Archive for August, 2011

Pink Wednesday: China Glaze Electra Magenta konad

I’m still without power at home, but at least the weather is great, very nice and sunny, and I can do my nails by the window with the sunlight. So, I have my Pink Wednesday ready for today! πŸ˜€

Haven’t done any stamping in a while, so I gave it try for this mani. I started with two coats of OPI Steady As She Rose and stamped a design from a Konad plate (I don’t have it with me to see the number), with China Glaze Electra Magenta.

I really like how this turned out, even though I missed a spot on my pinky, it’s a cute stamp! Happy Wednesday! πŸ˜€

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NOTD: OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It!

(or NOA few days ago, that I couldn’t get to post because of the weather)

Hello! When I started seeing swatches of OPI Miss Universe I knew I had to get Swimsuit…Nailed It! It looked gorgeous in pictures and when I tried it, it did not disappoint!

This is so gorgeous!! I love blues, and add some foil-y, glass flecked shimmer, and I’m all over it! πŸ˜€

And because I can’t seem to leave things alone, after a few days I added a coat of OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle

These pictures don’t really show all the different colors and sparkle on this, it’s so much prettier in person! I love Servin’ Up Sparkle so much, I want to layer it over everything! Maybe if I do I might get a color accurate picture πŸ˜›

Edit to add: This stained a lot, I still have blue on my nails! Next time, I’ll double on the base coat, it is worth it though!

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OPI Touring America swatches

I recently picked up three colors from OPI’s fall collection, these are the only three that seemed interesting to me.

Honk If You Love OPI. Dark vampy purple creme, it’s dark but it still looks purple not black. I did two coats.

Road House Blues. This the one I really wanted from this collection, but I love blues so it’s not surprising! Dark blue creme, again it’s dark but it still looks blue. Two coats.

And a closer shot of the shimmer:

Color To Diner For. I hadn't planned on getting this one, but it looked so pretty and shimmery that I had to! It's a red with lots of red/pink and gold shimmer, I ended up loving this one. This was two coats.

Formula was good on all three, but normally I don't have any problems with OPI. These are the only ones I'm getting from Touring America though, all the other ones seemed close to something I already have.

I still don't have power because of the hurricane (I'm at my parents house so I can use the internet, I'm having internet withdrawals!), and I hear it might not come back until the end of the week. I'm not going to work either, most of the town is without power. Not fun, but at least we have water and there was no major damage so I'm happy for that πŸ™‚

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Pink Wednesday: Pink Sponging

Today I just have a quick iPhone pic (also I’m posting this from my phone so I hope it works), because I’m not feeling too good and I’m exhausted, I didn’t sleep until 4:30am and woke at 6:30, I just got back from work so all I want to do is go to bed.

I wanted to try sponging with three different pinks in a gradient and this is how it came out:

I used Orly Lollipop for the base, then I sponged OPI Sparrow Me the Drama on top and sponged the tips with Essie Big Spender. It was fun but I need more practice!
Also, what is that black string on my ring finger? I didn’t see it until after I applied top coat so I’m sure it came from my SV brush! It really bothers me but it was too late to redo that nail. Silly SV!

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Finger Paints Fall Fashionista Swatches

I want to start by saying that I don’t really like fall. I don’t like it because it means summer is over and winter is coming soon, and I hate winter! The cold and the snow are just very hard for me to deal with. It’s much warmer where I come from and there is no snow. Now, if I could just stay at home all winter by my fireplace with my kitty I wouldn’t mind, but of course I have to drive and driving in the snow really scares me. I’m always very nervous and anxious all winter.
Anyway, I still like all colors, so when I saw the new FP fall collection at Sally’s I grabbed the three I liked the most.

Cordur-Orange. I think this is the perfect fall orange! It’s not as bright as my picture makes it, it’s a little dusty but still very orange (if that makes sense). I did one coat for my index and pinky, and two coats for middle and ring finger. Formula was great, a little thick but it applied well, and even though I did two coats on two fingers to compare, this is easily a one coater.

Vintage Velvet. This is another one coater! It’s a dusty teal creme, and I love colors like this! I did two coats on index and middle, and one coat on ring and pinky. Once again, the formula was good.

Purple Pinstripe. This is dusty purple creme. This was a little sheer on me so I did two coats on all nails.

Like I’ve already mentioned the formula was really good on these, and the colors, even though they may not be terribly unique, are still pretty and very autumn-y. My favorite is Vintage Velvet! πŸ˜€

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Pink Wednesday: Fuchsia Shock Crackle!

For today’s Pink Wednesday I wanted to use my Sally Hansen Fuchsia Shock Crackle Overcoat. I did two coats of OPI Steady As She Rose and a coat of the crackle.

I did a thick coat and no top coat, I like my crackles without top coat πŸ™‚

Here it is in the shade:

I like the combo! πŸ˜€

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Nail Wheels!

Hello! I got some nail wheels at Sally’s and I’ve trying to swatch my whole stash on them. This is what I’ve got so far

1. China Glaze – Flyin’ High
2. China Glaze – Custom Kicks
3. Finger Paints – All You Need is Color (3 coats)
4. Finger Paints – Carnation Creation
5. Orly – Bailamos
6. Sparitual – Dreams Becoming Reality
7. OPI – Ski Teal We Drop
8. SH CSM – Lagoon (3 coats)
9. China Glaze – Turned Up Turquoise (neon) (3 coats)
10. China Glaze – Atlantis
11. Sinful Colors – Green Ocean
12. Milani – Dress Maker
13. OPI – Mermaid’s Tears
14. China Glaze – Re-Fresh Mint
15. Essie – Mint Candy Apple (3 coats)
16. Essie – Turquoise & Caicos (3 coats)
17. Orly – Gumdrop
18. China Glaze – For Audrey

1. Nina Ultra Pro – Mermaid (3 coats)
2. OPI – Gargantuan Green Grape
3. Pure Ice – Wild Thing
4. Maybelline Express Finish – Outloud Lime
5. Orly – Green Apple
6. China Glaze – Tree Hugger
7. Orly – Mint Mojito
8. Zoya – Midori
9. Zoya – Shawn
10. Zoya – Apple
11. OPI – Green-wich Village
12. China Glaze – Starboard (1 coat)
13. China Glaze – Four Leaf Clover
14. Essie – Pretty Edgy (1 coat)
15. Zoya – Ivanka
16. OPI – Jade is the New Black
17. Orly – Meet Me Under the MistletoeΒ 
18. China Glaze – Watermelon RindΒ 

1. China Glaze – Sea Spray
2. Nubar – Blue Hydrangea (3 coats)
3. Maybelline Express Finish – Blue Brilliance (4 coats)
4. Essie – Coat Azure
5. Zoya – Yummy
6. Zoya – Breezi
7. OPI – Suzi Says Feng Shui
8. SH Insta-Dri – Brisk Blue
9. Milani – Dude Blue
10. Milani – Blue Flash
11. SH HD – Spectrum (3 coats)
12. OPI – Teal the Cows Come Home
13. China Glaze – Blue Sparrow (neon) (3coats)
14. China Glaze – Blue Iguana
15. OPI – Dating A Royal (3 coats)
16. China Glaze – First Mate
17. OPI – Russian Navy Suede
18. China Glaze – Midnight Mission

1. Zoya – Marley
2. Essie – Nice is Nice
3. SH Insta-Dri – Lively Lilac
4. Nars – Pokerface
5. OPI – Planks A Lot
6. OPI – A Grape Fit!
7. Wet n Wild Wild Shine – Wild Card/Invitation (3 coats)
8. Zoya – Dannii
9. Rimmel London LFP – Violet Metal
10. Wet n Wild Wild Shine – Eggplant Frost (3 coats)
11. China Glaze – Senorita Bonita
12. Milani – Rad Purple (3 coats)
13. China Glaze – Flying Dragon (neon)
14. LA Colors – BCC 565
15. Milani – Purple Gleam
16. Zoya – Roxy (3 coats)
17. Zoya – Valerie
18. OPI – Diva of Geneva

