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  • A England Snowflakes

    Hey there! How are you? I've been so bad at posting here the last few months. Thanks for still swinging by now and then, though. How is your holiday season going so far? I've had a good month so far, decorating my house for my second Christmas in my home and staying warm now that Colorado Springs finally welcomed winter. 

    I've still been busy with nail art though! Here's a mani I painted and stamped with two A England polishes. A England was the first indie polish I heard of and I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous colors and flawless formula! 

    This snowflake image from Bundle Monster stamped perfectly with MoYou Londond's clear stamper. It's so exciting when the image transfers exactly how it was meant to! 

    Supplies:

    A England - Lady of the Lake

    A England - Fonteyn

    Bundle Monster Plate - S213

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

    And because I haven't posted here much lately, here are a few manis I've painted this last week inspired by winter and Christmas.

    Supplies for the ornament pattern mani:

    Picture Polish - Escapades 

    MoYou London - White Knight 

    Bundle Monster Plate - H03

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

    Supplies for my plaid mani:

    Cirque - Topless in Times Square 

    Cirque - The Devil Wears Cirque

    A England - Encore Margot

    MoYou London Hipster Plate - 05

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

    Supplies for the silhouette sky mani:

    Cirque - Storm King

    Cirque - Carpe Diem

    Cirque - We Trippy

    MoYou London - Black Knight

    Bundle Monster Plate - S187

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderfully evening!! 

  • MoYou London|Crystal Clear Stamper

    Hello, there! I can't believe how long it's been since I posted. So sorry about that. I'm very grateful for work but I must say, it takes a lot of my energy so even when I paint my nails I tend to only post on Instagram since it's so quick.

    Anyway, I hope you're well and are enjoying the beautiful autumn weather! I recently purchased another clear stampper, my third. This one is from MoYou London. It's called "Your Best Crystal Clear Stamp & Scraper" and I must say, the name is very accurate! Here's the first mani I used it for and I was so excited at how perfectly it picked up and transferred the images. It's also very large so it's very simple to see all the way through it when placing the image on your nail. 

    Ther you have it, friends! If you're looking for the best clear stamper yet, I highly recommend this one! It's available on the MoYou London site and they ship internationally.

    I hope you have a wonderful day and I hope to see you again soon! 

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Hold Fast Base Coat

    Cirque - Shred The Gnar

    A England - Encore Margot

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

    MoYou London Plate - Suki 08

    MoYou London - Crystal Clear Stamper

  • First of Steampunk

    Happy Friday!! I had an intense week but it ended up well. I have a cool stamped mani to show you today. One of MoYou London's stamping plate collections is called Steampunk. This is my first Steampunk plate and I love the images on it! I chose a couple favorite polishes to create this mani. 

    I love the contrast of these two polishes together and I think they bring out the edges of this image perfectly! I also used my Cosette Clear Stamper to stamp this image super straight. I was having a bit of trouble with a few polishes transferring to the clear stampers but the A England holo transferred so well! I'll be stamping more soon, of course, so this is only the First of Steampunk!

    I hope you have a great weekend!

    Suppies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Lakodom

    A England - Bridal Veil

    Bundle Monster - Poli Peel Cuticle Protector

    MoYou London - Steampunk Plate 07

    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! πŸŽ„

    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

  • PP | Nemesis

    Hello, hello! Happy Saturday to you! How are you today? I'm very well after sleeping in and a relaxing morning. I'm also happy because of this amazing limited edition Picture Polish shade I bought this week. It's a brilliant berry scatter holo that leans toward the orange side of red. There are several shades in this limited edition collection but this one caught my eye and I'm glad it did!

    As usual...I had to add a bit of art. I decided to use an A England holo to stamp with and the combo is so wonderful! Nemesis has the flawless formula we're accustomed to from Picture Polish and I used three light coats for complete opacity. 

    I hope you like it and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Nemesis

    A England - Virgin Queen

    Pueen Stamping Plate - SE03A

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Winter Blues

    Hello there! How are you today? It has been a very crazy week at work. I painted this manicure a couple days ago but just haven't had the time to post it. I used two blues, silver and black for this stamped and dotted design.

    This was kind of an unplanned design. I just received new Pueen stamping plates this week so I was trying them out and this happened! I hope you have a great Sunday night and a good start to the week tomorrow. 

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Holdfast Base Coat

    Cirque - Sky Woman

    A England - Encore Margot

    ILNP - Indie Go

    Konad - Black

    Pueen Stamping Plate - SE04A

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coa

  • Christmas!!

    Merry Christmas to you!! I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mine is full going from one family member's house to another but a great day! I painted this mani for today and it's another swirly, stamped and dotted mani. Here 'tis! πŸŽ„

    Well, there you have it! This is short and sweet for today. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! Blessings to you and your family and loved ones!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Holdfast Base Coat

    Cirque - The Devil Wears Cirque

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    A England - St. George 

    Bundle Monster Plate - 607

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Christmas Eve

    Merry Christmas Eve!! How are you today? What are you up to? Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions? Part of my family always goes to this old pizza place for dinner on Christmas Eve called Fargo's. I think it started a while back because after church we drove around trying to find a restaurant open, and it was the only one we found. So, now we go every year. Nothing too fancy but it's fun and yummy!

    Well, on to the mani! I decided on using traditional Christmas colors for this one. It's different for me but I think it's pretty.

    What do you think? I really like the result and it was simple stamping and dotting so that's nice too. I love that all of A England's holo polishes stamp so well! These two are the perfect Christmas combo too. Thank you for stopping by on this wonderful day! I hope it is wonderful for you and see you again soon!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Holdfast Base Coat

    Cirque - Carpe Diem

    A England - St. George

    A England - Rosebower 

    Bundle Monster Plate - 314

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Christmas Eve, Eve

    Hello! Merry Christmas Eve, Eve!!πŸŽ„ My brother and I used to always say that growing up and we thought we were so clever. So now I always remember that. I think it was a way for us to extend the feeling of Christmas. I have a fun, festive, though not classically festive, mani to show you today. I'm so not normally a green person but this Tavern on the Teal is somethin' else!

    I had the silver swirl image over the teal for an evening and it just felt like it was missing something so I added the dots later that night and it's just right!

    So can you believe it's almost Christmas again?! I'm pretty excited. The month of December has had it's ups and downs for me over the years but this one is definitely up. I hope yours is too, though I do know it can be a challenging time of year for many. 

    I hope you have a wonderful day and see you soon!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Holdfast Base Coat

    Cirque - Tavern on the Teal

    A England - Sleeping Palace

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    Bundle Monster Plate - 607

    Seche  Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Festive Continues...

    Hello! Can you believe Christmas is this week? It sure does seem to come around faster every year. It is fun to have such a great season to inspire nail art too! Here's a mixed method mani to continue the festivities using one of my favorite reds of all time.

    I stamped on two fingers and glitter faded the rest. I really love how this one turned out. I think I'm drawn to less obvious festive manis, for lack of better explanation. So in my mind this fits into that category. I hope you like it! And, I hope you have a great rest of your day. I need to run a couple last minute Christmas errands then I'll be all set! See you soon!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Rosebower 

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    A England - St. George

    Bundle Monster Plate - 213

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Thankful...

    Hello! How was your Thanksgiving? I had such a wonderful day. I have all of my family here and in walking distance so I took a stroll to my mom's house and had such a relaxing time. I had a great start to the long weekend too, getting to see one of my favorite musicians AND meet her! Tristan Prettyman is beautiful inside and out and sings from her heart. You should check her out if you're not familiar with her tunes.

    And now, on to nail polish!! I had a hard time thinking about what kind of manicure to paint for Thanksgiving but at first I was thinking more on the traditional lines of brown, gold, yellow... Then I landed on a dry brush technique idea and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!

    I hope you like this as much as I do! I think the jewel-toned holo polishes are perfect for fall/winter and are a great non-traditional option for a festive mani. 

    Thank you for swinging by today. I hope you have a great Friday and weekend! I'm thankful for so many things and your appreciation for my nail art is one of them, for sure. See you soon!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Holdfast Base Coat

    Cirque - Momento Mori

    Picture Polish - Pandora

    ILNP - Admire Me

    A England - Rosebower

    Cirque - Mirror Mirror

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Sunkissed with A England

    Good evening to you! How are you? I'm doing good though I'm very sleepy... I had a good day which included a great couple hours of quiet, alone time at the Glen Eyrie Castle. Here's the view from where I enjoyed my time.

    I also, of course have nail art to show you.πŸ˜ƒ Bundle Monster released a small collectection of plates recently called Sunkissed. It's a great set of 10 plates inspired by the sun and the ocean. I used one of their new disigns for this mani.

