Thursday, January 30, 2014

Zoya Mosheen gets Breezi

Hey Everyone!!! I am going to make tonight's post quick so I can try and get my mani done for tomorrow. Hopefully I can get it done before bed. 

Today I have two Zoyas to show you.

I started off with a base of Zoya Breezi from the 2011 Summertime Collection. Breezi is a gorgeous cerulean blue. It is a little darker in the above picture because I took it in my weirdly lighted kitchen. This is a gorgeous dusty medium blue. I love blue so this one is automatically one of my favorites. 

I used three coats of Breezi for the base then one coat of Mosheen. Mosheen is from the 2013 Zenith collection. It is a gorgeous ice blue base with iridescent glitter mix. Some of the glitter is bar glitter which adds a unique touch to this one. 

I think Mosheen looked great over Breezi and gave it an awesome sparkly shimmer.

I really like this combination. I almost want to keep it on another day. I might have to stamp over it and go ahead and keep it. 

I had some issues with my cleanup and it was all wonky. I also have a couple of minor chips which means I should probably take it off but that blue is so pretty.

This picture is blurry but it showed how cool Mosheen looks when she sparkles in the light.

That's all for now :)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Zoya Channing

Hey Everyone!! Once again I got a late start on editing and posting because I had to wait my turn for the computer. I am going to try and get ahead a little bit this weekend so that I can get the posts up earlier. We will see how that goes.

Tonight I have Zoya Channing from the Fall Cashmeres and Satins collection. Channing is from the Satins part of the collection.

I used three coats of Channing. It is a gorgeous metallic rusty copper red shade. 

Since I can't leave anything alone I had to try some stamping over it. I really loved the color of Channing and thought gold would look nice. I was also too lazy to go look for a copper polish to stamp but I really like the way the gold looks so my laziness worked out well. I used Essie Good as Gold for the stamping. 

I stamped with Cheeky plate CH-44 from their 2012 Summer collection. I think these look slightly like brass knuckles which I don't mind at all. 

C was very upset because I hadn't shown him this mani last night and he says it is the coolest one I have done lately. He only noticed it because he came up behind me while I was editing the pictures. Perhaps he should pay more attention.

I really liked the metallic color combination for this mani and it was nice and bold and kept catching my attention throughout the day. Definitely one of my favorites.

I meant to take a picture of Channing without the stamping but I completely forgot about it. I will definitely be using this polish again so I will have to remember to get pictures of it then. 

That's all for now :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Purple Pixie Butterflies

Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe and warm out there. I can't believe how crazy the weather is out there. I was hoping we would get some cool air down this way but it doesn't seem like it is going to happen. On a good note today we start Zoya week! 

I used two of the awesome 2013 Pixie Dusts for this mani. I used Stevie from the Summer collection and Carter from the Fall collection to create a gradient. It isn't perfect but I was pretty happy with how the gradient came out.

I used two coats of Stevie for the base. I really love the way the Pixie Dusts look. The sparkle they have makes me very happy.

I actually had to do this mani twice because I had a great idea the first time that looked awful. I guess it was not too horrible, according to C anyway, but after an hour I couldn't take it anymore and I had to start over.

This mani made me think of candy for some reason. Due to having to redo the mani twice I didn't bother stamping it last night. I couldn't stop thinking about how this mani needed butterflies on it so I decided to do some stamping before I took it off. 

I used Sinful Colors white and Cheeky Jumbo Plate 9 Wild at Heart for the butterflies.

The butterflies made it perfect! 

I couldn't leave it alone so I put clear on my ring and middle finger to show you how the Pixie Dusts look with top coat. Unfortunately I did this just before taking it off and it was already dark so I couldn't get a good picture in the light.

You can see a little bit of difference in the last picture but not enough. I will have to remember to take better pictures of the top coated Pixie Dusts next time. 

That's all for now :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Candy Kisses

Hey Everyone!! I am late again. This should have posted last week for Smitten week but I wasn't feeling well at all and never got around to posting it. I actually just finished editing the pictures. I think we need another computer so I don't have to fight to get these pictures edited. I am finally feeling better but obviously not enough to get on the ball with everything. It should get better, I hope. 

Today I have Smitten Polish Candy Kisses. Candy Kisses is from the Confection Collection otherwise known as the totally awesome Willy Wonka collection that I loved.

I used three coats of Candy Kisses. It makes me want candy.

This is a gorgeous white base with different sized purple and pink glitter. It is awesome.

I love how this one builds so you can see the glitter that was in the previous coat but the white is still opaque enough that it looks white.

This would be a great Valentine's Day mani and I thought of different stamping ideas for this polish while I was editing the pictures. I am thinking I will probably be wearing this one again soon.

I think I am missing one polish from this collection and now that I realize I am missing it I am going to have to try and get my hands on it so the collection is complete. I hate it when I realize these things and then they drive me crazy.

That's all for now :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Huckleberry Pie Baby

 Hey Everyone!! Well, I think the germs have caught me! My throat is not happy today. I am hoping that I don't get the full blown cold but it isn't looking good right now. I have a date with some more hot salt water in another half an hour. On a very exciting note I went from 23 likes on Facebook yesterday to 329 current likes. I am so excited. For those of you that went over there and liked the page THANK YOU!! So excited. I was beginning to think I was pretty much just talking to my friends who I guilted into liking the page. I am not about the numbers in any way since I really want people to follow and read because they like what they see but it was pretty cool to see the numbers go up. 

Today we continue on with Smitten Polish week. I did some nail art with this mani to celebrate the birth of the gorgeous Olivia Rae who is absolutely adorable and I can't wait to meet. She is so cute and both mommy and baby are healthy and doing well. 

I used Smitten Polish Huckleberry Pie as a base for the mani. This polish was from the inaugural Smitten Polish Nommy Noms Collection. 

Huckleberry Pie has a milky purple lilac base with blue and purple glitter.

I used the baby designs from Bundle Monster plates BM-H21 and BM-307. I stamped with Zoya Mira, Wet N Wild Black and China Glaze Astro-Hot.

Here is a quick glance at Huckleberry Pie without stamping. I used three coats for this mani.

In honor of little Miss Olivia I stamped the bottle and pacifier patterns with Zoya Mira. I used black for the teddy bear and filled in the blocks with Astro-Hot.

I added this picture because it cracked me up. I had just put some cuticle balm on my nails and forgot to rub it in before taking the picture. Duh for me. Instead of nice smooth cuticles they have chunky goop on them.

I made a stamping decal with the block design. I stamped the design on a stamper then filled in the blocks before top coating and putting it on my nails. Unfortunately I messed up the letters a little on this one. 

I really love the color of this polish, it is soft and pretty and the blue glitter pops against the purple.

I was able to get some sun shots today. 

I didn't catch any of the holo from Astro-Hot because I used it on such a small area. 

I like this mani, I almost want to keep it on except I have my next Smitten picked out and I am excited to finally wear that one too.

I think I need to go seek out a throat lozenge now that my salt water has worn off. I am really annoyed that I went to the doctor last Friday and got antibiotics for a throat infection that hasn't really bothered me until now. I do NOT want to go to the doctor again. 

That's all for now :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bananaberry Gumdrop Bees

Hey Everyone! Well the germs have invaded our house. C is sick with a cold. I have been sneezing. A cold front has moved through so it is nice and cool outside again. I am guessing we will all be sick within days. Actually T has been upstairs all night so he might be able to avoid the germs. 

In other news my beautiful cousin just welcomed a gorgeous baby girl into the world this afternoon. I am so excited I just wish we weren't states away. Tomorrow I will have a baby themed mani to celebrate. I am so excited. I keep refreshing facebook to see if they have posted any more pictures.

This week we are going to be featuring Smitten Polish

First up we have Bananaberry Gumdrop from the Berrydrops collection.

Bananaberry Gumdrop is a pale yellow crelly with subtle flakes.

I used three coats of Bananaberry Gumdrop for this mani. This polish is still available on etsy. I just realized that Noelie recommends letting each coat dry fully before proceeding to allow for better application. I didn't do this and did find it to streak a bit more than I would have liked. 

I used Cheeky Jumbo plate 9 Wild at Heart to stamp the little bees.  

The bee image is really cute but the way they are spaced out it was hard to get more than one complete bee on my nails. 

I love the pale yellow shade of this polish. It is perfect for Spring and I already thought of several manis I need to use it for around Easter.

The pictures didn't pick up the flakies as well as I would have liked. They are very pretty and delicate but subtle.

This baby is marked down currently so it is a good time to grab it if you are interested especially since once it is gone I believe it will be discontinued. 

That's all for now :)