Manis and lacquers

Summery dry marble with China Glaze Electric Nights

Good morning to you on this fine Memorial Day 2015! The sun is teasing us, in and out, in and out. After days and days of clouds and rain, I’ll take what I can get! I’m just thankful for the week we spent on our beach vacay where the sun shined bright and warm every day. We are busy packing up the house and doing a bit of paint and touchups around here. But neither rain, or moving or a little stress can keep me from my mission of bringing you a bit of lacquer inspiration. So this is just a quick post to share with you a bright little mani I came up with this weekend.

I know, I should have photographed a mini tutorial, but it's SO been done before! I promise the next one I will.
I know, I should have photographed a mini tutorial, but it’s SO been done before! I promise the next one I will.

I used two China Glaze shades from the 2015 Electric Nights collection. Here I used the brilliant neon orangey red, Red-Y to Rave and the neon grapey purple, Violet Vibes. I got them from a 3-pack I purchased from my Instagram girl, “nailpolishaddictsale“. She has lots of cool inventory so check her out!

Basically, I started with a single layer (which you can’t see here) of Glow With the Flow from the collection. Then dropping little dots of both of the other colors onto the nail and while wet, I drag a super fine brush across and marbling around the two until the colors run into each other. Be careful not to blend too much. You WANT to tell one shade from the other. Then top off when dry with a clear topcoat of your choice.

Have you tried this with any of the CG Electric Vibes? I’d love to see!

*These polishes were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.

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Manis and lacquers

China Glaze Bringing in the Season trio gift set at Loxa Beauty

We decorate our trees, hearth, house, and everything else. Why not our nails?! China Glaze to the rescue. Loxa Beauty has all your China Glaze holiday kits now! This holiday season China Glaze introduces a palette that allows you to reflect on the season and celebrate colour, with glitters and shades to melt for. The spirit of the season is captured by sparkles in the night, soft glowing lights and visions of the new year.

Bringing in the Season Kit Includes: No Peeking! – 0.5 oz., Dancing & Prancing – 0.5 oz. and Define Good – 0.5 oz. AND includes a purple FREE Holiday Pouchett.

This is a gorgeous combination from China Glaze. Not to mention this complimentary and very handy cosmetic travel bag. From left, Deck The Halls, Dancing & Prancing and Define Good...
This is a gorgeous combination from China Glaze. Not to mention this complimentary and very handy cosmetic travel bag. From left, Deck The Halls, Dancing & Prancing and Define Good…

China Glaze always assembles such cute gift ensembles like Bringing in the Season. Get yours today at Loxabeauty.com while supplies last.
China Glaze always assembles such cute gift ensembles like Bringing in the Season. Get yours today at Loxabeauty.com while supplies last.

I loved every one of these formulas and the glitter is gorgeous on either of these shimmers. Having a neat little kit like this is great for travel and all three bottles fit in the bonus pouch.

Deck The Halls has a delicate shimmer in this smoky orchid lacquer. Accented here with one coat Dancing & Prancing. A nice mix of glitters in a clear base.
Deck The Halls has a delicate shimmer in this smoky orchid lacquer. Accented here with one coat Dancing & Prancing. A nice mix of glitters in a clear base.

Define Good is a rich, slightly metallic rich red. Here I accented my mani using a glitter gradient of Dancing & Prancing.
Define Good is a rich, slightly metallic rich red. Here I accented my mani using a glitter gradient of Dancing & Prancing.

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*These products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.

Manis and lacquers

China Glaze Reflect on the Season Gift Set

‘Tis the season to celebrate and amp up your so-so manis in high style. Today we have a great gift trio from China Glaze and available now at Loxa Beauty, Reflect on the Season!

China Glaze trio gift set Reflect on the Season includes, three full size polishes, Out Like a Light, Chillin' With My Snow-mies and Tip Your Hat, along with a cute little purse size Mirror and Pouch.
China Glaze trio gift set Reflect on the Season includes, three full size polishes, Out Like a Light, Chillin’ With My Snow-mies and Tip Your Hat, along with a cute little purse size Mirror and Pouch.

This holiday season China Glaze introduces a palette that allows you to reflect on the season and celebrate color, with glitters and shades to melt for. The spirit of the season is captured by sparkles in the night, soft glowing lights and visions of the new year. This cute kit includes: Tip Your Hat – 0.5 oz., Chillin’ With My Snow-mies – 0.5 oz., and Out Like A Light – 0.5 oz. with a FREE Mirror and Pouch.

A pretty, slightly non-typical trio  of shades for the Christmas season. From left, Reflect on the Season gift set includes Out Like a Light, Chillin' With My Snow-mies and Tip Your Hat.
A pretty, slightly non-typical trio of shades for the Christmas season. From left, Reflect on the Season gift set includes Out Like a Light, Chillin’ With My Snow-mies and Tip Your Hat.

Tip Your Hat and Out Like a Light are both great formulas. Chillin With My Snow-mies in its clear base, is basically a matte glitter topper I found easier to manage by dobbing a bit onto a piece of aluminum foil and picking up the pieces of glitter with a stick and placing where I wanted.

Out Like a Light is a highly pigmented charcoal grey. I accented this mani using Tip Your Hat and glitter placement using Chillin' With My Snow-mies (which sits in a clear base).
Out Like a Light is a highly pigmented charcoal grey. I accented this mani using Tip Your Hat and glitter placement using Chillin’ With My Snow-mies (which sits in a clear base).

Tip Your Hat is a nice, traditional Christmas red creme. Accented here with matte white glitters contained in Chillin' With My Snow-mies
Tip Your Hat is a nice, traditional Christmas red creme. Accented here with matte white glitters contained in Chillin’ With My Snow-mies

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*These products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.

NOTE of Thanks: I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and I especially want to thank all my readers and followers for supporting me with love, thoughts and prayers as our family continues to endure the tough job of caring for my husband’s mom here in our home. The past month has been the hardest I’ve ever known, and the job of caring for an end-stage COPD hospice patient is more than I thought I could ever handle. But we’ve persevered with much prayer and the strength of the Lord. My blog and social community of friends has indeed helped me get through this. We don’t know how long we will have my mother-in-law with us and doing this through the holidays has it’s own special challenges. I’m so glad now that I have been able to work on some of my swatches, photos and posts ahead of time. And as I write our youngest son sits in my MIL’s room on the other side of our house, just being there so I can write and stay caught up. Blogging and finding moments to do my nails are so therapeutic. Funny how the little things are the highlight of your day in these situations. Moments of clarity from my MIL are far and few between but they are there hidden behind the oxygen deprivation and cloudy medicine interference. Yet, times when she has a memory, or showers us with hugs and kisses and blessings…are a blessing. Thanks everyone!