Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Children's Stories

Hey there!  I really didn't want children's stories to be anywhere near the erotica stamping I posted the other day so it's here now for today's Digit-al Dozen Story Genres theme.  Ironically I'm a grown woman and really wanted to use this plate because I was reading an Alice In Wonderland story myself at the time.  I was reading Heartless, a Young Adult book by Marissa Meyer about the Queen of Hearts.  I quite like her takes on old school tales.  And in the book, I saw quite a few of the characters featured here.  So while my inspiration is more of a YA story, the origin is a children's book - one I just gave to my niece for her birthday yesterday!



Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Digital Dozen does Story Genres - Western

Hey there!  It's the middle of the Digit-al Dozen week.  Today's is how you can tell I was really struggling with this week's theme of story genres.  I've never read a western book in my entire life but I know that westerns are a novel style so that's what I did for today.  And, since I had UberChic Beauty's Wild West plates, it was a pretty simple one.



Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Erotica

Hey there!  It's a late night post because today's Story Genre is soooooo racy.  When this month's theme was announced, I was sure it was one of my friend's ideas, Laurie from Dressed Up Digits.  She's not so into blogging anymore so I hope she's having more time for another one of her interests, erotic literature.  But it has to be good erotica (no first person, right Laurie?).  So that's my story genre today.  I do have the infamous sex plate but I didn't go that far for these.  They're just a little bit sexy.  On a related note, I did use the sex plate one and I felt so naughty...I still have the pictures but only one person ever has seen them!



Monday, 14 August 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Comics/Crime

Hey there!  It's time for a new Digit-al Dozen week.  I know there's a lot of nail polish fiends who also devour books so this week's theme should be a fun one.  We're doing Story Genres.  Sounds easy enough but I will admit I totally hit up the google machine to try to brainstorm some ideas for this one.  I'm starting with a genre that I'm not really a fan of but in a style that I do really like.  I have a Comics plate from MoYou London that I don't think I've ever really used before that looks like a crime story.  I don't read many crime books (though I do subscribe to the Sword and Scale podcast which I highly recommend for any true crime fans) but I do really like a pop culture/comic book nail look so that's what I have for you today.


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Nail Crazies Unite - Nautical with Whats Up Nails Stencils

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Hey there!  I'm once again late with my nail challenge post this week.  I had a super fun, super busy weekend spent with lots of sun and friends.  This week's Nail Crazies Unite theme was Nautical .  I actually have two nautical nail art looks that I've done recently using Whats Up Nails products.  In the first I used the Anchor Stencils and in the second I used four products: Rainforest Magic Shifting Powder, Waves Stencils, Dolphins Stencils and Holographic Powder (previously reviewed here).  If you've read my blog at all in the last few months, you already know I'm a giant fan of their vinyls and their powders so I use them every chance I get.  I particularly love when I get to combine them.  There's lots of photos here so I'll get right to it!




Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Moonflower Polish Multichrome Stamping Polish Review

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Hey there!  In a couple days Moonflower Polish is going to be releasing an exciting new collection - multichrome stamping polishes!  I've gotten to try out a selection of all of Nadia's stamping polishes over the last 6 months and I have to say, her formula has gotten better and better.  These polishes stamp like a dream, even with a clear stamper and they also apply easily as regular polish as well.  Today I have swatches of them all over white and black (black is where they really shine) and on their own.  I liked them so much I even used all 5 in a stamped gradient that I fell in love with.  These will be available on August 11, 2017 and my lovely readers can use the code COPYCAT10 to save 10% off your order.  Keep reading to see more about this upcoming release.

Moonflower Polish multichrome stamping polish

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

UberChic Beauty Collection 19 Review

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Hey there!  Can you believe the lovely Brittany of UberChic Beauty has come out with 19 collections?!  Seems like just yesterday...  But here we are at #19 and I was overjoyed to be able to play with it.  As with her other collection, Collection 19 is a set of 3 plates with a wide variety of image styles.  There's layered images, negative space, florals, geometrics, text and buffet images!  She really packs a lot into her collections and this one is no exception.  I did two manis per plate but I barely scratched the surface of the possibilities.  Keep reading so you can see what I mean.

UberChic Beauty Collection 19

Celestial Cosmetics & Color4Nails Holographic Stamping Polish Review

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Hey there!  It's been over a week since I got a blog post up...miss me?  I thought I could blog from my vacation but after spending $200 in data charges to just get a couple posts up, I pretty much gave up.  But I'm back home now and, most importantly, back to my little corner of the internet.  I decided to get back at it by bringing you some swatches I did on my vacation....which means I could catch the Celestial Cosmetics + Color4Nails' new stamping polishes with all their holographic sparkle!  Check them out!  These were released a couple weeks ago on Color4Nails but I just checked and they're all still available.  Woohoo!

Color4Nails + Celestial Cosmetics Holographic Stamping Polish

Monday, 7 August 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Color Explosions

Hey there!  I'm so late with my 26 Great Nail Art Ideas post since I was up at the cabin that, now that I'm home, I'm sitting around at midnight to type it up quickly.  I really wanted to get these up in time since I adored wearing them!  This week's theme was "Color Explosions" and I immediately thought of Lina Nail Art Supplies Make Your Mark series with all it's splashes and splatters.  But here I am 3 and a half days later...better late than never right?!

Lina Nail Art Supplies Make Your Mark 03 Color Explosion stamping

Lina Nail Art Supplies Make Your Mark 03 Color Explosion stamping