No like really, scary. Do NOT attempt a patchwork mani without Seche Vite on hand. I thought my Out the Door would do just fine and after two hours I finally just lived with this and called it a night.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
It's time for the Halloween manis to make their way into my life! I haven't decorated yet and don't know if I have the energy to do so :(. At least my nails can get into the swing of things.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Brrr, the leaves are falling and I can feel that brisk wind in the air that means it's fall. That means I'm begrudgingly putting away the neons and summer colors and starting to look at some fall colors. It was the perfect timing for Barielle's Me Couture collection to cross my path.
Taupe Notch - Creamy Dark Taupe
Vintage Gown - Creamy Rust with a Hot Pink
Berry Posh - Creamy Deep Fuchsia
Boho Chic - A Creamy Deep Sea Green
Soho at Night - Creamy, Grape Purple
I didn't use a basecoat or topcoat for any of these. Each 5 free polish retails for $8 a piece and can be purchased here.
I really like that Barielle is against animal testing. I only have a few of their polishes and these are all great color additions to my stash for 2014. While 4 of the six polishes are definitely rich, thick creams, Soho at Night at Moda Bleu are true jelly polishes and need a few more coats. The creams were nice to work with and I think would work well for stamping. The jellies were nice rich colors and would work for the leadlight technique no problem. For some reason Vintage Gown really stood out to me, a nice neutral color with a golden shimmer that I wasn't able to fully capture.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
I made a Born Pretty Store order awhile back and included a lot of gems and accents. After staring at these teardrops that look like jade/turquoise I thought I'd match a stamp to them.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
One of my best friends and coworkers is n Ohio State alum. She went to the first game of the year and asked if I would give her an appropriate mani. Of course! I dug through my stash to which colors would match best.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Neons are some of my most favorite polishes. They are bright and happy and so many more people seem to take notice when you're wearing an eye popping color. Of course I have to go above and beyond and add a white basecoat to make it stand out even more.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Alas, my heart breaks when we start to bid adieu to the long summer nights, warm breezes and fire pits. I've been digging through my supplies to keep things bright and in line with the season when I found this Born Pretty Store water decal french tips.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Ahoy matey! Am I the only obsessed with nautical anything? Sweaters, color combos, stamping plates...I've been sitting on these Born Pretty Store water decals and when I looked at my FUN plate 3 and saw the adorable sailboats I knew they would be wonderful together.