My first step into rediscovering myself. hoping to one day possess the skills to such a beautiful art..
I am new to blogging and somewhat awkward, and don't know what to write. I love pretty things, like to see nail art and makeovers and such. I do intend to actually post my manicures as my skills improve with nail art and such, I might even start posting pics. But these will probably be sporadic and even pathetic attempts while I learn so ... Bear with me please. :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

First Trip to Sally's

Ok, so I actually went to a beauty supply store, and man, was it hard to behave in there. I really love polish... I mean really.  I wanted to buy so much stuff, but I restrained myself and just left with the supplies I needed and only a couple polishes I didn't need.  I bought Northern Lights Holo Effect Top Coat and China Glaze Metals in Oxidized Aqua.  Really pretty stuff. I still had my nails done in the LA Electrified and then I topped it with the Northern Lights. So pretty. Too bad I didn't get pics.  :( 

And of course, since this is the first crackle I have, I just had to try it out. So I used it over the Electrified that I already had on.  I really loved the mani before I put crackle on, it was sooo pretty, and it killed me to top it with the crackle, but I was too excited to let that stop me.  The crackle looks pretty, too, but I think the sparkle of Electrified and the top coat kinda take away from the beautiful color of the Aqua crackel. So I am going to take a real quick pic, adn then change it using a more flattering base color.  :)

My cleanup is still a bit messy, and I am hoping with practice and better supplies, I will improve on that aspect of my manicures. I just got some acetone, which I've read is the best for cleanup, so that should help. I don't have a good cleanup brush yet, I just use q-tips and cotton balls, which is usually a pain, but I do have some more supplies on the way. Can't wait to get those toys and play with them, lol. And of course, I will put my sad attempts and whatever progress (or lack of) that I make.  : P

OK, so here are the pics I have of my current mani, and as soon as I get my new one on, I will post those pics too. Might not be until tomorrow, though, unless I can't wait, hehe.

Again, forgive my horrible pics, I have about the same experience taking pics as I do painting nails.  >.<

Left Hand
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Right Hand
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