Monday, December 31, 2012

Day 3 - Yellow!!

I feel that it is completely acceptable to skip weekends. =)
I doulbe feel that because I am doing this challenge alone. Here are my yellow nails! I went out and bought a new China Glaze sparkle specifically for this purpose!!


OPI Need Sunglasses? And China Glaze Lighthouse. The dots are OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I used scotch tape to apply Lighthouse! Totally love this bright mani.

I Like to try to keep the detail colors of the same brand as something else, that way there isn't a whole new label for a dot! xD

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Day 2: 'Orange' nails!

I wanted Orange nails. Simply put.



Zoya Gwin with Zoya Jules on the tips. Accent is Venique Clods a Hoppin, Zoya Jancyn, and Zoya Creamy!!
Orange orange nails. =D

I really need to freehand more often, it really is a ton of fun and very rewarding!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy 1 Year Blogiversary to me!

One whole year I've had this blog. That is CRAZY talk!  I want to start off this next year with recreating the 31 Day nail Art Challenge!

I was going to ask others if they wanted to join, but I just don't know how that works. If you are a blogger as well, and want to join, let me know! We can do this together! That will keep up the motivation a bit more. You can post your Day 1 Nails late, but I've already got mine!

This is the challenge.  I am excited to do this over again! I have been so lacking inspiration lately, but having something to do everyday is going to fix that!!









A few different angles for your eyes to see. This is another Veniqure!! The Perfect Accessory, Dominating Thigh Highs, and a bit of Clear is the New Sexy. The 'tiger stripes' are sponged on with a cosmetic sponge. The cute little swirl is freehand! I want to try NOT to stamp a lot this month. Although I know I still will.

Day One: Red is so far my favorite day!!! ♥

If anyone else wants to do this challenge with me, comment below, get your reds up and I will link your blog each day.
See you tomorrow for some orange!
Jo

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thank you, Venique!

Hiya!
So here is something awesome... Here we have the Venique Holiday Collection 2012. These colors are great and work very well with each other! I'm super excited to share this with you. This collection is gorgeous!


 This is Studded Holiday Surprise. It's a super pretty gold shimmer top coat. I wanted to show you what it looks like on it's own. Even that is darling!

 Down the Chimney. This needed a lot of shaking. The bottle was pretty separated. But a lovely outcome! I love purples, though.


 Studded Holiday Surprise over Down the Chimney. Super quick and cute look. I went a day with this on! No doubt it won't be my last.



 Wrapped in Jewels. I don't know if you know this, but I don't have a thing for dark blues. This color is super pretty though. It's much brighter depending on the light, or darker otherwise. I have a new favorite dark blue. (more like, 'Look! I have a dark blue finally!' =D)

 Heels of Dazzle over Wrapped in Jewels. I really don't know what to do with glitters like this. I have no creativity to use them except what you will see a bit later on. I just wanted to show you how the glitter goes on with one coat. =)

 Another angle.
 Twinkling Glitter over Down the Chimney. Wow. Again, I don't know what to do with glitters, but I almost didnt take this off! I was just staring at it and moving around to see the different colors it gave off. AWESOME multi glitter. I think I will totally use it in the future for galaxies!

 Another angle.


The final project. Down the Chimney with a gradient of Studded Holiday Surprise and Twinkling Glitter, and 3 coats of SHS over tape for the tree! I saw that tree somewhere; I just had to do it! A bit of hand placed glitter from the glitter bottles on the tree. Merry Christmas!



With these polishes, I also received a topcoat. I've used it, but found it to be too slow drying for my taste. No picture for the fact that it's clear. =)

This is my first experience with being sent product for review. I want to reiterate my disclosure policy and reassure you these views are mine alone. I am super grateful for this opportunity!

Don't have any Venique? I know, I've said it before, but if you have any kind of cosmetology license get to CosmoProf! You need this stuff!


 All polishes in this review were generously donated by Venique. The donation in no way has influenced my review on the product. Please review my disclosure policy.