December 24, 2014

White Christmas Nail Art Design featuring Girly Bits

Today I have what should be my last Christmas nail art design. But we will see as the day is still young and I didn't get through all of my new holiday polishes! Since we rarely have snow here in New Mexico, never mind specifically for the holiday, I started a tradition of creating a White Christmas Nail Art design.

Girly Bits Eggnogoholic, KBShimmer Dressed to Gild, MoYou London Festive 18
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December 23, 2014

Rudolph Nail Art Design featuring KBShimmer for #NAILlinkup

I have another Christmas themed design to share with you today. Rudolph was always one of my favorite Christmas stories and holiday TV specials as a kid, so I just had to have him on my nails! I hope you aren't too KBShimmer'd out yet because there is still more to come. When I fall hard for something I don't mess around!!

KBShimmer Holly Back Girl, KBShimmer White Here, White Now, KB Shimmer Pine-ing for Yule

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December 22, 2014

O Christmas Tree Nail Art Design featuring KBShimmer

I am excited to share my first Christmas design with you today as part of the third monthly link-up of my Hobby Polish Bloggers Group (HPB) on Facebook. Our theme this month was holiday, festive or winter. YAY! I love doing seasonal and holiday focused nail art designs!!

KBShimmer Turnip The Beet, KBShimmer Sugar Plum Faerie

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KBShimmer Winter 2014 Collection Swatches & Review: Part 2

I have the second of multiple posts of swatches and reviews for polishes from KBShimmer's Winter 2014 Collection for you today. I know I told you last time that I had completed my shopping for this collection and that's probably still true, unless the 4 shades that I didn't buy really start taunting me. Christy did an amazing job with this collection and I really fell hard!

KBShimmer Sugar Plum Faerie, KBShimmer Turnip The Beet, KBShimmer White Here, White Now, KBShimmer Holly Back Girl, KBShimmer Pine-ing for Yule
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December 19, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London GEEK Collection Launches!

OK, I've been very bad this week. It's Friday morning and I am just writing my MoYou London post about their weekly release that should have been done on Wednesday. I'm sorry! In my defense, I have been working around the clock (literally!) on holiday nail art ideas for you and they all feature MoYou London plates. There is another new collection for us this week! Shall we take a look?

MoYou London Geek Collection Launch 12-19-14
MoYou London Geek Collection Launch 12-19-14
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December 18, 2014

I See Rainbows: Nail Art featuing KBShimmer Rainbow Shield

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Holiday Nail Art to bring you...wait for it...FLAKIES!! With America at large receiving their ILNP Flakie pre-orders last week, myself included, I decided I would show you a gorgeous Limited Edition Flakie from KBShimmer instead.

KBShimmer Rainbow Shield, KBShimmer Eclipse, KBShimmer Too Cold To Hold

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December 17, 2014

KBShimmer Winter 2014 Collection Swatches & Review: Part 1

Today I have the first of multiple posts of swatches and reviews for polishes from KBShimmer's Winter 2014 Collection. Why not just do one post you ask? Great question! There are a few reasons but the primary one us because I don't have all of my polishes yet and I'm not even totally certain I am done shopping. I am so in love with their collection this season!

KBShimmer Too Cold To Hold, KBShimmer Snow Way! , KBShimmer Let's Sleigh Together, KBShimmer Flake Dance
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December 15, 2014

Press Release: KBShimmer Launches "Men Are From Mars-ala"

KBShimmer Launches "Men Are From Mars-ala"
The perfect way to nail Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year!

Celebrate the New Year and Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year with KBShimmer! "Men Are From Mars-ala" is an earthy, red-brown shade that will make a fresh new addition to any neutral nail palette. Worn outdoors or in bright light, Men Are From Mars-ala features a linear holographic and when indoors, this shade is rich and warm -- just like a glass of Marsala wine should be!

KBShimmer Men Are From Mars-ala, pantone 2015 color of the year holographic polish

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December 11, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London GAMES Collection Launches!

