Thursday, March 26, 2015

NYC Strip Me Off Peel Off Base Coat Review

Hello Lovelies!

I was finally able to get my hands on NCY's peel off base coat! I've been seeing it all over the European beauty blogs for at least a year, and couldn't wait for it to hit the states. It's been in the states awhile, but I only just found it in my local walmart a couple days ago.
I tried it out with a couple different types of polishes, and I found that it works the best with thicker layers of polish. It does work with cremes, but since the polish is so thin, when you peel it off it comes off in little flakes instead of one piece. It does a bit better with shimmers like this polish, but not much.
It does great with thick layers of polish, I used it on a glitter sandwich and I was able to peel off each nail in one piece. I haven't tried doing a 100% glitter nail, but I'm pretty sure it would work beautifully.

The one downside is it takes quite a while to dry, ten minutes at least. So I'll use it for glitter manis that'd be a pain to take off with normal polish remover, but I wouldn't use it with cremes or shimmers, because it'd be faster to just take them off the traditional way. But this would be nice for taking on vacations so you can switch your polish without having to break out the remover and cottonballs.
It doesn't have a smell, and I've heard that it's basically just elmers glue in a nail polish bottle, but honestly I'll spend the two bucks to have it in a bottle and premixed. I've never been able to get my glue and water ratio down, so I think I'll stick to this just because I'm lazy, haha.

Thanks for visiting with me! Have you ever tried out a peel off base coat before? Or do you prefer using regular polish remover?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

All that glitters isn't gold

Hello Lovelies!

I've been wanting to do a full set of nails with OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke ever since I did my St. Patrick's nails, so I went with some tribal stamping to really show off this fantastic gold to it's full potential! 

I got a little messy with my application since this polish takes 3-4 coats for full opacity; this is a tough one to clean up so I had leftover shimmers all around the nail, haha. I stamped with my go-to black creme, Sinful Colors Black On Black with BM-402.

I'm still getting the hang of using my new squishy stamper so each nail looks a little different, somehow I got different levels of opacity every time I stamped, I'll get better with practice hopefully!

Thanks for visiting with me!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kiki's Delivery Service

Hello Lovelies!

I got Kiki's Delivery Service on dvd a couple days ago, and it reminded me how much I love the movie. I painted Kiki and Jiji peeking up from the tips of my nails, and turnip head on my thumb, he's always been one of my favorites.

I started with a gradient of Maybelline Color Show Cool Canary, Color Club Age Of Aquarius, and Essie Mint Candy Apple. Then I layered some glitters over the top, and freehanded Kiki and the rest over the top with acrylic paint and polish. I topcoated it all with Wet n Wild Wild Shine Clear Nail Protector.

Thanks for visiting with me! Have you ever seen any of the Studio Ghibli movies?

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello Lovelies!

Here's what I've been doing lately:

Watching: Malcolm in the Middle, Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, Walking Dead, Cinderella
Song stuck in my head: American Beauty/America Psycho,
Eating: egg foo yung and fried rice from my favorite chinese place,
Drinking: hot cocoa,
Blogs I've been reading: Nail Swag, Lady Crappo, Nancy Mc Nails,
Liking: this plum eyeshadow tutorial,
Finding: these funny valentines for nail addicts,
Wanting: to make a paperweight out of a dandelion,
Wearing: lots of plaid since I'm cosplaying fem sammy this weekend,
Looking forward to: going up to Portland with my bestie,
On my nails: Ghibli inspired on one hand and gold tribal on the other,
Favorite post of the week: the nails I saved from the brink of disaster.

Thanks for visiting with me!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Polishes that I want because of the name

Hello Lovelies!

Awhile ago I wrote a post about polishes I'd bought just for the name, and now I'm listing off the ones I want but don't yet have!

OPI Denmarks The Spot
OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! (this one is funny to me for some reason, haha)

Pretty & Polished Black Is The New Orange 
Pretty & Polished Ninjas Hate Crunchy Leaves
Pretty & Polished Back To The Fuchsia

LVX Prussian (purely because of hetalia)

Nerd Lacquer I Think You Call Me...Sexy 

I want about 99% of Fandom Cosmetics polishes, but I was able to narrow it down to these:

Wonderflonium inspired by Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog,
Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal inspired by Firefly,
Cunnning Hat: also Firefly,
Dangers Untold and You Have No Power Over Me, both inspired by Labyrinth,
Rumbelle, I'm not a huge Once Upon A Time fan, but this polish is too pretty to pass up,
Broken Chameleon Circuit, because DW makes everything better.
Dean's Baby, it's a gorgeous charcoal with shimmers and tons of glitters,
Bandersnatch Cumberhands and What Is Air because I spend far too much time on Tumblr,
'Ello Poppet, inspired by POTC,

Thanks for visiting with me! What polishes are you drooling over because of punny names or fandom references?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day with OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke!

Hello Lovelies!

Our lovely internet decided to go out for the brunt of the day, so I'm just now getting to show you the nails I wore for St. Patrick's today! I painted these late last night so I went with something simple, mint green and gold stamped shamrocks!

This gorgeous gold foil polish is OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke!, it took three coats to get to full opacity, but it's so worth it. It's a warm gold if that makes sense, kinda like a gold version of mustard yellow?
I'm going to have to do a full set of nails with it, I actually got it months ago at Ulta in the clearance bin for the funny name.

The mint green is Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Jade Jump, and I stamped the shamrocks over it with e.l.f Pot Of Gold. I didn't even notice the name of the e.l.f polish until now, that gave me a laugh, haha.
I stamped with plates W105 and BM03, then topcoated with Wet n Wild Clear Nail Protector.

Thanks for visiting with me! Did you paint any fun nail art for today?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Got that music in my mind, saying it's gonna be alright

Hello Lovelies!

This is one of those manis that start out as something, fail, and then I end up salvaging it into something totally different. I was originally trying to do a stamped half moon design, but the image I used was way too big. So I turned it into this weathered music note swirly concoction.

I started off with China Glaze In A Lily Bit as my base and then I stamped with Orly Star of Bombay and Pueen 62.
Do you ever have manis that go in a completely different direction than you were expecting?

Thanks for visiting with me!