Thursday, April 10, 2014

This Isn't Real…

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Two words— Theo. James. Not the only reason to go see Divergent, but definitely the most aesthetically pleasing one. :-D Yum. I'm not ashamed, I totally went and saw this the first night it was in theaters, and even painted my friend Nikki's nails in the theater with the Divergent nail polish set from Sephora. The movie isn't one of award-winning cinema, but it's fairly decent for what it is. Decent enough that I went to see it a second time, though that was probably due more to the extremely handsome male lead than the plot line. I did this nail art for the second viewing of the movie, it's the bird tattoo that Tris gets on her collarbone.

This Isn't Real nail art, divergent, birds, Tris

This Isn't Real nail art, divergent, birds, Tris

I used:

Nude: Deborah Lippmann Naked
Black: American Apparel Hassid

Basecoat: Formula X basecoat
Topcoat: Seche Vite topcoat

Have you seen the Divergent movie? What did you think? And let's talk Theo James (aka Four)...I'd love to read your thoughts in the comments below! :D

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Point Taken!

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It's spring. Seriously, in Michigan today I am able to go outside WITHOUT A COAT! How exciting, right?! I have to say, I'm super stoked about slightly warmer days and well, the lack of snow. I can't wait to be able to play outside with Homer and take his energetic little white butt for walks.

Today, to celebrate a day above freezing, I decided to do some quick nail art using some nail polishes from the Morgan Taylor nail polish line. It's very simple, but it makes me think of pools and bright sunshiny days!

To achieve this look, I simply painted my nail with Morgan Taylor Water Baby and then used tape to mask off where I didn't want the turquoise to go, then painted with Morgan Taylor West Coast Cool. Remove the tape, add topcoat and done! :-D

I used:

Light Blue: Morgan Taylor Water Baby
Turquoise: Morgan Taylor West Coast Cool

Basecoat: Morgan Taylor Stick With It basecoat
Topcoat: Morgan Taylor Need for Speed topcoat

What do you think? Does this nail art feel like Spring? What are you painting for spring? Tell me in the comments below!

Morgan Taylor nail polishes, as always, are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate and can be purchased at for $8.50. 

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided for review by the manufacturer. See the legal page disclosure for more information.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Daily Nail is MOVING! (again)

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I'm seriously so excited to tell you the REAL reason I moved back to Michigan instead of moving back to Las Vegas when I came back from India. I needed to acclimate myself to a cooler climate because I was selected to be part of a group of 'normal' people to participate in an experiment in Antarctica to study how super chilled climates effect the average person so scientists and researchers can better prepare for global climate change. Exciting right?

Not to worry though, I did get permission from the head of the study to continue writing on my blog and posting pictures. However, there is one little catch...

I hope you all are ok with this method of showing my nail art!!!  On the bright side, I no longer have to concern myself with cuticle care. BONUS! :D

I'll post better pix later tonight- I couldn't get the darn colors to come out right, and I ran out of time before work!

Here is a picture of the nails by themselves. A little rough on the edges, I'm not used to painting falsies!

I used:

Grey: Nubar Fashion is Forward
Aqua: Nubar Dreamy Moss
Violet: Nubar New Mood
Pink: Nubar Spring in Her Step
Pink-toned purple: Nubar City Self
Bright pastel coral: Nubar Succulent
Bright pastel orange: Nubar Wildflower Blooming

Topcoat: Nubar Diamont Top Coat

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided for review by the manufacturer. See the legal page disclosure for more information.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Zoya Cashmere Swatches & Review

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Don't you hate it when you're on your computer, looking through files, and you discover that you never posted those swatches that you did literally MONTHS ago? Awesome, right? I feel like a big ol' dummy. I looked at the date, and these photos were taken in August. Yeah, that month at the end of summer that was, hmmm, let's count...over 7 months ago. Really. The sad part? I LOVED this collection, so I'm not sure how I could have missed posting it!!

Anyway, better late than never right?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Frog in My Throat

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Rumor has it that there is another Muppets movie out recently. While I did this a few months ago for a 31-day challenge (the theme for the day was 'green'), I figured this would be perfect to post on my blog instead of just my Instagram. This was a super quick and simple design that you instantly recognize, right? For some reason it makes me want to sing Rainbow Connection. lol

I'll be honest, it's been a while, and I only remember what color I used for the base color of Kermit–I'll list it below. :)

Kermit, Muppets, collar, neck, A Frog in My Throat

Kermit, Muppets, collar, neck, A Frog in My Throat

Kermit, Muppets, collar, neck, A Frog in My Throat

I used:

Are you going to watch the new Muppets Most Wanted movie? What do you think of my Kermit interpretation? Tell me in the comments below, I'd love to hear from the lovers, the dreamers, and you!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Morgan Taylor Glam Rock Swatches & Review

Morgan Taylor Glam Rock nail art

My first introduction to Morgan Taylor was this past summer at Cosmoprof, and man, what a color selection! Today's post is a review of their Winter 2014 collection–Glam Rock. These are colors fit for a punk rock princess; silver, black, duochrome, it has a little everything for the chic girl on the go! Most of the colors are pretty pigmented, and the ones that aren't build very nicely!

Check out my photos and review after the jump!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Luck of the Not So Irish?

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Happy belated St Patrick's Day! I posted this manicure on my Instagram (Are you following me yet?! :-P) yesterday and, as promised, I'm posting them here on the blog! I know that I've been horrid about posting lately, but I'm working very hard to get stuff posted and collections swatched for you!! :-D

So about the nails, I usually hate stuff affixed to my nails, but I knew that the gold studs from the Sally Hansen I ♥ Nail Art stud set would be perfect for gold coins left by a mischievous little leprechaun on my nail! I actually like the ring finger nail a lot, and since the studs are so close together, I won't pick them off like I usually do. I used a bunch of polishes for this manicure, so see below for the details!

You can sort of see the beautiful shift of Ninja Polish Shillelagh best in the second photo; from one angle it is a beautiful emerald, and from another it's a golden green, and sometimes I feel like I can even see a rusty orange. I love it!

Side note: These pictures were unfortunately taken after a shift at work, so there is some slight tip wear...oops!

Luck of the Not So Irish manicure

Luck of the Not So Irish manicure 2

Luck of the Not So Irish manicure - thumb

I used:


Green: Sephora by OPI I Come in Peas
Green/Gold Shimmer: Ninja Polish Shillelagh


Yellow: Wet 'n' Wild Get Lucky
Green: Sephora by OPI I Come in Peas


Ring Finger:

Green: Sephora by OPI I Come in Peas


Green/Gold Shimmer: Ninja Polish Shillelagh

Topcoat: Seche Vite top coat

What did you do for your St Patrick's Day Manicure? Tell me in the comments below! 

Disclosure: Some products in this post were provided for review by the manufacturer. However, many of them were purchased by me. See the legal page disclosure for more information. 

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