Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Nail Art // Nested Heart Tips for a Belated Valentines (oops)

So I am terrible at remembering to do seasonal looks at the right time. Case in point: this was the look I put together for Valentine's Day, but as I'm sure you realize today is NOT Valentine's Day. Haha. Oops? Better late than never! (I feel like I say that a lot.)

When I decided to put this look together I was sitting at my computer desk looking at the pile of polishes scattered around. I do my nails in my living room area but I always lug all the polishes I used into the bedroom so as I type up the post I can remember what everything is called. This results in a huge pile of polish just chillin on my desk that I clear out maybe once a month.

SO for this look I only used polish already on my desk and nothing else. I also started with no real plan so I'm glad what I ended up with was actually pretty good! Go me!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Swatch // Delush Polish Cheers Comes the Sun

One of my favourite parts of getting into indie polishes is getting to experience all the amazingly creative colour combos that various brands have been turning out. This polish for example? You would NEVER see something like this from a mainstream brand, and I LOVE it!

Check out more swatches and info about this gorgeous indie lovely below the cut!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Swatch + First Impressions // Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel

I feel like Avon is one of those companies that I remember hearing about when I was a kid in the way that you would hear about Tupperwear - things that moms would buy and sell to each other and that came in fun little magazines that you could look through to do 'imaginary shopping'. Or was I the only one who did that? Haha.

Anyway, picture my surprise when I started seeing other bloggers sharing beauty products from Avon over the past year or so! I didn't even know Avon was still a thing! So when my mom got me three of their polish shades at Christmas I was like "Hells yes, I'm excited to give these a try!" And what do you know - I was SUPER impressed with them!

Want to hear more? Check below the cut! :)

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Black: Black Kitty Cat Nails

Meow! Are you a cat person or a dog person? I love a good puppy but I am 100% a cat person! I have two lovable assholes that I live with named Essa and Bean, so when I sat down to do my fifth and final Digit-al Dozen manicure I knew I wanted to go with a black cat theme. (Neither of them are black cats, but that's beside the point haha.)

Take a look at my finished mani below!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Black: The One Where I Glued Pom Poms to My Nails

I mean, the title says it all for this one. Haha. My inspiration dried up a bit and I said to myself: "Why the hell not! Let's glue some pom poms on!"

And you know what? I LOVE it! I remember when this was kind of a thing people were doing for kicks and I thought it was so dumb, but I actually would really love this look if it wasn't so damn impractical! Who would have guessed. :)

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Black: Rainbow Holo Stamping Over Black

Ah, stamping with holo polish. Something I don't do nearly enough, and because I don't do it often I didn't know better when I tried to stamp a rainbow gradient of colours across my nails! Because guess what? The colours don't show up! :/

Yes, I tried to make this a holo-rainbowy-stamping-gorgeousness mani but it didn't quite work out how I expected. At ALL. Bummer! It's still pretty, but not pretty in the way I had planned..

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Black: Dark and Smoky French Tips

Still feeling a bit blah but I gotta say these nails really gave me a little energy boost. They turned out so well! I'm going to have a hot bath to relax a bit and then sit down to try to turn out the rest of the manis for this week. Wish me luck!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Black: Risqué Dark Lace

I'm going to start off by saying I am feeling SUPER under the weather today. :( I got hit by a bug and even sitting at the computer is making me feel nauseous again, so I'm going to keep things short so I can get back to bed.

Today I have the first look for the February Digit-al Dozen theme. This month the theme is very open with the prompt of  'black', so I'm looking forward to seeing what I can come up with. :) To start we have a simple and vampy lace look.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017

Swatch // Quick Shattered Mani with OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum

OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum from the 2014 OPI Muppets Most Wanted Collection

I have had a weekend full of swatching and art! Productive, woo hoo! The first look I'm sharing with you this week is a quick and simple one but it features a topper I'm pretty sure I've never used... Toppers in clear bases are polishes I pick up quite often but rarely use, is that just me or does everyone else do that too? lol Gotta get my butt in gear and start using them more often!!

I'm also starting to try out some new poses... I have two new shots in this post and I would LOVE to hear your feedback on what angles/poses you like best!

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Nail Art // Recreating my Laser Tape Mani from 2013 for The 30 Days of Colour

Hello hello! Sorry I've been so quiet this week, I've been a bit swamped in other parts of my life so this post is getting up later than I had expected. Boo!

So what I have for you today is a fun recreation of a look that I did waaaaay back in 2013. I think it was one of my first looks that used striping tape and I remember being super thrilled with how it turned out. :) I have a comparison of then and now below the cut, and you can also check out the full original post here!

This looks is also my last January fill for The 30 Days of Colour where our theme was 'Recreation'!