Every nail polish, stud, rhinestone, brush, etc used in any of my manicures was purchased by me, with my own hard earned money. On some occasions those items were purchased by a friend or family member as a gift. If an item were sent to me free for a review or swatch, etc I would make a note of it in the post it was shown, and be 100% truthful in my opinion of it.
The majority of the designs on my blog I came up with by myself, in some instances I took inspiration from another nail artist I try to list the original idea or tutorial in the post provided with a link to the original artist's work. In that same regard, if you use one of my own designs, please credit me back in your post and also tell me! I'd love to see what you do.