Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pink and black sponged gradient

Sunday Funday!!  Hope you all had a great weekend so far and are looking forward to smooth upcoming week.  
So, I'm sure everyone has been drooling over all the sponged gradient mani's lately...or at least I know I have been.  Here is another take on it that I did last weekend.

This is China Glaze Fuchsia Fanatic and Finger Paints Black Expressionism (one of the best, cheaper black cremes in my opinion).  I also added a touch of Hits Speciallita No Olimpo: Zeus on the tips.

I really liked this but I think it would have been better if I added a third color between the pink and black to make the transition smoother.  Trial and error...that's the fun part of nail art and polishing!

P.S. I've updated the blog sale again.  Nothing major, just added a few new items and lowered a few prices.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Darling Diva Polish: Xanadu

Today I have another Darling Diva Polish to show you.  I am loving all of these indy polish brands lately and am almost on glitter overload!  There are so many new indy polish artisans popping up so fast it is hard to keep up.  DDP is just one of the few that has caught my eye recently.

This is 2 coats of Xanadu over 1 coat of WnW Chrome: Grew Up In Cobalt-Imore.  Xanadu is a clear polish that is packed with various sizes, shapes and colors of glitter.  There are teeny, tiny silver holo glitters.  Blue and silver medium hexes.  Silver holo diamonds.  Medium red squares. LARGE hot pink squares (LOVE these!!)  Silver/holo bar/strings.  If I can remember correctly there is also some green glitters, maybe a touch of gold holo and something else I am not remembering.  I am loving the way all the random glitters play together!

If you notice in this cuticle line is waaaay grown out.  I painted my nails on a Sunday and took this photo on a Thursday.  I usually have lifting and peeling with most glitter polishes.  For some reason, this combo did not have that problem.

Darling Diva Polishes can be found on etsy at 

I have purchased these polishes on my own and am offering my personal opinion on them...and my opinion is that cerealkiller1 has come out with a very nice, quality product again!! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Nails Inc: Spitalfields

Happy Saturday everyone!

Are you over magnetic polishes yet?  Just when I thought I was, Nails Inc comes out with a new design.

FISHNET!!  I love this design!  I think it is tied with the star pattern as my favorite.

This is 2 coats with regular base and top coats.  I don't know if you can tell but, the design does not wrap all the way across my nail.  My nails are too curved for most magnets but I still love the look of it.  The Nails Inc magnets themselves are very nice too.  They seem like they have a stronger than average magnetic pull when you place them over the wet polish.
The fishnet magnetic also came in a charcoal and a chunky, gold glitter (Piccadilly).  I picked up the gold but left the charcoal one because I already have a few charcoal magnetics...I can just use the Nails Inc magnet on those if I want.  I found these at Sephora...$16.  Not cheap friends!

Lastly, check out my blog sale tab up above.  I've added some new polish and makeup items...maybe you'll find something you've been looking for ;-)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Darling Diva Polish: Ringer

Have you ever wished you could find a good dupe to the infamous Clarins 230?  I think I have found a nice substitute to get a very similar effect.

Look at that gorgeous color shift!  The base color is brighter and more violet than my bottle of 230 but, that's what makes Ringer very unique and beautiful.  This is 4 coats of Ringer with my regular base.  I didn't want to layer this one for this post so I could show how the polish  looks on it's own.

The main shimmer color you see it the red/purple color.  This is visible in most lighting situations.  You can get the blue and green colors in lower lights and when your nails hit certain angles.

Even with 4 coats this is s sheer polish.  It would look great for jelly sandwiches or layered over a darker base.  I really liked the look of the 4 coats.  The base color is so vibrant and happy!  I did not have any issues with how this polish applied.  All coats went on evenly and built up nicely.  The drying time was average.

I leave you with some more swatch and bottle shots!!

And, a bottle comp shot of Beyu 209, Clarins 230, DDP Ringer and Max Factor Fantasy Fire

Darling Diva Polish can be purchased at: