I just got back from Cosmoprof Las Vegas, and I had a really fabulous first time visiting! I have oodles to share with you – probably too much! So, I’m splitting everything up into several posts, for easy digestion. Today’s post will be a bit of a round up, and I’ll tell you about what the overall experience was like and about some of the major polish trends I observed. I also have some separate posts planned with polish news, coverage of the events I attended, as well as some information on how to survive Cosmoprof (if you decide to attend next year!). Plus, I received some exciting goodies, which will probably take me several months to finish blogging about!
I’ve heard such great things about Mint Polish, so of course I leapt at the opportunity to try them! Luckily for me (and you!) Gloss48 is now stocking these beauties. I really adore the packaging, and the shades I received are just drool-worthy and bright and perfect for summer! Plus – have you ever shopped at Gloss48? It’s a great way to discover new beauty brands! Read on for Mint Polish swatches and review.
Today I have a guest post for Nail Polish Society’s blogiversary celebration! I was inspired by one of her super awesome tutorials. Ch-ch-check it out!
It’s the last day of Digital Dozen week – and we have traveled quite the distance for countries and cultures! Earlier this year, I vacationed in Mexico, and we visited Tulum. It was absolutely gorgeous, though really hot! Today’s look is inspired by the Mayan ruins I saw; actually, the Mayan calendar.
All aboard! Our next destination on this whirlwind adventure is Jerusalem. We’ve already been to Thailand, Prague, and the Grand Canyon – we’re going far and wide, this week. I shouldn’t need to say this, but I will – this post is not political. There’s a lot going on in Israel these days, but this post is not about that. It’s about a beautiful place that I love to visit.
From Thailand to Prague to the Grand Canyon – phew, we’ve traveled quite far in the span of three days! Today’s nail art for the Digital Dozen’s Countries and Cultures week is the Grand Canyon. Again, not a country – but a place! I guess I sort of understood this challenge as places I’ve been, and I thought it would be really fun to chronicle my journeys with nail art. And today’s nail art is inspired by a particular photo I took when I visited the Grand Canyon. It had just rained, and so everything was very hazy, but there were so many beautiful, deep layers of color. It’s one of my favorite photos! In fact, it’s hanging in our bathroom.
It is time for another fantastically exciting week of the Digital Dozen! The theme for this week is countries and cultures, and I have a fun retrospective planned for you. I combed through all my photos, and dug out some of my favorite pictures from my world travels. Each day, you’ll get some fun art inspired by some of the places I’ve been – along with a little show and tell. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together!
Before I get to my regular nail school update – some news! You may have seen on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook (where you can follow me, if you don’t already!) - I have some big news. The Dalai Lama’s Nails is featured in the July edition of NAILS Magazine! Want to read the article? You can check it out online here!
I’ve never tried water decals before, but I’ve been so inspired by some of the amazing work over at Hey, Nice Nails (check out these Frida nails!!). I’m completely devoted to freehand nail art – but there’s a lot of cool affects that can be achieved through other techniques. When I saw these funny animal water decals, I knew had to try them! I mean… that’s a cat, with a bow on its head! I love him. The colors for this look were inspired by these cool neon studs – but I felt like the look wasn’t complete without that little, strange cat!