Saturday, December 31, 2016

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Luminescent

Welcome back to yet another blog post featuring a Tonic Polish - this time it's a delicate winter beauty called Luminescent, with winter themed stamping.


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Dragon Tears

Welcome back to another blog post, and yet another Tonic Polish making an appearance!

Gorgeous color and a cozy sweater print, make for a pretty seasonally appropriate mani~

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Dragons at Dusk

Welcome to another post featuring a Tonic Polish - this time our guest is the beautiful Dragons at Dusk!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Lunar Lust

Welcome back to yet another blog post! It's been a while since I wrote anything here, but I've posted a few things on Instagram lately - just didn't have the energy to blog. I got a snow day today so I was able to stay home and play with some polishes and have this beauty to share today!

This shifts into so many colors that I don't think I'm able to capture them all, even with a dozen pictures!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Night Owl Lacquer: Fall 2016 Collection

Hello & Welcome! Today on the blog I have an upcoming Fall collection from a new to me brand, Night Owl Lacquer. It's actually a new brand to the indie word of polish! I'm excited to get to watch Night Owl grow -from the first mixing video to now getting ready for a third collection release!
The post is going to be a little long, so lets' get started!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

HPB Presents: Halloween

Welcome back  to another post! As there's only a few days left till Halloween, I've been trying to push myself for more festive nails but this week kind of failed. I kept the same mani on most of the week and went back and forth between what to do next - Halloween, fall, or swatch - and so here we are.

Orange makes everything into a Halloween theme, right? ;)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Stamping Saturday: Fall Sweater

Welcome back to another Stamping Saturday post! I've missed the last couple ones so I'm trying to catch up. I did an obligatory sweater print mani this time and wish I had one like this for myself, haha

Swatched: Tonic Polish - Fall/Halloween 2016 Collection

Hello & Welcome back! We're more than halfway through October here and I really wanted to wrap up the Tonic Polish swatches all in one post, so here we are!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Slitherin'

Welcome back for yet another post covering Tonic Polish - this time it's Slitherin'!

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Ninja Pumpkin

Welcome back for another swatch post featuring a Tonic Polish - this time it's Ninja Pumpkin!

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Toxic

Saturday is here! And with it, more swatching! This purple number is called Toxic, it's part of Tonic Polish Fall/Halloween collection releasing on 10/2.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Poison Rose

Welcome back to yet another installment of a beautiful Tonic Polish from the upcoming collection- this time it's Poison Rose.
Just a couple more days until the collection goes live (10/2) so take a look at what's coming!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Swatch & Art:Tonic Polish - Watcher's Woods

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another polish to show off from the upcoming Tonic Polish Fall/Halloween collection - Watcher's Woods. This was a hard one to capture, so I hope I did well enough to show what it's capable of!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Bloody Hell

Today I have another polish from the upcoming Fall/Halloween collection from Tonic Polish. The color is perfect for fall!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Spellbound

Welcome to a Stamping Saturday post! Today I am continuing with swatching the upcoming Tonic Polish collection, so that's what I'll be using as a base for my stamping.

Friday, September 23, 2016

#THELACQUERRING: Lace

Welcome back for the second The Lacquer Ring prompt  for September - lace! I thought it would be pretty easy, given how many stamping plates I have with lace imagery, but part of the problem was narrowing down what I wanted to use!

Here's what I ended up picking - do you see a hidden image there? ;)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Swatch & Art: Tonic Polish - Windy City

Hello & Welcome! I apologize for the silence this past week - I got to attend a nail polish conversion in Chicago over the weekend! I'll try to do a post about it, it was such a fun experience! I came back with some polish and am eager to show some pretties!

This gorgeous color is Windy City from Tonic Polish. It will be available for purchase outside of the con, and very soon, so take a look and add it to your wishlist!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Stamping Saturday: It's Good to be Queen

Hello and welcome to another Stamping Saturday post! Sorry the blog has been quiet this week - I managed to get sick and am just coming back to life now. This mani got a bit grown out by the time I got to taking pictures, but I couldn't bear to just take it off without documenting it, so here it is!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

HPB Presents: Goldfish

Welcome back for my last post for this month's HPB theme - Goldfish. I just take things literally and here we are again, with another goldfish inspired mani.

Monday, August 29, 2016

HPB Presents: Goldfish

Hello and welcome back! I've got another post for this month's Hobby Polish Bloggers theme Goldfish and I hope you like it!

I have to say...that's pretty gold, and very fishy...so I feel like I nailed it!

Monday, August 22, 2016

HPB Presents: Goldfish

Hobby Polish Bloggers picked "goldfish" as the theme for the August link up, so I just gave to participate this time around! Maybe even more than once if I'm feeling ambitious!

Read more to see how this all started!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Stamping Saturday: China Glaze Pearl Jammin' and floral stamping

Welcome to Stamping Saturday! I've been looking forward to this polish and the stamp, so I hope it turns out good! 
My base color is China Glaze Pearl Jammin' - this is another one from the fall 2016 collection, so I feel very on trend with it. It's a pale blue with pink-copper shimmer.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Swatch & Art: Nvr Enuff Polish - Berry

Welcome back for another post! Today I have a juicy cranberry colored polish from Nvr Enuff called Berry! And then I drip marbled again...take a look!
 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Swatch & Art: Cupcake - Blue Orchid

Welcome to my Swatch & Art post - today's star is a lovely teal holo from Cupcake Polish called Blue Orchid.
 
This was an exclusive polish to the Holo Hookup box for the month of August and a lot of firsts for me!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Stamping Saturday: Summer Loving

Welcome back for another Stamping Saturday! It feels like I just posted last week's mani and it's time for a new one...maybe it's because I was a few days late, haha

I told myself I *HAD* to use bright color and there are pretty eye searing...thus the sunglasses, lol

Friday, August 12, 2016

#THELACQUERRING: TARDIS BLUE

Welcome back for another The Lacquer Ring post - the color prompt is Tardis Blue! I'm just going to say it upfront...this is not one of my fandoms (it may be in the future!) so I was a bit stumped this time around...and don't think I've quite hit the mark.
I've kept it simple with just an accent nail and just drooled over this blue polish I acquired.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Swatch & Art: Nvr Enuff Polish - Faery

It seems like it's either feast or famine on the blog content...this week I've been doing a lot of manis and am trying to fit in more time for writing actual posts. My nails are rarely naked, but posting continuously has been challenging.
Please say this looks like watermelon...because that's what I was trying to aim for.

BornPretty Store: U-Shape Finger Cover

Welcome! Today I have a new item to show - and this is what I used to help me with all the clean up in my recent gradient mani.
*Purchased by me* *Affiliate Link*


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Stamping Saturday: Whimsical Birdie

How is it Tuesday already...time is really flying by, and I have my Stamping Saturday mani to show!

It's it adorable? Read more for the details!

BornPretty Store: Clear Stampers

Today's post is going to be a little different, in that there is no nail art shown, but it's a peek at some tools of the trade and items used in the majority of my stamped designs.
*Purchased by me* *Affiliate links*

These are clear stampers, and yes, I have more than one, as likely any stamping addict has ;)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

#THELACQUERRING: Chevrons

Hello and welcome to today's post! The second prompt for July in The Lacquer Ring was chevrons and I do realize this is week one of August already but I did my chevrons and then procrastinated doing the actual typing. And then when I was ready to blog, my computer decided it didn't want to cooperate with me. For a moment there I thought I might lose everything and there's so many manis I have not shared yet!! Ack, that was a good reminder to back up and actually post more often ;D

Can you spot my chevrons there? They were disguised...read more for the details on this mani! 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Swatch& Art: Nvr Enuff Polish - Dove

Hello and welcome! Today I have a quick swatch and some fun stamping to show you!
*Purchased by me* *Affiliate link* 

I hope the images are pretty obvious of what the theme is!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stamping Saturday: Neon Watermelons

Welcome to Stamping Saturday! I picked a neon color to wear this week and enjoyed it so much! I also got some new stamping plates in the mail and couldn't wait to use the watermelon images.

Friday, July 22, 2016

#THELACQUERRING: PURPLE

Hello and welcome to The Lacquer Ring's first prompt for July - purple!! Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I'll jump right in and show the latest addition to my collection. Bonus - there are multiple nail art looks with this one, I got carried away!

If the bottle and label are not familiar - it's because this is a pretty new brand. Tonic Polish launched just at the end of June on Etsy (shop here) It's pretty exciting to be able to catch a brand right as it's launching, and observe the behind the scenes bits. When the maker, Lindsey, started showing prototypes for the debut collection, this sparkly purple is the one that caught my eye right away.

" is a blue-purple base with strong red shimmer and silver holo micro glitters."









Formula was on the thicker side and I used 2 coats for complete opacity. Top coat is recommended to bring back the shine.



It was hard to capture it in the sun, but it sparkled so much!! While in the car with my husband, I kept sliding my hand over to his side to make the nails catch the sun and make sure he sees how pretty they are, haha.





I got too excited about this gorgeous purple and quickly started practicing drag marbling with it and a neon green China Glaze I'm With The Lifeguard. I love the color combination!



This one was totally an accident, I tried so hard to replicate it for all the nails and just couldn't do it...I need more practice, but with basic polish. I ended up using quite a bit of Huckleberry Sparkle in my attempts, and nearly got a heart attack when I saw the huge fill line appear. I almost rushed over to buy a backup bottle but stopped myself - it's kind of nice to realize I like a polish so much to put it through so much use. Great job, Tonic Polish!



For the last art, I made flower decals. I'm not too thrilled with how they turned out, but it happens!



Whew. that was a lot for purple! Next week's prompt is chevrons, I'll try to be on time for Thursday's post!