Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Eve Nails

Purchased by Me

Hello friends! I simply can't believe that New Years Eve is upon us. Did the year really begin and finish? Was I awake for any of it? O_O Anyway, I created this look because what says NYE more than black and glitter? Nothing, I say! So here you have it. I hope you enjoy.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Plaid Nails for Christmas

Ahh plaid. The pattern of old man jammies everywhere - Isn't it perfect for my Winter Christmas nails? I've been playing around with so many different options to use for Christmas day at my fiancé's parents. I don't think theses are Christmas day winners, but I love them none the less.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Snow and Nicole by OPI - Giveaway Day 6!

These six days have been so much fun! I need to do giveaways more often. It really inspired me to keep posting momentum. Today brings us to the sixth and final giveaway. Does anyone remember why they started? I reached over 100 followers on Tumblr, but I have since surpassed 230! I think that's pretty freaking neat. So thank you to all my Tumblr followers, and to everyone who follows anywhere else, thank you for your support!

ONWARD to the polish!
Today I bring you one last Nicole by OPI and she's named "Always a Silver Lining" and I believe this one comes from the core collection. It's a beautiful frosty white/silver/blue shade that is simply freaking perfect for winter. Here I did some stamping art with MoYou Festive 04.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Nicole by OPI and Giveaway Day 5!

Wowza. Did someone say New Years Partaaaaaay? ...jk. But doesn't this beautiful polish look like a disco ball? ¡Me encanta! This is Nicole by OPI "Luke of the Draw" from the Modern Family collection. I just love that show. I've been told that my fiancé is similar to Phil. Should I be worried? ;)

This polish is a black jelly base with small silver, circular glitters and large hex glitters. I didn't wear a top coat or a base coat with this because I honestly thought it would only be on my nails for a minute while I swatched it, but I ended up loving it! "Luke of the Draw" has lasted me 3 days without a top or base coat. That's pretty good in my book. It's just so much fun for a night out.

You can with this awesome polish from Nicole by OPI by entering below! :)

Good Luck! ♥ Pooka

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cheetah Nails and Giveaway Day 4!

So, I think Cheetah is ... out? I don't know. I can't keep up with trends. What I do know is that it's a step outside my comfort zone. Are you kidding me? Pink cheetah? Who are you?! Though it may have something to do with this amazing Betsey Johnson cheetah and rose print wallet that I fell in love with recently but didn't buy because I don't NEED a wallet. (the life of being an adult : / ) Anyways, this has to be my favorite giveaway polish so far, it's Nicole by OPI "A Phil's Paradise" from the Modern Family collection, it's just so metallic and mirco-glittery!

I added this funky cheetah print on top ... do people still say funky as in cool? Why am I so old?! Anyway, I think it would be perfect for parties or something of the like. It's playful and I'm in love with the pink spots.

Here is my cat. She does not appear to be pleased. The pink spots are Ciaté "Kiss Chase" and the black lines are Sinful Colors "Black on Black" and I created some misshapen dots with my dotting tool and painted some irregular C shapes around them with my nail brush kit. The Ciaté polish was such a find, I was literally thinking about how much I wanted one of their polishes with that ADORABLE bow on it, and the next day I found it at TJ Maxx and it was the first time i'd ever seen that brand! Bizarre. I'll be doing a review soon because I bought a whole Ciaté kit! :)

Here is the polish without the nail art on it. Pretty freaking sweet, huh? Looks so shiny! 

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Half Moonicure and Giveaway Day 3!

Yay! It's day three and I have a beautiful purple polish from L'Oréal called "Paparazzi Pleaser" I created a simple and chic design to go with the purple. Just an easy half moon using some school supplies. Yes, school supplies! Check it out. :)

I used three thin coats of "Paparazzi Pleaser" and then I just used a paper reinforcement sticker at the base of my nail to create a guide for the half moon and added two coats of Zoya "Dove." This is my first half moon mani and I think I'm in love. What took me so long?! (Right, I never remembered to buy the guide stickers until tonight.) /Le sigh

Here is a quick swatch of the polish you could win today! Don't forget to enter giveaway day 1 and day 2 as well, good luck!

