Monday, September 23, 2013

Manicure Monday: Fresh Paint's Oatmeal Gives Me Mannequin Hands!

Happy Monday everyone! Have you ever had mannequin hands? This is what I think of every single time I end up painting my nails nude! :P I started off with one of the only nude polishes I own, then ended up mattifying the entire look for a more mannequin-esque look.



It's definitely a little creepy looking. But then again, I'm not that big on nude polishes. They either look too natural or too "off" in their attempt to look natural. Haha! Just too boring for me, I guess!

Polishes Used
Fresh Paint Oatmeal
Warpaint Beauty Mattify

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Giveaway Win: Sweet Heart Polish

Hello there! I've got exciting news to share... I was one of 4 winners in Sweet Heart Polish's giveaway! My prize was a surprise 3 mini polishes... and man, do I love surprises!

This is easily the cutest packaging I've seen!

These polishes are part of the upcoming Halloween collection that is soon to be released. I've secretly been wanting to purchase all of the Halloween collections I've been seeing recently, but I'm trying to be good and save money (we'll see how long that lasts!). My package contained a handwritten note from Cassandra (who creates and sells the polish), the three minis, and some Sweet Tarts. Yum! 

(Click for a larger image.)

Alright- here the polishes! I was sent three shades: Holo-Scare, Scary Delight, and Scare-o-Lantern. How appropriate are those names, huh? Love it! First up is Holo-Scare, which is a lovely grayed-plum color  with a holo effect. This was gorgeous in the bottle but the holo was hard to see once applied. Next up is Scary Delight, a glitter topped that has a mix of small orange and purple glitter, orange hex glitter, and purple diamonds. This is such a pretty combo and applied quite nicely (although I did have to fish a bit for the diamonds). Finally is Scare-o-Lantern. Soooooo pretty! I love burnt orange colors and this one did not disappoint! I liked that it was frosty... you usually don't see frosty oranges.

 Taken in natural lighting on an overcast day.

On my pinky I have 3 coats of Scary Delight and you can see that it needs undies. Next is 2 quick coats of Scare-o-Lantern, then Scare-o-Lantern with 1 1/2 coats of Scary Delight. Look how glowy! Finally, we have Holo-Scare, then Holo-Scare with 1 1/2 coats of Scary Delight. I really wish that the holo showed up a bit more, but it's still a lovely color. Removal of these polishes was a breeze (with the exception of my pinky... but we all know how glitters are!). 

Overall, definitely beautiful and Halloween-y! Thanks Cassandra for holding the giveaway!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Manicure Monday: Pink and Purple Glitter

Hello there! Today I have a gorgeous mani to look at!

Taken in direct sunlight.

I decided to pair-up Scandalous with purple (a look I took from a picture I saw years ago on Tumblr!), then accented with more glitter and black studs. This picture is horribly, horribly color inaccurate. My purple is impossible to photograph and is much darker in person. Strangely enough, the Roxy is darker here than it is in person. >_< Stupid camera...

Colors Used:
Zoya Roxy
Funky Fingers Riot
Revlon Scandalous