Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The One With the March Monthly Mani Favs

Good morning and happy Wednesday polished world!  I hope everyone is doing well!!  Can you believe the month of March is almost over?!  St. Patrick's Day, Easter...all done and over with.  2016 is going to be over before I even know it.

Since this is going to be my last post for the month of March, it is time for another Round Up Post!  After retiring the Nail Artist of the Month feature for this year, I decided that every month I am going to look back on the manicures I did, pick my favorites, and then pick my favorite manicures done by other bloggers.  I really enjoyed the feature last month and this month is no different!

Let's take a look at my March mani favs!

  1. The One Inspired by a City for Twinsie Tuesday - I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this manicure!  I wasn't going to buy OPI Crawfishin' for a Compliment, but boy am I happy that I did!  The formula was a bit tricky and took about three coats for full coverage, but it's such a pretty orange cream.  Pretty sure this manicure was my best ever bottle shot too.
  2. The One Inspired by Jewelry for Twinsie Tuesday -  For Twinsie Tuesday during the week of Easter, we were to create manicures inspired by jewelry.  I absolutely love my cross necklaces, and since it was the week of Easter, I thought it was fitting to do a little manicure symbolizing the real meaning for the season.  I love the gradient so much on this manicure.  I think I need to do it again, but maybe with a tribal design?
  3. The One With the Floppy Bunny Ears and Dots - Such a cute Easter design.  I've fallen in love with the Sally Hansen Miracle Gels after this manicure.  Four days, no chips.  The only reason I took it off was because I was getting bored of it.  If you're looking for long lasting polishes, I would recommend these guys.  I was shocked that I didn't have a single chip.  Shocked.
  4. The One With the Pastel Leopard Gradient - I was itching for so I busted out my pastels.  These polishes were two Sinful Color Matte polishes which were great to work with for gradients.  It was such a pretty color combo.  
Now to take a look at my favorite manicures by other bloggers.  So many pretty designs!

  1. Purple Geometric by Coffee and Nail Polish - I absolutely LOVE this purple manicure Shannon did.  I need to recreate it as soon as possible using ILNP Charmingly Purple.  I just cannot get over how awesome this geometric manicure is.  I hope it looks as good on my nails as it does on hers!
  2. Tulips by Paulina's Passions - I'm such a huge fan of Paulina's work.  All of her manicures, especially her floral designs, are flawless.  I've always wanted to paint tulips on my nails, but all the designs I've seen in the past really caught my eye enough to make me want to re-create it.  These though are just gorgeous and perfect.  Everything about them is amazing.  I don't think I'll try to re-create them because I highly doubt I'll be able to make them as perfect.
  3. Floral Manicure by 25_SweetPea - Sarah hit another home run with this manicure.  She NEEDS to create a tutorial for this design because I need to re-create it.  Those flowers are just so adorable!  Like little doodles.  Best part, it's inspired by a not only do I need this manicure on my nails, I need that dress.
  4. Gorgeous Pale Green and Lavender Mani by DSetterfield74 - oh my goodness, how gorgeous is that manicure.  I think it's a dry marble...maybe a saran wrap manicure?  I probably should ask Dianna what she did because I love this so much.  The color combination reminds me of lilacs, which should be blooming soon.  Love it.
What do you think?  Any of these your favorites?  

Time to start my April posts!  Wonder what will be my favorite next month!

Until next time, <3.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The One With the Easter Collaboration With The Nail Art Squad

Good morning polished world, and Happy Easter!  I can't believe Easter is already here.  Where is the year going!?  Although, Easter is usually in April so I guess in my mind we are further a long in the year than we really are.  Oh well.

Today I am part of an Easter collaboration with The Nail Art Squad!  We all decided to do white nails decorated like Easter Eggs.  I'm not a fan of Easter egg nail art on my own nails because I think my nails are too squatty for it, so I tried to think of something a little outside of the box for today.

I've been dying to use my Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neons since I purchased them a few weeks ago, and I figured today would be a great day for this...especially for Easter Egg art.  I decided to go with a splatter design, which looked awesome but WOULD NOT PHOTOGRAPH.  Sigh.  I seriously only got one workable photo of this manicure.  Someone needs to give me lessons on photographing pastels because I stink at it.

Oh well, let's take a look at my one photo of my manicure.

