Monday, November 30, 2015

6:00 AM

Hobby Polish Bloggers Presents - Monochromatic Manicures

     For the month of November the Hobby Polish Bloggers have joined up to bring you some monochromatic manicures. And the timing could be better. I had just finished this nail art look a few days before the theme was decided on. I figured it was fate and knew that I had to join in on the link up. 

     Now a monochromatic manicure had a certain appeal for me, the way 2 colors of the same shade can work together to create something beautiful, and subtle. Sadly my camera does not share the same love as I do and refused to capture what I saw on my nails. 

      To create this look I used Orly Beautiful Disaster as my base. As you can see it dries slightly darker than what you see in the bottle. I'll have a full review of this polish up in a few days. 

     For the stamping I used Shandy plate SH20 and Sinful Colors Southern Belle. A gorgeous raspberry colored creme polish that stamps like a dream.  

    The design was a bit more visible to the naked eye but the sparkle and shimmer of Beautiful Disaster threw my camera off and caused the design to disappear. Looking back at it now I probably should have tried a matte top coat. But I liked the glossy look too much in person. I guess that's a lesson I'll have to remember for next time. 

     How do you feel about monochromatic manicures? Do you like the subtle look they can have or do you prefer a more obvious look? Don't forget to check out the others looks created for this theme. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

6:00 AM

MoYou London - Black Friday deal and a NYE plate (Press Release)

      MoYou London has decided to tempt us this holiday season with an all new plate just for New Years Eve and by keeping their Black Friday deal a secret until that very day! Hmmmm not sure I like being kept in suspense like this. So to tide us over until the big reveal let's take a look at that new plate. 

Can you believe it? It's almost 2016 
and the countdown to New Years has officially begun.
Here at MYL, we're busy prepping for one of the biggest nights of the year. 
The perfect outfit ... check!
Sparkling shoes ... check!
Gallons of glitter ... check!
We're almost there, but now it's time to create a NYE mani worthy of a champagne toast. 
Are you ready to celebrate? 
Say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 with MYL!
Our New Years plates feature lots of bubbly, fireworks, and shimmering stars. 

And if this is not enough to make you jump of excitement we got a
Black Friday Deal 
waiting to come out this
Friday at noon and it will continue till Tuesday at 10am (GMT)

Need a boost of nailspiration?
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for a dose of tips,tricks and trends!

Heavy black heart Lots of love! Heavy black heart
 MoYou London Team

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

5:27 PM

Bundle Monster Black Friday Sale

*Press Release*

     Take advantage of Bundle Monster's biggest sale of the year with these Black Friday deals. 

Gifts for the Holidays? FREE SHIPPING for all U.S. Orders over $25 - No Code Necessary
One Stop Holiday Shop for:  Gifts for Her, Beauty Gift Sets, and More!
Start the Holiday Savings with our BIGGEST Sale | Shop Black Friday
The MUST HAVE Items | Shop Black Friday
Shop Lotus Mat

Transform your nail art work station into a ZEN like experience.


Shop Metal Nail Guides

Turn your favorite stamped designs into new shapes or create DIY nail decals!

Shop Occasions:  Christmas/NYE Nail Plates

Make your tips merry and bright this holiday season!

