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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Nail News! MoYou London KITTY Collection expansion!

It's Wednesday again already! My favorite day of the week. You all know by now that today we get a preview of the new plates MoYou London will be launching on Friday. I am a little excited that they'll be updating the Kitty Collection for the first time in the 6 months I've been blogging. Let's take a look!
MoYou London KITTY Collection expansion 10-17-14
MoYou London Kitty Collection expansion 10-17-14
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October 14, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Design with Texture for #NAILlinkup

I am sure you already know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I knew I wanted to do a design, but I was having the hardest time coming up with a concept. Then I saw the "Textured" prompt for October in my N.A.I.L Group (Nail Art Ideas Linkup) and suddenly the ideas wouldn't stop coming!

OPI Mod About You, OPI Pussy Galore, OPI Solitaire, Colors by Llarowe Man in the Mirror

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October 9, 2014

My Toga in the Mirror featuring Colors by Llarowe

I wonder how many people will happen upon this post just due to the title. I enjoy coming up with fun names for my nail art designs and once I got this one in my head nothing else compared. My fellow Colors by Llarowe fans will almost certainly get the gist and I hope everyone else will read on to discover the deeper meaning!

Colors by Llarowe Toga! Toga! Toga! and Colors by Llarowe Man In the Mirror

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October 8, 2014

Nails News! MoYou London GOTHIC Collection Expansion and a SURPRISE!!

Here we are again, together on Wednesday for a preview of the new plates MoYou London has in store for us on Friday. This week will bring us the final 3 plates in the Gothic Collection and a surprise! OK, I was going to try to add some suspense around it, but I just can't! They are finally releasing 2 Halloween themed plates in the Festive Collection!!



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October 6, 2014

Black and White Peek-A-Boo: Stamped Nail Art Design

Today I have a design for you that was inspired by all of the gorgeous nail art created for Black & White day of #31DC2014. I've always found the combination to be striking and I'm a little surprised it took me this long to do a design. I also added a twist to it that was inspired by a design Jacqui at Crafynail created recently.

Rica Whiteout DRK A stamping plate Mundo de Unas Black french tip
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October 1, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London GOTHIC Collection Expansion!

It's hump day again, which of course means a preview of the plates MoYou London will be releasing this Friday. If you saw the Facebook teaser you already knew to except this expansion to the Gothic Collection they launched last week. Let's take a look!

MoYou London Gothic Collection expansion 10-3-14

MoYou London Gothic Collection expansion 10-3-14
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