Monday, July 13, 2020

Alter Ego Rain, Polished Gamers July 2020

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Alter Ego is back as part of the August Polished Gamers Box. This is a monthly box inspired by games and you can pick and choose what polishes you want. If you are a gamer, then this is a box for you! It is also nice that you can pick and choose which exclusive polish you want! I am unsure of what the theme is, but it is the polish that matters! I believe this is inspired by the character of the same name in Mortal Kombat, but I'm not sure!

Alter Ego Rain, Polished Gamers July 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Sophia's Birthday Ocean Aquatic Nail Art

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I seriously love my niece so much. I have loved spending so much time with her! I did a special birthday manicure last year for her and I figured I would do it again. Believe it or not, she still loves fish and aquatic life and I wanted to do that theme again this year! I even got her cute nail stickers of fish and coral and she was so enamored with her nails. Just adorable! I made her the cutest aquatic cake too and she was labeling all the sea creatures and it made my heart sing!

Sophia's Birthday Ocean Aquatic Nail Art

Monday, July 6, 2020

Neon Orange Leopard Nail Art

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Hello all. I was not kidding when I posted my Neon Pink Leopard Nail Art that I wanted to do it in every color! I really loved the tonal look with the gradient of neons in one monochromatic look! For Father's Day, I always like to wear orange nail polish since orange is my father's absolute favorite color! I have bought him orange shirts, watches, EVERYTHING! So I wore these super loud orange leopard nails for my dad and he loved them (and I got him an orange candle! LOL).


Neon Orange Leopard Nail Art

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen Fourth of July Fireworks Nail Art

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Hello all! When I switched my calendar yesterday, I saw Pusheen was Fourth of July based and since I had nothing on my nails, I decided to do the art so I would be on time! Woo hoo! Actually, I could have done this art any time, because there are fireworks every single night, at like 3am, and it is annoying. But this is clearly Pusheen celebrating Fourth of July so I decided let's get on it!

 Pusheen Fourth of July Fireworks Nail Art


Monday, June 29, 2020

KBShimmer Endless Summer Collection, Swatches and Review


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Oh hello there! This is going to be a huge post, so take a seat and relax as you look at the newest collection from KBShimmer! After KBShimmer released Sol What, which was the PPU shade in March 2020, fan clamored for the finish in more colors! And after a mystery bag revealed Sol Blue, fans really wanted more polishes in that finish! So here it is! The Endless Summer collection is comprised of 8 new shades (plus Sol Blue if you did not grab it!) that are filled with holo flakes and super shifty iridescent flakes. I mentioned in the fan group that I took 552 pictures of this collection, so here's how I narrowed it down!
KBShimmer Endless Summer Collection, Swatches and Review

Friday, June 26, 2020

Polish Pickup Offerings July 2020: Rewind


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Every July, Polish Pickup does a "rewind," meaning that makers can bring back customers' favorite products for one time! Each maker can have 2 items: one to sell during the normal Polish Pickup weekend (July 3-6) and one item to sell in their own shop for the month of July! So I've added the details below with swatches, so read carefully! I've linked my original reviews so you can see more info!

Polish Pickup Offerings July 2020: Rewind


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Alter Ego Glimmer and Shimmer Toppers Collection, Swatches and Review

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Hello everyone! Today I have the newest collection from Alter Ego! This is a topper collection and they are so fun to spruce up any creme polish! As I looked at these polishes, I get vibes of one per season! Of course, you can wear these any time of year, but I like that each one feels representative of each season.

Alter Ego Toppers Collection, Swatches and Review


Monday, June 22, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen's Day at the Baseball Game

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Were you ever in little league? I actually was the catcher but I feel like at some point before that, I was an outfielder. But all I remember is the outfield is where we hung out and looked at butterflies because we were too little to hit that far so there was nothing to do. Well, Pusheen is, of course, an outfielder, LOL. How cute!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen's Day at the Baseball Game

Saturday, June 20, 2020

KBShimmer Fillin' Groovy

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Today is a quickie post with a review of KBShimmer Fillin' Groovy, a ridge filling base coat. My nails are a total wreck, but I am embarrassing myself by showing off my natural nails! I just had a break on my middle nail, as you can see, but actually, it looks even with polish on. So don't judge too harshly, and let's look at this review!

