Monday, August 11, 2014

Kimono? More Like Kimo-YES!

First off let me say that my friend came up with that title, and I am not responsible for any groaning and/or falling out of chairs that may result. :)

If there's one trend that's really been hot this summer, it's definitely the kimono. From celebs to fashion bloggers, everyone's enamored with the easy breezy boho look and throwing on a kimono is the cherry on top.

I recently went to Fashion Q and picked up my first kimono. If you follow me on Instagram you know I couldn't wait to style it and put something together.

I got the Love crop top from Fashion Q too and I love how the floral pattern almost matches exactly. I paired it with fringe shorts from Bloom and a fringe purse from Target to complete the look.

When I actually wore this out, I decided to wear sheer black tights and black heeled oxfords to add a different kind of edge to it.

I get my pose ideas from Lily Munster. And I love it.

Of course I needed to match the pattern on my nails too, so I did floral accent nails. I mentioned in my last post how much I loved my black half moon stiletto nails so I did them again, although my nails still haven't grown out as much.

The black is (of course!) Wet N' Wild - Black Creme. The roses are a mix of Wet N' Wild - Tickled Pink, Sinful Colors - Bianca, Sinful Colors - Snow Me White, Sinful Colors - Happy Ending, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Espresso.

I can't end this post without a picture of my cousin and I. This was the last time seeing her for the summer so we took a lot of pics.

I hope you're all having a summer filled with making good memories and rockin cute nails.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

OOTD: Edgy Florals

Last month my family got together at P.F. Chang's to celebrate my uncle's birthday. It was a really special occasion since we haven't been able to see the whole gang since last Thanksgiving because of various health problems and stuff. So we lived it up haha.

I absolutely adored this outfit that I wore. I usually don't wear long skirts, but this one is so cute and different because of the M-slit and the sheerness. I'm not that much of a flower crown girl either but I combined these red and orange headbands and they were subtle yet still stayed on trend.

The skirt is from Forever 21. The headbands and shoes are from Fashion Q. The pose is clearly inspired by Angelina Jolie.

My cousin and I had to go out and vamp it up a lil :)

On Sundays we stand outside P.F. Chang's mean muggin' !

I wish I had gotten pics of my nails before they chipped. I painted them black with plain half moons and had them cut into a long stiletto shape. I really liked them and I'll probably end up doing them again when my nails grow out long enough.

That's all for now, see you later!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Butterfly Wing Nails

Here's an oldie but goodie from the vault that I never posted. I think I did these probably in April of last year. I went to my cousin's birthday party and did them to match a butterfly print hi-low skirt that I wore. I remember I had JUST broke a nail and had to cut them all down.

I gotta say this is a cute design for short nails. I don't remember all the polishes in this but I do know I used Love & Beauty - Ivory for the base. I think I used this in every set of nail art that I did around this time. I still really love it, it's the perfect not quite white.

Have you ever tried butterfly nails? I think I need to try these again, especially since I just had yet another broken nail!

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Great Polish Giveaway Of 2014!

Exciting news today guys! If you haven't heard, the awesome Nail Polish Canada is hosting one of the biggest and greatest giveaways that I've ever seen.

What makes this different from any other giveaway is the interesting twist that they've added: bloggers nominate their favorite polishes to be prizes and the grand total can add up to 200 polishes.

The polish that I chose to be my nominee is Zoya - Brigitte.

If you're wondering why, well because my name is Brigitte.
It's spelled that way because my dad is French and my mom liked Brigitte Bardot.

But if any of you were kids who had unusual names, you KNOW whenever you saw one of those displays in a store with pencils or keychains or Christmas ornaments with names printed on them, your name wasn't there no matter how hard you looked!

If mine was there, sure enough it was spelled Bridget. FINALLY a company has my name!
(Fun fact: piCture pOlish has a polish named Bridget that is also nominated in the prizes. So if you win, you get not only Brigitte BUT Bridget too!)

>> For full details and to admire all the pretty prizes, check out The Great Polish Giveaway Of 2014 page.

>> To nominate your own polish and host an entry form on your blog, check out the nomination page.

A big thank you and shoutout to Nail Polish Canada for hosting the giveaway and to piCture pOlish, NCLA, and Cirque for donating so many prizes.

You can enter on my Rafflecopter form below but you can also enter once on every blog that has nominated a prize! Good luck lovelies!

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#OOTD Roundup

Hey dolls! I've been busy lately and haven't really done any hardcore nail art, but I've been posting a couple OOTD posts on Instagram and thought I'd share them here. There's some simple nail art involved.

First off is my most recent one, a 4th of July look.

I did these nails using Wet N' Wild - I Red A Good Book and then did some vintage inspired half moons and tips using hole reinforcement stickers and Salon Perfect - He's With Me. I've got some swatches of this to post, it's become one of my favorites in my collection.

Of course no holiday collage of a family get together is complete without one of my aunt's cakes. This was Duff Goldman's zebra cake mix and it was REALLY good haha. The zebra print inside was totally cute too.

Next up was an outfit I wore to go to family dinner at The Elephant Bar. I got this Batman crop top at Fashion Q and I'm SO in love with it. You can't really tell in the pictures but the Bat symbol is blinged out and it's just so cute and different compared to your typical Batman tee. The shoes were another Fashion Q find and I'm equally in love with them.

Of course I can't wear this Batman top without pairing it with some bat rings and a cat charm bracelet that I got from Forever 21's Bats And Cats collection that came out last year. To say that this collection was up my alley is probably an understatement. ;)

I've got on Wet N' Wild - Black Creme and Kleancolor - Americano on my accent nail.

Finally here's an old one from last Fall. It's been warm out here in Cali. Heck, it's been warm almost all year. It was in the 80's on Christmas last year and there's been 90+ temps off and on throughout the whole rest of winter and spring. I've been dreaming of Fall.

Here's a non-Instagram one, galaxy-free :)

I got the shirt, belt, and shoes at Fashion Q. The headband and tights at Forever 21. The skirt is from Love Culture.

That's what I've been up to lately. I'm having fun doing more OOTD type posts. Follow me on Instagram for more @MissDeViousDiVa.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Polka Dots & Tribals & Cutouts, Oh My!

In my days blogging, I've learned some styles of nail art just stay popular and people seem to like them more than others. Two that always get me a lot of compliments are polka dots and tribal designs. So I decided to combine them and throw in some nude nail cutouts to make it interesting.

Yea, I'm pretty much in love with these.

I love how my right pointer finger kind of looks like a bird face.

I used Wet N' Wild - Tickled Pink for the base and Wet N' Wild - Black Creme and a Kiss Nail Art Striper in black for the designs.

I love doing tribal nails just to play and come up with different designs on each nail. Throw in polka dots and cutouts and you've got the icing AND the cherry!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pink Splatter - The Easy Way

So here's the situation: you want splatter nails. It's late, you're tired, and you don't want to mess with a straw and the long cleanup. You think of the saran wrap method, but you don't have any on hand. What's a girl to do? Improvise, honey!

I did these entirely with polishes and a paper towel. I tore off pieces of the paper towel, made it into an S-shape, painted polish along the edge then randomly stamped it all over my nail. All the splatter goodness without the crime scene level of cleanup (remember my Slaughterhouse nails?)

The base on these is Sinful Colors - Bianca then I used Wet N' Wild - Tickled Pink, Sinful Colors - Cinderella, and Sinful Colors - Glass Pink for the splatters.

Easy, mess-free splatter? Yes please!
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