Saturday, November 28, 2015

#StampingSaturday: Neutrals & Gold

I've missed the last couple of #StampingSaturday posts because I've been so busy, but I'm happy to be back. I love this little group who participates weekly, so I miss being among them on Saturdays. 

Today I started with a base of KBShimmer Owl Miss You a soft beige base filled with gold and copper metallic flakes. It's so stunning, I almost left it alone. I used two easy coats for full coverage. 




I then went in with Mundo de Unas Gold and an image from It Girl Nail Art IG-101. I really love how the image frames the base and the gold plays with the metallic tones in the base. 





So there you have. Don't forget to join us in the link up below.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*self purchased
KBShimmer

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

M Polish You are My Symphony

Today I have a swatch of a polish that helps out a good cause. When you buy this particular polish half of the proceeds go to charity to help a deserving young man who at the age of 16 had a stroke. If you'd like to read more on the story, visit Karen's blog

Inspired by Kent, who loves red and music, M Polish You Are My Symphony is a deep red, almost burgundy, polish filled with scattered holographic bits. This polish does have a thicker formula, but that is because it also doubles as a stamping polish. BONUS! My swatch is two easy coats for full coverage. 




A great polish that helps others. Can't beat that!

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*press sample

M Polish

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cirque Colors ICON DUOS for Nordstrom x OC Pop In

Today I have some exciting new Cirque Colors duos to show you. These six beauties will be part of the new Nordstrom Pop In that features "Opening Ceremony" - an iconic lifestyle brand and boutique founded in New York City. Cirque Colors were asked to make duos based on specific color palettes inspired by Opening Ceremony. Each duo comes with a creme and holographic polish. They are perfect for holiday gifts and retail for $22 each. Did I mention that these will be available tomorrow, November 25th!  So let's check them out and you can find details on where and how to purchase below.

Up first is the Dusty Pink/Olive Green Duo. El Capitan is an olive green creme that applied easily in two coats. This was a surprise love for me as usually these types of green don't look great on my skin tone, but this one is a beauty!




The other half of the duo is Modern Muse a shimmery dusty holographic pink. This one will make you drool! It applied easily in two coats.




The next duo is all about Mahogany and Ice Blue. Oporto is a STUNNING rich mahogany holographic filled with glowing red embers. Have you ever sat in the dark and stared into the embers of a bonfire....this polish reminds me of that. It applied beautifully, two quick easy coats and I was on my way.




Next up is the other half of this duo, Icy Blue. This beauty is Storm King. A. I love that Name B. I love this creme. Storm King is a muted icy blue creme, that applies easily in two coats.




The third duo consits of Tangerine and Cobalt Blue. Up first is the Cobalt Blue, Seldvedge. Basically, everything you need to know about this deep cobalt blue is this..it's awesome, I love it, and its a ONE COATER!! Yup!




The final half of the final duo is the tangerine holographic, Tangerine Dream. This spicy orange holographic applies easily in two coats for full coverage.




These polishes are Nordstrom Exclusives and will only be available from November 25 - January 3. Each set comes with a creme and holographic polish and retails for $22 (valued at $26). These can be purchased online HERE or at the following locations.

The Icon Duos retail for $22 each. Available from Nov 25, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016 exclusively at Nordstrom.com and the following retail locations:
  • Downtown Seattle
    500 Pine Street 
    Seattle, WA 98101 
    206.628.2111
  • Bellevue Square
    100 Bellevue Square 
    Bellevue, WA 98004 
    425.455.5800
  • Michigan Avenue
    55 East Grand Avenue 
    Chicago, IL 60611 
    312.464.1515
  • San Francisco Centre
    865 Market Street 
    San Francisco, CA 94103 
    415.243.8500
  • Tyson's Corner Center
    8075 Tysons Corner Center 
    McLean, VA 22102 
    703.761.1121
  • NorthPark Center
    8687 North Central Expressway 
    Dallas, TX 75225 
    214.231.3900
About Pop-In@Nordstrom
Curated by Olivia Kim -- Nordstrom's wave-chasing, Prada-wearing, tattoo-collecting Director of Creative Projects -- Pop-In@Nordstrom is an ongoing series of themed pop-up shops showcasing independent designers online at Nordstrom.com and select retail locations.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Stamping with M Polish Winter Collection

On Wednesday, I showed you the awesomeness that is the M Polishes Winter Collection. The awesome thing about this collection is not only do they all wear beautifully, but they also stamp like a dream. So today, I'll be showing you exactly that. All of these polishes stamp evenly and easily. Polishes that do double duty...sign me up!

First up is M Polish Bells stamped with M Polish Figgy using a design from MoYou London Fashionista 02. 




M Polish Carol  stamped with M Polish Cranberry using a design from MoYou London Pro XL 01.




Next we have M Polish Cranberry stamped with  M Polish Carol using a design from Uber Chic 2-01. 





This is my favorite look that I did out of all of them. Something about that argyle stamp done over M Polish Figgy done with M Polish Bells. The design is from MoYou London Pro XL 01. 




Next we have M Polish Frost stamped with snowflakes in M Polish Joy from  Bundle Monster 323.




Finally the last look is M Polish Joy stamped with M Polish Frost and a design from MoYou London Holy Shapes 04.




Which one is your favorite???

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*press sample
M Polish
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

#TheLacquerRing: Man Nails

#TheLacquerRing is back today with possibly my new favorite prompt ever. The prompt was Man Nails, which came with the instructions "done by or inspired by." I had to sweet talk him, but the hubs agreed to play the game and do my nails. I will give him mad props. He picked out the design all himself, dug through my drawers for colors, had a clear vision, and even a name for the look. It's just that the execution is hilariously bad. I wanted to film the happening, but he wouldn't let me. Which is probably good, because my hysterical giggling would have ruined it. I did not touch this manicure in any way. This was all him. Are you ready?

I present to you, "The French Manicure." As he put it, we're being topical and showing our support. They say laughter is the best medicine. Colors used were Pahlish Sailing the Hispaniola, OPI Alpine Snow, and OPI A Oui Bit of Red. When I asked if he wanted to do any clean up he said "No, the middle finger looks great."  LOL!




As a bonus, here's an action shot. Look at him go! Be sure to check out all the other Man Nails below. 


Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*self purchased
OPI