September 30, 2015

Quick Stamped Mani

Hello, lovelies! A while back I discovered that the OPI Designer Series polishes were available in a place that I "frequent". Well...the last time I went, this happened...

Which turned into this...

OPI DS Extravagance
M Polish To Have And To Holo


You can find M Polish here: Website; Instagram; Facebook

What's your favorite holo polish?

Polish on!

Mommy's Mani Monday: Back to School

The September 7th theme for Mommy's Mani Monday was "Back to School". I had already done a BTS mani, and didn't have a chance to complete a new one for that week. However, the ladies in that group are so amazing that they used my former BTS mani. Here is the full collage for that week!

Mommy's Mani Monday: Back-To-School

Go check out Mommy's Mani Monday on Instagram! There are some super talented ladies there!

Polish on!

September 29, 2015

Fall Mani - Recreated from Narmai, PiggieLuv

Hey there! So, there's this girl...and I kind of have a major crush on her amazing artistic abilities when it comes to freehand nail art. If you haven't yet, check her out on Instagram, her blog, and Facebook!

Ok, now...I was sent this image by a friend of mine with a simple message of "dooooooo this!!!!!"

Narmai/PiggiLuv's original work.

I giggled at first thinking "man, I don't think I could do that justice at all" but then I thought..."that is gorgeous. I have to try!" I really need some work on my freehand skills, and some acrylic paints, but I do like how this turned out. :-)

For this mani, I used:
Funky Fingers Dark Knight
M Polish Bronze, Copper, Elizabethan and Guilded
Zoya Tomoko

My recreation of Narmai's gorgeous fall mani!

The polishes I used can be found at:
Funky Fingers can be found at Five Below stores
M Polish: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Zoya: Can be found at Ulta and online at

If you aren't following Narmai yet, you are missing out. She is absolutely amazing, so...go check her out! FacebookBlogInstagram

What's your favorite season for nail art?

Polish on!

September 27, 2015

Birthday Collab for jessj958

Hey there!

A fairly well-known Instagrammer (I think I just made that up, you like it? lol) recently celebrated a birthday, yay! She's actually a part of the Mommy's Mani Monday group as well, so I've had the pleasure of working with her regularly. She's pretty amazing, so be sure to go check her out! (Info below)

Anyways, I was asked if I wanted to participate in a birthday collaboration for her. The only requirement was that each of us recreate a mani of hers. Of course I said yes so below, you will see the collage, the original mani that I recreated, then my version of it. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday jessj958!

The mani I chose to recreate.
You can find jessj958 on Instagram! Check her out!

Here is my recreation! For this mani, I used:
Sinful Colors Tempest and I Miss You
M Polish Dancing in the Streets
Twinkled T Chevron Nail Vinyls
Cici & Sisi Plate 09

My recreation
The products the I used for this mani can be found:
Sinful Colors: Can be found in many retail stores like Walgreen's, Rite Aid and Walmart.
M Polish: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Twinkled T: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Cici & Sisi: I usually buy these on Amazon. Just search the beauty section for Cici & Sisi!

September 26, 2015

Avon Breast Cancer Walk Mani and Collage

Hey lovelies :-)

Recently, a fellow mom and nail polish lover participated in the Avon Breast Cancer walk. We were all there for her (in spirit) from the minute she decided to walk, through her training, through the walk, and still now after she has already completed the walk! The nail community has brought me so many great friends, and I have a deep appreciation for each and every one of you. <3 p="">
Many of us coordinated our mani's to correspond with her walk. The only requirement? Include the color pink! So, here you will see the collage that was put together, and below, my solo shot from the collaboration. :-)
Avon Breast Cancer Walk Collage

And here's my solo shot! I used:
M Polish Annette and Snowberry
Sinful Colors Love Sprinkles
Born Pretty Store plate BP-26

Avon Breast Cancer Walk Mani

You can find these products at:
M Polish: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Born Pretty Store: Website; Instagram
*use the code BPSB10 for 10% off your Born Pretty Store order!

Have you ever participated in an awareness walk? Which one(s)?

Polish on!

September 25, 2015

Push Your Mani September: Ruffian

Hi there again! The second prompt for September's Push Your Mani was "Ruffian". I had never done one, and was pretty excited to try it. Thankfully, I had good motivation for the colors that I used, which made executing pretty easy. Picking colors - for me - is sometimes my biggest challenge!!! Anyways, we were going to watch the Detroit Tigers play, so blue and orange it was!

