i admit it, i love OPI's Teenage Dream.  i think it ranks high up on my favourite glitter polishes of all time.  :)  it's a pain in the ass to remove, but while it's on it's mesmerizing.  and i love how it's so versatile!  it's so easy to build.  i love using a thin coat to give a bland polish a bit of oomph.  i also love that it's completely possible to build up in just a few coats to a full coverage polish.

today i used it to glitterize the tips and paired it with Wet n Wild's Hannah Pinktana.  i'm not fond of the name, but i do love the polish.  it dried fast like promised on the bottle.  it took four coats to get complete coverage, but since it dried so fast i am okay with that :)  the only thing i didn't like was that it was so dull after drying.  and felt a bit gritty.  a topcoat (i used Seche Vite) fixed that up easily enough :)

on to the pictures!  most were taken in natural light.  i did include a couple using the flash so you can see the scatter holo of Hannah Pinktana.  it's so so pretty in the sunlight... the kind of pretty that makes me stare at my nails and sigh in contentment :)

over the past few weeks i was away from the blog i have received a bunch of fun nail decals/decorations via my magic mailbox.  honestly, i haven't tried many of them yet :(  but that isn't going to stop me from sharing pics of them and info on where i found them.

first off, i found nail "tattoos" on eBay.ca through a seller called FinderThings.  They have a nail tattoo for any and every occassion it seems!  i ordered sets of 20, but when they arrived they had included another 10 decals free!  sawheeeeet!

i chose cutesy skulls, kitten skulls and ebil monsters:

i'm dying to try the skull kitties and monsters!

on to more nail decoration fun.  i also ordered a set of 6 nail art wheels on eBay.  i'm very impressed with what i got... and can't believe it was so cheap!

here are five of the wheels:

they are marquis shaped crystals and round crystals (top row).  the wheel in the middle contains random pre-cut fimo, most of which are flowers.  on the bottom row are different coloured "pearls" and gold flat butterflies.

this... this one is by far my favourite wheel.  it contains small shaped confetti type decals.  they come in hearts and stars, both open in the middle and whole.  i love the colours of these.  and they're so easy to apply (see my current mani in the post below).  i know i will get a lot of use out of this wheel.  and not just for my nails :)

okay.  i'm off to find some inspiration for my next manicure.  the pink must go.  and tomorrow is the day of it's demise (well, technically, later on today).

barbie pink

that is the only way i can describe this one.  barbie.  pink.  cupcake.  whoah! 

i used China Glaze's Something Sweet as the base colour.  and then  OPI's I Lily Love You for the gradient on the tips.  the heart and star are from a random assortment of nail decorations i found on eBay.  i simply pushed them gently on to the not-quite-dry polish and then used a coat of Seche Vite to keep them in place.