Hey! I'm Sam. Welcome to my blog! I love doing nail art, but I have lots of other hobbies too, including making polymer clay jewelry, playing ukulele and papercrafting.

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If you follow or are involved in the nail polish community at all, then I’m sure you’ve already heard about the Great Polish Giveaway, hosted by Nail Polish Canada. If not, then here’s an explanation…
This is a ridiculously awesome giveaway, where the prize can grow up to 200 bottles of polish! Do you realize how insane that is?
The neat thing is that anyone who has a blog can add a prize to the pool, and host an entry form on their blog. And it’s free to join! I’ve always wanted to host a giveaway but have never had the funds, so this seemed like a great opportunity. Plus, I knew I’d have fun browsing NPC’s selection to choose my prize.
I ran across a bunch of beautiful polishes I’d never even heard of in the process, but in the end I decided to go with a polish I’ve been lemming for ages: Color Club Over the Moon. It’s a gorgeous blue linear holo that has great color saturation (ever notice a lot of holos are sort of “greyed out”, or pale in color?).
So here’s the deal: you can enter here on my Rafflecopter form, and you can also enter on NPC’s form here.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

But wait, there’s more! Along with mine and NPC’s forms, you can also enter on all the blogs that have nominated prizes! To see the current prize pool and all the blogs that have joined so far, click here.
If you have a blog and would like to join in and nominate a prize, the entry form is here.
Good luck!

If you follow or are involved in the nail polish community at all, then I’m sure you’ve already heard about the Great Polish Giveaway, hosted by Nail Polish Canada. If not, then here’s an explanation…

This is a ridiculously awesome giveaway, where the prize can grow up to 200 bottles of polish! Do you realize how insane that is?

The neat thing is that anyone who has a blog can add a prize to the pool, and host an entry form on their blog. And it’s free to join! I’ve always wanted to host a giveaway but have never had the funds, so this seemed like a great opportunity. Plus, I knew I’d have fun browsing NPC’s selection to choose my prize.

I ran across a bunch of beautiful polishes I’d never even heard of in the process, but in the end I decided to go with a polish I’ve been lemming for ages: Color Club Over the Moon. It’s a gorgeous blue linear holo that has great color saturation (ever notice a lot of holos are sort of “greyed out”, or pale in color?).

So here’s the deal: you can enter here on my Rafflecopter form, and you can also enter on NPC’s form here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

But wait, there’s more! Along with mine and NPC’s forms, you can also enter on all the blogs that have nominated prizes! To see the current prize pool and all the blogs that have joined so far, click here.

If you have a blog and would like to join in and nominate a prize, the entry form is here.

Good luck!

Tagged as: giveaway, nail polish,

Now I see where you all came from. Didn’t realize that Kelly (Base Coat Top Coat) had posted my ask to her blog! :D Well thank you all so much for checking me out, and thank you Kelly for the free promotion ;) <3




Holy shiz, I was gone on a beach trip for a few days and I came back to see a TON of new follower messages in my inbox! I dunno where all of you came from, but thank you so much! I had a nice trip, but I was itching to do my nails the entire time… I have some stuff to catch up on, but once I’m done with that, I’ll be working on something or other, so hopefully I’ll have a new post for you tonight. :) Love you all! <3333




So a couple weeks ago I made a post asking if anyone was interested in me setting up an Instagram account for this blog, as well as a Facebook fan page. I never got a response… :( I just wanted to add, I could make a Pinterest account as well. Honestly, I might go ahead with setting up the Instagram and Pinterest (in a few days, I’m going out of town) because those will be pretty easy. Once I finish those I’ll take a crack at the Facebook page again. Obviously once I’m done I will post them here! Does anyone have any other suggestions for sites they’d like to be able to follow GYNLT on?





SURPRISE! Double post for 2 years!
(Well, that, and when I went to save the other picture to my nail blog folder, I found this from a couple weeks ago, which I&#8217;d forgotten about&#8230;)
I did this mani a couple weeks ago, during the Seche Vite Drought of 2014. Which only happened to me, but it was still a terrible tragedy. #firstworldproblems
My mom picked up Revlon&#8217;s matte top coat for me during that time, and after testing it, I was ecstatic to see how much more I like it than the NYC one I usually use (which is much cheaper - it&#8217;s still good, especially for the price! this one just has a better effect IMO). The best part was that when I used it over glitters it actually had the matte glitter effect I&#8217;ve seen on other nail artists, instead of dulling it in a weird way that&#8217;s hard to describe&#8230;
The glitter I used here is KBShimmer Would Jubilee It?, which I believe was part of her 2013 winter line released around the holidays. It&#8217;s one of 8 polishes I ordered from her using my Christmas money. It&#8217;s only my second order from her, but I just love her polishes. I&#8217;m hoping to do another order soon, probably after my birthday - I am ACHING for her holos. Aaaaaanyway&#8230;
I&#8217;ve been struggling to figure out the best color to layer this beauty over. I&#8217;ve tested it over lots of colors, and a few gradients, but this one has been my favorite so far. I know it&#8217;s sort of subtle in the picture&#8230; it was worse before I edited it, to be honest. But it&#8217;s a lavender color (leaning more to the dark side of lavender) to a super light Tiffany blue, which I mixed myself, and it&#8217;s become one of my favorite polishes. I actually really highly recommend it if you&#8217;ve got an empty polish bottle lying around, or are running semi-low on one or both of the colors needed. Just use a Tiffany blue (such as China Glaze For Audrey, Wet &#8216;n&#8217; Wild I Need A Refresh-Mint, or L&#8217;Oreal Not a Cloud in Sight, which are pretty much all dupes) and add white a bit at a time until you&#8217;re satisfied with the color. It&#8217;s very pretty and makes a great base for nail art. I don&#8217;t own it so I wouldn&#8217;t know, but the result is probably pretty similar to China Glaze Kinetic Candy (from swatches I&#8217;ve seen comparing it to For Audrey, anyways).
Products used:
Wet &#8216;n&#8217; Wild On a Trip
L&#8217;Oreal Not a Cloud in Sight
Light Tiffany blue franken
KBShimmer Would Jubilee It?
Revlon Matte Top Coat

SURPRISE! Double post for 2 years!

(Well, that, and when I went to save the other picture to my nail blog folder, I found this from a couple weeks ago, which I’d forgotten about…)

I did this mani a couple weeks ago, during the Seche Vite Drought of 2014. Which only happened to me, but it was still a terrible tragedy. #firstworldproblems

My mom picked up Revlon’s matte top coat for me during that time, and after testing it, I was ecstatic to see how much more I like it than the NYC one I usually use (which is much cheaper - it’s still good, especially for the price! this one just has a better effect IMO). The best part was that when I used it over glitters it actually had the matte glitter effect I’ve seen on other nail artists, instead of dulling it in a weird way that’s hard to describe…

The glitter I used here is KBShimmer Would Jubilee It?, which I believe was part of her 2013 winter line released around the holidays. It’s one of 8 polishes I ordered from her using my Christmas money. It’s only my second order from her, but I just love her polishes. I’m hoping to do another order soon, probably after my birthday - I am ACHING for her holos. Aaaaaanyway…

I’ve been struggling to figure out the best color to layer this beauty over. I’ve tested it over lots of colors, and a few gradients, but this one has been my favorite so far. I know it’s sort of subtle in the picture… it was worse before I edited it, to be honest. But it’s a lavender color (leaning more to the dark side of lavender) to a super light Tiffany blue, which I mixed myself, and it’s become one of my favorite polishes. I actually really highly recommend it if you’ve got an empty polish bottle lying around, or are running semi-low on one or both of the colors needed. Just use a Tiffany blue (such as China Glaze For Audrey, Wet ‘n’ Wild I Need A Refresh-Mint, or L’Oreal Not a Cloud in Sight, which are pretty much all dupes) and add white a bit at a time until you’re satisfied with the color. It’s very pretty and makes a great base for nail art. I don’t own it so I wouldn’t know, but the result is probably pretty similar to China Glaze Kinetic Candy (from swatches I’ve seen comparing it to For Audrey, anyways).

Products used:

  • Wet ‘n’ Wild On a Trip
  • L’Oreal Not a Cloud in Sight
  • Light Tiffany blue franken
  • KBShimmer Would Jubilee It?
  • Revlon Matte Top Coat



YAAAAAAYYYYYY!

