Saturday, June 30, 2012

Gone with the Wind Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 30-  1936 – Gone With the Wind published

Kate's Nails
Polishes Used:
Wet N Wild Red Red
Sinful Colors Big Daddy
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Ulta Joined at the Hippo
Revlon First Class
Revlon Cherry

Friday, June 29, 2012

Shakespeare Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 29- 1613 – Globe theater burns down - Inspired by Shakespeare
Kate's Nails:

Polishes Used:
Confetti Lonesome Dove
Essie Brooch the Subject
Sonia Kashuk Chocoholic
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen Black
Plate SH-02



Thursday, June 28, 2012

Holiday Color Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 28-  1894- Labor Day named federal holiday by congress - Celebrate holidays
Kate's Nails:
I went a little abstract with this one!

Polishes Used:
All Nails - Wet N Wild French White Creme

Easter Nail:
Zoya Jolene
Essie Lapis of Luxury
China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint

4th of July Nail:
Wet N Wild Red Red
Revlon First Class
Milani Gold Dust

Halloween Nail:
Sinful Colors Big Daddy
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety-Split Lime

Thanksgiving Nail:
Sinful Colors Big Daddy
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Wined Up
China Glaze Harvest Moon

Christmas Nail:
Revlon Cherry
Revlon Emerald City
OPI A Sparkle Yule Love


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Hungry Caterpillar Nails- This Day in History

June 27th
1922- 1st Newberry Medal for children’s literature awarded
 (celebrate children’s books)



This is a manicure I did earlier in the year for The 30 Day Nails Challenge. I'm not going to list my polish colors here because I'm pretty sure I used every one of them!

The Giver Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History

June 27- 1922- 1st Newberry Medal for children’s literature awarded
Kate's Nails:
These nails are based off of my favorite Newberry Medal winning book - The Giver



Polishes Used:
Revlon Cherry
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green
Essie Chinchilly
Confetti Lonesome Dove
Spoiled Paying with Platinum
China Glaze Liquid Leather



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Native American Tribal Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History

June 25-  1876 Sitting Bull and Lakota Indians defeat Custer and 7th calvary. 

Kate's Nails

These nails were based off of this painting of Sitting Bull (from THIS WEBSITE)


Polishes Used:
Wet N Wild French White Creme
Wet N Wild The Wonder Yellows
Revlon Cherry
Sonia Kashuk Fatigued
Zoya Yummy
Ulta Joined at the Hippo
Sonia Kashuk Chocoholic
Essie Brooch the Subject
Essie Chinchilly
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen Black

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Alien Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History



June 24-  1997 – Air Force releases The Roswell Report - celebrate extra-terrestrials

Kate's Nails:
So I'm cheating a little bit on this one.  Last week's foot surgery and subsequent recovery means that I'm a bit behind on my nail art.  So for this challenge, I'm posting my alien nails from the 30 day nail challenge.  Forgive me!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Rosie the Riveter Nails- This Day in History

June 23
1972- Title IX enacted
(Celebrating Women's Achievement)

Cara's Nails

I cannot take credit for this nail idea. It was originally Kate's idea. But due to her recent immobilization, I decided to go ahead and create this Rosie the Riveter mani in her stead.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wizard of Oz Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 22- 1969 – Judy Garland dies - celebrate The Wizard of Oz
Kate's Nails

Polishes Used:
Wet N Wild Red Red
Wet N Wild French White Creme
Zoya Yummy
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
Sonia Kashuk Chocoholic
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Wet N Wild Silvivor



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Farmer Nails- This Day in History

June 21st
1834 – McCormack’s mechanical reaper invented revolutionized 
agriculture

Cara's Nails

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blood Spatter Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 20-  1975 Jaws released. Celebrate scary movies.
Kate's Nails

I've been wanting to try blood spatter nails ever since Cara did these awesome Dexter themed nails!


Polishes Used:
Wet N Wild French White Creme
Revlon Cherry


Dripping Nails-This Day in History

June 20
 1975 Jaws released

Cara's Nails

Polishes I Used:
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry- Rapid Red
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Black Out

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Neutral Dots- This Day in History

June 19th
1964-Civil Rights Act passed





Polishes Used:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Black Out
Sinful Colors- Snow Me White
Zoya-Kelley
Revlon-Hot For Chocolate

Monday, June 18, 2012

Beatles - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Nails

This Date in History
June 18- 1942 Paul McCartney born. Inspired by a Beatles song
Kate's Nails


Polishes Used:
Zoya Yummy
Confetti Lonesome Dove
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Plate BM-09


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fireworks Nails- This Day In History

June 17th
1885- Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor

Cara's Nails


Polishes I Used:

Fireworks Fingers 
Sonia Kashuk- Starry Night
Sinful Colors- Snow Me White
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Pacific Blue
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri- Rapid Red

Thumb 
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Going Green

Roller Coaster Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 16- 1884- First roller coaster opens in Coney Island

Kate's Nails


Polishes Used:
Revlon Blue Lagoon
Sonia Kashuk Chocoholic
Essie Brooch the Subject
Wet N Wild French White Creme
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
Wet N Wild Red Red
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen Black


Friday, June 15, 2012

Sympathy for the Devil flame nails - This Date in History

Pleased to meet you,
Hope you guess my name...

