Thursday, August 22, 2019

Stella Chroma Shine, Indie Love & Light ROAK

Press Sample

Hello! Today I'm sharing a special polish that releases this Friday, August 23 and I wanted to get it posted because it's LE and available in limited quantities. When I first entered the nail polish community (probably around 2010--I may have been on Make Up Alley even earlier!), we used to send each other RAOKs, or Random Acts of Kindness. Sometimes it was a polish I really wanted, or a fun Halloween package. RAOKs were just so fun, so I'm really digging this new group! It's always nice to be thought of or to make someone else smile.
 
Stella Chroma Shine, Indie Love & Light ROAK

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pusheen Calendar Series: Balloons

Press Sample

Pusheen seems to always have a birthday. Is it Stormy's birthday this month? I don't know, but that's the theme for this month! I imagine Pusheen won these balloons at a state fair or something. Do cat balloons exist? Can I find them? I would love Pusheen balloons!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Balloons

Monday, August 19, 2019

Oil Slick Butterfly Art with Morgan Taylor Illusions

Press Sample

Hello all! Hope you had a great weekend! I shared the new Morgan Taylor Illusions last week and you knew I had to do some nail art! I had just received a butterfly stamping plate and I figured the Illusions collection looks like colors you might find in a butterfly. So I decided, art time!

Oil Slick Butterfly Art with Morgan Taylor Illusions

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Morgan Taylor Illusions Collection, Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Hello there! Sorry for my unexpected break! I only plan to post 3x a week now, but wanted to do a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule but life got away from me. It's the end of the summer and school starts up soon, so I'm just enjoying myself. Meanwhile, I have a new transitional collection from Morgan Taylor. This is sort of an in-between summer and fall collection! And actually, the fall 2019 collection landed at my door today, so let's get to this collection!


Morgan Taylor Illusions Collection, Swatches and Review

Friday, August 9, 2019

Cloud and Sun Stamping

Press Sample

I have a serious thanng for blue polish right now. After I did my July Pusheen look, I was alllll about the blue. I love KBShimmer Harbor a Crush, so after that mani, I put it back on! And I was feeling like a Toy Story-esque manicure, so that's how I ended up with this look!

Cloud and Sun Stamping

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Blue Gingham Nail Art

Press Sample

I'm not sure what inspired this mani. Summer picnics with the typical red gingham, Smuckers Jam lids, Bath and Body Works, the musical Waitress. All I know is I wore this for a full week and I love the summer vibes of it. I got a lot of compliments on this look too! So let's get to this look!

Blue Gingham Nail Art

Monday, August 5, 2019

Alter Ego Proud to Be Me Collection

Press Sample

Hello all! If you weren't aware, Indie Expo Canada is coming up! This is in Toronto, Canada August 17 and 18. I went last year and it was so fun! I had all intentions of going again this year, but the dates just don't work out for me as it's right before I start my semester and I drive to the location. Oh well. Hopefully next year is earlier in the summer!

Anywho, Alter Ego will be there and she will be debuting her newest collection there! Proud to Be Me features four autumn colors, all celebrating individuality.

Alter Ego Proud to Be Me Collection



Friday, August 2, 2019

Beauty Big Bang Stamping Plate Holder

Press Sample

Hi all! Today I'm sharing a stamping plate holder from Beauty Big Bang. These holders have been around for some time, but I grabbed this one because it has a zipper closure! My other one just has a clip and I don't love how loose it is and plates fall out. So I figured, let's try out this plate holder!



Thursday, August 1, 2019

Seashell Reverse Stamping with KBShimmer

Press Sample

Polish Pickup starts this Friday and the polishes are really standouts. After I swatched the KBShimmer Mirror Mirror in the Stall Polish Pickup color, I knew I wanted to wear it again! So I put it back on, wore it on its own for a few days, then did some stamping. I went on a sea glass hike last weekend, so I figured, let's go with shells!