Colors Used:
  • Color Club Neon Pastel Poptastic
You can see how awesome the splatter looked, just not clearly.  Ugh.  So upsetting when something doesn't photograph right.  I think the reason for this was because of the white background.  I probably should have used My Boyfriend Scales Walls which is a not-so-bright white and maybe it would have shown up better.  Oh well....too late now.  Regardless, I love these pastel neons and can't wait to use them more!

Here's the photo of all the lovely ladies who collaborated this time around!

Now all of The Nail Art Squad didn't post this time around, but if you are interested to see who is in our little group, take a look at the list below!  We will be doing monthly, or maybe even bi-monthly depending on what's going on, collaborations!

I hope everyone has an AMAZING Easter with their family and friends.  Let's not forget the real reason for today.  I am beyond thankful and blessed that Christ died for my sins and I am able to celebrate this day.

Until next time, <3.

Friday, March 25, 2016

The One With the Floppy Bunny Ears and Dots

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  I'm doing quite well!  Easter is right around the corner so my nails are all painted and ready to go!  Sadly my last Easter design is not photographing well at all, so I'm probably just going to upload one photo on Sunday and call it a day.  I have the WORST trouble photographing pastels.  Ugh, I'm kind of sad that I can't show you guys four photos...but oh well!

Let's talk about my awesome manicure for today which did photograph!  Today's manicure is a semi re-creation of last year's Bestie Twin Nails with 25-SweetPeas.  I loved the floppy bunny ears so much that I knew at the beginning of this season I was going to try them again.

I received some of the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gels and two of them were standing out and I thought would be perfect for this design.  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Sally Hansen - Electric Pop
  • Sally Hansen - Digi-Teal
  • Acrylics
Let me first start out by telling you that this design did not chip for four days on my nails.  I honestly would have kept it on longer if it weren't for the blog and having to continue to paint.  The only thing that started to chip was the acrylic design, but the polish underneath was still intact.  Kind of amazing, these Miracle Gels really do work.

Electric Pop is a fun dark bubblegum pink polish which is perfect for Spring/Summer.  Two coats and I had full coverage.  Digi-Teal is more of a blue polish, not a teal one in my opinion.  Pretty, pretty color.  Two coats for this one as well!  Kind of stained my nails though which annoys me, but Since I paint my nails all the time it doesn't really bother me.  If you want to have naked nails in between manicures, then I would just be cautious with this one.

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Do you like the Miracle Gels?

Until next time, <3.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The One Inspired by Jewelry for Twinsie Tuesday

Good morning polished world!  It's Tuesday which means it is time for another Twinsie Tuesday!  I'm sad to say that after this post I'm going to be taking a brief break from the Twinsie Tuesday group.  I've been a bit busier with things and I can't seem to keep up on the blogging schedule.  So in order to get my head above the water, taking a break seems to be the best solution.  I should be back though in a month or so if all goes well!!

This week we are sharing manicures that are inspired by jewelry.  My goal for this week was to bring you an Easter manicure each time I posted so I wanted to think of something Easter-y for this theme.  I thought out of the box and remembered my variety of cross necklaces.  What's more perfect for an Easter manicure than being inspired by the cross?!

So I decided to take inspiration from my nail art wheel, and recreated a little shadow scene of Calvary.  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • OPI - Rich Girls and Po Boys
  • Orly - Frolic
  • China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy
  • INM - Northern Lights
I love how the sunset gradient turned out.  It really looks like the early Spring sunsets that I've been seeing the last few weeks.  The gradient was very bright at first, but I learned a little trick from The Nail Trail.  After I sponged the gradient on my nails, I added some white polish to the sponge and dabbed it over the gradient.  It made the bright colors turn to a beautiful pastel shade.

So since I was trying to make my nails look like a dusky sunset, I decided to add a top coat of my favorite holo glitter, INM Northern Lights.  When that was dry, I went through with my nail art brush and acrylic paint and drew my little scene.  Such a simple manicure...liking it a lot!

What do you think?  Fan of the gradient?

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsies!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish

Until next time, <3.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The One With the Easter Nail Art Wheel

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  Can you believe in just one week it will be Easter?  I kind of dislike when Easter and St. Patrick's Day fall so close to one another because everything seems so rushed.  Especially when you decide to do an Easter Nail Art wheel and have about two days to plan out, draw a rough draft, and create 18 different designs.

