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  • Bundle Monster Poli-Peel

    Hello there! I love Saturdays! I just joined the club of peel off nail products that minimizes clean up after nail art. The first I saw is called Liquid Palisade. A few other companies have similar products and I decided to purchase Bundle Monster's version. I didn't buy any for a long time because I just don't mind the clean up after hombre or stamping or watermarble...but all of a sudden I just thought, why not?

    I decided on an hombre stamped mani to utilize the Latex Poli-Peel Cuticle Skin Protector to the max. Here's my mani-cave work station during the process! 😋

    The Poli-Peel is designed to paint on around your nail so that after all the fun art you can just peel away the mess leaving your fingers clean. I found it very simple to apply but some may find it takes a bit more precision than the tutorials might make it look. 

    I was pretty excited to see how little I would need to use polish remover on the excess paint from the hombre process!

    This image wouldn't have been too bad to clean up after stamping but I can think of plenty where the Poli-Peel-Peel would be sooooo great!

    I was a bit surprised in the end, though when I peeled off the latex. The polish didn't really stick to it so for the most part, the latex peeled off out from under the polish... For my right hand as I peeled I grabbed the latex with tweezers closer to the fingernail which worked better but again, some of the videos make this process look flawless...when my first experience was not.

     

    So here's the finished mani! I loooove how the subtle hombre and delicate image work together! I used three muted colors so the black image would stand out. I used another image from the newest Bundle Monster Festval Collection. I'm so excited about the limitless possibilities this collection's images offer! There will be more Festival manis to come!

    In the end for my first mani with Poli-Peel I had a lot more clean up than I expected. I did learn some things about it though. Next time if I use more than one technique I plan on using the poli-peel twice; once per technique. It was just a lot to clean up all at once.

    So, what do you think? Have you used a latex peel off product? I am super tempted to purchase a couple other versions to see how they compare. I'll let you know if I do.

    I hope you have a great evening and a wonderful Palm Sunday! See you soon!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    OPI - My Vampire Is Buff

    Zoya - Neely

    Zoya - Kendal

    Konad - Black

    Bundle Monster Plate - S308

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Silver Poinsettias

    Hello there...how are you this evening? I'm doing pretty well. I've decorated my house for my first Christmas in it, which I love! Here's my tree! 🎄

    And of course I still make time for nail art! Here's one I'm very happy with! I'm excited about how the detail came out so clear. I'm not entirely sure if this image was meant to be a specific flower but it looks a lot like little poinsettias to me. 

    I enjoy Christmas manis and I tend to try and create some that aren't so obviously festive. A little covert, perhaps... What do you think? Does this pass as a version of a holiday mani?

    Thank you for stopping by! Blessings to you...

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Heathcliff

    A England - Let Me In

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    Bundle Monster Plate - 201

  • Vamp

    Oh Thursday... Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday! These last few weeks at work have definitely taken a toll on me. After my long days at the office, I so look forward to a relaxing evening painting my nails. So here is one of those manis I painted to unwind and enjoy the art of polish!

    I love this peacock stamped design but I used it in a different way this time, switching up the colors.  This red holo is so gorgeous! It's a Colors by Llarowe shade called Vamp and is so dreamy! It lights up like crazy in the sun too!

    I hope you're doing well and that you have a great Friday tomorrow! Thank you so much for swinging by.😊

    Supplies:

    Colors by Llarowe - Vamp

    Cirque - Cerrillos 

    Cirque - Xochitl

    Konad - Black

    Bundle Monster Plate - 212

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Blended Enchanted Polish

    Hey there! How are you today? I hope you're doing well. It's a blustery day in Colorado Springs. It's been a beautiful fall so far though. I just love the dim lighting and the leaves changing colors... Here's a mani that you could say was inspired a bit by the season. I used three Enchanted Polish colors blended together. I just love all things holo!

    I ended up thinking the blended look needed a little something else so I decided to stamp over it. I chose a stamping image that was quite delicate so that all the colors would still show through. This image is just right and I'm excited about the outcome of this mani! I hope you like it too! 

    Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful afternoon.

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Enchanted Polish - July 2014

    Enchanted Polish - May 2014

    Enchanted Polish - March 2014

    Konad - Black

    Bundle Monster Plate - 509

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Cirque Gradient Water Marble

    Hi there, it's nice to have you visit my little corner of the blog world. I hope you're doing well today; we're almost to the weekend! I was inspired by one of THE BEST nail blog artists in the world, Pshiiit, for this mani. I hadn't ever thought about using clear nail polish as part of water marbling but leave it to Camille to come up with the fabulous idea and execute it brilliantly!

    I started with an hombre mani from two Cirque, Kontiki Collection, polishes and then water marbled black and clear over top. I just LOVE this idea! It could be used over any color or color combo. It's also pretty simple compared to most water marbling. Have you ever tried water marble? I had an easier time as a beginner with water marble than with stamping but I think I'm not as drawn to it because it is quite a messy process.

    I hope you have a lovely evening and I hope to see you soon!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Midsummer Night

    Cirque - Thicker thank Water

    Essie - Liccorice

    O.P.I. - Top Coat

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast top Coat

  • Mega Midnite Meteor

    Hey there! Happy Wednesday! I went to an incredibly fantastic show last night, The Budos Band, so I'm pretty sleepy today but it was worth it. 

    I have a fun mani to show you today. I started with a holo hombre and then stamped over it too.

    I chose a design to stamp with that allowed the hombre and fabulous holo polishes to still show through and I am super excited about how it turned out! I must say that ILNP and Picture Polish have such stunning colors and impeccable formulas. 

    I hope you have a great evening and I hope to see you soon!

    Supplies:

    ILNP - Mega

    Picture Polish - Midnite Meteor

    Bundle Monster Plate - 208

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Cerrillos, Powwow with a twist of XX

    Hi there! Happy almost weekend everyone! I have a bright mani to show you this evening and I used three Cirque polishes for an hombre glitter fade combo.

    I do believe these photos speak for themselves. As always, I just love Cirque polishes. All three of these are still available on Cirque's site and Amazon also carries these beauties. 

    I hope you have a lovely evening.✨

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Powwow

    Cirque - Cerrillos 

    Cirque - XX

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • More Cirque Fabulousness!

    Happy Saturday! I hope you're having a good day so far. I thought I'd swatch all the new Cirque colors today but I couldn't help just diving in and creating more nail art with them so instead, here is another mani with the remaining two colors from the new Heritage collection I didn't use in my last mani.

    I started with an hombre mani using the two Cirque colors and I love how well they blend! They created a slight hombre and an almost sunset-like feel. I stamped a delicate design over them in a silvery-purple chrome polish so that the hombre would still show through and I love the outcome! 

    Thank you for taking a peek into my world of polish! I hope you have a wonderful day.

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Cirque - Luminous Owl

    Cirque - Powwow

    Essie - Nothing Else Metals

    Bundle Monster Plate - 419

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Hope | Lagoon

    Today is a cold, snowy day in CO. It's so pretty, it makes me just want to curl up on the couch with coffee and read or watch a good movie...sigh... Gotta get to work though. Before I do, here's a gradient mani or also called hombre-styled mani with two of my very favorite Picture Polish polishes. 

    These two polishes blended fabulously together! I love the outcome. :) I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

    Supplies:

    Picture Polish - Revolution Glitter Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Hope

    Picture Polish - Lagoon

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat 

  • Cirque Blend

    I believe these two Cirque colors were meant to blend! Never Nude is from the original collection called Dark Horse but Mink is brand new from the Alchemy collection. I've had Mink a few weeks but just purchased and received Never Nude yesterday and the moment I saw it in person I knew I needed to blend the two.

    It's just as I imagined and more! The holo effects of both colors blend perfectly! I used two coats of Never Nude first, then applied Mink and more Never Nude to get just the right blend. If you have yet to try Cirque, wait no more. I promise you will be thrilled! You can order through cirquecolors.com.

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Cirque - Never Nude

    Cirque - Mink

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Textured Hombre

    Good day to you! I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was longer than normal because I traveled to visit my best friend in Texas but even four days wasn't enough time with her. 

    So after wearing the last mani I posted for the trip I decided to paint an hombre mani with two Liquid Sand shades by O.P.I. One is new and the other you can find on a post from a while back on Instagram. I used a different method for this hombre than I normally do because of the texture but it still created the same look. 

    So what do ya think? :) I like the textured look a lot and it was a simple mani too so it's a less time consuming way to achieve a unique look. I think these two polishes compliment each other well too even though they also contrast. 

    I hope you have a good Sunday night and a good start to the week tomorrow whatever you head out to do. Thanks for stopping by!

    Supplies:

    O.P.I. - Make Him Mine

    O.PI. - Alcatraz...Rocks