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31 Day Challenge: Red Love Themed Nails

Alright folks, things are about to get super serious up in this piece. The 31 Day Challenge for nail art is upon us and I’ve decided to take a swing at it. If you have no clue what I’m referring to check out Chalkboard Nails post HERE. She has taken on the challenge for the past five, thats right five years, and seeing how far she has come is so inspiring. Now believe it or not I personally am not very artsy or good with a paint brush so I hopefully I’ll be able to overcome this.

For the first few days the challenge runs they the rainbow starting with red of course. I tried my luck at some sort of marble design but my bolts were too rusty so I ended up with this love themed design. Sometimes after I finish my nails when I had a hard time figuring out what to do, I get this feeling of, “oh man these aren’t good”, and of course thats not a good feeling. Then after I edit the pictures and start writing I realize that my art and what I’ve done is better then I think. I just need to start giving myself more credit and I know with these next few weeks I will be able to!

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Join in on the fun even if you just do a few prompts its great fun to do the same themed nails as many other artist’s in the community! I’m excited to get motivated and see everyones art! WOOTOTHEFREAKINGHOO!

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Products Used:

Zoya ‘Sooki‘ & ‘Chyna
Cult Nails ‘Evil Queen’
Cirque Colors ‘Carpe Diem
Moyou London – Pro Plate 10
Color 4 Nails – Creative shop stamper
Twinkled T – Love Vinyls
Kb Shimmer – Topcoat

Not sure if I’ll be able to post on here with every prompt so make sure to keep a lookout over on my social media pages!

Mucking Fusser: Facebook & Instagram

Corynn <3

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Holographic Christmas Tree Skittle

Provided For review

Now that it’s the first day of December its time to start dishing out the holiday designs! This manicure was so unintentional. I totally did not have this vision of Christmas trees to go along with Cirque Colors ‘Knickerbocker’ from their Metropolis collection but by golly gee do they look ever so fab over this dark chocolatey brown cream. Using holographic shades to create the trees made this design stand out all the more. Besides Color Clubs ‘Harp On’ all the rest are shades from Lacquer Lust’s Birthstone collection which you may have seen me recently use in my Thanksgiving day manicure. Amethyst, Emerald and Ruby are currently up for grabs in my mucking many millstone giveaway along with many other equally amazing prizes! The trees were blocked off using skinny straight vinyls from Nail Vinyls which like always showed impeccable application and use for this type of nail art. I fished out some glitters from Lumina Lacquer’s The Snow King for the star on top and sealed it all off with HKgirl topcoat from Glisten & Glow

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Hmm shiny closeup, not macro, closeup as I just zoomed in on one of my less blurry photos. And why does a hair always have to be in the best picture I get… WHY?! I need to create a little vacuum thingy that sucks up all the hairs from a nail area. That would be the day.

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Although this design is pretty easy I wanted to go ahead and make a tutorial for it. Check it out below!

What do you all think of this design? Was the purple nail too outta wack to fit with the others? How do you feel?

I have some more holiday tutorials in the works which I hope I can get done in-between these last few days of class!

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Corynn <3

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Cirque Colors Metropolis Monthly Release Collection

provided for review

Well its been a nice relaxing thanksgiving break and I probably should have done more school work then I did but I just wasn’t feeling it. Plus I’ve had a cold for most of the time so I’ve just been enjoying my time with netflix with some nails mixed in. Soon school work will not be a burden in my life anymore as I will be graduating in less then two weeks now, I simply can’t believe it!

A brand that has been impressing me lately with its unique creations and colors is that of Cirque Colors. Everything I’ve tried from them has put a smile on my face when I used it. Their Metropolis collection did not fall short of that as it consists of creams, and well if you didn’t know that is my favorite finish of polish. Most likely because creams always work so good for water marbling but also because of their smooth application and settling on the nail. A new cream is released every month and added to Cirque Colors Metropolis collection gaining inspiration form the city that never sleeps, New York.

NYFW, the first shade released from this collection, is a deep bright blue cream that showed full opacity in ONE smooth coat. And just to show you how smooth this baby really is I didn’t even apply topcoat for my photos. Cirque Colors describes this as an ultramarine which after looking up means a deep blue. Ultramarine was the most expensive blue paint used by Renaissance painters so it only seems right to go with this shade inspired by NYFW. Pure perfection, just love it!

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La Vie Boheme is a dark plum cream that showed full opacity in two coats. If you had smaller nails then you probably could get away with one coat but I used two just to even it all out. I couldn’t stop looking back at my nails when I had this beauty on, so great for the cold fall and winter months. The name on this shade comes from a song from the popular musical Rent which celebrates bohemianism. Can the inspiration for this shade get any better?!

