Monday, August 18, 2014

Ellagee Dolphins of the Caribbean

Ever since I was little, I've been OB-Sessed with dolphins. They are so beautiful and look like they are always smiling. Hearing stories about wild dolphins saving swimmers or surfers just amazes me. I pretty much peed my pants when I was about 10 and was able to swim with them my first trip to Mexico.

So when Laura laid these polishes on the world, I knew the next addition to my stash. Dolphins of the Caribbean is a teal jelly with various sized hex glitter and DOLPHIN glitters. Three coats covered really well and resulted in a rich color.
I stamped the accent nails with the waves from Vivid Lacquer 023 and Hello Kitty by Sephora Bubble Gum. It looks as if the dolphins are jumping through the waves.
Would you let the dolphies grace your talons?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Golden Rose Neon Jelly

So let me profusely apologize for having horrific cuticles! I haven't been giving much care to them and you can definitely tell here in the Colorado Alpine Desert. I've been involved in a great little birthday swap group on Facebook and received this awesome Golden Rose hot pink jelly polish from Singapore along with many other beauties.
I started with three coats of the jelly. I then stamped the stars from plate BBF 01. I followed it up with the skull and bandana image from MoYou Biker 10. For the stamping I used Color Club Halo Hues Beyond.
I also thought these adorb black star rhinestones would top this off nicely. Of course if you'd like a few rainy, overcast days, just ask me to use a holo! I couldn't catch the sun on this one for photos and was sadfaced about it. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Purminerals Jupiter Ascending Palette Review ~

 Purminerals new Jupiter Ascending palette is inspired by the film Jupiter Ascending. 


Destined for great and extraordinary things, Jupiter Jones turns celestial dreams into reality. Recreate her signature look with six NEW and EXCLUSIVE eye shadow shades, pout enhancing lip gloss and liquid precision eyeliner.

The colors are a great neutral mix with shimmer. It's even more complimentary with my blue eyes as browns and pinks really make them pop. It's very easy to take this palette from a workday to a night out given all the combinations. 

The first look, I used Majesty in the crease. I then highlighted with destiny on the lid and highlighted with cosmos on the eyebrow line. I've played with my fair share of liquid liners and was ecstatic to see this is a pen-style eyeliner since I tend to have trouble with a brush with liquid.

Some pens seem to not have that intense black color or staying power but this black nicely defines and has all day hold. It's also not crusty and crackly by the time it dries. It's great to draw the signature wing on the outer lid.
I was also pleased to see the color of the gloss as dark shades don't look good on my skin-tone. This pink gloss is shimmery and BONUS - lights up as soon as you remove the cap.
The second look, I used Jupiter in the crease and highlighted with cosmos followed by the liner.

The palette values at $124 but can be purchased from Purminerals or Ulta for just $29.



Monday, July 14, 2014

Polish Me Silly Mermaid Tears

I love the fact that so many indie polishes offer mini samples. By the time all of us start loading up our stashes, we know that we will probably never use a whole bottle. Thermals are so fun in that they are doing something different every time you look at them.

Cold Water


Warm water

 Cold to Warm

This is three coats of Mermaid Tears. It's a dark teal jelly when it's cold and a light yellowish lime when it's really warm. I added the adorable little seashells from Born Pretty Store. They had great staying power but the gold did start coming off after a few days.

I then stamped the scalloped image from MoYou Pro Plate 01 and Sinful Snow Me White.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Enter My 100k Views Giveaway on Instagram~

I've been putting this giveaway off for too long. I was so fortunate to hit 100k views back in April and have been meaning to put together a little Instagram giveaway. Make sure to check my feed @PolishFreshie for a chance to win Mentality Polish Minx and Entice as well as some Hard Candy goodies.
Thanks for all the views and support! <3 p="">

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mentality Polish Minx

Another beautiful Mentality Polish holo coming at ya! This is two coats of Minx, a black holo with purple shimmer throughout. I used two coats and wrapped the tips since I usually don't get to taking a photo until the next day.

I then stamped the zebra image from konad m57 and used the lead light technique with the Loreal candy colors and a dotting tool. I was a little sloppy so sorry for not staying inside the lines.
Such a pretty color and again, great for stamping.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mentality Polish ~ Entice

Awhile back Mentality Polish had a quick clearance on their holos as they were changing formulas. I picked up a few as I don't have any in my stash. For this mani I used two coats of Entice. A golden scattered holo.
The great thing about Mentality Polishes is that most of them are made for stamping so I did just that. I'm currently in an awesome BDay Polish Swap on Facebook. June is my month and I've been getting all kinds of goodies from the U.S. and around the world.
From Singapore I received some Hello Kitty polishes. I used two coats for the base of before stamping with the butterfly image from BBF 11. I can't wait to play with more of the goodness and try more Mentality polishes!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Extra Dirty Thirty

Sorry I've been so MIA :(. A lot of bull crap going on in my personal life. I'm trying to get back into the nail art thing but it's been hard with my whole word in an upheaval. Hopefully things start to settle soon and I can get back to some semblance of a normal life.

I did take a little extra time to rock some neons to ring in the big 3-0. I used three coats China Glaze Son of a Peach. The ultimate neon peach. I then stamped the lace image from BBF04 with Sinful Snow Me White and added Bundle Monster water decals.
The accent nails were stamped with Color Club Poptastic and the same lace image. I then free handed the french with China Glaze Son of a Peach and Highlight of my Summer.
Thankfully with the help of family and some amazing friends, 30 wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. I also got to eat at the amazing Shanahan's (former Denver Bronco coach Mike Shanahan's) in Denver. Delish!!



Monday, June 2, 2014

GlamGlaze Thin Mint

Mmmmm thin mints....I actually behaved this year and didn't fall victim to the sashed and badged little ladies pushing those delicious, yet minuscule-sized boxes of goodness. This mint polish in itself is pretty delicious. I really love mints, and jelly polishes!

This is a very pretty neon green. I used three coats with no undies. For the accent nails I started with a coat of Sinful Snow Me White stamped with Sinful Black on Black and MoYou Tourist 13.
With the Leadlight technique I filled the image in with Loreal Mango Mama and Bananarama Love. I think the colors complemented one another nicely.