11.23.2014

Stamping with the Bundle Monster CYO Set 2014

Last weekend my mom and dad came over to my house to visit with us, and after dinner my mom and I did nails. I had been wanting to use the new Bundle Monster CYO set for some more looks and this is the one that I did for my mom.



For this look I started with a base of Zoya Savita and used China Glaze I'd Melt for You to stamp with. I really wanted to use this leaf image and my mom liked it too, BM-617. Sorry about the red lobster hands, I used my camera phone and the lighting in my dining room wasn't the best for pictures.

My mom told me that she liked the nails and wore them for a whole week before taking this look off; not too bad!

I can't wait to use this plate set for more looks in the future; there are so many great designs.

Do you like seeing some of the looks that I do on my friends and family or do you prefer to just see my own looks?


*Products in this post were provided for my honest review*

11.20.2014

Zoya Wishes Collection


Who wants to see more Holiday Collections? The Zoya Wishes Collection consists of 3 textured polishes and 3 solid colors, giving you a fun variety of finishes for the Holiday season.


Prim: A velvet blue metallic with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application.



Haven: A true holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid to ensure brilliance.



Willa: A full-coverage, densely pigmented onyx black cream. Originally released as 'Black Swan' during Zang Toi's NYFW SS15 show. A timeless, classic black for all occasions!



Nori: A sapphire blue Magical PixieDust with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity!




Thea: A deep amethyst Magical PixieDust with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.




Imogen:  A black crystal Magical PixieDust with holographic hex glitter, the perfect complement to a brighter shade or an accent for nail art.




There you have it! It's an eclectic collection with regards to finishes which I like. I do have to say though that I'm not in love with any of the colors, nothing really seems new and inventive; I feel like I've seen these all before.


What do you think about this collection? Are you loving them or feel like you're wanting something more?

These shades and more can be found at Zoya.com.

*Polishes in this post were provided by the manufacturer for my honest review*

11.19.2014

Bundle Monster Create Your Own Set 2014

Bundle Monster has recently released their Create Your Own 2014 Stamping Plate Set and I was lucky enough to receive the set for review. The CYO sets are always so fun because it allows the opportunity for consumers to submit designs they would like to see on stamping plates and if their designs are selected, will end up having their images featured in the set. I've never submitted an image, but I love how create some of the other nail art addicts are!

 
 
I love the variety of images in this set. I've already used the words design from 619 in my Nail Challenge Collaborative look from earlier this week and I seriously can't wait to dig in and really start stamping on a regular basis again.

Stay tuned for more looks featuring these stamping plates in the upcoming weeks. This plate set and others are available now at BundleMonster.com!

*Product in this post was provided by the manufacturer for my honest review*

11.18.2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Favorite Sports Team

This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme is right up my ally! Favorite Sports Team! If you have been following me for anytime, and especially on Twitter or Instagram, I'm sure you can guess my favorite sports team, the Pittsburgh Pirates!

I've done a lot of Pittsburgh themed manicures in the past, you can check them out here and also a really fun Pirates look from the Home Opener, seen here. So today I decided to just do a look inspired by the colors, Black & Gold.



Polishes Used:
-Rica - Whiteout
-KB Shimmer - Eclipse
-Zoya - Pippa
-China Glaze - I'm Not Lion

I LOVE that this look has a team colors feel without being in your face baseball nails. Only 4.5 months to go until baseball season is back, although my Netflix queue has been loving that I'm free in the evenings now...

I can't wait to see what teams inspired the other ladies!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished


Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
 
 

11.17.2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents - Inspired by a Book - Look 2

Happy Monday! Today I'm back with my second Nail Challenge Collaborative Look for November. This time instead of being inspired by a specific book, I just went with the look of the words on the book pages.



Polishes Used:
-Rica - White Out
-Konad - Black
-Bundle Monster CYO 2014 - BM619 (stay tuned for an upcoming BM CYO 2014 post)

This look was simple and generic which is perfect for those of us who have trouble translating the books that they DO read into nail looks. Stay tuned to see what I can come up with for the final two NCC looks and be sure to check out what books have inspired by the other ladies!