Thursday, September 18, 2014

Essence Colour & Go you wow'd me again swatches

Hello Lovelies!

I have a gorgeous duo-chrome for you today! This is two coats of Essence colour & go you wow'd me again. This is a really vibrant duo-chrome, it goes from a blueberry purple outside to navy blue inside, and also looks almost green in some lights!

I didn't want to detract from the awesome color shifting of this polish, so I went with some sparse nail art. I used a detail brush and acrylic white paint to create this loose geometric pattern, and finished off with the usual coat of Wet n Wild Wild Shine clear nail protector.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nails that look like fish bait?

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Even more glitter today! I'm swatching rue beaute! Candy Confetti 070 today.

I've been very surprised by the quality of Rue 21's polishes, usually store brand polishes are horrible, but I love these to pieces! I have a couple of their layered polishes, and I just got this one. This is three coats, and it's a fluorescent neon yellow with bright blue hex glitters. It dries matte, but I used a shiny topcoat.

My mother kept insisting that this polish looks exactly like Power-bait, and since we were going to the store, I sneakily snapped this picture in the fishing department, I guess it does look like fish bait, haha.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

L.A Colors Color Craze Fruity swatches

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I'm swatching another L.A Colors polish today, L.A Colors Color Craze Fruity!

Fruity has neon yellow, hot pink, and lime hex glitters in a clear base, this is one coat but I had to fish a bit to get the glitters where I wanted them. I layered it over an unnamed Wet n Wild polish, and I used two coats of it. And then since all glitter looks better matted, I finished it off with a coat of NYC in a new york color minute Matte Me Crazy. This was a major pain to take off, I wasn't expecting much trouble since I didn't coat the glitter on that thickly, but it was a stinker to get off. I've been in a glittery mood lately, and since I usually dedicate the entire month of October to Halloween manis, I'm going to have a lot of glitter in the last half of September!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Argan oil hair mask review

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I'm reviewing some products from InstaNatural today!
I've been using their Argan oil hair mask and Premium Hydration serum for the past week, and I've actually seen a big difference after using them!

Ok first thing off, the hair mask smells heavenly, it's a really hard to describe scent, and I've never smelled anything like it! It smells like a combination of orange, brown sugar, almonds, and lemon. Whatever it is, I love it! And the scent hangs onto your hair after rinsing the mask out, so your hair smells lovely afterwards too! Ok, enough about what it smells like, the tub says you can either use it twice a week, or as a regular conditioner every day. I've been using it every time I wash my hair, and it really does moisturize my hair and leave it feeling super soft and sleek. I have very thick and long hair, so I usually have to use an insane amount of conditioner just to get it all the way through my hair, but with this I can get away with using way less which is a plus for me.

The second product InstaNatural sent me was a Hyaluronic Acid Serum that they threw in along with the hair mask as a last minute add on. The biggest claim of this serum is it helps your skin retain moisture, and help your lotions and creams soak in faster. I think it does help creams to soak in faster, I use a generic unscented lotion every morning and night after using toner, so I use this in-between toner and the lotion. I feel like it makes it soak in faster, but it's nothing very exciting.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Color Club Cosmic Fate swatches

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I finally got my hands on a holographic polish, and I now get the hype about them!

This is Color Club cosmic fate, and just wow...., the difference between in the sun and in the shade is ginormous! In the shade Cosmic Fate is a pale copper, but in the sun it's just dazzling!
This is two coats, and I didn't use any topcoat because I've heard that it can dull the holo effect. Now that I've been enlightened to how wonderful holos are, I'm certainly going to be on the lookout for more!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

L.A Colors Color Craze candy sprinkles stamped nail art

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I have lifted my boycott of L.A Colors Color Craze polishes, I'd had three or four polish brushes separate from their lids, so I  haven't bought any in ages. But I've seen a ton of positive posts/swatches lately, and then I found this pretty polish, so I figured I'd give them another go, and they are pretty cheap so there's not much to lose.

This is L.A Colors Color Craze candy sprinkles, I took my original pics way to late in the day yesterday and my lighting was horrific, but I didn't realize how bad it was until this morning, so these are day two pics, I hope I didn't bang them up too bad overnight!
Candy sprinkles has red, blue, green, white, yellow, and purple glitters in all sizes in a bubblegum pink creme base. This is two coats, and it dried super fast! The pink looks totally different in the bottle, it turned out way darker on the nail. These scream for animal cracker nail art, don't they?

I stamped with Konad white and Pueen 65, and then finished up with a coat of Wet n Wild wild shine clear nail protector.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

The man in the moon

Hello Lovelies!

I have some kite inspired nail art today! I bought this kite a couple months ago at a thriftshop to hang on my wall, and while trying to figure out what I wanted to paint today, I realized it would make a interesting nail design!

I started with a white base, sponged a watercolor-y gradient on top, and then outlined the moon in white with a detail brush. I don't really like doing designs that stretch over more than one nail since I'm not good at balancing my proportions out, but I think this turned out alright! 

I used a dotting tool for the planets and dots, and the detail brush again for the stars and features of the moon. I also free-handed "The Man In The Moon" on my thumb in pink with a striping brush.

Here's the polishes I used:

Wet n Wild Wild Shine french white creme & clear nail protector,
Wet n Wild Megalast candy-licious & violet attack,
NYC in a new york color minute MoMa,
L.A Colors Color Craze static electricity,
a sponge,
detail brush,
dotting tool,
and a striping brush.

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