Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sparkly Dots

Today is something different. A sweet friend has opened a new Etsy shop. She recently gifted me two pairs of beautiful earrings.



Then, she opened her shop on Etsy! She has more than earrings and I think more to come. Her pictures are much better than mine. See...


If you are looking for something unique and perfectly done, check out SparklyDots. Denisa is a sweetheart with amazing talent! 

Have a great day! 


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sinful Colors Neptune

I happened on a new (to me) display of Sinful polishes, Castaway. I bought Neptune and Zeus. Neptune reminds me of Orly Royal Navy. I think the color of Neptune is lighter and dustier. It has less Turquoise and some pink flecks. I promise they're in there! When I first saw them, I thought it was holo, but in the cleanup dish, it was obvious they were pink.





This is two coats of the Neptune with one coat of Nubar Diamont. I did file my nails down a bit this time.


The formula was a thick yet runny kind. The brush was a bit moppish and the stick seemed wider than than the brush so the formula seemed to run down the stick too much. All in all, it was a difficult application. I think it was worth it though. Especially at 99 cents.

I love this blue. It also reminded me a bit of Delft blue, so I stamped it with white and Red Angel plate 104.   I'm really happy with the way it turned out. My pinky is evidence that my stamping polish is not good consistency. I need to order more.



Hope to see you soon! :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Jessica Hologram Chic with A England Saint George stamped

Jessica Hologram is a beautiful hologram silver polish. It comes in a set with a base coat for preparing the nail surface. I am wearing just two coats here with no top coat.


 

Way too many pictures :)


This is un-retouched photo using lamp light in the dark. Look at the rainbow! (99% of my photos are un-retouched.) ;)

 

I noticed it looked really sheer in no light at certain angles and was afraid day two was going to be cloudy. 


So, I stamped it with A England St. George for day two. It was sunny anyway and wow! I did topcoat this with OPI DS Topcoat. I think it did okay. It may have dulled the holo the tiniest bit, but not much!

 

Sometimes I really wonder what on earth my camera is focusing on!



When I wear it again, I think I will base coat with a silver. Otherwise, one coat was plenty holo and two was just extra!

Hope to see you soon! :)


Jordana Pink Star with China Glaze Tronica Stamped

This was one of my first Jordana polishes and I was so pleased with it. It was also the first time I had tried stamping with a China Glaze Tronica. It worked great! I wish I had bought more of them. My favorite stamping polishes are China Glaze holos. Not a good thing I tell ya!


Oh, this is China Glaze Tronica Magenta used to stamp.


Holo glitter...Holo string glitter!


The plate I used to stamp with is XL-A.



See you soon :)


Friday, February 24, 2012

Lynnderella Thank Blue! is gorgeous. This is two coats over a teal jelly franken. I used one coat of Glitter Tamer and one coat of Nubar Diamont on top. I loved it! These first two pictures are  in incandescent lighting.



These next two are with natural lighting.



These last two are again under incandescent, but brighter light in a darker room. This polishes is so flashy and glittery. I was trying really hard to show you the holo flashes, so the last picture here is blurred. 



This is a lovely polish. It is not the same as Deborah Lippman Across the Universe and I'm glad I have them both. :)

Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

KleanColors Chunky and Neon

Today I have a couple of KleanColors for you. I started with KleanColor Neon Fuchsia and layered KleanColor Chunky Holo Fuchsia over it.


While these pulled very red and more Hot Orange than Fuchsia on me, I still love the look.


The duochrome of the glitter (Chunky Holo) makes it appear to fade at angles.


I really need more KleanColors!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Fat Tuesday!

I've worn a lot of glitter lately. Today was no exception. I got it in my head that I needed a polish for Mardi Gras. So I made one. :)

Here it is in the process. 

As soon as I had it shaken up, I slapped it on an existing color I was swatching. It was a color that was similar to OPI Fozzie Bear. 

And for today, I wore it over a base color of jelly purple. Just one coat. It is dense enough to wear two coats and have complete coverage and it is fairly smooth which is great!




I named this polish Bon Temps! - Good Times!


Did I mention it has tons of gold holo glitter? See here they are showing off in low light. ;) Most of the time it just shines all purple, gold and green. Oh and SHINY! I'm very happy with it. 


Happy Fat Tuesday everyone. Laissez Le Bon Temps Roulet ! 


Monday, February 20, 2012

More Mardi Gras

This first one is very subdued. Cult Nails My Kind of Koolaid stamped with China Glaze 2030 and XL-C plate. I added a few dots to imply beads. :)


This is a super simple one with Zoya Veruschka and Savita. I used OPI Dazzled by Gold for the moons and Nfu-Oh 56 to tip it. 


Laissez Le Bon Temps Roulet :)


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Do you Mardi Gras?

I do! I typically do at least one Mardi Gras (Carnival or Fat Tuesday) mani each year. What a great reason to go crazy on the nails! Being from Louisiana, I usually stick with the traditional purple, gold, and green.

I used China Glaze 2030 to stamp this pretty Milani and a regular Konad stamping polish. The plate used is XL-C.

Have a great day! 


Lynnderella Connect the Dots

The polish I have to show you today is one I have seen over just about every color. I've loved it over all of them. It is one of the first Lynnderella polishes that I purchased.

See if you can count all the sizes of the dots. I sure can't!


This is two coats. One would have been enough. I can see some super tiny holo sparkles in my bottle. I catch a glimpse of one every now and then.




The gorgeous base color I'm wearing this over is a franken from another blogger that I will review on another day.


I love this polish so much, I bought a back up. :) It's such a fun polish. 
See you soon ;)



Thursday, February 16, 2012

Max Factor Fantasy Fire video

I got brave today and took my first nail video. I wanted to show the colors of Fantasy Fire better than the still shots I had taken. I've never done this before, I usually just video kids and cats. :)

video

Have a great evening!

Max Factor Fantasy Fire over a Franken

This is a blue jelly franken (a polish custom mixed). See how clear the bottle is where there is no polish. There is very little opacity and it takes several coats to cover well. The advantage is a "jelly" looking finish. OPI coined the term sorbet for their polishes with this look.


It looks very much like Revlon Royal. The franken is slightly darker, a bit dustier, and much jellier. :)


With the help of a couple of very nice ladies, I was able to obtain this beauty. It finally showed up in the mail today after traveling around several post offices in my area for a week. So, I couldn't resist adding a coat of it to my blue jelly.


I think it deserves the name Fantasy Fire. It looks like glowing embers.



At some angles, there are green hues. You can faintly see them here toward the cuticle.






I love the process of creating a new polish with pigments or by mixing existing polishes even though I don't do it often. I really love Fantasy Fire!