Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Paint Box Polish: Dragons Are A Girl's Best Friend Collection Swatches

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Hello, readers! I have a really fun post to share with you today. On Black Friday, Paint Box Polish is releasing the new Dragons Are A Girl's Best Friend Collection and I have all 4 to share with you today...PLUS nail art to match each polish's dragon of inspiration! Take a look, you just may recognize some of these famous dragons!
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Flashback to Thanksgiving Nail Art Tutorials!

Good afternoon, readers! Have you planned your Thanksgiving nail art for this week yet? I've done two Thanksgiving themed tutorials in the past so I'm sharing them now in case you haven't seen them before! Let's take a look at my simple turkey and pilgrim hat tutorials:
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Monday, November 24, 2014

KBShimmer Winter Holiday Vinyl Nail Art!

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Good morning, readers! I have the new KBShimmer Winter Holiday Vinyl Nail Decal Sheet to share and review for you today! 11 holiday inspired designs, 72 total decals to either stick to your nails or use as a nail guide to paint over and peel back up. Let's take a look at the 3 example ideas I've created to show a use for all 11 designs!
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Giving Thanks Multi-Blogger GIVEAWAY!

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Are you ready for a giveaway? Some of my blogging friends, indie polish makers, and I have teamed up to bring you The Giving Thanks Multi-Blogger Giveaway! There are 9 prizes and we just want to show our appreciation to you for supporting us!

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Swatch Saturday: Alter Ego Home For The Holidays 2014 Collection

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Good morning, readers! I have been sparse on the blog this week, but I am back with a new collection from Alter Ego Nail Enamels! The Home For The Holidays 2014 Collection features 5 polishes inspired by family and friends you would see when you are home for the holidays! Let's take a look!
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Gel Polish Review: Madam Glam Honeydew

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Good morning, readers! Today's post is a little different because I got to try out my very first gel polish that you have to cure with a UV/LED light. As a total newbie, I was nervous about screwing it up but it actually was easier than I expected! Madam Glam sells regular nail polish but recently expanded to gel polish as well. Let's take a look!
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Swatch Saturday: Lighthouse of Hope Collaboration Box

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Good morning, readers! I have a really special Collaboration Box to share with you today for Depression Awareness. I am really happy I was able to swatch these beauties and below is the info I received directly from the polish makers.

This special edition box is a collaboration between 8 indie polish makers with proceeds benefiting the group I Need a LightHouse.  I Need a LightHouse is an amazing organization that works directly with people who suffer from depressive disorders as well as educates the family members of those individuals so that they can learn coping methods and help their loved ones.  You can find more information about the organization here.

The box will include the following 8 polishes plus a She Shines topcoat from Alter Ego:
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Friday, November 14, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Thankfulness, Day 5: Books!

Good afternoon, readers! It's the final day of Thankfulness with The Digit-al Dozen! Have you enjoyed this week? I love how different the theme has stretched among the group of us and I've had fun trying to decide what I could incorporate from my life into nail art. Today's nail art is my favorite manicure in a while and I am so excited to wear it all weekend. Today, I am thankful for books. Whether it's the children's books filled with pictures and rhymes that I read with my children daily, or the (mostly) Urban Fantasy books I read for myself as often as I can.

I've done a sparkling, colorful base with the words "live, laugh, love" stamped across them.  Not all the books we read have colorful pages, but those that don't can take us on a journey out of our everyday life and that is what's so magical about books. I am so glad that both of my children, as well as Mr. Adventures In Acetone, love books as much as I do.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Thankfulness, Day 4: Target!

Good evening, readers! For my 4th day of Thankfulness with The Digit-al Dozen, I am thankful for Target! Yes, the retail store. There are a zillion things I love about Target but some stand out more than others. I was a cashier there as my very first job at 16 years old.  About a year or two after I started working there, I met my now-husband! Mr. Adventures In Acetone began working there and it made work so much better. Cheesy, I know, but it's the truth.

Currently, the two biggest things I love about Target are the double-seater children carts and the built in Starbucks. I am at target a few times a week and it's so easy to have both kids strapped in a cart as I stroll through with a frappuccino in hand. Target is on my "making my life easier" list so today I've done some bullseyes for the store logo.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Thankfulness, Day 3: Coffee!

