Friday, February 10, 2012

Nail Art Week: Jenna from I'm Still Thinking...

Today's guest poster is someone who I've really come to respect.  Jenna from I'm Still Thinking... was one of the first to jump at my request for a guest poster and then worked so hard to come up with something amazing.  She kept me abreast of all her attempts and I really enjoyed all her emails with her new ideas for nail art designs.  I really, really loved her enthusiasm; it was simply infectious :)

In the end, she chose two: one that I really liked (polka dots) and one that is just so her (the green...she lovesss green!).  Take a look!

First things first, I really want to say thank you to Amanda for giving me the chance to write this guest post.  This is my first ever guest post and boy have I been excited about it. Trust me, I probably worried Amanda to death with my constant emails asking if she liked this or that.  She was very sweet though.  Getting to do this post means a lot to me, thank you, again, lol.

Has anyone ever sat down with a million ideas and tried to find the perfect one for someone else?  I am a people pleaser.  You can ask anyone, I go out of my way to do everything I possibly can to make others happy.  It's not a bad thing like most people think, because doing this is what makes me happy, too.  Anyways, back to the point.  For the past couple weeks I have done a dozen manis trying to get the perfect one for this post (half of these were complete fails).  I finally decided on two.  Yes, I know that's sad, but very true.

The first is a very simple dot...

This, of course, was very simple to achieve. For my base I used Black Radiance in Black Licorice (this is my go-to black creme, it never needs more than one coat and always looks perfect) and topped it with Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love.  For the dots, I wanted some major surprise in them so I used Models Own in Pinky Brown from the Beetle Juice collection.  I loved this mani and will definitely be doing it again.

For my other mani I tried something completely new to me...

I have seen so many dry brush manis lately, that I really wanted to put my spin on it. I like anything that is a bit abstract so perfection isn't as important.  I started with a base coat of Essence Trendsetter.  Then I pulled out that funny feathery brush that I never know what to do with.  I just lightly dabbed it in Collection 2000 Angel Wings then swiped the brush on my nail until I got the density I wanted.  Nextwas Bootie Babe Lime So Fine followed by Bootie Babe Brink Of Pink.  With each color I used the same method, cleaning my brush between each one.  Lastly, I topped everything with Seche Vite. I really liked the final look, so much so, that Sis is now wearing a very similar mani. 

What do you think about this second mani, would you wear something like this? I hope everyone has a great day. Toodles!!!

Jenna, thank you so much for all your hard work!  It really paid off!  Don't you think, girlies?

Please remember that I will be in the Dominican Republic until February 13 so I will be unable to respond to comments until then.  In the meantime, please feel free to direct your comments directly to the guest poster.  Feel free to show her some love!


  1. These are so cool!!  Very unique! :D

  2. Nice!  The polka dots are my favorite.  Love the colors!

  3. Wow great job Jenn!! I love them!