Sunday, October 30, 2016

My Ultimate Warrior is Bad Ass!

Hi Everyone!  Happy Sunday to you! I put on another one of the polishes in the 12 Collection from Paint Box Collection and wore it to work sans any stamping.  I loved it so much I decided to keep it on another day and add some accent nails for a cool Halloween look!

First up here are pics of the polish.  It's a gorgeous red brown with tons of gold and red shimmer in it.  It's truly a vamp red which makes it perfect for Halloween and Fall and Winter

I love colors like this!
So that gold and red micro shimmer in there?
A classic vampy red is always a must have in your polish arsenal

I decided to try a couple of accent nails for a Halloween look and I like how bad ass they turned out!  I ran the gamut of what I wanted to do, shiny, some shiny and some matte or all matte

Here it is when I first  did it.  I stamped using 3 plates from Messy Mansion MM54, MM56 and MM58
All Shiny which I liked but then I decided to go just matte on the accent nails
Yep still like it but what does the Ultimate Warrior look like matted??? So you know I had to try it!
oooooh totally awesome!!!

Another stand out polish from the 12 Collection by Paint Box Polish!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Who Are You?

Hi Everyone!  I recently snagged the newest collection from Paint  Box Polish. The 12 Collection is based off of the 12th Doctor in  Doctor Who.   This collection is stunning!! Seriously EVERY SINGLE POLISH IN THIS COLLECTION IS AMAZING!  There are a couple of multichromes, a matte, a to die for shimmer and the most glorious chunky holo flakies with red shimmer polish.  I am so glad I snagged this entire collection!

I started off with Who Are You? because it's a multichrome and let's face it I adore multichromes. So the good news is I have lots of great pics! The bad news is I didn't get any bottle shots LOL!

Who Are You? is a multichrome that shifts from deep teal to bright violet and it also has micro silver flakes in it which makes it super gorgeous! I snagged a copy of the bottle shot from the website
I wore it and about died so you know the next day I  HAD to stamp  over it.  Lucky for me the conference room where I walk every day helped to create an amazing shift!

Isn't this amazing?!

Some of my coworkers could not believe this was just one polish!
Some people thought my gradient was wicked cool

Some said it looked like the Northern Lights but I do believe the little silver flakies in here had a lot to do with that
Here's the vibrant violet shift
Really amazing!

Here's the deep teal again just gorgeous!

I stamped using one of my favorite plates from Born Pretty Store BPS BP-L011.  A few of my friends said they thought my mani was very HP.  I wouldn't know about that I simply wanted to do a mani which reminded me of UP NORTH in Wisconsin

The 12 Collection is still available over at Paint Box Polish 5 really fabulous polishes in this collection all unique and very different from each other
I've worn almost every one and have done some amazing nail art with them too. If you haven't tried Paint Box Polish yet you should definitely check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Creepy or cute cupcake you be the judge!

Hi Everyone!  Happy Sunday to you all.  It is a gorgeous Fall day out here today in Wisconsin!  The sun is shining the leaves are hitting peak colors and the Packers don't play today  so it's a quite relaxing get your stuff done day around here

That was not the case during the week when I tried to recreate a cute plate I saw! OMG this little Frankenstein cupcake mani took me 3 1/2 hours to do AND it's only on one nail!

So this is the cute plate I saw and I wanted to try to recreate it.  I don't do free hand so it had to be a stamp.  I was disappointed there are no images I have to make the black backgound 

This was my first attempt
I wasn't really happy with the eyes or the back ground so I kept on going

Here's my final results and I think it's pretty cute
I got lots of great advice from my FB peeps on how to make my eyes less creepy and I added some dots to the border.  Cute but maybe not 3 1/2 hours worth of cute!

Here they all are together what do you think?
A spooktacular cute cupcake mani for Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My cat and bat friend

Hi Everyone!! Happy Tuesday to you all!

I decided to haul out another purchase from Polish Con Chicago and pair it with a cute Halloween  mani I did.  Sky Theater from Girly Bits is to die for gorgeous and I could not wait to wear it.  It's a blackened plum jelly full of holo micro glitters, ultra chrome flakies and it has a ton of purple to teal shifting shimmer.  This baby is just so stunning!

Girly Bits was really close to the front door at Polish Con Chicago 2016 so I behived it over there to snag this baby!! She was 2nd purchase after Darling Divas for me
And how cute is this little Halloween scene I came up with!
My cute cat and bat friends just hanging out
The fence is all free hand! Yes be amazed by this skill LOLOLOLOL
Sky Theater is the perfect name for this Girly Bits because it's another one of those galaxy in a bottle colors
I love how sometimes simple art can make a big statement

I feel like I'm doing pretty good with my Halloween mani's so far, still I should try to get some Fall mani's in there too don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jeepers Creepers!