My blog is 2 years old today! Well, on Tumblr, anyways&#8230; technically it started a few days before on Blogspot before I moved it. But since this is the day Tumblr sends me an alert email, I&#8217;ll go with this day. ;)
I just knew I had to make a post, and fortunately, I already had on an awesome mani. I finally got my new Seche refill kit a few days ago so I can start doing my nails again. The relief is immense (and ridiculous, I know, but you other nail girls know how I feel, I&#8217;m sure). Since I hadn&#8217;t done any serious nail art in WEEKS, I decided I wanted to do something fairly involved and time-consuming to make up for lost time. Or something like that. So I did my graphic skittle design again, but this time in the brightest neon pink and neon green I have, and changing a couple of the nails around. I went neon because SUMMER! :D Hooray! I am going to the beach tomorrow with my grandma for a few days, so I thought I should have a summery mani that would be eye-catching.
I have actually had this on for like four days, hence the minor tip wear. I almost NEVER leave my nails the same for more than 2 days, so that&#8217;s pretty crazy&#8230; and a testament to how much I love these.
Also, sorry my cuticles and skin are not looking so hot, I just spent the past couple of hours frantically trying to find everything I needed to pack for the trip, and then I checked my email and immediately decided I had to make a post to celebrate the 2 year milestone, and I wanted to do it RIGHT. NOW. XD
Big thanks to my little sister Kylie for taking the picture with her new phone for me! I might have her take all my pics from now on, lol&#8230; the quality is better, less likely to be blurry since it&#8217;s not me holding the heavy camera with only one hand, and it&#8217;s just a lot easier for me, obviously.

Products used:
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Sinful Colors Black On Black
Sinful Colors 24/7 (this is the brightest neon pink EVER, you NEED it)
Nameless L.A. Colors neon green (mini from a gift set)
Striping tape
Dotting tools
Striping brush
Seche Vite Fast-Dry Top Coat

YAAAAAAYYYYYY!

My blog is 2 years old today! Well, on Tumblr, anyways… technically it started a few days before on Blogspot before I moved it. But since this is the day Tumblr sends me an alert email, I’ll go with this day. ;)

I just knew I had to make a post, and fortunately, I already had on an awesome mani. I finally got my new Seche refill kit a few days ago so I can start doing my nails again. The relief is immense (and ridiculous, I know, but you other nail girls know how I feel, I’m sure). Since I hadn’t done any serious nail art in WEEKS, I decided I wanted to do something fairly involved and time-consuming to make up for lost time. Or something like that. So I did my graphic skittle design again, but this time in the brightest neon pink and neon green I have, and changing a couple of the nails around. I went neon because SUMMER! :D Hooray! I am going to the beach tomorrow with my grandma for a few days, so I thought I should have a summery mani that would be eye-catching.

I have actually had this on for like four days, hence the minor tip wear. I almost NEVER leave my nails the same for more than 2 days, so that’s pretty crazy… and a testament to how much I love these.

Also, sorry my cuticles and skin are not looking so hot, I just spent the past couple of hours frantically trying to find everything I needed to pack for the trip, and then I checked my email and immediately decided I had to make a post to celebrate the 2 year milestone, and I wanted to do it RIGHT. NOW. XD

Big thanks to my little sister Kylie for taking the picture with her new phone for me! I might have her take all my pics from now on, lol… the quality is better, less likely to be blurry since it’s not me holding the heavy camera with only one hand, and it’s just a lot easier for me, obviously.

Products used:

  • Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colors Black On Black
  • Sinful Colors 24/7 (this is the brightest neon pink EVER, you NEED it)
  • Nameless L.A. Colors neon green (mini from a gift set)
  • Striping tape
  • Dotting tools
  • Striping brush
  • Seche Vite Fast-Dry Top Coat



nail-art-101:

Ahahaha, the worst first world problem! #relatable

I hate when this happens.

nail-art-101:

Ahahaha, the worst first world problem! #relatable

I hate when this happens.


I know I’ve received a fair amount of anonymous asks from people who would like to follow my blog, but don’t have tumblr accounts. I’m very, very slowly working on getting other ways of following me set up - as you know, I’ve already got a bloglovin. I’ve had a personal Instagram account for ages, but I only used it to follow others, because I don’t have a phone and I couldn’t find any way to upload pictures from the website. However, Chelsea Queen is currently holding a giveaway, and when I discovered that the chances of being a winner are higher if you enter through Instagram, I decided to dig a little bit to see if I could, in fact, post from my computer. I’ve found a way, so my question is this: would anyone like me to set up an Instagram account for GYNLT? If I do, I’ll upload all the nail art I’ve already posted, and then add new ones to it as I add them to my blog in the future. Please send me an ask or fan mail to let me know if that’s something you’d like to see! I’m also interested in whether or not anyone would like me to set up a Facebook fan page for the blog - technically, I’ve had one sitting around for like a year (it’s currently unfinished and set to private), but I haven’t been particularly motivated to finish setting it up, so if anyone would like me to do that, please let me know!