Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ribbits Stickits Un-Frog-Gettable Glass Frog Peel Off Base Coat

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Do you swatch polishes?  Are you a blogger who is changing their mani daily?  Do you steer clear of glitter polishes because taking it off is such a pain?  Have no fear!  I have an answer for you!  Ribbits Stickits is introducing a new product on Black Friday - Un-Frog-Gettable Glass Frog!  I know, I know, you are thinking - how is a glass frog going to help me?  I will tell you - It's a peel off base coat!  If you aren't familiar with Ribbits Stickits - Kristy the owner, sells vinyls, decals, charms, mats, large vinyls, latex nail barrier and more!


Let's get to the details!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Chirality Black Friday Limited Editions

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press samples*
Today I am sharing 2 Black Friday Limited Edition polishes from Chirality Polish.  These are part of a small batch so they will be available from 11/24 - 11/27 or until they sell out (12am PST Friday through 11:59pm PST Monday).  Best part?  They are only $5 each!  There are a ton of other deals too - which I'll touch upon at the end.  First let's talk about the 2 Limited Edition polishes!



Let's get to the swatches! *Photos show filtered light and LED light.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Pug Posse Nail Lacquer Death Collection Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I'm sharing the Death Collection from Pug Posse Nail Lacquer.  The Death Collection will be released on Black Friday (November 24th) and contains 4 polishes of different finishes.  Pug Posse Nail Lacquer is an off shoot of Sweet Sage Scents - which sells wax.  So if you love wax and polish - 1 stop shop!


Now let's get to the swatches! *PHOTO HEAVY POST*  Pictures shown in filtered and LED light.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Futuristic - Rosie From The Jetsons

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are concluding with the last day of the Digit-al Dozen week with our Futuristic prompt.  This was a husband suggestion today too!  When I told him the prompt he yelled "THE JETSONS!"  I was staring at the characters and the only character I remembered the name of was Rosie, the robot.  So I went with that!


Let's get to the details!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Futuristic 5th Element

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are onto day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen continuing with our Futuristic prompt.  My husband suggested this movie idea and I looked through a ton of photos and finally found the inspiration!  Leeloo's outfit with the white crop top, gold pants and orange suspenders!


Let's get to the details!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Futuristic Avatar

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are onto day 3 of the Digit-al Dozen continuing with our Futuristic prompt.  Another movie that popped into my head was the one with the blue critters...  SMURFS?!  NO!  I thought of Avatar.  The 3+ hour feature film that was amazing, yet really long.  I googled a few images and decided to make a mani based on their skin patterns.


Let's get to the details!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Futuristic - The Matrix

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are onto day 2 of the Digit-al Dozen continuing with our Futuristic prompt.  Another movie that popped into my head was The Matrix.   Would you take the red pill or the blue pill?  If it's polish - I'd take the glitter pill!  :)


Let's get to the details!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Futuristic - Idiocracy

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is a Digit-al Dozen week and our prompt is Futuristic.  I will be honest - I was dreading this prompt because I had a difficult time coming up with ideas.  My husband stepped in with a few ideas and then I started feeling better about it.  All my manis are based on television/movies that take place in the future.  As you can tell by the blog title, this one is based on the movie Idiocracy, which is about how social media and being able to use computers to think for humans may actually cause humans to evolve to be dumber.  It's a comedy and to make it interesting one person is frozen and wakes up in the future and tries to help save the world...


Let's get to how he helps save the world!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Beauty Bigbang: Lace Starry Holo Nail Foils

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Today I have 16 Lace Laser Starry Holo Nail Foil from Beauty Bigbang to share.  If you want quick and easy nail art with zero mess, then keep reading!


Let's get to the review.

Friday, November 10, 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Animal Print in the Wrong Colors

Greetings and Nailutations,

Today I am posting a fun mani for a prompt with 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Animals Print In The Wrong Colors.  I also wanted to pair it with some neons for All About The Stamp 80's Neon Challenge.  Combine those two ideas and you get....BOOM - in your face neon leopard nails!


Let's get to the details.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Lantern and Wren: Messy Mansion Crystal 02 Plate

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I am sharing some manis I have done with Messy Mansion Crystal 02 Plate that I acquired through Lantern and Wren.  Lantern and Wren is a stockist that carries stamping plates, stamping polishing, polish, vinyls, stampers and so much more.  I actually just made an order a few days ago and already got my package, so shipping is amazing.

Photo: courtesy of Messy Mansion

Let's get to the manis!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Beaty Bigbang: Latex-Free U-Shape Nail Protectors

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Today I have Latex-Free U-Shaped Nail Protector Tape from Beauty Bigbang to share.  If you are allergic to latex or wanting to bring something along on a trip that isn't liquid in a bottle or if you are sensitive to scents, keep reading!

