Friday, December 30, 2011

Late Hanukkah Mani

  Oh my very special holiday, I haven't forgotten about you!


It wasn't my best mani, but it served its very festive purpose.
  For this mani I used China Glaze First Mate with OPI Silver Shatter for everything but for the ring fingers I used Pure Ice Silver Mercedes and the Art Club striper in Midnight Blue.
  I was really surprised about how much shimmer Silver Shatter had!  What me and my best friend did was she got Pink Shatter, I got Silver Shatter ($5.99 each) and we got Speak For Your-Elf! free!!!

Happy Hanukkah!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Mani

  Sorry I've been so behind on posting!!  Life's been pretty crazy lately and I've still be doing mani's, I just dont have enough time to photograph them before they chip or upload the photos.
  But I knew that I had to get this post out today!

Very festive!

I used:
Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby
Wet n Wild SaGreena the Teenage Witch
China Glaze Mega Bite

Red + Green + Gold = Merry Christmas

Across the middle of the nail is those red webs (those were an accident) that happen to be awesome!!!

Colors used.

All my tape and toothpics and Q-tips.  Joyous cleanup.

  Less than an hour after I finished this mani, I went to color me mine and made a mug.  I can't wait to use it!!
  Finished Hanukkah (my holiday) mani coming soon!

Happy holidays,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

China Glaze Hunger Game (Colours from the Capitol) Collection Press Release

  Gasp!!!  I really am looking forward to Luxe and Lush but I might also pick up Smoke and Ashes, Riveting, and Electrify.  Honestly, I have never read the Hunger Games books.

(I was not asked to put this press release on my blog.)

Finger Paints Special Effects Top Coat Press Release







  OMG, Finger Paints flakies!!!!  I desperately want Twisted and probably Asylum :).

(I was not asked to put this press release on my blog.)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue Streak

Not auto-fixed.  Four coats.  Five on some nails.
Auto-fixed on Picnik.  No top coat.
  I'm gonna hate on this polish.  It's a nice color.  Not an "OMG!" color but not a "Ick" color.  A "meh" color.  I picked it up in a double pack with an Insti-Dri top coat.  Not used here though.
  It dried relatively quickly for a chrome polish.  Can't give you an exact time amount but it dried quicker than a creme finish polish.  It wore pretty well.  Two of my fingers got majorly chipped because I picked at them.  I didn't feel like re-doing four coats so I just did one.  You can tell which one in the first photo.
  I believe that neither of these pictures are color-accurate.  Also I really had to do four coats because of brush strokes.  UGHHHHH!!!
  I'll wear it again if I feel like it.  Otherwise, whatever.  Definitely not the best, but definitely not the worst.

Happy chroming,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Busted! Zoya Phoebe

  Late in the summer months, I decided to get all of Zoya's summer matte collection.  Phoebe was the one I wanted the most :)
By itself without topcoat (or cleanup, sorry).
With topcoat.  Love :)
With Pure Ice Busted (a purple-gold shimmer).
  I really do love this.  It was so loved, that it was my mani to Homecoming.

Happy shimmering,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On Yahoo! News: Nail Polish is the Biggest Beauty Trend of 2011

Link to article!!

I've actually heard other nail polish bloggers suggesting this a few months ago :).  Win for the nail polish world!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

OPI Sit Under the Apple Tree with DL Happy Birthday (Shimmer Sammich)

  I have never seen a shimmer sandwich done.  I bet it has been done but I haven't seen it.  Ta-da!  Behold the greenish-yellowish shimmer in SUTAT and the glitter in HB.
SUTAT is a sheer green-yellow shimmer.  It could probably be opaque in 3 coats but I didn't try to make it opaque.
It really does look like a Granny Smith apple.  Love <3

1 coat of SITAT and 1 coat of HB then another coat of SITAT.  Plus top coat.

Its like an odd version of the Get This Party Started! set.

Muy bueno.  I love it.

Best picture.
   I love SITAT more than I thought and I learned that HB really does dry :).

Happy sandwiching,