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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Paint Box Polish: The North Shore Collection - Swatches and Review

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Paint Box Polish
The North Shore Collection

Hi everyone! Before the summer gets away from me entirely, I have a great collection from Paint Box Polish to show you inspired by Hawaii and summer fun in the sun - The North Shore Collection! And there's a 20% off code at the end!

Catch me after the jump for full swatches and review.

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Food: Yeah, Toast! And a Diner Hop


Welcome to the grand finale of Food Week here at the Digital Dozen. We had an idea do do something a little off the rails today for our big finish. So, Welcome to the Digital Dozen Diner. Please look through our menu and check out what our chefs have in store for you today!

As you can see, all our chefs have their own diner food specialty cooked up for today. Mine is toast. I did love toast. Until I had to try to put toast on my nails. I may or may not have called toast a few names since then. Toast.

YEAH, Toast!

I used a base of Faby Violet Cookies (purchased by me) and acrylic paints for the rest.

I hope you enjoyed your meal and remember to tip your waitress. Don't forget to follow the InLinkz below if you are still hungry and check out what the rest of our kitchen staff has cooked up.


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Thursday, August 13, 2015

JORD Wood Watch Contest : $75, $50 and $25 coupons up for grabs ***CONTEST OVER***

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If you liked my JORD watch I posted here the other day, I have a contest for you!

Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget/link below for a chance to win either a $75, $50 or $25 coupon for JORD Watches. Three winners.

You can enter from today, August 13, through August 20th.

Good luck!


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The Digit-al Dozen Does Food: Wine & Cheese - Day 4


The Digit-al Dozen Does Food
Wine & Cheese

It's Friday Eve!!! Today I have some wine and cheese for you.

The ring and pinkie nails were inspired by a mani Sarah over at Chalkboard Nails did: Mario Batali's Orange Crocs.  And the wine and cheese, well they just seemed to go with the theme and the chef's jacket. I used a base of Zoya Ana (sent for review) on the index and middle and salon Perfect Sugar Cube on the ring and pinkie. Finished off with Zoya Matte Velvet top coat (purchased by me).

Be sure to cheek the links below to see the other Digit-al Dozen manis!


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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Food: Popcorn! Day 3


The Digit-al Dozen Does Food


Today I thought some popcorn might be appropriate given the abundance of "grabs popcorn" memes that tend to get posted in Facebook groups when there's *gasp* DRAMA! So my nails are ready.

For this manicure, I used a base of Salon Perfect Sugar Cube and the rest was done using acrylic paints.

Oh and Big Brother is on tonight. Gotta have popcorn for THAT! (yes, I like Big Brother. Stop judging!)

Be sure to check the links below to see what else the Digit-al Dozen crew did for you today.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Crème à la Mode Quarterly Box - Swatches and Review

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Hold onto your hats, ladies (and gents) - tonight I have a BRAND NEW nail polish box to show you! And this one was made for me! Okay, well, it wasn't really made for ME, but it was made for creme-lovers like me.

The new Crème à la Mode Quarterly Box is a quarterly box of four fashion-forward creme nail lacquers delivered right to your door at a discount you can't pass up!

Meet me after the jump for my swatches and review...

The Digit-al Dozen Does Food: A Pizza Date! Day Two


The Digit-al Dozen
Pizza Nail Art

There are bound to be overlaps during theme weeks. I mean can you imagine the Doctor Who manis for "Fandom Week?" Food week is no different! Quite by accident, several of us did pizza, because WHY NOT? I mean, it's pizza. So we are all posting the same day - a Virtual Pizza Party!

Jacki from Adventures in Acetone, Laurie from Dressed-Up Digits, Ashley from Ashley is PolishAddicted and Victoria from Vic and Her Nails - so go check them out!

Meanwhile, here's mine...

I used Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Universal Loner, which debuts in the Crème à la Mode Box later this month (sent for review) on the index finger and Zoya Ana from the Zoya Naturel Satins Collection (sent for review). The rest is done with acrylic paints.

Now in real life, I'd never have anything green on my pizza. I have the palate of a picky 5 year old. But it's virtual! Heck, I should have put mushrooms on that puppy! Something else I'd never ever eat. Fungus. That's a great big ol' nope.

Please check out the other great manis from the Digit-al Dozen crew in the links below!


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Girly Bits: Defying Gravity

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Girly Bits
Defying Gravity

Good morning! Today I have a Girly Bits polish to show you, created with the lovely Phyrra for her 7th blog anniversary! It's called Defying Gravity. This one was released in June and widely available in July, I believe. It's currently in stock at Girly Bits in Canada and at several stock lists.

More photos and my thoughts after the jump...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Crowstoes Nail Color: Shiny Happy People - September 2015 A Box Indied Exclusive

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Crowstoes Nail Color
Shiny Happy People
A Box Indied Exclusive

Hi guys! Tonight I have one of the polishes that will be in the September A Box, Indied, launching August 26, 2015 - Crowstoes Shiny Happy People.

The theme this month is The Backwards Box and the makers have created polishes totally outside their signature style. This one, for example, is a thermal micro-flake!

More photos after the jump...

Digital Dozen Does Food: Always Take a Banana to a Party - Day 1


The Digital Dozen Does Food
Always Take a Banana to a Party!

I've missed a few months of The Digit-al Dozen, my FAVORITE themes, too, which was a bummer. And I'll admit I was NOT excited about the food theme. So to make it fun, I'm starting out Day One with a "fandom" mani AND food. Cheating? I think not.

Okay, so I'm a bit out of practice. But still fun!

I used Zoya Ana from the Naturel Satin Collection as my base (sent to me for review) and acrylic paints for the lettering and the banana. The keyring is from First Sunday Handmade (purchased by me).

Please check the other great manis in the links below!

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

JORD Wood Watch Review and Nail Art

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JORD Wood Watch

Hi guys!

Tonight I have a different sort of review for you. From time to time, I review things I like and use that aren't nail polish - go figure! Scarves, purses, etc. This time it's a watch!

Catch me after the jump for photos and review.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Zoya Focus and Flair for Fall 2015 - PRESS RELEASE

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But the CREMES THOUGH! Yes, I'm pretty stoked about the Focus part of the Focus and Flair Collections from Zoya for Fall. Actually I'm just excited for Fall - it will be my first one back "home" again and I can almost smell it from here!

I'm particularly interested to try Charli, Desiree and Lidia. What are you most excited about from these two sets?


From Runway to Real Life! 


Two exciting new Zoya Nail Polish collections arrive for FALL 2015

FOCUS (creams)
The Zoya Focus Collection features six strong, solid shades that anchor a look for fall as stand-alone shades. The densely pigmented cream formula features a unique, micro-grind pigment that allows for extra-smooth, streak-free application.
·          Charli (ZP807) - a dusty taupe cream with a hint of green, a perfect neutral.
·          Desiree (ZP806) - a classic sable brown cream that has just enough gray to keep it cool in tone.
·          Hannah (ZP805) – a clear, classic red cream with a balanced (neutral) undertone.
·          Janel (ZP804) - a deep red cream with a rich warm undertone.
·          Lidia (ZP803) - a rich eggplant cream with a blackened purple base and just a hint of red resulting in a color that is wearable for most skin tones.
·         Sia (ZP802) - a true, royal blue cream. NOTE: This is a highly pigmented shade - make sure to apply abase coat to prevent staining.


FLAIR (metallics)
Six, jewel toned liquid metal shades. The unique, micro-grind metallic pigment of the Zoya Flair Collection is fully blended into a vibrant base, creating the effect of brilliant colored melted metal!
·          Tris (ZP813) - a blackened, brushed nickel liquid metal.
·          Cinnamon (ZP812) - a classic bronze liquid metal, originally designed for Zang Toi NYFW F/W15.
·          Aggie (ZP811) - a gold holo-flip, liquid metal with bronze micro glitter. Sheer enough for layering with one coat or fully opaque in three coats!
·          Ember (ZP810) - a deep, fiery red liquid metal with enough blue to be wearable for all skin tones.
·          Giada (ZP809) - a purple liquid metal with a hint of fuchsia pearl.
·         Estelle (ZP808) - a blue on blue liquid metal with a blackened base.



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Monday, August 3, 2015

Great Lakes Lacquer - The Friends Collection Part 1

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Great Lakes Lacquer
The Friends Collection Part 1

Happy Monday everyone!

I am finally nearly back. I say nearly because I'm still sitting at the kitchen island trying to blog and take photos, which is not ideal LOL! Most of my stuff is still in boxes waiting on one thing or another to be completed. But I do think I've found a decent work-around for my tech issues, so I wanted to show you this collection before it's just completely out of stock.

This is the premier collection of a brand new-on-the-scene indie maker and I think she did an outstanding job with it. I'm guessing she did the whole "learning curve" behind the scenes and waited until she'd perfected her formulas and unique colors/finishes before she ever launched.

So meet me after the jump and we will take a look!