Thursday, December 31, 2020

My Favorite Nail Arts of 2020

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I always like to close out the year with a look back at my nail art. It is so nice to remind myself of a year's worth of manis! I do not include any Pusheen arts in this post, since you can see them all in my Pusheen round up, which I posted yesterday. 2020 was the year of the leopard for me! I did almost ten of them! 



Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: A Look Back at 2020

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 Another year, another post of Pusheens! I always love looking back at all my Pusheens I have done. I started this series in 2017 so that means I have done 4 years (over 50!!) Pusheen manicures! WOW! Some months (usually October and December), I do more than one Pusheen art. But oh my, when you sit back and think about it, that is a lot of Pusheen art!


Sunday, December 27, 2020

January 2021 Polish Pickup Offerings: Birthstones, Gemstones, & Minerals

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Hello All! Polish Pickup just loves their gemstones, so this is a repeat theme and I am glad the makers got some new inspiration. I cannot believe January is this weekend, which means new Polish Pickup and a new year all on the same day!


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Garland Nail Art with Stella Chroma

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I shared Stella Chroma's The Sopranos collection last month and I mentioned this has been my favorite Stella Chroma collection yet! I wore He Was a Saint for my Thanksgiving manicure and well, it decided to come out again for Christmas! I just love this polish!



Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Gingerbread Nail Art with KBShimmer

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When I swatched KBShimmer’s Baking Spirits Bright, I mentioned it was like Christmas funfetti so I knew I wanted to do some festive Christmas art with it and incorporate some kind of baking. What is more  festive than gingerbread people? 

 

Monday, December 21, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pastel Pusheen Christmas

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Hey all! Can you believe that this is my last Pusheen nail art of the year? And it ends with such a cute, holiday image! Last year's was a New Year's Eve based look, so they definitely mixed it up this year. Each year, more characters are added to the Pusheen family, so it is nice to see them all in one image!

 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Alter Ego Fine and Sandy

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So I just started sharing Indie Lab polishes last month and this will be the last one since December is the last of these boxes. Boxes come and go, so it happens. Although I only shared two of these Indie Lab polishes from Alter Ego, I love both, so let's check out December's offering.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Pastel Christmas Gradient

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Happy weekend! I am sharing my current mani today! When Starbucks released their winter cup collection, I immediately say this unusual pastel gradient mug. I knew I wanted to use it for a manicure so I amped it up and made it more festive! Let's take a look! 


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Chanukah Nail Art with KBShimmer Shamash Hit

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Hey all! Tonight is the last night of Chanukah! I cannot believe eight nights has already passed. I do not know where the time goes! Anyway, I had always planned to do nail art with Shamash Hit, since I did help KBShimmer create that polish to make sure it was an authentic Chanukah polish and not another "Eight Crazy Nights." They used the inspiration of the flame of the candles on the menorah, so that is what inspired my art for this final night!


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Christmas Tree Farm Nail Art

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 Yesterday, I shared the Stella Chroma September VIP box and today I have some art that I did with the polish that came in that box. I absolutely loved the polish that came in the box and I really love the nail art I did so let's get to it!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Stella Chroma September VIP Box

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I just got my notification for December's VIP box so I figured let me finally show you September's box. LOL. I kept wanting to wear this polish forever and finally, I did, and I wore it forever and I love it. I can't wait for December's box, YES!


Monday, December 14, 2020

Christmas Holly Nail Art

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 Hi all! Yesterday I shared Alter Ego Dwarf, which will be available tomorrow, 12/15. The red glitters inspired me for some holiday nail art! I super love how this cam out and it was so simply and easy to do, so let's check it out. Part of me wants to put this back on for Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Alter Ego Dwarf, Polished Gamers

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I did not even realize what day it was and went, wow, it is almost Polished Gamers time! You can pick up the polish 12/15-12/20 so I am here today with Alter Ego's offering, which may not look like a holiday polish, but you need to come back tomorrow!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Alter Ego Tanzanite, December CotM

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Hey all! I shared Chanukah nail art with this gorgeous Alter Ego as my base! Since Thursday night was the first night of Chanukah, I wanted to share the art first. This is the color of the month for Alter Ego, so it is available now! I love the inspiration for her colors of the month: gemstones! And this is a beauty!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Chanukah (Hanukkah) Dreidel Nail Art

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Good evening everyone!  If you did not know, Chanukah started tonight! So a lot of people ask me why Chanukah is spelled so many ways. Hanukkah is correct too! Because Hebrew is an entirely different alphabet, the words must be transliterated vs translated. The letter "het" which is how you spelled Chanukah, does not translate exactly. But both spellings work!

