Saturday, 30 March 2013

Wet n Wild Megalast's 'On a Trip'

What a pretty lavender shade.  I added Nubar's '2010' flaky polish overtop, creating a pink speckled effect. A nice Easter look.  Happy Easter!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Blue-ming from Color Club

Color Club's Blue-ming is another beautiful colour!  The formula is pretty good, some nails it took 3 coats for full opacity.   I guess this would be classified as a mint green.  It is one of my favorite shades and I have purchased the same colour in different brands.  It looks even better on my go get some mint green polish and rock it as a pedicure this summer.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Rimmel's 'Blue My Mind' really blew my mind!

I've got to say that this polish has become my favorite blue.  It is so vivid and applies in two coats.  My only problem is the is too wide for my nail bed.  Rimmel has some great colours but don't seem to get enough kudos...go take a look you'll be impressed!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Favorite Spring Nail Polishes

These are my favorite spring nail polishes.

Lemonade from Orly is my favorite yellow.  It is a cool-toned lemonade yellow.

China Glaze's For Audrey is the exact same colour as a Tiffany & Co. box.  A beautiful blue/green turquoise shade.

China Glaze in Peachy Keen is as exactly as it says...a peachy orange creme.  It is orange but is light enough to have a peachy feel.  I like to think of it as apricot.

China Glaze's Sea Spray is a pale baby blue with a slight silver shimmer.

Zoya's Miley is a milky lavender, very pastel.  It was very shear, 3-4 coats needed!

OPI's Mod About You is a very popular creamy baby pink.  I found it very difficult to not get streaks when applying, it seemed 'gloopy'.  I used some nail polish thinner and it seemed to help, but I still ended up using 3 coats.

Essie in Cascade Cool is a cool-toned light pink.  It has blue based undertones and was a dream to apply, not streaky at all in 2 coats.

Revlon's Popular is a very light baby pink with silver glitter.  It can be opaque in 3 coats, but I like it over a base coat of another polish.

Sally Hansen's Breezy Blue is a pale baby blue.  It is strangely a very shear polish, requiring several coats to obtain opacity.

Mint Sorbet from Sally Hansen is a beautiful sea-foam green.  Two coats and it was opaque.

Rimmel's Wild Orchid is a creamy mid-toned lavender   Lovely on the nails and easily applied with 2 coats.  My only negative is the wide brush.  Although there is a way around this scrape the brush from each side on the wide side, then dip the brush back in the bottle and scrape on the opposite sides, and you'll have a regular size brush to work with.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Indie Polish in Poison Ivy

This is my first indie polish and the name brand is Indie Polish!  Go take a look at her cool Etsy store!  The polish I used is Poison Ivy.  As a base I used Sally Hansen's Breezy Blue.

First day of spring!!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Julep's AVA beautiful pink!

What a fabulous colour.  It went on with one coat and to me that is very rare, as I like my nails to be opaque and that usually only happens with two coats.  I would repurchase Ava from Julep!  I topped it off with Popular from Revlon.  I don't think Popular is still available, sorry. Love this pale pink manicure.

Spring is only 2 days away!!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Green for St. Patrick's Day

Another manicure for St. Patrick's Day.  This turned out to be a beautiful green, but it was a horror to apply. It is Revlon Scented in apple-tini fizz.  It took four coats to get it opaque and very streaky!  It is a polish that requires a base colour underneath.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

St. Patrick's Day Manicure

I love this was fun.  I found some cute nail stickers at the dollar store, so decided to add them. I used:

Revlon in Posh
Sally Hansen in Ivy League
Indie Polish in Money in the Bank

The first two polishes can be purchased at your local drug store/Walmart.

More St. Patrick's Day manicures to come!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Yet another Manicure!

I saw this colour combo somewhere and decided to try it and this is what I did!  I used:

Sally Hansen in Black Out
Sally Hansen in Bubblegum
Revlon in Silver Dollar
Revlon in Stunning
Konad Stamper using a star Image plate

Love the classic colours with the pop of pink.  Best thing is most of the polishes can be purchased at the drug store.  The only exception being Revlon in Stunning (glitter), I believe it has been discontinued, but  there are many other options out there for silver glitter.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

SPRING colours!

With the sunny day yesterday I was inspired to pick some Spring/Easter colours.  I needed 8 bottles of polish (base coat and top coat included) to do this manicure.  It turned out pretty cool, very colorful.  I used:

Orly Lemonade
China Glaze Peachy Keen
China Glaze Snow
China Glaze Sea Spray
Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet
Essie Cascade Cool

Only 10 more days until Spring!!

Friday, 8 March 2013

Marble Effect using Acrylic Paint

Well this was kind of an experiment, maybe gone  I watched this You Tube video and thought it was kind of cool and something I might be able to do.  Basically you have to paint a base coat, I used white. Then you need to select 2-3 different acrylic paints and thin them out with water.  Finally you just use a small paint brush and apply the colour to your liking.  When completely dry apply a top coat.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

First shot at a Stamper

This is my first attempt using a Konad Stamper.  I used Revlon Top Speed in Grape as the base colour and used a basic white, that came with the stamp kit, as the stamp colour.  I used a mattifying top coat on my ring finger and thumb prior to using the stamp.  Not bad for my first try...the possibilities are endless :)

Monday, 4 March 2013

Layered Nail Pattern

This is what I call a 'layered nail design.'  I used Orly Goth (2 coats) and let it dry completely.  I then, one by one, painted a layer of Sally Hansen Wet Cement and immediately dragged a comb over it.  This is the result...I kind of like it.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Maybe a Robin's Egg Manicure?

We have been all dreaming of Spring (18 more days), so I thought it appropriate to do a 'springy' manicure. I used a cult classic For Audrey by China Glaze and Wet n Wild Fergie Collection in Gold Album and Glamorous. Not quite a robin's egg blue but close. For Audrey was my go to colour for pedicures last summer.