Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Holiday Special

Hi friends! Happy Holidays to you all! Today is the Twinsie Tuesday group's special holiday post. This year, it is a general holiday inspired theme as opposed to something more specific. I prefer the open-ended themes because I have more wiggle room if an idea doesn't work out - like this one.

I legit tried three different designs and a total of five manis before one worked out. Ugh. And the one that did was much more simplistic than what I wanted, but I'm not gonna argue after four horrid attempts!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Takko Lacquer Fall 2015 Collection

Hey y'all! So I have a big swatch post for you guys today! Takko Lacquer is restocking the fall collection this week as well as a few new colors. When the fall collection released, my package was stuck at a USPS processioning facility and I wasn't able to get them swatched before hand.

Since they are being restocked, I figured now would be a great time to share them and we can all ogle over them together!

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

Takko Lacquer Paper Cuts, Filthy Rich, Coquettish, Matcha Latte, Pony, Rise & Grind, Rhinestone Eyes

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cozy Skittlette NOTD

Hey friends! Hope you all are doing well and enjoying the holiday season! The last week of November was a hectic blur of food, family, travels and working toward my writing goal of 50k words. I am pleased to say that I accomplished my goal, ending the month with 50,017 words written of my story. I'm not finished with the rough draft, but I am won't be pressed for time as much as I had been. So that means i will be able to post more on the blog!

In fact, I have a nice skittlette to share today. It has been a while since I did something like this and I forgot how much I love doing them.

Monday, November 23, 2015

KBShimmer Winter 2015 Collection (Partial)

Hi friends, happy Moday! I am trying to get a few things posted before the holiday weekend. I will be in East Texas visiting my family.

So today, I have three polishes from the new KBShimmer Winter Collection. It is a huge release with 14 shades in all. There are a few glitter toppers, holographic finishes, creams, crellies and more! 

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

KBShimmer Yule Worthy, Toying Around & Coal In One

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Madam Glam Swatch Spam (pt. 2)

Hi everyone! Despite my lack of posting, November is flying by for me. I am on the last two weeks of NaNoWriMo (the reason for my sporadic posting this month) and will hopefully have a completed first draft of a novel by the end of it.

It took a little longer than I originally planned, but I have the second part of my massive swatch/review of Madam Glam polishes.

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

Madam Glam Beyond Gorgeous, Text Me Later, Endless Night, So Nude

Friday, November 6, 2015

Madam Glam Swatch Spam (pt.1)

Hi guys and gals! Hope you all are having a great Friday! I am so glad it's the weekend, I need a break from running all over the place! Plus the weather is rainy and chilly, and I loooove to curl up and read on days like this.

Today I have part one of a two part post filled with swatches of polish from Madam Glam. I received a total of eight polishes to review and to save my cuticles and my sanity, I split them into two posts. And because I can't wait, I started with my favorite colors first!

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

(Madam Glam I Love Winter, Vintage Girl, Pastel Sky, Look At The Stars)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween(ish) Water Marble

Hi friends! OMG I cannot believe it is just a few days until Halloween. And then a month later Thanks Giving and so on until the end of the year. Holy crap time flies when you are an adult.

Anyway, if you follow me on IG, you may have seen a sneak peek at a water marble I was desperately trying to not eff up, and guess what? It was a success! By that I mean I managed to get a water marble design on all of my nails (except my thumb - but we're not gonna talk about that).

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Ruffian

Hey everyone! I am back with another Twinsie Tuesday post. This week's theme is Ruffian! If you don't know what a Ruffian manicure is, you will after we get through with you!

I didn't follow the strict definition of a Ruffian, but that's what is so awesome about art - it is open to interpretation! That is exactly what I did with my contribution.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sally Hansen Big Peel Off Base Coat

Hi friends! I have a little different review post for you guys today. Every once in a while, I get a nail product other than polish and I try to add it to the mix of polish reviews and nail art posts. Especially when it comes in handy to those of us who are polish fiends!

A few weeks ago, I saw a display with some new items in the Sally Hansen "Big" line (i.e. Big Matte Base Coat) and one was the Big Pee Off Base Coat. And since I know what the general purpose of peel off base coats are for, I decided to give it a go.

