Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fuzzy Christmas Sweater Gradient with Textured Polishes

Hello Lovelies!

I painted a christmas sweater mani today, but I tried something new as well! I created a gradient with three textured polishes and then stamped over it, I wanted to use the texture to represent a fuzzy knitted sweater, and I think it worked fantastically!


I used Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Bubble Plum, Cotton Candies, and Pink Sprinkle for the gradient. I stamped with Konad white and Pueen 63, I also used a peel off base coat for the successfully for the first time! I was dreading taking off such thick layers of textured polish, it took me ages to take off the last time I wore it, and I only had on two coats then. I made my own peel off base coat using Elmer's glue, and I'll definitely be using it with glitter bombs in the future!


Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

My girl has the keys to my heart and home

Hello Lovelies!

When I painted my Coraline nails a couple days ago, I did a little key on my pinkie and was very happy with how it came out, so I did a full blown key nail art design today!



I started with a base of Zoya Stassi, Stassi is a grass green glitter bomb, I was expecting a emerald green because of how it looked in the bottle, but this is what I got. I still think it's pretty, but not quite what I was hoping for. I used Sinful Color Black on Black for the keys and an unnamed Wet and Wild for the holes on the button tops.





Thanks for the visit!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello Lovelies!

Here's what I've been doing lately:

Watching: Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Supernatural,
Reading: Witch Week by Dianna Wynne Jones,
Listening: The Way We Were by Carrie Hope Fletcher,
Blogs I've been reading: Ithinity Beauty, Forever Amber,
Munching on: peppermint cookie dough,
Drinking: hazelnut mochas,
Wearing: the sweatshirt with a sunflower on it,
On my nails: Zoya Stassi,
Lovin': this adorable Sir Hiss funko figurine,
Wanting: these Marauder's Map canvas slip ons,
Looking forward to: thanksgiving!

Thanks for the visit!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Giraffes don't just fall from the sky, Miriam!

Hello Lovelies!

If you didn't pick up on it from my strange post title, I painted some Coraline nail art! I love Coraline and realized a couple days ago that I hadn't done any nail art for it, so I had to fix that! I listen to the soundtrack from the movie frequently too, it reminds me of some of Danny Elfman's songs (he composed the soundtracks for the new Alice in Wonderland & Nightmare Before X-Mas).


I started with a base of OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts and then all the detailing is a mix of nail polish and acrylic paint. I painted Coraline on my index, the pig/squid that's in her "other" room, Other Mother on my ring, the seeing stone and button key on my pinkie, and the box that her "other parents" gave her with the needle, buttons, and thread.




Thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Don't Go Breaking My Heart..

Hello Lovelies!

This is a bit of a continuation of my last post where I decided I needed to find a new black polish for stamping, and I think I found one! This is stamped with Sinful Colors Black On Black, when I was asking around for the best black drugstore polish Black On Black had the most votes. I was surprised by how well it did, it's a super glossy black with a thick creme formula. I stamped it over OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts which I snagged at Ulta a couple weeks ago for 97 cents (score!).


The stamping plate is Pueen 68 and I finished it off by matting it with NYC Matte Me Crazy.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello Lovelies!

Here's what I've been doing lately:

Reading: Witch Week by Dianna Wynne Jones,
Watching: Doctor Who, Supernatural, Nail'd It, Walking Dead,
Listening to: Coraline's soundtrack,
Wearing: butterfly earrings,
Buying: some cute new rings to wear,
Liking: this awesome short animated film,
Excited for: this new disney retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream,
Finding: these beautiful drawings,
Blogs I've been reading: Brush Me Blush, Morie's Nail Art,
On my nails: Coraline nail art,
Eating: caesar salad,
Drinking: pomegranate black tea,
Wanting: this daily prophet bag.

Thanks for reading!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Old Factory Candles Coffee Shop Review & Giveaway!

Hello Lovelies!

I have something a bit different for you today, I'm reviewing some candles! I was sent the Coffee Shop set of Old Factory Candles, there are three candles, and the scents are hazelnut (one of my fave scents), coffee bean, and chai tea.
These aren't particularly strongly scented candles, but I kind of like that because you can leave them lit for a long time without drowning the room in scent. The chai tea scented candle had the strongest scent of the bunch, and I was surprised by how much I liked that one because I absolutely hate the taste of chai tea, but the smell is nice!



The packaging for the candles is rather cute, I love the little slogan they have on the side of the box! And I get to giveaway a set of candles to you lovelies (unfortunately USA only)! There are tons of different scents besides the coffee shop trio I chose, you can check them all out here!


 a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks for reading!