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Pool anyone?

I just recently got drafted onto a official pool tear ( also know as billiards in other counties).  I can not play pool, but they needed a low number ( I would start off as a 3)  so I said I would help out.


I know the gist of the game get balls in the pocket, but there is so much more to it.  Balls have to touch rail a certain amount of times or your ball can not touch this ball if it did not hit this ball. My new teammates and others are trying to teach me the things I do not know and what I am doing wrong so far. I am scared shitless as our first match is tomorrow and I still don’t know 100% what I am doing. I don’t want to let my team down , but they keep telling me to have fun and just make the balls in the pocket don’t worry about any fancy stuff right now.  This will be the first time that I am on a team competing for something ( trip to Vegas to play if we make it that far) and will have everyone watching my every move.

I decided to do some pool nails to get myself into the mood for tomorrows match, who knows they might not need me to play yet as it is a strategy thing and it depends on who the other team puts up to play.

My nails did  look nice when I put the top coat on, but then my puppy sister came over with my mom and did not notice my nails smudged till she left. We are playing 9 ball so we have to get the balls in the pockets in numeral order so I did my nails in all the ball colors and included the cue ball.

pool balls 1-5pool balls 6-9 including cue ball

Ruby Kisses yellowed out

Essie Aruba Blue

Pure Ice siren

Sinful Colors let's talk

Ruby Kisses orange u over

NYXhunter green

O.P.I. got the blues for red

H&M manhunter

L.A. Colors energy source

white and black acrylic paint

Wish me luck!

N.A.I.L- Inspired by Pintrest

So far so good keeping up with the challenges for N.A.I.L. The next challenge was inspired by Pinterest, boy is that a hard one. There are so many great manis out  there that it was hard to choose just one.  There was the burnt newspaper mani, I tried it, but it did not turn out so well. I just didn’t have the right kind of brown to give it the burnt look that it deserved. Here is the image though:

burnt newspaperThe next one I saw was titled Arabian Nights and I knew I had to try and mimic its awesomeness.

arabian nightsI did not have the stamps to recreate the camels walking in the desert so I stuck to what I know and did palm trees instead.  Again wish the camera could catch the glitter from the polish.

n.a.i.l. inspired by pinterest

n.a.i.l.  inspired by pinterest 2

with flash

with flash

Essie Aruba Blue

Ulta boogie nights

black acrylic paint

N.A.I.L. january

#31DC2013- Delicate Nails

I wanted to do something pretty with swirls on my nails, but I am not feeling 100% ,I think the 10hr shift caught up with me. I have not worked on my feet in a long time and my body is reacting. I thought hmmmm what is delicate and thought Faberge Eggs. I Googled it and came across one design I liked.

Faberge-EggSorry for the one finger pic, but my nubs look like I put them through a blender.



Essie Aruba Blue

Gold Caviar beads


August 12th- 18th challenge Sea- Waves

I’m kinda of bummed for this challenge I wanted to do a cool water marbling design to look like waves, but the water and the polish was not cooperating.  So I opted to do this pretty simple design I saw on Polishes And Company’s page.

Please ignore the purple stains it was from polish I had on the day before the would not come off. Did not want to use acetone as it would eat through my fake nails.


Wet n Wild ice blue pearl

Essie Aruba Blue

Kiss Striper Rock Star

OMD 31 day nail art challenge Day 19 Glitter

Glitter! I love it so much,but I hated when it came up today for the challenge.I have way too many glitter polishes to choose from and could not decide on one.  I ended up settling on NYX Enchanted Forest it is a pretty polish with fine green and gold glitter. After that I ended up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! My favorite was always Michelangelo.

omd 31 day nail art challenge day 19 glitterNYX enchanted forrest

NYX ruby red

Essie Aruba Blue

NYX dark purple

Pure Ice hot tamale

Ruby Kisses French white

Camping + 4th of July Mani

My brother called me earlier this week and asked if I wanted to go camping with him as his girlfriend, lover, baby mamma and my nephew. I said sure! I highly doubt it is real camping sleeping on the ground, peeing in the woods camping ,more swimming pool kind of camping. I’m all for the dirty version, I love fishing too I even clean and gut my own fish! I told my co-workers that I was going camping and they were shocked they teased and said I was going to go bedazzle the wild life. I love glitter and shiny stuff as much as the next person,but there is no reason to involve the animals.

I was looking for a camouflage design in honor of my trip when I came across this 4th of July camo by NailPro.com it killed two birds with one stone for me. I got the camo mani I wanted and it took care of my holiday mani without interfering with the 31 Day nail art challenge coming up.

4th of july army camo

Wet n Wild ice blue pearl

Essie Aruba Blue

Ruby Kisses French white

NYX siren

Bonita diamond white

April 30 day nail art challenge Day 26 Gradient

I love gradient designs, there are just so many color combinations you can do. I decided to do a nail design I did once before, which was my firefly’s at night which you can see here. I had never heard of gradient at the time and I was really messy with the clean up of my nails. This one I will call Firefly’s at dusk.

april 30 day nail art challenge day 26 gradient

Base Coat: Ruby Kisses yellowed out

Gradient ( top to bottom) Essie  Aruba Blue, Santee sky blue, and Ruby Kisses orange u over