Saturday, October 31, 2015

#StampingSaturday: Spooky Spooktacular

My final Halloween themed #StampingSaturday look. For this one I kept it simple so that the base polish, which is sooooo pretty, could shine. 

My base is Beyond the Nail Spooktacular*, a glitter bomb filled with orange, black, and white glitters. This was 2 coats for full coverage, brushed on. Talk about awesome! 




I then added two simple stamps from Uber Chic Halloween-01 with Sinful Colors Snow Me White. This plate has been a real champ for me all month. I love how versatile it was.




Be sure to check out more stamped looks below and join us every Saturday!

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Half Moons with OPI Starlight

Today I have another look for you featuring polishes from the OPI Starlight Collection via Preen.Me  Today I started with a base of OPI Comet Closer a soft gold filled with little textured bits. It's smooth to the touch, but gives the look of a textured polish. This was two thin coats, with no application issues. 




After the polish was dry, I applied a french tip guide at the cuticle and painted on OPI Love is in My Cards, a warm version of the classic red. This straight creme applied easily in one coat, however on a bare nail I believe it would take two for full coverage.




Look!! I even made my first Instagram Tutorial, which you can watch here. I know it's super shitty, because I'm still figuring things out, but this is the first one that I felt good enough to post. Yay learning new skills!

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Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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OPI 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

#TheLacquerRing: Spooky

#TheLacquerRing is back today with our final October prompt. Since it's Halloween in a few days the prompt was Spooky, which seems appropriate. I've done so many Halloween themed manis this month (it's been a serious take over) that I actually struggled with what to do for this look. Don't worry I came up with something. ;-) 

I started with a base of LVX Anthracite, a deep gray creme. This beauty was easy to apply and covered in just two coats. Also, some of you may notice that I went back to the oval shape. Let the celebrations begin. They are short right now, because I'm still dealing with that break, but they are back in the much loved shape. It's weird how people were like "square..no, coffin....NO!"



Next I went i with Sinful Colors Snow Me White to create smoke trails following this tutorial. It was surprisingly easy to do.



For the last touch of my Spooky look, I created a decal with a terrifying ghost from MyOnline Shop JR-22 plate. I wanted it to look like he is coming out of the mists to get you. 



And there you have it. That's my spooky look. Be sure to see all the other spooky manicures from the other ladies below. 

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Glitter Placement with OPI Two Wrongs Don't Make a Meteorite

Today, I have a look featuring two beautiful polishes from the new winter OPI Starlight Collection* These beauties were sent via a collaboration with Preen.Me and I'm ecstatic to be included. 

OPI Give Me Space is by far my favorite of the six polishes I received. Give Me Space is a deep blue polish filled with enough sparkles and flash to look like the night sky. This is the perfect base for galaxy nails! My swatch is two perfect coats, no application issues. 




This next shade is a glitter topper and I've heard people all over the internet basically say "WHAT IS THIS DOING IN THIS COLLECTION?" The thing is, I totally get the vision, it looks like space junk in a bottle. OPI Two Wrongs Don't Make a Meteorite is filled with dark gray diamonds, tiny pink hexes, and off balance chevrons in a clear base. I pulled the chevrons out and created a tribal-esque accent nail, I love how that pale pink matches up with the blue base.



There you have it. An incredibly simple look but with great pop!

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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OPI 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

#StampingSaturday: You're So Boo-tiful

Happy Saturday ya'll!!!! Anyone have super fun weekend plans? We went to see a concert last night and now we're just lazing about the apartment. 

Today I have a fun beauty to show you. This is Serum No 5 You're So Boo-tiful. This is a black jelly filled with purple, fuchsia, green, orange, and silver glitters. Bonus...it glows bright blue in the dark. I used two normal coats for full coverage here. 




Then inspired by the lovely Lo of Bruised Up Dolly I stamped on some spiders and webs from Uber Chic Halloween-01 in Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I then added on some flat backed pearls to give the spiders some dimension. I'm normally not a creepy crawly person, but damn, I love those spiders.




So there you have it! Only one more week of fun Halloween manis ahead. Do you want to see anything specific?

