Sunday, February 23, 2014

L. I. Polish

I finally did it - I started making my own nail polish. This wasn't something I had planned to do, there are hundreds of people out there already making nail polish, most of them quite good. However, my husband encouraged me to join them, he has great confidence in me. I have to admit, it is fun to do. I love to create things and this falls right in line with that. I don't know if I'll ever see the same level of success as some of the other brands out there but I can only try!

I've opened a store at Storenvy to sell my creations. The address is  You'll be able to see what I've made so far. I'll be adding new items when I come up with things that I like. Unfortunately, not everything turns out as expected.  I have received some input from my kids, that's why I have some polishes representing superheroes - I have 2 boys.

This is the latest polish I've added to my store, All That Glitters... My husband is actually the one who came up with the idea for this one. I figured why not! I was pleasantly impressed with how it turned out and everyone that's seen it has loved it.

All That Glitters...
All That Glitters... is a glitter topper, gold and silver holographic glitters in a clear base. It looks great over a base coat or over bare nails. This is one of my favorites so far. Here are pictures over base coated nails and over bare nails so you can see for yourself.

I have some more that I'll be adding to the store, I just need some names. Sometimes, that's the hardest thing.

Please visit my store and let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine's Day Mani

Good Morning all! I finally have the opportunity to post the first Valentine's Day manicure I've done for 2014. If all goes well, there will be another later but at least let me show you this one.

I started with a base of Sensationail Pink Chiffon because I was going to attempt to do some stamping. I wanted a base that I could easily clean off and the Sensationail Gel polish is great for that. A little non acetone polish remover can take off any errant stamping without removing the base polish. For the stamping, I used the Salon Express set for the heart design and Konad M57 for the lacy tips. I used the red Konad polish for the art because it was handy. I was rather pleased with how it came out. My previous attempts at stamping were not pretty. I don't know if I had more patience this time or because I was the only one home and had no distractions (hubby and boys were at a Monster Truck show). I'll admit, I did have to redo some of the nails until I was happy with the design. But all in all, I like the outcome and I will definitely do some more stamping in the future.
My plan is to remove the design this weekend and do another Valentine's Day manicure right over the Sensationail Gel because I've only had the gel on for 1 week and it's still in pretty good shape. I only have 2 small chips on my right thumb but those were my fault for trying to pry open a small jar with my thumb.
I do have some exciting (at least for me) new coming up and hope to post about it within the next few days. Please keep checking back. I have also linked this to my Facebook page so maybe I can expand my audience and possibly offer some giveaways in the future.
Until next time, Marian