Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Julep Monaco and Sienna with Essie On A Silver Platter - New Years Mani

Happy New Years Eve Everyone!!!

I'm just staying at home tonight, no need to go anywhere when I have plenty of champagne here lol But I still painted myself a NYE mani, check it out!

This gorgeous creamy blue is Julep Monaco, it's got a little bit of a dusty tone to it. I used 2 coats.

The golden and blue shimmer is Essie On a Silver Platter. I layered 2 coats over Julep Sienna which is a metallic gold.

Isn't this little clock charm so cute? I got it on eBay.

Well I'm off to pour some champagne, Happy New Years Everyone!!!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gridlock Lacquer Electric Tower Ball Drop and Elmwood Village - New Years Eve mani

Hey Everyone!

It's almost New Years Eve so how about a NYE mani?

This is Electric Tower Ball Drop from Gridlock Lacquer. It's an Aubergine metallic it reminds me of crushed velvet. Love this color!

The jagged glitter is Elmwood Village also from Gridlock Lacquer. I used 2 coats here.

On the pointer and pinky I added 2 mm square studs that I got from eBay.

Hope your NYE plans are coming along!

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Monday, December 29, 2014

OPI Steady As She Rose with Love Angeline Since The Beginning of Time - glitter gradient

Hey Everyone!

Did you ever feel like the artist Jackson Pollock? Lol well this mani reminded me of his paintings, check it out.

This pale lavender gray is Steady as She Rose by OPI. This is my kind of color!

The glitter is Since The Beginning of Time from Love Angeline. Full of about a billion different colors and sizes of glitter lol Love this!

Love how the bright glitters really popped off the pale creme, thanks for checking it out!

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bonita Colors Starry Night Polish My Life It's A Little Nippy and Julep Donna

Hi People!

Today I have some nude and teal nail stamping to share with the most gorgeous Bonita color! I'm in loveeee with this shimmery teal, Starry Night.  Starry Night has such depth and a very rich feel to it.  I was really pleased with it's formula and how easily it applied, one of those colors that just sort of paints itself on.  Let's take a look!

Bonita Colors Starry Night MoYou London Sailer Plate 04

Bonita Colors Starry Night polish swatch teal shimmer

This is Bonita Colors Starry Night. Isn't is gorgeous? It had a wonderful formula and the silvery shimmers just make it glow. This is one of those dark colors that doesn't look black, you can always tell it's teal.  I always find it disappointing when a dark color only looks "that color" under certain lighting, but this one did not disappoint.  I used 2 smooth coats here, but it was very close to being a one-coater!  Not bad for a $2.49 polish.

Polish My Life It's a Little Nippy

How about a perfect creamy nude to go with Starry Night? This is It's A Little Nippy from Polish My Life and it has a great formula, this is 2 coats.  It has a little bit of a pink fleshy tone to it which I found very flattering on my fair olive complexion.  It keeps it interesting and dare I say sexy?  Love it.

Bonita Colors Starry Night MoYou London Sailer Plate 04

For the stamping I used Julep Donna, a teal creme. The stamping plate is MoYou London Sailor Collection Plate 04. I think I was really fast with my stamping, almost too fast!  LOL So the polish was very wet on the stamper when I rolled it across the nails and it sort of smeared.  I was annoyed at first but then realized it gave the swirls a gradient type look, almost like I painted them by hand!  I love when an accident turns into something beautiful.

Bonita Colors Starry Night MoYou London Sailer Plate 04

This mani is one I'd wear year-round, nude is always appropriate and I feel like the teal somehow in all it's shimmery glory haha is a neutral.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Different Dimension This is Halloween - purple holo swatch

Hey Everyone!

I have a beautiful purple polish to share today, let's check it out!

Purple holo from Different Dimension, This is Halloween. Really nice formula, this is 2 coats.

For the accent nail I used a scroll decal that I found on eBay. The black polish is Julep Brandt.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Julep Just for Yule trio - Emer Myrtle Brigitte chevron nail vinyls

Merry Christmas Everybody!!

Today I was inspired by the movie Elf.....ok that's not true lol After I did this mani it kind of reminded me of that movie in a weird way lol Here is what I came up with!

How gorgeous is this green Emer from Julep?! I like green polishes but I never go Gaga over them but this one grabbed ahold of my heart. Perfect formula, and the color is just so rich it was almost a one coater. This was exclusive to the Julep trio Just for Yule. The rest of the polishes I used also come from this set.

This pretty red creme is Julep Myrtle, another one with a great formula!

The white base is Julep Brigitte. For the chevrons, I used mini chevron nail vinyls from Vinyl It Up. The jewels are from ebay.

This is my fav holiday mani for the year! Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

OPI Over and Over A-Gwen China Glaze Fairy Dust and White on White Santa Christmas mani


We're getting super close to Christmas, and what kind of person would I be if I didn't do a Santa mani? A terrible person is the answer. So, here's my Santa mani!

For the base I used OPI Over and Over A-Gwen, a classic red creme. Perfect for Christmas manis!

On the ring and pinky I added 1 coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust, because why not?!

This Santa charm kills me! He's just so cute! It's a little large for my small nails but I like how the hat hangs off the top of the nail.

The white is China Glaze White on White, I'm pretty terrible with freehand lines so I was pumped I was able to draw some straight lines to make boss lol I added a couple of little jewels to the center of the bows.

Thanks for stopping by!

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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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