Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dark Crystal Galaxy

Purchased By Me

Hi there lovelies! How are you all today? It is super hot and humid here today so I am staying in the air conditioned office as much as I can. I have some really simple nail art for you in this post and a new to me polish that I got from a friend's destash sale.

I started with a base of Emily de Molly Dark Crystal.

Dark Crystal is a deep black jelly stuffed chock full of holographic micro shimmer. It does on super smooth and squishy! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gamer Gloss | Mario Kart

I am late this week!

I meant to have this up yesterday, but better late than never right?

I have for you the third collection from Gamer Gloss. This is probably my favorite inspiration yet. This collection is inspired by the game Mario Kart. Well Mario Kart was and is to this day one of my favorites. So of course I had to pull out my N64 and pose with some Mario-ware! Lets get on to the colors!

First up is The Other Brother

The Other Brother is inspired by the character Luigi and is a white crelly lacquer with small green and blue square glitters throughout. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Nail Art Guild | The Sea

Purchased By Me

Hi loves!

I have a special treat for you today. You see, some friends and I have formed a new nail art group called The Nail Art Guild. 

We are going to be posting themed manicures and nail art every other Friday starting today! After we post for that week we will post the new theme for the next and so on and so forth. Anyone can join in on the fun, we're already had quite a few people join in on posting for our first theme, The Sea.

This theme was chosen by one of our members, Kiki who is @polishmad on Instagram. (If you have Instagram, do yourself a favor and go follow her, trust me.) You can also check out my Instagram and the one for The Guild at @stormandstars and @thenailartguild for more info and I'll be reposting some of my favorite nail arts each week.

For this theme I wanted to do something a little abstract and make my nails look almost like the sea itself. The inspiration for this technique was some rainbow and watermarbled nails I did way back when. What do you think?

I absolutely love how they came out! They look like swirling waters. <3 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Jolie Polish | Ellie Goulding Song Collection

Provided for Review

I'm back today with three more lacquers from Jolie Polish. These three are all glitter toppers in a white base and are inspired by Ellie Goulding's songs. I really thought these were a lot of fun and they really speak for themselves!

First up is Explosions. 

Explosions is a mix of neon and bright colored glitters in a clear base. The glitters are mostly hexes, but there are some squares and some neon green hearts as well. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cult Nails | Spring Radiance and Sweet Baby By Donna

After an unexpected week off due to my being sick I'm back with the newest collection from a favorite brand favorite of mine, Cult Nails. Maria from Cult Nails has some great ideas when it comes to polish and her latest venture is teaming up with other small brands to bring you samples and coupon codes with your preorders. This month, in addition to the Spring Radiance Collection, I received cuticle oil samples from Sweet Baby by Donna to try out. If you know me and have been reading my blog, you'll know I already use and love Donna's products, but now I have a sample of each of her fragrances, which is really great!

First I'm going to show you the polish and then I'll get to the cuticle oils.

First up for polish is the beautiful, Radiance.

Gah! How rich and gorgeous is this shade?? 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Doctor Lacquer | Kaleidoscope World


Haha! When Angelyn started sending me sneak peeks of the Kaleidoscope World collection I was already hooked. Neon? Check! Jelly? Check! Holo? Check!  What more could a neon/jelly/holo obsessed nail girl ask for? These lacquers really don't need a lot of words, the photos do most of the work for me, but be forewarned there are a lot of photos. I've put most of them behind a link so click the "Read More" at your own risk!

Most of these had the same formula. They were on the thinner side, but suuuuuper easy to work with. I personally loved the formula. Like most neons these dry to a satiny finish, so topcoat is a must to really make them shine the way they should. The dry time is crazy fast on all the neons in this collection. For all the swatches below I used one coat of Seche Vite topcoat to finish off the mani.

First up is one of my favorites from this collection, a bright bubblegum pink neon, Annato.


Beautiful pink neon holo wonderfulness!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Fat Lacquers | Pizza Night

 Who wants pizza?! I sure do!

This collection from the new to me brand Fat Lacquers would make just about anyone want a hot slice of gooey topping covered pizza. The Pizza Night collection from Fat Lacquers consists of 6 base colors and six "Toppings" or glitter toppers in a clear base. There are also 4 blogger created glitter toppers including one made specifically for me! <3

I'm going to show you the bases first and then move on to the toppings.

How do you start a meal? Well you could have an Ice Cold Brewski!

Ice Cold Brewski is a deep yellow jelly just about the color of an IPA.