Monday, December 31, 2012

Little Lost China Glaze

Hello ladies, are we enjoying our day?

If you remember earlier this month I went on a CG spree. I wore all of them that I had and finally got swatches of them. Or so I thought... I had lost one and forgot all about him. What kind of mother does that to one of her babies? Lol

While trying to make more room and organize after the Christmas influxe (I got ab 16 new bottles), I found this beauty in the back of the drawer.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pure Ice top undies for 2013

Hello ladies, I hope you are enjoying your day :)

A few days ago I showed you the press release for Pure Ice's pick of the Top 13 Undies of 2013. Well today I have a few of those to show you.

I won't put you to sleep with too much talk, but all pictures are two coats unless otherwise stated with topcoat (except the velours).

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tip Top Nails Take 2

Hello ladies, I hope you're doing well today.

I'm really excited to be able to bring you some more swatches and reviews of Tip Top polishes. I love the others that I have and these didn't dissapoint. Now if we were only able to get them in the US.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Pure Ice Top 13 of 2013 Press Release

In the wonderful world of nail polish, 'underwear' is the color you use under another color as a layering tool. Every fashionista knows that her underwear can make or break an outfit. So we went through the vaults and found the best for

Here are the top 13 must-have underwear shades for 2013 from Pure Ice!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Nostalgic Angela

Hello ladies, I'm back again today! I just wanted to share with you a swatch of one of the polishes that I won from The Holographic Hussy. All photos are three coats with no undies.

Holiday Mani #5: Penguins!!!!

Hello ladies, I hope you're having a good day.

In case you couldn't tell from the title I'm really excited about this mani. I love penguins! They are one of my favorite animals, pigs and pandas being the others. I think I thing for p's lol.

A couple weeks ago Set in Lacquer posted a step by step guide for her Christmas penguins mani. I couldn't pass it up, they were too cute. Of course mine aren't anywhere near as wonderful as hers.

I started with a base of SC Cinderella and then sponged PI Superstar on the tips for their bed of snow. For their bodies I used PI Superstar, LA Colors Circuits, and WnW Sunny Side Up. For their hats I used Zoya Sooki and PI Superstar. I covered all that with a coat of PI Don't You Wish for some extra sparkle.

They came out a little lopsidded, so let's just pretend they're dancing or waddling toward you lol. Also I made the ones on the outside looking at the ones in the middle.

I was amazed at how simple these were (thanks to the tutorial). And they were fun to do. I'm surprised that they came out as good as did. My honey says her favorite part is their hats lol.

What do you guys think? As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Mani #4: Christmas Trees

Hello ladies, how's your day been?

Todays mani is sort of a fail. I guess it could have been worse, but I'm still not real happy with it. Which probably means I'll end up taking it off tonight and doing another sometime tomorrow.

I wanted to do hand painted trees on a white background, but those were a complete mess. You couldn't even tell what they were. No use sharing a fail if you can't make out what it is right?

So I decided to do a green background to represent the trees. Of course this meant I couldn't do the stars on top (my favorite part :[ ) but still better then nothing. I added tensil and ornaments as well.

You would think I would have learned not to use too dark of a base after the whole swirl mani thing, but apparently not. This mani is just too dark for my liking. Plus I couldn't get my tensil how I wanted.

In case you're wondering colors I used:
Green: SH Emerald City
Silver: LA Colors Live
Purple: LA Colors Nuclear Energy
Blue: LA Colors Static Energy
Pink: LA Colors Neon Pink

Definetly gonna have to try this one again next year. Maybe by then I'll have learned about contrasting colors and my skills will have improved lol.

What do you guys think? Any ideas on how I could have gotten that tensil to look better? As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holiday Mani #3: Christmas watermarble

Hello ladies, I hope you are enjoying your day. I know we're all reeling from the shock of what happened in CT.
I was gonna post this on Friday, but it just didn't seem appropriate. So I saved it for today. Plus I took the extra time to spend with my family.
This was inspired by Mixed Mama and all her amazing wtermarbles. I love them but let's face it: they can sometimes be a pain in the butt! Amazingly this one didn't give me too much trouble, and I LOVE how it turned out. This was actually the first mani that I posted on my personal fb wall.
For this one I started with two coats of PI Superstar. The I used it, Zoya Sooki and SH Emerald City for my rings. Then I topped all that with a coat PI Don't You Wish for some sparkle. I think my favorite was my middle finger. My pointer looks a little weird, but its ok.
I definetly think I'm starting to get a hold on this watermarbling thing. What do you guys think? Also I have two more holiday manis that I want to get done before the end of the year(This month has just flown by). So be on the lookout for those.
In light of what happened on Friday, hug your loved ones a little tighter. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed :)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Mani #2: Christmas Lights

Hello ladies, enjoying your day? :)

I have another holiday mani to share with you today. I have been wanting to do these ever since last Christmas. I wasn't obsessed with polish then but I did enjoy painting my nails. That was also around the time I discovered nail art. But I knew that I could never pull it off, nor did I have enough polish or the tools to do it.

