Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Model City Polish Blue Jean Blues

I found the perfect polish that goes with perfectly with my jeans! Seriously it really matches.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Finding Nemo Nail Art

So........ I really want to see Finding Dory. Yes, that's right out of everything superhero related movie that's in the theaters right now I want to see an cartoon. But since my schedule is a little crazy & I'm still uneasy about going to a movie theater since there was a shooting at mine last year I think I'll patiently wait till I can watch it on Netflicks.

So today I wanted to do some Finding Dory/Nemo inspired nails!

The color I'm using today is I'll Drink To That! by Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer, a Caribbean Blue with a touch of microglitters. 

I started off with 3 coats of I'll Drink To That followed by 1 coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Topcoat. 
Once dried using tweezers I applied decals from Toadarrific Vinyls on each nail then sealed them with 1 more coat of HK girl topcoat.
Outside Lighting
Inside Lighting
I'm very happy with howy mani came out!  It looks like Nemo is Swimming to the boat! Now I have "Just keep swimming" stuck in my head!

I'll Drink To That is availible at
Seventy Seven Nail

Boat & fish decals are availible at 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Love, Angeline In The Flesh & Top Shelf Lacquer B-52 Nail Art

I've really been enjoying neutrals lately & I'm really not quite sure why? Maybe it's because I have an office job &

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Meet The Blogger:Meet Kerry Of Painted Fingertips

It's time for another edition of Meet The Blogger! 
Today's blogger is Kerry of Painted Fingernails. 
I'm excited to get to know her, I just recently discovered her blog(and her amazing nail art.)
What made you start a blog?
The first inklings of my love for nail art began about 4 years ago. I would be hanging out at my boyfriend's (now my husband's) place and start painting my nails. He used to tease me that I was playing my favourite game - back then I'd just paint a fun colour, or maybe an accent nail at most. One day while browsing the internet he happened across a picture of a water marble and showed it to me. I'd had no idea you could do something like that with nail polish - I read up about it, tried it, and although my early attempts didn't look very good, I loved it. In my research of course I came upon the world of nail blogs and I saw all of the fun things I could try - stamping, striping tape, gradients - the possibilities were endless! I started playing around with it more and more. A few months later we went through some tough times and there wasn't much I could do about it - these were just stressful times that I had to wait out. I found myself doing my nails whenever I had the chance as it was an artistic outlet that helped me get my mind off the stressfulness. I wanted to start sharing what I did with others who would enjoy it, and so Painted Fingertips was born. How long have you been blogging? Almost 3 years - it'll be 3 in August. What would you say makes your blog unique? My nail art - in two ways. The first way is that I'll try anything at least once and I'm always up for a challenge. The second is that I love my freehand nail art and I think that freehand brings out your personal style for anyone that does it. What's your favourite part of having a blog? It makes me make time for my nail art - which is a good thing because it's a wonderful hobby that I really enjoy doing. I also love having a place to share what I've created. Have you ever reviewed a product that has become something you use all the time? That's happened with a couple of nail art items I've reviewed. Mostly, I'd say I use this stamper very regularly for stamping and almost all of my freehand nail art is done with this brush - both of which were reviewed from Born Pretty Store. What would you say is the downside of blogging? Probably the time that it takes. I definitely spend more time on my blog than I'd anticipated. Of course, that's my choice - I could just post less, but I love doing it so I put that time in. It can get a bit mad when I'm busy at work though. Do you have a least favourite post that you've written? Ugh, what a question! Yes, of course I do. Almost 3 years ago I started my blog in August. I then saw all of these big bloggers talking about the 31 Day Challenge they were doing in September and I decided to take part. I felt like I was doing my nails all the time and it wouldn't be so bad - turns out a couple of times a week and every single day are pretty far from one another. I was also a total newbie at nail art and I was doing many things for the first time - not very well. However, I was determined to complete the challenge (and I did!) but that meant that some nails got posted that I wasn't so happy with - even as a beginner! The worst of the lot was my post for yellow. Don't look if you value your eyes! What is something you have to have while writing a blog post? I enjoy a good cup of tea but I wouldn't really say there's something that I have to have. I do like to watch a movie or listen to music while painting my nails, though. Do you think your blog has changed over the years? I certainly think that my nail art skills and photography have improved, and I've refined things like nail shape and cuticle care. My blog layout itself has also seen a few adjustments and I personally think it looks better now that it did back its early days. My focus has stayed on nail art though, although I might have a few other posts here and there. What was it like finding out you were getting press samples for the first time? It was really exciting! Reviewing does take time and effort but it's time and effort doing something I love. I'm not someone who gets showered in samples, though. Are you married? Yes I am, and to the handsomest man alive, too! Lucky me! I'm very happily married and our first wedding anniversary is coming up in July. Do you have any kids and/or pets? No kids yet but I have the cutest cat! His name is Gizmo and he's a sweetheart. IMG-20160520-WA0002 Any advice for new bloggers? Make sure that you're really into whatever you want to blog about - whether its nails or something else. There's no use in spending your time and effort on something you don't enjoy! And - expect it to take more time than you think!
Thanks so much for being part of Meet The Blogger Kerry! You can find her at her blog & the following social media pages.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Top Shelf Lacquer Cherry Bomb

Wanna know my excuse for buying this beauty? I had a gift card! So I can't let it go to waste right?

