Friday, May 31, 2013

Zoya - Tinsley

Zoya Tinsley was apart of the Summer 2013 Irresistible collection. Tinsley was the only polish I bought from that collection. This color is a stunner, look at that shimmer! According to Zoya, Tinsley is a "rose gold foil metallic."

I used three thin coats. You could probably get away with two, but at certain angles it was still pretty sheer. The formula flowed perfectly over the nail with no drag, flooding, or streaks. I really love Tinsley, its such a stunner and a must have in my book. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

China Glaze - OMG A UFO

China Glaze OMG A UFO was part of the Hologram Collection that came out not to long ago. All of the polishes in the collection are holographic, but after seeing swatches online, I only picked up OMG A UFO. It's a murky olive green color, and I didn't have anything like it in my stash.

Taken in direct light to show the holo.

Two coats was all I needed for opacity. I used Seche  Vite in my pictures, but I don't think it affected the holo finish at all. The formula on this was really great. The holo effect was pretty good, but not as holo as the Color Club holographic polishes. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Paisley Stamping

Hey guys!

Sorry I haven't posted in the past week. I was really busy with school; I had a lot of last minute projects to finish up and it was finals week. I'm officially a college graduate though! I got my bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in finance.

To keep this post nail related, I have some stamping I did earlier this week to show you. I used Zoya Mitzi for my base. Mitzi is a matte chartreuse, but I added top coat so its no longer matte in my pictures. I stamped a paisley print using Bundle Monster plate BM 315 and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Speedy Sunburst. There was a little bit of bleeding, but seriously this is some of the best stamping I've done. :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Rose Water Decals From BPS

I recently bought a few water decals from the Born Pretty Store. I'm not very good at free hand nail art so I thought water decals would be an easy way for me jazz up my nails. Here are the nails I did using some of their rose water decals.

I'm not completely in love with the colors I used, but I love the water decals. They were so easy to use and place. I cut out the flowers I wanted to use from the sheet and plunged them into the water. After about 10 seconds in the water, you can slide the decal off of the paper backing and place it onto your nails. If the placement isn't just right, you can slide the water decals around. Once it was placed the way I wanted, I pressed the water decals down to make sure it was flush with the nail and dried them off with a paper towel. Add some top coat and you're good to go. Easy right? 

You can get the rose decals, along with a ton of different designs from the Born Pretty Store

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Desserts & Sally Hansen Snow Globe


I was wearing a french manicure, but it was little boring so I decided to spruce it up. I stamped on a whole bunch of desserts and added Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Snow Globe.

I haven't used Snow Globe until now, but absolutely love it. It has clear pastel, iridescent glitter and the formula was great. I'm definitely going to try Snow Globe over other polishes. :)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bundle Monster Stamping Plate Case Review

Recently I purchased the Bundle Monster stamping plate case. Before I bought the case, I just stored all my stamping plates in a little box. It was really hard for me to go through and find a plate I wanted to use, and I was finally fed up with it so I went on Amazon and searched for "stamping plate storage." The first entry was the Bundle Monster Nail Stamp Stamping Plate Zippered Synthetic Leather Case Plates Holder Organizer (the name is pretty redundant.)

This case is exactly what I needed. It has 84 slots, but will hold 168 plates since you can put two plates into each slot back to back. This case makes it so much easier for me to flip through to find a plate I want to use. The case is a shiny black leather with a crocodile texture, I really like it. The inside of the case has a soft suede sort of fabric. The case won't fit all plates, but fits the Bundle Monster and Konad plates perfectly. The Cheeky plates I have are too big and won't fit, but they came with their own storage so not a biggie.

I purchased this off of Amazon here for $15.99. I think it's a must have if you don't already have a storage solution for your Bundle Monster or Konad plates. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Salon Perfect - Tropical Escape

So I've done some work on my blog layout. I was just using some template provided by blogger, but decided to take the time to customize my blog. I hope everyone likes it. 

Today, I wanted to share a swatch of Salon Perfect Tropical Escape. Tropical Escape is a bright blue with turquoise shimmer. It's such a stunning color, I couldn't stop staring at my nails. 

I used two coats and the formula was really good. This was my first Salon Perfect polish and I'm hoping all their polishes are as amazing as Tropical Escape. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Girly French Tip


Today, I have a very girly, but simple french tip to share with you. I used two new Zoyas that I had purchased during their Earth Day promotion. I used Zoya Micky (pink) and Rocky (blue). For the silver, I used a Kiss Nail Art polish. To top it off, I added a bow from the Born Pretty Store.

I love how simple this was. I used those hole reinforcement stickers to tape off my nail, and painted my nails with Micky. After Micky was dried a little, I added the coat of Rocky down the middle of my nails. You have to wait for the first polish to dry though, because if you don't, the two polishes will run together. I free handed the silver, which was simple enough since I had the french tip done.

One thing I probably should have done was buff my nails out. Look at those ridges and how stained my nails are!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Nails Inc - Ladbroke Square

Nails Inc Ladbroke Square is part of the Nails Inc Ice Cream and Sprinkles Collection. The collection is made up of three polishes: Ladbroke Square, Upper Regent Street, and Charing Cross Road. Ladbroke Square has a mint base with green, purple and blue glitter.

I used two coats, but if you use a thicker coat you could probably get away with one. The formula on this wasn't the best. It was pretty thick, and the glitter made the formula really chunky making it a little hard to apply. I still really liked Ladbroke Square; the color combination of the polish is amazing.