Chanukah (Hanukkah) Driedel Nail Art

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Snowflake Nail Art with Mischo Beauty

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 Yesterday, I shared three signature colors from Mischo Beauty. The colors were so creamy and pretty so I wanted to create a wintry look with these three colors. I liked the idea of a winter mani in different colors!



 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Mischo Beauty Signature Colors

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Hey all! Today I have a new-to-me brand called Mischo! According to the press release, "Mischo Beauty, [is] an award-winning, Black woman-owned clean luxury beauty brand created for women who want it all." The creator behind this brand is a chemist (so cool!) and has licenses in Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Makeup Artistry. You can read all about the creator, Kitiya, HERE. This brand is 10-free and vegan and total luxury! Click to read more!
 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Zoya Intriguing for Holidays 2020

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Hey all! I really wanted to share this collection last week but I was just too busy! My semester just ended (we ended early because of COVID) and finals were overwhelming! Zoya did an AMAZING Black Friday sale where you got the entire Intriguing collection with $35 purchase. I shared it on IG because what.a.deal. So if you grabbed that amazing deal, here is what you have to look forward to!


 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Autumn to Winter Gradient with Stella Chroma

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 So this art has been on my mind since August since I posted swatches of the Hogwarts Houses fall collection. Then I did this art in October. And now it's December and I am posting it. I had so many Black Friday releases to post, that I just kept pushing this away despite how much I love it.

Monday, November 30, 2020

KBShimmer Winter Multichromes

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KBShimmer added four bonus shades to her winter collection and I have them today to share with you! The 15% off sale ends today, so not a ton of chatter, I will just get to them!

 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Thanksgiving Nail Art: Stamped Leaves

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Well, I kept it simple for my Thanksgiving nails because I cook everything so they are bound to get messed up! I knew I wanted to do some kind of simple leaf stamping over a Stella Chroma and this is what I ended with! And of course, I took pictures after TWO days of cooking and washing dishes, so this is how my mani ended up!

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Friday, November 27, 2020

December 2020 Polish Pickup Offerings: Everything is Fine

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Sure it might be Black Friday, but it is also a week before Polish Pickup! I have just a handful this month and They are such winners, as usual, so let's check them out! The theme is Everything is Fine 2020, which is a play on well, what 2020 was and still is. 


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: Thanksgiving Pie Nail Art

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November is all about pie for Pusheen. Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I always make a homemade pumpkin pie! I also make a pear and apple cranberry crisp too. Then I add one new dessert a year and this year will be a chocolate chip brioche bread pudding. As you can see, I am like Pusheen and love dessert! Hahah, so it was only perfect that this month is about pie.


Pusheen Calendar Series: Thanksgiving Pie Nail Art

Monday, November 23, 2020

Alter Ego Duchess Margaret of Burgundy and Ruby Anniversary: 40 years!

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Alter Ego is really very busy this month and I probably should have put all the releases in one post, but oh well. There the Polished Gamers box, PPU, her COTM , The Charity box, and this polish for Indie Lab. You only have until the 26th to grab this! The theme is steampunk and I totally get that from this color! So fun!


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Stella Chroma Holiday Duo: Polaris and Supernova

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Stella Chroma has been releasing special constellation polishes each year and there are two more! Pam says, "We just can't stop being inspired by the night sky! It's a consequence of that cabin-in-the-woods lifestyle. This duo is a celestial silver and multichrome duo that will look amazing together and with nail art!" Soon, I will have to make some epic nail art with all of them, but for now, check out the two new additions!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Stella Chroma The Sopranos Collection

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So this new collection makes me laugh because if you grew up in northern New Jersey when The Sopranos was on, you had a deep connection with this show. Not only did they film throughout the area, I remember they would do casting calls at my school! I know a few people who have been extras on the show! It was just a thing that happened! Of course, I was way too young to watch it when it was airing, but everyone knew it. So when Pam of Stella Chroma told me she was making a collection based off the show, I was like, let me tell you about some stuff! LOL.


