Saturday, March 31, 2012

Butter London Wallis

Hello friends!  So sorry for the lack of posts lately, my boyfriend and I are remodeling a house and that takes  A LOT of time! We are so close to being done and all moved in though so I am very excited! Here is a quick post on one of the most interesting colors in my collection.. Wallis from Butter London

Wallis is a gorgeous green with gold foil. It has a beautiful deep olive tone. I am really feeling this one. :)

My kitty Tasha wanted to help me blog...this polish kind of reminds me of her eyes. I love my Russian Blue!

I absolutely love it! I was trying to figure out what design I should do on this manicure but I couldn't because the color is just too pretty!

Up close!

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you all are having a great weekend!

Alaina xoxo

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cupcake Nails!

Hello sweet faces!  Anyone want an aquadelic cupcake? I am sure you have seen this manicure all over the place it's  just so fun I couldn't resist!

I wanted to Jazz up my China Glaze 'Aquadelic' Manicure so I decided to add some super cure cupcake accents. 


This is one of the easiest freehand manicures ever. It's all done with nail polish no acrylic paint for this one, a tiny nail art brush and a dotting tool for the sprinkles.

Up close and delicious!  
I have to admit that I am loving this sickeningly sweet. It's so cutesy, I can see doing this manicure for my kiddos Birthday party or something. I hope you guys like this one! Are you guys enjoying my hand painted manicures? I am really having fun with them. Any suggestions? I would love to get some suggestions! If you have any just let me know! Thank you so much for reading. Until nest time!

Alaina XOXO 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Surprise Secret Giveaway Winner!!

Sorry I am late with the announcement lovelies, but the time has come to announce the winner of my secret giveaway! I had this giveaway at the end of my big haul post so if you were actually reading you could have had the chance to win also!

These are the 4 babies I am giving away! ooooh la la!

Out of the 7 entrants the winner is Karine over at Nailderella! Congrats girl!!  I LOVE the idea of a surprise giveaway so pay attention girls! You NEVER know when I am going have  another one!

Thanks for reading!!

Alaina xoxo

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Butter London

Hey loves! Check out my mini haul from Butter London! I had never tried these before but I am glad I did because these polishes are so unique and beautiful.
Butter London is kind of pricey so I only purchased three. I tried to choose three completely different polishes but there were so many I wanted! It was tough to choose.

'All Hail The Queen'  holographic sandy beige 

'Wallis' burnt olive with greenish gold foil. I can't wait to put this on my nails!

'The Black Knight' black base with multi-color glitter! It's amazeballs!

ooooh look at the glitter! I see magenta, gold, blue and green..swoon!

What colors from this brand do you like? Let me know your must haves! Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Luck of the Irish

Hello Friends! I have really missed doing custom hand painted manicures. I have been wanting to do more but I just didn't have the correct tools, so I finally decided to purchase some new brushes and paints specifically for doing custom painted manicures. I am a bit rusty and working with new brushes, so bear with me while I get into the swing of things.(is it bear with me or bare with me? hmmm hahaha!) Why not start things off with a St. Patricks Day Manicure!

I'm holding 'Treasure Chest' from China Glaze a beautiful chunky gold glitter in a clear base. I used some of this gold gem for the glitter gradient on my middle finger. I use mostly acrylic paint for the designs, it dries super fast and is great for color mixing.

A cute glitter gradient..a rainbow and a pot of gold! Cute! 

I think my favorite is the pot of gold. :)

I hope you guys like this one! What are you going to be up to on St. Patricks Day? Anyone going to be enjoying some green brew? Whatever it is you do..Be safe and have fun!

Alaina xoxo 

Monday, March 12, 2012

China Glaze Aqualdelic

Ummmmmm!! OMG!! I don't really know if this polish could be anymore perfect for me! Let's just get down to business Ladies...

This is two Coats of China Glazes 'Aquadelic' from the ElectroPop Collection. This is like, For Audreys spunky little sister that just wants to go to the beach and listen to live music. hahahaha! Yeah...that description just happened. 

This polish is a gorgeous turquoise creme that is just oh so perfect. I bet this would shine on almost any skin is for sure to be universally beautiful on anyone.

I am sure this is going to be one of my most used polishes and I might have to purchase a few more just to have back ups...yeah I am a weirdo! 
I hope you guys love this one as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by! Until next time!

Alaina xoxo 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Essie Navigate Her

Navigate Her?!  I hardly know her! hahahaha but seriously folks...check out this pretty, perfect for spring polish from Essie.
Essie 'Navigate Her'

Two coats with wonderful application. I really must get more Essie polishes, I love the formula and they have the most beautiful light cremes.

Such a gorgeous pistacio green, I don't have anything quite like this one. :)

What do you guys think of this one? I hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much for reading.
Happy Sunday!

Alaina xoxo 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Make Some Noise for Leopard

It's been quite a while since I featured a leopard print Mani on the blog so what the heck! Here is my first leopard print manicure of 2012 using some of my new polishes from

China Glaze 'Make Some Noise' A beautiful Orangey/red/coral creme. This color kind of has me stumped because I can look at it and see all of those's kind of tough to describe but it is pretty none the less.

The famous Konad plate M57 with Sinful Colors "Black On Black'

With a dotting tool and China Glaze's 'For Audrey' I added some random spots. I love the bright hot orange/red with touches of cool pretty Tiffany&Co. blue. It's a great color combination for sure and a first for me!

Thank you so much for reading! Happy Friday lovelies, I hope you all have a great weekend!

Alaina xoxo

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nail Mail! Super Haul!

It's been a while since I've ordered from and got a huge polish haul! Oh how I had missed getting a huge box of new nail polishes to go through and figure out where in the heck I was going to put them! (I still have no idea! ha!)

Here are my new Color Club additions

Fly With Me, Sugar Plum Fairy, Electronica

Starry Temptress Top Coat, Diamond Drops, Metamorphosis 

Milky White French Manicure Base Coat...this looks interesting. I can't wait to try it.

And now for my new China Glaze additions

Flying Dragon (NEON)

Riveting, Luxe and Lush, For Audrey, Rainstorm

You know I had to pick up the ElectroPop collection!

GaGa For Green, Techno, Aquadelic

Fuchsia Fanatic, Sunshine Pop, Make Some Noise

Wicked Style, Dance Baby, Sweet Hook

Kinetic Candy, Electric Beat, Gothic Lolita

And for those of you who are REALLY paying attention and actually reading this blog post this is a surprise secret giveaway. These are my 4 favorite colors of the China Glaze Electropop collection and they could be yours! There are no extra entries or any of that madness just be a follower and leave me a comment with your email address and tell me what your favorite polish from this haul is. I will keep the giveaway open for one week until 3/15. By the way, I got this fun idea for a "secret giveaway" from Traceface Philes! Thanks love!

Thank you so much for reading!  I hope you find some of these beauties as drool worthy as I do! Have a fabulous day!

Alaina xoxo 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Hello friends! For some reason I had no interest in the Hunger Games collection  until I started reading the books. Now all I can talk about is The Hunger Games. Seriously, if you haven't read them DO IT! I am in the middle of the second book and I don't want to put it down!

 After seeing this orange beauty in person I am regretting not getting the entire collection.

China Glaze 'Riveting' or as I like to call it Electric Pumpkin.

Bright, Bold and sparkly. I am in LOVE!

I thought I would need at least three coats of this polish but two was more than enough. 'Riveting' applies like a dream and the bright orange with pretty gold shimmer looks amazing in the sin light.

Thank you all for reading! Have a fabulous day!

Alaina xoxo