Seashell Reverse Stamping with KBShimmer

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Girly Bits August CoTM: Oceanscape & Galactic Haze

Press Sample

August 1 is tomorrow which means there's a new a color of the month duo from Girly Bits! I finally have my game together haha and am posting these so that you can grab them during the early bird promotion! August's duo really has me spinning, so let's get to the colors!

Girly Bits August CoTM

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Alter Ego Magenta Mystery Snail: August Makers Dozens

Press Sample

August's Makers Dozen theme is tropical fish. Fish are so cool. I had a beta fish as a pet but yea, I'm not good at keeping fish. So I'll just save the tropical fish and look at them. I love seeing the natural colors and patterns of fish, so I can see why this would be a great theme for makers! This polish is available August 1, which is Thursday!

Alter Ego Magenta Mystery Snail: August Makers Dozens

Friday, July 26, 2019

August 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: At the Carnival

Press Sample

When I think of summer, I think of carnivals and fairs, so this month's Polish Pickup theme is so appropriate! When I'm at the carnival, I think of cotton candy and sweets, fun rides, and silly prizes, all of which are represented here!



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Pusheen Calendar Series: Surfing Pusheen

Press Sample

Finally--a sort of break from stamping HAHA. JK, cause I'll be back! I did want to get in July's Pusheen though. Pusheen is at the beach this month. I haven't gone to the beach at all. It's just too hot and dipping in and out of the ocean every five minutes is more exhausting than fun to me LOL, so I'm living through Pusheen.

Pusheen Calendar Series: Surfing Pusheen

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Nicole Diary Celestial Plate with Stella Chroma

Press Sample

When I saw this plate, I knew I would want to create such a cute mani with it. I love the images on it and actually ended up wearing this mani for a full week! That was partly due to the heat wave and the 111 degree heat index and I couldn't be bothered to do my nails, but I also just loved this look!

Nicole Diary Celestial Plate with Stella Chroma


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Floral Stamping

Press Sample

I warned you that all I've wanted to do was stamp, but also, that I was sent a ridiculous amount of plates! My problem is that I don't love swatching stamping looks. I love to wear them! So now I'm finally posting the manis, since I got a chance to wear them! I have this over a special polish, wink, so head back Friday.

 
Floral Stamping

Monday, July 22, 2019

Palm Leaves Stamping with Stella Choma

Press Sample

Won't lie. I've totally been into stamping lately. All of my nail art has been stamped! So I hope you don't mind that the next few posts will be stamping! This one is perfectly summery with palm leaves! I saw the stamp when I got the plate a million years ago (maybe a year ago lol) and knew I wanted to do it! Finalllyyy.

Palm Leaves Stamping with Stella Choma

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Born Pretty Western Stamping

Press Sample

Yesterday I shared the Western Memory 001 and today I have 002. These are funny plates. They are certainly themed! LOL. But I really love the quality of Born Pretty plates. They are always etched so well and you can't beat the price, so let's take a gander at this one!

Born Pretty Western Stamping

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Born Pretty Stamping Set

 Press Sample

Hi all. I'm currently riding out these terrible thunderstorms, which are currently kickbacks from Hurricane Barry.  I'm typing this up quickly, in case I lose power! Anyway, I received SO many items from Born Pretty. Like 7 plates and 6 polishes. So for the sake of my sanity and not doing 20 different posts, I'm sharing a little stamping set I put together.


Born Pretty Stamping Set

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Stella Chroma Constellations II: Cygnus and Cassiopeia

Press Sample

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm here with the new Constellation polishes from Stella Chroma. In November, Stella Chroma debuted three magnetic flake multichrome polishes, which you can check out HERE.  All three of these are still available, AND NOW, you can grab two more! I feel like SC was one of the first brands to release these flake multichromes, and they are just so pretty. I love looking at the stars too! For the first time, I saw the Big Dipper in NYC due to the Blackout 2019! So cool! Ok, so let's get to these pretties. I have a coupon code too! 😉


Monday, July 15, 2019

Alter Ego July COTM: Son of Land and Sea

Press Sample

Good evening! Tonight I'm sharing Alter Ego's July Color of the Month! It's currently on sale too AND the Polish Pickup After Party is going on now, so there's lots for you to order! If you want a sparkly ocean blue, then this color is for you!

Alter Ego July COTM: Son of Land and Sea


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Humboldt Soap Company Raspberry Shortbread Shampoo Bar

Press Sample

Hey all! I know I usually take the weekend off, but I wanted to give you a heads up on the Humboldt Soap Company Raspberry Shortbread Shampoo Bar, as it will be available via Amazon Prime Day July 15 and 16. I previously reviewed their Cremeplexion Moisturizer and I JUST finished my jar! I was browsing their site, and I am loving Humboldt's attention to the environment. I noticed a refill of the moisturizer in a cellulose bags! HOW COOL?! I plan to definitely grab that! But today, I'm focusing on the shampoo bars, so let's check out my review.

Humboldt Soap Company Raspberry Shortbread Shampoo Bar


Friday, July 12, 2019

Girly Bits July Cotm: Your Palace or Mine? & What's the Dune?

Press Sample

Hi all! Are you excited for the weekend? I decided to rush a show this morning, but I was super slow and got to the theatre 30 minutes after they opened. For rush, it's first-come, first-serve, the morning of and they are way cheap. I figured I would probably miss out on rush tickets and head to other theatres, but I got them. Then I got home and checked the seating chart and it's front row! LOL. I don't think I've ever been front row at a Broadway show! I'll report back!

Anyway, today I have the Girly Bits July Colors of the Month. This month has two gorgeous colors, so read the rest of my post for loads more pictures!

Girly Bits July Cotm: Your Palace or Mine? & What's the Dune?


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Lollipop Posse Lacquer July Tarot Shades

Press Sample

Every month, Lollipop Posse Lacquer releases Tarot shades, inspired by tarot cards. There's four new colors being released on Sunday, July 14th, and I have swatches of all of them for you today. I was so lucky to get some sunlight to show off how these look. Well let's not delay. Check out my post below for more photos.

Lollipop Posse Lacquer July Tarot Shades


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

KBShimmer Pretty Revenge Duo with Emily Liebert

Press Sample

As you may have seen already, KBShimmer teamed up author Emily Liebert to create a duo based off of her newest book. I do love to read, but I just don't do it enough anymore. I read so much all year, that my brain seems to shut off. Also, I'm the kind of reader where I go ALL IN. This means when I start a book, I'll disappear for two days and finish it and do nothing else LOL. I can't just read a chapter and take a break. While I haven't read this book let, the cover alone shows me how well this duo works.

KBShimmer Pretty Revenge Duo with Emily Liebert


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Alter Ego Makers Dozen July 2019: Green Tea Cake

Press Sample

Good morning! Alter Ego has been around a while and I just love that she isn't afraid to choose unique colors and think outside of the box! This month's theme is cakes and Alter Ego was given the color of green. When you think of green and cake, you don't really have many options! Well I have had green tea cake, and that was Cynthia's inspiration. This looks just like real matcha powder!

Alter Ego Makers Dozen July 2019: Green Tea Cake

Monday, July 8, 2019

Sophia's 3rd Birthday: Fish and Beach Stamping

Press Sample

My darling niece turns 3 today! I seriously don't know where time goes! Since I posted the Jessica Cosmetics California Girl last month, I had noted that I really wanted to do a gradient between two of the colors. LOL, well a month later, and I finally decided to do that gradient. And since today is my niece's birthday, I decided I had to do something in honor of her! Sophia, my niece, loooves nails AND loves fish! So I decided to do some fish and beach inspired nails for her birthday!

 
Sophia's 3rd Birthday: Fish and Beach Stamping

Friday, July 5, 2019

4th of July Nail Art: Gradient Dots

Press Sample

Hi all! You might be celebrating Fourth of July weekend if you live in the US. How exciting that the US is going into the finals for the World Cup in just a few days?! So this mani is doing double duty, celebrating Independence Day and to support our women's soccer team! I really wanted to be low key, and went with my usual dots for this holiday mani!

