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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Colors by Llarowe Valentine's Day Trio

*These products are Cruelty Free 



I'm back! Today I have a new Valentine's Day Trio from Colors by Llarowe to show you. These will be launching Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Colors by Llarowe
Valentine's Day Trio



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Monday, January 26, 2015

13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge: Complement and Contrast



Today we continue the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge. It's just a shortened version of Crumpet's Nail Tarts January 31 Day Challenge for those of us too busy for the full one. We will be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout January.


13 DAYS OF JANUARY NAIL ART CHALLENGE


This prompt is "Complement and Contrast." LOL I hope I interpreted this theme right. I chose two complementary colors, which naturally contrast anyway and then added further contrast with black and white.





For this I put down a plain white creme base, used Nail Vinyls Lightning Bolt vinyls (sent for review) and then did a gradient with Barry M Guava, Pipe Dream Polish VIP Pass and plain black creme.


Be sure to check out the other great manis from the other nail artists in the links below!












*Nail Vinyls Lightning Bolt vinyls were sent for review

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Black Cat Lacquer: Mystic Minerals Collection - Swatches and Review

*These products are Cruelty Free 


Happy Sunday! Today I have a whopper of a post for you. Black Cat Lacquer Mystic Minerals Collection. There are 10 polishes and of course I just couldn't NOT post a kajillion photos. Well okay, slightly less than a kajillion. Hope you did your scrolly finger exercises! It's totally worth it though.

Black Cat Lacquer
Mystic Minerals Collection



There's a LOT so I'll try to be brief. Key word is TRY.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge: Blobbicure

Press Samples/Purchased Polishes



It's me again, Margaret! Are you tired of me yet today?

Today we continue the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge. It's just a shortened version of Crumpet's Nail Tarts January 31 Day Challenge for those of us too busy for the full one. We will be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout January.


13 DAYS OF JANUARY NAIL ART CHALLENGE


This prompt is Blobbicure. Okay so I will admit that I actually had NO idea what a blobbicure was. I actually got it mixed up with another of Debbie's "mani names" - "splodging" (which is what I call a sponge mani.)


So I did THIS first...



I used a plain white base with a variety of polishes and for the life of me I can't remember what all of them were. The ones I remember are Elevation Polish Mount Ventoux (yellow) (sent for review) and Pipe Dream Polish VIP Pass (violet purple) (purchased by me) - there are some acrylics mixed in and the blue was a Nails Inc. Polish. I used a triangular makeup sponge to create the effect.

And then I was informed that it is NOT a "blobbicure." Okay FINE. What is a blobbicure? So I was pointed toward a few examples and I gave it a shot.




Yeah I know. I wasn't happy with it either. I don't really care for them to start with and then not having an end result I can get behind made it worse.

For this one I used a base of Zoya Marney with Zoya Aubrey and Zoya Taylor (all sent for review.)


So I tried again using my favorite polish for 2014 (Fancy Gloss Frozen Berries - purchased by me) and Pipe Dream Polish VIP Pass, which I'm obsessed with (purchased by me)...




Still not thrilled with the result but certainly thrilled "blobbicure day" is OVER!



Be sure to check out the links below to see the other great manis! 
(And better examples of a "blobbicure.")














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