Friday, March 21, 2014

LynB Designs: Dianthus Redux

Hello there. Today I have to show you a polish I received as a gift for ordering from LynB Designs. It's called Dianthus Redux. I had no clue what it meant so I looked it up. A dianthus is a genus of a flower also known as a carnation. It's not what we know as a traditional carnation. Redux means to return or to reoccur. Put them together...reincarnation? Have I rambled on too long? Maybe? Ok, ok take a look. 

Dianthus Redux is a gorgeous red toned purple jelly with a mix of square and hex purple and white glitters and also a purple shimmer/micro glitter. I used 3 coats over a base coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter A-Peel and topped it off with some G&G HK Girl Fast Drying & Super Shiny Top Coat. The formula of Dianthus Redux was a bit thick and gooey but surprisingly easy and well behaved. It did take slightly longer than usual to dry with my fast dry top coat. 

After wearing that for a day I decided to practice with my stamping so I used my Cheeky Stamping plate CH16 and double stamped the scribble design with both black and silver. 

I totally fudged up the index finger...sigh. I hope with practice I get better. Right now my nails look a hot mess. So I decided to matte them...

Hmmm...not really better. Am I being too critical? Oh well I gotta start somewhere, right? 


Nothing to disclose***

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Full Nail Stamping with Cheeky

 Recently I decided I was going to try to master the art of nail art stamping. I have been purchasing some stamping plates with every intention of putting them to full use. A couple weeks ago I bought a set of Cheeky stamping plates from I believe set I bought is called the Vibrant Collection. This is my attempt at full nail stamping.

I can't remember which plate I used for this image. (I'm posting from work right now). I don't think I did toooo bad...did I???
I used Konad special white stamping polish over 3 coats of Pomegranate Nail Lacquer Improv Show and one coat of a shimmery, sparlkly topcoat made by's very old but very pretty :)
I wish I remembered to take a picture of it before I stamped on top of it.
Here's a picture Improv Show on it's own. Isn't she a beauty?!

So can anyone provide some tips and tricks on this stamping fun? I try watching video tutorials on YouTube but I can never quite get it right.

***There is nothing to disclose as I have purchased all products in this post.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Hello beautiful people.  
With Valentine's Day around the corner I thought I might give an actual holiday mani a try. I don't usually post too many themed manis only because I feel I'm not that great at nail art. I was going through my vast stab I untried polishes and came across this gorgeous red creme/crelly by Wet-n-Wild called I Red A Good Book. I slapped that baby on and I loved it. I used 3 coats but 2 probably would have sufficed. It dries really shiny and quickly too. 
The next day I actually sat at my desk and played with my art supplies. After many an unsuccessful attempts at stamping I decided to freehand with my Nail Candy nail art pens. I drew some X's and O's on my thumb, middle and ring finger and  small hearts on pinky and pointer fingers. It's not the best or cleanest looking but I kind of like it. 

I just wish my topcoat didn't smear the white polish so much :(

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Stamping & Rhinestones: 2 Firsts

Hi guys. What is everyone doing for the SuperBowl this evening. I'm staying in and watching Lifetime. I've never been much of a sports watcher. 

So I recently purchased my burst set of stamping plates. I got the Bundle Monster CYO set. I must say I love the images this set offers. I was just playing around with it and wanted to see if I was any good. I used BM-402 and Pure Ice Silver Mercedes. I only did an accent nail and then I placed clear studs from Shany that I got in Amazon for the rest. 

I don't think it came out great but it's not terrible either. I don't know. My base color is Bauhaus Burgundy by Finger Paints. 

As you can see u also changed my nail shape. I'm still on the fence about them. I'm thinking of going back to my squares or maybe going squoval. Have a good night everyone. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Our First Snow...kinda

Hello wonderful readers. Today I have a non-polish related post about nothing really. I just wanted to say Hi so......HI!!!!!!

Yesterday we have our first actual snow fall. It lasted about an hour and we accumulated nothing but my little LFL seemed to enjoy herself. She was outside trying to catch the snowflakes before I took her off to school. Isn't she the cutest EVER!!!!! Okay so I may be a little biased but she is pretty darn cute. How are you guys doing? Any special Thanksgiving plans for my fellow Americans? None for me, I have to work until midnight on that day...such is the life of a hospital employee :_(

**Nothing To Disclose

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Quick Pic...OPI Pussy Galore

Pussy Galore is a delicate pink texture polish that was released over the Spring/Summer of this year with the Bond Girls liquid sand collection. 
I used 2 coats but I think maybe 3 would have been best. Ciao chicas

Monday, October 7, 2013

LynB Designs It's Inconceivable

OhmyGawd!!!!! Squeeeee is just about all I could manage when my eyeballs came across this beauty on my fingertips!!!! I'm talking about LynB Designs It's Inconceivable from The Princess Bride collection. This polish is fantastically amazeballs! It's Inconceivable is a glitter BOMB jammed packed with small multi-colored metallic glitters. I mean, words escape me when I try to describe how this polish makes me feel. Take a look...
 How beautiful is this? I used 2 coats and got this level of opacity and it dried pretty smooth too. I did use a top coat to seal it all in.

I purchased this polish from LynB Designs on etsy. I must say this Indie brand is easily one of my favorites.