NCC Inspired by a Tutorial #4: DIY Nail Polish Strips by Alli from The Daily Varnish

I have had this tutorial set aside to try for quite a while. I couldn't believe it was so easy to do. I had forgotten to start with the strips of white but at the time, I wasn't sure what base I wanted to use. It worked the same way either way.


NCC Inspired by a Tutorial #3 - Saran Wrap Butterfly by Jacki from Adventures in Acetone

The mani tutorial that inspired this was by Jacki from Adventures In Acetone. I just love her manis :) I made an attempt at nail art with a brush again. It def doesn't look as nice as hers so I stuck with just one finger.


Blue Friday

The Friday before every Seahawks game is known as “Blue Friday,” but Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made it official by declaring it “Seahawks Blue Friday.” The 12th man celebrated it today as well as they gear up for the Super Bowl. I decided to join in on the fun. 


NCC Inspired by a Tutorial #2: Chalkboard Nails Sugared Stars and Stripes Tutorial

So this was inspired by a tutorial from Sarah at Chalkboard Nails. I adore her manis and have thought about doing something similar for a while. I used different colors then she did but only because I didn't want to do something bright during winter.


Go Seahawks!

So as you may know, the Chargers lost last week to the Broncos :(. Since I can't root for them anymore, I am now rooting for my home team... Seattle Seahawks! I have this super cute picture that I thought I would share. I don't remember where I found it but it totally fits for Sunday.

I also couldn't resist doing something Seahawks related on my nails. So much for a bit of rest right?

I started with a coat of Cult Nails Deceptive, then used China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses, and topped it off with Lynnderella Sapphire Starfire.



My naked nails

I am happy to say that my staining from polish is just about completely gone. Yay! I thought this day would never come! I thought I'd share a pic of my naked nails. I'm gonna give them a few days of rest and relaxation. Is there something you suggest to help them look nice and strong?



Born Pretty Store Review: Corset Water Decals

Sorry, it's been a few days since posting. I have a schedule change this week and my sleep is all messed up. Gotta love shift work, right? Anyways, here is a review of some seriously cute corset water decals I received from the Born Pretty Store. I am a fan of a corset style mani and this one was super easy to do and fun to wear.


NCC Inspired By A Tutorial #1 - San Diego Chargers Tutorial from Devilish Polish

For my first tutorial I was inspired by is the San Diego Chargers Tutorial from Kelly Rene at Devilish Polish. I thought it would be perfect for the playoffs this weekend. I just wish I had done a better job at painting the Chargers Bolt. I painted it upside down from what the tutorial shows and didn't do it too well. I guess I'll only get better if I keep trying to use my nail art brushes.


KKCenterHK Review: Zipper Water Decals

I am reviewing a water decal set from KKCenterHK. I received these a while ago and procrastinated on reviewing them. I'm playing catch up with the few things I have to review. I actually had something else in mind for using these decals but thought they would look nice against the pretty green polish. I really like how it looks :)


Julep Farrah & Annamarie Ruffian

I have a quick post today. I forgot to skip the recent Julep Maven box so I received three nice polishes. I was really happy two of them were not like others I have. So I decided to use two of them today. This is my last one since all I ever do is skip the month.

I also managed to make my nails not look so great. I didn't put on any of my Lush cuticle balm and I got a nice nick on my ring finger that hurts super bad. I also had a nice nail break and decided to cut back all of my nails. At least my nails grow kinda fast.  



I am a huge San Diego Chargers fan and thought I would show off some team spirit. I had created a polish last year and used it again for this mani. I'm also sporting my Philip Rivers jersey :)


My new MAC Masterclass Brushes

I read about the new MAC Masterclass Brushes and bought all three of them a few weeks ago. These aren't your normal make-up brushes! They remind me of toothbrushes in their design. That's the best thing I could come up with that everyone can relate to :) The brushes are made of synthetic fibers and the handle features special grip design and tilted brush tip for ultimate precision. For me, they are very easy to use... just a bit different.


Born Pretty Store Review: Silver Round Water Decal

So I bought Orly Synchro in a set at Ross a few days ago and really wanted to use it. I thought to myself that this is a perfect time to review a set of water decals that the peeps at the Born Pretty Store sent me. I have two others to review here soon.


New Year's Eve mani

Since I had to work on New Year's Eve, I didn't try to match my nails to anything specific. I thought that since my work shirt is blue that I would start there. Then I added the holo and stars for a bit of mandatory NYE sparkle.