Thursday, January 30, 2014

Olympic Themed Nails

I love to watch the Olympics, both summer and winter.  I decided to try something that would showcase the US colors and my original plan failed but I ended up with this and loved it.  It is like a grunge themed mani.  This is Cult Nails, Tempest, Evil Queen and Time Traveler.

Monday, January 20, 2014

My Polish Storage....and a pug.

I have posted pictures on Instagram before of how I store my polish stash but I decided to upload a video on YouTube since I only have one video on my channel and want to start expanding.  Elmer wanted to get in the picture so I had to include him.


Hope you guys liked it.  How do you store your stash????

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Digital Dozen Does Monochrome Illamasqua

I had never owned an Illamasqua before they did that incredible sale last year.  Wow, do I regret that now.  I love their polish.  Beautiful colors, like no others in my collection and amazing application.  My fifth and final post of this weeks monochrome theme (late, I know) uses Illamasqua Harem as a base and is stamped with a very delicate pattern in Illamasqua Poke.  Simple and beautiful....

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Digital Dozen Does Monochrome Glitterball

Last year when Sephora was getting rid of all their old polish collection Sephora by OPI, I bought out the store.  Like with most sales, I just went a little nuts.  They were just so cheap I couldn't resist them.  Now I am regretting this decision a bit.  I have been opening up the seals little by little and testing them out.  I am finding that I love the colors but I hate the formula.  For this manicure I needed to use four coats of each.  FOUR!!!  I can't even stand a three coater.  For that reason, I am not telling you the names because they will not last in my collection through the next purge.  I added some loose glitter here.  The glitter mix varied in that some pieces were more opaque than others and that gave it an amazing finish in the light.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Digital Dozen Does Monochrome Texture

I have used this technique once before and loved the way it came out.  It kind of has an abstract art feel to it.  The base is OPI Incognito in Sausalito and then I use hole reinforcers once the base is dry and I added OPI Kiss Me At Midnight.  No top coat after that because the textured polishes pops in real life like its 3D.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Digital Dozen Does Monochrome-Zoya Stripes

A real simple monochrome look for you today.  This is Zoya Demi as a base color and I painted on some stripes using Zoya Aurora.  This was so much prettier in person.  The depth of Aurora still amazes me.  It is one of my all time favorite polishes.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Digital Dozen Does Monochrome-Double Stamp

I really struggled a lot with this theme.  I had very little luck finding inspiration.  Everything I Googled was black and white so I figured I would start there.  I used Cult Nails Tempest as a base and stamped using OPI Push and Shove from the Gwen Stefani Collection and then stamped again using Konad black.  It came out looking very crisp but a bit cartoonish.  Overall, I liked it.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Digital Dozen Giveaway

Super excited to share this with you guys!!  The Digital Dozen is doing a giveaway for it's followers with a bunch of amazing prizes.  Don't miss the opportunity to win.  Just use the Rafflecopter at the end of the post.  Check out what you have a chance to win......

Contributed by The Digital Dozen members.....two US $100 gift cards to a polish retailer of the winners’ choice.
And, contributed by some amazing sponsors......
  • Mega Bundle from MoYou including 10 plates (winner’s choice), 3 types of stamps and scrapers, 4 rhinestone wheels and a surprise from the new MoYou jewellery range
  • $50 store credit to spend with GG Couture
  • $25 gift certificate to spend with Moon Sugar Decals
  • Full-size bottles of Chirality Polish Party All the Time, Neptunus, Yoda Purpurata, and Gazoo
  • 4 x Simple & Seasonal polishes from the winter collection
  • All 4 polishes from the VooDoo Lacquer Winter Holiday 2013 Collection (Marshmallow World, Polar Express, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Holly Jolly Christmas)
  • 3 x Renaissance Cosmetics polishes and 1x 10ml cuticle oil
  • Plumilicious, Milky Candy Pack and one full bottle (winner’s choice) from Candy Nail Polish
  • Chloe and Misfit Toys from Ruby White Tips
  • Eponine and My Name’s McGill from Quirk
  • 5x 50% off coupons for Simple & Seasonal (five winners)

Good luck and thanks for following!!!

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