Monday, September 15, 2014

Gridlock Lacquer Halloween polish - Haunted at Central Terminal

Hey my scary Friends, is it too early for some Halloween nail art? NEVER!!!

Today I have a Gridlock Lacquer Halloween polish to review, Haunted at Central Terminal. If you live in Buffalo you are probably familiar with The Central Terminal, if not click the link for some history.

When I opened the package with this polish I got so excited! It looks so witchy and perfect for Halloween. It has a black jelly base jam packed with black, orange, purple, and a touch of teal glitter. I was thinking it was going to be more of a glitter topper, but when I applied it to a swatch stick (which was immediately by the way, I need to try it ASAP lol) it was full coverage! This is no wimpy glitter, it’s fully opaque at 2 coats.

Onto pics!

Tell me this isn’t Halloween in a bottle. I especially love the square purple glitter.

Haunted at Central Terminal applied nicely and the glitter dispersed onto the nail evenly without having to mess with it. I applied with slow even strokes and that was enough to get the glitter to lay smooth.

For my accent nail I used another Gridlock Lacquer polish, Garden Walk a metallic purple. I think they look pretty great together! The stamping is MoYou London Biker plate 08.

As you can see I had a little fun taking these pics with some of my Halloween decorations lol

I have a feeling this polish will get a lot of use come October, I want to pair it with an orange next. Check out Gridlock Lacquer forgot groups polishes, Haunted at Central Terminal will be up soon, I'll update once it does!

(This polish was sent to me for review)

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OPI Nordic Collection minis - My Dogsled is a Hybrid and My Voice is a Little Norse stud nail art

Hey my Friends!

A couple weeks ago I bought the mini pack of the OPI Nordic collection and I was waiting for inspiration to strike so I could bust them out! I saw this mani by @meganelice08 on Instagram and it was instant love. I decided to use OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid instead of a white base. First, MDIAH is such a great Fall color, a dusty green teal crème. It applied very nicely but I think due to the mini sized brush I had to do 3 coats, I think with the full size bottle it would only take 2 coats for full opacity. Dang those OPI minis! The original mani used a few different sizes of square and round studs and I didn’t have as many options so I don’t think mine came out as nicely, not bad but just ok lol

Here is my try!

Isn’t My Dogsled is a Hybrid pretty? It dried darker than in the bottle making it a great Summer/Fall transition color.

I used My Voice is a little Norse on the pinky. In the bottle it’s a very gray/gunmetal glitter but loses some of that darker tone on the nail, I do like it but I guess I was expecting a little more out of it. The formula was very nice, this is one coat. If you don’t have a lot of these types of glitters then I’d recommend it, but if you’re like me and have tons of these then you can skip.

I used 3mm silver squares on all fingers but the ring finger, with 2mm gold round studs on each side. The ring finger is all 2mm studs randomly placed. I needed one size smaller than the 2mm studs to make my mani look more like the original.

I think I did ok, but not my fav. I can’t wait to wear My Dogsled is a Hybrid again, definitely a “me” color. Thanks for checking it out!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Julep Kirti and Kathy - Wanderlust nail art

Hey Polish People!

So I had what I thought was a brilliant idea of using Julep Kirti and Kathy together……..meh. This is an ok mani but not my fav. The polish colors are ok, I really love Kathy but I dunno.


Kirti is a very glowy juicy tangerine, it has a lot of shimmer in it. It applied nicely although thick and I had to do 3 coats to get rid of visible nail line.

For the accent nail I used 2 coats of Julep Kennedy with 2 coats of Julep Kathy. Kennedy is a perfect beige cream, been using this one often as a base. Kathy is a glorious pearly gold topper. You could wear it on its own but would take many coats to be perfectly opaque. It applied nice and even, I am really looking forward to using this one again! Would look great with sooooo many colors. The gold jewel studs I got from ebay.

