Mani Monday 11/26/12

Happy Mani Monday–pm edition!

Thought I would shake things up a bit and do an evening post.

Okay-totally overslept the alarm this morning hence the evening post.

This is my last fall inspired mani for this year and I took this inspiration from my favorite fall drink – Hot Cocoa!  I used a dark brown and lovely rich purple which by the way would make a great duo for eyeshadow.


Products used: AVON Forbidden Fudge and Decadence.

Enjoy the last week of November and check back for this month’s fantasy makeup segment! I am very excited to share it with you!


See you next Mani Monday with Christmas Nails!!


Mani Monday-Thanksgiving

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Edition of Mani Monday!

I absolutely love Thanksgiving week.  It’s like the calm before the storm of activity hits with a bonus of especially good food and fellowship.

So, what is everyone thankful for this year?

I am thankful for my friends both old and new, my family, and my faith.

I am also thankful for a great set of nails.

All colors are from Avon:

Barefoot Beige, Lucky Penny, Gleaming Gold, Midnight Green, and Forbidden Fudge.

Wishing you a blessed, fun, and safe week!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

                                                                               I Chronicles 16:34

Mani Monday on a Tuesday

Welcome to Mani Monday on a Tuesday!

Today’s mani is inspired by pumpkins and a  dip dye technique that I saw on Polish Alcoholic’s blog.

Below is my rendition of this technique but check out NOTD: Dip Dye  to see where the inspiration began!

All colors are once again from Avon which are still incredibly $3.49. I have been stocking up before the price decides to pop back up!

Base: Lucky Penny     Color 1: Barefoot Beige     Color 2: Vintage Boutique

Color 3:  Forbidden Fudge     Color 4:  Midnight Green

What color combinations would you try?

Mani Monday 10/29/12

Good Morning and Happy Mani Monday!!

This week I had the time to complete my ode to Tim Burton with a manicure inspired by “The Corpse Bride.”   What I love about this movie, aside from the stunning visuals, is the story.  I am a sucker for a love story.  Yes even one that may be a wee bit off the beaten path.

Here are the colors for this look.

Base: Avon Urban Gray  3 coats

Colors: Avon Absinthe, OPI Greece Just Blew Me Away, Avon Licorice
Wishing everyone a great week!  See you soon!!!!

Mani Monday 10/15/12

It’s just another Mani Monday ooh-ooh!
In scheming up ideas for this week’s mani it came to me.  Create my ode to Tim Burton through nails!  So here it is, this week’s mani inspired by “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”  This is my all-time favorite holiday movie and I adore when this theme takes over the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.  This week I am not only posting the finished product but the steps I took as well.  Enjoy!


Step 1)

Base coat: OPI: Greece Just Blew Me Away

2 coats



Step 2)

Kinda created a V at the tip but any quasi design would work.

OPI: Movin’ Out



Step 3)

Just made one last stripe.

Avon:  Gleaming Gold



okay-this is the slightly tricky part, but if I can do it so can you!

Step 4)

Using a thin paintbrush painted on black stitches by following the blocks of color.

Avon: Licorice



and here is what I added for an additional bit of whimsy

Hmmm…I am suddenly in the mood to watch a movie.  Wonder which one I should watch?

Have a great week and see you next Monday!

Mani Monday 10/8/12

Happy Monday! What better way to start off a new week than with a new set of nails!

This week’s mani is inspired by the short and now feature film “Frankenweenie”!  I loved the short film when it first came out and am so excited to see the full-length film. Tim Burton continues to inspire me in the realm of “what if” through his storytelling and design and I am a sucker for the “what if”.  Before I compose an ode to Tim Burton let me show you the nails!


The colors featured are Absinthe, Licorice, and Decadence and are all available from Avon.

Here are the three reasons why I go with Avon nail colors.

         1) The price.  Right now the nail colors are just $3.49 each

         2) The wear.  Let’s face it, I can make every nail enamel chip off in 1 day or less even the excessively expensive guaranteed to stay for weeks kind.  This stays on for up to a week for me even without a top coat.

         3) I sell it.  Okay there it is, I sell Avon and try all the products.

So I am hooked on the Avon nail colors.  If you want to be hooked too check them out at  Okay enough with the shameless self-promoting for tonight!  I will see you back here next week for another installment of Mani Monday!!