Friday, December 15, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: A Snow Scene Is In My Home

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is the final day of Digit-al Dozen week for December and for 2017 for that matter and the theme has been My Home.  Since it's near Christmas you have been seeing manis inspired by my Christmas tree ornaments - because the tree is in my home!  :)  Today's ornament is a new one from last year.  When my husband and I got married we decided to purchase a "fancy" ornament each year (usually we purchase it after Christmas so we can get the sale).  Fancy means glass, crystal, ceramic, with beautiful artistic imagery.  This is one of our Wedgwood ornaments and one of my recent favorites.


Let's get to the details!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: A Birthday Is In My Home

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is now day 4 of a Digit-al Dozen week and the theme is My Home.  Since it's near Christmas you will be getting manis inspired by my Christmas tree ornaments this week - because the tree is in my home!  :)  Today my mani is inspired by my very first ornament.  That is right, this ornament is 40 years old...because TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!


Let's get to the details.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: A Penguin In My Home

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is now day 3 of a Digit-al Dozen week and the theme is My Home.  Since it's near Christmas you will be getting manis inspired by my Christmas tree ornaments this week - because the tree is in my home!  :)  Today my mani is inspired by a penguin ornament...but not just any penguin.  This penguin has polish!!!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: A Snowflake In My Home

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is a Digit-al Dozen week and the theme is My Home.  Since it's near Christmas you will be getting manis inspired by my Christmas tree ornaments this week - because the tree is in my home!  :)  Today my mani is inspired by a metallic green snowflake ornament.



Monday, December 11, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: A Bee In My Home

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is a Digit-al Dozen week and the theme is My Home.  It's also December and I wanted to work the holiday into all my manis, so you will be getting manis inspired by my Christmas tree ornaments this week.


Let's get to the details!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Candy Cane Forest

Greetings and Nailutations!

I'm carrying on with fun holiday manis.  Today I am onto Day 2 of Ehmkay Nails and Polished Lifting Winter Nail Art Challenge.  When I was trying to think of what candy to do, the movie Elf was on and Buddy had just "passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, through the sea of Swirly Twirly Gum Drops, and then through the Lincoln Tunnel."  I looked around at what stamping images I had and I had to go with the Candy Cane Forest!


Let's get to the details!  Photos shown in filtered light, LED light.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Greetings and Nailutations!

I am starting a fun nail art challenge hosted by Ehmkay Nails!  She had one for Halloween and it was fun, so I'm excited she is doing one for Christmas too!  Today's mani is inspired by a photo that Sarah of 25 Sweetpeas posted and she did a mani based on it too!  She always picks the cutest images!



Let's get to the details!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Cookie Mani Swap (with Recipes!) Cathedral Cookies

Greetings and Nailutations,

I have a super "sweet" post for you today!  Pun intended!  Not only is it National Cookie Day today, but you will also be "treated" (yes, totally punned you again!) with a cookie collaboration INCLUDING recipes!  This delicious brain child was planned by 25 Sweet Peas.  She also created all the amazing images you will see in this blog (aside from my mani photos) - Sarah is very talented!


Let's get to the details!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Nail Crazies Unit: Pixar and Disney

Greetings and Nailutations,

My goal is to participate in a few nail art challenges each month to sprinkle my blog with more nail art.  Today you will be treated with Nail Crazies Unite prompt of Pixar/Disney.  I've already seen a few of the manis and I love that we there are 3 movies/characters that we all did!  Can you guess which they are?  I'll reveal the answer towards the end.  Today, from me - you will get a Minnie Mouse inspired mani!


Let's get to the details!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Digit-al Dozen November Birthday Mani

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's December, I know, but let's go back in time....2 days and pretend it's November still and celebrate 2 birthdays in the Digit-al Dozen.  Marisa of Polish Those Nails and Serene of Copycat Claws both are our Digit-al Dozen November babies!  They selected a fun blue drip marble!


Friday, December 1, 2017

December Monthly Awareness Box Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Blogger Discount*
Today I have a special post, it is the Monthly Awareness Collaboration Box, where 6 brands create a special polish and 10% of the proceeds of the collaboration goes to a a different cause.  This month's cause is one that we all hear about - I'm sure you have gotten an amber alert on your phone...the cause is National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  NCMEC is the "nation's clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization..."  NCMEC stands by the truth that "every child deserves a safe childhood."


Let's get to the swatches.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ribbits Stickits December Polish Pick Up: Chinese New Year Set

Greetings and Nailutation,

*Press Sample*
The Polish Pick Up December pre-order starts tomorrow and Ribbits Stickits is contributing 2 sets (decals + scented liquid latex)!  Today I will share the second set!  Polish Pick Up is a "create your own" collaboration box where 40+ brands contribute a polish (or another product) centered around a theme that customers vote on.  This month the theme is Holidays Around The World.  Today we are celebrating Chinese New Years!



Let's get to the details!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ribbits Stickits December Polish Pick Up: New Years Eve Set

Greetings and Nailutation,

*Press Sample*
The Polish Pick Up December pre-order starts on the 1st and Ribbits Stickits is contributing 2 sets (decals + scented liquid latex)!  Today I will share the first set!  Polish Pick Up is a "create your own" collaboration box where 40+ brands contribute a polish (or another product) centered around a theme that customers vote on.  This month the theme is Holidays Around The World.  Today we are celebrating New Years Eve!


Let's get to the details!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Heather's Hues December Polish Pick Up: All Is Bright

Greetings and Nailutation,

*Press Sample*
The Polish Pick Up December pre-order is just a few short days away and I have the contribution from Heather's Hues.  Polish Pick Up is a "create your own" collaboration box where 40+ brands contribute a polish (or another product) centered around a theme that customers vote on.  This month the theme is Holidays Around The World.



Let's get to the swatches!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Chirality December Polish Pick Up: After The Bonfire

Greetings and Nailutation,

*Press Sample*
The Polish Pick Up December pre-order is fast approaching and I have the contribution from Chirality Polish to share with you.  Polish Pick Up is a "create your own" collaboration box where 40+ brands contribute a polish (or another product) centered around a theme that customers vote on.  This month the theme is Holidays Around The World.


Let's get to the swatches!  Photos shown in filtered light and LED light.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ribbits Stickits Un-Frog-Gettable Glass Frog Peel Off Base Coat

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Do you swatch polishes?  Are you a blogger who is changing their mani daily?  Do you steer clear of glitter polishes because taking it off is such a pain?  Have no fear!  I have an answer for you!  Ribbits Stickits is introducing a new product on Black Friday - Un-Frog-Gettable Glass Frog!  I know, I know, you are thinking - how is a glass frog going to help me?  I will tell you - It's a peel off base coat!  If you aren't familiar with Ribbits Stickits - Kristy the owner, sells vinyls, decals, charms, mats, large vinyls, latex nail barrier and more!


Let's get to the details!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Chirality Black Friday Limited Editions

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press samples*
Today I am sharing 2 Black Friday Limited Edition polishes from Chirality Polish.  These are part of a small batch so they will be available from 11/24 - 11/27 or until they sell out (12am PST Friday through 11:59pm PST Monday).  Best part?  They are only $5 each!  There are a ton of other deals too - which I'll touch upon at the end.  First let's talk about the 2 Limited Edition polishes!



Let's get to the swatches! *Photos show filtered light and LED light.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Pug Posse Nail Lacquer Death Collection Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I'm sharing the Death Collection from Pug Posse Nail Lacquer.  The Death Collection will be released on Black Friday (November 24th) and contains 4 polishes of different finishes.  Pug Posse Nail Lacquer is an off shoot of Sweet Sage Scents - which sells wax.  So if you love wax and polish - 1 stop shop!


Now let's get to the swatches! *PHOTO HEAVY POST*  Pictures shown in filtered and LED light.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Futuristic - Rosie From The Jetsons

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are concluding with the last day of the Digit-al Dozen week with our Futuristic prompt.  This was a husband suggestion today too!  When I told him the prompt he yelled "THE JETSONS!"  I was staring at the characters and the only character I remembered the name of was Rosie, the robot.  So I went with that!


Let's get to the details!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Futuristic 5th Element

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are onto day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen continuing with our Futuristic prompt.  My husband suggested this movie idea and I looked through a ton of photos and finally found the inspiration!  Leeloo's outfit with the white crop top, gold pants and orange suspenders!


Let's get to the details!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Futuristic Avatar

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are onto day 3 of the Digit-al Dozen continuing with our Futuristic prompt.  Another movie that popped into my head was the one with the blue critters...  SMURFS?!  NO!  I thought of Avatar.  The 3+ hour feature film that was amazing, yet really long.  I googled a few images and decided to make a mani based on their skin patterns.


Let's get to the details!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Futuristic - The Matrix

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are onto day 2 of the Digit-al Dozen continuing with our Futuristic prompt.  Another movie that popped into my head was The Matrix.   Would you take the red pill or the blue pill?  If it's polish - I'd take the glitter pill!  :)


Let's get to the details!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Futuristic - Idiocracy

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is a Digit-al Dozen week and our prompt is Futuristic.  I will be honest - I was dreading this prompt because I had a difficult time coming up with ideas.  My husband stepped in with a few ideas and then I started feeling better about it.  All my manis are based on television/movies that take place in the future.  As you can tell by the blog title, this one is based on the movie Idiocracy, which is about how social media and being able to use computers to think for humans may actually cause humans to evolve to be dumber.  It's a comedy and to make it interesting one person is frozen and wakes up in the future and tries to help save the world...


