Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Favorites

This is a look I actually wore towards the end of September, but it didn't make it onto the blog until this month. I loved this one so much that I wore it for at least about a week!

Out of the three new Wet'n'Wild glitters for Halloween this year, this one is by far my favorite! It is so gorgeous with such great depth to it, but definitely requires a topcoat to maintain its beautiful shine!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Drag Marble - Essie Mesmerize & ChG Recycle

This was actually my first ever attempt at a drag marble, I started with Essie Mesmerize, and added China Glaze Recycle. I was going for a webish look, but I'm not sure how well I accomplished that!

Rather than going with a full wet nail, I let the base dry, then alternated two stripes of each color at the corner and drug from there. I'd say I could definitely use more practice!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Spider Web Drag Marble

I'm not very experienced with drag marbling, but thought I would try out a spider web-looking one for Halloween, anyway. I used a plain black creme and NYC Times Square Tangerine.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween-themed Water Marble with Ghosts

I haven't done water marbling in quite a while, so I decided to pull out a few classic Halloween colors (Kleancolor Neon Orange, a black, and Pure ICE Wild Thing) and give it a go. This is what I ended up with:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wet'n'Wild Fantasy Makers Halloween 2012

This is a set of polishes I have been in search of forever! It seems like they used to have new ones at Walmart every year, but I haven't been able to find them in at least 2 years. My mom found these ones for me at some place called Shop Ko. (sp? Whatever the old Pamida stores became)!

I realize they have probably been seen before, and I have had them for a month or 2 now, but I figured they would be more appropriate to show closer to Halloween! ^.^

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saran Wrap Mani - Wet'n'Wild Sunny Side Up and Zoya Reagan

Saran/Plastic/Cling Wrap (whichever you prefer) manis are so gorgeous and I really love the fiery look of this combo! I started with Wet'n'Wild Sunny Side Up, and topped it with Zoya Reagan. They are both beautiful on their own, but look amazing together!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Born Pretty Store Nail Art Practice Tool Review

Born Pretty Store actually calls these a "practice tool", or, technically, Nail Art Polish Display Tips Stand Practice Tool, but I prefer the term "swatch sticks" as that is all I have ever heard them referred to as before. I was contacted about reviewing a product from their shop, and I chose this 40 pcs practice tool because I felt it would be most beneficial to and is something affordable my readers could purchase, it is something easy to use for many different things, and something that I would be able to test and extensively review with great detail.

So, to start off, the 40 pcs Nail Art Polish Display Tips Stand Practice Tool arrived enclosed in a plastic bag and wrapped in a foam paper-like material to keep anything from breaking; it is always appreciated when a seller takes the steps to ship something safely. It avoids problems for both of us in the long run, rather it be me having to complain about a broken item or them having to replace it to shut me up. ^.^

Monday, October 15, 2012

Quince de Creatividad - Flower Hair Clips

I picked up this pastel rainbow hair clip for my little one at a craft show from a place called Kat & Co. Looking at it, I knew for $3.50 USD, I could make my own! So I did just that!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Revlon's Pretty in Papaya, Wet'n'Wild's Sunny Side Up, and Rainbow Honey's Hoof Wrassle: a Saran/Cling/Plastic Wrap Mani

For these nails, I started off with Revlon Pretty in Papaya. It is such a gorgeous color, that I had a hard time covering up its beauty!

I used Wet'n'Wild Sunny Side Up over that, and changed my ring finger to also use it as an accent nail:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Essie - Mocachino

I don't own a ton of polishes from Essie, but I am definitely glad I grabbed this one! It is gorgeous! Essie is a brand that is starting to grow on me. The first polish I tried from them was a blue pastel, and we did not get along at all, but I think the love/hate relationship is beginning to grow into a love/love relationship with this addition to my collection!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Flakie/Glitter Layering and Homemade Peel-Off Base Coat Experiment

Using Elmer's (or any type of) school glue as a peel-off base coat has been popular lately, so I decided to finally try it out.

I had a preliminary fear of it, I didn't want to end up peeling off a layer of my nail or anything! But I figured a little  buffing could always take care of that if it happened.

When debating on what polish to try it with, I thought shimmers, glitters, and flakies are the hardest to remove, so I'd layer all three and test that. Over 2 coats of a 3/4 glue and 1/4 tap water mix, I started out with one coat of a shimmer, My Favorite Martian from Confetti, put a coat of Zoya Apple over that, and finished with 2 coats of Sinful Colors' flakie Green Ocean.

Friday, October 5, 2012

A NailsLikeLace Franken - Rainbow Glitter in a White Jelly Base

I always love the white base and rainbow glitter frankens I see, so I had to try one out for myself!

I don't have a suspension base, so it could be a pain to work with at times, but I actually like how it turned out, for the most part! It ended up with a slight jelly consistency, which I am okay with, as that adds depth, but I think I need to go a little heavier on the glitters in it!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Baby Spam

You mean you haven't had enough baby spam (especially if you follow me on Instagram) for the past week??

Good, coz I gots more!! ^.^