Wednesday, May 28, 2014


So my fellow nail lovers and blog readers, I am hosting an amazing giveaway starting June 6th. 
This giveaway is going to be EPIC!!! Whether you're into nails, makeup, pampering, girly things, etc. you can be sure there is something for everyone.

I need your honest opinion though. Would you prefer ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Please comment and let me know

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Day 50: Sally Hansen Nail art Contest - staycation - sally hansen nail polish

Today's post is about a contest ive entered in. It is the Sally Hansen Vacation nails contest. If you would like more info on how to join click HERE. After having joined and won several contests, I was offered FREE products from Sally Hansen. How cool is that?!! Then, contacted me last month to tell me about Sally Hansen's latest nail contest. Prizes are any where from $500 - $2000 and a trip to NYC to meet the Sally Hansen people. So you know, im trying a win this thing right? :)

Here is my representation of a vacation, a luxurious stay in Dubai, where luxury, comfort and price are NOT AN ISSUE!!! :)

So what do you all think? Do i have a chance of winning? 
Enter NOW for your chance to win great prizes too!!

Until next time,
"Have a grand day and dont forget to Glaze!"

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Day 49: DIY Crayola Watercolor Nail art

Hello lovelies,
Today is a different kind of post. I have been dabbling in creativity and using different mediums in hopes to create different kinds of nail art and techniques. I saw somewhere on pinterest that a lady used her kids watercolor paints to create nail art. So you know i had to try this too. ;)~

I began hunting for the cheapest water color paint set i could find, while sticking to the Crayola brand, as i have loved that brand since a child. Nothing worked better than Crayola for me. Not Roseart, store brand, etc. I was an absolute Crayola fanatic as a child. Thinking back, i have always loved art and creating things. Any who, i remember having the big, almost briefcase looking, crayon holder. Anyone else have one of those as a kid? PLEASE do share if you have. This briefcase contraption looked very much like the one (i found via google) below.

So now as an adult, i traveled store to store in hopes to find Crayola water color paints. I ended up finding one for less than $2 bucks and then the following week, found another one for $1.49 while on a grocery run. Both i brought home with me.  :) :)

I have never worked with watercolor paints on the nails so i didnt have a technique to go off. SORRY folks. It was a trial and error kind of thing.

 The above picture is the watercolor paints and the different dots i played around with

Nail #1 was me using a dotting tool and dipping it in water color paints then dotting on the nail
Nail #2 was me using a cutip and lightly dabbing at the wet dots to soak up some colors (in attempts to try the bubble effect i see alot on instagram.....don't think it worked quite well. What do you think?)
Nail #3 After letting the water color dots dry for a few minutes, I again used the cutip and dabbed more of the watercolor off, to create a washout effect (kinda like this one alot....why? idk)

EACH nail was painted 2 coats of white polish and let to dry BEFORE attempting water color on them. This is a MUST unless you want a big smeary mess.

The picture above is some of my favorite designs using the Crayola water color paints. 

So, what do you guys think?Are you tempted to try watercolor nail art too?
Do you hate it?

Lemme know PLEASE :) :) 

Until next time,

"Have a grand day and dont forget to Glaze!"

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Colores De Carol - appreciation giveaway

Hello everyone,
Today i want to share with you a giveaway by an amazing nail polish expert and a wonderful blogger.

If you are not following her already, you're seriously missing out~ She swatches the latest and greatest, from indies to main stream nail polishes. PLUS, AND THIS IS Awesome, SHE IS ALSO an indie polish maker!
Does it get any better? I think not :)
Head on over to ENTER her giveaway for a chance to win OPI flamingo collection and her very own polishes.

Until next time,

"Have a grand day and dont forget to Glaze!"

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Day 48: Essence nail polish from ULTA Beauty - diy nail art

Hello~ Today i have for you two of my very FIRST Essence nail polishes. I have seen the brand around the internet for awhile and have even caught quite a few glances of them on my trips to ULTA Beauty store.... For whatever reason, I did not feel compelled to by them, UNTIL i read somewhere that their formula was so good that it doesn't chip even without a topcoat! Now for all you nail lovers out there, if a polish is so good that you don't have to worry about chipping without a topcoat, imagine how amazing it is WITH a topcoat, right? :) At least that was my impression and thus I traveled to the lovely ULTA Beauty store, which if you have never entered into one, GO, BUT GO with lots of MULA cause you're going to need the cash.

Anywho, as i was saying, Essence nail polish was my goal to buy and so i did.

These are the two colors I bought, plus some dry drops. From left to right: 1.the green & the grunge   2.mister rusty  3.Essence nail aert express dry drops

I wanted to incorporate both colors into one manicure. Results of that attempt below:
Right Hand
Left Hand

Both colors
Dotting tools
Hexagon glitters
Striping brush for lines

SO, does it chip? I don't know. I'm afraid i took the manicure off before any chipping could occur. I did however rock this look for about 4 days, with topcoat and was only beginning to see tip wear. I don't know if I owe it all the the Essence nail polish or the amazing RICA Glossy Glam topcoat. If you don't own this topcoat, its A MUST HAVE INDEED!! Rica Glossy Glam topcoat seems to NEVER allow chipping no matter the nail polish (except severe cases wear im constantly washing my hands due to working with clay) 

And there you have today's manicure.
You can find me on instagram at: @liquidsquidnails 

As always my darlings,
"have a grand day and dont forget to Glaze!"

Monday, May 5, 2014

Day 47: Ceram Wrap DIY nail art - pastel colors

I hope you enjoy todays manicure, inspired by spring and the brightness of flowers and sunshine.

Heres another view of this fun manicure below

As always my darlings,
"have a grand day and dont forget to Glaze!"