Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pink and Silver feat. Essie Beyond Cozy


I saw a girl in class wearing pale pink nails with a silver accent, and it looked so great that I was inspired to do a manicure of my own.


I used two coats of Misa Ripe Raspberry on my pinkies, index fingers and thumbs, and three coats of Essie Beyond Cozy on my ring and middle fingers.


Beyond Cozy is an absolutely gorgeous polish.  It's insanely sparkly and I felt that it worked so well with this manicure!  Just be careful with application, as the glitter loves to stick to your skin...


POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - KBShimmer Clearly On Top (over pink), Cult Nails Wicked Fast (over silver)
Polish used:Essie Beyond Cozy - three coats (middle and ring fingers)
Misa Ripe Raspberry - two coats (thumbs, index and pinkie fingers)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Water Marble Earth Nails \ blue & green


Hello all!  I really wanted to use China Glaze Starboard in a water marble, so I whipped up something in green and blue - after I'd completed it, I realised that it reminded me of Earth.



I started with a white base (two coats of Sation Strumming My Nails), then I used China Glaze Starboard, Sinful Colors Endless Blue and Pistache, as well as Picture Polish Swagger for this marble.



Starboard worked the best for me, formula wise, but the other polishes worked well too.  I've found that China Glaze polishes consistently work very well for water marbling.



I'm not entirely pleased with how this marble turned out - my pattern was not as good as I would have liked, and I got some weird air bubbles - but I think the colours ended up playing very well together, and it wasn't a complete disaster!




POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - KBShimmer Clearly On Top
Polish used:Sation Strumming My Nails - two coats
China Glaze Starboard - water marble
Sinful Colors Pistache - water marble
Sinful Colors Endless Blue - water marble
Picture Polish Swagger - water marble

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Glitterbomb Glitter Placement with Crowstoes Boat Drinks


Hello all!  This manicure is a bit of a different way (and looks more sophisticated, in my opinion) to wear a glitterbomb polish.  I've been inspired by Wug and Globe & Nail.



I started with two coats of OPI Do You Lilac It?, then went in with one coat on my middle and ring fingers with Crowstoes Boat Drinks.  Boat Drinks is a gorgeous mix of lavender and pale green glitter with a lot of circles and some shimmer as well.  On the rest of my nails, I used one of the small green circle glitters up near the cuticle.  I just used the polish base from Boat Drinks to stick it on, then top coated over it.



Boat Drinks is such a great mix of glitters in a colour combination I haven't seen a lot of, and I love how this turned out!  I'll definitely be doing this again with my other glitterbombs, as I'm fonder of an accent look rather than glitter everywhere at the moment.

POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - Essence Gel Look (one coat), Cult Nails Wicked Fast (one coat)
Polish used:OPI Do You Lilac It? - two coats
Crowstoes Boat Drinks - one coat on middle fingers + glitter placement

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

OPI Die Another Day


Hello all!  This is a quick swatch of OPI Die Another Day for you.  Two lovely coats of shimmery red goodness.


POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - KBShimmer Clearly On Top
Polish used:OPI Die Another Day - two coats

Sunday, September 7, 2014

OPI Do You Lilac It?



Hello all!  Quick swatch today - this is two beautiful coats of OPI Do You Lilac It?, a soft lilac creme.  Great formula, you can almost get away with one coat.


POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - none
Polish used:OPI Do You Lilac It? - two coats

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A England Saint George


Hello all!  I finally got around to wearing A England Saint George, a gorgeous dark green scattered holo polish with a slight blue sheen.  It's so beautiful and I loved wearing it.


The formula was absolutely gorgeous, one of the best I've come across.  The polish was completely opaque in one coat, no bald spots to be seen.  I did two coats to extend the wear time.

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POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - KBShimmer Clearly On Top
Polish used:A England Saint George - two coats