    These pics make the base look black but this is a deep navy blue. I love using holo polishes to stamp with over creams and this mani is no exception. If you're a fan of stamping this Sunkissed Collection is a must have. It's full of literal ocean styles as well as designs like this one that don't necessarily scream ocean. It's a great collection.

    Thank you for swinging by. I think I'll head to bed now...sweet dreamsπŸ’€

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Essie - Bobbing For Bobbles

    A England - Encore Margot

    Bundle Monster Plate - 506

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • MoYou Rainbow Contest Part II

    Hello there! Happy weekend to you! Here is part II of the MoYou London's 20k followers contest. This post has blue, purple and pink. It's been a while since I've painted my nails every night, it's mostly just every other night ;) so this was a fun way to use some polishes and stamping images I don't normally put together. Here we go!

    Friday: Blue

    Hers is Zoya's Blu for the base and A England's Tristam (the king of everything blue) to stamp with. This is an image from the Suki 04 plate.

    Saturday: Purple

    This is the lovely Imperial from Picture Polish stamped with Essie's Nothing Else Metals. I used a portion of the Suki 08 stamping plate for the birds. 

    Sunday: Pink

    I used two O.P.I pinks for an hombre base, Mod About You and Miami Beet. The black for the lace stamping image took over the pink more than I expected but I still love the result! This is an image from the MoYou Bridal plate 06.

    Well, fellow polish-aholics, there you have it! I hope you've enjoyed watching the colors of the rainbow unfold into manicures as much as I enjoyed painting all of them. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and, as always, thank you so much for stopping by!

  • MoYou Rainbow Contest Part I

    Hello, hello! How are you? I've been a bit absent lately...sorry about that. I've had more long days at work but I decided to participate in MoYou London's Rainbow Contest on Instagram. Each day has a differnt color for the theme and a MoYou London stamping plate must be used. Here's part one of my posts. It's been a fun challenge for sure!

    Monday: Red

    I used Picture Polish's Scarlett and stamped with Sally Hansen's Rapid Dry Grease Lightening. This is an image from MoYou London's Explorer 03 plate.

    Tuesday: Orange

    I chose Enchanted Polish's May 2014 for the base, Konad White for stamping, China Glaze Papaya Punch for the dots and the MoYou Sailor 03 plate for the image.

    Wednesday: Yellow

    I wasn't so sure about the yellow day so I chose to layer A England's Morgan Le Fay over Julep's Catrina for a softer look. I used Konad White again to stamp an image from the Pro 07 stamping plate.

    Thursday: Green

    I've collected a few green polishes over the past several months which is good because Enchanted Polish's March 2014 and A England's St. George are perfect together! I used an image from the Sailor 03 plate for this one.

    I hope you like my manis inspired by the colors of the rainbow! I'll post part two this weekend! Two of my favorite colors, blue and purple, are up next! Which color is your favorite?

    Have a great evening and I hope to see you soon! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Summer Wedding Guest

    Good morning! How are you? Are you having a good weekend? I got to go to a wedding yesterday so of course I had to have the perfect outfit and my nails had to be just right! My dress was a bright  cobalt blue, I wore black peep-toe pumps and had gold and black jewelry so I thought this combo for my manicure would compliment everything perfectly!

    So there ya have it! I loved the outcome! I felt like a famous person attending an event. My dress was from my favorite boutique here in Colorado Springs called Eve's Revolution. They have the best clothes! I hope you like my mani! And I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! 

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Cirque - Never Nude

    A England. - Morgan Le Fay

    Konad - Black

    Bundle Monster Plate - 406

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Dirty Diana

    Hello there. I hope you're well today. I recently ordered another beautiful holo polish from Colors by Llarowe. I used it for the manicure in my last post but I couldn't get enough of it so I had to use it again.

    It's an amazing shade that reminds me of a favorite color by Llarowe called Unorthodox Annie though this one is lighter and more raspberry. I have a comparison photo below. (Left to right: Unorthodox Annie, Dirty Diana)

    Here's the beautiful Dirty Diana. It's so beautiful and has awesome holo affects. 

    I added a stamped design in a complimenting holo from the one and only A England. I know I'm partial but I really love the result! 

    I hope you have a great day! See you soon...

