Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Aliquid Lacquer - Puppy Love - Swatch & Art

Hey all,
I have something very special for you today!
A brand new limited edition polish for a cause.

Aliquid Lacquer - Puppy Love

What's really cool about this polish is that it benefits man's best friend.
Puppy Love retails for $11 (full size bottles only). 
For every bottle sold $5 will be donated to the ASPCA!
And it will only be available for purchase during October!

Here's what Alison has to say...

You might know that the lovely lady on our polish labels is Trudy, our five-year-old rescue pit bull mix. 
Trudy is such an irreplaceable part of our lives that we can barely remember life before her!
 In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we decided to give back by creating a limited edition charity polish
 that will be available through October only! 

About 3.9 million dogs enter U.S. shelters every year, and 1.2 million dogs are euthanized (800,000 of them pit bulls). 
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month seeks to call attention to the plight of these animals 
and to encourage people to adopt dogs rather than going to a breeder. 
No matter your preferences, you're bound to find a rescue dog that fits perfectly into your home!

We hope you're as psyched to help shelter dogs as we are! 
Please help us reach our $250 goal by grabbing a bottle of Puppy Love and telling all your friends too!

Puppy Love is a bright teal full of stunning pink and gold flecks and holographic shimmer. This is two thick coats.
What a knock out! I gasped when I first unwrapped it, the pink flecks really catch the light.
It was only later that I noticed the holographic shimmer. And I can only call it magical.

I tried to come up with some Puppy Love themed nail art and here's what came out.

The base is Aliquid Lacquer - Gargoyle, so many beautiful flecks coming together in this gradient.
For the canine accent I stamped with MoYou London Suki Plate 10 using Konad - Black.

I topped the rest of my nails with Model City Polish - Never Tear Us Apart.
Heart glitter and more holographic sparkle? If this ain't love I don't know what is.

Help Alison reach her goal! Trust me, you will never regret owning this gorgeous shade.
There's only 30 days left! Pick up a beautiful polish, or... adopt a shelter dog! :)


Monday, 22 September 2014

Firecracker Lacquer - Parrot Procession

Hey all,
Hope your last weekend of summer was great!
I was a bit of a lazy bum but I tried something new!
Lucas and I made Macaroni n' Cheese from scratch for the first time and oh... my... god...
There will be many, many more. It was amazing!
Even the cat wanted some, but I don't think she liked the Sriracha sauce we mixed into the cheese ;P
I tried to tell her, it's not spicy, it's just flavour! But she wouldn't listen.
Kids. -_-

So, I don't mean to be boring but... I've got another stamped accent mani today (>.<)
Broken record or what? But this one is really awesome so shut up!

Firecracker Lacquer - Parrot Procession

Parrot Procession is a beautiful red holo. So classic! So sparkly!
The formula was divine! Easy to work with and no staining. This is two coats.
All photos are taken in artificial light. I did take some in the sun but for the first time ever, my camera totally freaked.
So I'll attribute that to the undeniable awesomeness of this polish, it couldna handle it Cap'n!!

I painted two coats of Zoya - Purity on my accent and stamped with MoYou London Tropical Plate 04
using Konad - Black and Sally Hansen - Lightening and Mint Sprint
I love how this multicoloured stamping worked out! 
Exactly how I had pictured it. ^_^  Beyond pleased!

I wish I could get a '57 Bel Air painted with this.
Then I'd go on a Selma & Louise road trip minus the crashing to your death thing.
But, you know, blow up a few semis for sure. 
It's all the rage this season, trust me.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

I Love Nail Polish - Purple Plasma

Hey all,
I've got an absolute stunner for you today!
Brace yourself for...
I Love Nail Polish - Purple Plasma

Purple Plasma is a gorgeous "electric" purple holographic polish full of red and gold sparkle.
This is two coats. 

No matter the lighting, it's beauty is intense!
The holo is to die for but it's the sparkle that really kills it.

I stamped with Essie - Good As Gold and used MoYou London Sci Fi Plate 2.

I couldn't bare to cover much of this up, so I picked a little robot that I'm totally in love with.
It's so damn cute, I want to stamp it on everything ^_^

Purple Plasma has quickly become a new favourite.
ILNP did a stellar job on this one. 
What are your favourite ILNP shades?

Have a good one!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

KBShimmer - Peak My Interest

Hey all,
When I was younger I read a lot of ghost stories and horror novels.
Anyone remember Goosebumps? :) They were so much fun.
After I grew out of those I graduated to Stephen King novels. The master!
Stephen King has a special place in my heart because they filmed the movie It right outside my house!
The scene with the balloon bouncing down the street? That was my street!
I was 4 years old but I clearly remember sneaking looks out the window to watch them film.
So creepy! And to this day it's the only movie that really scares me.
(except the ending where Pennywise the clown turns into a giant spider - lame!)
Anyway, where is this going you ask?
Well, this summer I decided to go back to my roots with a scary summer read.
The Tommyknockers. More science fiction than horror.
It's about a small town that falls under the influence of an alien object buried in the woods.
**oh ahh mysterious O.O **
This manicure (or accent nail I should say) is a nod to that book.
Featuring KBShimmer - Peak My Interest

Peak My Interest is a watermelon pink crelly full of hex and triangle glitter.
White, pink, periwinkle & dark aqua, the glitter combo is fantastic! A little offbeat and very cute.
Watermelon really is the most apt description for this shade. 
Super bright without being neon with just a hint of coral. Totally delish!

photo taken during sunset
I stamped with Konad - Black using Messy Mansion Plate MM33.
The alien hand inside the human hand is so perfect for this book!!!
 But I don't want to give anything away. So I'll just leave it at that. :| Lips are sealed.

