Thursday, May 30, 2013


Check out my new favorite orange! O.P.I Jinx is spectacular!

O.P.I Liquid Sand in Jinx

Jinx is a gorgeous, sparkly, orange-coral polish specked with gold. 

I have really been into textured polishes lately. I didn't think I was going to be a fan of them but I am! I have a feeling I will continue to use these, it's not just a fad for me!

Blurry to show of Jinx's beautiful sparkle.

Thank you for reading. Until next time.

Alaina xoxo

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Mani

Happy Memorial Day beautiful people! I hope you get to enjoy the day with your loved ones! Unfortunately, I do not. I will be working my regular schedule all day today hence the easy "cop out" manicure. Enjoy...
Essie Snap Happy/ Sally Hansen Pacific Blue topped with Social Suicide from Different Dimension

Kind of unconventional but I am still repping my red, white and blue!

Thanks for reading!Have some fun for me today friends :)
Alaina xoxo 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wood Panel Manicure

Hello there! Tonight, I bring you lovely people a manicure that is kind of different for me. Check out my Wood Panel manicure...inspired by my boo who is a contractor haha.
Zoya Pixie Dust in Vespa gorgeous light mossy green texture polish, China Glaze Kalahari Kiss for the wood base with Orly Prince Charming for the woodgrain detail.

Winstonia Plate W113 is where I got this cool design from. I seriously fall in love with my Winstonia plates all over again every time I use them. The designs, the stamping quality and variety of these plates are simply fabulous.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you all had a great weekend. Stay tuned for more fun nails!
Alaina xoxo

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pretty Neon Flowers

Hello again friends! I bring to you TWO manicures in one day! Why the heck not?! I have done a very similar manicure to this one in the past and I missed it, so here is the revised version. I hope you like it!

Essie Mint Candy Apple with Spit Fire from Pure Ice and a Julie G neon pink creme for the flowers 
( the name has disappeared from the bottle, sorry friends.)

I love Mint Candy Apple from Essie.

I used different sized dotting tools for the flowers, along with a very thin nail art brush for the leaves and detail. I love doing hand painted nails, it takes a bit longer but the end result is worth the time.

Kind of blurry to show some of the pretty glitter that is Spit Fire.

I hope you like these as much as I do. I was going to remove them as soon as I got good pictures but I couldn't bring myself to do it. It's always a bit tougher to take a design off when it's hand painted. Thanks for checking them out, until next time!

Alaina xoxo

Fun with Tape!

Hey all! Today I bring to you a tape manicure. Super easy and lots of fun! I have been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing lately and I found some of my fancy design scissors that I completely forgot that I had. I used regular old scotch tape, placed a cut piece on the middle of each nail and voila! Instant Nail Art!

Zoya Pixie Dust in Dahlia, textured polish perfection! and Zoya Blu, a gorgeous baby blue cream that applied perfectly in two coats.

Here are the scissors I used to cut the tape.  I got these from Michael's Arts and Crafts stores a while ago. The price was originally two dollars but they were on sale for a dollar, so I picked up all of the designs they had!

I really love the dual texture, it adds depth to my nails without being to busy. 

These nails remind me of mountains against a pale blue sky.

Thank you so much for checking these out! I hope you all have a great weekend and HAPPY FRIDAY! 
Alaina xoxo

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pretty Teal Cheetah

Hello all, tonight I bring you two of my favorite things teal and animal print. It's so simple but I love it.

China Glaze Aquadelic, my favorite teal creme. Mash Plate Mash-40 for the Cheetah print using of course Orly Liquid Vinyl.

Up Close.
Thank you so much for reading. Have a great week!

Alaina xoxo

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Holographic Gradients are Fun!

Hello All! I have been wanting to use my new China Glaze Holographic polishes and what better way to use a bunch at one time, than a multi colored stamped design? Check it out...LOTS of pics for you guys :)

These came out pretty good if I do say so myself.

Orly Liquid Vinyl for the Base and a gradient of Take A Trek/When Stars Collide/ and Get Outta My Space, all from China Glaze.

I used one of the Scallop Designs from Winstonia Plate W111, which is probably my favorite Winstonia plate.

Thank you all for checking these out, I hope you enjoy them. I LOVE stamping! Have a great weekend friends!
Alaina xoxo

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pacific Blue...What a BEAUTY!

Hello friends! Today I bring you a swatch of one of the polishes I have been searching for for the last six months or so. Luckily, thanks to a sweet friend, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue is now mine! 

Two coats of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. This polish has a great formula and applied beautifully, I can tell it's going to be one of my new go to polishes :)

I can now see what all the hype is about with this bright blue beauty. Pacific Blue is absolutely perfect! 


I couldn't help but snap a few shots of Boris Meow while I had my camera in hand, he's just so cute!

Thanks so much for checking out the blog today. Have a great day friends!
Alaina xoxo

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Clowning Around

So my friends, I have fallen in love. Clowning Around by Lush Lacquer is AMAZING, check it out...

Clowning Around is packed with different sized neon glitter hexes in a clear base.
Where to buy it..

Two coats of Circus By Andrea's Choice in Reverso and one coat of Clowning Around.

Thank you all for reading, have a great night!

Alaina xoxo

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bohemian Summer

Hi guys! Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms out there! Today's nails aren't mothers day themed but they are sill pretty..check them out!

Orly Liquid Vinyl and Bohemian Summer from Urban Outfitters

Bohemian Summer is a pretty light blue "Crelly" with black glitter, reminds me of a speckled egg due to the different sized glitter. It is a very gorgeous and rare polish, a mush have!

Thank you for reading! Have a great day friends!
Alaina xoxo

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Purple Ombre with Leopard and a bit of Sparkle!

Hello Friends! Here is a manicure that I have wanted to do for a while featuring my favorite color and my favorite nail pattern!

China Glaze Grape Pop(in hand)/Spontaneous/Sweet Hook for the purple ombre and China Glaze I'm Not Lion for the glitter accents.

Konad plate M-57 for the Leopard print 

Thank you for reading friends! I hope you are all having a great week!

Alaina xoxo

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Updated Galaxy Nails..Still in love

Hi Friends! I've really missed Galaxy nails so I decided to bust some out today. This will forever be one of my favorite manicures of all time, and its super easy to accomplish!

I used the cheap eyeshadow applicators to sponge on each individual color. The process is kind of cumbersome but it pays off in the end.

Blurry picture to show just how pretty the shimmer is.

Nail Polishes Used:
Black polish for the base and White polish for the stars/nebulas
L-R China Glaze Senorita Bonita and Sun-Kissed // SPAritual Off The Grid and Meditate On This

Thank you for reading! I hope you guys like these as much as I do.
Have a great weekend :)

Alaina xoxo