Thursday, December 31, 2015
Hi guys! I took a needed break over the holidays and now I'm back...sorta. Just one post this week for you guys, I am however swatching today so I'll have new stuff for you next week. Hopefully I can work up to a 2x a week schedule and then back to 3x times a week. Today's post is a New Year's Eve fireworks stamped mani. Macro and video tutorial below!
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Today I have swatches and a review of the new indie nail polish brand B Polished. This brand was recently created by blogger Francine of The Polished Mommy. The collection includes 6 colors that are perfect for the holidays and year round.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hi guys! Today I have some snowflake nail art. I joined the Challenge Your Nail Art group on FB, hosted by Jessica from Be Happy and Buy Polish, this December we're doing 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art. I'm super behind but here's the 1st prompt: Snow Day.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Today I have swatches and a review for Lone Star Lacquer's The Cozy Collection. There are 5 polishes ranging from light pink to brown, inspired by all the comforting and cozy things we use to keep warm in the winter. From the maker "Warm fuzzy blankets, cups of warm cocoa, warm socks cozied up on the couch on a cold winter day - these are pretty winter colors to keep those winter blues away." Swatches and review below.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Hi guys, apologies for the lack of posts, holiday and family obligations have kept me away. Today I have part of the new Winter Collection from Pretty & Polished to show you. It's a 10 piece collection featuring 3 glitters, 1 thermal, 1 holo and 5 new additions to the Dusty Cremes line. I have 5 of them below!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Today I have swatches and a review of all the polishes in MidWest Lacquer's For The Love Of Greyskull collection, inspired by She-ra and He-man.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I created this look on one hand to work through my untried indies and on the other to show you guys how much I love the Bundle Monster Shangri-la plates and squishy silicone stamper....and M Polish...but you should already know that by now. As usual, check below for swatches, indie review, and video tutorial!
Monday, November 16, 2015
I have a new to me indie to show you guys today! Turtle Tootsie Polish Christmas/Holiday collection is called A Hatchling's First Christmas and it consist of 9 polishes in various finishes. Swatches and the review are below!
Saturday, November 14, 2015
I did some holo splatter nail art for a nail art challenge prompt a few weeks ago. I realized that while I love the challenge prompts for mani ideas, I can't ever manage to post on the day they are due. So you guys get to see them now. Check below for more pics and a tutorial.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Today I have the 2015 Holiday collection from Bad Bitch Polish, inspired by The Grinch! Check below for the swatches and reviews of all the polishes.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Today I have this super cute, awesome gift set from Northern Star Polish to show you guys. I was thrilled when I got picked to receive this set to review, I'm a big HP fan. The set comes in it's own box, sealed with a golden adhesive ribbon, with the polish and cuticle oil ingredients in the back. It includes 1 full size polish called Protego Totalum, 1 full size container of cuticle oil in the scent Butter Brew, some holographic gold lightning glitter and 2 owl charms in a little star container, and a little charm bottle totem full of red and gold glitter. Check below for swatches and the review, plus some nail art and a video!
Monday, November 9, 2015
A couple of months ago, when Pretty & Polished released the Dsuty Cremes for fall, someone asked in the fan group if they watermarbled. So I tested them out and yes, they do indeed. Since that was a while ago, I recreated it in one finger and a tiny container to show you guys how they spread. Enjoy!
For the original water marble I let it dry and then applied as decals. In the tutorial, the colors didn't come out as crisp, mostly due to the small container and how quickly I was trying to get it done, less drops of color means I have to work faster. The used an empty cuticle balm container to water marble in.
Friday, November 6, 2015
This isn't technically untried so I didn't title it as such, but think of it as the next one in that series. Jawbreaker from Pretty & Polished was one of my 1st indie purchases. I did wear it at the beginning of the year and attempted to stamp over it. It was not good, mainly because I barely knew how to stamp then. Anyway, check below for a review.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
I belong to an amazing group of women that come together to talk about their love of nail polish and nail art. Our founding member recently and unexpectedly passed so we got together to do nails in her honor. The themes where Floral or Pigs since those are things she loved. For my manicure, I decided to use some products that were made by two ladies in the group, Shinespark Polish and M Polish, stamped with roses from UberChic 1-02. There's a video tutorial and macro shot below.