Just another look at the whole thing :)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sally Hansen New York Fashion Week polish Vintage Confetti

Hey Internet!

The other day I was doing my perusing of polish on the web and saw that Sally Hansen was releasing limited edition New York Fashion Week colors, and Vintage Confetti caught my eye. I have nothing like it, it's a glitter top coat with gold jagged glitter, pink and black hex glitter and small red bar glitter. I thought it would be perfect for Fall.

Here's what I came up with!

I decided to use Julep Natalia, a shimmery metallic pink copper. WOW! I almost did not buy this one, but got it for less than $5 I think and boy do I love her! So rich and glowy, I already planned out how I will use it again :) On the thumb I used Julep Jules a pink creme. This is the 2nd time I used it, it's a pretty color but a crap formula it's too bad. I then used a nail vinyl to make a a a shape with Kennedy and added a 2mm black square stud.

A macro shot of Vintage Confetti. Love this!

Here's a close up of Vintage Confetti over Kennedy, I think they look pretty good together.

And everything I used for this mani. From left to right Julep Natalia, Jules, Kennedy, Sally Hansen Vintage Confetti, Glisten and Glow HK Girl top coat, Bliss Kiss Simply Smooth base coat.

Thanks for looking!

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Buffalo Bills Zubaz manicure nail art

Hey Internet addicts! (yep I’m talking to you)

If you live in WNY then you were probably sick of hearing how Jon Bon Jovi was going to buy the Buffalo Bills and move them to Canada. Well, the football Gods blessed Buffalo and Terry Pegula bought the team and is keeping them right here. Thanks Terry! You’re a good egg ;) (PS he is a bazillionaire and also own the Buffalo Sabres).

Even though I just did some Bills nail art I thought what the hell! At first I tried to paint a little Buffalo logo…… My first try on paper came out good and then I dunno what happened but good thing I didn’t try it on my nails, it ended up looking like a hyena. Then I had an idea! Remember Zubas? You know, the crazy zebra print multicolored pants of the early 90s popularized by football players? No? Here’s a refresher.

Ok it’s mani time, let’s do this!

It’s true, I do love the 90s. I guess the secrets out.

Look at those cool dudes. Actually, Zubas pants have made a sort of a comeback and you can still buy them! I’m thinking of getting a pair of leggings. My Mom wouldn’t buy them for me so I think I need to fulfil my dream.

I’m gonna toot my own horn here, I think these came out great lol I’m no pro at handpainted nail art but this was super easy since the lines are supposed to be all wonky. I used Julep Kate as my base, a flat edge brush to paint the red lines with Christian Louboutin Rouge, and then used a fine detailing brush to go over the red with Julep Ally the blue. I practiced a little on paper and it only took a few tries to get it to look like the pants.

The glitter is The Rockpile from Gridlock Lacquer. I decided to just wear it on its own without a base color. I never do that but I’m so glad I did this time! I used 3 coats and you can see nail peeking through but I think it works well with this mani.

A close-up of the thumb. It’s kinda just a zebra print.

A close-up of the pointer.

OMG I love this collage haha!

Go Bills!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

OPI James Bond Collection Casino Royale with Julep Betty

Hi Interneters!

I picked up OPI Casino Royale from the James Bond Skyfall Collection back in the middle of the summer and I have been patiently waiting to bust it out! I LOVE vampy colors and Daniel Craig and the move Skyfall so this is a pretty awesome polish! It’s such a gorgeous cremey vampy red toned plum. I wanted to keep things simple for this mani so I just went with one lonely sparkly accent nail.

Pics now :)

Whoah baby! Look at this polish perfection that is Casino Royale. It applied beautifully and nice and opaque at 2 coats.

On the ring accent nail I layered 2 coats of Julep Betty. It has small fuchsia and cranberry colored glitter, I think it has a black jelly base but hard to tell? Anyways, I love it. Applied great no issues with this glitter. I think these 2 make a pretty great combo.

Just one more view ;)

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