Friday, 23 September 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Autumn

Hey there!  Today's nail art theme is Autumn so I hope you're not sick of fall nails just yet.  I'm still enjoying them because, as long as I'm wearing fall manis on my nails, it means there's no snow on the ground.  I used the theme as an opportunity to use a new polish Femme Fatale polish that even has Autumn in the name AND to use the layered stamping image from UberChic Beauty's Lovely Leaves plate that has been so darn popular and rightfully so.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

It Girl Nail Art Review

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Hey there!  Today's review post is a big one.  Nicole from It Girl Nail Art,  sent me two of her latest stamping plates (IG110 and IG112) to try out, as well as two of her new cuticle oils and stamping polishes.   It Girl Nail Art is an indie company based out of Tacoma, Washington, USA and their products have always been of the highest quality so it's nice to see her branching out into areas other than stamping plates.  These new products are also great but, in particular, the cuticle oil fantastic.  I finished one already and am now looking at buying some more in some new scents.  Keep reading to get all the details on the new products as well as some info on how I did my manis that you see below.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Delush Polish Knight of Thrones Collection

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Hey there!  This evening I'm bringing you the brand new collection from Delush Polish - The Knight of Thrones Collection.  These polishes are inspired by the males of Game of Thrones, to complement the previous Dames of Thrones Collection, but don't let that trick you into thinking these are all masculine colors.  These are for all of us who love keeping our fingertips colourful.  It is a lovely fall collection that includes some darker colors, some cozy colors, a glitter that screams autumns to me as well as a couple of brighter shades.  Keep reading to see all my thoughts and find out which ones I'm head-over-heels for.

The Digital Dozen does Four/40 Great Nail Art Ideas does Red, Green and Yellow

Hey there!  No, it's not Christmas yet, despite the appearance of my nails in today's post.  Today I combined the Digit-al Dozen Four theme with 40 Great Nail Art Ideas prompts of Red, Green, Yellow and water marble/water spotted for this four-polish water marble.  I can't be alone in always seeing Christmas anytime red and green are together, can I?  Even the yellow and silver that are included in this marble just add to the holiday feel.  Despite the unseasonable look, I'm not unhappy with how the marbling turned out.  At first I had tried a red, green and yellow marble in four different patterns.  I don't think I ever had a more frustrating nail night.  Took forever, had to redo a bunch of nails and it still looked awful.  I deleted those photos so I never have to be reminded and decided to do this one instead.  At least I know I can usually do a stripe-y marble with reasonable success even if I did end up with red everywhere!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Digit-al Dozen does Four - Four-Colored Leaves with UberChic Beauty Lovely Leaves

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Hey there!  Today's Digit-al Dozen Four post comes with an UberChic Beauty review and easily my favourite mani of the week -  actually my favourite mani in a long, long time.  I did 2 designs with the Lovely Leaves plate that each have a take on the Four theme.  For the first one (my favourite) I did a four color gradient as the base.  The second one has four colors in total, one base color and 3 colors of autumn leaves.  I admit that I couldn't wait to get this plate since doing Autumn leaves manis are pretty much the only thing I like about fall - I don't drink pumpkin spice, I wear sweaters year round, even in summer and I hate the color yellow.  But fall nails?  Those I love!  You can find out all the details for these two manis, as well as a couple other new products from UberChic Beauty down below.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Digit-al Dozen does Four - Card Suits

Hey there!  For today's Digit-al Dozen "Four" mani, I did one of the first things that I thought of when I was brainstorming things that come in fours - the four card suits.  Easy since I thought for sure I'd easily be able to find stamping images that matched all four suits.  I was wrong.  I had to dig through so many stamping plates to find four images that would at least sort of match.  Usually I'm pretty proud of myself for knowing my nail collection inside and out but this one proved that I have not yet memorized every stamping plate I own!  Keep reading to see all the details.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Digit-al Dozen does Four - 4 Gradiented Stamps

Hey there!  For my second "Four" mani, I have to come clean.  I actually did these for a previous DD theme, didn't use them and then realized they'd work for this week's theme.  That always feels a bit like cheating, doesn't it?  But I did really love this mani.  It was so simple but looked really cool.  I should put more gradient stamping in my life.  Like yesterday, this mani has two takes on the "Four" theme.  I have 4 different stamping images (at least that you can see in my pics) and 4 colors in total.