Friday, July 22, 2016

Powder Perfect Bermuda Triangle Trio - Polish Decal Triangle Nail Art

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Summer is in full swing and I've got a super summery trio from Powder Perfect to show you. And it's just your luck, if you haven't snatched these up yet, they are on sale, right now!!
This collection is inspired by The Bermuda Triangle, a famed “dead zone” between Bermuda, Florida & Puerto Rico where ships, submarines & aircraft mysteriously vanish without a trace! Some pilots report strange weather phenomena, others disappear without even issuing distress signals. While the cause of the disappearances remains unsolved, the Bermuda Triangle is firmly fixed on our paranormal radar.
Well, of course I had to create triangle nail art with this collection!! :P

Sunday, July 10, 2016

sienna BYRON BAY Wategos, Atlantic, Breeze, Utopia Nail Art

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Hi all! Our weekend is nearly over here in N.Y., today was a gorgeous Summer day! What is the season/weather like where you are? Today I've got the four sienna BYRON BAY shades that I swatched for you in my previous post. I of course needed to create a design with them :D 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

sienna BYRON BAY Nail Polish Swatch and Review

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Hello! Hope your week is going well. I had the pleasure of trying out a new to me brand, and now I'll be sharing with you my swatches and review of four shades from Sienna BYRON BAY.
This Australian brand is "... as local as can be, vegan & cruelty free, we use 100% renewable soy, and we source sustainable non-native timbers from our own backyard". It is in fact those charming timber/wood caps that upon opening the package transported me to my favorite spa. The natural smell of the wood is really lovely! About the formula - "Our nail polishes are ‘non-toxic’, meaning they contain No Formaldehyde, No Toluene, No DBP, No Synthetic Camphor, No Formaldehyde Resin, No Xylene, No Tosylamide, and No Benzophenone-1. We’re Vegan and Cruelty Free. We are committed to keeping our products as clean as possible and so continue to update our formula to reflect this." So far so good, right? So I was able to pick my top 4 shades from their collection (tough to do because I love so many! But not surprisingly I gravitated toward the aquas/blues/mint range! 
 Sienna BYRON BAY: Wategos, Atlantic, Breeze, Utopia

Friday, July 1, 2016

Paint All The Nails Presents Animal Print with Cirque Colors Vice 2016 Collection

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Hello all and happy summer!! I'm posting last minute over here, to join in with the lovely Paint All The Nails Group I'm in. We decided on an open ended Animal Print this month and I knew I wanted to go outside the leopard box for this one. My boys just finished first grade and we are eagerly looking forward to our vacation and snorkeling in the Caribbean this summer. So in honor of the tropical fishies I bring you my rendition of the Oriental Sweetlips fish! 
 Here's how I got this done. Two coats of Cirque Colors Carpe Diem then sponged on a gradient of High Roller and Electric Daisy from the Vice 2016 collection. Yes, I love them.
I painted on the stripes and dots with Cirque Colors Memento Mori then used acetone to dilute and give it that au naturale look.
 I love how these turned out! Think they match my inspiration well, do you?
Take a look at all the talent in this group! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Zoya Spring 2016 Petals floral nail art with Whats Up Nails Vinyls

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Ok, so it's officially Summer. And here I have Zoya Spring on my nails. We can handle that, right? That's what I tell my boys, when they are faced with something that seems challenging to them. "You can handle it." It's so cute and rewarding when one of them (They are 7 yrs old) responds on his own with "I can handle it!" OK, so back to nails...I actually created this some time ago so it's not currently on my nails, I'm glad to share it with you today. Hope you let me know if you like it! 
 This manicure began with 2 coats of Zoya Leia - a sheer, opalescent white with flecks of fuchsia, green and gold. It's beautiful. Sheer indeed but I imagine it will look amazing used as a top layer on other shades as well.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Dior Vernis Summer 2016 Milky Dots Polka Dots 002 Confettis 652, 432, 003 Plumetis 582, 262

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Happy Friday! Today I'm showing you what I created with Dior Vernis Summer 2016 Milky Dots 002 Confettis 652, 432 and Milky Dots 003 Plumetis 582, 262 Did you see the look I created with Milky Dots 001 Pastilles? I think these are such great sets. Each one has complimentary shades that are larger than your average mini, but not full size, and a Dior dotting tool.
 Dior Plumetis: a petal pink 262 dotted with lavender mauve 582

Monday, June 13, 2016

Cirque Colors The Manus x Machina Collection - Dior Couture Floral Nail Art Tutorial

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Hello! I've got another design today using the Manus x Machina collection by Cirque Colors. Did you get a chance to see my epic post introducing the shades and showing a fashion inspired nail art behind each design? Check it out! Today's nail art is also inspired by a dress we saw at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Manus x Machina exhibit which is on display now.
Cirque-Colors-Manus-Machina-Tulle-Dior-Vilmiron-Nail-ArtCirque Colors The Manus x Machina Collection - Dior Couture Nail Art Tutorial
Continue reading after the break for the step by step for this design.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dior Vernis Summer 2016 Milky Dots Polka Dots 001 Pastilles - Paint All The Nails Presents Dotticures

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So thrilled I can bust out the Summer 2016 collections, aren't you? This Spring really flew by for me, and I still have a bunch of Spring collections to show off...but today is the day of my Paint All The Nails group link up and the theme is dots! That's right, just dots! So open ended, just the way I like...and this box of DIOR goodies landed in my mailbox last week and well...DOTS. So here is what I came up with! Hope you like it as much as I do.