Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nvr Enuff Polish | The Light Collection

OMGosh! I am SO sorry that I've been gone so long. Its been a long couple weeks and I unfortunately had to put some things on hold for a bit. I'm back now though, and I have a review for you that I am uber excited about!

One of the most amazing people I know, Alix @teoqeg from Instagram and her girl Lynnae @misslynnae have recently joined the indie polish world and created the amazing brand Nvr Enuff Polish or NEP for short. They currently have two gorgeous collections out and lucky for you, I have both of them to review!

Today I want to share with you the first NEP collection. All the colors names are in French and the colors are inspired by the light at different times during the day. While working with these lacquers I noticed a few things about them all. They are super shiny, unique and very long-wearing. I love the tall square bottles and the wide flat brushes. The hand stamped labels are unique and fun and really perfect for this brand. So without further rambling by myself... Introducing Nvr Enuff Polish and The Light Collection.

I'll start at the dawn with Lever du Soleil. (Sunrise)

Lever du Soleil is a "flaky rose gold topper... based on the pink/gold of the morning light." (quote from NEP) 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014

Nail Polish Canada has partnered with Cirque Colors, NCLA & piCture pOlish to host The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014

This giveaway winner will receive up to 200 polishes from Nail Polish Canada and 10 different brands! Right now the prize is at 64 shades but hopefully it will grow even more!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Alix Part 2 | Alix and the Blue Crayon

Aaaaaand I'm back for part two!

This half of today's very special blog post is my own nail art in honor of my very best of friends Alix. If you have Instagram and you don't already follow her, go ahead and check her out at @teoqeg!

I had to think long and hard about today's nail art. I thought long and hard enough that I didn't even get it done until tonight. I had a difficult time deciding on something that would really honor what an amazing person and friend Alix has been to me. Everything I drew seemed stupid and boring, or just not enough. Everything was missing something.

I finally decided to just start scrolling back through her feed and suddenly I knew exectly what I wanted to do. You see Alix has this tattoo of Harold and the Purple Crayon on her arm. It wasn't there when we met and I remember when she got it and I've loved it ever since. I even bought one of my favorite polishes off of her to help fund it. So it seems special. Well the mani today is inspired by the tattoo and the book it came from. I hope you like it Alix. I love you to death. Happy Birthday!

I started this mani off with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow, my favorite white creme, then I topped it with one thin coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat and let it mostly dry. 

Happy Birthday Alix Part 1 | Ashley's Nails

I have a super special sorta guest post for you today! This is part one in a two part post today for my very best friend Alix's birthday. Alix moved across the country to California last week, so I won't be able to be there to celebrate with her, but my girlfriend AJ and I wanted to do something special for her. When @misslynnae on Instagram texted me and asked us to do some blue star nails I was all over it! Usually my girlfriend is not the nail polish type. Sure, she knows some of the colors from my talking about them constantly and she's picked up some of our polish lingo, but she doesn't really wear it.

Well that is going to change today! Since Alix is so special to both of us, AJ offered up her nails to my nail art skillz haha! So here we go!

I started out with a base of Illamasqua Phallic (AJ: "You want me to wear something called Phallic?" Yup haha) 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Neon Tribal Nail Art

Purchased By Me

Happy Tuesday!

I have some fun summer nail art for you all today and a very rare sighting of my Cinderella hand! I was pulling rainbow neons out of my Melmer to use on my toes in an ombre, and I started to think that maybe I wanted the colors on my fingers too. I kept looking at them and decided to go for it!

After applying the neon colors I added a black and white tribal design and here is the result!

 What do you think?! I am soooooo happy with how they came out!

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Nail Art Guild | Patriotic

Happy Fourth to those of you in the States! To the rest of you, happy Friday!

Today I had the holiday off, so I had plenty of time to put together these 4th of July nails for The Nail Art Guild's Patriotic theme. I had a few designs bouncing around in my head but I went with a loose translation of the American flag. 

I started with a base of Stardust Polish Retro Ruby on my thumb, index and middle fingers and Kinda Jazzy on my ring and pinkie.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Stardust Polish | Retro Ruby and Kinda Jazzy

Happy Hump Day!

I have two very super awesome lacquers for you today from Stardust Polish. Now, I love anything that is super uber sparkly and shimmery, so it should come as no surprise that I LOVE both of these shades. They really speak for themselves, so lets get to it!

First up is Kinda Jazzy.

Kinda Jazzy is a GORGEOUS blue jellyish lacquer loaded with holographic glitters. I LOVE THIS POLISH. Enough said. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Salon Perfect | Paint The Town Red White and Blue

Provided for Review

Hey there lovelies!

I have some selections from a great holiday themed collection for you from Salon Perfect today. This collection is a well rounded mix of cremes, glitters and shimmers just perfect for your 4th of July manicure. I have 7 shades to show you today as well as three different nail art kits. Lets get right into the manicures shall we?

First up is a multicolor matte glitter topper. Meet Boom Boom Boom.

Boom Boom Boom is a matte glitter topper loaded with red white and blue matte glitters all in a small size. You could probably layer this to make it opaque, but I chose to put it over a base of Cult Nails Time Traveler.