Skip forward one year and all that has changed! I'm very proud of how these turned out. They aren't all uniform in size or shape, but that's ok with me. They remind me of the older huge bulbs that my great-grandmother always used.

I started with a base of two coats of Pure Ice Superstar. For my wire and bulb base I used LA Colors Circuits. As for my bulbs I used LA Colors Hot Blooded (red), Jolly Rancher Green Apple ( green & scented!), Sinful Colors Why Not (blue), Art Deco Yellow (yellow, duh lol). I added the "ho, hos" at the end to fill space, but I'm still not sure how I feel about them.

All these Holiday manis are really getting me into the spirit. As well as all the tutorials being posted. I'm itiching to try every single one. I already have a few more planed, including a water marble inspired by Mixed Mama.

What really gets you in the Holiday spirit? Also if you've done any holiday themed manis please stop by and post them on my facebook page, I would to see them!

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Mani #1: Swirls

Hello ladies, I hope you are having a wonderful day :)
I have said it before and I'll say it again, I'm not afraid to share my fail art with you. Not everything comes out perfect everytime. You have to start somewhere.
With that being said I present to you my attempt at a swirley mani. I was inspired by Christmas ornaments that I saw somewhere (was it tha Walgreens flyer?). Anyway...
I kept my base of Orly Preamp and free handed the swirl with LA Colors Live. I wish now that I had used a darker base, its hard to see the swirls. I appologize.
It didn't turn out the way I saw it in my head, but overall I'm pretty happy with it. This is only my third time using brushes though. I've got a few more Christmas manis planned, so I'm sure to get more practice.
Well, we've come to the end :(. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed <3

Friday, December 7, 2012

Orly Preamp: NOTD

Good afternoon ladies, I hope your day is going well.

I have a very quick NOTD post to share with you. I got this polish a few months ago when I won two Sallys gift cards. This beautiful baby was just calling my name.

Orly Preamp is a pretty blue toned pink with a golden shimmer throughout. It was part of the fall 2012 Electronica collection. Application wise it was a dream. Full coverage in two coats. I did wish the brush was a bit wider though.

You might still be able to find it in stores. If not I'm sure you can on ebay or amazon, and I'm sure there's other websites out there as well.

That's all I have for you today. Sorry so short but the inspiration just isn't there :(. As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed :).

Monday, December 3, 2012

Donna Michelle SB: Pink

Hello ladies, I hope you are enjoying you day :)

Today for you, I have a polish that I stumbled upon while out running errands last week. I stopped at the Dollar Tree for some candy, and I just had to go down the aisle with the beauty goods!

There were putting out a new polish by the brand Donna Michelle Salon Basics. I think its kinda like "their" brand. I haven't seen it anywhere else. There isn't a name on the package or bottle (so frustrating), so I just call it pink.

The bottle looks almost identical to the KleanColor bottles, but I thinks its a little smaller. The color selection is very small, I think only about 5 colors. But for a dollar I thought, what the heck?

Application wise it was pretty decent. It was a bit runny, but not too hard to handle. This one was kinda thin also. I used two medium coats, but I think it could have used another. But again, for the price, I'm happy with it.

Like I said, I've only seen this brand at Dollar Tree, and this was the first time I've seen polish. But if you've seen it else where, please let me know.

Have you seen this, or tried it? Let me know. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed! :)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Little Nail Staping: NOTD

Good evening ladies, I hope you're having a good day :)

Tonight, as promised, I have my NOTD featuring CG Foie Gras. Its just not a color that I could wear on its own. So I stamped over it using Pure Ice Super Star and a salon express plate. I topped all that with a coat of Pure Ice Don't You Wish.

This is probably my favorite stamp that you get with the set. I really can't wait to get some new plates. I'm dropping some major hints lol.

Well that's all for tonight. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed :)


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