Monday, November 17, 2014

Rainbow Chevrons

I mentioned in this post that I had an awesome idea using these nail vinyls, and I am just now getting around to editing the photos! Better late than never right?

Pretty awesome huh?

I  used the larger chevron stickers from Nailvinyls.

I just painted two coats of the middle color, added a top coat, placed the sticker down the middle of my nail, and painted the other two colors on either side! Here are the colors I used going from left to right:

Index Finger:
OPI- Coco Cola Red (Coco Cola Collection 2014)
Kiko- 357
OPI- Where Did Suzi's Man-Go? (Brazil Collection Spring 2014)

Middle Finger:
OPI- I Just Can't Cope-Acabana (Brazil Collection Spring 2014)
Jessica- Lime Cooler (Gelato Mio Collection Spring 2012)
CK One- 610 Current (LE for Spring 2013)

Ring Finger:
Zoya- Wednesday (Beach Collection Summer 2012)
China Glaze- Exotic Encounters (On Safari Collection Fall 2012)
Zoya- Ling (Tickled Collection Summer 2014)

Pinky Finger:
China Glaze- I Sea The Point (Off Shore Collection Summer 2014)
Illimasqua- Jo'mina 
OPI- Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm? (Nordic Collection Fall 2014)

Hope you enjoyed! 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Simple Swatch: Takko Lacquer + Enchanted Polish

I feel bad for showing these polishes because they are so hard to get your hands on! I timed posting this today because Enchanted Polish will be having a pre-order for her LE November, December, and Holiday 2014 polishes today. They are usually mystery polishes, but she just posted a sneak peak of the Holiday polish, and it is gorgeous, so you don't want to miss out! They will on be sale for pre-order for one hour starting at 12 pm PST on her bigcartel. Anyways here are my nails:

This is also appropriate to post now because flakies are making a come back and every indie brand are making their own! I think the only ones available right now are I Love Nail Polish which are on preorder, so you can get them for $1 cheaper. I will hold off for now so I can see more swatches and get the cheaper ones :)

This beautiful flakie polish is Takko Lacquer- Dark Paradise which is a Llarowe exclusive. It is stunning! I wore this a while ago and honestly can not remember if I wore it over a dark purple polish, but if I did, it was probably OPI- Sapphire in the Snow. Then I know I did two coats of Dark Paradise. I remember the formula being pretty sweet too. It is kind of a jelly base, packed with all the flakies, and of course I added a matte top coat. I pretty much only wear flakies with my Essie Matte About You Top Coat. It also makes picture taking much easier!

My ring finger is Enchanted Polish- June 2014. It is a super deep purple holo, but in some lighting, it can almost look duochrome. I used two coats, and formula was perfect of course.

These polishes are definitely expensive, but they are totally worth it! Especially if you are an avid collector like myself. Go get you your Enchanted Polishes at 12pm PST today!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ooh La Lacquer's Halloween Polishes Part 2

I showcased most of Ooh La Lacquer's Halloween polishes in this post here a few days ago. I mentioned that I hadn't worn the one polish that I really wanted, so I wore it in combination with another one of her Halloween polishes, along with one of her other polishes.

Just some simple chevrons

The green is Ooh La Lacquer- Sumer. It is a bright almost neon green holo! Unfortunately the polish on top takes away the holo effect. It is also an awesome formula just like the other polishes from this collection.

I used mini chevron nail stickers from Nail Vinyls for the chevrons, and painted Ooh La Lacquer- Ectoplasmic Residue on top of those.

Lastly, I applied one coat of Ectoplasmic Residue on my ring finger, and applied two coats of Ooh La Lacquer- Beware of the Plastics (Mean Girls Collection). Such a perfect name! And also a gorgeous polish. It is one of those finely milled matte microglitters that is top coat hungry. So I applied one thick coat of Nail Pattern Boldness' Glitter food, followed by one coat of Seche.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Themed Drip Manicure

I have only done a few Halloween themed nails this year, and they are all purple and green themed for some reason. These are pretty simple, just an indie polish, topped with drip tips:

I loooove this polish!

