Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jindie Nails: Santa Claws Collection Post #1 (Pic Heavy)

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic Halloween and that the hurricane hasn't affected you all too badly! We didn't get hardly anything here in Dayton other than some rain, snow and wind but I know my friends and family in NW PA were hit pretty hard. Here's hoping that everyone is safe and sound now! :]

I know you're probably all still in the Halloween mood, but I'm bringing a little Christmas to the table, because today I have for you my first of three posts showcasing the new Santa Claws collection by Jindie Nails!!! I'm so excited to share these with you - they are amazing, as always. I have never had a bad experience with Jindie Nails, her prices are super affordable and everything I've gotten from her has been perfect. And this holiday collection is no exception. I can't wait to show these to you so without further ado, check out the first three polishes :D

The first one I have to show is Candy Cane. It's a milky white "crelly" base with cherry red matte and metallic hexes and a few metallic green hexes also. This polish reminds me of those Christmas cookies!!
Bottle shot

Macro in the bottle
The polish does build up in about three coats, but to preserve polish I wanted to try layering it over a white base. I used Milani White on the Spot and 2 coats of Candy Cane on all the nails except my thumb, which shows three coats of Candy Cane on its own.

Jindie Nails Candy Cane

There are larger red hexes in the polish, but I had some trouble getting them to come out without fishing. I did get one out on my thumb without trying, so I think with a lot of shaking or rolling of the bottle you might have better luck. :]

Jindie Nails Candy Cane

Jindie Nails Candy Cane

Macro of the thumb
Jindie Nails Candy Cane

Next up, I have Holly. Jen describes this as: "Green & white matte hex with larger matte red hex plus dark green shimmer." She thinks it looks like a holly bush and I totally agree!!

Bottle shot
Macro in the bottle
Macro shot of the thumb
I thought this polish would look especially Christmasy over silver or gold so I layered over both! I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep, and Pure Ice Jaguar for the accent. Below shows 2 coats of Holly, but I think if I did it again, I'd use just one. I was trying to get several of the red hexes out and I think I painted the other glitters a bit too dense.

Jindie Nails Holly

Jindie Nails Holly
I think I like it best over gold. Sorry for the chip on my ring finger - this was after a day of wear and I messed it up at work! I think the tiny green microshimmer really makes this polish! When the light catches it, it really sparkles :]

Jindie Nails Holly

And lastly for today - the namesake of the collection - Santa Claws! This polish is packed with matte square glitters in red, green, white, and black. Jen's inspiration was Santa's outfit, and I think she was totally successful! :]

Bottle shot
Macro in the bottle
This was another one I thought would look great over silver and gold, so I did the same colors for undies - SH Insta Dri Silver Sweep and Pure Ice Jaguar. This is another one I ended up liking better with one coat than two. In the photos below, my thumb, middle and ring have 2 coats, and my index and pinky have just 1. Which do you like better??

Jindie Nails Santa Claws
The only issue I had with this one was that the biggest red squares were hiding a bit, but I could get them out with fishing. You can see them on the thumb, and one that got stuck on the top of my ring finger lol! Again, I think the rolling method would help a lot with getting these babies out easily!

Jindie Nails Santa Claws

Jindie Nails Santa Claws

So what do you guys think of the first three polishes from Jindie Nails' Santa Claws collection??? I have been super impressed with them, and I can't wait to show you the rest.

These polishes actually release tomorrow, November 1st!!! You can buy the entire set in full size or minis, or you can pick and choose which ones you like and buy them as singles.
Full size polishes retail for $7.75 a piece (except for linear holos, which retail for $11) and minis are $4.25 (mini holos are $5.50).

Check out:

Jindie Nails on Etsy
Jindie Nails on Facebook
@jindienails on Instagram mobile and
Jindie Nails on Instagram for PC

Thanks for looking, and have a great rest of your Halloween!!


A  sample of these products was provided for review. I am not being compensated in any way for this post. This review is a statement of my honest opinion of these products, based on experience. For further information, please see my Disclosure Statement.

