Saturday, January 24, 2015

Love Angeline Members Only

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.

Staring at it, I wanted the right base color so you could see all the different colors in this topper. I decided gray was the ticket. Two coats of Color Club Wild Orchid and then strategically placed the glitters. I'm still new to fishing for, and dabbing large glitters on. It's a full-time job people!
Accent nails were naked and stamped with m71 flower design and Black on Black. I then dropped miss little Marie from Lady and the Tramp decals from ob40 on top. I can also see this polish with some bows and polka dots. Let me know if you have other ideas!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Glitter Butter & Jelly Sandwich

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'.
I started with one coat of China Glaze I'd Melt for You so the Glitter wasn't a total bitch to remove (it ended up being this mani's demise because it peeled off full nail in the shower):(. Then one thick coat of Nina Ultra Pro Silver Slipper.
I then randomly used Loreal jellies on top of the Nina silver glitter and stamped from SB21 with Sinful Black on Black.
These rocked and looked like decals! Of course the sun didn't come out for three days so I wasn't able to capture the sparkle - boohoo. Have you done anything like this?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Dance Legend Llarowe Exclusive No. 529 Deco Dance

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.

The purple jelly base as a color shifting flakie suspended throughout. This is two coats. For accent nails, I stamped the squares image from SB021 with China Glaze Hyper Haute.
I then used craft scissors to cut random strips of polish and places on top of the stamping. From far away it looked like I just had chipped nails, up close, you could see a lot more of the detail.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Lights

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.
This is three coats of White Rose stamped with Bunny Nails and the LeadLight technique and accent nail stamped with Color Club Mamba.
I hope you were able to to share the day with loved ones celebrate the birth of lil' baby Jesus :).

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



#HOLIDAYS

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.