Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LOOK Nail Color: 4-Piece Fall Collection

Back in May I reviewed LOOK Nail Color's LOOK Proud red, white, and blue trio (see here), and I was a fan of all three! Today I have four more pretty cremes from their fall lineup.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sparkly Summer Sunglasses

I'm not ready for summer to end. Let's not speak of that nasty season coming in a few months. Let's just wear bright colors and sparkles, and hibernate from December to April!

I used one of the new fall collection polishes in Pistachio from LOOK Nail Color for this mani. There are four polishes in the set, and I will have swatches of them in a few days, after featuring each one on it's own with nail art.

So I went for bright and fun today!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Guest Post: Bold Water Marble Mani with Louvaine

Today's guest poster is another visitor from across the seas - Louvaine of @lacquer_licious!

Hello guys! My name is Louvaine (aka @lacquer_licious) and I'm a mother of 5 and a nail polish addict from England. I'm so excited to be guest posting for Amber!

I knew straight away I wanted to do a watermarble post and I've recently become the very proud owner of a set of Pipe Dream Polish A Night In Vegas Collection. If you haven't already heard of them they are a set of stunning neon polishes that watermarble like a dream. I chose three polishes from the collection for today's watermarble and they are Happy Hour, a beautiful neon teal, On The List, a neon pink and VIP Pass, a fantastic purple.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

So you think you can Twinsie?

Goofy as a midsummer TV replacement, this title really sums up where we Twinsies are currently at: a bit burned out and looking to branch out. Our little, tight knit group, has decided to take the month of August off to regroup, rest, spend time with our families, and just enjoy our last few weeks of summer before we get back into the blogging groove in September.

Over the past few months we've also experienced the loss of a few of our members. For personal reasons, Twinsies have come and gone, and we will miss each and every one of them. We've also been lucky enough to introduce you all to new Twinsies who have graced our growing group of polish sisters in the most positive and beautiful ways. Now that we're going on hiatus, we're opening up the opportunity to join in a new way.

Using the Google Doc form (linked below), please feel free to apply to join our Twinsie Tuesday group. While not everyone will be accepted, we hope to encourage bloggers who are active, positive, and friendly. You don't have to have a million followers or be amazing at nail art, we are just looking for bloggers looking for a weekly challenge and being part of a warm group of girls interested in meeting new bloggers! So enter away - can't wait to "meet" all of you!

Please check out the Google Docs form here if you'd like to apply for a position in the group! You can also see all the Twinsie Tuesday posts I've ever done here, with links to the other group members.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Guest Post: Negative Space Nails with Partial to Polish

Another guest post today to kick off the weekend! This time Bailey from Partial to Polish is visiting with a really fun mani.

Hey everyone, my name is Bailey and I run the blog Partial to Polish! A while ago Amber was looking for guest posters on Instagram and I'm so happy to be here today on her lovely blog!

Onto the nails!

Negative Space Cool-Toned Colour Blocking Inspired by Maria of So Nailicious

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Guest Post: Little Piggies with Róisín

Another great Twinsie is guest posting for me today! All the way from the other side of the world, meet Roisin! 

Hey all

I'm Róisín (aka Cuti-CLUE-les) and I'm delighted to be posting for Amber today. I knew I wanted to do some nail art for this post so I went with a cute little pig design. It's nice and easy to do but they look so fun as a full manicure and even on their own as an accent nail.  I'm awful late to this bandwagon but I've been watching Grimm a whole lot lately (Monroe is the best character for sure!) which is where I came up with doing a Piggy manicure (I didn't want to leave one nail blank so I have the 4 little pigs)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Guest Post: Pink & Blue Watermarble Skittles by Sheily

Today's guest post is from an Instagram nail friend, Sheily!

My name is Sheily (@nailsbymae) and Im very happy that the wonderful Amber gave me the chance to do a guest post here on her blog! So I hope you enjoy it!

In the line of Amber's style, I know she likes colorful manis, so I decided what better way than a watermarble to achieve this.. So here it is (Please keep in mind Im no watermarble expert 😁).

Friday, August 7, 2015

Guest Post: Rainbow Ruffians with Lumosnails

I have another wonderful guest poster today, @lumosnails!

When I saw Amber from NailsLikeLace was looking for Guest Blogger, I was really excited to be given an opportunity. Then I scrolled through her blog and saw she also loves colour almost as much as I do! One of my favourite manis by her is The Digit-al Dozen dozen Neon: Day 4 - Dark Daisy Color Block. So simple, so beautiful! Which is why, for this guest post, I decided to recreate a design I saw by the amazing Miriam from @xnailsbymiri: Golden Ruffian on Bright Colors.

To start things off, I chose 5 different colours: Maybelline New York's Blue Berry Ice, Tangerine Treat, Blackcurrant Pop, Coral Craze and Bold Gold from their Color Show range and Turquoise Lagoon from the Maybelline New York Express Finish 40-second dry range. Once I applied them on my fingers, I couldn't stop staring at my hands. So much colour. So pretty! See?

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Guest Post: Blue and Gold Swirl Art with Anny Polish and Paint

Today's guest post is a sparky blue and gold combo from Ana!

 Purchased By Me / Giveaway Prize 

Hi guys, it's Ana from Anny Polish and Paint. I'm very honored that Amber gave me the opportunity to do a guest post. I've been following her for way over a year already, and I love her cute and fun nail art. I also enjoy when she puts together those wonderful nail art collaborations, they always come out great. Now let's get to the mani shall we?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SinfulColors: Class Act Collection - My Picks

This collection is a little confusing. I am going to break it down first so it will make more sense.

The entire SinfulColors Class Act collection contains 28 polishes; however, only 16 of those 28 are new, the others are core polishes that have been around. Additionally, a handful (five) of these 16 new polishes are Walgreens exclusives.

The Class Act collection is divided into three sub-collections: Chalkboard Diaries, Play it Cool, and All Nighter.

Chalkboard Diaries is a sub-collection that consists of ten polishes, nine of which are new, demi-matte shades; three of those new nine are Walgreens exclusives:
     Chalk it Up (new)
     VIPeach (new)
     Truth or Lavendare (new)
     A-Crush (new)
     RADient (new)
     Hazed (new)
     Whiteboard (new/Walgreens exclusive)
     Blackboard (new/Walgreens exclusive)
     Pink Break (new/Walgreens exclusive)
     Black on Black (core)

Play it Cool, another sub-collection, contains eight brighter shades, three of which are new, and none are Walgreens exclusives:
     Burst of Fresh Flair (new)
     Summer S-cool (new)
     Rebel Rose (new)
     24/7 (core)
     Energetic Red (core)
     Feel the Vibe (core)
     Ice Blue (core)
     Why Not (core)

All Nighter, the third and final sub-collection contains a total of ten polishes, but only four of them are new, and two of those new four are Walgreens exclusives. This collection has the glitter toppers and special effects-type polishes:
     Late Night Haute (new)
     Blue Sensation (new)
     Sinful Sunrise (new/Walgreens exclusive)
     Night Owl (new/Walgreens exclusive)
     Casablanca (core)
     Daredevil (core)
     Glass Pink (core)
     Ice Dream (core)
     Fig (core)
     Purple Diamond (core)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mommy's Mani Monday: Mani Orders - Rainbow Buzzzz

I must admit, I stole this theme idea from my Twinsie Tuesday group. But it is such a fun one I thought my fellow moms would really enjoy it too!

Basically, the group is divided up, and we give each other any theme we want. My boss was Rosie, and she was inspired by the pictures I took when I was hand-feeding bees - letting them eat honey from and crawl around on my fingers - to give me the theme "bee nails".

When I think of Rosie, one of the first things I think of is rainbows. So to honor her and her mani order, I decided on some rainbow bee nails!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Guest Post: Crazy Colorful Sponging and Stamping with ChiChi

Another fellow Twinsie Tuesday twinsie has come by to share a mani with us today! This time, it is the lovey ChiChi!

Hey everyone! I'm ChiChi from I'mjustme...ChiChi, one of Amber's Twinsie Tuesday group members. Today I'm helping Amber out with a guest post while she takes a mini hiatus to transition jobs.

I knew I wanted something colorful since Amber loves color. I decided to use my 3 newest Sinful Color polishes: RADiant, Chalk it Up and Sky Tree. I started with a base of Wet'n'Wild French white creme. Once that was dry, I sponged the three Sinful polishes. Next I stamped with Sinful Colors Mesmerize using plate Pueen 14.

Guest Post: Neon Skittles with Julia

I have another guest post today. This time from @jmaex3 on IG. She created a cute glitter and skittles mani for her visit!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Guest Post: Holo Chevrons with @JessJ958

Today's guest post comes from one of my wonderful fellow MMM mommas! Jess was nice enough to come by and post for me today, so she has some holo chevrons to show!

Amber asked if anyone could help her out with some guest posts since she's gonna be busy so I did a quick mani for her. I used one of my all time FAVORITE holos ever, 'Harp on It' by Color Club, and for my accent nail I used 'Tahitian Pearl' as the base, and added some vinyls from @vinylitup. All sealed with Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat. 

Hope you like! Thanks for having me Amber 😘

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