Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sugar Spun Nail Art

Hello my lovelies and WELCOME to all of my new lovelies!!! Today on the blog for you I have some more nail art. (Then I promise to get you some more swatch and review posts because I have some new beauties to show you!!)

This week's challenge in Nail Art Designs (see previous post for last week's challenge) was Sugar Spun Nails. This was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be and please remember again when I say I by no means think of myself as amazing at nail art. That's what the Nail Art Designs group on Facebook is for though. . . challenging yourself to new techniques and making yourself better! There is also an added plus of making some friendly connections! :)

First I watched a few tutorials on YouTube. Here is a great one if you want to watch the technique! ----> Click here!!

Then I took to pinterest for some ideas and ran across one that I thought I would try to attempt.
See the original nail art by The Nailasaurus here. ---> Click

Now for mine! :)

Can you tell I was going for chocolates? :) Perfect for Valentine's Day coming up don't you think?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Did someone say giveaway? :)

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Snow White Nail Art

Today on the blog I have some nail art for you! :)

As some of you know from previous posts, I am in a group on Facebook called Nail Art Designs ran by my lovely friend Nadia. She let me pick out the theme for last week and I picked movie inspired nails. It was really cool to see what everyone came up with! You should go check out the group and join. You don't have to be amazing at nail art (I am by far not the best nail art person). Everyone is very supportive of other members. It is a fabulous group.

I loved watching Disney movies when I was growing up (still do actually. . . ask my husband!) So naturally I picked a character out of a Disney movie to theme my movie mani after. I went to pinterest for inspiration and found a beautiful post from LacqLustre and I give her all the credit behind my mani since I pulled much of my inspiration from hers with just a little twist. Click ===> HERE to see her original post.

Here is my version! I hope you like it and I hope it inspires you to go check out the nail art group and try some of the challenges!!

Polishes used in this mani include:

Julep- Daisy
Julep- Ally
Julep- Libby
Barielle- In Good Taste
Enchanged Polish- November 2013 (on my bow)
Konad- red
Konad- yellow
nail studs Cheeky

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ruby White Tips Murder House swatch and review

Let me start first off by saying . . . I am a HUGE fan of American Horror Story. I am also a HUGE fan of Ruby White Tips. You can imagine how ecstatic I was when I found out Laura was going to be adding an American Horror Story line to her polish brand. I mean. . . jump up and down, get the giggles giddy. (Evil laugh and finger tapping giddy)

I had the very fortunate luck at winning the polish I'm going to be showing you today from Ruby White Tips. (OMGGGG American Horror Story!!! OMGGGGG Ruby White Tips!!! Thanks Laura!)

Ruby White Tips - Murder House

Murder House is a gorgeous blue (I would describe it as a midnight blue) with micro red glitters mixed in. The formula for this polish has really impressed me. I polished my nails with Murder House on Monday and due to the sun not coming out most of the week and me being very hopeful that it would show itself eventually, I kept my nails polished with it through today. No chips so far, which is fabulous.

I used two coats of polish for this review. I was expecting Murder House to be thicker than it actually was, because my namesake polish from Ruby White Tips was a little thick (although still applied great). I was pleasantly surprised to find that Murder House was the perfect thickness. This is another one that you could probably get away with using only one coat of polish.

The name Murder House is from the first Season of American Horror Story, where a seemingly gorgeous and normal house has a hidden mysterious past, which starts to effect the new residents. I won't go too far into the plot, because I really recommend that you watch the show unfold for yourself. Much like I recommend getting your hands on this beautiful polish, which at first glance looks like a pretty blue. Then in the right lighting or angle you see the magnificent micro red glitters. Do you see them? They certainly were tricky for me to capture in this cloudy winter weather we've been having.

Please excuse my dry hands and lack of the polish bottle in the last picture. I did not have either on me when I took this picture (for fear the sun would hide before I could grab them!) You can see hints of the micro red glitter. It really adds for a nice surprise! :)

Murder House, along with the other Ruby White Tips American Horror Story line will be available online this Sunday to purchase from the Ruby White Tips Etsy shop. I am literally sitting on the edge of my seat here in suspense!!