Good Morning Babes! Today is day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge. Glitter Nails is what today's poison is. Since today is Wednesday I was going to do a pink glitter, but decided to stick with the holiday mani's and maybe I will post the pink glitter later :o) . Disco Dolls by NOPI from the Kardashian Kolor Collection has a sheer gold base jammed packed with a rainbow assortment of glitter. This is one of Khloe's colors and she described it as looking like a disco ball exploded. For the swatches below I used 2 coats to reach opacity and 2 coats of SV as my tc.
What are your thoughts on Disco Dolls? I'm not a gold fan at all but I do really like this polish. Unfortunately I don't think its at all flattering against my skin tone :o( . Don't forget to head over and check out the glitta that my challenge mates posted: Tera, Marta and Carolina. Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow for our first My Choice day.
Good Morning Babes! Today is day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge. Candy Cane Nails is what we have going on today. I chose blue candy canes because those are the yummiest ones to me. My base is Bettina Vintage Jean, stamped with Blue Years Eve by China Glaze, Passion Purple by Dr's Remedy, BM ip 207, and SV at my tc. I chose this ip because the stripes aren't small like traditional candy canes, so I wanted to switch it up a little bit. Its came out as a fail because I didn't line up the stamp properly but I just didn't have enough to to completely redo the mani, so hopefully you see what I was trying to achieve. I'm still really under the weather, so please excuse this mani. My Challenge Mates: Carolina - Colores de Carol
Here's an idea of how I intended to stamp across my nail so that it would look more like the stripes on the candy cane.
Do you like my blue candy canes? The blue isn't exact but its the closes I could get. Have you checked out Tera, Marta and Carolina Candy Cane mani's yet? Thanks for stopping by to let me share with you. See you tomorrow for Wrapping Paper Nails.
Good Morning Babes! Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge is Green Nails. I went with 2 coats of Holly Day by China Glaze. The formula on HD is really good. I originally opted not to get this one when I was looking at the Let It Snow Collection, but ended up going back and getting it because I don't have any "Christmas tree green" colors in my stash.
How are you liking Holly Day? Its just a basic green green type of green that's perfect for the holiday season. Don't forget to stop by and check on my loves Tera, Marta and Carolina, and follow their blogs if you aren't already a follower. Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for Candy Cane Nails!
Good Morning Babes! Today is day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge and up today is Silver Nails. I used 1 coat of Zoya Trixie and my base, layered on 1 coat of OPI Crown Me Already, and a nice thick coat of SV as my tc. I couldn't resist adding a little bit of glitta to bling out this mani. I actually bought Trixie a while ago because I didn't own a silver, and I wanted a really good one that I could paint and stamp with.
What do you think of this combo? I think it would be a fun NYE mani. Don't forget to stop by to see what Tera, Marta and Carolina came up with today for their silver nails, and if you aren't already following their amazing blogs don't hesitate to click that follow button! Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for Green Nails!
Good Morning Babes! Today is day the first day of our 12 Day of Christmas Challenge. Its the same ladies in this challenge as the 10 Day Challenge we did last month. Red Nailsis what we have going on today, so I took the chance to finally crack open my China Glaze Let It Snow Collection. Poinsetta is my choice of red and OMG am I so happy that I chose this baby. This is my first pure red that I have ever worn on my nails. I wore a metallic red by Bettina, but this color is red red. The formula is am amazing jelly creme hybrid. Don't you just love those types of formulas? I sure do! It took 3 coats to reach opacity but I totally didn't mind because it was super easy to apply and dried very fast.
Don't you just love Poinsetta?! That's with NO tc, isn't it super glossy?! I'm so in love with this that I had to just admire it, because I sure wasn't about to stamp over it. This is the sexiest red ever and it looks amazing against my skin tone! I'm so glad I have shorties right now, because I really get to enjoy dark colors and look chic. I think on long nails dark colors can be a little touch and go (black and vampy colors like Lincoln Park After Dark) at times. Don't forget to check on my amazing challenge mates Tera, Marta and Carolina to see what they came up with for today's Red Nails. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Silver Nails. Thanks for reading :o)
Hello Babes! I have a late quick post for you today as I am feeling very bad right now. I woke up yesterday morning with the sorest throat ever, then as the day went on I started to get body aches and then headaches... So I took a break from packing to share a lovely Bettina with you! Vintage Jean is from the Jeans Collection (which I still haven't swatched, I know bad me) and its the color of light blue jeans, I actually have a pair of jeans similar to this color. Comparison wise I would say its a dark sky blue, just to kind of explain to you what it looks like. I used 2 coats for the swatches below with a coat of INM OTD as my tc.
