The Lacquer Ring – Red

I am not sure who picked this month, however with the color and the next theme in two weeks I am thinking it was me, you’ll see why. Either way this month (as always) we have great colors and themes in store. Check out how #TLR does red!

My husband was so sweet and bought me the Ciate advent calendar for Christmas this year. I had so much fun opening it up each day, he gave it to me early so that I had a present each day of the month! For this look I am using one of the Ciate’s I got called hutch, I love how hookery this red is. lol I also used Pretty Serious’s Viscous Vampire.

Don and I have been watching Supernatural on Netflix lately… with the name of the Pretty Serious color I chose, I call this mani ‘My Bloody Valentine’ after the name of the episode we just watched 😉

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I painted two thin coats of Hutch and then painted Viscous Vampire as a gradient on the tips

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This second pic is more accurate of how it looks in person, sometimes the lighting is just so hard to get with some of these polishes! I do like however in the first pic how you get the different shades of the glitters. Pretty Serious website description states there are both red and fuscia in there 😉

Well there you have my red mani just in time for Valentine’s Day! Check out the rest of the TLR girls for their manis!

NOTD – Texture polish!!!

You read the title right, I bought some texture polish! I know I know… I have said many times before how I hate texture polishes, it drives me nuts, or would drive me nuts because I refused to buy it, however… I caved and tried it. I bought OPI Alcatraz Rocks, Let Me Go, and Magazine Cover Mouse!

I decided to try Magazine Cover Mouse first for this next Valentine’s Day look, alongside two coats of Zoya’s Barbie topped with OPI’s Minnie Style.

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As much as I resisted the texture, this one wasn’t so bad. From what I gather from the rest of you ladies that were braver than I some are more textured than others, and for me this one was perfect, it hasn’t bothered me at all! I love it actually!

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NOTD – Holo love

Those of you that follow me on Instagram, or Facebook already had a sneak peek of these nails 🙂 These are my I LOVE Holo nails!

This is two coats of Darling Diva’s Stand Back. This polish is a deep purple with amazing holo to it, this was part of the collection inspired by the Amazing Stevie Knicks. This color is perfect for me because not only do I love purple, I love Holos, and even more so, I love Stevie Knicks! I also stamped this hearts stamp on my accent nail using Essie’s Nothing Else Metals.

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So what are our plans this Valentine’s day and what are you wearing on your nails?

Stamping Saturdays – A little love

Another Stamping Saturday brought to you today, this time almost all the girls in our group were able to participate (links below)!! Valentine’s Day for me is special I have someone special to share it with. My husband and I have been together for 10 years this year so it’s an extra special Valentine’s day. 🙂 I am starting off some Valentine’s Day nails today with a glitter gradient, stamped heart look, check it out 🙂

This is two coats of Nubar’s Spirit Walker and Ulta’s Tink-her-bell as the gradient  glitter, the stamp is Essie’s The Lace is on.

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So there you have it, my glitter gradient, lovey mani. lol 🙂

Be sure to click below to see the other girls Stamping Saturday look!

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NOTD 112 – Love Mani

Today I have a mushy love mani for you. Some people are anti-Valentine’s Day, some people get overly mushy, and some people are just in the middle. I am more in the middle, I have been married for 9 years now and Valentine’s Day is special don’t get me wrong, but as cheesy as it may sound, every day is Valentine’s Day. Okay, maybe not every day, but we try to make life special every day, our relationship special every day, so I am more of an in the middle kind of gal when it comes to the actual Valentine’s Day. We went out to dinner and a movie last week, (Not going ON the day, too crazy, and we figured that this weekend would also be insane). We saw Warm Bodies and went to a Hibachi Steak and Seafood grill, which was delish!

I call this a mushy mani as I took out every love, heart, rose, etc. stamp that I had for todays nails. lol 🙂

I started out by painting three coats of “e.l.f. – pearl pink” This is a very light and subtle shimmery, pearly pink.

My thumb, I used Stamp OB-M I dotted two of the roses with “Zoya – Suri” and the last one with “China Glaze – Adventure Red-y” and the stems and leaves I dotted with “Ulta – Envy”. I also took two hearts from stamp “SE-20” off of the xoxo stamp to add to the side of the roses.

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My ring finger, I used the stamp “SE-21” I put a dot of “Suri” in the middle and outlined it with “Adventure Red-y”

For my pinky I used the same stamp from “OB-M” I finished off all of the roses with a little glitter “Milani – art of silver”, I don’t know if you have ever seen the glitter dusted roses, that is what I was going for.

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I used the hearts stamp from “SE-21” on my pointer finger and where I placed it wasn’t center so the bottom part of my nail was exposed and looked odd… I re-stamped some more of the hearts from the same stamp in the red. The reflection spots in the stamp, I accentuated with the glitter.

I then used the ‘xoxo’ stamp from “SE-20” and put the xoxo in the red and the hearts in the purple. Once done, I then added two more hearts from same stamp in the red.

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Here is the final look.

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The other hand, I got lazy and it was getting late last night.. lol so I used the same base, but alternated the red and the purple on every other finger, using stamp “OB-M” the heart, again accented with the glitter.

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So what do you have plans this Valentine’s day?

 

Also: Stay tuned for my review on “OPI’s Nail Envy” It’s working out great for me, its been almost two weeks and my nails feel stronger and no peeling or chipping, full review to come! Thanks to everyone that suggested it! ❤

 

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

 

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NOTD 111 – Valentine’s Day Gradient

I have another Valentine’s Day themed mani for you.

I first painted two coats of “Ulta – Snow White”  Then I painted a gradient look using “Girls Rock – Pretty Girls Rock” glitter. As a final step, I used “Milani – white nail art” to make a tiny heart on my ring finger as an accent, all topped with “Seche Vite”

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There you have it, another love themed mani ❤  Happy Sunday!

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NOTD 110 – Featured Color Friday – Suri

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I will do a few Valentine’s themed nails. Today I started out by featuring Suri and turned it into the theme.

I got “Zoya – Suri” a few weeks ago during the ‘Zoya 3 promo’. I painted two thin coats of “OPI – Nail Envy” as my base, (which I am loving so far by the way!!), then two thin coats of “Zoya – Suri”. Once try, on both my ring and pointer fingers on both hands, I stamped using “Essie – No place like Chrome” and my “Cheeky Stamp -CH53” to stamp the beating hearts.

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This purple is gorgeous, you can see especially in this picture the multiple facets to it, some blue and some pink very, very fine shimmer to make the purple pop even more.

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What do you think of my Valentine’s mani?

 

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