Saturday, December 27, 2014

Stamping Saturday

Boy oh! Usually  I am posting earlier in the morning on saturday with my stamping look. I just did not feel like it. Lazin around after Christmas is just top priority right now. I slapped this look together because I was cravin some holo after all the Christmas looks I've done. BUTTTT I still have a couple more Christmassy looks saved up because my heart is still December 25th right now. Anyway, getting on with the stamping!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

The Eve Eve is upon us and I'm excited! Adding the last bows to the presents, squeezing in that last work out as a meager attempt to atone for the sins you will commit at the dinner table for your Christmas Eve/Christmas dinner. I love it. Here is a quick and simple, non stamping manicure I put together to celebrate. 

Read on for details!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Stamping Saturday: I've Been A Good Unicorn

Saturday!!! Relaxation in all forms comes today. I will probably hang lay around and watch Christmas movies all day. Doing nothing is my favorite past time. Being off from school and work is going to be soooo refreshing. Here's my stamping to officially kick off my Christmas vacation!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Snowflakes Over the Moon

Heyoooo it's Monday! Hope you're pushin through the day!

I've got another stamping look for you today. I just can't get enough of it. I missed stamping so much over the summer and into the fall that I'm makin up for it all this month I guess! I've got some other non-stamping nails coming up later this month too though so stick around.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Stamping Saturday: Holographic Sweaters

It's that time again! Stamping Saturday! And here I am for the third week in a row and posting three days this week! I totally should be saving content for a rainy day but I just love being back on a more consistent posting schedule now that school is over. Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty WE ARE FREE AT LAST!! 

School makes me emotional, anyway. On to the polish!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Dance Legend - Blanco 848


Just stop everything you're doing and gaze in awe at this wonderful polish. I was in search of a silver holo and my friend Kendra recommended Dance Legend - Blanco to me. Oh but this polish is no ordinary silver holo. Read on. You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Polished By KPT - Siren's Song

Hey romantic ladies, single babies, and sophisticated mamas. 

Today I am raving about another thermal from the beautiful brain of Katherine. SIREN'S SONG. Wearing this sure set off a siren in my heart. The beauty. Read on for too many pictures of this gorgeous polish!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Stamping Saturday: Holiday Splendor

Hey nailistas~

Today I have a combination I am pretty excited about. It's Christmas colors of course and I couldn't wait to post this! It was a spur of the moment combination and I kind of feel like I should have saved it for actual Christmas day... oh well!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Glam Polish - Maleficent

A Sunday Swatch for you! Technically Wednesday since I didn't publish this post on 11/30 like I planned to...
I've been saving this in my drafts for a while for a rainy day but I figured I would go ahead and post it up now because I have some Christmas designs coming up and this may look a little out of place. Even though I've never been one to follow seasonal colors. 

Anywho, read on to see more of Glam Polish Maleficent!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Gold/Red Christmas Snowflakes

IT'S WEDNESDAY. Almost the weekend. I am living for my weekends because it's a fun* game of catch up for me on house and school work. (*not fun) I had a cool name for this post but totally forgot it... so excuse le boring title.

But I've got another spectacular Christmas stamping combo to share with you guys and I hope you like it. Skip after the jump (haha) to see more!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Stamping Saturdays #2

Heyo and happy Saturday! 
Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend. I am joining some lovely ladies for a second week in a row with a stamped look. Hooray for consistency! Scroll on to see what made the cut.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thermal Thanksgiving: Polished by KPT - Fall O You

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you are having an amazing time with your family and friends. I am thankful for each and every one of you that stop by and view and even comment on my posts. I read every single one and even though I am terrible at reply I love them all! 

Here's my simple look for today. I tried to keep the post short but who has a short post when discussing a thermal polish? 

Warmer state

Monday, November 24, 2014

Purple Flowers

Today I have a look that's copied from Natalie aka the stamping queen. It's her birthday today and as I sat down to do my nails I was thinking why not copy one of my favorite combos from her to say "Yay! I'm glad you were born so I can glean from your creative mind!" Is that weird? Only nail friends do that I'm sure hahaha. Anyway. Onward.

I used MoYou Pro Plate 11 for the decal that's stamped with Wet n Wild Black Creme and filled in with Morgan Taylor Invitation Only. The base for the decal is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. My decals are a lil rusty but I'm pleased with this simple combo!

I don't know if I got a bad bottle or something but I am not a fan of this formula. This is three thin coats. You're lucky you're gorgeous Morgan...

