Tag Archives: nail art

NOTD- Curved Dots

7 Oct

So today I have a quick nail art post for you guys! 🙂 These didn’t really turn out the way I wanted it too, the purple glitter didn’t have enough pink and the hot pink turned out red! 😦

Left to right, these polishes are Erre Due #186, China Glaze- Flip Flop Fantasy, and Wet N Wild in Glitz. In the bottle in real life, the Erre Due polish looks totally hot pink, but I think this picture captures how it looks on the nail very well.

I would like this a lot better if I had used different colors but I still really like the way the dots are done! I’ll try it again sometime with different colors and post it for you guys 🙂


Orly Monster Mash Swatch

23 Sep

Today I have a swatch of Orly’s Monster Mash from the Halloween 2012 Spellbound Collection. It’s probably my favorite of the 3 I picked up, which is odd because I’m not usually a fan of greens. But, I do love glitter 😀

Monster Mash is a green holo top coat glitter with hexagon, bar, and micro glitter. All the glitter has blue/green/yellow holo effect and it’s so gorgeous. Instead of layering it over black or white, I picked another green.

I chose Sinful Colors HD Nails. It’s just a regular shiny green. I almost matched these too almost too perfectly because the glitter didn’t show up that well against the green except in the sunlight. I actually swatch all of my polish on nail wheels, so instead of just showing you guys Monster Mash on my nails, I also snapped a pic of it on my wheel.

This is 2 coats of Monster Mash over a white/creamy “nail”. The orange color next to it is Right Amount of Evil, from the same collection.

This is 1 coat of Monster Mash over 3 coats of HD Nails. The formula on this was fine, the glitter kept wanting to clump together but it was an easy fix. HD Nails was a bit sheer at first but at 3 coats it evened out. The dry time on these were both great. That’s surprising because usually drugstore brands take forever to dry. I think Monster Mash is such a gorgeous color. But, next time I’ll layer it over a different color, maybe white.

Liebster Award :)

16 Sep

I got a very excited email while I was out today- Me and JD’s Nail Art nominated me for a Liebster Award! 😀

I’ll admit, I had no idea what this award was until I looked it up. Apparently Liebster means “most favorite” or “dearest” in German. The award is “given” to new bloggers that have less than 200 followers.

Here are the rules:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.

2. They must answer the 11 questions giving the award has set for them.

3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.

4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.

5.  Go to their page and tell them.

6. No tag backs

Okay so let’s start this thing! 11 facts about me:

1. I live in Indiana, but my 2 favorite places are Ocean City, Maryland and Rome, Italy.

2. My first name is Cecelia, and yes, I am named after the Simon and Garfunkel song

3. I’m a huge nerd. I play a ton of video games (borderlands 2 comes out on Monday! :D) and have more hours invested in Left4Dead2 than I’d like to admit, but thank you Steam, for counting.

4. I like Apple products, a lot. In my lifetime, I’ve owned or still currently own 3 ipods, an ipad, an iphone, and a MacBook Air.

5. I’m a total gym junkie. I go to the gym every single day and if I’m forced to skip a day for some reason, I get a little upset.

6. As of today, I own 210 nail polishes, including base and top coats.

7. I’m slightly addicted to Pintrest. I don’t understand people who don’t like Pintrest to be honest 🙂 I even got my mom hooked on Pintrest.

8. I didn’t get involved in nail art or even nail polish really until probably February of this year. I’m pretty sure at least some of my love of nail polish was fueled by Pintrest though 🙂

9. I have the worst handwriting like… ever. Have you ever heard how girls have “girl handwriting” and boys have “boy handwriting” because usually girls have cute, neat handwriting and boys just don’t care? Yeah well I have been told many times that I have boy handwriting…

10. My favorite color is purple!

11. I read a lot. There’s nothing better than laying down after a long day and curling up with a good book.

11 Questions From Me and JD’s Nail Art:

1. Money no issue, what’s one thing you’d like to do?  I hope to do this someday either way but I really would love to live in Italy. I love cities and Rome has so much history and the people are so nice. Outside of Rome, the country side is beautiful. It’s the perfect place to be.

