Fleeting Fancies featuring Scofflaw – My Very Own Luck Dragon

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Hello my amazing readers.  I think it’s been a minute since I’ve written a post.  Life has been a little topsy-turvy this past few weeks.  But, I am still here!  Today I’m going to be slightly mean and show you the most recent Scofflaw LE.  It was available for one day only and will not be restocked.  However, I still like to show you these fleeting fancies because you never know when you might find it on the secondary market!  I also did a nail art look with it which I’ll share at the end!

Scofflaw – My Very Own Luck Dragon

Scofflaw – My Very Own Luck Dragon

Now, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but I -love- Scofflaw.  It’s really one of my favorite brands of all times.  Unique colors, fantastic finishes, great names, and those labels though!  All of these things add up to me just being enamored of them.  When I saw the posts for this polish come out I knew I had to have it.  One, it’s in my preferred color family and two, it’s based on The Neverending Story which is probably one of my favorite movies from my childhood.

Scofflaw – My Very Own Luck Dragon

My Very Own Luck Dragon is a dusty greyed blue-green crelly that is packed with an aqua shimmer, teensiest gold micro-flakies, and teensie holo sparks.  It’s sparkly and perfectly elegant on its own but it also makes a brilliant backdrop for nail art as well.

Scofflaw – My Very Own Luck Dragon – Macro

Application was perfection on this.  I have zero issues to report.  Opaque in two coats, no streaking, dragging, balding, or other such things.  Honestly, I wish all polishes applied this easily!

I did do some nail art with this.  I was going for a steampunk look but then a friend of mine saw a pic of my nails when I was sending a picture of something else and he’s like “it looks like an 80s grunge grafitti collective got ahold of your nails.”  Honestly, I didn’t mind that either so here is my steampunk/grunge grafitti nail art…

To get this look I started with a base of My Very Own Luck Dragon.  I then stamped a damask pattern in a dark metallic brown polish.  I stamped the same pattern using a copper metallic polish.  I then sponged on some bits of a gold holographic polish to match the gold clockwork wheel that I attached on my ring fingers.  I actually quite liked how it turned out!

I highly recommend checking out the secondary market to see if you can snag this up as it’s a very pretty color.  I will include all the stalker links for Scofflaw below so that you don’t miss out on any other limited editions in the future!

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New Indie Alert – Moonflower Polish Review!

Provided for Honest Review

Hello all my dearest readers.  I have a really exciting post for you today!  As many of you may know I really enjoy stamping nail art.  The problem I run into though is that finding fun colored stamping polish is a bit difficult.  A lot of good cremes will work but they tend to be mainstream.  But today I have four of the inaugural Rainbow Cremes collection from a new Indie stamping polish brand, Moonflower Polish to show you!

Moonflower Polish is specially formulated to stamping and nail art.  These are not run of the mill creme polishes.  You could use them as creme polishes but you may not get the ease of application that you would get with a polish that is formulated to be used as a nail polish and not a nail art polish.  These are much thicker, super pigmented, may stain (only the Anaranjado has been reported to stain but I recommend using a latex barrier and a good base coat anyway because holy pigment batman!), and may dry with a matte finish.

I am going to save my review for the end because honestly except for one of the polishes my experience was the same for all of them.  You’ll see which one had a different experience.

Moonflower Polish – Gris

Moonflower Polish – Gris

Moonflower Polish – Rosa

Moonflower Polish – Rosa

Moonflower – Violeta

Moonflower Polish – Violeta

Moonflower Polish – Turquesa

Moonflower Polish – Turquesa

Alrighty for my review.  I really like these for stamping.  A little goes a long way on the image so there’s no need to flood your image with a whole ton of this polish.  I suspect that’s because it’s so thick and pigmented.  The opacity is really excellent, much better than I get with other polishes I’ve used in the past.

Only the Turquesa really shows up fantastic over black, the others do show up to varying degrees of vibrancy with the Rosa faring the worst against black.

All of these dried matte and transferred well from the stamper to the nail.  It does dry pretty fast (which I actually found surprising for such a thick polish) so you will want to not let the image sit on the stamper or it won’t transfer.

Also, I was playing around with different plates and stampers.  I think you can see on the Rosa pic a very little of the image didn’t seem to transfer, it simply did not come up off the plate.  I figured it was my choice of plate, plate/stamper combo, or my own stamping skills that caused the issue.