    Supplies:

    Colors by Llarowe - Dirty Diana

    A England - Fonteyn 

    Pueen Stamping Plate - 61

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Double Stamped Vanilla Sky

    Mornin' sunshine! Well, there's not actually sun this morning in Colorado Springs, but it's still a beautiful day so far. I hope your week is off to a good start! 

    I have a mani to show you today that I stamped twice for. I really love the depth it gave.

    I started with a pale yellow that has slight shimmer to it. This color from Lacquer Lust, called Vanilla Sky, actually dries matte on its own but I ended up clear coating it for my stamping. 

    I only have three bottles of Laquer Lust but all three apply like a dream and are such amazing colors. I encourage you to check them out if you haven't already.

    I hope you have a great Tuesday!

    Supplies:

    Lacquer Lust - Vanilla Sky

    A England - Lady of the Lake

    A England - St. George

    Pueen Stamping Plate - 73

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Chevron

    Hey there! How was your Fourth of July? Mine was so nice and relaxing. I painted my friend's nails and then went to a BBQ at my mom's. Super laid back, which is my favorite. Here is a mani I painted to go with an outfit for a wedding last weekend. I really, love how the colors combined. 

    I started of course with my two coats for the base colors and then stamped over those. I also actually always paint a coat of Seche Vite over my base colors before stamping. It helps the base dry faster but I also think it helps the stamped image apply better. I'm not sure how many gals do that when they stamp but I've always found it helpful.

    I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Essie - Cashmere Bathrobe

    Essie - Naughty Nautical 

    A England - Rosebower

    Bundle Monster Plate - 423

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Princess Sabra

    Hi there, how are you today? I have a great day ahead of me! Part of it will be a pre-order for some super special polishes that I'll hopefully succeed in ordering but today will also be spent with loved ones. I love Sundays with family and friends. 

    I have a classic polish to show you today from A England called Princess Sabra. It's a gold holo polish with an olive tint to it. It's part of Adina's second collection called The Legend and it never disappoints. 

    I recently ordered one of the new Mother Nature stamping plates from MoYou London so I decided to add a couple accents to Princess Sabra from the new plate. I really like how this turned out. It's simple, it speaks for itself and it's classic. As always with Adina's fine polishes, Princess Sabra applies like butter and is almost completely opac with one coat but this is two. If you're interested in A England polishes, check her international stockits page to see where you can order them close to home.

    I hope you have a wonderful afternoon!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Basae Coat

    A England - Princess Sabra

    Konad - Black

    MoYou London Plate - Mother Nature 02

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • It's Friday!

    Happy Friday everyone! That's literally just about all I have the energy to say right now. I'm looking forward to a restful weekend. And now on to the manicure! 

    I really love using holo polishes especially for stamping and these two compliment each other really well with similar hues in them. I hope you like it and that you have a great evening!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Above The Curve - Fallen Angel

    A England - Encore Margot

    Bundle Monster Plate - 422

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Explosions In The Sky

    Hey there! Here's a quick look at a mani I wore last week. I was in the mood for one of my glitter fades and when I looked through my glitters I realized I hadn't used this super fun limited edition glitter from Rainbow Honey called Explosions In The Sky.

    It's difficult for me to photograph glitter...seems like it's almost always out of focus but I think that's because of all the colors and sparkle going on! :) This glitter has a lot going on for sure with hex and bar glitters in a rainbow of colors. It's so fun and would spice up any base color of your choice! 

    Have a great day!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Bridal Veil

    Rainbow Honey - Explosions In The Sky

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Mint with a hint of rose...

    Good day to you! How is your weekend going? Mine is going well. I need to get my lazy self out for a run today though...it's been a while. Before I do, though, I wanted to share my most recent mani with you. It all starts with a fabulous mint cream polish from Essie. Here we go!

    I've always loved the combination of mint or turquoise of some kind and red. There's just something about it and these two shades turned out just how I'd hoped. I really love to use tape for nail art too. Years ago (like over 15) I only used tape for all my nail art. If stamping plates existed, I sure didn't know about them so tape was my only known option. :) 

    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday afternoon and I look forward to seeing you soon!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Essie - Mint Candy Apple

    A England - Rose Bower

    Nail Art Tape

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Unorthodox Annie

    Hi there! How are you this evening? I'm a little tired...and it was my Monday. :/ Not that I'm complaining about a 3-day weekend but it is a little bit of a challenge to then get five days of work done in four... Oh well. It'll all work out. :)  I hope your week is off to a good start! I have a new-to-me Llarowe polish called Unorthodox Annie. It's a fabulous deep, wine red with an edge of plumb and the best part...it's a holo! 

