Thursday, December 1, 2016

Indie Spotlight: Paint Box Polish with Harry Potter-Inspired Christmas Nail Art

Hello! This month's Indie Spotlight brand is one of my personal favorite brands - Paint Box Polish! This also happens to be my first Christmas nail art of the season. I figured December 1st was a good day to kick off Christmas manis! I used three different Paint Box Polish shades to create this look. Keep reading to find out more!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Alter Ego: Psyched Up - Swatches and Review

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend! Cynthia from Alter Ego has recently created a group for her brand on Facebook. She asked for group custom suggestions and I suggested a bright red creme. She created it and named it in honor of MY alter ego -weight loss journey, and the blog I have for it. This is Psyched Up, inspired by Who Ate My Psyche?.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Floral for a Friend

Happy Friday, everyone! I have a quick nail art post for you tonight. My friend Lindsey from Wondrously Polished is getting married tomorrow (or today, depending on when you are reading this) and I wanted to do a little tribute mani to let her know I'm thinking of her on her special day! Happy Wedding Day, Lindsey!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Indie Spotlight: 6 Harts Polish

Hello! A small group of blogging friends decided to get together once a month and spotlight indies that we love. These may be smaller brands that don't get a lot of attention, but they deserve a lot of love! We have chosen 6 Harts to kick off the first Indie Spotlight! I'm featuring two polishes today: Bad, Bad Lulu Brown and Bat Crap Crazy. I have had both of these polishes for 2-3 years and there is no fading or issues at all - still like the day I got them!

My replacement camera hasn't arrived yet, so these photos were taken with my phone. They don't do these polishes justice!

Monday, October 31, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 27 - Haunted House for Halloween!

Happy Halloween all of you ghosts and goblins! I've got a mani to show you today that I have ben working on for several days. I've been so busy I didn't have much time to work on it, and every time I would try to work on it I would get interrupted. I finally finished it last night! I know I have dragged the 31 Day Challenge out way longer than I should have, but I am determined to finish, even if I am way late!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Darling Diva Polish: Halloween Quad - Swatches and Review

BOO! Is anyone else super excited for Halloween? I can't believe it's right around the corner! I have so many nail art ideas in my head but haven't had time to do any of them. Hopefully I can squeeze a couple in before the big day! But, for today, I have a soon-to-be-released Halloween Quad from Darling Diva Polish to share with you!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Glisten and Glow: ATV in Aruba and Snorkel in St. Thomas - Swatches and Review

Woohoo, it's Friday! To kick off the weekend I have some fun cremes from Glisten and Glow. These colors are bright and fun. Perfect for the weather here this week considering the fact that is was 98 degrees here the last two days (unfortunately). However, these also have amazing formulas that work wonderfully for nail art so they will be great year 'round. Even if you don't live on the surface of the sun, like me.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

NOTD: Girly Bits - Sep-timber (September 2016 Color of the Month)

Happy Thursday! Today I have a gorgeous Girly Bits polish that I had the pleasure of naming! Pam has a fan group on Facebook (as most indie brands do these days) and sometimes she has a naming thread for the color of the month. If your name is chosen, you win a bottle! How cool is that?! I was lucky enough to win this one, and I am so glad! 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Colors by Llarowe: Turning Leaves (November 2016 Polish of the Month) - Swatches and Review

Hello! I'm kicking off this week with the gorgeous November Polish of the Month from Colors by Llarowe, Turning Leaves.  There are some changes happening with CbL because Leah Ann is taking some time off to spend with family so the site will be in vacation mode during the month of November. Due to this change, this polish will be available for purchase on October 29th instead of the 1st. You can visit the Llarowe Facebook page for more info. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 26 - Halloween Chevrons

Hi everyone! I have another look in the 31 Day Challenge for you today! I know I am finishing a lot later than everyone else but I am doing it as I can and enjoying it, so it's worth it to me! Today's prompt is "inspired by a pattern" so I did some of the oh-so-popular chevrons! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

5 Year Blogiversary!

Hello lovelies! It's October 11th and that means my little blog has been around for 5 years! I was planning on going all out this year and getting some amazing customs for a giveaway, but time got away from me! (It's a sneaky little bugger.) So, instead some amazing indie makers offered to give coupon codes to my readers! 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Paint Box Polish: The 12 Collection - Swatches and Review

Hello! I hope you're all having a good weekend so far. Today I have a brand new collection from Paint Box Polish to share with you. This is The 12 Collection, inspired by The Twelfth Doctor, and will be releasing Saturday, October 15th. All 5 are absolutely gorgeous and have quite a variety of colors and finishes for a relatively small collection. Let's dive in!

