Friday, February 28, 2014

Textured Rays - Untriedicure #2

I grabbed a few polishes and was really just playing around with them, checking glitter density, seeing how they looked, etc.

I figured putting them all together was going to be an atrocious mess and it was just one of those messing around, it would never end up being something I'd actually post type things; but I ended up absolutely loving the outcome and had to do it on all my nails and wear this as a full mani!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Zoya Mix 'n' Match: Raven, Skylar, and Tomoko - Untriedicure #1

I got out Zoya Tomoko because I haven't worn it yet. It is absolutely amazing! Like liquid diamonds. SO gorgeous! This is one I would definitely consider a must-have. Even if you don't like textured polishes, use a topcoat. The true beauty of this polish can only be fully seen in person!

Anyway, we all know that I'm allergic to wearing plain, one-color manis. So I grabbed a couple more from the Zoya shelf (Skylar also being an untried, and Raven), and just started doing random dotting and stripes. This is what I ended up with:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shine On

It has been a long time since I have gotten one of these! Jacqui of Craftynail nominated me for the Shine On blog award. So thank you, thank you! ^.^

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday - Favorite Nail Polish Brand

For today's Twinsie Tuesday theme, I immediately knew what polish I was going to use (well, the brand anyway)! 

If you know me, I'm sure you've already guessed it by now... my favorite brand is Zoya!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Barielle Review - Nail Strengthener Cream

I finally have the last product Barielle sent me to review for you! They actually surprised me with this separate from the bulk of the review products, along with a nice little "thanks for joining us" note. 

This is their nail strengthener cream. I have the .5oz tube, and it also comes in a 1oz tub.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Chalkboard Nails

I found a couple of the dual-ended Chalkboard Nail Art polishes from Revlon on clearance a little while ago. I realize this look could be achieved just as easily with a matte topcoat, but they were only a couple bucks, so I figured I'd play with them.

One end has a matte black polish with a regular brush, and a matte color with an art brush on the other end (cream: Teacher's Pet, pink: Overachiever).

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday - Share Your Nail Polish Collection

My polishes are currently in need of rearranging and my collection is kind of a mess at the moment. So I am going to have to skip out on TT this week.

You can always check out the other Twinsies' stashes though! :)

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra

Monday, February 17, 2014

Barielle Review - Matte-inee

I'm always looking for a good matte topper! For some reason they seem to be hard to find around here. I've tried e.l.f.'s and it bubbles and is junk once it's a year old. So I have only tried China Glaze Matte Magic. But it doesn't always take all the shine away and takes a century to dry.

So let's see how Barielle fared!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Barielle Review - Falling Star & Rusted Vintage Boots

I got three polishes from Barielle to share with you. I showed you the first one about two weeks ago along with some nail art (you can revisit that post here). Today, I have swatches of the other two, Falling Star and Vintage Rusted Boots, and of course some nail art using them.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Bouquet Water Decal Mani

I decided to do a quick and simple mani for my dinner date last night, but still wanted to keep it Valentine's-appropriate, without requiring much effort.

After laying down a one-coat base of Wet'n'Wild Frosted Fuchsia, I added a bunch of rose water decals in red, white, and pink that I picked up at Born Pretty Store quite a while ago.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Barielle Review - 60 Second Mani-Pedi Scrub

If you're looking for a scrub that smells so good you could almost eat it, I say go with Barielle! This stuff smells absolutely delightful!! It has got a somewhat citrusy sweet smell. It mostly smells really sweet with a hint of citrus. It is just plain wonderful!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

KKCenterHk Review - Stamper A27

Many moons ago... (Okay, it was in October of last year), I showed you this nifty 1-piece stamper I got from KKCenterHk. It is like the rubber part of a stamper with the images engraved into it, instead of a plate. (See here for a refresher. I also included a demo video showing how to use these stampers). Well, I have another one to show you today. This one is A27. It contains a footprint image, rainbows, a couple of Valentine's Day images, stars, and some floralesque stamps.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Half Moon Hearts

At the beginning of the month, one of the themes in my Twinsie Tuesday group was to do a mani for American Heart Month. I ended up doing these half moon hearts in two different reds, but they looked too similar and I have been wanting to try the look again, but use different colors so the half moon hearts show up better.

This mani was also inspired by a baby skirt I saw the other day. I had taken a picture of it on my phone, but wound up accidentally deleting it, and I couldn't find the skirt online to share. Anyway, it was pink with hearts all over it in two shades of grey, white, and pink, and the hearts were filled in with either teenier hearts or stripes.

Here's the mani I came up with to match!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Maybelline Wild At Heart Jelly Sandwich

I picked up Maybelline Wild at Heart the other day because I loved the look of it. It is just black and pinkish red glitter in a clear base. At first I wasn't sure what I was to going to do with it, but ended up creating one of the very few jelly sandwiches (paired with a sheer nude) I've ever done that I actually like!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review - 3D Teardrop Stones

Born Pretty Store sent me some really pretty teardrop stones to show you! I'm actually not sure what to call these. They aren't studs, but they're not exactly stones, either. They're just 3D nail decoration pieces. The pattern I have is a clear (changed a bit because of the base color) and black marbely design.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Twinsie Nails with Casey Lane - Inspired by a Cup

Once upon a time, Casey bought this super cute owl cup. So cute, that I had to do a mani inspired by it. We ended up doing these twin manis.

Then I found a really pretty dottified thermal cup, and invited Casey to do matching nails with me again inspired by it! So we have decided to claim it as "our thing" to do manis inspired by cups (check the tag #10nails1cup on Instagram to keep up with any future manis we do!!) whenever we find suitable inspiration.

Here's my take on this round: