More Disney Nails!

I had the pleasure of painting Disney nails for two girls today. They’re going to Disney soon and the mom thought that themed nails would be fun! She was right…I’m just glad they didn’t want a portrait of Cinderella in a full-length ball gown!

I did the 5th grader’s nails first. She had beautiful nails! I painted polka dots on her pinky using white acrylic paint and my dotting tool. The middle finger is Mickey ears, again using the acrylic paint and dotting tool. For the index and ring fingers, I painted on a silver, then a coat of silver holo sparkles and then use a Mickey ears decal I made with my Silhouette Cameo to cover up the silver and painted the red or black on top, then peeled off the decal. I messed up the first time and the decal peeled the silver paint right off. It was a pretty good “negative space” look, but not what we were going for. Her thumb has the cute Mickey pants!

Polish Used: Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu base coat, Zoya Sooki (red), Zoya Trixie (silver), F.U.N Lacquer silver holo glitter, Fantasy Makers black, white acrylic paint, Glisten & Glow HK Girl quick dry top coat

I did to 4 year old’s next. She wanted Minnie (the polka dots) and a Mickey head and we decided on Mickey pants for her thumb. She stayed very still while I painted her tiny nails. And when I put the buttons on the Mickey pants on her thumb, she squealed! It was too cute! I used all the same supplies as on her sister. 

A quick text to their mom last night told me that their manis were still holding up! Hope they last long enough to show Mickey and Minnie!

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Orly LA Selfie 

Get out your sunglasses, folks. This is a bright one!

I noticed some bright Orly polish at Target the other day so when I went back, I actually got a closer look. I was hoping it was the summer 2015 collection but it was actually their new Color Amp’d line, exclusive to Target. 

Here’s a graphic about the system straight from their website:


I picked up the boxed set that had a polish and the Sealcoat. The polish included was LA Selfie. I applied the polish just as the instructions stated: two coats of polish (no base coat) and one coat of the Sealcoat. This picture is in direct sunlight. 



And this one is in the shade. 


You can see the polish is a little different color from the bottle. This is my only complaint. The bottle is wrapped in colored plastic so you can’t actually see the color (or the amount in the bottle).  The Sealcoat dried really quickly, which I liked. I didn’t test out the “smudge proof” claim but I’m sure I’ll have a chance again. This neon pink is awesome! As for the “long wearing” claim, I can’t speak to that yet either. I just put it on yesterday and it looks great. I think this would also make a great pedi shade. 

Do you like neon polishes? What’s your favorite brand/shade of neon? I dot have nearly enough in my stash!

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Half Moon Dottie Mani

I’ve had this mani in my drafts for a month. And by now, I’m not sure what polishes I used, but they were all Juleps. I masked off the half moons with dot stickers and I did the dots with a dotting tool.    


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Midnight Kiss

I purchased the February Adeicted to Holos box and this was one of the beautiful polishes in the box. It was created for the box by The Polish Bar and it’s just lovely! Yes, it has a scattered holo, but it also shifts from blue to teal and some green. It is definitely a stunner! 


Unfortunately there wasn’t much sun out when I took these pictures. So I had to go with flash pictures. You can see the awesome holo in here. 

So glimmery!  


You can keep up with Addicted to Holo on Facebook. They have a new box every three months, so the next one will be in June. There’s already a review up of all the polishes included. Do any look like something you would like? 

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Happy Summer!

You wouldn’t know it was summer by looking at the weather here. The high was 69° today and I think less than that yesterday. 

But the kids are almost out of school so that’s a big clue that it’s summertime. 

And this polish screams summer! 

Meet Zoya Charisma…

Zoya describes this as

“an ultra bright neon fluorescent magenta/red-toned purple cream. This neon shade dries matte, but also can be worn with topcoat for a glossy finish.”

It is more purple than it looks in this picture but it’s not a deep as the bottle shown on the Zoya site. 

It’s a little persnickety in that its thin and tends to be streaky but I think I’ve found the solution…and I like it a lot better than a base of white: two coats of ridge filler as the base! As the description states, it dries matte since it’s a neon. But a shiny top coat brings out the shine! 

I love this one so much I actually have a backup!

Do you like neon polish? 

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Zoya Island Fun Nail Art

Press Samples

I received the Zoya Island Fun and Paradise Sun collections in the mail yesterday. They are such beautiful colors! The Island Fun collection are all cremes and the Paradise Sun collection are all micronized pearl finishes. They can be purchased from

Here’s the nail are I tried out. It looks complicated but it’s really just dots made with my dotting tool. 

I used Demetria, Talia and Jace. The idea for the medallion came from the art journaling class I’ve been taking. During that I’ve discovered the art of Zentangles. I’ve been having a really good time with the journal as well as with doodling. 

Go check out the other colors in these two collections. They’re so yummy and summery!

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Julep Nail Art

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Today I have some nail art featuring Jilep Connie and Angie. Connie is a bright purple jelly and Angie is a silver holographic. 


I used three coats of Connie and after it was really dry, I taped off the corners and painted Angie. This is such and easy way to add nail art to your mani!

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Spring Brights

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NOTD :: Maybe Leopard?

I was going for leopard spots on this one. What do you think?


A friend of mine looked at it and said it looked just like something you’d find in Justice. I call that a win!

Polish used:

Base – Zoya Perrie

Pink – Zoya Eden

Dark Purple – Zoya Pinta

There is a middle toned purple…it’s a mix of Eden and Pinta. I was just playing with the leftover polish on my pallet and it turned out to be a nice color so on it went. 

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NOTD :: Jamicure with Quilted

Yes, I’m wearing Jamberry Nail wraps! Aren’t they fun? This design is Quilted. And they look great on my ballerina nails! 

Have you tried Jamberry Nails? They are an easy way to get some great nail art on your nails. They are billed as being able to stay on for two weeks. I’ve never gotten that long out of them, but after 7 days I’m usually ready for a change anyway. 

If you’d like to try some and don’t know someone who is a Jamberry Representative, check out Jams with Anne. 

What do you think of these? Have you tried them?

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Twisted Polish Heart Throb

I just found this one in the vault. This polish is just lovely! In real life, the holo shows up much better on the nail. 




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