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Fall skittlette in brown, red and gold featuring Zoya - Cinnamon

You may or may not have noticed that I went on hiatus for the summer. Sorry about the lack of notice – it wasn’t something I had planned on, but between my daughter being home for summer break and adopting a new puppy to house train, play with and cuddle, I decided to put my nails on the back burner.

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Advanced Stamping in Fall Tones

Advanced stamping chevron nails

Advanced stamping is one of those techniques that I have been in awe of for years, but for multiple reasons I had not managed to conquer it. My main problem was that I was trying to place dried decals on my nails and could never get them to lay down nicely because my nails curve quite a bit from side-to-side as well as front-to-back. I finally found the way to do it that works best for me and I am super pleased with the results!

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Halloween Mani Roundup #2

Red and black stamped gradient with spider charm

It’s been a long time coming for an update and it’s a post I meant to do weeks ago. I strained my right wrist at the end of October that put a moratorium on general activities like typing, cleaning and worst of all, nail-related activities. I’m completely mended now, thankfully, so I want to start off with playing catch-up – I know most people are ready to be over Halloween, so bear with me 🙂

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Butter London – Invite Only 6-Piece Set: Swatches and Review

Butter London - Invite Only 2015 Holiday Collection

I’m a big fan of Butter London – they are pretty much my favorite brand for polish! When I saw the Invite Only set at my local Ulta, I was immediately in love with the selection of colors and finishes. This review is brought to you by the enabling of my husband, who talked me into getting it!

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Mani Madness – Halloween Nail Design Round-up #1

Fall Dotticure featuring OPI - It's a Piazza Cake

That is correct, this is round up 1 of probably 2-3 because I plan on continuing to do a ton of Halloween and fall-themed nail designs for October. I’m following three different challenges and while I probably will not get all of those prompts done, it gives me a lot of options to choose from.

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Sinful Colors – Halloween 2015 Nail Polish Swatch and Review

Sinful Colors Halloween 2015

I’d been keeping a lookout for the new Sinful Colors Halloween offerings for a couple of weeks and finally found these at a local Walgreens. As far as I know, these are all new polishes (with the exception of Glow In the Dark, which they re-release ever year). Keep reading to see all my swatches and review for these fun Halloween offerings!

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Zoya – Cinnamon: Swatch, Review & Nail Art

Zoya - Cinnnamon Swatch

Fall is the time of year I have to make extra special efforts to not buy every new polish collection. This is my favorite time to year and it seems like every brand is putting out super beautiful polishes. The Fall 2016 release from Zoya, Focus & Flair, had some really beautiful polishes. While I am usually more attracted to creme polishes, I really like the metallics this time. There was only one, however, that I simply had to have: Cinnamon.

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