    This is such an amazing polish! It's my favorite of my Llarowe polishes so far. Did you notice the picture I took in the sun? Soooo, gorgeous! I used nail art tape to section off the triangle accents to compliment the triangle studs. I think this ended up being a great look! I used to tape all the time but I don't as much as I used to. I always love the results. 

    I hope you have a great evening or day...whichever is ahead for you. 

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Llawroe - Unorthodox Annie

    A England - Fonteyn 

    Bundle Monster - Triangle Studs

    Nail Art Tape

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • More Heritage

    Happy weekend! How are you? I have another gorgeous polish from Cirque's new Heritage collection  called Cerrillos. I think it's my favorite of the collection or else a tie with Sky Woman. Here's Cerrillos.

    I started with two coats of Cerrillos, used an A England favorite to stamp and then dotted another Cirque Heritage polish over the top for an eye catching edge. I hope you like it and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Cirque - Cerrillos

    Cirque - Sani

    A England - Bridal Veil

    Pueen Plate - 62

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Get to the point...

    Hello, hello again! Here we are, Thursday. I'm actually pretty excited because I have a four-day weekend so technically, this was my Friday at work! :) I'll be heading out for a date with my wonderful man soon but I wanted to post this for all to see more of the brilliance of A England.

    I've had these three colors for a while and have used them often but never together. I stamped the lightening bolts and taped off the points for the other nails. That look was inspired by an all time favorite, Pshiiit Polish. She's always inspiring.

    I hope you like it! And have a great night.

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Fonteyn

    A England - Bridal Veil

    A England - Lady of the Lake

    Bundle Monster Plate - 305

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Forever A England

    Hello, hello! How is your week going? I'm having a super busy week at work but I should be used to it... :) Today has been such a beautiful day here in Colorado Springs and the quintessential picture of springtime in the Rockies! Here are the trees in front of my house this morning.

    I'll forever love A England so I have an A England "times 3" mani today, starting with one of my favorite cream polishes of all time: Galahad.

    I haven't ever stamped over stamping before but the transparency of these holo polishes complimented each other so well. You can never go wrong with Adina's fabulous creations!

    I hope you have a great Friday and thank you, as always, for stopping by!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Galahad

    A England - Encore Margot

    A England - Lady of the Lake

    Bundle Monster Plates - 004, 022

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Enchanted

    Hello and happy Thursday to you! How has your week been? I have an amazing polish to show you today. It's my first Enchanted Polish! I've drooled over swatches of Enchanted Polish on my favorite blogs since the beginning but it's been near impossible to get my hands on it. Seems like it's out of stock everywhere, all the time. Well, I was able to order the mystery February 2014 polish and it just arrived so here it is!

    The February 2014 is a rich, berry holo that is just flawless. It has a perfect formula and in the sun, it takes your breath away. I added art to it since it's super tough for me to wear a polish by itself so I decided to add my favorites: A England and Cirque!

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

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Enchanted Polish - February 2014

    A England - Fonteyn 

    Cirque - XX

    Bundle Monster Plate - 201

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Loving A-England

    I just can't get enough of A England! I was introduced to Adina's polishes a couple years ago through one of the best nail artis blogs, The Polished Perfectionist, and I knew I would be a fan for life. The mani I have to show you today is painted with two of A England's polishes from two earlier collections: The Mythicals and The Legend. 

    I started as I normally do with two coats of my base (Princess Sabra) then used a stamping design over it. I love using two holo polishes for a stamped manicure. The way the design stands out but is softer somehow due to the holographic formulas gives such a unique look. 

    I hope you like this mani as much as I do. And I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for swinging by!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Princess Sabra

    A England - Lady Of The Lake

    Bundle Monster Plate - 417

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • A Delicate Duo

    Hi, how has your weekend been? We're starting the process of getting to spring here in Colorado which means 60 degree days, then 20 degrees and snowing. Today is the latter but I think this mani is fitting because the kind of snow is so delicate and has lightly coated every twig on every branch. This manicure is nothing in comparison to nature, of course, but it too is quite delicate.

    I started with two coats of the super fabulous new Midnite Meteor from Picture Polish. It's almost a one-coater but I always paint two to be sure the full richness of the polish shows. It is full of iridescence in silver, blue and even some purple. It may be taking over the polish Hope as my favorite Picture Polish shade... I then decided to stamp over it with a delicate design and I just love the outcome with both polishes being so sparkly in their own ways.

