Saturday, February 28, 2015

Colores de Carol 50K Swatches and Review

Hey ladies! I have been patiently waiting all week to swatch this gorgeous polish. I've been willing my nails to grow faster after last week's nail break. This bottle has been sitting in front of my computer since I got it, staring me down. Finally I couldn't wait anymore and I'm so excited to share it with you!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Arcane Lacquer Willow and Little Supernovas

Happy Monday everyone! I had a dramatic nail break last week. Boo!! So instead of creating new content I dug through all my draft posts and found these two Arcane Lacquer polishes. Why have I never posted these swatches?! I don't know, but it's about time I gave them some attention because they are GORG-E-OUS! I dare you to disagree with me.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Philly Loves Lacquer Springtime in Philly Collection

Ladies and gentlemen, are you all ready for some gushing? I have for you today the Philly Loves Lacquer Springtime in Philly Collection. Why am I so excited about this collection? Well Esther, creator of PLL has made some really original, unique, and gorgeous shades that are just perfect for spring in a not-so-expected way. This was my first time trying PLL polishes and wasn't sure what to expect. Let me tell you, I was impressed by all of these.

The Springtime in Philly Collection is comprised of seven polishes with a variety of finishes including five pastel micro glitters, one chrome micro glitter, and one flakie top coat. Each one, excluding the flakie top coat, is designed to be worn on its own.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jenna Hipp I Cast A Spell On Blue With Water Marble Accent

Hey guys! How you all doing? I'm pretty stoked right now because I just bought plane tickets to Washington for a visit back home in a couple months. Yay! I can't wait to see my family and friends. So anyway, about the nails. I love this mani! The combination of dark blue and the bright accent nail is a fun contrast. I was also soo pleased about how the water marble turned out. I got this on the first try!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Colores de Carol January Releases Swatches and Review

Hello lovelies! Today I have the Colores de Carol swatches I promised you the other day. Let me tell you, when I opened up this package and unwrapped each polish, there was much oohing and ahhing going on. Let's take a closer look and I think you'll see why.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours Valentine

Dearest Society Sisters,

Happy Valentine's Day! I have one last VDay mani, and then I promise no more until next year. I was going to write you a poem to go along with this post but it never got finished. It's probably better that I don't use up all my good ideas now and that I save some for later, right?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Punk You Valentine's Day!

I've done a lot of cute and saccharine Valentine's Day manis up until now. Romantic relationships aren't always a rose garden though. In fact, I had my first heartbreak right before the holiday, as I recalled in this post last year. Sometimes this holiday is just a reminder of heartbreak and bitterness. And really, there's not much worse than that. For those singing the anthem of "Love Hurts", I've created some angsty punk rock nails for you.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love Letters From The Penitentiary: Free Valentine's Day Printables For Your Jailbird Sweetheart

As proof that not ALL of my time is wasted spent doing my nails, I have a different kind of post for you today. You may know that pen palling is a long-time hobby of mine. I have an affinity for stationary and greeting cards, and have quite the collection. 

There is something great about finding that perfect card that says just what you want to convey. Sometimes though, you can't find a card for a specific occasion or recipient. The lack of variety and options is almost criminal. I'm an equal opportunity kind of person when it comes to all occasion greeting cards. Everyone needs a way to express their love- the friend, the parent, the lover, the incarcerated. I think there is a certain niche that the card-making conglomerate has missed out on. This is my attempt to rectify that situation.


Graphic design and I aren't friends. We're not even acquaintances. Luckily I have a brilliant sister April who has these skills in her wheelhouse. We teamed up to create these printable Valentine cards for your enjoyment. I have for you a series of four cards, in four design themes to choose from:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fade Into You Valentine Gradient

In case you couldn't tell by my recent manis, or the calendar, Valentine's Day is almost here. Do you have any special plans? Dinner with your sweetheart? Partying with your girlfriends? Cuddling with your kitty? The hubby and I have plans to do something. We just haven't planned what that something is yet. We prefer to avoid the crowds and celebrate before or after the 14th. Something about mobs of hungry people just doesn't say "romance" to me. If you are braving the crowds and don't have dinner reservations, I have a helpful tip. After three+ years of working as a hostess I can tell you it doesn't hurt to attempt a little bribery. Or if you're not into that, you might want to bring some crackers to munch on while you wait two hours for your table.

Monday, February 9, 2015

ALIQUID Lacquer Gloss48 Exclusive Collection Swatches and Review

Hello lovelies! I have some newly acquired ALIQUID Lacquers that I'm so excited to show you. These polishes were recently launched as an exclusive collection for Gloss48, an indie cosmetics site. The collection consists of six shades, four of which I have to for you today. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A England Rose Bower By Any Other Name

Today's Valentine mani is a departure from all the pink ones I've done of late. This romantic look features the beautiful a england Rose Bower. A england is a brand that makes such gorgeous polishes, you don't really want to wear anything else with them! I wanted to do a little nail art, but still keep it simple to show off Rose Bower in its full glory. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lovey Dovey Valentine

Another Valentine's Day mani! I can't get enough of the MoYou London Festive 19 plate. The images are just so cute! They make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I don't know about you, but I need all the bright and happy things I can get in these winter months. And chocolate. Any holiday that involves chocolate is a good holiday.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Colores de Carol Valentine's Day Trio Swatches, Review and Nail Art

I am taking a break from nail art today, but not from Valentine themed nails! I have some lovely swatches of the Colores de Carol Valentine's Day trio to show you. Let's start with some details before we get to the photos.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Candy Striped Valentine

Alright ladies, you asked for it (*not really)! I have another Valentine's Day mani for y'all. This mani's design is cute and simple and was inspired by Very Emily's Pinstripe Bow Nails. I LOVED how Emily put the hearts together to create a darling little bow. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to recreate it. What could be more perfect than making it into a Valentine's mani?