Monday, November 2, 2015
I have what I consider a nail fail for you guys today. I wanted to create a orange and black damask look but I didn't have any damask stamping plates so this is as close as it got. I've since remedied the situation and got some plates. I did these about a month ago but like usual, I'm posting it now. Because I must be some sort of masochist I actually went and recreated these on one nail last weekend so I could bring you a tutorial. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
I totally got this idea from Moni's Manis, she has a series where she posts swatches of her untried polishes in between press samples and nail art. I've been trying to make a dent in my untrieds by wearing a new one everyday. So I thought I would start posting some of them since I have quite a few. I started with Pahlish An Caisteal Ruadh from last year' fall collection. I'm shamed to say it sat untried for about a year until I finally wore it a month ago. Check below for more swatches and a short review.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Hi guys! A few weeks ago my best friend posted in a FB nail polish group asking for help with a gradient. I did this video to help her out. It's a little longer than most of my usual videos because I go over more steps. Her original design was black to beige, I meant to do it the same way but ended up reversing the colors on accident. Check below for more pictures and the video tutorial.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Hi guys! Apologies for the lack of posts this week, just life stuff preventing me from blogging. I wish I had more time in the day. Today I'm showing some simple fall themed rose stamping I did a few weeks ago. I used Kiko Pineapple from the Cupcake collection as the base, followed by M Polish Hottie, with a rose pattern from Dashica Beauty Infinity Nails 106.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Yeah...I know, a lot of you have seen these already. I've had these swatches done for at least 2 months now. About 2 weeks after I posted the Bell Bottom Blue swatches, I went back to the store to get these two and swatched them the next day. But press samples and nail art took precedence so I'm only getting around to sharing them now. Anyway, here are my swatches and review of Essie Leggy Legend and Frock N' Roll.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Hi guys! Today I have a special post. Monica of Moni's Manis came up with the hashtags #latinanailbloggers and #latinanailgirls on IG as a way of supporting fellow Latinas and having a way to quickly look up swatches and nail art done by ladies with skin tones similar to our own. Since October is Hispanic Heritage month, we are doing special manis in honor of our countries and cultures, and tagging them with #mynailsmyheritage. Read below to see how I did this look, and they'll be a video tutorial in a bit.
Monday, October 12, 2015
I'm working my way through some old nail art I had saved but never got around to uploading and posting on the blog. This was a simple red to gray gradient with SinfulColors Professional Sugar Sugar and Orly Crossroads, stamped with Wet n Wild Black Creme with images from Messy Mansion plate M44.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Hi guys! Back in April I was a bridesmaid at a friend's wedding. Another one of my friends designed the invitations. The back of the RSVP card had the most beautiful ocean sunset watercolor that I had to do some nail art inspired by it. I've had these pictures stored in my computer since then, for one reason or another I wasn't able to share them until now.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Hi guys! I teamed up with my actual twin sister (@tiranaki on IG) for "bestie twin nails" so I'm calling it "twin nails". After some back and forth we settled on "purple holo with black swirls". My nails are on the left and hers are on the right.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Pretty & Polished is one of my favorite nail polish brands for lots of reasons. One of those is the fact that they really care about their community and will occasionally have special polishes whose profits go straight to help out local charities or people in need. Keeping in mind with that, they wanted to do something special for October, being Breast Cancer Awareness month, that went beyond simply donating money to a charity. They wanted to do something to help out actual patients. One of their loyal fans suggested the marvelous idea of putting together a care package box to hand out to chemo and radiation patients. I for one, love this idea. Not a lot of people know that chemo can destroy your nails, they might not fall out but they can become extremely brittle, and your skin becomes severely dry and sensitive. I know this because of my mom, I've talked about her breast cancer journey before. She's always painting her nails now and using cuticle oil because it really helps them not look as bad. In short, it helps to feel just a little pretty and polished when dealing with cancer. It might seem trivial to some, but in my experience, it lifts morale. And so the idea for the Cancer Care Package was born.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Hi guys! Today I have the new October polish in Bellaluna Cosmetics' Birthstone series. Every month, she releases a new polish inspired by that month's birthstone. October is Opal and the polish is called Fauxpal. Swatches and review below!