reading! Have a great day!

Alaina xoxo

Friday, September 23, 2011

Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV

Hey Loves! I originally hadn't planned on picking up the most recent Book of Shadows from Urban Decay but I saw it in the store and I was intruiged. A few of the new colors really caught my eye and I wanted to get the Black  24/7 Liquid liner anyway so I figured why the ef not?! 

10 NEW Colors! I'm not sure what all of the new ones are but  I think they are, Hijack, Midnight Cowgirl,  Midnight Rodeo, Crystal, Lost, Bender, Blue Bus, Missionary, Skimp, Bust. I could be wrong though. 

This pallet also comes with a mini speaker and a USB cable and some other cable I think for connecting the mini speaker to an iPod. Ok I just tested it with my iPod and that is exactly what the other cable is for and this little baby gets pretty loud. hahaha Not too shabby. Excellent, that is actually pretty cool.

24/7 Water Proof Liquid eye liner in Perversion(I reviewed these liners a little bit ago and I LOVE them! Click HERE for that review!), Super Curl Curling Mascara, a tube of their famous Primer Potion.


Blue Bus, Gun Metal, Cobra, Baked

Bender, Gravity, Lost, Hijack
I am thinking Hijack is my favorite out of the whole bunch.. Actually this entire row is pretty rad, I didn't want to wipe it off hahaha. 

Midnight Cowgirl, Sin, Midnight Rodeo, Crystal (Crystal is actually really pretty but I couldn't get a decent picture of it.)

Bust, Missionary, Skimp, Zephyr
 I think Skimp and Zephyr are perfect for a good highlight.

 If you want to buy this awesome Palette visit
Thank you so much for reading! What shades look good to you? Let me know! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Alaina xoxo