Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Happy Pumpkin and Ghost...

Happy 15 days until Halloween! XD Hope you're October has been filled with pumpkin patches and nightly walks to enjoy the fantastic decorations. I've been trying to cram as much Halloween festivities into my time off of work. Tonight, for instance, I'm going to a new jack-o-lantern exhibit called The Rise! It's gonna be so much fun!!!

To celebrate all the awesome decorations, I decided to paint my nails inspired by one of my favorite decorations that I have!

He's an old-fashioned blowmold! These are my favorite kinds of decorations, even though they are a pain in the butt to store the rest of the year. We've had this guy for as long as I can remember. So at least since the early 90's. He's a big guy, about 3 feet tall or so. And he lights up!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Autumn Scarecrow...

Can I just say how happy I am that the seasons have finally changed? Oh my gosh, you have no idea. And it's autumn! One of my favorite seasons. I find it a very nostalgic season for me, mostly because I loved it so much as a child. And we have so much to look forward to in the up-coming months.

Also, here is the start of my favorite nail art season! What with the holidays coming up we're about to see a ton of fabulous nail art trickle in on beauty blogs. I can't wait! And here is the start of my contribution!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Disney's Peter Pan and Tinkerbell!

Disney fan alert! Went on a trip to Disneyland a few weeks ago and decided to do a look inspired by one of my all-time favorite Disney movies, Peter Pan.

Now, before I go on, I have to give a huge shout out to IHaveACupcake as her Peter Pan video is the inspiration for this look. And when I say 'inspiration', I really mean that I duplicated her look on one of my hands, then too Cupcake's style and painted Tink on  the other!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sunset Spiderwebs...

I know it's only mid-August... but I'm eager for the Halloween season. Maybe it's that kids are already back to school or that I just really want it not to be hot anymore. But I've been breaking into my Halloween plates recently. I've been holding myself back, only using images that suggest Halloween and doesn't scream the spooky season. So I opted for spiders and webs.

Yes, I did do the same look twice in a row. I couldn't help it. I love this SO much! And it appeared that many other people did too. I got stopped at work multiple times a day, which was really nice. And while at the service desk at work I helped Lisa Ann Walter (from the 1998 Parent Trap) and she pointed out my nails and said she liked them. XD As a Disney fan I geeked out a little... but only on the inside.

Just out of curiosity, which one do you like better? I think I'm gravitating towards the bottom one. I love the bright yellow at the tips, but I like how dark the top one starts at the cuticle. I just can't decide!

~Samantha Rae


Top Look:
Tart Deco by Essie
Sugar High by China Glaze
Spontaneous by China Glaze
Grape Pop by China Glaze
Northern Lights by INM
Black Konad Special Polish
BM-013 (Bundle Monster 2010 Revised Set)

Bottom Look:
The "It" Color by OPI
Tart Deco by Essie
Sugar High by China Glaze
Spontaneous by China Glaze
Grape Pop by China Glaze
Fairy Dust by China Glaze
Black Konad Special Polish
Web: BM-013 (Bundle Monster 2010 Revised Set)
Spider: Mash-38 (Mash Nail Art Plate Set)


*Polishes purchased by me. The opinions above are my own and should be taken as such. I am not a professional.*

{REVIEW} Born Pretty Store Round Neon Glitter

I have another product sent to me from Born Pretty Store! This time it's some really cool round neon glitters!

Monday, July 21, 2014

{REVIEW} Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate QA86

About a month or two ago Born Pretty Store contacted me and asked if I'd review a few products for them. And my reply? HECK YES!!! I love Born Pretty Store. They have affordable, high quality nail art tools, polishes, studs, nail decals... everything! And, yes, even nail stamping plates! And today, I have a review for nail stamping plate QA86.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Justice League!

Took a little break from my usual red, white and blue kick I hit this time a year. Surprising, right? Well, I completely blame my sister. She's been playing Holy B@Man Musical non-stop for  few weeks and she's got me hooked too. Thanks Rachel. So, to commemorate the musical, I thought I'd pain a few  characters on my nails. Of course, they're also part of the Justice League. You know. Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Nautical redux!

Happy first day of Summer everyone! Today is the longest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere and I thought I'd celebrate it with another post! You're welcome. ;)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

#Disneyside Event!!!!

I know, I know. I'm finally showing my face around here after nearly a month long unannounced hiatus.  I have no real reason for my time off other than I just got lazy. Somehow that's possible, lol. But I'm back with a story and some nails to match!

Let me set the scene. WAAYYY back in February Disney announced an event taking place at the Disney parks where both Disneyland and Walt Disney World would be open for 24 hours. "Rock Your Disney Side Party" took place on May 23 from 6am to 6am on the 24th and for once they actually encouraged you to show up in costume! I was all over it and knew immediately I wanted to go. And after a surprisingly short time I came up with an idea for my sister and I.

