Friday, February 21, 2014

Comic Stamping Decals using MoYou London images

Hey there!  It's my last scheduled post that I'm writing from Hawaii (because I wasn't on the ball enough to actually get enough posts written before I left).  I should be on the plane home when this goes live :-(  On the plus side, maybe I'll be able to do this week's Sunday Stamping Challenge since I missed out on last week's.

Today's mani is one of my favourite ones ever.  I love comic-book style art so I've already shown you something I did using some Lichtenstein-inspired decals that I bought from Etsy here.  But since I'm making more and more decals from stamping plates, that's what I used here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Neon Rainbow Dotticure

Hey there!  So I  am definitely not a person who abides by seasonal standards when it comes to what I put on my nails.  Neon in winter?  Why not?!  Polka dots? For sure!  I wish I had worn these to Hawaii instead of the disaster that I did do which will never be seen on here...they went from bad to worse and then some.  Thank goodness I'm enough of a NPA that I packed some polish to bring and bought some more here.  But no nail art tools :-(

Monday, February 17, 2014

Knitted Sweater Nail Stamping & Essie Chinchilly

Hey there!  It feels very strange to be sitting in Hawaii while I write about a very winter-appropriate nail look.  But since I'll be home soon enough with the snow and the cold, I thought now would be a good time to show these.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fish Scale Stamping on Foils

Hey there!  Today I'm showing you something I had never tried before, stamping on top of nail foils.  I loved how this looked but, wow do I ever wish foils lasted for more than 12 hours on me!  

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day with China Glaze Lubu Heels

Hey there!  Happy Valentine's Day everybody, especially to the single folk out there!  I have another black and red and hearts mani today, though it's far darker than the one I posted on Sunday.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Burnt Love Letters - From a Tutorial

Hey there!  2 days before Valentine's Day and today I have an anti-VDay look that I got from a tutorial by Glitterfingersss.  You know it's a good tutorial when you can follow it without being able to read a word of it because you don't speak the language.  I, of course, used stamping for the lettering instead of newspaper transfer.  I thought the letter looked romantic so I've called this Burnt Love Letters.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hawaii Nail Art & Zoya Arizona Swatch

Aloha!  This is my 100th post!  And today I'm trying my hand for the first time at scheduling a post.  Maybe that tells you what a procrastinator I am, never having posts ready to go ahead of time.  Today I've set this to post as my plane should be taking off for Hawaii.  I'm going to Maui for 11 days...woohoo!  I'm hoping to get enough of these scheduled posts written up before I leave that you guys shouldn't miss me too much, haha!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Stamping - Valentine's Day

Hey there!  Here's my Adventures in Stamping Sunday challenge mani for this week, with the theme of (as I'm sure you can guess) Valentine's Day.  I included some of my favourite things here:  sparkly red nail polish and the red-black combo.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Penguin Stamping Decals

Hey there!  Today I'm showing you a manicure I did quite awhile ago but wasn't sure whether or not to share it.  But I decided if I'm going to show it, it better do it while there's still snow on the ground!  When I saw this Christmas look I just had to make stamping decals with the same cute penguins.  Unfortunately it looks like one of mine had his brain explode.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Picture Polish Pirouette & Scarlett with Valentine's Day stamping

Hey there!  Do any of you have brands you just love?  I have a few and Picture Polish is one of them. I've found myself reaching for them a lot lately so when I saw that they released new collaboration shades last week, including these new holographics, I pretty much immediately put them all in my shopping cart.  I received them on Friday and played with Pirouette and Scarlett this weekend.  Warning: this is pretty photo heavy.  I just couldn't narrow down the pictures!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

OPI Mod About You & Pure 18K White Gold and Silver Top Coat

Hey there!  I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed some Super Bowl festivities (if you're into that kind of thing).  I have a quick swatch post tonight.  Usually I don't lean towards pink nail polishes but they're hard to avoid around Valentine's Day.    I just bought OPI Mod About You with the intention of doing some stamping on it, which turned into a massive fail, so instead I layered it with the Mariah Carey 18K White Gold & Silver top coat by OPI that I found on sale at Winners.