Thursday, December 29, 2011

And the winner is......

Entry four:
Katie, From Katie's Stuff:


Please email me your address so I can send you some pretties!!!!

<3 Carrie

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Some Christmas Nails....

Hey girls, sorry I haven't posted since Monday...its been really hectic.

Here are some recent Mani's:

ChG Twinkle Lights


added ugly hollys, I took this off right after I snapped the picture

bad picture, the camera just wasn't getting the sparkly beauty of this polish!

SH XW Cherry Red, with ChG Ring in the Red

Silver Bells

I didn't even bother to watermark most of them....I haven't been very good lately at nail art....they kinda suck... But I thought I'd show you anyhow. Oh and our Christmas tree, the kids did it. They did a pretty good doesn't look like that now, all the ornaments have moved up the tree, where Handsome can't reach!!! LOL.

See ya sometime next week, I will have my in laws anny cake to show, I am working on that now, biggest cake I have ever made....I am having alot of anxiety issues over it...

<3 Carrie

Monday, December 12, 2011

Let the voting begin!

Hey guys! The Christmas/Holiday Themed mani contest is now open for voting!! Click the link below, or the tab above to go to the voting page! Good Luck to those that entered, Voting ends On Dec 20th!

Don't forget to share this, the more votes the better!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas!!!!!!

<3 Carrie

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Hey Guys! Today is the last day for entries! I will post all entries tomorrow morning, and then the voting begins!
One lucky winner will win something fantastic....Its a surprise, why ruin it! Of course its polish related!

Email your submission to by midnight tonight, Eastern time (USA). One picture of your Christmas/Holiday Themed Mani, your name and a link to your blog if avail.

<3 Carrie

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Shine of Times

Hey there...

On a recent trip to Walgreen's I saw a full display of Essie Luxe Effects. I was going to get Shine of Times, but put it back, the price of Essie just kills me!

I ended up going back to get it the next day though.

I also Picked up a Christmas-ie green, Sinful Colors San Fransisco, on a fellow PaA's recommendation. Its a really pretty color.

 I snapped those pictures literally right after I capped the polish after the third coat, so my fingers are a little dryish....isn't this a really pretty green?

I was going to do penguins this day, but really didn't want to put the effort into nail art. So I grabbed the Shine of Times (Essie) and put one coat of that on top, then SV on top! And wow! So amazing!

There is about a half an hour left for the franken naming poll! On the left in my side bar....

And don't forget about my Christmas/Holiday Themed mani contest, last day to enter is tomorrow!

<3 Carrie

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Yesterday I told you about how good Nicole by OPI's Kim-Pletely in Love and Its all about the Glam would be for layering......well, just see for yourself....

I took several different shades of dark blue, and deep red and a black, and swatched them with each of the above colors....

the colors by themselves

Kim-Pletely in Love is on the left, and It'a all about the Glam is on the right.

KPIL on left and IAATG on the right
Ok, so KPIL is much better for layering, but left some brush strokes but if applied better (I went to fast) it might deplete the brush strokes....

Don't forget about the Franken Naming contest <---------------

And My Christmas/Holiday Themed mani contest!

<3 Carrie

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mmmmm Candy Canes!

Hey there! How is your Christmas/Holiday shopping coming along? Mine is almost done, I need to get stocking stuffers and a few more presents...then I am done!

Hey, have you voted in my Franken namin poll on the left yet? <------------ Go do that now, it won't mess up your reading this post, promise!

And have you entered my Christmas/Holiday themed Mani contest yet? There is a grab box on the left to help me spread the it on your blog for me and then email me your entry! You have 5 more days left to enter!

So onto those candy canes...

I painted FOUR coats of Nicole by OPI's Kim-Pletely in Love as a base. It is such a pretty color, it has a slight blue shimmer to it, and is so 'romantic' looking. This polish and it sister polish - Its all about the Glam, which is a white polsh, with a shimmer to it, very lovely as well, they are going to make great top coats! I put one coat of them onto a black, and its just...well.....its good! I'll show you all those tommorrow.....

Then for my stripes I was going to stamp, but it just wasn't working out, so I took out a thin brush and used it with China Glaze's Go Crazy Red, and made candy cane stripes. It turned out really cute!

Not the best pictures, Dang I really need to fix my light box....

Do you see that lovely blue shimmer?

Thanks for stopping by!

<3 Carrie

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's December!

