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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

One of the Most Awesome Giveaways to EVER Happen!

Yes, that is the entire OMG Collection. Gilded Nails is giving away this entire collection as first prize in her giveaway, so click here to enter! If you don't win first, there are awesome second and third prizes so go get entered!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Cult Nails - Cruisin' Nude

Excuse the bad picture above. I just wanted to show you the polish with flash. This polish is from Cult Nails, and if I didn't get it, it would have been a serious lemming of mine for life! On me, the color leans toward taupe, but the gorgeous pink shimmer just sucked me in!! Ok, Happy Memorial Day and enjoy the rest of the pics below. All were taken indoors.

This pic is the most true to color.
Happy Polishing,

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Golden Rose Paris Holographic 110 plus a Nail Fail

It's a cute scattered pink berry holographic polish. I was trying to use it for a manicure, but it ended up just being a swatch. Here I have it shown 2 coats over a white base.

These are the outdoor pics I managed to grab. Not too shabby.
And here's my nail fail. I used Color Club Revvvvolution (not sure how many v's are in it) for the black holo. I used Seche on my index finger and then tried to see how OPI DS Top Coat compared to the Seche in terms of the holo on my middle finger. Well, let's just say that you need to wait until the polish has dried completely for the DS top coat. The black smudged and ran into the pink. Ugh. But the polishes themselves are both gorgeous!
Happy Polishing,

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Funky Holo French

To do this french manicure, I used China Glaze Tree Hugger and Laser Lime. Expect a lot of pics because you deserve to see the holo!! I used 2 coats Tree Hugger and 1 coat Laser Lime.
Half sunlight, half shade.
Trying to show you the holo at an angle.
In the shade.
I think I finally caught the holo!
Happy Polishing,

Friday, May 27, 2011

Moonicure Fail

So....I was attempting a moonicure, but I put the reinforcements too far up on my fingers and it looks like a wonky french manicure to me. Here's the base color:
Then I used China Glaze Four Leaf Clover to complete the moonicure fail.
Click on the pics to enlarge!
Happy Polishing,

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cult Nails!!

I made my first purchase from Cult Nails this past Sunday and my order came on Wednesday!! I only ordered Cruisin' Nude, but if you're into nudes, this color is for you. Sorry I don't have swatches up for you yet, but I can't use any acetone until midnight so I'm stuck with pink on my nails until then. I should have a swatch up by this weekend, but don't wait for my swatches! The color is gorgeous and it's a one-coater. I have a wedding coming up this weekend and this will be my nail color of choice. There are a limited number of bottles of this color, so get yours now!! I'll be ordering another bottle soon!!
Happy Polishing,

Golden Rose Paris Holographic 102

Click on the photo to see the holo detail better. About this polish: I ordered all the PARIS holographic colors, so you will see them all eventually, but I really wanted to try this one first. I applied Wet n Wild Toast, a metallic silver, to my nails first so I didn't have to apply too much holo polish for opacity. Then I think I did 1(it might have been 2, I'm not sure) coat of holo polish, a coat of SV, and another coat of holo. The holo detail doesn't actually show up that much indoor, but outside it is gorgeous!!
Of course, I couldn't get the holo to show up on my cam when I took pics outdoors, so in this case, look at the indoor pics to get an idea of what it looks like outdoors. So backwards.
This was the best I could get my camera to do outdoors. A little holo shows up on my pinky in this pic. And please excuse the mess. I took this polish off like 5 minutes later.
Happy Polishing,

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lincoln Park After Dark

I finally swatched OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark!!! I love it!!! One of my best friends loves dark reds and purples like this because she is in love with the "dipped in wine" look. Her words, not mine. It's a really dark plum but it never truly looked black to me. Some people would beg to differ. I got a little bored, so I did a tape design with Wet n Wild Sparked, a gorgeous, almost completely opaque (in glitter terms) pink glitter.
Isn't that gorgeous? I only did it on my thumb, though. I also layered some polishes over the rest of my nails to see how they looked.
 I thought the Maybelline polish was sheerer than it actually was, so this was a fail. But Fairy Dust is my favorite glitter topper and Kisses and Bises is sooo gorgeous!! I love it. Below I've blurred the pic so you can see the glitter effect better.

Fairy Dust has the most gorgeous holo glitter! Hope you enjoyed this post!
Happy Polishing,

Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring French

This here is a really simple design using only China Glaze Peachy Keen and Seche Vite top coat. I painted about half of my nail with as many coats as needed for Peachy Keen to be completely opaque. For me, that was about 2-3 coats, depending on how precise I was with the brush. After this, I cleaned up the tips using a flat, wide eyeliner brush to give the curve of the tips. I topped this with Seche Vite, and voila! The above picture is the most color accurate to me, but the next 2 are also pretty accurate.

I love it! I get my BM plates today, so I'll probably desecrate this later on today. Hope you enjoyed it!
Happy Polishing,

The Nailasaurus: 800 Follower Giveaway

I think the title says it all, so click on the pic to enter an awesome giveaway with awesome prizes!

It's Totally Fort Worth It!

This lovely manicure was screwed up by my stupidity. If you zoom in, you can see the bubbles in my polish caused by my bottle falling over right before I applied it to my nails. Ick! But I love the color nonetheless!

2 coats OPI Its Totally Fort Worth It
1 coat Seche
Accent Nail: tape design w/Golden Rose Paris Holo Polish 118 topped with Seche

I love the base color here!! It's such a gorgeous grey shimmer with slightly peach shimmer particles in it. I know it probably doesn't show up on the pics here. One of my friends says its brown, not grey. It's a pretty diverse polish, and I love it!
Indoors, with flash.
Happy Polishing,

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blue & Purple = Foolproof

Sorry this pic looks washed out, but I think it was the flash's fault. This manicure should have been sponsored by Rite Aid, because with the exception of Seche Vite, all the polishes were bought at Rite Aid. Speaking of Seche Vite, I bought another bottle today. My friends love it and my bottle is quickly being used up.

Colors Used:
2 coats W&W Fast Dry Saved By the Blue (you can get away with 1, but I used 2 out of habit)
1 coat Seche Vite
1 Coat W&W Wild Card/Invitation (scotch taped)
1 coat Seche Vite ( I had planned to stop after this)
1 coat NYC 105 Starry Silver Glitter (the blue and purple glitter matched my manicure colors)
1 final coat of Seche

 No flash.
With Flash. I think this pic is most true to color.

Happy Polishing,

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Found It!

 I'm working on getting my pics uploaded, but in the meantime, here's an old manicure!

I used ChG Innocence for my base, the ChG Four Leaf Clover for my tips. After that, I wanted to see how Essie Kisses and Bises on a couple of nails.
Kisses and Bises is on the nail in the lower half of the pic.
Happy Polishing,

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Where Oh Where have my manicures gone?

Well, I've had 4 manicures since I last posted, but none of them have made it to the blog yet. Sorry about that. I have yet to find my card reader so that I can upload the pics from my digital cam, since it takes much better pics than my webcam. So I've already done my Pink wednesday manicure, but I can't upload it yet. I can't wait to show you what I've done with my nails! Hopefully, that will be soon.
Happy Polishing,

Friday, May 13, 2011

Yes, Yes I did.

I went to Rite Aid today, and I bought new polish. Of course I did! SH were BOGO 1/2 off and W&W were 99 cents as always, with the exception of their fastdry line, which was 1.99. And then I got 2 NYC polishes for 99 cents each. Care to take a peek?
From L to R:  Essie: kisses and bises; Wet n Wild: Bijou Blue, Sparked, Lavender Creme, Caribbean Frost, Party of Five (so sparkly!); Sally Hansen complete salon manicure: Right Said Red, Shall We Dance?; NYC: Black Lace Creme, Starry Silver Glitter (super pretty sparkles!)

Expect to see these colors on my nails in the future!!

Hot Hot Lava!!

Yay!!  Blogger is finally back up!! So, yesterday's look is inspired by my desire to try my new China Glaze polishes that came in the mail!! I got 8 polishes in colors: Orange Knockout, Heart Broken (pink crackle), Crushed Candy (baby blue crackle), Cracked Concrete (grey crackle), Fault Line (purple crackle), Four Leave Clover, White on White, and Fairy Dust!! I haven't had a chance to use them all yet, but I will post pics when I do! Fairy Dust is officially my favorite sparkle topper....of all time.

On to my manicure! I wish it lasted longer, but it was my fault for trying to apply polish on top of my Orly Nailtrition, and two coats of it at that. Here's the order I applied my polish:
2 coats Orly Nailtrition
1 coat SH Hard as Nails
1 Coat ChG Bare if You Dare
1/2 Orange Knockout, 1/2 Bare if You Dare ( I used Orange knockout for the top half and Bare if You Dare for the lower half)
1 coat  Seche Vite to even out things
1 coat ChG Cracked Concrete
1 coat ChG Fairy Dust
1 coat Seche Vite

Did you want to see pics? Well here they are....
 My index finger totally wrinkled right before i took this pic...argh. Never would have happened if I'd only used the Sally Hansen.
 Sorry for the blurriness!! I could not get my cam to focus last night!

So, it totally looked cool, and I would love to try it out again with different color combinations. Hope you enjoyed it!
Happy Polishing,

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 guessed it! Giveaway!!!

Really quickly, I just wanted to let you know that From Head to Foot is having a giveaway until May 15th. You can enter the giveaway here. You should enter, because it looks awesome!!! Good luck!!

Sweet Sugar Giveaway

Since I won Just B's giveaway, I'm even more inspired to enter giveaways! Sweet Sugar is having a giveaway, and you can enter here. Good luck!

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink and win Giveaways!!

Yes, that is a crackle/shatter polish. And no, it's not from OPI, China Glaze, or Barry M. This is a bottle of LaRosa Crackle Shatter Nail Lacquer in Hot Red, which is more like fuschia than red. It's still gorgeous. Unfortunately for you, I decided to pair it with Wet n Wild polish in Dream Poppy, which also happens to be a gorgeous color. However, the two don't look great together, at least not in my opinion.
See for yourself...

Here's my polish pattern:
2 coats Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
2 coats Dream Poppy (it is technically a one-coater, but I messed up so I did 2 coats)
1 coat Hot Red Crackle
No top coat (I'm taking this off tonight...why waste top coat?)

The exciting news is that I won Just B's Julep nail giveaway!! I won 3 nail polishes in the colors Amy, Gloria, and Natalie as well as Reveal, a nail growth revitalizing serum. I'm so excited! I won a giveaway! I figure I'll start investing in a couple more polishes and then when I get a certain number of followers, I'll host a giveaway of my own! Well, I'm off to figure out if I'm doing french tips for tomorrow or not!
Happy Polishing,

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Fave Lipgloss...for now

So I just wanted to share one of my favorite lipglosses with you guys! I am in love with MAC's Dazzleglass Creme in Lightly Prancing!! I even use it on top of other lip glosses!
Here's a couple swatches for you:

It's a gorgeous peachy-gold color!! The only downfall of this is that I can feel the particles of glitter...not too bad, but sometimes it's just irritating. But the color is so worth it!!!
Here I am wearing it over a thin layer of Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in Rosegold:
Edit: I totally didn't realize that the Revlon lip gloss had worn off, so this is a swatch of Lightly Prancing on its own.

Sorry I just swiped it on in a rush, but it is a really gorgeous color!!!