Friday, 19 May 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest/Nail Crazies Unite does Delicate Print

Hey there!  Today is the 3-for-1 post that I mentioned yesterday.  I love trying to challenge myself to combine themes for the various groups I'm in and for today's mani I've combined three different prompts.  We have the final Digit-al Dozen Rainforest mani along with the Nail Crazies Unite's Delicate Print theme and the Nail Challenge Collaborative May theme of Green.  Hopefully everyone else thinks I've managed to combine the three at least half decently!  

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Panda Nails

Hey there!  So when I was thinking up rainforest nail ideas for this month's Digit-al Dozen theme I thought that there must be rainforests all over the world that we don't think about as such.  Which somehow made me think of pandas which do indeed live in rainforests - rainforests with lots of bamboo to help them get all rolly polly and adorable.  And, since there's so much green in this mani it's also my first Nail Challenge Collaborative mani for this month since the May theme is just Green (which works very well with the rainforest theme).

Panda Nail Stamping

Panda Nail Stamping

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Lizard Nails

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Hey there!  Today's Digit-al Dozen Rainforest-themed mani is easily my favourite one this week.  And I did these soooooo long ago and have just been waiting to share them for this theme.  I've been reviewing Whats Up Nails products lately and included in my first package of items were these adorable lizard stencils.  Having just watched Planet Earth, I knew that there were some darn cute lizards hanging out in the rainforest and and figured they could go along great with this month's theme.  And I used a couple of Magic Shifting Powders to make them into magical lizards!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Tropical Flowers

Hey there!  For the second day of The Digit-al Dozen's Rainforest week, I have a mani that ended up looking like a tacky Hawaiian shirt...and I loved it.  I don't think I'd ever be gutsy enough to actually wear a bold shirt like that but I have no problems wearing something this loud on my nails!

Monday, 15 May 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Tropical Birds

Hey there!  This week is a brand new Digit-al Dozen week - always the most fun week of the month.  For May we have a Rainforest theme which was great timing because when I was ready to tackle these manis I had just watched Planet Earth II.  There wasn't a rainforest episode but there was a jungle episode which is pretty much the same thing, right?  When I did these I was also in the middle of swatching the KBShimmer Nauti by Nature collection courtesy of Color4Nails (previously reviewed here) and I thought they paired up perfectly with the theme so I used all the holographics from the collection for this design.

Tropical Bird Nail Stamping

KBShimmer Nauti By Nature Nail Art

Friday, 12 May 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Yellow and Bold

Hey there!  This week's 26 Great Nail Art Ideas theme is "yellow plus one bold color".  My first thought with that was "isn't yellow a bold enough color itself?".  Maybe not all yellows are super bold but the one I picked sure is.  I don't usually like yellow nails but it gave me an excuse to use one of my newest KBShimmer cremes, Chick Me Out, and pair it with an old fave and I ended up really liking this fun design.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

UberChic Beauty Collection 17 Review

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Hey there!  Last week I showed you a few things I did with UberChic Beauty's 16th collection of stamping plates and today I have Collection 17.  I've been a fan of UberChic from the beginning.  This collection certainly doesn't do anything to dissuade me.  It keeps up with Brittany's style and creativity which I love.  I wore these looks last week and really enjoyed them.  Some of them were simple but still lovely - gotta love something that's quick but still looks good, amirite or what?!

UberChic Beauty Collection 17 Review

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Whats Up Nails Floral Designs

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Hey there!  Since spring is finally in full swing around these parts, I figured today would be a great day to post some floral nail designs I've worn recently, all with the help of more Whats Up Nails products.  I've had a few reviews for them lately and I truly have nothing but good things to say about them.  An easy to use website, great communication and, most importantly, quality product. I was originally contacted to try out a few of their stamping plates. Last week I showed how I used their water marble plate (you can see that here) and today I have two new floral plates, A005 and B018.  But while I was posting flowers, I thought I'd also show a couple of flower stencils that they have, the Hibiscus and Bloom Stencils.

Whats Up Nails Floral Nail Designs

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Whats Up Nails Disco Confetti

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Hey there!  I have a quick Saturday post today to share another cool product I received from Whats Up Nails.  This is the Disco Confetti.  It really is a party in a little jar so I think the name is pretty fitting.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Nail Crazies Unite - Watercolor

Hey there!  Well it's Friday night and what am I doing?  Blogging, of course!  Actually I'm watching the Oilers hockey game and getting so stressed out!  But it's intermission so I thought now would be a good time to do my Nail Crazies Unite post that I should've done earlier today.  This week our theme is watercolor.  I was sooooooo tempted to just say that the Moonflower Polish unicorn mani that I posted earlier today was my watercolor mani but I would've been lying.  I did today's design just for today's prompt so I definitely wanted to use it.

Watercolor Nail Art

Watercolor Nail Art

Moonflower Polish Spring 2017 Review (partial)

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Hey there!  As a stamping addict, I love when brands made polishes designed for stamping.  And when those polishes can double as a regular polish, even better!  Well that's the case with the relatively new brand, Moonflower Polish.  Nadia was a nail blogger who is releasing her second collection of stamping polish today.  I reviewed the original Rainbow Cremes collection and while it's fabulous and made up of all the primary colors, I am a girl who loves a good pastel, especially in the form of a stamping polish that works over dark colors.  That is what the Spring 2017 collection is.  I received half of the collection to review.  I tested them out over black and white and even used them as a base for some whimsical stamping.  Let's get to it!  

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

UberChic Beauty Collection 16 Review

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Hey there!  As I promised last week, today I have my review of UberChic Beauty's Collection 16.  As always, I have nothing but good things to say about this set of 3 new plates.  Brittany has once again come up with a creative, eclectic collection.  There's florals, negative space, layered, geometric images and more.  Over the last week or so, I've done 6 looks with this collection that I'm sharing today.  Hope you like them!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Whats Up Nails Paradise Powder and Water Marble Stamping Plate

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Hey there!  I hope everybody had a great weekend.  Did anybody go to Polish Con?  I saw some photos and it looked amazing!  Personally, I was at home watching my niece's dance competition which was pretty darn adorable.  And, of course, I managed to fit some nail stuff in as well.  The items I'm sharing today were used a few weeks ago and looking at the pics is making me want magical shifting nails again!  I was sent the Paradise powder from Whats Up Nails to review, as well as the B002 Water Marble To Perfection stamping plate.  Well, the product names are absolutely fitting.  The powder really did create paradise on my nails and the plate is perfect for anyone that wants a water marble look without all the mess.  Keep reading to hear even more of my thoughts...