Monday, November 5, 2012

Blog Your Heart Out

Hello Lacquer Fans

Back again after my 31 day challenge,  I had to give my hands a rest and let the skin around my nails recoup after all that nail polish remover.  (lol)  So after a ton of lotion and hand treatments, here I am with some magnificent news.  Simple Joy of Polish has awarded me Lacqsofluv the "Blog Your Heart Out Button."  I know.......  isn't it wonderful. Please check out her blog, I've been following her for some time now and she's awesome!!  I am so excited and now I get to pass this along to 5 more wonderful bloggers that blog their hearts out.   

Part of this award is that I must answer 5 questions so here they are:
1.  What/who encouraged you start blogging? 
I must say it was my best friend that encouraged me into starting a blog.  I kept telling her I'm not a good writer, I don't think I can do this and she kept insisting and insisting and so here I am today, actually writing and enjoying it too.  Thanks Lacquerice (Lacq-er-riss) !!!
2.  How did you choose what topic(s) to blog about?
That was very easy, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE nail polish. Trying new brands and I must say I am a nail art addict. 
3.  What is something that most people don't know about you?
OK, now you throw a hard one out there, lol, I have a birthmark in the middle of my back and almost the entire family has the same birthmark  lol
4.  What are 3 words to describe your style?
Simple, Elegant, Sparkly   lol
5.  What do you like to do when you're not blogging?
I try to spend as much time as I can with my family.  I am a very family oriented person.
Now it's time to choose who I am passing this award along to:  Drum roll please
Thank you ladies for a great job you all do on your blogs.  I really enjoy reading them and learning from them.  YOU LADIES ROCK!!
If you received this award, you must pass this along to 5 bloggers that have less than 100 followers and that blog their hearts out.  Also they must answer the 5 questions above.  It's nice to learn a little something extra about each other.
Thanks again to Simple Joy of Polish 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 31 ~~> Re-Create your Favorite Day

Whoop!! Whoop!! Ladies.

Last day of this month long journey and it has been great. Thanks to Lacquerice (Lacq-er-riss)  for all the support and encouragement. Thanks to her sister in law now my sis as well. She has done the challenge with us and I'm so glad that we all did an awesome job. We learned a lot of new techniques. Some we like. Some we don't like as much. Lol

I'm happy to introduce you to my favorite challenge day. I think you might of guessed it "Inspired by GLITTER". So I hope you all like it.

Bad picture, I was at work  LOL

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day 30 ~~> Inspired by a Tutorial


Hello Lacquer-istas'
Today calls for inspired by a tutorial.  Now... I love watching tutorials on YouTube and learning new techniques and getting inspired by the many different designs. Several months ago I came across this tutorial by cutepolish and I found it to be so beautiful that I knew when this day came I would use this video today.  I did tweak it a little bit by changing the background color to a more orange reddish color and made the dots a bit bigger but I think it came out pretty good. 
I am including the tutorial in my post today so you can see how quick and easy it was to do these beautiful monarch butterflies. 

Here's a split view

Monday, October 29, 2012

Day 29~~> Inspired by Supernatural

Hello Monday!!!

We only got a couple of days left and this challenge will be over. :-(

Today brings us the Supernatural. I decided to do little aliens on two nails because I really like this color green by Color Club, it's from the Poptastic Collection.
 I made his mouth kinda oval but that's because they have a surprised look on their face.  They are probably thinking "OMG look at this chick with all that nail polish!!" 
Let me know what you think.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Day 28 ~~> Inspired by a Flag

This post is very dear to my heart as my dad is Dominican.
He passed away on September 15, 2011. I miss him terribly and during my entire mani I was thinking about him.

I got this mani done in no time. I got it on the first try. I've never blocked before and I think I nailed it on the 1st try. I know my dad is still with me everywhere I go.
 He lives within me, he lives in my heart.

I love you Papi and miss you more and more everyday. Can't wait for the day that we are reunited.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Day 27 ~~> Inspired by Artwork

Hello Lacq-A-Holics,

Today brings us to day 27, only a few more days left and I complete my 31 day nail challenge.

Now back to business. Lol.
   I have always loved the arabesque look. It's so whimsical yet elegant. When you draw it, it's like you can't make a mistake because you draw what comes from your heart. Kinda like when you do your nails. You pick your color and draw whatever comes to mind.
 Sometimes it's planned, but sometimes it's not.

Tell me what kind of art work are you interested in and how do you incorporate it into your nails.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Day 26 ~~> Inspired by Pattern

Hello Everyone

TGIF!! It's been a long week for me. I barely had time to do my nails but I had to make sure that I squeeze that in.

Today's inspiration comes from the chevron pattern. I seen this pattern on some curtains a while back ago. I really like this design.. I used it as a modified French Manicure but with a twist. I made the top black and the bottom a light pearl color, since my hand isn't always so steady I decided to add a little shimmer by separating the two colors with a line of silver glitter polish.

Since I'm in such a rush today. I didn't do a good job of cleaning it up to make it neater but you get the point of my pattern. LOL!!

Have a great weekend and come back tomorrow for some artwork.  GTG!!

Chevron Pattern