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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

  • Oh Louboutin...

    Happy weekend to you. How are you today? I have been a major introvert and didn't leave my place at all today. I do love people, but sometimes it's very refreshing to just chill out on my own. I was given such an amazing Christmas gift from my boyfriend and I just have to share it with you! How great is my man!?

    I just LOVE this color! It's a simple, rich navy cream but there's something special about it. It's nearly a one-coater too, but I always paint two. The inkwell-type cap is so comfortable to use, though it's a little shorter than the Rouge cap. I'm sure the Rouge is it's own design since it's THE Louboutin color.

    So, as usual, I couldn't leave it alone... I have a few pictures below of art I added to this beauty. These two pics show a taped stiletto design with a gunmetal shade (Zoya, Claudine) to mimick the bottle.

    And here I added Enchanted Polish's To Die For glitter on my ring fingers, then stamped with Bundle Monster's plate 604, Essie's No place Like Chrome and Picture Polish's Pandora for the dot accents. You just can't go wrong with navy! 

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thanks for hangin in there with my picture-heavy post today! 😁

  • Mani Monday...

    Hey there, how are you today? I'm pretty good for a Monday. 😊 I'm feeling very introverted this evening so I don't have a lot to say...but I did paint a little late night mani. This is the first time I have stamped over a textured polish and I must say I'm super excited about how it turned out!

    Well, there you have it. I hope you like it! In my mind it's hard to go wrong with zebra... I hope you have a great night and see you soon!

    Supplies:

    Zoya - London

    Konad - Black 

    Konad Plate - m57

  • 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!

  • Chevron Swoop

    Hi, hi! It's such a beautiful day! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining... It's a quintessential summer day in Colorado Springs and it makes me smile inside and out!

    I feel like I haven't painted much nail art lately so I decided to use little tape guides for this mani. I'm not sure what to call the shape exactly so that's the reason for the chevron swoop. 😊

    Normally I cut out all my own tape guides but these came in a little package I ordered a bit ago and saved a lot of time. I started with the silver then taped and painted above and below the tape.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous Sunday! 

    Supplies:

    ILNP - Mega

    Zoya - Storm

    Collors by Llarowe - Dirty Dianna

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter to you! How do you celebrate today? I went to church and spent time with family and later I'll be with family again. It's been a great day! I've had this spring manicure on my mind for quite some time. I painted a fall and winter scene like this so now it's time for spring. The buds are finally braving our still somewhat snowy weather so I decided today was the day to break out this mani!

    I used eight polishes, a fine art brush, dotting tools and a stamp to create the design. It was really fun! I hope you like it too and I hope you have a wonderful afternoon! See you soon!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Llarowe - Zipper

    Konad - Black

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    O.P.I. - The Thrill of Brazil

    O.P.I. - Mod About You

    Essie - Mojito Madness

    Zoya - Eva

    Julep - Catrina

    Bundle Monster Plate - 407

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Challenge - 11

    Hello! I hope your week is off to a good start! Today is another day of the February Nail Art Challenge and the theme: Pastel. It's a little early in Colorado to break out the pastels...the walkway to my place is a solid sheet of ice and we haven't seen the sun in two days (which is a long time for us). Although, now that I think of it...I guess in a way the pastels came at just the right time to brighten things up. :)

    I started with two coats of a pink I never expected to like but I LOVE it! It's just right and I actually look forward to wearing it more. I taped off sections and then just added the two Zoya colors to accent the pink. In the end I thought it would look super soft matte so added the matte top coat. I really, really like this mani.

    Thank you for stopping by today! I hope wherever you are that it's bright and full of joy for you! See you again soon!

    Supplies:

    O.P.I. - Mod About You

    Zoya - Neely

    Zota - Blu

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

    Orly - Matte Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Challenge - 04

    Hey there! How are you today? I hope you're doing well and enjoying your week so far. Today is the second day to paint your nails for the February Nail Art Challenge and today's theme - Polkadots!

    I wanted to do something a little different for the theme so I thought having it all be textured would be fun. I know it's only been two manis so far for the challenge but it's fun to have a theme to go by for a change. Be sure to swing by again soon for the next theme! I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Supplies:

    Zoya - Sunshine 

    Julep - Hailee

    Essie - Blue Rhapsody

  • NY to Singapore to CO

    Hi, hi! We're halfway through the week and I've had a great one so far! I hope yours has been good too. Here's a polish I've wanted for quite sometime but it's a special edition for a distributor in Singapore so I kept waiting to order it for some reason. It was well worth the wait!

    I used two coats of the deep charcoal then faded the glitter over it. That ended up giving the charcoal a brown tint to it because of the coral jelly base of Fleur est Belle. It's an incredibly beautiful color! I look forward to wearing it in the summer because it's so warm and bright. In order to make it work for winter though, I decided on the dark base.

    I hope you have a great day! 

    Supplies:

    Zoya - Claudine

    Cirque - Fleur est Belle

    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

  • Below Zero

    So...I hope no one else is as cold as Colorado Springs has been the past few days. I think it actually reached 9 degrees today not to mention the below zero temps overnight. Brrrrr..... It sure does make me grateful for my warm little home.

    This simple review is what I painted last night after a couple sad failures for a different mani I had in mind. Perhaps this weekend will be more successful. :) This is the lovely Dahlia from the original Zoya PixiDust collection which was only the beginning of the amazing PixiDust polishes. 

    I just love the PixiDust collections! I have the full original collection and then several from each after that. They apply best for me without a base coat and of course no top coat as to not ruin the matte glitter and textured effect. I always use two coats for these polishes being sure to let the first dry because if not I've noticed the second coat can pull up the first a bit. Otherwise I love the application of these polishes and it allows for so much control that I literally have no clean-up around the cuticles. Fabulous! 

    Stay warm everyone! Thank you for visiting today.

    Supplies:

    Zoya - Dahlia