Monday, September 14, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative- September 2015: Pets

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Hey there!  Today I have for you my second post in The Nail Challenge Collaborative September Pets theme. One animal I always wanted for a pet was a turtle so I had to do them for one of my posts! 

I used all Zoya polishes to create this look.  For the shells I started with a base of Charli then I freehand painted on the shell spots with Tilda.  On my accent nail I started with a base of Blu and used the same colors as the shells to paint the turtle.  I used a dotting tool and Raven to paint his eyes.  

Turtles have always been one of my favorite animals. They're just so cute!, but they're a lot of work so that's why I never had one.  I would still love one as a pet, but I'll have to stick to my stuffed animal turtle! 

I'm so happy with how this turned out.  I'm not the best at freehand nail art so it's a great feeling when something turns out how you envisioned it.  I hope you like it as much as I do! 

What's one animal you always wanted as a pet? Do you think you'll ever own one? 

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stardust Polish Sophie

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Hey there! Today I have a gorgeous polish for you.  This is Stardust Polish Sophie, and the moment I saw it I knew I had to have it! 

Sophie is a deep burgundy creme with intense indigo flash.  In one word it's stunning!  

This is three thin coats with topcoat.  I could have gotten away with two coats, but I wanted it to be completely opaque.  I will be honest the color definitely got darker with each cost so if you want more of a reddish color I would recommend two coats.  

The formula on this polish was great. I sometimes have a hard time doing thin coats, but not with this polish.  I had a little bit of dragging, but that was my own fault for not having enough polish on the brush.  

I really love this polish. I don't want to take it off.  It's perfect for work and play!  Drema from Stardust Polish knocked it out of the park with this one! 

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Pink Sugar Sunsets

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Hey there!  Today I have for you a gorgeous polish from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer called Pink Sugar Sunsets

Pink Sugar Sunsets is a bubblegum pink creme with rainbow iridescent micro glitters and aqua shimmers.  This is two coats plus topcoat. 

Each month Julie from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer does a Destination Duo collaboration with another indie maker. The polishes are based on a photo from one of the makers' vacations.  This was from the May box and based on Sugar Beach in St. Thomas.  

I really love the shimmers in this polish which you can see well in the picture above.  This polish is so beautiful. I didn't want to take it off my nails! 

Have you gotten any of the Destination Duo boxes?  Which was your favorite?
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative- September 2015: Pets

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Hey there! September's theme for The Nail Challenge Collaborative is Pets! I did polar bear and penguin nail art last winter and loved doing them so I figured I'd have a lot of fun with this theme.  I don't own any pets so my posts will be based on pets I've had in the past or animals that other people have as pets.

The first pet I decided is bunny rabbits.  I knew I wanted them to look like this, but did watch a YouTube tutorial from cutepolish.  I started with my basecoat, and used Rica Whiteout and Essie Raise Awareness and Mink Muffs to create my bunny nails then I finished them with topcoat.  Aren't they so cute! 

Here is a macro shot. You can see it's not perfect, but I'm still happy with how they turned out.   Cute little bunnies make me happy and there are a bunch that live around my apartment complex so they're like pets that I don't have to take care of! Lol! 

Overall I'm happy with how these turned out. I know they're not perfect, but they are cute!  This is also a great use of negative space in a mani.  

What do you think about my bunny nails? Did you or do you have any pets? What kinds? 

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative - August 2015: Jewelry

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Hey there! Today I have my fourth and final post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative August Jewelry theme. I have a thing for sapphires and love the way they look in jewelry so this mani is based on them.  I found this picture when searching and thought it looked really cool so this is my inspiration for my nail art. 

I started with two coats of Glam Polish Storm which is a beautiful indigo blue ultra holographic with violet and indigo glass flecks.  I love this polish so much. I wore it for four days before adding the nail art.  I don't normally wear a polish for more than one or two days so that says a lot. 

I did freehand lines to look like the center of the stone.  They came out a lot thicker than I planned, but still symbolize what I was going for.  I used an Art Club by Color Club white striping polish to create this look. I finished it up with topcoat and was good to go! 

Like I mentioned in earlier posts, I don't wear a lot of jewelry.  I think my looks turned out good though for this theme.  

September's theme is pets which I have some fun ideas planned for.  Stay tuned to see what I come up with!
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Friday, September 4, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative - August 2015: Jewelry

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Hey there! Today I have for you my third post for The Nail Challenge Collaborative August Jewelry theme.  I don't wear a lot of jewelry, but when I do it's typically Irish.  I used to have a Celtic knot necklace similar to the picture above so I decided to do my third post based on it. 

I started with a base of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer BEGL Go Bragh. This was a limited edition polish Julie made a couple of years ago for St. Patrick's Day.  I figured a polish made for an Irish holiday was perfect for this look. This is two coats. 

Since my necklace was sterling silver I decided to use a polish that looked similar.  I stamped with Zoya Geneviev and MoYou London Festive 21 plate. I love this plate because it's all Irish and St. Patrick's Day themed. 

It's hard to do jewelry themed nail art when you don't where a lot of jewelry. Overall I'm happy with how this turned out though.  I love both of these colors and the image.  

What do you think of this look? What's your favorite piece of jewelry?

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