Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine's Day Soiree @ Dunup Boutique

Single, married or somewhere in between...every girl needs a cute outfit and their nails done before V-Day, right?  Come check out Dunup Boutique for some pre-Valentine's Day fashion, treats and manicures. 

When: We will be kicking off the fun on Sunday, February 13 from 12 - 5 pm 

Where: Dunup Boutique 3340 22nd street at Guerrero, San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CND Shellac, Meet a Cheetah

My latest obsession is UV gel nail polish.  It's p-h-e-n-o-m-e-n-a-l.  The problem is that I only have three colors right now because there's a shortage in the market. I need MORE!

Now normally, you are not supposed to use gel polish with any other formulation of polish.  I took a risk and decided to layer CND Shellac in "Tutti Frutti" with a black Konad cheetah design.  It worked!  No peeling, chipping or bizarre reactions so far. 

This is the manicure I gave Sarah last night.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year - Michael Jackson Style!

New Year's Eve inspired lots of glitter.  I painted my nails with Essie "Licorice" and dumped loads of black and silver micro-glitter over my nails while they were still wet.  They looked great for the first night.  The next day...not so much.  Their glory faded because I did not use a top coat (I thought the top coat diminished the sparkle so I decided to forgo it).  It wasn't my original idea, but the finished product reminded me of the King of Pop circa 1980's with his glimmering socks and black getups.  I kind of liked it.

Going Ga Ga for Bad Romance

Named after Lady Ga Ga's song "Bad Romance" (Ga Ga rah dah dah, dah dah, duh dah dah) this Lippmann Collection polish stunned me in the bottle at Barney's.  Deep plum with shimmery flecks and chunks of purple glitter.  Thought I'd set it off with some gold stars.  On the nails I think the base is a bit too deep to show the true beauty of the polish.  Looks almost black.  Like to hear it?  Here it goes: