Monday, December 30, 2013

New Years Nail Art Collab

I've hosted three large nail art collaborations on Instagram now: two rainbow collabs and a Thanksgiving collab. Now I'm at four. Heather and I teamed up again to co-host a New Years collab!

This was my contribution to the collab.

I actually ended up doing two manis because I needed to fill one more spot in the collage last-minute.

For my first mani, I was inspired by Maren and Nails. She did a French tip and covered the whole nail in a clear-based glitter. I loved it so much and did the same with a silver French of Nina Ultra Pro Shooting Star, and covered everything in China Glaze Your Present Required.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Color Club Volt of Light + Lush Lacquer (now Polish Me Silly) Lite Brite

This is a mani I wore forever ago (well it was this past summer, which seems like a century ago. I miss the warmth!!) but never got around to posting. But I figure now is a fairly good time to share it, to brighten up the nasty winter! 

This is Color Club Volt of Light topped with Lush Lacquer (they've recently changed their name to Polish Me Silly) Lite Bright.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fish Scale Nails

I did fish scale nails in March (see that post here) using loose glitters to fill in some of the scales. This time, I just filled in one scale on each nail with silver glitter. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day Mani - Green Glitterbomb + 3D Bows

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it! I'll be celebrating the holiday with family today and wanted to wear something festive but not overly, in-your-face Christmasy on my nails.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday - Something Old

For today's Something Old, I have two of the oldest polishes in my collection to show: Pure ICE French Kiss and Pure ICE Strapless (the glitter). I used two coats for my middle two nails, and one of each for the others.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Squishy Face Polish - Annalisa

If you haven't yet heard, I am hosting a nail polish raffle on Instagram to help raise money for a family member.

A fellow nail community girl, Alice, donated some polishes for me to raffle off and sent a few for me to keep from her indie line Squishy Face Polish (thank you Alice!!).

The first one I immediately knew I had to try out was the gorgeous Annalisa!

Shown is one coat over Nails Inc. The Thames with a coat of Seche Vite on top.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Watermarble Tree - IG Nail Art Collab

Not too long ago, my fellow Twinsies and I participated in a Twinsie Tuesday where each Twinsie gave mani orders to another. When Heather gave Elizabeth the assignment of creating a water marble tree, I remembered that I had a Triplet Nail collab coming up with a Christmas tree theme, and that I'd been wanting to do the water marble tree for ages and had forgotten about it. So for my contribution to the collab, I was inspired to do a water marble tree! With a few plain and a few water marbled presents underneath.  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fuglies Need Love Too! - Swatch Series Pt. 3/5

The "fugly" polish I have to show you today is from Love & Beauty by Forever 21. It is more of a yucky, dirty yellowy color. So aptly named Yellow. -.-

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fuglies Need Love Too! - Swatch Series Pt. 2/5

Welcome to Day 2 of my swatch series where you'll get to see some pretty ugly polishes. I have an obsession with the "so ugly that they're pretty" polishes. Specifically, poo-looking polishes. So I decided they needed some attention too! ^.^

First up is China Glaze Budding Romance.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

KBShimmer - Candy Cane Crush

See. Told ya I love me some KBShimmer! I've got another one to show you!

Today I have Candy Cane Crush, the scented version. And oh does it smell wonderful! I love scented polishes anyway. This one has a really yummy, almost sweet peppermint scent. Mmmmmm!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

KBShimmer - The Dancing Green

KBShimmer is probably my favorite indie polish. When I put on The Dancing Green, I immediately knew what kind of nail art I wanted to do on top!

I've done palm tree silhouettes many times, but never a human. So I decided I wanted to try my hand at the silhouette of a dancing girl to go with the polish.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday - Holiday Gift

This week, our Twinsie Tuesday theme is "Holiday Gift". We were each assigned to a different Twinsie who gave us a mani that would stretch our nail art talents as a gift. It's like Marching Orders, but less anything-goes, and more challenging. 

My "gift" came from Rachel of Top Coat It.

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