Friday, March 30, 2012

China Glaze Stone Cold and Red Angel 121

Hi lovelies! As of today I'm officially on Spring Break. Yay, I get to play with nail polish all week! Lol. Anyways, here's the first polish used from the Hunger Games Collection. I bought the whole collection so it was hard for me to decide which one to use first. I used China Glaze Stone Cold as a base and stamped using Red Angel 121 in Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep. I added some dots using Silver Sweep.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Effie Trinket Inspired Nails

Happy Hunger Games! So I'm sure tons of people have read the book and/or watched the Hunger Games this weekend. Honestly, I hate reading, but after hearing about the China Glaze Capitol Colours Collection and all the bloggers talking about how excited they were, I decided to read the book. I'm so happy I did because I loved it! I also watched the movie this weekend and I really enjoyed it. Anyways, with all the Hunger Games in the air, I decided to do my nails inspired by the mani Effie Trinket wore during The Reaping. I used China Glaze Traffic Jam as my base and then sponged on O.P.I. Bling Dynasty and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden-I.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pure Ice Crackle & Ice Duo--Gold Glitter & Black Crackle

Today I have my very first nail polish that I received for review! I feel like a real blogger now! I got this duo and another duo that I'll post another day. It was the coolest thing ever! So anyways, Pure Ice released several "Crackle and Ice Duos" that are basically sets of polish and a crackle that goes with it. The base polish I have here is called 582CP (I wish it had an actual name) and it's a clear base with gold and copper glitter. I got good coverage with 3 coats, but personally I probably wouldn't wear it alone. I applied a topcoat over the glitter first and then added one thick coat of Strobe Light, the black crackle. You can purchase these polishes here at Bari Cosmetics.

***This product was sent for review***

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

OPI Pedal Faster Suzi and Konad M77

Quick post because I'm studying for my final tomorrow! Here's OPI Pedal Faster Suzi and Konad M77 in Konad Black. I've wanted to use this image forever, but I took a long time deciding how I wanted to use it. I wanted to add glitter or rhinestones over the gem image, but then again I liked how the gem looked so I left it alone lol. By the way, isn't this such a cute pink?! It has gorgeous silver shimmer!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Mani #2

Happy St. Paddy's Day--and happy 90th birthday to my grandma!  Today I have a pretty cool mani that is inspired by the famous Robin Moses! She is so inspirational and talented! This is my first time drag marbling and I think it came out pretty cool. I used a base of L.A. Girl French Manicure Creme Brulee and then drag marbled using NYX Girls Luscious Green, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On, and L.A. Girl Disco Brites Can U Dig It. I added some gold glitter using L.A. Colors Art Deco Gold Glitter. Then I stamped using BM03 in Konad Apple Green. The transfer of my stamp sucked as do most of my images from the first set of Bundle Monster plates that I own. I thought it ruined my mani, but it would've been a pain to take it off so I left it there.

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Mani #1

Hi lovelies! This is my first St. Paddy's Day mani I came up with. I have another one for you all tomorrow that I assure you is nicer than this one lol. My husband was on his way home from work and I tried to do this one real fast before he got home. I used Orly Fresh and Milani Jewel FX Gold. I usually like to use a sponge for any kind of 'gradient', but for this one I just kind of dabbed the brush on my nail and spread around the glitter with the polish brush. It was quick, I know it's not my neatest, but I still think it's a cute look if you're short on time!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Red, Silver, and Black Clouds

Hi loves! Sorry haven't posted in awhile. I will be busy for the next couple weeks, but after that I will post more often again. I finally decided to try the popular "cloud" design from Jane at Nailside! She actually did this mani here and I loved it so much I decided to that for my first time I would use the same colors since I knew they look nice together. I used O.P.I. Red Lights Ahead...Where?, Sally Hansen Insta Dri Silver Sweep, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out. I LOVE how this turned out and it was so easy! I will definitely be trying this out again.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Nude, Gold, and Hot Pink Double Lightning Bolt Nails

Hey everyone! I've been wanting to do a manicure with nude and hot pink because they go so well together, and here's what I came up with! I decided to do a double lightning bolt tape manicure using a tutorial from Jane at Nailside. She has the coolest ideas and is nice enough to post tutorials--thanks Jane! I used Zoya Shay, China Glaze Passion, and Zoya Layla. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Believe it or not I almost gave up in the beginning because my nude took awhile to dry and it lifted on my pinky at first, but I'm glad I kept going lol.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pink, Purple, and Blue Gradient and Konad M65

Hi everyone! March is here and I'm sure we will be seeing a lot of green manicures soon, so here is a non green manicure to start the month lol. I did a gradient using OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips, Sally Hansen Insta Dri Lively Lilac, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away. I stamped using Konad M65 in Konad Black. I actually messed up my ring finger and I was in a rush to finish my nails before my husband came home, so I just added Essie Luxeffects in A Cut Above.