Monday, September 22, 2014

Lynnderella Happy Birthstar! aka Happy Birthday to me!

Hello all! Quick post today - just wanted to share with you guys my birthday mani, because my birthday was yesterday!! It has been tradition for me the past few years to do a birthday-themed polish for my birthday mani, and this year was no exception :) I first started out with 3 coats of Bear Pawlish See You Next Tuesday, a purple-y fuschia holo, and then added on Lynnderella Happy Birthstar!, a lovely mix of pink/red/silver holo glitters with a shimmery purplish base. Take a look!

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade

So pretty! I loved this mani :) it was a perfect pretty pink for this pink lover's birthday! And already excited for next year's birthday mani!

If you'd like to check out Bear Pawlish visit their Facebook and website~
If you'd like to check out Lynnderella visit their blog, Storenvy, and store~

Have a lovely day!

Monday, September 8, 2014

I'm Obsessed With Doctor Who Polish

Hello friends! No point in wasting anyone's time with a paragraph on how long it has been since I last posted (but of course it has been a ridiculously long time). So instead let's just get on to the pretties!

left to right, up to down: Digital Nails Fantastic!/Allons-y+Pahlish The Clock Strikes
Twelve; Smitten Polish Her Name Was Rose+Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Is That a
Technical Term, Jiggery Pokery?; Spellbound Nails Leave The Brakes On

All of which, as you may have guessed from the title) are polishes inspired by Doctor Who, which is the greatest thing in the world, of course (no room for discussion there, it just is). Since season 8 started a couple weeks ago, I have been in even more of a Whovian groove than usual -- rewatching the new series properly all the way through (even though I am always watching episodes here and there) and actually using some of the dozens of Doctor-inspired polish that I obsessively hoard. Yay for using untrieds!

First up is a gradient mani using a base of 2 coats of Digital Nails Fantastic!, a dark slate gray creme with bits of graphite mixed in (cool!) which is of course to represent the equally cool Ninth Doctor. I then sponged Digital Nails Allons-y! (Ten♥) a charcoal holo with gold shimmer, on the tips. I finally dabbed a little Pahlish The Clock Is Striking Twelve, a gray and black holo glitter, on the middle of the nail. That is three polishes, three doctors, 1 mani! If only I could have worked a Matt Smith (
♥) polish in there... (like Digital Nails Geronimo! -- will save that for another post)

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade

Next up is a mani I wore this weekend actually, while I was rewatching season 2 - specifically the last episodes of season 2 ;__; We'll call this my "Tribute to Rose Tyler" mani, since both polishes used were inspired by her. I started out with two coats of Smitten Polish Her Name Was Rose, a rosy (duh) pink holo microglitter. I then used Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Is that a Technical Term, Jiggery Pokery? a mix of pink and silver glitters in a sheer pink jelly base.

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade

Lastly is the polish I wore to celebrate the start of Season 8 two weeks ago. Instead of being inspired by one of the Doctor's regenerations or companions, it is inspired by none other than the TARDIS herself! Spellbound Nails Leave The Brakes On is a delightfully vibrant bright TARDIS blue holo - I think I used two coats here. 

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade
I found an excellent GIF of River telling the Doctor he shouldn't
leave the brakes on, but it was a bit *spoilery* so have
a wink instead ;) just steer clear of her hallucinogenic lipstick!
Anyway, this was the most fun I've had writing about polish in forever, what with all the GIFs, so don't be surprised if you find another post full of Doctor Who pretties soon! Til next time~

...who is cutting onions in here? ;____________;
You can find Digital Nails at Etsy or on their Facebook~
You can find Spellbound Nails at their website or on their Facebook~
You can find Pahlish at their website or Facebook~
You can find Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer at their website or Facebook~
You can find Smitten Polish at their website or Facebook~

Because there was a disturbing lack of Eleven in this post.
I'm done now, I promise.
Have a FANTASTIC day!