Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Plaid

Inspiration: Color

Products: Color Club Mod in Manhattan, Lakur Chimes of the City, CoverGirl Glowing Nights Glosstini #AfterDark, Nabi New Emerald

Thoughts: Plaid came back in 2014 in a big way, so why not celebrate NYE with some on my nails!  I love this color combination and was very impress with the two brands I used that were new to me.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Touchup

Inspiration: Color

Products: Color Secrets Amelie, Salon Perfect Glam Glitter

Thoughts: So I had a little trouble with Sugar Cube (white polishes and I never fully get along), so I had to remove it from all but my thumb.  Because I like the green dots, I hastily painted the now bare nails with green on Christmas Eve Day.  By Christmas Day, they were showing some edge wear, so I added some glitter to the tips.  My nails are now totally festive!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sugar Cookies

Inspiration: Color

Products: Salon Perfect He's with Me, Sugar Cube, Champagne Toast, Sugar Cookie

Thoughts: I thought my mom and I needed some Christmas nails, and of my Christmas glitters, she picked Sugar Cookie because she had never seen round glitter dots before.  As her favorite color is red, I based her nails with He's with Me and did mine in Sugar Cube.  To help the glitter pop, I topped Sugar Cube with Champagne Toast first to add some gold to the white.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Master Ruffian Toes

Inspiration: December 2014 Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag and December 2014 Birchbox 

Products: Ruffian Ruffian Red, Rainbow Honey The Master

Thoughts: As soon as I saw The Master, I knew I wanted to layer it over Ruffian Red for the perfect Christmas toe.  The Master has flecks of gold which really shine on top of Ruffian Red.  The bottle of Ruffian Red I used was not the actual one from this month's Birchbox because I already had one; my Birchbox bottle is up FSOT here if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Woland on Target

Inspiration: Stay on Target on page 73 of the November/December 2014 issue of Nail It! and December Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag

Products: China Glaze Silver Platinum, Rainbow Honey Woland, Art Club Nail Art Duo White and Black

Thoughts: This tutorial looked fun, and when I received my December Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag, I knew I would have to incorporate Woland into it.  To do so, I went with a silver background instead of black.  The deep purple of Woland looks amazing over the silver, but appears more black in the pictures.

Friday, December 12, 2014

In the Box: December 2014 Birchbox

It has been MONTHS since I have received any nail polish in my Birchbox (clicking will take you through my referral link).  Well, this month I did.  If you have not figured it out already, Ruffian is my FAVORITE polish brand, and they are exclusive to Birchbox.  This month, I received Ruffian Red, which I already have, so will be swapping or glittering, but I was still excited to see it in my box because this little bottle retails for the price of a month of Birchbox.

What other goodies did I get?  Hayadi Relief Hair Mask, Manna Kadar LipLocked in Lucky, Mirenesse iCurl Secret Weapon 24Hr Mascara, SeaRX Microdermabrasion Face and Body Scrub

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Star

Inspiration: Solar Attraction on page 73 of the November/December 2014 issue of Nail It!

Products: Julep Stefani and Bunny, Art Club Nail Art Duo White

Thoughts: The tutorial showed how to do a white-on-white sun, but as I cannot even draw a circle with my right hand, there was no way I could with my left, so I went with a simple star for the holiday season.  Out of all the whites and greys I have, I went with these two because they both have gold microflecks, although they are more noticable in Stefani than Bunny.