Let's get to the review.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Big Beautybang: Metallic Foil Leaf

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
I have another product from Beauty Bigbang to share.  I have a box of 12 pots of metallic foil in gold, silver, copper and multi-color leaf.  While they have a foil look to them, they are delicate and soft like leaf.


Let's get to the review. *Photo heavy post.*

Friday, November 3, 2017

Nail Crazies Unite: Neutral Bountiful Harvest

Greetings and Nailutations,

I'm taking a break from product reviews to do a nail art prompt from Nail Crazies Unite - Neutral. I'll be sharing a neutral I just acquired and some neutral nail art to top it off!



Let's get to the details.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Big Beautybang: Gold Nail Stickers

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Today I have some Golden Floral Nail Stickers from Beauty Bigbang to share.  If you are looking for a quick and easy and fun look keep reading!


Let's get to the review.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beauty Bigbang: Pot of Gold

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Over the next few days I have some products from Beauty Bigbang to share.  The first product is a pot of Gold Glitter.


Let's get to the review.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ehmkaynails Halloween Challenge Recap

Greetings and Nailutations,

Happy Halloween!  I've been participating in a challenge hosted by Michelle of Ehmkay Nails and today was the last day!  I've been posting all my manis on instagram, so all the details will be found there - here you will just find random commentary.


Let's get to the manis!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Digit-al Dozen October Birthday Mani

Greetings and Nailutations!

The Digit-al Dozen had a birthday this past month and it was Amber of Nail Like Lace who selected the image we all use to create manis!  She selected a fun blue, red and black cat!


Let's get to the details.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Halloween With Negative Space

Greetings and Nailutations,

I have a ton of blog posts I will be cranking out over the next few days!  And special treat - I have a giveaway coming up to celebrate 4 years of blogging this month!  :)

26 Great Nail Art Ideas is a Facebook Group that has prompts every other week and a few days ago (I'm behind) was Halloween with Negative Space.  I'm going to be honest, this weekend when I was going through all the manis I needed to get done, I kept wanting to do a ruffian mani.  So these are my take on Halloween Negative Space Ruffian.


Let's get to the details.

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Nail Art Squad - Fall Decor

Greetings and Nailutations,

Today I participated in a collaboration with some talented women organized by Sarah of 25 Sweet Peas.  Our prompt was Fall Decor and I am summoning all the Autumn vibes I can with this mani to get it to cool down here.  It is the middle/end of October and today (Monday the 23rd) it is supposed to be 97 F (36.1 C)!  I mean come on Mother Nature - WHY!?  I'll stop whining now and share with you the collaboration photo!


Now let's get to my mani details!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It Girl Nail Art IG121 Plate Review Part 2

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I will be sharing the 2nd half of my review of  It Girl Nail Art IG121 plate.  This plate contains everything you need for a good Hallow's Eve - skulls, jack-o-lanterns, spiders, webs, grave stone, grim reaper, a witch and much more!  Yesterday I shared 5 manis and today will be another 5!


Now let's get to the manis!

Monday, October 16, 2017

It Girl Nail Art IG121 Plate Review Part 1

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
I have a confession.  I love love love holiday or theme stamping plates.  Today I have one to share and it's HALLOWEEN themed!!!  It Girl Nail Art has released IG121 and you don't want to miss it!  This plates contains everything you need for a good Hallow's Eve - skulls, jack-o-lanterns, spiders, webs, grave stone, grim reaper, a witch and much more!  I'm going to be sharing 5 manis today I created with the plate and the next blog post will cover another 5.


Now let' get to the manis!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Throwback to Luciferia

Greetings and Nailutations,

It has been an amazing Digit-al Dozen Week using the prompt Throwback.  I had my tribute to Sally, Bumble, Clown and yesterday a Butterfly.  Today we are going old school, as in college days, back in the late 90's-early 2000's (yes I'm dating myself).


Let's get to the details.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Throwback to Flutterby

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is now Day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen Throwback week.  I'm revisiting times I have dressed up - I'm getting in the Halloween spirit!  I first showed you my Sally mani, then buzzed over to my Bumble costume and yesterday I shared my Clown work uniform.  Today is not necessarily a costume nor a uniform, but just as fun!


Now let's get to the details!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Throwback to Clowning

Greetings and Nailutations!

We are now onto Day 3 for the Digit-al Dozen using the prompt Throwback.  I'm revisiting old costumes I have worn.  I shared my Sally and my Bumble costumes and today is going to make you laugh.


Let's get to the details.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Throwback to Bumble

Greetings and Nailutations!

