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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