Monday, May 11, 2015

Glam Polish Knockout Collection (Part 2) - Swatches & Review

Monday, May 11, 2015
Hi everyone!

Glam Polish just released the second part of the gorgeous Knockout Collection recently, which features nine new shades with a strong holo effect and lots of ultra holo glitter.  I didn't swatch the first part, but they were so beautiful & bright, so I'm excited to share this second half with all of you!

Each one really is “ultra holo” (even more so in the sun!), and they all have perfect formulas, so they definitely don’t disappoint.  I hope you enjoy the swatches!

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Monday, May 04, 2015

My Collaboration Polish with Beyond the Nail: Cherry Wine + Damask Decals

Monday, May 04, 2015
Hello everyone!

I have a special post to share with you all today, and it's long overdue!  I recently collaborated with Beyond the Nail to create my very own nail polish and decal!  The polish is called Cherry Wine, and it’s accompanied by a really pretty damask decal.  I’m so excited about it, and so honored to have been a collaborator in this Nail Artist Collaboration Collection.

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This polish really is the perfect “me” shade, and I've decided to name it after one of my favorite songs, Cherry Wine by my favorite artist Hozier.  I’ve always loved damask style patterns as well, so that’s where the decal inspiration came from.

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Cherry Wine is a bright burgundy holographic polish with an intense gold shimmer.  It’s quite a chameleon, because indoors it tends to look warmer and almost duochrome with the golden sheen, but when it catches the light (or especially in the sun!) the strong holographic effect shines and it appears slightly more purple toned.  It’s just the most perfect shade in between purple & red, extremely flattering, and the gold makes it so unique.  It has a perfect two coat formula as well.

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I created an accent nail featuring one of the damask decals as well.  I started by placing the decal in the center of the nail (shown above, alone), then painting some curved lines with Essie Good As Gold, and a few white details surrounding it.  I love how it turned out.  I chose white decals, but they also come in a wide range of colors (gold would be so pretty!).

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As you can tell by the amount of photos in this post, I'm kind of obsessed with this polish!  It's just so pretty, and a thousand times better in person, of course!  I've worn it several times already, so I hope you all love it as much as I do.

For more info on my collaboration shade Cherry Wine and the rest of the Nail Artist Collaboration shades, please visit Beyond the Nail's website.  Each polish retails for $8.00 CAD (or full collection for $55.00), and the decals are $4.00 CAD.
*I am not being compensated for the polish, I just helped provide inspiration as part of the collection*





Thank you for reading! :)

Kristin



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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

#WNAC2015 - April / Pastel: Spring Floral Nails

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Hi everyone!

I have the last design that I created for the Weekly Nail Art Challenge (#WNAC2015) to share with you all today.

The theme for the month was Pastel, and so perfect for Spring of course!  If you missed the first three posts (Simple, Ikat, & Chevron), you can view them here, here, & here.  And, you can find the challenge photo for May at the bottom of the post, if you're interested (hint: neons!)!

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For the final prompt, Floral, I really wanted to create a new [intense] floral print like some I've done in the past (remember those Gradient Floral Nails (+ Tutorial)?), but of course it always has to be a bit unique ...

Monday, April 27, 2015

#WNAC2015 - April / Pastel: Chevron Floral Nails

Monday, April 27, 2015
Hi everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend.  I'm catching up on my last two #WNAC2015 posts for April, so you'll see two today, and they're both floral related!

For the Chevron prompt, I found this amazing pattern on Pinterest which combined chevron and florals, so I couldn't resist creating it on my nails.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

#WNAC2015 - April / Pastel: Ikat Nails feat. the Lacc Beauty Spring / Summer 2015 Collection

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Hi everyone!

We finally have some lovely Spring weather here in Canada, so I couldn't be more excited to use the new Spring / Summer 2015 Collection from Lacc (La Couleur Couture) for my latest #WNAC2015 post.

The prompt for this week was Ikat.  I haven't created any ikat nails for a while now, so I was pretty excited, and I wanted to design something unique but still have the ikat feel to it.

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