Okay so I am really proud of myself right now....I did an awesome job with tonight's Mani. Although my pictures suck, there was little light outside, and it was the sunset light so it was orangeish....

Ok So I started out with China Glaze's Passion in the Pacific as a base coat. Then I tipped my pinkie, middle, and index fingers with Finger Paints All you need is color. Then on a plastic baggie I made little white circles with Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear White on and topped it with Confetti Ice Ice Baby for a 'snowy' effect. Then a made little santa hats on the baggie with China Glaze's Ruby Pumps. I topped the work with Out the Door, let it dry, and then came back to it. I topped my ring ringer with a top coat and pulled one of the white circles off of the baggie and placed it on my finger to the edge of it and toward the tip, pressed it down gently and then took a hat off of the baggie and placed it on top the white circle. I then used a dotting tool and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed to make a nose, then placed two dots with WnW Black Creme for the eyes and then made a mouth, and then topped the hat with a dot of the white used for the circles. Then went back and dotted all of my fingers with the Confetti Ice Ice make it look sparklie/snowie. Then topped it all off with Seche Vite.

*Excuse the blister on my thumb, I burnt it a couple days ago on the oven rack, ouchie!*

Again, I'm sorry about the cruddy pictures, I really need to fix my light box.....

What do you think?

Don't forget to vote in my Franken Naming poll <--------- on the left in the sidebar.

And Don't forget to spread the word about my Christmas/Holiday Themed Mani contest! Grab my button over on the left and put it on your blog for me! Please? Thanks!

<3 Carrie

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Nail Polish Tag!

Hello, everyone! Yesterday three of my fellow Bloggers, Kirshten,  Myline, and Pam, made a nail poilsh tag! Check out those blogs here and here and here. Kirshten even made the graphic!!

The rules are very simple:

1. Answer the 10 questions.

2. Pass this tag to 5 other bloggers.

3. Make sure the bloggers that you tagged, knows that you tagged them, by sending them a comment on their blog.

Now, here are the questions:

  1. How many nail polishes do you have? Well I have counted 212, but I ave bought about 10-20 more since then....
  2. What is your favorite brand of nail polish? Well I like the selection of China Glaze, I really don't have a favorite brand though
  3. Do you like crackle polish, or do you hate it? At first I LOVED it, now I just like it. Its a good change up if I don't want to re-do a mani! (just like glitter!)
  4. What is your first nail polish brand? Oooo, Porb a Sally Hansen anr Wet N Wild or NYC. Something cheap....When I got into polish the begginning of the year, is when I expanded my horizens, I bought my first China Glazes!
  5. If you're going to have a nail polish line, what are you gonna name it? Ooo, Good Question...I might leave that a secret for now, just in case! ;)
  6. What nail polish color does not compliment you? Oranges, Yellows, Some Reds...
  7. And what color does compliment you? Purples, Blues, Blacks....
  8. Name two of your best nail art friends? Oh jeez...I have alot of girls I see on my FB group, but I am not very close with any of them too well yet. The Crumpet, Kirshten, and Claire, And Kerrie and Bee, Krissi, there are plenty more names escape me, lol....
  9. What was the best nail polish gift you have ever received? polish 'gifts' yet. <--- I take that back, the Hubs bought me some nail art pens/markers and some stickers for my bday, I guess that was my best polish gift, lol
  10. Make a speech about thanking the blogger who gave you this tag. Hmmm, a speech about Kirshten.....She seems quite nice...Don't know her to well, but I love that she comments on my blog and follows me, and 'talks' to me online, HeeHee!
The Girls I tag for this are:
Debbie : The Crumpet

Thanks for Tagging me Kirshten!

<3, Carrie

PS, Don't forget to vote on the Franken Name!! <-------------- on the side bar!

PSS, Don't forget about my Christmas/Holiday contest:


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Butter London's Black Knight Franken: Midnight Sparkles

*Warning, Picture HEAVY!*

Yup I frankened Butter London's Black Knight. It was pretty simple. I used Wet n Wild Black Creme, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Rockstar, and some clear polish....and wala, Midnight Sparkles was born!

Here is BL's Black Night, courtesy of The TraceFace Philes!

And Here is My Franken: Midnight Sparkles!

What do you think? A Good Dupe, or no?

< --------- Don't forget to vote in my Franken Naming poll on the left!!!

Don't forget to check out my Christmas/Holiday Themed Mani Contest:
Pick up this button on the left < ----

<3, Carrie