Friday, November 30, 2012


Today I have another polish from the Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away collection. It is the third I have tried out of the four I got. I am still going to get two more once I make a trip to my beauty supply store that has ridonculous deals. On to the polish:

China Glaze- Surreal Appeal. I love this color! I have been wanting a perfect creme finish coral, and this definitely satisfies my needs! It is super bright too which I love, almost neon, although this picture doesn't do it justice. There has been no sunlight where I live lately :(. I applied two coats and it was perfect, then I added one of my most recent finds on the ring finger; OPI- I Lilly Love You

As I mentioned before, there is this amazing beauty supply store in my area that not only sells OPI, China Glaze, Zoya, Orly, Nubar, Essie, and Color Club for half price, but they also have really hard to find polishes that were released a while ago. I saw I Lilly Love You and snatched it right up. It is an iridescent flaky in a sheer pink base. So pretty! Both polishes apply great, and I highly recommend them if you can get your hands on them!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My original Thanksgiving Day nails

I don't know what I was thinking when I did this combo...if I had done like three weeks before, I would have probably loved it!

The base color is Wet n Wild- Club Havana, and the glitter is Ninja Polish- Spooky Floam. I was beyond excited to get this polish because the floam polishes are a legend in the nail polish world. They are usually sold out, but once I saw this one was in stock, I hopped on it! I looked the other day as well and the original floam was in stock! And if you are reading this now, it is still in stock! Hurry and get yours!

On to the application. Club Havana was alright in my book. It was a little streaky after applying the second coat, but I figured the glitter would cover it up, which it did. Spooky Floam was very easy to apply. I applied two pretty thick coats, which is what is shown in the picture. I love the effect, I just wasn't in the mood for it I guess. Maybe if I applied it on a darker color I would have kept it on. The best thing about this polish is it is glow in the dark! I am a sucker for a glow in the dark polish that isn't your standard murky green top coat. I attempted to take a picture of it glowing, but it just wasn't happening. Have you tried any of the floam polishes? Expect to see the original Floam soon!

Monday, November 26, 2012

China Glaze + Deborah Lippman

This polish is probably the most excited I have gotten for a release in a while! I have had it for two weeks and finally put it on. Here it is:

The colors are China Glaze- It's A Trap-Eze!, and the accent nail is Deborah Lippmann- Candy Shop. I am absolutely in love. I really can not stop looking at my fingers. It is like a funfettit party on your nails! I just want to eat them up.

It's a Trap-eze! is an off white jelly base with every color of the rainbow glitters in it. As most of you know, it was released in China Galzes most recent release in their Cirque Du Soleil collection. It is by far the best collection that's been released in a while. I still need to get my hands on two more of the colors. But this polish is basically a Jelly Sandwich in a bottle. They made it easier for us. Candy Shop is pretty much the same concept as well, but it's kind of old news.

As far as application goes, it was kind of tricky. The first coat you had to use the dabbing method to get the glitters evenly on the nail. But the second coat is a breeze since the glitters have a better foundation to stick to. The weird application is TOTALLY worth it. I don't think China Glaze will ever disappoint me!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving nails

My original idea for my thanksgiving nails turned out way too Halloweenie, so I did a new manicure and I love it! Here there are:



The colors I used was first two coats of Butter London- Scuppered and then one coat of China Glaze- Glitter Goblin. Scuppered is from their winter collection and Glitter Goblin is from the Halloween collection. I think I chose two polishes with the cutest names ever. I don't know what Scuppered means, but I like it.

Scuppered is a very unique color in my collection, like all the Butter London's I own. It is almost a copper foil which is why I gravitated towards it for Thanksgiving, but then the green glitters in it just make it even better. You can't see the green on my nails really, but they are very noticeable in the bottle.

Here are some more photos:

I added this last blurry one because you can really see the holographic glitters that are in Glitter Goblin. It mainly consists of orange, gold, and silver/holographic glitters. The name is very appropriate! So pretty. The application of it was of course flawless like most China Glaze glitters. It took me a while to finally try it out, and I can tell I will definitely be using this a lot more now. I can't wait till December so I can bring out all my awesome Christmas colors!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Using some new winter polishes

So, I really wanted to use my OPI- The Man With The Golden Gun gold leaf top coat, so here is what I whipped up:

Direct sunlight
Just look at that shine! The green I used was China Glaze- Winter Holly which is from their Holiday Joy Winter 2012 collection. And the blue is China Glaze- Water You Waiting For from their Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away collection that just came out in the beginning of the month. I feel like I say this a lot with every manicure I do, but I am freakin obsessed with it! Here are some more photos:

In the shade

 Ultra closeup shot

These glitters are some of my favorite from China Glaze. Partly because you would expect since the glitters are so finely milled they would go on kind of sheer, but they are anything but that. They are PACKED with glitter. The two colors are not the same consistency, but they are pretty similar. Water You Waiting For has much bigger glitters mixed in which gives it such a wonderful texture. I made sure to get some shots of it without the gold leaf and a top coat:

Indoor lighting

Here you can definitely see the difference in textures. The blue reflects much more light and you can see how grainy of a texture Winter Holly is. Winter Holly is pretty much the same consistency of the ULTA exclusive glitters they had last year, and I think one of the glitters from their On Safari collection for fall this year was the same too.They both apply like butter.

