Guest Post - Mandy Murphy

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hey everyone, I am so excited to be posting for Lisa today.  I am Mandy from Mandy's Polish and I got into polish and nail art about a year ago.  Now, when I say nail art, I mostly mean stamping,  I can do a little freehand, but I don't generally have the patience for it.  That being said, I have a stamping mani to share with you today.

I recently ordered a new set of stamping plates and there was a particular image I just couldn't wait to use.  Every one is on the mustache craze right now, myself included, because well, my hubby has a full beard and mustache :)  When I saw the Winstonia plates, I had to have the I <3 Mustache image, and so the set had to be mine!  And of course it would be the first image I use.

Have a look see at my super simple "love for the mustache" mani



Guest Post - Arielle Thibodeaux

Monday, April 29, 2013

As a beauty blogger, who focuses on cosmetics, I was totally intimidated by nail art. I mean art, on your nails?! It wasn’t until last summer that I started actively creating nail art. What I have learned is that it’s totally doable.



Nail Challenge Collaborative - Pastels 4

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I hope you enjoyed the guest posts this week! There are two more next week on the 29th (Monday) and 30th (Tuesday). Then, in May, I should be back in the swing of things. Although I'll probably be unpacking for awhile! I saved the best for last. You should really enjoy these last two guest posts!

This last submission to the month of pastels is a nude polish. I got it out of a collection of pastel polish so I think it is considered a pastel. It is the background for some pretty spring/summer daisies. I love this design because it isn't the normal colors that you would see for spring, but it works!


Guest Post - Tina Shirbroun

Friday, April 26, 2013

First of all Lisa, thanks for letting me guest post for you!  I have followed your blog since my early nail obsession days and I think it is beautiful.

 I have a mani today made with two beautiful polishes. 



Guest Post - Michelle Chouinard

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hello!

My name is Michelle and my normal home is a blog called Lacquer Or Leave Her! I'm very excited to be able to guest post for Lisa. I know her through a few nail groups we're both in, and she's always awesome in every way.

I do a variety of nail posts on my blog, but my favorite type is what I call my 'Before & After' posts; I usually wear a polish for a day (okay, sometimes only half a day!) on its own, and then do something to it in order to give it new life. So, I decided to do a Before & After for you today. :)

I started out with a base of China Glaze's Mimosas Before Manis, a pretty peach-coral creme:

afternoon sun


shade

Next I used nail guides to block out triangles on the bottom of the manicure, and sponged over it with a gradient of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Chartreuse Chase (on the top) and Lightning (on the bottom). Finally, I stamped daisies on the side using LeaLac plate LLC-A, and Konad White Special Polish. Here is how it turned out:






When I was choosing between a couple of different manis for this post, I finally chose this one because I think it goes well with Lisa's background. What do you think? :)

Thanks for taking time to read this, and have an awesome day. :)

Hugs,
Michelle

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Guest Post - Laura Thomas

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hello everyone, I'm Laura from littlelauraloves.blogspot.co.uk.

I love guest posting so when Lisa said she was looking for someone I jumped straight at the opportunity. I wanted to show off today all of my favorite nail styles. I'm a girly girl, so anything pink and I am there ! I also really enjoy doing gradients and free hand patterns.

If you like my post please check out my blog.

And thank you again Lisa and best of luck with the move!!









 
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Nail Challenge Collaborative - Pastels 3

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hope you enjoyed the guest post I had for you on the 18th! I was really happy with it. Anne did a fabulous job!  There is more to come, so check back.

Today I have pastel dots for you. Fiver from Butter London is such a pretty green, I had to find a way to use it in this month of pastels! So I combined it with the pink from that same collection and did some dots for you.





I used:
OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
Butter London Fiver
Butter London Fruit Machine
Dazzle Dry Top Coat

Here are the other participants in the Nail Challenge Collaborative...


Here is the button for the challenge...

 
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Guest Post - becacine

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hello and welcome to my first guest post. I am a new, freshly manicured blogger named becacine. I am so honored to have a guest spot on Lisa's Nail Obsession. If you would like to see some of my posts, please feel free to go to: http://becacine.blogspot.com/

Today's entry features Nerd Lacquer's Cyance Friction.

I am sure you have heard that the incomparable Nerd Lacquer is back in business. The shopping experience was stressful and exhilarating! All polishes in the first sale were out of stock within 3 minutes and apparently there were 900+ bottles listed and an oversell of 500+ for a total of 1400+ bottles. I think it's safe to say, Nerd Lacquer is one of the most popular indie brands on the market.

This is one of my favorite colors - Cyance Friction - which is part of her Nerd Crush series. She has many creative series and names that are all sci-fi influenced. This color is a brilliant cyan-teal with pink shimmer and turquoise and copper glitter. The color cyan may be used as a name for any color in the range between blue and green. This is a vibrant color full of POW that really comes alive in direct sunlight but is equally beautiful indoors. I photographed this manicure under different lighting conditions so you can see the glory that is Cyance Friction.

The formula glides easily, requires only two thin coats for full coverage and lasts for many days with no chipping. Although this polish is packed with glitter, it needs no top coat for smoothness. I did use Hong Kong Girl top coat for shine because the polish is a more muted finish than I prefer.

I hope you enjoy the photographs and good luck with your NL hunting ☼








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Sally Hansen Polish - A Review

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On the 18th I leave for my new home. I am going to do things like get my heat, lights, and cable turned on and switch my bank account over to a new bank (they don't have my credit union in Utah). Then I am coming back to load the U-haul and take it to my new home and unload it. During this time busy time for me I have gotten some great guest posters for you guys. I also have scheduled a few posts for you as well. I hope you will keep coming around for the scheduled posts and guest posters!

Today I have my final group of polish from Sally Hansen. This group has a variety of their brands. First is Hard as Nails - Merlot, then Insta-Dri - Rapid Red, Insta-Dri - Lively Lilac, Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Blizzard Blue, and lastly Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Supernova.

Hard as Nails - Merlot: This is a very sophisticated burgundy creme. It is opaque in two coats and I love the formula! I envision a very successful woman wearing this polish.






 
Insta-Dri - Rapid Red: This is a striking, bright, red creme. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Intsta-Dri polishes have the same wide brushes as the Complete Salon Manicure brand that I reviewed previously. I find them easy to use and they cover the nail in polish quicker. The Rapid Red has a great consistency and is opaque in two coats. Everybody needs a good red in their arsenal.





Insta-Dri - Lively Lilac: This is a lilac with a soft shimmer. It is probably my favorite color of this group. I can image it on toes or on fingers and looking just as good either place. I think this is for a young girl, but then I not so young and I love it! It's formula is like the other Insta-Dri, great and it covers in two coats.





Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Blizzard Blue: This is a frost polish. Blizzard Blue is a good name for it because I can't think of a better description. The polish consistency is good. I usually image young women wearing blue polish. Usually edgy girls. I used three coats to get this look.





Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Supernova: I also loved this polish! It is a purple glitter and I wore it over Insta-Dri - Lively Lilac. It adds just enough sparkle to get noticed! I think everyone should be open to wearing a little glitter now and then. I've even got my mom wearing it on occasion! I've got several of these Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Extreme Wear glitters and the formula is great on all of them. I used two coats of glitter to get this look.





Sally Hansen polish does not contain Formaldehyde, DBP, or Toluene. Their products are also not tested on animals.

Buy Sally Hansen polish at Amazon.com by clicking on them here...

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