Sunday, January 8, 2012

ChG Watermelon Rind


 I am trying to wear some polish's that have been living in the back of my Deez-elmer..... China Glaze Watermelon Rind is a lovely dark green jelly with silver and some blue glass flecks. This needs 3 coats or more to be opaque, so I layered it over Icing Manic Monday, a dark green that is usually opaque in 2 coats.
 

Icing Manic Monday ( from a previous mani )


 Icing Mnaic Monday and China Glaze Watermelon Rind


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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Glitter Bomb


1 coat of Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac with un-named ( but awesome ) Icing polish's and Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters. I love Lacey Lilac, it is the perfect pastel purple creme - and I can usually use just one coat for perfect coverage. I added 1 coat of a multi-colored Icing polish, then one coat of a lovely blue and silver glitter, then 2 coats of the WnW Party of Five Glitters.

The purple seems like an odd choice as a base for this multi-coloured glitter bomb, but it works! I kept this on my nails for 2 full days. I am wearing artificial nails here, but removal on my pinky - which is my REAL nail - wasnt that bad.



No-Name Icing mini's, Wet nWild Party of Five Glitters

1 coat each of the above glitter polish

Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters

o

Monday, January 2, 2012

Layering with Wet n' Wild The Gold and the Beautiful


This is going to be a quick post which is funny because the last time I wore Sally Hansen Bronze Ablaze it was a quickie post, too!

Butter London's Wallice was first brought to my attention when Nouveau Cheap ( lots of virtual huggs sent to you right now ) did a fablous job of duping it with Sally Hansen Bronze Ablaze and Sinful Colours All About You. Instead of using Sinful Colors All bout You I layered Wet n Wild The Gold and The Beautiful over Bronze Ablaze -  these photos do not do this layering justice.

 ( Ninja Edit - holy cow! Butter London polish's are $19 bucks here!!!!! )




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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hard Candy Blue Foil


 I hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Years Eve, I stayed home, ate cheese Nacho's and watched Tosh O. - Fun times.

 I have been wearing this for 3 days now, 2 coats of Naturistic's Super Chrome Blue Spark, and 3 coats of Hard Candy Blue Foil. I didn't think these had names, but Scrangie called this Blue Foil - so I guess that's the name. This was a sheer blue jelly with lovely flakes that looks nice on it's own, but i layered it over a very similar base polish.
 

I used a matte top coat, that ended up drying to a satin finish instead of matte. The brush on this mini sucked wasn't that great, combined with the tiny brush handle, poor lighting and me standing instead of sitting I had a difficult time painting my nails....... I cant wait to have my NP room all sorted out so I can get back to normal.



Also, remember my mani from last year ( lol ) I found a comparable polish in my stash, Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Co-Co a Go-Go. I would say that the Sally Hansen polish is the boring, plain cousin to this fabulous brown shimmery number.  I stopped in at Shoppers Drug Mart & Walmart to see if any of these polish sets were on sale but both stores were CLEANED OUT  of any Christmas-type gift sets


L -Color Institute Brown Shimmer, Sally Hansen Co-Co a Go-Go



L - Color Institute Brown shimmer ~ R - Sally Hansen Insta Dri Co-Co a Go-Go


 bottle shots!
o

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Brown Foil

 This is 3 fast drying coats of a lovely brown base with copper micro flecks. I am not certain if this is a foil nail polish.... I can only tell if  a polish is a foil if when i remove it the flecks turn silver. The finish reminds me of those vinyl booth seats at old-timee diners, so what would that be classified as?

I have been wearing this for a day and a half, I am not sure what type of nail art to accompany this with because it really is stunning on its own. Does anyone else in the world have this polish? Do people usually shy away from in-expensive sets such as these? I will admit I used to, but the last 3 I have bought or been gifted have been fabulous.

I don't have any of my stash un-packed, so I cannot compare this polish or any of those posted below to anything...... And all of these weird square caps pop off to reveal  A NORMAL ROUND BRUSH HANDLE.

below no TC - I want to get into the habit of taking photos immediately after I paint my nails......

indoor fluorescent

 sun

sun

the last polish in this line u p is soooooooo cool! it is a dark purple jelly base with sapphire blue flecks



the second last polish on the right is 1 coat! It reminds me of Sinful Colors Rich in Heart.

these are from this set, not this exact one......

Monday, December 26, 2011

escándalo!!!!!!


Yes, the polish I am wearing is called Scandalous Blue Glitter, but the real scandal is that my beautiful hand model hands have been scrubbing &cleaning, then packing and un-packing, then scrubbing and cleaning. I moved house mid- December.

Christmas eve was the first time I applied artificial nails since December 12th = I did paint my real nails in a festive glass-fleck red Sally Hansen polish -  But it wasn't the same without my beloved falsies! Even worse was looking at everyone's fabulous Christmas manicures on their blogs, then glancing down at my own torn and tattered digits.

Hopefully everyone had a safe and happy holiday & Santa ( or your families ) were generous with nail polish riches. My Mom & Dad surprised me with one of these polish & Implement kits from The Color Institute by Markwins - the same company that makes Wet n Wild Products. If you are in Canada and head out for Boxing Day ( or Boxing Week Shopping ) keep your eyes peeled for this brand because all of their nail polish collections were AWESOME this year! ( found at shoppers drug mart and Zellers HBC stores )

Okay; onto to my Christmas Eve Mani. This is a lovely sheer polish from NYC that is Available at Target stores in the USA for 99 cents. However I found this in a 2 pack at The Dollar Tree ( also in the USA ) Here is have layered it over Sinful Colors Mint Apple. On my RING nail is the old skool version of this same polish ( neat huh? ) but is is very different from the modern version. While it is still sheer, it has a lovely azure flash with sharp silver flecks.

Nightly Nails has some great photos of this polish layered over black HERE. The NYC Brand has several gorgeous layering polishs that are very inexpensive, but mostly available in the USA

Also I am aware that this is not very Christmas-ey but whenever I am pressed for time I automatically reach for fast drying pastel teal and mint shades.

NYC Scandalous Blue Glitter 2 coats layered over Sinful Colors Mint Apple

 the old skool version of the above polish on my ring nail

This photo is from an older mani -  Sinful Colors Mint Apple ( whatever that means...... mint apple? )
 

 NYC Scandalous Blue Glitter old and older version

L-new R- old

finally, I topped this off with one of the polish's from my X-mas presents from my parents, a lovely gold hued iridescent glitter. Just 1 coat.



If you hit up boxing day sales there is some every pretty polish in this kit, I will line them all up tomorrow and get bottle shots on-line as soon as my lazy vacationing *ss rolls out of bed = plus it has a polish dryer that I am totally looking forward to drying my toe nails in!

~ Thanks Mom & Dad ~

I cant seem to find hi-res photos from SDM but I think that these Color Institute polish sets might be 1/2 price this week, I am sad I wont make it there to pick up a few of these bargains because the QUO  18 mini set with the ORLY dupes is 50% off, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


o