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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hitting the Pause Button


Hi everyone! Didya miss me? I'm still around but some of you who have been around a long time may have noticed that I'm not posting as much as I used to. Like by at least half - maybe even 3/4ths.

And I'm more stressed than when I was posting a lot. That's me - always bassackwards.

So...I've come to the decision that I need a blogging hiatus. At least a semi-hiatus. I will still be doing The Digital Dozen and I may pop in randomly with a silly post or a rant or Bits and Bobs now and then if I have time. And I have some polish collections already swatched that I'm so behind on that I will be posting for you. So I'm not completely running away.

But I've got a lot of personal stuff going on right now in my life and I feel that until I get that settled, I can't really be here for you guys.

This is me right now.

So please don't forget me! I'll be back when I get my personal ducks in a row. And if they continue to give me trouble, I may pick them off with a BB gun one by one! Duck Soup!

Catch me on Instagram in the mean time - I'll be posting there more while the blog is on hiatus.

I appreciate all of you SO MUCH and thanks for being here with me all this time. ♥

Until later...


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Friday, February 13, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Pattern on Pattern: Day 5 Diagonal Floral Stamping and the "Rest"

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Purchased by Me items

Day 5 of Digit-al Dozen Week!! The theme for this month is Pattern on Pattern. So for the final day I did a diagonal stamping mani. And of course it's also the day I show you what didn't make the cut. In this case, there's one that didn't make the cut and one I was too dumb to use for the prompt because it was perfect!

The Digit-al Dozen Pattern on Pattern

For this mani I did a diagonal using Nails Inc. Belgrave Place (purchased by me) and Zoya Eden (swatches here - sent for review).  Then I used DRK-A plate for the flowers, using the same colors in reverse. Finally, I finished up with a coat of Zoya Matte Velvet Top Coat (purchased by me).

And the fail...

I used Zoya Taylor and Barry M 293 Grey and a sponge to make the mottled effect and did freehand criss-cross lines (like you'd do for an Argyle Mani) - with a coat of Zoya Matte Velvet Top Coat. I think it just didn't seem "finished" and I'd lost my mojo lol!

And this is the one I posted without thinking it would be perfect for the theme!

Check out the details in my post here.

Thanks for checking in! Be sure to check the links below to see what creations the other lovelies in The Digit-al Dozen have for you - and we'll see you next month!

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Darling Diva St. Patrick's Day Collection 2015 - Swatches and Review

*These products are Cruelty Free

Happy FRIDAY THE 13TH!!!

Today I have the Darling Diva St. Patrick's Day Collection for you and it's launching TONIGHT!

As you know, St. Patrick's Day is my favorite holiday so I'm happy to be showing you these - meet me after the jump for my swatches and review!

Darling Diva Polish
St. Patrick's Day Collection 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Nail of the Day: Spiral Nail Art with KBShimmer Swirls Nail Vinyl Decals

Just another quick Nail of the Day post with a short review on the KBShimmer Swirls nail vinyls...

For this manicure I used KBShimmer Honeydew List and China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. On the thumb, ring and pinkie I did a simple toothpick marble. After they were dry, I used the KBShimmer Swirls nail vinyl decals as stencils, making sure to place them with part hanging over the edge of the nail so I would have a way to remove them. I covered with one coat of KBShimmer Eclipse and then removed the swirls with tweezers. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top for the top coat and BAM - cool, easy nail art!


I had no issues at all with using the vinyl decals - super easy and fool-proof. Protip: Don't try to use them without leaving part hanging off the nail or you won't be able to grab to remove.

For $5, you receive 3 different style spirals and swirls in two sizes, 64 pieces per sheet.

You can purchase these at the KBShimmer shop hereYou can also check out the KBShimmer blog here and follow along on Facebook here and Instagram here.

*Product was sent for my honest opinion by KBShimmer
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