Good morning, readers! Today, as part of our Thankfulness Week with The Digit-al Dozen, I am thankful for coffee! Even as I type this, I am sipping on a cup. In case you didn't guess from my post on monday, life here can be a bit hectic. Getting up at 5am to fit in some nail time wouldn't really be possible without my daily coffee. (Who am I kidding, sleeping in on some weekend days still requires coffee asap LOL!) For my nail art today, I've done a watermarble that reminds me of when I'm mixing my creamer into my coffee (or the pretty surface designs when you get coffee at a coffee shop). My accent nail is a cup of steaming coffee over Darling Diva Caffeine Junkie. Fitting, right?
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Thankfulness, Day 2: Nail Polish Friends

Good afternoon, readers! Its Thankfulness Week with The Digit-al Dozen and today I am thankful for the many awesome friends I've met over the past 3 years in the nail polish community. I started blogging when my husband was deployed to Afghanistan with the US Army. It was a lonely time for me, even with a couple friends and Hailey being a 3 year old at the time and keeping me busy during the day. I had so much free time on my hands at night when she went to bed that I found myself sucked into the world of nail art and a few nail art groups on Facebook. They turned into my online family and I am still good friends with some that I've known since the beginning.

For today's nail art, I've recreated a nail art look by one of my closest nail art friends--Ashley from Ashley Is PolishAddicted. It just so happens to be her BIRTHDAY today, so it's perfectly fitting! Happy Birthday, Ashley!
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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Thankfulness, Day 1: Vinyl Nail Guides.

Good morning, readers! It's time for another nail art week with The Digit-al Dozen! This month's theme is Thankfulness and it's posing quite the challenge when it comes to conveying ideas into nail art. I am so absolutely thankful to God for the blessings in my life such as my husband, children, family, friends, food on our table, a home, our health, my husband's employment, etc. Those are really the most important things in my life but aren't that easy to do as nail art. So, I think I'll look at this week as a way to show some of the little things in life I am thankful for. Whether they just make me happy or make my life as a busy mom easier.
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Swatch Sunday: Zoya Wishes Collection!

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Good morning, readers! I have the new Zoya Wishes Collection for Winter/Holiday 2014 today. There are 6 polishes, three of which are Magical Pixie Dusts. They all coordinate well together, and I can see a lot of nail art/accent nail possibilities! Let's take a look!
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Swirls, Dots, and Pipe Dream Polish V.I.P. Pass!

Good afternoon, readers! I have a simple nail art mani to show you today. I was so excited to grab Pipe Dream Polish V.I.P. Pass at one of the last restocks and this is how I wore it! Swirls and dots are simple and eye catching, and I loved the odd color palette.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

KBShimmer Cuticle Oil Pens!

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Good afternoon, readers! KBShimmer released their new Winter Collection on the 1st and I showed you some of them a couple of weeks ago. Adding to the new collection of polishes are new scents to the Cuticle Oil Pen line. This was my first time trying cuticle oil by KBShimmer and I will share my thoughts below on the two new holiday scents I received: Raspberry Vanilla and Peppermint.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Darling Diva Caffeine Junkie: Spray Marble Nail Art

Good afternoon, readers! I recently won a prize package of two custom polishes from Ashley Is PolishAddicted's 3 Year Blogiversary Giveaway. I showed you the custom Elevation Polish Fervent on Saturday, and today I'm wearing the other custom: Darling Diva Caffeine Junkie. I loved the flakes and shimmer in this base polish and decided to do a spray marble over it for my full mani.
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

FLASH GIVEAWAY: Alter Ego and Gloss48!

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Good morning, readers! Are you ready for a FLASH GIVEAWAY?? Do you remember the swatches of the new Gloss48 Exclusive Alter Ego polishes I shared a couple of weeks ago? You now have the chance to win 4 Alter Ego polishes provided by Gloss 48.
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Half Moon Spider Web Nail Art!

Good afternoon, readers! I can't believe it's November already! I know this post is a little late, but I really wanted to show you what I wore on my nails for Halloween yesterday. I did a sneak peek on Instagram last night, but here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure!
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