Friday, August 31, 2012
Today I have a bit of stamping nail art! I don't do a whole lot of stamping, and frankly I'm not that good at it, but I'm trying to get into it more. I recently purchased Essie No Place Like Chrome, and being that it's a chrome finished polish I thought it might be good to stamp with, so I gave it a try. I'm very please with the outcome! I wanted my nails to look a bit like a starry night, so for the base I put a thin coat of China Glaze Dorothy Who? over black, and it was the perfect combination. The star image I stamped is from Bundle Monster plate BM 14.
Sweets Way is from the Nails Inc Sprinkles collection. I was so in love with Pudding Lane from this same collection that I had to go out and get more. Sweets Way was one of the ones I picked up. It has baby pink, blue, and white glitters in a milky white base. The polish was a tad bit thick due to the abundance of glitter, but it applied smoothly and evenly nonetheless. It only required two coats for complete coverage. It's a tad bit more subtle than Pudding Lane, but it's still super pretty. So far this Sprinkles collection is turning out to be really great.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Hello! Today I have another polish from the China Glaze New Bohemian collection. Aside from Unpredictable, the only other one I picked up was Deviantly Daring. DD is a teal blue chrome finish polish. It has next to no duochrome effect, which was pretty disappointing to me when I first saw swatches. I ended up buying it anyway though, because, despite the lack of duochrome, I love the color! The formula was smooth and opaque. This polish is also pretty good for stamping! But more on that later.
Friday, August 24, 2012
I absolutely love today's manicure! I've seen a lot of this sort of design all over the nail art community and I had to try it out. I first put on a base of white so that my base colors would stand out better. Once I sponged those on I added a touch of glitter, then I free handed some zebra and cheetah print! I couldn't stop staring at this one.
I used Xtreme Wear Blinding Blue, Color Club Pucci-Licious, XW Pop Of Pink, Sun Kissed, Sunny Side, and Green With Envy. The glitter is Nicole By OPI Let's Make A Comet-Ment.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Today I have nail art inspired by The Hulk! On my pinky I did a DNA strand, and on my ring finger I did a hazard sign. For my middle finger I did one side as Bruce Banner and the other as The Hulk, and on my pointer I did the hulks stomach. My thumb read "Hulk Smash" which is a famous saying of The Hulk.
Pinky- Base: LA Splash Greenery. Details: Color Club Pucci-Licious (purple), Twiggie (green)
Ring: Base: Xtreme Wear Green With Envy. Details: Color Club Disco Dress.
Middle: Base: China Glaze Starboard/ La Splash Nudist. Details: Black, white, XW Green With Envy/ China Glaze Man Hunt, Mahogany Magic.
Pointer: Base: China Glaze Starboard. Details: Zoya Shawn (green), Mira (purple).
Thumb: Base: XW Green With Envy. Details: Zoya Mira, China Glaze Starboard.
I was a bit too lazy to paint my right hand, so instead I sponged on some glitter using the Hulk's signature colors, green and purple. I used Zoya Holly for the green base and sponged on LA Splash Heiress. The base on my ring finger is China Glaze Coconut Kiss and the glitter is China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Today I'm wearing a polish from China Glaze's New Bohemian collection. Overall the collection was a bit disappointing, but I thought Unpredictable was worth checking out. Unpredictable is a duochrome that shines gold, green, and blue. This polish has a pretty strong color shift, which is awesome. The formula is good, but as with any chrome finished polish, brushstrokes a very visible after application. I have a feeling this might be a good polish stamp with too. Anyway, on to the many pictures below!
Monday, August 20, 2012
On my nails today is Nails Inc Connaught Square. I have wanted this polish for a year, but I held off in hopes of a cheaper dupe. Wet N Wild came out with one around winter, but it was sold out before I could get to it. Well, 6 Months later I'm back to this one! It was worth the wait. Connaught Square has small blue glitters and larger purple glitters in a clear base. The glitter is so dense that two coats are enough for full coverage. The formulas pretty smooth for such a glitter-packed polish. It's terribly gritty, but a thick coat of topcoat will fix that right up!
Friday, August 17, 2012
Today I'm showing Nails Inc. Pudding Lane. It's from their recent Sprinkles collection. When I first saw swatches of this collection, I wasn't really impressed, but, while at Sephora, I went out on a limb and picked one up. As it turns out, I love this nail polish. I've worn it as a full manicure twice since I got it, which is insane for me.
Pudding Lane is comprised of a bright aqua blue jelly base filled with navy and gold glitter. The glitter is really packed in there. Since the blue has a jelly finish, the glitter has all sorts of dimension, and it also makes it look like there are some green and purple glitters too! I was expecting the formula on this to be horrible, but it was incredibly smooth and covered my nails in two coats. Nails Inc polishes cost a bit more than I would like to spend, but this polish was worth it! I like it so much that I recently ran out and bought two more colors from this collection.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Today I'm wearing Orly Velvet Rope. Velvet Rope is a dark purple packed with fine silver glitter. The glitter in this polish isn't totally flashy though, it's very subtle, much less apparent on the nail than in the bottle. The formula was a tad bit runny, but manageable. I used two coats. It's a great fall/winter color, I'd say!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Batman has a ton of notorious villains. I thought it would be a lot of fun to do a manicure featuring a handful of his famous foes!
The Riddler, Bane, Two Face, The Penguin
Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze
The Riddler- Base: Xtreme Wear Going Green. Details: Zoya Mira
Bane- Base: WnW Black. Details: WnW French White, XW Cherry Red (eyes)
Two Face- Base: LA Splash Nudist/ XW Cherry Red. Details: WnW Black, French White, China Glaze Man Hunt/ China Glaze Dress Me Up, Wnw French White, XW Sunny Side
Penguin- Base: China Glaze Elephant Walk. Details: Color Club Pucci-Licious, Black.
Joker- Base: White. Details: Black, Color Club Heart To Heart.
Catwoman- Base: Black. Details: White
Poison Ivy- Base: XW Going Green. Details: LA Splash Greenery, Zoya Shawn, CG Starboard.
Scarecrow- Base: LA Splash Nudist mixed with some brown. Details: Black, China Glaze Dress Me Up, Mahogany Magic.
Mr. Freeze- Base: Color Club Vintage Couture. Details: Sponged on are Sinful Color Cinderella, China Glaze Man Hunt, Frostbite, LA Splash Ocean Sparkles.
Harley Quinn- Base: Black, Color Club Heart To Heart.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Today I'm wearing Orly Razzle! Razzle is the first Orly polish I ever bought! I remember the first time I wore this I could not take my eyes off it. That was about two years ago, and I'm still pretty impressed with it. Razzle is a pink berry sort of color with small silver glitters throughout. The base is a little jelly like ( in finish) so you get a lot of depth with the glitters, which is super pretty. No complaints on the formula either.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Hello! Today I have some super simple but cute nail art. I sponged a gradient as a base color and then took a large dotting tool to create a pattern on top. I really wanted to do a manicure using China Glaze Purr-Fect Plum and Essie Go Overboard, so I came up with this! For the dots I used Xtreme Wear Wet Cement.