Thursday, September 24, 2015

My Birthday Mani From August 2015!! (Ombre/floral pic-torial!)

Um...I forgot to post my own birthday mani! Bad, bad blogger!!!!!!

How about we start with the finished product and then I will work backwards:


My birthday was August 4 and I turned *gulp* 32. What better way to celebrate than with something girly, bright, and floral? I used 3 SinfulColor polishes, WhiteBoard, Pink Smart, and Over It.

I started with a good base and then painted my nails about 3/4ths white.


Because I am a lazy nail artist, I then used Over It for the other portion of my nails:


Lastly, I used Pink Smart in the middle and a cosmetic sponge to blend the 3 colors together:


My decals came from This was a great item I got for review, it came with 10 designs of strips. Each strip has 12 decals so you can pick and choose for what will fit your finger best.


They are sticky decals. They are NOT waterslide! So, just use your tweezer to peel from the backing and apply on your nail. Top with clearcoat and you're good to go.


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Last look:


Thank you for stopping by! I had a wonderful birthday this year and these nails really helped cheer up the already happy time.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Smudged Polish: Shake Your Tail Feathers

Today I have a gorgeous jelly polish to show you! Yes - I said gorgeous and jelly in the same sentence! My pal Leeanne sent my first Smudged Polish to me, an Australian indie company. The polish is not one I would usually grab but wow, I am so happy to have it!

Take a look at the bottle shot of Shake Your Tail Feather:


I did three coats of SYTF. It went on quite sheer, as it is a jelly, but flowed nicely on the nail. There is no fishing for the glitters even though it is quite the glitter bomb. I am impressed!



The mix of glitters is pretty cool and reminiscent of a peacock's tail. I see coppers, greens, blues, and more, in squares, hex, and circles.


Pretty, right?

You can find Smudged Polish:
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Remember, shipping is from Australia so make sure to keep that in mind when ordering.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Elevation Polish - Tre Cime de Lavaredo

Now I get it.

I am absolutely in love with this polish.  I get the hype for the brand, I get the re-stock chaos and madness. I get it.





This is Tre Cime de Lavaredo by Elevation Polish.

Gold holos are perfection, when done properly. And, oh man, is this proper!

The photos above are your typical flash on/light box standard photos. I used 3 thin coats and topcoat although 2 thicker coats would probably be alright. I firmly believe that third coat adds such depth (and smooths and covers imperfections) that 3 is usually my standard for most polishes.

The formula is perfect, just thick enough to spread easily without pooling the cuticles. Dry time is average but it'll pass quickly while you're busy staring at your nails!

Here are under artificial light but NO flash pics:




Of course, I have to include a couple sun shine/no flash shots. This polish is everything! This is the take pictures while driving at a stoplight (don't do that) type of polish!



I don't believe this is a LE, so if you love gold and holo, consider this on your Need list.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Polish Addict Nail Color: Coral Beach! Time for Sun & Sand

Let's savor the summer while it is still here.  With the polish I have for you today, it is really feeling like summer on my nails!


This unique polish is called Coral Beach and it is by Polish Addict Nail Color.  Check out the bottle shot.  Doesn't it feel like a summer beach, crowded with rafts and towels and buckets?


Laura has perfected the crelly glitter bomb. This was easy to apply, opaque in 3 thin coats, and there is zero fishing or effort required. I can honestly say I own nothing similar to this polish.




I am sorry to say that I no longer see this in the shop, but check out Laura's other creations, you're bound to find something to love!


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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Black Dahlia Lacquer: Twilight Orchid

Black Dahlia Lacquer is a fairly new indie brand but wow, have they come out with some beauties!

Exhibit A:



This is Twilight Orchid, which was a mystery polish with purchase over the 2014 Holidays (I think...may have been a little after).  I do not believe it is available now, but it is so pretty and worth sharing.



This is three thin coats of Twilight Orchid.  BD polishes can be very complex with their mixes and therefore very interesting on the nail.  This is a blue jelly base with tons of light blue, dark blue and gold glitters.  The formula is wonderful, not thick at all.  The polish dries smooth but I added a topcoat for these pics.


There is no fishing since the glitters are pretty much the same size throughout. The added holo sparkle makes this baby just glow in sunlight.  Dry time is average, if not a touch longer than average, since it is a glitter bomb.  Waiting between coats ensures no snagging or pulling.


Come a little closer to see the micro glitter and the depth of this polish!


Lovely, isn't it?  If you spot this baby in blog sales, I strongly suggest you snatch it right up!

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