Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Glitter Tips

This is two coats of Julep Stella topped with China Glaze CG in the City. I attempted a gradient effect with the glitter polish. I really liked this glitter. Removal was not as bad as it could have been (still glitter polish removal, though!). Looks like sparkly sand. I don't love this yellow color with this manicure. I do like it, but I feel that the glitter tips would have looked fabulous with a darker base polish. Maybe a dark, smoky purple shade. Or even black. To get a better look at the colors in the glitter, click to enlarge!

More pics for you!

Thanks for looking! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Orly Fowl Play

This is two coats of Orly Fowl Play. If you buy just one Fall collection polish this year, make it this one. LOOK AT IT. I gouged my index finger shortly after painting, so sorry about that. If I hadn't, I would have left this polish on for the rest of my life, maybe. Look at the pictures, then go buy it. 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Zoya Dree

This is two coats of Zoya Dree. I thought the color matched the leaves on the rosebush pretty well. The formula was incredible. Sorry this is kind of a boring post, but my next one will be fabulous!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gold Tiger

Hello! This is Julep Sienna (two coats; absolutely beautiful polish with good application) with Orly Instant Artist Jet Black stripes. Do you love it? 'Cause I do. Does it get classier than gold with tiger stripes? Hell to the no. You know who would love this manicure? Mike Tyson.

I just noticed that my thumb looks very strangely large here. It isn't large. 

Distraction from freakish thumb in 3....2.....

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Orly Emberstone

This is two coats of Orly Emberstone from the Mineral FX collection. Some might want to use three coats, as I could see a leetle bit of nail line, but it didn't bother me. It is seriously awesome. I apologize for the chips and wear. I painted my nails and went straight to Weight Watchers, and somewhere between point A and point B, I got into a fight with a honey badger. It took what it wanted. 

Here are some more pics. Check out the pink sparkles. UGH it is so pretty. Feel free to click to embiggen!

Thanks so much for looking!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall Plaid

Hi! This is Finger Paints Cordur-Orange (I think it's two coats, and the formula was good), and the stripes are Orly Instant Artist in Yellow Submarine and LA Colors white striping polish (I'm not sure what it's called and it's all the way over there!!!) This manicure looked really good in person. I want to try the same design in different colors. 

Here it is in the sun: 

Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Orly Rock Solid

This is two coats of Orly Rock Solid from the Mineral FX collection. The finish is so awesome! I love it. You can see a couple bald-ish spots on a some of my nails, but that's what happens when I paint them at night. As I've said several times. :) 

Let's look at more pictures, shall we?

Beautiful! Thanks for looking! :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Teal with Gold Dots

Hello there! This is one coat of Julep Emilie with dots of Julep Sienna (applied with a dotting tool. Crappily.). I joined the Julep Maven program, and it has been pretty awesome so far. I'm not kidding though. ONE COAT. Amazing. 

Here is one in the shade: 

Thanks for looking, friends!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wet n Wild Night Prowl

This is two coats of Wet N Wild Night Prowl. I loved it, especially for 99 cents. It's not even close to a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance, but it might be close enough for girls with a budget that does not allow for polishes that cost nearly $20/bottle! Sorry for the lack of posts for the last few days; I was on vacation! 

More pics for you!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 26, 2011

It would be stranger if my nails didn't have mustaches on them.

The index finger is inspired by Scruffy from Futurama. Yellow: Two coats of China Glaze Happy Go Lucky. Orange: Two Coats of OPI Atomic Orange. Red: Two coats of China Glaze Hey Sailor. Black: Orly Instant Artist in Jet Black. I loved the colors so much I almost didn't want to put mustaches on them (!!!). My thumbs had combo mustache/beards, but they didn't turn out so well. My right thumb was a curly handlebar and a chinstrap (strange combination). My left was an evil-looking pointy goatee.

In the shade: 

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Zoya Yara

I love it so much! This is two coats of Zoya Yara. It is the one I was most excited about from Zoya's Fall 2011 collection, and it did not disappoint. 

That's it! More pics: 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Peacock Feather Rhinestones

This is two coats of OPI Jade is the New Black. On my ring finger, I used a whole bunch of different rhinestones (I got these ones from Born Pretty Store) to make a design inspired by the eye of a peacock feather. Application tips: I put some clear topcoat (not quick drying) over the color and used an orangewood stick to pick up the stones and place them. I made sure to use a new stick, because I licked the end of it to pick up the rhinestones. Just how I roll.  It looks a lot better from far away, but I can give you a couple closeups, since you're on the nice list this year. 

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Zoya Kimmy

 This is two coats of Zoya Kimmy. It is such a fantastic color. SO sparkly. Also, Seche Vite doesn't work well with Zoya polishes, so I tried Revlon's quick dry topcoat. And it is fabulous! No shrinkage. It takes a little bit longer to dry than Seche Vite, but not by much. So hey, more pics!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wicked Sweet - Flakie Remix

Same manicure from the last post, but I added two coats of Nubar 2010! I also applied two coats of Essie Matte About you, and you'll see that in some of the pictures below! Spoiler alert: It's awesome.

Thanks for looking!