retro / neon 80s nails

7 Dec

I watched a whole bunch of 80s movies this past week. I was inspired to do some retro bright colored 80s themed nails. This is what I came up with.

80snailsI love bright colors! I also did some advanced stamping techniques for this one with various plates. Continue reading

Skulls <3

5 Dec

Here’s my nails for today!

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This morning when I drove my children to school. I saw how foggy it was outside. Continue reading

Whimsical Woodland

4 Dec

Here’s my nails of the day! Last weekend, we decorated our Christmas tree at home with these whimsical woodland creatures and little toadstool mushrooms. I felt inspired by the whole look and wanted to do something on my nails.

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Different Dimension Drops of Jupiter

30 Nov

Have you ever caught yourself losing in a polish that was so beautiful, like a drug that you couldn’t peel yourself away from?

I found my soul leaping, jumping and flying through the constellations up in the night sky with Different Dimension Drops of Jupiter on my nails.

Drops of Jupiter is a black jelly filled to the brim with all these holo silver glitters in all shapes and sizes. It swept me off my feet and has gotten me all euphoric. Here’s three coats of Drops of Jupiter on.

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Dance Lengend Angel’s Touch

29 Nov

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m looking forward to the month of December and the snow it brings us here!

Angel’s Touch is a soft salmon pink creme from Dance Legend’s Touch Me collection. I recently was sent this by a nail mail friend who resides in Russia. Dance Legend is a Russian brand in case if anyone was wondering. Here’s my finished nails using Angel’s Touch, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and various stamping plates by Bundle Monster.

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Let’s talk about application. It took three thin coats to even out the small patchy spots that were not fixed by the second coat. Formula is good despite needing three coats. I personally think this color is worth the extra coat. I stamped the snowflakes and the lines using three different Bundle Monster plates. They are, BM-209, BM-319 and BM-323. Snow Me White by Sinful Colors is one of my favorite whites to stamp with because it’s so cheap and works amazing with stamping plates! If you haven’t used it for stamping, please do try!

Where to find the products used here:

Dance Legend polishes can be found at: http://www.dance-legend.com/en/

Sinful Colors can be found in chain drugstores like CVS, Walgreens, et cetera.

Bundle Monster stamping plates can be found at: http://www.bundlemonster.com/

Thanksgivingukkah Nails

26 Nov

This Thursday, November 28th is the only time in our lifetimes is when the first day of Hanukkah falls on the same day as Thanksgiving. This overlap between these two holidays won’t happen again for another 70,000 years. What do you think this Jewish nail polish addict wanted to do besides to eat my momma’s yummy potato latkes?

Thanksgiving + Hanukkah = Thanksgivingukkah nails. You know it!

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Essie’s Toggle To The Top

23 Nov

Hi darlings!
I decided to try out Essie’s Toggle To The Top from their newest winter collection that’s called Shearling Darling.

I love the whole “snowflakes / let there be peace and love on earth” finished look after stamping Essie’s Good As Gold on top of this new polish.

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Let’s talk about this new polish I got. Toggle To The Top is a very dark vampy red jelly filled with these sparkly red glitters. It’s very gritty and I found applying very thin coats to be helpful in making it easier to work with. It is my understanding that there’s been some complaints about it being very lumpy and/or chunky and that it is very difficult to apply.

This is two coats of Toggle To The Top with one coat of my Glossy Glam topcoat.

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It’s really pretty! It reminds me Leading Lady from their last year collection. Here’s a bottle/swatch comparison between the two. Leading Lady is on the left and Toggle To The Top is on the right. As you can see, Toggle To The Top is a little darker. Here’s swatches to show the difference. Both colors have two coats on the swatch sticks.

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I hope you found this comparison helpful! Now the stamping…
I used the snowflakes design on the Cheeky’s Jumbo Plate 6. The plate is called Happy Holidays. Love + Peace is from a Fauxnaud (Konad knock-offs) with QA11 on it.

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This was fun to do! I can’t wait to try out the other 5 colors from Essie’s Shearling Darling collection this weekend! <3

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