Friday, June 21, 2013

It's that time of the year- NEONS!

Happy first day of summer everyone!

I've got a special set of swatches today... these are (80% at least) colors I won from Possibly Polished's giveaway! I won a set of Color Club minis from the Poptastic collection as well as green apple ChapStick and some great product samples. I seriously love the nail blogger community... there's always a giveaway somewhere that you might win! Anywhos- on to the polish!

Ugh. I clearly forgot to moisturize before snapping this pic. Ick. Before I go and label each of these shades, I would like to note that I can't find the polish names that were included in the 4-pack of polish. The bottles are unlabeled and from what I can tell, the packages contained a random sampling of 4 shades. That being said, I've made my best guess based off of other swatches floating around the internet. From pink to blue, we have:

Color Club Jackie Oh!
Color Club Koo Koo Cachoo
Funky Fingers Highlighter
Color Club Feelin' Groovy
Color Club Chelsea Girl

These were swatched without a white base and, with the exception of Highlighter, took about 3 coats to even out (Highlighter took at least 6!). Like most neons they were streaky for the first 2 coats and dried to that strange almost-matte-but-not-quite finish. Picture is with topcoat in the sun.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

NOTD: Berry Princess

Hello there! Today I've got a girly look to share... a beautiful array of berry-colored glitters in a milky white base, with a tri-colored V half moon, finished with a heart rhinestone! Whew!

Basically, I started with a coat of white polish to make the Burrrberry pop then waited for it to dry. Then I did a basic tape manicure to mark off the V on my nail, painted it blue, waited for it to dry, then outlined in pink and purple. Finally I added some topcoat, a rhinestone, then more topcoat to finish the design.

See now? This is what happens when I have a lot of free time to do a manicure. We get more complex designs that take some time to do (waiting around for the polish to dry takes For. Ev. Er!) Looking at my pictures, it looks like my flash brought out the larger glitter in Burrrberry underneath the Vs... but they weren't noticeable in person. Weird!

Polishes Used
Sinful Colors Snow Me White (as a base coat)
Jindie Nails Burrrberry
Funky Fingers Guitar Solo
Milani Draw in Pink
Milani Purple Outline
And heart rhinestones from Born Pretty Store!

Friday, June 14, 2013

NOTD: Rich and Royal Split

There's just something that speaks to me about these two colors... a rich fuchsia and a beautiful royal blue. I split my nail with both colors then finished off the look with a purple glitter line.

This look is a probably better suited for Fall, but too late! I wore it in spring. Muahaha!

Polishes Used
LynBDesigns Sacré Blurple
Funky Fingers Power Play
And loose glitter bought off of eBay

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Swatch: Glitterfied Nails Diamond Ring

So I recently bought a few minis from Glitterfied Nails and decided to swatch them for you here! This is the first of the polishes, Diamond Ring. It's a gorgeous combo of iridescent glitters that shine all sorts of colors in a clear base. Below is one coat of Diamond Ring over Zoya's Natty.

Formula wise, this was super easy to work with and required no dabbing. The base is rather thin and manageable (especially for a glitter polish!). You can really see the shift of colors in the 2nd picture; there's green, blue, orange, and gold from what I can mostly see. I plan on wearing this over pink for a delicate, girly look... but I can't wait to wear it over some black too!