For Audrey

I have no idea who Audrey is, but whoever she is, she ought to feel pretty lucky, as she's got the majority of the nail world raving about her beauty, including myself.

This was the first of my China Glazes from my birthday polishes I used.  I think it took three coats.  The first was horribly streaky, but the end result was pure gorgeousness, and worth it.
(the bottle picture is more color accurate)

I'm not sure why the polish looks so un-smooth in the picture, because I never noticed anything out of the ordinary while wearing it.  Perhaps it was the top coat?  And I did add a bit of nail art later, but was camera-less, and unable to get a picture.

That's all for now!
xoxo Emma


Babbling Brooke's Giveaway!

ten winners. $648 worth of nail products. you'd be crazy not to enter (click the picture).

xoxo Emma

3's of Me

Here's a fun and quick tag.  Pass it on!

Three names I go by:
1. Emma
2. Em
3. Emmie (was I was really young)

Three jobs I have had:
1. powerwashing hog barns
2. assistant dance teacher
3. landscaping

Three places I have lived:
1. sorry, but listing these
2. places would invade
3. on my personal privacy (as they're all small towns)

Three favorite drinks:
1. water
2. milk
3. G2

Three TV shows I watch:
1. Glee
2. Gossip Girl
3. Dukes of Hazzard

Three places I have been:
1. Indianapolis
2. Yellowstone National Park
3. Dallas

Three places I would like to visit:
1. England
2. China
3. Japan

Three people who text me regularly:
1. my friend
2. my brother
3. and another friend

Three favorite old TV shows:
1. Dukes of Hazzard
2. Lizzy McGuire
3. Arthur

Three favorite dishes:
1. deep fat fried shrimp
2. sour kraught
3. fresh fruit of any kind

Three makeup products I cannot live without:
1. mascara
2. eye liner
3. nail polish!

Three things I'm looking forward too:
1. finding a summer job
2. senior year
3. graduation/college

xoxo Emma


Flip Flop Splat

I know I say this about nearly every konadicure I do, but I really do think this is one of my favorites.  And when you spend nearly a week in a basically testosterone free environment, you get so many comments on them that you believe they really must be some of your best work ;)
I used three coats of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, m21 with konad special black polish, and topped it all off with Seche Vite.

I was disappointed in how fast this chipped, in only 4(?) days.  Perhaps it was the combination of OPI Nail Envy and Seche Vite?

xoxo Emma


Boogie Nights

No, I would never call a dance party something that tacky.  But I'm just a mere nail addict.  I don't choose the names.
I picked up Boogie Nights by Sinful Colors on a whim.  I have nothing like this in my collection close in color, and its actually one of my first jellies.

It took four(!) coats.  And I instantly hated the color.  I decided to stick it out and added a bit of nail art, and of course, when all else fails, glitter.  The final take:
Much better!  I thought the white stripes kind of looked like ribbon on presents, which was fitting for my birthday.

xoxo Emma


Blue Me Away!

Here's an old mani from just before my break, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away! I really did have intentions of adding nail art to this, but never got around to it.  But it's still a gorgeous two-coater.

Next time I wear this one, I need to use more than OPI Nail Envy beneath it.  I had horrible stains, and don't want to go there again!

xoxo Emma


Belated Birthday Haul and Winnings

Hey everyone!  I know I've been kinda MIA lately, but all with a good cause.  I spent a week without computer or wifi access, but made some great friends and reunited with some old ones.  (These same friends I spent about four hours konad-ing their nails.)  It's great to be home, but now I've got a lot of reading (and posting) to catch up on.

My birthday was just over a week ago.  Here are my nail related gifts from family:
China Glaze: Towel Boy Toy, Flip Flop Fantasy, Kiwi Cool-ada, Flying Dragon (Neon), Ruby Pumps, Watermelon Rind, For Audrey
Finger Paints:  Blissfully Blue
Orly:  Green with Envy, Lola

OPI Nail Envy, Seche Vite, and glass nail file

But there's more!  I was notified a few days before my birthday that I had won Midge's giveaway!  This was the first time I've ever won anything, and I was in shock.  The package arrived while I was away.  Here are my goodies:
Mini Mango:  Cuticle Remover, Mango Magic Oil, and Mango Mend
Borghese Stellare Notte, Milani 3D Holographic
China Glaze Flying Dragon and Flip Flop Fantasy
Claire's Cotton Candy and Revlon Ocean Breeze

To sum it up, I now have a pile of untried polishes begging for my attention!
xoxo Emma