Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bring On 2014!

It's the final countdown (de dee de deeeeee!)... ;)
Here is my last manicure of 2013. I debated showing you my New Year Nails now or waiting for tomorrow but opted for tonight since I wanted an official "last post of 2013". :) So let's take a look at what I'm wearing to finish this year. 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Z is for Zzz...

Z is for Zzz... Nails
My friends. I would like to show you the last mani for this ABC Nail Challenge (2013). I've never finished one of these types of challenges before (31 Day Nail Challenge? Bahaha. I doubt I'm going to attempt that again). I am pleased to finally finish because I can finally get back to doing whatever I feel like doing. ;) Without further ado, take a look at how I interpreted Zzz.. Nails to be! (You might want to keep reading to see how my thumb actually turned out too xD).

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Y is for Yellow

Y is for Yellow Nails.
Yup, I'm so excited to finish this challenge. I literally tried 4 different designs for "Y" day and it just was not my day... I don't even want to post these but I don't have anything else to show for Y nails. :/ (This is making me so sad!!!)
I used Sinful Colors Unicorn as my pastel yellow base and topped with some random leopard spots and then there is Sally Hansen Celeb City on my pinky along with an unnamed Sally Hansen black/white glitter topper on my index nail.
I apologize for the really short blog post and lame animal print mani but I just was getting really frustrated with this prompt. :/ Hopefully I can come up with something better for Z. <3 Actually, I know I will. xD Anything will be better than this haha!
Your Polish Pal,

Saturday, December 28, 2013

X is for X Marks The Spot!

X is for X marks the spot nails.
Arggggh mate-y! Lookie what I have fer ye today -- some wee pirate themed nails! Did I forget to mention that I had a Pirates of the Caribbean marathon with my sister? xD Yes. This is a perfect mani to conclude the hours I spent watching Johnny Depp. <3 Keep reading to look at what I did on my thumb! It's probably my favorite part of this entire manicure. xD

Friday, December 27, 2013

W is for Water (Something)

W is for Water (Something) Nails
Bahahaha. Sooo guys, you know that I wanted to try water marble nails really badly for this ABC Nail Art Challenge because I wanted to challenge myself of course! Yeah, I only tried once though and guess what? Only my middle finger nail turned out looking good. xD How ironic. I contemplated leaving it as an accent nail but it just looked funky on my middle finger (instead of my ring) so I took it off and tried water spot nails. Those didn't really work out like I wanted but hey! I have water something nails. ;) Take a look below and keep reading for better photos.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

V is for Vegetable

V is for Vegetable Nails
PHEW. I am so glad that my Christmas was successful. :) What did it constitute of? My Christmas was full of candy, movie watching, good food, more candy, and of course a 'food-coma/candy-coma'. I actually took a phew naps yesterday so it was great! ;D My sister had the "great" idea of waking up at 7:30 AM. Luckily, the original plan was 6:30 but I was like heck, the earliest we've waken up during this Christmas break has been like 9 so 7:30 was still pushing it. Anyway, everything ended up working out and I'm still alive! (Those 'candy-comas' were pretty intense...) So there is just a quick look at my Christmas yesterday. :) I'm pleased to present you with some new vegetable nail art for you all! As you can tell, I'm so glad we're through with festive nail art. ;)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Festive Glitter Placement

Yeah, yeah, we only have TWO more days until Christmas. ;D I opted for a much more festive glitter placement mani today which was completely inspired by one of my favorite people on Instagram, Cathy @catsnails. In fact, Cathy and I decided it was time to do a #maniswap. ;) Keep reading to figure out what exactly a mani swap is and to see what we both came up with. Here is a quick shot of my nails that were inspired by her!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Easiest Snowflake Tutorial

When you realize that Christmas is only 3 days away and you haven't even done a Christmas mani yet... YIKES! This year is possibly the busiest year of my life so I've been kind of out of it. xD But hey! Today I have for you the easiest snowflake tutorial ever! ;) These only take a few minutes to do and they turn out super duper cute! So go ahead and take a look below to see what we're going to make and keep reading for the snowflake tutorial!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry & Bright by Incoco

And now I have my LAST post of Incoco's Winter 2013 Collection Appliques. ;) I saved the best for last of course so take a quick look at Merry & Bright! These nail strips are super gorgeous!
Merry & Bright Applique by Incoco

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

After Party by Incoco

We're almost done with this festive Incoco Swatch fest! ;D Let's take a look at After Party!
After Party Applique by Incoco

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It's Frosty, Baby!

