Friday, May 26, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Courtney's Frogspawn Coral

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This month's Polish Pickup theme is Under the Sea! Alter Ego was inspired by a fellow maker's coral and the outcome is this glittery and shimmery top coat. Alter Ego is one of many makers in the Polish Pickup this month, where you get to curate your own box of exclusive polishes!


Alter Ego Enamels Courtney's Frogspawn Coral

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Laser Striped Holo Sequins

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Hello Thursday! How has your week been!? I spent all day at the Bronx Zoo yesterday and forgot how fun the zoo can be! It is such a large zoo though, that I missed a ton of cool animals. Next time! Anyway, I'm back with my last Beauty Big Bang nail art item, and this time, it's holo striped sequins!

Beauty Big Bang Laser Striped Holo Sequins

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tru Bee Cuticle Balm

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So this is a sort of press sample. Shannon at Pahlish gave me this at Polish Con to try out. She is supporting this local brand, which I think is awesome. I previewed it here in my Polish Con coverage, but now, I'm giving you a full review! As someone who has to take care of her nails, cuticle care is really important so I was happy to try this out.

Tru Bee Cuticle Balm

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Girly Bits Sequins and Satin Pants and Zoya Wanderlust Rainbow Skittle Manicure

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I had the new Girly Bits collection out while I was swatching them and the new Zoya collection, and noticed the colors paired really well together. As I finished swatching the GBs, I decided on a rainbow skittle manicure to be my manicure for the next few days!

Girly Bits Sequins and Satin Pants and Zoya Wanderlust Rainbow Skittle Manicure

Monday, May 22, 2017

Girly Bits Sequins & Satin Pants, Swatches and Review

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What better way to end your Monday than with rainbow sparkly glitter? In this world, we could use some rainbows. The new Girly Bits collection is 7 glittery, but smooth, microglitters with a special polish only available if you purchase the whole collection.



Friday, May 19, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Mermaid Sequins over Morgan Taylor Best Face Forward

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 I'm back with another Beauty Big Bang product! This time, I'm playing with these shifty sequins! I was swatching the newest Morgan Taylor collection and realized Best Face Forward would make the perfect base!
Beauty Big Bang Mermaid Sequins over Morgan Taylor Best Face Forward

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

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Good morning! The weather went from kind of chilly and 50 on Sunday to  95 yesterday and today. To say NYC is unprepared is an understatement haha. I've been playing with the summer collection from Morgan Taylor for a few weeks with my reverse stamping and my gradient dry brush nail art, so now I've got my full review of these colors.

Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Girly Bits May CoTM: Because I Said So and Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya

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Good evening! Sorry for the late night post! I really wanted to share this duo from Girly Bits! Although a bit later this month, the May CoTM debuted a few days ago and the special pricing is through May 25th. These were inspired by Mother's Day and a big LOL to the names!


Girly Bits May CoTM: Because I Said So and Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Born Pretty Harunouta Unicorn Stamping with Painted Polish Chasing Rainbows

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I've been holding off on using this plate until I could figure out reverse stamping. It's been fairly messy and stressful but thanks to a bunch of amazing bloggers, they gave me some awesome tricks and I finally got to use this plate! This is a newer offering from Born Pretty, and I loooove it. You need this plate!

Born Pretty Harunouta Unicorn Stamping with Painted Polish Chasing Rainbows

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Nail Art with Girly Bits Warrior Goddess Collection

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Hi All! If you're a mother, know a mother, have a mother, or just have a mother figure in your life, then Happy Mother's Day! I did some quick nail art for the mom I love, and so cheers to her! 

Mother's Day Nail Art with Girly Bits Warrior Goddess Collection

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Chameleon Flakes Magic Effect Review

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I feel like the current rage right now are these awesome holo, mulithcrome, and flake powders that people use with gel polish! Well, a new-to-me beauty store, Beauty Big Bang, reached out to me to test their products, so I decided to let's have a go with these flakes, but guess what, USE REGULAR NAIL LACQUER! Ok, let's go!


Beauty Big Bang Chameleon Flakes Magic Effect Review


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Dry Brush Nail Art

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I'm still playing around with the Selfie Collection. I hope to swatch them ASAP but I keep doing art with them! Haha. I actually wore All About the Pout the other day to a bridal shower and two days after, I decided to do some quick up to cover up tip wear!

Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Dry Brush Nail Art

Monday, May 8, 2017

Born Pretty Geometric Water Decals with Fair Maiden Daring

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Hello All! It's a cheery Monday for me. This week is the last semester with my students. It's always bittersweet after working with many for a year, but then I think about next semester and the new faces I (hopefully) inspire. To start of the week, I'm all about second chances. I shared these cool Mondrian-esqu water decals a few weeks ago, and they fell apart on me. So I wanted to give the other set a try!

