Wednesday, April 18, 2012

a first time for everything

wednesday! such a great means the hardest part of the week is over and we're cruisin to the weekend. My weekend stands to be quite exciting...I'm going to Erie to visit my sister and we are taking a little trip down route 79 with her boyfriend to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Saturday. I can't wait :)

I have a quick post for you ladies before I paint my nails, again. Work was wicked stressful today and apparently hard on my nails b/c my fresh mani that I did last night chipped to smithereens. Ugh.

This was my first time stamping, and I think it turned out decent, but I definitely need to practice more. No problem there ;)
For those of you that were wondering, the Salon Express stamping kit is GREAT. The stamper is wonderful to work with, double-sided. The only complaint I have is that the scraper scratches the plates so I'm going to try the gift card method next, but it's definitely worth the $10 that it costs at your local drug stores.

For this mani, I used:
1 coat Sally Hansen CSM Base Coat
2 coats Avon Powerful Pink
Stamping done in Wet N Wild Black Creme

Enjoy!! Let me know what you thought about this mani :)

the sunlight was really good on the way to work this morning. It's seriously the only time that I have to use natural light for these shots. Blah.

my favorite nail haha... my left thumb. I love the way it turned out :)

until next time!

xo, ali.


  1. Great job!! Your nails look super cute. I had a first today, too... first tape manicure/first artwork ever! Isn't this fun?! ;)

    1. thank you :)
      I love tape manis. They are so easy!!

  2. this makes me want that stamping plate

    1. I've only used one plate so far...I've been a little scared to haha. But I'm definitely going to start doing this more often.