Sunday, October 6, 2013

Whimsical Idea by Pam: Kitty Glitter

Kitty Glitter...hehe...the name always makes me laugh.  Whimsical Ideas by Pam has so many great polishes to offer, plus she has an adorable kitty named Kismet as a mascot of sorts!  So, if you like her Facebook page; not only do you get to drool at and buy awesome nail polish, but you get to go "Awww" at Kismet!  ☺  Kitty Glitter is a silver glitter with light blue base.  I originally thought of painting all my nails with Kitty Glitter, but then decided to add a little stamping to jazz it up!  I used my trusty Bundle Monster plates; BM04 and BM206.  BM206 is on my middle finger and is balls of yarn, I think?  BM04 is on my thumb and is a kitty!  I love the kitty stamp, I wish I would have put it on my middle finger instead.  The yarn stamp is cool, but it just didn't transfer that well.  Either way, I still like the finished look!  I forgot to mention, I did use another polish as a base coat for Kitty Glitter.  I used Lime Crime Once In A Blue Mousse as a base for all my nails, and one coat of Kitty Glitter on the non stamped nails.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy 1st Blogiversary To Me!!!!

Happy Friday everyone!  This post is a milestone for me, today marks 1 year since I started this little blog!  I cant believe its been a year already.  I feel like I have learned so much in just a year!  That especially goes for the 31 day challenge, I learned so much from it.  You may notice that I have not done anything momentous for this celebration, such as a giveaway.  I thought about it, but decided to hold off because to be honest my little blog is still in the early stages of its life and Im not sure I have enough followers to warrant a giveaway...I want to do one, but Im scared that nobody will enter!  So, I have decided to give it a little more time and do a surprise giveaway sometime here soon.  Only in the last 31 days with the challenge have I really learned how to network with my blog, I never realized how important it is to get out there and promote yourself.

Now, lets move on to what I chose for my anniversary polish!!!!  In the last few months I started getting into Enchanted Polish.  I have been wanting to share them with you all, but did want to use them durring the challenge, because I honestly felt like they would be wasted due to how quickly you change your polish in a challenge.  As soon as the challenge was done I knew what I wanted to wear!  Today I have Enchanted Polish Time To Pretend.  It is this awesoeme purple holo that is...AWESOME!!!!!  Purple is my favorite color, and holo with purple is just craziness!  This post is a bit photo heavy, but thats only because of how great this polish is!  I used various lighting sources to try to get the most out of the holo effect.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31DC2013 Day 31

Its here!  Today is the last day of the 31 day challenge!  I'm so glad I decided to take the challenge and try many new things I might not have otherwise tried.  Todays theme is Honor Nails You ❤.  In the beginning of the challenge many people were wondering what this theme meant, and in a Facebook post we were told its pretty much anything you want.  Its your day to be free!  Of course not being told what to do actually might make it harder!  There are so many options.  I chose to keep it simple and clean, and use the same color I have used more than any color in this challenge...Zoya Purity!  There are so many colors I have that I have never used and Orly Peaceful Opposition is one of them.  It is a great white/gray base with lots of silver square sized glitter.  I painted 2 coats of Zoya Purity and 1 coat of Orly Peaceful Opposition on all nails but my middle finger.  I left my middle finger pure white and added some studs to accent the glitter in the Orly polish.

There are so many things I have learned through this challenge; new techniques, how to use acrylic, how to manage my blog posts better, the list goes on and on.  As excited as I am to have participated in this challenge, I am also excited to not have to paint my nails tomorrow!!!  LOL  I enjoy painting them and admiring my hard work for a few days.  This challenge has been great and I am excited to give it a go again next year, hopefully with some added improvement! :)