We are on day 2 of the Digit-al Dozen Throwback week and I chose to be inspired by old Halloween costumes.  Yesterday I shared my Sally inspired mani and today I will share one of my favorite costumes EVAH!!!!


Let's get to the details!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Digit-tal Dozen: Throwback to Sally

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is a Digit-al Dozen Week and our prompt for this week is Throwback.  What does "throwback" mean, should I do old manis I've done before or re-create other people's manis were the first things that popped into my mind.  But because it's October and I wanted to try to fit in some theme costume manis, I decided to take a trip down memory lane in my Facebook account to look at times I "dressed up" and create manis inspired by those costumes.


Now let's get to the details!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I am going to be sharing a brand new indie brand called Geekish Glitter Lacquer that is launching Friday the 13th!  (oooooh....creepy!)  Geeks Glitter Lacquer will be based on everything fandom and everything geeky!  (A brand after my own heart - I mean, I am an engi-nerd after all.)  I'll be sharing 3 of Geekish Glitter Lacuqer's initial release.


Now let's get to the swatches!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

K Squared Nail Paint Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
It is still 100 degrees here in Arizona, so neons and summer colors can really be worn (if you follow season dress code) up into the end of October.  So I'm going to share 3 polishes I received from K Squared Nail Paint.


Let's get to the swatches!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Ever After Polish New Stamping Polishes

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I am sharing 2 new stamping polishes from Ever After Polish that debuted at Polish Con and be available on their online store.  I am a stamping fanatic, so I'm always looking for great polishes that stamp well or create neat effects.


Let's get to the review!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ever After Polish Polish Con Limited Editions Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
This weekend is Polish Con!  Polish Con is defined as: the gathering of hundreds of individuals who have a common love of nail polish and hand made goodies.  Ever After Polish provided me with their Limited Editions for the event.  I'm currently in Chicago for the event on Saturday!  I am so excited.  Enough babbling - here is the Polish Con Exclusive Duo!


Let's get to the swatches!  Photos shown in filtered light box and also in LED light.

Monday, September 18, 2017

MAXUS Nails Empower Collection Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I will be sharing some creamy swatches of 4 polishes that MAXUS Nails sent me.  These 4 polishes are part of the Empower Collection and are available now.  Going through their instagram feed I was blown away that their products have been used on celebrities!  I'm not one to usually fawn over celebrities, but to say "I wore the same polish as Angelina Jolie" kind of makes me feel a little special.




Now let's get to the swatches!  All photos shown in filtered light (light box) and LED light (simulated sunlight).

Friday, September 15, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: 5th Birthday Celebration

Greetings and Nailutation,

It is the last day of the Digit-al Dozen and today I have a full on party celebration on my nails for the 5th birthday of the Digit-al Dozen.  All this week we have celebrated it's Bee-Day, given it a bouquet of 5 petaled flowers, given it a high five, found a bunch of other types of 5's to share and now it's a true party!


Let's get to the details.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: 5's All Around

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is Day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen week celebrating the group's 5th birthday.  I did a "Bee-day" mani, a bouquet of 5 petaled flowers and yesterday did a high five mani!  Today I am sharing five different 5's on my nails.


Let's get to the details.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: High Five For 5th Birthday

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is Day 3 of the Digit-al Dozen prompt 5th Birthday!  I've celebrated it's "Bee-day", given it a bouquet of 5 petaled flowers and today I shall be giving the Digit-al Dozen a Birthday High Five!  That is right...a high five for turning 5!



Let's get to the details.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: 5th Birthday Bouquet

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are continuing with the week of Digit-al Dozen 5th Birthday Celebration manis.  Yesterday I had a play on words with Bee-Day (B-day) with 5 bees on my nails and today I'm sending the Digit-al Dozen a bouquet of flowers and of course each flower has 5 petals.  Why would they not?


Let's get to the details.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: 5th "Bee-Day" Celebration

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is a Digit-al Dozen week and we were challenged with the prompt "5th Birthday."  Yes, that is right - the Digit-al Dozen is turning 5 this month.  The prompt was very challenging and I tried my best to tackle manis with themes of birthday and 5.


Let's get to the details!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Color Clutch Product Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
I've had this product to review for a few weeks - it originally was delivered to my neighbors who were out of town, then when it got into my hands it got misplaced when cleaning (obviously I am NEVER cleaning again.)  :)  Today I will be sharing my thoughts on the Color Clutch - it is an adorable polish storing container.

Color Clutch

Let's get to the review.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Polish 'M Not Really Neon's Collection Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Some products in post are press samples*
Today I am sharing the Not Really Neon's Collection from Polish 'M.  I previously did a nail art post with the 6 I received from Michelle (the owner of Polish 'M).  I loved the versatility of the 6 so much that I had to get the remaining 6.  This post contains a whopping 12 cremes!  They are perfect for nail art, water marbling, stamping and they work great as undies for glitter toppers!


