27 February 2014

WingDust Collections: Bean Me!, Honest Puck, Somewhere Out There

Hi everyone! First I wanted to thank those of you who took the time to give me some feedback on my last post. I really appreciate that!

Tonight I have three gorgeous polishes from WingDust Collections. If they look familiar it's because they were included in my one year blog anniversary giveaway. I hope that whomever receives these enjoys them as much as I do.

WingDust Collections (l-r): Somewhere Out There, Honest Puck, Bean Me!

It's no surprise that I love this brand. One of the things I love is the fact that Stephanie definitely has her own style when it comes to making polishes. That's not to say that they all look the same, rather they just have a certain touch. I also find it interesting that she's not too hung up on seasonal collections. It's just one gorgeous polish after the other, regardless of the occasion. :)

26 February 2014

Nude Hearts, Dots, and Stripes With The Zoya Naturel Collection

Hi everyone! If you haven't already done so, make sure to enter my Girly Bits giveaway. It ends in less than a week!

You may have noticed that things have been quiet here the past couple of days...well I've been working on a new Renaissance collection, in addition to having more work on my plate (day job work I mean). Lately I've been thinking of introducing bite-sized posts - good pictures, but minimal text - in addition to, or sometimes in lieu of, my regular posts. One of my goals was to post more nail art, and I think shorter posts would be good for very simple looks that need minimal explanation. And when work and life gets in the way, shorter posts - nail art or simple swatches from my collection - would keep me in the habit of posting on a regular basis. So what do you think of the idea? Yay, works for you, or nay, too much of a cop-out?

Nude Hearts, Dots, and Stripes

Okay, so back to the nail art...

20 February 2014

SoFlaJo My Sign's Aqua-rium

Hi everyone! Tonight I have another great indie polish from SoFlaJo and some pretty snazzy nail art to match. This is the fourth and final SoFlaJo polish I was sent (see the previous ones here) and I've been so pleased with them. All four have been so beautiful, I'm actually kind of sad that I don't have any more to show you. It's also been fun coming up with designs for each one. Taking a polish as my starting point for nail art makes me think outside the box.

Foxy Paws Shady Love

Hi everyone! I have another great polish from Danish indie brand Foxy Paws Polish. I've been slowly (too slowly in fact) working my way through the Filthy/Gorgeous collection (see my previous posts here). While the other polishes in the collection are bright and full of colour, this one is on the darker side. So I had to come up with an edgier look to feature it.

Vampy Roses and Stripes Nail Art

18 February 2014

Girly Bits Flash Your Tips: Swatches, Review, and Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I'm very happy to be showing you Girly Bits Flash Your Tips, an exclusive polish for A Box, Indied. This polish is only available through Llarowe's indie polish subscription box so you can't buy it on it's own. However, because of a shipping mix up, Pam accidentally sent me an extra polish, so you have a chance to win one here!

Girly Bits Flash Your Tips

This is one of those polishes that made me literally gasp when I tried it on! If you haven't thought about subscribing to A Box, Indied, you may want to consider for this month. :)

17 February 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Vintage: Lucienne Day

Hi everyone! I'm here with my very belated final mani for The Digit-al Dozen vintage week. For some reason I don't really have much to say about this design (unusual for me!). It's not that I don't like it, I'm happy with how it turned out - but I wasn't bouncing off the walls, it was more of a "yeah, I'm done!" feeling. I think by the end of last week, I was feeling burnt out. Sometimes me and nail polish need to take some time apart. Do you ever feel that way?

Lucienne Day-inspired nail art

16 February 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Vintage: Inspired By The House of Worth

Hi everyone! I'm behind on my challenge manis for The Digit-al Dozen, but looks like I'll get all five done, I only have one more to post tomorrow.

If you've really liked the vintage theme, The Digit-al Dozen is trying something new. Post your vintage manis on The Digit-al Dozen Facebook page or tweet @thedigitaldozen and tag with #ddinspired, and you could be featured on our Facebook page. I would love to see what people create, I think the challenge is pretty fun in that there's so many ways you could go with it!