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

Sally Hansen Big Peel Off Base Coat

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fair Maiden Polish High Priestess

Hey y'all! Hope you guys are having a great week! I have hit the end of my polish splurge and am sorting through so much polish right now, it's a little overwhelming. When you have been on a super tight no-buy for a few months, it can be super easy to go reckless when you get a chance to go shopping again.

Anyway, one of the several lovelies I snagged recently is a gorgeous shade from the Fair Maiden fall collection called High Priestess. The collection, called "Swords & Lace", consists of quite a few holos and a few other interesting shades all inspired by fairy tales and fierce lady characters. Right up my alley, folks. 

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

Fair Maiden Polish High Priestess

Monday, October 12, 2015

Digital Nails Showtime, Synergy

Hi guys and gals! How are you all doing this fine Monday? Today I have a super sparkly polish from an awesome Indie maker here in Austin (and she is a SUPER awesome lady too!). So if your week isn't off to such a great start, maybe a glittery polish will put you in a good mood!

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

Digital Nails Showtime, Synergy

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Wrath Of Julia Child

Hi friends! I feel like I have been running around like the energizer bunny the last few days. Keeping up with the kiddo, writing, and blogging has got me going non-stop. But I am happy to be back posting more regularly. Polish has always been a little slice of color and happiness in my day-to-day routine and I have so much fun sharing it with you all!

Today I have a gorgeous fall shade from Scofflaw Nail Varnish. I tend to be very picky about my fall color choices, but the smokey plums and eggplant purples always do me in. So when I saw  a shade in the fall Scofflaw release that was a muted eggplant purple, my self control went out the window!

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

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Wrath Of Julia Child

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Recreate A Fellow Twinsie's Mani

Hey y'all! Today's Twinsie theme is to recreate a mani from a fellow Twinsie. I decided to do an awesome Ikat mani from Lisa of The Polished Playground. I love Lisa's nail art and I think we have a similar taste for design.

Monday, October 5, 2015

KBShimmer Fall 2015 Collection (Partial)

Hey y'all! The weather is finally starting to cool down a little here and I LOVE IT. Omg, I know everybody and their dog is talking about fall weather, sweater weather, pumpkin spice latte weather (tho I'm more of a salted caramel kinda gal), but fall is awesome because Texas becomes bearable for a few months and I can go outside and enjoy the gorgeous landscapes without melting into a puddle.

And it means Fall collections! In the past, I wasn't one for vampy fall colors, but I've learned to appreciate a few shades that are fall appropriate. It also helps that Indies put out some incredible collections each season! That's what I have for you all today! I'm sure you have seen the KBShimmer Fall release that came out several weeks ago, but if not, I have a few select polishes from that bunch to share with you all!

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

KBShimmer Dark & Twisty, Breaking Blues, Be Scareful (glow in the dark)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Rodarte NYFW Collaberation

Hey y'all! So jelly polishes are making a comeback in the nail world with OPI color paints, Essie color silks and the Sally Hansen x Rodarte NYFW trio. The cool thing about jelly polish is that you can do some really pretty "watercolor" looks with them!

I have the Rodarte trio for review today, and while the colors may seem a little unusual, they make for a really pretty, delicate mani!

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

Sally Hansen CSM Rose Glass, Beige Glass & Gold Glass

Twinsie Tuesday: Vampy

Hey everyone! The Twinsies are going vampy today for our weekly post. Now usually, I am not known to wear "vampy" colors. I like vibrant, bright shades on my nails, basically year-round. But I do have a few polishes in my stash that fall in the vampy category. I decided to go with one that I haven't worn in for ever and it was one of the first indies I ever got. 

KBShimmer No Whine Left

Monday, September 28, 2015

Pahlish Coquettish Creature

Hey guys & gals! So it's been a while since I have made any polish purchases. Colourpop make up was taking up a lot of my budget. But if you have tried Colourpop, then you understand, lol! 

Well all the indies have been releasing their fall collections over the past few weeks and I just couldn't pass up some of them - especially this one from Pahlish. Once you see it, you'll understand why!

