Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Holo - Rainbow Mermaid Nails

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Hey there!  For Day 2 of The Digit-al Dozen's week of Holo, I decided to step away from the holiday nails for a second and do some nails that were inspired by What's Up Nails Mermaid Brushes that I talked about last week.  Originally I had done some holo stamping decals but when I got these brushes I thought they were so pretty that I wanted to do a design inspired by them.  So the decals can wait until later to blog about.  Instead, I have holo rainbow mermaid nails to share, that are way cooler!



Monday, 10 December 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Holo - Christmas Drip Marble Nails

Hey there!  Hooray, it's time for a new Digit-al Dozen week!  This week we're doing Holo, which makes me happy since we can do holiday nail art or not.  I personally have a mix.  It did, on the other hand, teach me how terrible I am at photographing holographics.  I even took the top off my light box to try to help me out but I still don't think I managed to capture the rainbow-y goodness of the polishes I used for this week.  Even if I couldn't photograph the wonder of these polishes, today's mani stole my heart.  I actually did two versions.  First I tried a real water marble (which I'll share at the end of the post) but that got less than pretty so I did a drip marble.  Who needs a water marble when you can do a drip marble?!



Sunday, 9 December 2018

Whats Up Nails B032 Floral Swirls Stamping Plate

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Hey there!  How's this for a rare weekend post?!  But I recently joined the When Colours Collide Facebook group and they post on Sunday so here I am.  This week's color combo was purple, white and gold.  When I saw that I thought it'd be a nice combination for one of the images on the Whats Up Nails B032 (Floral Swirls) stamping plate I recently received.  I think I was right, if I do say so myself.  I also did a second Floral Swirls mani while it was on hand.  Here they both are!



Friday, 7 December 2018

Nail Art with Girly Bits Cosmetics Fall 2018 Cremes

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Hey there!  Last month when Girly Bits Cosmetics announced they were releasing a new set of creme polishes for 2018, I was definitely excited.  I've used the 2017 collection in a ton of nail art so I snatched up the new collection literally within a minute of it being available.  The colors are outside the realm of "typical" fall colors and really provide a range of colors that seemed useful for even more nail art.  So you just knew I had to play with them a bit.  These are the results of that playing.  I wanted to test them out with some of my more common techniques (mostly stamping, of course) but there's a bit more here, as you'll see.


Thursday, 6 December 2018

Whats Up Nails Holiday/Winter Stamping Plates

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Hey there!  Along with my last Whats Up Nails package, they were kind enough to send me a few of the Winter/Holiday stamping plates for me to test out...and a few more products that I've combined with my stamping manis.  Whats Up Nails never ceases to amaze me with the quality of the products they provide to us nail addicts.  The stamping plates' etching has always been amongst the best (and considering I have over 1000 stamping plates, that's saying something).  But they are certainly more than stamping as you'll see if you keep reading past the jump...


Monday, 3 December 2018

Nail Crazies Unite - Holiday Food & Drink

Hey there!  I'll try to not make this the most whiney blog post in the history of mankind but it should have been done on Friday.  But Friday was my birthday (the big 4-0, I can't believe I'm admitting that to the whole internet) so I left work a bit early to celebrate with a few drinks (maybe more than a "few") instead of finishing my blog.  I had been sick all of last week with a cold/cough which I fought through since Thursday and Friday were going to be busy work days.  And I did it!  And I had a great birthday evening.  But by Saturday I seemed to have come down something of a stomach flu so I'm running at about 45% right now.  I couldn't even stomach the lovely birthday dinner I had with my family last night.  Because of the combination of celebration and illness, I'm days behind on getting this post up.  Friday's Nail Crazies Unite prompt was Holiday Food & Drink and I did one of my favourites...apple pie!  Yum!!



Thursday, 29 November 2018

Last Fall Nails Of The Year?

Hey there!  Since I have done two more mani's with fall leaves this year that I haven't shared it, I figured I might as well pop in and post them today.  It's going to be December in two short days so it's now or never!