Sunday, August 22, 2010

Giveaways I'm Entering!

Hey everyone! Here are some giveaways I'll be entering this weekend!

Nailstah is having a giveaway celebrating 400 followers with a ton of nail polish for GFC/RSS followers and other goodies for those following via Facebook and Twitter! Sooo many polishes!

Kaitlyn is having a back-to-school giveaway with a ton of great stuff!

Allya at Painted Tips is having a giveaway celebrating one year and 241 followers with a lot of cool nail goodies, including some fantastic hand-painted fake nails!

Konad-licious is having a crackle nail polish giveaway just for fun! I've been wanting to try crackle polish since I've been seeing it on so many nail blogs recently.

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Hello, hello! This is another manicure from the vault that I did in June for my early birthday/going away dinner with relatives before I went to Cornell for the summer. It was an early celebration for my 21st birthday (my birthday is on July 2nd), so I had to use Ruby Pumps! It's so pretty and glamorous; I absolutely love this polish! On with the pictures!

China Glaze - Ruby Pumps

For a little extra flair, I decided to do a colored mani with black freehand tips using Pure Ice Black Rage.

China Glaze - Ruby Pumps
Pure Ice - Black Rage 

I also did a pedicure like this as well, but I didn't get any photos of my toes. I'm not sure if I'd want to post them anyways! 

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed sharing them! See you nail enthusiasts next time!

The Clumsy Kiwi

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Start of My Nail Polish Adventures

Hello world! I've been inspired by all of these online blogs about nail polish to start one of my own. I've always loved nail polish and how beautiful and versatile it can be.

As a college student, I really almost completely stopped painting my nails, but with all of this new inspiration, I'm going to at least try to keep this up. I may not always have all the newest and up-to-date collections that are out there because of my college student budget, but I can at least keep everyone entertained with what I do have and hopefully some different nail art styles as I experiment.

Here is a manicure I did back in May or so. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in The Real Teal and Deep Purple and Pure Ice Gold Mist.

Left Hand - Argyle

Right Hand - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear The Real Teal for a base

Right Hand - Stripes!

I hope you enjoyed these! I actually liked the striped style more even though it was a bit simpler to do. I've always liked teal/purple combos, but for some reason they just blend together a bit too well where they meet up and you can't really see the defining line between them, as is the case in the argyle mani. That's why I decided to do the nice separating gold stripe on my right hand.

Well, thanks for joining me and I hope to see you around again soon!

The Clumsy Kiwi