Yes. We pulled out characters no one under the age of 20 would know. And It was awesome! Chip and Dale from The Rescue Rangers. I was Dale (on the right) and my sister Rachel was Chip (on the left). Not many people recognized us (not much of a surprise to us) but the people who did knowwho we were got a big kick out of our costumes. People even wanted to take pictures with us!

We were at Disneyland from around 1pm to close to 10pm. By the time 9pm rolled around the park got really crowded. Really, REALLY crowded. So we bailed. But it was so much fun. If you ever get a chance to go to an event at any of the Disney parks I highly suggest you go. And wear some Mickey Ears!

Okay, okay. Onto the nails...

Monday, May 5, 2014

Dorothy Gale, from Kansas...

If you've been following me for a while, you might have realized by now that I am a nostalgic person. I love looking back and reminiscing about the 'good old days'. But doesn't everyone? And this is why there is a huge fad going around, and has been for a while, called Throwback Thursday (#TBT). I'm a little late on the bandwagon, but I was looking through old family photos looking for some stuff to share and I found this:

 Now, I'm not one to brag, but wasn't I adorable? I'm a little over 5 years old here. I remember living in this Halloween costume. This was 1992, when you couldn't just go out and buy costumes. This was hand-made by my mom, who herself is a huge Judy Garland fan. She made everything from the dress down to the ruby slippers. We still have it tucked away in the garage somewhere...

Where am I going with this, you may ask? When I saw this pictures I knew I had to do a Dorothy Gale inspired nail design!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Water Marble...

Hello, nail painters! How have you all been? How was your Easter weekend? Mine was pretty good. Got to spend some time with the family, both at work and at home, and ate wayyy too much candy. Bu that's what we do on holidays where we literally search the ground for hidden plastic eggs with sugary candy inside. And I have to admit that I love it so much!

Today, I'm gonna share the design I wore on Easter, to my families get-together. ;)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Colors Skittle...

I know it's been a little while since I updated. I'm sorry for that. Work's picked up since it's Spring Break, people are taking time off, and its just been a generally busy week. But What with tomorrow being EASTER I thought I'd jump on here and share a design with you!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Parchment & Lace Flowers!

Hello, all! Hope your weekend is treating you well. Mine is pretty good! We're having perfect weather her in So Cal. It is 66 degrees and beautiful out. This is why I love spring. ;)

Okay, I'm done bragging about where I live. I'm sure you're all sick of it. Today I have a design to share with you that's from my archive folder! It's getting a little full, so I thought I'd share one with you today. Sounds good? I hope so.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Gradient Stamping Tutorial...

As mentioned in my previous post, I have a tutorial for you guys! ^_^ Stamping a gradient! It's much easier than it sounds. ;)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Stamping Rainbow Gradient Chevrons...

Having too much fun with all these wonderful colors. I can't even tell you... I can't. So instead of telling you, I shall show you!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pastel Polka Dots...

Hello all. ;) It's finally spring! Yay!! And it's funny I say that because here in Southern California we've had 'spring' weather since mid-January. But to be able to say its spring... it just makes me happy! And spring means that I can break out all my pastel polishes!!!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Valentine's Conversation Nails...

I know posting a Valentine's Day design now would make it a little late... but better late than never, right?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nick na nick nick na nick nick nick... NICKELODEON!

I let my twin sister pick out a nail polish for me to use today. And what did she give me? I'm With The Lifeguard by China Glaze. Wow, what a bright green! I knew she'd throw a curve ball at me, she's silly that way, so I went with the punches and decided to do a design inspired by Nickelodeon!

When I was a kid, I loved this channel! It was literally the only station I watched on the weekends when I was elementary school. Rugrats, All That, Clarissa Explains It All, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, Hey Arnold, Snick... Those were the days, huh? I could go on forever listing my favorite shows.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Valentine's Day: Glitter, Gradient and Stamping, oh my!

I'm stuck in "Valentine's Day" mode, you guys. I'm really gravitating towards the pinks, reds, and glitters. But I guess that isn't really out of the norm for me, lol.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Valentine's Day Glitter Mani featuring Spellbound Nails!

Okay everyone. I have a first of mine to share with you all today. I finally bit the bullet and purchased my very first set of indie brand polishes. It only took me, oh, over 2 years. But I wanted to wait until I found a set that I really, really liked and felt was worth the high price tag. And then I found Spellbound Nails new Valentines Day Victorian Romance Collection. I'm a sucker for pink, red, glitter, and holo polishes and this set has it all! So without further ado, here is my current look.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Be-lated Christmas Eve Design!

I've been sick, you guys. *sniffles* Feeling MUCH better than I did, but I'm just now getting back to the real world and I realized 2 things. One, I forgot to post on Thursday because that was the day the flu hit me hard. And two, I never posed my Christmas Eve design! Na-what?!