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This past week I received the Nail Vinyls variety pack prize for my Mucking Milestone Giveaway, enter HERE if you haven’t, and Linda their creator was kind enough to send me a couple sheets of vinyls to try! She included these Starburst vinyls which I used to create this manicure below with. The pairing of La Vie Boheme and Tillie Polish’s ‘Golden Goddess’ with these vinyls was quite nice in my eyes. I used Glisten & Glows HK Girl Topcoat before applying the vinyls and it only took 15 minutes to completely dry, it was like magic! And how about my nice chic hand pose I tried out? ;-)

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Cirque Colors describes Knickerbocker just as I would, as a dark chocolatey brown. Pure perfection in just two smooth coats, this brown beauty leans a little lighter then what my below photo shows. I did some holiday nail art with this as the base that I’ll be sharing later in the week, be on the lookout!

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I’ll be sharing some more colors from the Metropolis collection later in the week but you may want to take advantage of Cirque Colors current holiday sale where they are offering 20% off until December 1st! If you miss out on this not to worry as they will be having free shipping throughout the rest of the month. Also check out their 12 days of Christmas giveaway for a chance to win some Cirque Color products!

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Corynn <3

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Mucking Magnificent Milestone GIVEAWAY!

I don’t even know if I have words to express how excited I am right now! This past week not only marked my two year water marbling anniversary but I also hit 50,000 followers on Instagram, 3,000 Likes on Facebook and 5,000 subscribers and 500,000 views on YouTube! In order to celebrate all these magnificent mucking milestones I knew I had to put together an EPIC giveaway to show my appreciation for each and every one of you that have taken the time to support me! You won’t believe all the brands that have contributed to this mucking giveaway, the prizes are INSANE, and there happen to be 11 chances to win! Thats right now one, two or three but ELEVEN PRIZES!

BEFORE YOU ENTER PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THE RULES!

PRIZE #1: PIPE DREAM POLISH A NIGHT IN VEGAS COLLECTION

In the past couple of months the indie polish world has been bombarded by the epicness that is Pipe Dream Polishes a Night in Vegas collection created by the lovely April! Not only are these colors bright, bold and beautiful they are some for the best polishes that I ever tried for water marbling and I’ve created some of my favorite designs with them. Rainbow is after all my favorite color!

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PRIZE #2: ILNP SUPERNOVA, ELECTRIC CARNIVAL, SUCCESS & NEON ROSEBUD

If you don’t have any ILNP shades in your collection here is your chance to change that! Barbra of ILNP has this knack for creating some of the most unique polishes I have ever gotten to try. From her many holographic colors to the ever-growing line of multi chromes she has done it again with some new colors made up of color-shifting flakes! I personally choose these four shades out of the collection from the 13 colors included as I felt they have the most color change to them

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PRIZE #3: NAIL VINYLS VARIETY PACK

In the past year these easy to use nail vinyls have opened up a whole new world for the nail art community! From chevrons to lighting bolts, their creator Linda, is constantly adding new vinyls to her collection of stickers adding the ability for fast, easy and beautiful nail art to their users. I myself have been able to create some stellar designs with them. This variety pack includes so many different kinds of vinyls to it!

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PRIZE #4: LACQUER LUST AMETHYST, EMERLD and RUBY

Two years ago I bought a lovely holographic set from my first indie brand, Lacquer Lust. I did a water marble with them, Jo graciously shared my photo and from then on my love for indie brands just kept rising. These holographic shades not only have amazing formulas to them but they work great for water marbling, something I haven’t been able to find with many other lacquers.

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PRIZE #5: POLISHED BY KPT LUMIERES, KELVIN BLU and DO YOU WANNA FANTA?

Thermal polishes give some of the most amazing gradient effects without having to do any of the work! The Queen of thermals, Katherine of Polished by KPT, has influenced and dominated the thermal market with her chic color combos. Along with her thermals, all the glittery combos she creates are so unique! Swatch credit: Lacquerloon, Pinpoint Polish and Lacquer Style

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PRIZE #6: SERUM No. 5 LUXE SO GOOD, BLUE BLAZES and DAY GLOW

Glow in the dark polishes will forever have a place in my heart. The first one I got to try many moons ago was the infamous Day Glow created by Victoria of Serum No. 5. Her line of GITD shades are great for business during the day and partying during the night! Along with two GITD polishes this prize includes a shiny metallic holographic one coater shade that really does luxe so good! This prize includes three full size polishes unlike the photo pictured below.

