Friday, February 26, 2016

Colores de Carol Spring 2016 Collection Swatches and Review

Hey everyone! I was so excited to review the Colores de Carol Spring collection, because CREMES! Colores de Carol makes some amazing holos and glitter polishes that I love, but cremes are my jam. The collection is a bright, saturated rainbow of colors, plus a glitter topper. In cased you missed them, I've already used them in two nail art looks here and here.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Paint All The Nails Presents Marble

Hey everyone! Today the ladies of Paint All The Nails have teamed up once again to bring you all things marble! This month's linkup has a theme that's up to a loose interpretation. There are lots of ways to achieve a "marble" look, so the choice was ours. My thoughts immediately went to water marble and I decided to take on the challenge.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Girly Bits Sprout And About (A Box, Indied: March- Spring Theory Exclusive)

Hello my wonderful Society sisters! Today I am sharing with you a special polish, one that I named! The amazing Pam, creator of Girly Bits, held a contest to come up with a name for this shade. (Pam is so good at interacting with her fans and her involvement makes me an even bigger fan!) If you know me, you know I never shy away from a polish naming contest, so I jumped right in. There were lots of super ideas thrown in the ring and in the end my name of Sprout and About was the winner! Not only do I get bragging rights (which I use freely), but Pam also generously sent me two bottles of the polish!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hehe 075 Stamping Plate Review

Hello there my fine friends! I have another Hehe stamping plate review for you today! My previous one was my Harry Potter nails that I just adored. I have created two different looks using this plate from the Plaids and Floral collection. The collection is full of timeless images that go SO well together. I don't usually do two looks in one post. I like to milk it as much as I can to make sure I post often enough. But since these manis are made using the same plate I'm giving it a try.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

G.N.O.M.E. Box February 2016

Howdy everyone! How is your Saturday shaping up so far? Today I have some swatches for you from the February G.N.O.M.E. box I recently purchased. After being so pleased with trying the box for the first time last month (I reviewed it here), I knew I would be looking out for future releases. But maybe last month's was just a fluke. I was hoping it was a least, so I didn't feel the need to spend more money! Well you don't have to guess how I felt about these polishes, because obviously I shelled out the money again. Now let's see how I liked them in person.

Friday, February 19, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Red + Half & Half

Happy Friday everyone! Anyone have fun plans for the weekend? Today's challenge prompt is red + half and half, and I couldn't for the life of me come up with an idea. When I was good and stuck and time was running out I reached out to some nail polish friends for help. Jae of The Procrastinating Polishr shared with me this look that she had done a couple of years ago for the same prompt. I loved the look so problem solved!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Flamingo Nails With ALIQUID Lacquer Bona Dea

Hello my lovelies! Today I have some nail art that I've been wanting to create for weeks and weeks and have just now finally gotten around to it. ALIQUID Lacquer Bona Dea was released back in December (end of November?) and I bought it the moment it came out. Coral with golden shimmer has been a favorite combination of mine for years (check out my very first post!). The golden flecks in this polish had me swooning and I knew it had to be mine!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A England Order of the Garter Swatches and Nail Art

Hello there! I feel like it's been a while since I've posted (three days) because I've been so active on the blog this month. With the double holiday weekend I decided to spend more time with my family instead. Today I am sharing some swatches and stamping of A England Order of the Garter. This shade is part of the Legend collection and is a little different from the other A Englands I own.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sweetheart And Ruffian Valentine Nails

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I really wanted to squeeze in one more nail art look for the holiday. Who knows, I may even do some more next week, haha. Last night I made the rookie mistake of running out of acetone. Because it was so late I had to go to two stores to find pure acetone. And naturally because the nail polish was in the vicinity I had to buy a bottle or two of pretties. I found this pretty soft pink and when I brought it home I wanted to use it right away. This A England polish was one of my untrieds and it's been sitting on my desk waiting for an excuse to be used. The two found their way to each other and this is what I ended up with.

Friday, February 12, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Love

Hello and happy Friday! Today's Challenge prompt was "love" and I figured why not take it literally with the word spelled out on my nails? I mean, I just got these really cute letter decals, so I might as well find an excuse to use them.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Marble Roses

Good morning lovelies. I am feeling like a new woman! I didn't get a full night of uninterrupted sleep (my baby usually sleeps through the night), but it was 100x better than than the night before! Baby girl is doing much better today. Thank you everyone for your well wishes!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dance Legend Teleportation and Uberchic Stamping Snippet

Hey there! Today is a super quick post. Sorry I don't have the energy to write more right now. I have a sick baby and hardly gotten any sleep. I hope you enjoy the beautiful holo-ness!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Moo Moo's Signatures Molly Moo and Snow Bunny Swatches

A few days ago I did this nail art mani and promised some swatches of the beautiful gray polish. And look at me! I'm actually fulfilling that promise. I also have a bonus swatch of another gorgeous Moo Moo polish. Lucky you!

Molly Moo is a gray holo with sterling silver flakies, gun metal flakies, silver ultra holo glitters, and subtle pink flakies. I am such a sucker for gray polishes, especially ones like these that are slightly more complex. Don't the flakies make it look like some sort of holographic granite? The formula was really great too. I used two coats, no top coat.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!

The Chinese New Year isn't usually on my radar except for when the postal service comes out with a stamp for it (I love stamps!). But when I bought the Spring Time Occasions Bundle Monster stamping plate set, it came with so many beautiful images that I just had to use them!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Squishy Hearts Valentine Pond Manicure

I have a quick Saturday nail art post for y'all! Hope everyone's having a great weekend. So I finally did my first pond manicure! What do you think? I love it! With the hearts hiding under the squishy layers, it's like a secret Valentine's Day mani. Shhh.. don't tell anyone.

Friday, February 5, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Aqua Or Turquoise + Gradient

Hello! And welcome to this week's 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge! The theme is aqua or turquoise and my prompt was water marble, er, I mean gradient. I was stumped on ideas of what to do with my gradient until I came across this photo on Instagram. Yes! How perfect is that? I have been wanting to try out this water marble over a gradient look for ages, but kind of forgot that I did. I was so glad for the excuse to finally give it a try. What do you think? Now I want to WATER MARBLE ALL THE GRADIENTS!! Kidding, this actually takes so much time (I did a separate marble for each nail). But doesn't it look so prettieee?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Moo Moo's Signatures Skittlette

Hey hey ladies! I have a simple nail art post for you today! It's a pretty, not-quite-Spring but not-quite-Winter combination that I am loving right now. I had been lusting after this complex gray shade- Moo Moo's Signatures Molly Moo- and was so excited to get my hands on it. When I finally got around to purchasing it I decided to snatch up these two pastel shade as well.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine's Day Blog Hop EPIC Giveaway!

Want a chance to win 38 different prizes? What about a $400 grand prize gift card?!! Read on to find out how!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Reverse Stamping With Bundle Monster and Colores de Carol

Hey everyone! How's your February going so far? Yesterday was pretty bleak and today doesn't look like it will improve much. Good thing I have some bright and Springy nails to share with you! I promised some nail art using these polishes when I reviewed the Colores de Carol Valentine's collection (here). That was right when my computer fiasco happened so it's taken me this long to get around to it. Totally worth the wait though, right?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Stardust Polish February Releases

Hello ladies! Today I have four fabulous new Stardust Polishes to show you. There are a few fiercely girly shades, and whaddya  know? They're all named after girls! I have lots to say about them so keep reading to find out more!