Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mani Swap with Mireia of The Nail Art Show - Floral and Feather Nail Art

Hi all! Today I've got a fun post to share with you all :) Mireia of The Nail Art Show - who I was doing the NAGG challenge with and have been seriously neglecting - asked me if I'd want to do a mani swap with her...and naturally I said yes! While I love all of her designs, I had an idea of what I wanted to attempt right off the bat.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bonita Colors - You Mint a Lot to Me Summer 2014: Swatches, Review & Contest (by Bonita)

Hello, all! I've got another review to share with you today, this time from Bonita Colors! Bonita is a newish brand that is sold in most Rite Aid stores and so far I've been seriously impressed by the brands quality, especially considering the small price tag on these beauties (these are each $1.99!). As an added plus, they are big 3 free!

This summer they've come out with a 6 polish set called "You Mint a lot to Me" and they are generously putting on an Instagram contest that allows their followers to win this collection every Friday in August and September - pretty awesome! Read through to the bottom to find out how you can enter for your chance as well :) 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cake Nail Lacquer - Swatches, Review & Nail Art

Hi, all! Hope you're having a fantastic weekend full of too much relaxation and happiness ;) I've got a review of a new indie brand called Cake Nail Lacquer to share with you all today. They are a 5 Free and Vegan friendly brand which is always nice to see. I'm pretty impressed with the formula on these so let's take a look! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Day in the Tropics - Tropical Floral Nail Art

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Hello, all! How sick are you of seeing floral manis from me?? Hopefully not so sick of it that you don't want to look anymore ;) Today I've got a quick little post of a mani that turned out a bit more tropical feeling than I intended...but I've had a rough week so I can't complain too much about thoughts of sandy beaches and beautiful flora.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Guest Post for Very Emily - Intricate Floral Nail Art

Squeee!! So beyond excited for today's post! Emily, from the blog Very Emily, asked me to guest post for her while she took a mini vacation and needless to say, I was pretty excited about the prospect :) Emily is one of my favorite nail bloggers and I have always looked up to her impeccable taste and photography skills. We've become fast friends through this guest posting experience and I can honestly say that she one of the sweetest and most genuine people around.

Head to her blog to read more about this look and let me know what you think! :)

Happy Polishing! :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Summer - Day 5: Watercolor-esque Wildflower Nail Art

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Hello all! Happy Sunday! I've FINALLY made it through Digital Dozen week! Aren't you proud ;) Just two days behind! I know I said I was going to try and incorporate black into all my manis, but I figured at least one summer mani should be bright and fun so I've painted this watercolor inspired wildflower print!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Summer - Day 4: Sunset Glow on Half Dome Nail Art

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Why yes, I am ridiculously behind on my Digital Dozen posts, thanks for noticing ;) I'm still playing catch up by I'm loving today's look so much that I don't want to take it off to do my Day 5 look! For anyone who has been to California and visited the awe-inspiring beauty of Yosemite Valley, this scene might look a little familiar...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Summer - Day 3: Tropical Print

I'm only half joking when I say that I am bound and determined to finish off this "Summer" Digital Dozen theme using dark polishes all week ;) The past two days have been a struggle for me to come up with something for day 3 of this theme...I did several manis the past few nights and hated them all. Isn't that the worst feeling when no matter how hard you try, you can't make it happen? 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Beauty Buffs - Black and White Trend: Wood-blocking Floral

I can't believe it's already been two weeks since my last Beauty Buffs mani! This week our trend is black and white and while I'm feeling quite sleepy from my late night last night, I'm so glad that I was able to come up with something to post alongside these talented girls. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Digital Dozen Does Summer - Day 2: Bonfire Nail Art

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Yay! Day 2 of Digital Dozen Summer week is here and I'm...well, I'm tired! I thought today's mani wasn't going to happen! I had almost given up for the day, when at 12:01am this Tuesday morning, inspiration struck and this bonfire mani was born. Maybe like a "let there be light" sort of situation? Just kidding ;)

I absolutely love sitting around a campfire. There is something so soothing and peaceful about it. My family camps all the time so each night we make a fire and enjoy a nice drink, some S'mores, and good company. When we're not camping, we'll often make bonfires in our yard at night and eat, drink and be happy once again. Ah, such good memories around a fire :)

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Summer - Day 1: Stargazing Nail Art

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Hello, all! Guess what week it is!? Yup, the best week of each month - Digital Dozen time! We're spending the week coming up with Summer themed manis and I'm planning on tackling some of my favorite summer time memories this week. I'm starting things off with one of my favorite summer time activities, stargazing!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Perfect Barielle Manicure & Giveaway!

Hello, all! I'm really excited about today's post! I've teamed up with the lovely folks over at Barielle to share my perfect Barielle manicure! I personally use a few of Barielle's nail care products regularly so I was thrilled about the prospect of picking my favorite items to achieve that perfect mani every time. The best part, they were kind enough to send over an extra set of items for me to giveaway to one lucky reader! How awesome is that? :) Read through to find out how to enter!

If you've been on the fence about trying Barielle, now is the time to go for it - for the month of August, their nail polish is half off (only $4/bottle!) and their high end nail care products are all under $10!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Guest Post for Lucy's Stash - Vintage Floral Nail Art

Hello, all!! I'm so excited to finally get to share the most recent guest post I did! Lucie, from Lucy's Stash, is one of my favorite nail ladies and is someone the whole community looks up to for inspiration. Needless to say, I'm incredibly honored to have been asked to guest post for her today!  Head to her blog to read up on the look I did and let me know what you think!! :D

Happy Polishing! :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Monday - Neon Floral Nail Art Tutorial

Hello, all! It's time for another mani monday tutorial! I've put together something bright and different for today so be sure to check out the full tutorial for this look over on The Hunt's blog! Let me know what you think :)
Happy Polishing :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Immortal Edge - Nail Art, Swatches & Review

Hello, all! I've got swatches and some nail art with polishes from a brand new polish brand called Immortal Edge! Lynette has aimed for creating polish that is edgy yet classy for women of all ages and I love what she's come up with so far.