Friday, February 28, 2014

The Lacquer Legion: Adoration

So The Lacquer Legion is a monthly nail art challenge set up by the awesome Sarah from Chalkboard Nails and the best part is anyone is welcome to participate! The Lacquer Legion gives a prompt around the middle of the month and then posts their mani's once a month on the final day and everyone gets to see all the other artist's interpretations of the monthly theme. Isn't that fun? So I decided to participate this month and the theme is adoration! I really thought and thought before deciding, what do I adore? Art? The beach? Family? Spanish and linguisitcs? Photography? My cats? Nothing felt proper until I laid eyes on my fiance and I thought "now this is someone I adore." and so it was!  *Cue cheesy music*

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Maybelline Knitted Gold

Hey dolls, I know it can't be just me. You know when you see a polish that you just need? I mean, you NEED it. The world may stop spinning if you don't paint it on your fingers? (Ok, I'm being a little dramatic, but you don't what I mean.) Well, that polish for me was A England She Walks in Beauty. Wow, what a stunner. Gold shimmer with chunky rose glitter; I needed it in my life! That was until I couldn't find a single place that had it in stock! Guess everybody needed it. Then I stumbled across this, which to me is a pretty dead on dupe - Check it out and tell me what you think.

Maybelline Color Show Knitted Gold 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Handmade Floral Decals - Dreaming of Summer

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Winter is raging here in the South and I continue to dream of Summer. I honestly wish I were a bear and could hibernate during the cold months. I would do it. However, keeping me on task is some fun decals I made sometime ... last month? My posts are so back logged.!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

AIS: Valentine's Day Nails

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There is an awesome Facebook group named Adventures in Stamping and thousands of talented ladies share their stamped manicures. Every Wednesday a new challenge is released and everyone who participates posts their manicures on Sunday - This week was Valentine's Day nails. I was inspired by all of their great stamping decal art so I thought I'd try my own.
Valentine's Day is coming up. Is anyone a fanatic? I'm not, I think in the seven years my fiancé and I have been together we've only went out once! He's bought me chocolate and what not before, but neither of us really make a big thing of it and for that I'm thankful! I have too much stuff as it is! However, I was feeling a little festive and whipped up some decals to go with the holiday. Tell me what you think!

Zoya Sooki

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Julep Maven February 2014 "Dramatic Collection" Review

Hello ladies! It's time for another Maven box review! (Already? Didn't I just do one of these posts? Time flies!) Today I have the Dramatic collection to share. I ended up purchasing a few add-ons and a free polish came this month, so there are more than normal.

For those of you who don't know, Julep Maven is a monthly nail polish and beauty subscription service. For $19.99 a month you receive three polishes/two polishes and a beauty product/two beauty products each month depending on your preferences at sign up. Each month Julep creates unique colors to go with each "style profile" so you always have fresh colors for the season. It's like getting a present each month! To be totally transparent, this is a recurring subscription service, if you don't cancel your sub before the 24th of each month, you will be charged and sent your monthly maven box. However, you can cancel at absolutely any time without a fee! There is a code for your first Maven box free at the bottom of this post!

I hope you enjoy this months swatches!

Julep Maven Dramatic Collection
My first mani-tage!