Pink ribbon dotticure

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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pink and black polkadot ribbon manicure nail art nail polish picture polish fairy floss nail polish

This inspiration for this cure girlie manicure came to me when I was visiting my best friend a few days ago. Her youngest daughter was (for some reason) wearing a pink ball gown with black polkadots and a black ribbon at the waist. And I though, "Hey! That's a perfect pink manicure for BCA!" ;)

pink and black polkadot ribbon manicure nail art nail polish picture polish fairy floss nail polish

So I found my beloved Picture Polish - Fairy Floss, did two coats as a base and added the dots and the bow using OPI - Lady In Black.

pink and black polkadot ribbon manicure nail art nail polish picture polish fairy floss nail polish pink and black polkadot ribbon manicure nail art nail polish picture polish fairy floss nail polish

I really suck at dottictures, I can't for the life of me get them even! I need more practice, cause dotticures are so cute!

pink and black polkadot ribbon manicure nail art nail polish picture polish fairy floss nail polish

pink and black polkadot ribbon manicure nail art nail polish picture polish fairy floss nail polish

Pink glitter gradient

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Pink and gray glitter gradient manicure nail art nail polish

I'm still doing pink for October, so show my support for Breast Cancer Awareness. As I'm typing this I'm actually waiting for the pink base of my next manicure to dry ;)

Pink and gray glitter gradient manicure nail art nail polish

This one is a little bit more simple. I used Essie - Cashmere Bathrobe as a base, and did a glitter gradient using China Glaze - Material Girl.

Pink and gray glitter gradient manicure nail art nail polish Pink and gray glitter gradient manicure nail art nail polish

I just love glitter gradients, I think it's such an easy yet stylish form of nail art. I don't think I'll ever grow tired of it :p What do you think of glitter gradients?

Pink and gray glitter gradient manicure nail art nail polish

And Cashmere Bathrobe, it's so beautiful! I fell in love with it again when I did my Quatrefoil Skittle manicure, and now I want to use it all the time, lol :p

Pink and gray glitter gradient manicure nail art nail polish

Pink and gray glitter gradient manicure nail art nail polish

And remember to enter my Giveaway! Where you can win a set of my favorite glass nail files!

Scallop nail art tutorial - video

Monday, October 13, 2014

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Scallop nail art tutorial Polished Elegance

Today I have a tutorial for this scalloped manicure! Are there any other tutorials you would like me to do? Any of my previous manicures you'd want me to do a tutorial of? Please let me know, and I'd be happy to do it :D



Also, remember to enter my giveaway!

Giveaway: Mont Bleu Glass Files

Friday, October 10, 2014

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Mont Bleu Glass Nail flies giveaway!

Would you like to win a set of these beautiful, high quality glass nail files from Mont Bleu? These are my favorite glass files, if you read my review I did a while ago, you know how much I love them.

The winner of this giveaway will win a set of three glass nail files, in three different sizes. I love carrying the small one in my bag, always having a glass file available! And they are so pretty, decorated with Swarovski crystals.

Entering the giveaway is simple:


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Going pink for October

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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I am showing my support for Breast Cancer Awareness month with pink on my nails!

Breast Cancer Awareness nail art pink ribbon nail art pink october manicure

I did a gradient using OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls and OPI - DS Extravagance on all nails except the ring finger, where I used two coats of Extravagance.

Breast Cancer Awareness nail art pink ribbon nail art pink october manicure

On my ring finger nail I painted a ribbon using MBSW, Extravagance and OPI - Haven't The Froggiest. I also added some tiny bows over the gradient.

Breast Cancer Awareness nail art pink ribbon nail art pink october manicure Breast Cancer Awareness nail art pink ribbon nail art pink october manicure

Are you guys going pink for October?

Breast Cancer Awareness nail art pink ribbon nail art pink october manicure

Adorable Bows

Monday, October 6, 2014

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OPI - Muir Muir On The Wall bow confetti nail art bundle monster review

I have been sent some adorable nail confetti from Bundle Monster to try out!

OPI - Muir Muir On The Wall bow confetti nail art bundle monster review

I paired these cute bows with OPI - Muir Muir On The Wall. I am so into dark colors right now, and Muir Muir On The Wall is one of my favorite shades from last years fall collection from OPI. It's so GORGEOUS!

OPI - Muir Muir On The Wall bow confetti nail art bundle monster review OPI - Muir Muir On The Wall bow confetti nail art bundle monster review

The confetti bows were very easy to attach, I simply added them to the nail while the top coat was still wet, and slightly pressed them in.

OPI - Muir Muir On The Wall bow confetti nail art bundle monster review

They look adorable on the nail, however, they did not last very long... Since these confetti things are so thin and small I expected them to lay flat on the nail, or atleast bend to fit the nail. But they didn't, now, I do have quite curved nail beds, so if you have flatter nails they might work better. 

But they popped off within 15 minutes of wearing them... The edges of the bows stuck out and snagged on everything, even though I added a big blob of top coat over them, which made them pop off. Which is really too bad, since they are so cute! I was thinking though, maybe I could try bending them a little, like over a pen or something? And then attach them to the nail. I am going to try that and let you know how it works!

OPI - Muir Muir On The Wall bow confetti nail art bundle monster review

It was nice while it lasted though! The worst part is that I did this manicure right before going out to dinner, the bows popped off on my way there, and I had a chipped manicure the rest of the night :-S

OPI - Muir Muir On The Wall bow confetti nail art bundle monster review

Bundle Monster does have lots of other cool nail art supplies as well, I actually thought they only made stamping plates! So be sure to go check them out, and get your self some of their nail art stuff :)

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**Products in this post were provided for my honest review, all opinions are my own**

Shimmer Polish - Lindsey

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Shimmer Polish - Lindsey swatch review

I have even more shimmery Shimmer goodness for you today!

Shimmer Polish - Lindsey swatch review Shimmer Polish - Lindsey swatch review

This is Shimmer Polish - Lindsey. Also, my favorite gold glitter polish. I didn't think much of it in the bottle to be honest, I thought it would be a nice addition to my collection for nail art. But when I swatched it, it just blew me away by how gorgeous it is!

Shimmer Polish - Lindsey swatch review

The Shimmer Polish formula is easy to work with, this could even be opaque in just two thicker coats, but I did use three for the swatches. I think this just looks stunning on it's own, it's probably how this shade of gold compliments my skin. But the holo in the glitter is also eye catching, I love Lindsey so much!

Shimmer Polish - Lindsey swatch review

Here you can see how it builds up. Index - 1 coat, middle - 2 coats, ring and piny - 3 coats. I used pretty thick coats so I'd say the middle finger here is pretty much good to go in just two coats!

Shimmer Polish - Lindsey swatch review

You can find Lindsey and the rest of the beautiful Shimmer family at their website!

**Products in this post were provided for my honest review, all opinions are my own**