I hope you guys have a fabulous Monday. I will be spending my day in CPR/First Aid training for my job. Wee? At least my nails will look fly when I'm practicing on a dummy. That's all that matters right?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Stamping Saturdays

Hey guys! Happy Saturday! I am so excited to link up to stamping Saturday. I always see Cynthia posting every week and I finally had time to put something together to join. Read on for more info!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Glam Polish - Cauldron

Lemme get a Camp Hope hi hi HIYA! If you know what I'm talking about... I love you. If not click this. One of the funniest movies ever. But this isn't a movie blog. I'm just excited to show you Glam Polish Caludron! *heart eyes emoji*


Friday, November 14, 2014

Born Pretty Store - Wave Edge Guide Review

Happy Friday!!!! Sooo ready for the weekend!
 I have a review and nail art post for these Wave Edge Guides from the Born Pretty store. 
Click beyond the jump for thoughts, pictures, and a glorious coupon code at the end of the post!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Glam Polish Pentacle

Another splendid Glam Polish swatch is here on the blog today! If you haven't already guessed by my previous posts (x) (x)... I really can't get enough of this Cast A Spell part II collection. I would post them all together at once, but I'm impatient and always want to share them with you guys right away!

Today I am wearing Pentacle!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Swatch/Review Born Pretty Holographic #8

 Hello all!
 Today I have a swatch and review for you of this polish from the Born Pretty store. Read on for thoughts and more pictures and a coupon code at the end!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Glam Polish Warlock and Halloween Marble

Hello! Quick post today since I just got off work and I'm trying to start my Halloween festivities! aka Netflix and binging on candy and baked goods.

I've got another Glam Polish because this one is perfect for Halloween and autumn in general! Read on.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Glam Polish Frankenslime LE 2014

I'm back with another fabulous Glam Polish! I know there are plenty of awesome indies in North America.. but what is it about these awesome Aussie indies?! Can't breathe. Anywho, read on to see more of Frankenslime!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Polished by KPT - Hyacinth

Today I have a gorgeous swatch of Polished by KPT Hyacinth! Read below the jump for my thoughts and more pictures.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Leopard Swap with The Nail Polish Challenge

Hey guys! Today I have for you a swap I did with one of my dear friends Kelli from The Nail Polish Challenge. When I saw her post with a full leopard print over a silver holo I was like mhmmm need to get on that!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Abstract Leopard

Ah. Wednesday. Middle of the week, and Wolf Shirt Wednesday. But that's another topic. On with the nails!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

KBShimmer Pt Young Thing Swatch + Review


I recently acquired this amazing silver holo from KBShimmer! Read on to see my humble thoughts ~

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tiffany Stripes

It's seriously been 5ever. This semester just came full force at me and nails definitely took a back seat. After I came back from vacation I had tough cuticles, almost calloused o_o and those needed to be softened up. They're finally at a point where photos are decent again! 

This look features China Glaze  For Audrey, a gorgeous muted Tiffany blue. Click the jump for a few more photos!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Quick Post: Peach Squiggles

Literally took this photos right before I ran out of the door to an appointment haha.

The gorgeous orchid color is Different Dimension - Whatever! (shamefully discontinued, I soo want this to come back!)

Peach: Fuzzy Navel - B Squared Lacquer

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Guest Post - Kelli from The Nail Polish Challenge

Last, but certainly not least is Kelli from The Nail Polish Challenge! I am pretty darn sure you have heard of her and her blog... and if you haven't.. well. What's wrong with you? No, haha. But seriously. Go check her blog out. She's the goddess of uniformity and flawless swatches. She's basically the wind beneath my wings.
 It's an honor to have her blog in my little ol corner of the nail world! Read on...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Guest Post - Ashley from Capital Polish

Hi guys! I hope you will enjoy Ashley's manicure AND tutorial for the look she created for my blog. Click the jump for more out of this world photos and tips! (See what I did there....)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Guest Post - Lexie from Nailgrrl

Hey all! I am currently away on vacation and can't be all up in the blogging world like I want to be, so I asked a couple of my favorite bloggers and friends to guest post for me. :) by the end of each post you should see why I love each and every person I picked!

First up is my favorite Kiwi (actually my only NZ friend.... lol) Lexie from Nail Girl with a gorgeous swatch! I've actually done a couple twin designs with her here and here if you are interested in peepin' those as well.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Holo Dandelions

Hiya! I had on this double accent look with China Glaze - Are You Jelly and Glistening Snow and I decided it needed some spicing up!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Neon Fan Brush Palm Trees

Hey guys! So I'm already gone and enjoying my summer but I have a lot of things in my drafts waiting to be published so hopefully you guys stick around. Here is one of many things that have been on my mind to execute, palm tree silhouettes! I think for my first time they came out amazing. Click past the jump for more details on this simple look.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

L.A.M.B Chevrons


I have this lovely mani swap post to share with you! I was so excited to collab with Shanna so read the post to find out more :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Marbled America

Happy Fourth of July everyone! 
This post has what I have on my nails to celebrate today. Read on for more details :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Little Beachy

Happy Wednesday! Short post today because I'm not really happy with the gradient so I didn't take many photos but the rest was decent enough!

