My Return to YouTube!

Monday, June 28, 2010
Finally...finally...FINALLY!!!  I've finally posted a video.  Finally.  I haven't posted one since....January.  Isn't that terrible?  I got so caught up in the wedding, then the whole morning sickness fiasco, and then just plain being lazy.  But now, I've got my butt in gear, and I have officially uploaded a video with not one, but TWO designs!  Go me!

Here's the Video:

I have a quick explanation of where I've been, and then two nail designs.  I included a picture of my mushroom nails (from the previous blog), but that was just for fun.

Here's the two looks I created:

Aka JcBelle's Wedding Look #1.  Both of these looks are created from my friend's wedding colors.  Our bridesmaid dresses are a deep wine color.  I'm still playing around w/ the look....

I used: Zoya's Irene; Orly's Vixen; Nail Star's Red Glitter, Green Glitter, and Gold; and Seche Vite's Recondition & Top Coat.

Aka JcBelle's Wedding Look #2.  This time I skipped the "wine" color because I wasn't liking it with the green.  One of her other colors is Chartreuse, which I adore.  The closest I came to it was Precision's Limon. =)

Here, I used: China Glaze's Watermelon Rind, Nail Star's Gold, Precisions's Limon, and Seche Vite's Recondition & Top Coat.

The Watermelon Rind and Limon, I specifically bought for the wedding.  Everything else I've bought a while back.  It felt nice buying new polishes again, even if I don't really have a spot for them, lol.  Maybe I should invest in another rack?  And maybe I should actually hang it on the wall this time.  I have a nice spot behind the door, tee-hee.

At Sally's Beauty Supply, they have a coupon where if you buy two China Glaze polishes, you get a Seche Vite Perfect Nail item for free (a $9.99 value, lol...don't I sound like a comercial?).  I decided to try it out.  So far, I can say I'm really enjoying the Recondition.  I haven't noticed a difference in my nail yet, but it's only been a day.  What I do notice is that the Seche Vite top coat seems to work really well with this as a base coat.  I noticed it completely dried a lot quicker and I can't wait to see if there are any changes in the strength of my nails.  My nails are pretty close to 100% of what they used to be.  Which I am completely thankful for since my friend's wedding is NEXT week.  =)

I also went to Ulta for the first time.  There's one in Pasadena (which I had NEVER knew about, shame on me!), and I was really happy I decided to stop in.  I would describe it as a Sephora that carries not only high end brands, but also drug-store brands.  They had an impressive nail polish variety, although I didn't really buy anything except for Sally Hansen's Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pens.  They were Buy 2 Get 1 Free (a $7.50 value?), so I decided to give it a try.  I bought Coral Pink & Black Cherry, then decided to go with a Nail Art Pen in white as my freebie.

I thought having your nail polish in a pen would give you better control in application...enough to do designs with.  Unfortunately, this was not the case.  The brush is actually still pretty big, so instead of doing French tips as my original plan, I ended up doing the whole nail.  On the plus side, doing the whole nail was actually pretty quick.  Here's a picture of the Coral Pink on my mom.  I added some purple flowers to dress it up a little.  She didn't like it...said I didn't make them look nice.  Wtf?  Just ignore the last 45 min I spent on your nails!  LOL

After I was done with her nails, she had me do my aunt's nails.  This time she insisted that I make them look nice.  Whatever that means!  I asked her what design I should do, and she said to just make them look like mine (this was when I was sporting the mushroom nails look, lol).  I decided to forgo the mushrooms, and stick to a double French Manicure.  I think they turned out alright....if a little plain and boring.

Hmm, how would I have spruced this up for myself?  More glitter! LOL!  Kk, maybe not glitter...but rhinestones or something...or flowers.  I have no clue why flowers are my go-to....

I've marked a BeenaPop video as a favorite so I can come back to it sometime this week.  I think I'm going to try a variation of it with the wedding colors...so theoretically I'll have another shot of it.  (Not going to make it into a video when there's already one out there...?)

Anyhoo, much love till next time!

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2. No one is paying me or compensating me for this blog.
3. I am not affiliated with any of the companies of the products I used.
4. These are my honest opinions.


1Up Mushroom Nails

Monday, June 21, 2010
Hi everyone!  My my my...time seems to fly.  Can you believe I'm at 19 weeks already?!?  Almost half way!!  And I'm sure the news you've all been waiting for....the baby is a boy!  What were we hoping for, you might ask?  Hmm...either or would have been fine.  I mean...each has their own benefits...and since we didn't plan the pregnancy, it's not like we were shooting for a particular sex.  And, for the record, this is going to be our one and only!  So we'll take whatever is thrown at us! =)

Anyhoo, I've been dying to do some nail art for the longest time.  It's been a few months since the wedding and my nails have almost completely grown out from the horrible jinx the nail salon put on me! Maybe in the next couple weeks, the last week part will have grown out, and I'll be back to my former glory.  Hurray!

Here's a pic of my current nails.  (Sorry it's not as sharp as other pics...this was taken on my BB.)  I just did this earlier today!  I got this design from one of the guru's on YouTube.  Her name is cutepolish and here's a link to her video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3FgpqzBf8I .

Obviously, I don't need to go into specifics.  But the only change I did make was that I put on a green glitter polish on top of the lime green, just to add that extra sparkle.  I call this version the "1Up Mushroom Nails".  The other version...not sure what mushroom is red and white.  The one that makes Mario bigger is actually red and yellow.  Oops...is that my inner geekiness coming out?  Well, the fact that I actually know what design these nails are from, coupled with the fact that I am now sporting them...yeah...I admit it, I'm a geek, lol.  Onna otaku ftw!

As a quick update, I *hope* to have a video out tomorrow or the next day.  I am going to be a bridesmaid in one of my friend's wedding, and I have an idea for how I want to do my nails for her big day!  So I figured I'd just make a video.  I won't be doing them on my own nails till next week sometime, but in the meantime, I plan to do them on my fake fingers, tee-hee.  So.....hopefully back tomorrow or Tuesday.  <3 Laterz everyone!

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 blog.
3. I am not affiliated with any of the companies of the products I used.
4. These are my honest opinions.