Thursday, May 24, 2012

Franken With Me!

Two new frankens! I actually have some more that I have not yet swatched. I love making them! If I ever sold any, which I'm considering, I would name my line Bonfire.

These are both shown with no base or top coat.

Here is a nice pink jelly.

Bonfire - Pinky Toe (3 coats)

It has a coral look to it, but I think these pictures make it seem a little more coral than it actually is.

Next up is a dusty blue jelly with silver flakes. 

Bonfire - Moi? (2 Coats)

I hope you liked these!

Love, Bethany

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Blue

Have you noticed that I love blue polish?

Claire's - Twinkle Twinkle (3 coats)
Gelous Top Coat
Seche Vite Top Coat

Twinkle Twinkle is a dark blue jelly with light blue shimmer. Isn't it lovely?

It had a very gritty finish, but I fixed it with some Gelous and Seche Vite. I feel like the glare takes away from the shimmer. I need a professional photographer. Or a light box. Lol.

Love, Bethany

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Here is a mani for less

Sinful Colors - Savage (2 coats) $1.99

A beautiful bright blue that dries matte because it's neon. The formula was great.

Here it is with a NYC - Quick Dry Top Coat

Isn't it great?

Love, Bethany

Friday, May 18, 2012

Double the Fun

My first Double the Fun - One base color...two top coats!

Base: China Glaze - Electric Beat (2 Coats)

Top Coat: Julep - Melissa

Do you like the green tinge?

Second Top Coat: Julep - Ellie

I like the pink tinge the best!

So how do you like the very first Double the Fun?

Love, Bethany

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

We're Off To See the Wizard

...the wonderful wizard of oz. This was one of my favorite movies as a young child. My parents tell me that I would make them watch it over and over again. Isn't it funny that children can do something a hundred times and not get sick of it?

China Glaze - Dorothy Who? (3 coats)
Gelous (1 coat)
Seche Vite (1 coat)

This is pretty spectacular isn't it? I don't know if they specifically meant the Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, but that's what I thought of. Now I want to do a mani with this and Ruby Pumps :)

Love, Bethany

Monday, May 14, 2012

Absences and Holographics

Sorry for being absent but I graduated on Saturday and this weekend has been crazy!!

Here is the polish that I wore to take my exams.

A-England - Saint George (2 coats)

Apparently I decided to do a poor job with clean-up. Oops. 

I was so excited when this arrived because I've been craving this polish! I have tons of pictures on my computer of many different nails. It's getting backed up, so I really need to post more! 

Love, Bethany

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pink Is My Signature Color

My title comes from a line in Steel Magnolias. Great movie.

Mani For Less

Pink: Sinful Colors - Glass Pink (2 coats) $1.99
Accent Pink: Wet n Wild Coloricon- Jewels For Your Highness (1 coat over Glass Pink) $2.99

The Wet n Wild mirrors the new China Glaze Prismatic collection. I surprised myself by loving this polish! It's mostly pink with some random colored glitter thrown in. 

Yay for cheap manis! 

Love, Bethany

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Why Do I Buy Black Nail Polish?

I like black nail polish on other people but I NEVER like it on myself. So why do I buy it? I have no idea.

Anyways...I didn't fight to get the glitter out in this black jelly. I just stuck my brush in and slapped in on the nail. I feel like that's more accurate than digging around to get a lot of glitter.

Orly - Androgynie (2 Coats)

Added a coat of Essie - Matte About You

There's lots of glitter, so I might try this again and actually work to get it out, but maybe not because, as previously stated, I don't like black. Lol.

Love, Bethany

Monday, May 7, 2012

First Mani for Less

Unfortunately, I had trouble with this mani because the polish bubbled. Sigh. Not all cheap polishes bubble. I promise!! The matte coat works wonderfully though!

Color: NYC - Lavender Cupcake ($1.99)
Matte: NYC - Matte Me Crazy ($1.99)

Even with the bubbling it is a pretty color. Maybe I'll keep it for nail art.

Love, Bethany

Friday, May 4, 2012

Shes Kind Of Dotty

I loved reading your responses to my last post. The favorite seems to be Manis For Less, but many people expressed that both ideas would be fun, so I'll do both!

Here is a dotted mani with one of my new frankens!

Blue: Franken - Maid of the Mist
Brown dots: Pure Ice - Risk Taker

Love, Bethany

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Important Question

I have a question for you guys! I have two ideas for future manis and I'd like to know what you think.

1. Mani's For Less: This is where I show manis for less than $5.00.
2. Double The Fun: This is where I have one base color but the designs on each hand would be different.

So my question is: Do you like either of these ideas? I can't promise that I'd be able to do a bunch of them, because I get bored easily. But what do you think?

Anyways here's my mani for today

Base: Orly - Rock the World
Glitter: China Glaze - Blonde Bombshell

Love, Bethany