22 December 2014

Bellaluna Cosmetics Holiday Glimmer and Snowden, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I have a new indie brand on the blog tonight. Bellaluna Cosmetics is based in the US and opened their Etsy store last month. I was pleasantly surprised with their offerings - they have a nice selection of shimmers and glitters, and the quality is very good for a new brand. I got two polishes from the winter collection, but really you could enjoy these year round.

Bellaluna Snowden and Holiday Glimmer

19 December 2014

Cirque Colors Mirror Mirror, Review and Nail Art

Hi everyone! Cirque Mirror Mirror, a silver metallic flake topper, is certainly unique amongst the growing number of metallic polishes available on the market. Which explains why this beauty has been selling out so quickly. I had hoped to time my review to a recent restock, but the polish sold out too quickly. So if you are interested in this I highly recommend following Cirque, and subscribing to their newsletter.

Cirque Mirror Mirror

Instead of showing you the usual swatches, I decided to do some nail art instead. I created two looks with this polish, one easier and one more time consuming. Both I think take advantage of the unique properties of this polish.

17 December 2014

Live Love Polish Review: UNT Pastels

Hi everyone! I've got some gorgeous pastel shades from online retailer Live Love Polish for you tonight. Live Love Polish is based out of New York and they have a wide variety of mainstream brand polishes, and some indie brands too. I was sent a few polishes from UNT to review - this is a brand based out of Taiwan and Live Love Polish is the only US store to carry them. LLP carries a wide range of UNT polishes, so if you like these, definitely check out their site!

Live Love Polish UNT review

Although pastels don't really seem appropriate for winter, I've been enjoying these lighter shades. You can see them in my recent intricate floral nail art, and my pastel snowflakes. As far as cremes go, these polishes are great for wearing on their own, using as a base for glitter, or using in nail art.

14 December 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Winter Wonderland, Day Five: Holiday Ornaments

Hi everyone! It's very late here, so this will be a short post. For the final day of Digit-al Dozen week I wanted to do something I've done several times before. I tend to do holiday ornaments at least once per year (see here for the 2012 and here for the 2013 versions). This year I was inspired by Wondrously Polished's cute vintage ornaments from earlier this week, but of course I put my own spin on them.

Holiday ornaments nail art

12 December 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Winter Wonderland: Day Four, Winter Berries

Hi everyone! It's no secret that I love doing nail art that has a painterly look. So I'm very happy about tonight's nail art for Digit-al Dozen week. The inspiration was winter berries, and I wanted to do a background that had texture and variation, so that it had an overall grainy or arty look.

Winter berries nail art

11 December 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Winter Wonderland: Day Three, Poinsettia Flowers

Hi everyone! Tonight's post is a quick one on account of my waning energy levels. For day three of the Digit-al Dozen Winter Wonderland week, I'm doing another holiday design. When I think of the holidays, I think of poinsettia flowers, something my mom would always buy. So I put together this quick, sketchy look, featuring one of my new releases - Renaissance Cosmetics An Eternal Doll.

Poinsettia flowers nail art

10 December 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Winter Wonderland: Day Two, Pastel Snowflakes

Hi all! A few days ago, I introduced you to some UNT polishes I received from Live Love Polish, an online shop based out of New York City. I'll admit the pastels are a nice break from all the wintery shades we've been seeing, and I love these gorgeous cremes. So I decided to do another look that was seasonally appropriate.

Pastel snowflakes nail art

09 December 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Winter Wonderland: Day One, Holiday Water Marble

Hi everyone! When I tried the new Cirque Live It Up collection (see my review here), I knew I wanted to do some holiday nail art with these polishes. Of course this week's Digit-al Dozen theme of Winter Wonderland was the perfect opportunity. So I'm kicking off Digit-al Dozen week with a simple holiday water marble with glitter accents.

Holiday Water Marble

08 December 2014

Cirque Colors Live It Up Collection, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I have the latest collection from Cirque Colors for you tonight. When it comes to indie polish, Cirque is known for their high quality lacquers, packaging and promotional material. I love splurging on their polishes, and I've never been disappointed by this brand. So of course I jumped at the opportunity to review them. The Live It Up collection is a set of five glitter toppers, perfect for the holidays and New Year.

Cirque Live It Up collection

06 December 2014

31 Day Challenge 2.0: Day 12, Intricate

Hi everyone! You may or may not remember the 31 Day Challenge I was doing with The Nail Polish Challenge and Wondrously Polished. Well we decided to take a wee break to catch up on some other stuff. That little break turned into two months (oops!). But we're back with intricate nails, and for that I decided to break out some gorgeous pastel polishes from UNT that were sent to me by Live Love Polish. LLP is an online retailer in New York that has very fast and affordable shipping and a great selection of colourful polishes.

Intricate pastel floral nail art

04 December 2014

The Polish Bar Winter 2014 Collection, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I'm back with a beautiful winter collection for you. When I think of holos, one of the brands that comes to mind is The Polish Bar. Janice always does such beautiful holos, ones that have the perfect balance of colour and rainbow effect. So I was very excited to see the gorgeous colours in her winter collection, which are paired with very celestial names. And I couldn't resist taking lots of pictures of these.

The Polish Bar Winter 2014 Collection

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