Saturday, August 30, 2014

Agave - Reverie Nail Lacquer Swatches and Review

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For today's Simple Swatch Saturday I have swatches and a review of Reverie Nail Lacquer's Agave. This is from their summer collection but I think it's a perfect color to wear year round.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stargazer- Noodles Nail Polish


Whut?! Two posts from me today? Yup, technically I'm calling this a freebie post since you've seen this polish before for my Lacquer Legion Fandom nails. I'm showing you swatches of the amazing Stargazer by Noodles Nail Polish without nail art.

Summer Daze - Noodles Nail Polish Swatch and Review

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Hello readers! I'm back, I know I've been lacking in posts these past weeks. If it isn't toddler teething and entering the terrible twos, then it's one tropical storm system or other knocking down power lines and cable/internet service for days. Make sure you're following me on Instagram, because if I can't access my PC to upload, edit pics and post, I will usually snap some "nail of the day" pics and post to Instagram in the meantime. For example, I shared the Mickey Mouse mani I wore for Squish's 2nd birthday there. Anyways, on with today's post.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Breaking the Biting Habit August

Today I have a Breaking the Biting Habit August update. In addition to the regular update I also have some pictures to show what my nail care routine is. Let's start with the update.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Beach Manicure with Reverie Nail Lacquer Seascape

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Reverie Nail Lacquer Seascape

Today's Mani Monday Nail Art look is beach themed! Featuring colors from Reverie Nail Lacquer (Seascape), Essie (Cocktails and Coconuts, I'm Addicted), Sally Hansen (Please Sea Me, White On), and CG Fairy Dust. I know summer is almost over but in my defense I made these about a month ago.

Friday, August 15, 2014

They're not the same, they're similar!

Today I have a fun post. You ever get excited over a brand new color of nail polish only to bring it home and realize you have one that's almost exactly the same? In the nail polish world a dupe is color that's exactly the same or pretty close to another. That's not necessarily what I mean though. I was going through my stash, organizing it and finding places to store recent purchases when it dawned on me that I had several colors that were all a type of purple with a golden shimmer or glitter. I also had several minty greens/light teals and golden, shimmery, texture polishes. So let's compare! (All these are 2 coats, no topcoat).

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Let's start with the purples! All of these are basically purples with some type of golden shimmer or glitter. Left to right the bottles are CrowsToes Jotunheim, Pahlish La Belle Endormie, ORLY Fantasea, Essie It's Genius, ORLY Oui, and ORLY Digital Glitter.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Purple and Blue Saran Wrap and Stained Glass

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Saran Wrap Mani with Essie Sittin Pretty & I'm Addicted

For today's Mani Monday Nail Art look I have two designs using purple and blue with Essie's Sittin' Pretty, I'm Addicted and Pahlish's Charn. I'm sorry for being MIA for most of last week, it's been busy here at home with Princess A starting 2nd grade today and Squish getting his 2 year molars in. Ugh...if you have kids, then you know how awful those 2 year molars can be. Things are quieter today and I have been working on nail art behind the scenes so I hope to catch up this week. I have a new monthly feature coming soon as well that I'm really excited about. On to the nails!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Elemental Nail Art

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Today I have some elemental themed bubble nail art for you. This was the theme of a Polishaholics Anonymous Facebook group ManiMonday challenge a few weeks ago that I never got around to finishing on time. I really love the theme though so I went ahead and did the mani. The theme is the 4 elements, water, fire, earth, and wind.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Reverie Nail Lacquer- Orchid Swatch & Review

Purchased by Me

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Reverie Nail Lacquer - Orchid - indoors

Hi guys! I'm starting a new Saturday feature called Simple Swatch Saturday and today I have Reverie Nail Lacquer's Orchid. On a fun note, I'm writing this ahead of time because Puerto Rico is actually under a Tropical Storm Warning for Tropical Storm Bertha. It will be affecting us starting Saturday morning. Wind gusts are estimated at around 50 MPH so that can certainly knock down trees and power lines. So just in case I don't have any power, I'm staying up late to get this done.

Now, enough of that and let's look at some more pretty swatches.
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