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PRIZE #7 & #8: CIRQUE COLORS GLASS NAIL FILE and TEA TREE CUTICLE OIL STICK DUO (2 WINNERS)

This next prize is an essential one for any and everyone that does their nails. One of my least favorite things to do in the nail care process is file my nails. When I use a glass nail file, that dislike is greatly decreased. They file so much smoother then a regular one and it makes life that much easier. When you are finished up filing you must soak those cuticles in some oil. A easy way to do that is by using a cuticle oil stick which slowly drips out oil onto the attached brush. Great for next to bed or in your purse. Plus this one smells like tea tree, something that I use daily in my bodily health care.

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PRIZE #9: GLISTEN & GLOW ON THE GO SET

Another essential item for the average nail lover is a great topcoat and one of the bes out there has got to be HK Girl from Jill of Glisten & Glow. This set below contains one of those amazing must have topcoats, one stuck on blu base coat, a cuticle balm, a cuticle oil roller tube stick and a nail file and orange stick.

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PRIZE #10: DIFFERENT DIMENSION SEXY AND I SNOW IT, NOTE TO ELF and NO ONE ELSE BUT YOU

Last of the polish prizes is this beautiful holiday trio from Missi of Different Dimensions. It just so happens this lovely lady is located super close to me! I still have yet to get to meet her, I must change that. From the colors to the names and the formulas to the themes of the sets she creates, her collections are always so unique! Swatch credit: The Polishaholic

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PRIZE #11: MUCKING MYSTERY PRIZE!

Hmm what on earth could this be?! Well whoever wins it will be lucky enough to find out!

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To enter fill out the rafflecopter widget. The more entries you fill the better chances you have at winning!

There are many ways to enter including:

-Following all nine contributors on Instagram including myself (1 entry each)
-Visiting all nine contributors on Facebook including myself (1 entry each)
-Sharing the giveaway on Instagram (5 entries) or on other social media platforms (5 entries): can be performed daily; use hashtag #muckingmilestonegiveaway on instagram (profile must be public for me to view entry); make sure to leave link in rafflecopter widget
-Subscribing to my YouTube channel Mucking fusser (3 entries)
-Following my blog via email (2 entries) or Bloglovin’ (2 entries)
-Liking my Facebook page (2 entries)
-Following my Pinterest page (2 entries)
-Water marbling and posting your nails; must be a new design posted after the giveaway was started (10 entries)
-Leaving a blog comment (5 entries)

The more you enter the better chances you will have at winning one of the prizes!

Please read all giveaway rules and regulations before entering.
GIVEAWAY RULES:

1. Must follow me in some way: Instagram, Facebook, youtube, blog etc.
2. Must follow or visit social media outlets of at least one contributor.
3. I apologize but only U.S. and Candadian entries please
-if you are international and have someone to send you the prize that lives in the U.S. then you may enter.
4. Anyone can enter. Winners must be 18 years or older or have written permission from parents
5. Winners will be chosen by random. All entries will be checked and validated for those winners, if any are invalid then another winner will be chosen. If entrants do not reply within 48 hours of email notification then another winner will also be chosen.
6. Please do not enter if you plan to unfollow me or the contributors.
7. Any and all questions are welcome but please no drama or rudeness! I do not want to have to disqualify anyone for this reason!
8. Giveaway ends on December 30th 2014 at 11:59pm; all entries must be in before this time

Note: I have the right to validate and examine all entries. Only those that follow the rules will be admitted as winners.

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“I Survived Black Friday 2014” Collaboration from Glisten & Glow, Different Dimension, Cupcake Polish and Nail Vinyls

Provided for review

Wow this has been a week full of major milestones for me! Adding on to celebrating my two year water marbling anniversary I also hit 50K follows on Instagram, 3,000 likes on Facebook, 5,000 subscribers and 500,000 views on youtube! With all of this in mind I will be celebrating with a huge giveaway including over 9 contributors! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

But for today I have another exciting thing to share with you and that this is super Limited Edition collaboration including three holographic polishes from Glisten & Glow, Different Dimension and Cupcake Polish along with some silver and gold decals from Nail Vinyls! Thankfully there was some sunlight out today so I was fortunate enough to get pictures that really showed over the holo in each item.

First In Line by Glisten & Glow is a deep dark purple holographic cream that showed full opacity in two smooth coats. The holo is so intense in this beauty and its so awesome to be using a shade from G&G as they started making some in the past couple of months. Of course if you didn’t already know their top coat is the tits, meaning its amazing!

