Sunday, February 27, 2011

Half and Half

During the holiday season I acquired a good amount of nail polish. Now I find myself with over 30 bottles of never been used polish, which is a lot for me, seeing as I like to keep up with my ever growing collection. Anyway, for the next few weeks I'll be trying to only use polish that has yet to be put on. Aaaand thats brings us to this!

In the bottle, Nicole by OPI You're S-Teal The One has a sort of purple glittery duochrome, which is really what enticed me to buy it. Unfortunately that does not transfer onto the nail at all, even in sunlight. (EDIT: Upon wearing this for some time, I noticed that the purple is, infact visible in certain lighting.) Not to mention it also has an impossibly annoying brush, which is similar to the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri brushes. The purple is China Glaze Coconut Kiss, which applied well, except for the fact that it was starting to get a little tacky because I had it out for so long.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ocean Gradient

This was my first proper attempt at a gradient. At first I wasn't too happy with it, but the more I look at it the more I love it! I took about a million pictures of it, but I don't think that there's anyway to really capture the beauty of these colors!

I've been working on my photography, and I must say, I will only be shooting in natural light from now on. The pictures look much better!

I used Xtreme Wear Blue It, with China Glaze Dorothy Who? Gradiented (is that a word?) on top.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love Is In The Air!

Happy Valentines Day! I did a festive manicure embellished with hearts using an Orly nail detailer.

        Left Hand -

        Right Hand-

The colors used are all Sally Hansen. Maximum Growth Perfect Cherry is the creme finished base color on my right middle finger. The rest are from the Xtreme Wear line. Red Carpet, Hot Magenta, Twisted Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Fuchsia Power, and White on are all used in this manicure.