Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Negative Space Nail Art with A England Avalon

Hey there!  I've been wanting to try negative space nails for the longest time but I've always been too intimidated for some reason.  Negative space nails involve tape and tape intimidates me.  But I sucked it up last weekend and gave it a shot so here's my first negative space nail art featuring A England Avalon.



Monday, 28 April 2014

Nail polishes with my name (sort of)

Hey there!  This is a post that I've been meaning to do for awhile but I've been too lazy because there's quite a few pictures.  This post is essentially me being a bit of a narcissist because these are all nail polishes that share my name (or close to it).  To justify this obsession of mine, my name is a bit uncommon so when I was a kid I could never find any of those cool things like keychains or pencils or door plaques with my name on it so now I buy all the polishes!


Saturday, 26 April 2014

Sunday Stamping & Picture Polish Badass

Hey there!  How's everyone's weekend going?  It's Sunday Stamping Day, this time with the theme of "Bad A$$ Mani", as in sex, drugs and rock 'n roll.  Personally I think all mani's are pretty badass but here are my take on the theme, both using Picture Polish Badass as the base (no brainer).  Once again I couldn't decide what to do and did a couple.  I have too much time on my hands...*sigh*


Friday, 25 April 2014

DNA Day Nail Stamping

Hey there!  Happy DNA Day!  To be honest I was a bad molecular biologist and had no idea that April 25th is DNA Day until my labmate told me about it yesterday.  I had an entirely different post planned for today but I knew I had to go home and do some DNA-themed nails...


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Messy Mansion Feather Nail Stamping with OPI gradient

Hey there!  Today I have a copycat manicure to share with you.  When I saw this manicure by Kirby of The Mercurial Magpie, I fell in love with the colour combination and wanted to do something similar.  I didn't have quite the same polishes but I made do.


Monday, 21 April 2014

Earth Day Nail Stamping

Hey there!  Did you know tomorrow is Earth Day?  Personally, I like to consider myself environmentally-conscious but I know I could do more.  I'm sure we all could so it's nice to have a day to remind of us that.



Sunday, 20 April 2014

Springtime Water Marble Nail Art

Hey there!  Happy Easter (to those of you who celebrate the holiday)!  Normally today would be a Sunday Stamping day but this week's theme is Easter and I didn't think I could do better than the Easter stamping I did last week.  So today I did an Easter/spring water marble with some flower stamping.



Friday, 18 April 2014

Turquoise Stone Nail Art & China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle

Hey there!  How is everyone's long weekend going?  I have a four day weekend which has unfortunately bad weather which has killed my plan to run away to the cabin.  Instead I'm marathon watching Downton Abbey on Netflix...so if I start writing like a 1920's aristocrat in the next few days please forgive me.

A couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted to try to do some nails that looks like turquoise stones and here's what I came up with.  



Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A England Rose Bower

Hey there!  Here's something I rarely try...freehand.  Last week I wanted to use A England Rose Bower with some stamping decals that ended up being a disaster so I tried this instead.  On the plus side, I also pulled out A England Excalibur (the new edition) to use for the accent nail!



Sunday, 13 April 2014

Easter Nail Art Challenge

Hey there!  Today I'm finally sharing my submission for Nail Polish Canada's Easter Nail Art Challenge.  This challenge opened up over a week ago and I hemmed and hawed about what to create with so many cute Easter stamping images out there.  This is what I came up with...




Sunday Stamping - Over a green base

Hey there!  I mentioned on Friday that I had a Sunday stamping manicure that I loved and here it is.  The theme this week was "over a green base" and I immediately knew what I was going to do.  When I received Glam Polish Tinker Bell for review a few months ago I thought "how cute would this be with fairy stamping?' and I finally did it.


Friday, 11 April 2014

Monochrome Music Notes Skittlette

Hey there!  Hooray...it's the weekend!  So I thought I'd share something I wore a couple of weekends ago at The Neighbourhood concert.  This is my first skittlette a la the lovely Marta of Chit Chat Nails.




Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Neon Water Spotted Nail Fail

Hey there!  I think this is the first time I've shown any sort of water spotted nail art and now you can see why.  I don't know how to make it work!  But I still like how these turned out...




Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sunday Stamping: Pastels

Hey there!  This week's theme for the Sunday stamping challenge is Pastels.  Honestly my last two Sunday challenge looks would have worked for this theme too so I'm getting a bit tired of pastels.  On  the other hand, I love the colours in the new China Glaze City Flourish collection so it gave me an excuse to use a couple of them.




Saturday, 5 April 2014

Icicle Nail Stamping: Winter Is Coming

Hey there!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.  Is anyone else excited for the season premiere of Game of Thrones tomorrow?  I am!  I finished rewatching the third season last weekend so it's all fresh in my head.  But now I'm tempted to re-read the books which is a much bigger task!

Anyways, with Game of Thrones starting tomorrow I thought this would be a good time to show some ice stamping I did after I posted this fire stamping.  Plus I'm sure most of you are already enjoying spring so most of the icicles are long gone.  It's even above freezing here this weekend which is pretty exciting!


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Picture Polish Festival with EDM Stamping

Hey there!  Today I have a complete copycat mani.  After I saw this photo on Emily de Molly's Instagram I just had to try it.  This is Picture Polish Festival over black with a stamping image from EDM05.