Hey, everyone! Sorry for the late post. This morning I met up with a bunch of girls form the MUA Nail Board downtown in China Town to grab some dim sum for lunch. Since I was meeting with a bunch of nail polish girls I wanted to make sure that my nails looked extra nice today :0). I decided on using China glaze Sexagon as the base and doing a gradient mani using OPI Mad As A Hatter, Island Girl Aloha Heat, and Deborah Lippmann on top. My kind of glitter bomb!!
Have a happy Saturday!
Less than 24 hours until William and Kate say “I Do.” and I’ve got my mani ready for the occasion. This is OPI Alpine Snow topped with China Glaze White Cap and China Glaze Fairy Dust, Stamped with crowns from Bundle Monster plate BM08 in China Glaze Millennium, and topped with Orly Etolie. I wish pictures could show you how amazingly blingy and gorgeous in real life. I wanted a white background to match the bride’s dress and topped with with White Cap for gold shimmer and Fairy Dust for some silver and holo sparkle. And then I added Etolie which is a clear base with subtle and sparse rainbow shimmer glitter just for some extra bling, cause it’s the Royal Eedding and if any event deserves extra bling, it’s this one. If you click to enlarge the third picture you can see the holo glitter sparkle in the sun!!
Anyone else do a Royal Wedding themed mani? Anyone else gonna make two pots of coffee and wake up at 1 am to watch the whole sha-bang? I know I am!!!
I love Maybelline Blue Brilliance so much, I just wouldn’t take it off. So instead I added China Glaze Shooting Stars on top. Shooting Stars is from the 50 glitter Specialty Collection that was released in the Fall of 2009. Shooting Stars is one of my all time favorite polishes from that glitter collection and one of my favorite polishes to layer with.. it looks gorgeous on top of almost anything. Its a clear base with holo glitter, much like China Glaze Fairy Dust, yet in addition it’s got large hex glitter that’s iridescent. The large glitter hex pieces vary in colors of purple, pink, yellow, and green. So, so pretty and i love this layered look!
Color Club Sexy Siren from the Fall 2008 Glitter Vixen collection is polish with a clear base packed with medium blue glitter that sparkles holo in the sun. Now, when I saw packed.. well, I use the word loosely. In the bottle the glitter looks packed. On the nail, not so much. This was 5 or 6 coats. I stopped counting after 4 which is why I’m a bit hazy on the exact amount of coats I have on here. Bottom line, this was about 2-3 coats beyond my patience breaking point. Three coats I can deal with. Four, I start getting pretty irritated. Sexy Siren is shown here alone and you can still see visible nail line. Don’t get me wrong, this polish is gorgeous. I just think it would work best layered over another polish… that way you could get the same blue glitter holo effect with only needing to apply two coats of Sexy Siren. Oh, and I free-handed little flowers using OPI Alpine Snow and a dotting tool. :0)
So remember how I just said literally two days ago that I was done wearing dark nail polish since Spring just began? I lied. I sit here in sweat pants, covered by a blanket, drinking hot coffee to keep warm and staring out at the cold dreary day as it’s raining cats and dogs outside. The last thing I feel like wearing is a pastel. Dark weather makes me feel like wearing dark polish, what can I say? This is one coat of Wet N Wild Black Creme topped with two coats of China Glaze Dorothy Who? from the Fall 2009 Wizards of Ooh Ahz Collection which is a re-released collection that originally came out in 2001. When this collection was re-released a year and a half ago all the nail polish fanatics went crazy but I was left a bit underwhelmed. China Glaze Ruby Pumps is the best in the collection in my opinion, but since Ruby Pumps is in the core line the re-release of the collection didn’t really excite me too much. The only Wizard of Ooh Ahz polish that I got from the re-release was Dorothy Who? but even it didn’t impress me much the first time I wore it because it was just too light of a blue and lacked the darkness and depth I craved. So I fixed it by layering it over black!! How pretty is that?! I love the darkness of it and how the blue and silver polish just sparkles over the black. It reminds me of the ocean at night when it’s dark but you can see it glitter and sparkle when the moonlight hits it. Love!!!
Happy Friday! Today I’ve got some flakie madness for you! The base color for this mani is Sinful What’s Your Name (a dark blackened navy blue with turquoise shimmer) topped with Island Girl Island Volcano (a clear light blue jelly base with blue iridescent flakies and glitter), Island Girl Mahalo Dream (a clear red jelly base with red iridescent flakies and glitter), and Sinful Green Ocean (a clean ocean green jelly base with green iridescent flakies and glitter). You have to click to enlarge these pics.. the different colors of glitter and flakies over the dark base combined is just gorgeous!!
Any other flakie polishes you guys have tried and either love or hate? Let me know!
Happy Saturday morning. Today I’m sharing with you quite possibly the best red nail polish ever. ULTA Bombshell is the most gorgeous bright cherry red jelly packed full of medium sized holo glitter. The holo in this polish though is very different than the holo I’ve seen in any other polish. Mostly the holo glitters an orangey-red and because it’s underneath the red jelly polish, it looks like embers burning from a fire.. a sparkling and lit from within sorta look. And then there’s this bright purple holoness to it that is completely amazing an unique and takes this polish to a whole nother level. If you click to enlarge the first picture, you can see how vibrant the purple holo is. I’ve never seen anything like it before, especially not in a red polish. Now for the application. Reds scare me when it comes to application because a lot of them are runny and flood the cuticles. Red polish also has a bad rep for stainign and smearing so if a red polish does floor your cuticles, it’s a disaster to clean up. Bombshell however has the best application of any red polish I have ever tried. It’s on the thick side and applied like butter. I had no dripping, running, dragging, or anything of the sorta when applying this polish. Since it’s a glitter though it dries a but rough and chunky so a good thick top coat like SV (Seche Vite) is a must. I can’t even tell you how much I love this polish.. it’s so gorgeous, sparkly, and unique.. and if you get it when it’s on sale it’s only around $2. You can’t beat that!