Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone!

I hope everyone will have a fun and safe Halloween tonight. For those affected by hurricane Sandy, I send my thoughts and prayers to you.

If anyone is staying in tonight for Halloween like me, here's a great manicure to try that will make you feel festive.

This manicure is super SWEET. The thumb is a tootsie roll. The pointer uses REAL Nerds candy. The middle finger is candy corn, of course. The ring ringer is a Hershey's kiss, and the pinky is a lollipop water marble! 

This was my Halloween tutorial last year. Check out the tutorial below and enjoy your Halloween!If this tutorial is too crazy, you can check out my skulls and bows manicure from this year HERE!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Skulls and Bows Pictorial

Thanks to one of my IG buddies, Mollie there is now a pictorial for the skulls and bows mani! 

Halloween is tomorrow -- are you excited? Are you painting your nails to match your costume? Let me know in the poll below!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Let's Get Organized

A 9 o'clock last night, my friend Colby texts me this picture:
I think I might have died from laughing so hard. 1) I absolutely love The Little Mermaid and 2) It's true! I always want more nail polish no matter how big my collection gets. 

A lot of people have asked me how many polishes I have and how I store all of my nail polish and nail art supplies. It is pretty simple actually. I have 3 plastic tubs that I color-code my polish in and I have a case where I store all my nail art supplies.

The result: All of my things in one place where I can see and access everything easily. No, it's not the perfect system but it works!

How do you organize your collection? Answer in the poll below!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Nail Polish: It's all the RAGE

Again, it is Monday. If you read last week's Monday post, you know I'm not exactly a Monday fan, (and that I love a funny eCard!). But, have no fear, RAGE is here to cure your Monday blues.

Another quick Google search helped me find these hilarious rage memes about nail polish. Don't forget to vote for your favorite in the poll below! Happy Monday! ;)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Tutorial: Skulls, Hearts & Crossbones!

     Finally, a new tutorial and just in time for the spooky holidays too! My newest tutorial is a twist on your normal Halloween manicure. My skulls are...dare I say, cute? 
     This super simple tutorial is great for beginners and will also be perfect if you are celebrating Dia de Los Muertos! (I have always loved this Mexican holiday... las calaveras de azĂșcar son muy bonitas!)
     The best part about this spooktacularly adorable manicure is that you can wear it any time of year. Skulls are a huge trend right now so why not translate that trend to your nails!

P.S. I found this super cool skull font! It can be downloaded here

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nail Polish eCards Cure the "Mondays"

It seems to me that everyone I know is OBSESSED with eCards. There is an eCard for EVERYTHING. I have a case of the Monday's today and I though, what better way to cheer myself up than to find some wonderful eCards...about my most favorite thing...NAIL POLISH?!?

So after a quick google search, I found these 4 eCards that I just had to share with all of you. Vote for the most relatable eCard below.

(I have definitely thought about this.)

(A problem I face on a daily basis.)

(Yea...I love the smell of polish.)

(Well, duh.)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Selena Gomez v. Kylie Jenner - Polish Showdown!

Selena Gomez v. Kylie Jenner - which polish is better?!
OPI loves its celebrity collections and the brand's widely sold Nicole by OPI branch is no exception. Last holiday season, Nicole by OPI launched Kardashian Kolor -- 14 shades of nail polish inspired by the infamous Kardashian clan!

Now in January 2013, Nicole by OPI will give us another celeb collection, this time from Selena Gomez! Selena's line will also feature 14 polishes in a variety of colors.

Now, we've all see shades that are similar across the major polish brands, but what happens when a brand makes a dupe of its own polish? (A dupe is a duplicate or very similar color.) Check out the two colors below -- one is from the Kardashian Kolor collection and the other will be part of Selena Gomez's line!

Click for Image Sources: Rainbow in the S-Kylie & Confetti Fun

Those look pretty similar to me! Vote for your favorite below:

Monday, October 8, 2012

Coming Soon: January 2013, Lines to Look For!

It may only be the second week of October, but you might want to start preparing for January 2013! Two very exciting, celeb-inspired collections will be released by the OPI family at the beginning of next year and I can hardly wait.

Just Jared reports that one line will be from the brand's Nicole by OPI branch. Selena Gomez is the celebrity inspiring this collection. Selena's line will include 14 colors ranging from pretty, pastel pinks to bold and dazzling glitters.

 The names of the polishes are inspired by some of her song and movie titles. Here are some of my favs from Selena's beautiful collection: Confetti Fun, Sweet Dreams and Pretty in Plum.
Image(s) Source: Just Jared Jr. 

What do you think of Selena's polishes?!

Another collection from the OPI brand will also be released in January 2013! Mariah Carey, one of the new additions to the American Idol judging panel, will release a collection of polishes with OPI's original polish.
Image Source:

Details about the collection are still fuzzy, but everyone is expecting lots of flash and glam from the glamourous diva.

Whose collection are you looking forward to most? Mariah's or Selena's? Vote here:

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gimme That GOLD!

All that glitters is gold!
No, but really. Now there is nail polish with REAL gold flecks in it. We can thank nail polish giants OPI and Zoya for the latest and greatest in nail glitz and glam.

Zoya's gold top coat is called GLITY and can be pre-ordered NOW on the Zoya Website! The orders are set to ship October 15th!*** The polish comes in a set of 3 polishes: a black, a white and the gold top coat.
***UPDATE: Zoya tweeted today that the GILTY Pleasures set is SOLD OUT. The item is limited edition due to scarcity of the materials used and will not be made available again. So...start checking Ebay! ;)
Images from Zoya Website

OPI's golden top coat is part of OPI's Holiday 2012 collection 'Skyfall' which is inspired by 007! The collection should be available sometime in October as well!

Image from Pamper With Polish

I've already got my eye on one of the topcoats in particular...which will you choose? Do you thing real gold on your nails is a great new trend or just too much? Leave comments and let me know what you think!