Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Birthdays: Drip Marble for November!

* Contains Press Samples

Hello hello! I'm back with this month's Digit-al Dozen BDay mani today, and I decided to do a new technique for me: a drip marble! Basically you put drops of polish on a container lid and tip and turn it around to make the polish spread in different ways. So easy and so fun!

Today we're celebrating three lovely ladies: Marisa of Polish Those Nails, Mina of Cubbiful and Serene of Copycat Claws!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Swatch // Julep Payton aka one of my favourite green polishes EVER

I just have a short and sweet swatch post for you today, but it's a swatch of one of my favourite green cremes ever! This lovely is Julep Payton and it was originally in the June 2013 Julep Maven box.

That June was actually the first month I ever got a Julep box, but it was a starter box (swatch and review here but it is super old and my pictures show it, so click with caution lol!) so I missed out on picking up Payton the first go-around. But she was mine eventually!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Swatches // Color Club Fall 2016 Midnight Muse Collection

* Press Sample

Hello, sorry for the long absence! I think it's been almost a whole week since I posted - things have been crazy busy! I've been taking advantage of a lot of Black Friday deals though so I'll have lots to show you in the coming months! :) 

Today we're taking a look at the gorgeous Midnight Muse Collection from Color Club - available now at Trade Secrets! I think this is an aweome mix of colours and finishes, and it has two glitter toppers included that I am absolutely in love with. Check below for the full collection and let me know what you think! 

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Review + Bonus Nail Art // SoundPEATS Q20 Bluetooth Headphones and SoundSOUL Bluetooth Dancing Water Speakers

* Press Sample 

Okay, so this is a VERY different post than usual for me but I hope you'll bear with me. :) Today I'm taking a look at a couple different pieces of sound devices that were sent to me by SoundPEATS AUDIO - their Q20 Bluetooth Headphones and their SoundSOUL Bluetooth Dancing Water Speakers. And for fun I did some colourful music-inspired nail art to go with them!

Check below for both my reviews of the items and also a better look at this super fun nail art look.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Colour Contrasts: Matte Contrasting Squares

And we're at the end of our Digit-al Dozen week! It went so fast! D:

Today I have a very busy look for you that features a variety of colours in both neon and pastel (again I'm focusing on the contrast of shade to fit with the 'colour contrasts' theme!) and I got to pull out my neon acrylic paints for this one. *super happy about that* I was unsure about using acrylic paint with nail vinyls but it worked out great!

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Colour Contrasts: Pink on Pink Stamping

I have two more days of Colour Contrasts to share with you, and today we're doing some tone-on-tone stamping! I decided to contrast a pastel and a neon of the same shade for this look, and while it's simple I also think it's impactful.

I also love how this stamping polish looks different almost every time I use it... I think it really pulls from whatever base colour it's over to appear either pink or purple. So neat!

Check under the cut for the name of the stamping polish I used, and also more pics and info!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Colour Contrasts: Red and Green Geometric

* Contains Press Samples

Day 3 of The Digit-al Dozen Does Colour Contrasts! Today I'm going with a festive look that unintentionally brings to mind Christmas... But Christmas is awesome so who cares!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Colour Contrasts: Colour vs the Absence of Colour

So today I'm taking a creative attempt at this month's Digit-al Dozen prompt - Colour Contrasts! I decided to contrast colour vs the absence of colour. :) I think it turned out really neat and I'm pleased with how the colour palette's overlap on the middle two nails just a smidge!

I had so much fun playing with making this manicure because I was finally able to play with my new layering stamps from MoYou London - MoYou London Tropical Plate 23 and MoYou London Holy Shapes Plate 19. I didn't actually end up using them for much layering (I have some other manis coming up with that!) but that's okay - still super fun to play with!

Enough chit chat! On to the mani!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Colour Contrasts: Blue and Orange Tropic Splashes

* Contains Press Samples

Another month, another Digit-al Dozen theme! This month we're doing colour contrasts, and we've learned that we all have slightly different interpretations of that theme (which is awesome).

I'm going to do a mix of complementary and contrasting colours this week, and I'm also going to pull out some new products I bought a few months ago... NEON ACRYLIC PAINTS! Ahhh I'm so excited! The orange in today's mani is acrylic paint and I have a whole rainbow of other colours to pull out in the next few days too. :)

So let's get a better look, shall we?

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Swatch // China Glaze Combat Blue-ts From the 2016 Rebel Collection

China Glaze Combat Blue-ts From the 2016 Rebel Collection

So first off it took me way too long to realize that the name of this polish is supposed to reference combat BOOTS. Like, a horrifically long time to realize that. I thought it was weirdly called "Blue Tees," like t-shirts. Hahaha... Ohhh Katherine...

Anyway, today I'm sharing swatches of my favourite shade from the 2016 China Glaze Rebel Collection: Combat Blue-ts!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Tutorial // Easy Embellished Mermaid Nail Art

* Contains Press Samples

Easy Embellished Mermaid Nail Art Tutorial

Happy Tuesday, it's time for a tutorial!

Sometimes you just wanna look like a mermaid but don't have the time for mermaid hair or the money for a mermaid tail, so why not make your nails into mermaid perfection so you can enjoy the same feeling? :) Don't know how? Lucky for you, I have a tutorial to show you how!

Friday, 4 November 2016

Nail Art // Duochrome Watermarble Stamping with Harunouta Plate L005

* Press Sample

Watermarble stamping nail art

You guys, I finally got a watermarble stamping plate! I'm so excited! 80% of my watermarbles end in a fail, so now I have an almost fool-proof way to get the look without the pain and spilled polish. Woohoo!

I decided to start out with a fairly simple look to try the plate out, but mark my words I'll be pulling this plate out a lot in the future and seeing what else I can do with it!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Nail Art // Spooky Stamped Graveyard Silhouette

Spooky Stamped Graveyard Silhouette Nail Art

So in my house Halloween is over when I say it's over, and since I have one more mani to share with you for the season I say it's still Halloween! (Let's just ignore the Christmas wreath I already put up on my door, 'kay?)

Here is the last Halloween look I have put together for this year... A gradient background with silhouette stamping is just necessary for every nail blogger during the season, don't you agree? Everyone does them so well and I've never actually done one myself so I decided this was the year I would give it a try. :)