Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Hello All...I think that I owe everyone an explaination for why I have been MIA, not commenting or posting.   There is a person in my life that I care very deeply for that has a drug addiction that is out of control at this time.  I know there is such a stigma about this disease...and it is just that , a disease.  I tossed and turned last night trying to decide if I should post this.  But if it helps another person , then it is worth it.  It is a very difficult thing to deal with this in your life....emotions run the gamut , from anger, disappointment, fear, and love...yes, even love. It effects your physical  and emotional health to deal with someone like know what they are like when they are "clean" and so it hurts soooo much when they aren't and become "another" person.  This is why I haven't been around much lately, I just don't have the energy, emotional or physical, to deal with everything, so I have just kinda shut down.  Please, bear with me, things have got to get better.  If you have anyone in your life with this disease, and most of us do, just know that you are not alone. This effects sooo many people in this day and age it is frightening.  Thanks for the shoulder this morning.     Jackie

Sunday, May 27, 2012

50 Shades of ?????

Hello you can probably tell from the post title, I am reading the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy  :)  I am sure that you have heard "something" about the books, so I will not give any details!! My mani was inspired by the  book......but it is G rated!!
I started with a sponge gradient using the following ....
I liked it with a matte finish...
Please excuse the chipped tips, I wore this all day and did not wrap them  :(

I used a variety of plates for images that made me think of the book....chains, lips, money, pattern for fishnet or a tie, and the letter G.....
Here it is matte...

And now with a coat of SV....

I think I really like it matte.  If you haven't read the books, don't let the things you read on the net or hear on the tv discouarge you from reading it...It is not as graphic as it is made out to be....I really enjoyed it, and now on the 2nd one  :)
I hope everyone is having a great holiday, and anyone on FB, sorry that I haven't commented on your mani' is not working for me today:)  I will give it until tomorrow and may have to make a new FB account.  Has anyone else had this problem, I can't post or comment, but can read and look at everything else!!!!  Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Purple Crumpet Fairy Summer Challenge.......Black Cherry!

Good Morning All....Today's post is for the Purple Crumpet Fairy Summer Challenge, my favorite summer color...with a twist at the end!!!
Of course, everyone knows that my favorite color is purple, any shade of purple  :)

This is Confetti Belle of the Ball, I just love this shade :)
I have been seeing lots of bloggers using a different technique for sponging, putting stripes of polish on the sponge and then applying to your I decided this was a good time to try it!!
The colors I used  and the type of sponge...

Here is how it turned out....I really liked it and the technique was awesome!!

I messed up my ring finger during you know what that meant....STAMPING!!!!
I used Mash IP 45, the cherries...then there was the question of what color to stamp with???? I knew I didn't want purple or white, sooooo what about cherries!!!

 I am really liking this mani!!! The first 2 pics are inside the light box, the last one was outside with some sunlight.

Well, I hope you liked my black cherries!!  Have a wonderful day  :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pink Tigress

Hello's the weekend!!!!  I went to see some old friends this afternoon and wore an animal print I did my nails to go along with that theme  :)
My base coat was SC Creme Pink, stamped with Mash IP 38 and Konad Black.Topped off with a coat of Ultra Pro Opal Elegance.
I had to ask the Queen and the Princess what animal print this was....I knew it wasn't zebra, but couldn't think of what it was!!! Tiger...hence the post title  :)

I took some pics outside so it would show the true color of this polish.....
Inside pics make it look washed out  .....

Now I want to do one that is the true colors of a tiger!!!  Thanks for stopping by....everyone be safe this weekend!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Good Evening All, boy am I glad that the week is over!!!  I have been having camera problems....again, but I think I have figured out a way to still post pics.  
I picked up my 2nd Milani this week,  Dark Coffee, a very rich looking brown.  I opted to sponge  with this  Cast of Characters.....

After I finished , I thought it would look good stamped with the snake image on BM215......

It is alittle dark for this time of year , but I still like it.....thanks for stopping in.  I apologize for not looking and commenting.....rough week   :(   But I have the WHOLE weekend to catch up   :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Which Way Wednesday

Good Evening's Which Way Wednesday   :) I picked up a new Spoiled  yesterday and that is what I used as my base....Distant Memory.....   I love the faint shimmer!!

 I chose Mash IP 49 for my stamping...

  Okay, the  first way is stamped with Klean  Color Metallic Jungle...

It is weird how the camera can just loose it's mind and switch up on the shade   :(

The second way... double stamped using Pure Ice Platinum....  I think maybe I should have used this first, it is kinda hard to see both of them....

 And lastly, I used a matte top coat...

So, what do you think....which way???  I like #1 and #2.

Thank you all sooo much for taking the time to take a look   :)   See ya tomorrow, I have the Queen and the Princess here for my hand models!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pink N Black

Good Morning All!!  This morning I have a mani with 2 classic and pink!!
I used CG Liquid Leather for the base and a Sinful Colors Neon that I picked up yesterday...Fusion Neon.  I'm not real sure about how it be the judge!  The image used was off Mash IP 48

The final product, some smearage, and I even waited for awhile before my top coat!!  :(  You really can't see the smearage in person, but with macro you see every little imperfection.  But all in all, it did okay...I will try stamping with this polish again and see if it is the polish, the IP, or the operator  !!   LOL

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Have a terrific Tuesday   :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mash Tribal Nails and Kitten Update!

Second post of the day.....I wanted to show you another mani that I did using the new Mash IP.  I started by doing blocks of color on my nails freehand.....

 This is the Cast of Characters.....

This is the Mash IP that I decided to use. I am really liking these plates, you should check them out here, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality and the price!!

Now for the final product....

I was very happy with the end result  :)

Well, Bella's Babies have really grown since I last showed you a pic....they will be leaving here in about another week  :(......well, all but one!   :)

Thanks for stopping in, have a great day!!

AIS...The Sky's the Limit

Good Morning All!!! Today's challenge in the FB group Adventures in Stamping is The Sky's the Limit.  Since I like the night sky, that is the route that I took for this mani.
I did a sponge mani with the base coat being Pure Ice Kiss Me Here, which I found on clearance and I love the shade  :)
I used a number of polishes for the sponging and a very "fine" sponge.

I liked the way the sponging turned out, almost didn't want to stamp it!!
I used an assortment of IP...M11,SH08,Mash32, a Salon Express.
The final product.....

Sorry for all the pics, I was trying to get the ""sparkle" to show  :(  
Thanks for coming by today, have a good Sunday  :)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Purple Crumpet Fairy Summer Challenge...Torch Starts It's Journey

Good Afternoon All...this is the first day of the Purple Crumpet Fairy Summer Challenge....and it is starting out as a least for me  :(  This is the second mani that I did, not happy with either, but this is the best of the two.
I chose to use the colors of the, black,red,blue, and black.  I used IP BM202, the little flame.
I was trying to make each nail a torch on the tip...

Pic inside, light box...

Pic outside, very little sunlight...
Well, one down and many more to go....Have a wonderful saturday!!!