Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fall Chevrons

Hey there! Today I've got a super fun look that I couldn't stop staring at when it was on my fingers! 

I got this idea from work / play / polish's guest post here... except she used neons. I've wanted to do this look ever since I saw it but I didn't get around to it until now. 

It's so luminous and warming and pretty and yes! It took a bit of time, but it was totally worth it! I started off with the white base, used striping tape to mark everything off, then painted in the colors. Add in some top coat and wow! A gorgeous design. :) Both pictures were taken in natural light. 

Polishes Used
Pure Ice Platinum
Wingin' It Lacquer Burning Leaves
Zoya Ziv
Dots Metallic Bronze

Friday, November 22, 2013

Piggy Polish and Wingin' It Lacquer Make a Fall Mani!

Hey there! This starts the slew of fall-themed manis I've done (and plan to do). It's that one time of the year to wear all the deep, earthy colors that reflect the beautiful leaves outside!

Taken at dusk in natural light.

I wanted to use my giveaway win, Falling Leaves, to create a autumn-inspired look... and this is what I came up with! I pulled from the red and orange glitter in Falling Leaves and placed some accent glequins on my dark green nails. I absolutely love that color, by the way. My boyfriend bought it for me and it's so luscious and deep and vampy. Sexy for this time of the season!

Polishes Used
Piggy Polish Ivy Leaf in Santa Claus
Zoya Creamy (as a base)
Wingin' It Lacquer Falling Leaves

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nail Fail: Pastel Water Marble with Glitter Accents

Happy Monday, everyone! Today I've got a lovely nail fail for you to gawk at... a strange attempt at water marbeling with pastels. 

Photo taken in shade.

Actually, the marbeling wasn't that bad. Once I added in some dots and glitter things got funky! When I purchased my 12 pack of glitter from eBay, they sent me a pot of clear iridescent glitters. I figured that they would add an extra touch of sparkle to things. WRONG. They kinda just blended in and were almost undetectable in person. I think they're made more for being worn over dark colors...

Polishes Used
L'Oreal Royalty Reinvented
CoverGirl #240
Zoya Creamy
Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Seasonal Color Changing with Del Sol's Trick-or-Treat

Hi there! Today I've got an exciting polish to show you all- Del Sol's Trick or Treat. If you've never heard of Del Sol, it's because they're not really in the nail polish business. They manufacture all sorts of products that are activated by the sun and change colors, including polish! Unfortunately, I think that Trick or Treat is discontinued... but it's still available through other web merchants.

Both pictures taken in direct sunlight.

Here I've got on two coats of Del Sol over a quick coat of Scare-o-Lantern. You can see that without sun exposure this is a super sparkly and pretty orange. Once the sun has been hitting your nails for a few minutes (or seconds, even, depending on the sun's intensity), the color morphs into a deep purply black. I didn't really need the undies for this, but I was in a rush so I slapped some on to avoid having to put on three coats of Trick or Treat. You can totally see some sheet marks (I know! So bad!) because I went to bed right after this. Oopsies! ^_^;

Polishes Used
Del Sol Trick or Treat
Sweet Heart Polish Scare-o-Lantern