Win my favorite Essie Shades! 3 Winners!

Hi there everyone!  I have 200 subscribers to my blog and I am so thrilled!!!  Today I have a awesome giveaway to share with you all.  You get the chance to win some of my favorite Essie polishes!  There will be three winners and each winner will get 4 shades.  Check out the colors below!
The shades up for grabs are from L to R, top to bottom:  Shades On, Sunshine State of Mind, Sequin Stash, Off Tropic, Toggle to the Top, It’s Genius, Sunshine State of Mind (yes there are two!), Nama-stay the Night, Cascade Cool, Lounge Lover, Garden Variety, and Apres-chic.  To enter follow the directions the Rafflecopter form!

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Picture Polish Orchid with Double Stamping!

Hi there everyone!  I’m on a polish no-buy right now for a few months and I’m on day 9 of no purchases!  I’m so proud of myself!  I have so many untried polishes that I’m going to be sharing with you all and this is one of them🙂  I also have tons of stamping plates that haven’t even been playing with so be prepared for lots of nail art.  Picture Polish Orchid is such a stunning and truly unique shade.  It’s a pink/purple hybrid and it’s stunning!  For the stamping plates I used Color Club Butterfly and Bundle Monster BM-XL220.  On to the pictures!  Oh, I also wanted to ask what you all thought of my new black background for my pictures?
I almost forgot to mention which stamping polishes I used!  For the brown metallic I used China Glaze “Wood You Wanna” and for the white I used Born Pretty Store #4 White polish.   Even though the weather is cooling down, I can’t put down my bright polishes.  I usually don’t tend to stick to the seasonal polishes and just wear whatever I feel like my mood is.  Today my mood was happy and cheerful so I think this polish definitely fit the bill.  Thanks for reading today and I’ll talk to you all soon!
P.S. Stay tuned tomorrow for an epic giveaway of some Essie Polishes!!!! There will be 4 winners!

Turquoise Nail art featuring Picture Polish Salt Water!

Hi there everyone!  I’m back with a fun nail art look using one of the most beautiful blues ever!  Picture Polish has definitely started to steal my heart… and my money from my wallet!  Their formulas are great, polishes are quick drying, and the bottle has a nice grippy handle so you can paint your nails with ease.  I also bought Bundle Monster’s collaboration plates a few weeks back and decided to try one out for this look.  This plate was created by Paulina’s Passions.  It has some super adorable images and this was one of them!  On to the pictures🙂
I hope you enjoyed this look!  I probably won’t be posting for a while after this because I have 2 bi-term classes coming up with a lot of work to be done.  It’s going to eat up most of my days when they start.  Thanks for reading today, and I’ll talk to you all soon! (Hopefully)

Fall Nails featuring Pahlish Happy Holoween III collection

Hi there everyone!  The leaves are finally changing here in Kentucky and that prompted me to make some reverse stamping decals.  Of course, I had to use my Pahlish polishes that I reviewed in the last post.  For the leaves I used “Ghost of Granny Smith,” “Candy Corn on the Cob,” “Scarves and Sweaters,” and Born Pretty BPL-026 stamping plate.  I also used Born Pretty Store black stamping polish.
All of the polishes I mentioned in my post are available in Pahlish’s shop for purchase.  Thanks for reading today, and I’ll talk to you soon!!!
*Some of the items mentioned in this post were provided for my honest review*

