Saturday, September 29, 2012

Color Me Rad Splatter

Today I ran my second 5k called COLOR ME RAD.  AWESOME TIME!!! I had such a blast.. If you run (or even if you don't) this 5K is just a great time.  It  isn't timed so there is plenty of time to get through it and have fun. 

The point of this fun run is to start in a White shirt and run/walk 3.1 miles while people stand on the side lines and throw colored powder and colored water at you so at the end you look like a tie dyed masterpiece (or mess haha)

So for this run I thought I would have some fun and go colorful splatter on white since I figured this is how I would look when I was done running.

 Started off with 2 coats of NYC  French White tip.
The last time I did a splatter mani I used a reg drinking straw and I just wasn't happy with how it turned out so this time I had the husband pick up some small coffee stirring straws. These worked a lot batter.
For the splatter I used :
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear  Blue Me Away, Sun Kissed, Pretty in Hot Pink
Claire's Lime Yours
LA Colors Nuclear energy

I thought this was fun... When I do colors like this I usually use a Black base coat so for me this was a little different and I really like it.

And here is the turn out after the run of me in all my color glory....

As you can see there is color every where!!!  EVERY WHERE!!!!

But how often do you get the chance to run through the woods while people throw color at you?

Check out COLOR ME RAD and see if they are coming to where you live.  If they are I would recommend doing it. You too could be colored all over :)

Well I had a great time both doing this splatter mani and getting splattered with color everywhere else to match the splatter mani.

As always THANKS for reading
Amy <3

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spun Polish (and a blue velvet cupcake)

Hi guys... so sorry that my posts have been lacking lately.  I am still here!!  I am currently training for my 2nd 5K run coming up this Saturday.  Since it is close I have been most of my spare time hitting the pavement trying to get ready.  I have a fun splatter mani planned to wear on this run since the theme of the run in "COLOR ME RAD" and you start out in white and as you run they have people standing on the sides dousing you with color.  By the time your done you are definitely not wearing white any longer.  I am excited... so pictures to come of me at the finish line with my fun mani!

Ok on to today's post

I have seen this one around a lot but had not tried it my self. I have seen it called "Spun Sugar" or "Spun Polish"   I like the "Spun Polish" because that is what it is.

I started with a base coat of Sinful Colors Nirvana and while I was painting the base coat I had to little puddles of paint drying up to get ready to spin across it.  For the bottom color closest to the cuticle I used Nail Art in a light Teal. The bottle didn't have a name.  For the darker spun color I used Sinful Colors Savage.

This technique is very textured and I know some people like that.. I do not.  So I topped this off with 3 coats of Seche Vite to kind of smooth it out (it was still a little bumpy)

I was happy with how this turned out for this being my first attempt at doing it.  I will say the dryer the polish the more stringier it gets. Which to be worked the best. These pictures were taken with about 4 days wear.

NPR: I also wanted to share a picture of the last cupcakes I made. Once a month our twin boys have a cub scout family dinner.  I love to bake so every month I make some thing fun and yummy.   These things were AMAZING!!!  (and I was even rushed I can't even imagine how good they would have been I had actual time to let them cool)

 These are "Blue Velvet" Cupcakes with cream cheese icing.  Everything was made from scratch.   I found the recipe on a blog called Baked Perfection.  She has lots of YUMMY cupcakes.. I haven't had a chance to go through the whole blog yet but it you like cupcakes... Check this blog out because what I did see I want to bake every single one. :)

Alright well as always THANKS for reading...

Amy <3

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Simple Nail Art Tips Tutorial Contest Entry Dotted Rainbow Chevron

Hi Guys!!!

Last week I submitted my entry in a tutorial contest that Simple Nail Art Tips is having.  Judging started yesterday so I wanted to share my entry and a link where you can vote.

Technically this is my first picture tutorial and doing this contest gave me the opportunity to learn a new program and how to put a picture tutorial together.   So I plan on doing more in the future.


Here is the tutorial I entered.

    To vote please follow the link  Dotted Rainbow Chevron  and leave only one comment.  (Extra comments from single users do not count) .  So please take few seconds and check out all the tutorials in this contest.  You can vote for more then one tutorial, you just can not vote more then once per entry.  There is some great art work shared here and I will definitely be trying some of these techniques out.

As always THANKS for reading and I hope to see your vote for my tutorial :)

Amy <3

Monday, September 10, 2012

Color Club Fall Mani Sweepstakes VOTE FOR ME!!!


I entered a contest and am trying to get the word out. 

My entry in this contest is located HERE.  You have to like their page on Facebook as it is a contest for their facebook fans.

So if you have a moment could you swing by and vote for my picture.

This is the picture of the fall mani I entered.

Thanks so much and as always THANKS for reading
Amy <3

Yellow and Blue

I was lost on the day I did these.  I like things on my nails that draw attention.  I love bright colors. Crazy designs.  The louder the better.  I sat down at my table and couldn't come up with a darn idea.

So I went to my favorite stand by that always looks amazing and it is easy to do with no thought required.


I used 2 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear colors
Blue me away and Mellow Yellow.
Very simple and just fun.
I started with a base coat of the Mellow Yellow and then combines the Blue me away and the Mellow Yellow in my little water cup.
Since I am in Florida and I live in flip flops I love for my toes to match so I did those too. My fingers had more of a teal green look to them since the colors were mixed in the water.  On my toes I did a waterless marble so the blue stayed true to color.

When I did these my nails were crazy long.  Before I had even had a chance to photograph them I had a ZUMBA NAILTASTOPHY.  I love Zumba and when I go, I go all out... arms waving jumping up and down... My friend standing next to me does too and while we were going all out with arms going wild our hands collided. Here is the aftermath :(

 I ended up taking almost a 1/4 inch off each nail.  The above pictures with the yellow back ground are after pictures.  I managed to save the mani. :)

Well as always THANKS for reading.
Amy <3

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Rainbow Pinwheels

I know that my posts are here and there.  I get busy and I like to spend more time doing the art on my nails then I do writing about it some times :) and I don't like swatches I just want to show off the art that I do.  That and all the kids went back to school a few weeks ago and it has taken a little while to get back into a routine.

It was probably a few months ago that I saw a post on Robin Moses' fan page about Rainbow Pinwheels she did.  I made a mental note that I liked them and wanted to try them but forgot.  Then sitting one night trying to figure out what I wanted to do I was playing with a nail wheel and did something else but it jogged my memory. 

I LOVED THE WAY THESE TURNED OUT!!!  I even did my toes to match after a few day because I liked them so much.

To do these I used a base coat of clear then used 6 colors of acrylic paints. None of the colors in the pinwheel are nail polish.

I did use Milan One Coat Glitter Charcoal to do the center of the wheel  and Stripe Rite Silver to add a little something extra to the centers.

 These were so bright and fun.  The best compliment came from the biggest burliest guy I had ever seen asked while in line at the convenient store if I really liked color.    Of course I said Yes.  He smiled and said he did too and thought they were very pretty. :)

Well... As always THANKS for reading.
I have a few posts ready so youo should see a few more here the next few days.

Amy <3