Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jewel Toned Gradient Manicure

Hey! This is my first post (thank you to PinkQueen for adding me!) You can find me on Makeup Alley as sspearls.

31 Day Nail Challenge: Day 10: gradient

I'm doing the 31 Day Nail Challenge too (gradient is day 10). For more info on this manicure and to track my progress, check out my blog: Mrs Yun Yun Does Nails.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fashion Inspired Nails

Hey guys still doing the 31 Day Challenge, I took a break from it for a few day because I was getting a little fried trying to come up with ideas.  But I am back on it now and here is a sneak peek at my day 25 mani!

If you would like to see more of my 31 Day Challenge manis visit my blog Summerella Nails

Oh, those elusive Japanese glitters...

Prior to moving to Japan I'd heard/read people raving about "those awesome Japanese glitters!"  Ever since I arrived here about 15 months ago, I've been looking for them.  Even when I went to Tokyo for the Anime Fair I searched Roppongi, Shibuya, and Harajuku for them.  I couldn't find any glitter that I hadn't seen before or seen done better in the States!  Sure, Pa had some nice ones but for 300+ yen (roughly $4) for a tiny bottle it wasn't worth it!

Then I found these:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Finger Paints Fall of Surprises Jelly Sandwich

Hi everyone! Today I have a jelly sandwich perfect for fall. Finger Paints Fall of Surprises was the star of the show in this mani.

For more pics and details, look here if you are interested. Have you done any fun fall manis yet? Thanks for looking!

Going Grey...Color Club Status Update and Nail Pattern Boldness Haul

I love to mix grey's in nail art with super brights or neon's. I don't get much of a chance to do nail art these days because of my hectic schedule with 2 under 2 and a preteen. But glitter from the Indie world has really opened me up to a new concept in nail art. Here is my most recent glitter acquisition aka. haul and NOTD over Color Club Status Update.
NPB Hades, Bitches Brew, and a custom mix Inner Pxexaxcxex

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

I Can't Let Summer Go Yet..!!!

Hola ladies, my name is Vonnye1490 on NB (I so wish I could change my name smh)

Anywho, I'm not one to follow that "you-cannot-wear-bright-colors-in-fall" rule...

Fall Colors!

Sonia Kashuk has put out a nice little fall collection this year.  I think it's a great "vampy polish" starter kit, though it probably doesn't have much appeal to those who already have a lot of polish (like everybody here, amirite??)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dior Shadow

I love this one you guys! I did three coats of Shadow, one of Seche Vite, and I think it just glows! Super vampy and perfect for fall, and a shimmer that is definitely not too hidden. For more pictures and a review, head over to my blog :)
Tara Loves Colors


Monday, September 17, 2012

Bohemian Lasers..

I loved my last mani you are going to love this even more!

If you want to see more pics check out my blog=)

Nails IT Companion Cube Giveaway!

Hi everyone - I've been on vacation for awhile and have recently returned to the blogging world.  To celebrate, I'm having a small giveaway over at my blog that I wanted to let you all know about!

The giveaway is for one brand new bottle of NailsIT Companion Cube!  This is a great polish that can be hard to find - I love being able to give a bottle to the lucky winner!

Needless to say, this bottle of Companion Cube will never threaten to harm you, and in fact cannot speak.

Go ahead and feel free to enter the giveaway! Thanks for reading!

More Fall Reviews!

Eek!  I haven't posted a teaser in almost two weeks!  Lots of catching up to do, then, because I've been reviewing more awesome fall polish!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September Untried Challenge: Week 2 Wrap-Up

Whew, another week has flown by! This weekend was amazing. My father got married and I had a lovely time with my family. The photographer was awesome and she got some great pinup/vintage shots of my sisters and I. Here's my sisters and me with my dad!

(apologies for the non-nail teaser photo, just sharing my joy! yay!)

Photo courtesy of Lori Spellman

It was an amazing experience - couldn't have asked for a better day with better people. 