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

Pahlish Coquettish Creature

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Monochromatic Floral Stamped NOTD

Hey y'all! For today's post I have a super pretty design that I did for a wedding that my husband and I went to last weekend. I recently grabbed a few beauties from the China Glaze fall collection - The Great Outdoors, and two looked so good together that I couldn't resist using them.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By A Hobby

Hey everyone! I have been on a stamping kick lately. This week I have two stamped manis to post - and that never happens, lol! Anyway, today's Twinsie theme is "Inspired by another hobby other than nail polish." I am a total yarn snob and love to crochet and knit. I remembered having an image plate from Bundle Monster that reminded me of a yarn tangle and promised myself I would use it one day. So today is that day!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Trust Fund Beauty Elegantly Wasted

Hey guys & gals! I have a polish today that I am super excited about. I have wanted to try the brand Trust Fund Beauty for a while now, but always forgot when I was buying stuff on-line. I got a bottle in my September Glam Bag from Ipsy and am now totally hooked. One of the reasons I love Ipsy so much is that I get to try out really good stuff that I either forgot about or never thought to try (still loving the LA Fresh Good Night cream omg).

So I wore this beauty for a few days (it is even making an appearance in my TT mani for tomorrow) and am totally smitten!

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

Trust Fund Beauty Elegantly Wasted

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Neon Green Waves

Hi friends! Well I actually did it. I pulled out my brushes and did some intricate free hand nail art! I had this mani from Sarah at Chalkboard Nails pinned for ever and since I have all the awesome neons (except the blue) from KBShimmer sitting on my desk, I figured I might as well play!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By Your BFF

Hi guys! quick TT post today. This week's theme is inspired by our BFFs. I am fortunate enough to have a wonderful group of ladies who support me, inspire me and make me smile on a daily basis. So this many is for all of them.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Ocean Inspired

Hey everyone! I am trying to get back into this blogging thing - though still feeling a need to take it slow. So for right now, I am sticking with Twinsie Tuesday themes and the occasional swatch/review post until I feel more comfortable posting (and all the extra stuff that goes along with posting) on a regular basis. I took the time off to spend the last few weeks of summer with my family but, ultimately, I think I was on the verge of being burnt out. Taking a break has done a lot of good, but I'm still not ready to through myself back into the furnace quite yet. I understand if that's not something you want to deal with, but I do appreciate those of you who do stick around and are patient.

For this week's theme, the Twinsies are posting nail art inspired by the ocean. As it so happened, I had saved this mani on Pinterest a while back and immediately knew it would be my inspiration for today's post.


Look Nail Color - Oh Say Can You See
China Glaze - Water You Waiting For

Look Nail Color - Broad Stripes, Bright Stars
MoYou London - Sailor Collection #3

I am a sucker for a good jelly sandwich and the idea of putting a stamped design over the top is just perfection! I am also really happy to have the first nail art attempt in a very long while turn out so nicely. 

And as always, be sure to check out all the lovely ladies of the Twinsie Tuesday nail art group and their oceanic inspired nail art!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Miss Wanderlust and Miracle Gel Top Coat Reformulation

Oh, hey there! It has been a while! I actually have a post today - with nail polish! I do apologize for the abrupt absence, but I felt the need to step back and focus on other things for a while. I have been working on my novel quite a bit and have hit the half way point to my word count goal! It's very exciting! I have also been doing the mom thing all summer long, full of play dates and park trips and a few excursions to a nice cool watering hole when the Texas heat just gets too much for us. 

I'm not saying that I am back full force yet, but I am saying that I'm not gone for good either. In fact, I actually have some nail art on my digits and i am pretty stoked, you guys! But today's post is the standard swatch/review. Baby steps, right?!

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.


Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Miss Wanderlust

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday Break and New Member Search

Hi all! In case you haven't guessed, I am taking a bit of a break from blogging. But while that is going on, the Twinsies are looking for new members! So read the info below if you are interested!

So you think you can Twinsie?
Goofy as a mid summer 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.
However, 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!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Revisit A Theme

Hi friends! Well it looks like I missed a whole week of posting and we are back to another Twinsie Tuesday post. In my defense, I have been working on the story I am writing like crazy. Unfortunately nail polish and blogging have been severely neglected, but I do have some Sally Hansen polish that I need to post in the very near future!

