Friday, September 26, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Geometric - Random Shapes!

Final day of The Nail Challenge Collaborative's theme of Geometric and I give you Random Shapes that remind me of the opening credits to Saved by the Bell!


For this base I have another mystery China Glaze (probably a franken, bought at a beauty supply store< but still pretty!). I stamped using Barry M Pomegranate and Color Club Harp on It using Cheeky CH9. Harp on It is only slightly noticeable but gives it extra shimmer. I then did a quick free-hand french tip using Barry M Guava and sealed it with HK Girl Top Coat.

Any guess on the mysterious base polish for this one?

Don't forget to check out the others and their Day 4 posts!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Geometric - Lattice Work

Day three of The Nail Challenge Collaborative's Geometric theme brings you stamping in the design of lattice work. You know, those slender wooden "fence" like pieces that you have vines on or cover the under part of your deck?

Any-hoo. I have as my base a mysterious unknown China Glaze (bought at a beauty supply store where there may have been some frankening going on, but I don't care 'cuz it's purdy!). It's a lavender polish with holo glitter, but the glitter acts more like loose glitter, like it's not fully integrated into the polish. But it's not a texture polish either. Either way, she's pretty! I stamped using Barry M Plum and Bundle Monster BM-322. Sealed with HK Girl Top Coat for added shine!

Anyone have any ideas on what the base color is of this China Glaze? You know, without the added glitter (if that's what happened).

Don't forget to check out the other's Day 3 posts:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Geomoetric - Dotticure

Day 2 of The Nail Challenge Collaborative's theme of Geometric and I bring you dots around dots around dots! Or, a dotticure. 

Please excuse the nubbins (this is a slightly older photo from earlier in the month). Sometimes it's really hard to wrap the tips of nubbins. Grrrr! :) So um yeah, since this is an older photo I *think* I have Essence Romeo on under Essence Bella. Otherwise I don't know why I'm holding this bottle of Romeo!? >_<

I used Essence Bella as my base. The dots are Butter London: Cream Tea (white er cream), Jaded Jack (darker green), and Wellies (light green). I sealed it with Poshe Top Coat and called it a day. They actually lasted quite a long time. The only good thing about nubs, no real free edge to chip -- though you can really damage a mani try to use your nails nubs to open things!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Geometric - Gallifreyan

So it's another month which means another Nail Challenge Collaborative theme! This month it is Geometric! And today I have so random geometric designs which could almost be Gallifreyan writing!

I am super please with how these turned out! So simple but very bold and the same time! :) I used two coats of China Glaze Recycle then stamped using Konad White and Emily de Molly EDM03 (which I got because some of the designs look like Gallifreyan!). I thought it needed just a bit more of something so I added a few pink rhinestones and sealed it all with HK Girl Top Coat.

What do you think? Would The Doctor Approve? :)

Don't forget to check out what the others did for Day 1:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Mont Bleu Nail Files

So about a month ago I received an email from Mont Bleu asking if I would like to review some items, specifically glass nail files. I looked into the company and thought they were really pretty files. I accepted the offer to review some products. All they asked was what colors I preferred, I told them green. But little did I know how amazing these were going to be and how great a company Mont Bleu was!

First, let's look at the two files they sent for me to review. The bigger file is 5.32 inches long and is called Waterfall Color Green (WC-M12). The smaller on is 3.54 inches long and is called Waterfall Green (W-S12). They both feel really sturdy too. As you can see they both come in nice velvet cases so the file doesn't snag on anything when you carry them around in your purse!

Look how pretty! I love the colors and the Swarovski crystal elements! Mont Bleu glass files have a lifetime guarantee on the filing surface. They are made of Czech tempered glass and can be cleaned by running them under the water. Before I got these I was using the Sephora brand glass file and I like these Mont Bleu files a lot more. I feel that they are a finer grit and file more smoothly. Also, hello, I look fabulous when I file because of the bling! I would totally recommend these files! They are about the same price as the Sephora one, the larger file running around $12 US.

Also in the box was a pair of tweezers! Squee! It matches my files! This is Simple Green 1 Tweezers (CT-01.5). Made of stainless steel with a slanted tip.

I have been using the same ol' Revlon tweezers for over 15 years! Eeks! I feel really special because these are so pretty and fancy! And they work great too!

And that wasn't all they sent! This is a beautiful compact mirror (please excuse my light box reflection!). This compact (Circle silver "Sun" Peridot ACSP-01.4) is made of plastic but is very sturdy with a standard mirror and a magnifying mirror. It is 3.31 by 2.91 inches. Perfect carrying size! All the crystals seem to be really glued on, so that's good! And again, all my products match! How cool is that!?

Isn't it purdy! 

And last but not least there in the box were a pair of earrings! Gorgeous Austrian Crystal Earrings (EMB11.3) with Swarovski elements! Hypo-allergenic metal and 0.24 inches. These are so beautiful! The colors are just so rich and deep! I get a lot of compliments when I wear these to work! I love that they have so many colors in them (hence rainbow) and are a change from my normal clear crystal earrings that I wear. These really dress up an outfit! :)

Thank you so much to Mont Bleu for sending me such wonderful products to review! The quality of your products are fabulous!

If you want to see all the great and wonderful nail files, tweezers, mirrors, earrings, and more that they sell please visit: Mont Bleu (they have some really beautiful manicure sets!)

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does The Terrific Twos - Free Choice with a Theme of Two or Pairs!

Last day of our Terrific Twos theme and today is a free choice, as long as it deals with twos or pairs. So what did I do? Well? What time is it?

Yep! Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Peanut Butter and Jelly, they're a pair right? :) I used OPI You Don't Know Jacques Matte (two coats) as my base or for crust of the bread. I then spread on Barielle My Tan Blazer and Nails Inc Buckingham Palace.

Hope you had fun this week celebrating with us our 2nd Anniversary! Don't forget our terrific 2nd Anniversary Giveaway! 51 Prizes!

Don't forget to check out the ladies and see what they did with their free choice!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does The Terrific Twos - China Pattern

Today's Terrific Two prompt is China Pattern because the traditional gift for a 2nd anniversary is to a receive China set.

I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (two coats) as my base. I stamped using Color Club Harp on It and Bundle Monster BM-017 and then swiped a quick holo french using Harp on It. All sealed with Poshe Top Coat. 

Don't forget to check out our phenomenal 2nd Anniversary Giveaway! 51 Prizes!

Don't forget to check out what china patterns the other ladies picked out for their anniversary!

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