The color I'm using today is Cherry Bomb  by Top Shelf Lacquer, a fuchsia linear holo. 
I used 2 coats plus 1 coat of Glisten & Glow HK girl topcoat. 
Look at that holo! Isn't it stunning? I'm glad I got it. And best of all I had no issues with it, it applied easily, removed easily & didn't stain.

Cherry Bomb is availible at 
Top Shelf

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Anchor & Heart Lacquer May Fan Favorites Duo

I seriously should have made "What I purchased in May" a series. I seriously did some online shopping!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Meet The Blogger: Meet Stephanie Of Imperfectly Painted

It's time for another fun filled edition of Meet The Blogger!
Today's Blogger is Stephanie of Imperfectly Painted. My fave part of Stephanie's blog is her annual Best of poll which she asks her readers to pick their fave polish brands, finishes, topcoats, colors and more.

What make you start a blog?
There are two main reasons I started my blog. One, I really wanted a creative outlet and something I could do just for fun. Two, I wanted to connect with other people who love nail polish as much as me. I found nail polish a fun, easy, and creative way to express myself and blogging gave me that outlet and people to share it with. 

How long have you been blogging?I have been blogging a little over 6 years. I started my blog April 2010. 

What would you say makes your blog unique?
I think I offer down-to-earth and personable experience for my readers in my blog. I purchase 98% of the products I have on my blog, so I have the same consumer experience as my readers do. I also review products from every outlet in nail polish old, new, mainstream, drugstore, and indie. My blog is simple, but it has variety and it's relatable.

What's your favorite part of having a blog?
My favorite part of having a blog is the people I've met throughout the process. I've met so many wonderful people in the nail community. I also really like having 6 years worth of blog posts. I feel like my blog is a major part of my life and I enjoy how I've grown with it over the years.

Have you ever reviewed a product that has become something you use all the time?
I think there are definite brands I go back to all the time, but not specifically a certain product.

 What would you say is the downside of blogging?
The downside is definitely the trap you can get into with comparing yourself to other bloggers. I know my blogging style is more casual than most and it's hard not to feel insecure or inadequate sometimes. I can get stuck in feeling I'm not worthy of feeling good about my blog because it's not as substantial as other people's. It's always a constant process of reminding myself that this is a project I started for me, it's my space, and I'm allowed to be proud of it and myself.
Do you have a least favorite post that you've written?
I don't have a least favorite post. I have some posts early on where my swatching wasn't so neat, but my blog is "Imperfectly Painted". I keep those posts up because it's nice to see how far I've come.

 What is something you have to have while writing a blog post? Examples music, watching netflicks, drinking tea ect
I actually keep it pretty quiet while writing up posts. I can't multi-task well, and I write better in complete silence. That being said, while swatching I tend to listen to podcasts.

Do you think your blog has changed of the years?
I think the heart of my blog has remained the same. I haven't changed the format or style. My swatching skills have vastly improved and that is probably the only noticeable change.
Are you married? Do you have any kids and/or pets?
I'm not married, but I've had a boyfriend for the past 7 years. No kids, but we have a furchild cat named Chara, who we adopted together when she was 4. She will be 11 this year. 

Any advice for new bloggers?
My advice for new bloggers is stay true to who you are and your intent with blogging. I think it's easy to get caught up what we think a blog "should" be, when your blog can be whatever you want. There are many stressful aspects of blogging, so it's important not to let that overtake you. You have to find your joy in blogging and hold on to that.

Thanks so much for being a part of Meet The Blogger Stephanie! You can find her at her blog & the following social media pages.

Monday, June 13, 2016

MTK Designs Fall Perfection Duo

Press sample

I love discovering new brands, and that's what today's post is all about. 
I've discover the brand MTK Designs & have the opportunity so show you all 2 colors from MTK Designs.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Pretty Beautiful's Frosting & Sprinkles Collection

Press sample
It's time to celebrate! It's Virginia Shaw's Birthday! So who's Virginia? She's the maker of Pretty Beautiful Polish. So how is she celebrating?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Spellcaster by Vapid Lacquer & Hella Holo Customs

By now you've probably heard about Hella Holo Customs. It's the Facebook group that creates different holo polishes with different indie makers each month.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Meet The Blogger:Meet Jovelyn Of Jovelyn B Mateo

It's Tuesday so you know what that means, it's Meet The Blogger time!!!!!

Today's blogger is Jovelyn of 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Rhinestone Nail Art With Anchor & Hearts Lacquer

Like I've said before I really enjoy doing nail art & I want to continue to improve & explore new techniques,methonds & more.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sparkle Summer Nails With Turtle Tootsie Polishes

A couple of weeks ago when I was about to place my Turtle Tootsie Polishes order I realized I don't have Silver Bracelets!