Let's get to how he helps save the world!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Beauty Bigbang: Lace Starry Holo Nail Foils

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Today I have 16 Lace Laser Starry Holo Nail Foil from Beauty Bigbang to share.  If you want quick and easy nail art with zero mess, then keep reading!


Let's get to the review.

Friday, November 10, 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Animal Print in the Wrong Colors

Greetings and Nailutations,

Today I am posting a fun mani for a prompt with 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Animals Print In The Wrong Colors.  I also wanted to pair it with some neons for All About The Stamp 80's Neon Challenge.  Combine those two ideas and you get....BOOM - in your face neon leopard nails!


Let's get to the details.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Lantern and Wren: Messy Mansion Crystal 02 Plate

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I am sharing some manis I have done with Messy Mansion Crystal 02 Plate that I acquired through Lantern and Wren.  Lantern and Wren is a stockist that carries stamping plates, stamping polishing, polish, vinyls, stampers and so much more.  I actually just made an order a few days ago and already got my package, so shipping is amazing.

Photo: courtesy of Messy Mansion

Let's get to the manis!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Beaty Bigbang: Latex-Free U-Shape Nail Protectors

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Today I have Latex-Free U-Shaped Nail Protector Tape from Beauty Bigbang to share.  If you are allergic to latex or wanting to bring something along on a trip that isn't liquid in a bottle or if you are sensitive to scents, keep reading!

Let's get to the review.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Big Beautybang: Metallic Foil Leaf

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
I have another product from Beauty Bigbang to share.  I have a box of 12 pots of metallic foil in gold, silver, copper and multi-color leaf.  While they have a foil look to them, they are delicate and soft like leaf.


Let's get to the review. *Photo heavy post.*

Friday, November 3, 2017

Nail Crazies Unite: Neutral Bountiful Harvest

Greetings and Nailutations,

I'm taking a break from product reviews to do a nail art prompt from Nail Crazies Unite - Neutral. I'll be sharing a neutral I just acquired and some neutral nail art to top it off!



Let's get to the details.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Big Beautybang: Gold Nail Stickers

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Today I have some Golden Floral Nail Stickers from Beauty Bigbang to share.  If you are looking for a quick and easy and fun look keep reading!


Let's get to the review.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beauty Bigbang: Pot of Gold

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Over the next few days I have some products from Beauty Bigbang to share.  The first product is a pot of Gold Glitter.


Let's get to the review.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ehmkaynails Halloween Challenge Recap

Greetings and Nailutations,

Happy Halloween!  I've been participating in a challenge hosted by Michelle of Ehmkay Nails and today was the last day!  I've been posting all my manis on instagram, so all the details will be found there - here you will just find random commentary.


Let's get to the manis!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Digit-al Dozen October Birthday Mani

Greetings and Nailutations!

The Digit-al Dozen had a birthday this past month and it was Amber of Nail Like Lace who selected the image we all use to create manis!  She selected a fun blue, red and black cat!


Let's get to the details.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Halloween With Negative Space

Greetings and Nailutations,

I have a ton of blog posts I will be cranking out over the next few days!  And special treat - I have a giveaway coming up to celebrate 4 years of blogging this month!  :)

26 Great Nail Art Ideas is a Facebook Group that has prompts every other week and a few days ago (I'm behind) was Halloween with Negative Space.  I'm going to be honest, this weekend when I was going through all the manis I needed to get done, I kept wanting to do a ruffian mani.  So these are my take on Halloween Negative Space Ruffian.


Let's get to the details.

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Nail Art Squad - Fall Decor

Greetings and Nailutations,

Today I participated in a collaboration with some talented women organized by Sarah of 25 Sweet Peas.  Our prompt was Fall Decor and I am summoning all the Autumn vibes I can with this mani to get it to cool down here.  It is the middle/end of October and today (Monday the 23rd) it is supposed to be 97 F (36.1 C)!  I mean come on Mother Nature - WHY!?  I'll stop whining now and share with you the collaboration photo!


Now let's get to my mani details!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It Girl Nail Art IG121 Plate Review Part 2

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I will be sharing the 2nd half of my review of  It Girl Nail Art IG121 plate.  This plate contains everything you need for a good Hallow's Eve - skulls, jack-o-lanterns, spiders, webs, grave stone, grim reaper, a witch and much more!  Yesterday I shared 5 manis and today will be another 5!


Now let's get to the manis!