It's finally time for PolishPals to do some winter nail art! Can you guys believe this is my first time doing snowmen nails?! I am stoked to show you all how they turned out. :) I was inspired by the fab @MadamLuck on Instagram.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ice Queen by Incoco

Hello, hello! I have for you Part 2 of Incoco's Winter 2013 Applique Collection. :) Check out Ice Queen! I wore this sparky baby for 2 days because I couldn't bare to take it off. ;)
Ice Queen by Incoco

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Galactic Glitz by Incoco

Hey everyone! For the next few days, I will have for you some super fun Incoco nail appliques from their Winter 2013 Collection. :) I have a total of 4 different appliques and decided it'd be more special to have several pictures of each print rather than one huge post with only one photo of each. Besides, it gives me more time to flaunt each design. ;) So let's start checking out these Incoco designs!
Galactic Glitz Strips by Incoco

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Delicate Daisies

I understand this is totally unseasonal but who doesn't love a good floral mani?! The best part is, my friends, that I actually did BOTH hands and my right hand actually isn't too shabby! I've been out of practice for a while (since I hardly ever do nail art on my right hand) but keep on reading to check it out. :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Shattered Glass Nail Tutorial

Hey, hey guys! Do you remember those legit shattered glass nails I made last month? That mani is one of my favorite manicures of the year and it seemed to be very popular on Instagram too! I was asked by a ton of people to create a tutorial on how I made those shattered glass nails, so here it is. :) I wanted to make a video tutorial but I still don't have the time/equipment so you're going to have to settle for a super picture-heavy pictorial. I am warning you! Haha this tutorial has a TON of photos. It's not hard at all but I just really liked taking photos of glitter. ;) No joke. So if you're interested in making your nails look like a broken mirror, keep reading! <3

Shattered Glass Nails -- For this tutorial, I used gold! <3

Sunday, December 8, 2013

French Pink by Nina Ultra Pro

Hehe.. It's Sunday Swatch Day! ;D It's finally time for me to formally swatch for you my absolute favorite nude polish. You've seen it multiple times but I wanted to play some more with my new camera plus I have a business event to attend tomorrow so I needed some low key nails anyway. ;) Feast your eyes upon Nina Ultra Pro French Pink!  
French Pink by Nina Ultra Pro

Saturday, December 7, 2013

U is for Umbrella

U is for Umbrella Nails
I know it's winter and you may have freezing temperatures and snow but I can always dream about rain. <3 I love rain -- the smell, the sound, the feel. So today I have for you some Umbrella Nails for my ABC Nail Art Challenge! :D I was inspired by Kelsie over at Kelsie's Nail Files. Keep reading this post to see my umbrella nail art tutorial along with some more pictures of this fun mani. :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Dream Catcher Tutorial

Hey guys! I made this Dream Catcher Nail Art Tutorial a few weeks ago but I never completed this mani so I neglected to post it. :/ So I decided that it's finally time to post! :) If you're following me on Instagram, you would have seen it 3 weeks ago haha. xD
Here is the pictorial but continue reading to see what materials I used and the written directions.
Dream Catcher Nail Art Tutorial by PolishPals

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Duo by Glitter City Polish

We all love Christmas theme polish, yes? :) Well that's great because I have a few more beautiful polishes to show you from Jeannette from Glitter City Polish. xD These glitter polishes from her Christmas Duo are super pretty! You can probably take a guess to which one is my favorite. ;) Keep reading to see the swatches! <3
Blue Christmas & Candy Cane Crystal