Sunday, March 25, 2012

China Glaze Optical Illusion: Mermaid Nails

China Glaze Optical Illusion is a beautiful glitter duochrome from the Prismatic collection. It is pretty sheer on its own so I decided to use China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise as a base. Turned Up Turquoise was one of the first China Glaze polishes I owned, and I highly disliked it. It dries to a dull matte finish so I only use it with a pretty topcoat. If you would like to see a really fun bright manicure I previously did with Turned Up Turquoise click here. I love this combination and I will be definitely purchasing more Prismatic polishes with my next swagbucks gift cards.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Shine Of The Times & Pixy Stix

Orly Pixy Stix is a pretty pink/ coral creme from the Sweet 2010 Spring Collection. I think it is okay on its own but it is even prettier with a fun top coat. I have previously used China Glaze Rainbow as a top coat- you can read that post here. I have tried several polishes with Essie Shine Of The Times on top and I have loved them all. This manicure is two thick coats of Pixy Stix with one coat of Shine Of The Times.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

FREE OPI Pedal Faster Suzi :-)

I purchased OPI Pedal Faster Suzi from Amazon with a free gift card from It is a pretty baby pink with silvery shimmer and has easily become one of my top ten favorite pink polishes. You can read more about swagbucks and things I have earned here.

If you click here to register for an account they'll start you off with 30 free Swag Bucks, and I will earn points for your registration. I hope you try it out!

This manicure can be seen in my latest Etsy Shop listing. Please check it out, I hope you find something you love :-)