Friday, December 19, 2014

Gridlock Lacquer Queen City Christmas

Yaaayyyy It’s Fryyyyydayyyyyyy!

After today, I’m on vacation until Jan 5th. Yes. I’ve been looking forward to doing lots of swatching and I will be netflixing it up on my ipad lol We’re getting close to Christmas so I’m going to be hitting these Holiday manis hard, prepare yourselves. And go!

How vintage-y is this glitter polish from Gridlock Lacquer? This is Queen City Christmas, I used 2 coats. It has a sort of sheer shimmer green base and is full of gold and gold holo small glitter. It reminds me of Christmas ornaments from when I was a kid, they were always covered in green and gold glitter haha. Love this one, probably my fav Christmas glitter.

For the other nails I used Julep Diana, a very dark but warm green crème. It’s almost a little crelly like but with 2 coats it covers nail line. This is one of my oldest Julep colors, I was happy to bust it out since I haven’t used it in a long time.

To continue the vintage vibe I chose a wreath nail charm but I don’t really know if the bow part is supposed to be at the top or bottom? But I guess it doesn’t matter since you look at it from both angles anyways lol

Super happy with this mani, thanks for stopping by and if I don’t see you (wink wink) Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

She Nail Polish Oh Tiff and Orly Mirrorball snowflake mani


Is it cold by you? It’s cold in my neck of the woods but not like cold cold, if you know what I mean lol But today was rainy and sooooo windy! Yuck. I’m trying to be festive though, so I am wearing a snowflake mani!

Look at this mint! This is Oh Tiff! from She Nail Polish. It has the most delicate silver shimmer, but it is so subtle I still classify this as a crème. I used 2 coats here.

The snowflake vinyls are Vinyl It Up, aren’t they so sweet? They were so easy to work with, I ordered a sheet of 25 and now I realize I should have order the sheet of 50!

For the silver accent nail I used Orly Mirrorball. Oh man, love this one! It is medium holo with small holo glitter, I say medium holo when it’s not all crazy rainbows lol I actually prefer more subtle holos so this one is right up my alley. I used 3 coats here, you can get away with 2 but I saw a hint of nail bed showing through 2 so I added a 3rd.

I can’t get enough of this mani! Love the color combo with the pop of the white snowflakes. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Polish My Life Commando and OPI LAMB and Pure 18kt gold top coat

Hey my polish Friends!

I wanted to wear a black mani because some days you just feel like a badass and pink just won't do. Check out what I came up with.

The black is Commando from Polish My Life, this creme covers perfectly in 2 coats. Nice and glossy and dark.

The gold flake top coat is OPI Pure 18kt gold from the Mariah Carey collection. This one not only has gold flakes but also silver flakes! The effect is subtle but I think the mix of the white and gold metal is great, it's not super yellow like other flake top coats.

Check out my boss ring! Haha! I got it from ebay for $1. It's definitely cheap feeling but it's so fun I don't care.

How about you? What color do you wear when you want to feel like a badass?

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Julep Mystery Box - Naughty and Nice

Hey Everyone!

It's time for the Julep Naughty and Nice Mystery Box!  This is usually one of the better ones of the year, for $25 you get $150 worth of polish and product..........wowza!

December Mystery Box

This box also contains 2 new exclusive shades, Patricia and Sue.  So you at least know 2 of the items you will be getting.  I'm tempted, how about you?!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Polish My Life Un-Teal Next Year and Love Angeline Wrap Me Up glitter gradient

Hey Everyone!

It's getting closer to Christmas and that means Holiday manis! I recently purchased the Polish My Life Holiday collection which consisted of 3 PML polishes and one glitter bomb from Love Angeline. Had to use the teal and glitter first!

This teal is perfect, my kind of teal! Un-Teal Next Year is a slightly leaning green teal from Polish My Life, great formula, this is 2 coats.

And the glitter! This is Wrap Me Up from Love Angeline. I love how it has a Holiday vibe but isn't in your face all hey I'm Christmas glitter!!! Lol

So happy with how this one came out, thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Butter London Stroppy and OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian

It’s Friday!!!!!! Yipppppeeeeee!

It’s been a long week for me, my BF has been sick with the flu and one of my kitties has been sick. She keeps getting what we thought was a cold but this last time was different so we took her in for x-rays and it might be asthma L or some other sort of chronic inflammation of the respiratory system……..Poor thing. She’s getting pretty expensive lol but I love her so whatever haha

Onto polish!

I’m calling this my Jem and The Holograms mani! The bright pink crème is OPI Kiss Me I’m Brazilian, such a POP of color. Nice formula, normally I can get away with 2 coats for this one but when my nails are longer I need 3 because my nail line is very dark.

This shimmery purple is Butter London Stroppy, 2 coats for opaqueness. It has fuchsia sparklies in it! Gorgeous color, if you like purple I HIGHLY recommend this one.

For the accent nail I used striping tape to make the X pattern and added purple 2 mm nail studs that I got from ebay.

Purple and pink manis, I dig em! Thanks for being totally outrageous ;)

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