South Wind, Clear Sky
So there’s this famous painting by Katsushika Hokusai called South Wind, Clear Sky. I liked it and decided to paint it on my nails. That’s what normal people do right? I think it turned out pretty well :) Polishes I used were Seche Clear - Base Coat ESSIE - Smooth Sailing OPI - Hip Hop Holly Color Club Art Club - Red, White, & Black Seche Vite Here is the painting if...
black friday haul... oh wait?
Wish I could actually post a haul, but seeing as this is my second year boycotting Black Friday.. that won’t be happening. I’m not boycotting for any other reason than the fact that I have zero dollars. Wah. #firstclassproblems? So anyways I just wanted to say sorry for being MIA! I thought this Thanksgiving break would consist of swatching nail polishes, blogging, eating turkey, and...
Julep Maven →
I signed up to be a Julep Maven! I’ll let you know what I think of it as soon as I finish swatching the polishes!
tiffanylacquer asked: Great nail blog!
So remember Wednesday night when I posted saying I decided to buy Zoya Gems collection.. No? Well it’s here already!!!!! I even love the box it comes in haha So pretty! I’ll be swatching either today or sunday :) Keep your eyes open!
TeenVogue/Miss Ladyfinger Inspiration
So a few weeks ago I was sitting with my roommates in the living room and I had just brought in the mail. Some girl who used to live in the upstairs apartment has a subscription to TeenVogue and she never got rid of it, so now we reap the rewards. My roommate was reading through it, and I’m not going to lie.. I was judging. My exact thoughts were what 21 year old is sitting around reading...
Noel + Party of Five
Hii, if you haven’t seen my Birchbox post yet or didn’t feel like reading it because it was a million miles long here is the polish I got! It’s Zoya in Noel from the Gems & Jewels Holiday 2011 Collection. It’s a shimmery denim blue and gives a major pop of color! The application was great and it only took 2 coats for full opacity. I love it! I actually just...
drumroll…… I love Birchbox. I get a little taste of luxury and I’m introduced to a bunch of new products. If you haven’t heard of Birchbox, here is my review on the service! This has definitely been one of my favorite months so far. Here are my reviews for all of the products! :) This month included the following Zoya Gems and Jewels Collection in Noel LaROCCA...
I am now going on my fourth Birchbox and I figure it’s time to give a little review! If you are new to Birchbox or are trying to find out if this service is right for you, hopefully I can help you out a little. Sorry this is a little long! Sign up for your Birchbox here! Birchbox is a subscription service for $10 where you receive 4-5 deluxe samples in the mail every month. It comes in...
Beauty Social 2012 →
I want to be there!
So I posted earlier this week about my pledge class bar crawl, and here are the nails I did to match my shirt :) I used Essie’s Grow Stronger base coat, 2 coats of Orly’s Snowcone, 2 coats of Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear White On, then Color Club’s black and white nail stripers, and a silver Stripe Rite. oh and 2 coats of Seche Vite. So much nail polish! And here are a...
Lady Muck + Shatter + Shine On
Because Shatter and a silver stripe wasn’t enough I decided to add Orly’s Shine On Crazy Diamond to the butter LONDON Lady Muck.
Lady Muck + Shatter
This is butter LONDON’s Lady Muck with OPI Black Shatter. I used tape for this manicure and a silver striper. NOTE: The OPI Shatter tends to corrode the tape. When you peel it off your nail it will break and you have little tape fragments left on your nail if you are not careful. I would suggest having tweezers close by!
This is butter LONDON’s Lady Muck. butter LONDON describes it as a Powdery periwinkle blue, slightly on the grey side and infused with pearl pigment for a soft, sexy sheen. I have a love/hate relationship with this polish. The color is gorgeous, but the application sucks. I guess the polish takes after the name.. Muck. It was streaky and thick, but it dried okay. I just found it really...
This is China Glaze’s Skyscraper from the Metro Downtown collection. Pictures really don’t do this one justice. I wish I could have gotten one in the sun, but I put this on at night :( Skyscraper is a navy-ish blue densely packed with silver micro-glitters. It’s amazing. At first when I bought this I thought maybe it would be a translucent jelly type that I could layer over...
Soft Landings Towel
Hii everyone! So a few weeks ago I saw on TraceFace Philes that she received a free sample from a company called Soft Landings Towels. The towels are used to put under your hands as you do your nails. I was intrigued so I signed up and just received my sample a few days ago! The board underneath the package is what I usually do my nails on and it has polish and tape all over it so I was...
Borrowed & Blue
Hii, this is Essie’s Borrowed & Blue from the 2011 Wedding Collection. I love this color, it is one of my favorite blues that I own. The application was a bit streaky, but the second coat helped smooth it out. I used it in water marbling so it was left open and got a bit thicker. I’ve had this one for a while and never got around to swatching it. As usual I have a bunch of...
Teal of Fortune
Hii, today’s manicure is Wet n Wild’s FastDry - Teal of Fortune. I’m not really sure how I feel about this polish. It is a jelly-ish polish and after 3 coats was still pretty translucent. I also found it has a longer drying time than the other 2 I have swatched, Hannah Pinktana and Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire. I really like the color but thought it would apply differently....
Hii everyone, Today I have a polish I bought a while ago and just got around to trying it. This is Sinful Colors in Frenzy. I layered this over e.l.f.’s Dark Navy [which I was not a fan on—i’ll do a separate review for that one] and I think it looks pretty nice. As usual I had a hard time photographing my nails to capture the glitter/color. I think it always looks most...
Hii! Today I hit 51 followers! I’m so excited haha but anyways here is today’s manicure! Wet n Wild Fast Dry - Hannah Pinktana I really love the color of this polish. It is a lot like “Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire” . This polish takes a lot of coats for full opacity. I think I used around 5. I just kept adding throughout the day until it was the color I wanted. 3...
School of Hard Rocks
Hii everyone! This is from Essie’s Winter Collection: School of Hard Rocks. Essie describes it as a midnight malachite. I googled malachite because I had no idea what it was and that seems way greener, but either way, this is definitely my favorite of the Winter 2011 collection. It only took 2 coats for full opacity and had a nice glossy finish. This may actually be one of my all time...
Nude Rain Check
I have some new manicures to upload! e.l.f. - Nude Wet n Wild, Wild Shine - Rain Check Sinful Colors Nail Art - Flower Girl I really liked the way this turned out. e.l.f.’s Nude is great! It only took 2 coats for full coverage and didn’t look streaky or anything like that. The brush is a bit stiff, but that really helped (me at least) keep the polish on my nails and not all...