Monday, June 30, 2014

Glitter Mermaid Nails featuring Emily de Molly Land of Confusion and Shimmer Polish Sarah

Hey there!  A few weeks ago PiggieLuv posted these absolutely amazing mermaid nails that inspired me to do this copycat mani.  Her freehand skills kill mine so I stamped (surprise, surprise).  And they gave me a chance to use some polishes I hadn't gotten to use yet.  Win win!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Stamping - Canada Day Nails

Hey there!  In case you didn't know Tuesday (July 1st) is Canada Day for those of us up north and, appropriately, this week's Sunday Stamping theme is Canada Day/4th of July Nails!  As a proud Canadian, of course I had to put some good ol' maple leaves on my nails.  Hopefully when this gets posted, I'll be sitting by the fire pit at the cabin relaxing, as is my Canada Day tradition :-)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate and Polish Review

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Hey there!  I have another Born Pretty Store review for you today.  This time I'm reviewing a couple of their nail polishes and a stamping plate.  I really enjoy the nail decorations from Born Pretty Store so I was pleasantly surprised when I found that their polishes and stamping plates can be really good too...and inexpensive which is always a nice bonus!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Holo Roses & ILNP Funshine Smoothie

Hey there!  After playing with my new Celestial Cosmetics holo polishes this weekend, I wanted to use some other holos that I hadn't gotten around to wearing yet.  So I put on ILNP's Funshine Smoothie from this summer's collection.  Then I made some rose stamping decals using some other ILNP holographics.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Celestial Cosmetics Electric You Collection

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Hey there!  Celestial Cosmetics and Color4Nails have, once again, come up with an AMAZING collaboration collection.  This is the Electric You collection, a collection of holographic neons.  Yes, you heard me, neon holos!  Two of my favourite qualities a nail polish can have together at last.  I should apologize for disappearing for a few days.  I ran away to the lake for the weekend but, luckily, right before I left I received this collection and I could not wait to try them out.  So these swatches come to you from beach side in the Alberta sun.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Abstract Beach Nail Art

Hey there!  I have a quick post for you before I run off to my ultimate game.  Here's some nail art I did that looks abstractly like a stormy beach scene so that's how I've titled it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Negative Space Nail Stamping Decals

Hey there!  I tried something new here and placed stamping decals over naked nails to try to do some negative space nails.  

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday Stamping - Plate Ending in 2

Hey there!  Hope everyone is having a good weekend!  This week's Sunday Stamping challenge had a fairly open theme - plate ending in 2.  So I once again grabbed Infinity 42 from Dashica and did this leadlighting mani, inspired by Polished Pooka.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Beachy Blue-White Gradient Nails

Hey there!  I told myself I'd start at least somewhat sharing my mani's in order of me wearing them because otherwise I end up with some looks I've liked that I never get around to posting.  But I couldn't resist sharing what I'm wearing now because I'm kind of in love with them.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Easy Picture Polish Galaxy Nails

Hey there!  Today I'm finally sharing some super easy galaxy nail art I did last month.  I don't know why I hadn't shared these earlier because I loved them.  I love all galaxy nails and I particular liked these because they were so simple.  I was looking to use some of the Picture Polish 2014 Limited Edition shades that I hadn't used yet and thought they'd be perfect for this!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday Stamping - Positive/Negative and Pulsating Pink & Purple Nails

Hey there!  This week's Adventures in Stamping theme ended up being, not one, but TWO themes!  The choices ended up in a my indecisive brain decided to do one of each.  The themes were Pulsating Pink & Purple Nails (meaning B-R-I-G-H-T) and Positive/Negative Nails.  I like how them both so I'll show them in the order I did them.  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Loaded Lacquer Jelly Gradient

Hey there!  Today I have a jelly gradient stampwich for you that I did using my new Loaded Lacquer Vibrant Jiggles (Heather's cute name for jelly polishes).  It doesn't look much like previous stampwiches I've shown (here and here) because there's only one layer of stamping but these could (and will, I'm sure) be used for layered stamping/jelly like my previous posts.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Daphine Polish His Dark Materials Collection

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Hey there!  Today I have an upcoming Daphine Polish collection to share with you based on the His Dark Materials trilogy of books by Phillip Pullman.  I actually read these books a few years ago (photographic proof at the end of this post) so I was excited to hear about a collection based on them.  Sadly my brain likes to forget books as soon as I finish them so I only have a vague recollection of the stories but I do remember enjoying them.  To quote Joanne's summary "they tell the coming-of-age adventures of Lyra Belacqua, an ordinary orphan from Oxford who turns out to be the most important person in not just her universe, but in all universes."

I think this is going to be the most polishes I've ever shown in one post so bear with me....

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday Stamping - Summer Nails

Hey there!  This week's Sunday stamping challenge theme is Summer Nails!  This theme made me soooo happy because it meant I got to use my new Dashica Infinity -61 plate which is full of beachy images.  The only thing that could make me happier is if it actually felt like summer right now.  It's currently dreary and rainy here but since I'm actually writing this post early and scheduling it for  Sunday since I'm going to be out of town on this weekend so maybe it'll be back to summer weather here by the time this goes lives :-)