December 03, 2012

Goodbye blogger!

Hi guys so I've decided to make a permanent switch to tumblr, but still as base coat top coat

If you'd like to keep up with my latest nails check out

See you all there :)
- kelly

November 18, 2012


Yet another manicure for my boyfriends mom! She loves flowers and hummingbirds so she got a full blown garden mani! this is one of the craziest and most intense manicures i have ever attempted and  it took about 6 hours... she is the most patient person i have ever met! lol

The base color is O.P.I.- bubble bath
The design was made using a mixture of acrylic paint, gouache paint and nail polish and loose glitter
Sinful colors - pearl harbor was used over the design to add even more sparkle
seche vite as always to top off and seal the many many layers

Half moon Oil Spill

Another mani for my boyfriends mom!!!

Sinful colors - black on black,  Wet n Wild - greys anatomy  ( awesome purple green iridescent)
White Acrylic polka dots defining the half moon shape, Clear rhinestones at base of nails


Background was created by layering a irridescent blue green glitter polish over a light taupe creating a really warm purple color, then gold sequins were places for the star/polka dots.
NYC - park ave. & Sinful Colors - pearl harbor (my new favorite polish!!!) and Milani Jewel FX - Gold (placed individually)
The ghosts were created using a mix of acrylic and polish.
White acrylic base, Sinful colors - black on black, Sally Hansen xtreme - gun metal, O.P.I. - birthday babe, and for the hearts China Glaze - purple panic neon
base coat always OPI - base coat, & top coat - seche vite

Stars, Moon and Sky

Ombre - Sally hansen xtreme - pacific blue, O.P.I. - go on green!
Stars were individually place and came from a bottle of Wet n Wild FERGIE - hollywood walk of fame
Large rhinestone cabochon on the statement nail

Preparing for the Walking dead

Brains - China Glaze - purple panic neon, Revlon - pink chiffon
Zombie - China glaze - tree hugger, Sinful colors - innocent, Sinful colors - big daddy, sinful colors - black on black, Sally hansen xtreme - Pacific blue, white acrylic and single black rhinestone in one eye!

Hello all,
i havent posted in a REALLY long time so here are a few designs i've done over the last two months!

October 01, 2012

Graphic fem mani

Mixed graphic and organic for this funky manicure. Leopard, hearts, flowers, polka dots, stripes and jagged shapes.

What I used
White acrylic
China glaze - purple panic (neon) two coats. Then layered o.p.i. - go on green over it! It created the most beautiful color!!
Then for the design I used;
Revlon- pink chiffon
O.p.i. - road house blues
Sinful colors - tree hugger
China glaze - purple panic (neon)
Added some rhinestones as always
Topped off with seche vite - quick dry top coat


Did these nails for my boyfriends mom :)

Base is o.p.i - bubble bath
Butterflies combine nail polish, acrylic paint, gouache, and rhinestones!

Nail polish I used includes:
O.p.i - go on green!
O.P.i - road house blues
China glaze - purple panic (neon)
China glaze - reggae to riches
Sinful colors - mint apple
Sinful colors - innocent
Sinful colors - tempest
Sally Hansen Xtreme wear - pacific blue
Wet n wild megalast - on a trip
Wet n wild wild shine - sunny side up.
Topped off with seche vite- quick dry top coat

September 06, 2012

Folk'n' Fall

Folk art inspired halloween + fall nails!
Ombre V, Stripes, small hexagonal glitter, and jewel cabochons

what i used:
O.P.I. - palm springs delight + Love & Beauty - orange for the ombre base
Kiss (striper) - neon orange +  Kiss (striper) - bronze for the "V"
Sinful Color (striper) - bad chick + Kiss (striper) - black
Orange metallic hexagonal glitter + red and black jewel cabochons.

May 03, 2012

purple panel ikat

purple nails ready for spring!

What I used:
O.P.I. - natural nail strengthener
O.P.I. - natural nail base coat
Love & Beauty - lavender
Love & Beauty - sheer purple glitter
Nail Star - white striper (108)
Nail Star  - wine striper
Nail Star  - black striper (109)
Kiss - soft purple striper
Kiss - bikini pink striper
10 PNL - perfectly clear (401)

and of course my nail design wouldn't feel complete without embellishments!
so i added small soft purple rhinestones at the top and base of my nail design and soft purple nail art beads in a random pattern on my thumb and ring finger for statement nails!

April 08, 2012

Easter double fade

For this look I first created a color fade between two spring shades of Sinful Colors, Sinful Colors- lets talk and Sinful Colors - innocence. Lets Talk is a really nice deep purple and innocence is a nice limey green, both creme polishes. The area where they meet becomes a subdued purple grey.
Next to spice it up I created a color fade with four small sized nail hex glitters ranging from deep metallic blue (at the base of the nail) to metallic purple, then next to an iridescent lilac (where it becoes that purple grey) and finally at the tips silver hex glitters. Then added a small clear rhinestone at the tip, cuz i love them.

Happy Easter!

March 03, 2012

M.I.A. ( not the singer)

Hey guys, sorry i haven't posted in a long while, i've been taking a break from the polished life to take care of some other things as well as breath real air (not filled with those oh so wonderful polish and remover fumes)

I will be coming back soon!

kelly :)

February 04, 2012


nails for a (hypothetical) broken heart

Love & Beauty - lime, O.P.I. - who the shrek are you?, Layla Magneffect - velvet groove, Ruby Kisses - french white, Revlon - gold coin (#925),  pink and magenta nail art beads and purple rhinestone cabochons. Topped off with Seche Vite -  fast dry top coat.

February 03, 2012

eye ♥ U

Valentines day nail medley featuring  bleeding hearts, eye <3 U and pink roses.

I used Sally Hansen - shell we dance?, NYX - NP 21 flash, Sally Hansen - pink promise (#06), Anise - a bud for you, Butter London - rosie lee, American Apparel - coney island, O.P.I. - ogre-the-top blue, Revlon - revlon red (#680), Nail Star - white, Nail Star - yellow, Nail Star - red and black gouache.
For decoration I used iridescent pink bar glitter and rhinestone cabochons. Finally I sealed the design with Seche VITE - fast dry top coat.

January 29, 2012

Robert Cavalli inspired nails

 Got more baggage... inspired by Roberto Cavalli bag from the spring 2012 collection

base color 3 coats O.P.I. - kyoto pearl, Nail Star - black for the stripes and flower outline.
Nail Star - white for the base color of the flowers, and Love & Beauty - royal, L.A. girl F.L.A.R.E. and Love & Beauty - lavender. I finished the design off with Seche Vite - dry fast top coat.