Thursday, December 18, 2014

Skating on Thin Ice

I knew that Barielle's Rain in Spain would be a holiday-rrific choice for a mani base this season. We've had some wonderfully warm weather for December in Colorado which I am all for. Of course seeing some snowflakes isn't bad this time of year, I can manage, bit I have that unbeatable sunshine to show off this holo!

Two coats of Rain in Span as a base. I then stamped the icicles with Color Club Eternal Beauty and Messy Mansion 27. Accent nails polka dots were with Color Club Miss Bliss and the Ice Skates from Bunny Nails HD-F and Snow Me White.
It's been since Junior High that I was on ice skates, how about you?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What's Christmas w/o Argyle?

There is just not enough time in December to do all the festive manicures I'd like for the holidays. Between snowflakes, santas and other fun ideas, I have to hurry and bust out as many as possible. To kick-off the holidays I needed some sparkle and argyle.

The red is two coats of Ulta Bombeshell, an awesome red jelly with scattered holo, although it is gritty when dry. I stamped with Sinful Snow Me White and the candy canes from Bunny Nails HD-F.
For my "sweater" nails I started with a base coat of Sinful Summer Song so the glitter would come off easier. I picked up Milani Sugar Coated. Not one I had seen before. It has a lot of hex and bar green glitter with a scattered holo.
Lastly, I stamped with Coloc Club Mamba from Sugar Bubbles 021.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Venique Nail Lacquer ~ Swatches and Review

I had not heard of Venique before receiving a press release. When I saw the holiday samples I was excited to see swatches of the foil and the glitters.

Holiday 2014
TIS THE SEASON to sparkle, shimmer and shine with Venique’s collection of shimmers and glitters; perfect for any celebration! Celebrate the holiday season with rich couture shimmers of fuchsia, glitters of gold and rose gold, silver sand texture, and festive multi-colored glitter.

You Kiss 1 Mall Santa. You've Kissed Them All

Selfies with Santa


Being the glitter fan I am, all of these polishes really struck my fancy. You Kiss and Holidays are both two coats with no base or topcoat. You Kiss is a beautiful fuchsia with a silver foil base. It went on smoothly and was a nice formula. I added one coat of Selfies with Santa on top of You Kiss. Awesome glitter bomb!

#HOLIDAYS is a silver scattered holo polish. It dried a bit gritty but nothing a good topcoat couldn't even out.

The polishes range from $7.95 to $8. All great polishes for a festive 2014 winter season. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dance Legend Robots vs. Humans

What a wonderfully perfect polish for Thanksgiving! This milk chocolate linear holo is something that totally puts me into a trance. Even out of sunlight, the lines dance in the bottle and on my nail. I don't own many Dance Legend polishes.

Is it me or do they stink to holy high heaven? Honestly, I don't care. Their mix of colors and finishes makes me a happy camper, if I loved camping that is.

This is two cats with a topcoat. Accent nails are two coats of Sally Hansen Teeny Bikini then stamped with Robots vs. Humans and Bundle Monster 410. For some reason I thought the image channeled turkey feathers. Hope you had a great day and evening with family, friends and loved ones.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lavish Polish Peach Please

Aren't thermal polishes the best thing ever? Especially now that Indie creators are adding glitters and shimmer and flakies. I picked up a Lavish Polish colors and threw in Peach Please! because of the great thermal and golden flakies.

This is three coats. When warm, this jelly is a warm pinkish that goes great with my skintone. When cold, it's a bright tangerine color. Those gold flakes really are pretty no matter what temperature my fingers are at.

This is three coats of Peach Please with two coats of China Glaze Champagne Kisses.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Barielle Jetsetter Collection Swatches

I recently received Barielle's Jetsetter collection. This is their fall/winter release. I can definitely see using a lot of these colors in my holiday manis and nail art.

 Kiss Me Kate is a creamy beige/pink - not quite mannequin hands but a nice nude

 Rain in Spain - creamy light periwinkle 

 Gondola Ride - a creamy sage green

Irish Eyes - While this and Gondola Ride look similar, they have enough of a difference than I was able to capture in my photos. This is a a creamy moss green.

 Autumn in Seoul - a deep copper shimmer - very pretty and a nice fall hue

Midnight in Paris - creamy midnight blurple 

All swatches are two coats and I didn't use a basecoat or topcoat for any of these. Each 5 free polish retails for $8 a piece and can be purchased here.

There was some staining with the darker colors so be sure to use a BC. Overall the creams were smooth and opaque. I think they would be awesome for stamping. For some reason I am just loving Rain in Spain the most. Which color are you being drawn to?

Friday, November 7, 2014

She Wants the D - Llarowe Bronco Blue

You KNOW I have to do a few orange and blue manis ladies! Showing some love for my Denver Broncos and that beast Peyton Manning. I had the perfect polish from Llarowe's big game collection last year (although the game results were definitely not what I had hoped) I still got my hands on her custom holo Bronco Blue.

I used one coat of Zoya Annie at the top of the accent nails with Sinful Snow Me White on the bottom. I then used striping tape and covered with one coat of Bronco Blue.

The rest of the nails I used two coats of Bronco Blue. The perfect Sunday mani for the W! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Scary Skellington Patckwork

No like really, scary. Do NOT attempt a patchwork mani without Seche Vite on hand. I thought my Out the Door would do just fine and after two hours I finally just lived with this and called it a night.
The concept was great but we all know that sometimes it doesn't always come to fruition. I started with one thick coat of Cover Girl 110. I then used China Glaze Life Preserver and Sunshine Pop for the candy corn patchwork.
I stamped with Sinful Black on Black from Messy Mansion 06 and Jack from FUN3. Have you found other topcoats that help with tape manis? I'm all ears!