Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year Nails!

I got inspired by a bunch of photos on pinterest (come visit me!) I was going for a glitter gradient type mani on deep blue/cobalt. Then I realized I don't really know how to do a good glitter gradient and I (shockingly) don't own a deep cobalt (at least I don't think I do!). So, I went with deep shimmery blue and metallic polka dots using my dotting tool and some toothpicks!

 My husband thought it came out more like fish scales (which he thought was a compliment because he loves everything to do with fishing) and after second thought he's right! I love it even though it wasn't quite what I was going for!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Color of the Year!

I'm glad to see Emerald was the "color of the year". Green is one of my favorite colors. I love Ciate, but they are a little pricey which was why I was pretty excited when I found this kit at TJ Maxx for $10.00!

 I was supposed to be Christmas shopping for other people, but there's no harm in picking up a little something for myself, right!?
 The "sequins" in this kit, is really more like big pieces of glitter and I couldn't get the look on the box no matter how hard I tried, but I was happy with what I came up with. I got a lot of compliments.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy Glitter!!!

China Glaze

Yes, yes it is!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I don't think Maybelline knows what "Holographic" means.

 My love of all things holographic got me all excited when I saw Maybelline's "Holographic" display. I was suspicious, because none of the polishes had a hint of holo to them in the store. A bit duochrome, but no holo. But, blue blaze interested me and I had a coupon, so I thought, eh, maybe in sunlight it will surprise me.
 Unfortunately my first instinct was correct. I've seen better holo stuff in Wet -n- Wild polishes. I'm not really sure what Maybelline was thinking.
 That aside, Blue Blaze is an interesting color. It's an icy-silvery-lavender blue. I don't think I have anything quite like it in my stash.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Multi Marble Nails with Ruby Wing

Pure Ice - Jailbait
Ruby Wing - Eternal (teal to purple)
Ruby Wing - Electric Firefly (yellow to orange)
I found the Ruby Wings at my local 5 Below for $3 bucks each. That was pretty exciting because everyone else I have ever seen them, they range from $8 - $12. So I grabbed two!
 For some reason I thought the nice light purple of Jail Bait would look good with these two.

So cute!
Hey look, they're changing!
Look at that, they really do change outdoors! Actually, I think it's the cold that activates the change, cause you can see in the bottom picture I'm outside, but the colors haven't changed. It was warmer that day.

I loved this so much I didn't want to take it off! I got some weird looks, but I don't care!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Revlon Moon Candy - Cosmo

 I love the idea of this collection. I love flakies and I love all the unique color combos Revlon came up with. (You sense a but here don't you?) But, the price is high for drugstore stuff - $8 or $9 I think.
 Luckily, I found a basketful of these beauties waiting for me at Ocean State Job Lot (man I love that place!) for $ 2. Now that's much better. I grabbed one in every color they had.

So, I love the base polishes in these. They are a little on the thin side, but they are super-shiny which I like. This took about three coats. Dry time is a bit slow, but definitely wait it out otherwise the flakies make a mess. I happen to love flaky tips, so that's the look I went with.  :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ruby Wing - Moonstone

 How cute is this? I first saw these at a new store in my area called XSRE (it took me awhile to figure that out,cause I'm slow like that.) The first time i saw them, they were like $12. Which for a baby blue polish that may or may not turn purple, I felt was a little steep. I did pick up a pretty sweet NYX polish that day, but I digress.
 The next time I went in these were 50% off. Now, that's more like it! So Moonstone got to come home with me. And, look at that, it actually does change color! It was cold, cold, cold out. I own like a million pairs of gloves but never have a pair with me, so i was outside, and looked at my hands and whoa! My nails were sorta purple!
This applies kind of streaky and chalky. Since I picked it up I've started seeing Ruby Wing polishes in other locations. None of the colors/transitions are exciting enough for me to pick up another bottle, but I'm glad I got this one. It's fun and a little different.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nubar - Reclaim

 I can't remember if I ever posted this. I may have only worn it once before. But, as I rifled through my helmer it called to me. Darn, but this is prettier than I remembered!
 Pug approved too!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patty's Day with Sinful GREEN OCEAN!

 Hehee! I walked into a Walgreens (or was it Rite Aid) a few weeks ago to prowl the nail polish displays. Down on a bottom shelf, tucked into the corner I spotted this tiny Sinful display full of bright green goodness. I'm a sucker for green, especially eye-popping green like Irish green...but then I noticed the flakey. Green Ocean...wait a second, haven't I been looking for this for like two years? And then I gave up? I didn't even care that they weren't on sale, I just snapped them up, and an extra bottle of Green Ocean..just because!

Let me tell you Irish Green is awesome, but man is it a pain in the ass to apply. It's SO thin and watery. I guess it's jelly finish? I dunno, but I had to do this twice because the first attempt was such a mess. Green Ocean was a pain in the butt too, it's super-thick, which did not go well when it too Irish Green forever and a day to dry. BUT, the end reselt was super-pretty! I got tons of compliments, it made me smile every time I looked at my nails and that's really all that matters, right?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oldie but goodie!

 OPI "Tickle My Francy"
 I forgot just how much I love this classic neutral.