Comparing Gold Stamping Polishes to Maybelline Bold Gold

Comparing Gold Stamping Polishes - Rica Golden Egg, Born Pretty, Mundo de Unas and Maybeline Bold Gold Swatches

Maybelline Color Show in Bold Gold was my main gold stamping polish for so long, until I couldn’t find it anywhere after using a whole bottle.  So I bought Mundo de Unas, because a good gold is much needed when stamping and many are too glittery and do not show well.  Wandering around Dollar Tree killing time and checking for blog props (see my recent post on affordable ones from dollar stores) I may have actually squealed out loud when[Read more]

Poppy Nail Art

Poppy Nail Art Swatches - November 11 - Zoya Posh Matte - Maybelline Tenancious Teal - Essence Enter Wonderland and Black is Back

Part of the #CBBNov challenge is a prompt for poppies.  The prompt was for yesterday, but it feels right posting it today.  I originally tried to stamp a poppy-like design onto my nails.  I didn’t have a perfect stamp so the closest I had was this image from the Pueen Nature Lover 02 plate. Close to poppy looking but not perfect.  Plus, the way the stamp is designed, there isn’t a lot of space for a background so I ended[Read more]

Rainbow Nails – Day 9 #31DC2016

Rainbow Butterfly Nailart #31DC2016

Day 9 of the 31 day nail challenge is rainbow nails.  As pretty as they are, I hated this challenge, who wants to use 7+ polishes in a look.  But I guess that is why it is a challenge.  I decided on a rainbow gradient with butterflies from one of the newer square Born Pretty stamping plates. As much as I thought I had a lot of blue and green polishes, turns out I have a lot of ones that[Read more]

Black & White Bird Themed Nails #31DC2016

31dc2016 black and white stamped bird nails swatch

Black and white is probably my favourite of the colour themes for the #31DC2016 challenge.  I have wanted to use this bird themed plate for ages and since it always looks good in black and white manis, it seemed like the perfect time to try it out.  I went for a different look on each nail with Zoya PixieDust in Dahlia on my ring finger which is the only nail without white but the sparkle looks white when combined with[Read more]

Violet Nails For Day 6 of #31DC2016

31dc2016 violet nails stamped purple nails maybelline sally hansen

After much discussion of what colour violet really is, more blue or more pink and spreading all of my purple-ish polishes on the floor much to the confusion of my cats, and headed to wikipedia (because wiki answers everything) which says “Violet is the color of amethyst, lavender and beautyberries”. I have a Maybelline polish that was one of my top choices for this violet look named Amethyst Ablaze so I went with that and here is my stamped look for[Read more]