Monday, July 29, 2013

piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013 - Celebrating the Year of the Blogger

Hi there Gals and Guys!

I have something super exciting to share with you today! I've been waiting for this for quite some time, but I was sworn to secrecy until now! Today is the piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013 and I was invited by piCture pOlish to be a part of the fun this year. :) I am so excited to be able to finally share this manicure with you all. I am terrible at keeping secrets, but somehow I managed.

piCture pOlish sent me 3 shades to make into my most "amazing nail art manicure ever." The shades they chose for me are Watermelon, Mad Magenta and Wisteria.

I think someone at piCture pOlish knows me well because these shades are perfect for me! I absolutely love all three of them.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

For The Love Of Gradients

Happy Hump Day All!

I am more than glad this week is halfway done!!! Work has been super busy for me and I have so much to edit and post for you all. I'm slowly working my way through them on lunch breaks and after work. I have two posts for you this week and then another two for sure next week, so please be on the lookout. :)

How do we all feel about some nail art? I know, I know, I haven't been posting nail art lately, and for that I am sorry. Swatching took over my life for a while. I promise to try and throw in more nail art here and there. If you are here for the art you will not be disappointed this coming week, I promise. ;)

Today I have something simple for you that I did on a whim a couple weeks ago. (That should tell you how busy I am!)

I started this one with two coats of one of my all time favorite lacquers, Cult Nails Faded, which is a light gray creme. It has a perfect application and it is just too pretty.

To see more photos and hear how I acheived this look, please read on!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Polished By KPT - Round 2!

Hi there!

I have a treat for you! I have four lacquers today from one of my favorite brands Polished By KPT. These aren't part of a specific collection, but it is four of the 6 I have left to post!

As a heads up to those of your who want some Polished By KPT shades, Katherine will be having a full restock, tomorrow, July 20th at 7PM PST!! You'll have to be quick though, because she sells out FAST! You can go to her shop for a list of the lacquers that will be available in this restock.

So first up from KPT today is Dream Lover.

Dream lover is a sheer white jelly base with multi sized and shaped pastel glitters. As it has been swatched many times over white, I decided to do something a little different this time.
Click Read More for more photos and reviews!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Zombie Darling Sneaky Tiki!

Hi Gals and Guys!

I'm so glad it's Friday! I have some exciting stuff planned for the weekend including a wedding for a friend who asked me to do her and her bridesmaids nails for the ceremony and reception. I'm too excited for words and hopefully I'll have a post sometime next week about the experience!

I have another fabulous collection for you today. This one is from a close friend of mine, Cindy from Zombie Darlings. She wanted to make a bright summer holo collection that reminded of a Luau and summer drinks and tropical settings. I think she really succeeded here!

There are 5 holographic shades and one glitter topcoat in the Sneaky Tiki collection. Some of the holos are stronger than others and they are honestly all gorgeous in the sun or inside. The formulas on all of these were about the same, on the sheer side, but nothing some undies can't fix and they went on smoothly with no problems.

Shall we get started? First up is a polish that is very special to me. I had asked for a brown holo and Cindy delivered with this gorgeous deep shade. Here is Mystic Chocolate.

How gorgeous is this??? Its such a perfect chocolate shade! It makes me think of a holographic Hershey's Bar ;) What could be better than Nail Polish, Holo and Chocolate?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cult Nails - Road Trip, Anyone?

Welcome back!

Today I have a very special collection for you! Its time for another collection from Cult Nails. This one is special because it was delivered in hand to me from Maria and John when my girlfriend and I met up with them for 4th of July fireworks last week. :) It is also special because it includes the first Cult Nails holographic lacquer, Mayhem!

The Road Trip, Anyone? collection consists of three bright summery creme shades and two special effect topcoats to make them even more special! I'll be showing two of the cremes alone and then with Mayhem, a holographic topcoat and I'll be showing the other creme alone and then topped with All Out, a shimmery summer topcoat! I'm so excited to show you these babies!

First up is the dark horse of the bunch for me, Be Loco.

When I first saw this shade it looked too similar to another Cult Nails shade, Scandalous, but once I got it on my nails... WOW! Its so much more vibrant and it is a creme, not a jelly, so the finish isn't even close to the same. I really love how bright and perfect for summer days this polish is!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Jaded Nail Co - Monsters and Ice Cream!

Hi All!

I know I know, it has been a while but I have some really great stuff coming up for you! I hope you're all staying cool in this crazy summer heat! Its been in the 90's here and I am simply melting.

On to the nails! Today I have some lacquers for you from Jaded Nail Co. I reviewed some other polishes by her here and today I have 4 more shades for you. The first one is my personal favorite out of the bunch and its the only one not from the Ghoul Spirit! Monster High Collection. This is Rainbow Sherbet:

Look how creamy and gorgeous this is!!! And the colors really remind me of a tub of Rainbow Sherbet. Yum yum!