♥ Pooka

I will email the winner using the address provided and winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Ornament Nails and Giveaway Day 2

Giveaway day numbaaah two! *Enter for day number one here* Today is a stunning red from L'Oréal "Devil Wears Red" and it's a great holiday color! It's a little something different. It's not "classic red" it has something extra. Maybe it's a light shimmer? I can't put my finger on it. (but I can put it on my finger!) :D ok... here is the ornament nail art I did with it. Does it look like a fancy Christmas ball?

I used two coats of "Devil Wears Red" and stamped with go to gold, Maybelline "Bold Gold" using the fabulous MoYou London plate Tourist 07

One more shot. (These honestly didn't look blurry when I took them, I have no idea what is happening!!!) But I already have new nails on... so, alas, I have to use these. I really love this design, I may use it for my actual Christmas mani! (Maybe red is to IN YOUR FACE for Christmas?) I'm not sure.

On to the give away! Here is the polish that you can win today! (I swear, cross my heart, hope to die, these are not fake nails! They do look so fake here though!) Obviously, this is a shot of  L'Oréal "Devil Wears Red" sans the nail art. This is what you are winning today! Isn't the color awesome? It's almost crying for some Santa hats. 

Good Luck! ♥ Pooka

I will email the winner using the address provided and winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen!
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Monday, December 16, 2013

Banksy Grunge Nail Art and 6 days of giveaways! :)

Hi gals! I have a super special post today. I reached 100 followers on Tumblr the other day and I decided it was time for a giveaway! :) (I have since reached over 200 since I decided to do the giveaway!) I wanted to do something special so I decided to do 6 fun days of giveaways, featuring a nail design to accompany each one. ^^

I'll start with the art! The base color is L'Oréal "Stroke of Midnight" and the mani was inspired in part by Serene at Copy Cat Claws. She has some beautiful art and you should definitely visit her blog!

 I used Chalkboard Nails' Tutorial for distressed nails and added some stamping from MoYou London Rebel 03. I chose Banksy's Balloon Girl. I did the same image for my college art class two years ago, I just adore it! 

 (YES the time has come and passed to get a light box. I'm working on it! You'll have to just envision how beautiful they are.) 

And finally the swatch without the art.


Look at that gun medaly goodness! Pure steel. Can you see why it was calling for some grungy art? This is the first prize for the giveaway! I'll love to see what you can create with this polish. :D

In case you're curious, I used L'Oréal "Stroke of Midnight" as the base and layered Pure Ice "Siren" and Sinful Colors "Snow Me White" to create the distressed look. The stamp is done with Sinful Colors "Snow Me White." 

Good Luck! ♥ Pooka

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Winter is Coming.

Ha, I can't even lie. I'm such a poser. I don't watch Game of Thrones yet. YET! Key word. I was too involved with breaking bad to veer into another show and then school and work got in the way. (I'm full of excuses) but I did read the first book, does that count? ;)

For sure, winter is coming, can you see my dry old lady hands?! Yikes! But the mani was too cute not to share. So here she is, dry hands and all.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

'Tis the Season...

"My First Christmas-esque Nails"

I hope yule like these nails. I loved them so much, I wanted to present them to everyone. When I did, everybody said "holly crap, those look treemendous." In fact, one girl loved them so much, she was stocking me for a week to figure out how to do them. She didn't want the design on her fingers, but instead on her mistletoes. (Ok, i'm done.)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

MoYou London Time!

*If you would like to help me win don't pin directly from this site, instead, go here and and here like and repin both of my entries! Thank you for your support!*

Hello friends! I honestly didn't expect to be writing this post today. I have three, yes THREE Christmas / holiday themed manis that I still need to post, but alas, MoYou started a contest and I HAD to submit an entry. After all, I have ten of their plates hiding (brand new) in my polish boxes. So I whipped them out to create two complimentary manis with their plates to submit to the competition.

*The competition is on Pinterest! I get two points for each repin and one point for each like, so repin, share and like away!*

I will be doing a full review soon, but I wanted to get these up and in the contest so I have a fighting chance. If I win I get my choice of 6 new plates from their new fairy tale line. After all that, are you still wondering what MoYou is? It is a brand of nail stamping plates! They are so well etched and designed, I want them all. Buy ALL the plates!
 Check out their site here! MoYou.

Here are my two entries. (There will be more before the month is over!)