Saturday, 29 April 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Birthdays - April 2017

Hey there! In April a couple of my Digit-al Dozen ladies celebrated birthdays -  Katherine of Procrastinails and Uma of Uma's Nail Art.  As is our new-ish tradition, we had the birthday girls pick some inspiration for us to turn into nail art.  These ladies did not do us wrong this month!  They picked out a super cool bubble picture that intimidated me at first but then I found a blog post with a corresponding video tutorial from the amazing Narmai/Piggie Luv which was perfect!

Friday, 28 April 2017

UberChic Beauty Unicorn Love, Texture-Licious 2 and a brand new Uber Mat

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Hey there!  To finish off the work week I thought I'd share some of the latest releases from my stamping crush, UberChic Beauty.  2 weeks ago they released a two new collections, a Unicorn Love single plate, a new Texture-Licious mini plate and a brand new Uber Mat!  That's a massive release!  Unfortunately, I received them the same weekend as my veggie slicing incident so my review has been a bit delayed.  But I will tell you that I was so excited to play with them though that these were, in fact, the first manis I did after trying to cut my thumb in half.  So, finally, I'm sharing my thoughts on everything except for the collections.  I currently wearing my first collection 16 mani so hopefully my review of the collection will be coming soon.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Work Appropriate Nail Art

Hey there!  For this week's theme of Work Appropriate Nail Art, the first thing I had to think of was what colors are generally work appropriate.  Luckily for me, I can wear pretty much anything to my job in the lab.  I recognize others can be more limited.  But, in my mind, rose gold should be work appropriate for most places so that's what I went with.  I paired it with an off-white for a simple striped look.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

KBShimmer Nauti by Nature Collection Swatches and Review

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Hey there!  I don't know about you but some brands will always have my heart.  These are the ones whose new collections always get my heart racing a little.  Well KBShimmer is high up there on that list for me.  They're always amongst the first I reach for anytime I'm doing nail art.  Seriously, I have to actively try to use other brands sometimes.  The Spring 2017 collection is called Nauti by Nature collection which is meant to transport us to a tropical island through our fingertips.  There are 4  glitter jelly/crellies, 2 shimmers and an entire rainbow of holographics in the collection and I was lucky enough to be sent them all to review by Color4Nails.  If you don't know who Color4Nails are, you're in for a treat!  They're an American stockist who distributes a massive variety of brands, mostly indies, including KBShimmer.  And they have great customer service which has kept me coming back as a customer for years.  Now onto the swatches!

Friday, 21 April 2017

Nail Crazies Unite - Pastel Floral

Hey there!  This week's Nail Crazies Unite theme of "Pastel Floral" fits right in with the Nail Challenge Collaborative theme of "Spring" so today is a 2-for-1 post.  I love it when it works out that way!  I've been really digging floral nails lately and I absolutely love this stamping image so I quite like these.  They were inspired by this gorgeous water decal mani from Polish My Nail.  I think I came across it on Pinterest and had to do some serious reverse image searching to find the original post.  I'm glad I did though because I got to scroll through her other pretty nail art.

Pastel Floral Nail Stamping

Pastel Floral Nail Stamping

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Whats Up Nails Mermaid Flakies

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Hey there!  It's been almost a week since my last post but I swear I have good reason!  On Sunday I was slicing up carrots with one of those evil mandoline slicers and I bet you can imagine what I did....yup, put my thumb right through it!  It was my whole fault since I wasn't using the guard (seriously, how can you use the guard with carrots?) and I was joking about it happening right before it did.  Anyway, off I went to the ER and now have 4 pretty blue stitches in my right thumb.  Honestly, my first thought was "at least it's not my picture hand"...I'm a true nail polish addict!  But I haven't been wanting to crop pictures and type too much since doing it so I've been lazy.  I have managed to do my other nails a couple of times but I still have last weekend's polish on my thumb.  I say it's being punished for not behaving itself so it doesn't get to match its sisters.  Can you imagine how much acetone is going to hurt in that wound?  But now onto better thoughts.  To get back into the blog this week I decided to post some nails that I literally stuck in everyone's face when I was wearing them.  Whats Up Nails was nice enough to send me their Mermaid Flakies to review and I fell in love.  This was my first time trying out the loose flakies and they were easy peasy.  And gorgeous.  Seriously, just look at these!

Friday, 14 April 2017

Delush Polish No Vacancy Trio

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Hey there!  Today I have an upcoming trio from Delush Polish, the No Vacancy Trio.  These gorgeous polishes are based on the TV show Bates Motel.  In this trio, there's even Delush Polish's debut with thermal polishes (and it just happens to be one of the easiest thermals I've ever tried).  There's also a shifty holographic and a metallic shimmer.  I hadn’t personally watched it but if there’s one thing I’ve learned to trust, it’s other polish addicts TV show obsessions.  So I turned it on on Netflix and started swatching.  It’s always better to really understand where a polish maker’s inspiration is coming from right?  It’s not just a TV addiction…it’s research!