I apologize that this post is not at all timely! I am not sure when this changed, but I have discovered recently that I can't do 10 things at once anymore. Bummer! Anyhow, MoYou London has another brand new collection for us this week! It's called the GAMES Collection, and please call me out if I am wrong, but I've yet to see a collection completely focused on games. Let's take a look!

MoYou London GAME Collection Launch 12-12-14
MoYou London GAMES Collection Launch 12-12-14
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Peppermint Kisses Nail Art Design featuring Bellaluna Cosmetics


Today I have the nail art design I created exclusively with the Bellaluna Cosmetics Winter 2014 Collection that I reviewed for you yesterday. With just 2 weeks until Christmas I really have the holiday on my brain. And, with the colors I chose from this collection, I couldn't help but create my first traditional holiday design of the season.

Bellaluna Cosmetics Enchanted Woodlands, Bellaluna Cosmetics Peppermint Kisses, Bellaluna Cosmetics Belle Of The Ball

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December 10, 2014

Bellaluna Cosmetics Winter 2014 Collection Swatches and Review


I am exited to show you several polishes from Bellaluna Cosmetics Winter 2014 Collection! This is the premiere collection of 12 polishes for this new indie brand brought to you by the lovely Samantha. Shall we take a look? WARNING: Serious photo spam after the jump!

Bellaluna Cosmetics Belle of the Ball, Bellaluna Cosmetics Enchanted Woodlands, Bellaluna Cosmetics Peppermint Stick, Bellaluna Cosmetics Starry Night, Bellaluna Cosmetics Snowdrift

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December 9, 2014

Southwest Glam featuring Literary Lacquers


Have you ever created a nail art design and looked at it later in photos and said to yourself "WOW, I did that"? This happened to me with a design I created recently for my Literary Lacquers 2014 Community Collection review and I love it so much I just have to give it it's own post!

Literary Lacquers Essie's Trinket, Literary Lacquers Lurid Fog, Literary Lacquers The Ruby Thief, Literary Lacquers Tesseract, MoYou London Explorer 26
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December 5, 2014

Literary Lacquers 2014 Community Collection & I Heard The Bells: Swatches, Review and Nail Art


I am so pleased to bring you several polishes from Literary Lacquers 2014 Community Collection! Amy, the lovely lady behind the label, started this holiday tradition last year as a way to honor some of the great woman she meets through polish and keeps it going this year with collaborations from several of your favorite bloggers and IGers. Be sure to use the links to learn more about the inspiration for their colors! WARNING: Serious photo spam after the jump!

Literary Lacquers Always Winter Never Christmas, Effie's Trinket, Lurid Fog, Porco Rosso, I Heard The Bells, The Ruby Thief
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December 4, 2014

It's Frosty! Guest Post at Craftynail!

I am so excited to have my very first guest post up today on Crafynail!! "It's Frosty" is my first winter design of the season and I included reviews for the 2 gorgeous KBShimmer polishes I used to create it. Plus there is a link to my stamping decal tutorial on YouTube in case you haven't seen it yet. Please pop over to Jacqui's blog to check it out: Guest Post from Nails Of Aquarius!

KBShimmer Too Cold To Hold, KBShimmer Snow Way!, KBShimmer Flake Dance


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December 3, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London FESTIVE Collection Expansion!

So here we are again on MoYou London Wednesday, as I've come to think of it. I am going to cut right to the chase this week. There are 2 new Festive plates and I LOVE both of them! I know what I'll be doing first thing Friday morning because I predict these will sell out fast! Want to see??

MoYou London Festive Collection expansion 12-5-14
MoYou London Festive Collection expansion 12-5-14

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December 2, 2014

Black Roses and Poison Apples: Stamped Nail Art Design

I told you a little while back that I was on a lace kick, but never finished showing you the designs that I created. Sorry about that! The previous design was demure, but this one is a goes a little more to the dark side, literally. I don't know if you watch Nashville, but we've been catching up on episodes in Tivo and I had the song Scarlett sang about black roses in my head when I was working on this.

