Saturday, April 30, 2011

CND Dot Mani

This is a based on a manicure I saw on a Nail Tech website. (here) I want to get all other colors they use and try it again. I like the way mine turned out for a first try.

Pretty fun, huh?

I got a lot of compliments on this. :)

I used Essie Smokin' Hot as the base, and Wet N Wild Black Creme with CND Sapphire Sparkle for the dots. 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Accessorize Polishes

Today is just a quick post.
These are Accessorize polishes I got in my swap with Sara.

Pink Spice and Aztec.

This is 3 coats of Pink Spice.

Pink Spice is a pink duochrome that shines gold and red.

I really liked this polish a lot. It reminds me of MAC Bad Fairy.

It has that weird particle texture that the Orly Cosmic Collection had.

This is 3 coats of Aztec.

Aztec is a green duochrome polish that shines purple and gold.

I do love this polish but I can't get the texture JUST right.

See how there is more green at the tip? The texture of this polish always got thinner at the tips.

What do you guys think of these polishes?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Month Of Blue Manicures

This month was Autism Awareness month and a lot of bloggers donned blue nails for the cause. I joined in on this, as well. :) Nothing is more fabulous than a blue mani, in my mind. You can read a bit more about the cause here

This is 2 coats of Model's Own True Blue.

Model's Own is a vibrant medium blue creme. It was very pigmented.

I got this in my swap with Sara. I would love more of these Model's Own polishes, if they're like this one. I love the bottle too!


And of course I couldn't leave it alone..
I stamped it with White Konad polish and MASH plate m78.

I loved the way this came out.

OPI DS Magic.

Stamped with White Konad polish and MASH plate M63.

I think once I started the white on blue manicures- I couldn't stop.

This is 2 coats of China Glaze Frostbite.

Frostbite is a vibrant blue shimmer polish. I can't believe I never bought this polish before. It's really a must.

This one also has a weird smell. It smells like a herbal substance that a hippie or two have been know to smoke. 

If you can get over the smell (or if you like that sort of thing) I recommend this one being part of your stash.

Did you think it was going to go unstamped? I used Konad White polish and MASH plate M27.

This mani was really fun and I got a lot of people asking what was stamped on my nails.

I also tried my nails at a Ruffian manicure. I used CND Urban Oasis and China Glaze Hi-Tek. I then layered Essie Matte about you on top of Urban Oasis.

I used Nfu Oh 65 and stamped it with China Glaze Techno Teal and Bundle Monster plate BM20.

If you've been following my blog for a while, you might remember I've done this exact mani before.

This is 3 coats of Butter London Lady Muck.

Lady Muck is a light blue polish with silver shimmer.

This is my first Butter London polish and I feel addicted already.

This polish is really stunning.

Did you wear blue this month?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pa Q3

I have had this mani saved on my computer for a while. I absolutely love the polish but it's so very hard to capture!

This is 3 coats of Pa Q3. 

Q3 is so gorgeous in real life and my pictures really wash out some of the shimmer. Q3 is a taupe polish with purple undertones and a ton of purple and gold shimmer.

I wish my pictures would show some of the shimmer.

So of course I got bored and layered China Glaze White Cap and stamped with Bundle Monster plate BM20 with Konad White polish.

I thought this looked really cool but it kind of looks like something...

What do you guys think of my manicures?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Revlon Top Speed Polishes

I'm not a big fan of Revlon polishes. They tend to take ages to dry on me and I feel they are a bit pricey for a drugstore brand. However, recently I had a coupon for a dollar off Top Speed polishes AND RiteAid was giving a dollar off on top of that- so I couldn't resist the deal.

Electric and Ocean.

This is 3 coats of Electric.

Electric is a bright yellow polish with shimmer. It was a bit streaky and required 3 coats before it became even.

Look familiar? It's a near dupe for Chanel Mimosa. I've compared them and I'll show you the comparison soon!

Yellows are notoriously hard to work with, so watch out!

This is 2 coats of Ocean.

Ocean is teal green shimmer polish that is simply lovely.

It is a bit brush strokey but I think I can look past that flaw and see how wonderful it is.

This color doesn't say 'ocean' to me, though.

I'm not a big fan of Revlons, but I will say the colors and formulas in the Top Speed line haven't disappointed me yet.

And if you want a good laugh:

I love the "sets you free" dance.
 (Video from youtube)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jordana Polishes

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I stopped in Kmart on a whim one night looking for E.L.F. makeup. I did end up finding some makeup that I took home with me but I also noticed a display of Jordana polishes. I swear I've never noticed the display before so I'm thinking it's new. I've only seen Jordana polishes on Nikki's Blog. They had some bright looking polishes and a silver glitter that instantly grabbed my heart.

Mellow Yellow, Boy Oh Boy, and Silver Jewel.

This is 4 coats of Mellow Yellow.

Mellow Yellow is a bright yellow jelly polish. I think this is a much better choice that Deborah Lippmann's Brick Road.

Yes, it was 4 coats and is still a bit sheer, but such is a life of a jelly polish.

I think the end results of this polish is really fabulous.

This is 2 coats of Boy Oh Boy. Ugh, the name of this polish makes me puke in my mouth a little.

BOB (did you really think I was going to type it again?) is a greenish teal creme that is a tad more green in real life. 

This could have been a careful one coater.

I'm so glad I bought this horribly named polish. It's gorgeous and looks fabulous against my skin tone.

This is 3 coats of Silver Jewel over BOB.

Silver Jewel is an opaque silver hexagon glitter polish in a clear jelly base. 

I bought this because I never got my hands on the Milani silver glitter that was an online exclusive. I can honestly say this has stomped out the lemming.

This mani was so blingtastic in real life.

I can say that I am very impressed with my new Jordana polishes. They were cheap ($1.99 each) and very gorgeous polishes.

Do you have any Jordana polishes?
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