Thursday, January 30, 2014


Penguins are pretty easy.  On my left hand I liked the penguin on the pinkie and thumb.  On my right hand I liked the ring finger penguin.  I thought the polar bear and the peeking penguin were also sort of cute.  I used the nail polish brushes themselves to do almost all of the black penguins and white belly parts.  I used this Youtube tutorial to do the dancing penguin.  Surprise, it is cuter dancing on youtube. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NYC Tudor City Teal wtih a Sinful Colors Green Ocean Gradient

This is NYC Tudor City Teal with a Sinful Colors Green Ocean gradient and reverse gradient accent nails.  Green Ocean is a flakie.  I believe this color combo would probably end up looking Green Ocean does in the bottle.  I'll have to try a full nail one day to know for sure. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Zoya Blu

Zoya Blu weirdly makes my very pale skin look tan.  (Yes, I consider that tan.  All of you who actually have some melanin in your skin quit laughing.)  Blu seems to be a bright white pigmented polish with some blue color mixed in.  It has surprisingly good coverage in one coat, but I used two.  I like it on its own, but I can envision lots of nail art with Blu.  I can see mixing this with navy or mixing it with white and silver.  We'll have to see what I come up with. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Black Tie

This is Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Black Tie.  It is a black polish with a green/purple duochrome.  It ends up looking like an oil slick.  I don't know if they still sell this polish, but there are a lot of dupes.  Zoya Ki is one.  Sally Hansen polishes and I just aren't friends.  They don't wear well for me. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Zoya Zuza

This is Zoya Zuza.  It is a Tiffany blue polish with a foil finish.  It is just gorgeous and pretty unique.  I like it on my nails when I'm pale in the winter and it makes a gorgeous pedicure in the summer.  Be sure to use a base coat with this one because it will stain your nails blue without one.  I have Bison football players written on my hand since I was doing a NDSU Bison manicure next. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

The NDSU Bison are Three Time National Champions!

Here is the manicure I wore to watch the NDSU Bison win their third national football championship in a row.  I had planned to do 3ish jerseys, an nail that looks like a football, and the rest green.  I've been sick lately and not thinking clearly.  I couldn't think of any players names, not even Ojuri or Jensen.  I asked my dad for help with their names, and before I could stop him, he had named 10 players.  So, onto my fingers they went.  Go Bison!