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The problem with instagram, is found in the root ‘insta.’  It is so immediate, it has become a quick and easy way to post my manicures.  But I really miss writing.  So, I will continue to post on instagram, but will try to get back to the blog. Okay, so… I am still in a strange ‘my nails won’t grow’ stage.   I am trying a few things, if I am successful, y’all will be the first to know. On to some manicures…  

Lay It on the Lime and Carnival Cotton Candy!

Okay. I am bummed. I waited months to write a post about how I got my nails to be long and healthy.  I was feeling for lack of a better word – superstitious about writing such a post.  I mean, I was seriously concerned if I wrote something about this topic, all my nails would just crumble. Well, only two crumbled.  Both index finger nails got horrid breaks!  What really makes me nuts, I had just read an article on Ana’s website about what to do if you break a nail.  Her best advice, don’t wait to get a broken nail … Continue reading Lay It on the Lime and Carnival Cotton Candy!

KBShimmer – In Bare Form

I love KBShimmer Nail Polish. I mean, I love KBShimmer like I love diet Coke, donuts, brand new comfortable socks and three days off in a row! Since this collection was released, my eyes has been on In Bare Form. As y’all know, I really enjoy a good nude polish.  You are also familiar with my constant hunt to find nude polishes that don’t make my fish belly white skin, even more white and fish belly-ish.   Enter… In Bare Form. Holy Holo Batman!! IS this not just too delicious? This beautiful nude holographic shade is killing me!!  First, the superior … Continue reading KBShimmer – In Bare Form

Pink Polka Dots with At Least I Pink So

  Another pink polish… I cannot help myself. Admitting you are helpless over your addiction is the first step. The second step is right to Ulta. There is a blogger (and she posts on instagram as well), everyone knows Tam of Her account is amazing!  Her name is Tam, and she is the author of   While some of work is way to advance for me, she does include many simple but really interesting and different designs. Tam did this design on a cornflower blue nail, with white stripes and polka dots.  She came up from this idea … Continue reading Pink Polka Dots with At Least I Pink So


  I love white polish… but not just any white polish. For instance, I love OPI’s Alpine Snow, I would never paint all ten digits and leave it plain.  The white is just too, flat and bright.  It reminds me of a paint primer. But I love white polish with a hint of another hue to soften the brightness.         Polishes such as, OPI’s My Boyfriend Scales Walls, are not only perfect for nail art, they can still be wore all on their own.  I have Yoga-Then-Yogurt, Nicole by OPI to this list. OMG!  I adore this … Continue reading Yoga-Then-Yogurt

Simply Pure™ hydrating nail oil – IS THE BEST!!

Okay, I have been thinking of writing a post about growing out my nails. This is a photo from December 2013, the photo below is from last week.  My nails are longer AND my cuticles look so nice (not to mention my photography skills have improved). Right about the time I took the photo to the left, I wrote an entry which I stated a more accurate name for my blog would be elizabeth breaks her nails. I have done some serious research and experiments on trying to get my nails long and healthy.   I think I have finally found … Continue reading Simply Pure™ hydrating nail oil – IS THE BEST!!

Gradient Struggle continues…

    I do not know why I love this color combo, but I do!! I started with two coats of OPI’s Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around. Then I added Nicole’s Lay It On the Lime! I did one finger with chevrons, and the rest of my digits I simply tried another gradient.       Some people loved this manicure, others… not so much. But I loved it!  I love the colors, my gradient still needs improvement. I will do this again and it will be better!

I just adore Maybelline’s Color Show Polka Dots in Clearly Spotted. This topper can be worn a million different ways!  I have used it over every color polish – pink, white, lilac, blue and now, nude.         I started with essie’s spin the bottle. This polish has been described as a “semi-sheer nude.”  Which is why I like it so much!! It is a nude, but not a boring sheet nude         After two coats of spin the bottle, I dabbed some Clearly Spotted on the tips of my nails. I thought this was … Continue reading

Zoya’s Tickled Collection

    One of my favorite instagram posters is @jarynails.  She does excellent manicures! One of her post really blew me away, it was a block manicure done with all the Zoya Tickled and Bubbly Summer 2014 Collection. I did my own tribute to @jarynails, except I only used the cream collection – Tickled. I started with Zoya’s white polish in Purity.     Then I took out my favorite nail art tool ever – Linda’s Vinyls! I don’t mean to toot my horn, but I loved this manicure!       I took pictures in my light box, then … Continue reading Zoya’s Tickled Collection

It’s a Gradient!!

I really love essie’s urban jungle!  I have worn it more than a few times and it is quickly becoming a favorite neutral for me. I decide to add something to my plainly polishes nails, I really wanted to use a different color. And I think I found something that was a little different from my usual. I decided on essie’s van go, and Zoya’s Wendy.   After I completed my chevrons, I bravely tried to do another gradient! The gradient actually worked!  I am doing nothing different, but for some odd reason, my gradients are finally looking as if … Continue reading It’s a Gradient!!