Monday, July 27, 2015

Abstract Vines Nail Art




Hello lovelies! I have a quick nail art post for you tonight that is celebrating my aunt's birthday. I haven't gotten to see my aunt for several years and I wanted to do something special so she would know I'm thinking of her, not just today, but every day. She got a new purse for her birthday and I decided to do an abstract take on that design as my mani inspiration.




Friday, July 24, 2015

A-England Argyle




Hello again! I have one more post for you tonight! I would have waited to show you this one since it is so late and I already posted a collection review, but today is a special day and this mani was done in honor of my bestie's birthday so I wanted to get it posted today. Today (the 24th) is Sheila's (Pointless Café) birthday and I decided to do a mani inspired by her to celebrate!




Paint Box Polish: The North Shore Collection and Mani Fizzes - Swatches and Review





Happy Friday, everyone!  Today I have a collection to show you that was released about a month ago. This is the North Shore Collection from Paint Box Polish, inspired by beautiful Hawaii! She is also selling some awesome hand care items in her shop now, including Mani Fizzes, which I have to tell you about below so keep on reading!

I also have a coupon code for 20% off your order at the end of this post!







Sunday, July 19, 2015

Darling Diva Polish: The Princess of Power Collection - Swatches and Review



Hello! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I was going to show you this fabulous collection last week but time just keeps getting sucked into a vortex for me and I'm behind on EVERYTHING! I had an amazing time in Las Vegas meeting with so many bloggers, indie makers and non-indie brands. I have so many new pretties to show you! My nails suffered while I was gone and are super short now, but they will have to do for the time being. I swatched this collection before I left for Vegas, so my nails are longer than any newer swatches will be.


Darling Diva Polish Princess of Power Collection







Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Elevation Polish: Woke Up in China Collection and Yeti the Stone Warrior (LE) - Swatches and Review




Hello again! I am cutting this post close so I am going to keep this post short and sweet! The Elevation Polish Woke Up in China Collection will launch tonight at 9 PM central (10 eastern). This is an absolutely gorgeous summer collection and all of the polishes are versatile so they could be worn all year. 



Kawagebo is a beautiful sky blue with a subtle gold shimmer. The shimmer is more apparent in person than in my photos, but it is still subtle. It reminds me of the shimmer in Dior polishes. This is a very delicate feeling polish. I have worn this twice and the application is wonderful, especially for a light blue. I used 3 thin coats the first time I wore it and two coats the second time, the second coat being slightly thicker. I am showing two coats below with one coat of top coat.

If you would like to see how it compares to Walk a Little Farther, you can visit Ida Nails It's blog post.

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Camels in the Snow is a glitter topper with matte white and taupe glitters in various shapes, along with iridescent glitters. I love the circles and stars in this! This is a nice subtle glitter, but still has nice added sparkle. It would look good over a variety of colors since it is a nice neutral. Formula was smooth and easy and I didn't have to do any digging. I am showing one coat over Kawagebo.

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Mount Wutai is a luscious jade green creme. This one has a slightly thinner formula than other Elevation cremes so you might need a third coat for opacity. It applied easily with no streaking, and it dries so shiny! I am showing three thin coats with no top coat. I do apologize for the difference in the photos. I like this color but it's not so fond of me and tends to give me lobster or dirty hands depending on the lighting.

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Yungang Grottoes is my favorite from this collection! If you've been following me long, that's no surprise. It is a gorgeous, bright coral creme with golden shimmer that is more apparent than it is in Kawagebo. The formula was smooth and easy and I'm showing two coats with one coat of top coat.

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Yeti the Stone Warrior is my other favorite from this month's release. It is a clear-based topper with platinum flakes and holo. I have worn this about 3 times already, I love it! It is limited edition for the month of July, so if you want it, don't delay! I am showing one coat over two different bases below. 

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Such a gorgeous collection! Which ones will you be grabbing?


The Woke Up in China Collection will launch today, July 7th at 9 PM CST (10 EST/7 PST) and will re-stock on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9 AM CST (10 EST/7 PST). 

A couple of things to note:  

~The Bamboozled Duo from Elevation Polish and Girly Bits is also launching tonight! It is only available during the month of July and will only be available at elevationpolish.com. Elevation Polish does ship worldwide.

Yeti's Healing Vibes is still available with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Himalayan Foundation to help the victims of the Nepal earthquakes. You can see my post about that polish here

Elevation Polish can be found at their website and polishes retail anywhere from $8.50 - $12.50 for full-size bottles. Launches and re-stocks happen on the 7th of each month at 9 PM CST (new collection launch) and the 22nd of each month at 9 AM CST. One in the evening and one in the morning for international shoppers. All products are kept in stock at all times unless sold out at the restocks (which typically only happens the first time a collection is launched). 

Make sure you follow Elevation Polish at the social media links below to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and fun!


Thanks for reading and happy polishing!



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Elevation Polish and Girly Bits Cosmetics Bamboozled Duo - Swatches and Review




Hello and Happy Tuesday! Today is the 7th and that means it's Elevation Polish launch day! I have two posts to share with you today, both for Elevation, and a few more collections to show you over the next couple of days. I'm trying to squeeze in my nail art posts for Digit-al Dozen week next week since I will be in Las Vegas for CosmoProf starting Friday. I'm not sure if I will be able to participate in Digit-al Dozen week, but I'm going to try! Now, on to the reason you're all here - the Bamboozled Duo from Girly Bits and Elevation Polish!





Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Top 5 Favorite Indie Nail Polishes



Hello, lovelies! I know I have been saying this a lot lately, but I apologize for being so absent from my blog. I have been having a lot of migraines lately, as well as being busy with work and life. I do hope to get back to a more regular posting schedule as soon as I can. I have several new collections to show you in the next couple of weeks and hopefully some nail art posts coming up! But for today I am teaming up with 29 other members of the nail blogging community to share my five favorite indie nail polishes!




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