Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Nail Art: Jack & Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)!

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Happy Halloween!!!  It's the final day of my Halloween Nail Art.  I really hope that you've enjoyed the posts as much as I enjoyed doing them!

For my final post this week, I did Jack & Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.  

Halloween nail art Jack & Sally The Nightmare Before Christmas

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Nail Art: Friday the 13th!

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Greetings!  Happy Thursday to everyone!  

I have to admit something about my nails today.  I'm the world's biggest chicken, so I avoid horror movies at all costs.  I can scare myself just as easily with my overactive imagination.  I wasn't always such a scaredy-cat; when I was in high school, I absolutely loved the movie, IT.  My sister, my best friend, and I would watch it almost every week to the point we could recite the movie!  But I've never seen any of the Friday the 13th movies.  Just too scary for me!  But perfect for some Halloween nails!

Halloween nail art Friday the 13th

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Nail Art: Frankenstein!

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Greetings! We're halfway through Halloween Nail Art week!

Today, I've got a look that is super easy to recreate - Frankenstein nails!

Halloween nail art Frankenstein

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Nail Art: Mummies!

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Greetings!  It's Halloween week!  Halloween was one of my favorite times of the year growing up.  I loved getting to dress in costumes and go trick-or-treating!  As an adult, I still enjoy Halloween, but just not to the same extent as a kid.  I don't like being scared/terrified, so most of the Halloween events (like haunted houses) just aren't my thing.  To help get me in the Halloween mood, I'm going to be doing Halloween nail art all this week!  

For the nail art this week, I wanted to do nail art looks that could be easily done by anyone.  My nail art skills are very much beginner, and I usually shy away from doing them because of that.  But practice makes perfect!  I also wanted to show that you don't need lots and lots of polishes to do nail art.  I tried to stick to just a few basic colors for all the looks.  I know not everyone is a nail polish addict!

First up this week is Mummies!

halloween nail art mummies

Saturday, October 25, 2014

HPB October Halloween Mani Link-Up!

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Greetings!  I am a member of an amazing group of nail polish bloggers on Facebook called Hobby Polish Bloggers.  It's a place where casual or "as a hobby" nail bloggers could come together with other like-minded bloggers.  HPB is a place to hang out, ask questions, and just have fun! The amount of talent in this group is amazing, and there's bloggers of all sizes in it - from microbloggers to some bigger bloggers that I looked up to as I was getting into nail polish.  This group, and their support, was instrumental in me getting the confidence to start this blog!

The group had been discussing doing monthly collaborations, and what better one to start with than a Halloween nail art?!  I had planned to do a week of nail art for Halloween so this is a great lead-in to it!  

I wanted to find Halloween nail art ideas that weren't too difficult because well, my nail art skills are very much in the beginner category! Today, I went with Sugar Skulls.  They are bright and colorful, yet still a lil bit spooky!

sugar skulls halloween nail art

sugar skulls halloween nail art

sugar skulls halloween nail art

I like this look can be created from polish colors that most people already have, and no nail art tools if you didn't have them.  I used a small art brush and dotting tool, but a toothpick and bobby pin would work too! The polishes that I used were: OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Hey Baby, Sally Hansen Green with Envy, Sally Hansen Sun Kissed, Sally Hansen Violet Voltage, and Zoya Raven.  

Be sure to check out the other fabulous looks from my fellow Hobby Polish Bloggers below!

So what is going to be on your nails next week?  Be sure to check out my blog each day for ideas!

Until next time, 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pahlish: Honeycrisp Candy & Pumpkin Parade (Bespokes)

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Greetings!  Fridays are always a great day, but lately, I've got something else to look forward to besides the start to my weekend.  Yes, I'm talking about the Pahlish restocks.  I'm seriously addicted to these Bespoke polishes.  I almost cried when I didn't get home last Friday night in time to get last week's!  To soothe my grief, I'm going to share 2 Bespokes that I was able to snag a couple of weeks ago - Honeycrisp Candy and Pumpkin Parade.

Pahlish Honeycrisp Candy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Ladies of Peter Pan duo from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer & Sweet Heart Polish

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Greetings!  My favorite vacation spot is Disney World.  My husband and I have been there many, many different times.  One of my favorite rides is Peter Pan's Flight.  I don't get to ride it nearly as much as I'd like because the wait times are typically insane for it!  My love of this ride was what initially drew me to The Ladies of Peter Pan, the collaboration duo from Sweet Heart Polish and Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer.

the ladies of peter pan duo sweet heart polish blue-eyed girl lacquer

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

butter LONDON: Queen Vic

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Greetings!  Today I'm sharing what has quickly become one of my favorite creme polishes.  A good creme polish isn't hard to find; a lot of companies make good cremes.  But it's much harder to find a great creme.  And sometimes, when all the stars align, you come across a polish that is unlike all the rest.  Perfection in a bottle.  That is how I would describe butter LONDON's Queen Vic.

butter LONDON Queen Vic

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Born Pretty Anniversary Sale!

From October 17th through November 10th, is celebrating their 4 year anniversary with some great sales for their customers!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Erin Condren Life Planner

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Greetings!  Today, I've got a little different post for you!  I've been patiently waiting for my Erin Condren Life Planner to arrive after ordering it a few weeks ago.  It arrived last weekend, so I've just started using it, and I already love it!  This post is picture heavy to show you all of the great features of this planner.

I've recently decided that I needed to get more organized.   I had been using the calendar on my phone, and spreadsheets to keep track of bills, but well, technology can fail, and spreadsheets are great... when you remember to open them!  I kept putting off getting a "real" planner because I am not that busy.  I don't have kids or tons of social appointments, so it seemed like a waste.  Yet I kept finding myself writing lists, notes, and reminders on sticky notes only to lose them in the depths of my purse.  It was time for a planner!

Here's my baby!  They have so many different covers; I had to get my husband's help picking mine out.  You can add photos to your cover, and it can be personalized with your name.

Erin Condren Life Planner

Friday, October 17, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer: Monster's Tea at Tiffany's

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Greetings!  It's Friday; it's Friday!  But almost as exciting ... It's Payday; It's Payday!!  Other than a monthly trip to Costco tomorrow, I'm going to splurge (I think) on some Thirty-One bags for my new planner.  Today I want to share with you this beautiful polish from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Monster's Tea at Tiffany's!

blue-eyed girl lacquer monster's tea at tiffany's

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Liquid Sky Lacquer: Robin Williams Tribute Trio

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Greetings! I'm a bit late with this post, so I hope you'll forgive me.  Last week was Mental Illness Awareness Week.  For most people, mental illnesses are something that they can sweep under a rug and not have to think about,  However for millions of Americans living with these mental illness, they can't escape their reality, or the stigma and misunderstanding around these illnesses.  I've dealt with depression and mental illness for as long as I can remember.  And I know the feeling of putting on a mask of normality in order to hide my illness.  Sadly, it takes the passing of someone as beloved as Robin Williams to open up discussions about mental health.

Shortly after Robin Williams' passing, Carolyn from Liquid Sky Lacquers created a very special trio of polishes that celebrated his life and work.  Inspired by three of his most loved movies, the sales of these polishes was 100% donated to charity - 50% went to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, and the other 50% went to Families for Depression Awareness.  Her goal was to raise $500 for these organizations.  At last count, she had raised close to $5,000.  I want to share these very special polishes with you today.

liquid sky lacquers robin williams tribute trio

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend: Zhar-Ptica (Firebird)

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Greetings!  Today's post will be super quick.  I'm exhausted from my day, but I still wanted to show you this beautiful polish!  I'd wanted to try Dance Legend polishes for awhile, and I finally bought a couple from Llarowe.  One of these was Zhar-Ptica from the Anna Gorelova collection.

anna gorelova dance legend zhar-ptica firebird

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIFFERENT Dimension: The Lovers, The Dreamers, And Me

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Greetings!  I hope you're having a good day Tuesday!  Tuesdays are my long days because I have to go get my allergy shot after work.  It's a hassle, but one well worth it when this time of year rolls around!

