Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me!!!!

Well, I can't believe it.  Today, March 9th is my 26th birthday.  I honestly don't feel anywhere near this age...I still feel about 21/22 ;) Regardless, I am getting older & life is still going to go on, keep passing. So I am going to own this year, this age.  Maybe some of the biggest changes of my life will end up happening on this 26th year.  Who knows? We shall see....
Anyhow, for a mani to go along with my birthday celebration, I wanted something loud, something really bright...and yes a little glittery! So I am loving China Glaze "Flip Flop Fantasy" right now. I love this neon pink with coral/orange undertones...it is BRIGHT! I painted these earlier this week to celebrate the impending anniversary of my birth all week long.  Every girl should celebrate her birthday at least all week long! I won't talk much about this because it's pretty simple....I used OPI Nail Envy for my basecoat.  I did need at least 3 coats of the China Glaze.  It's got almost a "chalky" formula and, like a lot of ChG colors Ive noticed, dry matte.  It was pretty streaky still after 2 coats.  After I let those 3 coats dry, I used a makeup applicator sponge to do a cuticle glitter gradient with Ulta "Piñata-Yada-Yada" (a pretty good multicolor dupe of Deborah Lippman's "Happy Birthday")  This one doesn't have square glitters like DL's & has smaller hexagon shaped glitter pieces.  But for $6 and get another Ulta polish free, its pretty darn great!
Here comes a buttload of photos because I can't help myself...it's my birthday y'all ;D





 after 3 coats & no topcoat. you can see how it dries kind of matte

 just after finishing sponging on the glitter
 Now after applying the glorious Seche Vite topcoat!






Hope you liked my loud bright party nails I created to celebrate my birthday! 
...and a big shoutout to all my fellow fabulous PISCES out there!

12 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!! This mani is a great sparkly way to celebrate your birthday!

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    1. Thank you soooooooo much Saira! you are the bomb girl!

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  2. This is so fun and festive! Hope you have a great birthday!

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    1. glad you like it! thank you!!!!

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  3. I absolutely love this! Perfect bright and loud b-day nails. I want some cake and sprinkles now...Happy Birthday!

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    1. woohoo!!!! yessssssssss totally what i was going for....cake frosting with sprinkles! love it! thanks girl!

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  4. Happy Birthday! Your mani looks so festive!

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  5. This is such a fun birthday mani! Happy birthday! :)

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  6. Haaaaappy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Ryyyyyyyyyyaaaaan! Happy Birthday to you!

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  7. Happy Birthday!!!! I love this mani it is awesome! Hope you have have a great day!

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  8. I LOVE this glitter gradient!!! Happy belated birthday!

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