Monday, March 30, 2020

April Polish Pickup Offerings: Aquatic Wonder

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Hello all! This Friday is April's Polish Pickup. I'm personally happy March is finally ending, since it's been 3 years long. I'm ready to spend another 2-4 inside and hope we can see some positives soon. Meanwhile, I have been playing with nail polish and utilizing this time to dig through my stash. But I am also always happy to play with new polishes, which I have for you today! So let's see what these makers did with Aquatic Wonder.

April Polish Pickup Offerings: Aquatic Wonder

Friday, March 27, 2020

KBShimmer Beach Break, Spring 2020

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Helllooo. Today I am here with the newest KBShimmer collection for Spring 2020. Striaght from Christy the maker, "After the longest winter ever, the thought of Spring coming near makes me so happy! Warmer weather, blooming flowers, and no more snow are all reasons to celebrate the change of seasons. Normally, a vacation to somewhere tropical can help lift spirits until Spring is here and warmer weather dominates the forecast. This year stay home and let the KBShimmer Beach Break Collection take you to the tropics where the water is warm, and the drinks are cool. Come with us and enjoy the dream of sun, sand and vacation!"

Well, this is also the longest March ever, so I love seeing new pretties to distract me. Grab your coffee and let's check out the newest collection!

KBShimmer Beach Break, Spring 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Creature of Desire, Late Winter/Spring 2020

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Good day! Today I'm sharing a new collection from Lollipop POsse Lacquer inspired by the new album from FKA Twigs, Magdalene. Although I have not listened to the album, I do love a cohesive collection with a solid inspiration. Some of the colors in this collection are moody and dark and some are perfect to ring in spring, so let's take a look at them!

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Creature of Desire, Late Winter/Spring 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Nailtural Malibu Ombre Dotticure

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I shared the Nailtural Malibu Collection last week and to say I love it is an understatement. I love the color palette and their one coat creamy formulas, so I was super excited to do some art. I was wearing Perfectly Pink for a few days when I decided to do an "extend a mani" with some art. What better way to do art than to use an entire collection?!

Nailtural Malibu Ombre Dotticure

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Nailtural Malibu Collection for Spring 2020

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Hello all! I'm sharing a new-to-me brand called Nailtural. They are a vegan brand, which immediately made me happy! When they asked if I would be willing to review their new Malibu creme collection, I was like yes, please! I love creme polishes so much! And this collection did NOT disappoint! Needless to say, I love it!

Nailtural Malibu Collection for Spring 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Alter Ego Yellow Lovers: Amazing Grace

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Apparently there's a nail polish group for all the colors! I actually love yellow polish, especially pastel yellow cremes. It gets a bad rep, but yellow is an awesome color! For March only, Cynthia of Alter Ego will offer this special yellow polish! Let's check it out.

Alter Ego Yellow Lovers: Amazing Grace

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: St. Patrick's Day

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Pusheen time! When I saw Pusheen was St. Patrick's Day themed, I figured I better get an art done in time! Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. While I'm not Irish, my uncle and cousins are! My mom always makes corned beef and cabbage. She always saves me some cabbage, since I don't eat meat. I love to do themed holiday nails whenever possible. Even if your plans were canceled, remember, you can still celebrate on your nails!

Pusheen Calendar Series: St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 16, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art: Gold with Rainbow Stripes

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Hello All. Before I share my nail art, I just want to mention quickly that I hope you look at my blog as a place for pretty colors and art inspiration. There isn't a lot that we can control right now, but while we take time at home, we can control some things. I can control my nails and nail art and look at it as a calming outlet, so I hope you can too. I've been taking some time off from the blog, but I think now than ever, I want to share pretty colors. So let's get to this art. 

