Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Interlocking

Hey everyone! So this is normally where you would be reading all about my awesome new Twinsie Tuesday post and then you would get to look at really cool pictures of my nifty design. But no. Not today. I have zero inspiration and horribly failed at a mediocre design. I have been in a hormonal induced slump since Sunday, and it's totally my fault for procrastinating. But you should see what everyone else did! Cause the TT ladies are super rad and deserve lots of love! And I will be back with more good stuff tomorrow, cause I already have a swatch post scheduled.


Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
     Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

Monday, July 28, 2014

Loaded Lacquer Dashboard Dancing

Hi friends! Have you ever had a lemming for a polish? I know many nail aficionados have at least had one lemming. I, personally, have quite a few. What can I say, I love me some polish! Other than a few sold out forever, never to be seen unless on evil-bay types, I usually have lemmings for Indie polish that is out of stock. It's silly, but I have issues with instant gratification. If I see a polish that I really like and I am unable to get it, I tend to pine over it with lustful longing. That is how it was with Dashboard Dancing. Every time I went to purchase it, it was sold out. But I finally got a chance to buy it during the last restock. I totally set my alarm too!

Please Note: Products shown were purchased by me for my personal use.


Loaded Lacquer Dashboard Dancing over Zoya Cole

Dashboard Dancing is a glitter topper with turquoise, magenta and purple glitters in a clear base. OMG, you can see why I have been lemming this baby for a looooong time! oh, but the wait was sooo worth it! DD is hands down one of the prettiest glitters I have seen or used. The formula was perfection. This is one coat kids. One amazing coat of glitter awesomeness. It spread beautifully, covered flawlessly and looks amazing!! Magic in a bottle. Seriously.




(Macro)

After just two bottles, Loaded Lacquer is quickly becoming an Indie favorite. The quality and creativity in each polish blows so many others away and you just can't really compare! Not surprisingly, the Loaded Lacquer shop is out of stock again (save for a few), but Heather is great about restocks and letting everyone know when the next one is and what will be available. Be sure to follow Loaded Lacquer on FB and IG for all the details! And don't forget to set your alarms!

Please Note: Products shown were purchased by me for my personal use. All opinions are my own. For more info, please read my disclaimer.

Loaded Lacquer is available on line. Products retail between $8 to $10 a piece.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Nail Art Series: Gradient Leopard Print

Hello everyone! Continuing with the summer nail art ideas, I have something a little different today! Most summer looks involve bright or neon colors, and while that is so much fun, it may not be for everyone. Instead of going with something bright, try using a funky pattern! Leopard print is as funky as it gets, in my opinion. I also added a fun little twist by doing a gradient with the leopard spots!


Used:

O.P.I. - Don't Bossa-Nova Me Around
O.P.I. - Hey Baby
O.P.I. - Funky Dunky
O.P.I. - Black Onyx

Dotting tools

I followed the leopard print technique form Chalkboard Nails that uses dotting tools to make the spots. I prefer this way as opposed to brushes because you can really customize the size of the spots depending on what sized dotting too you use. For this mani, I used smaller tipped dotters since I was using multiple colors and I wanted there to be enough room for all three. I also blended together Hey Baby and Funky Dunky to get the middle shade dots. Yay for custom blending!



I really love how it turned out. Leopard print is usually way out side of my comfort zone and I only started doing it recently. But I gotta admit, it can be fun to do once in a while! But I will forever be a bright color kind of gal!

What do you all prefer? Bright colors or funky prints or are you a fan on the more subdued looks?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Zoya Threedom Promo Haul

Hey friends! Hope you all are having a great week! We have been stuck at home all week due to my husband's car malfunctioning and needing to use my car for his commute to work. It hasn't been too bad, but the limit of our outings has been a bit tiresome. It has given me more time to swatch my way through the ridiculous pile of polish I have acquired from birthday spending/gifts. 

Today I have my picks from the recent Zoya "Threedom" promo. Every so often, Zoya has a three free (just pay shipping) sale, and I usually use the opportunity to check a few Zoya's off my wish list. Cause the Zoya wish list is never ending!

Please Note: Products shown were purchased by me for my personal use.


Zoya Wendy (Tickled Summer 2014 collection)

Wendy is a bright, almost neon, pink coral cream. Apparently I am still in love with coral polishes because I just can't help myself when I see one! This color is probably my favorite for summertime. It is bright and fun and perfect for manis or pedis. The formula was good, a little more thick than what I am used to from Zoya, but easy to work with. This is two coats for total coverage followed up with KB Shimmer COT top coat.





Zoya Cole (Awaken Spring 2014 collection)

Cole is a soft peach cream. It is such a fun and unexpected shade. I am all over these bright pastel shades, especially the peachy toned ones, and this one is just perfect! The formula was standard Zoya cream. It was a little patchy, but evened out after three coats. I used KB Shimmer COT top coat for the swatch photos.





Zoya Bevin (True Spring 2012 collection)

Bevin is a dusty sage green cream. I just love dusty shades lately! This one is a great color too. Edgy yet sophisticated. The formula was consistent with Zoya creams, creamy and smooth. This is two easy coats followed up with KB Shimmer COT top coat.



The Zoya promos like this are always such great deals and I try to take advantage of them whenever there is one. I am never disappointed with the polishes either. Zoya has proven to be a strong mainstream brand with excellent products and always fantastic color pallets! 

So did you guys grab any from the Threedom event? What were your picks?

Please Note: Products shown were purchased by me for my personal use. All opinions are my own. For more info, please read my disclaimer.

Zoya nail polish is available on line. Products retail from $9 to $10 a piece.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Nature

Hey guys and gals! Another Twinsie Tuesday post is upon us, this time the theme is Nature. I kinda wanted to go with a more unconventional look using this idea, something a little more abstract.


Used:

O.P.I. - Don't Bossa-Nova Me Around
O.P.I. - Funky Dunky
O.P.I. - Amazon...Amazoff

Bundle Monster plate BM 407

I went with the double stamping technique, using two different colors and stamping the image two separate times. This is the first time I have done it and I think it looks really cool!! I am even okay with the purple layer being slightly lopsided. It adds to the interest!


That's all from me today, I have a mountain of laundry calling my name, but be sure to check out the rest of the TT ladies!



Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
    Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
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