Monthly Archives: February 2013

Book News and Some Gothic Nail Art

I’ve got some more LA Girl colors to show you soon, though the second palette I tried out was not exactly cooperative. In the meantime, I’m getting my work together for a book to be published in fall 2013. I … Continue reading

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Eyeshadow to Nail Polish Fun with LA Girl Palettes!

I confess, I still have a thing for David Bowie. I mean, the 80s version with the crazy makeup.  That long-buried desire was probably what motivated me to buy this wacky eyeshadow palette. Pale jewel tones? Pale METALLIC jewel tones … Continue reading

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I just read this recent article on CNN about nail art. It shows some nail art, NY Fashion Week,  the growing nail art market, and discusses nail art being shown on social media. Nail art has been taking off in … Continue reading

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Some Quick and Easy DIY Valentine’s Nail Art Ideas

Hello all! With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (with Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras all stuffed into the same week!), I have a couple last minute nail art ideas for you. For those of you who are still a wee … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year, Everyone!

It’s officially the Year Of The Snake as Chinese New Year is underway! It’s a multi-day celebration with lots of food, family and fun, but being alone with just the Mr. in a foreign land, I painted a festive mani … Continue reading

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China Glaze Hologlam 2013 Swatches And Review

Howdy everyone! I went out last night and picked up a few more shades from the upcoming China Glaze Hologlam collection. This particular collection has been hotly anticipated and I wanted to see if it lived up to my expectations. … Continue reading

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2 China Glaze Hologlam 2013 Sneak Peek Swatches

As you guys know, I don’t ordinarily showcase commercially available polish colors on here, since there’s so many other folks doing swatches of new collections so fantastically. I’ve always prefered to mix my own shades, but every now and again, … Continue reading


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