Good afternoon, readers! It's this month's nail art day with The Lacquer Legion and the prompt is "Crisp." Instead of doing something seasonally appropriate as the days grow cooler, I've made my nails into Rice Krispies Treats...literally.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Just a quick heads up that I still have 2 Mystery Grab Bags available. Also, I've added some more polish to my Blog Sale Tab. You can find all of the info at the link below. Thanks!
Friday, September 26, 2014
Good afternoon, readers! TGIF! I am so looking forward to the weekend, are you? For today's post, I have another nail art look using Milani Color Statement polishes. This time, it's simple color blocking over a holographic silver base using striping tape and 4 cremes.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Good afternoon, readers! I have a fall-worthy manicure to share with you today featuring two Milani Color Statement polishes! Milani Enchanted Garnet is part of the Limited Edition Bedazzled Collection and it is a gorgeous fall shimmer. I've added a reverse gradient of Milani Gilded Rocks at the cuticle for some extra sparkle.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Previous Press Sample
Good morning, readers! I have some funky nail art today to share with you. After seeing this gorgeous mani from Nicole at Nail Polish Wars last week, I've been dying to do another water spotted look. Mine turned out quite different, but I still always love the randomness of using this technique.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Hello, readers! I have the new fall collection by Barielle to share with you today: Me Couture. It "embraces the high fashion colors for this rich season of the year. A sophisticated palette combination of retro and intense shades that totally compliments current styles and trends." Let's take a look!
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Good morning! Today, I have the new textures from Zoya for Fall 2014! They called the Ultra Pixie Dusts and they are different than the previous two versions of Pixies. The original pixies were tiny textured bits, the Magical Pixies had the addition of small and big holo hexes, and these are like a mix between the two: they have small and bigger hexes that are the same color as the base. Let's take a look!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Good afternoon, readers! I haven't had much time for nail polishing lately, but I always make sure I'm applying my cuticle care items to keep my skin and nails healthy. I have had the opportunity to try a new healing cuticle oil from 6 Harts Polish and I'm going to share my findings with you today!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hello, readers! I have another press release for you today! This time, it's the new trio of textures from Zoya for Fall! They are called Ultra Pixie Dusts and they arrived at my doorstep today. I'll hopefully have them up in the next few days for you. In the meantime, here is the press release.
NEW for FALL 2014: ZOYA ULTRA PIXIEDUST!
Meet the next generation of our best-selling textured, matte and sparkling Zoya PixieDust formula Zoya Ultra PixieDust! Three shades featuring both fine micro glitter and mega hex particles for tone on tone 3D effects. This easy glam nail is available in 3 shades in a gradient of red, wine and plum hues. No base or top coat required.
I have the new press release for an upcoming holiday collection by OPI and Gwen Stefani! Read on below!
Gwen Stefani Joins OPI to Release 18 New Limited Edition Holiday Nail Lacquers + Don't Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Good afternoon, readers! Where are my Doctor Who fans? Any newbies? Anyone like me and really loving the new season with Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor? I must confess that I have liked every Doctor, so I'm not surprised at how much I like Capaldi now as well. I think each actor has brought something new to the table. A new title sequence accompanied the start of Capaldi's season and it is very eye catching! I was inspired from the first episode to do nail art like this, and only just now was able to get the time to do it. From twisting clockwork pieces, spiraling hours of a clock, the TARDIS, and some pretty Galifreyan circles in space, these nails represent the new intro!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Good morning, readers! Anyone not in the mood for Fall polishes yet? Jordana recently released a Limited Edition Collection called Playful Pastels and I have them for you today. Let's take a look at these 6 shades.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Good morning, readers! It's the final day of Terrific Twos Week with The Digit-al Dozen. It's a free day to use one of the other 4 prompts again, so I'm revisiting cotton. This time, I'm combining ideas from my 6 year old daughter, Hailey, and Mr. Adventures In Acetone. I like to get my family involved in brainstorming for Digit-al Dozen weeks and Hailey said cotton candy would be great for cotton day. My husband said I should do the "spider webs" strings again thinly for cotton fibers. So here we are, using the spun sugar technique to do just that: (spun sugar) cotton candy!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Good morning, readers! It's Day 4 of The Terrific Twos week with The Digit-al Dozen! We are celebrating our 2nd Anniversary--did you enter our EPIC giveaway yet!? Today's nail art prompt is china pattern (modern 2nd anniversary gift). I don't often stamp on my nails-- I'm more of a free-hand nail art girl-- but when I thought of "china patterns," I realized that stamping would work best for me.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Good morning, readers! It's Day 3 of The Terrific Twos Week with The Digit-al Dozen! Today's prompt was sapphire because it is the September birth stone (and the DD began in September, so it's like our birth month!). I used this Precious Gems Nail Art Tutorial from Chalkboard Nails to create the look of faceted sapphires. It was really easy to follow!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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Good morning! It's Day 2 of The Terrific Twos Week with The Digit-al Dozen. I'll have our big giveaway posted later, so check back. Today's prompt is cotton. That is the 2nd anniversary gift, and we are celebrating our 2nd anniversary as a nail art group so it works. For my interpretation of cotton, I went with a patchwork quilt design. You may remember my first patchwork nail art from 3 years ago (thank you if you've been following this long!), and I've used the same tutorial by Kayla Shevonne to do this design. I just made a modification of leaving out the stitch marks for an updated and cleaner quilt look.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Good morning, readers! It's time for another Digit-al Dozen nail art week and this month's is special. It's officially our 2 year anniversary mark as a nail art group! This week has a different prompt each day. Today's prompt is things that come in pairs. I was having a hard time coming up with something I was happy with for a nail art idea, so I consulted with Mr. Adventures In Acetone. My husband has some of my favorite nail art ideas and he didn't fail me this time! Thing 1 and Thing 2 are one of the most recognizable pairs ever and I just happen to love Dr. Seuss books. Plus, I am always on board for using flocking powder in nail art!
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Good morning! Did you catch my post yesterday on the Zoya Entice creme collection? Well, today's post is all about the shimmery collection called Zoya Ignite! I can't wait to hear what you think of these beauties!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Good morning, readers! Sorry that it's been quiet around here this week. I've caught an annoying cold bug and it's taking my energy that would have normally been put into painting my nails. I have bare nails right now, but thankfully I was able to do some swatching last weekend. So this weekend will feature the two new Fall 2014 Collections by Zoya: Entice & Ignite. Today is all about Zoya Entice: the cremes! Let's take a look at these fall-worthy colors.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Remember the KBShimmer Fall 2014 swatches I shared this weekend? Below is the official press release of the entire collection! Are you excited?
KBShimmer Fall Collection Polishes Set for Release on September 15th
The collection includes a combination of jellys, iridescents, and glitter top coats.
The collection includes a combination of jellys, iridescents, and glitter top coats.
KBShimmer announces the fall collection, an addition of 9 new polishes to its 3-free polish line. The collection also includes the re-release of ‘Jack,’ a Halloween-themed favorite. “When creating the fall collection, I was inspired by all the wonderful colors of the season, from changing leaves to pumpkins, and I converted those into warm, wearable colors,” KBShimmer Owner, Christy Rose, said.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Good morning, readers! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend! Our's was busy and I didn't have time for nail art until this morning. I was stumped at what to do on my nails, so I started grabbing polishes that I liked together. Pahlish Sarey's Berry, Nerd Lacquer Cyance Friction, and KBShimmer Run! It's The Coppers! complemented each other well. After doing a skittlette with the three base colors, I decided to add a simple paisley pattern.