2. Most embarrassing story?  Haha, what a fun question… Well, I won’t go too much into detail but basically, I was in Kindergarden and we were “graduating” and we had to learn some song and perform it on stage. So, like 5 minutes before we were going on stage, I asked the teacher if I could use the bathroom and she said no. So long story short, I peed myself on stage in front of about 100 people…

3. Best Memory? Well, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one, but I spent a week in Ocean City, Maryland this summer and it’s the perfect vacation spot. You wake up and lay on the beach all morning and then walk the boardwalk all day and night. It was a pretty amazing week, it’s always so hard to leave.

4. If you were a superhero, what would your super power be? Is it good or evil? Hmm… I think it would be awesome to be able to manipulate time. You could stop time or go back in time. I guess it could be used for good or evil, I’d probably use it for both.

5. Favorite Holiday/Season? My favorite holiday is Halloween for sure. It’s so much fun dressing up in costumes and getting candy! Plus, Fall is when some of my favorite polishes are released 🙂

6. Do you have any addictions? Oh man, of course I do! Just to name a few: The fallout games, MIO, nail polish, Tobuscus videos, Candles, Hot Pockets, Pretty Little Liars, Tumblr, and Sarah Dessen books. I’m sure there’s much more, but I will not list them all.

7. If you had to live with only 1 piece of makeup for the rest of your life (in as many colors as you like) what would it be and why? Probably OPI nail polish. They have super cute colors and the brush is the perfect size. Plus they’ve been around for a long time so they have more colors available 🙂

8. What’s your poison? I actually don’t drink alcohol so.. Oh! But non-alcoholic Pina Coladas are awesome 🙂

9. Top 5 celebs you’d like too ‘meet up with’? John Mayer, Hayley Williams, Johnny Depp, Jason Segel, and Mila Kunis.

10. Favorite thing to relax to? It depends on my mood. Usually I play video games or read something. Or just listen to music and surf the web.

11. What made you decide blogging was for you and why this topic? I really love nail polish and nail art, it’s something I want to do as a career. And I wanted to share that with a lot of people, not just my friends or family.

My Questions to my Nominees:

1.If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy?

2. One thing you can’t leave the house without?

3. What was your New Year’s Resolution?

4. What’s your favorite nail trend?

5. What is your least favorite nail trend?

6. If you had to wear 1 color on your nails for the rest of your life, what would it be?

7. What’s your career? Or what do you wish it was?

8. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

9. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

10. Who or what inspires you?

11. What nail polish color(s) are you wearing right now?

My Nominees:


Crazy Nail Lady


Erin’s Enamel

Polish Groupie


Nail Alchemy


What’s On Your Nails?

Nooney’s Nails


Thank you to Me and JD’s Nail Art for nominating me! 🙂

My Nail Polish Collection

14 Sep

So I wanted to do something a little different from what I usually do and show you guys my nail polish collection. I know a lot of people either put their polish in a bin or drawer but I’m in love with nail polish and want to show it off to anyone who comes into my room 🙂 (btw, this is my second time rewriting all of this. I hit the publish button and it decided to delete all but this paragraph)

This is my collection on March 10, 2012. It almost makes me laugh how much it has changed since then.

This is to the very left of my collection, I have this “charging stand” that I found at Target. The top is my mostly unused top and base coats: almost gone bottle of Seche Vite, Sally Hansen, Essie Matte About You, and Rimmel Smoothing base coat. The next shelf is my 2 OPI Nail Envy: Original and Matte. I use one of those 2 as a base coat every time I paint my nails. The third shelf is my 9 striper polishes. 3 are from L.A. colors: Black, Magenta, and Gold Glitter. The rest are Kiss Nail Art Paint: Pearl Blue, Bikini Pink, Beach Green, Black, White, and Silver Glitter. The last shelf is my 8 OPI minis, 4 from the Nicki Minaj Collection and 4 from a Christmas from a couple of years back.

This is the same standing rack from the first picture, but now it holds only my OPI bottles 🙂 It has 34 bottles including my black shatter and Designer Series. I’m not gonna mention every color but if you have a question, comment on this post and I’ll get back to you 🙂

This is the rack that holds my non-drugstore polishes (and Essie). It has 1 Milani, 1 Piggy Polish, 25 China Glaze, 6 Orly, 10 Zoya, and 12 Essie polishes.

This my nail polish rack (and another charging stand) that holds my drugstore/random polish. It has tons of Sinful Colors, Maybelline, Revlon, Sally Hansen, Kiko, and Erre Due polishes on it. The green charging stand holds mostly my random glitter polishes which is why some bottles are upside down. Also, I have my mini tiki from Ocean City, MD 🙂

So obviously, the brand I own the most of is OPI, what’s yours? Comment and let me know! 🙂

NOTD – Dots!

14 Sep

So I guess technically this isn’t a NOTD (nail of the day) because I wore this for 3 days, but it still counts 🙂 The other day I was in the mood to do some nail art without any real effort and this is what I came up with, something simple, yet adorable!

For the white accent nail and white dots, I used OPI Alpine Snow. For the blue, I used a brand I had never heard of until I bought a bottle, Anise in the color Chill Out. I picked up that and another color at DSW a couple of months ago and just now used it. It’s a super cute color, but the brush is wayyy too tiny. It’s like trying to paint your nails with a striper brush! But, the formula was awesome, so that’s a plus I guess…

Anyway, I thought this was a super cute mani and wanted to share it with you all 🙂

China Glaze Harvest Moon Swatch

10 Sep

Hey guys! I’m glad I finally get to post something new! I’ve had lots of trouble with my camera lately so I haven’t had a chance to swatch some stuff, but, today I have a swatch of something I love!

That is China Glaze’s Harvest Moon from the Hunger Games that was released this Spring. My birthday’s in March so for my birthday I received this entire collection! They were actually the first China Glaze colors that I owned. I guess 12 isn’t a bad start 🙂

Harvest Moon is an orange copper foil color. If you know anything about the Hunger Games, then I shall inform you that this color is based off of District 9, the grain district. This color is so perfect for fall! And super shiny 🙂

I have only worn this color once before, and I can’t remember why, it’s so gorgeous! The only problem is the formula, it went on super nice, but then it took forever to dry. Even with my fast drying top coat, I kept denting it all night! Also, it was kinda hard to take off, just because it’s so shimmery and metallic. But it’s so worth it because this color is gorgeous 🙂

OPI Designer Series Magic

29 Aug

It still amazes me that this is the first OPI polish I’ve posted. It is the brand that I have the most of in my collection (34 bottles!) and it’s definitely my favorite! This is OPI Magic, one of the three Designer Series bottles I own. I’ve seen many swatches of the other DS colors, and none of them really stood out to me. This was my favorite but I was still kinda “Meh…” about it.

I actually ordered this from Transdesign.com when I ordered my 3rd polish rack, so it was only $7.50 (but shipping was crazy expensive!) Even when I saw it in the bottle I wasn’t too stoked to wear it. I think it has something to do with the shimmer. I love purple, but the purple shimmer in this just doesn’t move me. Anyway, I put this on for the first time ever the other day and I really regret not trying it earlier.

I have no words for this besides “wow….” It’s probably one of the most beautiful colors I own. I got compliments for the past 2 days so I guess I’m not the only one who likes it 🙂  It’s almost like a dark blue foil almost. In the shade, it does have a slight purple shimmer. It has a great formula too, this is 3 coats. I tried it with 2 and though it was full coverage but I put another coat on to fix it 🙂 The clean up around my nails was super easy too. Hopefully this means that it will be easy to remove!