Pahlish Happy Holoween III and Fall Festival Swatches and Review

Press Sample
Hi there everyone!  It’s that time of the month again for some beautiful Pahlish’s to be released.  These colors are so gorgeous and fitting for the month of October!  Let’s dive on in to the swatches!
First up is Candy Corn on the Cob!  This color is described as  a bright orange jelly with metallic pink shimmer and holographic flakes.  And this shade is definitely bright!!!  I love it!  I used two thick coats for the pictures below.
pahlish_candy_corn_on_the_cobpahlish_candy_corn_on_the_cob_01Salted Licorice Snakes is described as a scattered charcoal holographic with heavy teal-pink duochrome shimmers.  This shade guys… Oh my goodness!  It’s sooo stunningly beautiful!  If you decide to buy any of these shades make sure that it’s this one!  I used two coats for the pictures.  Oh, and this polish definitely needed a sunlight shot!
Ghost of Granny Smith is described as a vivid apple green linear holographic with heavy green and gold shimmer.  Such a cheerful gorgeous green!  I love it!  I used two coats.  The formula was a bit thick on this one but manageable.
Blue Raspberry Banshee is described as a bright blue raspberry linear holographic with a mix of blue and purple flakes.  Gahh this blue!  Another beauty!  I used two coats for this color.
Black Cat, Pointed Hat is described as a rich purple jelly with holographic flakes, purple/pink flakes, and green shimmer.  Yep, this purple is amazing! I used two coats!!!
Strawberry Moon is described as a scattered holographic violet-red jelly with pink and purple flakes.  Such a deep, gorgeous berry color!  Absolutely perfect for the cooler weather!
Next up we have the October Duo- Fall Festival!
Scarves and Sweaters is described as a vampy mahogony red/brown jelly.  This shade with two coats on me looked straight up black!!!  Definitely vampy indeed.
Crunchy Leaves is described as a topcoat with a mix of red/purple/pink/copper/gold flakes with faint green shimmer and iridescent green glitters.  Such a unique mix!  I used one coat over Scarves and Sweaters.
There you have it!  All of these shades will release this Sunday at 7 PM CST on Pahlish’s website.  Also don’t forget that some of the past Happy Holoween shades will be available in the shop as well!  Black Licorice Bats and Caramel Orchard are a couple of my picks from those!  I’ll have to dig up some swatches to share later on.  Be sure to follow Pahlish on Facebook and Instagram to see more swatches from all the other awesome bloggers!  Talk to you all soon with some fun nail art from some of the colors that are releasing!

Nails of the day and an announcement!

Hi there everyone!  Just thought I’d pop in to share what’s been on my nails the past couple of days!  The base color is Essie Virgin Snow, and then I hand painted the rest.  Also, I wanted to mention that I do have an Instagram account again.  My name on there is @nailsbylatoya06.  Be sure to follow me on there, as I will have some giveaways coming up that you all don’t want to miss out on!  Alright, enough rambling, on to the pictures!
essie_virgin_snowessie_virgin_snow_1Thanks for reading today and I’ll talk to you all soon!

Essie Fall 2016 Swatches and Review!

*I Bought This*
Hi there everyone!  This time of year is my favorite time of year.  The leaves are changing, it’s cooling down from the summer heat, and all of the pretty fall/winter collections come out.  As soon as I saw the colors from Essie’s press release and the cute names of the polishes, I knew I had to have this collection!  The whole collection is inspired by Tokyo, Japan.  On to the pictures!!!🙂

First up we have Kimono-over.  Essie describes this as a damson Plum.  I used two coats, but it was nearly a one-coater.  No top coat on top either in this picture!  It has super high gloss shine.essie_kimono_over
Here’s Shine of the Times over Kimono-over.  Look at that flakie shift!!! Yummy!
essie_kimono_over_01Next up is Maki Me Happy.  Essie describes this as a crimson-wrapped berry, and I have to agree with that!  I used two coats for the photo and no top coat.  All of these polishes have high gloss shine.
Now and Zen is described as a Sage Gray by Essie’s website.  I’m a sucker for grays and this one is no exception!  There is a slight tint of green to it as well.  I’m not sure if my camera picked up on that though.  Two coats and one coat of top coat.
Go Go Geisha is described as an antique blossom pink.  This color is such a pretty neutral, but I don’t think it works too well with my skintone.  I used two coats and one coat of top coat.
Udon Know Me is described as a mysterious stony blue.  Such a pretty shade although it seems more green to me.  I used two coats and one coat of top coat for the picture.
And last but not least is Playing Koi.  Essie describes this as an orange rust.  I think this color is my pick from the whole collection.  I have nothing like it in my whole Essie collection… Or my whole collection for that matter.  Perfect for fall, and makes me think of Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  I used two coats plus top coat for the picture.
Well, there you have it!  Which colors were your favorites?  If I could only pick three, mine would be Playing  Koi, Maki Me Happy, and Kimono-over.  Thanks for reading today and I’ll talk to you all soon!