Saturday, January 30, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Films - Gaslight

Happy Saturday! I am squeezing this mani in by the skin of my teeth! I didn't know if I would have time to do this nail art but I am so glad I managed it because it is one of my favorite manis ever! This week's theme is "films" and I decided to use one of my all-time favorite movies as inspiration: Gaslight. (For more about this movie please continue reading!)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Darling Diva Polish: More Wine Nao!

Happy Hump Day, everyone! I have a quick NOTD post for you today! I wore this polish for about a week and a half - even removed it a couple of times to swatch but put it right back on. I just really love this one! 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Paint Box Polish: Love's Keen Sting and Mani Fizz Valentine's Day LE Set - Swatches and Review

Hello! I have a gorgeous polish and mani fizz set to show you today! This trio (one polish and two mani fizzes) from Paint Box Polish is just perfect for Valentine's Day. The polish, Love's Keen Sting, is a red-violet blingfest and the two mani fizzes that come with it will make your hands so smooth and soft!

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Darling Diva Polish: The Force Part 2 Collection - Swatches and Review

Happy weekend, everyone! I have the newest collection from Darling Diva Polish to show you today - The Force Collection Part 2, based on The Star Wars movies, of course. This is a gorgeous collection with something for everyone! These are available now, so let's get started!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does New and Improved: Day 5 - One Stroke Flower

Hello, everyone! I am incredibly late with my final Digit-al Dozen mani this month, but I figured it was better to be late than not finish! Computer issues and migraines have made blogging especially difficult this week but I missed so many Digit-al Dozen posts the last few months I was determined to finish this one, even if it is late.

I am really glad I decided to do this mani today because I've been wanting to try one stroke flowers for, literally, years. I believe I first saw them right around the time I created my blog, which was 4 years and 3 months ago (time flies!). I didn't think I was able to do any nail art then, especially anything as intricate as flowers. It really shows me how much I've grown and changed since I started blogging!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does New and Improved: Day 4 & 40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Things That Fly - Dandelions

Happy Saturday! Today I have a mani combining my 4th Digital Dozen mani of the week with the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas theme this week, which is "things that fly." I have been wanting to make an attempt at dandelion nail art for awhile now and it fit both prompts so I took a stab at it today and I am pretty happy with the results!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does New and Improved: Day 3 - Sharpie and Stamping

Hello! I am a day behind (well technically almost two days behind!), but better late than never, right? I am going to try to keep this post short because it is getting late and this day has kicked my butt. For this mani I tried a technique I've never tried before and used a brand new stamping plate!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does New and Improved: Day 2 - Needle Drag

Hello, hello! It's Day 2 of Digit-al Dozen New and Improved Week and I have a technique that I have tried (and failed) at many times! I did manage a pretty good toothpick marble a couple of years ago (which you can see here) that I did using a tutorial from Sheila at Pointless Cafe. However, I've tried several times since then with no success. Maybe it was beginner's luck? LOL Anyway, I decided I wanted to try this design from Sveta Sanders - which was completely insane. I tried for over an hour and was ready to throw in the towel until I got some help from Sheila. It took me awhile and lots of tweaking but with her help I was able to get a design I was pretty happy with!

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does New and Improved: Day 1 - Dotted Heart

Hello and welcome to a brand new Digit-al Dozen Week! The theme this month is "new and improved" - so many possibilities with this theme! New techniques we've never tried before, improving on things we may not be the best at or even re-creating old manis that we want to improve! Today I chose to try a type of nail art I've never done before. I've seen "dotted image" nail art before but when I saw this mani from fellow Digit-al Dozen-er Lindsey from Wondrously Polished I knew I wanted to attempt some this week.

As with most things I decide to attempt, it was SO much harder than I anticipated! I expected it to be hard, but sheesh! LOL! This was the final result after removing it and re-doing it about 12 times. Let's see how I did!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Pale Blue Base

Hello! I hope you are all having a great 2016 so far! Mine is going pretty well. I don't talk much about my personal life on here but I started focusing on losing weight and getting healthy at the beginning of December and have lost a total of 32.4 pounds so far! I am pretty excited about my new journey. It's not easy but it will be so worth it.

Anyway, enough about me. You're here for nail art! This week's theme in the 40 Great Nail Art Idea Challenge was to use a pale blue base and my pattern prompt was plaid/tweed/hounsdtooth. I love houndstooth but I have done it several times, and it has been a very long time since I worked on freehand lines, so I decided to go with plaid!

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