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Serum No. 5

Friday, October 23, 2015

Overnight Bag

Today's post is short and sweet, so let's dive right in. I showed off this beauty under some nail art in September, but I felt like it needs its own post so you can appreciate how just how pretty it is. This is ILNP Overnight Bag, a deep brown polish filled with scattered holographic particles. I used three thin coats for full coverage. 




There you have it. Anyone have any weekend plans? We're going to see a concert tonight, so I'm sure tomorrow I'll be super tired because I'm a 70 year old in spirit.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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ILNP

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mix 'n' Match Pumpkin Faces

It's Thursday y'all. That means tomorrow is Jeans Friday and then I'm free for the weekend. It's much needed. I cannot wait to have a free moment. After this weekend its go go go through the holidays. How did that happen? It's a good thing I'm obsessive about my planner because otherwise our lives would fall apart. 

Today, I have two things to show you. One is a beautiful polish and the other is some fun pumpkin faces, but more on those later. First lets look at the polish, Illamasqua Marquise, a warm-toned orange filled with gold. This polish is actually meant to be worn textured, but for today's purposes, I'm wearing it with a top coat applied. 




Now for the fun bit. I got these Mix n Match Pumpkin Faces* from Beyond the Nail. They are little vinyls that you can pair up in a ton of different combinations to create pumpkin faces. Some of the smaller bits were a little hard to place, but not to difficult. I topped everything off with topcoat to seal the vinyls in.





And I'm topping this post off with a rare shot of both hands, so you can see more face combos. Don't expect it often ya'll.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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**polish is self purchased
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cirque Colors Some Great Reward

Another fun swatch for you today. When Annie texted me and said she'd figured out how to make brush stroke free multichromes, I knew immediately that they would be mine. As soon as they hit my doorstep, I had to play with them but deciding on the first one to use was incredibly hard. I finally settled on Cirque Colors Some Great Reward. This beauty shifts from green to gold, and sometimes I feel like there is a flash of blue there on the far edges as well. 




There you have it. I'm sure you'll be seeing the others in this collection from me soon as well. They are sitting on my desk, asking to be used. ;-)

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Cirque Colors


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pahlish White Moon

Today I have a quick swatch for you all. I was having bloggers block today, I have so many backed up looks photographed that I couldn't decide which one to post. I let the girls vote and they chose Pahlish White Moon. This is a beautiful silver holo that was easy to apply and opaque in 2 easy coats. Of all the silver holos I have this one is so light that it is totally deserving of the name.




Look at that rainbow flame! I'm so in love with this beauty, I wore her to a wedding weekend, it was the perfect complement to every outfit I wore.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Pahlish

Monday, October 19, 2015

Goosebumps

Happy Monday! Or....Boo Monday....if that's how you view it. I'm in Camp #2. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I went to see the Goosebumps movie on Sunday, it was super cute, and it inspired some nail art. Otherwise my house was filled with Sports on the TV. Between my baseball team and the hubs being in the playoffs, plus College and Pro Football (and a husband who is all sports all the time) we never get a break. 

I started with a base of Different Dimensions Gnarly 2.0 on my thumb/pinky and Zoya Raven* on all the others. I then used Twinkled T Drip Vinyls  and Raven to create the drips. I freehanded the Goosebumps font with Gnarly 2.0 and a tiny paintbrush. 





Gnarly 2.0  makes the perfect slime. I adore the way it looks paired with black. Have you gone to see any Halloween movies yet? Goosebumps is about as scary as I get. I just don't like the Horror genre too much.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Saturday, October 17, 2015

#StampingSaturday: Skeletons Galore

Happy Saturday y'all! I'm writing this post today while watching my beloved boys in blue, the Royals, play in the postseason. If this were an audio recording, you'd be hearing normal talk interspersed with yelling. To say I'm into Postseason Baseball is an understatement, especially when my boys are playing. 

Today I have another fun Halloween look to show you. I think I've established where I stand on the whole October/Halloween issue, so prepare yourself for even more themed looks. Today I started with a base of Beyond the Nail Black Hole*. This was two easy coats for full coverage and lots of rainbows in that holographic base. 




I then went in with Uber Chic Halloween-01 and Sinful Colors Snow Me White to add in all kinds of skeletons. My favorite is the little guy hanging out on my thumb.




Be sure to check out other #StampingSaturday looks below or join us!

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*press sample
Beyond the Nail
Uber Chic Beauty

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