More eyeshadow nail art with a touch of Fall

Monday, September 30, 2013

I just had to try the eyeshadow nail art again.A friend of mine has a wedding in the Spring and she wanted something light, influenced by Spring and with coral. I started out with a base coat of a white Zoya, I want to say the name is snow but I am out of town and my polishes are at home. Then I applied the eyeshadow. I used corals, creams and a little bit of gray. The base wasn't as I had envisioned. It was screaming for me to do something fall with it. So I added leaves with red, gold and brown acrylic paint Then I added in the detail with black and covered it with Seche Vite. Even though the thought in my head wasn't how it turned out I like it. I think it is perfect for Fall weather. And it's simple enough that anyone can do it. Let's look at it.

Autumn Leaves - Fall Nail Art
Autumn Leaves - Fall Nail Art

Autumn Leaves - Fall Nail Art
Autumn Leaves - Fall Nail Art

Autumn Leaves - Fall Nail Art
Autumn Leaves - Fall Nail Art

Autumn Leaves - Fall Nail Art
Autumn Leaves - Fall Nail Art
 Have you tried eyeshadow nail art yet? What colors worked best for you?

An Angel on Her Shoulder

Sunday, September 29, 2013

This is a different kind of post for me. I thought hard about this and finally decided to share this.

Things can happen that make you believe... They make us realize that we may only be here for a short time and to take each day and make it count for something. Recently something happened to my family, friends and community that made me realize that each moment is a gift.

Mariah Motschman was in a tragic car accident just outside of Greeley, Colo., on Aug. 15, 2013. There were five people in the car and three of them died at the scene. Our community mourns the loss of those young, vibrant individuals.

Mariah was with her boyfriend and three friends. She is an employee of my husband and also a close friend. The accident happened when the the driver fell asleep at the wheel - alcohol was not a factor in the crash. She was flown by helicopter and admitted into an excellent trauma hospital. Her injuries were critical - a broken neck, back, and jaw, and she was in a state of comatosis.

Since then Mariah has come a long way.  She is making tremendous progress and has suffered through a couple of successful surgeries, and has finally come out of her coma. The day she opened her beautiful brown eyes was a glorious day. However she has a long road of rehabilitation ahead of her as her injuries are severe and she has a traumatic brain injury. Her family hopes to move her to a long-term rehabilitation hospital in the near future. 

Some family friends have put together a site to raise funds for her medical care. If you can donate - even a few dollars would help. If you can't I understand - prayers are just as appreciated.

Thank you - and thank you to the angel that was on her shoulder that night.  

The Weekly Herd - this week's roundup

Each week I round up the posts from the week and put them in one location. We all lead such busy lives so I know it is easier for you to go to one location and see what you want.

It was a busy week - Zoya, Colors by llarowe, Maya, Sally Hansen polishes and a nail art mani. I haven't had as much time as I would like for nail art - but hopefully soon! There are some holidays around the corner and I love nail art for the holidays.


















There's more for next week.
Chrome Girl, FNUG, Sally Hansen and some nail art will be on the blog. 

Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Rodarte Collection

Saturday, September 28, 2013


I have some gorgeous Sally Hansen polishes for you today. The Rodarte collection has three gorgeous shades. 


Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy launched Rodarte in 2005 and quickly became known as the go-to house for couture, known for their intricate hand stitching and romantic details.  They have won numerous fashion awards such as the 2008 CFDA Swarovski Emerging Womenswear Designer award and the 2008 Swiss Textiles Award. Leading ladies like Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Obama, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Elle Fanning, and Reese Witherspoon have all worn Rodarte’s idiosyncratic yet sophisticated styles.


This collection is gorgeous. Let's jump right into the swatches. These all are two coats. The formula is wonderful!

Stocking Nude - is the perfect nude shade. It is a gorgeous true light tan with a tremendous shine.

