Today I'm showing Milani Twinkle. This is a wonderful glitter! It has equal sized bright blue and purple glitter in a clear base. It's supposedly a "one coat glitter" but it's not. I needed at least three coats to get a decent coverage, which I expected anyway. Needless to say, I love this polish! I'm just putting all the pictures I have of this up so you can continually stare at the beauty.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Today I used Xtreme Wear Midnight Sky and Deep Blue Sea. Their finish is very similar to the polishes I posted about the other day. Midnight Sky is very opaque, while DBS takes three coats to reach full opacity. I just did a bit of a design on each finger.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Here is Xtreme Wear Cherry Red, and Teeny Greeny Bikini. They are very similar in finish, with silver micro glitter. I've swatched Cherry Red before, but this is the first time I've used TGB. It was pretty sheer, especially compared to the formula of CR, and required three coats.
I also did a french tip! I don't think I've ever actually done one of these before... I'm not really a fan of them, but this is pretty cute. My friend said it looked like Christmas, I thought it looked more like a melon.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I always see the Chameleon polishes at Rite Aid but I just could never convince myself to spend the money. Thankfully I got one for my birthday from my good friend! She got me Blue Sky. Blue Sky is a duochrome that changes from a lavender to blue to green. It looks really cool in motion. The formula was a bit wonky. It dried a bit to quickly, and it had this weir air bubbles, that didn't even go away when I put Seche Vite on top!
I framed the polish using glitters from Color Club Orna-minted. I've seen this look on a bunch of different blogs lately, so why not give it a try and spice up a manicure.
Monday, March 26, 2012
While watching The Hunger Games I noticed Effie Trinket's phenomenal nail art. One look in particular was what she wore during the reaping. My sister even leaned over to me and whispered " I think you have a new manicure" and I couldn't agree more! I love this look!
Effies nailsI used Xtreme Wear Golden-I, Plum Power, and Pink-y Ring.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Today I have two colors to show from the China Glaze Hunger Games collection. First up is Stone Cold, inspired by District 2. It's grey with small silver glitters all throughout. It also dries matte! But that also means that it chips really easily and more prominently shows nail imperfections.
On top of that I added Luxe And Lush, inspired by District 1. It has glass shard like flakies suspended in a clear base. They were a little sparse so I recommend two coats at the least.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here is another polish from the Wet N Wild Spoiled collection. This is Shuffle The Deck. It has equal sized red black and silver hexagonal glitters in a clear base. I sponged on this glitter because the brush in this polish is the worst.
I used a white, Xtreme Wear Cherry Red, a black, and Xtreme Wear Celeb City.
Friday, March 23, 2012
This is my last Hunger Games manicure, at least until the next movie! I saw the film last night at midnight and it was amazing! This is the look I came up with.
My right hand.
I did flames for "The Girl On Fire", And I did the silhouette of the Mockingjay that appears on the cover of each book.
I used China Glaze Smoke and Ash, Riveting, Millennium, Midnight Kiss, Xtreme Wear Cherry Red, Mellow Yellow, Ocean View, Nicolle By OPI Dandy Lion, and a black and white!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
District 1! I was originally only going to do 4 districts for this series and I ended up doing all of them! Thats not all though, I have my final Hunger Games manicure, which I'm wearing to the midnight premiere tonight, that will be posted tomorrow, so stay tuned! Anyway, district 1 is luxury. They basically provide The Capitol with all their gems and luxury items and what not.
I did a bedazzled nail, a 1 for the district, a diamond, because gems are their major export, and a sort of sunburst thing that you can see on the district seal. My thumb is just fancy.
I used, what else, Color Club Untamed Luxury, Ulterior Motive, Zoya Savita, China Glaze Frotsbite, Luxe And Lush, Millennium, Xrteme Wear Golden- I, Set The Stage, and Celeb City. The gems were all from a Bundle Monster pack
Hey, this is my 200th post! Anyway, District 2 is the masonry district. Not only that, but it is also the most loyal to the capitol. They produce many peacekeepers as well as weaponry.
I did a sledgehammer, used in masonry, a 2 for the district with a stone wall pattern. On my middle finger is a gun to represent the weaponry and on my pointer is the side of a peacekeepers uniform. On my thumb is a stone wall.
I used China Glaze Stone Cold, Millennium, Mahogany Magic, Xtreme Wear Grey Area, Wet Cement, and a black and white.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This manicure is inspired by district 3. This districts industry is technology.
On my pinky is a wire which is used by Beetee, a district 3 native, during the 75th Hunger Games. On my ring finger is a 3 for the district in a digital form, and on my middle finger is a gear, which is on the district seal. On my pointer is a clock because Wiress, also from district 3, figures out that the arena is a clock during the 75th Hunger Games. On my thumb is a bomb because the male tribute from district 3 during the 74th Hunger Games is very skilled with explosives.
I used China Glaze Riveting, Mahogany Magic, Millennium, Midnight Kiss, Xtreme Wear Violet Voltage, Color Club The Lime Starts Here, and a black and white.
District 4 is the fishing district. It is also the home of Finnick Odair, one of my favorite characters.
You can see the fish bones design stamped on my ring finger
I really wanted to try out some new bundle monster plates I got so I did a leaf design to be seaweed. I did a number 4 for the district in a sort of coral shape. On my middle finger I did a trident because that is what Finnick commonly uses as a weapon. I then did a netting pattern and on my thumb I did a scaly mermaid pattern.
I used China Glaze For Audrey, Dorothy Who?, Hook And Line, Agro, Orly Sweet Peacock, Zoya Charla, Xtreme Wear The Real Teal, Coral Reef, Golden-I, Celeb City, and Finger Paints Asylum.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Not much is known about District 5 other than that it's main resource is power.
I did an electrical tower on my pinky and a number 5 on my ring finger for the district. On my middle finger is a fox to represent Foxface, the female tribute from district 5 during the 74th Hunger Games. On my pointer is the symbol on the district seal, and on my thumb is power button.
I used China Glaze Millennium, Electrify, Frostbite, Zoya Holly, Color Club Take Me To Chateau, a black and white, and frankened oranges for the foxes face.