Born Pretty Geometric Water Decals with Fair Maiden Daring

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust for Summer 2017

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Zoya is here with their summer collection. Like all their summer collections, this one is huge!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Ehmkay Nails at Polish Con NYC

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Hi all! Unless you're living under a serious boulder, you knew Polish Con NYC happened last Saturday. While I didn't attend as press since I was working a table, my blogger side came running out and I decided to try and do a little press review!

Unfortunately, many tables weren't ready. Some didn't mind and let me take candids (which I love!) and some said no and wanted me to come back, so if you see some missing, that's why. That's the nature of these events! I have a small window to run around to tables and took what I could! Some, I literally just missed :( By the end of the night, many displays were either depleted with stock or destroyed by the hundreds of attendees haha.





Thursday, May 4, 2017

Born Pretty Leaf Plate Decals with Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Collection

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Good evening! I just wanted to share a fun look with the leaf plate that I shared with you here. I adore the designs on this plate, so I had to do another mani!

Born Pretty Leaf Plate Decals with Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 Collection

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Venus, Swatches and Wear Test

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I'm back with the Alter Ego contribution to the Polish Pickup. May is based on Science! Polish Pickup debuted last month and it was awesome. 18 makers. Exclusive polishes. Buy what you want.  I wore this polish for a few days, and so many people commented on it. It's so awesome.


Alter Ego Enamels Venus


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Paint Box Polish Nude Beach, Fantasmic Flakies Group Custom

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Good evening! I have a super special polish today, it's a custom for the Fantasmic Flakies group! If you love flakies, you want to join this group! They do tons of customs with flakies! And this month, Paint Box Polish has a gorgeous contribution. Plus, it's the last Paint Box before the rebranding!

Paint Box Polish Nude Beach, Fantasmic Flakies Group Custom

Monday, May 1, 2017

Polish Con NYC Nails: KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Neon Flower Nail Art

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Eeeeee this past weekend was Polish Con NYC! As I mentioned before, I was working at the KBShimmer table, helping the brand out while crowds came for those awesome exclusives. I hope you didn't miss out on the neons! Did you see me or talk to me? Did I enable you? Do you have no idea who I am? Maybe you missed my face, but did you catch my nails?


 KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Neon Flower Nail Art



Friday, April 28, 2017

Girly Bits Polish Con NYC LEs and Exclusive

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HIII!! These landed on my doorstep last night so I hauled butt so I can show you these limited edition and exclusive polishes from Girly Bits for Polish Con! Two of these will be available later on, but one will be exclusive to the event! I cut my nails short (for me), so meet my new nails haha! I could show you a 100 pictures of these polishes, and it still wouldn't be enough. Find a friend to hook you up!

Girly Bits Polish Con NYC LEs and Exclusive

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Paint Box Polish On the Hook Collection, Swatches and Review

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Hello there! I have a super fun new collection to show you! Paint Box Polish is one of my favorite brands, and her husband wanted to create a collection! As someone who likes to fish, he wanted a collection inspired on cool fish! I love when nature inspires us! Well, what came of it is 4 fun polishes!


Paint Box Polish On the Hook Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Julie G Spring 3 Set: Cabana Boy, Fierce & Fab, and Oh Em Gee

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Hello! I'm back with the last of the Julie G Spring sets! Each set retails for $10 until May 31. This is yet another great set. I know I'm a broken record, but they did a great job of putting together these sets! Don't forget that Julie G will be at Polish Con this Saturday.

Julie G Spring 3 Set: Cabana Boy, Fierce & Fab, and Oh Em Gee

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Julie G Spring 2: Santorini, Julie's Fav, Rio de Janiero

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I'm back with another Julie G spring set! These retail for $10, but only until May 31st. In my opinion, this is an amazing bang for your buck and if you like great formulas, then you need to check out this set!

Julie G Spring 2: Santorini, Julie's Fav, Rio de Janiero

Monday, April 24, 2017

Julie G Spring 1 Set: Bikini, Dream in Pretty, and Tropical

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It's the start of a great week! This Saturday marks Polish Con NYC (in Brooklyn) and Julie G will be there! I have there frosted gumdrops sets from way back (maybe 4 years ago?) and I love them and still use them! They have an amazing promo going on right now with sets of 3 polishes for $10. I'm not sure if these deals will be at Polish Con, but with each polish retailing at $3.99, you want to see these! So I'll be sharing the three sets over the next three days! Let's check out Spring 1, my favorite set!

Julie G Spring 1 Set: Bikini, Dream in Pretty, and Tropical


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Press Release: China Glaze Summer Reign

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It's crazy to think we will be seeing summer collections already! But China Glaze releases theirs May 1st, which is next week! WHAT!? So check out their new 12 piece summer collection.



Friday, April 21, 2017

Pusheen Calender Series: April 2017 Pusheenicorn Nail Art

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April is here and it's Pusheenicorn time! It's also my bestie's birthday, so head to My Nail Polish Obsession, and give her a shout out and some birthday love! I'm loving that April is a unicorn, cause Jen loves unicorns and rainbows, how perfect! I also got my act together, and posted this NOT the last day of the month. Are you proud of me? Just say yes!

Pusheen Calender Series: April 2017 Pusheenicorn Nail Art

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Born Pretty Bunny Stamper Review

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Prepare yourself to go SQUEEEEEE when you see the cutest stamper ever! Not only is it adorable, it's functional! So click below to get my full review of this stamper!

Born Pretty Bunny Stamper Review

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Neon Collection

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 What's better for waking up on hump day than neons?! We have been getting random 80 degree days, and I've been playing around with neons! These new KBShimmer neons are the bee's knees. The names are hilarious and they are all 90s inspired!

KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Neon Collection

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Born Pretty Peel Off White Nail Polish Review

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So if you are into nail art or stamping, you know how important it is to have an opaque white! So when I saw this peel off white polish, I was totally intrigued!

Born Pretty Peel Off White Nail Polish Review

Monday, April 17, 2017

KBShimmer Multichromes, Swatches and Review

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Hello! While I don't always post on the weekend, these babies are debuting at Polish Con NYC and will be available for all soon! Multichromes seem to be all the rage right now! I love when they are mixed with flakes and glitters, but we are throwing it back to the straight multichrome where the shift is so strong, that you have 800 colors in one polish (or 6, but it's a lot)! I also love the 80s songs in the names! Ok, take a seat and enjoy!

KBShimmer Multichromes, Swatches and Review

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Plaid Nail Art

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Hello all and Happy Easter if you celebrate. Today is my last day of festive manicures. I wasn't feeling bunnies or chicks this season. I was all about the yellow! So I ended my week with a plaid pastel look that reminds me of chicks! This is what I am currently wearing and enjoying so I hope you do too!

Easter Plaid Nail Art

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Nail Art: Pastel Polka Dots

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Polka Dots and Pastels scream spring and Easter to me. Frankly, I would wear these any time! I love skittle manicures but I also need something to tie them together so it doesn't seem like I couldn't decide on a manicure color LOL. White dots take five minutes and it creates a flawless look!

Easter Nail Art: Pastel Polka Dots

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Passover Nail Art: Matzah Nail Art

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I told you this week would be holiday-themed! This week is not only the week before Easter, but Passover. Passover started on Monday night and lasts 8 full days.  If you've seen the movie The Ten Commandments, you know more about Passover than you think! During these eight days, we abstain from anything leavened and grains. So no bread, pasta, rice, beans, crackers, etc. We rely on matzah during this time...a lot of matzah.

Passover Nail Art:  Matzah Nail Art


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pastel Neon Stripe Nail Art

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Yellow polish gets a bad rap. I honestly love the color! I know I almost always have to do three coats, but who cares? I've been craving yellow so I wanted a yellow manicure, but I needed a little something to break it up! Plus, these colors are really getting me in the spring mood.
 
Pastel Neon Stripe Nail Art

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Jelly Bean Nail Art for Easter with KBShimmer Tempting Fete

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I'm continuing the week with themed manicures for the holidays! When I think of Easter, I think of Jelly Beans! I'm not sure I ever eat jelly beans except this holiday. Although, since Passover falls during Easter, I'll have to buy a bag for some post-Easter beans! So


Jelly Bean Nail Art for Easter with KBShimmer Tempting Fete

Monday, April 10, 2017

It's Back! Zoya Earth Day Promo! 50% off Nail Polish!


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If you're a veteran nail polish lover, Zoya's Earth Day promo is one you can't miss! I've picked up many of my polishes through this promo! If you're new, you need to check out this sale!



Easter Stamping with Morgan Taylor Celebrations Plate


It's a week full of holidays! Tonight marks the beginning of Passover (and a manicure I hope to post this week!) and this Sunday is Easter. I'm seriously confused where the time goes! When I got this plate, I played around with it and did a Valentine's Day that I forgot to post (whoops!). But I saw that cute Easter image and waited to use it!

Easter Stamping with Morgan Taylor Celebrations Plate

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Born Pretty Abstract Art Water Decals

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Happy Saturday all! Today I'm sharing some fun decals for Born Pretty Store. I chose these because that top design reminded me of the artist Mondrian (but in different colors) and I loved it! But, this manicure is like a Monet, it's prettier from afar (I really hope you get this reference!).