4th of July Nail Art: Gradient Dots



Tuesday, July 2, 2019

4th of July Gradient with Star Stamping

Press Sample

As I mentioned yesterday, the Fourth of July is this Thursday and what a more perfect way to do some nail art than with the new Stella Chroma Basics Collection. The newest releases are a red and blue, and I knew I needed to do some festive art! I love how art looks on more shorter nails! And this look came together SO quickly!

4th of July Gradient with Star Stamping

Monday, July 1, 2019

Stella Chroma Basics: Classic Red and Hey, Sailor

Press Sample

Hello all and cheers to a new week! This Thursday is Fourth of July is America, which celebrates the country's independence. I figured what better way to kick off this week than with the new Stella Chroma Basics additions, which are a red and a blue! The Basics collection is just as it sounds--classic and basic cremes that any polish lover needs in their collection. I posted the first two HERE, so let's check them out on my new shortie nails!

Stella Chroma Basics: Classic Red and Hey, Sailor

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Florida Gradient with KBShimmer

Press Sample

I usually take off on the weekend, but today I have mani that I never officially took pictures off but I really wanted to share it with you because it was just so pretty. Also, after this mani, I had a deep break, so from now on, I'll be sharing my shorter nails that are growing out.

Do you ever just keep saying you'll take pics, you'll take pics, then a week passes and your nails are destroyed? That was this mani, so click read more below to see the details!


Friday, June 28, 2019

Polish Pickup Offerings July 2019: Rewind

Press Sample

Hello all! Polish Pickup returns on July 5th--a week from today! I wanted to give you a heads up on how this month will work. July is known as Rewind month! You'll be able to snag previous Polish Pickup polishes that you may have missed out on and this round, you'll get to pick up TWO! First, one color will be available July 5th-8th. The next color will be available individually at the maker's web site until the end of July or while supplies last! I have some of the polishes, so I figured I would refresh your memory!

Click below to see all the polishes available!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Floral Nail Art with Zoya Barefoot

Press Sample

With today's look, I was inspired by another Irotorio look on Instagram. I sort of went off the deep end with this though! But I still wanted to credit what I attempted to do! I knew I wanted to do some more looks, but I think I'm in a nail art fail rut haha. Basically, I can only do dots. I just haven't been digging so many of my looks. Fail or not, I still wanted to share this. It has a cute whimsical feeling, so why not!? As I keep looking at it, it's growing on me!

Floral Nail Art with Zoya Barefoot


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Stella Chroma Gingered Peach Perfume Oil

Press Sample

Perfume in the summer is so tricky, especially if you live in an area that has high humidity (blah, NJ/NY humidity!). You need a light scent. There's nothing worse than choking on someone's super strong perfume in the summer heat. In comes Stella Chroma Perfume Oil. If you'll remember, I initially posted this product with her other body care products. You can check out that post HERE. I had chosen a light and summery scent, so I didn't get to wear it a lot in the winter. So let's remind ourselves of this product!


Stella Chroma Gingered Peach Perfume Oil

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Neon Gradient with Marble Stamping

Press Sample

I can't stop using the KBShimmer Seas the Day collection! I love pastel neons!! I have a feeling I'll be using it a lot this summer. This time, I wanted to do a gradient of three colors. Ooooh I love this combination of colors and it's giving me all the tropical vibes. And finally, I can do marble manicures with ease! Check out all the details below!