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Stella Chroma Cuticle Oils: Seasonal LE Scents

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 I love anything limited edition flavors like pumpkin and chestnut praline so when Stella Chroma announced new seasonal scents, I knew I would be down! These are three amazing scents and combine it with the awesome Stella Chroma cuticle oil formula and you are going to want to stock up (in lotion and sugar scrub too!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Lollipop Posse Lacquer 2020 Playlist Collection

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 Welcome to the Lollipop Posse Lacquer 2020 Playlist Collection! "Inspired by Karen’s Spotify “On Repeat” 2020 playlist! Three vibrant jewel tones and three pastels, all filled with glowing, shifting Aurora shimmer." This is such a special shimmery collection that have a lot of shifts and dimension so grab your morning coffee or tea and take a look at all the photos!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Alter Ego Golden Topaz with Gradient Leaf Stamping

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Hey all! Alter Ego has returned with her colors of the month series and she will now be focusing on birthstones. This month is Golden Topaz and I love me some golden polish, so let's check this out!

Alter Ego Golden Topaz with Gradient Leaf Stamping

Monday, November 16, 2020

Alter Ego Morgan Le Fay, Charity Box

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There are so many boxes that I can hardly keep up! Well, Cynthia is joining a charity box. I am not sure how long this has been around but they choose a different theme and charity each month. This month will be donated to The Pink Daisy Project and the theme is Magic & Sorcery so let's see Cynthia's polish!

Alter Ego Morgan Le Fay, Charity Box

Friday, November 13, 2020

KBShimmer Love at Frost Sight Winter Collection, Swatches and Review

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Winter is coming early with the KBShimmer Love at Frost Sight collection, which releases on Black Friday. Since this collection literally has something for everyone (cremes, holo, flakes, thermal, glitta), you will be sure to want to grab these. Plus, there will be a sale! So grab a drink and check out my swatches!


 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Alter Ego Crusader, Polished Gamers

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 I have another Polished Gamers offering for you today and this time, from Alter Ego, who has been a part of this box since the inception I think! Holidays coming up means blingy nails and this one is full-on bling, so let's take a look.


Alter Ego Crusader, Polished Gamers

Monday, November 9, 2020

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Blood of the Willing, Polished Gamers

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Hey all! Polished Gamers returns on 11/15 and you don't want to miss this stunner from Lollipop Posse Lacquer! While I am not a gamer, I don't really care when it comes to pretty polish! And this one is just perfection with all the right things!


Lollipop Posse Lacquer Blood of the Willing, Polished Gamers

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Zoya Luscious Fall 2020, Swatches and Review

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So don't judge me. I have had these swatched for like two months. It's ridiculous. Of course, my Halloween schedule and being overwhelmed, these just sat. That's obnoxious because I already have the winter collection waiting here. A lot of these shades are transitional from fall to winter and you know what, it is still autumn, so let's check these out!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Red Carpet

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 Hello all! I am in my final 3 weeks of the semester and while I feel like I might not be drowning, I totally am. So hopefully I can find a nice balance of posting my swatches and nail art while also not crying in a corner because I am on Zoom alll day and on my computer allll day. But of course, Polish Pickup comes back this Friday, so I needed to show you these! The theme is Red Carpet. Sure! Why not?!


Friday, October 30, 2020

Pumpkin Scarecrow Halloween Nail Art

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Hey all! So today's look is inspired by Halloween socks I bought my partner at Aldi! Have y'all gone to Aldi before? I was a casual shopper here and there and I would get so annoyed that I would buy something I loved and it would be gone the next time. Well I found out that Aldi have limited edition items that they rotate EVERY WEEK. So yea, now I go a lot. I saw these adorable Halloween socks and it was 2 designs for $1.99. How can you beat that? I just knew these were my next mani!

 

Pumpkin Scarecrow Halloween Nail Art

  

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Candy Corn Dry Brush Ghosts

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 This must be the season of candy corn nail art for me! I actually walked by Magnolia Bakery and this had this gorgeous yellow, orange, and white dry brush style cake with ghosts and I knew I needed to recreate it! Believe it or not, I did not take a photo of it. I am so silly!

