Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Diamonds and Chevrons

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Super quick post tonight before I try to get some rest to get rid of this sickness that has decided to kick my butt! I had something else planned for today that I was pretty excited about but I just did not have the time, or the energy, to do it. I will do it in the future though!



Even though this isn't what I had planned, I do really like it! I used two newly released KBShimmer polishes - Up and Coming (teal holo) and Hugs and Wishes (lavender creme) - as well as KBShimmer Nail Vinyls. I will have full swatches of the polishes for you soon!

You can purchase KBShimmer products - including nail polish, nail vinyls, scrubs, lotions, remover and more - atKBShimmer's website for US orders and at Harlow & Co. for international orders.

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Thanks for reading and happy polishing! ♥

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Zoya Ultra PixieDusts for Fall 2014 - Swatch Preview (Skittles)

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I received my Zoya Ultra PixieDusts today and I couldn't wait to try them out and share them with you! I will have full swatches soon, but here's a quick skittle pic to tide you over!  They are kind of a cross between the original PixieDusts and the most recent Magical PixieDusts.  They have the finish of the original PixieDusts with added large hex glitters (no holo glitters).


They are, of course, more sparkly in person than in the photo. The bases are deeper and Noir and Arianna are even a bit "jelly-like" - but do not dry smooth, of course. This is 3  thin coats of each and they are completely dry.

I decided I wanted to see them shiny so I added 2 coats of thick top coat (Pure Ice Girl on the Run).




What do you think? I quite like the finish on them, although I prefer them with top coat! I can't handle that texture feeling when I'm wearing them as a full manicure. I am disappointed that Oswin dries so much darker on the nail than it is in the bottle.


These are available for pre-order at Zoya.com!

Zoya polishes are available at zoya.com and at select Ulta locations and retail for $9. The PixieDust line retails for $10 each.  Zoya is also available at Nail Polish Canada

Zoya has sales and specials often so make sure  you follow them at the social media links below to stay up-to-date on all the latest! And don't forget they are 5-FREE and Cruelty-Free!


Thanks for reading and happy polishing! ♥

Girly Bits: Dash Away All - Swatches and Review

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Good morning! Today I have a gorgeous holo to show you from one of my favorite brands, Girly Bits. This one was part of the holiday collection last year, but it is a year-'round stunner for sure!



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Vintage Lace

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Good evening! The prompt for Day 15 in the 31 Day Challenge is "delicate." The word delicate makes me think of lace so I wanted  to try to create some lace-themed nails today. I tried and failed at this mani 5 times before getting a look that I was happy with. Sixth time's a charm? LOL But I guess I didn't fail so much as figure out 5 ways not to do it!




I love this color combination. It's soft and feminine and reminded me of vintage lace.  To create this look I used the same technique I used in my Marbled Madness post

I started off with a base of Dior Palais Royal. Once that was dry I used the ruffle nail vinyls from KBShimmer to create the edge of the lace using Elevation Polish Pa'ako.  I then removed the nail vinyl closest to the tip of my nail, leaving the one at the base so that the top of my nail would not get into the water when I dipped it to create the lace. I then did the water/alcohol technique using Pa'ako and then a plain white creme. 

See you back tomorrow for more of the #31dc2014!

Thanks for reading and happy polishing! ♥

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Dior Palais Royal - Swatches and Review

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Good morning! I have a quick post for you today on a gorgeous Dior I purchased at the Forum Shops at Caesars when I was in Las Vegas in July. This is the only thing I purchased in Vegas and I am so glad I did! I have worn it several times already and I just love it.



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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bold Green and Black Floral

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Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a great weekend! Today I have something for you that I don't do often, floral nails! I like florals, I just prefer to leave them to people who are better at them than me. I have mixed feelings on today's look - sometimes I really like it and others, not so much. Haha I guess I can't love them all!



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Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Thor" Nails and an Introduction!

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Happy Saturday! I am so excited for today's post! With all the craziness lately I realized last night that I haven't officially shown off the new addition to my family! I showed pics on Instagram when I got him but I haven't shown him off here. So, everyone, say hi to Thor!




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