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!

Don't forget to check out the other Day 2 posts:

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. 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does The Terrific Twos - Sapphire

Today's Terrific Two prompt is Sapphire, the birthstone for September. I decided to make a sapphire setting for a ring. Kind of ended up looking like the Heart of the Ocean (near, far, where ever you are.......).

Used two coats of Zoya Farah for my base. I dolloped a little OPI Unfor-Gretta-Bly Blue for my sapphire. I sealed it all with Poshe Top Coat. I then placed some rhinestones around it to complete the setting.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does The Terrific Twos - Cotton

Today's prompt is Cotton, the traditional 2nd year anniversary gift. I was at a loss of what to create and was thinking of all things cotton and then I thought of Cotton Candy! Hee-hee! I know, I'm really pushing the boundaries of these prompts this week!

This was a really easy mani to create, and it ending up looking perfect! I used OPI Pink-a-Doodle (like 3 coats because it is sheer!) and Different Dimension Dewing it Right to create the gradient. I then added the sugary sparkly crystals of China Glaze Fairy Dust. As much as I liked it glossy, I thought it should be matte so I added Essie Matte About You.

What do you think? Matte or glossy? 

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Don't forget to check out the other ladies and their cotton manis!

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does the Terrific Twos - Things That Come in Pairs

Welcome to another month and that means another theme for The Digit-al Dozen! This month we are celebrating two years! Crazy huh! So our topic this month is dealing with things associated with the number two!

And today is: Things that Come in Pairs. So what did I choose? A mad man and a box!

I know, it's not the normal "pair" of things you would think but I just had to do it! :) 

I used Cult Nails Time Traveler (two coats) and Milani White on the Spot (two coats) as my base colors. I stamped using Cult Nails Time Traveler and My Online Shop's MJ JR-31. I of course had to use China Glaze Fairy Dust (not sure why this sudden hype for Fairy Dust. Are people just finding it? I've had mine for years, it's my go-to holo glitter). Sealed everything with Poshe Top Coat.  

But let me tell you, this mani took FOREVER to create! Looks simple right? Bah! My stamper did not want to work on this day. It took hours to get a decent image. And I'm not lying, I would attempt for a while and then sit out (else I would have thrown it all at the wall) and try again. Grrrr! But I do like how it turned out. Now if I can only figure out why my stamper/plate/polish was on strike that day. >_<

I know I've been MIA for the past month. Going through a really tough time right now. Many times almost calling it quits on everything. Just need to get through this next month (every year this is the worst month for me because of my seasonal affective disorder; and now I have to deal with the anxiety too. *joy*). I hope to keep on keeping on but we shall see. I was able to get this whole week done for the DD. I also have a review post and a guest post in the works. :)

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Don't forget to check out the other ladies and what pairs they chose to create!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen 2nd Anniversary Mega Giveaway - 51 Prizes!

Hello Owlets! Guess what time it is?!
Welcome to the Digit-al Dozen 2nd Anniversary Giveaway !!!

It’s been 2 years since the Digit-al Dozen first got together, and although we’ve had a few different line-ups in that time, one thing has remained constant  - our love of nail polish and nail art.
To celebrate, we are holding a legendary Giveaway featuring 51 prizes.  To all our brilliant sponsors, we can’t thank you enough for helping us set this up for you, our amazing readers.
Because we have a large amount of sponsors, they all have different shipping policies.   When you start the Rafflecopter, you will be asked which country you live in, because some prizes are only available in certain places.  Ready?  Here’s the list –
·         Above The Curve - Summer Destinations 2014 – 4 polishes
·         ALiquidLacquer - 5 polishes
·         Alter Ego Nail Enamel - 4 bottles
·         Black Dahlia Lacquer – 4 bottles
·         Celestial Lacquers - 6 bottles
·         Cupcake Polish - $25 gift card
·         Delush - 3 bottles
·         EllaGee - 4 bottles
·         Lacquistry - 4 bottles
·         Literary Lacquers - 6 bottles
·         Indigo Bananas – 6 bottles
·         Serum No 5 - 4 bottles
·         Vivid Lacquer - 4 stamping plates
·         Girly Bits - 2 bottles
·         Jindie Nails - 6 bottles
·         Superficially Colorful - $25  GC
·         Darling Diva Polish - 4 bottles
·         Llarowe - $50 GC -
·         Amazing Chic Lacquer - 2 bottles
·         Mrs. P's Nail Potions - $15 gift
·         Black Sheep Lacquer - 2 polishes
·         Renaissance Cosmetics - 3 full size bottles (in stock items only) and mini cuticle oil
·         Laquerlicious Nail Polish - 3 neon toppers. Beat The Heat, At The Lake and Lemon Limeade.
·         Nayll – 4 bottles of custom made polishes – you get to make your own!
·         JORD Watch; $129 voucher
·         $85 GC from The Digit-al Dozen, to a nail e-tailer of your choice
·         tube of Liquid Palisade from Kiesque
·         Nailed Kit decals set
·         Daphine Polish - 5 bottle Summer holo collex
·         GlitterDaze - 4 bottles
·         Gothic Gala Lacquers - 5 bottles
·         Karma's Kiss Lacquer - 4 bottles
·         Love Angeline – 2 Gemstone polishes
·         LynnBDesigns - 5 bottles
·         Majestic Lacquer - 3 bottles
·         Philly Loves Lacquer - 4 bottles
·         Savoie - 4 bottles
·         KBShimmer - $35 electronic CG
·         6 Harts Polish - 2 polishes
·         Overall Beauty - nail art tape sets (with different colors nail tape) with nail wheels and nail art decals plus a bottle nail polish (mystery color ), and a set of Overall Beauty Minerals ( 6 colors)
·         BKD - Space Sauce Teardrop Shaped Nail Polish Pendant Necklace - Nail Polish Jewelry
·         Shimmer – 5 bottles
US & Canada Only
·         Smokey Mountain Lacquers - 4 bottles
·         The Polish Bar - 4 bottles
·         Canadian Nail Fanatic – mystery package of 6 bottles
·         Quirk Polish - 3 bottles one of kind unreleased polishes 
·         All one prize – 1 x Freckles polish, and  Freckles Polish Necklace, and 1 x bottle from Laquerdaisical
·         All one prize - Stellar Polish -  1x polish and ring, 1 x bottle from Little Lost Ones
·         Pretty Quirky 2 x full size bottles 'Stole the Bouquet" and "Deva' , PLUS 1 x bottle from R+ R Lacquers
·         a voucher for a personalised planner from Personal Planner UK
·         a zip up pouch with set of brushes and dotters plus a selection of nail art: nail stickers, flat gems and rhinestones from Nailtopia
That’s an enormous list, isn’t it!!  How exciting – ok, so you know what you need to do, enter the rafflecopter and we’ll let you know on September 25th (or thereabouts) if you’re a winner.
The Giveaway will close at 11.59pm GMT on Tuesday September 24th.  If you are a winner, we will let you know which prize you have won, and then we will then put you in touch with your sponsor to claim / choose your prize (some sponsors have provided specific prizes; some will let you choose your own polishes).

Good luck !!

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