Cinco de Mayo Nails!

I have to be completely honest…I Googled Cinco de Mayo because I wasn’t quite sure if it was definitely Mexico’s Independence Day or not. Here is the definition Wikipedia so kindly generated…

“Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States[1] and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).
It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West …

Soccer Nails

I don’t know if I ever mentioned but we signed my son up for city league soccer this year. He LOVES kicking the balls at recess and will go out after school for hours in the backyard kicking against the house so we thought maybe soccer would be a good fit for him. And it has been such a great experience for him! Not always happy but I think it’s taught him a lot about himself and working on a team. He takes it pretty hard when his team loses, …

How To Do A French Mani With Gel Polish

With all the crazy nail art ideas out there these days I don’t get a lot of chances to do a French manicure anymore. It’s still one of my favorite looks though. It’s just so classic and simple and it goes with every outfit. And the regrowth is wonderful…you can usually go quite a while with a French mani before it starts to be noticeable around the cuticle growth area. AND there are a lot of variations on the French mani if you are craving a little excitement. 🙂

Here are …

The Waves Of The Sea…

…help me get back to me.

I did this mani pretty quickly yesterday. I just filed off my Imagine Dragons mani and redid the ring and middle finger. Easy Peasy. The more I look at it, the more I realize this mani would look amazing in the sand…on a beach…with waves and water and sunshine.

I am loving this color scheme 🙂

My sisters booked a beach camping trip in August for San Clemente Beach. We might try to make it with them but it might be kind of tricky taking …

Live.Love.Carnaval Spring Nail Art with tutorial

I saw this idea on BioSculpture’s Facebook page and loved it! Luckily, my friend Tennille was game with letting me try it out on her yesterday!

We used OPI GelColor Live.Love.Caranaval which is so fabulous! It’s not quite as bright and fluorescent looking in real life. Kind of in between Cajun Shrimp and My Chihuahua Bites. I absolutely LOVE it though! It applies perfectly too–I did three coats on Tennille which is what I usually do with all my gel polishes so I was totally happy with the results.

Spring Floral Pattern

For …

Alpine Snow By OPI GelColor French Ombre

These beautiful nails belong to my beautiful friend Dena who just got home from Hawaii :-))) lucky girl!

We use gel push on her and she usually gets at least four weeks wear time–she has THE best nails EVER!

I applied a base coat, cured it, then painted a generous amount of Alpine Snow on all five finger tips. I then sponged off around the nail bed with a makeup sponge and cured two minutes. I repeated another coat of alpine snow, cured, and then sponged in a generous coat …

Blue, Yellow, & White with Chevron and Studs–Suzi Says Feng Shui, The It Color, Alpine Snow

Blue, yellow, & white with Chevron and studs

I used OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui on my pinky and pointer fingers, OPI The It Color on my middle finger, OPI Alpine Snow on my ring finger, and China Glaze Angel Wings on my Thumb. I placed Art Club Nail Art White Gems in a chevron pattern over The It Color and hand painted the yellow chevron stripes with a Color Club Yellow Striper. The yellow chevron was not very difficult I think because yellow over white is very forgiving. …

Sporty nails! China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, For Audrey, Houndstooth Stamping, Rhinestones–inspired by Mizuno Wave Rider 16’s!

I painted my nails to match my shoes! A first for me! Hopefully they will be lucky for our volleyball tourney tomorrow in Panaca, Nevada!!!!

I used China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy & For Audrey with OPI Alpine Snow and Black Onyx. The houndstooth stamp is one I bought in Amazon. It went on really well! I was super nervous but love the results!

Wish me luck tomorrow!


Tiffany & Company Manicure–China Glaze For Audrey, OPI Alpine Snow, Gold Glitter, Gold Studs, Pearls and Rhinestones

My sketch of the Tiffany mani….took me all night!


Tiffany glam mani with China Glaze For Audrey and OPI Alpine Snow….oh and 24 carat gold glitter for an added bonus!

Tiffany nails! China Glaze For Audrey and OPI Alpine Snow


Gorgeous Tiffany Nails! China Glaze For Audrey is my most favorite nail polish color of all time!


I have been begging my beautiful friend Ashley to let me paint her nails for a long time. Well, honestly I started begging a few weeks ago….before that I …