Category Archives: Wet ‘n Wild

Easter Chick Nails

Happy Easter Peeps!

I’m super excited because I usually have to work every Sunday, but I’m off today for the holiday so I have a 4-day weekend. It doesn’t get much better than that ūüôā

First off, I realized that yesterday I forgot to mention a couple other bloggers that let me know they’d be doing some blue posts for Autism Awareness month. They are:

Anyway, I was originally planning on doing a simple mani for today, but yesterday afternoon I got the itch to try out some nail art (even though we all know that I royally suck at it).

Because I’m very challenged when it comes to nail art, I had to do something that would be fairly simple, and it had to involve dotting tools because they’re pretty easy to work with.¬†In the pics below you’ll see what I came up with. My dots aren’t perfectly spaced, and I smeared a couple of them a bit when I applied top coat, but overall I’m pretty proud of my final result.

On my index and pinky fingers I used 2 coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy, and on my middle finger and thumb (not pictured) I used 2 coats of China Glaze For Audrey. Then using a small dotting tool I randomly placed dots over each nail using China Glaze Happy Go Lucky.

To create the little chick on my ring finger, I used 3 coats of Happy Go Lucky, then I drew the little broken shell on my tips using OPI Alpine Snow and my dotting tool. I finished it off using Wet ‘n Wild Black Creme for the eyes and Zoya Paz for the little beak. Peep it ūüėČ

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So, as I said before, I’m pretty happy with how these came out. It took me an exorbitant amount of time to do this, and I redid my ring finger like 5 times, but it was worth it.

That being said, I think I’m gonna continue to stay far away from nail art (unless it’s a special occasion), because I’m just not naturally good at it so it takes way more effort than I’m willing to exert on a regular basis.

Are any of you wearing a special Easter mani today?

Let me know what you think of my little chick nails, and have a Happy Easter! ūüôā

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NOTD: Models Own Aqua Violet & Wet ‘n Wild Believe Me, It’s Real

It’s Monday again… *le sigh*

First off, I did a guest post¬†for the lovely Marta over at Chit Chat Nails yesterday. I did some Burlesque nails that I’m pretty proud of, so check it out here if you haven’t already. ūüôā

Anyway, I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine went by way too fast, as usual.

I was planning on getting a ton of swatching done this weekend of all the new pretties I got, but laziness kicked in and I didn’t get around to it. So today I’m showing you the guys the mani that I’m currently wearing.

After having it for months without trying it, I finally decided to get into my Models Own Beetle Juice Collection. I did a post showing Golden Green last week, and today I have Aqua Violet.

This one has a stronger duochrome effect than Golden Green, and as the name suggests, it’s aqua and violet. I¬†tried to capture the color change, but in the pics below you can mostly see the aqua with a hint of the violet at the edges. It’s much stronger in person. The formula on it was a little thin, so I had to use 3 coats, but it was very smooth and easy to apply.

As I am wont to do, I decided to add a little bling on my ring finger, so I layered on one coat of Wet ‘n Wild Believe Me, It’s Real. It has turquoise and purple glitter in it, so I thought it would compliment Aqua Violet well. Peep it:

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What do you think of this mani?

I’m slowly working my way through the Beetle Juice Collection (I know, I know…I’m so late), and I’m loving each color so far.

Aqua Violet and the other lovelies from The Beetle Juice Collection can be purchased on the Models Own website for £5 ($8) individually, or £20 ($32)  for the set + a top coat/base coat.

Let me know what you think of Aqua Violet and have a great day! ūüôā

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NOTD: Models Own Golden Green & Wet ‘n Wild Give Me A Price Quote

Happy Saturday Loves!

Look at me doing a post 2 days in a row! Go me!

I usually forget to take pics of polish that I actually wear as a full mani rather than just swatches, but I remembered today! I’ve been on a green polish kick lately so I decided to finally bust out my Models Own Beetle Juice collection and give Golden Green a try.

First of all, I have no idea why it’s taken me this long to wear anything from the Beetle Juice collection. Though some people were underwhelmed by it, I happen to think it rocks. Secondly, why have I not tried Models Own polishes before?!¬† I love how smoothly they apply!

Anyway, in the pics below you can see the glowy green goodness that is Golden Green. The duochrome effect isn’t the best I’ve seen, but I still think it’s beautiful. I used 3 smooth coats, then added a little bling on my ring finger with 1 coat of Wet ‘n Wild Give Me A Price Quote. Ch-ch-check it out:

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And just for fun, here are a couple of pics of my awesome fingerless gloves. Yay for beauty and warmth!

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That’s all for today peeps!

Do you own any colors from the Beetle Juice collection? How do you feel about them?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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NOTD: My Birthday Cupcake Mani

Happy Thursday My Loves!

Today is a super special Thursday cuz its also my birthday! Yay!

