Sunday, December 29, 2013

Top Ten Roundup with Links

Today I have for you a Roundup of the 12 Days of Polish end of year countdown I did last week in case you missed some or all of it!

Happy New Year! 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Neon Houndstooth TUTORIAL - Featuring Pure Nail Lacquer

How about we get out of the Winter BLAHS with some COLOR?!
I have undertaken an amazing project with Pure Nail Lacquer to do one video tutorial a month using their line of fantastic polishes and today marks the first tutorial!
I am SOOOO excited to do more videos, I have really given my all to it and I LOVE IT! Not only am I thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Pure, but also to finally get the push I needed to do more tutorials and videos!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Nicole by OPI - Modern Family Holiday 2013

Ready for some holiday polish swatches?!

OMG a holiday collection post AFTER the holiday, how awesome of a blogger am I??

Nicole by OPI came out with a new Modern Family collection just for the holidays, but mine arrived later than normal and then with everything else going on, well, here it is NOW....

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Other Things I Loved - 2013 Edition

Today is my final Top stuff of the year post.

These have been a lot of fun, doing all this swatching, pulling out polishes I bought and never wore...I've hopefully had as much fun as you have viewing it!

So...I am totally glad Christmas is over, it was a great time but we had a rough go of it with my boyfriends son being pretty much the opposite of Santa's good list...just glad it's done, and my day of Christmas rest was so well-needed!
Are you ready for a new year?
I am! Not that this one was bad, at my age they all kind of blend together and seem a little uneventful...but 2014 has a lot in store for us! Travel, a new car, a new job! I can't wait to get it started!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Honorable Mentions of 2013 - Mainstream

Merry Christmas everybody!

I hope I'm spending it in pure relaxation mode - the holidays wear me out!! we go with my picks for the top polishes and collections in your local salons, boutiques, drugstores and specialty shops!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Honorable Mentions of 2013 - Indies

Happy Christmas!

Today is our big celebratory day around here. Tomorrow will be the day we sleep in real late and watch Netflix all day. Or maybe the Doctor Who special if we can get our hands on it! Today is also the day I show you some of my "other" favorites this year, starting with Indie polishes...which certainly continued to be a huge trend this year, if not THE trend of the year.

Monday, December 23, 2013

The 12 Days of Polish - The Number ONE Polishes of My Year!


The Day has come!
The Number Ones!
Look - there they are------>

Come on , let's look at the closer.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The 12 Days of Polish - #2

Here comes #2 of the Top Ten!

These all easily could have been Number Ones, but just barely got squeaked past by a few others...don't let that fool you though, these are all exquisite polishes that you NEED in your life, trust me!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The 12 Days of Polish - #3

Hey guys!
Here comes #3 in the Top Ten polishes lineup!
I hope you've been enjoying the countdown so far! Only 2 more left after this!
But then I have a bunch of honorable mentions and other things lined up for you, too. So if you thought this was it, you were soooo wrong!
*Also want to note that next week (NYE) I will be taking the blog down for a few hours at some point to do some maintenance. Most won't even notice the interruption, but just letting you know!

Friday, December 20, 2013

The 12 Days of Polish - #4

Day #4 on the 12 Days of Polish Countdown - I might say this is one of my favorites, but I think it's safe to say that I will say that for the next few days as well!

All 3 of todays polishes are ones that I haven't had very long, and NONE of them have been on the blog before!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The 12 Days of Polish - #5

Number 5!!

We have officially reached the halfway point of the Top Ten polishes of 2013 (according to me)!

This is where everything starts to get REALLY good and glittery!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The 12 Days of Polish - #6

Well here we are, rounding out the bottom 5 of the top 10 list with Number Six today!

Today has a very diverse grouping of colors, I know you were thinking it was going to be a sea of blues and browns and teals - and hey you were right! 

More blue, more brown! HA!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The 12 Days of Polish - #7

Hey guys!

Today I'm bringing you my Number Seven picks of the year - seems to be a bit of a brown trend.

Truth be told, when I held up ALL of my top polishes (and honroable mentions) together, lots and lots of brown and blue! I guess those were my favorites of the year!
Let's see what #7 brings us!

Monday, December 16, 2013

The 12 Days of Polish - #8

Hey guys!

Hope you are liking the countdown so far...?

Today I'm bringing to you the Number 8's of 2013 - as you can see, there is alot of blue goin' on today!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The 12 Days of Polish - #9

Today I've got my Number Nine polishes of the year to show you.

Remember, I'm doing 3 polishes per number, one indie, one mainstream and one texture.

And trust me, just because these are Number Nine on the list, hardly makes them any less special than those higher up the list!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The 12 Days of Polish - #10

I have something for you that I'm very excited about!!

I've been working for weeks now preparing the next couple of weeks of posts to bring you MY favorite polishes of 2013.

Jump to the post to read how this will be compiled and what you can look forward to!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Red, Gold & Green - Day 5

Whew! Is it really Friday the 13th!?

Well, we made it through another Digit-al Dozen week together!

Here comes my Day 5 mani for Red, Gold and Green week (everytime I type Red, Gold and Green I want to start singing Karma Chameleon!) - our last Digit-al Dozen theme of 2013!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Red, Gold & Green - Day 4

So tell me....
Have you gotten all of your holiday shopping done yet?
I am a complete and utter do it all online gal.
We have gotten all of our gift buying done except for like 2 things, pretty impressive for us, just a few years ago we were the wait til the 24th couple.
I say this because, well, today I have some gift nails to show you!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Red, Gold & Green - Day 3

We're to the halfway-ish mark on the Red, Gold and Green theme of this months Digit-al Dozen.

I'm going back on what I said previously about only liking a few of my manis this week. I think I like them all minus maybe one...

But todays is a nice little matte nail art design I did that you might like - let's check it out!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Red, Gold & Green - Day 2

Welcome to my blog!
It's always nice to get a warm welcome, right?
Today I'm showing my Day 2 mani for The Digit-al Dozen's Red, Gold & Green week.
I'm pretty stoked on this one, its a design I've tried before and miserably failed at (in other words, its never hit the blog) - so I was pretty glad this one turned out above mediocre...

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Red, Gold & Green - Day 1

It's time for some holiday festiveness with The Digit-al Dozen!
This months theme is Red, Gold & Green - and while I'm sure most of the ladies thought outside the box, I did a ton of more holiday themed nails.
Since I'm not hugely into Christmas like some, these are probably the only holiday themed manis you will see from me for winter holidays - get em while you can!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Merry & Bright - Incoco Winter/Holiday 2013 Review and Swatches

Today I have a great grouping of Incoco Nail Appliques to share with you from their newest offering for Holiday 2013 - Merry & Bright.

I toyed with my camera setup recently and I'm sad to say it was pretty unsuccesful. When I took these pictures I thought they were gonna turn out great, but instead my hands seemed weirdly posed and the lighting was wicked terrible. I was able to color correct pretty ok to get everything looking as it should, but I'm really sorry if these seem different than my normal images - I have a slew of manis that will be like this through next week, but then it's back to the tried and true! It is true what they say - if it aint broke, don't fix it!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

How about some Owl-y Love with Moon Sugar Decals?

Hey folks!
I've been hard at work behind the scenes this week painting furious amounts of nails for some upcoming blog posts, so thats why it's been a bit quiet around these parts...but trust me when I say that it won't be quiet for pretty much the rest of December!
Digit-al Dozen hits next week and following that, I will be doing a massive top polishes marathon of posts that will bring us right through to Christmas!

Holiday Giveaway Alert!!

Hey sweeties!!

There is a really big super awesome giveaway going on with a bunch of bloggers, INCLUDING ME!! 

So read on to enter!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gnarly Number Ones for November 2013

A few days late but here we go!
Sorry - been a little under the weather so I'm moving slow this week! But I didn't forget about the month faves! I did not do a round up over the week because last weeks posts were just the Ab Fab Challenge, so I didn't see the point in it! But hey - let's check out what I loved last month!

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