Sunday, June 29, 2014

Burnt Newspaper Nails

I've always wanted to do newspaper nails since the fad began years ago. I never got around to it, though.

A while later, I was given a Fing'rs kit with water decals, one of them being a newspaper decal. So I started thinking about ways I could use that decal to do newspaper nails, but I wanted something not so traditional and plain. Enter this idea!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Milani Gold Label - Textured Glitter Toppers 2014

I have to start by first throwing out the False Advertisement flag. I saw this set at CVS and was automatically intrigued when I saw "textured nail lacquer" on all the labels. You know I am a sucker for textured polishes. I know I am a sucker for textured polishes. We all know it, so let's move on, shall we?

Naturally I snatched up all six of these babies! With all the different glitter shapes and sizes, I thought they were going to be extra bad ass textures!

Well....

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Barielle - Topless in St. Tropez: Summer 2014 Keys Collection


Topless in St. Tropez. Topless? Well as tempted as I was to create some.... racy.... nail art to go with this polish, I behaved myself. Basically.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday - Summer Lovin'


I went more literal with this theme. For today's mani, I started with OPI Need Sunglasses? (perfect summer polish name, right?!), then did a semi glitter gradient kind of look on top with Polish Me Silly (previously Lush Lacquer) Summer Lovin.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mommy's Mani Monday - Inspired by Your Child(ren)

I decided to start a small group of nail girls that are moms: Mommy's Mani Monday! We will be following a theme for each post, and will be posting on the third Monday of every month. This month, being our premier, we are all doing manis inspired by our kid(s)!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Barielle - Barefoot in Bermuda: Summer 2014 Keys Collection


I created nail art with each of Barielle's new summer polishes, and I'll be sharing them over the next week. Today I'm featuring Barefoot in Bermuda!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Barielle Summer 2014 - Keys Collection


As promised, today I have swatches of Barielle's entire new summer Keys collection!

The collection consists of six shades, two being shimmers, three cremes, and one a jelly.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Strawberry Banana Taffy Nails

Soon I'll have the entire new collection from Barielle swatched for you, but today created a look with one of the polishes, because I got a glitter polish in a swap from @c_michelangelo that reminded me of strawberry banana taffy.

Source

Yea, that stuff! The best flavor! :)

And of course, the mani inspired by it:

Monday, June 9, 2014

Rainbow Zebra Twin Nails


My munchkin got a blanket a few weeks ago that is bright rainbow striped with zebra print. I loved and have wanted to do nails inspired by it, so @c_michelangelo and I did just that!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Facebook Nails

I did these nails about two months ago when I reviewed this plate from Born Pretty Store. I actually completely forgot about the mani, then as the weather started to warm up and I got busier outside of nails, I never had time to edit the pictures or write up the post.

Nevertheless, here it is today finally!


Friday, June 6, 2014

Triangular Tribal Twin Nails

It has been about three months since I did bestie twin nails with Peace Love & Polish! Our last one was a St. Patrick's Day design! So of course we needed to remedy this immediately.

Heather chose a geometric pattern in yellow, peach, aqua, and black to recreate.


I thought the pattern was cute, but I wasn't sure how it was going to look on the nail. It ended up being pretty tribalesque, which, although normally I'm not a fan of, I really like! I think since it is still strong in the geometric print with just a hint of tribal, I can handle it. Plus is just looks so awesome!

And the color combo?! LOVE!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review - Loose Diamond Glitter

My final Born Pretty Store review for this round is a little pot of multi-colored diamond glitters. 

According to the website, these glitters are 2mm, and the pot contains fuchsia, green, blue, red, silver, and gold diamonds.


I decided to use them in a harlequin pattern over black, with Sally Hansen In Prompt Blue and Orly Hot Tropics from their Summer 2014 Baked collection.

The glitters were easy to use. They didn't stick together and I didn't find any with missing chunks that were cut wrong or anything. They laid flat and were nice and thin.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday - Favorite Indie Brand


This is the only KBShimmer I have that I've never swatched before, so even though I view this as more of a Halloween polish, therefore making it seasonally inappropriate, today I am sharing with you an old swatch of Jack (the last picture only with two coats of topcoat).

Sunday, June 1, 2014

KKCenterHk Review - Nail Art Brushes + Glow-in-the-Dark Neon Palm Trees, Leopard, Zebra, and Floral Skittles

Today I have another review. This time, a 15 piece brush set from KKCenterHk.


I tested out just a few of the different brushes. Here are the ones I used for this mani: a couple of small detail brushes, two striping brushes, and a dotting tool.


For my mani, I just did a big neon skittle of different prints, and palm trees!