Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rainbow Paint Splatter Manicure

Aloha Sweeties! I was at the Mall the other day and was enticed by the Konad Kiosk. I had to check out what they had even though the prices are INSANE! As I was looking I stumbled upon a plate I didn't have yet! Normally the plates are 10 bucks but I managed to get a discount. WIN! I picked up Plate M21 just for this awesome paint splatter design.
Before the Konad Stamp..Lot's of colors including a few newbies from China Glaze...Electric Pineapple in my hand and on my ring Finger and Papaya Punch on my Pinky. These are from the China Glaze Island Escape Collection which I picked up this weekend as well.
After...Using Konad Plate M21 and a BUNCH of different polishes!

I love the detail of this plate...Glad I picked it up!

I hope you guys like it! It took me a while since I used so many different colors..but it was totally worth it. Also I am still trying to get used to my super short nails..I like them but I miss my long ones. What do you guys think? Long or short? Thanks for reading! I hope you all are having a great weekend!

Peace, Love, and Rainbow Nails!!

Alaina xoxo

Monday, April 25, 2011

Matte Monday! With an Edge!

Hey Lovelies! I hope you all had a fabulous Easter!  I had to work but it was a short day at least. :) Check out the edgy black and silver studded Matte Mani I did today..
China Glaze Liquid Leather (two coats) and One coat of Essie Matte About you.
I picked up some little silver beads from Sally's and I have been wanting to use them for so long!

 I am sure you probably notice how insanely short my nails are...I got into a fight with my phone and broke the nail on my middle finger. *SOB*   Oh well, My nails grow back SO fast some I am not even worried. :) 

Oh and Also a few days ago I got my lip pierced! I love it.

Thank you so much for reading!
Alaina xoxo

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Nails!

Hey Loves! I wasn't even going to do and Easter manicure until I saw THIS ADORABLE mani on MaD Manis. It is so cute I wanted to do the the same one. I got out my China Glaze For Audrey and all of my acrylic paints and went to town! I did the whole thing with a dotting tool, I really need to invest in some teeny tiny paint brushes ha ha. Check it out loves...
Love it! Perfect for the Easter Party I am going to tomorrow.

Cute little chick! :)

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and if you celebrate Easter have a great one! Thank you so much for reading

Alaina xoxo

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rage in the Dollhouse

Hey Cupcakes! Check out this layered manicure with lots of pale pink..and lots of sparkle! 

Orly//Rage a pretty shimmery pink champagne :)

China Glaze//Doll House..Chunky light pink glitter in a clear base.

So Sparkly!

Thank you so much for reading! Don't forget to comment any thoughts or questions you might have! Have a Fabulous day!

Alaina xoxox

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Birchbox Review:Video!

Hey guys! Check out my video review of my very first Birch Box! Sorry it's so long there is also a haul mixed in! I hope you enjoy..and please be gentle because I am new to this whole video thang hahaha.

Start getting your own samples from birchbox

Thanks for checking it out! I hope you enjoyed my video!

Peace, Love and SAMPLES!

 Alaina xoxo

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Limitless Leopard

Hey Loves! I hope you had a great weekend! Check out this cool holographic leopard print manicure I did!

Two coats of China Glaze Cyberspace

Orly Matte Vinyl for the Leopard design using Konad Plate M57 

I used China Glaze Ingrid for the dots. :)

I like this manicure a lot because its nude but still shimmers with a super cool pattern.
Thanks for reading!

Peace, Love, and Leopard Print! RAWR!

Alaina xoxox

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Midnight In Moscow.

Hey Pretty faces! This is a polish I have had forever. I got it as a birthday present a few years ago from my lovely friend Franko..She knows me so well and picked the perfect color for me. 
O.P.I Midnight In Moscow 

This is two coats. This color is fabulous it is a deep, vampy red brownish!

Thank you for reading loves!

Alaina xoxo

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I needed more Beautiful Orange polish in my life!

Hello Beauties! Check out this beauty from the China Glaze Anchors Away collection. Life Preserver is the perfect orange creme . I fell in love with this one instantly. It is my second favorite from the AA collection. 

Gorgeous orange! My mom likes this one too!

China Glaze Life Preserver 

What do you guys think? Thanks for reading!

Alaina xoxo

Monday, April 11, 2011

Matte Monday! With a bit of Sparkle!