KBShimmer Fillin' Groovy


Friday, June 19, 2020

Jessica Cosmetics Pastel Floral Nail Art

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Hello all. I have a springy look for y'all today! Technically, we are still in spring and I had been wanting to do some kind of floral with this color palette and finally sat down to do it! I have been very lazy about my nails in general. They don't want to grow and my right hand's nails keep breaking. But I was happy to finally get the energy to do some simple art!

Jessica Cosmetics Pastel Floral Nail Art


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Neon Pink Leopard Nail Art

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Hey all! So I am posting out of order because this is the manicure that inspired my birthday manicure!

Neon Pink Leopard Nail Art

Friday, June 12, 2020

8th Blogging Anniversary: Rainbow Neon Leopard Nail Art

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Wow, 8 years of blogging! I am sort of shocked that I am still here although blogging has completely changed since I began in 2012. People have moved further and further away from reading, which is sort of sad. I still love to go to a blog and read a full review. I don't even enjoy Instagram reviews. And then, people don't even read those anymore! Now people Snapchat and TikTok their reviews in 20 second increments. Sigh. I am not sure of the future of this blog, as I still enjoy writing it, but not sure people still enjoy reading. But I am here to share my blogiversary/birthday nail art!

8th Blogging Anniversary: Rainbow Neon Leopard Nail Art

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Leaf Stamping

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Hi all. I'm sharing random arts that I've been doing so here's another. I was feeling a bit uninspired and hadn't stamping in a while. Well, this look ended up being a sort of fail but this blog is not about perfection, so I thought I would share it anyway!

Leaf Stamping

Monday, June 8, 2020

Daisy Nail Art with Morgan Taylor

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Happy June! We are in my birthday month! Actually, it was this past weekend. I did not think I would have a quarantine birthday, but here we are! Cheers to next year, haha. To kick off June, I'm sharing my daisy nail art which was inspired by this look from One Nail to Rule Them All. Obviously, mine is a little different but that is what nail art is all about! I did these a few weeks ago, but decided to take some time off on the blog. So I am happy to return with some florals!

Daisy Nail Art with Morgan Taylor

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

June 2020 Polish Pickup Offerings: Cocktails & Mocktails

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Apparently, it's deja vu here as we are back with Cocktails and Mocktails again! I remember this theme from 2017 (had to look it up on my blog). I guess people love this theme so much, they wanted it again. Well, again, we have such diversity from the makers! People get so creative with these themes, even when they've already done it! And next month is the rewind, so you'll get to revisit some oldies!

June 2020 Polish Pickup Offerings: Cocktails & Mocktails




Monday, May 25, 2020

Stella Chroma Desert Scapes Nail Art

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I decided to bring it back to a mani I did last year and recreate it with the new Stella Chroma Desert Scapes collection which is releasing 5/29. I love simple nail art designs and this collection really warranted art to show them off! I used four out of five colors for this look and I am actually currently still wearing them! It's fun and summery and I dig it! Also, meet my shorties. My right hand is all broken and I just decided to give them all the chop!

Stella Chroma Desert Scapes Nail Art

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Stella Chroma NEW Body Care Scents!


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Continuing Stella Chroma week! Stella Chroma recently retired some scents to make way for new scents! She scent (haha, GET IT? Okay sent) me products in the new scents so I could give my full review! Actually, one of the scents will be featured during June's Polish Pickup, and I decided to test out the cuticle oils!

Stella Chroma NEW Scents!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Stella Chroma Desert Scapes, Summer 2020

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This week is going to be Stella Chroma week! I am kicking the week with the Stella Chroma Desert Scapes summer collection. When Pam told me about the collection and shared a pic of them on a nail wheel, I was like YES PLEASE. I love how these colors look together. When a collection works, it works!

