Monday, May 14, 2012

Under Your Spell

Good evening! Sorry for the few days absence. We started my youngest daughter on seizure medication, and I've had to keep a close eye on her. Which meant, no nail polish for me. At least not while they were awake. But things seem to be doing great. I feel like my Zoey is different. Which is a good thing!! :)

So I have some fun colors to share with you! First:

Here is my swatch of Wet n Wild's Haze of Love.

And here is a swatch of Wet n Wild's Under Your Spell.
So here is my manicure:
I used:
1 coat Sally Hansen's Double Duty base coat
2 coats Wet n Wild Haze of Love
1 coat Wet n Wild Under Your Spell
1 coat Seche Vite
Then I stamped on the pattern with Konad m57 using my awesome Color Club Gingerbread Man.
I topped it all off with another coat of Seche Vite.

Under Your Spell by itself is actually really really sheer, and appears to have a black base. But I thought it would look really nice with the brownish red of Haze of Love. And I was right. I really like the combo. As usual, I do not like the ManiCurve brush of Under Your Spell. But I can get around these brushes, now that I'm getting used to them. I really enjoyed the application of Haze of Love. It is such a creme-alicious color, and formula.

After painting on my two Wet n Wild polishes, I left it like that for a day. Then I decided I needed to add SOMETHING to it. So I added the stamping. I think it was a good choice. I had a hard time deciding if I should do gold, black, bronze. Deciding on gold was a good move. As always, I love Gingerbread Man. It is by far the best clearance find I have found to date.

I am excited to get back to blogging again, now that I don't have to watch Zoey's every move. I am SO happy to be able to paint my nails, and have time to photograph them and post post post!!! I am hoping to get better at tape manicures. I've been using scotch tape, and I've also tried masking tape. But neither work well for me.

Any advice? Tips? Tricks? I really want to do a nicely done stripped manicure...but mine always seem to look so sloppy!!!

What do you all think of the color combo?? Love it or hate it?

Again, I'm so happy to be back! And I can't wait to hear from my readers! I need some nail-support! <3

Until next time...


Disclosure *I was not paid for this review. I was not given the polish for this review. I paid for the polish with my own money. This is purely my own opinion, thoughts, and suggestions about this polish.*


  1. I use painters tape for my tape manicures. I love the leopard print! So glad your little girl is doing better!

    1. Painters tape!!! I never thought of that!!! Thank you!!! I will go out and buy some today! :)

      Thank you for your comment about my little girl. I'm so glad she is seeming to be getting better!!! <3 <3 <3

      And THANK YOU for being such an awesome reader! I can always count on you for advice!

  2. this is so pretty! i love the gold detail on your ring finger =D i don't have any luck with scotch tape either. i even tried reinforcments while trying the half moon mani - and i haven't had any luck there either. i like the advice of trying painters tape though =)
    so glad for both zoey and you! we'll keep you both in our prayers. also, i'm so glad to see you blogging again - i miss your post when your gone - hope you had a nice mother's day =D

    1. Amy, I did have a wonderful mother's day!!! Thank you! Did you????
      I've tried reinforcements too..and they don't work for me either. What are we doing wrong??? LOL!!! I will letcha know how painters tape works out! OR, if you try it before me, let me know!!! <3 <3

  3. Oh, I wish I could even keep polish on! Your nails lool fabulous and I think I'm liking the leopard print!!

    I wanted to thank you for the very kind words you left on my blog yesterday about our friend Wade. I wanted to email you privately to tell you this but didn't see a contact, so sorry to post it here. I'm glad your daughter is doing better and my heart goes out to you when your husband deploys,'s tough for certain, not to mention when you have children and either they or your are going through health issues it makes it even more of a challenge. Hang in there!

    1. Thank you thank you thank you for the compliments, and the well wishes. When I read your post about Wade, I was filled with so much emotion. You did such a beautiful job remembering him. Being apart of the military family is really hard. But I am proud to be one member of the building blocks of America's safety. And I'm sure you'll be proud when your boy joins. It's hard, and I worry a lot, but I couldn't be more proud! <3

      I love your blog, and I LOOOOVE your jewelry designs!!!!! You have SOOO much talent!!!!