Thursday, January 19, 2017

Disney Cruise Nails 2017

Hello fellow land dwelling friends! We are back from our vacation where we went on another Disney Cruise! We have done a few now and they have been the best trips our family has ever been on. This was our first voyage on one of the classic ships. Can not recommend enough! This was the longest cruise we have done, and I took the most footage ever. It will take me a little bit to sort through it all! I plan on several blog posts and a video. I can't decide whether to divide it up by day or category (food, entertainment, ports, etc) so I'm open to any and all suggestions!

I'm starting today with the mani I created and wore the whole time! I was really indecisive about what to do, and therefore waited until the last minute to do these nails and was up entirely too late the night before we left! Once I finally decided on a color palette this is what followed, 2 hours later!





Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lush Father Christmas bath bomb


Hello! Like I said before, even though it's after Christmas I still have plenty of holiday things to post. After this one I have maybeeeee 3 or 4 more Lush Holiday items to post about (some I haven't even used yet! For shame!) so those will be coming soon. I'm going to try to get them up by the end of January.

Today I have the Father Christmas bath bomb. It's pretty cute...can you get any more Christmassy???





The base pink I used was Zoya Kitridge. I really struggled with coordinating nail art for this little guy! I don't have any stamping plates that have any Santas on them, so I went with the next best thing. I chose a Christmassy sweater print from the Moyou Festive collection 06 plate. However, I had just filed my nails way down and even though these images are teeny tiny,  I still couldn't fit it on my nail! I even tried using tape to take off and add partial images, and it was just an overall fail. Talk about frustrating! I gave up and repainted my nails with the solid color and moved on :(

Moyou Festive collection 06 

I did capture one image of the fail just so y'all can see how bad I am at stamping and not laugh at when I get excited about doing a good job once in a while!





On to the bath bomb....Father Christmas shares a scent with the "Snow Fairy" family, which I am not familiar with at all. It does have a really sweet, candy like strawberry scent. Which is fine for me once in a while, but not on the regular. I have really gotten away from that sort of scent. I'm glad I bought this one but I'm not sure it will be a repurchase for me next year!


 It was really quite beautiful...the pale pink exterior revealed a vibrant green inside.



I apologize for the dimness of the photos, the lighting in my bathroom is terrible! I'm not sure if using my flash will help but I'm going to work on it.



Check out the little video of Father Christmas in Action, and please subscribe to my channel to see more!



The water was an excellent shade of green and did not stain my tub, which was a huge plus!


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Christmas Mickey and Minnie Mouse nails

Hello! I know it's after Christmas but I still have holiday things to post :) Today I have a mani I did well before Christmas but never got to write about it and post it. I got the idea to do different holiday themes of my most popular mani ever, my Mickey nails! You can see the original post HERE from 2014  way back from 3 years ago! (don't laugh at them) And then my Thanksgiving 2016 version here. Today I have the Christmas version!


Christmas Mickey and Minnie nails

The polishes I used are:

Lighter shimmery red: OPI Innie Minnie Mighty Bow
Green: OPI Jade is the New Black
Darker red glitter jelly: OPI Underneath the Mistletoe
OPI Black Onyx  (black) and OPI Alpine Snow  (white under the buttons)
Red Texture: OPI Magazine Cover Mouse (which is one of my fav textures and I use all the time!)

The Minnie themed polishes are from the OPI Minnie Couture collection that came out a few years ago, I only have a few from that collection and a set of mini's. I wish I had them all!


What is the next holiday coming up...Valentine's Day? I need to start working on that design!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Zoya Naturel 3 Transitional Collection Swatches and Review

Hello and Happy New Year!  I wound up taking a little time off blogging over the break....as I usually do when my kids are off school although I never really plan on it! It's just hard to do when they are buzzing around. I have lots of stuff planned for 2017, hopefully I will get to it all! 

Today I have the new "transitional" collection that Zoya has traditionally been putting out for the last few years. They are usually fairly neutral colors designed to take you from winter in to spring. And Some of my favorite Zoyas ever have been from these collections!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Lush Mistletoe bath bomb inspired nail art

Hey guys! Merry Christmas Eve! I hope everyone is chilling at home or with family and not stressing to much ;)

Today I have more information on the inspired nail art from the Lush Mistletoe bath bomb I posted about yesterday!




I chose Zoya Eden for the darker pink and  Zoya Wednesday for the darker green. The lighter green is Zoya Tiana and the lighter pink is Zoya Kitridge. I stamped with Eden and Wednesday, they worked pretty well!


Here's another look at my typical yet messy setup. I set out the bath bomb and comb though my polishes for matching colors.



I also have to try out each polish to find ones that stamp well since I don't have "stamping" polishes, and sometimes I have to pick out other colors that are more opaque.





The plates I used are Moyou festive collection 08 for the owls and hearts and Moyou Festive Collection 06 for the holly. I don't have a plate that has mistletoe on it, plus holly is cuter anyway!

I suppose I could give myself a little more room to work with if I cleared off my desk a little ;)





Here's another look at how it coordinates with the Mistletoe bath bomb. Some of my mani's match more that others ;)





Friday, December 23, 2016

Lush Mistletoe bath bomb

 Hello! I'm still working on going through all the content I have and getting it posted! These Lush posts are more work than a regular post because I have to produce the coordinating nail look, then get around to using the product and then posting about both here! I wish I could have gotten through it all before Christmas but I'm only one person with so much time! I will continue to post these as I get through them even after Christmas. AND, I have a few other items that aren't holiday-ish I want to review as well! I really like this little theme so I'm going to keep up with it until I get tired of it, haha.

Today I have the Mistletoe bath bomb, which is new this year.  On my nails is more of a holly design, which isn't exactly the same thing, but it will work! I thought some cute owls looking at each other lovingly would be a nice touch. I'll have more on that tomorrow.



The Mistletoe bath bomb is a really pretty combination of colors and it fun to watch. The scent is very jasmine-y which apparently I don't like very much. This bath bomb was a little to "musky" for me. 





It made gorgeous bright fuchsia patterns in the water!



The water was a really nice purpley pink shade.


All in all, this bath bomb would not be a repurchase for me, and I know know that anything with jasmine in it I probably wouldn't like. It is really pretty though and would be a great Christmas present for anyone in to jasmine or musky scents! 






Be sure to check back tomorrow for all the details on this mani, you can always subscribe via Bloglovin (see the tab on the right!) so you don't miss anything and subscribe to my channel on You tube! ;)



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Lush Golden Wonder bath bomb plus inspired nail art

Hey guys! Today I have the Golden Wonder bath bomb from Lush. I got this one based off my in-person smell test at my local store before I made my online order. It has your typical combo of orange oil and lime oil with cognac oil. I think it's designed to smell like a cocktail but to me it comes across as a very typical Lush item smell..very clean and fresh.





This bath bomb is HUGE!! I don't know if it really translates in the picture but it's way bigger than the regular round bath bombs. It's also covered in lustre....which y'all know is not really my bag. I had a hard time figuring a way to hold if for the pictures and I kept getting it all over myself. It made me kind of dread the bath, even though it's so pretty and smells so good!



When you put it in the water it starts fizzing immediately and turns the water yellow. Luckily,  surprisingly bright turquoise bubbles come out quickly and start transforming the water.



Golden Wonder was really impressive to watch. I took a ton of pictures!




At the end there's little bits of brightly colored bits that look like confetti.



LOOK at that turquoise water! I fell in love!



The water didn't look too terribly sparkly until I decided to shine the light from my phone into the water. It looked like a galaxy of sparkle that was suspended in the water all the way down, not just floating on top. These pictures I took with the flash.



You can also see the tiny little paper stars floating on the top. They dissolve in the water eventually but really contribute to the galaxy look and feel!



I was quite covered in lustre when I got out, which I was expecting. This bath bomb is really beautiful and I would definitely recommend! I'm just a sucker for that turquoise colored water. 





The mani I did to coordinate with Golden Wonder isn't super special so I'm just adding that info in this post :)

I searched through my collection and found the perfect shimmery pale yellow, Zoya Piaf. It took 3 coats but it's worth it :) I used Zoya Purity  for the white stamping and Moyou Festive Collection 06 plate which I'm slowly getting more comfortable with. I still had a little wrinkling of the design like I mentioned before. My nails are super curvy also so maybe that's it?


I don't wear Piaf that often, it's an oldie I found in a clearance rack years ago. It really is beautiful though!