Do you like Vintage Jean? I love this blue, its the perfect blue to wear on its own without adding anything to it. Thanks for stopping by :o)
Good Morning Babes! Today I have a one of my biggest lemmings to share with you, Ozotic 528! 528 has a clear base packed with green, pink, purple, and blue glitter. This is absolutely amazing, just tons of fun in a bottle! This beauty was a surprise that I got in my box when I ordered aEngland Lady of the Lake from Leah Ann over at Llarowe! I literally screamed when I opened up the box because 528 (along with 532) are the 2 Ozotics that I have just been drooling over! If you aren't familiar with Llarowe she's a US stockist of hard to get and international brands (aEngland, Ozotic/Picture Polish, Glitter Gal, Hits, Ludurana, and now Lynnderella). Don't forget to follow her on Twitter and FB to stay up to date on what she has going on. Ok, for the swatches below I used 1 coat of OPI Black Onyx (seriously opaque in 1 freaking coat!!!), 1 coat of 528, and no tc.
What do you think of the lovely 528? I'm going to try layering it over some of the other colors that are packed in here to see what it looks like and what colors really pop. I wonder what it would look like over pink or purple... Hmmm I can't wait to try those combo's out! IRL this looks 20x better, I promise its nothing short of amazing! Thanks for stopping by to let me share with you and enjoy your Sunday :o)
Good Morning Babes. Today I have Glitter Gal's Light as a Feather. LAAF is a is another beauty that I picked up from the lovely Katie at Harlow & Co.. This beauty is a lovely light grey linear holo with a very soft but also very noticeable holographic effect. I LOVE THIS POLISH! Did I mention that I love it? Well I do and its actually my favorite holo that I own out of Nfu Oh 61 & 63, Lizard Belly and Lady of the Lake! Its that amazing in my opinion. I think what makes it so amazing is that its so delicate but still obviously a holo. For the swatches below I used 2 thin coats and no tc. The formula is nothing short of amazing! Light As A Feather is the perfect name, so fitting. Enough of my babbling, onto the yumminess...
Don't you just love LAAF? I was a little worried that it wouldn't go well with my skin tone but I fell in love from the very first swipe of the brush! You can see the holo effect indoors just as well as you can see them outdoors, which is what I love about GG holo's. I literally screamed when I got the bottle and saw how little it is, but its totally worth the $14. The holo effect is a little stronger IRL but only by a little bit. Even though its not as strong as the other GG's its still very noticeable that its a holo. Thanks for stopping by to let me share with you.
Good Morning Babes and Happy Friday! Its the return of Fierce Friday's, its been a while since I've done it but today's post definitely fits in the fierce category. Today I have a long time lemming of mine that I finally was able to purchase from Katie at Harlow & Co. (who also carries Models Own, Picture Polish/Ozotic, Nubar, Glitter Gal, Pop Beauty, Scotch Naturals, and Spa Therapy Works) in October! Katie has the best customer service ever, and I get orders from her quicker than orders I place right here in the US! Lizard Belly is a deep forest green linear holographic polish that is nothing short of amazing! For the swatches below I used 1 coat of Bettina Onix as my base and 2 coats of LB with no tc. Application was amazing and the formula was perfection. Unlike other holo's like Nfu Oh, you can wear a regular base coat and tc doesn't take away from or diminish the holo.
What do you think of LB? I know its been swatched all over the blogosphere but I haven't swatched it yet so here it is again lol! Totally lived up to my expectations, looks lovely with my skin tone, and its actually 10x better in person that the pictures show. Thanks for stopping by to let me share with you :o)
Good Afternoon Babes! Today I'm finally going to share with you what I bought back in the summer. Nfu Oh #52 is a blurple (blueish purple) jelly with green micro shimmer and flakies. There's so much green going on in there that the bottle looks like it has an beautiful eerie glow. I decided to layer this over OPI Russian Navy which I NEVER wear any way but on its own, but I really wanted to see what it looked like with an interesting blue. I used 2 coats of RN and 1 coat of #52. Its been raining here and has been dark outside all day long for the whole week, so these swatches were the best that I could get with the limited natural light that I had :o( I will definitely re-visit this in the summer because IRL its AMAZING!
And because it would be a crime to not show you the most fabulous dark blue of all time here's the amazingly beautiful Russian Navy that has graced by toes for the past 2 years for the entire fall and winter, and will do the same again this year :-D
What do you think of #52? I promise babes that it was unbelievable in person, but it was just one of those that I really need so good sunlight to do justice, and I still haven't built my light box yet... Did you take a look at the amazing red and blue glittah in RN? A-MAZ-ING! Thanks for stopping by to let me share with you :o)
Hello Babes and Happy Pink Wednesday! Today I have Essence Ultimate Pink to share with you. For the swatches below I used 2 thin coats, Konad ip m83, special white polish, and SV as my tc. Ultimate Pink is a pretty hot pink with an amazing formula that dried pretty fast. There's nothing original about this color and there are tons out there like it, but its still a pretty pink and you know I love my pinks.
The 1st picture has flash and the 2nd is just regular natural rainy day light. Below I have UP on its own.
What do you think of UP and the stamping? I just love that sassy cat stamp, I've been wanting to use it for a while now. Thanks for stopping by :o)
Bells are jingling, snow is glistening and merry tunes abound: It's the season of shimmer (aka: the holidays) and glamour, of course. And your nails deserve a little gift and loving too. Welcome the SinfulColors holiday 2011 collection, Wish, which delights and excites. The collection takes classic colors - like red, green, silver and blue - and kicks them up a notch to be fashion-forward and festive to ring in 2012. The complete SinfulColors Wish collection for holiday 2011 includes:
Five gem-inspired shades of polish: SUGAR SUGAR: a candy cane, red-hot tint MIDNIGHT BLUE: a bold, bright twist on navy LAST CHANCE: an emerald with depth and allure DADDY'S GIRL: a deep purple with a drizzle of shimmer and glitter OUT OF THIS WORLD: a perfect silver with swirls of glimmer
Two metallic shades of nail art: FLOWER GIRL: a bronzy gold with tons of sparkle FASHIONISTA: a glitter-laden pewter
SinfulColors surpasses the masses with more than 150 amazing shades of nail polish, including the above-mentioned shades. All hues are available for $1.99 at major drug and mass-market stores nationwide, by calling 1-800-448-0763 or online at http://www.walgreens.com/. Sinful Colors on Facebook
Good Morning Babes! This week I'm going to post all international brands for my weekly brand posting. Today I'm sharing my first aEngland polish with you. Lady of the Lake is a dark purple scattered holo polish that is absolutely stunning! This beauty has been floating around the blogosphere like crazy so I wont bore you to tears. I used 2 thin coats for the swatches below, and it dried very quickly with a nice shine.
What do you think of LOTL? I absolutely love it and it definitely wont be my last aEngland purchase! Thanks for stopping by to let me share this beauty with you :o)
Hello Babes! I'm sharing Bettina Flip Flops with you today. Flip Flops is from the Resort Collection, and is the prettiest shade of light purple like ever! The only polish that I have that's close is Planks A Lot by OPI only there is absolutely no dustiness to FF, and that's what sets them world apart! This lovely creme was opaque in 2 thin coats and dried super fast. I stamped with Konad ip M57, special white polish, and a coat of SV.
Here's a swatch of the lovely Flip Flops on its own with no tc.
What do you think of Flip Flops, isn't it just gorgeous?! Thanks for stopping by :o)
Good Morning Babes and Happy Friday! Today I have a little bit of Bettina Spam to share with you. In the swatches below I used 2 coats and no tc.
Bettina 187 is a very deep dark pink with purple undertones that almost overwhelm the pink. Application was flawless and dry time was very good. IRL this is much darker and there is absolutely no red to it, but this a one of those days where the sun being out wasn't in my favor.
