Tuesday, April 25, 2017

30 Days of Colour: Birds

Greetings and Nailutations,

Another post for 30 Days of Colour, where we try to tackle the untried polishes sitting in our cabinets/drawers/helmers waiting to be used.  I also wanted to combine this with Spring for Nail Challenge Collaborative.  I wanted something bright (and I was in a rush) - so, the stickers from a stencil were used.  :)

Let's get to the details!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative: Pastel Floral

Greetings and Nailutation,

Today my blog post is for the Nail Crazies Unite group.  The theme is floral pastels and I had to bring in the Pastelly Jellies from Drip Drop Nail Paint - which were just re-released!  One of great things about the Pastelly Jellies is that you can create not only jelly sandwiches (glitter between layers of jelly) but you can create stamping sandwiches!  :)

Let's get to the details!

Friday, April 21, 2017

30 Days of Colour Challenge: Earth Day

Greetings and Nailutations,

For the 30 Days of Colour Challenge (where you attempt to utilize those polishes that sit untried in your drawer) the prompt is Earth Day!  Did you know Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970?  I decided on a minimalism mani and selected a green pastel with blue micro-flecks to symbolize Earth.

Let's get to the details.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative: Spring Daisies

Greetings and Nailutations,

This month I'm a little behind on some nail art challenges and I know I won't get caught up.  Having a nasty cold for week and sounding like a trucker who smokes kind of changed my schedule.  :)  Today I'm sharing a mani for the Nail Challenge Collaborative group with the prompt "Spring."  The goal is to do 1-4 manis with the same prompt.  What do I think of with spring?  Flowers blooming of course!

Now let's get to the details!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Drip Drop Nail Paint Oz Collection Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I will be sharing a glittery 6 piece collection from Drip Drop Nail Paint inspired by the movie Wizard of Oz.  It is one of my favorite movies of all time - a true classic.  Each polish provides imagery of a scene in the movie and the sparkle creates a dazzling show on your nails.  There are 3 different ways to wear/apply these glitters.

1. Apply 2 coats (maybe 3) for a glittering spectacular nail
2. Apply 1 coat over an undie to create a fun glitter topper feel
2a. Glitter between jelly finish polish for a a fun jelly sandwich
3. Apply 1 coat and then sponge glitter on to make a completely opaque glitter nail

I demonstrate the first and 3rd applications on my YouTube channel in the swatch video - be sure to check it out!

Now let's get to the swatches!
Warning: Picture heavy post with photos in filtered light as well as simulated sunlight to give the full holo effect.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Get To Know My Passion

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is the last day of Digit-al Dozen Get To Know Me prompt.  I've been enjoying learning about my fellow DD sisters.  Today I will be sharing my passion, my love - theater.  I absolutely LOVE going to the theater - to be transported through imagination and art to another time or place with live acting is amazing to me.  The first play I saw live (other than high school plays which I watched as well as participated in) was Phantom of the Opera - the classic.  My husband and I donate to our local Broadway venue every year so that we can get some extra benefits (meeting actors, better parking, tickets dead center in the first 20 rows and of course tax write off! haha).  I decided to do a mani inspired by the only play that I have seen 3 times: RENT!  I also have a playbill that is signed by some of the cast that was in the movie!

Let's get to the details!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Get To Know My Cats!

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is Day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen Get To Know Me prompt and today I was inspired by my furry children!  My husband and I have 2 orange ginger tabbies Henry (Hen) and Buzz (Buzzy).  They both have completely different personalities and meows.

Henry - easy going, calm, patient and his meow is very high pitched
Buzzy - anxious, pestering little brother (picture...I'm not touching you...I'm not touching you), goofy and his meow is more of a chirp.

Both were rescues, where Henry was retrieved from a hoarder and Buzz was a previous feral cat that was young enough to be introduced to humans as potential pet material.

I'll have photos of the boys at the bottom, but first the mani!