December 15, 2011

Snowman Nails!

Hey Ladies.
So I attempted some Christmas nails!!!
As you should know from my Movember post
I am not the best at nail art! I dont have a very steady hand
at alll! So I decided to youtube some easy Christmas nails
& I came across cutepolish. Her tutorials are legit under 3
minutes & they are super easy to recreate! So i found this
snowman mani, & of course with my weakness for glitter
i just HAD to try it, So here is my attempt. I basically
just used a dotting tool, if you watch the video she teaches
you how to create this look.

As always I started with one coat of OPI's Nail Envy Original
Then i did three coats of CG White On White
One coat of CG Snow Globe; 
which is the most gorgeous iridiscent muti-colored glitter
that I have ever seen; its so easy to wear espically 
with a simple white mani it adds the extra sparkle.
Then created the cute little snowman face.
& topped it all off with SV
I think it turned out pretty well.
Very festive =)

Anyways Ladies thats all I have for you tonight.
Have you created any christmas mani's?
I would love to see them =)
& feel free to follow me on twitter @polishandiamond
Thanks for reading;
❤ Lindsay

December 11, 2011


Hey Lovely Ladies!
Holey Smokes! Christmas is sneaking up on me so fast
im so so so excited, Christmas is definately my favourite
holiday ever, its just so nice to get the family together &
all the little kids & spend time together eating & drinking
excessively! I spent so much money on presents for my
neices & nephews, i cant wait to see their reaction!
So today i have for you some semi-christmas inspired nails =)
There is going to be christmas nail art to come within the next week

I have on Orly's Shimmering Mauve;
which i believe is a permanent orly color, but i picked
it up in a holiday set from Sally's
Shimmering Mauve is a nice pinky-mauve shimmer with a slight hint of gold.
Then i have on China Glazes Champagne Bubbles.
from this years let it snow holiday collection.
Champagne Bubbles is a dark yellowy-gold frost, with silver flakies of glitter.

Of course started out with one coat of OPI's Nail Envy Original
Then added two coats of Orly's Shimmering Mauve
but you could easily get away with one! 
& three coats of CG Champagne Bubbles.
& one coat of my trusted SV
I love doing accent nails they just add a little bit extra to the mani.
This color combo is pretty bold & different, but they compliment eachother.

Diesel also wanted to say Merry Christmas to you ladies =)
He thinks he is a cat, he is definately sitting on the back
of my couch, & that's become his new bed; silly puppy!

Anyways Ladies thats all i have for you tonight
Let me know if you have any suggestions for Christmas Mani's
Also do you dress up your dog? If you do i would love to see pictures!
Diesel loves when i dress him up =)
& As always follow me on twitter

December 02, 2011

Orly Sweet Peacock

Hey Lovely Ladies!
So I kinda realized that my last three posts have all been pink mani's
& i'm not even that big of a pink polish fan, I would definately have
to say that blue is probably one of my favourite polish colors.
Its always the perfect winter color & winter is my favourite season.
So today i have for you Orly's Sweet Peacock, such a gorgeous
metallic foil blue polish, with a layering on my ring finger of OPI's
Gone Gonzo a chunky silver glitter with small micro blue glitter.
I absolutely love doing a single finger layering, very Lorraine Stanick esk.

As always I started with a base of OPIs Nail Envy Original
Two coats of Orly's Sweet Peacock
-From this years birds of a feather collection
& a single layering of OPIs Gone Gonzo.
-From this years muppets collection
With my trusted SV on top.
I love this foiled metallic look of Sweet Peacock
it catches my eye everytime i glance at my nails.
Also Peacock feathers are just so so gorgeous.

Anyways ladies thats all I have for you tonight; short and sweet.
As always feel free to follow me on twitter @polishandiamond
& like my facebook page to see when I post.
Let me know your favourite color of nailpolish to wear.
& any good fast drying topcoats you love becides SV

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