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Friday, November 15, 2013

Collaboration Giveaway with Krafty Gurl and Tillie Polish

Krafty Gurl and Tillie Polish are collaborating on this amazing giveaway!  Check out the details below.

Tillie and Krafty Gurl are pairing up in this giveaway! "Our final giveaway is a collaboration with Jeanine of Krafty Gurl Designs! She makes beautiful polishes, so make sure you check out her gorgeous creations! There are multiple ways to enter this giveaway including Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram! Click the link in our profile to enter.
One person will win the following:
Krafty Gurl Patina
Krafty Gurl Melon Mania
Krafty Gurl Snow Globe
Krafty Gurl Summer Days
Tillie Polish Who Let the Divas Out?
Tillie Polish Cozy Up to Me?
Tillie Polish Pool Boy
Tillie Polish Midnight Soirée

Swatch credits:
Krafty Gurl Designs: @kraftygurldesigns
Divas: @bdettenails
Cozy and Midnight: @getonmynail
Pool Boy: @amberwerzinski" 

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hi Everyone!

My friend, entrepreneur and Mary Kay rep Sarah (link to her page here)  Posted a Youtube video of on the best way to do Ombre nails (view video here)  I liked it so much I took the challenge.  These are the polishes I used to recreate this mani.  Pure Nail Lacquer's  Virtuous and Honesty and Krafty Gurl's Platinum. (note: Platinum is not yet available on our site)

I used two coats of the light pink Virtuous as a base for all 10 nails.  Then with a cosmetic sponge, I sponged on the Honesty polish until I achieved the look that I wanted.  Once that was dry.  I sparingly used on coat of the Platinum and one coat of Seche Vite topcoat.  Below are the results.  Tell me what you think?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Swatch From Pure Nail Lacquers - Virtuous

Hi Everyone!

I keep telling myself, my nails will grow eventually, and they've grown out quite a bit since I decided to go all natural, about 1/2 way up the nailbed.  I want to focus on natural nail care and maintenance.  Have I had thoughts of going back to pretty acrylics??  Oh yea, for sure, but I made the commitment and am moving forward. :)

For the last week or so, we've been featuring polishes from the fabulous Pure Nail Lacquer line.  Today I decided to use Virtuous.  This is a creamy sheer baby pastel pink.  I can so see this being paired in a reverse french mani or used as a base for a bold/pastel design.  It's a semi sheer/opaque look in two coats which is what I used in the pictures below and I paired it up with one coat of Krafty Gurl's Pink Palooza which is one of our "confetti" type glitters in hot pink black and white. (the bold/pastel look)  What do you all think?

Monday, August 5, 2013

Swatch from Pure Nail Lacquers - Sea Breeze

Hi Everyone!

I'm not going to review the rest of the collection I purchased from Pure, however, I'll be swatching the colors I received.  This one is Sea Breeze.  A beautiful sky blue creme.  I paired it with Krafty Gurl's Summer Days and now I feel like going to the beach!!  I had these two on my mind together since I first saw the color on Danielle's site.  I'm pleased that what I had visualized really works well together.  Remember, click on the link to purchase any of Pure Nail Lacquers line.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Swatch and Review, Pure Nail Lacquer - Loving Me

Hi Everyone!

As to no surprise and for obvious reasons, I'm a HUGE supported of indie polish and polish designers.  I've started my own collection of my favorite indie polishes and thought I'd start off my first review with a designer I recently ran across through Instagram.  Pure Nail Lacquers.  Pure is owned by Danielle who is the sweetest sweetest person, although I've only corresponded with her via IG and email, I can already tell if I ever met her in person, she'd be the same as she is "virtually".

My first swatch from her collection is "Loving Me".  (Excuse my short nails, I'm still in recovery from LONG term acrylic nail use)  This polish is a beautiful light purple, not quite lavender, almost mauvy creme color.  I paired it with Krafty Gurl's "City View" from our Fall Collection.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE these polishes.  I really could have just done 1 coat of this polish and be done with it.  That's how smooth and pigmented it is.  I did two coats on this swatch for good measure and one sparingly done coat of City View.  I wanted the glitter to be an accent only as I wanted the polish to really show through.  I'm really looking forward to collecting more of Danielle's line, she has some amazing colors at unbelievable prices.  Each polish is $5 for a full sized bottle and you can get them here at:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fall Collection Pre-Sale!

We are so excited!  Our Fall Collection Pre-Sale starts THIS Friday 7/19 and will run till
Friday 8/2.  All orders will ship 8/9.  This collection will be available for $22.00 and will feature 4 polishes.

Rustic - This polish has a beautiful rustic quality to it.  Red matte, red holo, copper, chocolate brown and bronze glitters in a clear base.  This beauty will compliment any autumn inspired mani.

Patina - Coppery, teals, and purples in a clear base make up this one.  Great with a neutral base color or paired as I have in the pic below with mint green.

City View - Night lights, city views, silhouettes of skyscrapers in the horizon.  That's what this reminds me of.  Gorgeous mattes in black, yellow gold, teal, purple, hot pink, with touches of various colored holographic glitters in a clear base.

Golden Sands - Sand, Gold, Chocolate and Copper metallic glitters in a clear base make up this glitter bomb.  This one is so versatile for both fall or any time of the year.

You can get these or any all our other glitter polishes at or through our Etsy shop at .

Friday, July 12, 2013

Weekend Mani

This Mani was inspired by a look my Instagram friend Nori Ocasio from the blog Fierce Makeup and Nails.  She did an amazing Abstract Pop Art mani that I used as inspiration for this weekends mani.  This is the inspiration photo:

Below is my mani.  I used 2 coats of Sinful Colors Cinderella.  I used Krafty Gurl's After Midnight and did a half moon swoop on each nail.  I then used LA Colors striper in Silver to outline the half moon. 

You can purchase this glitter topper from Krafty Gurl Designs at or visit our Etsy shop at  

Check out Nori's blog at or you can find her on Instagram @fiercemakeupandnails

What do u all think??

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I dream in color!!

Ok so those that know me well know that I have super vivid dreams.  Last night I dreamt of a world of neon.  It inspired me to create the opposite of our Totally Neon Polish which is primarily white with splashes of neon in pink yellow green blue and purple.  Meet Totally Rad!  Primarily Black with splashes of neon in pink yellow green blue and purple.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Discontinued polishes

Hi everyone!

We decided to keep the polishes that are being discontinued at $5.00. These will only be available while supplies last, once they are gone they are gone!   Carnival In Rio, Burning Desire, Spice Gurl and Girlfriends Rule.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Swatch of Krafty Gurl's "Stone Heart"

Hi everyone!  I had a totally different mani planned for today but I'm really glad I changed my mind.  This one came out great.  This is what I used to accomplish this mani.   Two coats of Bettina's Platino, one generous coat of Krafty  Gurl's Stone Heart (note: it's a chunky glitter so I did have to so some glitter placement) and my topcoat of choice is always Seche Vite.  

You can purchase Bettina polishes at Walgreens in S.Florida or Walmart in Puerto Rico, however I recently found out you can email with your order and they will Paypal invoice you.  

Krafty Gurl Nail Dazzle polishes can be purchased at 

What do you all think?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Krafty Gurl: Fall Sneak Peek

Krafty Gurl: Fall Sneak Peek: Hi everyone, summer goes by so quick doesn't it? Before you know it Fall will be upon us, then Thanksgiving , Christmas oh my let me not...

Fall Sneak Peek

Hi everyone, summer goes by so quick doesn't it? Before you know it Fall will be upon us, then Thanksgiving , Christmas oh my let me not get ahead of myself lol!!    Well we are prepared for sure.  Here is a sneak peek of one of our Fall Line glitter bombs.  This one is a chunky glitter packed with reds, coppers, browns, golds, in a variety of shapes, sizes and shades.  Tell me what you think?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Retiring colors

Well it's that time to retire some colors to bring in new babies for the 2014 year. 
These are available until 12/31/13 or until supplies last.  Don't miss out on some great colors!! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

It's my Birthday this month!

You know what that means?  Savings for you!! From now until June 21st.  Ill be posting different discounts.  Check back with us daily to see what the new discount is.  Here's this weeks!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Meet "Classy Camo"

I had hoped to get this one out before Memorial Day, but as a homeschooling Mom the end of the school year can be super busy and just downright nutso!  This definitely was inspired by the many Heroes in my life.  My Dad, uncles, cousin, all my brother in laws, 2 of my sister in laws are all veterans of the military.  There's nothing plain about this one though, it's jam packed with miss green, light green, chartreuse, golden sand and bronze hex glitters in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Ladies this ones a sparkler!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Meet "Sea Glass"

I just can't seem to capture all the facets in this glitter.  It's such a complex mix.  I used various sized hex  and square in aqua, mint, lime, pastel blue and green and for that glass effect a touch of iridescent glitters.  I am so in love with this one.  It was inspired from my recent day trip to the Gulf beachside here in Florida.  Just goes to show, all encounters and every part of your life can be an inspiration for creativity.   Ill have this up on the Etsy shop soon.  Stay tuned for the next one :)



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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Coming Summer 2013 we're launching a small base color lacquer line to match our Nail Dazzle glitter polish line.  Just wanted to share a pic of a few to show you how fabulously they pair up together!  Sorry I still don't have names for the new ;)

Photo:  Krafty Gurl Designs

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I'm Back!

Well, it's been what it seems like forever since I've been back using the blog.  It's been an adventurous year filled with ups and downs.  But as the song goes... "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" right?!

Anyhoos..... January 2013 I decided I needed a new adventure in my life, so when I was in one of my deep thought sessions with myself, I felt I needed to go back to what I enjoyed doing most.  In 1995, I went to beauty school to become a Nail Technician.  I worked in a local salon for quite a while and then life got busy and complicated and I needed something a bit more stable in my life and pursued other income avenues.  It wasn't surprising to many that when I decided to embark on this new journey it would involve nail art.  I've always enjoyed it and being a crafty person at heart, it is another creative outlet for me.  Thus the Krafty Gurl Nail Dazzle glitter polish line was born.  I'm loving interacting with bloggers, self proclaimed nail polish addicts and women all over the world who have a love of nail lacquer.

The intention of this blog is to become the center point, joining all my other social media resources together.  I'll be posting here first, before I post anywhere else.  So stay tuned for some great contests, giveaways, debut products, reviews and new projects.

Thank you for your support and encouragement!
Krafty Gurls 80's Collection
(photo credit:  Instagram @pickacolorblog)