Wednesday, May 20, 2015

China Glaze Don't Mesa With My Heart - Pink gradient flourish stamping tutorial


Hey People!


When I'm feeling uninspired I just copy myself, so this mani is just a copy of a previous mani but I changed the colors and stamping plate.  Also when I'm feeling uninspired I don't even bother writing an intro apparently haha!  SO hey!  How is everyone?  Better late than never I guess lol  Since I can't seem to string together decent sentences let's just go to pics ;)


China Glaze Don't Mesa With My Heart - Pink gradient flourish stamping tutorial


I'm always a fan of pink!  I thought it would be fun to pair a crème, Don't Mesa With My Heart, with a shimmer, Don't Desert Me, as a gradient and I'm pretty pleased with the results.  I think the two finishes play nicely together.


THIS IS WHERE MY INSTAGRAM TUTORIAL WILL BE POSTED BUT I HAVENT PUT IT UP YET, SORRRRYYYYYYYYY! I will update later!


China Glaze The Heat is On floral stamping

Hey Everyone!

Yesterday I shared my swatches of the China Glaze Desert Escape Collection, and for the next week (maybe less if I get bored and start posting them faster lol) I'll be sharing nail art for each color from the collection. The first color up is The Heat is On, let's check it out!

China Glaze The Heat is On flower stamping nail art

Now, when I first swatched this color I was kinda meh on it. Don't get me wrong I love red polish but red isn't exactly the color I like for visible nail line, and The Heat is On is still a little sheer at 3 coats. BUT the longer I wore it the more I liked it and now I'm sold on the color and I think it looks fab with black stamping!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

China Glaze Desert Escape Collection Summer 2015 Swatch Review

(These polishes were purchased by me)

Hey People!

New China Glaze Alert! Don’t you wish you really would get alerts for new collections? Haha Today I have swatches of the China Glaze Desert Escape 6 piece Collection for Summer 2015. I thought the Electric Nights Collection was Summer 2015? Not complaining, I’ll always take more polish lol And spoiler alert, I’m really digging these colors. I definitely get a Southwest/Arizona vibe from these colors. At first I thought, well these aren’t super desert-y but then I realized “Desert Escape” probably means like resort/vacation. Duh. And yea, these are polish colors I’d want to wear while vacationing in Arizona! Shall we look at pretty colors now? Ok, let’s do this.

China Gaze Desert Escape Collection Summer 2015 Swatch Review

China Gaze Desert Escape Collection Summer 2015 Swatch Review


Oooooo Aaaahhhh! Pretty Pretty. Now, I do admit these aren’t exactly unique colors but I don’t think that takes away from how great they look. We have some nice formulas and some that are ok. But for a couple of these I may have had a margarita or 2 while swatching soooooo it could be user error!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

MidWest Lacquer End NF Blue Thermal Color Changing Polish tutorial

Press Sample

Hey Everyone!

Today I’m sharing another thermal from MidWest Lacquer aka Vinyl It Up and this one is soooo BLUE! Love it. Part of the proceeds from ‘End NF’ will be donated to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, nice. I could have asked Lizzie what colors these would change to but I like being surprised haha Turns out this blue turns white so my design layered over white makes it look like the polish disappears! Not something I would have done on purpose but I think it is such a fun look, a happy accident. Ok let’s get to swatches!

MidWest Lacquer End NF Blue Thermal Color Changing Polish tutorial

Whoah right, it’s so blue! The blue is the cold stage and I think when I was taking thes pics my hands were super cold because the blue is very opaque and bright but right now when I’m more of a normal temperature the blue isn’t as intense. I’m digging watching my mani change throughout the day haha

MidWest Lacquer End NF Blue Thermal Color Changing Polish tutorial
Here is how the polish transitions from cold to hot. Looks like icicle fingers! I’m thinking this polish would be perfect for a Frozen themed mani.

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I’m on a roll! I posted another Instagram tutorial today, that’s 3 in a row. Crazy but I guarantee that ain’t happening again haha Click through to my Instagram for instructions.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MidWest Lacquer Cincy Sunset Thermal Color Changing Polish and Blobbicure Nail Art Tutorial

Press Sample

Hi My Polish Friends!

Hope you are all doing well and if not well let's just look at polish until we feel better, deal?  Today I'm going to be sharing the first of 3 thermal color changing polishes sent to me for review from MidWest Lacquer aka Vinyl It Up.  Lizzie, the owner of Vinyl It Up, let me know a few months ago that she was working on expanding her line of vinyls to include polish!  I waited patiently for her research and development stage to be over lol  And then I got these babies, yaaaayyyy!  Today we are looking at 'Cincy Sunset' shall we?

MidWest Lacquer Cincy Sunset Thermal polish swatch blobbicure tutorial

MidWest Lacquer Cincy Sunset Thermal polish swatch blobbicure tutorial

And here is 'Cincy Sunset!'  A beautiful coral with pink flakies and gold shimmer that transitions to a warm yellow/peach.  These being my first thermal polishes (I know right?  Crazy, how is this even possible with all the polish I own?), I didn't really know what to expect but this baby blew me away!  Now I know why peeps seem to go so crazy for these, there's just something about them that just takes me back to my childhood when magic color changing toys were in your life.  As adults I don't have anything that changes colors :(  Well this problem is solved haha

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This mani was 2 firsts for me, my first thermal and blobbicure!  Ok, I don't think I like the term blobbicure haha  It just sounds so..... blobby?  The directions for this mani are pretty straight forward, probably some of the easiest nail art eva, but you can click through to my instagram to read them.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Rainbow Gradient Zebra Stamping with Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neons

(These polishes were purchased by me)

Why is it Monday already?  Arrrghhhhhh!  Oh yea, Good Morning I guess lol

I’ve been thinking of how to use the polishes from the Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neons again, see my reviews HERE and HERE.  Inspiration struck in the form of a Zebra, specifically a Rainbow Zebra.  Guess what, they do exist! 

Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neon Zebra stamping nail art

Check it out See, I told you so lol

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If you want to read directions on how I got this look click on through to my Instagram for your handy dandy directions.

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