Sunday, March 27, 2016

LadyQueen Nail Charms Review

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Hi everyone! I received some nail art supplies from LadyQueen to review and did some sweet mermaid nails for you using two of the items!

I used a mermaid nail charm on my middle nail, and placed some starfish studs on the top of each nail, near the cuticle. I just used nail glue to attach them to the nail. The starfish studs lasted several days before I picked them all off (I couldn't help it!), but the mermaid didn't even make it 20 minutes past the picture taking because they did not fit my nail well. My nails curve, and the charms are very flat, so they were barely attached for the photos. I really like them though, and I wish they had fit better. Girls with flat nails, you are in luck with these cute charms!

So here are the polishes I used to create this. This is Potion Polish Cerulean Skies. It is a thin holo blue jelly. I used three coats here.

After that, I created a gradient using a england Spirit of the Moors. These two looked great together, and I'll show this polish off in a separate post.

After my gradient, I stamped using Konad Special white and Mo You Sailor Collection plate 05. Once that was done, I just glued on the charms and studs and this mani was complete! Make sure you check out the other things that you can purchase from LadyQueen, and if you go, use my discount code! It's WEBS15. Thanks so much for looking. Have a great day!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Spring

Hello! So I feel like every idea ever in the history of time when it comes to Sprig manicures has been done. So, of course, I was over here struggling to think up something new. Well, I don't have anything new. Everyone knows what Spring entails. Every Spring-like mani has been done. So, I'm just doing what I like, and what reminds me most of Spring. And guess what? It's baby ducks. I literally just got a little shiver of excitement typing that. You guys, I love baby ducks so much I can hardly stand it!!! They are so cute, in their cute little line behind their mama. So, I decided to paint that on my nails.

I started off with OPI My Pal Joey from the Hello Kitty Collection. After that, I hand painted the mama duck and the little babies using Pure Ice SuperStar! and Black Rage, Essie Meet Me at Sunset, and Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow.

Here is what My Pal Joey looks like on its own. It is a thin polish, but surprisingly this is only two coats. I was skeptical after the first thin and streaky coat, but it looked fine on the second. I love how bright it is, too. It's a perfect nail color for Spring!

There you have it. Baby ducks = Spring. And I loooooove baby ducks! My husband will take me out to the park where there is a big pond to take pictures of baby ducks. That is the tradition. I will take like a hundred pictures. It will be great. So, I guess that is all I have for you today. Please make sure you check out what everyone else did for their spring manicures!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Swatches and Review

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Good morning! I have three lovely polishes from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer for your viewing pleasure today.

These three polishes came to me from Julie at Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer a few weeks ago, and are all still available on her site if you are interested in any of them. The first one I swatched is called Chasing the Skyline and has a formula very similar to Siren's Lament. It is full of flakies and went on in two smooth coats. You could get away with one coat on this one if you paint it thick.

Next, I painted the glitter topper over Chasing The Skyline. This lovely mix is called Blue Ridge Silhouette, and comes from one of her Destination Polish Collaboration duos, North Georgia Sunset. The other polish in this duo is a lovely blue holo from Alter Ego. I totally love this mix of different size, shapes, and colors of glitters. It is meant to have all of the colors of a sunset, so it has pink, coral, orange, red, purple, and blue glitters in all different shapes and sizes. I LOVE it. I did two coats here, and no topcoat. The formula was fine. The glitter came out very evenly, and there were no dragging issues.

And last, we have Irrlicht. This is a bright blue scatter holo and comes from another one of her collaborations called Properties of Light. This one features another pretty polish from Digital Nails, so go check it out! I used two coats for this one as well. The first image is no topcoat. It dries to a satiny finish. The second picture is with topcoat and in full sun. It is even more sparkly in person, but my camera was freaking out at the brightness haha.

Thank you so much Julie for sending me these polishes to review. And thank you to my lovely readers for stopping by today to check them out. Have a great day!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - 3 Shades of Green

Good afternoon and happy Saturday! It occurs to me that I failed to post last week's manicure up on this blog. I don;t know what I was thinking, but I guess I was very sidetracked. Anyway, I am back, and this week I have a very green manicure. I did not intend for it to look like a Spring manicure initially, but it sort of came out that way anyway. :D

I started off this manicure with a white base. Then I used the watercolor technique (using acetone to thin the polish and let the colors bleed together) with Revlon Posh, Sinful Colors Last Chance, and Sally Hansen Perfect Pear-ing. Here is what it looked like.

After that, I used Konad Special Black and CICI&SISI plate 05 to add the swirling leafy pattern to each nail. I really love the result!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my art today, and please make sure you look at all the other green manicures as well! There are some really great ones!

Friday, March 4, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Pastels

Happy Friday! Today, we are all channeling the approaching springtime weather and sporting pastels on our nails. I decided to actually wear some wintry pastels since it is still snowing here. I'm just not ready for florals yet haha. I have this pretty new (to me) polish I picked up around Christmas time from Potion Polish called Snow Day. The maker actually stopped making polish, but you can still purchase what is left of her stock while it lasts. There are some real beauties in the shop, too.

I added some extra zest to this mani by watermarbling over top using clear polish and Julep Margaret. It reminds me of a windy wintry day, which we have had plenty of this year (even though this has probably been our mildest winter ever!).

Snow Day is a beautiful crisp white crelly with blue metallic flakies, blue shimmer, holographic micro glitter, and small pale blue square and hex glitters. It went on in three coats to get full opacity. I don't usually like having to do 3 coats, but for this type of polish (crelly with glitter), I prefer it because you can build up depth with multiple layers of glitters peeping through!

Thank you so much for reading today. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! Make sure you check out all of the other pastel manis today!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rainbow Honey February Mystery Bag

Hmmm I fell a little behind with my blogging, so you are getting February's bag in March!!! I got a lot of great things in this bag, and the polishes were gorgeous (there was a purple AND a happy glitter topper!).

I received  a body lotion and hand sanitizer in a scent called Luvable Pink, and a grape-flavored lip gloss. The two polishes I received this month are Violetta Bot and Electric Love Bytes!.

Here are swatches of Violetta Bot. It is a metallic shimmery pale violet polish, and this is two coats.

Here is a macro of the color. It's extremely reflective, so not easy to photograph!

This is Electric Love Bytes! over top of Zoya Charisma. It has pink flower-shaped glitters, lime green star glitters, and pink and lime hexes, as well as a shifting shimmer that shifts from green to pink and matches the glitters so well.

Here is a macro of Electric Love Bytes!. I just love this glitter topper so much!

Well there you have it, better late than never I guess! I'll be back Friday with a new challenge mani!