Thursday, December 22, 2011
This is 2 coats over base, and topped with Seche Vite. Showtime is a taupe-y greige creme that, in bright light, can come across as slightly purple (like in my picture). I don't usually gravitate towards cremes, but this one is just gorgeous.
That's all for now. Wishing everyone a happy holiday!!!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
This is 3 thin coats over base, and topped with Seche Vite. This polish is a gorgeous pearl shimmer that flashes pink in the light (unfortunately I couldn't capture it on my camera). This was fairly sheer. After 3 coats the nail line was still very visible but, strangely, I was okay with that.
Well, that's it for now. Til next time!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Yesterday was the big cross-town rivalry basketball game between the college I went to, and the evil ones. I decided to make my nails as purple and bling-y as possible to distract during foul shooting (not sure of it helped, but oh well).
This is 3 very thick coats of OPI Divine Swine topped with Seche Vite. Divine Swine is fine purple glitter and larger silver hex glitter in a clear base. It is verrrrry sheer. I ended up having to glop it on so that I'd be ready for the game. I absolutely LOVE the way this looks, but I am soooo dreading taking it off :/
Until next time, loves!
Monday, October 31, 2011
I started with 2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow.I then added some decals to my accent nails, and then put a coat of China Glaze Ghoulish Glow. I finished it all off with a coat of Poshe. The glow doesn't show up well on camera, but in real life, it's very bright.
Overall, I really like the glow in the dark look, although it loses its 'charge' fairly quickly :/ I'll have to be sure to recharge them under porch lights when I take my cousins trick or treating :)
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I attempted to do this last year, but it was a total fail. I did it all free hand, and I didn't have fast dry top coat at the time, so it took (no lie) at least 2 days for everything to dry.
This time I used french tip nail guide stickers, and a coat of Poshe after each layer to make everything go much faster, and come out much cleaner. As for the polishes, I used OPI Alpine Snow (white), Sinful Colors Great Wall (orange), and Color Club Almost Famous (yellow).
I can't stop looking at my nails. This really helped to get me in the Halloween spirit. Is there anyone else doing any Halloween themed nails?
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I started with 1 coat of OPI Russian Navy Matte, a navy blue matte, and then put on 1 medium coat of NYC Starry Silver Glitter; small silver glitter, and larger pink and blue hex glitter. Then I topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite. I absolutely love this look and can't stop staring at my nails! At a distance they sortof look like mini-galaxies, which makes my inner astronomy geek very happy :)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This did give me several problems during application. It is fairly thin, and so was a challenge to keep it from pooling. The short stubby brush didn't help either.
That's all for now! Til next time!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
This is Wet N Wild Party of Five Glitters. I've had my eye on this for a while, but I almost never go to Rite Aid, and when I do, I forget to pick it up. I finally got it the other day, and I'm mad that I waited so long. Party of Five is a mix of blue green, silver, red, and pink/purple hex glitter. I did 1 fairly thick coat over 1 coat of Morbid Black, and it looks FANTASTIC! I can't stop staring at my nails!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
It was tough to get a decent picture of this since I didn't have any sun (thank you Irene!). Vintage Wine is a dark wine red color with subtle shimmer. I did 2 coats, and it's just too pretty!!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This picture was taken after 2 days of wear. Neeka is a gorgeous dark grey/purple (much darker than it looks in the bottle) with subtle red and gold shimmer. I probably could have gotten away with 1 coat, but I did 2 just to make sure there were no bare spots, and topped with Poshe. I really like this color, and I'm glad I picked it up.
Well, that's all for now. Til next time!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Left to right: Faye, Neeka, Caitlin.
Faye, a gift for my friend, is a great mauve with intense gold shimmer. Neeka is a dark grey-purple with red tones and gold shimmer. Finally, Caitlin is a very pretty purple-grey.
