Tuesday, January 18, 2011

10 Things I've Been Loving in January!

Here are several things I've been loving in January! 
(in no particular order)...

1. Candles - loving my vanilla scented candles from Ikea!

2. Nail art - I love experimenting with different nail art, especially my rhinestones.

3. Books - I've finished reading the 'House of Night' series...very different and unique, but good.

4. Friends - I've got some great friends that have been very supportive and caring, but have been there for me 100% :)

5. Dotting tools - I think using my dotting tools to create different manicures looks cute :)

6. Wedding planning - I love planning my wedding! There are so many things to do, yet, it seems to happen so quickly!

7. Photos - I've realised the importance of photos this month. They hold so many memories, and can bring laughter and happiness :)

8. iPhone - the thing I love the most about my iPhone, is the ability to take photos at any time!  

9. Painting my nails - I find it so relaxing. I love the look of polished nails :)

10. Scrapbooking - I haven't had time to scrapbook for a long time, but I've decided to get back into it..I forgot how fun it can be!

Comment and let me know what you've been loving this January!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nail Love: Dots and Rhinestones!!

Yesterday, I removed my nail polish. Now I know that doesn't sound too exciting...but the thing that amazed me was the length of time that the nail polish stayed on AND looked good! Minimal chipping - hardly noticeable at all! It feels like I haven't worn a nail polish that has that sort of 'staying power' in a long time.... 

Here's a photo of my nail polish look that stayed on for FIVE days (and I believe it could've stayed on longer - except I wanted a change!!)

I've had so many compliments on this look! It's simple to do, and looks fantastic!  The nail polish I used for the base was Sinful Colors Mint Apple, while the nail polishes I used for the dots were Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again and Avon Mystic!

Another look I just created involved my dotting tool AND rhinestones this time! I've been wanting to use my nail tools and nail art in different ways...This is what I came up with!

This picture is BEFORE I added rhinestones...

With rhinestones for more jazz!

In sunlight!

That nail polish that I used for the accent finger and french tips was OPI Ogre-The-Top Blue, the glitter polish was Sinful Colors Suede Shoes and the dots are OPI Fiercely Fiona and OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! I also chose blue and yellow rhinestones to place over the dots on my accent finger - these are completely optional!

I did start with only three rhinestones on my accent finger...but I felt it looked lopsided, so I just continued to place them on until the whole nail was covered! 

I hope you like these looks!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Nail Polish Swatches!

If you liked my swatches from my Cherry Culture Haul, check out my nail polish swatch video!!