March Favorite Nail Polishes & Nail Art

Good morning everyone! It’s time for my monthly round-up of favorite nail polishes and nail art from March. 🙂 Click through after the photo collage if you’re interested in seeing more!
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A England Saint George nail polish swatches & review

Good morning to you, lovely readers! 🙂 Are you getting used to the time change yet? I’m trying, I’m trying!

The last time I showed you an A England polish, it was Dancing with Nureyev, a light blue holographic and delicate polish. Today’s A England polish is a dark and sexy, make-a-statement, green holographic polish. This is two coats with OPI top coat.

A England Saint George | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A England Saint George | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is an amazing, almost 1-coat polish. Although my pictures don’t do justice for the holographic part of it, it was much stronger in person.
A England Saint George | Be Happy And Buy Polish

In my opinion, this is the polish you want to wear to be noticed, when you are feeling fierce and rockin’ it. What do you think about this loverly polish? Let me hear it in the comments!

Until tomorrow,
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A England Dancing With Nureyev nail polish swatch & review

Good morning everyone! Another short & quick post from me today, as I’m pretty miserable with this dang cold.

Dancing with Nureyev is a polish I bought when Color4Nails was having a sale on A England nail polishes awhile back. When I first received it, I was totally “meh” on how it looked, but once I got it on my nails I loved it! Application was smooth, as usual.  Let’s take a look – this is 2 coats with 1 coat of Glisten & Glow’s HK Girl topcoat.

A England Dancing With Nureyev | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A England Dancing With Nureyev | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A England Dancing With Nureyev | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A England Dancing With Nureyev | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Isn’t this just pretty? I just couldn’t stop staring at my nails. 🙂 I love when a nail polish completely surprises me. This and other A England nail polishes are available at the Color4Nails website and other online retailers. What are your thoughts about this polish?

Until the next time,

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#22 3-color gradient + pattern (Crumpet’s 33Day Challenge)

Good morning! It’s a very cold and snowy morning here in Montana. My nails are killing me because I went on an epic swatch-athon yesterday – all the Revlon Parfumerie nail polishes! I’ll be showing you them Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday – but you can catch sneak peeks on my instagram.

But for now, let’s get to today’s challenge manicure – a 3 color gradient and pattern. I started off with a base of A England Rose Bower, then created the gradient with piCture pOlish Ocean and A England Lady of the Lake.

A England Rose Bower, A England Lady of the Lake, piCture pOlish ocean

A England Rose Bower, A England Lady of the Lake, piCture pOlish ocean

I then looked around at my new favorite website for a pattern to create over the top, and settled on a chequer pattern. I used Mentality Sunny to create the chequer pattern.

A England Rose Bower, A England Lady of the Lake, piCture pOlish ocean, Mentality Sunny

Close-up:

A England Rose Bower, A England Lady of the Lake, piCture pOlish ocean, Mentality Sunny

I love how this turned out! It’s almost like an optical illusion on my nails. What do you think?

I know you want to see more manicures, so click the blue frog below:

Until the next time,
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You Pick Tuesdays: Mermaids Tears and Rose Bower

Good morning all! I only had one suggestion for You Pick Tuesday and it was for OPI Mermaids Tears and A England Rose Bower. I decided I was going to try for The Nailasaurus’ waterfall look but I completely failed! Let’s see what I did.

I started off with 2 coats of OPI Mermaids Tears – and it was a bit patchy.

OPI Mermaids Tears

But I do love this color – it’s really pretty! I then tried to do the waterfall effect with just Rose Bower, but it really didn’t turn out. In fact, it looked much like a mop of hair. 😀 So I did what any reasonable person would do and I added smiley faces. LOL!

OPI Mermaids Tears and A England Rose Bower

OPI Mermaids Tears and A England Rose Bower

I’m calling this one a FAIL even though it did make me chuckle. What do you think? Remember that you can always suggest polishes for a manicure on my facebook wall, or leaving a comment here on the blog!

Kitsu at Buy all the Colors has nominated me for a Liebster Award, and so I’ll have that up later today! Until then,

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OMD Rather Awesome Challenge: Day 19 Glitter

Good afternoon everyone! I know it’s a late post tomorrow, but I had family stuff this morning, which I will tell you about tomorrow in more detail. As for right now, I’ve got a glitter manicure for you today. 🙂 These are the bottles I’ve used:

Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter a Peel and Glitter Food, I Love Nail Polish Clown Business, A England Lady of the Lake

From left to right: Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, I Love Nail Polish Clown Business, A England Lady of the Lake, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter-A-Peel.

I started off with a good coat of Glitter-A-Peel. Then I did 3 coats of ILNP Clown business:

I Love Nail Polish Clown Business

I Love Nail Polish Clown Business

I then put a coat of NPB Glitter-A-Peel to smooth out the glitter, then a coat of HK Girl Fasty Dry Top Coat; then I used striping tape in a “v” shape, then did one thick coat of A England Lady of the Lake over the top:

Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter a Peel and Glitter Food, I Love Nail Polish Clown Business, A England Lady of the Lake

Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter a Peel and Glitter Food, I Love Nail Polish Clown Business, A England Lady of the Lake

Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter a Peel and Glitter Food, I Love Nail Polish Clown Business, A England Lady of the Lake

Close-up:

Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter a Peel and Glitter Food, I Love Nail Polish Clown Business, A England Lady of the Lake

And a shot of my polish after I peeled it off:

Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter a Peel and Glitter Food, I Love Nail Polish Clown Business, A England Lady of the Lake

What do you think? I hope you like it! Check out the other great manicures by clicking here. I’ll see you tomorrow for a very special 3D manicure! Until then,

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You Pick Tuesday

I didn’t have many votes/suggestions for today’s You Pick Tuesday, but I did have 3 votes – 2 for A England Lady of the Lake, and 1 for Hare Polish Dauphine of Decadence. I went with all Lady of the Lake, except an accent ring finger with Dauphine of Decadence over Lady of the Lake.

First, Lady of the Lake by itself. Freakin’ awesome-sauce! The deep grape color and the holo together – I can hear angels singing (almost). First picture is inside, flash:

A England Lady of the Lake

Second picture is inside, natural light, no flash:
A England Lady of the Lake

Third picture is outside, sunlight, no flash:
A England Lady of the Lake

Sigh. I love holos. Best yet, I actually like this one in the shade. 😉 Now, to add Hare Polish Dauphine of Decadence as an accent. First picture is inside, flash:
A England Lady of the Lake and Hare Polish Dauphine of Decadence

Inside, natural light, no flash:
A England Lady of the Lake and Hare Polish Dauphine of Decadence

Outside, sunlight, no flash:
A England Lady of the Lake and Hare Polish Dauphine of Decadence

Deliberately out of focus, outside, sunlight:
A England Lady of the Lake and Hare Polish Dauphine of Decadence

Outside, sunlight, flash:
A England Lady of the Lake and Hare Polish Dauphine of Decadence

GAWD! I love this combination so so so hard. Would you look at the blingy sparkly-ness of Dauphine of Decadence paired with the holo goodness of Lady of the Lake?! I particularly love how the purple helps the mint pieces in DoD stand out even more. What do you think? Remember, you can always suggest unused polishes from my stash on my facebook page for next week’s “You Pick” Tuesday. As always,

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