Monday, January 25, 2016

Made for Me Monday: You Polish

Good afternoon, dear readers, and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a great week ahead of you! I am eager to introduce you to a project I just started working on, so I'm going to jump right on in. Let's do this!

If you've been following my blog for a little while, you probably have noticed that I feature a lot of independent brands. Many of these brands do custom work for their customers, and I wanted to share the process with my readers. It was from this idea that my new series, Made for Me Monday, was born. I won't be posting for this series every Monday, but you will be seeing posts over the next few months. I am hoping to carry this project on until the end of the year, and I suppose my major limitation will be myself. We shall see how long this goes on! Now to my inaugural Made for Me Monday post!

You've seen me share different stencils and decals by You Polish, and I couldn't think of a brand more fitting to start this series. Lauren is the creative mastermind behind this fun vinyl brand, and we have collaborated in the past with the You Polish Mommy & Me line. I was delighted when she said she would like to work on another collaborative project with me! I decided that I wanted the theme of my stencils to be ladybugs, and Lauren certainly did deliver! Check these out! 
This sheet as an assortment of ladybug-inspired stencils and decals. It comes with 12 stencils that make up the line dividing the ladybug elytra, or the red dome shell to protect their wings and spots on them. There are also 8 stencils with ladybugs wandering across your nails, 6 French tip stencils, and 6 ladybug with a heart trail decal. This sheet has so much adorable going on, and I love the variety on the sheet! I had fun using these for a nail art look! Check it out!
I'm totally loving this mani! I think the ladybugs in my neighborhood approve as well because I have seen several today alone.
The elytra/spot pattern is on the short side for my nails, but it's definitely still cute!
I used the wandering ladybugs stencil across my nail, and the fourth ladybug wouldn't fit across horizontally. I added that one going off to do her own thing!
While I'm not a super huge heart fan, I adore this decal with the heart shaped trail.
Naturally, I needed to add spots to my French nail!

I had a lot of fun collaborating with Lauren on this sheet, and she is such a delight to work with! If you are looking to have custom work done, either creating vinyls for your nails or stickers for on your phone, laptop, or on your car, I definitely recommend contacting Lauren at You Polish! She is very helpful at giving tips on what will and will not work with the vinyls, and her turn around time is very fast, pending a major sale, of course. While these stencils may have been made for me, they are now available on the You Polish site here for purchase! Each sheet is only $5, and you can even use the little ladybugs in the wandering ladybug design for your nail art if you choose. You can save 10% off your order with discount code jediwife10. Now how is that for Made for Me, but available for you?!? I hope you love these as much as I do!

Other products used
China Glaze: Liquid Leather
Fair Maiden Polish: Holiday 2015
KBShimmer Nail Polish: Stark Raven Mad

What do you think of these stencils? Is it something you would wear? Is there anything you would like to see on my Made for Me Monday Series? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!


  1. This is very cute. I like the idea of showing off your custom items, plus these are definitely completely unique!

  2. I love that this idea is taking off. I might have to steal it!

  3. Absolutely adore these! I don't think I have seen ladybug decals/vinyls like this before!

  4. These are so cute! What a great idea for a series - I look forward to more!

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you! I do too, and the stencils make it super easy!

  6. How precious! I love unique vinyls.


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