That's right, I decided to do a nail art wheel!  When I posted my St. Patrick's Day wheel on Instagram a few weeks ago, I realized how much I missed doing them.  So since my followers said they liked my past wheels and wanted to see another, I decided to take a jump and create one for Easter!

Let's take a look!

Designs either are my own, re-creations of things I've done on my own nails in the past, or were inspired by pins from my Easter Nail Art Idea Pinterest board.  Head on over to Pinterest if you want to see, because I'm not linking them all here.

Of course I have some favorites.  I really am liking the yellow Easter Peep candy!  After drawing out the peep using acrylic paints, I went over him using Sally Hansen Disco Ball.  The sparkle gave it the look of the sugar that is on the real peeps.  Without it, I really don't think he, or the purple Peep bunny, would look like peeps.

I absolutely love the crosses on Calvary nail which is to the left of the yellow peep.  It's always been important to me to represent the true meaning of the holidays in my nail art.  Easter is the most important holiday in the Christian faith, and if I didn't create a few designs representing Jesus and that He is risen, I wouldn't have been happy with myself.  I think I might do the cross manicure on my own nails.

Another nail on the wheel which I think some people might be confused by is the one to the left of the hatched chick and the right of the peeking bunny on the peach base.  This nail is the tomb of Christ with the stone rolled away.  I'm rather proud of how it turned out.  Sometimes you think of a nail design in your mind, then when you go to re-create it, it looks awful.  This was not the case.  If I were to re-create this design on my nail, I think I will try to create some light streaks coming out of the tomb....maybe?

To the right of the yellow Easter Peep, I'm super proud I was able to re-create this bunny butt design.  I tried it last year on my own nails and it didn't work whatsoever.  I was upset because I really liked this design but couldn't for the life of me figure it out.  Sarah from 25_SweetPea created a YouTube tutorial this year for this design, and after following it, I was able to re-create the design!  Now the question is, can I do it on my own nail?

And of course, another favorite is the jelly bean nail.  Just look how bright and cute it is!

What do you think?  Like this wheel?  Any designs inspiring you?

If you re-create any of these designs, tag #TLCInspiredMani on Instagram so I can see!!!

Until next time, <3.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The One With the St. Patrick's Day Collaboration

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Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!  Hope you all are decked out in green and your nails are extremely festive!  You can guarantee mine are as are the ladies in The Nail Art Squad!  Every month (or maybe more) I am going to be posting along side a group of wonderful bloggers as part of an Instagram collaboration.  I posted with these ladies for New Years and Valentine's Day, and this past month we decided to become an official little group and give ourselves a name.  Now we are The Nail Art Squad.  Thanks to our fearless leader Sarah of 25_SweetPea for gathering us together for this!

Today I am re-creating a design I did on one of my resident's nails.  She wanted something green with a shamrock.  Easy peasy.  Her middle nail I did orange, and well on mine I did gold because I decided this year I wasn't going to do any rainbow/pot of gold manicures for St. Patrick's Day.  I went with a holo polish to incorporate a rainbow....which I think works....right??

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ILNP - 1 UP
  • ILNP - Clockwork
  • Orly - White Tips
  • Zoya - Maria Luisa
Oh my goodness gracious....1 Up is the most gorgeous green polish I have every laid my eyes on.  Barbara really hit a home run with this one!  Such a gorgeous concentrated peridot green polish with a strong holo effect.  Two coats and done.  Inside people are commenting on the sparkle and holo.  I have always wanted a birthstone shade polish, and this is perfect.  I'll be using it again in August!

Clockwork is just as gorgeous.  I actually bought this polish after seeing Sarah's manicure using it.  A gorgeous bronze gold flakie with holo throughout.  I honestly thought the holo was going to be hidden because of the metallic flakes, but it is just as amazing.  Two coats, pure perfection.

I always forget how gorgeous Zoya Maria Luisa is.  A small gold flaked flakie....just very dainty.  I used it one other time for a Bestie Twin Nail with Fashion Footing and vowed to use it more than never did.  It was super separated when I pulled it out of my Melmer, but it came together quickly.

I can't stop staring at the holo in that last photo.  I'm just amazed by it!!!  The color, the holo, just everything.  LOVE

What do you think?  Lover of ILNP holos?