Monday, October 29, 2012


Hey there everyone! With Halloween fast approaching, I want to cram in as many Halloween manis as I can, so here's another one for you guys! Last week, I did a stripey ghost manicure inspired by a nail set I saw on Google a while back. Hope you like!

Here's how it started out. I thought this looked really cool so I wore this for a day by itself before I even finished the mani.

An old red called Precious Metals with Sinful Black on Black
The next day I added in little ghosties using Spoiled Correction tape and BM-223. I ended up changing up the ring finger by adding an accent nail. The accent is two coats of Spoiled Ants in My Pants over a coat of Sinful Black on Black. I topped everything off with a good coat of HK Girl.

So what do you think of my little ghosties? I loved them and I thought Ants in my Pants went perfectly with the color scheme!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Party Nails!

Happy Sunday everybody - I hope you all had wonderful weekends full of good friends, food, fun, and possibly an adult beverage or two! I had a ton of fun at the party we threw last night, but unfortunately I have to work today so I don't get to veg all day like I'd like to!
Anyways, I wanted to share the nails I wore with my costume last night! I dressed up as Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, so I thought it was only appropriate to wear one of the polishes from Dollish Polish's Nightmare Before Christmas collection. I had already worn We're Simply Meant to Be, so I wanted to try out Spectral Pup :] I thought the glow would be an awesome touch when we went out!

Here's my Halloween party mani, 2 coats of Spectral layered over Wet n Wild Toxic Apple and topped with HK Girl.

Dollish Polish Spectral Pup over WnW Toxic Apple
Dollish Polish Spectral Pup over WnW Toxic Apple
Dollish Polish Spectral Pup over WnW Toxic Apple
I tried SO hard to get a photo of Spectral glowing in the dark, but it was almost impossible!! The glow was super strong, though - take my word for it! This was the best photo I could get. 

Glow in the dark!

Here's me in my Sally costume with my boyfriend who dressed up as Old Gregg. I had never heard of him but he got tons of compliments when we were downtown!

And here's a closeup of my Sally makeup. I know I look super sweaty but I promise I'm not, haha - it was the cream makeup I used, it made me look shiny all night :/

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall into Autumn: Day 9 - Fall Ombre/Gradient

Hey lovelies! Hope you are having a lovely Saturday so far! I have SO, so much to do because I am having friends over for a Halloween party followed by a night out at Dayton's Hauntfest downtown. :] So, because I've been preparing for that, and work's been really stressful this week, this post is later than usual. I try to post on Thursdays but unfortunately it just couldn't happen.

Anyway, I know the orders of these themes got mixed up for some of us, but my list says this week is gradient so that's what I have for you. Rather than doing just a fall gradient, I really wanted to try to make it as Halloween-ish as possible since I've been in a serious Halloween mood lately. This gradient turned out way better than I even pictured it in my head, and I ended up loving the glitter I picked for the accent!

And now onto the nails, here is my Halloween-inspired gradient! The colors I used are Revlon Haunted Heart, Pure Ice (forgetting the name atm!) and Sinful Black on Black. The accents are CG Make a Spectacle.

That's all for now, everyone - hope you liked my Halloween gradient! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend - be safe <3


Friday, October 26, 2012

365 Days of Color: Boouk!

Okay, super excited to post this one - today I have my first ever 365 Days of Color polish purchase - Boouk! This is THE perfect Fall polish, and I'm seriously in love - it looks JUST like Winifred's spellbook from Hocus Pocus. I'm also excited because Hocus Pocus is currently DVR'd and waiting for me at home! Honestly, Halloween cannot pass without me watching this movie since the time it came out - I love it!!

Bottle shot
Okay, this polish is glorious. It's got a sheer, shimmering nude base with gold, brown, and copper hexes and squares in various sizes.

Macro shot
And now onto the nails! I'd seen this polish on it's own and layered and I think I prefer the look of it layered. Plus, I'm a fan of layering because it conserves polish! In the following photos, I layered  about a coat and a half of Boouk! over OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh? I think these two went perfectly together!

