Monday, February 7, 2011

fun french tips w/ Art Deco stripe polish

a quickie mani, 2 coats of Rimmel Camouflage with black Art Deco Stripe Rite polish across the tips. I added a coat of TC and stuck a lite green fake rhinestone in the center.. This is supposed to be a curved chevron, I am trying to work on my free-hand funky french tips but I suck. I can barely do a straight line, but for some reason I can do a perfect chevron with the polish brush.

I think I should have used a polish guide for this one.... oh well.....Also, My Art Deco in stripe polish in Black is a very dense black that dries fast.

Rimmel Camouflage on its own - 2 coats

Sunday, February 6, 2011

...more sponge mani's!

This is 2 coats of Naturistic's Super Chrome followed by a sponging of Billie Alloy, which is a lite purple.

indoor flourescent

I prefer this type of sponge, as I find it easier to control where I am sponging, and it helps to create an even area of sponging. It is just a regular kitchen sponge.

 Here is a quick video I made using different types of sponges.

 If the vid doesn't work here is the link

a fuzzy pic to show off the pretty bits of ...... whatever is in this Billie Polish 'Alloy'

full sun



and another sponge mani............

This was Sinful Colors I Love You sponged over 2 coats of a franken I keep wearing. I made it with NYC China-Town and Billie White. I used the make-up wedge to apply this. I think I made a note to remind myself to layer this pretty Sinful Colors polish over a similar but more opaque purple polish as it is very sheer. I added a coat  of TC.

.... and one more look!

 I started with a base of NYC Mulberry Street, and sponged on a franken, and added 2 coats of this un-named old skool NYC polish. It is a very sheer lite blue with a little green flash, there is also some sparkly flecks in there....

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Wet n Wild Wild Shine  - Wild Orchid

Here is a bunch of WnW photos..... While these are in-expensive polish - don't write them off as crappy, most of these are 2 to 3 careful coats or 3 to 4 thin coats that dry fast and have great opacity. I always plan on 4 thin coats. . Some of these Wet n Wild polish';s like Bijou Blue need 4 to 6 coats  - I have made some great frankens with these as well and that will be an entire post on its own.

I am happy with every polish I have tried from the Wild Shine Collection, and plan on acquiring ALL of them. The Mega Last and Craze collection I skipped on because I Do NOT enjoy those stumpy thick brush handles, but they do have beautiful shades with a great formula as well.

Wet N Wild Black Creme - not pictured - is a fabulous black polish - 1 thick coat and your good to go. In Canada Wet n Wild retails between $1.59 ( Walmart ) to $2.99 at Zellers and Loblaws stores for the various collections.  I hope the new line of Wet n Wild Fast Dry polish`s end up in Canada!!!!!!!

Caribbean Frost

Wet n Wild Wild Shine  - Blue Moon

Wet n Wild Mega Last Disturbia

Wet n Wild Wild Shine - Casting Call

 Wet n Wild Wild Shine  - Sunny Side Up

Wet n Wild Wild Shine  - Blazed

Bijou Blue

Wet n Wild Wild Shine  - Night Prowl

Wet n Wild Wild Shine  - Sapphire Blue

Lavender Creme

Wet n Wild Wild Shine  - Burgundy Frost

Wet n Wild Wild Shine  - Rain Check

Wet n Wild Wild Shine  - Wild Card ( layered over a medium Grey )

L-R = Night Prowl, Wild Orchid, Sparked, Kaleidoscope, Caribbean Frost

L-R = Black Creme, Sunny Side Up, Blazed, Casting Call, Lavender Creme

L-R = Burgundy Frost, Bijou Blue, Rain Check, Sapphire Blue, Wild Card, Blue Moon

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

a fabulous franken - 'Diversity' with comparison

I made this franken polish with a base of Clear polish and added some black, I added an unknown amount (sorry ) of an older eye-shadow called Soft Fern from Loreal. Check out the original post HERE ( I don't forget about my frankens!!!!!!!!!!1 )

and here is the original franken I named Olive Drab - which is the same eye-shadow but only with clear polish, adding black to the mix made a big difference both in colour and application.


Since I am watching Anchorman, I will call this franken Diversity. This is 3 coats with 1 coat of my clear polish - which is reserved for frankens ONLY - followed by a coat of Nailene Top Coat. I stretched this mani

I added 2 coats of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Coral Amber, and a coat of TC


......and here is a comparison to Nina Ultra Pro Mossy Britches. My franken has much less shimmer, it's a tougher more rugged polish compared to the Nina polish. (lol) I like the finish that eye-shadow frankens have, sometimes they require more care and speed in their application but they seem more dense and are often a more pigmented polish.

Nina Ultra Pro Mossy Britches

Nina Ultra Pro Mossy Britches, 3 thin coats. My franken is my Middle nail, second from the top at 3 coats  & all my nails have TC. Obviously there is a substantial difference but both are pretty! The Nina polish has much more shimmer and is totally a different colour.

L - Franken, R- Mossy Britches

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Green Beauty ~ Glitter & Sponge Teal

My latest Mani I call Green Beauty

I used a franken I made with Wet n Wild Caribbean Frost and white as the base colour, I sponged on Caribbean Frost at the tips of my nails, and added Art Deco Stripe polish in Green/Teal glitter.... I added a coat of TC, for these photos, but I needed 2 for this look.

...And a fun video I made

WnW Caribbean Frost is a beautiful polish on it's own - needs 3-4 coats  ( pic's tomorrow )
 There is TEAL as well as GREEN glitter in the striping glitter polish....

Franken 2 coats w/ TC made with WnW Caribbean Frost & White

Using a cosmetic wedge or sponge produces a fabulous sponge effect. The do not seem to leave as much fluff or create a lot of texture like other sponges do because they are a denser sponge. I feel like I used less volume of polish of my sponging as well. ( this is the only photo I have of the sponge I used.....)


...Top Coat