Apparently, I am in a purple mood. I just did a manicure with Neeka (which I'll post in a few days), and I can't stop staring at my nails. So pretty!
That's all for me. Til next time!
Friday, August 12, 2011
This is 2 coats over base, and topped with Poshe. I really really really wanted to like this polish. It looks absolutely GORGEOUS in the bottle, flashing between pink, blue, and purple. However, on the nail it was a complete fail. It mostly showed pink, flashing a silvery-green if looked at at a certain angle. Not a hint of the blue or purple :(
The formula of this was really difficult to work with. It had a tendency to pull and cause lumps if I overlapped while I was applying. Really annoying. Then, I ended up with brail nails, the bubbling was the worst I've ever seen.
Needless to say, I probably won't be purchasing any more Scherer Chameleon polishes any time soon.
That's all for now! Til next time!!
Friday, July 29, 2011
This is 2 coats of Zoya Apple, a gorgeous apple green with golden shimmer, topped with 1 coat of Poshe. I can't get enough of this color, it's so pretty!
And now I'm off to pack! Til next time!
Friday, July 22, 2011
I lovelovelove this polish! It's a gorgeous blue with holo glitter. This is 2 coats of Me + Blue, topped with 1 coat of Poshe (I did end up putting another coat of Poshe on later since it is seriously gritty).
I was surprised that I really liked the brush for this polish. I wasn't sure about it since I have such small nails, but it was the perfect size for them. I only used 1 or 2 swipes per nail.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I did 2 coats of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Cherry Red on all nails except my ring. On my ring finger, I did 2 coats of I Love My Nails Chrome in Angel. Then, I used scotch tape for the tip guides. For the gold tips, I used Orly Glitz & Glamour. And, for the green tips, I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Jumpin' Jade. I had a little 'whoops' moment when I was putting Poshe on, and smeared the green a bit. But, oh well.
I can't wait to see the movie tonight, but I'm so bummed about it over. Anyone else going to see HP tonight?
Friday, July 8, 2011
This was 2 coats of Color Club Almost Famous, 1 coat of Sally Hansen Fuschia Shock crackle overcoat, and finished with a coat of Seche Vite. I absolutely love the color combo, it might be my all time favorite.
Monday, July 4, 2011
I started alternating red (Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in Cherry Red) and blue (Sally Hansen HD in Blu over Morbid Black). Then, I used Sinful Colors striping polish in Bad Chick to make the "stars" and stripes. Then, I decided it wasn't "bling-y" enough, and added a coat of NYC White Lights Glitter on top before finishing with Poshe. Whew!
This is the first time I've really attempted any kind of nail art (other than tape manis), and I definitely need practice, but it's not too bad for the first time.
And now I'm all ready to see the fireworks tonight. Have fun y'all!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This is one of my favorite scents from B&BW; a nice fresh floral scent that really stays on my skin. I want to go out and get a replacement, but I'm trying to restrain myself, since I have three other shower gels that I need to finish up first. Right now, I'm alternating between The Body Shop Strawberry shower gel, B&BW Warm Vanilla Sugar shower gel, and Dial Yogurt body wash in Vanilla Honey.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
This was 2 coats of Who the Shrek Are You? over basecoat, and topped with Seche Vite. On my ring finger, I decided to add a coat of NYC 110A (I believe its the same thing as Luxery Lime) on my ring finger. The NYC polish, by itself, is a very sheer yellow-green with medium green shimmer. Over Shrek, it gives the polish a pearly/frosty finish.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Avon Foot Works Deep Moisture Cream. I live for this stuff. Every spring/summer my mom buys a whole bunch of the Foot Works products to get us through the year. This bottle is what is left over from last year. My feet get super rough during winter, but after a week of pumicing every other day, and putting this on after, my feet are amazingly soft. I need to get another bottle of this. Luckily, I have the overnight cream to tide me over until then.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Picture taken after 2 days of wear. This was 2 coats of Mermaid's Tears over base, and topped with Seche Vite. I absolutely adore this color. It came out much more blue in the photo, but in real life, it is a gorgeous dusty seafoam color.
Monday, May 16, 2011
This was 1 coat of Antiqued Gold over my previous manicure. This isn't the best crackle out there, but the color is nice. Its a light gold, almost champagne color, which goes great with the blue.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I did quick swatches of them over Sinful Colors Nail Junkie (which hasn't chipped after 4 days!!), no top coat. These polishes work better with thicker coats; the thicker the coat, the larger and more noticeable the cracks (like with the pink). If it's too thin, it doesn't really crackle, just goes on as a film over the polish (you can see it most in the white on my pinky finger).
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
On all nails except my ring finger, I did 1 coat of Morbid (Hot Topic) Black over basecoat. Then, I put one coat of Sally Hansen Blu. On my ring finger, I did 2 coats of Sinful Colors Great Wall. I topped it all with Poshe.
By itself, Blu is nothing special; really sheer and not that great looking. But, over black, it practically glows. I always get tons of compliments on my nails when I wear it.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I haven't had the time to polish my nails lately, but I finally finished my last final and decided it was manicure time! I chose Milani Hi-Tech since the yellow-green color reminded me of Bugette in Starship (can anyone say Starkid obsessed?), and I wanted to try out my very first holographic polish.
No Top Coat
With Top Coat
This was 3 coats over base coat, topped with poshe. I probably could have gotten away with 2 coats, but it dried so fast, I decided to slap a 3rd on there just because.
Hi Tech is a gorgeous yellow-green holo. Its not an in-your-face holo, but its still very pretty. I can't stop staring at my nails..lol! I don't know what took me so long to try out holos. The formula of this was a dream; applied like butter, and dried super quickly.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
- Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream
- Elasto-Collagen Night Cream
- Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin
- Almond and Honey Non Abrasive Face Scrub
- Flower and Tonic Mask
- Drying Cream
- Seaweed Cleansing Lotion
They also send a guide that tells you when to use each of them, how to apply them, and in what order. I'm really excited about trying these out. I tried the Cleansing Lotion, Almond and Honey Scrub, Night Cream, and Eye Cream tonight, and I'm already in love with the scrub. I don't think my skin has felt that smooth in years. I'll post a results update in a week or two.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
This was 3 coats, though it could have used a fourth to even everything up, and no base or top coat. The formula is really thin, so it was a (failed) effort to keep it from flooding my cuticles. It also stank to high heaven. But it's such a pretty, clean, pink that I think I can get over that :)
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I used scotch tape as a guide, and used 1 medium coat OPI What's With the Cattitude? to make asymmetrical tips. I really like the color combination. It reminds me of blue sky and green grass, the way spring is supposed to look like. Unfortunately, the colors blend together, unless you look closely under bright light. :/ Still pretty though...
Well, that's all for now. Happy Easter, Passover, what have you. Til next time, loves!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I wanted something nice and pastel since, hey, it's (supposed to be) spring. I ended up chosing one of the new polishes I got, NYC Expert Last Nail Polish in Hint of Mint. It's a gorgeous light mint green creme, close to a pastel, but not quite. I did 2 coats over base coat, and topped it with Poshe.
I'm hoping this does actually last 7 days, because I'm loving this polish! Usually I don't like creme polishes (too plain for me), but this is sooo pretty! The formula was awesome. It went on like butter, and dried quickly too.
I'm already planning what I can add to it for Sunday. Maybe some Easter eggs? Or maybe a funky french? Hmmm...
Til next time, loves!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
- Sinful Colors Nail Art in Bad Chick
- Poshe Top Coat
- Scherer Chameleon Calypso
- Scherer Chameleon Blue Sky
- Sally Hansen HD DVD
- NYC Expert Last in Hint of Mint
- Milani 3D Holographic Hi-Tech
- Sinful Colors Nail Junkie