Sunday, 29 January 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Birthdays: Galaxy Mani for January 2017!

Hello loves! Today we are celebrating the January birthday of Shelly from Sassy Shelly! Happy Birthday! :D

In celebration the Digit-al Dozen ladies are making manis based on an image she chose for us to use for inspiration. Check under the cut for a look at the picture she chose, and then take a better look at the mani I put together!

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Nail Art // Rainbow Jewel Leadlighting for The 30 Days of Colour Challenge

* Contains Press Samples

Hello hello lovelies! I have a quick mani to share with you today for my fourth fill in this month's 30 Days of Colour Challenge! Our theme this week was 'Jewels' and I decided to use one of my favourite stamping plates and polishes to do a colourful leadlight mani. :)

Who doesn't love rainbow jewels on their nails?! Over holo no less!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Nail Art // Matte Pastel Stamping with Nicole Diary, Sinful Colors and Mundo de Unas

Guess who found a look hidden in her computer that hasn't been shared over here yet! Me!

I think this look is from late last year, and it was the result of playing around with some new stamping plates I ordered from Nicole Diary. It was one or two lighting setups ago so the colour is a bit off (sorry!) but the look is still pleasing to the eye imo. :) Let's focus on the design rather than the yellow tone everything has haha.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Nail Art // Wintery Snowflake Stamped Tips

I layered the hell out of my base for this mani and it turned out AMAZINGLY iridescent and wonderful and I'm SO HAPPY. Look how glittery and sparkly and wintery and lovely these are!

Aside from being fabulous these nails are also my second fill for this month's 'Winter' theme for The Nail Challenge Collaborative! My first fill this month was this drag marble tree look. I'm not sure if I'm going to have time to get a third look in this month, but that's okay. I did a great effort this month imo with two winning looks. :)

Friday, 20 January 2017

Nail Art // Calming Green Leaves for the 30 Days of Colour Challenge

Hello loves! I've been feeling under the weather the past few days unfortunately, but thankfully I had a few posts photographed already from last weekend so I still have some looks to share with you while I recuperate. :)

Today we're looking at my favourite look so far this year - these double stamped leaves which are my 'Calm' fill for The 30 Days of Colour. Blue and green are definitely shades that come to mind for me when I think about being calm. I was planning to do something with shades of blue but I ended up with this and I'm super glad I did - I've worn these nails all week!

Check under the cut for more pics! :)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Indie Review + Swatch // My First Impressions of LynB Designs

So remember last year when I went over the top with indies on Black Friday? Yeah, I think LynB Designs was one of the biggest orders I made.. Free shipping threshold + free gifts with purchase levels (and I had to hit all of them!) + huge discount code + a 12-piece mystery holo line? YES PLEASE.

All-in-all I ended up with 28 polishes from my one order, haha. I just couldn't stop! They were all so pretty, and I got pulled into the Black Friday hype! I regret nothing!

Today I'm doing a first impression review of LynB Designs, both as a brand and as individual polishes. This is the second indie brand I've reviewed like this (the first was my much-loved Beyond the Nail).

For this overall brand review I decided to close my eyes and randomly choose two polishes (because I just couldn't choose) to swatch and I ended up with two lovely jelly polishes packed with glitter and flakies, respectively! Check under the cut for a review on the polishes, the brand, and my customer service experience in detail! :)

Monday, 16 January 2017

Nail Art // Pink Diamond Stamping with Born Pretty Store, Color Club and Avon

* Contains Press Samples

Hello hello! I'm a day late, but I'm here (finally) with my second fill for January's 30 Days of Colour Challenge! Our theme this week was pink and I knew right away I wanted to use one of the new Avon shades my mom got me at Christmas. Combine with some sparkle and jewels and we have a perfectly rich pink mani. :)

Friday, 13 January 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Decades: Clueless Yellow Plaid Stamping

I was feeling CLUELESS about what to do for my last decades mani, but it came to me when I sat down to look at the stamping plates I own and saw some gorgeous plaid designs... Get it, Clueless?! :)

That's right, I decided to recreate the plaid pattern from Cher's fabulous yellow plaid suit from 90's classic Clueless. When in doubt, go with pop culture! That's what I need to remind myself when I get stuck I think.

