Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Back to Sally, back to polish fun!

I'm back at Sally after a two year "break", ooohhhhh yeah. Wow, a lot has changed! And so many pretty polishes have come and gone, how sad :( But, now that I'll be working with public again, I'll be doing my nails much more again :)

Here's some cuteness I've done since my last post :)









Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Monday, September 26, 2011

Long time no see

'Ello!  Haven't been around much in a while... moved, couldn't find work -- no more Sally hookup! sadface :( -- and without a job I haven't really felt the need to decorate my hands like I used to, heh.  I just want to share something.

Whatever you're into... let it be known.  A good example is how I use coupons, and people who know this give me their Sunday papers if they don't need them. Well... I love nail polish, as you can probably tell, and I somehow found myself here:

Tonight, I saw heaven
My husband's friend's mom's friend's daughter came into this stash for dirt cheap when a dollar store closed.  I was invited over and I was allowed to take whatever.  I.  Wanted.

Let it be known.  That's all I can say.  You never know who's listening. :D

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fun with Pom Pom

I cheated and bought Pom Pom and Atlantis the day they arrived :)
Nina Ultra Pro - Smoke-n-Mirrors [which probably made no difference in the end]
CG - Pom Pom [x2]
Sinful Colors - Black on Black [sponged tips]
CG - Pom Pom

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And in the world of Sally, all red tagged [reduced/discontinued] items are 50% their marked price, including ALL the Christmas polishes and polish sets that are left, until New Years :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloweenie! + a freebie at Sally Beauty

This liquid and powder kit is 100% free at Sally this month, the coupon is in the flier.  Unfortunately, it is very hard to keep this in stock when it's free [it's nearly impossible, at least at my store :)] but maybe they can order you one if you miss out  :)

Anyhoo... Halloweenieness :D


I used a sponge I normally wouldn't use for gradients, it made big chunky spots that look kinda dirty or decayed.  I love :)


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Black and Pink II

Ohhh, I liked this muuuuch more :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More wintery sparklaaays :)


I haven't had anything to post in a while because I've been wearing Halley's Comet nonstop for over a week now :)  Now I think it's time for something different, but I still had to go for Halley's Comet for the dark.  The light is Sinful Colors, Nail Junkie.

It's hard to tell in the picture, but it's a light to dark gradient similar to the last wintery one, except instead of sponging it, I dragged the dark into the light with a toothpick, Mayparis style :) [I'm sure it's other peoples style too, this is just the first nail video I ever saw and the one that actually got me into nail art :)]

I don't know why I'm feeling the icy blue lately [besides the fact that I'm craving cooler weather, this heat's killing me], but wandering though my RSS feeds, I see I'm not the only one :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And it begins?

Cosmic FX has begun arriving at Sally this week :)  Halley’s Comet will be mine, oh yes.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Archive: Pacman!

I did this back in May, shortly after Pacman's 30th birthday :)  Original post: "You can blame my coworker for the inspiration for this :) In real life, the colors were absolutely perfect.  I got far more comments about these than I was expecting, and because I'm a very shy and modest person, it was almost enough to make me uncomfortable.  Almost.  :D"

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Giveaways

More wonderful things to hope for...

Archive: To go with my Winter Sparklaaay

I'm still rocking it, so here's one from about a month ago on a day that I was craving Fall :)

It was soooo pretty, but the picture doesn't show the red at the tips, or the shine.  It would have looked like fire if I took a toothpick to it :D  Oh well.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I call this "I want it to be winter NOW."

I like winter :)

I give it 12 hours before I start picking at the rhinestones.  I'm a picker.

Friday, August 6, 2010

I felt like being shiney today

I've finally recovered from cutting these babies WAY too short after a first-time-messing-with-silk-wraps disaster :) 

So, this is the kind of thing I do.  I almost always use a sponge in some way, I use them for both the gradients and for my tips [I'm kinda surprised I don't see more people use sponges for tips :D I have shakey hands, so I can't freehand very well, and I'm too impatient for tape]. 

I love doing gradients, it trips my customers out :D

Colors:
LA Colors - Electrified
Kleancolor - Sheer Lilac
China Glaze - Fairy Dust

Older pictures are at sparklaaay.tumblr.com :)



Friday, July 30, 2010

Ebay sellers I <3

With a little extra money last week, I was able to have a little Ebay shopping spree, and as of today I've recieved everything I ordered. This is mostly for my own reference, but it might be useful to others :) Hovering over the link should say what I got.

ebeautyhouse | eleseed | e.metro | valuekey | ejoytune | sellfromus

Any more that I should keep in mind for the next time I can have a shopping spree? :D

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Giveaways

w00t  :)

Hello :)

So... to start things off, I guess I'll post a little introduction. I'm Kris, 29, married, living in California. I work at a beauty supply store, which is what made me a lot more knowlegable about my nails and got me into wanting to learn how to make them all prettylike. I use Tumblr primarily to show my stuff off, but since so many nail blogs use blogspot, I decided to start crossposting here now.

What really got me interested in nail blogs was noticing how people would call my store asking for polishes that I knew we were getting, but didn't even have yet. How would they know about them? When we put out Rodeo Diva [I THINK it was Rodeo Diva. It could have been Retro Diva. I have a horrible memory], it was like people were coming in just to look at them. Then, in the days leading up to Halloween '09, we were suddenly getting ten calls a day asking about China Glaze Fortune Teller. When it came time to put out the display, we were already sold out. *I* didn't even get one. I had to go to another store :D And when The Poolside Collection came out, people would come in, make a beeline for the dispay, then come right to the registers, just like with Rodeo [Retro?] Diva. Yeah, for someone as obsessed with computers as I am, it did take a suprisingly long time to figure out these people got their info from the internet. It never dawned on me how into polish some people could be.

It will be fun to see where this goes. I currently have two photo boxes full of polishes, lots of glitters and rhinestones from ebay [that I haven't even used], and I just got the Bundle Monster set [haven't used that yet except to mess around to get familiar with it]. Most of my polishes are Orly, China Glaze, and Sinfulcolors.

What do I plan to do here? I'm thinking it will probably be mostly pictures of my nails when I do interesting things to them. No swatches, though, because I think there are plenty of people out there doing swatches far better than I could, so I'll just leave it to them. Same with reviews.

Sometimes, I find myself having answers to questions I see on other blogs, so maybe, as I get information, I'll post about that too. For starters, Vintage Vixen has officially started arriving at Sally Beauty Supply, and may actually already be on display at some stores. Also, the Orly collection Cosmic FX is currently listed at $8.99 in Sally's system [7.99 discount card, 6.99 pro and student]. Not a whole lot less than the announced $10, but if you sign up for that discount card, for $5 you save that extra dollar AND get a $5 coupon on your receipt for the next month. Get a card in July, come back and get a free polish in August.

I'll also pimp some giveaways every now and then [once a week?], 'cause... um, I'd love to win one :D I'll be doing a bulk giveaway post later today.

Anyhoo... um, thanks for checking me out. I do ramble, but I shouldn't do that too often here. Heh. Bye :)