Tana Nails

It’s no secret that I love “Press On Nails” and since my obsession started last year for 3D Nails (remember the amazingly fabulous ones I made for the last SA party in November 2011?), I’ve amassed quite a kit of crystals, gemstones, cabochons, decals, charms, various nails style, glues and the holders for decorating them.  As you can imagine, buying all those supplies cost quite a bit, but it’s okay because it’s an investment in the future and also, I like having my own unique styles.  I’m about to start a new set which is going to be an homage to my favorite old school rapper, Slick Rick, which will feature plenty of “diamonds” and gold bars (but sorry- no eye patches!).



In the meantime, with vacation quickly approaching, I need to have a set ready to go in case things get too busy before I leave and truth be told, I’ve been wanting this set from Tana Nails for quite some time.  It’s called “My Jewelry Box” which is indeed the perfect name because these delightful treasures are completely encrusted with crystals, adorable rosettes and rhinestone gold link chains.  They are handmade to order and at only $45, are a luxury Da General cannot ignore!


P.S.  It’s difficult to shoot photos of your own hand that don’t look weird!  Kudos to all the hand models out there that make it look so easy!

POPbeauty Nail Polish: APPROVED!

As you all know Soldiers, for the past few months I have been obsessed with Japanese 3D manicures which culminated in the O.T.T. gem nails I wore to the Sparkle Army party last month (right photo).  I now have amassed so many supplies for making nails that I’ve vowed never again to go to a party in bare, unsightly natural nails because only fabulous “pressed-on” glamour will do for me!  Sometimes, however, I don’t always have a week’s time to prepare a fully fantastical set, so it’s always a good option to have various glitter nail polishes on hand.  This way, if I need to work out something quickly in order to hit the disco on time, I can.

Last friday was such a day.  I knew I was going dancing, but also knew I didn’t have much time so thought it would be a great idea to nab some new sparkling nail polish to add to my collection.  I looked around for a bit and most lines had one or two glitter options, but then I turned the corner and KABLAM!  Popbeauty hit me with a full line of not only glitter nails polishes, but many of them in glorious multi-sparkle variations which is always my favorite way to go.  Being of the “More is More” mindset, I chose “Confetti Glitz” which has bits of silver, pink & fuchsia large style glitter.  My reasoning was knowing I had only about an hour to do the whole manicure, this would give me maximum impact quickly (always think ahead Soldiers!).  The final result?  Fast, fabulous and dance floor ready in under an hour!

POPbeauty nail polish: they sparkle, they’re “multi” and they are APPROVED!