Have a great St. Patrick's Day!! <3

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The One With My Favorite Color for Twinsie Tuesday

Holy crow I forgot to write up my post for Twinsie Tuesday!  Reason this is coming to you late.  So hello guys, how are you all doing today?  I hope you are fabulous and not running totally behind like I am.  I got caught up last night creating a new nail art wheel for Easter and forgot about everything else that I had to do blog related.  Goodness.

Anyways, it is time for another Twinsie Tuesday.  This week we are posting all about our favorite color.  I love way too many colors, especially when it comes to nail polish so it took me awhile to determine what I wanted to do.  Since it is St. Patrick's Day this week, I went with a green design using a mint/teal base which is something I adore.  Sinful Colors Mint Apple was my first funky colored polish and I've been in love with colors in this family ever since.

Today I used a newbie from FingerPaints and it did not disappoint.  Let's take a look at my re-creation of a design by Ruth's Nail Art.

Colors Used:
  • FingerPaints - Party Teal Dawn
  • Zoya - Chita
  • White Acrylic
Gorgeous minty teal shade from the new Ashley Tipton collection which should be hitting Sally Beauty stores soon.  Two coats and I had full coverage.  I was a tad nervous after the first coat because of it's crelly consistency but it built up very nicely.

I then went through with a dotting tool and added the dots and shamrocks.  I kind of think I should have done the shamrocks first then filled the dots in around them because it seems a little busy to me.  Regardless, I do like the look.

What do you think?  Love this teal shade?  I think it's more mint.

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's posts!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish

Until next time, <3.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The One With Round 22 of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  St. Patrick's Day is Thursday!  Are your nails all green and ready!?  You know that mine for sure are!  Especially for today's Bestie Twin Nail post with Fashion Footing!

We are getting close to the two year mark of doing this feature.  Can you believe that?  Seriously feels like just yesterday we started.  Now two years later, I've forced Amanda to do nail art and she's liking it.

Today we decided to do a green gradient with a gold dry brush over the top.  Since Amanda didn't want to do shamrocks, this was one of the most St. Patrick-y thing we could come up with.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Chalk It Up
  • Zoya - Hunter
  • Salon Perfect - Champagne Toast
  • OPI - Love Angel Music Baby
Love how this turned out.  At first I wasn't feeling it, but after the top coat was on, I was in love.  I started off with a base coat of Sinful Colors Chalk It Up.  Such a gorgeous polish, which I used in my leopard gradient I posted a few days ago.  It dried with a semi matte finish since it is one of their demi-mattes.  Usually I find that mattes are hard to work with, but this one was easy peasy.

With a make up sponge, I added Hunter to the tips of my nails.  I wasn't sure I was going to like it at first, but it looked kind of neat.  I need to do more of the same color gradients on my nails.

Champagne Toast was a spur of the moment addition to the manicure.  I wanted the gradient to really pop and was between this and Northern Lights.  I went with the Salon Perfect because it was gold and well, St Patrick's Day is all about that pot of gold!  When that was dried, which seemed to be forever, I added a dry brush of OPI Love Angel Music Baby.  If I owned a gold flakie, I probably would have opted for that because the dry brush kind of got lost on top of the nail.

What do you think?  Something you would do for St. Patrick's Day?

Until next time, <3.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The One With the Green Dot Manicure for St. Patrick's Day

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this fine Thursday?  It was SUPER warm here yesterday and I'm hoping today is just the same.  Spring fever has hit me hard, and I'm stuck inside working.  Oh well!  Hopefully it stays warm and we don't get a surprise snow storm.

St. Patrick's Day is a week away, so that means it's time for me to do some St. Patrick's Day Manicures!  Today I just went with a simple gradient dot manicure.  I love this design so much, so I thought it would be awesome looking with the green polishes.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Tilda
  • Zoya - Hunter
  • Orly - White Tips
  • FingerPaints - Golden Glaze
Just as I thought, this design looks awesome with green polishes!  And with the added touch of gold and white it really pops!  Last time I did this design, I put a sheer nude on my nail first.  While I did like how that looked, this time around I decided to just do a regular base coat then add the dots over a naked nail.  I liked the look a lot better this way, so every time in the future, I think I'm going to be doing this design on a naked nail.  Unless it's neons with a black base.  That would look rather cool.

