Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Some favorite manis of 2014

Where has the year gone? It's already December, dayum. So much has happened this year, the time just flew by! The blog was neglected, but it couldn't be helped. Sometimes things just have to be put on the back burner. But I tried to keep up with my Instagram postings. Love Instagram, for me it's a diary of sorts so I can keep track of what polishes I've used (yes, there are that many, 2 Helmers full!). Of course, there were a few this year I was too embarrassed to share, major fails.

Starting off in January, and one of my very favorite manis of the year, as well as one of my favorite polish makers, Different Dimension, Just Keep Swimming.

Different Dimension | Just Keep Swimming

This intense blue holo is so drool worthy, I wore it on a trip back east and it lasted the whole two weeks I was gone. The rainbows follow you wherever you go! The quality of Missy's polishes are second to none. I am so happy I just got a shipment of new polishes from her, as I am leaving next week for a trip. Now, to just decide which one to wear!

Here's another favorite: SephoraX High Frequency with an accent of Lynderella She Sleeps with the Starfishes and a starfish tattoo from Big Ruby nail tattoos. 

SephoraX | Lynderella |Big Ruby Nail Tattoo

I love all things beach and sea, so this Lynnderella was a major lemming squash for me! Look at that sparkle... I just love love love.....

Another favorite from Different Dimension was when I combined Stronger and Black Dahlia. 

Stronger on middle and ringer finger | Black Dahlia on pointer and pinkie
 What a great combination!  The pictures truly do these beauties no justice.

A new brand to me in 2014 was Liquid Sky Lacquer. Love Carolyn's polishes, they go on like a dream and stay on forever!

Liquid Sky Lacquer Bird of Paradise and Twilight Hummingbird
I think this is also about the time when I discovered nail vinyls from Linda, aka @teismom on Instagram. If you don't know of her, you need to! These nail vinyls are the best discovery of 2014 for me. As someone that really sucks at nail art, these are so easy to use. If I can use them, anyone can! You can order from her directly at

Another new brand to me this year was Cadillacquer. OMG, I just love her polishes and adore that she has collections dedicated to my all time favorite shows  - Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy! I bought them all just based on that and was so pleasantly surprised and amazed on the quality of these polishes. They have staying power!

Cadillacquer - Welcome to Charming
The picture above is from the Sons of Anarchy Collection (god I miss that show already!), and is called Welcome to Charming. I wore this for two weeks before I took it off. Love!

And of course, I had to include my beloved Chanel as a favorite mani this year! Teamed up with Different Dimensions All That Glitters Is Not Gold and some nail vinyls, I was pretty pleased with the way this turned out!

Chanel Malice
Chanel Malice is one of my favorite shades from that brand and am so happy I got it last year before it sold out. Am kicking myself now that I didn't get a backup!

So these were some of my top favorites manis and polishes for 2014, I wish all the best for everyone for the coming new year.

Happy New Year and
Happy Polishing!


Friday, December 5, 2014

This Happened Today

Oh yes, major lemming squashed today.

Christian Louboutin | Rouge Louboutin

See those naked nails? They will be covered very soon thankyouverymuch. And Merry Christmas to me. :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I've Got the Blues, and I like it!

You know, back in the day, there was a time when I only wore red or pink nail polish. Of course back then (you don't want to know how long back that was!), I don't think there was many other colors besides pink or red! And that was ok, I mean, who doesn't love a good red or pink? Pink is after all one of my very favorite colors! You wouldn't know it though, if you happen to follow my Instagram account. I was going through it the other day and said to myself, yeah I sure have the blues goin' on...and the teals... and the greens... you get the picture...

I never thought I would develop such a love affair with blue, turquoise, green, or any variation on my nails but honestly, I just can't get enough! Whenever I see a new shade that's been released, I say, oh, just this one more. Who knew there could be so many shades of blue and turquoise and what the heck, why don't we just throw purple and green in there too?

I wanted to share a couple of my favorites here because even though I post regularly on Instagram, sometimes these beauties need a blog post of their own...

One of my favorite manis is the one I am wearing right now. It is the beautiful combination of  Liquid Sky Lacquer's Bird of Paradise and Twilight Hummingbird.

I just adore these polishes! The holographic green/pink in Twilight Hummingbird is amazing and Bird of Paradise is such a gorgeous blue/red multichrome. No matter which way you move your hands, the colors change continuously, it really does remind me of the hummingbirds we are so fortunate to have here in Southern California year round.

Look at the color shift!
Check out the color difference between my index finger and pinkie, amazing!

Plus, I had ordered a variety pack of nail vinyls from and have been dying to try them out. If you haven't tried them yet, you must! Especially if you are clumsy with nail art like I am, these are so easy peasy, even I can do them! I can't wait to try more! And I am so in love with Liquid Sky Lacquer, I am definitely going to be adding more of Carolyn's polishes to my stash soon! You can check out her shop here.

One other recent favorite mani I wanted to share is one that combines my favorite things - glitter, holo goodness and blues! I received my first Joss Nail Lacquer in Caribbean Holiday and oh my, it is definitely full of holo goodness!

Joss Lacquer and Picture Polish
I added piCture pOlish's Lagoon by Fashion Polish as an accent on my ring finger. I've been wanting this polish by piCture pOlish ever since it was first released as a collaboration polish last year. It is a pure turquoise delight! Oh the shimmer and glitter! Between the two, I stared at my hands all day long... for a solid week! I bought both of these at but you can buy piCture pOlish direct at their web site plus they have a full network list where you can purchase as well.

Do you have one particular favorite colo(u)r of polish that you tend to lean towards?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year everyone! This was sent to me by a friend and wanted I wanted to share it. It isn't nail polish related but I need to remind myself of this as I move into this New Year:

Like dragonflies, let us

Leave behind what we don't need to carry,

Grudges, sadness, pain, fear and regrets.

Life is beautiful! Enjoy it!

Happy New Year 2014

image via
Sugar Rush Custom Cookies
Actually, now that I really look at these dragonflies, I'm thinking this would make really cool nail art!

Happy New Year everyone!!