Friday, July 29, 2011

NOTW: Zoya Apple

I'm going back up to Maine this weekend. So, what's the perfect polish to wear to a weekend on the beach? Something from Zoya's Sunshine collection, of course!

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

NOTW: Nicole By OPI: Me + Blue

I never thought that I would one day own a Bieber polish, but this one called to me.

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

Harry Freakin' Potter

The last Harry Potter movie premieres tomorrow and, since I'm going to the midnight showing, I thought I'd show off my Potter pride. I decided I wanted to represent Gryffindor since it's my favorite house (and I'm kindof in love with Neville...), but I also wanted a shoutout to my favorite character, Snape. I decided to do a mostly Gryffindor (red & gold) inspired manicure, with some Slytherin (green & silver) thrown in.

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

Color Club Almost Famous + Sally Hansen Fuschia Shock

I've really been loving the hot pink and yellow combo lately, so I had to break out the pink crackle.

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

4th of July Mani

Happy 4th of July to those in the US! I decided to go all out with this mani (well, all out for

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!