    Do you have any Picture Polish or A England polish?

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Midnite Meteor

    A England - Fonteyn 

    Bundle Monster Plate - 023

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Challenge - 28

    Hello, hello! Happy Friday to you and welcome to the last day of February also means it's time for the last February Nail Art Challenge theme: Galaxy!

    So there you have it! I have only painted the galaxy mani one other time and that was over a year ago so I welcomed that theme. It's a little more time consuming so I guess it's not a look I go to often but it sure is fun! I had a great time with the February Nail Art Challenge, though I may wait until April to participate again. 

    I hope you have a fantastic Friday, whatever this day holds for you and thank you so much for swinging by!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Essie - Licorice 

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    O.P.I. - Dating A Royal

    Picture Polish - Midnite Meteor

    Julep - Catrina

    Essie - Carry On

    A England - Morgan Le Fay

    A England - Encore Margot

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Cahllenge - 23

    Happy weekend to you! How is your weekend going? I've had a great one so far shopping with my man, going to family dinner, being lazy and of course...painting my nails! Today's February Nail Art Challenge theme is "animal". Here's what I decided to paint. :)

    So what do you think? I'm pretty excited about how this turned out. I must say though that great polishes have so much to do with great nail art. If you have yet to check out Cirque or A England, I highly recommend you do. Only two more nail art themes for this month so see you soon!

    I hope you have a great rest of your Sunday! 

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Cirque - Epoch

    Cirque - Baptisia 

    A England - Encore Margot

    A England - Princess Sabra

    Essie - Naughty Nautical

    BM Plates - 015, 212, 419

    Dotting Tools

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Clouds

    Happy mid-week! I've had a silly cold this week and even missed work (which I really don't like) but  nail Polish always makes me happy so I do have a post for you that's outside the nail challenge. 

    These polishes are both A England.  The base is two coats of one of the polishes from the Gothic Beauties collection. It's one of the prettiest deep, almost black, blues I've seen and applies like a dream. I hope you like the mid-week, mid-winter mani for today. I hope you stay healthy and have a great day!

    Supplies:

    A England - Lady of Shalott

    A England - Encore Margot

    Bundle Monster Plate - 312

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Can't Get Enough

    Happy weekend! I've had a wonderful Saturday, I hope you have too! So, I petty much can't get enough of A England polishes. These are two from different collections but compliment each other perfectly.

    I started with two coats of Tristam and then stamped one Bundle Monster image on my ring fingers and another on the rest. The holo polishes go so well with each other and are super sparkly in the sun. Dancing With Nureyev is an amazing polish though a bit thinner in consistency to stamp with.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Tristam

    A England - Dancing With Nureyev

    Bundle Monster Plates - 010, 423

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Guinevere, Ascalon, Fonteyn

    Good evening to you! I hope you've had a great day! Mine was a little up and down but ended very well! :) I pulled out a couple old favorites and added a new one; all from the fabulous A England.

    I used tape to section off the areas I wanted to paint different shades. I love how precise the nail art tape allows the design to be. I included one last photo that I caught in my kitchen when the sun was peeking through the window and the way it lights up the beautiful holo polishes is amazing! I really love the turnout.

    I hope you have a wonderful evening and day tomorrow. See you soon!

    Supplies:

    A England - Guinevere 

    A England - Ascalon

    A England - Fonteyn 

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Take Two

    Hello my friends and fellow polish-a-holics. :) So this is "take two" for the evening. The first mani idea didn't turn out how I'd hoped but I do like this one. The colors aren't anything new, but what I love about it is the scatter holo black with the fine holo polish I used to stamp. I'm excited to see it in the sun. 

    It's a fun design that I hadn't used before. I hope your week is off to a good start. See you soon!

    Supplies:

    Zoya - Storm

    A England - Encore Margot

    Bundle Monster Plate - 018

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • So...this took a while...

    Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you're having a good weekend. Just for a change of pace, I thought I'd paint my nails. ;) So my idea ended up taking nearly forever but, I am happy with the outcome!

    I started with two coats of the lovely Cirque Baptisia, stamped over that then fished out individual glitters from another Cirque polish, XX, to add to the design. Yeah, it was definitely time consuming but so fun! :) Have a fun afternoon full of whatever you hope for! Take care and hopefully see you soon!