Remember to use code ADDICTED to save 15% on your order! It never expires!

Friday, October 7, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 25 - Inspired by Fashion

Happy Friday, everyone! I have some beautiful polishes I've been swatching to share with you soon but in the meantime I have another look for the 31 Day Challenge! Today's prompt is "inspired by fashion" and I took inspiration from a dress I saw one of the characters wear on The Young and the Restless earlier this week!

Top image courtesy of The Young and the Stylish

31 Day Challenge: Day 25 - Inspired by Fashion

Happy Friday, everyone! I have some beautiful polishes I've been swatching to share with you soon but in the meantime I have another look for the 31 Day Challenge! Today's prompt is "inspired by fashion" and I took inspiration from a dress I saw one of the characters wear on The Young and the Restless earlier this week!

Top image courtesy of The Young and the Stylish

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 24 - Weirwood Tree from Game of Thrones

Hello! Sorry I have been absent the last week, but I am continuing on with the 31 Day Challenge. Better to finish late than never! My current prompt is "inspired by a book" and I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this one! I am semi-cheating because my inspiration photo came from the TV show Game of Thrones, but it was originally a book and the Weirwood Trees were in the books!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 23 - Psycho

Hello everyone! My next prompt in the 31 Day Challenge is "inspired by a movie" and I chose one of my favorites to take inspiration from! I love old movies, one of my favorite genres is the old thriller/mystery movies. When I was around 10 or 12, I discovered Alfred Hitchcock and made it my mission to see all of his movies so I spent a lot of time at video stores hunting down all the VHS tapes! (Yes, I'm that old.) I love everything he's done and his movies are among my favorites that I can watch over and over again. One of them is the classic, Psycho

Sunday, September 25, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 22 - One-Eyed, One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a great Friday and Saturday with some amazing friends and gorgeous scenery (and temps!). Today wasn't so great, but I managed to do a little nail art tonight to continue on the 31 Day Challenge! Today is the "inspired by a song" prompt and I just had to do one of my favorite "Halloween" songs since I was a kid! (You can check out the mani I did based on my other favorite Halloween song in the 31 Day Challenge in 2014 here!)

Friday, September 23, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 21 - The Axe!

It's Friday!! And not only is it Friday, but I am getting ready to head up north to see a friend and enjoy some Autumn-like temps! I can't wait! I am also super excited to show you the mani I am wearing right now and tell you the story behind it!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 20 - Water Marble

Happy Thursday! I am back with another look for the 31 Day Challenge! This one sort of feels like a "cheat" because I did an accent nail rather than all of my nails - but this took me forever! I am not talented at water marbling so I am calling this accent nail a success! LOL!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 18 - Half Moon Spider Webs

Hello! I have a late post tonight, but I love this look! I am not usually a fan of half moon manis on myself. I love them on other people but they always seem odd on my nails. I wanted to think outside the box for today's look and was feeling in a Halloween mood so I decided to make some half moon spider webs!

Monday, September 19, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 17 - Glitter Honeycomb Gradient

Welcome to a new week, everyone! My Monday isn't going too bad as far as Mondays go. I hope you're all having an easy start to your week too! I have my glitter design for the 31 Day Challenge today!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 16 - Layered Triangles

Hello! I am on the geometric prompt for the 31 Day Challenge and decided to do some fun layered triangles. I think this mani is very 80s, which is not usually my style, but it's fun!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 15 - Delicate Roses

Hello everyone! I'm back with another look for the 31 Day Challenge! You may have seen my pic of my nail of the day on Instagram. I enjoyed wearing it so much while I was out running errands today! (I will have proper swatches of these soon!) I was so tired when I got home I didn't have it in me to freehand the design I had in mind, so I pulled out my stamping supplies and used a beautiful rose pattern over my NOTD!

Friday, September 16, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 14 - Floral Silhouette

Happy Friday, everyone! I have another design for the 31 Day Challenge for you today! Today's prompt is floral. To be honest, I am usually sort of intimidated by florals for some reason. I'm not sure why, I think I make them super complicated in my head. But this mani popped up in my memories on Facebook from a year ago today and it's one of my favorite so I decided to do a different take on it!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fair Maiden: Stardust - Swatches and Review

Hello lovelies! Today I have another polish from Cocktails and Colors in Las Vegas this year - this time from Fair Maiden! I really enjoyed getting to meet Sarah and Adrienne, they are both super sweet!

