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Dance All Night from Black Cat Lacquer

Today’s polish is Dance All Night from Black Cat Lacquer courtesy of January 2015’s A Box, Indied. For those not familiar, this is a monthly polish subscription being offered through October 2015, I believe, that includes nail polish from a group of indie polish makers, more information is available here. The boxes are themed and get very creative. January 2015’s theme was “New Debts, New Diets, NEW POLISH.” This polish and its array of color and sparkle brings to mind a New Year’s celebration for me. How about you? 

 

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Twinkie Nail Art Challenge Day 1: Throwback Mani

Happy Friday, everybody!  The weekend is upon us as is the start of the Twinkie Nail Art challenge.  This is a one manicure per week challenge, on Fridays during August, which is more my speed as far as these things go.  I’ve only done one challenge before, and that was a 5 day one which seemed to work OK. this challenge is being hosted by Polished by Beckie and Spilled Milk Nails.  Thank you, ladies, for giving me a chance to force myself to practice nail art LOL.  I am excited to do my actual first ever gradient for this challenge, stay tuned to the blog to witness that next week!  First, however, is today’s challenge: the Throwback mani.

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Memorial Day Manicure

Memorial Day is a very important day here in the United States. It’s the day on which we take pause to memorialize and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending democracy and freedom as a member of the US Armed Forces.  Below is a picture of my father, a man who dedicated his entire adult life to his country and community.  First as a Radioman Chief in the Navy for 18 years until his medical discharge, then as a dispatcher for the Miami-Dade Fire Department.  While he didn’t die in battle, I would like to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of him and all the other service men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting people around the globe.

 

Leslie's Dad - US Navy

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Monster’s Inc. Manicure

In honor of the release of the Monster’s Inc. sequel, Monster’s University, I decided to try a themed manicure with some nail art. Nothing fancy, as I am sure you can tell, but something other than just stamping or tape designs.  I was inspired by a manicure I saw on Twitter (or Instagram) and can’t for the LIFE of me find it to give credit.  If/when I do, I will update this post.  I chose the polishes below to use in this design.

Monster's Inc. Manicure Colors LeslieLovesNails

Polishes Used (L-R)

Finger Paints Sexy Sundress

Elevation Polish Elbrus

NYC 134 French White Tip

NYC 119 Black Lace Creme

China Glaze Spontaneous

I used Elevation’s Elbrus as the base for the “Sully” nails (and Mike’s eyes) and Finger Paints Sexy Sundress for the “Mike” nail.  While Elbrus is more of a purple polish, after photographing it I couldn’t seem to get anything but blue so I chose to use it for this.  Plus it’s an awesome bargain I got from a blog sale and wanted to use it anyhow. 🙂  I stamped Sully’
s spots with a plate (can’t remember which and can’t seem to find it, either GRRRR ), if you recognize it let me know hahah.  That’s about it.  How do you think it came out? 

Monster's Inc. themed mani

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week ahead!

Leslie