The Stars In Cynthia's Eyes

I was perusing eBay and stumbled upon Lynnderella The Stars In Her Eyes. The minute I saw it, I knew it had to be mine. If there was any chance I could have made it, I wouldn't have paid $23 for it. I can't get a hold of the little stars. They are so cute.


Let It Snow Challenge: Snowflakes

I love winter! I am so excited for this challenge! The first challenge is snowflakes. After doing my nails, I really want it to snow. Unfortunately, we are enjoying flooding. I haven't had to deal with flooded streets because I have been at home sleeping during high tide when it happened. It was crazy to read about because I drove through some of the flooded area 4 hours later with no signs of flooding anywhere. So weird. Anyways, back to my snow flake nails...


Rainbow Mixed Up

The colorful satin glitter polish reminds me of rainbows. The glitter is a mix from Glitter Unique called All Mixed Up! I didn't add anything extra to the mix. I decided to call it something different... Rainbow Mixed Up. I really like it. I will probably make something similar but with a little extra in it... maybe stars. I will have to look through my glitter to come up with something fun.


Such a Flirt

It's been a few days since I posted something. I have not been feeling very well the past few days. I am wearing another polish I made. I named it Such a Flirt. I love the way it turned out. I had a very hard time taking pictures. I ended up using the wrong lighting and then tried to lighten up the pics. I dunno.


Magical Mahogany Kitty

I bought some flocking about a month or so ago to use. I wanted to see what it was like having velvety nails. I gotta say that it is weird! I took these pics about 15 minutes after gently washing my hands. It really does stay on. When it was wet, it kinda looked like mud.


Fall Into Autumn Challenge! 13- Fall Flair (design of your choice)

Here is a bit of Autumn flair! Every time I hear the word flair, Office space comes to mind. Now this has nothing to do with the movie. I tried to do something kind of fancy looking. What do you think?


My November Birchbox

The theme for this month's Birchbox is Give. Makes sense since this month is all about giving... Thanksgiving! I can't wait to eat turkey, yams, green beans, stuffing, etc. Off track... This box was a bit different when I opened it. The tissue paper was replaced with a re-usable gift envelope.


Waves of Lustrous Blue Violet

I was playing with my pigments, glitter, and nail polish base and made a really pretty blue to purple to fuchsia duochrome top coat. I named it Lustrous Blue Violet. The duochrome is very strong and easy to see. 


Fall Into Autumn Challenge! 12 - Harvest/Thanksgiving/Fall Foods

Challenge 12 is Harvest/Thanksgiving and I decided to do a cute turkey. I actually was going to do indian corn. I think doing the turkey was easier since indian corn would have to be fully hand painted. Hand painting scares me a bit.


Flurried Feifei

I decided to pull out Zoya Feifei and finally use it. I meant to use it when I bought it but got distracted and it got put away and forgotten. 

My November Ipsy bag

I gotta say that this is my favorite bag so far. I like everything in it including the nice little brown bag. The bag even has an Ipsy tag in it. 



Movember is responsible for the sprouting of mustaches on thousands of men’s faces around the world. These mustache men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Since it is Men's Health Awareness month, mustaches would be perfect. I already had a cute set of water decal mustaches. I thought about doing an ombre mani with the mustaches but opted for a nude color instead.


My Veterans Day mani

Here is my Veterans Day mani. Being a veteran myself, I wanted to do something related to the Army. What better than camo and chevrons to signify the Army?
I used all Zoya polishes and dotting tools for the camo. Polishes used are: Raven, Envy, Codie, Yara, and Tracie. Tracie was my base color.

I brushed on my chevrons which are on my ring finger. 

Not my best picture but I don't have many in uniform. I'm 19 in this picture. I was very tired and was caught off guard by a friend.

And a thank you to all of the past and present military vets out there!



Confetti Nails by TBD

When I read this post, I thought it was a super cute and easy idea. Just think about the presents that come full of tissue paper. I just scored some red tissue paper in a present from my parents :) I have to say that I just love the colors used here. I would put my own spin on it since I have a few different shaped hole punches. 

photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess post sponsored by Beauty.com

Punch out tissue paper circles. Put about 5-7 pieces on top of each other to get a good solid punch.
Paint the base of the nails with any color you want. We used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Cruising because clearly metallic gold says party.
Use a pen to pick up the pieces of confetti and lay them down on the wet nail polish. Make a couple pieces overlap and/or cut some of the pieces down so you can lay them against the cuticle as seen in the final photo.
Let some of the confetti pieces hang over the edge and trim them down when you’re done laying them all down.
Once all of the pieces are where you want them, go over the whole nail with a good top coat!



Honk Your Taxi If You Love OPI

So I have been pretty busy the past few days. I wanted to post something today but didn't have a lot of time to fully change up my polish. I was still wearing Pure Ice Taxi from my No H8 Nov. 8th post. I decided to put some striping tape on and paint on a coat of OPI Honk If You Love OPI.


No H8 on Nov. 8

Bullying is not funny.  It is not cool.  It is not right.  And more importantly, it is not okay!


Fall Into Autumn Challenge! 11 - Autumn Dots

Here are my Autumn dots. I just bought 3 Dior polishes from ACW for really cheap because they are the older style bottles. The polishes are really pretty. I used 2 of them for this look.


Green Scapes

I recently made a BUNCH of polishes to sell. This is one of them. Actually this one is mine and I will make others just like it to sell. I really just do this as a hobby. I think it would be cool to make a little bit of money doing it. I love glitter polishes but some people don't. So I would like to know what kinds of polishes do you like? Glitters, shimmers, duochrome, multichrome, etc.

I think I would sell this for about $7. I would sell most of my polishes for that. My minis would be about $4. My polishes that have spectraflair are a few dollars more more. I've made 2 so far that are really pretty.


Fall Into Autumn Challenge! 10 - Favorite sweater

I don't own too many sweaters. I'm more of a cute top and hoodie or jacket kind of girl. I do have a couple sweaters and my favorite is a silver and black striped long sweater. It is not meant to keep you warm though. I love how long it is. Most cute sweaters end up feeling too short for my taste.


Argyled Rose Spectrum

I decided to really start creating polishes to sell in my mom's booth at New 2 You. It is a consignment shop. I figure that since I love creating different polishes, I might as well make money doing it. While creating polishes, I decided to make a few for myself.


Punk Princess

I wasn't really able to do the Halloween dress up thing but I did do a little something. I Chalked my hair using pink, purple, green, blue, and orange chalk. I gotta say, chalk works great! I wore my hair with a small tiara and a big messy, colorful bun. I matched my nails to my hair :)

The Halloween Challenge: Recreate Your Favorite Manicure

SO this is the last day of our challenge. I have to say that doing 2 challenges at a time really made it go by fast. I decided I didn't want to recreate anything I had already done so I browsed through different manis and was looking for something I hadn't done yet. I knew I hadn't done anything with spiders or bats. My mani is inspired by the Vampire Bat mani Emily  from Macabre Manicures posted for Day 6 - Things That Go Bump In The Night.