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Butter London Jack the Lad and Finger Paints Figure of Art Saran Wrap Mani

can’t believe the end of January is already here! Before I know it, the weather will be warmer…so time’s a wastin’ to try my winter untrieds. Today I have a Saran Wrap Mani using Butter London Jack the Lad and Finger Paints Figure of Art. This is the first time I’ve used either of these polishes.

Butter London Jack the Lad and Finger Paints Figure of Art Saran Wrap Mani (work / play / polish)

Digit-al Dozen Does Art: Kandinsky

It’s Day 2 of Digit-al Dozen ART theme week. Today’s mani is my take on Wassily Kandinsky’s Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles (1913) [picture source]. Kandinsky is credited as being the pioneer of abstract art. One fun fact I remember from an art history class is that Kandinsky had synaesthesia (I had to look up the spelling!). This is a neurological condition where a person can essentially experience two senses at once. For Kandinsky, he could HEAR color! ISN’T THAT CRAZY!?!? I think I can hear nail polish. It says “buy me” and “you need me”.

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Quick Change Artist: China Glaze Tranzitions

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review.

Last week I received three colors from the new China Glaze Tranzitions Collection. These polishes react and change color wherever topcoat is applied. Sounds good to me – I figured it would be a quick way to make an interesting mani without a lot of effort. The application and wear of the three polishes I’m showing you today are similar. So let’s see the looks and then I’ll tell you what I think! BTW, I used a flash for the first time in these pics. It seemed to be the best way to capture the color change.

The first mani is Split Perso-Nail-ity with an accent in Modify Me. Split Perso-Nail-ity is a dusty lavender-leaning pink that turns almost magenta with the topcoat. The finish is a cross between a cream and a shimmer…almost satin.

China Glaze Tranzitions: Split Perso-Nail-ity and Modify Me (work / play / polish)

MAC Glitter and Limelight

For my last mani of the week, I have my very first MAC polishes, Everything that Glitters and In the Limelight. This duo makes up half of the 4-polish MAC Glamour Daze Nail Lacquer Collection released in October for the holiday 2012 season. I’ll show you the other two shades, Endless Night and Girl Trouble, in a future post. I had super high expectations considering the price tag of these babies and I REALLY wanted to love them. But in the end I was disappointed. Let’s get to the mani and you’ll read why…

MAC All that Glitters and In the Limelight (work / play / polish)

Digit-al Dozen Does Festiveness: Jolly Skittles

It’s Day 3 of the Digit-al Dozen holiday theme week. This is my THIRD try at a Day 3 mani. One of these days I’ll have to post a nail art blooper reel. Oy! Just imagine dip dye nails that look bloody, not pretty. Anyway, I decided I was being too elaborate and frankly, I’m not an elaborate girl. So I settled on something simple. I call it “Jolly Skittles”.

Christmas Skittles (work / play / polish)

Digit-al Dozen Does Festiveness: OPI Christmas Leopard

Hi guys! I’m introducing something new today. I was invited to participate in a small nail art group called the Digit-al Dozen. This is quite an honor as I’ve followed (stalked) many of these talented ladies’ blogs for awhile. So I’m super excited to be a part. The second week of every month (Mon-Fri) everyone in the group will post five manis based on a theme. This month’s theme is appropriately “holidays”. At the end of each daily post, I’ll provide a link to the other Digit-al Dozen creations. Please check them out!

For my first themed mani I have what I call “Christmas Leopard”. (My daughter said it looks like holly berries.) I used all OPI polishes, Alpine Snow, OPI Red and Green-wich Village. I think this look is fun and definitely super easy!

Christmas Leopard: OPI Alpine Snow, Red and Green-wich Village (work / play / polish)

Envy and Ziv: a Zoya Christmas Sweater

Hi all! I’ve seen so many cool “Christmas Sweater” designs lately and I wanted to try one. After doing a bunch of practice stamps…I quickly realized that my nailbeds are just too small for elk. So I pressed ahead with a stamped, not-so-Christmasy, not-so-sweatery mani using Zoya Envy and Ziv.

Zoya Envy and Ziv (work / play / polish)