Monday, 18 June 2018

Moonflower Polish Summer Neons Stamping Polish Review

Press  Sample

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!

Whats Up Nails Canadian Flag Stencils Giveaway from Nail Polish Canada

Press  Sample

Hey there!  I have such a fun post today!  Nail Polish Canada (the first online nail polish stockist I ever discovered and still one of my faves) has decided to celebrate the upcoming Canada Day by giving away a set of these Whats Up Nails Canadian Flag stencils to 10 of my readers.  The first ten people to follow this link to the NPC site and use the code BC5H85E1S will get their very own set for free.  And, if you've read any of my previous reviews of Whats Up Nails stencils you'll know that these stencils are always incredible.  You'd probably expect a red and white mani with these (and I have indeed used these stencils before with just that) but since Canada is more than red or white, I decided to use the entire rainbow of colors since that is what Canada is to me.  We won't be kept to use two colors...we need them all!

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does In My Garden - Tulips

Hey there!  It's the second day of The Digit-al Dozen's In My Garden week and I'm again drawing inspiration from my mom's garden.  For as long as I remember, my mom has planted tulip bulbs in the fall.  Sometimes just a few, sometimes lots.  But around our yard they were always the first sign of spring which probably explains why they're one of my favourite flowers.

Monday, 11 June 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does In My Garden - Carrots

Hey there!  It's time for a new Digit-al Dozen week...hooray!  This month our theme is "In My Garden" but since I live in an apartment, I certainly don't have a garden.  Fear not, I grew up on an acreage in the country where we had a big garden.  My mom has recently taken up gardening again (and I luckily get to reap the rewards) so I used my parents' yard as inspiration for some of these this week...and some I just made up!  My first mani was actually done ages ago for one of the days I was helping out a local farmer sell carrots at the farmer's market.  If you have a farmer's market in your area, I highly suggest supporting them.  You get to buy local AND the food is way better than I've ever found in grocery stores.  I've become a big produce snob after discovering how delicious it is!  I honestly always have a bag of these carrots in my fridge.  I think I'll cook some tonight for dinner...

Saturday, 9 June 2018

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Drag or Dry Marble

Press  Sample

Hey there!  It's the middle of Friday night and the first time I've had time to actually blog.  But I couldn't not post his week's 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani.  The prompt was dry/drag marble.  I think it turned out pretty cute...but then to make it even cuter I put some Whats Up Nails Cupcake Stencils on.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

My Mani Box April 2018 Review

Press  Sample

Hey there!  I'm not sure everyone has heard of My Mani Box, the nail art subscription box dreamed up by the geniuses at Beautometry.  Each month contains 2 MoYou London stamping plates (you can pick regular or XL image sizes), stamping accessories and more nail art goodies.  Every month is fun!  I believe the box I received for review was April's box which, in addition to the plates, contained a full size indie polish, a hand scrub and two jars of square loose glitter.  Since April is long gone, if you were to order now, this wouldn't be the box you receive but yours might be even cooler.  The really nice thing about this box is that you don't need to subscribe for any set amount of time.  If you just want to try it out, you can purchase a single month.  But multiple month subscriptions are also available for a reduced price.  It's up to you!

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Nail Crazies Unite - Inspired By A TV Show

Hey there!  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!  I spent my day sleeping in and then out for farmer's market shopping and a really nice lunch.  It's been a great Saturday!  Now I'm laying on the couch writing up a little blog post for this week's Nail Crazies Unite prompt.  This week our theme was "Inspired by a TV show".  I LOVE TV...but I never know how to translate it onto my nails.  But I remembered this scene from one of my favourite shows, The Good Place, with these wild yellow/blue chevron clothes and this seemed like a great time to put that on with some simple stamping.

Friday, 1 June 2018

UberChic Beauty Edge Perfection and Bottoms Up Stamping Plate Review

Press  Sample

Hey there!  It always makes me happy with UberChic Beauty releases new products.  She recently came out with a Bottoms Up stamping plate with all kinds of drink images and a new polish barrier called Edge Perfection, that I have used for every mani I've done since receiving it.  I got way too excited when I saw the Bottoms Up plate which tells me I might need to re-evaluate my love of beer.  But it's not just beer on this plate.  It has coffee, wine, tropical drinks and more.  We all need to consume liquid to survive so we might as well wear it on our nails too, right?