Friday, July 25, 2014

3 Great Photo Editing Apps to Try Now

Blogging can sometimes feel like a full time job. With the amount of social media and the need to make sure that you are reaching your readers across various platforms it can be time-consuming to say the least. And sure there are sites like Hootsuite that definitely help with that. Sometimes you want to have a bit of a personal touch with what and how you post. For me this has meant often times editing pics on the go on my iPhone. So today I want to share with you the three apps I have used on almost a daily basis. These apps help me to customize my content across my Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter pages respectively.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Top Ten Favorite Polishes: Number Four Zoya Blaze - with MoYou Stamping

 We are chugging along with my Top Ten Favorite polishes list and today I have for you number four. Every now and then a polish comes along that continually knocks your socks off. No matter how many times you see it or wear it you are just amazed at it's beauty. For me that polish is Zoya Blaze. From the 2012 Zoya Ornate Holiday Collection, Blaze along with it's sister colors in the collection was the first of the scattered holo polishes that Zoya has since become quite popular for. Check out my pics along with some pretty stamping featuring MoYou London after the jump.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Modcloth Nail Klub and Dresses Challenge - Galaxy Nail Art

I am so excited for today's post! I was recently contacted by Modcloth and invited to participate in their Nail Klub and Dresses challenge. The challenge is pretty simple: pick one of their summer dresses and interpret it through nail art. As you all know I love incorporating fashion into nail art so I jumped at the chance to participate. The Modcloth Nail Klub has some great examples and inspiration on turning pretty dresses into nail art here. For my own post I chose this gorgeous Heart and Solar System Dress as my inspiration. It's so different and fun for a summer dress, and I love how unique the galaxy pattern is. 

For this design I used:

Base Color:
Bondi Midnight Mystery 

Colors used for Galaxy Pattern:
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Sinful Colors Black on Black
Lacquer Lust Topaz
American Apparel Pinto
China Glaze Manhunter
Wet N' Wild Kaleidoscope
Top Coat:
Butter London Matte Top Coat

I started by painting two coats of my base color. Once dry I used a makeup sponge to apply blotches of the various colors. I used a dotting tool to recreate some of the larger dots and splotches in the pattern.  I then took a clean makeup sponge and lightly applied Kaleidoscope over each nail in random patterns for a light sparkle effect. I applied my matte top coat to echo the matte texture of the fabric in the dress. 

I am so in love with how this turned out. I love galaxy nails because they look incredibly complicated but really aren't!  Another great thing about them is that there is really no right or wrong way for them to turn out. Whatever your imagination comes up with is great. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

July Ipsy Bag Review

Happy Friday peeps! Earlier this week I received my July Ipsy bag. I haven't had a chance to try anything yet but I didn't want to wait until the end of the month to show you everything I received. This is the second bag I've received since signing up (check out June's Ipsy bag review here) so I was really excited to see what I got. See more pics after the jump.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Inspired by Fashion: Burberry Prorsum Pre-Spring 2015 Nail Art

I have really been inspired by abstract art lately and while looking for inspiration for today's post I came across this amazing trench coat from Burberry Prorsum's Pre-Spring 2015 collection. The whole collection is amazing, and this coat is one of my favorite pieces.