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art: Gold with Rainbow Stripes

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Pink Leopard Nail Art

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I love me some leopard nail art. If you search my blog, you'll see many color variations on this classic look. It's not only fun to do, but super easy. Well I was watching The Unicorn which is a cute new show and one of the characters was wearing a leopard shirt with pink and yellow, and yup, next nail art inspiration. That's really how I do nail art these days. I see something I love and I take a mental pic and the end!

Pink Leopard Nail Art

Monday, March 9, 2020

Rescue Beauty Lounge Liberty with Texture Stamping

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Hi all! Lately, I've been really digging into my stash and using older polishes. I really don't like to look at myself as a hoarder of anything. I am constantly giving away polishes to co-workers and friends. I think since December I've given away about 200. If the polish is just going to sit and be unloved, why not give it to people who will love it?! So this is why I've been going through my stash and enjoying the oldies!

Rescue Beauty Lounge Liberty with Texture Stamping

Friday, February 28, 2020

Polish Pickup March 2020 Offerings: Ancient History


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Hello everyone! February is basically over (leap day tomorrow!) and so you know that means that it is time to share Polish Pickup! March is themed with Ancient History.  Sure, why not?! LOL. Obviously, the makers got super unique and creative, which is what I always love with PPU!

Polish Pickup March 2020 Offerings: Ancient History


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Starry Night Stamping with Stella Chroma

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I was so in love with Stella Chroma's Lavender Fields Forever that I was feeling meh on what to wear and immediately grabbed that polish! I realize this polish is no longer available, but I certainly warned you to grab it during Polish Pickup. If you did order it, you'll get it soon and then you can slap on some gold stamping and fall in love with the polish all over again.

Starry Night Stamping with Stella Chroma

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Mardi Gras Stripes

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It's Mardi Gras! Are you doing anything exciting? Unfortunately, all the southern restaurants and bars around me have closed so I am going to make some vegan jambalaya and cocktails! As I mentioned yesterday, I love NOLA and the culture and so even though I am not in NOLA, but nails are!

Mardi Gras Stripes


Monday, February 24, 2020

Mardi Gras Dotticure

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Laissez les bons temps rouler!! Mardi Gras officially ends tomorrow with Shrove Tuesday! I had to celebrate Mardi Gras on my nails with this dotticure that I quickly whipped up and wore last week. I went to Mardi Gras in 2011 and I have such fond memories of NOLA, its culture, and the people. I can't wait to go back!

Mardi Gras Dotticure

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Stella Chroma Words of Dumbledore Collection, Swatches and Review

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Hope you are enjoying your start to the weekend. Before I log off for the rest of the weekend, I want to share Pam of Stella Chroma's inspiration for this collection. She's a hardcore Harry Potter fan, so I know this collection is legit. Since this collection releases in just under a week, you have a time to save up and grab this gorgeous collection!


Stella Chroma Words of Dumbledore Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Morgan Taylor Spring 2020, Editor's Picks

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Good day! Today I have the newest Morgan Taylor collection for Spring 2020. You might look at it and think it's pretty simple, but I really love this soft collection. I definitely think it has more mass appeal, so I can see what they chose this palette. Sheers can be tricky too, and I think these sheer polishes have wonderful formulas. I have really been craving and reaching for a palette like this, and I adore this collection. This collection is inspired by fashion and springtime, so this totally fits the bill.

Morgan Taylor Spring 2020, Editor's Picks

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen's Birthday Gift

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Of course Pusheen would be many things this month! It was Valentine's Day, so Pusheen was Cupid. It's also Pusheen's birthday--so Pusheen needs a cake. But the greatest gift of all is a ride in the sky in a hot air balloon, so that's what I am focusing on today! There were so many images on this month's calendar and since today is Pusheen's birthday, I had to post my nail art!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen's Birthday Gift

Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day Nail Art: Dots and Hearts

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Hello all! I'm finishing off this week of Valentine's Day nail art with what I'm actually wearing. I'm throwing it way back with a gift from my sweetie, Dior Tutu! I looked up in my stash list (yes, I still have one!) and he gifted me this 7 years ago! I feel like I haven't given my Diors love in years and since this kind of color is my sweetie's favorite, I wanted to pull it out!I really cherish my nail polishes my darling has given me. They mean so much to me!

