/**/ May 2016 - Procrastinating Polishr

Guest Post - Delicate feathers by Paulina of Paulina's Passions

Hi lovelies!

Today my guest is one of the few people who can make we really weak at the knees for floral nail art - none other than the wonderful Paulina from Paulina's Passions! I've been a fan of Paulina's for almost as long as I've been into nail art it's such a kick for me to have her guesting here! You're going to love what she's come up with for you!

Hi everyone! What a pleasure to be here. My name is Paulina and I am running the Paulina's Passion's blog. While Jae is enjoying her awesome vacation, I am taking over her blog to show you a stamping nail art I made. I am especially happy and honored to be doing this guest post, because Jae is one of the nicest ladies in the nail community. I love reading The Procrastinating Polishr, Jae posts are full of humor and nail art always unique and bold!

Today I prepared a very simple stamping nail art with watercolor elements. Watercolor nail art is one of my favorite and there are so many different techniques to achieve this effect. 

For this watercolor nail art I decided to use jelly polishes for a subtle effect. I started off with a white base and I applied two coats of China Glaze White on White. After the base was dry, I applied a layer of fast drying top coat. This is an important step and it prevents the white base from dissolving too much. 

For the watercolor effect I used three jelly polishes, blue (P2 Gloss Neon Skycoaster), purple (China Glaze Are You Jelly?) and pink (China Glaze You Drive Me Coconuts). I dissolved the colors in acetone and applied random spots with a larger nail art brush. I was striving to achieve random spots across my nails. I stamped the feathers using Bundle Monster BM-S308 from the Festival collection (one of my favorite collections from BM!). At the end I finished the nail art with a layer of top coat.

What do you guys think? I am very happy how this watercolor effect came out. It's very subtle and works great as a base for my stamping nail art. 

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below and if you enjoyed this nail art, please check out my blog at Paulina's Passions. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Thank you again, Jae, for inviting me to your blog. It's been an absolute pleasure to share my creation with your readers. Enjoy your vacation and come back to us soon

Thank you Paulina, I'm completely in love with this look! I'm always a fan of stamping over another design and this is just perfect. I'm blushing at all your kind words, it's been an absolute pleasure having you here x

Don't forget to check out Paulina's Passions via the links just above!

Guest Post: Chevrons with Contrary Polish by Christine of Serenity Nails

Hi lovelies!

I'm really excited about today's guest post, as it features a whole lot of my favourite things - indie polish, geometric nail art, and matte top coat! Also it just happens to be put together by the most excellent Aussie nail blogger around, Christine from Serenity Nails. Chris has nails to die for and I adore reading her reviews. I'm super excited that she's done this nail art, so let's get into it!

Hi everyone! I am honoured to be here today on Jae's lovely blog while she is away living the life on vacation! I have prepared a simple geometric nailart look to share with you today which I really liked, so I hope you all do too!

Guest Post: Quatrefoil Nail Art Tutorial by Pao of Nail Polish Pursuit

Hi lovelies!

Such a great post ahead today, from the gorgeous Pao of Nail Polish Pursuit. I've only gotten to know Pao fairly recently and she's truly one of the most positive people I've met in the nail world. She's going to show you how to do some stunning quatrefoil nail art and I'm already convinced I need to invest on some of these vinyls. Let's take a look!

Hi Procrastinating Polishr fans! I'm delighted to be guest posting for my friend Jae today while she's enjoying her much needed vacation.

My name is Pao and I run a little blog called Nail Polish Pursuit. I love doing swatches of new and past collections and a bit of nail art here and there. Today I'm sharing a design I made especially for today's post that is simple and fun. I have a huge obsession with all things Quatrefoil/Moroccan print so I couldn't help but pick this design for my guest post. Let's take a look at how I created this mani.

Guest Post: Elegant Mint + Gold by Alexis of Gumnut Nails

Hi lovelies!

Today I'd like to introduce you to Alexis, an Aussie blogger who has very recently taken the leap from Instagram to blogging! She has prepared a beautiful combination of mint and gold using one of my favourite Aussie brands, Grace-full Nail Polish. Let's take a look!

Guest Post: Essie Encrusted Treasures Swatches by KellieGonzo

Hi lovelies!

Today we are treated to the fabulous nails of the wonderful Kellie, who you'll probably already know as KellieGonzo! Chances are if you've ever googled a polish for swatches you'll have seen it on her perfect nails. She's every bit as lovely as you would expect and I'm so excited to have her here! Let's get into it!

Hi Procrastinating Polishr readers! Big thanks to Jae for asking me to guest post. :D I have recently gotten to know her and we have made fast friends, shared through our love of nail polish and RuPaul's Drag Race! Today for your entertainment, I have two swatches of some well-known Essie polishes from their Winter 2013 Holiday collection, Encrusted Treasures. I know these are still available at a lot of the stores in the US where Essie is sold, hopefully you folks down under are still seeing them around you as well. (note from Jae: Aussie's can find Essie in Priceline and selected pharmacies, or eBay) I hesitated to pick them up for quite a while, but and am really glad I finally purchased them. Let's get onto the swatches yeah?? 

Guest Post: Advanced Stamping Tutorial by Briemmara

Hi lovelies!

Today we're being treated to a bit of a tutorial from one of the most enthusiastic Aussie polish addicts I know! Briana aka @briemmara has kindly put together a step by step guide to advanced stamping, a technique I'm always impressed by. Let's take a look!


Guest Post: Distressed Water Marble by Emiline of Nail Polish Society

Hi lovelies!

I have the wonderful Emiline from Nail Polish Society taking over today, and she's done something really unique for you! I know Em through a great group of bloggers I link up with each month for Paint All The Nails challenges, and I'm so glad I discovered her corner of the internet through that group - her nail art and swatches are always on point! Are you excited to see more? I know I am!

Hi everyone! My name is Emiline and I am the woman behind the blog Nail Polish Society. Jae asked if I would like to do a guest post for her while she's off on holiday, and because she's such a doll I said yes! In return she is gifting me a bottle of polish from every country she visits (nudge nude, wink wink). Okay all kidding aside, I am thrilled to be here and I hope you lovely readers enjoy my post!

It took me a while to decide on a manicure to feature, but as soon as I finished this look I knew it was the one! Maybe it's because of my recreation (here) of one of Jae's manis that was also a neon water marble. My take on this one is what I call a "distressed water marble". I've done this look before (here and here), though this time I used a different technique. Instead of spraying alcohol over the water marble to make it break apart, I actually just let it sit and separate on its own. Not all water marbles will do this on their own, but something about these polishes didn't want to stick together. I thought it looked really cool and put it aside for later. Believe it or not, I let it sit for six whole days before I finally got around to using it! I was pretty shocked that the polish was still usable after all that time. It was kismet.

After I painted on my white base color, I cut up the water marble decal into pieces and placed them on each nail. Using small scissors I cut the edges down to fit. Then I really shaped them to the nail using a brush dipped in acetone. I smoothed it all down with a couple coats of glossy top coat. I knew this mani would really rock a matte look too, so the second and third photo are shown with the matte top coat over it.

What I used: 
Ginger + Liz Bitch Fit - neon pink
Ginger + Liz Control Freak - neon melon
KBShimmer Eyes White Open - white
Seche Vite top coat
Essie Matte About You top coat

What do you think of the distressed look? I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did! Thanks Jae for having me! I can't wait to see all the nail polish you bring back from Europe ;)

 xx Emiline xx

Aww yeah! How great was this?! Thank you so much for taking the time to do a flippin' water marble for me, I am super excited to try this distressed look myself one day! I'll see what I can pick up for you on the road ;)

You can follow the Nail Polish Society blog, and follow Emiline on Facebook and Instagram!

Guest Post: Adorable Autumn Nail Art by Melissa aka The Fanciful Fungirl

Hello lovelies!

I'm very excited to have another excellent Aussie blogger here today, Melissa aka The Fanciful Fungirl! Melissa always does the most unique and creative freehand nail art, I'm always in awe of her creativity. Also her ridiculously adorable mushroom watermark is one of my favourite things ever. But enough of me, let's see what Melissa has come up with!

Hi, I’m The Fanciful Fungirl, also known as Melissa, and I’m super excited to be guest posting for the Procrastinating Polishr today. I’ve been a long-time fan of Jae’s blog and I hope my post today is good enough to hold down the fort while she is on her amazing adventure. I’m just a little bit jealous of her but let’s not get into that and get right down into the blogging aspect of this post.