Tag Archive for nail art

This Mani Has Soul, But It’s Not A Soldier (an ode to grayscale polish)

Liz says… Hello, Darlings! I don’t know about your neck of the proverbial woods, but it has started feeling like SUMMER and I’m already over it. If I had my way, it would be Fall all year round, and it would be perfection. Perhaps it’s my general loathing of overly warm weather, or a simple…

Glitter, Stamping, and Holo?! Oh, My!

Liz says… Hello, Darlings. Today is my birthday and I really wanted to do something nice for today’s manicure! I was having a difficult time figured out exactly what to do… until my February Ipsy bag came along. This month I received Odette, which Zoya describes as a “sultry orchid maroon cream.” That’s a pretty…

Delftware Inspired Stamping

Liz says… Hello, Darlings! I’m warning you now, I am in a stamping frenzy over here! I’ve always overlooked stamping as a form of nail art that was for other people due to my lack of stamping skills and my serious lacking of the patience to gain them. It turns out that I may have been…

Love Lifts Us Up: A Valentine’s Day Manicure!

Liz says… Hello Darlings, and Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Regardless of your relationship status, gender, or age it feels like Valentine’s Day is a big deal. Personally, I’m not a huge fan… I don’t need a corporate holiday to make me realize how much I adore my fiance (it’s a lot!), and I have…

Blue Skittle Nail Art!

Liz says… Hello, Darlings! Happy Tuesday! 😀 When I was last at my local drug store buying bags of holiday Reese’s cups I came across the gorgeous Beaming Blue from the Maybelline Brocade collection. This polish is SO BEAUTIFUL – a sheer, glittery blurple with a faint duochrome shimmer that flashes between electric blue and…

A Sweet Surprise: Incoco 2014 Valentine’s Day Collection

:: PRESS SAMPLE :: Lisa says… Recently, our letter carrier delivered a sweet surprise from the fun folks at Incoco: an envelope stuffed with the five newly-released nail wrap (aka nail “appliques”, “stickers” or “strips”) designs, from the brand’s 2014 Sweet Surprise Valentine’s Day Collection. These adorable press and sticks are great for those fashionistas…

Bruised Rose Petal Gradient

A England’s Burne-Jones Dream Collection sets the stage for bruised rose petal gradient nails!Liz says… Hello, Darlings! For today’s post I pulled out two polishes that I’ve actually swatched before. From the A England Burne-Jones Dream collection I decided to use Briar Rose and Sleeping Palace. Together, in a subtle gradient, these polishes help to capture…

Get In Gear with Steampunk Nails

Lisa says… I’m what you might call an accidental watch collector.  Eleven of them, so far, mostly of the inexpensive Timex variety. You know…the brand that takes a lickin’, but keeps on tickin’?   So long as the battery lasts, that is. Unlike my children, whose long ago replaced smartphones with any need for a watch,…

Green, Gold, and Black Dotticure!

there are things in your life that you will always return to….Liz says… Tried and true favorites make me happy – from a beloved TV show (the fiance and I are currently marathoning Stargate SG1), a favorite soda (Fresca all the way), or a much-loved stuffed animal (Cooney The Tail-less Raccoon… don’t laugh at the name, I was very young and not terribly imaginative…

Gleeful Glequin Nails!

Liz says… Hello, Darlings! Today I am thrilled to share with you my first foray into “glequin” nail art. Inspired by the INCREDIBLY TALENTED (all caps because she’s crazy good) Sammy of The Nailasaurus. Now, there are plenty of nail art techniques out there on the internet that utilize these tiny glitters, but before Sammy I wouldn’t…

Angles, Dots, and Bling!

Liz says… I really shouldn’t act surprised anymore when I find myself purchasing the odd bottle of nail polish. It has become a euphoric release each time I add a new bottle to my collection. Lately, however, I have been so swept up in the holidays, work, and naps that I’ve fallen behind in the…

Slightly Belated Christmas Nails!

Liz says… Hello darlings, and Merry Belated Christmas to those readers that celebrate the holiday! Today is a short a sweet post since I’ve admittedly been celebrating and relaxing with my fiance and cats. Inspired by some awesome nail presents from my amazing mother, I threw this manicure together in celebration! One of my Christmas…

Icicles On My Nails?! Sold!

Liz says… Hello, darlings! Today I’ve got a short yet ever so sweet manicure to share with you. Inspired by the icicles outside my window I decided to try my hand at waterfall nail art – while this manicure is in no means perfect it was a lot of fun to attempt and I look…