    Supplies: 

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Cirque - Baptisia 

    A England - Fontyne 

    Bundle Monster Plate - 021

    Cirque - XX

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Modern Houndstooth

    Good evening! I hope you had a good Monday. It's another cold day here...maybe about 20 degrees. Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit warmer. I broke out the stamping plates again today and used a classic design in a modern way. 

    I always start with two coats of the base color and then add images over that. I've used houndstooth only one other time but I should use it more. It is so classic!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Julep- Gayle

    A England - Fontyne

    Sephora by O.P.I. - It's Boquet With Me

    Bundle Monster Plate - 322

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Doorways...

    Hi there! It's cold and snowy in my city today so it made for perfect mani weather! :) I've been stamping so much lately that I thought it was time to take the time and tape a manicure this time.

    My experience with nail art began with taping off designs so this method does come naturally to me. It just takes quite a while so I don't go this route as often. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Thanks, as always, for stopping by today. :)

    Supplies:

    A England - Encore Margot

    A England - Galahad

    Julep - Josephine

    Essie - Recessionista

    Nail Tape

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Pop The Bubbly!

    Well hello there and welcome to the last day of the year! I don't know how you feel on this day every year but I'm normally full of mixed emotions. I think of all that the present year has brought me...time with good friends and family and time spent meeting new people...I guess it's a time for me when I reflect on what matters most to me in my life. 

    Well, I can be mushy and reminiscent all day but there is a manicure to get on to. :) I have to give all the credit to my BFF for this color combo! I think sometimes when I look over all my polishes I tend to gravitate toward similar combinations so I was very excited she chose these two! 

    And here is the beautiful mani outside, modeled by my BFF herself! I painted her nails last week and she said these two colors together reminded her of champaign and the glitter are like the bubbles! She has beautiful nails. I wish she lived closer so I could paint them more often.

    I think I've already mentioned this :) but I LOVE this combination! There are all kinds of fun manicures around the internet for NYE right now. It's fun to see all the ideas. I hope that whatever this day brings you, it's a joyous day and that you get to be with those you care for most. Thank you for swinging by. And here's to ringing in the new year!!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Her Rose Adagio

    Julep - Paris

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • One For One

    My very favorite shoe company, well movement rather, is TOMS. I may be a little passionate seeing as I have two pairs of sunglasses and 22 pairs of TOMS shoes...but I truly love the cause! So, because TOMS and nail polish are passions of mine, I happen to be inspired by new pairs of shoes I get for manicure ideas! 

    I LOVE how this turned out! I'm going to have to wear these ballet flats while I have this mani! So fun. If you're new to TOMS in any way, I encourage you to check them out. I have painted two other TOMS inspired manicures so I've put those photos below too. I hope you like this as much as I do! Have a great evening!

    Supplies: 

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Bridal Veil

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    Bundle Monster Plate - 021

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

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    Supplies for the mani inspired by the Woven Women's Paisley Classics:

    O.P.I. - Dating A Royal

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    Bundle Monster Plate - 315

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

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    Supplies for the mani inspired by the Red Polka Dot Linen Ballet Flats:

    Julep - Claudette

    Dotting Tool

    Konad - White

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Double Rose

    Hello there! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I had a very nice one with my closest family. As much as I enjoy the festive manis of the season I wanted to paint something a little different. I used two polishes from A England both with "Rose" in their names. A England holo polishes are so amazing and also perfect for stamping!

    I think these two roses make a perfect pair! Her Rose Adagio is from A England's newest line inspired by Margot Fonteyn, one of the greatest ballerinas of all time. Briar Rose is from A England's last collection inspired from Burne-Jones "Dream" painting of Sleeping Beauty and they are both just fabulous! Impeccable formula and the holo affect is so delicate yet makes such a statement; especially in the sun! 

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Her Rose Adagio

    A England - Briar Rose

    Bundle Monster Plate - 023

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Soft Shimmer

    Hello to you! I can't believe there are only 3 days until Christmas! I don't know where the time goes...well, a lot of my time goes into nail art! ;) 

    I used the amazing A England again for this mani though I did use one coat of it over a creamy-white O.P.I. shade. I really love the subtle stamped image this created by basically using three shades of white.