Index and pinky: China Glaze - Sunday Funday with OPI - Amazon...Amazoff sponged on top.
I found the latter really watery for my gradient and it wasn't building up properly. Poo!

Middle: OPI - Love. Angel. Music. Baby
Ring: China Glaze - Shower Together 
Stamp: Winstonia 108 with China Glaze - Passion as my stamping polish. 

Inspired by this beauteous manicure from Kelli at the Nail Polish Challenge. Whose birthday is today and the reason why I recreated it :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Deconstructed American Flag


Today I have my first of hopefully a few patriotic nail art posts! It's really simple and I loved the way it came out.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Save Pacific Blue Collaboration

I first heard word from Gianna at Nouveau Cheap that the beautiful, one coater, dusty cobalt/indigo blue we all know and love as Pacific Blue is going to be changed. This is a little post offering my two cents and a little more. 

I tried to make it short but it is still a little wordy, so click the jump to read this post and see the collage!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Do You Wanna Fanta? - Polished By KPT

Just saying right now, I took about a million and one pictures (actually around 70..) of this gorgeous polish! So it is a little picture heavy. But how is that a bad thing when we're talkin about polish?!

 Click the jump to plunge into these swatches!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Colombian Brazuca


I don't know about all of you guys but I am fused to my couch this World Cup, catching every game I can before responsibility calls and I roll out of my comfy pajamas. I've got these quick match inspired nails to share with you today. I've got some stuff to do before the game comes on so no interruptions!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Peach Petals

Hey all! I've had this sitting around for a while and am just getting around to posting it. 

Click the jump to see how I got these pretty peachy petals. Say that three times fast..

Friday, May 16, 2014

100th Post!

Boy did I wish I had something more special for my 100th post. Maybe I'll try for 1,000. Haha..
I miss blogging! It's only been about two weeks but it feels like forever. And then I had this chronic dryness and my hands were like lizards. (Cute I know.) Between my new job and finals coming up it's hard to find time for it and even doing my nails in general, so I'm excited for summer and more time for nails and blogging!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May the 4th

Happy Sunday! And Star Wars day!
 I wish I had time to do something cool and spacey-movie themed but there's always next year. Today I've got my favorite color on and if you click the jump you can see more photos and details!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Emerald Stripes

So I may not have any May flowers right at this moment, but I am definitely busting out Emerald by Lacquer Lust for this joyous first day of May! I love May, probably because it's my birth month, but because it screams spring to me. Yay! I can't wait to use this color more often with an actual flower manicure.
For now I have this amazing striped design that is a recreation of this tape design by Sois Polish! It has been on my mind for the longest and I finally had time to sit down and do it. And I LOVE the result.

I started with a base of Essie Sand Tropez and placed striping tape accordingly, look at her picture for reference. 

Hope you enjoyed this look as much as I did recreating it! :)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Zoya Sunshine

Hello! I've been so bad at photographing the manicures I have been wearing lately. I'm coming up on my last month of school thank God, but I haven't had much time for blogging! Occasionally I post an iPhone shot on my Instagram so be sure to check me out here if you're wondering where I am!

Anyway, with not much time for nail art I usually slap on a textured polish because I can get a good 3/4 days of wear on it! That is if I'm not scratching like a crack addict to take it off before then.

I have the beautiful Zoya Sunshine gracing my finger nails today. It's a gorgeous denim/navy blue color saturated with silver sparkles! It's almost a one coat nail polish (aka just my type) but I did two out of habit and to ensure longevity.

Now if you're like me and others you're wondering why it's called Sunshine and it's blue. I found this little piece online "Did you think it was odd that the blue was called Sunshine? This is named after Sunshine Outing, the celebrity manicurist who came up with a navy Pixie Dust shade for the Timo Welland Show at NYFW by layering Godiva, Dahlia, and Nyx!"

I can't picture how a nude, black, and silver/gray shade make denim blue but I am loving the result of it! It is 10x more sparkly in person and I highly recommend this shade if you're a fan of texture polishes.

Friday, April 25, 2014

L.A Girl Teal Dimension

Today I've got this swatch of L.A Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension. I purchased these because they are dupes for the amazing scattered holos Zoyas are known for (Blaze, Aurora, Dream, etc..) but unfortunately they have not gotten with the program and made every color known to man yet.

But L.A girl has a few colors Zoya does not! Like this gorgeous teal! A little sheer but builds great in three thin coats and the holo payoff is amazing. I couldn't stop staring at my hands in the sun. Dare I say better than Zoya?

I've also got the pink L.A girl in a design on this post if you would like to check that out. I definitely recommend these polishes as a great alternative if Zoya is out of your price range. L.A Girl is online or at Rite Aid! Also, Dulcie over at OhThreeOhFour has an amazing comparison posts between Zoya and L.A Girl! I definitely need them all after seeing her amazing swatches.