June 15 – 2002, Mick Jagger knighted by Queen Elizabeth-
inspired by a Rolling Stones song

Kate's Nails


Polishes Used:
Wet N Wild Red Red
Sinful Colors Big Daddy
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
China Glaze Liquid Leather

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Patriotic Flag Day Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 14-  1777 Continental Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes

Kate's Nails


The stars are Mini Brads that I got from Michael's.
Polishes Used:
Wet N Wild French White Creme
Wet N Wild Red Red
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue It

Does anyone out there have a suggestion for a good white polish?  I have yet to find one I really like!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jazz Music Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 13- 1986 Benny Goodman dies – celebrate Jazz
Kate's Nails
Polishes Used:
Wet N Wild On a Trip
Zoya Yummy
Essie Mojito Madness
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
China Glaze Mediterranean Charm
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Eel Skin
Milani Gold Dust
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen Black
White Acrylic Paint

Cold War/Berlin Wall Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 12- 1987 Reagan delivers famous “Tear down this Wall” speech in Berlin

Kate's Nails


Polishes Used:
Revlon Cherry
Migi Nail Art Pen
Wet N Wild Red Red
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Revlon First Class
Ulta Concrete Evidence
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Eel Skin
Revlon Emerald City
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens Black, White

Monday, June 11, 2012

Scale Nails- This Day in History

June 11th
1770- Capt. James Cook Discovers great barrier reef 


Cara's Nails



Polishes Used
Scales:
Orly- Halley's Comet
Sally Hansen Xtreme Nail- Ivy League
Kiss Nail Art- Silver Glitter

Fish Thumb Nail:
Sally Hansen Extreme Wear- Deep Blue Sea

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Leaning Tower of Pisa Italian Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 10- 1946 – Italy replaces monarchy with a republic

Kate's Nails


Polishes Used:
Ulta Concrete Evidence
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Lickety-Split Lime
Zoya Yummy
Revlon Cherry
Essie Mojito Madness
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green
Wet N Wild French White Creme
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen White

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Triple Crown Nails- This Day in History

1973-Secretariat wins Triple Crown

Cara's Nails
Polishes I used:
Ulta Professionals- High Roller
Revlon- Hot For Chocolate
Sally Hansen Fast Dry- Rapid Red

Friday, June 8, 2012

Tennessee/Kenny Chesney Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History

June 8-  1861 Tennessee named 11th state

My uncle, who created this challenge, decided that this day's manicure should be inspired by a Kenny Chesney song.  So I went with the ever popular "She Thinks my Tractor's Sexy", and the Tennessee flag.

Kate's Nails


Polishes Used:
Revlon Cherry
Ulta Joined at the Hippo
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen White
Revlon Blue Lagoon
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Lickety-Split Lime
Essie Mojito Madness
Sonia Kashuk Chocoholic
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Metallic Stripe Mani

Cara's Nails
This latest manicure is inspired by my desire to try out my new striping tape.  Unfortunately, I didn't purchase the tape in time for the Maynicure Taping Challenge so I went with a scotch tape manicure instead. I really like the contrast of the metallic green tape against the dark blue which is my latest find Joined at the Hippo by Ulta Professionals. 

Check out my original tape mani and the take 2 from the Maynicure Challenge.

Also check out Kate's laser tape manicure and  her chevron and dots manicure also from the Maynicure Challenge. 

French History Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 7-1654 Louis XIV named king of France
Kate's Nails

For my right hand I went with the colors of the French flag.


I went all sorts of nerdy French teacher on my left hand and did Louis XIV (the Sun King) nails

Polishes Used:
Wet N Wild French White Creme
Revlon Cherry
Revlon First Class
Ulta Scene Steel-er
Zoya Yummy
Migi Nail Art Pen
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Plates BM-215, BM-01, BM-08 and SH-15

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Camouflage "Support our Troops" Nails - This Date in History

This Date in History
June 6- 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy

Kate's Nails


Polishes Used:
Wet N Wild French White Creme
Ulta Concrete Evidence
Revlon Emerald City
Sonia Kashuk Fatigued
Sonia Kashuk Chocoholic


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Currency Nails- This Day in History

June 5th

1933- U.S. Went off the gold standard

Cara's Nails

This week I developed a small obsession with finding the perfect gold polish. This High Roller gold from Ulta seems to do the trick. The smooth gold only took two coats and I'm very pleased with the result. I also used China Glaze Harvest Moon from the Hunger Games collection for my ring finger.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Street Nails- This Day in History

June 4th
June 4-1896 – Henry Ford tests drives first car

Cara's Nails

Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors-Snow Me White
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Black Out
Sally Hansen Xtremem Wear- Going Green
China Glaze- Happy Go Lucky
Sally Hansen Fast Dry- Rapid Red

Car Nails - This Date in History

June 4th
Kate's Nails
June 4-1896 – Henry Ford tests drives first car


Polishes Used:
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Revlon First Class
Wet N Wild The Wonder Yellows
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen White