Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Review: Duh- Nail polish

Good Morning beauties! I hope you all had a productive beginning of the week! It seems as if lately I'm struggling to get anything done! I think we have all been there though! :-) I have been quite busy working on swatches, and coming up with more ideas for blog posts! Do you have any good ideas for what you would like to see? 

The weather in Kentucky has been so humid and hot! Yesterday the temperature was about 90 (yes, in MAY) with what I would have to guess has to be 100% humidity! We're supposed to have 60 degree weather next week, and I am looking forward to that indefinitely! 

It was great catching up with you all, but without further delay we have nail polishes by Duh- Nail Polish. I have to say how impressed I am with these two polishes! The colors are just beautiful! I paired each design with a simple stamp, which was complementary to each polish and topped with a 1 coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry top coat. 

The first polish is Bring me Spring Flowers which is a beautiful coral with a slight neon feel. This polish also includes speckles of blue, yellow, pink, white, teal, and brighter pink (I'm sure there are colors I'm missing here). Application was very nice with 2 even coats and no streaking, clumping, or balding. 

The color of this polish is just beautiful! Honestly it made my camera freak out a bit! The color pictured in the bottle is more true to color and shows that true coral apperance. I tried changing up the settings on my camera and took a milliion shots to get the true coral to come out on the nail and my camera was having no part of it! :-( I will say again though, how much I love this polish! I know this will be a winner for me in the summer months!

The other polish I have is Time for Flip Flops which is a seafoam blue/green polish with white speckles and gorgeous blue hexes! Application was flawless and applied evenly in 2 coats.

This polish is SOOO beautiful!!!! It's a blue/green dream! I fell in love with this swatch so much that I didn't want to remove it and wanted to instantly paint the other hands to match, however I had more swatches to do (I will be wearing this mani again this month). this is another that I will be wearing again all summer!!!!!

As you can see I did get a bit carried away with swatch pics! However I loved these polishes SOOOOO much that I wanted to show in a million angles (hehe). 

I am so impressed with Duh-Nail Polish and am so lucky to have had the opportunity to swatch their beautiful polishes! I am definitely interested in purchasing additional polishes in the future! 

Their polishes retail for $8.00 which in my opion is a GREAT value at such a great quality! I would recommend these polishes to anyone! If you are interested in purchasing these polishes take a look at the ways to find Duh-Nail Polish to purchase! 

I hope you all enjoyed this review and I hope you check out this indie brand! I know you will not be disappointed! 


Monday, May 12, 2014

Review: My-Stash Lacquer California Dreamin'

I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday, if there is such a thing! Back to work and the weekend never seems quite long enough! I hope those of you who are Mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day! I spent yesterday with my Mom and am thankful that I have her to spend time with! 

I spent all day Saturday catching up on weeks worth of American Idol and still am not caught up! It's one of those shows that I do not realize that I have missed until I haven't watched it and spend countless hours catching up, swatching, and working on my blog! :-) 

 I have for you today another polish from Danielle from My-Stash Lacquer. This polish is named California Dreamin' and OMG ladies this polish is a glitter topper with multi-color glitters and BUTTERFLIES!!! First off, who does not love butterflies?! They are just so girly and precious! 

I applied this polish over China Glaze "For Audrey", however this color would be amazing over ANY color polish you wanted to pair with! :-) 

When I first saw this polish I knew that I HAD to have it!!!! I will be purchasing a full-size of this polish to have on hand!!!! 

Let's get down to the basics- Application was beautiful! I did not have to fish for glitter, she has NAILED her polishes when it comes to glitters! I applied 2 coats in the picture below and topped with 1 coat of Seche Vite. 

Bottom line- My-Stash Lacquer has blown be away again!!! This polish is a MUST have! If you are new to indies I think that you should branch out and try her polishes! 

You can find her polishes HERE for purchase! 

You can also find My-Stash Lacquer below at the following links: 
Instagram: @mystashlacquer

I hope you enjoyed this beauty as much as I did!!! A HUGE thank you to Danielle at My-Stash Lacquer for sending me this polish! 


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Meaningful Mani- Lupus Awareness in the month of May

Happy Saturday! 
Today's post is going to be a bit different than the rest of my blog posts. Don't worry, there will still be a Mani, but I wanted to talk about something meaningful to me. 

The month of May is Lupus Awareness Month. I know that unfortunately a lot of people still do not know what Lupus is so I also wanted to give some links for those who are unfamiliar with this disease to help raise awareness. the official foundation page for Lupus

Brief explanation of what Lupus is: 

What is lupus?

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.

In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means "self") and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.

I've watched several people go through the battle with this disease and my Best Friend, Stephanie Nicole Kidd lost her battle with Lupus in 2006. We were so close we were almost inseparable! It was so hard to watch her go through her ups and downs. Even though there were many downs due to her illness, I cherish the happy memories that I have with her! She was one of the strongest people that I knew. She had so much courage and lived every day as if it were her last. She did not let her condition define her! 

I did this Mani with the colors and symbol of Lupus Awareness with purple polishes and butterflies. After I finished my Mani I looked at my husband and said, Stephanie would have loved these! 

I am so proud to share my tribute to my Best Friend, all of those who have lost their battle with Lupus and those who still FIGHT to "stamp" out Lupus and find a cure! I hope you enjoy! 

The Lupus Foundation Mission Statement: 
(Click HERE to join the fight)

We are devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.

I hope you enjoyed my art and my informative post! 


Friday, May 9, 2014

Review: Liquid Glam Lacquer- PLUS RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hey there Ladies! I thought this past week was never going to end! Have you ever had one of those weeks where it seems like everything that could go wrong, does? I don't like to complain too often so when I do you know that it has been something that I have really let get to me! 

I don't know about you, but I love this time of year! I love watching the trees bloom and the flowers grow! This time of year is also the busy time of year for weddings!

Today I have some swatches for you from Liquid Glam Lacquer. This is from her newest collection released on May 1st, the Lets get Married Collection!!!! This collection is so fitting for this time of year and the polishes are all fitting for all year! I thoroughly enjoyed this collection... So let's dive in! 


Happily Ever After is a rosy but iridescent polish that shimmers and shines with gold, pink and purple. I layered it over China Glaze "In a Lily bit" from the City Flourish collection. 

This polish applied very smooth! what is swatched is 2 coats, as you see this glitter is very sparse but it gives the perfect amount of glitter to layer over practically any color! Stunning glitter topper! 

Tie the Knot is such a stunning polish! there are iridescent glitters, red glitters, small sheer hearts and black bows! I put this over a white polish by Sinful colors and for the ring finger I stamped using a Moyou London plate and a Pure Ice silver polish. 

The bows is what made me fall in love with this polish in the bottle. When I applied the polish the red glitters made me swoon!!!! The red glitters were so sparkly and beautiful! I did have to fish for the bows, however that is to be expected when they are mixed with the smaller glitters. I found that putting the bottle upside down for about 30 seconds assisted in getting them out. This polish is just beautiful! 

Platinum Ring is a beautiful silver polish with micro silver glitters. I applied it with no undies, and topped with a top coat. 

This polish is beautiful! I did find that it was a bit streaky during application, however when I applied top coat it seemed to smooth it all out and the streaks mostly disappeared. Without topper it dried to a slight texture finish with a very pretty satin finish. 

The Reception is a beautiful beige crelly polish with a variety of colored glitter through-out. No undies in the swatch and about 3 coats gives an opaque finish with NVL. 

I liked this polish so well that after I was finished swatching I applied to both hands and wore this beauty to work! This polish is work appropriate for any office job! I applied a Matte Top coat which really helps show the different color glitters. This polish is going to be a favorite for me and will definitely be a staple to my collection! :)

 The Bouquet is a pale pink crelly polish with bright pink hex glitters and iridescent hexes throughout. Applied beautifully in 3 coats with little fishing for the larger glitters. I stamped on the ring finger with a MoYou London stamping plate and a Sally Hansen insta-dry polish. 

This polish is gorgeous! It is so beautiful and dainty and has the right about of color and sparkle! I loved the application! Everything about this polish is girly, fun, flirty, and screams princess! I think this polish would be great for a wedding or a date night! 


These polishes by Liquid Glam Lacquer were beautiful! All polishes are a BIG 5 FREE and are hand blended!

Along with polishes she also makes other products for hands and skin which can be found HERE. I was lucky enough to receive a cuticle oil (which will be featured in a cuticle care blog coming soon) which was scented amazingly like peach! 

You can find Liquid Glam Lacquer here: 
Instagram: @liquidglamlacquer
click here for FACEBOOK

She is currently having a Mother's Day Sale right now until 5/11 which includes 25% off your entire order!!!! Enter code: LOVEMOMMIES at checkout! :) 

I hope you enjoyed this review as much as I enjoyed the polishes and am so thankful that I was able to review them for you! Please head on over and show her some love! :D




Review: Super Nails

Hello again!!! I hope you have all been having a wonderful week! I'm finally starting to get back to my healthy self! My full time job has been insane and have had tons of things to catch up on! 

The weather where I am seems to have turned from "spring" to "summer" all of a sudden and we have bees and birds flying everywhere! How is the weather where you are? 

I was sent these three polishes by Super Nails for review. These three polishes are all glitterbomb toppers packed with unique and beautiful glitters. 

I tried to do something a bit different in this review and add some tiny and simple elements of nail art to make them easy to re-create and flattering for anyone while complimenting the name if the polish! 

The first polish is named after an evil Character from one of my FAVORITE childhood movies- The Little Mermaid!!!! 

Ursula is a glitter packed topper that is pictured with two coats. I cannot lie, the application was a bit tough, I had to fish for the larger round glitters and I ended up with extra tiny glitters, but this polish is so unique I would deal with the fishing again!!! 

Next up is Cruella which is a glitterbomb of shards!!! This polish is so true to Cruella Deville that I had to put over a half white half black mani to show all of the colors on one nail! 

Application is flawless and I LOVE how this polish dries to such a shiny finish with no top coat!!! For sake of this review I did use a top coat to seal in my pretties and make them shiny!!! 

The last polish is Tinkerbell which is multi-faceted green sparkly beauty!!! I placed the glitter over Essie's Mint Candy Apple which has more of a blue quality to show the true green of the polish and paired it with a bellow accent nail to compliment Tink's yellow hair! 

The application of this polish went on smoothly, similar to Cruella and I did not have to fish or dab for glitters! 


Overall I was pleased with the polish application, glitter pay off, and beauty! 

I am so happy that Super Nails allowed me to review these products to share with you and truly feel that these polishes have a good quality! 

I received my shipment very quick and customer service is wonderful! 

I've included other links for Super Nails below! :D

More about Super Nails: 

5-Free Indie Glitter Polish, inspired mostly by comics, holidays & food. Cruelty Free, Vegan, High Quality.

I hope you enjoyed! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Review: MDJ Creations

Hello Beauties! I hope you are all doing well and I hope that you all are doing well! I have spent the entire week sick! It's been a long week and have done much of nothing but lay on the couch, watch tv, eat snacks, and watch a few movies. I suppose we all need weekends like this! 

On to what really brought you here... 

These polishes by MDJ Creations are STUNNING!!!!! All of these polishes were truly beautiful and an absolute delight, including the fact that Melissa, the owner, is such a dear to work with!

When I first looked at these polishes I didn't think there was anything special about them, BOY was I WRONG! They all are so unique and truly were amazing and I cannot wait to share them with you, so here it goes! 

The first polish up is "Comet Chaser" from her Outer Space Collection. This is a Jelly based polish packed with glitters. I can pick out black, orange, and gold squares with micro holo hexes, larger black hexes, I'm sure there are some that I am missing! No undies in the pic below!

This is one of my favorites from all of them that I tried, mainly because I am in love with jelly sandwiches and this a jelly sandwich in a bottle! It is so squishy and beautiful!!!! you could wear this polish all year long, for any season. There was no "fishing" necessary and it applied effortlessly and so smoothly with a glassy finish! I would recommend this polish to anyone! 

This Polish is being Clearanced, PLEASE RUSH over if you want this polish!!!!

The second polish is a glitter topper named "Something to Celebrate" which is just that! This polish is so shiny, bright, reflective and cheery! It would be beautiful over ANY color! For my review I have placed this polish over China Glaze's "Make an Entrance". 

I can imagine wearing this polish for a birthday party, girls night out, New Year's Eve, Fourth of July, or just to feel pretty (because we all need a little inspiration at times).  It almost has a fairy tale quality to it! It was so easy to apply, pictured below has 2 thin coats! 

Macro of bottle to left and to the right 2 coats over China Glaze Make an Entrance. 

Next up I have a polish from her Gemstone Collection,  "Black Opal" which is a topper as well. It has holographic circles, black hexes and squares, silver holo hexes and squares along with very fine holographic bar hexes and iridescent flakies. I paired this polish with China Glaze "That's Shore Bright".

I didn't think that I would love this polish as much as I do! It's beautiful!!!! From far away it has that classic speckled appearance until your hand turns a certain way and the holo "Opalesque" catches your eye! I wore this polish and every time the light hit a certain way someone would say, "OHHHH, WHAT are you wearing on your nails?!"

Macro of bottle to left and to the right 2 coats over China Glaze That's Shore Bright
"The King's Bride" is such a delicate, beautiful polish! It has a variety of holographic glitters with bars, hexes, and iridescent flakies. I decided to show how delicate it is and do a gradient effect over Sinful Colors "Endless Blue", I used only one coat.

The Next time I try this polish I will be placing it over a white or a silver polish! This application was also great! I did not have to fish for glitter, it was so easy to place on the nail and spread out so smoothly! This would be perfect for anytime of year and would add a delicate touch to any mani! 

Macro of bottle to left and to the right 2 coats over Sinful Colors Endless Blue
The last polish is another one of my favorites. "Earth Bound" from her Kingdom Collection is a gorgeous holographic with multicolor glitters with various sizes. I used no undies, just 2 coats of this polish! 

This polish!!!!!! I want to just stop right there! Application was so smooth and was opaque in 2 coats. I did not recognize the holo in until I was in full sun or the right indoor lighting and the holo is sooo gorgeous! I need 2-3 backups of this bottle and will be purchasing a fullsize! I never want to be without this polish!

Macro of bottle to left and to the right 2 with no undies
I am so impressed with these polishes! They were all so very gorgeous with very smooth application, no fishing. I would definitely recommend these polishes to anyone who is looking for unique, beautiful and special polishes and am honored that I was sent these polishes for review! I would recommend her polishes to anyone!

I have included the information below for alternate contacts and ways to find MDJ Creations and would recommend that you check her out!

MDJ Creations is on:


Instagram- follow: @MDJCreations

I hope you enjoyed these polishes as much as I have enjoyed wearing them! A special THANK YOU to Melissa at MDJ Creations for working with me so I could share her beautiful products with you! :D