Candy Corn Dry Brush Ghosts

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen in a Pumpkin

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I showed you how Pusheen witch was cooking up something good. Of course, Pusheen is really messy in the kitchen and her potion did not just feed her, but turned her into a pumpkin! So this is part two of my Pusheen calendar series, because why not?!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen in a Pumpkin

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Kawaii Halloween Characters

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 I have another catalog-inspired Halloween look, this time inspired by square pillows. They have a Kawaii feel. When I think of Kawaii, I think of cutesy and big eyes! So this has the typical Halloween characters, redone in a cutesy way!

Kawaii Halloween Characters

Friday, October 23, 2020

Zombie Pumpkins Nail Art

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 πŸŽƒπŸŽƒThe pumpkins are zombies!!!πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ I find so much inspiration from cookie artists. They create awesome art on edible canvases. When I saw this zombie pumpkin design from Marlyn of Montreal Confections, I was blown away by the creativity. I knew I had to create something similar. I always do pumpkin looks but I have NEVER done a zombie pumpkin!

Zombie Pumpkins Nail Art

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Candy Corn Corgi Bears Nail Art

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 Oh hey there! My mom got a catalog from a place that sells lots of knick knacks and they always have specific stuff for holidays. I was browsing it for fun and they were selling candy corn corgis. ADORABLE. Of course, you have to buy a minimum of a dozen, so I am not getting them, but hey, let's put them on my nails!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen Witch

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As usual, Pusheen has a fabulous Halloween and is cooking up something good. I love these intricate designs and usually choose one part of it to focus on. Sorry Stormy, Pusheen is the star here! Let's get to the witchy details!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Pusheen Witch

Monday, October 19, 2020

Jack'O'Lantern Nail Art with KBShimmer

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 It is not Halloween without pumpkin nails. I just loved the KBShimmer trio that I shared a few weeks ago and I finally sat down to do some simple art. I still love doing my nails but I am finding it hard to schedule to write posts...sigh. I spend all day on the computer and I just want it off at the end of the day!

Jack'O'Lantern Nail Art with KBShimmer

Friday, October 16, 2020

Halloween Stamping with Alter Ego Bulbasaur

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 When I wore Bulbasaur and shared swatches yesterday, I knew I wanted to do some Halloween stamping. I was thinking about slime when I wore this polish and could not find my slime plate! So let me tell you my process even though I don't love my stamping (it happens).

Halloween Stamping with Alter Ego Bulbasaur

 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Alter Ego Bulbasaur, Polished Gamers

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 Hello all! Polished Gamers comes back today and I am right on time to show you Alter Ego's contribution. The theme is Pokemon and Cynthia was inspired by Bulbasaur. I googled this character and the color NAILED it. It is the same color with some added fun, so let's check it out.

Alter Ego Bulbasaur, Polished Gamers

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Halloween Nightscape with Lollipop Posse Lacquer Halloween Trio

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Hey all! Last week I shared the Lollipop Posse Halloween trio which is available NOW. It was inspired by What We Do in the Shadows, which is a current television show (and hilarious movie) based on vampires. So of course, I had to do some coordinating nail art!

Halloween Nightscape with Lollipop Posse Lacquer Halloween Trio

Friday, October 9, 2020

Lollipop Posse Lacquer What We Do in the Shadows Halloween Trio

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More Halloween YESSS. This is a very unconventional trio for Halloween, but when I saw the inspiration picture (head to the Lollipop Posse Lacquer group), I was like ahhhh, this makes sense! Plus, I love the idea of funky Halloween art (coming up!). Since this trio releases today, let's get to it!

Monday, October 5, 2020

KBShimmer Halloween Trio

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I am so excited for spooky season! Even if it may look different, I am glad some brands decided to still celebrate Halloween. If you've followed my blog, you know I usually do a 13 Days of Halloween manis. Well I have already done some art! I want to do as much as possible and of course, I will be back with art from this awesome trio, so let's take a look!

Friday, October 2, 2020

Glow-in-the-Dark Ghosts Nail Art

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 I am so ready for Halloween art! I have been doing some stamping lately and I love it since I have so many plates and images I haven't used before. So I am hoping to finally get some stamping done. When I have a glow-in-the-dark polish, I always like to stamp ghosts. Every time, I get excited. How cute are these?!


Glow-in-the-Dark Ghosts Nail Art

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

October Polish Pickup: Animation

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October's Polish Pickup is all about Animation! I really assumed a bunch of Disney stuff, but I am seeing lots of inspiration in the Polish Pickup group. Wishlisting is already available, so go ahead and add these to your list if you don't already have them on it!