Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Blues & Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Abstract

Hi, guys - I hope everyone's week is off to a great start! With this mani I am killing two birds with one stone and combining Monday Blues with today's Nail-Art-A-Go-Go challenge theme, which is abstract!

I started with a base of Cult Nails Tempest. Then, using Pure Ice Teal Appeal  I followed MrCandiipants' tutorial to create the abstract flowers. I used Sinful Colors Black on Black to dot the centers of the flowers.

This nail art is fun and pretty easy! I like how the blue flowers turned out, but I also really want try this with a variety of colors like in the tutorial

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Blues - Dandy Nails Chilled Down

Hi, guys - Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a really great weekend! Today I have another awesome Indie polish to share for Monday Blues - this one is Dandy Nails Chilled Down.

Chilled Down is a creamy, greyish-white polish packed with the most gorgeous blue and gold flakies. I just love how pretty this is - and it's so perfect for winter.

You can check out Dandy Nails on Etsy and on Facebook. Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day - #NAILLINKUP

Hi, guys - I hope everyone is having a really nice day! I've always wanted to participate in the monthly Nail Art Ideas Linkup (N.A.I.L.) challenges, but somehow it's just never happened! So today, I am happy to share a mani for February's Valentines Day theme.

For this skittlette, I started with Scofflaw Nail Varnish Love Letter from Scofflaw on my index and pinky fingers. Love Letter from Scofflaw is a pretty, soft black polish with pink and red sparkles. Sadly, it is a Limited Edition that was only available during the latest restock, so hopefully you were able to snag one! On my thumb and middle finger I applied Spellbound Nails Cheeks Tinted Red - a stunning, vibrant red with a subtle holo shimmer.

My ring finger is OPI Pink-ing of You stamped with Mentality Scoundrel using an image from Messy Mansion plate MM31. I wasn't quite sure how well this look would come together, but I'm really happy with it!

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out the other Valentines Day manis, too!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Blues - Scofflaw I am the Narwhal

Hi, guys - I hope everyone is having a good week so far! I have a gorgeous polish to share with you for today's Monday Blues - from the Scofflaw Winter 2014 Collection, this is I am the Narwhal.

I am the Narwhal is an icy blue shimmery polish with small turquoise and silver glitters. This is such a soft and pretty shade - I am going skiing tomorrow and I think it's the perfect polish for some winter fun!

You can check out Scofflaw Nail Varnish on Big Cartel, and be sure to stay up-to-date via Facebook for restock info as her polishes always sell out quickly.

Thanks for reading! Don't forget to check out the other Monday Blues manis, too!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Inner Geek

Hi, guys - today's Nail-Art-A-Go-Go challenge theme is Inner Geek! I work as a Systems Administrator, so I pretty much feel like a geek most days.  :)

I started this mani with a base of Pahlish Electrostatic Ghost. Electrostatic Ghost is a super pretty greyish lavender with coppery gold microflakies - unfortunately, this polish was only available for a 24 hour period on Halloween of last year.

I stamped using Essie Penny Talk and the binary image from Bundle Monster plate BM-415. YAY nerd stuffs!!!  :)

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out the other challenge manis below, too!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge - Green

Hi, guys! Today's Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge theme is green. I started with a base of Essie Armed and Ready.

Armed and Ready is an awesome "army" green, and though you can't tell so much in these photos, it has a nice little shimmer to it.

I stamped using Essie Good as Gold and an image from Pueen 33. To complete this look I applied some round gold studs purchased from Born Pretty Store.

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out the other GOT manis, too!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Blues - HARE polish Wonderland Wanderlust

Hey, guys - Happy Monday! I have a really pretty creation from HARE polish to share with you for today's Monday Blues.

This is Wonderland Wanderlust from the HARE polish Bohemian Holiday 2013 collection. Wonderland Wanderlust is a dusty blue polish filled with gold circles and little red squares, as well as red and gold flakies - I absolutely love it!

You can check out HARE polish on Etsy and on Facebook. Be sure to check out the other Monday Blues manis, too!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Jewel Tones

Hi, everyone! Missy over at Gnarly Gnails has put together a really cool nail art challenge for the month of February! There is a different theme for each day, but because I don't post that frequently I'm hoping to pop in for one or two of the themes each week.

Today is Day 2 of the challenge and the theme is Jewel Tones.

I started with a base of OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. Then I followed this dry brush tutorial by Emily over at The Lacquerologist using Essie Wrapped in Rubies, Essie Trophy Wife, and China Glaze Rendezvous With You.

I really love the "grunginess" of this. Not only is this technique super fun, you basically can't mess it up!

Thanks for reading! Be sure the check out the other challenge manis below, too!