OPI Holiday 2014 RED

Author: marta  //  Category: OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I don’t think any one of us would dispute that OPI knows how to make a good RED.  This year, for the 2014 holidays, it sure seems like OPI is sticking with what they know best, as their Gwen Stefani for the Holidays 2014 collection has FOUR red shades.  Today I would like to show you TWO of them :D

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Marianne Nails stamping

Author: marta  //  Category: Hot Ticket, Marianne Nails, OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!?

I have a LOT to be thankful for lately, and this weekend I got a chance to celebrate all of that by spending time with family, tidying up the house as well as enjoying the crisper fall weather.

I was recently asked if I was interested in reviewing some (new to me) stamping plates.  You all know me, I am always on the lookout for original stamping plates (especially from brands with good customer service).  I encourage you to check out the HUGE RANGE of images from Marianne Nails and to see all of the original prints for yourself !

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Marianne Nails n°15

(these plates come in a GORGEOUS matte & glossy damask slip sleeve – and I really appreciate the ‘thank you’ in various languages- a very sweet touch)

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SCRATCH – Divine Dotwork

Author: marta  //  Category: Essie, piCture pOlish, SCRATCH

Hello Lovely Ladies,

While I always enjoy putting up posts for you, today’s post is one that I am exceptionally excited about.  Playing around with nail wraps is always fun – especially when they allow me to sport a look that I would not be able to achieve from freehand/stamping.  These SCRATCH nail wraps were so much so up my alley that I chose to wear them as a full manicure (this very rarely happens for me!).

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Ovals in bloom

Author: marta  //  Category: BornPretty Store, Nicole OPI, piCture pOlish

Hello Lovely Ladies,

It has been just over two weeks since I changed the shape of my nails (I know I know… this isn’t a history event worth cataloguing ;) ).  The truth is, I needed a change; my last oval attempt was not a long-lived success- this time around I am really happy with the change.

A few of you have asked me to keep you updated on the challenges and rewards in this change, so here it is:

I am patiently waiting for the nails to grow longer, and learning to file ovals is quite the challenge- which I am taking baby steps to “master” (thank you for you patience as I take these baby steps).

I HAVE noticed that this shape prolongs the wear of my polish (bonus) AND I don’t have those odd nail surface varnish crack-veins on day four/five (that I did with square tips).  I am also less of a hazard (as in I don’t scratch my family members) ;)

I won’t deny that square nails were easier to photograph- perhaps due to habit, perhaps because the angles were more forgiving with my sausage fingers.  I DO however feel more lady-like, more with-the-trend with the oval nails and that has me driven to find ‘the pose’ or ‘the angle’ to make my photos most visually appealing. :D

Here is a delicate manicure I created last week- it is ENTIRELY inspired by THIS Instagram post by @constantlypolished (who in turn was inspired by THIS post).

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Glam Polish Storybrooke collection – PART 2

Author: marta  //  Category: BornPretty Store, Glam Polish

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Yesterday I showed you the three multichrome holo shades from the Glam Polish Storybrooke collection… today it is time for the six ultra shimmery scattered holo shades from this collection (the lacquers launched yesterday and are now officially available for sale) :D

(SUPER picture heavy post)

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Glam Polish Storybrooke Collection PART 1

Author: marta  //  Category: Glam Polish, Mash, Mundo de Unas

Hello Lovely Ladies,

This is the first time that you are seeing Glam Polish on ChitChat Nails!!!  This special occasion marks the launch of the Storybrooke Collection of NINE shades.  These are expected to be up for sale at approximately 7pm EST US Time on October 14th.  Today I would like to show you the three multichrome holos (I will show you the other six shades later this week).

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KBShimmer Stonewashed & Up&Cunning

Author: marta  //  Category: KBShimmer

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today is Thanksgiving in Canada.  There are a LOT of things that I am grateful for on a daily basis, but this particular holiday helps us remember all of the blessings in our life.  My two younger children were given cutouts of colorful leaves at school and asked to draw/write what they were thankful for (keep in mind that they are in junior and senior kindergarden); their list consisted of:

– Family

– Food

– Our Home

Love, a variety of healthy nutritious food and shelter- a simple but all encompassing list of a young soul.

Love, friendships, health, a working mind, faith, safety… and the list continues.

Today I am thankful.

~

I would like to show you a quick swatch of both KBShimmer Stonewashed as well as KBShimmer Up & Cunning.

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KBShimmer products can be found at http://www.KBShimmer.com

For sales outside of the USA visit http://www.HarlowandCo.org.

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KBShimmer Flannel Surfing

Author: marta  //  Category: BundleMonster, KBShimmer, Mundo de Unas

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today is a feel-good kinda post for the following reasons:

– I am happy to have been able to squeeze another post into this week

– I am glad that it is a review post (as I am slowly falling behind on these)

– I am pleased that it is a Friday (and for Canadians a long weekend, with Thanksgiving falling on Monday- which means we get to feast on turkey… or as my 4.5 year old says “toe-key”)

AND the name of this polish is all cozy and comforting ;)

Today I would like to show you KBShimmer Flannel Surfing:

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KBShimmer products can be found at http://www.KBShimmer.com

For sales outside of the USA visit http://www.HarlowandCo.org.

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A sprinkle of OPI Winter 2014 Glitter

Author: marta  //  Category: OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I used my Chrome manicure from yesterday’s post as the base for today’s double-whammy OPI glitter post :D

 

OPI Snow Globetrotter:

and OPI Comet in the Sky

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Jamberry Metallic Chrome Silver

Author: marta  //  Category: Jamberry, OPI

Hello Lovely Ladies,

My love for Jamberry Nails nail wraps started a while back (travel back in time with me to read the post HERE).  ;)

Jamberry products (both nail wraps and nail polish) are listed online and in print-form (via ultra visually appealing catalogs), and are sold through Consultants (think a Tupperware-like parties for the nail polish enthusiast). ;)  This particular post was again made possible thanks to the super sweet Dana Hicks, Independent Consultant for Jamberry Nails who sent me a box FULL of goodies as a “house warming” gift- in the process she warmed my heart AND made a long term nail-polish dream of mine come true- CHROME NAILS!!!!

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