Metallic Copper is a deep golden brown metallic polish with gold and bronze glitter. For a metallic it has a really good formula, that you don't have to worry about brush strokes with. Dry time is a little slower than the average Bettina dry time and I had a bump so on this one I used INM OTD becasue I had to touch up my middle finger. This shade is from the Metallic Collection.
Glamour Midnite is a gorgous black polish loaded with silver glitter. This is from the Glamour Collection and I absolutely love this shade. The formula was amazing and very easy to work with. In true Bettina form it dried at lightning speed. The pictures do it absolutely no justice, its to die IRL.
What do you think of these 3 lovlies? Copper really isn't my cup of tea against my skin tone but it is very pretty. Thanks for stopping by :o)
Good Morning Babes! Today I have my version on Cristina from LTHPanimal print nails from the 31 Day Challenge that she did with Rie and Sam. I was so mad at myself that I had to use pictures that have serious tip wear on them. I actually wore these nails for a few days, and I took pictures right after I finished the mani but somehow accidentally deleted them before uploading them. So these pictures are after 2 days of cooking, cleaning, washing dishes (I don't use gloves), washing mine and my daughter hair (we have A LOT of thick curly hair), and so much else. I don't keep mani's for longer than 2 days so thank God I actually looked on my computer for the pictures before removing the polish because it was already getting late and I didn't swatch at all today. I used Resort Pink Bikini on my index and thumb, Nature Ocean on my middle, and Art Deco Yellow on my ring finger. I sponged with Art Deco Purple, Nature Trees, and Resort Starfish. I used Konad ip M78 (which I didn't even know I had), and special black polish.
I shouldn't have such bad tip wear after 2 days so I'm going to try this Chi top coat that I bought a looooong time ago that's supposed to stretch your mani for a week. So I will start trying that under INM or SV to see how that works and do a review on it later. Below is a picture of the base colors which I managed to save, I would have preferred it the other way around but lesson learned :)
What do you think of my spin on the mani minus the tip wear? I got alot of compliments on it and it was really fun to do. I like Cristina's colors better (How I Met Your Magenta and Kung Fu Blue are to die) but this is Bettina week so the colors a slightly different :o) Thanks for stopping by to let me share this re-creation with you.
Good Morning Babes and Happy Pink Wednesday. Today I have Bettina #9 which is a dusty deep muavey rose toned pink creme polish. #9 has an amazing formula just like all my other Bettina's, and was opaque in 2 thin coats. I used Konad ip M78, special white polish, and SV as my tc. Well this color looks like barf on a stick on my skin tone - FUGLY! It reminds me of the colors little old ladies get their hands and toes painted when they go to the nail shop. Don't get me wrong, the color is pretty just not on my skin tone. Of course I had a stamping fail grrrr not my Konading week.
Do you like #9 and the stamp I chose to use over it? I love pink but this isn't normally a pink I would go for which is why I chose it. Not my favorite but I promised to be completely open minded when I started blogging and to try all colors :o) Thanks for stopping by!
Good Morning Babes! Today I have Bettina #12 to share with you today. #12 is an amazing nude creme polish with peach undertones, and very subtle silver micro shimmer that adds just the right touch. I bought this nude because I believe that even if you don't care for nudes (raises hand) you should have a nice little variety of at least 3 perfect nudes (my all time fave is Cruisin Nude). I used 2 coats for the swatches below, BPS ip m60, special black polish, and SV as my tc.
There was a little smudging on my ring finger when I applied SV and a little of the design didn't want to stamp on but we all know how temperamental the stampers can be lol! I pressed down super hard to lol. The 2nd picture has flash. Can you tell that it was getting dark outside by the time I finished my stamping? Ahahaha. Here's a swatch of #12 on its own.
What do you think of #12 and the stamp I chose to go with it? The 2nd picture has flash so that you can see the subtle shimmer becasue it doesn't capture well. I actually really really like this, which I didn't think I would because nudes are touch and go with my skin tone. So I'm adding this to my nudes that I love, its not as flattering as Cruisin Nude by Cult Nails is on me (which I wear alone) but it great in a totally different way. Thanks for stopping by :o)