Monday, November 19, 2012


Hey ladies! I just wanted to pass along this article I came across on With the recent craze in gel manicures, I thought you might be interested. It suggests gel manis may be hazardous to your health due to the UV exposure in the drying process. It also suggests the removal process of gel manis (soaking nails in acetone for an extended period of time) can be very damaging to the nails & cuticle. It also suggests some tips. You can check out the full article here: Are Gel Manicures Dangerous?
For those of you who are fans of gel manicures, what do you think about this article? Does it cause you to rethink getting gel manicures?

(Picture featured in the article above)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fun Zebra Print Konad Nail Art Stamping Design - Animal Print Nail Art, Zebra Print Nails, Zebra Nails, Pink and Zebra Nail Art, Urban Nail Art, Pink Zebra Print Nails

Hey guys! This is just a quick post to show you this fun zebra print nail art design I did. I love pink & I love animal print so I decided to combine the two, win win! Lol : P

M57 - Sinful Colors Cream Pink, Sinful Colors Secret Admirer, Konad White SP, Kiss Nail Art Paint in Silver Glitter

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New 2012 Bundle Monster Plate Set Review and Ombre Gradient Nail Design

Hey guys! So a couple weeks ago I received my prize from the 2012 Bundle Monster Nail Art Contest which was their new 2012 nail stamping plate set, yey! These plates feature brand new designs with a nice mix between full nail, individual & nail tip designs! There are 25 plates in the collection with about 6 designs per plate. At the current time of me writing this, they are being sold on Amazon for $21.99. I am pleased with the quality of the plates which are the same as their 2011 plate set, except this collection came in a little Bundle Monster package. The images are etched properly and so far I have had no troubles with any of the plates I have used. They have a lot of beautiful designs aswell! I was really happy to see that there's an "awareness" ribbon pattern in the set, because I really like doing designs that create awareness for different causes such as Breast Cancer Awareness, Ovarian Cancer Awareness, etc., so that was a nice surprise! I had actually been looking for a plate that carried an awareness ribbon for quite some time and now I finally have one! ...Now the design below is the first design I did using this set. At first I was thinking of doing something intricate & I was trying to figure out which plates to try first, but the gradient pattern really stuck out to me. Ombre nails have been sooo popular lately & I was just so curious to see how their gradient pattern would look because I've never seen that on a nail stamping plate before. Plus, my nails were already painted a light purple shade so I figured it's a good time to break out my rarely used Konad Violet Pearl polish & sponge STAMP on some gradient! I think I likey, lol! I added a video tutorial along with this, so you can see me using these plates in action!!! What do you guys think?
BM301 - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac, Konad Violet Pearl Special Polish

2012 Bundle Monster Plate Set

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sweet and Simple Bundle Monster Nail Design

Hey guys! This is just a quick post to show you this design I did using Bundle Monster plate 203. First I painted on my base colors (applying color to the entire nail), alternating between pink & gray. Then on my gray nails, I side swiped my pink polish unto just the corner tips (applying at a diagonal angle) & for the pink nails I side swiped on my gray polish. Then I stamped on my design to the tips of my nails, going over the area where I applied the alternate polish colors. Then I took my silver glitter nail art paint & painted on a stripe to divide the pattern from the base nail color. That's an optional step but I think it helps to clean up the look & also adds a nice sparkle to it. I really love this color combo! Hope you like! : )

BM 203 - Zoya Sweet, NYC Sidewalkers, Konad White Special,
Kiss Nail Art Paint in Silver Glitter

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fun with Nail Art Paint

Hey guys! So it's been a couple weeks since my last post, sorry, things have been a little hectic lately. This here is a design I pulled from my archives. It's one of the first designs I did with Nail Art Paint. I think it would have came out better if I put more effort into thinning the nail art paint between each stroke. I love doing designs with nail art paint, but I hate that it thickens so quickly! Now when I do designs with nail art paint I'll sometimes add a few drops of nail polish remover to it & shake it up to try to prevent it from thickening so quickly. For the dots, I used my dotting tool...Btw, love this color by Sinful Colors, it's called 24/7, it's very bright, neon bright! Perfect for summer! Enjoy the rest of your week! : )