I have two thin coats pictured here, and when it came to applying the Gold Leaf, I was pretty disappointed. I couldn't get much glitter on the brush unless I screwed the cap completely on and shook it up; still that wasn't enough. And when it came to actually applying it, I had to use the dabbing method. I kind of want to try the Jessica or Zoya one, but they are just so damn expensive! But all in all I got enough on my nails to give it an awesome affect :)

As far as top coat, the way I got such a beautiful shine was I used two different top coats. First I applied a generous amount of Gelous- Advanced Nail Gel Coat. It is actually a base coat, but I've heard from many different bloggers that it makes a great top coat for those chunky gritty glitters. Not only does it add a beautiful shine, but it also makes it sooooo smooth. I love the feeling of smooth glossy nails. Then after that I topped it off with Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat, my holy grail!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Random Swatch

I have a short and sweet random post for today:

Direct sunlight

This is Revlon Colorstay- Provence. It's the first and only Revlon Colorstay polish I have owned, and I must say I was very impressed! It was pretty much opaque in one coat, but I did two because there was some streakyness to it. Other then that, I love it. I didn't get to enjoy it that long because I attempted to do some nail art on top, and I failed miserably! I will for sure be getting more of these Colorstay polishes though. What do you think? Have you tried any?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lustre Shine!

Today and yesterdays manicure is just stunning. This post is going to be very picture heavy. I finally tried my Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Lava. I am just going to say what everyone else has been saying and it totally brings me back to the Nail Prisms from yearsss ago. I couldn’t find a year when they were actually released, but I am pretty sure one of my friends had the yellowish red one back when we were in middle school! Anyway, onto the photos:

In "sunlight"

I know, this photo is awful. This was yesterday toward the end of the day so, a: there wasn't much sunlight, and b: there really wasn't much sun to begin with due to the rainy weather. This day lights saving time is killing me!

Indoor Lighting

Due to the lame light outside, i turned to my trusty bathroom lighting. It is more true to color in this photo and you can see more of the duochrome coming out. There is much more of a yellow shift rather than it looking predominately orange like the first photo.

So pretty!!! Here are some good close ups:

 I decided to spice it up a bit and add some glitter to my ring finger:

The glitter I chose was Lush Lacquer- Hey Jack! It is from their Halloween collection and I believe it is still available. You should definitely check them out! They have some of the coolest mixtures of glitters, and the application is flawless. There's no problem with actually getting glitter on your brush, and the formula is the perfect consistency. 

I saved these three for last because the duochrome is especially strong in these photos!

Here is a close up of the amazing glitter. It has large black and orange hexagonals, medium black and orange hexagaonals, small white circles, and the large white bar glitters. The only shiny gliters are the orange ones, the rest are all matte. Very halloweenesque. A little late to be wearing this, but I don’t care!

Direct sunlight

I took this picture today (all the others were from yesterday). There was a little bit of sunlight peeking through so i took a few more. It is definitely better than the original and the duochrome is much more prominent.

As far as application of Lava, it was quite sheer with the first coat. So, when it came to applying the second coat I got more polish on the brush and did a much thicker second layer. Amazing. These are a little more expensive as well. I have seen them range from $6-$8 at various drugstores and Ulta.

Lush Lacquer can be found here. Their polishes are $8.75 for a full size. What I like most about this mother and daughter team is that they never close their store like a lot of the independent sellers do. I believe they are just a team of two so you know they are working their butts off! The only downside to them is shipping takes up to two weeks. But considering the quality of their polishes, I am totally fine with it. I have a bunch of other polishes I need to try anyways!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My First Nail of the Day!

Today I have a nice neutral manicure to share. I have been wearing a lot of brights and glitters lately, so I decided to switch it up and do something not as POW in your face. Here it is:

In direct sunlight

It is still eye catching, which is what I want in a nail polish, yet subtle enough that it isn’t a brain overload. I first applied two coats of China Glaze- Fast Track, which is from the Hunger Games collection for Spring 2012. I always put a base coat of NailTek II first, but after I applied the first coat on my right hand, I totally realized I skipped the most important step! Oops. Then I followed with one coat of Butter London- Tart With a Heart. It came in a duo with The Dark Knight for the holidays last year, but it is now a part of their permanent line.

 In the shade

 Good detail on the multicolored glitters

The first coat of Fast Track was pretty sheer and I was afraid I would have to do three coats, but the second coat applied flawlessly and gave full opacity. Then I finished off with the high and mighty Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat after applying Tart with a Heart, which also applies like a dream. Fast Track has tiny gold micro glitters in it which you can see in the bottle, but Tart with a Heart almost completely covers it. Although the multicolored glitters in it definitely gives it dimension. I am obsessed! I’ll probably wear it for another day, which is rare for me to wear the same manicure for more than one day. I try to get a full 24 hours of wear!

Well, that is all for today’s post. Hope you enjoy :)