Friday, 21 July 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Sunshine

Hey there!  Today's 26 Great Nail Art Ideas is one of my favourite things - sunshine!  I think this is a great prompt and one I've never come across before.  I actually did a couple of looks for this prompt but the one I'm sharing today was the one I liked more.  I wanted my base to look like the surface of the sun which I tried to achieve based on this video from @yagala on Instagram.  It worked out pretty well even if it was even brighter and hotter-looking in person.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Lina Nail Art Supplies Summer 02 and Make Your Mark 05

Press  Sample

Hey there!  Yesterday was a swatch post and, as much as I love pretty nail polish, I think we all know stamping is my one true love so I'm happy to be back today with some manis with one of my favourite stamping brands, Lina Nail Art Supplies.  She recently came out with a few new stamping plates and I was lucky enough to get two of them, Summer 02 and Make Your Mark 05 from Harlow & Co. to try out.  It's not surprising that I love them.  Since she arrived on the block, Lina Nail Art Supplies plates have been of impeccable quality.  I just don't know how some plate makers do it...they come up with great designs and have great plate etching.  I love brands like that!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Illyrian Polish Spellbind Collection

Hey there!  My first vacation post!  Yup, I’m such a nerd that I’m attempting to blog from the cabin…but only when the weather isn’t great which it hasn’t been for a couple of days now.  Luckily I have pretty nail polish to look at to distract me from the clouds, starting with this gorgeous collection from the 5-free cruelty-free indie brand, Illyrian Polish.  The Spellbind Collection was released earlier this summer and is currently available from Color4Nails so if you haven’t gotten your hands on it yet, you can grab it now. 

Friday, 14 July 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Continents - Australia

Hey there!  Today's post is pulling triple duty.  Not only is it a Digit-al Dozen day but it's also Nail Crazies Unite Ocean day and the Nail Challenge Collaborative Beach/Ocean month.  When I think of underwater sea life, I think of some of the photos I've seen of diving in Australia so that was my inspiration for today's post.  And then when I think of Australia, I think of the Arrogant Worms lyric in Canada Is Really Big..."we're bigger than Australia and it's a continent" which makes me laugh :-)

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Continents - Asia

Hey there!  When I was trying to think of nail designs that might be representative of continents without just picking one country, I mostly thought of animals.  But for Asia, I realized I have quite a few Asia-specific plates so I flipped through those and saw this cool image of the Great Wall of China on one of the Bundle Monster plates.  So today's Asia-inspired mani is my only landscape inspired one for our Digit-al Dozen week.  However I've never seen the Great Wall myself so I highly relied on Google which showed me that there's lots of green around the wall so that's how I tried to make it look.

Great Wall Of China Nails

Bundle Monster BM-XL151

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Continents - Africa

Hey there!  We're at the midpoint in Continents week and today is my turn to try the lovely continent of Africa.  I have seen some AMAZING Africa art from the ladies of the Digit-al Dozen this week.  They kick my Africa nails' butt!  Good thing nail art is not a competition!  And even if it was, I'm the least competitive person ever so I'm just fine with my less than stellar Africa nails.

Africa Nail Stamping

Africa Nail Stamping

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Continents - North America

Hey there!  So I'm starting this post by admitting to my ignorance.  As a Canadian, you'd think I'd know some stuff about North America, today's continent for the Digit-al Dozen's Continent week.  Well, it turns out I don't!  I honestly thought that North America consisted entirely of Canada, USA and Mexico.  Just to double check I just googled and I was so wrong.  According to Wikipedia, there's a whole bunch of much warmer locales that are also part of North America.  Though, to be fair, NAFTA does seem to only involve the big three so I'll blame economics on my geographical naivete.  But I still like my idea of unifying our three countries.  Lately it feels like everything is so divided but we're all neighbours.  We should be best buddies!