For today's Twinsie theme, we are revisiting a previous them that we missed out on the first time around. One of the first themes I remember skipping was the Negative Space theme. It has been a nail art "to-do" for quite some time and with all the craziness of my life over the last year, it just never happened. So yay for second chances!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Neon

Hi guys and gals! Ready for another Twinsie post? This week we are doing neon nails! I am all about bright polish, so this was a really fun theme for me.

I combined one of my favorite things, a gradient, with leopard print. This is something that when I first started nail art I didn't like all that much, but now it seems that I have wanted to do it more and more often. And I definitely love it for summer!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4th NOTD with Incoco Nail Strips

Hi everyone! Happy July 4th to all my fellow Americans! After the last couples of weeks, I am feeling very proud of my country today. I truly hope the progress made recently continues to build momentum and we can look forward to more!

For my 4th of July NOTD, I did a simple accent with some Incoco nail strips I recently picked up at my local Walgreens. This is my first time using the Incoco strips, so I thought I would include a mini review along with my nails.

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

Incoco Nail Strips in Brave Brilliance

Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Favorites: Orange

Hi friends! I am back today with another Favorites post. The fav color for this one is orange. I love a good orange polish, it is probably one of my favorite colors to wear in the summer time - especially if the orange is bright or sparkly! And that is exactly what kind of polish I picked out for my top four favorites!

China Glaze Riveting, RBL Nails & Noms, Takko Lacquer Strangely Delicious, Zoya Beatrix

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Splatter

Hiiiii!!!! I didn't forget about you guys, I promise. Sometimes, life catches up with me and I have to put my focus elsewhere. But I am still around, just working on other things, or taking some time off to de-stress and spend the day outside with my family. I hope you all understand, and know that I love my blog and I love sharing awesome nail polish and nail art with you guys!

And in that spirit, I have a fun design for today's Twinsie Tuesday post! The theme this week is Splatter! I and really excited for it, especially since I haven't done a splatter mani in ages!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Takko Lacquer Summer 2015 Collection Part 2

Hey guys and gals! Today I have the second part of the new Takko Lacquer summer collection! On Monday, I showed you all the neons and bright of the bunch, and now I have a nude, a pastel and a jelly, oh my!

I also have for review the new Takko Lacquer top coat! Since all takkitos are now infused with Vitamin E, they dry down to a satin finish, and need to be topped with a glossy top coat to bring out the beauty of the polish. Sugar High is a high shine scented top coat give all takkitos that glossy finish!

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

Takko Lacquer Birthday Suit, Constellations, Xocomil and Sugat High

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Blobicure

Hey y'all! Today's post is gonna be a quick one. I am still knee deep in getting part 2 of the new Takko Lacquer colors ready for tomorrow, but I had to make sure that my portion of this week's Twinsie Tuesday post was up! The theme for today is Blobicure! I recently did a 'blobicure" for another TT post and I really liked the results, but wanted another go at it. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Takko Lacquer Summer 2015 Collection Part 1

Hey guys and gals! So if you have come to my blog looking for the new Takko Lacquer summer release, you are in for a treat! Today I have part 1 of 2 posts for the new summer colors to be released June 18th at 8pm EST.

The entire collection is flat out gorgeous, as always. It has a variety of different finished, neon, jelly, flakie, shimmer, holo and glitter, so there is something for everyone. And now all Takko Lacquer polishes are infused with Vitamin E (on top of being 5-free and vegan) to help promote strong, healthy nails. The only noticeable change is that the polishes are slightly thicker and dry to a satin finish. They all still apply fantastic and now have the added bonus of actually making your nails better from the inside too! How cool is that? I don't think I have ever heard or seen a polish that does that. 

One more thing before we get to the swatches. Along with the seven new polishes in the summer release, Takko Lacquer is introducing a new high shine scented top coat called Sugar High. I will post a full review along with the other three polishes on Wednesday but  I used the new top coat for all the swatches in both posts. 

And now, sit back and enjoy all the drool-worthy goodies I have for you all today!

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

Takko Lacquer Electric Flamingo, El Nopal, Floridazed & Afternoon Delight

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Favorites: Red

Hi friends! As promised, today's post is the first part of a new weekly series sharing my favorites from my stash! I decided to go by color, finish and then by brand. So hopefully I will get to use some neglected polish over the next several weeks, and you guys might find a new color or three to try!