Here I have Week 2 of the September Untried Challenge!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bohemian Gradient...

All I can say is I am in love with this mani and you must check out the other pics(and details)!

Some Layla Hologram Effect swatches

I'm rewearing the four Layla Holos I never got around to posting on my blog and it's a huge rekindling of my love for them. Here's the first two: Ultra Violet and Coral Glam.

More under the cut!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Back 2 School...

I recently entered a "Back 2 School" nail art contest and this was my entry..

For more pics and full details check out my blog post!


31 Day Polish Challenge Mani: Inspired by Fashion

Hi everyone! *waves* I am bostonmerlin10 from MUA and I wanted to share one my my manis from the 31 Day Polish Challenge that a lot of us are doing. I started this at the beginning of August, so I am a little ahead of a lot of the others that are participating in this challenge. I have had to take some days off here and there so it is going to take me almost 2 months to complete it. Today's mani was inspired by fashion. I decided to do a mani inspired by a fabulous rose print on a pair of Betsey Johnson shoes.

I will be posting this soon on my blog as well and if you want to see any of my other manis from the 31 Day Polish Challenge they can be found here on my blog Lavish Layerings. 

Minnie Mouse Nails!

I am loving this mani!  This is for Day 11 of my 31 Day Challenge...

For more info visit my blog Summerella Nails

Enchanted Polish Mean Mr. Mustard Swatch Teaser

Hi everyone!  I'm Cassie aka sparklesmakemehappy on MUA and I'm so excited to be contributing to such an awesome idea thought up by some great MUAers!

I love holos and duochromes but I wasn't crazy about combining them until:

To see more, check out my post on Mean Mr. Mustard from Enchanted Polish on my site Sparkles Make Me Happy!

My Drugstore Picks

Sometimes I overdo things. xpinkbearx asked for DS must-haves...and I sorta ran with it.  This isn't definitive, but here are my recommendations for what you can probably easily go get right now and love...if we have the same taste.

An Oldie but a Goodie

I love a good multichrome and this one is a favorite in my collection. It's red! And orange! And gold!

This rest of the post can be found here

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey..

I recently joined a beauty group called "Beauty Minions" in which we do bi-weekly themes, our first theme was Fifty Shades of Grey...

To see more pics and full details click here! =)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September (MWF) Untried Challenge: Week 1 Wrap-Up

Hey everyone! I'm Victoria, better known as murflegirl on MUA and my blog here on Blogger is Beauty Out Loud.

So along with some other Nail Boarders, I'm participating in the MWF Untried Challenge. It's easy: you simply wear an untried polish every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in September! I figured this would be a great way for me to cut out some of my untrieds. This week, I figured out why some of my polishes were untried. Check it out behind the cut!

September Untried Challenge: Week 1

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Rescue Beauty Lounge swatches....

I have been working my way through my RBL collection - 37 down, 34 to go.  I have updated my blog with the latest pics and thought I would share a few with you here.  See more after the jump.  To see the rest, go to my blog.


Friday, September 7, 2012

31 Day Challenge

Hey guys I wanted to show you one of my mani's from the 31 Day Challenge I have been doing for my blog.  This one is Day 7: Black and White.  I am having fun trying to come up with ideas for each day.

For more info on my 31 Day Challenge you can visit Summerella Nails

Nina Ultra Pro Cobalt

Nina Ultra Pro Cobalt
The polish I wanted Revlon Royal to be. Love this jelly! Nina revamped their bottle shape and brush. The brush is now a wide one. I know some people hate the wide brushes. I was indifferent and mostly worried about brushes that were too skinny and flimsy (Wet n' Wild Wild Shine). 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ozotic 737

This is Sunny (I'm known as missowl on MUA).

Ozotic is one of my favourite nail polish brands, so what better way to kick off my contribution to this blog than with an Ozotic polish?

This is 737, which is one of their duochrome collection, over black. Isn't it pretty!?

There's more pictures and information over here on my blog post.

