Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Femme Fatale: Christmas & Holiday Colors

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving everyone! I'm so stoked to share this exciting news! A short time ago, after my first review of her polishes, Sophie of Femme Fatale Cosmetics contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing promotional material for her brand. As soon as I'd finished jumping, flailing, and squealing with joy, I told her, "Absolutely yes!" and began swatching and photographing her beautiful colors. It's been a fantastic experience; Sophie is a sweetheart and has been delight to work with, and I've really enjoyed putting together photos of her amazing polishes. So today I finally decided to share swatches of some of her new colors for Christmas and the Holidays, since it's already just around the corner! Where did this year go?!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Darling Diva Polish: Diamonds & Opals, Part 1

I have the first part of a gorgeous collection to share with you today! Darling Diva Polish sent me polishes from her newly released collection of colors inspired by two of my favorite precious gems, Diamonds and Opals. I absolutely love this concept and her execution is perfect! Today I have the Opals set, a really unique collection of jellies filled with flakies (yes, flakies!), iridescent glitter, and holographic micro-glitter.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Darling Diva: Ru Paul Collection, Part 2

Today I have the second half of the gorgeous "Ru Paul" collection holos sent to me from Darling Diva Polish! These vivid jewel-toned colors are incredible, and absolutely perfect for Autumn and Winter!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Haunted Mansion Wallpaper: Victorian Halloween Nail Art

I know, Halloween has already passed, but I still can't get enough of spooky manicures! This one is based off of the tattered wallpaper in an old, spooky Victorian house. First I painted on a beige creme, Essie Sand Tropez, and then sponged on darker taupes and burgundies to create a worn and grungy effect. After I'd added topcoat and let it dry, I stamped on an ornate brocade pattern from Bundle Monster plate BM20 to make it look like antique Victorian wallpaper.