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First In Line by Glisten & Glow in Direct Sunlight

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First In Line by Glisten & Glow in Artificial Light

Gaining inspiration from Leslie of Work Play Polish for the placement of the decals I used a boot from each sheet, one of which is gold and the other being silver. Each sheet of the Shop Till You Drop decals has so much to it. There are more kinds shoes, purses, polish bottles, lipstick, perfume bottles and dollar signs; such a great combo of items for Black Friday.

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Silver & Gold Decals from Nail Vinyls on First In Line by Glisten & Glow in Direct Sunlight

Up All Night by Different Dimension is a dark teal holographic cream that showed full opacity in two smooth coats. The pigment on this shade is out of this world! So intense yet the holo doesn’t get lost in it.

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Up All Night by Different Dimension in Direct Sunlight

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Up All Night by Different Dimension in Artificial Light

I used a trio of gold stickers from the gold sheet of decals using a perfume bottle, price tag and open polish bottle. Each sheet has three different types of perfume and nail polish bottles, its quite cute.

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Gold Decals from Nail Vinyls on Up All Night by Different Dimension in Direct Sunlight

Trampled By A Shopping Cart by Cupcake Polish is a light lavender pink holographic crelly with bits of fuchsia sparkle throughout that showed full opacity in used three coats. This is the first time I’ve ever used Cupcake Polish and I am quite impressed by the unique quality this color has with the addition of the extra sparkles. Isn’t the rainbowness from the holo so lovely?!

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Trampled By A Shopping Cart by Cupcake Polish in Direct Sunlight

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Trampled By A Shopping Cart by Cupcake Polish in Artificial Light

Once again getting inspiration from Leslie of Work Play Polish I used a combo of  silver polish bottles and brushes and lipstick decals to go along with this girly shade. I cut some of the lipstick tubes to fit the length of my nail. Leslie did it much better but I tried!

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Silver Decals from Nail Vinyls on Trampled By A Shopping Cart by Cupcake Polish in Direct Sunlight

A technique I’ve only done a couple other times before is the ever popular gradient. I decided to try it out with this trio of shades, my only mistake was not putting on some tape before sponging the polish, making mess-up take forever. But hey considering I’ve only done this a few times I saw it blended pretty well. Trampled By a Shopping Cart isn’t as prominent as the other two as it is the lighter of the three shades but I still like the way it all came together.

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And I got a little crazy when it came to using the holographic decals overtop of this gradient but who’s to blame me?! I mean just look how awesome and unique they all are!

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This collaboration not only comes from four equally talented and unique brands but also from four ladies that have become great friends, which I think is so awesome to see in this amazing community. The items are of great quality and the theme is great for the upcoming holiday season!

As mentioned before this set is limited edition so grab it while its hot! It would make a great addition to any polish or holographic lover collections or as a great present!

This set will be available at 12:01am and 1:00pm on Black Friday Nov. 28th for $40 plus S&H from each indie brands site!

Glisten & Glow: Online store and Instagram

Different Dimension: Online store and Instagram

Cupcake Polish: Online store and Instagram

Nail Vinyls: Online store and Instagram

Corynn <3

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Squishy Gold French Tips using PolisHaus Olivia and Brianna

Provided For Review

Hmmm it’s been such a great Saturday. It was a cold and rainy day so I got myself some hot tea, put on The Office, thank you Netflix, and gave some love to my pretties. Today I got to finally use two colors from PolisHaus ongoing from my witches leggings post.

Olivia is a pale pink cream that showed full opacity in two coats. I ended up using three coats to even it out a bit. I can see this in a trio with other equally unique nude colors. A muted pink great for any office setting or as a base for some art.

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PolisHaus Olivia in Artificial Light

Brianna is a medium blue cream that showed full opacity in two coats. Super smooth application on the second coat for this beauty. And I couldn’t believe it but I got a true to color photo which can be really tough with blues and purples.

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PolisHaus Brianna in Artificial Light

These two colors just weren’t working for a water marble so I went with a method I’ve only tried a few times; the super easy squishy mani! Pretty crazy how placing a plastic bag over some drops of polish can create such random beauty. I added in a few white drops along with Olivia and Briianna to even it all out.

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Squishy Manicure using PolisHaus Olivia and Brianna

It was really calling for some sort of sparkle after I top coated it so I went with Tillie Polish’s ‘Golden Goddess’ which if you didn’t already know is my favorite gold, for some classy and abstract french tips. I don’t know about you but I am kind of in love  with the outcome!

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Squishy Manicure w/ Gold French Tips using PolisHaus Olivia and Brianna

Heres a tutorial to show you how I achieved this look!

Both Olivia and Brianna are on sale for only $6 on PolisHaus site! Get em before they sell out!

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