Wedding Manicures

The engagement season started a few weeks ago.  One niece and two ladies from work all became engaged in a few weeks of one another. Wedding season is awesome!  It sure beats the hell out of the winters of divorce!  Doesn’t that sound like a movie, or a television show?  ‘Now is the time for the winters of our divorce…’ Moving on past my buckets of strangeness, and onto manicures! I love stamping! It took me more than a few tries (and a few stampers) to become comfortable stamping.  I am still not a super stamper, but I am getting … Continue reading Wedding Manicures

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… NOT!

Okay, it was 75 degrees today.  I live in Atlanta, y’all.  We have winter.  Now, it does not snow up to your whoo hoooo, but it gets cold.  We wear jackets, and hats and gloves.  Right now, my air conditioning is on!!! At least my nails are season appropriate!! Ohhhhhh!  I love how this turned out!  Now, I did not do one single plan or brainstorm about this manicure!  So, of course it turned out fabulous! I started with Zoya’s PixieDust in Nyx. Can I just say the first PixieDust polishes are so lovely and classy, compared with the super … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… NOT!

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish

I love when a new indie comes out of the gate with something special!  Say hello to Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish!   Or as I refer to them as, ‘PCNP.’ I purchased the entire Holiday Glitz & Shine Collection.  And there is not a stinker in the bunch!  First, check out the packaging… How cute is this? My mom saw this and said it looked like it came from the Pioneer Woman! How perfect is this? The package of polish included some poetry, which I found to be way cooooool.  And how can I not dig the decals?  Boots and cowboy … Continue reading Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish

OPI’s best 2015 Collection

Okay, I have seen the latest OPI Collection, Starlight.  I am not thrilled.  There was not even one color that sent me into a polish frenzy.  Very disappointing. I blame the very awesome Venice Collection. So many wonderful options, here is the latest manicure featuring those lovelies… I used Be There in a Prosecco, Gelato on My Mind and Worth a Pretty Penny. I used Glisten & Glow’s HK Girl top coat. I also used Neverland Lacquer’s French Vinyls.   I adore these colors!!  I love this collection! Although, a word… The Hello Kitty Collection is out!!!  And I must have … Continue reading OPI’s best 2015 Collection

PipeDownThisLoveIsBliss

I bet you are thinking, ‘wtf?’ I love the monthly nail polish box done by Pipe Dream Polish, Bliss Polish and Love, Angeline Polish.  These three awesome indies invite a ‘guest polish maker’ each month to add the fourth bottle to the box.  October’s box featured a new brand to me, Drip Drop Polish. Purple Potion by Drip Drop Polish is so lovely, it took my breath away! It is a purple-ish, blue-ish polish with glitter. I had to take this photo in the sun, because it really shows it off!! This was my first Drip Drop Polish, and you … Continue reading PipeDownThisLoveIsBliss

Twinkled T – new vinyls!

I love a good sale, who doesn’t?  But what really gets my motor running? Twinkled T’s grab bag sale!!  Once in awhile Twinkled T does a grab bag, and ladies, these grab bags are a-mazing!!  Not only did I receive sheets and sheets of vinyls, my grab bag included two stamping plates and some charms. I was thrilled to discover some heart cyclone vinyls.  I wanted a polish which was deserving of these cute vinyls.  I chose one of my fall favorites, Purple Palazzo Pants  from OPI’s Venice Collection and KB Shimmer’s PT Young Thing. I love these colors together, even … Continue reading Twinkled T – new vinyls!

New Nail Polish – Polished by Alexandra!

Insta-crack, or as it is called Instagram, is a great way to find new nail polish trends and indie polish brands. I have THREE new indie brands, but we are starting with Polished by Alexandra.  I ordered her new collection, Seaside Carnival Collection.  I received my purchase two days after I ordered!  And no, I did not pay for express shipping.  I have found small indie brands are usually ship very quickly!  From left to right, I ordered Peach Salt Water Taffy, Cotton Candy Sunsets, Minty-Go-Round and Boardwalk Breeze.  And I received a free lip balm!!  I love free stuff, … Continue reading New Nail Polish – Polished by Alexandra!

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Snake Vinyls

 snake1I need a support group!!  I cannot stop using these nail vinyls! I adore this look!

Okay, on my pinky and ring finger, you see that newest Orly favorite, Mirrorball.  Dude, I could not find this polish anywhere in town!  Had to order it from amazon.

The pink and green are both from OPI’s Hawaii Collection.  Pink is Suzi Shops and Island Hops, and the green polish is That is Hularious.

The snake vinyl is from that amazing sister team,  Twinkled T.

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B Squared EDM Collection

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I have purchased more than a few polishes from B Squared. I have been very happy with all my polishes. The latest collection, EDM, is awesome for summer!

Here is a shot of the entire collection – (start at the top, then left to right) Trance, Kandi, Rave, Plur, The Drop and Down Tempo.

Formula is perfection!  I tend to use three coats for all polishes, but on a few of the polish you might be able to get full coverage with two coats.  The colors are so rich and full of pigment, no need for a white base (I am looking at you OPI, last year’s neon collection!).  blue1

My first manicure with this collection was done with Down Tempo!

I added two accent nails, using Cyclone Vinyls from Twinkled T and my old standby This Gown Needs a Crown (OPI).

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This is a very quick and simple manicure!

I used Trance and Plur.  Nothing fancy, but that Trance really pops against Plur, doesn’t it?

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The next manicure was done with another of my old standbys, OPI’s Don’t Bossa Nova Me as a base.  then I used Trance and Kandi.  These nails were done with Vinyls from Nailvinyls by Linda, I adore the right angle vinyls.

Of course, as the photo shows, I used HK Girl by Glisten & Glow for my top coat.

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I used Plur, Rave and Kandi.  And I used the same right angle vinyls from Nailvinyls by Linda, and I used the same right angle vinyls.

And of course, same awesome top coat by Glisten & Glow.

These polishes tend to sell out, so if you are interested, make sure you are following B Sqaured!!

Nail Growth!

As I stated in a previous post, as much I adore BlissKiss™ Simply Pure™ Hydrating Oil, it does not work if you don’t take it out of the kitchen cabinet! So, I have made a commitment to my little nubs, to use my nail oil on a more regular basis. Every time I change my polish, I spend at least twenty minutes with nothing but nail oil soaking into my nails and cuticles. A tip for those with super dry nails, according to the nail guru, Doug Schoon, heating the oil before application will help the oil really soak into those … Continue reading Nail Growth!