Stardust has already been available for purchase on Fair Maiden's website but will be available again this weekend as a pre-sale when they launch their fall collection (which looks absolutely amazing!).

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 13 - Peacock Feathers

Happy Hump Day! We are finally getting close-ish to the weekend! I am still working my way through the 31 Day Challenge. Still slightly behind but I am enjoying it and doing it as I can, which is what's important to me! Today's prompt is animal print and I really wanted to challenge myself to think outside the box of typical animal print and decided to do some peacock feathers!

KBShimmer: Fright This Way and Sweet Devotion (and hand care!) - Swatches and Review

I am very late in showing you guys these lovely polishes from KBShimmer, but they are currently available so at least there's no waiting if you decide you need them now! Today I have two polishes from the Fall 2016 Collection to share with you, along with a review of some of her hand and body care items!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 12 - Popcorn

Hello! I have a fun look for today's prompt in the 31 Day Challenge! Today's theme is stripes and I took inspiration one again from Sheila at Pointless Cafe. I had a horrible headache most of the day and was lacking inspiration for this prompt when I started feeling better. Then I remembered her fun popcorn nail art and thought I'd give it a try!

Monday, September 12, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 11 - Red and Black Polka Dots

Thrice is nice, yes? Well I hope so! I am back for the third time today with another nail art look for the 31 Day Challenge! The prompt for this mani is polka dots. Sounds easy enough. Except I will tell you a little secret - even after all these years I still suck at polka dots! Give me a brush any day over a dotting tool. But, I did enjoy doing this mani!

I used the gorgeous Alter Ego Well Read (review coming soon) with simple black dots. I love red and black together!

Thanks for reading and happy polishing!


31 Day Challenge: Day 10 - Gradient Skittle

Hello again! I'm back with another look for the 31 Day Challenge! The prompt is gradient and I wanted to do something a little different than a traditional gradient so I went with gradient skittles.

Powder Perfect: Utopia - Swatches and Review

Hello! Today I have another Powder Perfect polish to show you! (If you missed my first post on this brand you can check out my review of Ra here.) Today I have the vibrant pink Utopia to show you! 

From the maker:

"Utopia is a vibrant hot pink holographic polish with sparkling holo glitters and ultra chameleon chrome flakies. Utopia is a limited edition shade."

Sunday, September 11, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 9 - Rainbow Splash

Late post, but I am here with another look for the 31 Day Challenge! And it's a look I am super happy with! I decided to do some fun watercolor nail art for the rainbow prompt!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 8 - Metallic Swirls and Dots

Hello!  I hope you're all having a better Saturday than I am! I had a flare-up of a chronic eye condition I have, which always leads to a bad headache, so I spent most of the day in bed. Well, actually the recliner. But my head has eased up a little and the eye pain has decreased so I decided to try to get a quick post up so I wouldn't fall even farther behind in the 31 Day Challenge! Today's prompt is metallic so I decided to use a gorgeous Firecracker Lacquer that I got in Vegas this year and it fit the bill perfectly!

Friday, September 9, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 7 - Black and White Dotted Chevrons

Happy Friday! I finally have my look for Day 7 in the 31 Day Challenge! I am hoping to play catch-up this weekend so I can get back on schedule! For today's black and white look I went with a bold chevron design!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 6 - Violet Stripes and Dots

Hello! I've fallen behind on the 31 Day Challenge - but better late than never, right? So I am trying to play catch-up and have Day 6 to show you tonight! I took inspiration for this mani from Sheila at Pointless Cafe and I love how it turned out!

Monday, September 5, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 5 - Blue Mosaic Nails

Hello again! Day 5 of the 31 Day Challenge brings us blue nails and I have some fun mosaic nails to share with you!

Powder Perfect: Ra from the Egyptology Collection (Limited Edition) - Swatches and Review

Hello lovelies! I have a newly released polish from a new-to-me brand to share with you today! I had the pleasure of meeting Jacinta from Powder Perfect at Cocktails and Colors this year and she is super sweet! She went to Las Vegas all the way from Australia, that's pretty amazing! 

I have two Powder Perfect polishes to show you. Today I have Ra from the recently released Egyptology III Collection! The polishes in this collection have what the maker calls a "holo-twist" which means they're holo micro-glitters but in a linear holo base. Very pretty!

From the maker:
"Ra was inspired by the Ancient Egyptian sun god and is a silver based holo-twist lacquer with a golden hue."