Find what you are looking for // Shop Bundle Monster
SAVE MORE when you Shop Clearance | No Code Necessary
Black Friday Sale:  Offer valid on merchandise purchased online only from November 25, 2015 12:00 AM HST through November 29, 2015 at 11:59 PM HST.  Customer needs to apply one of the applicable discounts during checkout under Coupon codes: TAKE15, TAKE20 or TAKE30.  Discount does not apply to the purchase of e-gift cards, sale category, exclusive holiday gift sets under the Holiday Shop category, packaging, shipping or applicable tax.  Discount is ONLY combinable with free promotions listed: Limited Edition: Hawaiian Christmas Plate and Plastic Nail Guide Set.  No adjustments will be made on previous purchases. No rainchecks.  While supplies last.  Offers subject to change without notice.
FREE Deal: Plastic Nail Guides:  Offer valid on merchandise purchased online only from November 19, 2015 while supplies last. Qualifying purchase of a 4pc Metal Nail Stamping Guides, SKU:  bun-ntool-015-1_i15 is necessary.  No code needed; both items need to be added to the shopping cart in order for the deal to be valid.  $6.99 value. Deal is combinable.  Limit (1) per order.  RETURNS: If all returns are made on purchases with a promotional nail guides, the guide set must be included with the returned item.  If the purchase was made with multiple purchases and only a partial return is being included, then the nail plate may be kept.  A charge of $6.99 USD will be exempt from the order’s refund if the plate is not returned with the original order.  Offer subject to change at Bundle Monster's discretion and without notice.
FREE Deal: Special Edition Hawaiian Nail Plate:  Offer valid on merchandise purchased online only from November 19, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Qualifying purchase of an Occasions:  Christmas/NYE nail stamping plate set:  bun-nplate-s210_i15 is necessary. No code needed; both items need to be added to the shopping cart in order for the deal to be valid.  $1.99 value. Deal is combinable.  Limit (1) per order.  RETURNS: If all returns are made on purchases with a promotional special edition nail plate, the plate must be included with the returned item.  If the purchase was made with multiple purchases and only a partial return is being included, then the nail plate may be kept.  A charge of $1.99 USD will be exempt from the order’s refund if the plate is not returned with the original order.  Offer subject to change at Bundle Monster's discretion and without notice.
Free standard shipping for orders over $25: Free standard shipping is valid in the U.S. only (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico) on purchases. Eligible customers must select this option during checkout in order to receive free shipping. Offer is good if the ship to address is anywhere in the U.S. (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico). If you choose another shipping option, additional charges will apply. Not valid on all international shipments.

Friday, November 20, 2015

6:00 AM

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Grey + Color

       Its time once again for another look from the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas Challenge. If you're new around here or just not sure what this challenge is here's a quick recap...This challenge is set up a bit differently than most. For starters there is the option to do weekly manicures with one week dedicated to themes, and one to colors. Or you can do every other week and stick with themes only or colors only. For the color portion of the challenge each person is also assigned a pattern. The end result is 40 different looks all done in the same colors. If you saw my Teal or Orange, Purple and Green manicures you already know that I picked the every other week color option of the challenge. 

     This week my pattern was a tape manicure which made me giggle a bit because I already used tape for the stripes in my orange, purple and green manicure. This time I rotated my tape 45 degrees and created this look. 


      I think this turned out pretty darn cool but Id love to hear what you think. I used Sinful Colors Midnight Blue as my base and 6 different China Glaze Grey polishes for the stripes.  From lightest to darkest they are:
 -Five Rules
 -Pelican Grey
 -Intelligence, Integrity & Courage
 -Elephant Walk
 -Cosmic Dust
 -Kiss my Glass

     I did find out the hard way that I needed to remove my tape as I went along. Otherwise the lightest grey dried too much and pulled off with the tape. And to avoid getting too much polish between the tape use a small nail art brush instead of a dotting too. My first attempt at this look was not a pretty picture!

      It's a good thing I've been working on my patience when it comes to nail art. I was almost in tears at this point because it took me forever to get my tape placed perfectly. You'll notice in my previous tape manicures I'm a little anal about the placement. 

     I am so glad that I didn't get frustrated and give up because for me nail art is about learning, growing and improving. And in the end I came up with the manicure I had pictured in my head. Which as a lot of us know doesn't always happen. 

      Id like to hear about things you learned from a failed manicure attempt and what you think about my finished look. I promise to try and think a little more out of the box for the remainder of the challenge and stay away from stripes for awhile. Also be sure to checkout the other looks created for today. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

10:17 AM

Girly Bits - Holiday Magic ( Press Release)

     There are lots of new things in the works over at Girly Bits Cosmetics and I've got all the information right here. 

Hold on to your seats! This newsletter is full of lots of great announcements!

Psst! There are some very exciting new products coming,  
so make sure you read all the way to the bottom. 
I know, it’s WAY down there, but I promise you don’t want to miss out!! 

First up, I am excited to have collaborated with Megan Edwards to bring you a stunning collection of sparkly goodness for the holiday. Megan is a spokesperson for Girly Bits as well as a model and entertainment personality, and is immersed in the fashion and entertainment scene in Vancouver, Canada. You have seen her gorgeous face on the front of our fold-overs and various promo images. She is currently with Virgin Radio, as well as a panelist on CTV news: Fame Factor.