Stella Chroma Desert Scapes, Summer 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Sunset Mandala Nail Art

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Hey all! I have a fun manicure today because not only do I love it, but it actually was my final exam for one of my grad classes! I'm currently working on my second masters degree, this time in Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities. One of my classes is about giving options to students, so our professor gave us options for our final exam. I did a traditional paper (hello, I am a writer) but I added this nail art with a smaller paper!

Sunset Mandala Nail Art

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Damask Stamping with Jessica Cosmetics

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Some days, I just don't know what to wear on my nails. And I admit, I am just putting on plain cremes because EH. Lol. I was craving pink and this is where we landed! Short post ahead, as I just wanted to share my NOTD.


Damask Stamping with Jessica Cosmetics

Monday, May 11, 2020

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Anniversary Quad: The Jabberwock

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It's new collection time! To celebrate Lollipop Posse Lacquer's anniversary, she is releasing a set of four neon, flakie-filled jellies inspired by the poem “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll. Karen, the maker behind the brand, says, "I’ve always loved reading this poem because of Carroll’s nonsense language that somehow quite makes sense. Some nonsense shades for these off-kilter times we’re living in!"

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Anniversary Quad: The Jabberwock

Friday, May 8, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: Mother's Day Nail Art

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This month, I saw Pusheen was based on Mother's Day, so I wanted to get it up in time as Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 10! I have to say, this is also one of my favorite looks so far! Sometimes, I rush my Pusheen art. But the last two months, I've been in quarantine like many of you, and sitting to do art is now fun again!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Mother's Day Nail Art

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Stella Chroma Fan Favorites

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Hi all! Today is a different post! If you didn't know, Stella Chroma first started as Paint Box Polish, so if you ever look at older posts on my blog and you are going, what ever happened to Paint Box Polish?! Well, she's Stella Chroma. So I took a look back at some classic Paint Box Polishes that are still part of the core line of Stella Chroma! That means that these are fan favorites, and I was excited to revisit them! It's also nice to know that these polishes from 2015 still apply and look great.

Stella Chroma Fan Favorites

Monday, May 4, 2020

Jessica Cosmetics Indie Fest Spring 2020 Comparisons

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Hi all! Now I haven't done a comparison post in a long time! Mostly because they can be a lot of work and not always a reward. Well because after swatching the Indie Fest collection, I was genuinely curious about dupes, I decided it was time for a comparison post! Sometimes, I like to do this because (well before the quarantine), I do have friends that I donate polish to! Some use it for themselves (especially since not everyone can afford nail polish) and some help me to donate to organizations. So I do like to go through my polishes so I can gift the love of polish to others. Well, no dupes here, so I'd like to share my super deep investigation of this nail polish! LOL.

Jessica Cosmetics Indie Fest Spring 2020 Comparisons


Friday, May 1, 2020

Spring Floral Nail Art with Stella Chroma Words of Dumbledore Collection

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This post was a long time coming! Whenever I get a collection, I try to create some nail art. Well, considering I posted swatches of this in February, I really dropped the ball. LOL. Then I wore this and just kept not writing the post. Sigh. Well, better late than never and since this collection is still available as part of the core line, I don't feel that bad. So let's take a look at some springy Dumbledore floral nail art!

Spring Floral Nail Art with Stella Chroma Words of Dumbledore Collection

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen Bakes a Cake

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During this quarantine, I have already baked two cakes. For no reason. LOL. Celebrating myself with cake. So when I saw that this month was How to Make a Cake, I was like, oh hey, something I have experience with! This mani also makes a guest appearance by Cheek the Hamster. Look at those cheeks!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen Bakes a Cake

Monday, April 27, 2020

Polish Pickup May 2020 Offerings: Candy Land

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Good morning and hello to the start of another week. I feel like March went by very slowly, but we zipped through April. I am okay with this, because I am ready for my semester to be over. This has taught me that I am not cut out to teach an online course. But I am certainly trying! I think I am just tired being glued to my computer and it has certainly affected my blog. At the end of the day, I just don't want to be on my computer. But of course, I am here to share a few products from May's Polish Pickup: Candy Land!
Polish Pickup May 2020 Offerings: Candy Land


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

KBShimmer Beach Break Multichrome Gradient

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When I saw the three multichromes from the KBShimmer Beach Break collection, I knew I wanted to create a gradient with them. Together, they reminded me of a beach sunset and I figured, why not put three super shifty polishes in a gradient and see much more shiftiness! And well, it's awesome!

