Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jade holos gradient

One of my favorite nail art styles is gradient- a couple polishes, a sponge and voila! Instant art. These three Jade holos are the jelly type- they take multiple layers to add sufficient color to be opaque. I used two coats of the stunning Mystic Gold  as base then dabbed Uau and Sunset at the tips. Of COURSE there's no sun today, pics under the Ott light. Poshe topcoat.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Good Fortune indeed! Colors by Llarowe

Snagged this beauty on a stealth restock- deep teal linear holo, perfect in two coats, the brushes on these are a little moppish for me, so I had more cleanup that I usually do, tiny bit of staining but not as bad as I expected with a blue. Stunning color, indoors and out.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Trying to get my glitter love back on...

After a couple days of wearing the gorgeous PritiNYC  creams Silver Birch (pale gray) and Italina Alder I did a quick dress up with Lynnderella Sweets to the Sweet. Kinda liking it, subdued and pretty. One coat glitter on middle, two on ring. Topcoat over all.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

And this is why we NEVER shake the polish bottle, kids....

I wanted a spring-ie Easterish manicure for Sunday and really wanted to use the aptly named sparkly pastel glitter Chick-a-dee Doodah from the one and only Lacquistry. Sally Hanson Complete Barracuda is a gorgeous creamy light blue leaning ever so so slightly green, as opposed to a true powder blue like Zoya Blu.  It was late, I was in a hurry, and the SH polish had a lot of separation, as pastels do, into layers with the white base settled at the bottom. I don't know what came over me, but I shook that thing within an inch of its life to get the white to blend back in, then applied it right away (::::gasp::::, :::::horrors:::::, :::::infidel!:::: I can hear you thinking) Yeah, I messed up. Look at all the tiny bubbles that are enshrined in the polish! One day and gone, that's the lesson and the price to pay. Kids,. DON'T try this at home, ROLL your polish. Always.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Untrieds! Barry M Denim and Copper

I was meeting a lovely UK friend for pizza the other day so I tried the wonderful Brit polish Barry M Denim for the first time. Nearly one coater, great matte finish before tc, actually I think it looked better without it, but I wanted it to last a few days. Just enough shimmer to make this unique and special. And Copper is the bomb, it's a three coat full coverage, but the sparkles are to die for.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My First and Only Enchanted Polish! March 2014

I was scratching my head at the hullaballo over EPs, the frenzy over restocks, the enormous prices paid for LEs. I'm still not totally convinced it's completely warranted, but this one polish has a lot going for it. Peridot/apple green? check  Linear holo? check
Something to make it unique? (tiny turquoise sparks) check. Winner winner here- two coats with topcoat, it's a bit sheer and a couple spots could have used a third coat.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rocking the Seventies again!

Decided after a couple days wearing pale pink and lavender ::::GAG:::: for the bridal magazine (nothing personal, I just think I look like I have old lady hands with those colors) I wanted to try the graphic brush stroke nail art style, where after applying a base color, you wipe off almost all of the polish on another color before swiping it randomly on the nail- it fit quite well with a shirt I was wearing today. Base is a FAVE base- China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, the light olive is OPI UhOh Roll Down the Window and the darker green is Zoya Noot. I did dots with Sally Hanson Salon Sequin Scandal. Two layers of topcoat to smooth.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Quick NOTD- Illamasqua Radium

I've featured this before, it's one of my go-to-need-a-happy nail polishes. Illamasqua Radium is a brilliant apple green two coater with a subtle shimmer. Fave. Back up worthy.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Gosh Holographic Hero and Colors by Llarowe Runt. two coats each over two layers of base. Out the Door topcoat.