Neon Gradient with Marble Stamping

Monday, June 24, 2019

Pusheen Calendar Series: Cupcake and Sprinkles Pusheen

Press Sample

Is there any better way to celebrate your birthday than with cake and cupcakes? June's calendar is usually meh to me but FINALLY, one where I can celebrate my birthday on my nails and with Pusheen! So for this month, I went with a simple sprinkles look!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Cupcake and Sprinkles Pusheen

Friday, June 21, 2019

Floral Reverse Stamping with Born Pretty and Stella Chroma

Press Sample

I shared the new Stella Chroma American Muscle collection yesterday, and I'm back with art today. The great news is that this collection releases TODAY and you can get the set at a discount in addition to using my non-affiliate code EHMKAY. I decided not to do car nail art LOL and go with summer florals. I love floral looks and I had a stamping plate begging to be used, so let's look!

Floral Reverse Stamping with Born Pretty and Stella Chroma

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Stella Chroma American Muscle Collection, Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Vroom, vroom! As we scuttle into the weekend, make sure you set aside a moment for the new Stella Chroma American Muscle collection, which releases tomorrow, June 21st. I can appreciate a pretty car! While I'm not into going 150mph, I do love the look of old classic cars. I love them even more in fabulous colors. Well, Stella Chroma took inspiration from that (finally!) and created this new American Muscle Collection. Keep reading for discounts and a coupon code!

Stella Chroma American Muscle Collection, Swatches and Review


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Morgan Taylor Rocketman Comparisons

Press Sample

You know, I haven't done a comparison post in a looooong time. They really take forever to do. LOL. But when I was swatching the new Morgan Taylor Rocketman collection, some of the colors felt too familiar. Since it was only 4 colors, I figured I would swatch them for myself and give away the dupes, if there were anyway. So I figured, why not share my findings?! Sometimes, colors look the same in the bottles, and appear very different on nails...so let's get to my very scientific findings!

Morgan Taylor Rocketman Comparisons

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Watermelon Nail Art with Girly Bits June CotM

Press Sample

Yesterday when I shared the Girly Bits June Colors of the Month, I hinted that the two colors screamed something summery to me. Did you figure it out?! Red and green for the summer? Duh...WATERMELON! I knew I wanted to do some whimsical look with these colors. I wonder if Pam of Girly Bits thought of watermelon when she made this duo? It's all I see! Ok, so let's get to the details.

Watermelon Nail Art with Girly Bits June CotM

Monday, June 17, 2019

Girly Bits June CotM: Sparkling Lycopene & Hook, Lime, and Sinker

Press Sample

Another month, another fun duo from Girly Bits. You have a few more weeks to grab this month's color duo, and you'll want them! Seriously, when you see these two colors...what do you think of more than summer? That was vague, but I'm hinting at my art for tomorrow but these colors were meant to be. Haha. So let's get to them!


Girly Bits June CotM: Sparkling Lycopene & Hook, Lime, and Sinker

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Born Pretty Magentic Polishes: Paris Winery and Mandala

Press Sample

Hello there! I'm just stopping by with a quickie post on two magnetic polishes from Born Pretty. Magnetic and thermal polishes seem to be all the rage right now. Born Pretty has a huge selection of both of these finishes and today I'm sharing two. These are metallic magnetic polishes, so let's get to it.

Born Pretty Magentic Polishes: Paris Winery and Mandala

Friday, June 14, 2019

Zoya Barefoot Collection, Swatches and Review

Press Sample

I have a few more summer collections to share with you all! I figured we are still technically in spring, so I'm not too late! Barefoot consists of 12 colors--mostly cremes. I have to say, the formula on this collection is amazing. A yellow that's two coats?! WOW. Read more below for all the details!

Zoya Barefoot Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7th Blogging Anniversary: Rainbow Dots

Press Sample

Oh my! Today marks my blogging anniversary! My inaugural post was June 12, 2012 and I can't believe I've been blogging for 7 whole years! Cheers to that! Well I should have done a wool-themed manicure (LOL) for the traditional anniversary, I actually always post my birthday manicure on my blogging anniversary, since that's how I started! So as I cheers to another year and move into my eighth year blogging, let's talk about my nail art!