Valentine's Day Nail Art: Dots and Hearts


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Cats in Love Stamping Valentine's Day Nail Art

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When I received this stamping plate, I immediately wanted to do this cat image, but decided to hold off until it was closer to Valentine's Day. I seriously love all cat stamping plates, and this is the image that made me grab this plate. I'm loving the Valentine's Day love vibes. It's so cute!

Cats in Love Stamping Valentine's Day Nail Art

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Valentine's Day Handpainted Rose Nail Art

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I'm just realizing how much I've been using Girly Bits polishes, but I just have such a great variety of the brand! Her cremes are really excellent for nail art and she's come out with lots of great colors! For this look, I was inspired by Irotoiro nails on Instagram. They (I'm not sure if it's one person or lots of artists on one account) posted a floral look and I just loved the colors, so that's what inspired this.

Valentine's Day Handpainted Rose Nail Art

Monday, February 10, 2020

Valentine's Day Love Bear Nail Art

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I get art inspiration from everywhere, but a frequent contributor is the card store Papyrus. I am so sad they are closing all their stores. I've bought their cards for years and years. My darling and I love to give each other cards. Well, I saw this card at Papyrus and immediately said I need to do the love bears!

Valentine's Day Love Bear Nail Art

Friday, February 7, 2020

Valentine's Day Plaid Stamping

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Hi all! I actually did some Valentine's Day art but then I realized it's a week away and I haven't shared any of them! So I'm going to start off with my simplest look and one I don't love, but that's okay! I still wore it for two days and had lots of comments on it!

Valentine's Day Plaid Stamping

Friday, January 31, 2020

NYC Window Displays for Holidays 2019


I have a different post for you today, and it's a mini tour around Manhattan and the holiday displays they had this past season. Why post it now? Well, 1) I didn't see all the displays until January 1 and 2) they give me nail art inspiration year round! So now that I finally had the time, I sat down to share some of the top window displays from the holiday season.




Thursday, January 30, 2020

Blue Gradient with Silver Foil

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I was so in love with my pink gradient with gold foil that I wanted to replicate it with blues and silver! I actually had intended to wear this originally but ended up in a gold mood and mixed it up with the pinks. But I do love this coloring and again, wore it forever, especially as my nails are shorter and I'm giving them time to grow out.  Ok, let's get to the details!

Blue Gradient with Silver Foil

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: Toast to Pusheen

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This is what happens when you force yourself to do art when you are tired. LOL. I really wanted to toast to 2020 with continuing the Pusheen calendar series, but January seemed to just disappear! Anyway, I made it, and I'm here to kick off this year's Pusheen of the month!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Toast to Pusheen

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

February 2020 Polish Pickup Offerings: Flora and Fauna

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Huge post alert! The polishes in this month's Polish Pickup are super shifty and stunning, so I have a lot of photos! So grab your morning coffee, juice, water, and scroll for photos and all the details. This Polish Pickup is February 7-10, so plan your budget!

February 2020 Polish Pickup Offerings: Flora and Fauna


Monday, January 27, 2020

Zoya Calm for Spring 2020, Swatches and Review

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Cheers to a new week. Let's hope your week is calm, just like the Zoya Calm collection. I really wanted to chop my nails off. They are split and rough and this weather just destroyed them. I attempted to do swatches before chopping them off, but nails were such a mess, I'm not sure I swatched successfully LOL. But anyway, you'll still want to check these out!

Zoya Calm for Spring 2020, Swatches and Review

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Girly Bits Because I Cran & Let's Get Basted

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Well, don't be mad, because I'm sharing a polish duo that is no longer available. I did nail art with the November COTM from Girly Bits in November and December, so you did have fair warning to purchase it, but now I'm sharing proper swatches. I'm sorry I'm being a bit inconsistent on the blog. This past week started my semester not only as a professor, but a graduate student. Yup, I'm heading back for another Masters degree! So I'll be busy, but try to post regularly, at least my art!

