Saturday, November 30, 2013

Swatch Saturday: Mariah Carey Holiday 2013!

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Hello, readers! I am so excited to announce that OPI has accepted me into their OPI Blogger Network!! This may be the very most exciting thing to happen to me since I've started Adventures In Acetone. That means I'll be bringing you news, press samples, and reviews for the upcoming OPI and Nicole by OPI Collections. 

Today's post is on the entire limited edition 18 polish OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection! It has 6 Liquid Sand textured shades and 12 glitters, cremes, and shimmers. They are all gorgeous! 
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Paint Box Polish: The Women Of Harry Potter Swatches!

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Hello, readers! I hope my American readers had a great Thanksgiving! We sure did, and today was busy as well so I am later than expected getting this post up. Paint Box Polish just released a new polish collection inspired by the women of Harry Potter. I have 3 of them to share with you tonight!
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sunset Bird Nail Art!

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Hello, readers! I have another fun mani I wore using Messy Mansion stamp plate MM14. This time, I was inspired by birds at sunset, silhouettes of them on telephone wires and tree tops. Did you see my other mani using MM14, the Distressed Feather Nail Art? There are so many different images on this plate, I can't wait to show how I've used them all!
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Pilgrim Hat Nail Art!

Hello, readers! It's almost Thanksgiving, so I decided to do another tutorial in case you are still looking for ideas of Turkey Day nails! Last year, I did the Turkey Nail Art Tutorial, and this year I'm adding to it with a simple Pilgrim hat!
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Distressed Feather Nail Art!

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Good morning, readers! I recently received some awesome stamping plates from Messy Mansion to review for you, so today's post is the first of many that you will see in the near future using this plate: MM14.

For today's look, I used the Distressed Nail Art Tutorial by Chalkboard Nails, but skipped the top layer of black and instead stamped on the feather image from Messy Mansion plate MM14.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who!

Good morning, readers! It's an exciting day here in Doctor Who fandom, the big 50th Anniversary special airs in about 5.5 hours and I can't wait!!! A bunch of us bloggers decided to do a big collaboration of manis to celebrate Doctor Who today! So don't forget to check out the others at the bottom of my post. Spread the Doctor Who love!

I've tried to recreate the Exploding TARDIS painting by Van Gogh in the episoded called The Pandorica Opens.

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Friday, November 22, 2013


I've added new polishes to my Blog Sale Tab! 13 new polishes listed!

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Sea Lore FALLing For Nemo Week, Day 5: Crushin' It!

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Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY! Woohoo! Unfortunately, that means its the final day of Sea Lore FALLing For Nemo Week, but I've had a great time! I love this collection and inspiration behind it. These would be a great holiday gift for a fellow Finding Nemo fan (anyone else anxiously awaiting the release of Finding Dory?!).  

The final polish is called Crushin' It, inspired by the sea turtle named Crush that found Marlin and Dory and helped them ride the EAC (East Australian Current) to get to Nemo.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sea Lore FALLing For Nemo Week, Day 4: Air Nigel!

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Good morning, readers! I hope you are enjoying this week on Adventures In Acetone showcasing the new collection by Sea Lore Polish called FALLing For Nemo! Click these links if you missed any of the other polishes earlier this week: Nemo-tionalA-DORY-ble, and Bruce-ally Honest.

Today's post is on Air Nigel, inspired by the fun pelican that brought Marlin and Dory to find Nemo!
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sea Lore FALLing For Nemo Week, Day 3: Bruce-ally Honest!

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Good morning, readers! It's day 3 of Sea Lore FALLing for Nemo Week! Today's polish is inspired by the lovable, yet dangerous, shark named Bruce! If you missed the last 2 posts, go check out Nemo-tional and A-DORY-ble!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sea Lore FALLing For Nemo Week, Day 2: A-DORY-ble!

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Hello, readers! Are you ready for the next polish in the new Sea Lore FALLing for Nemo Collection? Day 2 features the polish inspired by Dory: A-DORY-ble! If you missed my post yesterday, go check out Nemo-tional!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Sea Lore FALLing For Nemo Week, Day 1: Nemo-tional!

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Good morning, readers! I have an exciting week planned for Adventures In Acetone! Sea Lore Polish just released her new fall collection and I'm doing a week long event to show them to you! The collection is called FALLing for Nemo and it's inspired by 5 of the famous characters in Finding Nemo!

Today's post is on Nemo-tional! I had to start with Nemo, right?
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

My Weekend Mani: Purple Gradient with Mermaid Magic!

Good morning, readers! I don't have any swatches for today (it would normally be Swatch Saturday) but instead I am going to show you what's on my nails for the weekend! I guess its a NOTD post (Nails of the Day) or maybe I can call it NOTW (Nails of the Weekend) post? Anywho, here we go!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Black and White Day 5: Pond Butterflies Nail Art!

Good morning, readers! It's the final day of Black and White Week with The Digit-al Dozen! I've decided to revisit the "pond mani" with a black and white color scheme. I also attempted some simple butterfly shapes using 2 dotting tools and a striper brush.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Black and White Day 4: Crisscross Texture Gradient, Revisited.