My pictures are kind of wonky this time around.  Not sure why, but I couldn't get anything to photograph for me that day, and then of course the design chipped the next day.  I think I did my best considering.  I do love this last photo though because you really can see the gold shimmer in Golden Glaze.  I think it was a perfect addition over the creams.

What do you think?  Something you might try for St. Patrick's Day?

Until next time, <3.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The One Inspired by a City for Twinsie Tuesday

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  I'm doing fantastic!  It's Tuesday which means it is time for another Twinsie Tuesday.  This week our prompt is "Inspired by a City", which kind of ended up being rather difficult for me.  I feel like the internet is a big bad place, so I don't like to share where I'm specifically located.  So using my home town was out of the question.

Since St. Patrick's Day is coming up, I started to google and see if any cities had shamrock themes or Shamrock for a name.  Couldn't find much other than a small town in Texas off of Route 66.  I was going to do that but I really wasn't feeling it.

I then realized that many towns, cities, and states have a flower which represents them.  I thought about daisies, tulips, and even carnations, but I really couldn't find much.  Then it hit me, roses!  I love doing rose nail art, hardly do it, and well there are dozens of cities in the United States which are known as The City of Roses or Rose City.

So here today is my rose manicure inspired by a City of Roses - Pasedena.  Not going to lie, I was kind of hoping New Orleans had a rose nick name so I could combine it with the fact my manicure was done using polishes from the New Orleans collection.  Now that I'm typing this, I could have probably just done a New Orleans inspired manicure...using New Orleans inspired polishes.....just dots for beads or something.'s the roses.

Colors Used:
  • OPI - Crawfishin' for a Compliment
  • OPI - I'm Soooo Swamped
  • OPI - My Vampire is Buff
I wasn't going to get Crawfishin' for a Compliment, but then I got a coupon from Sally for $5 off $25 and well this polish ended up being free.  It is a light creamy orange perfect for Spring-time.  Formula was a little wonky.  It took three coats for me to get full coverage no matter how heavy or light I went.  Two coats it was just too patchy.  Not awful, it just needed a little bit of patience.

Similar to My Vampire is Buff.  Three coats for that beauty as well. It's one of my favorite nudes that frustrates me every single time I use it, but I still go back to it.  It's just a perfect shade.

When my base was dried, I went through and added my tiny little roses.  I've never done roses this small ,so I was kind of scared that they weren't going to work.  At first they looked like berries, but when I started adding the details with my little nail art brush, it came together.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Don't you just love the color of Crawfishin for a Compliment?

Seriously, despite the pain in the butt formula, I think everyone needs a shade like Crawfishin' in their collection.  It's such a refreshing color.  I can see myself using it a lot in the next few months.  Plus, it's bright and kinda sunny like Pasadena, so it works for today's Rose City manicure.

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsies.

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish

Until next time, <3.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The One With the Pastel Leopard Gradient

Good morning polished world and Happy Sunday!  I cannot believe the weekend is already over.  It seems like it just began.  That's always how it happens after you have a super long week....the weekend ends up being shorter than short.  Oh well!  At least I have lots of pretty new polish to play with tonight, so that's a good thing!  May or may not have finally caved and purchased the whole Neon Pastel Poptastic Polishes from Color Club.  So so excited.

Anyways, today I am sharing with you a pastel leopard gradient manicure that I did last week using some of my Sinful Colors pastel polishes.  I'm really feeling Spring so I've been slowly digging out all my pastels, and well clearly purchasing some new ones.

Let's take a look at what I came up with!

Colors Used: 
  • Sinful Colors - A-Crush
  • Sinful Colors - Chalk it Up
  • Nine Zero Lacquer - Holo all the Things
  • Black acrylic
This is kind of a gorgeous gradient.  I really wish it photographed better.  Pastels always are washed out and neons are always dull.  Photography can really be a tricky thing sometimes.  Anyways, I did a pretty blue to green gradient using A-Crush and Chalk It Up.  I kind of think that A-Crush is more of a periwinkle blue than it is a true blue.  Maybe a purple blue?  Isn't that just periwinkle?  I don't know.  I'll call it periwinkle.

I believe these polishes were part of a back to school collection Sinful came out with last year.  They are demi-matte polishes so I'm assuming that means they dry matte when you use them on their own.  Since I used them for nail art and a gradient, I really couldn't tell if they were matte or not.