Black Cat Lacquer Poison Apple, red thermal polish

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November 27, 2014

The Golden ummm Turkey: Thanksgiving Nail Art Design

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you that, like me, decided to get in a little blog time before going into that Turkey Coma! This was one of those last minute "I need a Thanksgiving manicure" decisions. Since we are still having Fall weather here in New Mexico I chose to do a final nod to the season with a more traditional color scheme before switching into Winter mode.

Dance Legend Bullet for My Valentine #26, OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, Serum No. 5 Leaves You Breathless, Dollish Polish Shake Your Turkey Feather
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November 26, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London Zodiac Collection Update!

I apologize for the delay Sagittarius Ladies! MoYou London didn't do their typically newsletter to announce the release of your plate. I don't even have a cool animated GIF for you! So sorry! But it's your turn dreamy Sagittarius stampers! Your plate has been available since Sunday, November 23rd.

MoYou London Zodiac Collection 11 plate Sagittarius

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Nail News! MoYou London ALICE IN WONDERLAND Collection Expansion!

Ah, it is Wednesday again and we all know what that means! A look ahead to the new plates MoYou London will be releasing on Friday. As I anticipated, they will be adding more plates to the Alice in Wonderland Collection they launched last week. Let's take a look!
MoYou London Alice In Wonderland Collection expansion 11-28-14
MoYou London Alice In Wonderland Collection expansion 11-28-14
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The Advanced Stamping Technique: How to Make and Apply Stamping Decals

You asked for it and I delivered! I just released my latest HD YouTube video on "The Advanced Stamping Technique: How to Make and Apply Stamping Decals". It was more about the making the tutorial than the nail art this time, however the end result was this fun Halloween design I created for my Mom.

The Advanced Stamping Technique: How to Make and Apply Stamping Decals

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November 22, 2014

HPB Presents: A Fall Favorites Link-up

Today I have my second post for the monthly link-up of my Hobby Polish Bloggers Group (HPB) on Facebook. This group is best for the more casual polish blogger and the wonderful ladies there have been an excellent resource for me. It is a Closed group, so you'll need to send a request to join.

We held our first link-up last month with a Halloween theme and it was really fun for everyone that participated. This month we are going with a broader theme called "Fall Favorites". I've decided to use it as an opportunity to revisit the polishes I loved this Fall and the nail art I created using them, along with one you haven't seen before! Warning!! Picture heavy after the jump!


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November 20, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London ALICE IN WONDERLAND Launch + New FESTIVE Plate + New Stamping Polish Colors

MoYou London has been very busy this week and I have lots to tell you about today! First, they are introducing a new Alice In Wonderland Collection. Second, they are adding a new Festive plate. And finally they are adding 5 more polish colors. Let's take a look!
MoYou London Alice In Wonderland Collection Launch 11-21-14
MoYou London Alice in Wonderland Collection Launch 11-21-14
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November 19, 2014

French Sizzle: Negative Space Nail Art Twist featuring piCture pOlish

It's a milestone day for me! This is the 100th post that I have published on my blog! WOW did that go by fast! I had another design planned for today, but changed gears to something a little more "Karolyn" when I saw it was a special occasion.

Picture Polish Sizzle, Picture Polish Douceur, Daily Charme
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November 16, 2014

Happy Landing Butterfly LeadLight Design and Video Tutorial

I am excited today to finally be delivering on a promise I made a while back by sharing a video tutorial I made on the LeadLighting technique. When I created my first LeadLight design, called Pretty Blossoms, back in May and several ladies asked me to make a video to prove that it was as easy to do as I claimed. Let's see if I can put my money where my mouth is!

Dance Legend Poison, Dance Legend Steel Panther, L'Oreal Miss Candy jellies, MoYou London Kitty 12 plate, Mundo de Unas black
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November 13, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London COOKBOOK Collection Expansion + New Stamping Polish Colors

Sorry I am a day late with my weekly MoYou London press release! Just when I thought we were done with the Cookbook Collection they surprised me with more plates this week. Additionally, they will finally be releasing Black and White stamping polish!