Sally Hansen Stocking Nude
Sally Hansen Stocking Nude
Sally Hansen Stocking Nude
Sally Hansen Stocking Nude


Platinum Star - is a stunning platinum silver metallic polish. This one is sure to cause quite a stir!

Sally Hansen Platinum Star
Sally Hansen Platinum Star
Sally Hansen Platinum Star
Sally Hansen Platinum Star
Gold Roses - is a divine shimmery rosy gold shade. This one is perfect for an office meeting or a night on the town. 

Sally Hansen Gold Roses
Sally Hansen Gold Roses
Sally Hansen Gold Roses
Sally Hansen Gold Roses


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish offers an unprecedented seven salon manicure steps in one, enhancing the base coat with chip resistant benefits and gel shine, as well as providing growth treatment, strengthener, color and top coat in one bottle. These limited-edition colors are available for $7.99 each. 

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display. 

Colors by llarowe - Redneck Woman Collection




Colors by llarowe has released a "Redneck Woman" Collection. The collection pretty much sums up my life growing up - and to this day. 

Gretchen Wilson's Redneck Woman song says
"So here's to all my sisters out there keeping it country
Let me get a big 'hell yeah' from the redneck girls like me, hell yeah"



Let's move straight to the swatches. There are a lot of photos so I am not going to display them as large as I usually do. But you can click on the photo to get a larger one. 

All Bidness - is a black linear holo with gold flakes. It is a strong holo that emits the perfect redneck attitude.You won't be messing around when you wear this one - it will be "all bidness."

All Bidness
All Bidness
All Bidness
All Bidness
All Bidness
All Bidness
All Bidness
Rednecks and Rubies - is a pink/red jelly base with various size and shaped red, pink, burgundy and iridescent, holo glitters and dot glitter.  

Rednecks and Rubies
Rednecks and Rubies
Rednecks and Rubies
Rednecks and Rubies
Gizzards and Lizards - is an intense emerald green with teal flash holo. I love the holo shine of this one. I think it's my favorite from this collection. 

Gizzards and Lizards
Gizzards and Lizards
Gizzards and Lizards
Gizzards and Lizards
Gizzards and Lizards
Bubs Don't Make Bubbas - is a reddish brown jelly base with copper and multi colored holo microglitter. It was hard to capture but it is glorious!

Bubs Don't Make Bubbas
Bubs Don't Make Bubbas
Bubs Don't Make Bubbas
Bubs Don't Make Bubbas
Bubs Don't Make Bubbas

Tequila IV - is a nude holo with a lot of gold peeking through. The holo sheen on this one is strong too. Wait, does the fact that it is described as a nude prove that Tequila really does make your clothes fall off?


Tequila IV
Tequila IV
Tequila IV
Tequila IV
Tequila IV

That's a Fact, Jack! - is a khaki green/grey holo with pink flash. This color is stunning. I took a couple of photos in different lighting to show you the pink flash. 


That's a Fact, Jack!
That's a Fact, Jack! bright light to show the color shift
That's a Fact, Jack!

Unorthodox Annie - is a gorgeous deep plum/eggplant shade with bronzed and multi-colors holo shifts. I am not 100% sure it is in this collection but I think it fits!


Unorthodox Annie
Unorthodox Annie
Unorthodox Annie - bright light
Unorthodox Annie - low light
Unorthodox Annie - normal lighting
Y U All Up In My Grill - has assorted gold and silver glitters. It can be opaque in three coats or be used as a topcoat. I am showing it over Licorice.


Y U All Up In My Grill
Y U All Up In My Grill
Y U All Up In My Grill
Y U All Up In My Grill

You're Such a Flake - is a black jelly polish with multi-colored flakes. Opaque in three coats.

You're Such A Flake
You're Such A Flake
You're Such A Flake
You're Such A Flake
You're Such A Flake
Colors by llarowe are 5-free and cruelty free. You can purchase these on her website for $10 to $13. Follow llarowe on Facebook to get information on new releases and launches.


These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display. 
 

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