Friday, 2 December 2016

Nail Crazies Unite - Holiday Movie

Hey there!  This week's Nail Crazies Unite theme is Holiday Movie.  Honestly, the only holiday movie that I really know and love is Love Actually.  But I've tried a Love Actually mani before and it wasn't good.  It was so bad that I won't even try to find it and link to it.  So when I saw this was one of our prompts, I tried to think of another holiday movie even if I love it less.  I remembered A Charlie Brown Christmas simply because I have a fondness for Charlie Brown that is leftover from my childhood.  I had a Snoopy purse, our canary was named Woodstock and I had a blue blanket just like Linus.  But I definitely don't have any Charlie Brown Christmas stamping images so I tried to freehand it.  I hope it's recognizable!



Thursday, 1 December 2016

MILV Water Decal Review

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Hey there!  Tonight I'm having a throwback to something I used to use a lot but haven't had time to use lately - water decals.  Honestly, I love water decals.  You can get pretty nail art looks that I personally would never be able to achieve with either stamping or freehand.  But I've been doing a fair number of stamping reviews or Facebook group nail art lately which hasn't allowed me to use water decals.  However when I was approached by MILV to do a review of their products and I checked out their website, I couldn't refuse.  There's some super pretty (and really unique) decals on there!  They even have metallic foil decals.  So I picked a few (including two of the aforementioned foil decals) and had a lot of fun with them.  Some require a white base and others can use any base so keep reading to see how I used them.



Esmaltes da Kelly Stamping Plate Review

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Hey there!  Anyone who reads this blog at all probably knows I'm a complete stamping addict so I jumped at the chance to review some Esmaltes da Kelly stamping plates for Beautometry.com.  Esmaltes da Kelly make some gorgeous polishes and Kelly seems like an absolute sweetheart.  She's a stamper too so I wasn't surprised that these plates turned out to be great.  I was sent the first two plates in her series but, if these aren't to your personal tastes, check out the selection on Beautometry. There's a wide variety so I think there's something for everyone.


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The Digit-al Dozen does Birthdays - November 2016

Hey there!  Every month the birthday girls of the month have been picking some art to use an inspiration for a nail design and today is the day The Digit-al Dozen is sharing our November birthday manis.  November is the birthday month for Carmina, Marisa and yours truly.  I was stressed at the idea of choosing the inspiration but luckily Marisa came to the rescue and I only had to pick between a couple of photos.  One of her inspiration pictures looked so much like a drip marble that I couldn't not choose it.  Love love love this technique!  Stick around after the jump to see the inspiration photo and read all about the polishes I used for my version.



Friday, 25 November 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Winter Warmth

Hey there!  Hope everyone is having fun (while still being financially responsible) this Black Friday.  I stayed up late to hit the midnight sales last night and then got up at 5 am this morning to buy way more than I had planned.  What can I say - some of these brands don't restock or go on sale very often!  But I don't feel too bad since I haven't bought nearly as much polish lately as I used to.  I guess that's what happens when your collection gets to a certain size.  It seems like I have the basics and then some.  But I did buy enough UberSwatchers to finish swatching my Mundo collection which sounds like a decent winter holiday project to me.  Enough about Black Friday...today we have the last 26 Great Nail Art Ideas post of November.  This week our prompt was Winter Warmth and I knew right away that I wanted to use the mittens from the UberChic Christmas 02 plate.  Keep reading for the details of my logic behind this design.



Powder Perfect Egyptology III Collection

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Hey there!  I hope all my American neighbors had a great Thanksgiving (and that everyone else had a great regular day).  Right in time for a little Black Friday shopping, I have a huge collection from Powder Perfect to share that is all currently available at Color4Nails.  Color4Nails is having a 30% off sale this weekend so it's a good time to pick up some new shades!

Powder Perfect is a 5-free , handmade indie brand that recently came out with the Egyptology III Collection.  This collection is based ancient Egypt and all its gods, goddesses and customs.  As someone who finds older civilizations fascinating, reading her descriptions of these polishes was both entertaining AND educational.  This collections is composed of holo polishes with microglitters and/or microflakies and a coloured base.  Across the board, they all applied easily.  Hopefully you can stick by to read all about these.



Wednesday, 23 November 2016

UberChic Beauty Christmas 02, Wild West 02, Mermaid Life, Collection 12 and UberSwatcher Review

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Hey there!  Let me start by apologizing because this post is going to be HUGE!  I have the latest Christmas, Wild West plates, the first Mermaid Life plate AND the whole of Collection 12!  Normally I split up my UberChic products into separate posts but I have quite a few plates and I wanted to share them before Black Friday sales started.  I don't know the details of UberChic Beauty's sale yet but one is coming and I'd jump on it if I were you.  And I wanted to tell you about how I'm using the new UberSwatcher product.  I'll try not to yap too much since there's a lot going on in this post.

Christmas 02

Wild West 02

Mermaid Life

Collection 12

UberSwatcher