Monday, August 19, 2013


I've finally been able to get the hang of making YouTube tutorials. It's such a hassle, kudos to all you YouTube beauty gurus. Now I get how YouTube can be a full time job.

BUT, here is a classic halfmoon manicure!

I was so excited to finally use OPI's "Keeping Suzi At Bay" from the new OPI collection, it's GORGEOUS. And the nude is Zoya's "Flynn" from the new Fall 2013 collection and it's a perfect nude.
Products Used:
Make sure to visit for the OPI San Francisco collection and Zoya's Fall 2013 collection. And make sure to like their facebook page at

And here's a YouTube tutorial on how to create this look, make sure to subscribe to my channel!

Products in this post were provided for review

Saturday, August 17, 2013


To be entered into a $50 giveaway to my Luvocracy store sign up through my invitation link and you will be automatically entered! 

The link is

 Must be 18 years or older, a new Luvocracy member, and have a US shipping address.

 My Luvocracy store includes all of my favorite polishes, nail polish racks, nail care essentials, nail art tools, and 3D nail art gems!

Giveaway ends August 27th.

Good luck!


This look was isnpired by the very talented Lynette Cenee.

Products Used:
  • OPI's "Nail Envy" Base Coat
  • Essie's "Millionails" Base Coat
  • OPI's "Black Onyx"
  • White nail art striper polish
  • Sally Hansen's "Tribal On" Nail Polish Strips
  • Gold Studs from BornPrettyStore (Item ID 2860)
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
Make sure to use my code GYL91 for 10% at BornPrettyStore where they have millions of nail art supplies! Plus they offer free worldwide shipping.

And check out Lynette's channel to see how you can achieve this look! I was obsessed the first time I saw it on her video and HAD to try it. I love the contrasting black and white colors and the gold studs add the perfect touch.

Products in this post were provided for review

Thursday, August 15, 2013


I FINALLY got around to editing and uploading! I hope you guys enjoy! Make sure to check out all my YouTube tutorials at

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


I've been seeing these gradient triangles and really wanted to try them so here are two looks using them!

Look #1

Look #2
Products Used for Look #1:
  • Essie's "In the Cab-ana"
  • OPI's "Strawberry Margarita"
  • Black nail art polish
  • Small circular stud from
  • Silver studs from BornPrettyStore (Item ID 2859, use my code GYL91 for 10% off)
Products Used for Look #2:
  • OPI's "Did It On Em"
  • OPI's "A Grape Fit"
  • OPI's "Strawberry Margarita"
  • Purple and black small circular studs from
  • Silver studs from BornPrettyStore (Item ID 2859, use my code GYL91 for 10% off)
Which one is your favorite?

Products in this post were provided for review

Sunday, August 11, 2013


I bought a few nail art gems last weekend when I went to Beauty Zone in Garden Grove (best place ever) and couldn't wait to use them.
Products Used:

  • OPI's "Alpine Snow"
  • OPI's "Black Onyx"
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
  • Bow from Beauty Zone in Garden Grove, CA

I filmed a tutorial! But just like the leopard gradient mani I need to edit it and get it up on YouTube. I need a new computer. Mine is too slow for what I need it to do.

Let me know if you have any YouTube requests! What mani would you like to see done for a YouTube tutorial?

Friday, August 9, 2013


Love, Angeline Polish has come out with a new collection, Smoke and Mirrors, and it's BEAUTIFUL.

I was lucky to get the opportunity to swatch "Card Trick" and "Magic Cape" and both are so pretty. The glitters Love, Angeline Polish uses are such pretty colors and the polish is so easy to apply, and no fishing for glitter!
Look #1 is "Card Trick" The pointer and pinky are three coats and the middle and ring fingers are over OPI's "Alpine Snow" all topped with Seche Vite

Look #2 is "Magic Cape" and I LOVVVVVE this! I'm definitely going to be using this a lot in fall. It's the pretties gray/blue with tiny glitters and it looks so pretty.
Make sure to pre-order yours today at Love, Angeline Polish! For $8 a bottle these are so pretty, easy to apply, and high quality.


Products in this post were provided for review

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Winstonia's August Grab Bag is here! It is now available for purchase and once again the bag includes so many cute things

End date: August 31st, 2013
Price: $10 - free U.S. standard shipping!
Priority and international services are available during checkout.

Items included:
  • Nail Art Ceramic Flower Charms (details)
  • Nail Art Faux Stone Charms (details)
  • Nail Foil Wraps, random design (details)
  •  Nail Glue, 2 bottles (details)
  • Eyeliner Stickers (details)
Orders will be shipped on August 12th. Coupon codes do not apply on Grab Bag!

Here is look #1 using Essie's "Butler Please" and "Set in Stone" with the blue gem from Winstonia Grab bag

Here is look #2 using a rose from Winstonia's Grab Bag. I applied all gems with the nail glue!
The stones and gems are so pretty and the roses are unique. I love that they ship so quickly too.

The good thing about Winstonia's grab bags is that it's not a subscription so you can choose whether you want to buy this month's grab bag. And for $10 it's a steal with the amount of product you're getting.

Be sure to grab your August grab bag before they run out!

Products in this post were provided for review

Monday, August 5, 2013


I finally got around to filming a tutorial! Now to edit it ..... :( Sorry for the lack of YouTube tutorials but editing a video takes 3+ hours and lately I haven't had time.

But a tutorial for this look will be coming soon (I hope)!
Products Used:
  • OPI's "Strawberry Margarita"
  • OPI's "In My Back Pocket"
  • China Glaze's "Fairy Dust"
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
I basically did a gradient for the base then put the leopard spots in alternating colors so it's a reverse gradient look (does that make sense?)

I'm so tired of my nails breaking and having to cut them short! There's a lot more room for nail art when nails are longer.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


I went to the Aquarium of the Pacific yesterday so of course I had to use my seahorse nail charm.
Products Used:

Make sure to check out HB Beauty Bar for more nail lacquers, eyelashes, extensions, wig, and more! And like their page on facebook!

Three color gradient tutorial is an old video I have on my youtube in case you want to try this out!

And here are just a few pictures from our aquarium adventures yesterday!

The weather has been so amazing this weekend. I love summer.

Products in this post were provided for review

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Today's look is somewhat simple but edgy and I'm in love with it.

Products Used:

  • OPI's "Alpine Snow"
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
  • Spikes from (ITEM ID 6449)
  • Swarovski rhinestones from amazon
  • Nail glue from Sally's Beauty Supply

Make sure to use my code GYL91 on at check out for 10% off and free worldwide shipping!

I used tweezers to place the spikes and a wax pencil to place the rhinestones.

A lot of people on instagram asked me / said these wouldn't last a day but the trick is nail glue. i put a drop of nail glue, let it dry a little, place it, and hold the spikes on there for a minute. I usually have a hard time getting my 3d gems off when I use nail glue. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

Products in this post were provided for review

Friday, August 2, 2013


I tried to imitate the aqua marble stone pattern and this was my finished result

  1. Base color is China Glaze's "For Audrey"
  2. Saran wrap mani with gold, I used Orly's "Luxe"
  3. Water spotted technique with OPI's "Black Onyx"
  4. Top coat
  5. Added gem from BornPrettyStore (Item 5603) with nail art glue

Make sure to use my code GYL91 for 10% off on BornPrettyStore!

Products in this post were provided for review