Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I got my eyes on you!

 I did these following Chalkboard Nail's tutorial. The base is Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Ruby Rush and I must say, I love it. Below is the picture I took before I added the eyeballs.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

This is scary guys. I need help.

I spent...too long organizing and counting my collection. Here's the result. Plus bonus, two of my dogs. The little one is Bailey although I call her devil dog because she is evil and the bigger one is Kirra who is my dog and she sleeps on my bed...might as well be her bed.

So my final count was: 284

Red: 23 (Not including the 17 CG Ruby Pump minis.)
Pink: 32
Orange: 15
Yellow: 9
Green: 29
Blue: 38
Purple: 45
Bronze/gold: 12
Black/ish: 13
Neutral: 8
White: 10
Grey/silver: 7
Mics. Glitter: 14
Topcats: 12

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pretty Pink Roses

It's about time I got around to doing some roses since 'rose' is in my name! The main reason I chose rose is because it's my mom's middle name and I hope to pass it on to my kids as either a first name or middle name. Plus it's my mom's favorite flower!

I love this design. It took me a while since it was all freehand but I honestly wouldn't do it any other way. Stamping just isn't me. I love having that paint brush in my hand and making strokes. I used Sally Hansen Fast Fuschia, Just in Lime. As well as Wet n Wild Tickled Pink. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pride by Lucky 13 Lacquer Review!

Well the aqua lasted a little less than 24 hours before I decided I wanted to repaint my nails. A couple weeks ago I entered into a Pride nail art competition hosted by Kyoti of Kyoti's Nails I got the random winner prize which was a bottle of her rainbow glitter 'Pride' from her new polish line called Lucky 13 Lacquer.

I pretty much love this glitter polish! I don't think I've ever seen a glitter polish with every color of the rainbow and this is just wonderful! You all should definitely head over to Kyoti's Nails and check out her awesome indie polishes!

I'm counting this as my first real blog post!

I painted my nails again last night! Surprise, surprise. I have been growing out my nails for a while and I can say with certainty that this is the longest they've ever been. It's a bit scary because I have already broken one on my non-photographing hand (thank goodness!) and I'm definitely worried about breaking others.

I absolutely love this color! It's a fairly old one, but it's new to me. It is China Glaze Aquadelic. Also, is it sad that the only time I really go into the sunlight is to photograph my nails? I think it is. I'm so pale.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Snake! Oh and some nebulas.

I forgot one! One of my absolute favorites actually!

This is my second attempt at nebulas. I did it for my boyfriend. He loves space and I attempt to listen whenever he wants to to talk about it even though it doesn't make much sense to me! Also, this is his snake, named Snake because he couldn't come up with anything good :P This is one of my favorite pictures on my blog because it reminds me of him every time I see it :) Well damn, sorry to get mushy. There isn't much that means more to me than nail polish and at the moment he is one of those things. Along with my dog and diet coke.


Okay, I'm done for now I think. Below is my most recent mani. I'm not exactly sure what this was intended to be. I did it at 2am and didn't spend a ton of time on it. I think I'm gonna repaint my nails tonight so be looking for my new mani's! 

Also, follow me and I'll follow you! I'm not exactly sure how it works on blogspot but I'll figure it out.

Pride nails!

I did these for a pride nail competition. This is one of my favorite nail techniques and I actually made a tutorial for it below.

Checker Tutorial

Navy and daisies!

The navy is my absolute favorite nail polish! It's China Glaze First Mate.

Summer Solace!

I am Ariel, but with nail polish.

My crowning achievement of the nail polish world! I made this after the song came onto shuffle on my ipod. I thought how perfect the song related to me and my obsession with nail polish.


I'm getting lazy and I don't want to find all the originals and make new watermarks on all of them...so these have my tumblr watermarks.

I have reached the point of no return.

Oh god what have I become. This was my collection as of about a month and a half ago and the count was 211 polishes. It has definitely grown since then so I'll need to count again and take a new picture.

Professional? I think yes!

These were my nails for my first day of work at my new job three months ago. The design as much as I wish I could say that it is freehand it is not. It is a scrapbooking rub-on and quite possibly one of the most simple techniques for creating your own neat, unique designs. Sadly, the restaurant I worked at closed about a week ago. I loved that job :(

My first galaxies

Is it bad that I remember the exact date I did these? It was April 23rd 2012. I know this because I had just got my heart broken a few days before and I turned to nail polish to make me feel better. It worked! This was my first attempt at galaxy nails, partly because I was always to lazy to go get makeup sponges before this. But this has since been one of my favorite designs.


These are Minnie Mouse inspired! I did these I guess a good 5 months ago and now that the OPI collection has come out, it would have been cool to have had those to make this mani even more Minnie!

Polish memes!

Both of these are my original memes. Unfortunately the top one, I didn't figure it would circulate so I didn't watermark it but I've seen it on other blogs so I know its out there haha I made it to post to reddit.

A Bunch more oldies.

Oh dear, the past.

Here we go! I'm gonna start by posting some of my older designs and then get up to my most recent. I feel a long road ahead of me. At least it's paved with polish.

The picture above is one of my very first attempts at nail art. I guess since I've always enjoyed painting, it sort of translated well into nail painting. If you are even slightly a nerd I would hope you would recognize this as Nyan cat!
I have one thing to say about this and that is, I hate glare.

Welcome fellow polishaholics!

Hello! I've been doing nail art going on a year now and I figured it was time to get a big girl blog. I started out with a Wordpress but I guess not many people follow those and just a few months ago I made a tumblr but I've noticed most nail bloggers have blogspot so I'm trading up!

I'm nineteen and have no idea what I'm doing with my life. Currently in school as a pre-med major but we'll see about that. I'm taking a semester off to decide if I to spend the next seven years in school just to play with blood.

Anyway, enough ranting about me. This blog is about nail polish and my overwhelming obsession. One year ago I had maybe 10 bottles of polish and now I'm getting close to 300. I actually think I'll count later and post an updated picture of my collection.

Everything I post here is my work unless otherwise stated. Also everything I do is freehand unless otherwise stated, I don't really enjoy stamping. Can't wait to meet all the other lovely lacqueristas out there!

Britta Rose