Hello, readers!! As promised, these last 2 designs for Digit-al Dozen Black and White Week are not Doctor Who inspired. Instead, I've decided to revisit some of my own tutorials and choose colors that fit in with this week's theme!

For today's design, I revisited the Crisscross Texture Gradient Tutorial found here. It is still one of my favorite manis ever and I enjoyed redoing it. I do, however, still like the original color scheme better.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Black and White Day 3: Doctor Who Empty Child Nail Art!

Good morning, readers! It's Day 3 of Black and White Week with The Digit-al Dozen! I have my final Doctor Who inspired mani for this theme week: the Empty Child!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday, The Digit-al Dozen DOES Black and White Day 2: Adipose Nail Art!

Good morning, readers! It's time for another combined post of Tutorial Tuesday AND Day 2 of Black and White Week with The Digit-al Dozen! Today's design is another Doctor Who character-- the adorable Adipose!

Below is a preview of the tutorial. You will find full sized pictures and step by step instructions further down in this post.
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Monday, November 11, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Black and White, Day 1: Killer Snowmen!

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Good morning, readers! Happy Veterans Day to all of you out there, especially to Mr. Adventures In Acetone- I am so blessed to have you for a husband, best friend, and father to our babies!

It's Black and White week with The Digit-al Dozen! This was a challenging week for me, and as of today, I'm only half way done with my designs. I have some ideas for the last 2, so I hope they work out.

Today's post is another evil character found in one of our favorite shows: Doctor Who! These are the killer snowmen from the Christmas special called The Snowmen. I had a hard time thinking of non-snowy scenes for this theme week so at least I made it a bit creepy. Ha!

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Swatch Saturday: Glam Polish!

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Hello, readers! Today's post is on 4 pretties by Glam Polish: Margaritaville, Moon Rocks!, Fern Gully, and Insane Clown Poppy!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

1 Million Pageviews Giveaway!!

Hello, readers!! Today's post is really exciting for me, and I just wanted to thank you all so much for following my blog, Facebook, instagram, pinterest, or where ever else you've seen my nail art and supported me over the past couple of years. Never did I realize my silly nail art hobby would grow so much over the last 2.5 years and that I would have so many followers and page views. On October 29th, I hit 1 million pageviews here on and couldn't have been more excited! High follower numbers are certainly wonderful, but I feel like if no one is actually coming to my blog and reading my posts, the time I take writing them and uploading multiple pictures isn't worth it. I've decided to have a giveaway in celebration!!

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Golden Dragon Nails!

Good morning, readers! Okay, so my title may have been misleading. I didn't actually do golden dragon nail art. Instead, I've added golden accents over Chanel Dragon.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Indigo Bananas Medusa Transducer: Glows TEAL In The Dark!

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Good morning, readers! I have a glow in the dark polish by Indigo Bananas to share with you today! It's called Medusa Transducer and it is from the recent Rocky Horror inspired collection! The most surprising part? It glows in the dark TEAL! 
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Zebra Nail Art!

Good afternoon, readers! Happy Tuesday! Tuesdays around here mean a new step by step tutorial post for you to recreate one of my older free hand nail art designs. I urge you to click on the Tutorials tab at the top of my blog to see previous tutorials!

Today's design was from the middle of September and I'm not sure why I haven't done the tutorial until now. It may be one of my FAVORITE tutorials I've done yet!! I hope you like it as much as I do and try it for yourself! The easiest thing I find about nail art is that I break down each step into a shape and it makes it so much easier to do!

Below is a preview of this tutorial. You will find full sized pictures and step by step instructions further down in this post.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Fairy Princess Glitter Layering!

Hello, readers! You may have seen a sneak peek of this mani a few weeks ago during a Tutorial Tuesday post where my thumb nail was photo-bombing the picture of the nail art tools. If not, that's ok because I'm showing you now!

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fancy Half Moon Mani!

Good morning, readers! Today's post is a quick one showing a mani I wore a few weeks ago but didn't have a chance to make it to the blog yet. I just love Rebecca from Rebecca Likes Nails so when I heard the news that she had been able to make her own collaboration shade with Picture Polish, I was so excited! And, the color is so pretty I just HAD to buy it as soon as it went on sale. I ordered from and threw in a Picture Polish Jade while I was looking through the Picture Polish section. It's been on my radar for a while and I am really glad I ordered it when I ordered Siren Song because I loved how they looked together!

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bold Leopard Print Nail Art!

Good morning, readers! If you've been following along with us Digit-al Dozen ladies for the past year, you'll know that the sweet and very talented Leslie from Work Play Polish was also part of our group. She has decided that the direction we are headed isn't one she can join along for and has stepped down to continue on her own blogging path. We are going to miss her tons and are sad to see her leave. Today is a very special post day dedicated to Leslie!

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Elevation Polish Naughty By Nature Collection!

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Good morning, readers! It's officially November. How did that happen? This year is flying by!

On November 7th, Elevation Polish is releasing it's newest collection. It's called Naughty By Nature and is 6 polishes with a fun surprise-- they are all WATER BASED! Such a great way to tie into the collection name. Let me tell you, I had no idea these were water based when I was wearing and swatching them. They applied beautifully and wore really well. I can't wait to show you!

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