Friday, 13 January 2012

Week 2 of 52

Week 2: Jan. 8th - French Tip Mani

I don't know if it's allowed but I did two manis for this challenge. First I wanted something bright because I was sad about being home from vacation and the lack of sun here, then I wanted to do something I've wanted to do for a very long time.

Here is my colourful french tip. I'm not crazy about the base colour, I just didn't have any true neutral colours, this one has a bit of a shimmer and is a little too peachey to blend into my skin. I do love the tips though , wish the pink one was a little bit thicker though. 

The colours I used for this mani were, for the base colour Revlon- Peach Smoothie, all tips other than ring finger China Glaze- Turned Up Turquoise, and ring finger Essie- Punchy Pink.

Here is my good old fashioned French manicure. Please ignore what looks to be a crack in the tips, I think it's a piece of thread or something from my fluffy robe because I do my nails wearing a big fluffy robe. *blushes* For this one I knew I needed a french manicure colour so I finally bought one and really liked it. I would have preferred it look like this after one coat but instead it took two, then one on top after the white tips were painted.

The colours I used for this mani were Revlon- Sheer Petal and L'oreal- French Tip White.

I hope you are all enjoying this challenge as much as I am! :)

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 7 January 2012

The Polished Perfectionist Giveaway!

This AMAZING giveaway is for the entire Hits No Olimpo collection! Check out her blog here to enter :) good luck to everyone!

Week 1 of 52

Week 1- Jan. 1st - "Make it Sparkle" Mani.
- Pull out your Best looking glitter, flakie or holo and bring in the New Year with a "Bang".

So since I was at the cottage for new years I didn't have a "New Years" mani. I used the plaid Sally Hansen Nail Strips, I felt they suited the cottage better than some sparkly nails. I know this isn't part of the challenge but I thought I'd add a picture of them anyways :)

Please excuse the very poor application. I did these while waiting for my delayed plane at the San Fransisco airport. I would really like these if I had scissors to cut them to fit my nails better and used a top coat to keep them from coming off so quickly.

Without any further adieu here is my "Make it sparkle" mani! 

The colours I used are Cosmetic Arts no name silver holo and Milani Hi-Res. I really liked this mani but it got chipped pretty easily and didn't look super sparkly like I wished it would 24/7. I will for sure be buying some more of the Milani holo polishes, I'd prefer a linear holo instead of scattered but I can't complain for $5.99 :)

Thanks for reading!

Monday, 2 January 2012

52 Week Challenge List

Here is the 52 week challenge shared on PAA byimsimply-complex aka LizMarie
I have changed a couple of the challenges to Canadian Themed ones versus American but other than that I have kept her original challenge. They are all listed below.

1. Jan. 1st - "Make it Sparkle" Mani.
- Pull out your Best looking glitter, flakie or holo and bring in the New Year with a "Bang".

2. Jan. 8th - French Tip Mani.

3. Jan. 15th - Color Block Mani.

4. Jan. 22nd - Plaid Mani.

5. Jan. 29th - Newspaper Mani.

6. Feb. 5th - Half-moon Mani.

7. Feb. 12th - "Valentine's Day" Mani.

8. Feb. 19th - Corset Mani.

9. Feb. 26th - "Vintage" Mani.

10. Mar. 4th - Polka Dot Mani

11. Mar. 11th - "St. Patrick's Day" Mani.

12. Mar. 18th - Skittle Mani.

13. Mar. 25th - Ruffian Mani.

14. Apr. 1st - Striped Mani.

15. Apr. 8th - "Easter Day" Mani.

16. Apr. 15th - Dotticure Mani.

17. Apr. 22nd - "Earth Appreciation" Mani.

18. Apr. 29th - Cartoon Mani.

19. May. 6th - Floral Mani.

20. May. 13th - Bows Mani.

21. May. 20th - Fruit Mani.

22. May. 27th - Splatter Mani.

23. Jun. 3rd - Ombre Mani.

24. Jun. 10th - Flag Mani.

25. Jun. 17th - Pride/Rainbow Mani.

26. Jun. 24th - Neon Mani.

27. July. 1st - "Canada Day" Mani.

28. July. 8th - Gradient Mani.

29. July. 15th - "Rockstar" Mani.

30. July. 22th - Water Marble Mani.

31. July. 29th - Crackle Mani.

32. Aug. 5th - Needle Marble Mani.

33. Aug. 12th - Galaxy Mani.

34. Aug. 19th - "Bling" Mani.

35. Aug. 26th - Cupcake Mani.

36. Sept. 2nd - Tape Mani.

37. Sept. 9th - "We Remember 9/11" Mani.

38. Sept. 16th - Metallic/Magnetic Mani.

39. Sept. 23rd - Dry Marble Mani.

40. Sept. 30th - Animal Print Mani.

41. Oct. 7th - "Thanksgiving" Mani.

42. Oct. 14th - "Pink 4 Breast Cancer Awareness" Mani.

43. Oct. 21st - Spider Web Mani.

44. Oct. 28th - Halloween Mani.

45. Nov. 4th - Tribal Mani.

46. Nov. 11th - "Mustach, 4 Movember; Prostate Cancer Awareness" Mani.

47. Nov. 18th - Patchwork Mani.

48. Nov. 25th - Feather Mani.

49. Dec. 2nd - Glitter Sandwich Mani.

50. Dec. 9th - Snowflake Mani.

51. Dec. 16th - Red Mani.

52. Dec. 23rd - Christmas Mani.

Dec. 30/31 - you've learned enough; go all out and show 2O13, what its all about!

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