Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Water Marble Heart Gradient Stamping


What's up readers?! I know...I know, it's been forever since I last posted. I promise you I am not abandoning this blog. I've been crazy busy working on the stuff that's on mah nails in that pic above! It's taken months of testing but they are finally ready! Presenting...Moonflower Polish! A 5 Free brand of handmade, small batch, stamping polish! All done by moi. I mix, I pour, I package, I mail it to you so you can make awesome stamped manis and other nail art...except water marble. But you can fake it with a water marble stamping plate like I did! Read on for more info below.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

BBP - Eff2016 Swatches and Review


Hey online peeps! Today I have the Eff 2016 collection from Bad Bitch Polish. These 6 polishes pay tribute to people we loss and events that happened in what shall be known as one of the worst years in history. (Not the absolute worse, I know my history, there have been worse years, and the worst year of *my life was actually 2013.) Since Britt herself said it so nicely in my info sheet for the collection, I'm just gonna let you guys know what she wrote!

These 6 polishes are named for just a tiny sampling of the memorable (good, bad, and ugly) events of the year. We've said goodbye to many people who touched out hearts and minds, we've lit uncountable internet firestorms, and the US hosted a very...special...election season.

In honor of 2016 getting the eff out of here, here's the Eff 2016 collection. Here's to 2017- at least it's not 2016.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Smooshy Stamped Nail Art with Pretty & Polished - Moonflower Polish - Bundle Monster


What's up my online peeps!? Guys...I'm really determined to do at least 2 posts a week. We'll see. Anyway, for my 1st post of 2017 I have a small break in between press samples so I wanted to do some nail art. I did both hands too! I did these using the smooshy/saran wrap/watercolor technique. I've done this type of nails before but this time I actually used my stamper to smoosh the colors around on my nails. I topped it off with some stamping using one of my Moonflower Polish prototypes. Check below to see more!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

BBP - January Duo Swatches and Review


Today I have swatches and a review of the January Birthstone Duo from Bad Bitch Polish, Garnet Galaxy and Gosh Garnet. Each month in 2017, BBP will be releasing a duo inspired by that month's birthstone. January is Garnet and although they do come in different color variations, Britt chose the more common deep red as her inspiration.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Supermoon Lacquer Swatches and Review


Hey guys! I realize it's been pretty much a month since my last post and I doubt anyone is still reading. Today I have swatches of two polishes I bought from Supermoon Lacquer. I've gotten to know Mardi, the creator behind the brand over the past few months and her Black Friday sale was the perfect opportunity to try her polishes out. But first, let me tell you a tale about my nails. You'll notice I have two different shapes in the collage above. I've had every intention of posting once a week and then I find myself without any time to paint my nails, much less blog about it. It's been crazy busy for me since Thanksgiving. I swatched the polish on the left pretty much the day after it arrived, about a week after BF. My nails where coffins and growing nicely. And then one broke. No biggie, patched it up. Then the patch ripped off, taking a whole chunk of nail with it. 😭 I think another nail went and broke after that one...I dunno anymore, I just went ahead and filed them all down. So I swatched the polish on the right last night, still wearing nails are squovals again and I give up. I think, with my current lifestyle (aka busy mom working from making polish), the only way I'll be able to keep the coffins is with an hard gel or acrylic overlay. And I've seriously thought about going to a salon and getting a professional one but I'm afraid they'll mess up my nails. I had been doing the hard gel myself but it is too time consuming until I get a better LED lamp. And I'm lazy and keep forgetting to order one plus I spend all my money nowadays on polish making supplies and leggings. I had been so happy in my last post that I had my coffins back and now sad. Anyway, they'll grow back. On to the polish.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Pretty and Polished Winter Collection Nail Art Review


Hi guys! So, since Chelsea knows how crazy busy I am with getting ready to launch my line of stamping polishes, she sent me 5 of the new colors from her winter collection instead of all 12. And...since I knew she had a ton of amazing bloggers providing her with gorgeous swatches (which I'll link below)...I decided to do things a little differently. I took my time and created 5 different nail art looks with the polishes I got, wearing each for 1 day before moving on to the next. I am personally pleased with how these came out and I really enjoyed the more relaxed swatching pace. I think I might keep it up this way. As a funny note, you'll see how my nails get longer by the last swatch since I didn't want to file them until I was done. Scroll down for more pics and the review!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Pretty and Polished - Throwback-Collection Swatch and Review


Hi guys! Today I have the Throwback Collection from Pretty and Polished. P&P is celebrating 5 years of being in business this month and they are bringing back 4 classic shades in their old style paper labels that will only be available through a pre-order until Nov 14. So you have to act fast if you want any of these.

The Throwback collection features 2 classic P&P glitter crellies, 1 clear glitter topper, and a gorgeous thermal crelly. These have been reformulated and now have P&P's 5 free formula. These polishes all self-level wonderfully and you don't need a lot for nice, even coverage.
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