KBShimmer Beach Break Multichrome Gradient

Monday, April 20, 2020

Stella Chroma Gingered Peach Body and Nail Care

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One of my favorite scent and tea combinations is ginger peach. In fact, I realized I was running low on my favorite Ginger Peach tea and just placed a huge order for it! I really love the sweet peach mellowed out by the spicy ginger. So when I saw Stella Chroma offered Gingered Peach scent last year, I grabbed a perfume oil. Well, Pam has been good to me and now I have ALL the ginger peach items, so I wanted to post it all together!

Stella Chroma Gingered Peach Body and Nail Care

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Waves Nail Art with Morgan Taylor Editors Picks

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Hope you are all doing well, or as well as you can be doing, during this time. I've been doing my nails about one to two times a week, so yes, I'll be a bit quieter on the blog front. When I saw the soothing color palette of Morgan Taylor Editor's Picks collection, I knew I had to create some sort of relaxing nail art and what is more relaxing than listening to crashing waves?

Waves Nail Art with Morgan Taylor Editors Picks

Monday, April 13, 2020

Alter Ego Bluebear, Polished Gamers April 2020

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Alter Ego is back as part of the Polished Gamers Box. This is a monthly box inspired by games and you can pick and choose what polishes you want. I don't know what the theme is, but Alter Ego was inspired by Animal Crossing. When she sent me this polish, I had no idea what that was! Now it's everywhere and everyone talks about it...and I still don't know what it is. LOL.

Alter Ego Bluebear, Polished Gamers April 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Jessica Cosmetics Indie Fest Easter Egg Nail Art

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Hey all! So after I swatched the Indie Fest collection, I decided to chop my nails off. I really wanted a restart and refresh. Also, I am spending 3,000 more hours on my computer these days since I am working from home (and thankful) and I really don't love typing with such long nails. Since I'm not usually on the computer this much, I didn't mind. But now? Yea, the nails had to go! Anyway, I was inspired by Bestie for the Easter holidays and just knew I had to do some Easter Egg Nail art!

Jessica Cosmetics Indie Fest Easter Egg Nail Art



Thursday, April 9, 2020

Jessica Cosmetics Indie Fest, Spring 2020

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The moment I saw this collection on Instagram, I was all for it! Then I loved it even more once I got it in person. I think spring is one of my favorite seasons for nail polish. I love the bright pastels and transitional cremes and shimmers. This collection basically has all of it. Keep reading to see my full review!

Jessica Cosmetics Indie Fest, Spring 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Jessica Phenom Sweet Talk Tie Dye Nail Art

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When I saw the Sweet Talk trio, I knew I had to do some funky nail art. I love trios because it's so easily to coordinate art with them! Something about the colors reminded me of cotton candy and fun. What's more fun than tie dye art and a three piece collection is perfect for tie dye art! It's been a while since I've done this technique, so I was excited to return to it!

Jessica Phenom Sweet Talk Tie Dye Nail Art

Monday, April 6, 2020

Jessica Phenom Sweet Talk Trio, Spring 2020

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Hey all! I am kicking off April with the newest trio from Jessica Phenom! The Phenom system is like a gel without curing! Use their base and top coat and you can get up to 11 days! And for me, it actually does last! I don't think I've ever removed a Phenom mani with a chip! Anyway, I love love love this trio, so let's take a look! I think I always love candy-inspired polishes! LOL

Jessica Phenom Sweet Talk Trio, Spring 2020

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