Category Archives: at home gel manicure

Another NOTD post

The posting has been less frequent, as Lyme is kicking my butt the past week. But, I can post pics of a few NOTD pics from last week!
The first is Finger Paints new gel polish in Pink Glaze (so light and very natural looking, would be great for a traditional French manicure) with Gelish Tumberline Violet (2 coats) on top. The Gelish Tumberline took me a few fingers to get the hang of. The larger glitter must sink to the bottom, and I was trying to fish more out. I love glitter and I like my nails to have a LOT of glitter, not just a few pieces.


The second look is actually polished over the first mani. I can’t wear “regular” nail polish anymore. My nails are too weak and brittle. I prefer to have my gel polish on all the time! The polish is Pure Ice “Fiesty.” I ADORE the pinky purple color, but the formula was hideous! I’m sure you can see the streaks. It wasn’t just streaky, but it had an off texture too. Maybe I should exchange it at Wal Mart. I’m going to try some polish thinner first, to see if that helps. If you have any recommendations for similar colors to this in gel polish formula, please let me know!!


What’s on your nails this week?
xo Amber



NOTD - Red Carpet Manicure Drop Dead Gorgeous

What do you think of my latest Red Carpet Manicure gel polish combo?? I’m loving it!
This is 2 coats of RCM Drop Dead Gorgeous topped with 2 coats of RCM Shimmering Gown.



Haul - Gelish 75% off at Sally’s!!

I had really good luck last week when I went into Sally’s for polish remover.
They are having there normal post holiday sale, but I also stumbled on some Gelish polishes that were an additional 50% off the already lowered price. I love a bargain!!

Gelish is my absolute favorite at home gel nail polish. I’ve only tried a few other brands, BUT Gelish is by far the most consistent formula, has opaque dark colors and is super durable.

Holiday gift pack contains Queen of Hearts, which is the only color I’ve tried so far. It’s a gorgeous Merlot shade with subtle shimmer. It was opaque in 2 coats, but I did three to be safe. It’s holding up very well so far. Also in this package is Izzy Wizzy, Let’s get Busy. This is a sparkly shimmer meant for layering. I think it’s pinkish lavender, but I’m not certain.

The other colors are Cocktail Party Drama (I think this is deep purple),
Take Action (medium pink cream) and Cashmere Kind of Gal (gray, looks like a cream).
One thing about gel polish is the colors do change slightly once you cure them.

What’s your favorite gel brand and color?

NOTD Gelish ‘star burst’ & Red Carpet ‘Make Up Time’

I am loving this NOTD! It’s two layers of Gelish Star Burst, and two layers of RCM Make Up Time.
This is also my first post using my new iPhone for the photo and posting! Love the ease of use! :)