Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Revlon Colorstay Bonsai

 Hey guys! I filed my nails way down the other day because we rearranged our living room and in the process I chipped a corner on two. I knew it was going to happen, it always does, although I am thankful that I haven't had too many breaks this winter. 
 Anyway, while I was out this weekend I picked up Revlon Bonsai, a gorgeous green with a yellow/gold shimmer. Pictures are three coats, my first coat was a little sheer but the second covered well but still looked to have a few thin spots so I went ahead and did three. 
 The Colorstay polishes are in a new bottle but I have to say I think I prefer the old ones. They were unique and you knew just by the bottle they were Revlon. At first glance I thought this was some other brand. Also, with this bottle there is only .4 oz instead of the regular .5 oz. It isn't a huge difference but the Colorstay polishes are more expensive for a slightly smaller amount, just something to think about. 

 Have you tried any of the Colorstay polishes? What do you think of this Revlon bottle shape?

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Giveaway!

 While shopping around yesterday I came across a great deal, Sally Hansen Salon Effects on sale! They only had the solid colors and one print, skinny jeans, but I love these strips and since they were too good to pass up I bought a couple for myself and picked up a few to giveaway for two of you guys. So if you haven't tried them yet or they aren't sold in your location but have wanted to try them, now's the time!
 I wanted to make this giveaway simple and easy so there is only one rule, you must be a follower. There is only one entry per person. This is open internationally and there will be two winners. The first winner receiving three boxes and the second winner receiving two boxes. In the rafflecopter form along with your GFC name please let me know which of these you would like most so hopefully I can try and send what you like, if you don't I will just pick at random. This giveaway closes on 04/03/2012. The winners have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 
 Left to right are It Girl, Violet Night, Teal With It, Groove, and Skinny Jeans.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Happy Milk French

 When you see me wear the same polish twice in a row you know I really love it. This is the perfect polish for tips I think. The iridescent glitter in this one just makes it a bit more interesting versus the plain white I guess. It is hard to notice in the photos but IRL the subtle sparkle is gorgeous! I think this is my new favorite way of doing a french mani. It looks very natural, not over done, but when you get close you notice that iridescent glitter. 
 The pictures are two coats of The Happy Milk over my tips followed by two thin coats of So Many Clowns...So Little Time.  

Do you like wearing french manis or do you prefer to wear a solid color?

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Friday, March 23, 2012

A Quick Update And A Recreation From Another Blogger!

 Hey guys, no polish today, sorry! I did want to let you know that I am changing a few things around here as well as trying to organize and upload my pictures to FaceBook and Pinterest so I apologize if you have any issues while I work on it. Anyways, please bear with me while I try to get things together and make sure everything works right. If there is anything new you would like to see just let me know! I am working on a FAQ page that should be up soon.
 One other thing, Karina over at Paint My Nails Pretty tried out my V-Day tiger print nails a while back and I think she did a great job for her first time sponging! I meant to post them ages ago but have been slacking recently, I'm sorry! You can check them out here if you would like to see them.
 I will be back tomorrow with a gorgeous french mani!

TiNS The Happy Milk

 Such a weird name, The Happy Milk, but a beautiful polish. It is a milky, translucent white with iridescent glitter, very soft looking. It is a bit sheer, despite being a tad thick, and I used three coats here with topcoat since it dries somewhat dull and bumpy. You can see a tiny hint of my nail line but I still love it. 

 What do you think about this one? Do you wear polishes like this?

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Revlon Sunshine Sparkle

 Hey guys, today I have Revlon Sunshine Sparkle. This is an older polish I believe but it just showed up over here and I had to snag it. I have been loving these yellow polishes lately. 
 Sunshine Sparkle is a pale yellow with a silver shimmer, so pretty. It reminds me a lot of H&M Going Bananas, my favorite yellow, just lighter and with only the silver shimmer. 
 The formula wasn't the best, then again what yellow really is? I used three coats and it looked opaque. In the picture though you can maybe see a few thin spots but in real life it doesn't look that way. So glad I picked this one up, definitely will be holding on to this one. 

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Revlon Whimsical

 I had been waiting for this one to show up here forever and I finally snagged it yesterday. I got it before it was even put out on the shelf, the girl stocking probably thinks I am a freak but whatever. I don't care.  
 Whimsical is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann Glitter In The Air from what I have seen of pictures online. It is a very, and I do mean very, sheer light blue base with small blue and silver glitter and medium pink and blue glitter. Since seeing pictures I knew it wasn't going to be opaque and only problem I had with Whimsical was getting a decent amount of glitter out. Other than that I am happy. I must try this one with a french tip, I think it would look amazing!
 The pictures are of it on alone and layered over white. The index and ring are two coats layered over Alpine Snow and the middle and pinky are three coats alone.  

 Is there a polish that has been recently released that you are still trying to get a hold of?

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Fail

 Happy St. Patrick's Day if you celebrate! 
 I started out today with a regular french. I used OPI So Many Clowns... So Little Time and Alpine Snow. Then I used green acrylic paint for the slant across them and the clovers. 
 I had been trying to figure out something to do with my micro beads lately and this seemed perfect. With the acrylic paint I made a clover on my ring finger. Everything was fine and I really liked it until I thought the other fingers were too plain and ended up putting smaller clovers all over, then I hated it. 

 Don't mind the clovers with no stems, I took this quick photo then removed all of it.

 Have you ever taken your mani too far, loved what you have been doing but added one last thing and ended up hating it?

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Gradient

 Gradients and glitter go perfect together, so when I was thinking about ideas for St. Patrick's day I wanted to do something pretty simple and those two came up first. I started off with OPI Designer...De Better! then sponged OPI Rising Star over the tips about half way up. 

 After that I used three thin coats NYX Enchanted Forest, a clear base with small, medium, and large green and holographic glitter, going about three quarters of the way up.

 Add top coat and that's it.

 This is so simple but I really like it. I think the gold, green and holo rainbow glitter are perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

NYX Dorthy

 I can't believe I have had this polish for so long and haven't tried it yet! Dorthy is a black jelly base with small and large red hex glitter. It is supposedly a dupe for Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers, I don't have RRS but from the pictures I have seen they look pretty close. Either way, I really like this glitter. 
 The pictures are one coat on my pinky, two coats on my ring, three on my middle and four on my index. I would suggest layering it but you can wear it alone. The formula was a bit thick and my brush had a few wild bristle but otherwise it was fine. 

 Do you prefer glitter in a clear base or colored?

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Essence Mellow Yellow Topped With Holo Bar Glitter

 Today I have Essence Mellow Yellow, from Marketta, and a Japanese brand called Pa number A37. 
 Mellow Yellow is a beautiful buttery yellow but it did need three coats to even out. The Pa A37 is a holo bar glitter in a clear base, it's different than the usual holo glitter and I really liked this combo. I'm not too big into the "hairy polishes" but a few of them look pretty interesting.

 Do you like the bar glitters?

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