    I hope you get all your Christmas shopping done this weekend and that you enjoy it as you do. I try to check out the people's name tags in the shops and randomly use their name as I ask them how their day is going. It's cool to see them light up a bit. All the retail workers work so hard this time of year; I'm sure it's nice to hear their own name every now and then. :)

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    O.P.I . - My Vampire Is Buff

    A England - Morgan Le Fay

    Konad - White

    Bundle Monster Plate - 404

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • A-Mazing A-England

    Hello! I hope your week is going well! I've been off a day all week since I took Monday off for my birthday but it's still been a good week. I have several photos to show you because A England recently released a ballerina collection and A England NEVER disappoints. :)

    I love, love, love these polishes and this new line has an amazing, delicate edge to it yet stays classic. In the light this is very periwinkle and reflects purple along with the blue in it's pearlescence. It's just stunning. I added a delicate stamp to it  but to be honest, halfway through stamping all the images I almost started over and left the polish alone because it's so stunning on its own. It applies like a dream and like other A England polishes is nearly a one-coater. It allows incredible control and levels out on its own leaving zero brush strokes behind. I can't say enough positive things about this and other polishes from this creator. 

    I hope you have a great day and rest of the week!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Dancing With Nureyev

    Konad - Black

    Bundle Monstre Plate - 404

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Inspired by Winter

    Happy Birthday to me!!! :) Yes, I'm a December baby and have overall enjoyed being one. My parents were always good about separating my birthday from Christmas and I always had lots of pretty decorations up on my day so it's been good! 

    I decided that this special day needed a special manicure too so I took the "Inspired By Autumn" mani through to winter. Here's the winter scene. 

    I'm very excited about how this turned out!! I used several polishes, stamping, sponging and a dotting tool to get the look. Quite the mixed media mani. :) I hope you enjoy the winter scene and that your December 16th is as great as I plan on mine being! Thanks so much for stopping by today.

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Llarowe - Zipper

    A England - Morgan Le Fay

    Konad - Black

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    O.P.I. - Pirouette My Whistle

    Bundle Monster Plate - 407

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • I'm Happy!

    Wow! I can't describe how happy A England polishes make me!!

    I always use two coats but St. George is practically a one-coater and has blue-teal tones to it in natural light. The application is just flawless with tons of control. Both of these shades have fabulous slight holo to them as many of the A England polishes do. They're just perfect and a bonus is that they stamp really well too! 

    I hope you are having a good start to your week!

    Supplies: 

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - St. George 

    A England - Ascalon

    Bundle Monster Plate - 301

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Rich Glitz

    Hey there! I hope you had a wonderful Thankgiving yesterday! I walked to my mom's house and met family and friends there for a great time and fabulous meal. I started this mani yesterday, as a matter of fact, but didn't have time to finish so today I faded in the glitz. :) 

    I absolutely LOVE Sleeping Palace from A England! I don't think I could ask for a better formula. I love it when a formula allows me to take my time to control the direction of the paint and it still applies effortlessly. I must say though that all A England polishes I have are the same dreamy formula. Sleeping Palace is a rich, deep chocolate plumb shade, though the plumb hughes are lost when I photograph it. I love it though because it's so versatile. I used a champaign colored glitter from Orly to fade with. I hope you like the combo as much as I do.

    I hope you have a great day!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Sleeping Palace

    Orly - Halo

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Geometric Stamping

    Hey there! So I really loved my Liquid Sand hombre from yesterday but I must say that I should probably use the darker color reversed near the cuticle because just from today the dark tips were wearing off. Oh well, an excuse to paint again! ;) 

    This evening I had a different plan but I ended up stamping and taping. I even painted two little studs to change things up a bit. 

    I LOVE this color, Diamond Weapon, from the latest Rainbow Honey collection: The Final Battle. It applies easily in two coats and is so versatile!

    After the fabulous base of Diamond Weapon, I started to stamp. BTW, does anyone else make a big mess like I do stamping? Ha! The Konad special stamping polish in Black needs the most clean up for me...

    I think I like the outcome even though the accent nail isn't quite what I planned. I love the Bundle Monster image though! It reminds me of detail Donatella Versace used a couple summers ago in her collection. 

    So this one will most likely stay on a bit but we'll see. Thanksgiving may need its own mani. Until next time, be well! :)

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Rainbow Honey - Diamond Weapon

    Konad - Black

    Bundle Monster plate - 410

    A England - Bridal Veil

    A England - Briar Rose

    Born Pretty Studs - Originally gold but I painted them with Briar Rose

    Nail Striping Tape

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat