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Dry brush

I swatched some new H&M polishes back in April (yes this is old!), I think I bought a trio of nude polishes, and they all looked great in the bottle, but they did not look good on me. So I tried to make this color work by adding some black dry brush to it. I […]

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Marble nail fail

I guess I’m being too hard on my self when I’m calling this a “fail”, because it’s not really bad, it’s just now I had imagined! I think it would look better/more like I wanted it to, if I didn’t use as much black polish, I wanted more of the white base to show through. […]

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Pretty & Polished – Universally Loved

Pretty & Polished – Universally Loved 3 coats + top coat. It’s a while since I’ve been indie shopping! I’m hoping 2016 will be the year of indies for me, because there are so many fantastic indie polishes out there! This is Universally Loved from Pretty & Polished, the bottle shot looked more holographic, so […]

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Galaxy nails!

I finally did galaxy nails! Can you believe that in my three years of blogging about nail art I’ve never done galaxy nails before? I have been feeling very uninspired lately, I have obviously been MIA since middle of December. I started a new job (again), went “home” for the holidays and have been feeling […]

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Madam Glam holiday nail polish

Madam Glam asked me if I wanted to try some of their holiday shades, now that Christmas is (finally!!) right around the corner. And if you read my previous Madam Glam review, I’m sure you know why I said yes, because their polishes are amazing!   Check out my video review at the top of […]

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Jack O’Lanterns

I think this is my first ever Halloween nail art! Halloween isn’t very big here, so I always forget to do Halloween manicures. But the idea for this manicure just hit me one day and I sat down and did it! I was so worried it wouldn’t turn out good, but it actually turned out […]

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Palm trees in the setting sun

The gradient I did the other day reminded me of a summer sunset so I decided to paint some silhouettes of palm trees over top! Yes, I did a pretty much identical manicure two years ago, but I remember liking it so much, so I don’t mind! Obviously, the gradient is using  Go With The Lava […]

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Polisher’s Inc. – What’s On TV

Today’s challenge for Polisher’s Inc. is “What’s on TV”. And what have I been most obsessed over on TV lately? Game of Thrones of course! So obviously I created Game of Thrones inspired nails! They were hard to photograph, I regret not using a matte top coat, because the glossy top coat creates a reflection making […]

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Polisher’s Inc. – Negative Space

This weeks challenge for Polisher’s Inc. is “Negative Space”! I am not a fan of negative space manicures, on my own nails, because my nails are so stained! Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, […]

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Movember stamping

I have a fetish for everything moustache (except maybe for the real kind), so I was psyched to try out this stamping plate from MoYou nails! As you can see, it has six different moustache stamps and a cute owl in the middle, and I love owls as well, could it be any more perfect? […]

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Pink ribbon dotticure

This inspiration for this cure girlie manicure came to me when I was visiting my best friend a few days ago. Her youngest daughter was (for some reason) wearing a pink ball gown with black polkadots and a black ribbon at the waist. And I though, “Hey! That’s a perfect pink manicure for BCA!” 😉 […]