Megan and I worked together to create this fabulous collection of 9 classic holiday colours with Girly Bits flair and we hope that we have created collection that will offer something for everyone’s taste. 
Sandy Claws

Sandy Claws is a light nude linear holo accented with pink and purple shimmer. It will fit in well at the office or be your perfect accessory at the office Christmas party!

$13 CAD
Love Your Elf

Love Your Elf is a delicate pink with lavender undertones, and silver shimmer and flakes. It’s so soft and pretty for the winter season and reminds me of cozy hats and gloves, and wintry lounge wear.

$13 CAD
Don't Tangle Your Tinsel

Don't Tangle Your Tinsel s multi sized holographic silver glitter that offers full coverage in two easy coats. The perfect bling for New Years Eve!

$13 CAD
Blazing Yule Before Us

Blazing Yule Before Us is an interesting combination of gold shimmer and gold flakes. It has a semi-metallic quality without being super reflective. It's more like antique gold and reminds me of glowing embers of a cozy fire. I think it would be the perfect accent to any of the other polishes is the Holiday Magic collection.

$13 CAD
Little Red Toque

The twinkle and sparkle in Little Red Toque is truly amazing! This vibrant red base is a jelly, but it has amazing coverage and needs only two easy coats. It’s loaded with gold holographic twinkle, and must be seen in person.

$13 CAD
Jiminy Christmas

Jiminy Christmas is another classic holiday colour with the added punch of holo sparkle! I started with an evergreen jelly base, loaded it with holographic green glitter. It twinkles like your Christmas Tree!

$13 CAD
No Peeking 'Til 7AM

No Peeking ‘Til 7AM is a vampy, sexy, burgundy wine crelly that applies like a creme. Doubles as a stamping polish.

$13 CAD
Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas is a deep dark navy, and is so chic! This crème is nearly a one coater and doubles as a stamping polish.

$13 CAD
Coal Dancer

Coal Dancer has multiple sizes of black and silver holo glitter, accented with sapphire blue holo glitter, in a semi sheer black jelly base. Buildable in 2-3 coats for full coverage. Incredibly sparkly! A perfect polish to round out the year with.

$13 CAD
The Holiday Magic collection launches Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 12noon EST.




...AND the entire collection ships FREE within North America!!

We know how you overseas ladies hate missing out, and how high shipping can be {shakes fist at Canada Post!!}
I am also very happy to introduce FREE SHIPPING on Overseas orders over $200!!! 
YAY! You came all the way down here to see the new products! 

The first Girly Bits Cosmetics stamping plate...WHHAATTT!?!?
I had so much fun creating this plate full of designs that are inspired by images I am drawn to, and even one that is a replica of my very first tattoo! Some of you may know that my oldest daughter is an aspiring singer {insert shameless mom plug for Jen Knight} so I have a tattoo of music notes that form a star image.

There are also images that are specifically designed for reverse stamping and decals, as well as the obligatory Girly Bits logo because, hey why not? Your first custom stamping plate only happens once right?

I also have a few other coordinating products coming but the details aren’t finalized yet, so I will be in touch later this week with an update on that.
GBC Plate 1-01 features custom designs in a variety of sizes to suit many different sized nails.  The designs are 17 x 21mm, expertly engraved on a 9.5cm by 14.5cm plate and are built to cover edge-to-edge on even the largest natural nails. I also included some smaller single coordinating images for tinier nails, simpler looks, or perhaps a little someone wants a little design to match mommy’s manicure!

GBC Plate 1-01 will be available for $24 CAD on Nov 22nd at 12noon EST along with the Holiday Magic collection.
Happy Shopping!
Girly Bits Cosmetics is a Canadian company that has been handcrafting quality nail polish since 2011 in a dazzling array of colours and finishes. As a brand dedicated to providing cruelty free, on-trend and unique products, Girly Bits Cosmetics is well known for outstanding customer service, charitable donations and custom nail polishes dedicated to lost loved ones. Available at 6 on-line retailers around the globe, and a growing number of brick and mortar stores, you can be sure to easily find the season’s hottest new shades, as well as timeless customer favourites.

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