Sunday, September 4, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 4 - Green Swirls

Hello, everyone! It's been a busy day and I just finished my nail art for today's 31 Day Challenge mani! I had a freehand design in mind but I didn't have time to do it tonight so I'll have to save it for another time! I pulled out more neons and my stamping supplies for today's look!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 3 - Yellow Celebration

Hello! I am back for Day 3 of the 31 Day Challenge! Today's prompt is yellow and it was actually perfect for the happy nail art I wanted to do today! For those of you who don't know, I have been on a weight loss journey the last few months and this morning I officially hit 100 pounds lost! (If you would like to follow my weight loss journey, you can follow me at Who Ate My Psyche?. I have a couple of blog posts up and am fairly active on social media as well.) I have been working so hard on this and wanted to celebrate this milestone!

Friday, September 2, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 2 - Orange Moroccan Half Moons

Happy Friday, everyone! Today felt more like a Monday than a Friday, which makes me even more thankful for the 3-day weekend. Today's nail art isn't one that I am very happy with. I don't know what was up, but I attempted 4 or 5 different looks for today's prompt and I just couldn't create anything I was happy with. I'm not in love with this one, but it's growing on me!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

31 Day Challenge: Day 1 - Red Nails starring The Young and the Restless

Happy September, everyone! If you've been a part of the nail community for very long you know that with September comes the 31 Day Challenge. (If you don't know what it is, you can visit Chalkboard Nails for more info!) I honestly wasn't planning on participating this year, I have so much going on right now. But, I got out my nail art brushes and acrylic paint for the first time last night in months and I enjoyed it so much! It made me realize just how much I have missed it. When life gets busy we always put off the things we enjoy simply because we don't have time. The nail art I did last night just happened to coincide with day one (that was completely unplanned), so I decided I would try to join in! I may end up with a "modified" version, but better than nothing!

I am a HUGE, lifelong fan of The Young and the Restless. I grew up watching it with my mom and it's always been a part of my life. The characters become a part of your world (just like with any favorite TV show, book or movie) and a part of your heart. And since the creation of social media, you also get  a glimpse of the actors' real lives and it is awesome! I've even had a few short conversations with a few of them and "likes" on social media and I get so giddy every time! Today The Young and the Restless is celebrating their 11,000th episode (wowsers!), and I just had to do some nail art to celebrate!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Cupcake Polish: The Luau Collection (Partial) - Swatches and Review

Hello! I have been trying to get this post up for days, I just haven't been able to find the time! But I am here now and I have three beauties to show you from the newly released Cupcake Polish Luau Collection!

I also have a coupon code to share with you at the end of the post!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Colors by Llarowe: Winter Jellies and Crellies - Swatches and Review

Good morning! It's a brand new week and I am kicking it off with some jellies and crellies from Colors by Llarowe.  These were released for winter 2015 and are all currently in stock (though one of them is currently in the clearance section). They are gorgeous and I can't wait to show them to you!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Native War Paints: Red Butler - Swatches and Review

Happy Saturday, everyone! I can't think of a better way to kick off the weekend than an eye-searing neon coral! If you've been following me long you know my deep passion for all things coral and red. However, as much as I love coral, I am super picky when it comes to the shade of coral. Too pink or too peach or too this or that and it's just "not right" for me. This one though - I love it!

Artificial lighting

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ever After Polish and Anonymous Lacquer: Viva Las Vegas Duo - Swatches and Review

Good morning! It's been a weird week for me between headaches and work and computer problems. I was supposed to have this post up on Monday but I haven't been able to share it with you until now! This gorgeous duo is worth the wait though! Let's take a look at the Viva Las Vegas Duo from Ever After and Anonymous Lacquer! This was given out at Cocktails and Colors (my post on the event is coming soon, but there are pics on my Instagram if you want to check them out in the meantime), but is available for purchase now!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Butterfly Skittles

Hello! I am so glad this week is over! But I imagine most of us are. ;) Today I have a fun mani over the polish I showed you yesterday - 6 Harts Butterfly Floufs. I used 4 different Colors by Llarowe stamping polishes for this look! 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

6 Harts Polish: Butterfly Floufs - Swatches and Review

Good morning! Today I have another polish to share with you that I received at Cocktails and Colors this year. This one is from 6 Harts, who has been on a polish-creating hiatus for a while. I am so glad she's back! This one will be available for purchase on August 15th, along with another new one that I got to see in person and must have! More on that later in the post!

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