Monday, October 28, 2013

Dupe It Out

A couple weeks ago, I did a guest post for Julie from Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl.  I've decided to share it with you guys too!

So what I have for you today is a set of dupes...or not?  You'll find out!  The polishes I have are from Priti NYC and Orly.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

P&P's FFNA Challenge: Other Realm

Other Realm was a rather tricky theme.  My first thought was to do crystal balls.  But then, I decided not to.  Keep reading if you want to see what I did!

Saturday, October 26, 2013


A couple weeks ago I did a mani with Elevation Polish The Arches II and Ludurana Majestade.  The Arches II is a beautiful burnt orange creme.  I used Majestade as a top coat.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Julep Ciara

Julep Ciara, which I may have mistakenly spent weeks calling Clara, came as part of my October Maven box.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

RBL and Rainbow Honey

I recently acquired a longtime lemming, RBL Piu Moso.  I got it for a great price too!  I decided to pair it with Rainbow Honey Lumine Hall.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Essie Bright Tights

I am so excited for the color I have to show you today!  Orange is my most favorite polish color and this one is in my top five; Essie Bright Tights.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

P&P's FFNA Challenge: Sweet Treats

I forgot to post this one on time!  Sorry guys!

This challenge is sweet treats.  I thought for a long time about this one.  I wanted to do candy corn but I didn't want to do the normal candy corn nails.  Keep reading to see what I did!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pahlish Anticipating and Pacing

Pahlish Anticipating and Pacing is from her Coney Island Queen collection.  It's a red creme with blue glitters.

I used three coats for full opacity.

I really love this polish.  She was able to combine red and blue without screaming America.

I love how Pahlish takes a lot of inspiration from music. Check out the song behind this one.

And one last look.

What song do you envision inspiring a polish?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Purple Manis for Jaycie

Along with my best friend Sarah, I run a FaceBook group for East Coast polish lovers.  One of our lovely ladies has had a rough time lately.  Her young daughter had a scooter accident and has been in the hospital over a week, mostly in ICU.  We wanted to show our support for Sharon's daughter and thus, #ManisforJaycie was born. 

We all used purple.  I went with Pahlish Pink Roses and Red Valentine Lace, A Rhyming Dictionary Magic Muffins, and Rainbow Honey Dusty Bot.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

OPI And A Glitter Accent

I had no idea what to put on my nails so I sent my husband into the void.  He came back with OPI Cuckoo For This Color and OPI Bring On The Bling.  I showed him options for possible manis and what he settled on is what you'll see!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day and I decided to do nail art based on his exploration.  This day celebrates Columbus' arrival in the Americas.

I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue-Away, OPI Over the Taupe, Essense Color & Go Walk on Air, and Sinful Colors Snow Me White.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Falling For Holos

Today I have a tape mani done with holos!  The inspiration behind this mani is my outfit; khaki pants, and a purple shirt.  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

HTTR Glitter Gradient

Recently at work, we had a day where we all wore the colors of our favorite sports teams.  I chose the Washington Redskins.  The colors I chose were Zoya Maria Luisa and OPI A Man in Every Port-ugal.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Dance Legend Malta 89

My friend Morgan recently gave me several Dance Legend polishes and I love them!  Today I have number 89 from the Malta collection.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

P&P's FFNA Challenge: Sweater Weather

Sweater weather!  Today's theme is the one that actually convinced me to participate in this challenge.  My vision of this challenge was completely different than what I ended up doing.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

What I'm Loving This Week

Today starts my new feature where I show you what I'm loving this week.  Without further adu, here we go!

Brit Nails shows us two polishes from Barry M's new collection.  I fell in love with Barry M when they released their Gelly Shine polishes and I so wish they sold them in the US!

Polish This does a rainbow mani with a really cool splatter effect!  She used the water spotted technique instead of the straw splatter.  I love how bright and fun these are! 

My Nail Polish Obsession features an amazing polish from Stargazer, a British brand.  It has a beautiful duohrome effect to it!

A Girl And Her Polish has the Zoya Holiday collection!  I love how she shows us the polishes paired together.  Payton is my favorite, what's yours?

Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom tells us all about the new Julie G Gumdrop collection.  I also won her last giveaway!  Check it out!

The Polish Hideout shows us the OPI Pink of Hearts duo for this year.  I have purchased it and am giving it to a friend.  I love how it looks but I hate it on me.  Check out what she has to say!

A Little Polish showcases her abstract floral nail art.  I love the colors she chose and how this looks on her nails.

Adventures in Acetone created a textured color block nail art tutorial!  I love this use for textures!

Set in Lacquer has Joss polish to show us.  I haven't seen these and she makes me want them all!

Lucy's Stash has an amazing tape main for us.  I'm so in love with it!

What are you loving this week?

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ninja Polish Ambrosia

I really didn't think I needed this polish when it came out.  It's a red with gold shimmer.  Now, I love a good red with cold shimmer but I deemed this too pink and dismissed it.  Then I saw my friend Sarah wear it; I ordered a bottle for myself the same day.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall Giveaway

Hi guys!  It's Fall, my favorite season!  I've joined a giveaway that my friend Linda set up.  Enter and you can win a prize from me or one of the other lovely ladies!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

P&P's FFNA Challenge: Bobbing for Apples

Today's challenge is bobbing for apples.  I was nervous about this challenge because I've never considered myself good at nail art.  But I can't get over how amazing this turned out.

For my apples, I used all OPI colors; A Oui Bit of Red, Fiercely Fiona, Who the Shrek Are You?, and St. Petersburgundy.  My goal was to create apples in four different colors. 

I cannot get over how amazing this is!

For the leaves and the stems, I used OPI Green-Wich Village and Sally Hansen Haute Chocolate.

I left my nails bare and painted on the apples.  I used a dotting tool for the stems and leaves.

This is by far my most favorite thing I have ever done to my nails.  What's yours?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Julep Tatiana

Tatiana was part of Julep's September Boho Glam Maven box.  I get the It Girl box, but selected this as an add-on.  I am a sucker for orange polishes so this was right up my alley.