Monday, March 28, 2016

Swatch & Art: ILNP - Overnight Bag

Hello & welcome! Sorry about the blog getting a bit silent this past week. I'm still around, still painting and playing with polish, just haven't been enthused to find the words for a whole post. But if anything can inspire to write, it's pretty polish!

Isn't that bottle of holographic chocolate just magical! Check after the jump for details on what it is :D

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Stamping Saturday: Blue Lace

Hello and welcome to yet another Stamping Saturday post! is Sunday, actually, but I spent a good chunk of Saturday hanging out with my cousin, playing with polish and her new Cameo cutter. That's gotta count as a "Stamping Saturday" - right?  Here's the mani I want to show off today, as a result of my trial and errors. Sometimes what I envision has a hard time realizing itself exactly, so while this wasn't my original vision - I still like it a lot!
The base color is yet another polish from, click after the jump to see more!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

#31DC2016Weekly: Orange - Japanese Koi

Welcome to the second installment of #31DC2016Weekly, this week's prompt is Orange! It's not a well favored color for many, and I typically shy away from it, but this time I had an idea in mind!
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It's not mermaid scales this time, it's koi scales!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Stamping Saturday: Fresh Daisies

Welcome to another Stamping Saturday! Today I have some bright and fresh daisies to show. After I finished the mani and was admiring it, I realized it reminds me of the Marc Jacobs perfume, Daisy Dream! Doesn't it? I don't even own the perfume but I know the bottle design is a popular inspiration for nail art.

Click to see more after the jump!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

#31DC2016Weekly: Red - Fire & Blood

I am taking up a new challenge to participate in - #31DC2016Weekly. This was started by Amy of Polich Etc as a way for normal-ish people to participate in the yearly challenge, but making it much more feasible by stretching it out over 31 weeks. The original challenge happens in the fall and all prompts are completed during one month. I am hoping to stick to it, so please check back weekly and remind me if I start slacking!

Week 1 is RED - and here's what I came up with! This is a new to me technique of foil stamping and this will not be my last attempt at it!! Take a look after the jump for more pics & info on the nails and the challenge.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Compass Rose ft Baroness X & Nvr Enuff Polish

A few weeks ago I was doing a little bit of organizing, mainly swatching newer polishes and labeling the corresponding swatch sticks. Two polishes from different brands happen to have met on my desk and I fell in love with their combo and promised myself that I would put them together in a mani soon. Well, I got them to play nice and here's the result :D

Dark and beautiful, Nvr Enuff Winter Solstice, paired with the bright and happy Baroness X Chiara. Check after the jump for up close and personal pics of these two! You could even say I got two nail art looks out of this combo!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Stamping Saturday: Coffee

Hello and welcome to another Stamping Saturday! This one is special, as it's the first time I'm doing a twin mani.
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Beatrice, Art of Polish on IG, loves coffee, probably way more than me! When we came across a coffee stamping plate she needed to have it asap! Of course, shipping, live and coordination meant we didn't get to do twin manis for some time, but here they are!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Swatch & Art: Nvr Enuff Polish - Unicorn Thunder

Today's polish swatch and art are slightly influenced by the weather - grey and rainy, which calls for cozy blankies, and mine happens to be grey & blue! So that's where my inspiration comes from.
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This is yet another lovely unicorn from NVR Enuff Polish, Unicorn Thunder- a creamy grey holo, which I used three thin coats of. Check after the just to see the swatches!