Sunday, November 23, 2014
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.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
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
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.
The rest of the nails I used two coats of Bronco Blue. The perfect Sunday mani for the W!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
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.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
It's time for the Halloween manis to make their way into my life! I haven't decorated yet and don't know if I have the energy to do so :(. At least my nails can get into the swing of things.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Brrr, the leaves are falling and I can feel that brisk wind in the air that means it's fall. That means I'm begrudgingly putting away the neons and summer colors and starting to look at some fall colors. It was the perfect timing for Barielle's Me Couture collection to cross my path.
Taupe Notch - Creamy Dark Taupe
Vintage Gown - Creamy Rust with a Hot Pink
Berry Posh - Creamy Deep Fuchsia
Boho Chic - A Creamy Deep Sea Green
Soho at Night - Creamy, Grape Purple
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.
I really like that Barielle is against animal testing. I only have a few of their polishes and these are all great color additions to my stash for 2014. While 4 of the six polishes are definitely rich, thick creams, Soho at Night at Moda Bleu are true jelly polishes and need a few more coats. The creams were nice to work with and I think would work well for stamping. The jellies were nice rich colors and would work for the leadlight technique no problem. For some reason Vintage Gown really stood out to me, a nice neutral color with a golden shimmer that I wasn't able to fully capture.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
I made a Born Pretty Store order awhile back and included a lot of gems and accents. After staring at these teardrops that look like jade/turquoise I thought I'd match a stamp to them.