Tuesday, June 19, 2018

3 Melties: Vibrant Vinyls

Greetings and Waxutations,

Today I'm sharing 3 wax melts I've recently used from Vibrants Vinyls.  I purchased these during a sale so they were all ready to melt when they arrived with pour dates back in February.


Let's get to the melty details!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Rogue Lacquer - Sirens of the Summer Collection

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Who does love a good mermaid themed collection?  Rachel from Rogue Lacquer has released her 2nd collection called Sirens of the Summer, which consists of 3 flake-tastic polishes.  These are available now on her site.



Let's get to the swatches!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: In My Garden There Are Flowers

Greetings and Nailutations,

Today is our last day for the In My Garden prompt for the Digit-al Dozen.  I saved a fun one for Friday!


Let's get to the details!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: In My Garden There Are Butterflies

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are now into Day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen prompt of In My Garden.  Today I'm sharing a butterfly look - because butterflies love our lantana, citrus blooms and other various flowers.


Let's get to the details!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: In My Garden There Is Citrus

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's Day 3 of the Digit-al Dozen In My Garden week!  I've covered the beautiful bees and the lovely sound of music in my garden.  Today I'm going to share something I can both eat and smell from my garden - CITRUS!  Orange blossoms are one of my favorite scents and for a few weeks of the year in the winter our windows are always open letting that fresh aroma in.


Let's get to the details!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: In My Garden There Is Music

Greetings and Nailutations!

We are day 2 of the Digit-al Dozen with the them of In My Garden.  Today I'm going to share a mani of what I hear in my garden.  MUSIC!  While I hear birds chirping, bees buzzing and leaves falling, my favorite sound outside in my garden is the wind rustling the leaves.


Let's get to the details.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: In My Garden There Are Bees

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's a Digit-al Dozen week and our theme is "In My Garden."  We all suggested themes and I suggested this one in hopes of seeing a bunch of bee manis!  HAHA  :)  So....I'm starting the week off with a bee mani!!!


Let's get to the details.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

3 Empties: LUSH, Bath and BodyWorks and Victoria's Secret Body Washes

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's another installment of 3 empties, where I review 3 products I have used up and express my opinion on how well they worked, how they smelled, their packaging and if I'd make a repeat purchase.  Today I'm going through 3 body washes that can be picked up at the local mall!


Now let's get to the empties!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

3 Melties: Ginger Fizz Boutique

Greetings and Waxutations  (See what I did there?)

*Press Samples*
I'm working wax melts into my blog and I may be playing around with the format/layout for a bit until I decide on what works for me.  :)  Today I'm sharing 3 wax melts I've recently melted from Ginger Fizz Boutique.  She sent me so many goodies and then another package arrived in the last week too (and we won't talk about what I bought from her - haha)!  I am going to be a melting fiend!


Let's get to the melty details!

Monday, June 4, 2018

3 Empties: Fortune Cookie Soap Shampoo, Conditioner, Exfoliating Body Wash and Deep Conditioner

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's another installment of 3 empties, where I review 3 products I have used up and express my opinion on how well they worked, how they smelled, their packaging and if I'd make a repeat purchase.  It's been a LONG time since I've done one and my husband kept asking me if the bin full of empties was "garbage." And after 10 times, I figure I should probably blog about them.  haha  Since I have so many, I'm going to group them together by brand or function.  Today it will be all about Fortune Cookie Soap.


Now let's get to the empties!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: May Birthday Mani

Greetings and Nailutations,

I know it's June today, but I'm going to share my May Digit-al Dozen Birthday mani.  In May Oksana of The Polish Koi was born and she selected a fun photo for inspiration!


Photo Link/Credit

Let's get to the details!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

June Polish Pick Up: Ribbits Stickits Ready Gamer Nail Decals

Greetings and Nailutations!

*Press Samples*
Polish Pick Up (PPU) opens up tomorrow!  If you are new to PPU, it is a shopping experience where a theme is voted on by customers and all brands that offer a product create something around the theme.  This month the theme is Video Games.  Today I'm sharing the 2nd set of items from Ribbits Stickits - 2 fun sheets of gaming nail decals!


Let's get to the manis!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

June Polish Pick Up: Ribbits Stickits Ready Painter One...Byte Me!

Greetings and Nailutations!

*Press Samples*
Polish Pick Up (PPU) is right around the corner and I'm about to unload some blog posts covering some of the items that will be offered!  If you are new to PPU, it is a shopping experience where a theme is voted on by customers and all brands that offer a product create something around the theme.  This month the theme is Video Games.  Today I'm sharing one of the contributions from Ribbits Stickits - 2 amazing vinyl stickers!  And when I saw amazing - think rainbow shifting!!!


Let's get to the boomerangs - yes, I captured these babies in action!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

June Polish Pick Up: Sassy Cats Lacquer

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Polish Pick Up (PPU) is right around the corner and I'm about to unload some blog posts covering some of the items that will be offered!  If you are new to PPU, it is a shopping experience where a theme is voted on by customers and all brands that offer a product create something around the theme.  This month the theme is Video Games and the inspiration is the start screen of Aladdin.  This is Sassy Cats Lacquer's first appearance in PPU and she created 99 Problems But A Prince Ain't 1.


Let's get to the swatches!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Road To Polish Con Week 11: Contrary Polish and Noodles Nail Polish

Greetings and Nailutions,

*Press Samples*
Polish Con is fast approaching (tickets are for sale too!) and that means we are treated with ROAD TO POLISH CON polish releases by the vendors!  Week 11 starts May 27th and you will have a week to purchase this polish.  You can get them shipped real time, or save them all for 1 huge delivery (use code BEGINNAILSHOLD if you want it held).  Please use code BEGINNAILS for a free nail gift with purchase (glitter, rhinestones, etc).


Let's get to the details!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Lacquer Collab Box: Sassy Cats Lacquer Rose Champagne and Berries

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
There is a new collaboration box out in the indie world called Lacquer Collab!  It contains 12 brands and each month there will be a new theme.  It is a design your own box so you get just what you want.  This month the theme is Glitter and Glam and I am sharing the contribution from Sassy Cats Lacquer called Rose Champagne and Berries.


Let's get to the details!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: Inspired by Painted Fingertips

Greetings and Nailutations!

It is the last day of the Digit-al Dozen and I did a HUGE oops.  (I'll get into details about it below.)  Today I was inspired by Kerry of Painted Fingertips and her drip marble manis!  Drip marbles are so fun and easy and every finger will always be unique!


Let's get to the details!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: Inspired by Kimmett Kolor

Greetings and Nailutations!

It's Day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen Inspiration Week, where we are taking inspiration from other members!  I have been LOVING this week!  It's so fun!  Today I was inspired by Kim of Kimett Kolor who has an amazing eye for creative designs!


Let's get to the details!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: Inspired by Copycat Claws

Greetings and Nailutations!

We are onto Day 3 of the Digit-al Dozen Inspiration week.  Today I am inspired by Serene of Copycat Claws.  Serene is a stamping expert and her eye for creating a gorgeous look with a combination of images.  This week has been so much fun so far and it's only half way over!


Let's get to the details!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: Inspired by More Nail Polish

Greetings and Nailutations,

We are on Day 2 of the Digit-al Dozen week of being inspired by each other.  Today I'm inspired by Cathy of More Nail Polish.  A mani she did back last year in October has stuck with me and the best part is she was inspired by a previous mani by Glowstars done in 2014.  This is the mani that keeps on giving....inspiration!


Let's get to the details!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: Inspired by Polish Those Nails

Greetings and Nailutations!

It's a Digit-al Dozen week and this week we are being inspired by each other.  There were no boundaries, but I like rules, so set some up myself.  I selected manis does for previous Digit-al Dozen weeks and picked 5 different looks.  This week I am inspired by Marisa of Polish Those Nails.


Let's get to the details!

Friday, May 11, 2018

May Monthly Awareness Box Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Blogger Discount*
Today I'm going to share the Monthly Awareness Box for May, which 10% of sales go to Love Without Boundaries.  Love Without Boundaries is an "international charity that provides hope and healing to orphaned and vulnerable children, and their underserved communities, through its education, nutrition, medical and foster care programs."  As a reminder, all 6 polishes are available for the next 2 weeks - you can also purchase all 6, your favorite 4 or just 1 (but purchasing all 6 is the best deal).


Let's get to the swatches!  *Picture Heavy Post*
Photos taken in filtered light box and LED light.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May Polish Pick Up: Dream Polish Pout Glam Lip Balm

Greetings and Nailutations!

*Press Sample*
Polish Pick Up pre-order is just around the corner!  As a reminder - Polish Pick Up is a monthly themed collaboration event.  Seventy+ indie brands (polish, wax, nail care, jewelry made from polish) participate and create an item (or items) inspired by the theme and this month it is totally 90's (for sure!)!  Today I'll be sharing the super "grape" *cough* great lip balm from Dream Polish.


Let's get to the details!

Monday, April 30, 2018

May Polish Pick Up: It Girl Nail Art LE 103

Greetings and Nailutations!

*Press Sample*
Polish Pick Up pre-order is just around the corner!  As a reminder - Polish Pick Up is a monthly themed collaboration event.  Seventy+ indie brands (polish, wax, nail care, jewelry made from polish) participate and create an item (or items) inspired by the theme and this month it is totally 90's (for sure!)!  Today I'll be sharing the super "totally rad" mini stamping plate from It Girl Nail Art - LE 103.


Let's get to the nail art!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: April Birthday Mani


Greetings and Nailutations,

Today we are celebrating 2 birthdays in April from the Digit-al Dozen!  Both Uma from Uma's Nail Art and Katherine from ProcrastiNails celebrated birthdays this month!  The inspiration photo was so vampy and fun!  Red and black with paisley design!  I was so excited about the photo they selected!


Let's get to the details.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Road To Polish Con Week 7: Different Dimension, Glisten and Glow

Greetings and Nailutions,

*Press Samples*
Polish Con is fast approaching (tickets are for sale too!) and that means we are treated with ROAD TO POLISH CON polish releases by the vendors!  Week 7 starts April 30th and you will have a week to purchase this polish.  You can get them shipped real time, or save them all for 1 huge delivery (use code BEGINNAILSHOLD if you want it held).  Please use code BEGINNAILS for a free nail gift with purchase (glitter, rhinestones, etc).


Let's get to the details!

Friday, April 27, 2018

May Polish Pick Up: Sweet Sage Scents Ring Candy

Greetings and Nailutations...or Waxutations?

*Press Sample*
That greeting was a total spoiler on what this post is about!  This is my first ever wax melt post!  I got into wax melts about 6 or so months ago and my house has never smelled more delicious!  Today I am sharing the Polish Pick Up contribution from Sweet Sage Scents.  If you are new to PPU, it is a shopping experience where a theme is voted on by customers and all brands that offer a product create something around the theme.  This month the theme is 90's.  Let's get to the melty goodness!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May Polish Pick Up: Ever After Polish There Goes Her Social Life and Beyond and As If Cuticle Crelly

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Samples*
Polish Pick Up (PPU) is right around the corner and I'm about to unload some blog posts covering some of the items that will be offered!  If you are new to PPU, it is a shopping experience where a theme is voted on by customers and all brands that offer a product create something around the theme.  This month the theme is 90's.  Today I'm sharing the contributions from Ever After Polish - a polish and Cuticle Crelly both inspired by the movie Clueless.



Let's get to the details!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer #SorryNotSorry Collection

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I am sharing the #SorryNotSorry Collection from The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer.  The collection is inspired by the Demi Lovato song 'Sorry Not Sorry' and more specifically the music video.  As I watched the video, I saw all the shades in this collection and you will too!  The collection consists of 5 polishes and each are $11 or $52 for the entire set.


Let's get to the swatches!  *Picture heavy post!*  Photos taken in filtered light and LED.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Road To Polish Con Week 5


Greetings and Nailutions,

*Press Samples*
Polish Con is fast approaching (tickets are for sale too!) and that means we are treated with ROAD TO POLISH CON polish releases by the vendors!  Week 5 starts April 16th and you will have a week to purchase this polish.  You can get them shipped real time, or save them all for 1 huge delivery (use code BEGINNAILSHOLD if you want it held).  Please use code BEGINNAILS for a free nail gift with purchase (glitter, rhinestones, etc).

Let's get to the details!


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rogue Lacquer - Spring Punk Debut Collection AND GIVEAWAY

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Samples and Purchases*
There is a new indie on the block by the name of Rogue Lacquer.  The owner, Rachel is local to me and I was able to shop her collection before it went on sale!  And as an added bonus, she included an extra set for me to giveaway to a lucky winner!  Rachel previously created polish for Ever After and decided to venture out on her own after moving across the country away from head quarters.  She is debuting her own brand with a steam punk inspired collection called Spring Punk!  Best part is that she is making polish and wax!


Let's get to the swatches!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

April Monthly Awareness Box Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Blogger Discount*
Today I'm going to share the Monthly Awareness Box for April, which 10% of sales go to Paralyzed Veterans of America.  As a reminder, all 6 polishes are available for the next 2 weeks - you can also purchase your favorites (but purchasing all 6 is the best deal).


Let's get to the swatches!  *Picture Heavy Post*
Photos taken in filtered light box and LED light.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: Indie Love - Peachtree Polish

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's a Digit-al Dozen week and this week our prompt is "Indie Love."  I picked 5 manis that I've done in the last 6 or so months that have not had their moment on my blog or posted anywhere.  (I'm on vacation, so I didn't have time to create new manis - but don't worry, I have some amazing manis to share!)  Today I'm sharing the last mani!


Let's get to the details!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: Indie Love - Blue Bird Lacquer

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's a Digit-al Dozen week and this week our prompt is "Indie Love."  I picked 5 manis that I've done in the last 6 or so months that have not had their moment on my blog or posted anywhere.  (I'm on vacation, so I didn't have time to create new manis - but don't worry, I have some amazing manis to share!)  The fourth mani is a simple stamping mani!


Let's get to the details!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: Indie Love - Pug Posse Nail Lacquer

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's a Digit-al Dozen week and this week our prompt is "Indie Love."  I picked 5 manis that I've done in the last 6 or so months that have not had their moment on my blog or posted anywhere.  (I'm on vacation, so I didn't have time to create new manis - but don't worry, I have some amazing manis to share!)  The third mani I have to share today is a fun bright neon plaid!



Monday, April 9, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: Indie Love - Polish 'M

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's a Digit-al Dozen week and this week our prompt is "Indie Love."  I picked 5 manis that I've done in the last 6 or so months that have not had their moment on my blog or posted anywhere.  (I'm on vacation, so I didn't have time to create new manis - but don't worry, I have some amazing manis to share!)  The second mani for the week is inspired by clothing!


Let's get to the details.

Digit-al Dozen: Indie Love - Turtle Tootsie Polishes

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's a Digit-al Dozen week and this week our prompt is "Indie Love."  I picked 5 manis that I've done in the last 6 or so months that have not had their moment on my blog or posted anywhere.  (I'm on vacation, so I didn't have time to create new manis - but don't worry, I have some amazing manis to share!)  The first one is a mani using a Turtle Tootsie Polish that has my heart....PURPLE and HOLO!


Let's get to the details!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April Polish Pick Up: Ribbits Stickits Horror of a Picture Show Set

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Samples*
Polish Pick Up (PPU) is right around the corner and I'm about to unload some blog posts covering some of the items that will be offered!  If you are new to PPU, it is a shopping experience where a theme is voted on by customers and all brands that offer a product create something around the theme.  This month the theme is Across The Universe - Planets and Galaxies.  Today I'm sharing the contribution from Ribbits Stickits - an acetone additive and 2 water slide decal sheets.  The inspiration is Rocky Horror Picture Show!!


Let's get to the manis!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Polish Con 2018 New York Press Release

Greetings and Nailtuations,

*Press Release*
Polish Con tickets go on sale April 7th and I hope you are ready!  If you aren't familiar Polish Con, let me tell you about it.  Picture this --> 20+ vendors of indie brands all in 1 place with all their goodies on a table for you to look at and purchase!  I've personally attended 2 and had a complete blast for a few reasons...which I'll get into in a bit.

Let's get to the details.

Monday, April 2, 2018

April Polish Pick Up: Ever After Polish To Infinity and Beyond and Space Jam Cuticle Crelly

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Samples*
Polish Pick Up (PPU) is right around the corner and I'm about to unload some blog posts covering some of the items that will be offered!  If you are new to PPU, it is a shopping experience where a theme is voted on by customers and all brands that offer a product create something around the theme.  This month the theme is Across The Universe - Planets and Galaxies.  Today I'm sharing the contributions from Ever After Polish - a polish and cuticle crelly.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

April Polish Pick Up: Peachtree Polish Wine Sparkles on M81

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Samples*
Polish Pick Up (PPU) is right around the corner and I'm about to unload some blog posts covering some of the items that will be offered!  If you are new to PPU, it is a shopping experience where a theme is voted on by customers and all brands that offer a product create something around the theme.  This month the theme is Across The Universe - Planets and Galaxies.  Today I'm sharing the contribution from Peachtree Polish.


Let's get to the details!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

April Polish Pick Up: Vibrant Vinyls Fast and Hard Top Coat and Strip Me Softly Acetone Additive

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Samples*
Polish Pick Up (PPU) is right around the corner and I'm about to unload some blog posts covering some of the items that will be offered!  If you are new to PPU, it is a shopping experience where a theme is voted on by customers and all brands that offer a product create something around the theme.  This month the theme is Across The Universe - Planets and Galaxies.  Today I'm sharing the contributions from Vibrant Vinyls.


Let's get to the details!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

April Polish Pick Up:Gem Glow Cuticle Balm

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Samples*
Polish Pick Up (PPU) is right around the corner and I'm about to unload some blog posts covering some of the items that will be offered!  If you are new to PPU, it is a shopping experience where a theme is voted on by customers and all brands that offer a product create something around the theme.  This month the theme is Across The Universe - Planets and Galaxies.  Today I'm sharing the Dream Polish contribution.


Let's get to the details!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Ever After Polish and Ribbits Stickits Collaboration

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press samples*
Today I am sharing a collaboration between Ever After Polish and Ribbits Stickits.  This collaboration is all about unicorns and kitties!  It contains a polish, 2 sets of decals and a latex barrier!


Let's get to the details!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Natural Healthy Concepts - Zoya Sam Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press sample*
Today I'm sharing a review and information regarding Natural Healthy Concepts.  When NHC first contacted me I wasn't sure if it was a fit for my blog because I saw vitamins and let them know my focus was nails.  The contact I worked with was so patient and showed me the numerous beauty related items.  I explored the nail care section and found so many lovely Zoyas!  (Zoya is one of my favorite main stream brands because of their cremes and pixie dusts lines!)


Let's get to the details!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Atlanta TIS Creative Cuticles Nail Polish and Ribbits Stickits Collaboration

Greetings and Nailutations!

*Press Samples*
This weekend is the 8th Indie Shop!  Can you believe it!?  I was there for the inaugural event and have managed to attend 4 others!  The Indie Shop is being held this weekend in Atlanta with a bunch of indie brand in attendance!  There are lots of shop exclusives and releases of new spring scents and colors!  Today I'm sharing the exclusive collaboration between Creative Cuticle Nail Polish and Ribbits Stickits!  It is inspired by the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb.



Let's get to the details!  *Photos shown in both filtered light box and LED light*

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Road To Polish Con Week 4


Greetings and Nailutions,

*Press Samples*
Polish Con is fast approaching and that means we are treated with ROAD TO POLISH CON polish releases by the vendors!  Week 4 starts March19 and you will have a week to purchase this polish.  You can get them shipped real time, or save them all for 1 huge delivery (use code FREESHIPMENT if you want it held).  Please use code BEGINNAILS for a free nail gift with purchase (glitter, rhinestones, etc).

Let's get to the details!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: Moyra Stamping

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is our last day for Digit-al Dozen prompt of stamping and I have been peeling the film off some tamping plates that haven't gotten any love yet.  I saved my favorite for today.  This was also my first time using a Moyra plate and I'm very impressed!


Let's get to the details!