February 28, 2012

French Pink Wednesday

Todays pink wednesday post is simple but I'm happy to say it is a french. I haven't done a french on my nails since christmas due to the fact that I stupidly cut my nails and have been waiting ages(!) for them to grow back... Now that they have reached an acceptable length, I created this sweet and simple french manicure for pink wednesday.    
   They still have a little growing left to do before I'm happy with the length though :)


I used Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Back to the Fuchsia for the flowers 
and Sally Hansen Nearly Nude Natural White for the tips... 
Forgive the uneven digits, I'm out of practice for freehanded french's




February 27, 2012

Stripe Out!

I Just love green! Unfortunately, I have limited green attire. I decided that I will wear black or white tomorrow while I sport this mani because I just had to paint my nails with this color.

This is my rarely seen right hand.
The color in this photo is the closest match to real life.




You can see the blueish tint in the polish in the photos of my left hand,
 but it looked a little too blue for my liking.


I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint as my base
Finger Paints Paper Mache as my base on my accent nail
Striped colors are Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Calypso Blue, Finger Paints Fun-Fetti and Nicole by OPI Give me the 1st Dance
Topped off with inm Out the Door Super Fast Drying Top Coat




February 26, 2012

Warm He-art-ed

Still unsure about this manicure, but I love this color! Finger Paints Warm He-Art-Ed stamped with BM-213 and Finger Paints Black expressionism.


The first picture shows the actual color best. 
The second just shows the gold shine in a brighter setting.


February 25, 2012

Here's hoping for spring!

This weather is getting me down. It's not snowing and it is definitely not sunny... it is dreary, wet, cold, and sloppy. So on this awful day, I decided to protest the weather and hope for an early spring..



American Apparel Office as my base
China Glaze Four Leaf Clover (green)
China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le (blue)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening (yellow)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Presto Pink (pink)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pronto Purple (butterfly)
American Apparel L'Esprit (butterfly wings)

February 23, 2012

Winding down with Wined Up!

After a long hard day at work I enjoyed unwinding with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Wined Up and creating this simple and elegant mani. I'm not usually a fan of red polish, but this deep red was a must have and I love it with Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cafe Au Lait.


Woah! I just realized that I used all Sally Hansen Products for this mani (besides the top coat)
Sally Hansen Complete Care 4-in-1 treatment as my base
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cafe Au Lait (nude)
Sally Hansen Nearly Nude Natural White
and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Wined Up
Topped off with inm OutTheDoor fast drying top coat


February 22, 2012

I wear Pink on Wednesday

My second pink wednesday post! Quick post tonight, I'm off to bed, work in the morning...


BM-208 With Sally Hansen Insta Dri Presto Pink and Pronto Purple


February 20, 2012

The Dotting Tool contest at Chalkboard Nails

Sarah at Chalkboard Nails is hosting a contest. The Dotting Tool contest here!

The rules were simple:

  • Only one entry per person, please.
  • You must do these designs on your own nails.
  • Your design must use a dotting tool of some kind.
  • You can use the brush that comes with your polish to aid in your design.
  • Stamping is discouraged but not prohibited. I really want this to be about the dotting tool and its possibilities!
  • You may not use acrylic paint for your design.
  • You may not use nail art brushes for your design.
  • Your design does not have to be a new design.
  • You must submit your designs through the Inlinkz tool at the end of this post between now and Monday, March 5th. 
  • This contest is open internationally, excluding Italy (Llarowe does not ship there).

So Here is my entry! Wish me luck!



I used Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Wild Orchid as my base
Dotting colors were: Finger Paints paper mache
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Pronto Purple
American Apparel Nail Lacquer L'Esprit
And topped it off with Out the Door fast drying top coat 





February 19, 2012

Sunday Fun-day!

Happy one week anniversary to my blog! I spent this lazy day browsing other nail blogs and especially loved the 31 day challenge that many bloggers did. Todays mani was inspired by Cristina at Let Them Have Polish!


Aldo Nail Lac-quer Stay Gold El Dorado (one of my favorite polishes)
 & Finger Paints Black Expressionism

February 18, 2012

Oooh Shinies wedding challenge

Bregje over at Oooh Shinies recently did a post asking her followers to create a wedding manicure using a nude polish as a base. Here is the link to her post: http://www.ooohshinies.com/2012/02/show-us-your-wedding-mani-idea.html


And since I could only send one picture, I put all of my ideas in one... 



Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cafe Au Lait was my base
From left to right:
1. Finger Paints paper mache used with a nail art brush to do the flower and Sally Girl Sparkle effects glitter. 
2. Finger Paints paper mache and BM-201 with Orly Shine on Crazy diamond on top
3. Finger Paints paper mache, Finger Paints black expressionism and the silver lining is L.A.Colors Art Deco Silver Glitter
4. Finger Paints paper mache and Orly Shine on Crazy diamond


Here was the manicure before adding the glitter or Orly shine on crazy diamond...


Slumber Party!

So last night I had a sleepover with two of my cousins :) Phoebe and Mackenzie.. age 12 and 10 respectively... lots of movie watching, junk food eating, and of course painting our nails!

Here is what Phoebe chose to have painted on hers...

Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Back to the Fuchsia
stamped with BM-225 and Finger Paints Black expressionism

And what Mackenzie decided she wanted... 

Finger Paints Black expressionism with blue rhinestones
Finger Paints cerulean seascape on the ring finger stamped with Salon Express Plate SE-21 and Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Grass Slipper 




And for my own nails, I got the idea from http://www.bellasugar.com/How-Get-Leopard-Print-Nail-Art-11802929?slide=7



Stamping Plate BM-221
then I used a dotting tool for each of the colors below
Unfortunately, the top coat caused some smudging on this one.. I'll learn for next time.


Hope you all enjoy these as much as I did creating them! 




February 16, 2012

I like cats



This kitty cat mani was a creation of mine a month ago... I thought I would share :) 



I Cannot remember the specific color on my tips but the kitty cat and paw print was created with a dotting tool and Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Midnight in NY, fine details (white whiskers and black  were painted using L.A. Colors Art Deco Black and White.


water marbling with a twist

This manicure gave me quite the headache, but I'm pleased with the results.


Colors used to Marble:  China Glaze first mate and secret peri-wink-le
                                                                 Finger Paints Paper mache
                                                                 Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro Hard Metal

Tips were done with China Glaze first mate
Topped off with Orly shine on crazy diamond 
and of course Out the Door fast drying top coat

Enjoy!! I'm off to bed...



February 14, 2012

Presto! Pink Wednesday

In honor of my first pink wednesday post, I chose Sally Hansen Insta Dry #210 Presto Pink!


I used BM-224 with Finger Paints Black Expressionism to stamp
Hope you like it! :) 

Sweet and Simple.. Happy Valentine's Day!

No better day than today to show that special someone just how much you love them! :)
Happy Valentine's Day <3

 Base: China Glaze Rose among Thorns (neon)
Heart: Finger Paints Paper mache   and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Presto Pink
Top it off with ORLY shine on crazy diamond and Out the Door fast drying top coat

February 12, 2012

Be my valentine?


Some early valentines day nails I created... more to come for valentines day!

 I used Finger paints - paper mache as the base.
Hearts were painted with Sally Hansen - Back to the Fuchsia
Boy and girl were painted using L.A.Colors Art Deco - Black
Top it all off with my favourite fast drying top coat - Out the door by Inm (cheap too!)


February 11, 2012

Lets Celebrate!

Welcome to Kelsie's nail files! 

I love painting my nails and have experimented with nail art on and off for the past few years.
I recently discovered the world of nail art blogging when I stumbled upon nailasaurus.blogspot.com while looking for some christmas nail ideas. Sammy from nailasaurus was definitely an inspiration for me to start my own blog. I have been following countless nail art blogs since the new year, and have tried many of the designs myself. Nail art blogging has also introduced me to nail stamping. Most recently I ordered the new Bundle Monster plates online and have created a few great manicures with them so far. I am very excited to begin this blog, I will try my best to post regularly! 

To celebrate my first ever blog entry I put together this martini mani. drinks on me!



I used Rimmel 60 seconds #600-Deliciously Dark as my base. Which is a deep purple that I love (I'm working on taking better pictures - it turned out looking black). The martini was painted using L.A.Colors Art Deco white and baby pink. And the bubbles were created using Finger Paints paper mache.

Thanks for reading! look forward to more tomorrow and some valentine's day nails coming up!