1. Essie – Lapis of Luxury
2. China Glaze – Secret Peri-wink-le
3. Essie – Smooth Sailing
4. Sparitual – A World of Compassion
5. Zoya – Caitlin
6. Orly – Cashmere Cardigan
7. Sinful Colors – Let Me Go (3 coats)
8. OPI – The Color to Watch (3 coats)
9. SH Insta-Dri – Grape Going!
10. Color Club – Pucci-licious
11. Pure Ice – Cheatin
12. China Glaze – Grape Juice
13. Teddy Bear polish
14. Finger Paints – Peaceful Purple
15. OPI – Lincoln Park After Dark Suede
16. OPI – Ink
17. Finger Paints – Amethyst Atelier

1. Essie – Playa del Platinum
2. Zoya – Jules
3. OPI – Over theΒ 
4. Essie – Hot Coco
5. OPI – You Don’t Know Jacques!
6. China Glaze – Ingrid
7. China Glaze – Below Deck
8. Essie – Merino Cool
9. OPI – Parlez-Vous OPI?
10. Essie – Smokin’ Hot
11. Revlon – Perplex
12. OPI – I’m Fondue Of You
13. Essie – Velvet Voyeur
14. Finger Paints – Whose Hue?
15. Essie – Little Brown Dress
16. OPI – Suzi Loves Cowboys
17. Color Club – With Abandon
18. Zoya – Edyta

1. Essie – Haute As Hello
2. Orly – Cotton Candy
3. Orly – Pixy Stix
4. China Glaze – Flip Flop Fantasy
5. OPI – Chapel of Love
6. Finger Paints – Did You Ast-Her Out?
7. China Glaze – Rich & Famous
8. Nubar – Honeysuckle
9. China Glaze – Strawberry Fields
10. Essie – Big Spender
11. China Glaze – Ahoy!
12. OPI – Houston We Have A Purple
13. OPI – Do You Think I’m Tex-y?
14. OPI – Let Me Entertain You
15. Zoya – Demi
16. Essie – Splash of Grenadine
17. OPI – Sparrow Me The Drama
18. Nubar – Pink Lily

I think this is probably about half of all my polishes, so I still have a bit more to do, and it doesn’t help that I keep getting more! There is something really gratifying about seeing them all pretty like this! πŸ˜€

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NOTD: Glitter Gal Blue

Hello! It’s rainy and dark and miserable out today, I hate days like these! 😦
Luckily yesterday was sunny and beautiful, so I decided to try my new and only Glitter Gal polish!

This is…Blue! (very original, I know)

Look at the awesome gorgeous holo!! I did three thin coats, next time I’ll probably apply it over something else so I can do less coats, because the bottle is tiny! The brush is ok though.
It’s so amazing in person, and very distracting, I couldn’t stop looking at my nails! It deserves more pictures, so here you go:

And my brother’s kitty tried to sneak in one of the pictures πŸ™‚

It’s a bit on the expensive side for a tiny bottle, but if you love holos (and I do!) I think it’s worth it. I know I’ll be ordering more Glitter Gal polishes soon! πŸ˜€

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Pink Wednesday: China Glaze Rich & Famous with CND Effects

Hello! It’s Wednesday again and that means we wear pink!

For today’s mani I used China Glaze Rich & Famous, this is my go to pink, it’s bright and pretty without being a neon (which I don’t think look good on me), dries quick, and the formula is nice and smooth!
I did two coats here and could still see a bit of vnl, but it’s not too bad. And I added a coat of CND Effects Amethyst Sparkle


(sorry about the cat hair on my middle finger, it’s everywhere!!)


And a closer shot to see the sparkle:

I love the CND Effects, so pretty! πŸ™‚

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Color Club Revvvolution

I had a really hard time photographing this one, the sun hides every time I wear a holo so that didn’t help!
I tried but these pictures do not make this polish justice:

I used two coats and it was opaque. It’s awesome!

And a close up that kind of shows the pretty holo:

I will have to try this one again, and get some better pictures. I’m not sure if this is the good holo version, or one of the duds but I love it either way! πŸ˜€

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