Monday, April 27, 2015

Chick Pick Polish | Get In Lime Boys and You Mer-rang?

I have more lacquers from the Chick Pick Polish Spring Fling collection!

Today I'm going to show you two more lacquers. If you remember, this collection is a group of 7 matte finish shimmer polishes that are absolutely perfect for spring and summer.

First up today is You Mer-rang? (How great are the names too!?)

You Mer-rang? is a bright sunshine yellow shimmer lacquer that dries to a beautiful velvety matte. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

China Glaze | Electric Nights Pt. 1

I'm very excited to share the first half of the China Glaze Electric Nights collection with you all today. Every year, the China Glaze summer neons are the collection that I look forward to the most and this is no exception. As soon as I saw the press release for these I knew I had to have them, so when I got the chance to review, I jumped!

These beauties do not disappoint. The collection consists of 9 neon creme shades and three neon glitter toppers. According to China Glaze, they all glow under black light, but I haven't tested that out yet. I'm hoping to do some nail art and photograph it under black light for that part.

Today I'm going to share six of the cremes with you all. I've found that lacquers like this tend to go on more smoothly over a matte finish, so I started all my manicures with two coats of a matte base coat. The formula on all of these was the same, thin but easy to work with. I had little to no formula problems, which I was particularly happy about. Ready for the photos?

First up is Red-y To Rave.

Red-y To Rave is an eye searingly bright orange leaning red neon.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Nail Art | iPhone Case Twin Nails

Yay! More nail art!

On Friday, my good friend Donna and I were talking about phone cases and sending photos back and forth of ones we wanted. Donna came across this beautiful aqua blue and purple case with gold detailing on it. We both knew that we wanted to do some nail art inspired by it, so we did some twin nails!

Donna is the stamping queen so she had a plate that matched, but I ended up doing a freehand design. What do you think?

I love how this turned out once it was completed!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Chick Pick Polish | Marma-laid In The Shade

I'm so excited to show you another polish from the Chick Pick Polish Spring Fling collection today. This is another matte finish lacquer and it is just as pretty as the first. I have both a swatch and some nail art for you all again.

First up is the swatch. Here is Marma-laid In The Shade.

Marma-laid In The Shade is a sherbet orange lacquer loaded with shimmer that dries to a smooth velvety matte finish.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Black Lace Nail Art

I have a kind of combo review and nail art for you today. I've had this design in my head for absolutely ages, but I wasn't proficient enough in nail stamping to pull it off until recently. The idea is a black lace look on nude nails. I used a lot of different items I've gotten recently in this nail art and I can't wait to share with you how I achieved the look.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Chick Pick Polish | On The Brink Pink

I have both a swatch of a polish from a new to me brand and some nail art for you all today!

When I was asked about doing some swatches and reviews for Chick Pick Polish I jumped at the chance since I'd been wanting to try some of their beautiful matte lacquers. When I got my super colorful swatcher package I was not disappointed. The entire Spring Fling collection are these beautiful shimmer matte lacquers in bright colors of the rainbow. Today I have for you the pink from that collection and a little spring nail art to go along with it.

This is On The Brink Pink.

On The Brink Pink is a gorgeous pink with tons of shimmer that dries to a beautiful velvety matte finish.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Doctor Lacquer | Something Spacial: Stars

I have the second half of the Doctor Lacquer Something Spacial collection coming your way today. this is the Star portion. The Star collection consists of four tri-thermal lacquers with varying decrees of separation between them. They really speak for themselves so I am just going to get right into it.

First up is the bright and cheery Antares.