Since we're starting with color, the first Favorites post is my fav red polishes! If you have read my blog for a while, you probably know that red isn't a shade I naturally gravitate towards. Over the last few years of polish collecting, I have come across a few reds that I do actually like. Although only one of them is a cream finish, lol! I do like my polish to have a little something extra!

Essie Dress To Kilt, Lacquer Lust Ruby Holo, Nubar Red Ruby Glitz, Zoya India

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Matte White & Gold Triangles NOTD

Hey y'all! How is your summer going? We have already had a few summer-time adventures in the two short weeks the kiddo has been out of school. I'm hoping to do some swimming in Barton Creek pool soon. It is one of my favorite things to do!

Today's NOTD is totally summer appropriate and would be a killer pool-side mani. White nails are some what of a classic summer look, but I kinda feel like it's a little too bland for my taste. So I decided to jazz up the white nail with something a little shiny and shimmery. Cause that's how I roll.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Oldest Untried

Hi friends! This week's Twinsie theme is our "oldest untried" and well, I usually don't have a big pile of untrieds laying around! I tend to immediately use a polish, either on a swatch wheel or wear it as soon as I get it, lol! I am definitely one for instant gratification. But I did manage to find one that I have yet to wear that is actually pretty old. 

I am a huge Pahlish fan, if you haven't figured that out yet, so having a Pahlish polish that I haven't actually worn is really strange. Jardim Botanico came out last summer and all I ever did was swatch it on a swatch stick for my collection catalog. So this may actually be a first!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Rescue Beauty Lounge Pretty Gritty (Refinery 29 Collaberation)

Hey y'all! So it has been far too long since I have posted about RBL. I honestly just haven't had it in my budget to spend that kind of money on polish, but when Ji has a sale, then I do tend to take advantage! That's what I did last time around. A few months ago, there as a 40% off sale on a lot of the RBL catalog and I snagged one of the newer shades on my wishlist!

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

Rescue Beauty Lounge Pretty Gritty (Refinery 29 Collaboration)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mint Green and Gold Saran Wrap Skittlette NOTD

Hi friends! So I meant to post this last week, I even had all the pictures edited! But I didn't and then I forgot about until Monday when I was figuring out my post schedule for the week, I realized that it never happened. Oops! Anyway, I have been in a serious skittlette mood as of late and I was craving something that would be perfect for summer! I went with one of my favorite color combos, mint green and gold, added a little bling and a nice textural element and viola!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By A Song

Hey guys and gals! What a whirlwind the last several days have been! Last day of school, water day, first sleep over for my small person, movie day, but now we are officially on summer break and I am so excited to have no schedule for a while! I am even more excited to bust out my summery bright polish/make up! I live for the bright colors of summer. 

But today's post is a Twinsie theme!  We are doing nails "inspired by a song." Since I have literally had no time to actually sit down and paint my nails (I wore Essie Flowerista for about four days straight and if you know me, you know that is a long time), I pulled out the only polish in my collection named after a song - Takko Laquer Kiss The Sky!

Takko Lacquer Kiss The Sky (original version)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Mattify!

Hi friends! Hope you all are having a great Tuesday! This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme is "mattify." I decided to do a matte floral design. And honestly, I'm not really feeling it.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

LOOK Proud Memorial Day Nail Art

Hey all, happy Memorial Day weekend to all my US friends! Today's post is a bit different than the NOTD/nail art posts I normally publish. A couple of weeks back, I posted a swatch review of a new drugstore brand called LOOK Nail Color (read the original post here) and had a very unpleasant experience with the brand. After my review, LOOK contacted me stating they had inadvertently sent me "hand poured" samples which they use for promotional photos and that they would be sending me "production quality" samples as well with no expectation of an additional review.

I did do a comparison swatch between the two set and attempted the original nail art design I was planning for the first post with the new samples and in all honesty, these are much, much better. If I had gotten the "production quality" samples, my review would have been very different! The formulas on all three are so much easier to work with and apply a lot better. I am a bit annoyed by the "hand poured" discrepancy but I am impressed that LOOK took the time to reach out to me and correct their mistake.