For the gradient, they were super opaque.  I didn't have to dab the sponge on my nails a zillion times to get the color to transfer like I do with other pastels.  Actually, it was too dark when I first did it, so I went through with white on the make up sponge and lightened them up a bit.  I then added a top coat of Holo All the Things for a nice shimmery holo look and boy was it gorgeous.  I really wish you could see it more in the photos.  The one above you can tell there is the effect.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Something you've tried?  Do you own the demi mattes?

I kind of have missed Sinful Colors.  I have been eyeing their displays for some time now but none of the colors seem to be popping out to me.  I'm hoping they come out with a pastel line for Spring with some newbies.  Since you know, I need more pastels.

I need to get a start on some St. Patrick's Day Manicures!!!!  Maybe tonight!  Although that means I won't be using my pastels.....hmmmm.

Until next time, <3.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The One With ILNP Mega X

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's been quite the busy week for me.  Seriously, I feel like it should be Friday, but it is only Thursday.  Hopefully today goes by quickly and I'll be getting ready for the weekend before I know it.

Today I am sharing with you a plain, but eye catching manicure.  I found myself a week or so ago going through a phase where I didn't want to use any polish with colors.  Black, nude, silver, and gold were all I was wanting to use.  Not sure why either.  Usually I love my blue, mint, and purples, but I really wasn't feeling them.  Maybe I was sick or something.

In one of my color funk nights, I grabbed a black, white, and ILNP Mega X and came up with this random dot manicure.  Let's take a look.

Colors Used:
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
  • Orly - White Tips
  • ILNP - Mega X
I'm so upset that I only ordered one bottle of Mega X and didn't get any of the other Mega polishes.  I really think I need them all.  This polish is beyond gorgeous.  Strong holo effect, two coats and perfection.  I have found with holo polishes that I can't get the dots to look holoed, and well you can tell from these photos they were just as amazing as the actual nail that was swatched.

Even though it's simple and there is no color, it is a gorgeous manicure.  It's almost like a palette refresher.  Maybe my mind was craving that.  In all honesty I was going through a funk at the time I did this and since then I've been using colors again and been quite happy.  Hmm, maybe I should start doing this every time I feel like I have a funk....go simple and color-less.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Do you own and love Mega X or any of the other Mega polishes??

Until next time, <3.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The One With the Marbling for Twinsie Tuesday

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  Can you believe it is March 1st?!  Where has this year gone already!?  Soon it will be summer, then fall, and back to winter.  I'm jumping too far ahead of myself.

For now it is Tuesday which means it is time for another Twinsie Tuesday.  This weeks theme is marbling, which honestly I wasn't angry about.  If you've been a long time follower of The Little Canvas, then you would know how much I hated marbling anything.  Water marble was my arch nemesis  I never could get it to work, I hated attempting it, and I thought it was a huge waste of polish.

In the past few months though, I decided to reattempt it.  Practice makes perfect, right?  Well it slowly is for me.  And I may or may not be loving water marble!

Let's take a look.

Colors Used:
  • OPI - Super Cute in Pink
  • OPI - My Pal Joey
  • OPI - This Crown Needs a Gown
  • OPI - In True Stefani Fashion
  • INM - Northern Lights
My oh my how lovely are these polishes from OPI.  Also, I'm kind of loving that my collection is growing so large that I'm starting to be able to use one brand for one manicure.  Amanda from Fashion Footing always does this and I thought she was crazy, but there's something satisfying about being able to use one brand.  Seriously, this polish collection thing is a huge addiction.

Anyways, the polishes from the Hello Kitty collection are kind of perfect.  My Pal Joey is a gorgeous cobalt blue shade which many have said is a dupe to the original Sally Hansen Pacific Blue.  I honestly can't tell you if this is true or not because I'm probably the only nail blogger who does not own Pacific Blue.  I know, I'm awful.  Regardless, My Pal Joey covers completely in two coats.  I added a top coat of INM Northern Lights because I couldn't resist.  I'm thrilled I did.

The marble came out rather well too.  Super Cute in Pink sadly didn't spread as nicely as My Pal Joey because it was more of a crelly formula.  I have to swatch it still, but I have a feeling that it would take about 2-3 coats to be full coverage.

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Think I'm getting better at this whole marbling thing??

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's posts!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish

Until next time, <3.