Sunday, May 31, 2015

Twisted Colors Lemon-Grass

I saw Twisted Colors Lemon-grass on Instagram last year and had to have it. Whoever swatched it layered it over some white and it looked great so I thought it would be cool to play with it over white stamping.
I stamped my prepped nails with Snow Me White from SB003 and then added one coat of Lemon-grass. I then added the unicorn from m28 on my pointer fingers and used the LeadLight technique to fill her in.
Low and behold the sun decided to hold out to show of this scattered holo but there was still fun sparkle.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Barielle Goes Glitter - Confetti

So Barielle decided to shake winter off Taylor Swift style with two new glitter collections, "Bling It On" and Glitter Mania. I wanted to play with Confetti from the Glitter Mania collection. 
A multi-colored sprinkle glitter features nude, blue, black, fuchsia, white and yellow small hex glitters in a clear base.

Here it is over two coats of Sally Hansen Teeny Bikini. I then stamped the small cloud images with Barielle Heaven from BBF 11. I then added a cute little umbrella from the same plate stamped with Sinful Black on Black.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ariel, Tell Me a Sea-cret

Ok seriously, how many untrieds are sitting in your drawers, on your shelves, in your closet? I proably have more untrieds than trieds. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining :). Among them are three Too Fancy Lacquers. All holos, duh.

Well, do you want the sun to disappear for four days? Just ask me to do a holo manicure haha, no lie. Finally she peeked from the clouds and blessed me with a few photos.

This is two coats of Tell Me a Sea-cret, an aqua holo. I stamped the shell image from MoYou Fairytale 06. This looked like Ariel's shell top to me so I matched it with Color Club Eternal Beauty and created stamping decals from SB12.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Inaugural Blobbicure

I can't believe I haven't tried a blobbicure (among other techniques) until now. I decided to use two colors from Orly's Sugar High Spring 2015 collection. Cake Pop and Key Lime Twist were the only two I picked up but looked like a nice little combo.

I alternated the base colors, each two coats and leaving the second thick for the full effect. I then had the brilliant idea to mattify with Essie Matte About You.

The result looked cool but the polish started cracking the next morning. Not sure if it was due to the amount of polish overall or just the matte that made the lasting power on this mani stink. Cute while it lasted! 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Essence Never Stop Dreaming

I love going to ULTA and hoarding all the little Essence polishes. They stock well, always have new colors and hello under $3? Yes please! My most recent purchase was Essence Twinkling Bling Bling in Never Strop Dreaming.
This is a pink jelly with burnt orange gold shimmer, orange and fuchsia hex glitters. I wasn't sure well it would cover but used two coats on my accent nails that were really opaque (and smoother than expected).
I used two coats of China Glaze Life Preserver to try and match the orange and then sponged the glitter on the tips.
Do you own any of these cute little polishes?