Friday, May 10, 2013

Orange nails for Marie.

Today I have an orange mani with a purpose.

I was scrolling through my news feed on Instagram the other day and came across quite a few manis that were orange and tagged with the hashtag #orangenailsformarie.  Marie has been fighting leukemia and, according to what I was able to find out, it is a tough fight at the moment.  So in support of Marie, and in hopes that seeing such a large backing behind her, a new spark of motivation will give her that extra push needed because cancer does suck.  Although I don't know you Marie, I support you 100% in your fight against this beast and you WILL conquer.

So in honor of Marie...





All my love, thoughts, and prayers.

P.S.  This color is called "Year Round Sunshine" by Anise.  A very fitting name, don't you think?  

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Black tie optional.

Good morning lovelies!!  So, as soon as I heard about the new line of Hard Candy polishes that was released at Walmart a while back, I rushed to my local store and picked up a few of them.  Unfortunately, they have been sitting in my giant box of untrieds for weeks on end.

Black tie optional is a glitter top coat with black and white hexes of varying sizes as well as black bar glitters.  I have been trying to decide what I wanted to use this over, and last night it finally hit me - neon!




I paired this with OPI Black Onyx and layered it over Orly Glowstick (white undies are Sally Hansen White On).



This is also my first time using Orly Glowstick, and whoa.  This sucker is bright!  And paired with the black it just glows that much more.

I hope you all enjoy this look!

Until next time...

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A girly gradient.

Hi all!  See!  I told you I would have two posts today!  :)

This is a gradient using Sinful Colors Beverly Hills, a light lavender with a hint of pink, and China Glaze Make An Entrance, a gorgeous pink.  I love the way that these two colors compliment each other!



And of course, you know I had to top it off with China Glaze Fairy Dust ;)





I haven't done a gradient in a while, so I thought today would be a great day to do one again.  I hope you all like it as much as I do!

Until next time...

Zoya Storm.

Hi everyone!  Today I will have TWO posts for all of you, which will hopefully make up for my lack of posting the past week.

I finally got my hands on Zoya Storm, and the moment I swatched it on my nail wheel I wanted to kick myself for not getting it when it was released.  It is such a stunner!!  Black with a scattered holographic twist - pure love.

Here are some sun shots:






And one in the shade:


I seriously can't believe that I just got this.  I love it so much!

Until next time (or the next post!)...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sinful Shine My Kryptonite and Most Sinful.

Hi everyone!  As I have been promising, here are the swatches of the remaining two Sinful Colors Sinful Shine polishes that I picked up.

First up is My Kryptonite.  Super shiny and great coverage in only two coats.  Pictured is two coats, no top coat.  My only disappointment with this one is the staining that I had after removal.  And keep in mind, I only had this polish on for a few minutes for the swatch and pictures.  I really had to scrub my nails with a cotton ball and acetone to get it completely off, and there was still some staining left behind.  I can't imagine what it would have looked like if I had worn this color for even longer.





Now this one I love!  This is Most Sinful, which is identical to Endless Blue (also by Sinful Colors).  The only difference between the two is that Most Sinful dries with a gel-like appearance and is much shinier.  I can't get enough of the cobalt blues lately!





The Sinful Shine Collection by Sinful Colors is exclusive to Walgreens.  I paid $2.99 each.

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Clowning around.

Hi girlies!  Today I have a bright and fun mani to share with all of you.  I recently made my first purchase with Lush Lacquer after seeing some swatches on Instagram.  I have really been into everything neon lately (who isn't?!) and once I saw Clowning Around I knew I just had to have it in my collection.

Clowning around is jam packed with purple, pink, blue, green, orange, and yellow (all neon) transparent hex glitters in various sizes.  I love that this is in a clear base, allowing it to be used over any color!  Oh, the possibilities!!




Pictured is one coat of Clowning Around over Sally Hansen White On.




I paired this with Island Girl Royal Hawaiian for that added pop of color.




Clowning Around and all other Lush Lacquer polishes can be purchased on their Etsy site here.  I am in LOVE with this, and can definitely see myself using this quite a bit this summer.  The application was soooo easy too, which makes this a complete winner.

Until next time...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Zoya Blaze and OPI Honey Ryder.

Hi everyone!  Life is crazy right now with a toddler who is finally feeling better from being sick for over two weeks and another who got sick a few days ago and is just starting to get better.  I need sleeeeeeeeeeeeep!  On top of all of that, trying to schedule appointments my physical, track down immunization records, having blood drawn, TB tests, etc. all to prepare for nursing school.  And the list of books for the first semester!  Trying not to get overwhelmed before it even starts - easier said than done, especially when all I see are dollar signs...

OK, rant over.  I know I mentioned I had two more of the Sinful Shine colors to swatch, and I will definitely get those done, but I just had to use my new Zoya Blaze.  I don't know what took me so long to finally get this color - but holy moly!  It's incredible!  I love the depth that you get with this polish - definitely a must-have and



I paired Blaze with an accent nail using OPI Honey Ryder, one of the newest Liquid Sand colors.  It is absolutely stunning.


Here are some sun shots.  Blaze is definitely much brighter in the sun, and you can really see the scattered holo.  In love.




I hope you all like this mani as much as I do.  I will definitely be wearing this for another day!

Until next time...