Sunday, December 21, 2014

Color Club Creme & Glitter Topper Swatches

Hello Lovelies!

I have a bunch of Color Club swatches for you today! Usually I'd start off with the cremes, but these glitters are just so gorgeous!


Go-Go Green is a glitter topper with white, lime green, and aqua hex glitters and aqua and lime green micro glitters. It's packed with glitters so there is no fishing what so ever, this is one coat and I was trying to go a bit thin with it! Before top coat it's a bit gritty, but it's fine after.




This is Fame & Fortune! I layered it over a bright red creme so it's hard to tell, but this is a berry pink jelly with holographic shard glitters. This is one coat, and I had to dab a bit to get the glitters where I wanted them. The glitters in this don't want to lay flat so I have a couple places on my nail where it wants to snag on things, but I think if I was more persistent with my top coating it would be fine.




And now for the cremes! This is La Petite Mint-Sieur, isn't that a cute name? It's a very pale pastel pistachio green, and I love minty greens like this so I'm very fond of this one! This is three coats with no top coat.




I was happily surprised by this one! Reddy Or Not is a very bright firetruck red, and it's a one coater! I haven't had such a great one coater in forever, and plus when I cleaned up around my cuticles it didn't bleed like bright reds tend to do. And it has a nice glossy finish so this would be a great polish if you're just trying to do some quick nails before you head out. This is with no top coat.


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello Lovelies!

Eating: mochis,
Drinking: black tea,
Wearing: french braided pigtails,
Liking: these awesome "christmas" nails,
Wanting: LVX Prussian,
Finding: this awesome tardis dress, 
Reading: Magicians of Caprona by Diana Wynne Jones,
Blogs I've been reading: Say No To Naked Nails, CDB Nails, Nail Art Express,
Buying: last minute christmas presents,
On my nails: some Color Clubs I'm swatching,
Listening to: VSQ covers,
Watching: Orange is the new black, Malcolm in the Middle, Noragami

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blue to purple gradient with snowflakes

Hello Lovelies!

Quick post today, I was in a purple mood the other day so I whipped up this pastel gradient and then freehanded some snowflakes on top! I started with a base of NYC In A New York Color Minute Robin's Egg Blue, and then I created a gradient with Revlon Cloud,  Wet n Wild Megalast Candid Affair, and L.A Colors Color Craze Tropical Breeze.


To soften the gradient I added a super thin coat of EN-VY Funny Bunny, it's a sheer white shimmer. I freehanded the snowflakes with a detail brush and some white acrylic paint and finished it off with topcoat.


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Polishes I've bought just because of the name


Hello Lovelies!

A couple days ago Anna from Beauty by Shortylegs did a tag post about the polishes she'd bought purely because of the name, apparently this tag has been floating around on youtube and somehow I never saw it! Anyways I've got quite a few polishes that I've bought just for the name so I figured I'd take a whack at it!

I finally got an X polish for that alphabet challenge I've been wanting to do, I actually got a couple polishes just because of what letter they started with, haha.

I just found Sally Girl XOXO, I was so happy to find it because I've been stalking Ulta for China Glaze X-Ta-Sea for weeks and was starting to despair of ever finding it. But then I found this 99 cent wonder!

I got Revlon Zealous and Urban because I was missing Z and U as well, Zealous is a shimmery neon lemon lime yellow that I haven't used yet, I don't think I would of ever gotten that one except for the name. Urban is a beautiful blueberry creme, I'm actually wearing it on my toes right now!

The last polish I got to fill in my missing letters is Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Queen Of Hearts, finding a Q was almost as hard as the X! I've only worn this one once, but I was amazed at it's staying power, it went on my toes for two weeks without chipping!

And now onto the ones with fun names! OPI Viking In A Vinter Vonderland was just too punny to pass up on, and it made my Hetalia side happy :) OPI has a lot of punny polish names, OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke is just the right kind of ironic!

Another polish I got because of country references is Revlon Parfumerie Italian Leather, I actually just swatched that one! The scent was spot on, a mix of old leather and new car smell.

Wet n Wild usually has pretty passe names, but I've stumbled on a few clever ones like Wet n Wild Fast Dry Buffy The Violet Slayer and Wet n Wild Megalast Disturbia. I did some nail art with the little "Grr Argh" monster from the ending credits with Buffy The Violet Slayer.

And lastly is Color Mates Karen's Got A Gun, I got that one from the Dollar Tree! I've only seen Color Mates at the Dollar Tree, and I never see anything about them online but they're actually quite decent polishes, this one is a really pretty dusty olive green creme, I did some tomboy nail art with it here.

So that's all my name driven polish purchases! I'm actually surprised at how few they are, this is one of the times I'm glad I mad my stash page, going through all my polishes IRL looking for funny names would've been a pain! I'm planning on doing another post about polishes I've been wanting because of their names, be expecting a bunch of Pretty & Polished ones! If you decide to do a tag post like this, comment with a link to it so I can check it out!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Pastel flower silhouettes

Hello Lovelies!

I've had the idea for this mani knocking around in my brain for a couple days, and it actually turned out the way I pictured it!
Believe it or not there's a gradient hiding in there, before I added the black detailing it was more apparent, but somehow the stripes hid it.


I think the curved stripes make my nails look really long, they are long to begin with, but the curves accentuate it nicely. I started with a base of Essie Ballet Slippers, and then I made the non-existent gradient with Wet n Wild Wild Shine Tickled Pink and Essence Colour & Go Modern Romance. The black is Sinful Colors Black On Black.


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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello Lovelies!

Here's what I've been doing lately:

Reading: The Magicians of Caprona by Dianna Wynne Jones,
Watching: Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Sailor Moon, Sgt. Frog, Gugure Kokkuri-San,
Listening to: this playlist,
Wearing: sweaters,
Eating: chocolate oranges,
Drinking: pomegranate black tea,
On my nails: candycane dipped french tips,
Liking: these brilliant cloud nails,
Disliking: that the month is halfway over already!
Finding: these WTNV posters,
Wanting: this for nail cleanup, I've heard it's great for watermarbling and messy things like that!
Buying: a bunch of the Revlon Parfumerie polishes,
Blogs I've been reading: Witch Nails, PhD Nails, cdb Nails,

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Candy Cane Dipped French Tips

Hello Lovelies!

I recently discovered how amazing candy canes + hot chocolate is, so I've tipped my nails with them as well! I started off with a base of Wet n Wild Megalast Sugar Coat and a coat of an unnamed holographic glitter topper from Deb and let that dry before starting on the french tips.


I freehanded white french tips with acrylic paint and a detail brush, then I added the red stripes in Ulta Let The Flames Begin. I was going to leave it at that but then I decided last minute to add the black line separating the french tip and the rest of the nail, I used Color Mates Nail Art Black for that.


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