Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Orange ya Glad

Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!

Today I have some more gorgeous sparkly autumn lusciousness for you! I did my best to get some good pics for you but believe you me these pictures just don't do these polishes enough justice.

This is Zoya Tanzy on my index, middle and pinky finger and Rainbow Honey Hoof Wrassle on my thumb and ring finger. All my nails have a base coat of China Glaze Code Orange (which is gorgeous on it's own also) to make the glitter removal process a bit easier.

You have got to check these out in person, they are so much prettier in real life! It's like I am wearing some of the prettiest pumpkin pie on my nails. Alas if only pumkin pie was glittery! These polishes are not a bright orange, more of a burnt orange with attitude. I have been wearing this for more than three days now and the tip wear is so minimal that I may actually keep it on for another day or so!

Here's a little bottle shot for ya,

So what do you think? Do you wear any orange polish? If you're looking to pick any up I recommend any and all of these!

Ta ta for now.
Tammy :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's Fall Y'all

Hidy ho there!

Here where I live in western New York it sure is autumn. The nights have been crisp, the leaves have changed and we have had some frost and even a freeze. I live in what is known as "ski country" which means quite a bit of snow in the winter and it also means that I am surrounded by hills and more hills full of deciduous trees that are absolutely spectacular this time of year.

With so much autumn beauty around me I decided to celebrate the fall season with some super pretty glittery goodness.

 Isn't this pretty? A super quick mani that is very eye catching. The two polishes I used are China Glaze Harvest Moon and Lush Laquer Paradise Cove. Harvest Moon is a super gorgeous sparkly copper just like a new penny on steroids. Paradise Cove is an awesome glitter polish chuck full of copper and turquoise hexes in a few sizes and there are even some small blue bar glitters which lay very nicely and even better there seem to be some holo glitters as well! What more could you ask for?!

If you like glitter polishes I highly recommend Lush Laquer, none of their polishes is disappointing in any shape way or form! They can be found here on Etsy for $8.75 for a full 15ml bottle.

Hope your enjoying your fall, ta ta for now,
Tammy :)

Friday, October 5, 2012


Hello and happy Friday to you!

The challenge may be over but I'm still painting my nails. Today I have a super fun and a super cute design to show you. While reading one of my favorite nail blogs, Let Them Have Polish, I came across an argyle design that I thought was one the best executed argyle patterns I had seen. She has been having some guest posters and they are doing a bang up job. You can see it here, isn't it awesome???

I have been wanting to do argyle nails for a while now and when I saw these I decided to go for it. I picked colors that go with the season, grabbed my striping tape, dotting tool, some patience and set to work.

I love how they came out! I plan on wearing them all weekend.

The polishes I used are Zoya Dove (light grey), Sinful Colors Slate (darker grey), and China Glaze Short and Sassy (wine) and the white for the dots is Pure Ice Super Star.
Do you like accent nails like this? I do! I love having pattern on my nails and painting only a couple accent nails keeps it from being to busy and gives it an elegant look (to my eye). Would you prefer all your nails with pattern?
If you haven't tried argyle yet you should! If you want to know how I did it let me know and I'll show ya, it's truly not hard and the pay off is big!
Ta ta for now,
Tammy :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Hello there!!

Today is the final manicure from the Let's Do the Time warp Challenge. I have had a lot fun participating in my first nail challenge and have discovered a few new blogs to follow as well as some seriously talented nail artists. I also pushed myself to attempt free-hand nail art myself and while not perfect, hey, I tried!

On this 8th and final day we are to recreate a favorite mani from among our fellow participants and while my skills are not up to the level of a lot of the participants I still had a hard time making a choice, big surprise there, I can be so indecisive sometimes.

My indecisiveness had me stuck between 2 choices and when I looked at the two manis more I decided that they would actually make an awesome mani when used together. I chose to recreate Amber's Diamond Your Timeless to Me Mani and Polished's Coco Chanel We Can Do It. I really loved both of these, beautiful gems, timeless simplicity, black nail polish, sparkle, what's not to love?

Thanks for the inspiration ladies, I hope I did them justice! For the Chanel nails I used boullion beads instead of a dotting tool for some dimension. The polishes used were Zoya Purity (white), CG Fairy Dust to make the diamonds sparkle, SH Black Diamonds over SH Black Heart for the base color on all my nails.

So what do you think? Did you enjoy any of my looks? Any hints or tips for me? Thanks so much to Lindsey and Nail Polish Canada for hosting and sponsoring the Let's Do the Time Warp Challenge!!

Ta ta for now.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Hello to all of you lovelies in cyberspace!!

It is day 7 of the Let's Do the Time Warp Challenge, there is only one challenge left :( Today's title is 'Your Timeless to Me' and we are to create a manicure inspired by something that was popular both then and now. This was a toughie for me, should I do a mani of an actual person, place or thing? a fashion style? a hair style? architecture? I had quite a few ideas. Hmmmm what should I pick?

Well the prompt says 'something popular then and now' so I chose a few popular things from then and now!

I chose patterns that are ever so timeless. I mean honestly we all have worn at least a few if not all of these patterns/prints; houndstooth, polka dots, stripes, floral and animal print

I chose colors; red, white and black. These have been wardrobe staples forever!

I chose the half moon mani which is incredibly popular then and now.

What do you think??

 I love this look, it was a ton of fun to wear! While it did take a little bit of time (mostly for drying) to accomplish it was well worth it. The red polish is A England Perceval, the white is Zoya Snow White and the stamping was done with Konad Special Black.

The next challenge is to recreate a favorite mani from another participant in this challenge, I wonder what I'll choose!?

Ta ta for now.