Polished by KPT- Delilac & Lumieres

Hello Lovely Ladies,

If you saw my Instagram post yesterday, you will have seen a sneak peek at today’s manicure (if you missed the Instagram video, you may see it HERE).

Today I would like to show you TWO Polished by KPT shades: Delilac (thermal purple) and a gorgous glitter called Lumieres:

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Loaded Lacquer – Dirt Road Duo SWATCHES

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Ever have those days where you wake up totally motivated to take on the world, you make a list and are determined to check off each and every item on it, only to be thrown an unexpected curve-ball that deflates your motivation and puts the checklist on hold?  That was me yesterday.  I was going to put my morning off from work to great use and catch up on some long overdue house ‘duties’, only to be called by my kids’ school and informed that my littlest guy had a tummy bug.  Good news was that he came home all cheery and proceeded to sing “hippedy-hoppedy, feelin’ good and you can’t send me back to school” while bouncing around the house.  Story of my life…

A similar tale precedes today’s two BRAND NEW Loaded Lacquer Dirt Road Duo.  I had all of these ideas on manicures using these two lovelies, and then… life happened; I hope you can enjoy the plain swatches nonetheless:

Loaded Lacquer Booze & BBQ

Loaded Lacquer Tractors Are Sexy

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piCture pOlish LE Holiday!

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Just a disclaimer, piCture pOlish is NOT giving away a Limited Edition all-expense paid Holiday (as the title may suggest), it is in fact just the name of the nail polish.  Though wouldn’t that be fun if we could all go on a mini-holiday together?!?!?!… somewhere with palm trees and clear waters, where umbrella drinks are plenty-full… now I’ve digressed…

I’ve had today’s feature shade in my untried bin since December *hangs head in shame*.  Now that I’ve had it on my tips I cannot believe I waited so long to try it… I can’t really explain the delay in swatching it except to say that I was waiting for just-the-right-moment… and I think I found it!

Here is how I wore piCture pOlish Holiday:

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BaronessX Southland Sunset Collection

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Yesterday we got our  first taste of spring with 15 degrees and full blown sunshine.  We went outside around noon all bundled up, out of habit, in our winter jackets and sweaters only to realized that we could actually shed some layers.  By early afternoon I swear the inner chill left my bones; we even set up our outdoor swing with hopes of soon being able to read and enjoy some wine on it.  I am so ready for spring/summer!  So So ready!… and so are my nails, especially with the BaronessX Southland Sunset collection- sun bleached neon shades on my tips:

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Spring Speckle Nails with essie

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Today’s outside-of-the-usual-blogging-schedule post is brought to you in celebration of nail polish brands being awesome.  Take essie for example, not only do they continue to put out lovely shades, but they embrace nail-art and take the time to suggest simple nail art techniques.  These techniques may not be new to those of use who submerge ourselves in all-thing-nail-art, but the beyond-plain-polish world can be intimidating for those who are just starting out.  For this very reason, I am excited to share today’s “spring speckle nails” look created by essie Canada’s Lead Nail Artist, Rita Remark herself:

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essie Bridal 2015 – Part 1

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I’m closing off the week with three shades from the upcoming essie Bridal 2015 collection.  This is essie’s annual release to get us all excited for the fast-approaching wedding season.

essie Brides To Be

essie Tying the Knotie and Brides No Grooms

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