Monday, December 29, 2014

Favorite Manis of 2014

As the year comes to a close, I thought I'd share some of my favorite creations from 2014.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Lights

Merry Christmas polish fanatics! Here's hoping your stockings were full of plates, polishes and rhinestones. I think for once, I didn't get one polish thing! I'm sure it's because most of our friends and family members are intimidated to buy us anything polish-related for fear that we already have it.

A few months ago I picked up Cuttin' Edge nails polish in White Rose. It's a sheer white full of scattered micro holo glitter.
This is three coats of White Rose stamped with Bunny Nails and the LeadLight technique and accent nail stamped with Color Club Mamba.
I hope you were able to to share the day with loved ones celebrate the birth of lil' baby Jesus :).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Skating on Thin Ice

I knew that Barielle's Rain in Spain would be a holiday-rrific choice for a mani base this season. We've had some wonderfully warm weather for December in Colorado which I am all for. Of course seeing some snowflakes isn't bad this time of year, I can manage, bit I have that unbeatable sunshine to show off this holo!

Two coats of Rain in Span as a base. I then stamped the icicles with Color Club Eternal Beauty and Messy Mansion 27. Accent nails polka dots were with Color Club Miss Bliss and the Ice Skates from Bunny Nails HD-F and Snow Me White.
It's been since Junior High that I was on ice skates, how about you?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What's Christmas w/o Argyle?

There is just not enough time in December to do all the festive manicures I'd like for the holidays. Between snowflakes, santas and other fun ideas, I have to hurry and bust out as many as possible. To kick-off the holidays I needed some sparkle and argyle.

The red is two coats of Ulta Bombeshell, an awesome red jelly with scattered holo, although it is gritty when dry. I stamped with Sinful Snow Me White and the candy canes from Bunny Nails HD-F.
For my "sweater" nails I started with a base coat of Sinful Summer Song so the glitter would come off easier. I picked up Milani Sugar Coated. Not one I had seen before. It has a lot of hex and bar green glitter with a scattered holo.
Lastly, I stamped with Coloc Club Mamba from Sugar Bubbles 021.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Venique Nail Lacquer ~ Swatches and Review

I had not heard of Venique before receiving a press release. When I saw the holiday samples I was excited to see swatches of the foil and the glitters.

Holiday 2014
TIS THE SEASON to sparkle, shimmer and shine with Venique’s collection of shimmers and glitters; perfect for any celebration! Celebrate the holiday season with rich couture shimmers of fuchsia, glitters of gold and rose gold, silver sand texture, and festive multi-colored glitter.

You Kiss 1 Mall Santa. You've Kissed Them All

Selfies with Santa


Being the glitter fan I am, all of these polishes really struck my fancy. You Kiss and Holidays are both two coats with no base or topcoat. You Kiss is a beautiful fuchsia with a silver foil base. It went on smoothly and was a nice formula. I added one coat of Selfies with Santa on top of You Kiss. Awesome glitter bomb!

#HOLIDAYS is a silver scattered holo polish. It dried a bit gritty but nothing a good topcoat couldn't even out.

The polishes range from $7.95 to $8. All great polishes for a festive 2014 winter season.