My birthday is very close to Christmas so I never really get to do anything for it, but I’m off of work today so I’m super happy about that!

In celebration of my b-day, I decided to try my hand at some nail art. As I’ve mentioned before, I totally suck at it, which is why I almost never do posts featuring it.

Anyway, I’ve seen a lot of people do cupcake nails and think they’re super cute, so I wanted to give them a try. I wasn’t really happy with my results and so I wasn’t gonna post pics on the blog, but I posted a pic on Twitter and received support from some lovely ladies letting me know I hadn’t done as bad of a job as I’d thought (thanks ladies ūüôā )

So without further ado, here’s my birthday mani… On all but my ring finger I used 2 coats of FingerPaints Tiffany Imposter.¬†I did the stripes and polka dots with Wet ‘n Wild French White Creme. The cupcake nail has 2 coats of Cult Nails Cruisin’ Nude as a base. The “paper” part of the cupcake¬†was done with¬†Tiffany Imposter and a random blue striper. The frosting is more French White Creme topped with Lynnderella The Glittering Crowd and a little rhinestone to finish it off. Peep it:

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So what do you think of my little birthday mani?

I keep telling myself that one day I’ll be really awesome at nail art, but that’s probably not true, haha.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Halloween Skittles

Happy Halloween My Loves!

So I totally failed at doing Halloween manis this month. I¬†got all of the Halloween collections and had all these ideas of nail designs but nothing ever came to fruition. I just haven’t been in the Halloween mood.

Either way, I couldn’t let the day pass without doing some kind of Halloween-themed mani. I decided to do some Halloween skittles¬†with a different design on each nail. In the pics below I have 2 coats of OPI He’s My Boo (which I happen to totally love the name of) on my ring and index fingers. On my ring finger I added 2 coats of Lynnderella Cauldron Drippings, and on my index finger I splattered on Wet ‘n Wild Black Creme. On my middle and pinky fingers I used 1 coat of Wet ‘n Wild Black Creme. Then on my pinky I added 2 coats of Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice and on my middle finger I added a little spider web nail decal. Phew! A lot of stuff going on. Peep it:

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And as an added bonus I wanted to show you guys this mani that Charisma, one of my friends from work, did on her nails. It’s got a bloody zombie kind of thing going on, and I thought it was cool. Check it out:

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That’s all for today peeps!¬†Are any of you sportin’ a festive mani today?¬†

I hope you all have a Happy Halloween (even if you have to work tonight like I do)!

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Nubar Black Polka Dot and White Polka Dot

Hey Peeps!

I’m gonna try to make this post short and sweet because I’ve been working a different¬†schedule at work the past few days, and I’m kind of out of my mind with tiredness because I’m not used to it.

Anyway, today I have a couple of lovelies from Nubar for you: Black Polka Dot and White Polka Dot.

Both of them are glitter topcoats that are intended to make it look like you have polka dots on you nails (which I happen to think is a pretty awesome idea). Black Polka Dot is full of black glitter, while White Polka Dot is full of white/silver glitter. The glitter in both consists of small round and large hexagon pieces.

In the pics below I layered¬†1 coat of Black Polka Dot over¬†3 coats of Wet ‘n Wild White Creme and 1 coat of White Polka Dot over 2 coats of Wet ‘n Wild Black Creme. Check ’em out:

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I really like these because it’s a¬†cute idea, and I totally see myself layering both of them over other colors – especially Black Polka Dot because it’s such a perfect black glitter! The only thing is you¬†kinda have to¬†place¬†the larger pieces of glitter because they have a tendency to move around, but it’s nothing too annoying.

So what do you think of them? Let me know and have a happy Tuesday! ūüôā

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NOTD: A Leopard In The Celtic Sun

Hey Peeps!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

I woke up this morning with¬†a migraine the size of Texas, so I’m pretty sure my week can only get better from here.

Anyway, today I have a mani that I did using the insanely bright China Glaze Celtic Sun. It’s a neon that is pretty much¬†¬†the exact same color of a yellow highlighter, and it’s so bright that it made my nails look like they were glowing-even in the dark!

I saw¬†¬†a cute and simple¬†stamping mani on another blog (I can’t remember which one at the moment, but I will give credit when I do) that I felt my limited nail art skills could actually recreate, so I decided to give it a try with this amazing brightness.

In the pics below I used 4¬† coats of Celtic Sun on all but my ring finger. On my ring finger I used¬†2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow, then stamped on the leopard print using Wet ‘n Wild Black Creme, and went back through with a dotting tool to dab on spots of Celtic Sun. Peep it:

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See what I mean about it being bright?!

My camera was freaking out when I tried to photograph it.

Even though neons like this can be annoying to apply and take forever to build up, I think the color pay off is totally worth it.

How do you feel about neons? Love ’em or leave ’em?

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