Hey Muffins! I hope you had a great Monday!  Today was a a great day! I came home from work to an AWESOME surprise from my boyfriend! I am going to have a special post in regards to my surprise later on in the week :)  Here is my Matte Monday Manicure..even though its WAYYY too late haha.

Two Coats of China Glaze Let's Groove and one coat of Essie Matte About You. I aded a glittery accent nail with  China Glaze Nova.

Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a fabulous week!

Alaina xoxo

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The British Tea Set...HUH?!

Hey Loves! I have missed nail stamping so much lately. After my St. Patricks Day post my scraper just up and disappeared on me. My Daughter probably threw it in the trash ha ha. After many failed attempts of using other random objects (a credit card, part of the plastic top to a package of baby wipes) I gave up on stamping for a while..But I am back at it loves! My awesome Boyfriend braved the mall and the RIDICULOUS  prices and bought me a new scraper and a new stamper which I love!

He paid 10 bucks for this. YIKES! So much cheaper on line but I was in desperate need and he knew this ha ha!  The smaller stamper is great and I love the that it's white..I can see the designs MUCH better so placement on the mail is better. Good Job Kevin!

Two coats of China Glaze First Mate and then using Orly Pointe Blanche I used Konad Plate M70 to stamp on the really cool flower design. I had completely overlooked this plate but there are two designs on it that I REALLY like! This design and the one I use here..

I am really happy with the blue and white combination. 

I think it's time for another trim..  :/

Up Close!

Thanks for reading!  I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!
Peace, Love, and Nail Stamping!

 Alaina xoxo

P.S. I asked Kevin what I should call this post and with ZERO Hesitation he said.. "The British Tea Set" hahahaha ummmmm! He brings the LOLZ times 10.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Music, Manicures, and More!

   Happy Friday Cupcakes! Tonight I am going to see Talib Kweli and I am way stoked! I love Music and Talib is one of my favorites! This has been a great Concert year for me so far and it's only going to get better because I get to see Deftones in June and I just found out my Mom is going to take me to see the fabulous Sade for my Birthday!! EEEEEP! ANNNNYWAY ha ha this is the manicure I decided to go with for tonight. :)

I added Blurry pictures because I find that is shows off the rainbow effect.

I started off with two coats of Goth by Orly. It's my go to polish when I can't pick which color to go with.The hardest part of doing a manicure for me is picking the colors...everything else is easy peasy! ha ha. The I used Color Club Worth The Risque to stamp a design from Konad Plate M70

I love a good holographic design over a pretty black.

Thank you for reading!  I am off to go put on my Makeup for tonight! I hope you all have a great weekend. Be safe Loves!

Peace, Love, and Dancing the night away to
REAL Hip-Hop!

Alaina xoxo

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Virtual Violet..

Hey ladies...Here is one of my favorites from the China Glaze Tronica Collection. Virtual Violet is beautiful.  Purple is my favorite color so I knew I was going to like this one.


Two coats..

Thanks for reading!

Alaina xoxo

100 Followers!! Thank You So Much!!!!

Hey Beauties!  So this was me when I checked my blog the other morning and saw that I was at 100 followers! ha ha. I told everyone around me at work....They were not that impressed but What ev! I was over the moon!

Sleepy baby boris says Thank you also.

Thank you so much to all of you lovely ladies that follow my blog! I honestly never thought I would  have 100..especially not in less then 4 months! SAY WHATTT?!  I have been working on a  100 follower giveaway so that should be up within a few weeks!  I will give you a hint...They will be a Palette in this one! OOOOOH! So once again thank you for reading, following, leaving lovely comments, EVERYTHING I appreciate it all!

Peace, Love, and
Hugs to you all!!

Alaina xoxo

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'm So Flakey!

Hey loves! Check out this Manicure I did with one of my new Nubar polishes.
Two coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather 
Two Coats of Nubar 2010..amazing effect polish that adds gorgeous flecks of  green and burnt orange it's amazing! It does depend on the base color though. I will be playing with this polish a lot just to see all of the different combinations.

It's all about the angles with this beauty....I love how much it changes. 
No orangey goodness!   Kind of Rasta colors! VERY Cool! What do you guys think? How do you feel about the "flakey" effect? Thanks for reading.

Peace, Love, and Gorgeous Flakey sparkleyness! That made no sense but you know what I mean!

Alaina xoxo

Monday, April 4, 2011

Matte Monday!

Orly Royal Velvet..This color is beautiful! It goes from blue to purple to teal..its amazing!

Three Coats!

One coat of Essies Matte Top Coat