Hi Everyone! Happy Sunday!!  It's a very cloudy and rainy day here today so I'm staying in.  We've got some Packer football coming up this afternoon and I'm thinking of either making some tacos or chili.  I can make the tacos lowcarb by not eating the tortillas the chili is a different matter. I love beans in my chili dark red kidney beans and black beans so it wouldn't be carb friendly but it seems like such a great day for chili! Decisions! Decisions!

Something that was not so hard to decide on was this creepy mani I did.  I usually like the more cute Halloween mani's but every once in a while I like to get in a creepy or scary one.  I might try another one again before Halloween but for now this is my scary/creepy mani of this Halloween season
I sort of kept adding to this one and it turned out better than I thought it would!
I used a few differnt plates for this Winstonia, EDM, Bundle Monster Messy Mansion and I did free hand the fence

I could have had a teeny mouse the owl was hunting for but I don't "do" the circle of life so mushrooms it is!
As I like to do I did find a picture I used for inspiration and here it is
If I could have had smaller images or longer nails I might have tried to add the pumpkins

Group photo with nails and plate what do you think?  Did I nail it?

What kind of Halloween mani person are you?  Do you like sweet and cutesy or do you like scary and gory?

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Halloween Skittles

Hi Everyone!  Since I've been enjoying the low carb high fat life these days  there will be no real Skittles for me on Halloween so I had to make do with a cute Halloween skittles mani instead.  I have to say this mani I did is way cuter than skittles taste  LOL

I used about a zillion plates for this LOL.  I know some people are very skilled with hand dotting but I am definitely not one of those people

I thought  about adding this super cute spider image I have then decided against it at the  last minute
But then I thought of another idea I have to use the cute spider image so please stand by for that one!

So living the low carb life means no Skittles or Reese's peanut butter cups for Halloween but  living the low carb life means bacon bacon bacon and more bacon so it's definitely a fair trade

I'm down 51 lbs since starting my  low carb journey in February so I'd say I'm doing just fine without any candy

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope  you all have a fantastic day!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Polish Con or Bust!

So a few a few weeks ago I drove down to Chicago with some newly made friends to hit up Polish Con. If you aren't familiar with Polish Con this is an event featuring Independent Nail Polish Makers.  So far they are having this event in the Chicago area every Fall and then other cities in the Spring. They recently named New York for Spring 2017. Since Chicago is a little more than an hour drive for me Chicago is always doable. In  fact the gals I drove down with and I are already talking about road tripping again next year!

I've been really busy at work as well as helping out my mom after gall  bladder surgery so I really haven't stamped my nails much but I have been wearing some of the really exceptional polishes I got at the Con! I thought I would share of a few of the ones I bought as well as the polishes from the VIP bag

First up is the mani I wore to the Con itself.  It matched the top I was wearing that day

There was really only 1 must have polish for me before I left for the event and that was Lollipop  Posse's Give The Lady What She Wants.  OMG when I saw pictures of this polish I fell instantly in love with it and it did not disappoint!

It is a deep vampy bordeaux crelly type polish with a freaking teal shimmer!!! Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!!

Once I got to the Con there were other polishes that hadn't been on my radar I had to snag.  This next one is one of them.  Seriously I died when I picked up this polish and held it in my hands.  It did not hurt at all it was from Darling Diva as I love and adore Carrie and she never disappoints.  

This is Corvis and honestly you can't even describe it it's so dang gorgeous!  It's a black jelly base filled with green, blue, pink ultra chrome flakies as well as holo micro glitter.  Seriously I died when I put this on!!
This polish to me is 100% the Universe in a bottle!

Carrie just loves aliens so I decided to put a little image that reminded me of something out of Alien on a couple of accent nails!
Soooooo cool!!!!

Here's another one I didn't know I needed until I was standing at the table looking at it.  This is Alter Ego's Vegas Showgirl and this thing is FULL OF BLING!  Oh my goodness it is SO stunning and actually completely different than all of the others I bought.  I tended to go for the dark vampy  Fall colors but this is completely the opposite
 Best pics I got of this baby were sitting in the living  room by the window as the sun was shining in!
This one is such a stunner!

Out of the bunch of purchases I  bought at Polish Con this CBL exclusive is definitely one of my faves.  I did see a picture of this before the event and knew I wanted it and I was not disappointed in this beauty at all!  

This is just a really lovely color and perfect for Fall and Winter!
And this baby  has a slight shift to gold to her! Yep in certain light you get a warmer colder burgundy
I love it and why I say it's perfect for fall.  In fact I did some Fall leaves stamping over it!
Our leaves aren't changing too much here in Southeastern Wisconsin just yet but I suspect that will change starting this week

I'm working today to get some more swatching done of my Polish Con purchases as well as some polishes from the VIP bag.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!