Now let's get to the swatches!  Photos all shown with filtered light and LED light.  All photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.  *Picture heavy post.*

Friday, September 1, 2017

Glisten and Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I am going to share my thoughts on Glisten and Glow's Ridge Filling Base Coat.  I must make a confession - I have ridges.  Yes, vertical nail ridges (hangs head in shame).  Usually I can hide it with base coats.  I have another confession - I rarely wear nail polish full time because after 1 shower, it flakes off.  Guess what?  THIS HAS CHANGED thanks to some help from Glisten and Glow.


Let's get to the review!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Pug Posse Nail Lacquer Fall Collection Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
I am so ready for Fall - it has been around 110 the last few days here in Arizona and I'm melting.  I long for the chill in the mornings, the leaves turning, the colors in fashion and nails!!  With that said, today I am sharing the fall collection from Pug Posse Nail Lacquer.  They will be available August 31st.


Photos shown in filtered light box and in LED light to simulate sunlight.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Grease-inspired Fall Collection Swatch and Review Part 2

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Today I am sharing the second half of the 10 piece Turtle Tootsie Polishes Grease-inspired Fall Collection.  This collection releases August 27th at 8pm Eastern.  This collection puts to mind many iconic moments in the movie and Chrissy (the owner of Turtle Tootsie Polishes) paired those moments with perfect colors and finishes.  I'm splitting this post into 2 parts and the first part was work appropriate colors (more neutrals/softer colors) and this 2nd part will be bright fun colors.


Now let's get to the swatches! (Picture heavy post)
Photos shown in filtered light and LED light.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Grease-inspired Fall Collection Swatch and Review Part 1

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Today I am sharing the first half of the 10 piece Turtle Tootsie Polishes Grease-inspired Fall Collection.  This collection releases August 27th at 8pm Eastern.  This collection puts to mind many iconic moments in the movie and Chrissy (the owner of Turtle Tootsie Polishes) paired those moments with perfect colors and finishes.  I'm splitting this post into 2 parts and this first part will be work appropriate colors (more neutrals/softer colors) and the 2nd part will be bright fun colors.


Now let's get to the swatches! (Picture heavy post)
Photos shown in filtered light and LED light.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Story Genres - True Grit

Greetings and Nailutations,

Today is the last day of the Digit-al Dozen Week Story Genres.  The entire week I have use actual books for my inspiration which coincidentally were also movies!  Today is no different and I am using True Grit, a western for my inspiration.  There are actually 2 movies, one from 1969 and one from 2010.  I read the book first and then watched the 2010 movie and then the 1969.  I am a Jeff Bridges fan, so I really enjoyed the 2010 version and the book is great too!


Let's get to the details.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Story Genres - The Devil Wears Prada (and Polish)

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen and I am continuing with Story Genres.  I realized the last 3 days I've selected books to be inspired by that are also movies...and I'm continuing the theme with that today!  I selected non-fiction fashion inspired book The Devil Wears Prada (which the movie is also fabulous).


Now let's get to the details.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Story Genres - The Blindside

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is day 3 of the Digit-al Dozen and our focus is on story genres.  I decided to interpret this as books I've read and I'm continuing with the theme of non-fiction with being inspired by a heart warming book called The Blindside.  If this sounds familiar - it is also a movie (both the book and movie are wonderful).


Let's get to the details.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Story Generes - The Female Brain

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is day 2 in the Digit-al Dozen for the prompt of Story Genres.  I selected non-fiction again and was inspired by The Female Brain.  It answered so many questions I had about girls, teens and women and how chemicals in our brand work to make us feel and interpret things differently.


Now let's get to the details.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Story Genres - Moneyball

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's a Digit-al Dozen week and this week our theme is Story Genres.  I decided to interpret this as books I have in my library that I've read.  So today we are starting with the genre of non-fiction nerdy sports statistics with hunky male leads.  Is that a genre?  Well it is for me.  If the book sounds familiar - it's because it was also a movie staring Brad Pitt.


Let's get to the details.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bluebird Lacquer Fall Rainbroversity Collection

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I have a fun collection from Bluebird Lacquer called the Rainbroversity Collection.  The Rainbroversity Collection consists of 6 buttery cremes and a flakie topper.  She also sent me her matte top coat, Nothing Else Matters and her water marbling clear polish, Spaced Out.  That's right - THIS COLLECTION WATERMARBLES!  This is one of the easiest collections I've used to water marble - they practically water marbled on their own! :)


Now let's get to the swatches.  *Picture heavy post.*