Today, I have a polish from the April A Box, Indied from Llarowe - "The Lovers, The Dreamers, And Me" from DIFFERENT Dimension.  I missed out on this box filled with holos when Llarowe released it, so I stalked blog sales until I found this beauty!

 different dimensions the lovers the dreamers and me

Monday, October 13, 2014

Girly Bits: Mint-al Precision


Greetings!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I ended up not getting down to the food festival in my town.  Saturday was just too warm, and Sunday was cold & rainy!  I spend the days doing chores around the house.  At least I got a lot done!

A couple of weeks ago, I won a giveaway from Polished to Precision, and on Friday I received my prize - a bottle of Girly Bits "Mint-al Precision."  It was created by Tiffany for her 1st Blog Anniversary, and it is a stunning color!  I couldn't wait to try it out!

girly bits mint-al precision

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pahlish: October 2013 Duo (Tom Fury & The Dust Witch)

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Greetings! I am so glad it's Friday!  This week has been a hectic one!  I had wanted to go to a local food festival this weekend, but my Erin Condren planner is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow!  I have a feeling that I'm going to spend the weekend decorating it!  I can't wait!!  But before tomorrow, we've got to get through today, and I'm going to show you the October 2013 duo from Pahlish!

pahlish tom fury the dust witch

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Lady Varnishes: Bowties Are Cool

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Greetings!  Today, I have another Doctor Who inspired polish for you, "Bowties are Cool" from The Lady Varnishes.  This polish was from the "Bigger on the Inside" collection.  This amazing collection was made up of glitter toppers that were inspired by each of the eleven of the Doctors!  

The Lady Varnishes Bowties are cool

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Head Down South with Brooke Anderson & Gabriel Cosmetics - A New Nail Collaboration for Fall

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Gabriel Cosmetics is headed down South just in time for fall with Brooke Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics Nail Collection! The collection of SIX “5-Free” Limited Edition shades are a wink and a curtsey to the Entertainment Tonight Host’s Southern Georgia roots infusing beloved Southern expressions from classic films like Gone with the Wind and everyday Southern terminology into a collection fit for a Southern Belle (Don’t we have some of them in LA?)!

Lucky 13 Lacquer: Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist

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Greetings, and happy hump day!  Do you love super heroes?  I do!  Today, I'm sharing one of the polishes from the Avengers Assemble collection from Lucky 13 Lacquer.

lucky 13 lacquer genius billionaire playboy philanthropist

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Digital Nails: Ultimate Ginger

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Greetings!  Today I have one of my favorite polishes to share with you.  There's no question that I LOVE Doctor Who.  I haven't been watching very long, but from the first episode, I was hooked like no other show.  This polish is represents all of my favorite things from the show - my favorite episode, favorite Doctor, and favorite companion.

digital nails ultimate ginger

Monday, October 6, 2014

Beautifully Disney - "Tangled Web" Collection


Greetings!  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you saw that my sister got me the "Tangled Web" mini nail polish set from Disneyland.  I love these little polish sets, and try to pick up the collections when I go to Disney World.  The Tangled Web collection is made up of 4 polishes inspired by four villains.

beautifully disney tangled web

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pahlish Royal Reverie Collection

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Greetings!  Today I have half of the Royal Reverie collection from Pahlish.  This collection is made up of 8 gorgeous shades that are perfect for Fall.  I've got 4 of the polishes from the collection to share with you today!

pahlish royal reverie collection an caisteal ruadh gilded greenwich le bijou du roi reinette

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Sampling of the OPI Nordic Collection

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Greetings!  Today I have a couple of polishes from the Fall OPI Nordic Collection.  Fall collections are some of my favorites.  The latest collection is made up of 12 new polishes - 9 cremes, 2 shimmers, and 1 glitter.  I have 3 of the collection to share with you today!

OPI Nordic Collection

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Flashback to 2012 ~ Dollish Polish This is Halloween collection

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Happy October 1st!  Halloween's only a month away!!!

I didn't get into nail polish until the very end of 2012, so I missed out on Dollish Polish's 2012 "This is Halloween" collection.  I love "The Nightmare Before Christmas" so you can imagine my excitement when I saw on Dollish's Instagram that she restocked some of the collection in her Etsy clearance bin.  I picked up This Is Halloween, Deadly Nightshade, Vampires Coven, and Spectral Pup.

dollish polish this is halloween spectral pup deadly nightshade vampires coven