Thursday, July 31, 2014

Help Declan Get Well

Hi all. I have had to take and unexpected break from posting this week. On Sunday my cat Declan became very ill with a urethral blockage. We rushed him to the emergency vet and they were able to unblock him. Unfortunately by Monday he became blocked again and had to be admitted to the hospital . He became blocked again yesterday morning and the vet told us that he would need surgery. By this point we had already spent well over $2,000 on his care. As it stands now we need to raise an additional $1,700 for his surgical bills. I have started a GoFundMe campaign to help with his vet bills. Please contribute if you can, if not I ask that you please share the link below. Thank you all!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Guest Post from The Polish Playground

Today I have a guest post from Lisa at The Polish Playground. Lisa is the winner of my Spring Nail Art Contest. Her blog features great nail art and swatches and I am happy to introduce her to you all!

Hello everyone! I'm Lisa from The Polish Playground. First, I want to say thank you to Ameerah for having me guest post over at her blog. The nail art I'm showing today is using one of my favorite nail art techniques that uses a fan brush. I kind of wanted the nail art to resemble the look of ocean water so I hope everyone enjoys!

I used Barielle Swizzle Stix on all the nails. For the ring nail, I applied Dollish Polish Spank You Very Much on top. I applied Barielle Do Unto Others and Barielle A Bouquet For Ava with a fan brush on the rest of the nails. Finished with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat.
I think these turned out great and kind of resemble water too. 

What do you think? Thank you again to Ameerah for having me and I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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.