14 February 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Vintage: Country Floral

Hi everyone! I've got some work deadlines coming up so my posting may be sporadic for the rest of the week, but I'm hoping to get my Digit-al Dozen posts up by the weekend. I still have one more design to post, and one more to paint, and I'm really looking forward to both!

12 February 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Vintage: Victorian Floral with SoFlaJo Pink If You Love Me

Hi everyone! When it comes to vintage, Victorian style roses are an obvious choice. But in this case it was the perfect choice to feature SoFlaJo's Pink If You Love Me. This is from their Valentine's Day collection, and it's such a beautiful dusty pink holo - perfect for anytime of the year.

SoFlaJo Pink If You Love Me

11 February 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Vintage: Nifty Fifties

Hi everyone! This week marks another challenge week for The Digit-al Dozen. In spite of all the work that goes into these posts, I do really look forward to these challenge weeks. I never know what I'm going to come up with until I sit down and start to work on each design.

Nifty Fifties nail art

For this week, I've really tried to avoid doing five days of flowers, and today's design was a success (in my books at least).

09 February 2014

Rainbow Honey Spring 2014 Sneak Peak: Papillion

Hi everyone! Yesterday I showed you two polishes from Rainbow Honey's Sweet Talk collection just in time for Valentine's Day. And today I have a polish from their upcoming Midnight Garden Spring Collection, due to come out in mid-March. Make sure to check out the rest of the post for swatches and a promo code to get some money off your next order!

08 February 2014

Sweet Stained Glass Nail Art With Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk and XOXO

Hi everyone! Are you having a fabulous weekend? I feel like every weekend I'm playing the catch-up game...a game that I never win. Lol! Awhile back I was sent a few polishes from Rainbow Honey to review, including two sweet shades from their Sweet Talk collection, their Valentine's Day collection from last year. This year they came out with Sweet Talk 2, which looks as gorgeous as the first part.

Valentine's Day Stained Glass Nails

06 February 2014

Lynnderella Oh Canada!

Hi everyone! I've said this before, I'm hesitant when it comes to showing polishes that are exclusive, rare, and/or hard to find. But at the same time, when something is so awesome, it's hard to keep it to myself! Oh Canada! is a custom Lynnderella polish - a few other Canadian Lynnderella fans and I went in on it together. And boy, am I glad I did, I'm so happy with how it turned out. :)

05 February 2014

Zoya Naturel Comparisons AKA The Great Nude (Polish) Comparison Post

Hi everyone! You may recall a few days ago I posted a review of the Zoya Naturel collection. I was curious if a few of my other polishes were similar, and what started as one or two comparisons turned into a full blown nude polish comparison post.

Some of these comparisons are about discovering whether two similar polishes are "dupes." But in other comparisons I've done simply that - put 2-4 polishes together that are in the same colour family, to see how they look side-by-side.

03 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go, Day 2: Distressed Jewel Toned Nails

Hi everyone! Missy of Gnarly Gnails has created a nail art challenge for February called Nail-Art-A-Go-Go. I really love it because there is a lot of art and art historical themes. Unfortunately I can't do every challenge - there's one a day for the month of February - so I'm going to be somewhat of a casual participant and jump in every so often. My goal is to do two or three of the challenges each week.

Distressed jewel tone nails

01 February 2014

SoFlaJo Goldstone: Swatches, Review, and Classic Studs

Hi everyone! SoFlaJo is a Florida-based indie brand that's been on my radar for some time now, and I recently got the opportunity to try a few of their polishes. Jody, the maker, was kind enough to send me four polishes, so I'll be showing them to you over the next week or two.

SoFlaJo Goldstone Swatch

When I opened up the package, I immediately went for Goldstone, probably because of the beautiful gold shimmer. And I couldn't resist doing some nail art to complement it. Keep reading to check out the simple tape and stud manicure that I came up with!

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