Sinful Colors 24/7, Kiss Nail Art Paint in Black,
Kiss Nail Art Paint in White

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

So Wavy Konad Nail Art Stamping Design - Blue and White Nail Art, Swirls Pattern Nail Art, Fun Nail Art, Ocean Nail Art

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share another Konad design with you today. Summer is almost here, yey, & it's already feeling like it here in NY! I'm sooo ready to go to the beach, so I think this design here seems fitting!  It reminds me of ocean waves! I really love full nail design stamping patterns, they're just so convenient & simple, especially on lazy days when I don't feel like spending alot of time doing my nails or doing anything too intricate. This pattern here is one of my faves, I've used it several times in designs & this probably won't be the last time you see me using it, lol! What are some of your favorite full nail design patterns? : )

M63 - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Blue Me Away", Konad White Special Polish

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pink Chrome Leopard Print Nail Art Stamping Design - Konad M57 Nail Designs, Pink Cheetah Print Nail Art, Pink Cheetah Nails, Pink Leopard Nails, Fun Nail Art

Hey guys! Every once and awhile I get inspired to recreate designs that I come across by other nail artists & this is one of those re-creations. If you follow nail art, especially on youtube, then chances are you have heard of Love4Nails, she has lovely designs & tutorials. I came across a design she did similar to this & I just had to try it! I tweeked the design a bit to fit my liking & to make a little different, but I still like to give credit where credit is do. This design was definately not easy to photograph because of the chrome polish, sooo shiny, but very pretty in person! : )

M57 - Wet N'Wild French White Creme, LoveMyNails Rosebud, Konad Black Special Polish

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Teal Royalty Konad Design

   Hey guys! I have another Konadicure to share with you today! I tried to do something a little different using color combinations that I never used before. I think the colors actually worked well together, the gold kind of gave this a nice royal feel.
   To do this design I first painted a clear base coat. I then painted on my teal polish to just the corner ends of my nails. I painted "The Gold & The Beautiful", which is a clear polish with tons of gold glitter, on to the remaining section of my nails. I stamped my design from plate M63 over just the teal section of my nails, then I stamped my design from plate M57 on to just the gold section of my nails. Then I created a stripe with my gold nail art paint between the two designs & added a clear top coat. Hope you like! Enjoy the rest of your week! : )

M57 & M63 - Sally Hansen The Real Teal, Wet N'Wild The Gold & the Beautiful,
Milani Art of Gold Nail Art Paint, Konad Black Special Polish

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Animal Print Nail Art Stamping Design and Video Tutorial - Animal Print Nail Art, Bundle Monster Nail Art, Urban Nail Art, Sexy Nail Art, Zebra Leopard Nails

Hey guys! On my previous post I shared this design that I entered in Bundle Monster's Nail Art Contest. Well I had been working on a video tutorial for this design & wanted to share that with you today. Keep in mind that I am brand new at making video tutorials & veered off camera a couple times, lol. I'm still getting used to doing my nails on camera so please bare with me, lol. Also, I would love if you all would subscribe to my new youtube channel! I literally have like 7 subscribers right now, lol. This is only the second video I have featured on it but I definately plan on adding more so please subscribe! Thanks! : )

Animal Print Nail Stamping Video Tutorial - Watch now!

Update 5/19/12 - I'm one of the winners of Bundle Monster's nail art contest!!! Yey! I'm super excited! Thanks to all who voted for me & congrats to the other winners, everyone did such a great job! : )


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bundle Monster Animal Print Nail Art Stamping Design

Hey everyone & Welcome to all my new followers! So Bundle Monster is coming out with another brand new set of plates, this will be their 3rd set, yey! Very exciting! They are having a nail art contest on their facebook page & the winners will receive the new plate set so of course I had to enter! Voting is open to the public, which unfortunately means it will most likely become more of a popularity contest (in my experience that's what tends to happen & I'm not very popular, lol. I'd rather the company choose the winners but I can't really complain cause they are nice enough to hold this contest so I'm happy to be a part of it). There will be several winners so for those of you who have entered aswell, good luck, hopefully we will all be winners! : )

BM221 & BM223 - NYC French White Tip, Orly Luxe,
Kiss Nail Art Paint in Silver Glitter, Konad Black Special

Update: I was won of the winners! Yey! Here is a video tutorial for this design! : )

