Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NOTD Chiralty Asymptote

Gorgeous Emerald green with both olive and blue tones- very complicated scattered holo. Pics in full sun. One good coat to cover, I used two thin. Dazzle Dry over.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Back to a fave- grassy green!

I was unexpectedly RAOK'd by the darling Crumpet go-like-love with some Kiko polishes. Kiko is an Italian line currently available in Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom. Apparently the Italians are better at making nail polish than naming them; this silvery grass green has the bland name 390. The brush is a bit large and moppish, someone with small nails would have trouble maneuvering, but with my nails it was a very fast application. I did three thin coats whereas two thicker would have sufficed. No streaks even though it's got a slight metallic base. I added a few accent nails of Hits Polish (D&R Apothecary) Pink Lemonlime-Ade, a mix of matte pinks, greens, yellows and white translucent with a very tiny bit of matte pink hearts and yellow glitter flowers. Took 20 minutes to fish the larger glitters out, but that may be due to only having a mini bottle.
Gelous over the glitters and Dazzle Dry overall.

MAJOR apologies for the ratty cuticles, let me distract you with the reason I haven't been able to get in time for a full mani- oooh looook a cute baby!

My grandson- visiting from California 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Creamy dreamy turquoise

I got hooked up with some Duri polishes by my dear friend BeePolished. Every one I've tried has been gorgeous, each with something to really set it apart from other moderately priced brands. This stunner You Belong To Me has a slight shimmer that doesn't translate onto the nail, but makes up for it with a nearly one coat application. I did two, both glided on effortlessly with a terrific brush and NO STAINING!!! Poshe over and I am a happy camper with this beauty.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

400th post not really

TECHNICALLY this is my 400th post, but I have reblogged a BUNCH of others posts so I'm thinking I may have another 40 or 50 before my REAL 400th anniversary.  Here is what I labored over late last night for my son's Eagle Scout celebration. It was supposed to look more like THIS but I knew from the git go that the eagles were not going to happen when I found out there is no video for this yet. So I tried a modified version using all polish (the stars were doomed from the start) Illamasqua Scorch and Phallic and aEngland Percival were my colors. Stripes are hard too, btw.Oh the glitter is Utopia Stars and Stripes! Pre clean up and about 2am....
here he is right after receiving his pin-

Friday, May 17, 2013

NOTD started off as office friendly

I had to meet with a lawyer (stupid roofers!) and decided to go Zoya Dove plain (gasp!) for the day- three coats made it gorgeous- make sure to wait wait wait between coats. The next day I had to jazz it up a bit so I pulled out my dotting tools and did a quick retro-y design with Barry M.Peach Melba and Jordana French White- Poshe over top.  Sorry about the wear and tear- this was three days out for the base.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quick NOTD- 4 days wear so far!

China Glaze Def Defying two coats under two coats of Enkelini The Grass is Greener (DC'd) Poshe topcoat.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Something a little different...

So my nails are yellow because I paint them..and I have to paint them because they are know the drill lol. BUT I have been using Deborah Lippmann Hard Rock as a base for a couple weeks and it seems to prevent staining exceedingly well, so I ws feeling brave enough to try this modified French Tip- two coats of a peachy pink jelly Sation Love At First Byte then a random black with a dotting tool for spots. Dazzle Dry over.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I LOVE this holo!

Chiralty Kale looks like it's going to join that very tiny group of polishes I must get back ups for. The dense mossy green with a touch of teal complicated by holo shimmeriness is just gorgeous.  Poshe does not dull the holo. All pics under the Ott light.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Trying to bring a little sunshine inside

It's been raining....and raining and raining. Around 10 inches in the last few days (yeah, be quiet, UK-ers, this is supposed to be FLORIDA!) So three coats of Zoya Arizona accented with my #1 favorite glitter Utopia Hibiscus and I am feeling the heat! HK Girl over. (Gelous on glitter first) ALl pictures under Ott light.

Yeah macro on new phone!