Colors used:
M Polish Hottie
Sinful Colors Matte About Blue
Love Angeline Coralline
Stamped using Born Pretty Store plate BP-13

You can find these products here:
M Polish: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Love Angeline: Website; Instagram; Facebook
Sinful Colors: Can be found at regular retailers like Walgreen's, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, etc.
Born Pretty Store: Website; Instagram
*Use code BPSB10 for 10% off your order on Born Pretty Store!

Do you have a "go to" color combination when you're having a hard time deciding what to paint? Share here, maybe you can help me out! :-)

Polish on!

September 24, 2015

Push Your Mani September: Doodle

Hello again, lovelies!

The first Push Your Mani prompt for September was "Doodle". I had a couple of polishes that I hadn't had a chance to play with very much yet, and I thought they would look great together, so I went for it! For my base, I used Daily Hues Nail Lacquer "Julie". It's a creamy white crelly with aqua glitters in it. So pretty! I freehanded the "doodles" using Envy Lacquer "Pisces At Heart" because, well...I'm a Pisces! :-)

Push Your Mani September: Doodle
Daily Hues: Facebook; Instagram; Website
Envy Lacquer: Facebook; Instagram; Website

Do you enjoy freehand work? I need a lot more practice with it, but it's been fun learning!

Polish on!

September 22, 2015

Back to shorties...

The past few weeks have been pretty brutal on my nails. I've been dealing with peeling again, a couple of minor breaks and chips, as well as some pretty major breaks on my Cindy hand. Well, this weekend pretty much did my nails in. We had gone to my in-laws house - dog and all - but unloading when we got home was the end of the length that I had going. *sigh* The next few posts you see here on my blog will be "pre-chop". For now...I'm rockin' these shorties!

My nail length and shape seems to change quite frequently. Does yours?
Polish on, lovelies!

Whew. Life got a little crazy there...

Sorry I sort of disappeared again for a bit! I have a few posts in the making, so stay tuned over the next few days. I hope to have many of them done and posted. :-)


September 3, 2015

Push Your Mani: August Collage

Hey there! I decided to put together a collage of all of my August Push Your Mani designs since I was able to complete the full month. Enjoy!

PYM August cCollage
Links to each mani:
Watermelon & Nimbus
Polish You Dislike
Stained Glass
Matte Finish

Thanks for stopping by!

Push Your Mani August: Stripes

Hey lovelies! This blog post brings you the final Push Your Mani prompt. I've really enjoyed doing these challenges this month, and I'm hoping to be able to complete full months even more often!

This mani is done using Bonita Frosty. I used NYC East Village for the freehand stripes.

PYM August: Stripes
Come back soon, and polish on!

September 2, 2015

Push Your Mani August: Matte

Hey there! Here is another Push Your Mani, mani! This one is "Matte". I've wanted to do something like this for quite a while. I just wish I could top coat the whole thing and not lose the stamp! Ah well...

For this mani, I used NYC Color Prince Street and my Wet & Wild matte top coat. Stamped with Shany Cosmetics plate SH203.

PYM August: Matte

One more prompt to go! Do you enjoy monthly challenges? Or do you prefer to work alone? ;-)

Polish on, lovelies!

Push Your Mani August: Peach

Hey there lovelies! Hopefully over the next couple of days I will actually get the last few August Push Your Mani prompts shared. I seem to have acquired a couple of extra kids for a few days, so I'm both busier and less busy than I have been. If that makes any sense whatsoever.

Anyways, that's beside the point. Let's get on with it! NAILS!!!

In this post, I am sharing my super simple, super pretty peach nails! I suppose this could even count as a swatch, except I didn't use my DSLR and light box for the pic, therefore, no swatch! Sometimes it's nice to just do a simple mani. A palette cleanser of sorts...

NYC Color in Hamptons Peach :-)

PYM August: Peach
What's your go-to color when you need a palette cleanser?

Polish on!

September 1, 2015

Push Your Mani August: Stained Glass

Hello! This prompt...ooohhh, this prompt. I had so many ideas that I wanted to try. So many stamps that I had in my head but this one...this one stood out to me. I had to give it a shot, and of course, I had to try out my brand spanking new Cayuga that I got from M Polish! Seriously, if you haven't tried M Polish yet, you are soooooo missing out! I only had to stamp each of my nails one time. ONCE. And it cleaned up like a dream.

This mani is stamped using M Polish Cayuga and CiCi&SiSi 27. I filled all the little nooks and crannies in with ORLY Bling, Digital Glitter and Steal The Spotlight. Love the sparklies in this one. :-)

PYM August: Stained Glass

Have you tried lead lighting, or a negative space stamp? I almost didn't want to cover these up!

Polish on, lovelies!