Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Live Love Polish - Floss Gloss Swatches, Review & Nail Art

Happy New Year's Eve, all! I have some beautiful polishes from the Live Love Polish shop to share with you today! They were nice enough to send along four Floss Gloss polishes and I must say, I'm of the opinion that you need all needed these shades in your life like yesterday ;) they're they lovely.

For those who don't know, Floss Gloss is a cruelty free and vegan friendly polish, all wrapped up in an adorably unique bottle. I would love if they sold larger bottle sizes because I do think that 0.18 fl oz. is a bit small for a favorite polish, but oh well. Anyway, let's take a look, shall we?

Zoya - Wishes, Holiday 2014 Collection: Swatches & Review

Hello, all! Wow, it's been awhile, hasn't it! I've been so busy with work and the holidays the past two weeks that I haven't had a chance to take care of anything blog related aside from my few recurring responsibilities. I finally have swatches of the Zoya Wishes Holiday 2014 collection to share with you all!

I think everyone has seen this collection by now, but since Zoya recently announced that they will no longer be making their PixieDust polishes after this collection, I thought it was a great time share them in case people are in the market for a few more before they're gone for good.

We'll start of with the traditional finishes.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pear Nova - Fall 2014 Collection: Swatches, Review & Nail Art

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Hello, all! I've got a review of a new to me brand called Pear Nova to share with you today! They have a nice selection of creme polishes available in their line (which makes this girl HAPPY since I love my creme polishes oh so much), and they are 3 Free. So far I'm very impressed with the formula and pigmentation of the four fall polishes I have to share today.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Live Love Polish - Models Own Fruit Pastel Collection: Swatches, Review & Snowflake Nail Art

Hello all! I know it's winter, but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy some fantastic pastel shades ;) I have lots of new goodies to share over the next few days from my favorite polish retailer, Live Love Polish and today I'm sharing swatches of some Models Own polishes! Live Love Polish has an amazing selection that is growing daily (including some indie brands which I seriously love and respect). They also offer free shipping on orders over $20 (International orders ship free for orders over $100). If you've got a polish lover on your holiday gift list, be sure to check out the shipping times to be sure you get your items in time for whatever holidays you celebrate! 
Anyway, let's take a look at these delicious shades...and the nail art I've done as well! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Renaissance Cosmetics - The Modern Vamp Collection: Swatches, Review & Discount Code

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Hello, all! I've got swatches of the amazing new Modern Vamp collection from Renaissance Cosmetics to share today and wow are they stunning. I always enjoy Renaissance polishes, but I have to say, this collection (as well as the Anniversary collection) is one of my favorite sets of polishes to date.

As I'm sure you guessed, this collection is inspired by Meghan's favorite modern vampires from TV shows and movies. While I only know who a few of the inspiration vampires are, I am in awe of how well each polish reflects it's model. If you head to the Renaissance Instagram page you can see the inspiration photos along with their respective polishes.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Powder Perfect - Mysterium Magnum: Swatches & Review

Hello, all! Today I have some beautiful polishes to share with you from Powder Perfect! I've been drooling over Jacinta's polishes for so long so I'm beyond thrilled to get to try these stunners from the new Mysterium Magnum collection out and share them with you today. 

This collection was inspired by folklore and the various mythical creatures that make up some of our world's best stories. From the press release: 
 Something within me remembers and cannot forget. 
When legends stalked through the mist on the moor. 
When immortals were within the reach of our fingertips. 
When imagination was as strong as any force in the world. 
When belief outweighed fact.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland - Day 5: A Night Under the Northern Lights

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Hello, all! We've made it to the end of yet another Digital Dozen week and I have to say, on the whole, I've really liked what I managed to come up with this week! I'm also proud of myself for staying on track with the challenge and getting my posts up on time (I've struggled with this in the past!).

