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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: