Good morning, readers! It's time for the final post of Fandom Week with The Digit-al Dozen. I had to bring it back to my favorite fandom for nail art: Doctor Who! This is a tribute to last season with Peter Capaldi as the 12th doctor--with a nod to the episode called Flatline where to T.A.R.D.I.S. was shrinking with him inside of it. I am so anxious for the new season to start!
Friday, June 12, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Good evening, readers! It's Day 4 of Fandom Week with The Digit-al Dozen and I have a simple mani today representing a favorite book and movie series: The Hunger Games. The three books have similar symbols on the covers so I went for simple silhouettes to represent the books! These books blew me away (even if the third isn't a favorite) and they've done a really nice job with the movies, too.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Good evening, readers! I have the third mani for Fandom Week with The Digit-al Dozen to share with you tonight. I've done a lot of nail art in the past inspired by favorite books, movies, tv shows, etc, so this week is a bit harder than I expected it to be. I'm trying to branch out into things for inspiration I haven't already done before. One of the newest shows (in the past few months) that the hubby and I have binge watched on Netflix is House of Cards. This is a political drama and I am still wondering why it was able to draw me in and want to watch as many episodes in a sitting as we could. I'm more of a fantasy genre fan--give me some vampires, super heroes, witches, etc, and I will most likely love the show. I guess it just has something special about it. Today, I've recreated the logo of the show title on my nails.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Good evening, readers! As promised earlier, I have Day 2 of Fandom Week with The Digit-al Dozen. YAY for getting caught up to the rest of the girls. I am a big Harry Potter Fan. I loved the books and I've seen the movies more times than I can count. One of my favorite characters in the series was Dobby, the house elf. Hopefully this is not a spoiler, but at the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry helps set Dobby free from the Malfoy family. That's what I'm portraying in this mani.
Good morning, readers! It's Fandom Week with The Digit-al Dozen and I'm so excited!! Yesterday was Day 1, but we took the boat out for a family day so you will probably get Day 1 and Day 2 today from me to make up for it. The first mani for the week is inspired by one of my favorite book and movie series: Divergent by Veronica Roth. In the futuristic, dystopian Chicago set story, the people are divided into 5 factions based on their personalities. I've recreated the symbols for each faction on my nails for this mani!
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Good morning, readers! Yesterday, I showed you the creme half of the new Zoyas for Summer 2015, The Island Fun Collection. Today, I have their shimmery metallic counterparts: The Paradise Sun Collection. Fully saturated with a gorgeous micronized metallic sheen, these shimmering beauties are much like sunshine sparkling on water. Meant to be used as an independent color, these shades feature a full-coverage, densely pigmented formula. Let's take a look!
Saturday, June 6, 2015
I've just received word that OPI has partnered up with Coca-Cola again to re-release 6 of the previous Coca-Cola Collection shades as well as 2 new shades to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of their glass bottle. Take a look at the info from OPI below and don't forget to tell me your thoughts.
Good morning, readers! Zoya released their Island Fun and Paradise Sun Collections last month for Summer and I'll be showing you both this weekend! Today, the Zoya Island Fun Collection: Ready for an island vacation, these playful creams embody a tropical getaway! They are strong in color to balance the brilliance of the summer sun, with a flawless cream formula. A few weeks ago, I showed you nail art using these cremes--they work really well in nail art because they are bold and opaque. Let's take a look at full swatches!
Friday, June 5, 2015
Good afternoon, readers! I have a simple mani to share with you using two Cirque Colors polishes I recently purchased from Nordstrom. Vigo and Sunset Park are both squishy crellies so it took a lot of sponging to get them opaque enough for a gradient but I loved the color combination. I could have stamped or done other nail art over top, but I ended up leaving it alone.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Good morning, readers! I have a fun mani to share with you that I wore last week. @Stylish_mom on Instagram posted a tutorial for "Stone Nail Design" using acrylic paint and silver flakes and I just had to try it right away! I've been wanting to try the watercolor technique with acrylic paint ever since I bought some but haven't gotten around to it until now. My base color is Elevation Polish Grand Teton Sunset so I'm not sure how much this looks like a stone in real life--but I sure loved wearing it.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Good evening, readers! I just got word that OPI is releasing a small collection of colored Nail Envy polishes. So you will get the nail treatments included in the colored polish! Take a peek at the press release from OPI below and tell me your thoughts!
Good afternoon, readers! It's been quiet around here on Adventures In Acetone lately, have you noticed? School is out for the summer AND my little Owen (almost 3 years old) has had a stomach bug for a few days. However, he is feeling a little better today so I have some time to share the newest set of stamping plates from Winstonia. There are 20 plates and most of them are full plate designs where there aren't spaces between the images. Let's take a closer look below at each plate, plus a couple of manis I've worn since the plates arrived at my house.