For my final day, I've gone for something a bit more cutesy than my usual manis. I'm sure I am not in the minority when I say that one of my bucket list items is to see the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) in person some day. Around this time last year I painted my first take on the Northern Lights, and when I saw this adorable painting on Pinterest, the idea of doing another (cuter) take on them would be perfect for Winter Wonderland.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland - Day 4: Graphic Wonderland Mountain Range

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Hello, all! We're moving right along with Digital Dozen week, and though my work week seems to be dragging on forever, DD week is flying by! I'm really excited to have kept up with the challenge so far this month and I've really enjoyed what I've managed to create so far (as well as what all the other ladies have come up with!).

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland - Day 3: Vintage Ornaments

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Hello, all! We're moving right along with Digital Dozen week and I've got my Day 3 look to share with you today! I'm finding myself struggling to come up with manis that aren't pine trees covered in snow (like my day 1 and 2 looks...) so I decided to search the pinterest and my favorite pattern sites for some wintery themed patterns.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland - Day 2: Reindeer are Better Than People

Hello, all! Day 2 of the Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland is here and I've got some black and white, stamp inspired nails to share with you! When I say stamp inspired, I mean a rubber stamp that you might use with an ink pad to gussy up any number of paper products.

In my search for winter wonderland-esque things to be inspired by, I came across this pin on Pinterest. Usually, when you see silhouettes like this, the colors are inverse of this (a white background with black silhouettes), so I was immediately drawn to how striking this image was. And then I realized it was the inverse of a rubber stamp and got very excited by the prospect of creating something like it!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Trust Fund Beauty - Swatches, Review & Wintery Nail Art

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Hello, all! I've got a selection of polishes from Trust Fund Beauty to share with you today! Trust Fund is a relatively new to me brand (I've been following their Instagram for tongue and cheek humor and pretty polish photos for awhile now), but I'm really liking their products. For those who don't know the brand, they are all about women being able to add a little bit of glamour, sophistication and sass to their look. While their polish names may be a bit in your face, I find them refreshing and humorous. They are also non-toxic and cruelty free so it's safe to say that I'm totally smitten with this company! 

The Digital Dozen does Winter Wonderland - Day 1: Ice Skating

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Hello, all! Today marks the start of another Digital Dozen week and since I wasn't able to partake last month, I'm really excited to be back for December's theme of Winter Wonderland! On top of that, I have officially been a member of the Digital Dozen for a year now!...well, my anniversary was actually last month, but we'll celebrate now! I love the ladies in this group so much and am always amazed and excited but what they manage to come up with each month.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

31 Day Challenge, Day 12 - Intricate: Free Hand Henna & Mandala Inspired Nail Art

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Hello, all! Hope you are having (or had) a wonderful weekend. It always seems to fly by too quickly for me! Today I'm getting back into the swing of things with the 31 Day Challenge 2.0 that I'm doing with Will Paint Nails for Food and The Nail Polish Challenge (yes, we took about a two month hiatus...oops!). Today's mani is for the day 12 theme, intricate nails!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Guest Post for Mely of Rock Your Nails - 12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Song

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Hello, all! Today I am guest posting for the insanely talented Mely of Rock Your Nails! She is doing a whole series of 12 days of Christmas and she and I tackled the "Christmas Song" theme. Head to her blog to read more about the look below and let us know what you think! :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Beauty Buffs - Holiday Theme: Deck the Halls Nail Art

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Hello, all! It's time for another week with The Beauty Buffs! As it's now December, it is fitting for us to take on our first set of Holiday themed looks so for today, I'm showing my take on one of my favorite parts of the holiday seasons - decorating! Now, there are many (MANY) ways in which to decorate for this time of year, but my focus is on that very important pine tree, the Christmas tree!

Nothing gets me in the mood for this time of year quite like getting the Christmas tree decorated. I especially love the smell of a real pine tree in the house during Christmas. It's one of the things I miss most about having a fake for today, I figured I would paint a little homage to the pine tree!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

China Glaze - Holiday 2014, Twinkle Collection: Swatches & Review

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Hello, all! Today I've got a big post to share! I have swatches of China Glaze's Twinkle collection to share with you! I'm absolutely in love with this set of polishes. I think they all work really well individually, as well as grouped together as a holiday collection. While the creme lover in me wishes there were more than two of that finish, the rest of these polishes are stunning in their own right and I think this might be one of my favorite holiday collections to date. Let's take a look!