Sunday, August 31, 2014

31 Day Challenge 2014

It's that time of year again! Last year I had just started blogging a few weeks before I dove head first into the 2013 31 Day Challenge. And I'm telling you, it was a CHALLENGE. I learned so much though, trying new techniques and really stretching myself. If you'd like to see what I did last year, visit my 31 Day Challenge 2013: In Review. It will be fun seeing what I come up with this time and comparing!

Sarah of Chalkboard Nails is keeping up the tradition of this challenge, and has created another shareable graphic this year for each day's prompt. All of the posts for the challenge can be shared using the tag #31DC2014  across social media.

How it works:
  • I will be participating each day, beginning September 1st. The goal is to post each day until the end. Fingers crossed!
  • This is a challenge not a contest, so there are no rules!
  • Do just one prompt, or do them all. Do them in reverse (for all you people that have to be "different"). It really doesn't matter!
  • Anyone can participate. I would love for my readers to share their creations! It's the sharing and seeing what others create that gets my creative juices flowing. It's my favorite part!

This year I'm once again going to focus on trying new techniques and really pushing myself. That may end up as something completely brilliant, or a complete disaster. Either way I'm going to have fun and I hope you enjoy what I have in store. (I'm going to pretend that it's all fun and games and ignore how stressed out I get about it all :P ) Hope to see you around each day!

xx Emiline xx

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Zebra of the Sea

Hi everyone! I wanted to do a really quick and easy, yet bold, mani. I remembered how much I loved my Funkedelic Stamping mani, so I went with something similar. It wasn't intended to look like a zebra print, but I ended up loving it anyway.

Monday, August 25, 2014

piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2014

Hello my lovely Society sisters!

I am so thrilled to announce that I am participating in piCture pOlish's Blog/Insta Fest 2014!!! Last year my blog was only two weeks old when I stumbled upon Blog Fest 2013. I thought it was brilliant! I set a goal then and there to participate this year. So yay for me for being chosen!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

GIVEAWAY!! Nail Polish Society 1K Facebook Fans


Here is a big THANK YOU to all my wonderful Facebook Fans!!!

Prize includes:

  • MoYou London Tropical Collection 05 stamping plate
  • XL Double Sided Stamper
  • OPI Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream, 50ml
  • ORIGINAL Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue
  • Sephora by OPI I'm Wired and Wild About Shimmer mini duo, 3.75ml/ea
  • Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Heftiest Hibiscus

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Details:
  • Starts Now and Ends 11:59pm September 6 
  • One prize, open internationally 
  • Must be at least 18 years old to enter, or with parent's permission
  • How to Enter: Earn entries through the Rafflecopter widget. Required entry is your email address and Follow NPS on Facebook. All other entries are optional. For the Share On Social Media entry make sure to paste the URL in the Rafflecopter widget of where you shared, and have that profile on a public setting so I can verify.
  • No giveaway-only or spam accounts. Any such entries will be disqualified. All winning entries will be verified.
  • Selecting a Winner: On September 7 or shortly after. I'll notify the winner (chosen by Rafflecopter) via email. Please remember to add to your contacts so it doesn't get lost in your SPAM folder. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner once they respond. 
  • Good luck everyone!

Friday, August 22, 2014

ALIQUID Lacquer Cherry Festival Nail Art

Bonjour, mon cherries!

Last month Alison from ALIQUID did a guest post for me featuring three polishes from her new Two Pleasant Peninsulas collection. I naturally had to checkout the rest of the collection. There were so many that I liked! I especially fancied I'm Heading Strait to Mackinac and Cherry Festival, so I snatched them up. With a name like "Cherry Festival" I just had to do some nail art with a cherry print.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Celebrating 200 Posts With 200 Polishes!

Hey guys!
Today is another milestone for me. It's my 200th post! It doesn't feel as monumental as my 100th did. It kind of feels like my half birthday, an event that I like to pretend is important. Still, I had fun using 100 polishes for that post, so I thought, why not double the fun this time?! And by fun, I mean a crazy amount of work. Last time I told myself I would never be that ambitious again. Deep down inside I hoped I would forget that quasi promise to myself and do another one even bigger and better!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jenna Hipp The New Brights Swatches and Review

Hey everyone! I finally have my swatches and review of the Jenna Hipp The New Brights collection. Almost exactly one year ago I reviewed the What's Hot Now collection and I am very pleased to say that my photos have really improved since then. I am also happy to tell you that I loved this collection! I liked every single shade and didn't have any real issues with the formulas.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Southwestern Wedding Anniversary Nails

Last Saturday my husband and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary! Each year I give myself a nice pat on the back for making it this far. Yay for us!

Last year's anniversary nails were more soft and romantic. This year I went with colorful and graphic. Our wedding colors were blue and orange. It's one of my favorite combinations because I love blue, and I love bright colors!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Formula X Solar Flare and Photoelectric

Hello Lovelies! I have two gorgeous Formula X polishes to share with you today. A few months ago I showed you two from the Liquid Crystals collection in this post. I mentioned then that Solar Flare was next on my wishlist, and I finally got my paws on it! I had also been eyeing Photoelectric and had to add that to my cart. They are fairly expensive as nail polishes go, so I am slowly building my collection.

The formula for both shades was great. They applied easily and evenly. They are described as sheer, and these two are. When I swatched Beacon and Magma I felt two coats gave sufficient coverage. I stuck with two coats for Solar Flare and Photoelectric too, but you can tell from the photos that I probably should have applied a third coat. It wasn't too obvious in real life though.

Cap and brush:
The Formula X bottles are topped with a bulky outer cap, but when removed it shows the smaller, easy-to-handle cap. The brushes are thin and flexible, and capture a balanced amount of polish on them for application.

Solar Flare is a "pink micro-glitter in sheer strawberry". I used two coats, plus topcoat. It's just as pretty as I hoped it would be!

Friday, August 8, 2014

I Love Nail Polish Wavy Dimensions Nail Art

Last month I found out that I Love Nail Polish is retiring some really fabulous shades that I've had on my wishlist. Since they were having a sale I had the perfect excuse to finally snatch them up. These are my first ILNP polishes and I am soo in love! I couldn't decide which one to try out first so I did some random nail art with all four shades.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sinful Colors Curry Up

Hello beautiful people! Last month was pretty full of nail art, which I loved. It's about time though to pull some of my swatch posts out of my draft folder. So that's what I have for you today! I will be showing many more swatches this month. Don't worry though, there will still be a good balance of nail art posts.