Monday, October 16, 2017

It Girl Nail Art IG121 Plate Review Part 1

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
I have a confession.  I love love love holiday or theme stamping plates.  Today I have one to share and it's HALLOWEEN themed!!!  It Girl Nail Art has released IG121 and you don't want to miss it!  This plates contains everything you need for a good Hallow's Eve - skulls, jack-o-lanterns, spiders, webs, grave stone, grim reaper, a witch and much more!  I'm going to be sharing 5 manis today I created with the plate and the next blog post will cover another 5.


Now let' get to the manis!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Throwback to Luciferia

Greetings and Nailutations,

It has been an amazing Digit-al Dozen Week using the prompt Throwback.  I had my tribute to Sally, Bumble, Clown and yesterday a Butterfly.  Today we are going old school, as in college days, back in the late 90's-early 2000's (yes I'm dating myself).


Let's get to the details.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Throwback to Flutterby

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is now Day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen Throwback week.  I'm revisiting times I have dressed up - I'm getting in the Halloween spirit!  I first showed you my Sally mani, then buzzed over to my Bumble costume and yesterday I shared my Clown work uniform.  Today is not necessarily a costume nor a uniform, but just as fun!


Now let's get to the details!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Throwback to Clowning

Greetings and Nailutations!

We are now onto Day 3 for the Digit-al Dozen using the prompt Throwback.  I'm revisiting old costumes I have worn.  I shared my Sally and my Bumble costumes and today is going to make you laugh.


Let's get to the details.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Throwback to Bumble

Greetings and Nailutations!

We are on day 2 of the Digit-al Dozen Throwback week and I chose to be inspired by old Halloween costumes.  Yesterday I shared my Sally inspired mani and today I will share one of my favorite costumes EVAH!!!!


Let's get to the details!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Digit-tal Dozen: Throwback to Sally

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is a Digit-al Dozen Week and our prompt for this week is Throwback.  What does "throwback" mean, should I do old manis I've done before or re-create other people's manis were the first things that popped into my mind.  But because it's October and I wanted to try to fit in some theme costume manis, I decided to take a trip down memory lane in my Facebook account to look at times I "dressed up" and create manis inspired by those costumes.


Now let's get to the details!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Geekish Glitter Lacquer Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I am going to be sharing a brand new indie brand called Geekish Glitter Lacquer that is launching Friday the 13th!  (oooooh....creepy!)  Geeks Glitter Lacquer will be based on everything fandom and everything geeky!  (A brand after my own heart - I mean, I am an engi-nerd after all.)  I'll be sharing 3 of Geekish Glitter Lacuqer's initial release.


Now let's get to the swatches!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

K Squared Nail Paint Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
It is still 100 degrees here in Arizona, so neons and summer colors can really be worn (if you follow season dress code) up into the end of October.  So I'm going to share 3 polishes I received from K Squared Nail Paint.


Let's get to the swatches!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Ever After Polish New Stamping Polishes

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I am sharing 2 new stamping polishes from Ever After Polish that debuted at Polish Con and be available on their online store.  I am a stamping fanatic, so I'm always looking for great polishes that stamp well or create neat effects.


Let's get to the review!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ever After Polish Polish Con Limited Editions Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
This weekend is Polish Con!  Polish Con is defined as: the gathering of hundreds of individuals who have a common love of nail polish and hand made goodies.  Ever After Polish provided me with their Limited Editions for the event.  I'm currently in Chicago for the event on Saturday!  I am so excited.  Enough babbling - here is the Polish Con Exclusive Duo!


Let's get to the swatches!  Photos shown in filtered light box and also in LED light.

Monday, September 18, 2017

MAXUS Nails Empower Collection Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I will be sharing some creamy swatches of 4 polishes that MAXUS Nails sent me.  These 4 polishes are part of the Empower Collection and are available now.  Going through their instagram feed I was blown away that their products have been used on celebrities!  I'm not one to usually fawn over celebrities, but to say "I wore the same polish as Angelina Jolie" kind of makes me feel a little special.




Now let's get to the swatches!  All photos shown in filtered light (light box) and LED light (simulated sunlight).

Friday, September 15, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: 5th Birthday Celebration

Greetings and Nailutation,

It is the last day of the Digit-al Dozen and today I have a full on party celebration on my nails for the 5th birthday of the Digit-al Dozen.  All this week we have celebrated it's Bee-Day, given it a bouquet of 5 petaled flowers, given it a high five, found a bunch of other types of 5's to share and now it's a true party!


Let's get to the details.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: 5's All Around

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is Day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen week celebrating the group's 5th birthday.  I did a "Bee-day" mani, a bouquet of 5 petaled flowers and yesterday did a high five mani!  Today I am sharing five different 5's on my nails.


Let's get to the details.