The polish on bottom is Glam Polish- Frankenslime 2014. It is a re-release from last year, but I believe it is a different formulation and slightly different in colors. I am not too sure, around this time last year Glam Polishes were fairly hard to get for us American's. This is a slightly holo green base, with tiny matte green and purple glitters sprinkled in. I love it!

Then I just did the drips using a dotting tool, and the color is OPI- Do You Have This Color in Stockholm? (OPI Nordic Collection Fall 2014). It looks a little darker in these pictures than it does in person, but all in all fairly easy to work with.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ooh La Lacquer's Halloween 2014 Polishes

Longtime no blog post....

I have gotten a few indie Halloween polishes this year, including the entire set of 4 that Ooh La Lacquer released. I died over the green since I don't have any holo like it, but I also don't have a grey like the one she released, so I just got the whole thing! The collection is Ghostbuster's theme, so I can't appreciate the names as someone who has seen the movie would....

Anyways, here are 3 of the 4 from Ooh La Lacquer's Ghostbuster's collection. Of course I didn't wear the one I wanted the most...

Just a simple glitter gradient

The purple is Ectoplasmic Residue, and the grey is I ain't Fraid of no Ghost. Both were two coats, and flawless formulas. The purple was nearly a one coater. These are some of the more opaque holographic polishes that I have tried from this brand.

The glitter is Eeek! It is a very finely milled glitter, it would take tons of coats to become opaque. It mainly consists of fine deep purple microglitters, and slightly larger metallic green glitters. Very appropriate for Hallowen.

I took these photos right before it was going to start raining, so the sunlight wasn't quite in my favor. So, the polishes don't look as holo as they are in real life. They also have a lot of fine shimmer in them which tend to take away the holo affect as well. I got a slightly blurry shot to show more of the holo and shimmer in the base colors, and more sparkle in the glitters:

You can get the entire set on her Etsy for $35, which is a few dollars cheaper if you were to get all of of them individually.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Simple Jelly Sandwich

Here is a simple jelly sandwich:

I started off with two coats of China Glaze- Tarty-Y For The Party (Avant Garden Collection Spring 2013). A very nice formula, fairly opaque on the first coat as well.

Then I added one generous coat of Orly- Ultraviolet (Flash Glam Effects Collection). This is part of the chunky glitter collection that Orly put out a few years ago, and I believe some of them are still permanent, not sure about this one though. A lot of the glitters from that line have the sinking glitter problem, but fortunately this particular polish doesn't have that problem. It does slightly, but all you have to do is just hold it upside down before you paint your nails and you get a very glitter dense coat for each nail.

Lastly, I topped it off with OPI- Care To Danse? (NYC Ballet Soft Shades Collection 2012). This a very pale pink shade and is also part of OPI's permanent line as well. It works perfect for layering, I would never wear this alone. You would probably need like 5 coats to get it opaque.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Yes, More Half Moons

I am in a bit of a nail art rut right now, so I am content with doing everything in half moons or french tips! Sorry, but the creative part of my brain has kind of switched off for quite a while, all though I do have 2 pretty awesome things planned. One I just haven't gotten around to doing, and the other one is using polishes that will be released tomorrow, so I don't exactly have what I need to create the look I am going for... Anyways, here are some more half moons:

Sorry for the boo boo on my pinky, one of my mice bit me real good over the weekend...

I started off with 2 coats of Ooh La Lacquer- Summer Daze (Summer Collection 2014). This is one of the more opaque Ooh La Lacquer holos that I have tried, I love it! Formula was awesome. It is super vibrant purple/fuchsia shade, but the color on top kind of took away from the awesomeness of it. You can see a better swatch here, and why not buy it while your there!

The textured polish on my ring finger is OPI- My Current Crush. This came in a limited edition set last year, so I am not sure how readily available this is.

Lastly, the awesome shimmery purple on my other nails is Orly- Hot Tropics. I am in love with this color! I have had it for a while and am just now getting around to wearing sad. Just in time before summer is officially over. The formula is fantastic. I did one thickish coat on top of the holo, but depending how small your nail beds are, you could definitely get away with one coat with this polish! It is a vibrant purple base with tons of gold and silver shimmers in it. I am so happy the shimmer actually shows up on the nails. This picture is fairly color accurate too, it may be just a little darker in person. Pictures can't really do it justice.....