Just look at those glitters frozen inside their jello tomb. So fricken awesome.
This is two generous coats. And like with all KB's, flawless formula.
What can I say? I'm in love again. And I'm really hoping triangles become the latest trend.

And I'm so close to finishing Tommyknockers I can almost taste it.
My Dad was making fun of me the other day for how long it's taking me.
Like, what?! I started seven weeks ago and it's 750 pages. Get off my back!!
So I think I know what I'll be up to tonight. :)
Have a good one!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Strawberry Swirl

Hey all,
The other day I was looking through my stash and found a polish I totally forgot I had!
Isn't that terrible? It utterly escaped my memory!
Like, crap! How long have I had it for? When did that happen? o.O
Does that ever happen to you?
I really try to be an attentive mother. (._.)
Since I was feeling like a bum about it, I had to use it right away to cement the fact that, yes, I do own this!
Poor little A-England - Perceval. How could I forget about you?
That's right, an A-England! Like what the hell?? *facepalm*
But Momma's here now and it'll never be ignored again.

 Perceval is a fantastic ruby red metallic. This is like the Taj Mahal of reds, no lie.
And to prove it, I'm only wearing ONE coat!! :O A-England how do I love thee?
I was feeling the red so I paired Perceval with Model City Polish - Strawberry Jam.

I stamped with A-England - Her Rose Adagio using Bundle Monster plate BM414
The fingerprints came out so well! Again, A-England how do you do it?
Such twinkly holographic perfection!

And Strawberry Jam, wow! This is two coats that were a dream to apply.
I must do a full manicure soon. It's so squishy, so vibrant, and SO sparkly! 
Ommm nomm nomm doesn't even begin to describe it.

I'm going to start another bracelet tonight, for my Mum. :)
She gave me "Russian Drab" as my inspiration, which makes it both difficult and easy.
Hopefully the colours and pattern I picked work with the theme. 
*Fingers crossed* We'll see how it turns out... 
Hope you're having a great week! Take it easy!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Pink and Purple Dragon in the Clouds

  Hey all,
Welcome to the start of another glorious weekend! woot woot.
I wish I could take better advantage of Friday nights.
But once I get home I'm more of a zombie than any other night. 
By 10 my eyes are glazed and my attention span is gone.
If I do end up going out, you'll notice me because I'm the one yawning so hard my eyes start to water.
(._.) Life of the party right here! 

I may not be partying but you can bet there's a party going on on my nails.
Just like this one...
artificial light
The base is Model City Polish - Purple Dragon, a bright purple full of blue and purple flecks.
Topped with the fantastic Firecracker Lacquer glitter PINK! (previously swatched here)
I thought it would contrast nicely, and man was I right! These babies were made for each other!
I love it when indies go together like pie and ice cream. Warms my heart.

artificial light
But the party doesn't end there! They demanded more!
So out came Sally Hansen - Lightening and Bundle Monster plate BM312.
I've been neglecting my bundle monsters (bad girl) so I thought I would give them some love.
I've never used the cloud pattern before. For this manicure, it's just perfect!

I really really love this one. 
Summery... bright... fun... a little wild and crazy... a match made in heaven. 
The twinkling flecks, the sprinkling of pink and the bold yellow lines.
I want to wear this forever!

However you decide to spend your Friday I hope you have a great one!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Let's Get Tropical

Hey all,
I need to get into a better posting groove.
I have so many awesome summer manis just waiting for their day in the sun.
But all I want to do when I get home is work on friendship bracelets.
My art is tearing me apart!!!!! And I wouldn't have it any other way. :)
I'm never bored, that's for sure.

Anyhoo... I'll try to get my ass into gear.
Starting today! Let's get tropical! 

 I recently picked up a few MoYou London Tropical plates.So in love!! 
Looking at all the images I knew it was time for me to try stamping with multiple colours.
I don't know why I haven't gotten into that yet, but hello, this is my gateway drug!

Zoya - Purity is the base for this flora and fauna from Tropical Plate 04.
I stamped with Essie - Off The Shoulder (pink), Sally Hansen - Lickety-Split Lime (green, duh) & Lightening (yellow)
I really love how the colours bleed together. Makes me think of sun bleached Hawaiian shirts.

I'm smitten with this manicure. Fresh, bright and colourful. 
And the fact that the white base made my hands look SO tanned. ^_^
I think I'll be wearing white polish well into winter ;P

I'm on my lunch break right now, and the clock is ticking... Got to get back at it!
Have a great hump day y'all!
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