Saturday, 18 November 2017

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Winter/Holiday 2017 Swatches & Review

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Hey there!  I'm so pleased to bring to you a review for a new-to-me brand.  Smokey Mountain Lacquers is a 5-free indie brand based out of Nashville, USA.  Tomorrow evening (November 19th 2017)  is the launch of their Holiday/Winter 2017 collection.  This 4 polish collection was an absolute joy to swatch so this brand has a new fan in me!  There's a variety of colors and finishes that are perfect for the winter season.  Keep reading to hear all about it.



Friday, 17 November 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Futuristic/Nail Crazies Unite do Stamping Over Flakie Polish

Hey there!  Today's post is some stamping I did to combine the Digit-al Dozen Futuristic theme with the Nail Crazies Unite prompt of "stamping over a flakie polish base".  I knew when we set this DD theme that I had to do some a computer-y design because computers have been driving the future for ages and are likely going to continue to do so.  So at first I used this stamping image over some foils but when the Nail Crazies Unite came out with their theme, I wanted to redo these with some flakie polish.  These are way cooler so I'm glad I did!



Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Futuristic: Marvel's Nebula

Hey there!  Today's Digit-al Dozen post was inspired when I was watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2 not so long ago (I'm not a big movie buff so I rarely see anything when it's super new).  When I was watching it, I kept thinking that Nebula's markings were really cool and could make great nail art.  I wrote it down as an idea for this month's Futuristic theme since, like I've been saying all week, apparently when I think futuristic, I think of space.  I'm not sure this actually turned out anything like Nebula but it still looks sort of futuristic-like, right?



Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Futuristic: Space Nails

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Hey there!  Since this week the Digit-al Dozen is doing a Futuristic theme, I thought it'd be a good time to share the Whats Up Nails B011 Intergalactic Encounters stamping plate.  My brain seems to really trends towards outer space when I think of the future so I did a stamped galaxy mani and some adorable little aliens and spaceships with this awesome plate.  I really enjoy all of Whats Up Nails plates but this one is particularly cool to me, possibly because I love the mystery of space so much.  Plus, I can never deny any stamping plate that has DNA on it (even if I didn't use it for today's manis).


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Futuristic - Chrome Nails

Hey there!  Today's post is a super simple look that I did for this month's Digit-al Dozen Futuristic theme.  When I was trying to come up with ideas for this prompt, quite literally the only thing I could think of was metallic nails.  I almost just did 5 days of the old Essie metallic polishes.  So how could I resist doing some chrome nails.  I know some folks are long tired of chrome but I still love it.



Monday, 13 November 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Futuristic: Star Trek Nails

Hey there!  Welcome to this month's Digit-al Dozen theme.  This month we're doing "Futuristic".  It's a pretty fun theme.  There was a fair bit of chit chat in our group about how the ladies were interpreting it.  I'm really looking forward to see what looks they've come up with.  Personally, I'm starting with some classic sci fi - Star Trek.  Luckily Fab Ur Nails has a plate with the insignia so this was easy peasy.



Sunday, 12 November 2017

Painted Polish Fall Into Zen Cremes Swatches

Hey there!  Since I've been a big blogging slacker, I thought I'd write up a quick post on the weekend just to share some stamping polishes I recently purchased.  I'd never tried Painted Polish before but I kept seeing awesome photos on Instagram so I got tempted.  I particularly love that they're polishes that are good to wear as regular polish OR to use for stamping.  Plus they're 5-free and cruelty-free.  So I decided to try them out and bought the Fall Into Zen cremes.  I bought a couple others (a black and a brown) but only tested out the fall cremes in actual stamping swatches.  I also wore a couple of them over some holo powder so that's in here as well.