Have a good day, everyone.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Polish on My Lips?!?...

Hi guys, it's The Polished Mommy! Since this is my first post here I'm not sure what I'm doing (lol) so let me know if I should change how I post =)

That being said on to the pretties...
While I was at Wal-Mart doing my weekly grocery shopping I came across the most interesting lipgloss (yes as part of my addiction I must walk through the beauty section every time lol). The first thing I thought when I saw it was Essie Shine of the Times, but this was a lipgloss! A flakie lipgloss!! Sadly this contains flavor/aroma which I have a skin allergy to but the urge to own a lipgloss the same color as a polish was too strong to pass up, after all my first love was makeup!

To get all the delicious details on this gloss and polish visit: The Polished Mommy

Till next time!

My MWF Untried Challenge with Zoya

Hi Nail Boarders! Excited about the fall colors? I can't seem to leave my neons! For now I am participating in the MWF Untried Challenge on the board. Here are my new Zoya friends  that I want to knockout with the challenge.

Zuza, Paz, Robyn, Lisa, Jules, Renee, Frida & Arizona

New Fall Reviews!

I love Autumn!  It's the best season for...well...everything!  The end of the year is when all the best polish (for my tastes anyway) comes out...and this Fall isn't disappointing me at all!  I've only just started reviewing all the new stuffs I got...but I knew where to start...

How to Post

So...welcome, officially to the new Nail Boarders group blog!  pinkqueen and I will be your hostesses.

We're still working out details, but this is how posting should go:

  1. If you're not a member of the blog and would like to join, send a MUA message to me or pinkqueen, with "NB Blog" in the title and a valid email address. We'll send you an invite and you're in! 
  2. Once you're in/if you're already a member, log into blogger and click "Nail Boarders Unite!" and the little pencil icon at the top of the Overview page.  Make sure you're in Compose mode (unless you know HTML) and then post!
  3. Posts should be brief "teasers" for your recent blogging/video activities (nail-related only, please) OR spam/tutorial posts you'd like to feature on the NB blog itself.
  4. We'll be using cuts or "jump breaks" for all posts after this one.  If your post goes longer than about this paragraph or one large image with a few lines of text, please place a cut in it.  In the row of icons near the top of the Compose page, it's the one that looks like a torn piece of paper (it's under the "e" in Save for me).  This will keep any one post from dominating the front page of the blog.  Readers can click through to the rest of your post.  If you are posting a short teaser, this might not be needed.
  5. Please label your posts.  On the Compose page, click Labels and write your MUA screen name/your first name (or whatever you want us to call you).  For example, this post is tagged "blitherypoop/Amanda".  This way your posts can be easily found by readers.
I don't wanna throw out a ton of crazy rules, but there are a few...and there might be more eventually...
  • Images should be no bigger than "Large"
  • Please don't change font color or size unnecessarily
  • Please don't embed music that will play automatically
  • Please don't hotlink images or other content
  • Please only post your own content (occasional exceptions are ok, but this should be about YOU and MUA)
  • Mean, abusive, etc comments will be deleted - keep it friendly
  • Post as often as you want, but please remember that this is a group blog and respect the other members - you can mention multiple activities in one post
If you need help or have questions, please contact pinkqueen or me.  Looking forward to your posts! :)

...oh...and please spread the word (in PM) to the rest of the NB!  We want this to be MUA's worst kept secret. ;)


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Nothing to see here....yet

I'm starting this as a place for the Makeupalley Nail Board crew to come together and post...and...*cough* share links.  Our own links even, maybe.  What an idea... *giggle*

If you're a Nail Board member and would like to join this blog, please contact me in a Makeupalley private message (I'm blitherypoop) with your email address and we'll get you set up!

If you're not a Nail Board member...well...I'm not sure how you got here then, but since the secret's clearly out *paranoid glance around*, join up!  It's one of the most inspirational, encouraging spots on the internet...and I don't just mean the fingernail-centric part.  These girls are the best!