Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flower Garden Nail Art

I tried freehand nail art today. I made a little garden on each finger. My right hand turned out extremely messy. For now I will have to stick with nail stamping and tape manicures lol.

Ulta: Envy, Essie: Pink Parka, China Glaze: Fly, Flip Flop Fantasy, Blue Paradise, Beauty and the Beach

China Glaze Pom Pom

China Glaze Pom Pom is a nice jelly rose-mauve pink, packed with tiny silver glitter and bits of round silver glitter. I believe this polish was a Sally’s Beauty Store exclusive from the “Treasures” collection. I was lucky enough to find it on clearance for $1.99 :) This polish would be pretty on its own but I layered it over one coat of Essie French Affair. I think these two polishes are stunning together.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Nail Polish Collection

I received this beautiful nail polish rack for my birthday. Now that I am back from spring break I immediately had to set everything up. I think it holds everything nicely :)

Anyone have any suggestions for pink OPI polishes?

China Glaze Bare If You Dare

China Glaze Bare If You Dare is a very pretty cantaloupe color with a gold shimmer. I had no problems with application and it is BEAUTIFUL in the sunshine. I love the subtle shimmer. This is two coats, no top coat.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Re-Fresh Mint, Caribbean Temptation, Squiggle Scissors

I played around with my mom's squiggle scissors again. This time I used China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint as a base, and used China Glaze Caribbean Temptation on top. I love both of these polishes, and this combination.

Sale Nail Polish Finds

I found a few sale nail polishes today. At Sallys I found Silver Lining and Pom Pom, but for $1.99. Then at Ross I found the Catwalk Queen collection by Color Club for $7.99. The holographic polish (Fashion Addict) from the Catwalk Queen collection was replaced with a purple creme shade :(

Silver Lining, Pom Pom

Front Row Diva, Runway Muse, Vintage Couture, Ready to Wear, Unknown purple creme, Catwalk Queen, Clear Coat

Color Club Resort to Red & Stamping

Color Club Resort to Red is a medium ruby red with a slight shimmer. This color has a great shine to it and applied easily in two coats. I stamped over top with a white polish but it turned out poorly. I think it would be a pretty manicure if the stamping was cleaner.

Monday, March 28, 2011

My 100 Follower Giveaway!!! :)

I reached 100 followers!

I´d like to thank all of my followers. This giveaway is to show you all my appreciation. There is only 1 prize, but I think you´ll all like it.

Top Row- Color Club: Ms. Hautie, Snakeskin, Milky White Base Coat, Sally Hansen: Peony, Poppy
Bottom Row- Sally Hansen: Wild Life, Peach Daiquiri, Marine Scene, Funky Fingers: Sand and Stilettos

Open internationally.

Closes April 30 2011 - anywhere in the world.

The winner will be picked by random number generator. Please fill out the form below:)

Another Pink Polish: Naked

My collection is mostly pink polishes and I love them all. China Glaze Naked is definitely a must-have for all pink lovers. It is a nice pink with shimmer that requires at least 3 coats. I think this color would look pretty layered over another light pink. I plan to try that soon. This is three coats, no topcoat.

Only 3 more followers until my 100 follower giveaway :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Untamed Luxury, Tape, Scissors

I tried again to use craft scissors and tape to make a fun mani. You can see my other scissors mani here. I am not in love with this, I think it looks best from far away. I used Color Club Untamed Luxury as a base, and used a black Wet n Wild polish on top.

Color Club Untamed Luxury

Color Club Untamed Luxury is a teal base with tons of blue and green micro-glitter. It is a nice polish if you love glitter. I am already dreading its removal though, glitter polishes are a pain to take off. I used three coats and could have probably used another. I think it would look really cool layered over something else.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fly with Flowers

China Glaze Fly stamped with China Glaze Magical. I ordered Magical after I loved the results of using Emotion (also from the Romantique collection) with my stamping plates.

This is my favorite image from my set of Bundle Monster plates :)

China Glaze Fly

China Glaze Fly is magenta with purple and pink flecks of micro-shimmer. This is my first polish from the Kicks collection, and it will not be my last ('It’s Poppin' is next on my wishlist). Fly is very glossy and pigmented, I almost could have gotten away with one coat. This is two coats, no topcoat.

I will be stamping with this polish later after I pick up more polish remover.

You can see the shimmer best in direct sunlight.

New China Glaze :)

I ordered three more China Glaze nail polishes from Amazon with a birthday giftcard and they arrived today. The colors I picked out are Fly, Naked, and Magical. I will review these three polishes soon

Friday, March 25, 2011

Color Club Covered in Diamonds

This is Color Club Covered in Diamonds over top of Secret Rendezvous from the previous post. I have read good reviews about this polish but I am not a huge fan. The polish was a thick gloopy mess. I added at least ten drops of nail polish thinner which helped a little. The glitter is pretty but I think you would need at least three coats of topcoat to smooth everything out. This is two coats of Covered in Diamonds, with one coat of topcoat.

9 more followers until my 100 follower giveaway :)

Color Club Secret Rendezvous

Color Club Secret Rendezvous is a light pastel lavender creme nail polish from the Alter Ego Collection, Spring 2011. I had some trouble with the formula, i used at least three coats. I have read that there are several dupes of this shade by other brands, but this is my first lavender polish so I am happy to own it. This is three coats, maybe four, no top coat.

When I have time later I plan to top Secret Rendezvous with Color Club Covered in Diamonds. I will post pictures :)

China Glaze Emotion

I wanted to show some plain pictures of China Glaze Emotion before I get back to stamping. I purchased this polish for stamping purposes but it is special on its own. It is a warm pink metallic shade from the Romantique collection. This polish does show brushstrokes, but it is opaque in one coat. This is one coat, no top coat.

I have already ordered another polish from the Romantique collection off of Amazon. I am eagerly awaiting its arrival :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fancy Fuchsia Flowers

I decided to do minimal stamping over top of Orly's Fancy Fuchsia. I used China Glaze Blue Paradise (which I will review later) for the stamping. I definitely do not normally purchase dark blue nail polish, but when I saw Blue Paradise on clearance at Sally's for $1.99 I had to pick it up.