Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cirque X International Playground - Swatches, Review, & Nail Art

Hello, all! Hope you're having a good week! Mine had a bit of a rough start but I've got some stunners from Cirque to share with you today and that helps make things better! Cirque and International Playground, a clothing/lifestyle boutinque local to NYC that carries a range of products from various independent designers/artisans (including the whole Cirque line!), have teamed up in honor of the store's 5 years being open and curated a set of polishes inspired by the hip International Playground store. 

The set includes 3 polishes, plus some awesome quatrefoil nail stencils by YouPolish (15 large ones so they'll last you through several manis!). I love the look of these polishes together and think it's a spot on representation of this trendy store. Let's take a look at some swatches and nail art! 

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Digital Dozen does Food - Diner Blog Hop: Sandwiches

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Hello again! As I mentioned in my final DD post of the week, the ladies of the Digital Dozen have worked together to bring you an extra special last post of the week!

Welcome to The Digital Dozen Diner! Check out our menu to see all the items these talented ladies have cooked up for us today!
sandwich nail art

The Digital Dozen does Food - Day 5: Grains (Bread!)

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Hello, all! Happy Friday! I have a double post to share with you today, both related to the Digital Dozen does Food week. If you scroll back through the rest of this week's posts, you'll see I painted tiny patterns all focused around the five major food groups: Vegetables, Fruits, Proteins, Dairy, & today's final group, Grains! Well, more specifically, bread!
bread nail art
bread nail art

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Digital Dozen does Food - Day 4: Dairy

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Hello, hello! I'm going to keep things short and sweet today because, wowza, as I am writing this, I am exhausted!

If you've been around this week, you'll recall that not only is it Digital Dozen Food week, I'm also taking us on a mini food group journey! As we've done Vegetables, Fruits, & Proteins so far, the only things left are dairy and grains...so today, is dairy!
cheese milk nail art
cheese milk nail art

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Digital Dozen does Food - Day 3: Protein (Steak, Eggs, Fish, & Edamame)

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Woo! We've made it to Wednesday! Who doesn't love a Wednesday?...especially one with a Digital Dozen mani! If you followed along on the blog the past few days, you'll know that we're doing Food related manis this week and I'm painting my way through the 5 major food groups that make up a delicious diet!

Monday was Vegetables, Tuesday was Fruits, and today, is Proteins! Now, you might have to use your imagination just a tad to see what I've painted, but hopefully you still see it!
meat nail art
meat nail art

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Digital Dozen does Food - Day 2: Fruit

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Hello, again! Day 2 of DD week is upon us and we're continuing on our food group journey! Yesterday was veggies, and today, I've decided to paint some cute fruit! As fruits are one of my favorite food groups, I decided to paint some of my favorites to indulge in. I've also got a quick little tutorial of sorts for how I paint this so let's take a look!
fruit nail art
fruit nail art

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Digital Dozen does Food - Day 1: Veggies

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Hello, all! It's time for another Digital Dozen week and this time we're tackling the best thing in the entire world...FOOD! YESSSSS.

Sometime last week, I had the strongest urge to paint...vegetables. Don't ask me why, I just felt like it needed to happen? And so I made it happen. And, when I remembered what this week's theme was, it felt like a good jumping off point for the rest of my manis as well. My concept at this point is to take on each of the major food groups this week all while working on my detailed line work along the way.
vegetable nail art

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Nail Art: The Planner Society Washi Series - August 2015

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Hello, all! Hurray for Wednesdays! Tuesdays are probably my least favorite day of the week so I always feel tremendous relief when I make it through the day! I'm already looking forward to the coming weekend but in the meantime, I'm excited to have some nail art to share today!

Yes, I know it's yet another floral, but when I saw my inspiration print, I knew I had to paint it. It just SPOKE to me! It was love at first sight and I have no self control, so of course, painting ensued.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Glam Polish - Under the Sea Collection: Swatches, Review, & Nail Art

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Hello, all! I hope your Tuesday is going wonderfully! I have swatches from the new Glam Polish Under the Sea collection to share! As you might guess by the collection name, this set of polishes is inspired by the beauty of marine life!

I've always loved the sea and the animals within it, so this is a fun collection and I think the whole set goes really well together. The whole collection is made up of 8 polishes that dry to a slight texture so you might need a top coat if you don't like that finish. As always, Rachel has made some stunning polishes that will be a great addition to everyone's Glam Collection! Let's take a look!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Live Love Polish - Floss Gloss: Swatches & Review

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Hello, my friends! I have swatches of some amazing polishes available from the Live Love Polish shop to share today! I've reviewed Floss Gloss before and I was absolutely smitten with their shades then...and these are no different!

This set of Floss Gloss shades have some great summer cremes and a dazzling glitter topper as well. As always, the formulas on all of these were quite nice. Love these! Let's take a look!