Monday, May 2, 2011

New Blogs & ...... an easy 3 colour diagional

2 coats of Sally Hansen Applause, and 2 coats each of Rimmel Climax & Sinful Colors I Love You. I cut a thin strip of a mailing label and applied it diagonally tho the center of my nail, then added the Rimmel, and Sinful polish. I applied 1 coat of TC but I could still see and feel the ridge left by the polish. Normally I 'squish' this down gently with my finger before TC, but this time I did not.

 Here are a few new blogs, and a few that were not on my blog roll, but I followed..... Sometimes blogger does not let me follow people and I have to re-log in 5 or 6 times.... whats up with that?

glazed talons

mad manis


the polish parade

box of polish

bellas lacquer box


lilly faerie-nail-obsession

pretty ninja



haute lacquer

nail art encasa

my nail graffiti

frostbite alley

lately im obsessed with

This is 2 coats of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Applause - a lovely foil lilac polish that dried very fast - it is awesome.  I know I had sen this on the shelf at the store for 4 or 5 years and never grabbed it. I am glad I did because these are being dis-continued.

I cut up some mailing labels and used these as a guide for the other 2 colours of polish I added.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Plug Yourself Sunday & 2 purple manis

 Here are 2 mani's that I did not get around to posting..... above is 3 coats of Billie Cosmetic's Purple Rain, and a franken I made using  Purple Rain and a plain white creme nail polish & a thick coat of TC. I did a free-hand chevron and planned on adding a silver stripe glitter polish along the line but did not for whatever reason.

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... and this was 2 coats of an older discontinued Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polish that I found in my favorite dollar store in town. I added 3 thick coats of Love My Nails All That; which is a purple and silver holographic square glitter with smaller round opalescent glitters. It was still dent-able without TC an hour later = so this mani did not last very long. The glitter pieces in All That are sparse, and are not really build-able for a fully covered nail of glitter. Next time I decide to wear LMN All That I will only be using 1 coat - but I tried.

this XW polish was awesome and dried almost instantly on my artificial nails and real toenails. the brush was much thicker that the older SH Chrome polish's I have..... I wish I could find more chrome finishes in the X-Treme Wear line from Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen Lilac Zinc 2 coats - no TC

mysterious dim lighting                                                                        indoor flourescent

3 coats!

Friday, April 29, 2011

For friday night 2:30 a.m.

3 coats of Sally Hansen Salon Hyacinth, a sponging of Confetti My Favorite Martian, and a coat of Sinful Colors Call You Later.

Here is a mani I wore a few days ago - I contemplated even posting this because of all the thousands of polish's colours I have seen this is the ugliest I have ever come across. I picked this up at the dollar store in my town, just for lulz, as  I am not a fan of this line of Sally Hansen polish's. A real Hyacinth is not this colour so I don't know why they would name it this.

I didnt want it too glittery, so only used 1 coat of the Sinful Colors polish. This was literally a last minute addition ~ I couldn't go out in public wearing just the Sally Hansen Hyacinth polish alone..... what would people think of me? and I didn't want to take it off and do my nails again!

Also the brush on this is 'wimpy', it was smaller and thinner than other polish's. I have tried these SH Salon polish's a few years ago and thought the formula and brush was 'meh'. This line is being dis-continued and these polish's can be found on clearance now; many are plain ordinary colours, pinks reds and Nudes but some shades are very pretty. This polish, Hyacinth was from the spring 2009 Tracey Reese LE collection.



I had to sponge on another colour, because Hyacinth alone with Sinful Colors Call You Later would not be enough to disguise the fuglyness of this shade of polish. Confetti My Favorite Martian is a lovely green glass flecked polish.

.....and here it is alone

Above and below, 3 coats of Sally Hansen Salon Hyacinth.

This is a mani I hoped would work out. The Sally Hansen polish does not look that bad with these two fabulous colours, Billie Pink Pansy and a franken I made earlier this month. I cut out a mailing label in the shape of a 'V' and stuck it on my nail, added the two polish's and a thick coat of TC.