Artificial light; no flash

Artificial light; no flash

Artificial light; no flash

Artificial light; no flash
And a picture in the sun! I absolutely loved this mani, and I feel like it could be work appropriate for those of us who need to tone it down during the work week! (Thankfully that doesn't apply to me because I wear some pretty crazy colors!)

Natural sunlight; no flash
Thanks for reading everyone!! I would love to hear what you guys think of this mani! Let me know below <3


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Go Pink Wednesday on the go!

Hey everyone, first of all I want to apologize that this post is so late - I have had a really crazy, really rough day and did not have time to get pictures of this mani until a few minutes ago!! That being said, I'm at work so I had to take the pictures on my phone so let me AGAIN apologize for the quality of these photos!

I wanted to keep this week's mani super simple, one because I didn't have time and two, because I rarely get a chance to do simple manis and I miss them!

This is two coats of China Glaze Strawberry Fields with one coat of Confetti Tazmanian Devil for the accent. I topped it off with a coat of HK Girl.

No flash

Slightly different lighting

With flash
I had to try messing around with Pixlr for the watermarks since I'm at work but I thought they look pretty cool! I definitely need to do another post showing CG Strawberry Fields. It warrants it's own post, the gold/orange shimmer in it is super strong and gorgeous!

Hope you liked the nails even despite the poor photos :] Check out the other gorgeous pink manis for BCA!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wicked Webs

Hey there everyone!!
I, for one, am getting SUPER excited for Halloween - this is my favorite time of year and I don't want it to end!! I'm loving all the Halloween movies and shows on TV, and the weather outside has given me a ton of inspiration for Halloween themed manis :] I have a couple to show you here in the next week or so!

Here is the first one - this is something I sort of made up as I went along, and I am pretty happy with it overall.

I started with 2-3 coats of Revlon Wicked Star (I smudged my middle finger, please ignore that...I tried to fix it and it looks awful!!), which is a gorgeous shimmering grass green. It is literally THE perfect Halloween green. Then I went in and added black tips with binder reinforcements and Sinful Black on Black.

Revlon Wicked Star with black French tips

 I didn't really mean to make them look like little Frankenstein heads, haha! I just thought the colors went well together for Halloween.

Then, I decided to add a little something extra so for the accent, I hand placed some round black studs I picked up at Born Pretty Store. I also wanted to try out the decals I got at Sally's for Halloween. Here's what I came up with!

I also want to take a second to express just how in LOVE I am with HK Girl!!! I got this in the mail last week and I haven't stopped using it since. This is an important statement because I swear by Seche Vite! I like HK Girl because it does the same thing as SV but is much thinner and therefore much less "goopy". I still think SV levels out chunky glitters better just because of the thickness, but for everyday manis, I believe HK Girl will be my next go-to. You can pick it up at Glisten & Glow - Jill doesn't make it but she re-bottles it and sells it to her customers! Which is nice because I haven't seen it for sale anywhere else - someone correct me if I'm wrong.

That's it for today everyone - hope you like my spooky spiderweb nails! Let me know what you think below :]


Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Water Marble

I've been trying lots of Halloween inspired manis recently, I thought it was necessary to push myself a bit. So, I decided to try water marbling again! I've never had a ton of luck with it but I've seen such pretty designs on other people, so I really want to get the hang of it.  But, that being said, I hate it haha! It never turns out how I want it! But I thought I'd share it with you guys anyway. Here is my Halloween water marble attempt.

I started out with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Heat Flash and in the marble I that, along with Sinful Colors Black on Black and a purple Sinful that I don't remember the name of at the moment. On the thumb, I also used Sinful Clementine, but it was too many colors and I didn't like it so for the rest of the nails I didn't use Clementine.

I accidentally smeared the thumb and middle when I put topcoat on, so I thought I'd add a coat of CG Fairy Dust to cover it up and I LOVED the look of that! Fairy Dust is my new go-to polish when I need just a bit of sparkle :]

Here's a close up of the thumb because I liked the way it swirled - ignore the smear though! ;]

And one last photo in the sun, to show off the holographic sparkle in Fairy Dust!!

That's all for today, I hope you like my Halloween water marble! Let me know what you think below! :D