So! Now that I got all that out of the way, I can show you my original design that I had planned the first time around!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Black & Mint Green Stamped Floral Skittlet

Hey guys and gals! It's has been waaaay too long since I have done any stamping. File it under the category of "Life is a total drain on anything fun" along with the ridiculously long break from nail art I took. But sometimes all it takes is really great materials to kick inspiration in gear. After I swatched the Ellagee Grey Scale collection, (read that review, here!) I was sure that Ebony, the black polish in the set, would make an awesome stamping polish. And I have been wearing Mint Succulent from Fair Maiden Polish for a few days, so.... Well you can see where I'm going with this right?!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fair Maiden Polish Mint Succulent

Hey y'all, happy Monday! Today I have a polish from a newer indie brand, Fair Maiden Polish. You may remember me posting about them during the launch of their first collection and how excited I was about Fair Maiden (you can read that post, here). Well I have been on a super strict no-buy for a while and haven't had the chance to grab any more of their gorgeous polishes. But For Mother's Day, I picked out a color from the newest collection, Garden Party, called Mint Succulent. It was a toss up between this one and Sweet Honeysuckle. But, let's be honest, I will have Sweet Honeysuckle one day as well.

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

Fair Maiden Polish Mint Succulent

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By Artwork

Hey y'all! Another Tuesday is upon us, and this week's Twinsie Tuesday them is a good one! We are doing nails inspired by artwork! Now if you have followed my blog for a while, you would know that I am an art dork. I studied Fine Arts in college and as well as Photography and Graphic Design. So this theme is right up my alley! 

I decided to go with a more graphic look, as opposed to a painterly style and chose Piet Mondrian for my inspiration. His later work is very simplistic and uses very little color, except for primary colors and bold line work to convey depth. (Told you I am an art dork!)

Monday, May 11, 2015

LOOK Nail Color

Hi all! So today I have a new drugstore polish brand to share with you all! You may have seen a few displays popping up at your local Walgreens already. The brand is called Look Nail Color and it is geared towards nail art! Fun, right? I was sent three polishes from the first promo set called "Look Proud" and was released on May 1st.

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

Look Nail Color in Broad Stripes Bright Stars, Oh Say Can You See, and Rockets Red Glare

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Jelly Sandwich

Hi friends! Hope you all are having a wonderful start to your week! I am feeling a bit frantic, honestly. So many things are going on right now, lots of social/school stuff that has left me little overwhelmed! I am more of an introvert and prefer the comforts of home to a crazy, busy social life. But having little things like my blog help to unwind and de-stress from time to time. Even if my posts are a little later than planned.

Speaking of posting later than planned, I finally have today's Twinsie Tuesday post done! Technically it was supposed to publish this morning at 8am...but I suck. Anyway, the theme this week is Jelly Sandwich! Like most nail aficionados, I love a good jelly!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Grey Scale Ombré with Foil Tattoos

Hey y'all! See, I told you I have a post for every day this week! After yesterday's post with the Ellagee Grey Scale collection, I wanted to incorporate all five in a simple nail art design. I haven't ever done an ombré mani, and since the collection is basically a set of varying hues, they would work perfect for one.

I decided to keep with the monotone look and use more of the silver foil tattoos for a nice embellishment.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ellagee Grey Scale Collection

Hi friends! I am super excited for today's post. First, I am so happy to have a soon-to-be release from Indie polish Ellagee - a five piece set consisting of grey polishes ranging from an almost white to a rich black. Secondly, Ellagee is based out of San Antonio! I love sharing and supporting Texas based Indie makers.

Back to the collection. Like I said it is a five piece set of grey cream polishes with each one increasing in tone. Think ombré with grey!  The art nerd in me is all over this set. Grey is such a versatile color and I cannot wait to use them in some nail art! Okay, enough chatter, let's get to the polish!

Please Note: Products shown were provided by the company/creator for review purposes.

Ellagee Polish Grey Scale Collection: Platinum, Mist, Dove, Gunmetal & Ebony

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Match Your Nails To Your Car

Hey there guys and gals! Today's Twinsie Tuesday post is kind of an odd one for me. The theme is match your nails to your car. Welp. I drive a white Honda Fit. I love my car. It is fun to drive, gets great gas mileage and looks pretty sweet. But it's white - which I love on cars. I think a white car, especially one like the Fit looks awesome, not really inspiring though. At least for me anyway. So here it is folks! My nails matching my car!

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