Saturday, October 25, 2014

Shimmer Polish - Melissa: Swatches & Nail Art

Press Sample

Hello, all! Today I have a Shimmer Polish shade and some simple nail art to share with you! I chose to use Melissa today because the mix of purple, fuchsia and gold glitters just felt so 'fall' to me.

Like other Shimmer Polishes, this is more of a glitter topper, though in a few thin coats, you could definitely build up opacity. This has a clear base and is packed full of red, pink, purple and silver micro glitters..and because that wasn't pretty enough ;) there are also some larger gold glitter mixed in. I love the added gold. It just makes this polish for me!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bonita Colors - Colorful Palette, The Artist Collection: Swatches, Review & Nail Art


Hello, all! I have a fun fall collection to share today. Bonita Colors has released their Colorful Palette, The Artists collection and I'm really impressed with the shades and overall look of this collection. The love the inspiration behind each polish and it makes the historian and art lover in me squeal in delight. This 8 polish collection is comprised of 4 polishes that dry to an almost creme finish, whereas the other half dries to a satin finish and shows much more shimmer.

Let's take a look at the swatches (and nail art!) and you can decide how you like them! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Beauty Buffs - Animal Print: Leopard Print Nail Art

Nothing to Disclose

Hello, all! I'm finally able to get back into posting with the lovely lovely ladies of The Beauty Buffs! This week our theme is 'animal print' and I was pretty much out of ideas for what to do today. I recently did an animal inspired look for the 31 Day Challenge 2.0 so the prospect of doing another look was intimidating to me.

I was tempted to attempt something complicated for today, but I've had this weird desire lately to do a simple leopard print mani. I'm a huge fan of keeping animal print looks as close to real as possible and since it's fall here in the states (though in Southern California it's still pretending to be summer...hmph!), it felt right to use the classic leopard print shades - tan, brown, black.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Barielle Me Couture Fall 2014 - Swatches, Review & Nail Art


Hello, all! I've got swatches of the latest Barielle Fall collection, Me Couture, to share with you today! I'm basically smitten with this collection. I love every single shade and think it's one of my favorite fall collections this year. But I'll quit gushing for a moment and let you take a look and see what you think ;) 

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Floral - Day 5: Dabbed Flower Nail Art


Squeee! I am so freaking stoked that I made it through Digital Dozen week ON TIME! This hasn't happened in ages and I'm hoping this will be a trend in the future :) I think today's mani is definitely my favorite of the week and I'm excited to be finishing off the week with something I really like. Today's looks is roughly inspired by this pin :) 

This look isn't overtly 'floral' but I think it's still reasonable to call it floral. Right? Regardless, this is Day 5 of Floral week and I love this mani. I apologize in advance for the especially long post - I couldn't narrow down my photos very well! And read through to the end of the post to see the video of how I created this look!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Floral - Day 4: Vintage Fabric Nail Art

Nothing to Disclose

Happy, Thursday! I both can't believe it's already Thursday and I can't believe that it's only Thursday...does that happen to anyone else? Today we're moving right along with the Digital Dozen floral week, and today marks Day 4! Guys, look at me! I'm staying on track to finish the week on time! I'm so excited!!

Today I went with yet another Pinterest found floral print. I maybe have to rename that site to "floral-interest"...or something much catchier that I'm not clever enough to think up ;)