Monday, July 14, 2014

Nail Art Challenges by Friends and Family

HELLLLLLL-oh! Hope everyone is having a fabulous week! I know I am! :)

Let me start off by saying, I love to try new nail art on a regular basis. I have a HUGE Pinterest board of nail art just to inspire me or challenge myself. I like to try to do what others have done. It's fun and therapeutic for my depression.

I also find joy in trying things my friends and family post to my Facebook wall. I know I have probably seen the nails in question before, or have them pinned, but... I love a family member or friend saw them and thought of me enough to post them to my wall.

For three days now, my sister in law has been trying to show me a photo of nail art. Every time she would send it through Facebook messages, I could not see it. So, tonight she finally screen capped the image and posted it to my wall. When I saw the nails in question, I knew I had seen them before, but I wanted to try them out anyhow. I also had a new teeeeny tiny nail art brush I bought a couple months ago that I wanted to try, and this gave me the perfect excuse.

Now to get to the photo she posted for me....

Since this photo had obviously had the watermark removed of the original artist, I did a reverse Google image search for it. I believe these belong to "The Little Canvas". and you can find these nails here:

Now, onto my try at these beauties...

First I painted my nails a rainbow of creamy colors. 

Then added the white and black art. Let me say this... the nail art brush I bought was not that great. I wish I had used a striping brush instead!
These could have been neater, but as I stated, my nail art brush was not great! I will be doing these again sometime and trying to be neater.
Thanks Sis (Sherry)! It was a fun nail art to do!!!
Until next time~

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pahlish, A New Discovery - and a GIVEAWAY!

Hello readers and friends. I know I have been absent awhile, but I am not going to make excuses other than to say this has been an awful year for my family, and we moved yet AGAIN. I am sure you don't want to hear the drama, so I will spare it for you! Anyhow, I do have a topic to talk about with you today that I am sure some of you can relate to. Discovering a new brand of polish you LOVE!

A couple months back I was sent a Pahlish brand polish by a friend who RAOK'd (Random Act of Kindness). She saw I had Blood of the Mountain on my wish list, and included it in my gift box. A few weeks later, in a group swap I am involved in, I received another Pahlish. I loved them in the bottle, and I had not had time to try them out other than swatching them on a nail stick, so, I decided to hunt a few more down to purchase. This is where I admit, Store Envy is a problem for me. I can get into so much trouble on Store Envy financially. I found quite a few at great prices on Store Envy and ordered them. Yesterday, I got to sit down and try a couple of the three I have out. I fell in LOVE. The formula, finishes, and colors are fabulous. So today, I have Blood of the Mountain to show you. Before we get to that, I would like to apologize for my nubbins. Moving killed my nails this time around and I had a couple break pretty low.

The formula on this was very smooth and easy to apply. I used two coats and topped this with Ellagee Glass Top Coat. It is described on the Pahlish store website as, "Garnet red holographic with gold and pink metallic microflakes." The description is accurate. Blood of the Mountain retails for $9.50 on their store website. All of the below photos are in direct afternoon sun.


You can find Pahlish here:
Pahlish Facebook page:
Now for the giveaway!!! I joined tattooed Nail Girl in her 10k fan giveaway! There are some fabulous prizes and I recommend you RUN to her site to enter.

Have you ever started collecting a brand without even trying it first? Is Store Envy/Pinterest stores hard for you to resist when you see a brand there that you really want? Leave me comments below letting me know your thoughts!
Until next time~