Sunday, April 24, 2011

3 step matte glitter mani.

Happy Sunday or Happy Easter.  Whichever salutation you are using today, I hope you are having a fab day!!

Here is my Easter day mani...kind of.  I had planned on wearing this today but took it off last night because I wanted something else!

I started with a base of 2 coats of Quirius Lucy Diamond.  This is a gorgeous sky blue with just a very light touch of fine shimmer.  This is without a top coat.

Next, I added some glitter...

2 coats of Ulta Pinata Yada-Yada.  I am assuming this is meant to be a Happy Birthday knockoff.  I don't have HB to compare it to but I do like the look of this colorful, multi-sized glitter.

And the finishing touch...

1 coat of Essie Matte About You.

I saw a similar mani on MUA a few weeks ago and decided I had to duplicate it!  Icannot for the life of me find it again though to make reference to.

Have a great upcoming week and I hope to have a few more new posts up this week!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Striped tape mani!

Howdy do!!  Saturday night and I'm sitting in front of the compute AND watching a movie (The Other far, so good!)

Today I have my 1 st attempt at a tape mani.  I decided to do a 3 color, diagonal stripe because 2 didn't seem like enough and 4 just felt like too many...or at least that's what I keep telling myself!

Base color is Ulta Smoke Screen
Middle color is OPI La Pazatively Hot Matte
Tip color is China Glaze Sexagon

Tape mani's are a huge contradiction to me...they are so simple yet very hard.  First off, this does not work with a matte finish tape.  Use the shiny tape!!!  Polish ate through the matte finish tape and my middle, index and pinky fingers paid the price for that mistake!  Other than that, it just takes time and patience to get a fun tape mani!

Hope you all have a great Easter if you celebrate it, otherwise have a great Sunday!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yes Love 402

Aaahhhhhh...a nice relaxing Sunday!  The weather was beautiful, I got to go for a short skate outside by the ocean channels and took a little nap.  How was your Sunday?

Today I have a gorgeous green for you!  I was very fortunate to get this, along with a couple of other beauties, in a swap on MUA with a member from Spain. 

This is Yes Love #402.  Yes, that's the name of the polish!  The brand is Yes Love and the color # is 402.  Gorgeous mix of olive and forest green with tiny emerald green shimmers.  I also got a few other colors from this line which I hope to wear soon!  And how cute is the bottle!!!

If you have access to this brand, do your self a favor a get a few!  The application was nice.  The polish was rather thin and required 3 coats to be opaque but it built up nicely.

Hope you have a great week ahead!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Layering with Rated Holographic

Uh, yeah...creative title for a new post...

Hope you are all having a great Saturday.  The weather here is beautiful and I have been in and out all day!  Laying out in the backyard with the dogs, making a huge jug of Crystal Light lemonade to guzzle, mini swatch fest...just a lot of relaxing and enjoying the day.  How is your Saturday turning out? :o)

Here is what I topped my Color Club Oh Naturale mani with...

China Glaze Rated Holographic!!  This is only 1 coat over the existing mani.  Rated Holographic is from the Kaleidoscope collection of yesteryear.  It has a very pretty, delicate peach toned base and matched near perfect with Oh Naturale.  I probably should have used 2 coats because there was a little patchiness with this but, in the end, I was still happy with the result.  Perfect transistion mani from winter into spring!!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Color Club Oh Naturale

I was feeling peachy and this fit the bill perfectly!!

Milky, pale peach with a jelly texture. 

My only problem with this polish was it was a patchy and streaky and kind of a nightmare to apply!  This is 3 coats and still had a few streaky/patchy spots.  In the end, I loved the color so much I forgave the application issues. 

This was released with the Pardon My French collection.  I was lucky to find a boxed set at my local Ross Dress For Less.  The only thing about the bottle itself is the cap is different than if you buy a single polish.  The cap is smooth and does not have the flower shaped, raised emblem on the top of the cap like all my other Color Clubs.  This has been the case for all the Color Club sets I have found at Ross.  Aside from that, the polish is fine.

Tune in for what I topped this with to jazz it up for a second day mani!!

Have a great end to your week!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

DL Lady Sings The Blues

Happy Sunday!!  I have a had a great weekend and am looking forward to a really good week!

I have been sitting on this post for a few days because I really did not know what to say about this polish that I haven't said about other polishes.  I never realized how difficult writing new post were until I started doing them!  For those bloggers that have been doing this for awhile...word up!

This is DL Lady Sings The Blues.  It came in a trio which was a Nordstrom's exclusive around Christmas time I believe.  The other 2 colors in the trio are Razzle Dazzle (a raspberry jelly with dark pink glitter) and Some Enchanted Evening (a salmon pink glitter in a clear base).  I have not tried the other 2 colors from this set yet but they are very pretty too!

Heres another shot just for the fun of it!!

This is 3 very thin coats with the usual base/top coat combo.  This wore decently but  I did get some tip wear within 24 hours.  I really love these jelly/glitter combos that DL has put out...well, with the exception of Funky Chunky!!

Have a wonderful week!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Zoya Valerie and Lo

Good Morning!  Happy Saturday and yay to getting to sleep in! 

I was going through my photobucket and noticed I had a few photos I hadn't edited or uploaded.  What an easy way to get a post in and show a couple of colors I haven't yet!


Zoya Valerie.  This photo does not show this polish's gorgeousness at all!  And to top it off, my photo has a slight blur to it...not as crisp as my photos usually are.  Anyhow, this is 2 coats.  The base color is a darkened purple/plum color.  This has a fleck finish and the fleck have a slight gold cast to it.  You can really see the halo of gold in the bottle...but not in this photo unfortunately =/  This applied extremely smooth and even with 2 coats.


Zoya Lo.  This one is bright it freaked my camera out a little!  It is not quite a neon and did not dry with a matte cast like most neons do.  Rather it is a very, very, very bright pink but it also has a slight dusty cast to it which keeps it from being too obnoxious!  This was another one that applied so nicely.  2 coats, both went on extremely easy and even.  This photo is actually without a top coat yet.  I was pleasantly surprised by the shininess of it without a top coat

Hope you all have a great weekend!