Monday, July 27, 2015

Candy-Colored Water Marble Tips: Recycle Mani Monday



To spice up the polish I wore yesterday, and to participate in Recycle Mani Monday, I added some marbled French tips.

The water marble consists of all China Glaze polishes: Wicked Style (pink), For Audrey (blue), and What a Pansy (purple). The holo thermal base is from the mani I wore yesterday: Parrot Polish Black Magic.

I don't love the end result, but the tip marbling is fun anyway! :)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Guest Post: Pretty Pastel Skittles from Amandalandish

I am taking a mini hiatus from blogging as I transition jobs. I will still have sporadic posts, but am going to be mainly relying on some lovely guest posters to take over for me while I'm so busy over the next few of weeks! 

My first victim is a wonderful friend and fellow Twinsie Tuesday group member Amanda!







Hello there!

I'm Amanda from Amandalandish, fellow Twinsie of the lovely and talented Amber.  Since she was in need of a few guest posts, I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring and try something new(ish) for her wonderful blog.

My idea started out interesting enough: using a glitter to create a cohesive skittle.  In the end though, I think it just kind of looked like the aftermath of a heavily inebriated, candy-eating Easter goer (if you get my drift).  Separately, I'm a fan of the colors I used and hope you are too, despite the allusion to peep vomit.

I drew my inspiration from KBShimmer Cool Hand Cuke, a soft mint crelly with pink, aqua, white, yellow, and fuchsia glitters of varying shapes and size.  I layered the crelly over Sally Hansen Pardon My Garden to even the KBShimmer out a bit (they tend to apply a bit unevenly without a matching base).  Using the glitters as my muse, I selected, from index to pinkie, Essie Blossom Dandy (an aqua/mint pastel near neon creme with near perfect formula), Color Club Feathered Hair Out to There (an actual neon pastel from the Color Club Neon Pastel Collection), and Essie The Girls are Out (a shiny, fuchsia shimmer which I really need to wear more often).


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen does Neon: Day 2 + Twinsie Tuesday: Revisit - Neon Pastel Reciprocal Gradient Stamping



Today's mani is a two-for-one. I used neon pastels for the second day of Digit-al Dozen neon week. Way back when (October 2, 2012), before I was in the group, the Twinsies had a prompt "indie brand mani", so for today's Twinsie Tuesday "revisit" where we redid any group theme from the past that we liked or missed, I grabbed the Virtuous Polish Women of Valor collection.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Anonymous Lacquer: Rainbow Brights Collection + LE Trio


Anonymous Lacquer released her Rainbow Brights collection (my original swatches and review here) a couple months ago, and recently created an additional limited edition trio to go with them (black capped bottles). 

For the sake of consistency, I've reswatched the original collection plus the three new ones, and will have a 15% off discount code for you at the end of this post to pick the collection up!

Warning: This post is very picture-heavy!