October 5, 2015

Galaxy Nails: Envy Lacquer, M Polish

Hello again lovelies! So...let's talk Galaxy nails! Have you done them yet? Are you afraid to try them like I was? Well...let me tell you something! They are so fun and so easy!!! This was my very first attempt at galaxy nails, and I can definitely see myself doing them a lot more often, especially if I keep using Licorice Whip!

For this mani, I used a base of Envy Lacquer Licorice Whip. I sponged on M Polish Apple Blossom, Bells of Ireland, Snowberry and Star Flower. So. Easy. So easy!

Galaxy mani featuring Envy Lacquer Licorice Whip

Galaxy mani featuring Envy Lacquer Licorice Whip and M Polish Starflower

You can find the products I used here:
Envy Lacquer: Website; Facebook; Instagram
M  Polish: Website; Facebook; Instagram

Do you like to do galaxy manis? How often do you do them?
Polish on!

October 2, 2015

Comparison: OPI Big Apple Red vs. Zoya Carmen

Hello again! Just a quick comparison of a couple of polishes that I have for you today! I was working on my "Favorite Sport or Hobby" mani, and I noticed that Zoya Carmen looked a LOT like OPI Big Apple Red.

Bottle comparison shot. Indoors on top, full sun on bottom.
See how similar they look?!
Now, a little back story that's completely irrelevant to the post (but fun, nonetheless!). OPI Big Apple Red is one of two polishes I received from a fellow March 2010 mom in a Christmas gift exchange a couple of years ago. It was shortly after that, that I found the message board that threw me head first down into the colorful abyss! Now look at me...ok, well, don't...lol!!

Anyways, back on track!

Two coats each, indoors, no top coat.

Two coats each, outdoors, no top coat (sorry for the sheet marks and tip wear!). 
I think that adding a third coat of Zoya Carmen might make these two darn near indistinguishable. What do you think?

Polish on, lovelies!

October 1, 2015

Mommy's Mani Monday: Favorite Sport or Hobby

Hello again, fellow nail lovers! The Mommy's Mani Monday theme for September 21st was "Favorite Sport or Hobby". Well, besides the obvious...I love many things! Which one would translate well to my nails, though??? I thought about it for a few minutes, and the one thing (besides polish) that kept popping into my head was my love of hockey! Detroit Red Wings hockey to be exact! The ideas started running circles in my head, but I just couldn't imagine a hockey puck and stick translating very well to my nails. Especially with my limited freehand abilities. I've wanted to put an old English "D" on my nails for so long, but have yet to acquire a stamping plate with said letter on it. So...I did it freehand, to the best of my abilities, that is!

For this mani I used:
Zoya Carmen and Oswin
Sinful Colors Snow Me White

Mommy's Mani Monday: Favorite Sport or Hobby. Go Wings!

And here is the collage! Great job, ladies!

Mommy's Mani Monday: Favorite Sport or Hobby collage
The products I used can be found:
Sinful colors: can be found at many retailers such as Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart
Zoya: can be found at ULTA, and online at zoya.com

Polish on!