So I started with my clear jelly stamper, I got if off Amazon, it’s a no-name squishy clear stamper.  I got only mediocre transfer from that no matter which plate I used.

Next I tried the same plates with my Creative Shop stamper which worked much better but still without careful attention didn’t get a perfect transfer.  All of the pictures above were done using my Creative Shop Stamper.

Then I dug out of the depths of my stamping drawer my old neglected original Konad stamper.  Lo and behold no matter which plate or how fine the lines on the stamp the konad stamper picked up and transferred -perfectly-.  I do not have any other firm stampers to compare but my conclusion is that you may have easier results if you use a firm stamper particularly with detailed or finely etched designs.

I cannot wait to get some more of these polishes.  I feel like I need to broaden my range of stamping polishes now!  In addition to the Rainbow Cremes she also has the Day & Night duo (Dia and Noche) which are white and black stamping polishes respectively.  I will include all of the stalker links below and as usually you can find me on social media by clicking on the giant buttons to the right!  Until next time my amazing readers may your days be filled with glitter, flakies, and perfectly stamped images!

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Everything’s Coming up Roses – Nail Art

Some polishes have been provided for previous review

Hello all my lovely readers!  I’m back again with another nail art post.  I hope that you all are enjoying these as much as I am!

I’ve been getting  a lot of comments and compliments on this one and it’s really very easy to do, I’m sure that anyone can do this too!  Let’s start off with the polishes used:  Bohemian Polish – Here I Go, Alchemy Lacquers – Sea of Snapdragons, Digital Nails – Double Helix, and Pretty & Polished – Thyme and Time Again.

 To start I had to get my base on.  I used Bohemian Polish – Here I go as my base.  It’s a perfect sky blue crelly polish.  I did three coats plus topcoat here:

Bohemian Polish – Here I Go

Bohemian Polish – Here I Go

To do the finished look the next thing I did was stamp on some white dots.  I absolutely could have used a tiny dotting tool or a toothpick to make the white dots.  But, I was feeling a little lazy so I did the stamping.  My stamping actually didn’t come out perfect because some of my dots had no middle but I didn’t dislike the effect so I left it.  Just keeping it real folks, from a distance you really can’t tell it’s just in these up close pictures that it’s super apparent.

Everything is Coming Up Roses – Glossy

The next step was the roses!  Using a large dotting tool I made big dots using Alchemy Lacquers – Sea of Snapdragons.  I didn’t worry about them being perfectly round because I knew it wasn’t going to be just dots.  You don’t have to be too precise with this nail art which is great for newbie nail artists!

Everything is Coming Up Roses – Glossy

Everything is Coming Up Roses – Glossy

After I made the big dots and before it dried I used a toothpick to swirl/smoosh Digital Nails – Double Helix on top of the dots.  Then with the toothpick I went back and added a little more Sea of Snapdragons to finish the effect.  Last but not least using a little brush I brushed on some leaves around my finished roses with Pretty & Polished – Thyme and Time Again.

Clearly I did start with a nice glossy topcoat.  But, then I got to thinking to myself, “how would this look matte?!”  I asked a couple of my buddies and everyone seemed interested to see what it would look like so I snagged my matte topcoat.

Everything is Coming Up Roses – Matte

I personally much preferred the matte version!  I feel like it allowed the design to be the star and it didn’t compete with the high gloss!  Both ways were pretty but man oh man that matte version is just one of my favorite things ever!

Everything is Coming Up Roses – Matte

Everything is Coming Up Roses – Matte

There you have it!  Everything is coming up roses here.  I was super pleased with the result.  I really have been enjoying doing a lot of nail art lately.  Even with my little stamping mishap resulting in tiny rings instead of dots I did not get discouraged.  Nail art should be fun and you should be happy with both the process and end result so I try not to let myself sweat the small stuff!

As always, dear reader, you can find me on social media using the big buttons to the right of my page.  Until next time may your days be filled with glitter and flakies!

Guest Post at Wacie.com!

Hello everyone!  A fellow blogger had a mishap with her camera lens and some of us got together to help provide some posts for her blog while she’s out of commission!

I have a review of a gorgeous Digital Nails polish over there today.  Head on over to check it out and her blog too!  She has some great posts!

You can find the guest post here!