Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pahlish Queen of Pentacles

Salut! It is Friday night in my neck of the woods and I am enjoying a glass of Syrah and waiting for my current mani to dry. What better time to post on my little blog than now?  If I am going to get back into blogging, I know I have to solidify my efforts and make time for it. Just as I have to do with reading and working out.  All good things in life take effort; I just have to say f*** it, get off my lazy caboose,  and start!  That is my wine-induced pep talk for the night. :)

I wore this mani earlier in the week and I must admit, though it’s not a linear holo (my favourite finish), the scattered holo effect from the flakes is gorgeous.  As is the purple shimmer and the olive green base.  The accent nail also matches the shimmer perfectly!  The one drawback is that the shimmer is not as strong on the nail, though it is there and surprises you with flashes every now and then.

Pahlish Queen of Pentacles
Picture Polish Orchid (accent nail)

I hope you have a wonderful night and are doing something you enjoy this weekend!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Test, test, check...

Wow! I think it’s high time that I practice my rusty blogging skills again. It’s been a crazy couple of years since I last blogged: my final babe has grown into a feisty, self-assured three year old; my youngest son is now in JK and I am one year away from re-entering the work force!  I still love to polish my nails as a means to relax at the end of the day (or if the wee one ever randomly naps); some things will never change.

I am going to be blogging on my phone as it’s easier to snap pics and use them as opposed to taking pics with my DSLR and then uploading the pics onto my laptop. But...I don’t know how the resolution will turn out. Here’s to hoping that my phone is good enough and the photos won’t turn out all grainy. :)

To start afresh, let’s look at my current mani, the beautifully hazy blue of Picture Polish London stamped with my new Lina stamping plate.  London covered my nails nicely in two coats and dried fairly quickly.  I love the scattered holo in this polish, which is funny because I prefer linear holo usually.

As for the stamping, I still need to practice how to press the image down straight without distortion (check out the starburst on my middle finger), but that is definitely user error and not a plate deficiency.   I can’t wait to try more images.


Left hand

Right hand

Ok, time to publish this and check it out on my laptop. 
Ciao Bella!

Natalie 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Picture Polish Wanderlust

Hi Caitlyn! :)  Methinks you are my only reader, so why not send a shout out to you!?
I wore this crazy polish a few weeks ago; it's crazy because my camera (or my lack of skills) could not capture the accurate colour of the polish.  It is a deeper pink, but it definitely rocks purple tones.
This just looks hot pink!  Ah well.  It applied nicely in two coats, as do about 99% of PPs.  As for my accent nail, I'm not exactly sure, but I believe it is Glam Too Glam to Give a Damn.  Glam creates some awesome holo glitter creations, but after a while, the silver-based ones all begin to look alike. #firstworldproblems

Picture Polish Wanderlust (index, middle, pinky)
Glam Polish Too Glam to Give a Damn (ring) ??

A few months ago, I thought I would try a rounded nail shape; I'm not sure if I like it on me.  I think they would definitely look better on nails with longer nail beds.  Oh well.  Amazing thing about nails is that they grow out!  Have a wonderful Easter weekend. :)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Blue Holo Skittles

I've got a lovely (mostly) blue skittle for you today.  I usually don't wear skittle manis, but when I have a lot of untrieds or receive a big nail mail package, I am usually too impatient to try out only one polish.  Thus, my 'themed' skittle manis.  I did have a baby blue holo that I could have used in place of Enchanted Winter, but I liked how the deep blues looked with the freshness of the white.
All of the polishes covered beautifully in two coats.  Love!

Enchanted Winter (index)
Cupcake New York (middle)
Chaos and Crocodiles Arctic Waters (ring)
Enchanted Neptune (pinky)

I'm just getting over a stomach bug and my nails are short and bare (sob), but crying out for some polish.  I hope I have the energy tonight to do them.  Take care!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

RBL Manicurator and Coquette and KB Shimmer Foiled

I've worn the combo of turquoise and coral a bunch of times on this blog and, let me be frank, I will wear it many more (apologies for being boring).  I just love how bright and cheery the two are, especially when a gold or silver foil is added to the mix.  KB Shimmer Foiled was the white gold foil I used in this mani; it covered nicely in two coats, but if you use a light hand, three may be necessary.  
RBL Manicurator and Coquette each applied creamily in two coats.  Such ease is expected from RBL polishes (99% of the time, anyway).  Manicurator is very similar to my all-time favourite turquoise shade, Cult Nails Manipulative, though the former is slightly brighter. Both have a beautiful almost-hidden shimmer.

KB Shimmer Foiled (index)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette (middle)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Manicurator (ring, pinky)

Rescue Beauty Lounge Manicurator (pinky, ring, thumb)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette (middle)
KB Shimmer Foiled (index)

Have a lovely Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Picture Polish Pharoah and Eerie

Another mani from the vault.  Normally, I'm not one for yellow gold, but since Picture Polish Pharoah is more champagne-toned and lighter than yellow gold (and holo!), it worked for me.  It paired nicely with Eerie, a lavender polish speckled with multicoloured microshimmer and scattered holo.  Both polishes applied nicely in two coats, which is normal for Picture Polish.


I love my PPs.  I need to show them the love and wear them more often, methinks.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

KB Shimmer Spring holos

Quickie tonight.  Lovely spring coloured holos make me yearn for warmer weather (as I snuggle by the fireplace).  Enjoy the rest of your weekend ladies. 

KBShimmer Ins and Sprouts (index, ring)
KBShimmer Thistle Be the Day (middle, pinky)

KBShimmer Thistle Be the Day (pinky, middle)
KBShimmer Ins and Sprouts (ring, index)
KBShimmer Blue-d Lines (thumb)