Morgan Taylor - Swatches & Review

Today I have 6 more Morgan Taylor shades to share with you! If you're a fan of pinks and berry shades then these are the polishes for you.

All swatches are shown with two coats of polish without topcoat

Sitting Pretty:

Sitting Pretty is a PRETTY shade of bright pink! Perfect for a summer look. It is similar to it's sister (which I'm sharing next) except Sitting Pretty is the cooler of the two.

Prettier In Pink:

As mentioned, this shade is very similar to the shade above; it's a tad brighter/lighter to me. Also a very nice bright pink for summer.

Hot Hot Tamale:

Love love love this shade! It's a bright coralish, pinkish red cream and the application was flawless.

Berry Perfection:

Who doesn't love a berry polish? I know I do, and this one applied nicely, this is two coats but three could have worked as well.

It's My Party:

This is one coat of It's My Party over Berry Perfection. IMP could definitely be built up and worn alone in two or three coats.

Who's That Girl?:

This was one of my favorites of the entire collection; the micro glitters and shimmers of this shade  were completely opaque in two coats!

So there you have it! Some fun and pretty pink and red shades and glitter toppers for summer! Which is your favorite?

You can find Morgan Taylor polishes at the following locations:

  • Website: http://morgantaylorlacquer.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MorganTaylorLacquer
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/MTMorganTaylor
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MorganTaylorLacquer

  • 6.28.2014

    Pittsburgh Love

    Hey Loves; I am out of commission this weekend for a friends wedding but I didn't want to leave you hanging! Check out what some of my fellow Pittsburgh Nail Bloggers are up to this weekend :)

    First up, Brigitte of Color Me So Crazy. Brigitte is my neighbor and super sweet; I'm pretty sure that her husband may blame me for her polish addiction.
    You can find Brigitte of Color Me So Crazy at the following spots:
    - Website
    - Facebook
    - Instagram

    Next up, Nicole of Doctor Crafty. I recently had the opportunity to meet Nicole and she couldn't have been nicer; plus, she brought goodies!
    You can find Nicole of Doctor Crafty at the following spots:
    - Website
    - Facebook
    - Instagram

    How about Ashley of Plump and Polished! I also just met Ashley in person; I love her makeup and style, and you gotta love that she's a fellow dog lover!
    You can find Ashley of Plump and Polished at the following spots:
    - Website
    - Facebook
    - Instagram

    Next up, Katee of A Girl and Her Polish. Katee's blog was one of the first that I started following; and part of the reason that I didn't give up on stamping! If you're looking for an expert at stamping; look no further.
    - Website
    - Facebook
    - Instagram

    Last but not least, Melissa of Lacquer by Lissa. Melissa just started making some awesome nail decals in addition to her polish and she's currently having a sale; buy 3 decals and get a free mystery grab bag! Who doesn't love free goodies!
    - Etsy Shop
    - Facebook
    - Instagram

    I hope you liked getting in touch with some of my Pittsburgh friends! I'll be back soon!


    OPI - Casino Royale

    Happy Friday! I took a vacation day from work so it's an extra happy Friday for me! LOL. I have a bunch of OPI swatches that I haven't posted so today I'll be sharing Casino Royale.

    I am wearing two coats of Casino Royale in these pictures, the application and formula was of course flawless. It is really a gorgeous berry polish and I feel like although it's "darker", it is a shade that could be worn year round.

    Short and sweet today; I hope you all have a great weekend!


    Bow Mani with Born Pretty Store Decals

    Today I have a cute and simple look to show you featuring Nail Art Water Decals from Born Pretty Store.  These are the decals that I received:

    Image Source: http://www.bornprettystore.com/nail-water-decals-transfers-sticker-colorful-polka-leopard-pattern-1sheetk084k171y173-p-13693.html
    Here is one look that I created using the blue polka dot bows:

    For this look I started with OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian as my base color; next I simply applied the bow water decal and topped it off with topcoat. I am loving this look because I think it's super adorable and was SO easy to create!

    I can't wait to try out some of the other bow patterns for some upcoming looks. As always, Born Pretty Store is your go-to site for Nail Art supplies,  including this cute water decal bow set. If you're interested in purchasing these or other items from Born Pretty Store, make sure to use my discount code below to get 10% off of your entire order :)

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


    Twinsie Tuesday: Nails Inspired by Beverage/Food

    Welcome newest Twinsie Lisa! Lisa and I are in other challenge groups together so I'm looking forward to having her in the Twinsies!

    This week's theme is Nails Inspired by Beverage/Food. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to create for this look, but then I remembered these cute Nail Art Stickers that I had received from Born Pretty Store.

    Polishes Used:
    -Orly - White Tips
    -Morgan Taylor - Ahead of the Game
    -Precision Nail Lacquer - Enlightenment
    -Liquid Lacquer - Pink Lemonade

    Ice Cream is one of my favorite summertime treats; just ask my husband, I'm begging him to take me for ice cream almost everyday lol. Since I am not sure great with my freehand painting skills these stickers were perfect. Also, I sort of touched on the beverage part of the theme as well since the glitter topper is called "Pink Lemonade".

    Source: http://www.bornprettystore.com/nail-sticker-charming-diamond-icecream-mouth-patterned-1sheet-p-14200.html

    A little more about these Nail Art Stickers. There are numerous designs on the sticker sheet which can lead to multiple types of manicures from just one sheet. You can do a simple accent nail like I did or something a little busier with the stickers on every nail. Born Pretty Store is great for all your Nail Art Supplies.

    Let's see what other thirst quenching and delectable manicures that other Twinsie's created this week!

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


    KB Shimmer - Nail Vinyl Decals

    As I mentioned last week, KB Shimmer has released Nail Vinyl Decals with their Late Summer 2014 Collection release. Nail Decals are all the rage and today I will be sharing with you two different looks that I created with the decals.

    Single Chevron V Nail Vinyl Decal:

    Image Source: https://www.kbshimmer.com/shop/single-chevron-v-nail-vinyl-decals/

    Zig Zag Nail Vinyl Decals:

    Image Source: https://www.kbshimmer.com/shop/zig-zag-nail-vinyl-decals/

    Both of these style decals were really easy to use. I did the first look with a nude base the second with a polish base and you can see that both produced really crisp lines.

    The instructions for use with these decals are very simple as well:

    1)         Apply nail polish and allow nails to dry. Wait longer then you think to assure no smudging occurs when vinyl decal is applied and removed. If desired, apply quick dry top coat to quicken dry time.
    2)       Peel away vinyl stencil from paper backing. Some designs may require ‘weeding’  (removal of excess components). Use a tweezers to help with small pieces.
    3)       Nail vinyl’s tend to be very sticky, apply to your hand first, remove, and apply to your hand one more time before placing on the nail. This allows your natural oils to reduce some of the strength of the adhesive.
    4)       Place stencil onto your nail in desired location and press firmly. Make sure all edges are firmly touching the nail on the nail so polish does not bleed under vinyl decal.
    5)       Apply a different color polish onto your nail and over the vinyl decal like a stencil.
    6)       While the polish is wet, remove the decal stencil. Wait no more then 15-20 seconds before removing, or the polish may pull up with the decal stencil.
    7)       Apply a clear top-coat to seal in the design.

    I have two more patterns of Nail Vinyl Decals, including leave on decals, from KB Shimmer so stay tuned for another post of them.

    KB Shimmer Polish and decals can be found below:
     *Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer for my honest review*


    NYC: Show Time Nail Art - Review

    I recently received the 3 Show Time Nail Art polishes from NYC. (Original press release HERE) Stripping polishes have been some of my favorite for nail art for years so I was excited to try these out.

    I recently saw THIS mani from Nailstorming and knew the Show Time Nail Art polishes were the perfect ones to use to re-create the look (with a couple different colors).

    The colors in the collection are Black Ink, Pinkasso and Silverism and are all inspired by Brazil (perfect timing for World Cup!)

    This Nailstorming look was easy to create with these polishes, as the brush is nice and thin (but not too thin)

    These polishes are available at chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide starting from June – September 2014. To find a retailer near you, please visit www.newyorkcolor.com

    Do you love the look? Will you be picking up any of the Show Time Nail Art polishes?