Monday, March 2, 2015
Whenever I make my standard pilgrimage to Ulta, I always love digging through all of Essence's products. With a low price point, new products and trendy offerings, they are a great buy. Plus the little bottles of polish that usually run anywhere from $1.99-$3.99 don't break the bank either.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
First off, a Colorado winter disclaimer. I live in an alpine desert. My lips, cuticles and heels fall off of my body about 10 1/2 months of the year. It's ridiculously dry so sorry for oogly cuticles, I do the best I can bathing in lotion and chapstick. Now onto something that will brighten your day - Barielle's 2015 Spring Collection.
Barielle's Gentle Breeze Collection for Spring 2015 reflects the soft, gentle, eclectic hues of this most welcome and delightful season.
Gray Sky - a rich creamy, glacier gray. It has a hint of shimmer to it but I wasn't able to capture
Heaven Sent - a soft, creamy aquamarine
Pink Parasol - a creamy strawberry ice
Champagne Bubbles - a creamy tangerine
Under the Sea - a rich, sea scuba blue shimmer
All swatches were two coats with a topcoat. Barielle polishes are 5-free and retail for $8 a bottle or in a 5-pack for $25 and can be purchased on their website.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Hard to believe Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Have you ladies spotted any of Sinful Colors Flirt with Hearts polishes in stores? Here are four from the collection.
With a mix of classic reds and pinks, trendy teal, plus a brand-new, exclusive, limited-edition heart-shaped glitter, Love Sprinkles, you're sure to find you nail polish soulmate.
Pinky Glitter - Bright Pink with a splash of sparkle. This is very pretty and reminds me a bit of OPI Teeange Dream. Nice and smooth with topcoat.
Dazzling Red - Clear glitter with red small and large hex glitters
GoGo Girl is a red crelly. I then topped it with one coat of the exclusive Love Sprinkles.
All swatches were no basecoat, two coats with topcoat. Available in Walgreens, Rite Aid and other retailers for $1.99.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The best thing about a three day weekend? A four day week! I'm a lucky girl to get days like MLK and Presidents' Day. It's been awhile since I've done some decals. I picked up Love Angeline's Members Only months and months ago. The black, pinks, whites, circles and squares made me so happy.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
I saw the BEST tutorial on Facebook and can't for the life of me find the original post. Some brilliant nail maven slathered on some silver glitterness and then used jellies randomly over the top. I had wanted to create this for New Year's but was traveling and didn't have time. Random side note, I always want to add an "h" when spelling sandwich. Don't we all have one of those words? Just sayin'.
Monday, January 12, 2015
I think Dance Legend has such a nice array of colors, glitters and finishes. This past summer, I saw a swatch of their Llarowe Exclusive, No. 529 Deco Dance. It felt similar to Deborah Lippmann's Ray of Light. As I don't already have that in my stash, I felt like this was a good addition.
Monday, December 29, 2014
As the year comes to a close, I thought I'd share some of my favorite creations from 2014.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Merry Christmas polish fanatics! Here's hoping your stockings were full of plates, polishes and rhinestones. I think for once, I didn't get one polish thing! I'm sure it's because most of our friends and family members are intimidated to buy us anything polish-related for fear that we already have it.
A few months ago I picked up Cuttin' Edge nails polish in White Rose. It's a sheer white full of scattered micro holo glitter.