7th Blogging Anniversary: Rainbow Dots

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

KBShimmer Seas the Day Collection, Swatches and Review

Press Sample

I love pastel neon polishes. To me, they are much more wearable than straight neons. They are bright, but light! So when Christy of KBShimmer previewed one of the colors in her Instagram stories a few months ago, I was like GIVE ME. To be honest, I already need a backup of one of these, because I have worn it FIVE times. I'm not even kidding. Ok check out my blog post to find out which one!

KBShimmer Seas the Day Collection, Swatches and Review

Monday, June 10, 2019

Jessica Cosmetics California Girl Waves Nail Art

Press Sample

Cheers to a new week! I meant to share this on Friday, but decided to take a long weekend for my birthday. Why not? I'm trying to remind myself to blog when I want to and not out of obligation. So I've been wearing art for a while, and not swatching as fast. I'm just taking my time! From my last post to now, I decided to chop chop my nails! I shared swatches of the Jessica Cosmetics California Girly collection last week (check them out HERE). Now I'm back with art!

Jessica Cosmetics California Girl Waves Nail Art

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jessica Cosmetics California Girl Summer 2019, Swatches and Review

Press Sample

June means it's definitely almost summer. Our weather isn't quite sure what it wants to do. Some days it's scorching hot, others it's a high of 64. I really do need some consistency please! LOL. I've been wearing the Jessica Cosmetics summer collection for a few weeks. I've done some pedicures, some art, and overall enjoying the colors!

Jessica Cosmetics California Girl Summer 2019, Swatches and Review



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Alter Ego June CotM: Stone by Day, Warrior By Night

Press Sample

I think this might be my favorite Alter Ego color of the month yet! This month, Cynthia allowed group members to create the color! Sometimes the colors are based on Cynthia's inspiration but sometimes, she lets the group create the color! This is a gorgeous color and finish, so it's awesome. It's special for June, and you can grab her exclusive with Makers Dozen color too!

Alter Ego June CotM: Stone by Day, Warrior By Night

Monday, June 3, 2019

June 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: Weather Phenomena

Press Sample

 I meant to post this last week, but hey, here's your friendly reminder that  Polish Pickup resumes this Friday, June 7th. The theme for June is Weather Phenomena. Who chooses these? LOL! Well, I know it's voted on, but who initially came up with this? Anyway, what seemed like a meh theme really brought out the awesome and today I'm sharing a few gorgeous colors and IPU items!

June 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: Weather Phenomena




Saturday, June 1, 2019

Beauty Big Bang Polar Ice Stamping

Press Sample

So I'm continuing my blogging of that lost Beauty Big Bang package. I was supposed to review this plate in February LOL hence why I picked it. It has nice autumn and winter images. Well, it's winter in June today, because I'm sharing some adorable polar bears! Click read more to find out about this plate and reverse stamping!

Beauty Big Bang Polar Ice Stamping

Friday, May 31, 2019

Morgan Taylor Rocketman Collection for Summer 2019, Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Hello All! Sorry for my unexpected absence. I've been very sick and even though I had my swatches done, I really couldn't bring myself to look at a computer. I wanted to get up the Summer collection from Morgan Taylor since it's in collaboration with the film Rocketman, which releases today! Are you planning on seeing the film? I feel like artist biopics are all the rage right now and this one is about Elton John. It includes seven shades inspired by his life and career. Let's check them out!


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Alter Ego Island Hopping, Makers Dozen

Press Sample

Hello All! I'm kicking off this Tuesday with a new series, Makers Dozen. Each month, 13 makers will contribute one color for the theme. Each maker is assigned a color, that way there is no crossover. Well, Makers Dozen will kick off with Vacation Destinations and Alter Ego is Island Hopping! More details below.

Alter Ego Island Hopping, Makers Dozen


Friday, May 24, 2019

Pusheen Calendar Series: Cool Cat

Press Sample

Yesterday, I shared the What's the Scoop Collection from Jessica Cosmetics. When I saw the May Pusheen image, I noticed the purple backdrop to this cool cat and decided it was perfect to do some quick art with the collection. The formula is so great, you'll see that they really pop over each other!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Cool Cat