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Spring Nail Art Design

Hey guys! This is just a quick post to share with you my Spring inspired Konad manicure! I just couldn't wait to try out this new color I picked up from Wet N'Wild's new megalast collection called On A Trip! It's a very pretty purple! They actually have several new pretty colors in this collection, even a color that's very similar to China Glaze's For Audrey, except of course significantly cheaper! So far I'm really liking the new collection.  Hope you all enjoy the rest of your week! : )

M53, M69, M82, M83 - Wet N'Wild On A Trip,
Konad Pastel Violet Special, Konad White Special


Friday, April 27, 2012

Tribalicious Nails

Hey guys! So this is just a random design I did while experimenting with my Nail Art Paint & dotting tools. I think it kind of has a tribal feel to it. Have a great weekend!!! : )

Zoya Perrie, Kiss Nail Art Paint in both Black & White, Milani Art of Gold Nail Art Paint

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Abstract Konad Design

Hey guys! So I'm a little behind with my posts right now cause I started trying to do some video tutorials but they can be a bit time consuming to edit so I'm still working on a few. I just pulled this design from my archives to share with you. It's a simple design I did using Konad plate M64 back when I was sort of new to stamping. I actually saw a design like this on the internet and wanted to try cause I thought it was cute, but I used pink polish instead of purple. I never shared before cause I think it came out a little sloppy & I'm a major perfectionist, lol. The pattern didn't transfer nicely on to my nail, I don't know why but sometimes that happens with the full nail designs. I tried to fix some of the parts with white nail art paint, but that didn't work out too well, lol. I just decided to share it anyway, because if it's done correctly it could be a cute look, lol. I painted a glitter coat over the design, but it doesn't really show up in the photos.
M64 - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away, Sinful Colors Pink Forever,
Wet N'Wild Hallucinate, Konad White Special Polish


Saturday, April 21, 2012


Hey guys! It's been a while since my last post, hope you all didn't forget about me! I'm a little behind with my posts but hope to catch up & update my blog more frequently. This just a quick post to show you a simple design I did using Bundle Monster plate BM210. I had been on the hunt for quite some time to find a nice gold polish but was not impressed with the ones I tried, that is until I found Orly Luxe & absolutely love!!! It's a beautiful gold with a nice shimmery glittery like finish (and not the big glitters that are a pain in the butt to remove, lol). The picture doesn't really do it justice. I have had it for quite some time now but never got to share with you so just thought I would mention. Anyways, have a great weekend! : )

BM210 - Orly Luxe, Konad Black Special Polish

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Konad Valentine's Day Nails & Video Tutorial - "valentine's day nail art" "valentines day nails" "valentine's day nails" "valentines day nail art" "valentine's nail art" "valentines nail" "pink nail art" "hearts nail art" "love nail art" "heart nail design" "love nails" "i love you" "nails" "nail art" "love u" "konad nail art" "tutorial" "vday nails"

Hey guys! I know I'm a little behind, that's cause I broke a couple nails so I had to cut them down really short so I haven't been doing any designs lately. They finally grew out a little so I did a belated Valentine's Day Konadicure along with a tutorial. This is my very first video tutorial so I really hope you like!!! I am planning to do more video tutorials so please subscribe to my new youtube channel (! Thank you!!! : )

M56, M59, M72, M73, M83 - Konad White Special,
Base Coat: NYC Fuschia Shock Creme
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

NY Giants Nails - NY Giants Nail Art Design, Football Nail Art, Superbowl Nails, Superbowl Nail Art, New York Giants Nail Art, G-Men Nail Art

Hey guys, it's been awhile since my last post but I'm back and just in time for the superbowl! I had a couple bad breakages as you can see by my little stubs, lol, but I just had to do a design for the superbowl because my team, The Giants, have made it, yey!!! So in support of the Big Blue I decided to go all out! I did some NY Giants Nails along with some cupcakes for a superbowl party I'm attending! For the mani I painted my nails white, then painted a coat of glitter polish over it. I then added some stripes with my Kiss Nail Art paint in red. Finally I added some nail decals with the Giants logo which I got from ebay (they have tons of nail decals to choose from) & finished with a clear top coat.  GO G-MEN!!! : )

Wet N'Wild French White Creme, Kiss Nail Art Paint in Red
NY Giants Cupcakes
Football Cupcakes