Girly Bits Because I Cran & Let's Get Basted

Friday, January 17, 2020

Pink Gradient with Gold Foil

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First of all, Happy Birthday Mom! I figured let me show off my favorite mani of 2020 (lol there hasn't been many) since it's her birthday! What's more celebratory than gold?! I had been itching to do a mani with silver foil, but then I picked pink as my base and felt gold was a better color! Also, you're looking at a mani I wore for 9 days!

Pink Gradient with Gold Foil

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Jessica Phenom Holiday/Winter Trio

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I shared the Jessica Cosmetics Holiday trio earlier this week and now I have the Phenom trio! I like that they released two smaller trios this year, as sometimes the 12-piece collections overwhelm me. These trios always feel really curated to me and the few colors make them super special. And don't forget about the Phenom system, which can last up to 11 days (and I have gotten nine before I had to swatch polishes and take off my mani. LOL)

Jessica Phenom Holiday/Winter Trio

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wintry Forest Stamping

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Since I loved Jessica Cosmetics Tis the Season To Be Freezin', I knew I wanted to do some coordinating nail art with the winter vibes. I love the winter images on this stamping plate from Born Pretty. I seem to gravitate toward winter images, since I get more use out of them over Christmas plates (but I still love both!)

Wintry Forest Stamping

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Born Pretty Fauna Plate with Jessica Cosmetics

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As I mentioned last week, I'm finally getting through my Born Pretty backlog of items. I actually only received 3 items last round because they "sold out" of 3 of the items. Then 2 of the 3 of the items they sent weren't even available on their site! So that's why I've taken my time. This is the one item that IS available, and it's more of an autumn/spring item, but I think I've winter-ized it a bit!

Born Pretty Fauna Plate with Jessica Cosmetics

Monday, January 13, 2020

Jessica Cosmetics Holiday/Winter Trio

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Hello everybody! So in mid-December, these gorgeous polishes landed at my doorstep, but I was all about holiday nail art, so now I'm finally wearing these and can show them off to you! I did preview them on my IG stories, so make sure you're following me there! This is a trio that totally sparkles and it translates nicely into all of winter! So let's take a look!

Jessica Cosmetics Holiday/Winter Trio

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Beauty Big Bang Olive Stamping Polish

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I was so busy during holiday season, that I'm now trying to finish up a backlog of items from Beauty Big Bang. I love their stamping polishes and plates, and usually grab them from there. I'm always on the lookout for unique stamping colors, which is why I gravitated toward this olive polish. But as you can see, not so olive. Keep reading for my full review!

Beauty Big Bang Olive Stamping Polish

Friday, January 10, 2020

Beauty Big Bang Scenery Stamping Plate

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Yesterday, I shared Alter Ego's Child Idol, and today I'm back with it with some nail art! Although the blue polish is sheer, how perfect is it with some stamping? I love this plate from Beauty Big Bang. It has awesome sceneries so I'm calling it the Scenery Plate!

Beauty Big Bang Scenery Stamping Plate

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Alter Ego Child Idol, Makers Dozen

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Hello all. Today I'm sharing the final Makers Dozen color. The series will be ending with January's theme. Alter Ego has released some fun colors and this Smurf-inspired color will round out the series with the Celebrity theme!

Alter Ego Child Idol, Makers Dozen

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Welcome to 2020 Nail Art

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Hello 2020! We are officially a week into the new year and I took a well deserved hiatus!  I definitely plan for more time to myself while blogging. I want to make sure I'm always posting because I want to and not because I have to. I started off this year with rainbows and sparkles, and that pretty much sums up what I want my 2020 to be!

Welcome to 2020 Nail Art