Born Pretty Abstract Art Water Decals

Friday, April 7, 2017

Morgan Taylor Geometric Stamping Kit

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It's Friday! The weekend is tomorrow and it's supposed to hit 60 degrees here. We've had some crazy weather but I have hope that it will be gorgeous in time for Polish Con. I shared with you the Floral Stamping Collection from Morgan Taylor HERE last month, and today I'm sharing the Geometric! For the floral, I did decals, and for this set, straight stamping.

Morgan Taylor Geometric Stamping Kit

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Sweet Cremes Collection, Swatches and Review

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Oh hello! Sorry for the late night post, but I'm here! Remember my rainbow dotticure with a pot of gold for St. Patrick's Day a few weeks ago? Well I used the Sweet Cremes collection to create that look! Today, I'm sharing individual swatches of this collection! I keep reaching for it for nail art, and I've been really enjoying using these colors!

Alter Ego Sweet Cremes Collection, Swatches and Review

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

KBShimmer Polish Con NY Exclusives: We Make Your Dreams Come Blue and Grand Prospect Holo

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Good Morning! I'm so excited to share the KBShimmer Polish Con NY exclusives! These two polishes will only be available at the event, so if you want them, time to find a friend who is going!


KBShimmer Polish Con NY Exclusives: We Make Your Dreams Come Blue and Grand Prospect Holo


Monday, April 3, 2017

Girly Bits Glass Scale Dragon Scales Nail Art

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Remember when I posted the Polish Pickup contribution from Girly Bits last week? I knew I had to do some kind of dragon nail art with it. I went really simple, but I love how it came out!

Girly Bits Glass Scale Dragon Scales Nail Art

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Girly Bits April CotM: Robin Me Blind and All Bronze No Brains

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April is here which means another awesome duo from Girly Bits. Every month, she releases Colors of the Month and they are available just for that month! Also, make sure you join her Facebook fan group, because each month, they name these pretties! On to the polishes!


Girly Bits April CotM: Robin Me Blind and All Bronze No Brains

Friday, March 31, 2017

Pusheen Calender Series: March 2017 Pusheen Dinosaur Nail Art

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I seriously don't know what it is that I can't seem to do these posts until the end of the month, haha! Three months in and I'm still at it. And I have to admit, I rushed this one and my Pusheen is kind of smooshy, but it's still cute! Let's look at March!

Pusheen Calender Series: March 2017 Pusheen Dinosaur Nail Art

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Zoya Charming Dry Brush Floral Nail Art

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Hi All! I said I would be back with some Zoya Charming art so here I am. I am really obsessed with this manicure! I knew I wanted to do something with florals since the Zoya Charming collection is so springy. I was browsing Wondrously Polished since she is floral queen and saw THIS manicure, and was immediately inspired to do a similar design with this Zoya collection. So let's see how I did this!


Zoya Charming Dry Brush Floral Nail Art

Monday, March 27, 2017

Zoya Charming for Spring 2017, Swatches and Review

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Since last week technically marked the beginning of spring, it's time for me to share the Zoya Spring 2017 collection, Charming. This includes 3 cremes and 3 shimmers. This is a mostly purple and pink collection but the cremes are so so good so let's take a look! I'm currently wearing nail art that I'm obsessed with based on this collection so tune back tomorrow for those!

Zoya Charming for Spring 2017, Swatches and Review

Friday, March 24, 2017

Press Release: Zoya Mini Springlettes Promo

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Just wanted to share a quick new promo Zoya is having for the cutest mini polishes, perfect for basket stuffers for Easter, Mother's Day, or just if you love cute minis!



Girly Bits Glass Scale Dragon

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I'm back today with another Polish Pickup polish! Remember, there will be about 18 makers contributing and you get to pick and choose if you want one polish or all! Girly Bits contribution is absolutely amazing and if you love flakes, holo, and shimmer, then you need this polish!

Girly Bits Glass Scale Dragon

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Winter into Spring Snowy Pastel Art

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Winter isn't letting up! Last week, during my spring break, we had a blizzard! Luckily, we only got around 8-10 inches, unlike an hour north that got 30!! This gave me the inspiration for one last wintry mani and I wanted to incorporate the transition from winter to spring!

Winter into Spring Snowy Pastel Art

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Northern Star Scream of Nature

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I am back tonight with another Polish Pickup contribution! Remember, the Polish Pickup will have contributors each month and you can pick and choose which ones you want! This is Northern Star Polish's contribution based on the painting "The Scream" by Edmund Munch. I've seen this painting in person and it's even better!

Northern Star Scream of Nature