Swatches & Candy Cane Nails!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Hey everyone...I know, it's been forever!  I've just been super busy with wedding invitations.  I'm really tired, but I wanted to make a quick post so y'all know I'm alive!

To the left, I have essie's Strawberry Shortcake on.
  I think it's a cute spring-like color.

To the right, I have essie's Mint Apple Candy.  I'm actually a little disappointed with this color...it chipped easily, although it looks GREAT. Maybe next time I'll try it with an essie base coat and top coat.  I've used other essie nail polishes with NailTek for a base coat and  Seche Vite for a top coat and those lasted at least a week.  This was a fun, festive color. I'll be trying out the other two soon!

And lastly, I was watching my subscriptions last week, and came across a nail tutorial by easynails.  Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj28EJBJu0o .  Basically, it's a Candy Cane nail design, and let me tell you...she does it way better than me!  Here are some pictures of my first attempt!

As you can see, my lines are crooked, and my green is all over the place.

I've done a set on my mom, and I plan to try these again on myself in the very near future (xmas is next week...so it's gotta be soon!).

So yeah...expect a do over soon! LOL

In the holiday spirit of things, my mom actually got me a baby christmas tree.  (This was after my parents original no to the 5-6 footer I wanted).  So I ran to Kmart and bought a bunch of stuff to decorate it with.  It's kinda overdone, but I don't care...I love it!  It's my first xmas tree in about....15 years?  Maybe less....13 years probably.  Plus, it'll be the first time my parents have been home for xmas in awhile.

So here's a quick shot:

Cute, eh?

There are lights on it, but I'll have to wait to take a pic of that...I couldn't find an extension cord. =(

Expect my latest swag on my next post!  I have quite a few new goodies!

1. I bought everything product I'm showing by myself (nothing was sent to me for free).
2. No one has paid me or compensated me for this video.
3. I am not affiliated with any of the companies of the products I used.
4. These are my honest opinions.