Monday, December 31, 2012


Happy NYE! I can't believe it's the last day of 2012! I have no idea where the time has gone but I'm excited to see what the new year will bring. Today I have a super simple but fun manicure I did on Christmas Eve, obviously I have been procrastinating on posting :)

For my base I used American Apparel in NEON Violet. This was my first time using American Apparel polish and I really love it! The polish went on even in just one coat and had great coverage. For my dots, I used a collection of Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens in 5 different colors that I got from my bestie for my birthday. They were so fun to use, I have a feeling I'm going to buy some more.

Have a safe New Years!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Christmas Manicure

I want to start off by saying, I love this manicure! It’s fun and it sparkles! I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On as my base then topped it off with KB Shimmer Wrappers Delight. The combination together is beautiful and looks killer in the sunlight. Wrappers Delight is packed with gold, green and red glitters, BEAUTIFUL!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nail Polish Procrastination

Hello! So for the last few weeks I have been trying to rehab my nails. I broke a few in the process of doing some Black Friday shopping and they looked terrible. They still do but not as bad as before. Ive been trying to work out a fun manicure for this weekend (Its my birthday on the 13th) and I came up with something pretty basic. Most likely I'll end up changing it before Thursday. I can never decide what I want to do.

But here ya go! I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pink Slip as my base, its a super sheer light pink color. I had to use 3 coats to get full coverage, it almost looks white. And then for my accent color I used KB Shimmer Berry Christmas from her Holiday Collection. I love this polish, I love anything that KB Shimmer puts out, but this one is so beautiful! Its a pinkish/red polish packed with tiny red glitters and some hint of purple glitters in between. SO BEAUTIFUL!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Matte it down

Today I experimented with matte polish and I'm pretty happy with the result. I started with a base color of L'Oreal Club Prive and then used french nail tape on the base of my finger and applied Julep Amber on top. Julep Amber is a suede matte polish in a gold color that came in my Maven box this month, its pretty awesome. I then topped it off with Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love. I'm pretty much in love with this manicure, and I'm excited it turned out decent :) Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2012

L'Oreal Colour Riche in Boozy Brunch

Happy Friday everyone! I get so excited when Friday rolls around, its the end of my work week, and beginning to my weekend! Today I have for you a new brand I haven’t tried before, L’Oreal Colour Riche in Boozy Brunch. The name alone made me smile, reminded me of a mimosa on a Sunday morning :) The color in this polish is beautiful, it’s an orange crème, close to being almost neon but not quite there. I wish I would have found this in the summer time but I think you can wear any color any time of the year. Have a safe weekend!

Monday, November 12, 2012

KB Shimmer Oh Splat!

One of my favorite indie polishes is a brand called KB Shimmer. She has a great Fall collection out right now and is debuting her Winter collection this Wednesday 11/15. You can see her available polishes here. She also has wonderful smelling soaps and bath scrubs so check her out!

Today I have on Oh Splat! from her Fall collection. This is probably one of my favorite right now. I'm a huge fan of white jelly bases so this is on the money. The different sized glitters and colors made this polish really fun.

 with flash

 natural light

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Color Club Ho-Ho-Holly

I am a huge University of Oregon fan so I thought my first nail post could be Duck related. While at Sally’s, I picked up an awesome green foil shimmery polish by Color Club called Ho-Ho-Holly. This polish is part of their 2012 Winter Affair collection, there are 6 shades total and they’re all gorgeous. I decided to use Sephora’s OPI Its Real 18k Gold top coat to complete my Oregon look. I’m so loving these nails right now! They look killer in the sunlight too!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Hi there! My name is Raquel and this would be my very first blog! I've been wanting to start one for a while and I finally pulled the trigger and did it! My main reason for creating a blog was for my nails. I am a nail polish junkie and I love showing them off. I spend a lot a of time doing my nails over and over and wanted to share them with the world! Since I am new to blogging, please bare with me and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! Thanks and enjoy!