Let's get to it!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Decades: Zig-a-zig Ha! Spice Girls Nails for the 90's!

Alright, I shook myself off and decided to do something I could really get excited about for today's prompt! Thanks for the encouraging comments last time, the really helped me to sit down and think about what I wanted to do today, what would be FUN for me to do. And I decided to go with nails inspired by my favourite 90's girl band of all time!

You also get to see my rarely-visible thumb, which... I'm not actually super pleased about haha. I like the design I did on it, but my thumb is so ugly!! Ahhh! I hope you don't mind how short and rounded it is compared to the rest.

ANYWAY I know what you want (what you really really want) is to see my nails, so let's get to it!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Decades: 1960's Inspired Blobicure

I don't know you guys, I feel like my creativity has left me these days. :( Getting these nails out was almost physically painful for me I had so few ideas... This was my third attempt at something vaguely 1960's themed and I'm still not happy with it. I think I was going for like, a blobicure inspired by a lava lamp?? :/

I need to stop being such a Debbie Downer. Grr. Positives, okay... Hmm, well, this is a moderately successful blobicure, which I have never done before! That's good, right? :) And I did get a mani done today, so that is a success I can acknowledge too. So that's two positives. Just gotta keep in that mindset! Yess!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Decades: 1980's Aesthetic Nails

My second look for the Decades prompt with The Digit-al Dozen! I decided to go with the 1980's this time (or technically as my friend said "it's the 90's because the 1980's didn't end until 1994").

This was a really fun look to do, and all I knew when I started is that I wanted to incorporate cassette tapes. I was 100% going to freehand them but then I realised I had a stamping plate and decided to make use of that instead.

Check below for a better look!

Monday, 9 January 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Decades: 1920's Art Deco Nails

Greetings! :) I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far. I am because we're at the start of another Digit-al Dozen week! This month our theme is Decades - isn't that super fun?!

It took a while to get my inspiration going so I started out with a pretty obvious option: Art Deco nails inspired by the 1920's! It seems like a lot of us when this route for our first looks which I think is both funny and awesome. :) There are never enough golden and geometric nails in the world, imo!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Nail Art // Celebrating 2017 with the 30 Days of Colour Challenge

2017 is here and I finally had time to sit down to do some nails to celebrate! 2016 wasn't a terrible year but I just feel good about 2017... It feels like there are good things in store for me! :)

Blog-wise I haven't really given much thought to any resolutions, shockingly. I have a new template that I want to upload at some point so you can look forward to that, and I'm focusing more time on my IG and FB pages, but other than that I think I'm just going to keep trucking on like usual.

In my personal life? Well, I'm hoping to switch jobs in the next few months (though I have no idea where I want to go or what I want to do...) and I have a couple weddings coming up that I'm really looking forward to attending. Maybe I'll start dating again? HAHA. No.

Anyway, enough chit chat! You're here for nails, right? So let's get to the nails!

Friday, 6 January 2017

Nail Art // Watermarble Stamping Nail Fail :\

Today I have an older look that I dug up on my computer to share with you... I've recently gotten a new computer so I'm in the process of moving everything over and getting used to the new system (ew Windows 10) and let me tell you it has been a PAIN!

But the good thing is that it has made me organize and properly store my blog files, and it's helped me pull up some looks I forgot about (like this one)! In my opinion it's a total nail fail but I know sometimes you guys feel differently than I do. So take a look at the rest of the pics and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Nail Art // (A Successful!!) Drag Marble Winter Tree Accent Nail

Christmas is over but I have one more wintery Christmas look to share with you before we move on to the new year! (ALSO HAPPY 2017!) This is also my first look for the Nail Challenge Collaborative's January theme of Winter!

I ordered TEN BILLION indie polishes during the Black Friday sales a while ago and I've finally been able to start playing around with them. And oh my gosh you guys, so many new pretties! The two brands that I ordered the most from are LynB Designs and Fair Maiden and both of them are actually featured in this mani. :) So let's take a look!