Friday, March 28, 2014

Remix! Black and Gold Outlined Manicure

Alrighty! I've got my second remix look to share! This is a take on a challenge I did for Flip/Flop February for the Outlined Nails day and the Re-creation day. 

Taken in natural daylight.

I started this look with the same goldy champagne color then topped it with a black matte micro glitter. Finally, everything got the black outline. After finishing this look, I realized I needed to add thinner to my black striper... but otherwise I'm still loving this look!

Polishes Used
Ulta High Roller
Daring Digits Soot
Color Club Black Striper

Friday, March 21, 2014

Funky French with Ludrana Aurora Boreal Emocionante

Alrighty! I've got a fun look today featuring a polish from Brazil with a ridiculous multichrome-- Ludrana Emocionante from their Aurora Boreal collection.

Taken in natural daylight, via cellphone.

This polish appears a deep purple normally, but quickly flashes a red/orange/gold. If you get to an extreme angle it also flashes green, but I wasn't able to capture that in my shitty cell phone pics.

Taken in natural daylight, via cellphone.

I decided to add on a fun tip with my favorite polish, Power Play, which looked really nice with all the flashing colors. 

Polishes Used
Ludrana Emocionante
Funky Fingers Power Play

Nail Fail: Red Watercolor and Hit Polish Glitter

Hi there! I've got a nail fail today. I made an attempt at a watercolor mani, hated the way it looked, then decided to add some glitter topcoat instead. The saving grace here is the glitter from Hit Polish... it's so pretty! There were heart-shaped glitter in the mix too, but I couldn't get any out of the bottle.

Taken in natural daylight, via cell phone.

Lessons learned? I should stick with a lighter base color, or should pick swirl colors that are super contrasting/ darker than the base color.

Polishes Used
Julie G Cherry On Top
Dots Metallic Bronze
Zoya Dakota
Wingin' It Lacquer Burning Leaves
Hit Polish Queen of Hearts

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Neon Laser Beam Manicure! Pew pew!

Hi there! Has anyone else been missing their neons?! I sure have and can't wait for summer to come so I can wear them more often. I decided to brighten things up to break away from the winter gloom with this cute laser beam mani.

Taken in natural/ artificial light combo.

Good ol' striping tape played the largest role here and helped me create these lines. Of course, the neon's not as bright as it should be (darn camera!) but there was quite a contrast in-person. I'm also loving Concrete Catwalk that Sean got me for Christmas. A gorgeous grey, one coat coverage, and super shiny!

Polishes Used
Color Club Koo Koo Cachoo
China Glaze Concrete Catwalk

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Remix! Berry Princess

I inadvertently created a look that was similar to something I had previously created.... so welcome to my first remix post! This is a remixed look of my Berry Princess mani that I posted over the summer. 

Taken in natural daylight.

I kept the V half moons (gotta love tape manis!) then added small blue rhinestones and half pearls to alternating nails. I think I like the original look more, where I outlined the Vs... but I didn't want this to look too much like the original and I didn't feel like outlining by hand. :P

Polishes Used
Sinful Colors Snow Me White (as the base color)
Jindie Nails Burrrberry
Zoya Aurora

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Blue and Purple Glitter Bomb, Featuring Broadway Nails Seduction Night

Hey there! Today I've got a look that was super difficult to photograph, but was ridiculously stunning in-person! It also features my first Broadway Nails polish, which I received as a gift from my aunt.

Taken in artificial light.

I started off with a coat of Mirror, Mirror which is a gorgeous blue shimmer with a purple duochrome (which unfortunately didn't translate to the nail that well). I then topped it with 1 1/2 coats of Seduction Night and painted some freeform triangles with an outline.  

Taken in natural light.

This looks was so sparkly! The first photo shows the design a bit better, but the bottom one is more color-accurate. Unfortunately, neither pick-up all the sparkle!

Polishes Used
Funky Fingers Mirror, Mirror
Broadway Nails Seduction Night (#4)
Milani Purple Outline