MoYou London COOKBOOK Collection expansion 11-14-14
MoYou London COOKBOOK Collection expansion 11-14-14
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November 12, 2014

Purple Negative Space Nail Art for Geometric #NAILlinkup

Creating a negative space design has been on my To Do List for far too long. I have no idea why I was putting it off since it was actually fairly easy to do and I am really happy with the way it turned out. AND, coincidentally, this week's prompt for my N.A.I.L Group (Nail Art Ideas Linkup) is geometric. YAY! I've got the design and it's on time!

OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm?, Julep Layne, Swarovski Volcano

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November 10, 2014

Born Pretty Store Nail Shield, Stamping Plate & Stud Review + Video Nail Art Tutorial


Today I have a review for you for three items I selected from the Born Pretty Store and a video tutorial to show you how I created a nail art design using them together. If you happened to have purchased stamping plates from Born Pretty's original release, this video presents one creative way to use the smaller designs.

Born Pretty Store 9798, 16281, 16852, Zoya Willa, China Glaze Admire, China Glaze Adore, China Glaze Passion, China Glaze Harmony

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November 6, 2014

Silk Stockings Stamped Nail Art Design featuring OPI

I have been really into lace nail art recently, as you'll see soon enough. The look of lace stamped over a nude nail has captivated me and inspired me to create this design. I'll try my best to space the others out some to keep it interesting.

OPI Tickle My France-y, OPI Big Apple Red, Julep Demi, Infinity Nails 42 plate, Daily Charme

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Nail News! MoYou London Metallic Stamping Polishes!

MoYou London has been busy working to add more stamping polish colors to their existing collection. This week they will be releasing 7 new Metallic Stamping Polishes. And they stamp over Black!! Shall we take a look?
MoYou London Metallic Stamping polish launch 11-7-14
Photo provided by MoYou London
MoYou London Metallic Stamping polish launch 11-7-14
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November 5, 2014

Nails News! MoYou London COOKBOOK Collection Expansion!

It's Wednesday again and I am excited to bring to you the latest enhancement to MoYou London's stamping plate conglomeration. This week they will be expanding the Cookbook Collection they launched last week. If you were hoping for baked goods, ice cream, teacups and pots your wish has come true! They will also be adding 7 Metallic Polishes to their line of stamping polishes, but I plan to address that in a separate post. So let's take a look at those plates!
MoYou London Cookbook Collection expansion 11-7-14

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November 1, 2014

That's One Cool Cat featuring KBShimmer Spot Sign

Have you heard about leopard glitter yet? I found out about it recently and excitedly rushed to KBShimmer to order a bottle of Spot Sign. This polish has been available for a little while now, but I think many polish lovers will be seeing it for the first time today (11-1-14) when KBShimmer releases their Winter Collection. So why the excitement you ask? Well, it's no secret that my freehand is laughable at best. Sure I could stamp a leopard print if I wanted to, but I would be more or less confined to the design. But with the glitter I can do this...

KBShimmer Spot Sign, Picture Polish Chillax, OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, Daily Charme Large Leopard, Zoya Bar

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October 30, 2014

Cat On The Moon: Watermarble Glow In The Dark Halloween Nail Art Design

I have the final design in my Halloween trifecta for you today. This one is to honor my two black fur babies, Chance and Destiny, who you'll get to meet again towards the end of the post. "Spooky" is the last theme for October in my N.A.I.L Group (Nail Art Ideas Linkup) and I think this design is the closest I've gotten to it.

OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts, Sally Hansen Night Fright, China Glaze Fairy Dust, Daily Charme Happy Halloween decals
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Nail News! MoYou London COOKBOOK Collection Launches!

I am sorry my Wednesday MoYou London post is a bit late! They are launching another new collection this week and I was trying to get some additional information before I posted. Let's take a look at the Cookbook Collection!

MoYou London Cookbook Collection launches 10-31-14
MoYou London Cookbook Collection Launch 10-31-14
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October 28, 2014

Velvet Tapestry feat. Colors by Llarowe for Favorite Indie #NAILlinkup

When I saw "Favorite Indie" as one of the prompts for October in my N.A.I.L. Group (Nail Art Ideas Linkup) I thought to myself "well that will be an easy one". Famous last words in nail art land. I have a drawer of Colors by Llarowe polishes, so that choice was easy. But as I started riffling through it in search of a color combination it dawned on me...if I am going to pay homage to my favorite indie it should to be good, REALLY GOOD.

Colors by Llarowe Tequila IV, Colors by Llarowe Moonshine
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October 25, 2014

Casper: Watermarble Halloween Nail Art for HPB October Link-Up

I have a special design for you today that I created for the first Link-up of my Hobby Polish Bloggers Group (HPB) on Facebook. We plan to do one every month going forward and this time the theme is Halloween. This group is best for the more casual polish blogger and has been an excellent resource for me. I've learned so much from these ladies! It is a Closed group, so you'll need to send a request to join. Now for the nail art!

Picture Polish Imperial, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen, Daily Charme ghost, MoYou London Festive 16, MoYou London Festive 15, Mundo de Unas
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October 24, 2014

Pumpkin Patch featuring Literary Lacquers

I have the first of my Halloween designs to share with you today created with a "new to me" brand called Literary Lacquers. If you are like me and don't believe in coincidences then you'll enjoy the story of how I came upon this brand.

Literary Lacquers More Like Fire Than Light, Literary Lacquers Tesseract
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October 23, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London ZODIAC Collection Update!

MoYou London is keeping me quite busy this week! Today they announced the release of the next plate in the Zodiac Collection. It's your turn sassy Scorpio stampers!
MoYou London Zodiac Collection Scorpio plate release 10-23-14
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October 22, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London REBEL Collection Expansion!

It's Wednesday again and that means it's time for a peek at the plates MoYou London will be releasing this Friday. They are doing an update to the Rebel Collection, which is kind of cool since it is the first one in the 6 months I've been blogging. Shall we take a look? 
MoYou London REBEL Collection expansion 10-24-14
MoYou London Rebel Collection expansion 10-24-14
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October 21, 2014

MoYou London Stamping Gift Set Review


It's never a bad time to give a great gift to someone special or treat yourself. And with Christmas right around the corner MoYou London's new Stamping Gift Sets will surely be well received. Listen up Gentlemen, if your Lady likes nail art, she will LOVE this! These sets are also perfect if you want to try stamping for the first time, since everything you need can be included. Stay with me while I show you how to create your perfect set!

MoYou London Stamping Gift Box
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October 20, 2014

Finally Fall! Nail Art Design: Featuring Serum No. 5 Polishes

I was out and about the other day, the temperature was in the low 70's and I noticed some of the trees had started to change colors. Finally Fall has come to New Mexico! So I got inspired to sneak in one more Fall design before my focus changes to Halloween. And I just so happened to have received two polishes from Serum No. 5 recently that I thought would fit the theme perfectly!

Serum No 5 Dark Matter Serum No 5 Rise and Grind

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October 15, 2014

Stamping 101 Part 2: Struggling with Stamping? Try These Techniques!

First let me say that I am sorry you are having trouble learning to stamp your nails. I had a terrible time myself, struggling for months and giving up many times, figuring it just wasn't meant to be. I watched a ton of videos during that time created by some of the most experienced stampers on YouTube. I picked up bits and pieces from all of them and ultimately learned that there are several different ways to perform all of the steps that are part of the stamping process. Some of them worked for me, some didn't, and I added my own twist to a few. I decided to create this set of HD videos to show you every way I know of to do each step and I perform them using varying tools. This is a lengthy post so I recommend you grab a beverage and get comfy.

Struggling with Stamping? Try These Techniques and Start Stamping now!

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