Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cloudy Days Go Away!

Fall weather in Seattle is such a fickle thing. Although the sun is peeking out now, it has been pouring buckets on and off for days now. Polished by KPT Cloudy Days Go Away couldn't capture my mood or sentiments any better. I decided to create some playful nail art to go along with this beautiful polish and my cloudy days state of mind...

Polished by KPT Coupon Code

Hi Lovelies! Katherine of Polished by KPT will be re-opening her shop and launching the new Paris & Me collection that I showed you last week in just a few short hours. She was extremely generous and offered my lovely readers (yup, that's you!) a 15% off discount when using the coupon code WACKYLAKI at checkout.

Please note that the code must be applied at the time of purchase and cannot be used on prior purchases or once the purchase is finalized.

I hope you enjoy and treat yourself to some pretty polish! :)

P.S. You can see my review of the Paris & Me collection plus my previous swatches and manicures using Polished by KPT here!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

31DC2013 Day 26 - Inspired by a Pattern

Hi All! I'm continuing today with Day 26 of the 31 day challenge. The task for today was to create a manicure inspired by a pattern. I have long been wanting to stamp the houndstooth pattern, but somehow don't seem to get around to actually following through. I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and finally make it happen. Polished by KPT Fall-O-You for me is a perfect shade for the task. It reminds me of a great Fall jacket and I think the houndstooth pattern suits it well. Now if I could actually find a jacket that goes from charcoal gray a the top and gently transitions to and army or olive green at the bottom, I'd be sold...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

31DC2013 Day 25 - Inspired by Fashion

Shame on me. I just resumed the 31 Day Challenge and here I am 2 (+365?) days behind already. Have no fear though, I'm still determined to catch up or at the very least complete the rest of the challenges. Day 25 is possibly one of my favorites with a challenge to create a fashion inspired manicure. I have drawn inspiration from fashion many times and lately in particular I'm drawn to shoes. This pair of shoes has been in my 'inspiration' folder for quite some time and this was the perfect opportunity to bring it to life...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Polished by KPT Paris & Me Collection Swatches and Review

Happy Friday Lovelies! I am super excited today to share with you my review of the new Polished by KPT Fall collection named Paris & Me. The collection which features nine gorgeous lacquers will be released next week. It is definitely one you shouldn't miss. There is something for everyone here from thermal to holographic to glitter. I am incapable of picking favorites here so please pardon me while I gush...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

31DC2013 Day 24 - Inspired by a Book

Today I would like to show you my manicure for Day 24 of the 31 Day Challenge. Now some of you might be thinking "Day 24? What happened to Days 1-23?" so let me explain. Days 1-23 are way back in September of last year when I started this challenge. I lost steam after the first three weeks and at the time thought I would finish up "soon". Well somehow "soon" turned into a full year and probably would have been even longer if a whole bunch of talented nail art bloggers and fanatics weren't in the midst of doing this challenge AGAIN! I thought for me this would be the perfect time for me to pick up where I left off and post my challenges along with them. Hopefully that will keep me motivated to complete the challenge and get that nagging voice out of my head that keeps reminding me that I left something unfinished.

The challenge for Day 24 is to create a manicure inspired by a book. I chose a fun little book titled, Everything Men Know About Women. As you can see, I was inspired by the cover because (SPOILER ALERT) all the pages in this book are blank and somehow plain white nails didn't seem like much of a challenge...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dazzle Dry Global Beat Fall 2014 Collection Swatches and Review

It is Monday again, which sadly means time to head back to work, but it also means that I spent a wonderful weekend relaxing and playing with polish. I've got lots to show you in the coming days, but starting this week out with the new Dazzle Dry Global Beat collection for Fall. This collection features four lacquers ready to dance their way into your heart...

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