Wednesday, January 15, 2014

OPI Make Him Mine with Rhinestones!

  Hey guys! It's been so long since I've posted! I think the last time I posted any nail art was around Halloween. My nails have been in such horrible condition these last few months that I honestly didn't want to post at all, but I've been trying to take extra good care of them so I can start getting back to posting regularly.  

  The nails I'm wearing today are featuring OPI Make Him Mine from the Mariah Carey Holiday Collection. This was one of the six Liquid Sand shades that were in the collection. This color is a pinkish nude shade with tiny glitters throughout it.

  I needed about three thin coats of this for it to be completely opaque. The formula on all of the Liquid Sand polishes in this collection were really good. They weren't thick, they applied evenly and dried nicely. 

  On my accent nail I added some rhinestones of all different sizes. I haven't used rhinestones for anything in a while, so I really like how this tuned out. Pink and sparkly haha this one seems nice for Valentines Day...

  *this was sent for review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Mix and Match

  Happy Halloween guys! Here's a cool mix I did with blood, eyeballs, and bones.
For these nails I used my favorite red nail polish, Butter London Pillar Box Red, Essie Blanc, and Essence Black is Back. The bones and eyeball were done with a a dotting tool, detailer brush and blue, white, and black acrylic paints.

  What are you guys gonna be for Halloween? I think I'm just going to wear some generic animal ear costume to work haha.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

OPI San Francisco Collection For Fall/Winter 2013 Swatches and Review

  San Francisco by OPI brings street chic style with West Coast flair to nails and toes for Fall/Winter 2013. This new collection features a palette ranging from sky and sea-colored hues of blues and gray to reds, burgundies and browns inspired by some of the city’s most iconic elements – Chinatown, the Golden Gate bridge and the Embarcadero. This fall mélange is mixed with texture, seen in three new Liquid Sand™ nail lacquers in earthy hues of taupe, blue and gray: It’s All San Andreas’s Fault, Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! and Alcatraz…Rocks. Liquid Sand lacquers dry to a textured, matte finish, infused with reflective sparkle.

“To me, the women of San Francisco and the city itself really epitomize today’s multifaceted beauty consumer,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “San Francisco offers a European flair with distinct West Coast attributes. These elements inspired a collection of urban chic nail lacquer shades, thanks to the sophisticated combination of high fashion and eclectic street style.
 “With twelve colors ranging from moody grays and blues to garnet and ruby jewel tones, these lacquers are designed to accessorize fall’s hottest looks, from military details to winter whites,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “On fall runways, models were seen wearing luxurious textures from head to toe. The three new Liquid Sand nail lacquers incorporate the texture trend through nails, with rich matte finishes in colors to complement the season’s fashion.”

A-Piers to Be Tan
I shore do like this chocolaty tan.
Dining al Frisco
Just feast your eyes on this fresh-air blue!
Haven’t the Foggiest
Can’t tell you why I love this misty gray...I just do!
Peace & Love & OPI
This holographic sage and eggplant is far out!
Keeping Suzi at Bay
There’s no holding back this assertive navy blue.
Incognito in Sausalito
You better keep this almost-black blue under wraps.
Lost on Lombard
Oh garn-et! I’m all turned around!
I Knead Sour-Dough
Are you bready to wear this toasty warm brown?
Muir Muir on the Wall
This trailblazing plum is the fairest of all.
In the Cable Car-Pool Lane
Good golly, Miss Trolley, this rich burgundy takes me away!
Embarca-Dare Ya!
Betcha can’t pass up this marvelous magenta.
First Date at the Golden Gate
You and me and this shimmery ruby make three.
It’s All San Andreas’s Fault
I’d move mountains to get this textured earthy taupe!
Wharf! Wharf! Wharf!
Dog-gone it...fetch me that textured matte blue!
There’s no escaping this arresting textured gray.

    The formula on all of the colors in this collection was really great, they applied smooth and even and they dried really fast. I used two coats for all of these, other than First Date at the Golden Gate which needed three coats. All of these are shown without top coat. I really really liked all of these, but my only complaint would be that the creme shades seemed to chip faster than the shimmer/duochromes after I'd had them on for a few days.

  When I was swatching these, some of them really surprised me. I didn't really like a couple of these when I saw them in the bottle,(Embarca-Dare Ya!, I Knead Sour-Dough) but when I saw them on the nails in the sunlight they were really beautiful.

  My favorites from this collection were Alcatraz...Rocks,  Peace & Love & OPI, A-Piers to Be Tan, In the Cable Car-Pool Lane, Muir Muir on the Wall, and Keeping Suzi at Bay.

*These were sent for review

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Color Blocked Neon Stripes

    Hey guys, what's up? Today I have some neon color blocked nails to share. Is color blocking still in? Probably not, but oh well, I'll still rock it.

    For these nails I started with a base coat of white. I used two coats of Essie Blanc. Then, with a striper brush, I used some black acrylic paint to do the black stripes on all of my nails. After I did the black stripes I went in and added the gray stripes to all of my nails using Zoya Dove and China Glaze Recycle. I let all of that dry for about a minute and I added my neon stripes using Sinful Colors Neon Melon.

   I wasn't really going for a pattern here, I just went with what I thought looked nice and tried not to put two of the same color next to each other. Next time I do this I'll probably add more, skinnier, black stripes.

   Like always, I finished this off with one coat of Seche Vite.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Quick! Guess the color!

  If you guessed China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, you were right! This super bright neon coral is one of my favorite colors for summer. Scratch that, this is one of my favorite polish colors period.

  I used two coats of this and one coat of Seche because neons dry matte.

  I'm surprised that my camera was able to capture the color so well after it completely freaked out while taking the fist couple of pictures like the one below.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July Nails!

  Hey guys! Happy (almost) 4th of July! These are the nails I'll be wearing tomorrow.

  The colors I used for these nails were Essie Blanc, Ciaté Power Dressing, and OPI Red Hot Gift. I used a stiper brush and OPI Red Hot Gift for the stripes on the accent nail, I would've used tape for nicer lines, but me and tape just don't work very well together. I freehanded the little star inside the halfmoon with some white acrylic paint and a small striper brush.

  I did wait a while to put top coat on these because I didn't want the red and white to smear, but this caused the blue to bubble really bad. Oh well.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wham! Pow!

  Hey guys!  Today's post features some neon and holographic glitter, it's like a rave on my nails.

   This orange is Color Club Wham! Pow! and the name is fitting because this color is crazy bright! I needed about three coats and I really should've put this over white, but I didn't. The formula on this one was really meh too, it's kinda thick and it dried before it could even out. I guess the end result is worth it though, because it's so bright and pretty.

  The gold glitter I'm wearing is Stun from Floss Gloss. This is a holographic gold glitter and wow, this is awesome. I love everything about this nail polish. I only needed two coats of this and the formula was really great for being a glitter.

     The picture below shows the holo-y-ness of the glitter. Super pretty, right?

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