Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Colors That Collide - Autumn Camo

Hey there!  Yup, I'm the worst!  I haven't blogged in a month and I'm already a day late for this month's first Digit-al Dozen day.  I've really got to get my priorities in check.  I didn't even finish blogging last month's theme even though I had them all done.  But I'm determined to get this month's done, even if I'm late!  This month our group is doing a theme of Colors That Collide.  At first I just thought I'd do contrasting colors but nah, let's go with colors smashing into each other!  For the last week I've been a little obsessed with fall colors so I think I'll just do fall colors this week.  I'm not sure why.  It's been fall here for quite awhile (seriously, it never did feel like summer this year) but there's a single tree I drive by on my way home from work that I'm in love with.  It's a lovely red to yellow gradient, all on its own so I think it's the tree's fault.  Or maybe it's that we've already had some flurries so I need to get my fall nails in while I can!

Friday, 13 September 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Wool/Copper - Sheep Nail Stamping

Hey there!  I'm 3 days late for this post but better late than never right?!  Since The Digit-al Dozen's theme this week is wool AND copper, I kind of wanted to alternate between them.  I couldn't think of a lot of wool nail art ideas but where does wool come from?  Sheep!  Luckily I have exactly two sheep stamping images in my entire collection so I used them both for this design.

Monday, 9 September 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Wool/Copper with UberChic Beauty Lovely Leaves 4

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Hey there!  Yes, I'm alive!  I realize I haven't posted in a month and never explained...but I bought a house!  So over the last month I was on vacation for 2 weeks (such an adult decision to go on vacation in the middle of the most stressful time ever), packed up and cleaned the old apartment, moved, unpacked and spent more money than I have in my entire life since it turns out houses need far more furniture than apartments.  And, of course, I broke most of my nails in the process which was okay because I was kind of checked out of nail world for awhile.  But I'm back just in time for this month's Digit-al Dozen theme of Wool/Copper (the traditional 7th anniversary gifts since September marks the DD's 7th year in existence).  I haven't done any manis ahead of time but I did pull out my stamping goodies last night so I wouldn't have to miss this week.  As I was moving I received some new plates from UberChic Beauty so I thought I'd combine the Lovely Leaves 4 plate with some copper stamping since copper is such a perfect autumn color.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Indie Pickup August 2019 - Hit The Bottle Lightshow

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Hey there!  Well it's vacation time for me but I seem to have enough cell signal that I'm not totally offline which is a nice change.  It's a good thing too since I didn't have a chance to post Hit The Bottle's contribution to Indie Pickup this month before I left.  Lightshow is a linear holographic top coat.  I tried it out over both white and black and it's a lovely top coat to add a bit of sparkle to any mani!

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Maniology Mani X Me Box July 2019

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Hey there!  I hope everyone is having a great day.  I know I've been saying I'm pretty behind in my blogging because of general life stuff.  In fact I'm so far behind that I didn't get to play with this month's Mani X Me Box until just last night and it's the last day to order it.  In fact, it might be too late today to get the Metamorphosis box but, if you email them, the lovely folks at Maniology might hook you up.  For anyone who doesn't know, the Mani X Me box is a monthly subscription box with 2 exclusive plates, 2 polishes and an extra.  July's box was all about bugs, both the creepy-crawly kind and the pretty kind.  I really liked this month's plates so I'm disappointed in myself for not getting to it sooner.  Hopefully you can still get your hands on it and, if you can, please use the coupon code COPY10 to save $5 off your first box.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Hit The Bottle Chrome Sweet Chrome Stamping Polish Swatches

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Hey there!  I'm back today with more stuff I've been waiting to post.  Hit The Bottle released a collection of pastel metallic stamping polish this year called "Chrome Sweet Chrome" and they are superb!  I received them to review from one of Hit The Bottle's distributors, Beautometry, who just so happens to be having a preorder on all of the out-of-stock shades going right now.  Usually I find that when a polish is chrome, it's always really silvery and loses its color but Michelle has managed to get that metallic finish without losing any of the vibrance.  Aren't they lovely?

Maniology Classique Stamping Plates

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Hey there!  I've had the Classique plates from Maniology for quite awhile but they sold out so quickly that I've held back on posting about them until they're back in stock.  And this weekend I got the email that they're back!!  These two plates are wonderful for making simple (you might even say classic) manis but are also great for those of us that like to jazz it up just a little bit more. I wasn't remotely surprised at how quickly they sold out since these should be staples in everyone's stamping plate collection.  If they strike your fancy, please use the coupon code COPY10 to save yourself 10%!