L-R = Nailene Top Coat, Sally Hansen hyacinth, Billie Pink Pansy, franken polish Integrity

This Billie Cosmetic's polish really is that bright. I saw a look like this a few days ago and it was very pretty & tried to copy it. I will have to try again with better colours and possible skip using any type of nail guide or scotch tape.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nail Prisms Franken

My Previous Mani, 2 coats of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Pink Diamond, and 2 coats of a franken I made with Pink Diamond. I did not want to remove my previous polish, so I disguised the tip wear from gardening with a diagonal mani. I saw this very same franken on MUA from JiLoverz a few months ago and wanted to copy it. I used a bottle of Sally Hansen Pink Diamond and NYC West Village which is a dark blue.

Also; I don't know why but every time I wear rubber-gloves the skin on my hands starts to flake off a few days after. I am going to Google this and see what comes up. Does this happen to anyone else? I make sure I wash them inside out and dry them before I use them for chores.... so no nail polish remover for me for a day or two till my hands are in better shape.





to make this lovely franken I used sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Rose Diamond and added NYC west Village (a deep dark blue). I was nervous about it and thought I might ruin it, but it turned out just fine.

L-R My Franken Layered over NYC West Village, an earlier lighter version of my franken, and 2 coats of the franken I made with Sally Hansen Rose diamond and NYC West Village.

below is Sally hansen NailPrisms in Diamond layered over various polish's.

L-R, 1 coat over Black, 2 coats of Diamond, 1 coat over Icing's Dark Purple Creme, 2 coats of China Glaze Shower Together, 2 coats of NYC China Town, 2 coats over Icing's Light Purple Creme

Below; this was a mani from before earth day..... I layered my purple prism franken over Sally Hansen XW Grey Area.....2 coats with 1 coat of TC.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sally Hansen Pink Diamond Nail Prisms

 I finally wore pink for pink Wednesday's and I am actually going to blog about it before Wednesday is over! I am an avid young go-getter. I didnt really need to add as many photos as I did to this post, but I took so many......

This is 2 coats of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Ruby Diamond layered over 1 coat of an un-named Sally Hansen Chrome polish. I had 3 of these Ruby Diamond polish's, One I bought at a garage sale 7 years ago, the other two I found at a dollar store in my town 2 years ago. Most of these Sally Hansen Nail Prism polish's are sheer - but awesome - and need to be layered or 4 to 6 coats are needed for opacity. I tested this on my pinky and it would need 4 coats to cover any bare spots and hide VNL.

I used a coat of another awesome Sally Hansen polish, there is no name on his one but it is a bright pink, the same base colour as this Sally hansen Nail Prism polish. On the left is 2 coats of Ruby Diamond layered over the pink chrome and on the right is just 1 coat of the pink chrome polish.

I have read that top coat diminishes the holo-ness of some of these prismatic polish's.... I cant see any difference, as I skipped TC on every other nail.

sun/cloud cover

weird lighting

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

BOOM! Glitter explosion

this is 2 coats of Revlon Hazy, followed by 2 coats of Sinful Colors Aruba Rhythm. i used my new stripe polish to create the lines, then applied a blob of clear polish and added the larger magenta holographic hex glitters to the base of the lines, then swept more clear polish sort of following the lines and gently sprinkled on the smaller holographic magenta hex glitter.

I tried to place the large hex glitter on my nail individually, but it was taking too long, so I added a blob of clear to the base and scooped it up and sprinkled it on my nail. I used a fluffy brush to pick up the smaller glitters and tapped and waved it over the wet clear polish. Glitter is fun to use for mani's but very messy.

This is one of my favorite easy to do looks. It did eat up alot of top coat - next time I won't use so much glitter. If it is a holographic glitter a little goes a long way.  On my right hand I did not add the shimmery Sinful Colors polish and did not add a s much of the larger holo hex glitter, I liked it better then with the shimmery polish and if I repeat this look I will be sure to use a plain creme base for my lines & glitter.

stuff  I used; Revlon Hazy, Magenta stripe polish & two sizes of  Magenta holographic Hexagon glitter

drew lines, blobbed clear polish and added large glitter to base of lines

 added clear polish along lines and sprinkled on smaller glitter

added 2 coats of TC

Revlon Top Speed Hazy, 2 coats with Top Coat

2 coats of Revlon Hazy & 2 coats of Sinful Colors Aruba Rhythm with Top Coat

I'm doing all my glitter work over the sink and washing down any fallout - glitter is messy but beautiful