Friday, 22 June 2018

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Graffiti

Hey there!  I hope everyone is having a lovely least slightly more lovely than mine.  My old officemate (and all 'round awesome guy) is in town so I went out for a beer yesterday, missed a stair or two and ended up in the ER with a sprained ankle.  How very embarrassing!  And today I have an ankle that looks like it belongs on a blue-ish elephant.  Luckily I had this mani done ahead of time for this week's 26 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt of Graffiti.  I went with the images I immediately though of from some Lina Nail Art Supplies plates.  Her Make Your Mark plates are perfect for street art nails!  

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Whats Up Nails Stencils Review

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Hey there!  Today I have some manis I've done lately using stencils from Whats Up Nails.  They sell such a wide variety of stencils patterns.  The entire stencil store can be found here if you're interested.      I've genuinely always enjoyed working with their stencils.  Even with all the tiny little pieces in them, the quality of their cutting makes it easy to separate them and they have just the right amount of stickiness to them to allow them to stick to your nail without pulling up your base when you remove them.  And I absolutely love that the individual stencils come in different sizes since I don't have big nail beds.  Here I used the Hot Air Balloon Stencils, the Tree of Love Stencils, American Football Stencils and the Unicorn Head Stencils.  Keep reading to see what products I paired them up with.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

UberChic Beauty Collection 26 Stamping Plate Review

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Hey there!  Oh my, I'm so late with this review so I apologize.  I quite literally always begin playing with the new UberChic Beauty plates the second I receive them...and I did with these too.  I've just been blog-lazy.  But better late than never, today I have the UberChic Beauty Collection 26 to share with you.  As with all of her plates, this is a set of 3 with really pretty designs that stamp perfectly.  This collection has a lot of images that play with perspective, a few layering-style images (which are always fun to play with) and lots of positive/negative space.  Hopefully I did it justice with the 6 manis I've done with it!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Moonflower Polish Summer Neons Stamping Polish Review

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Hey there!  On my blog today I have a review of the entire summer 2018 collection from Moonflower Polish.  The Summer Neons are super bright stamping polish with added shimmer.  The shimmer helps their opacity when stamped over dark colors without making them too thick.  I stamped them all over white and black and swatched two coats on my other nails.  I was really impressed with their stamping (I didn’t need a sticky base) and their application on their own.  And, since I am such a big fan of using Moonflower Polish in nail art other than just as the stamping polish, I couldn't resist doing an extra couple of manis with them.  And I'm happy to say that the sunset mani lasted me from Wednesday to Saturday last week (practically a lifetime to me) and only showed tip wear.  The neons didn't chip one bit.  

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does In My Garden/Nail Crazies Unite Lisa Frank Inspired

Hey there!  For today's post I managed to combine the Digit-al Dozen's In My Garden week with today's Nail Crazies Unite theme of Lisa Frank-Inspired.  I know rainbow roses like this don't grow naturally but wouldn't it be cool if they did?!  I'm actually a bit too old to really know what Lisa Frank did but I do she did a lot of neat neon stuff so I did some neon roses with the dreams that someday there will be a neon rose garden.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does In My Garden - Succulent Rock Garden

Hey there!  Since I don't actually have a garden, it was a bit challenging to come out with "In My Garden" ideas.  But I had just bought Cirque Colors Pebbles and thought it would make a good rock garden.  However, when I googled "rock gardens" I learned that they're not literally just piles of rocks.  There's usually lots of succulent plants in there as well...who knew?!  Luckily succulents are very popular these days so I had a stamping plate that was just perfect for it and I came up with my favourite mani of the week.  I hope you like it too!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does In My Garden - Garden Thieves

Hey there!  My third Digit-al Dozen In My Garden post will be a quick one.  When I was trying to think of ideas for Garden week, I asked my mom what pests were in her garden.  Her response: "deer, rabbits...and your dad".  Good one, Mom!  So that was the inspiration for today's mani - the critters that steal my mom's veggies!