Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jindie Nails - The Snow Must Go On and Noel Remix

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Hello everyone! I'm getting ready to turn in but I thought I would leave you with some swatches of some holiday polishes from Jindie Nails!

First up is The Snow Must Go On. This one is just so fun, and so perfect for Christmas! It's a white crelly with red and green stars, hexes, dots and squares. The following swatches show 3 coats of TSMGO topped with Seche Vite topcoat.

Formula on this is a tad thick, so if that's something that bothers you, you could add a couple drops of thinner. I found it was just fine to work with for me. :)

Next up, is Noel Remix. If you remember, Jen released a very similar microglitter last holiday season called Noel. The difference? Sparkle! And more green. The original Noel, which I reviewed here, was a mix of matte glitters in red, white, and neon green with just a touch of green metallic glitters. The first thing I noticed about the Remix was how it sparkled. Jen decided to tweak this formula a bit, and I ADORE the changes. There is a red/green color shifting shimmer in this as well that is stunning!!

This polish can easily be layered or worn on its own in 2 coats. I was already wearing A Phil's Paradise by Nicole by OPI and wanted to see how they looked together - I ended up loving this combination! They just seemed to flow really well together. I will definitely be trying this polish again sans undies.

Which of these two is your favorite? Did you snag any of the new Jindie Nails polishes for Winter? I'd love to hear below!!
And, you can check out all the wonderful creations by Jen at ! Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays! <3


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Nail Challenge Collaborative: Inspired by Art #1 (Pop Art)

Hi everyone! This month's theme over at the Nail Challenge Collaborative is Inspired by Art. I have to admit, I wasn't too thrilled for this theme - I don't know much about art. But, I did some Googling and I was able to come up with some ideas!
My first thought was to do a comic book, or "pop art" look. I've seen some other bloggers do some awesome makeup looks like this, I so wish I could do makeup like that. I did try to recreate the look on my nails you can see, it didn't turn out all that well...

The bright backgrounds, speech balloons and dots - I LOVE. I should have just left it like that, lol! But, you can't have speech balloons without speech/sounds, so I tried. I didn't think I could make letters using even my thinnest striping brush, so I attempted using a thin!

The biggest problem occurred not necessarily when writing the letters, but when I added topcoat. Even after waiting probably an hour in dry-time, the chemicals in the Seche Vite caused the letters to smear, no matter how careful I was with the brush. My pinky, I just used a dotting tool and polish, so it definitely stood up better! The words from L to R are supposed to say (ZAP, @!, and POW).

Oh well, lesson learned! Next time, I will definitely use polish for the letters. Although, I am not sure how in the world the bloggers in the examples I saw wrote letters that small in polish! Pure talent.

So what do you think of this mani? Total fail, or can you kinda see past the smear-i-ness and see what I was going for?? This is definitely one I want to try again, because I love the look of pop art! Thanks for looking <3


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Red Dog Designs: Berry Friends Collex

Hey everyone! We had a big snow and ice storm today, so I felt like showing some summery polishes to show my resistance! :p

Many moons ago, I was able to snag some minis of the Red Dog Designs Berry Friends collection. I wanted to try them all and money was tight...and Gina was kind enough to specially price some minis for me!! Talk about customer service. 
Anyway, so I have swatches of these yummy berry-inspired crelly polishes to brighten up your dreary winter day! All these swatches are 3 coats with Seche Vite topcoat. First is Blueberry Muffin.

Next is Lemon Meringue. This one has a really pretty shimmer to it that I had a tough time capturing on camera!

This is a fun one - Purple Pieman! It's packed full of pretty glitters in a seriously bright, shimmery purple base.

This next one juuuuust might be my favorite of the collection - Raspberry Tart!

And last but certainly not least - the polish that made me decide to buy the whole collection! I definitely thought this was going to be my favorite of the collection, and don't get me wrong - I love it. Raspberry Tart was just a surprise stunner!

The verdict? I love love LOVE this collection! These are so fun for spring or summer...OR when you feel like saying screw you winter - I'm wearing summery polish! Which one of these is your favorite?

Be sure to check out all of Red Dog Design's polish - she has a ton more amazing collections - most recently, her Doctor Who collex for the 50th anniversary. They are so cool, but...payday isn't until next week! :)
I'd love to hear which shades you absolutely MUST have! Let me know below <3


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nail Art Society Giveaway!

Hi all!

I am giving away a full Nail Art Society Accent with Attitude kit - JUST because I love you guys! :) This kit will include 1 full size Mint Nail Polish, a bag of gold nail studs, 3 Hex nail charms, AND a bonus set of nail art tweezers!

Here are some of the looks I created with my Accent with Attitude kit, just to give you an idea. :)

You must be 18 or have a parent's permission to enter.
US Only, unless you have a US friend willing to receive the package for you.
NO CHEATING!!! I will be checking!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Colores de Carol - Blueberry Mango Sorbet and Inner Princess

Hi lovelies! Slowly but surely working through the posts in my vault!
Today I have some beauties from Colores de Carol. I was so excited to hear that Carolina started making polishes a while back. I absolutely loved her blog, so I had to try her creations - I wasn't disappointed! :)

First up is Blueberry Mango Sorbet! This was love at first sight. It just reminds me of summer and ice cream. :) This is 2 easy coats topped with HK Girl.

Next, we have Inner Princess. This one is so soft and feminine! It's a white crelly base full of pastel mint stars and various glitters in purple, blue, pink, and red (those are the ones I can easily pick out). This is 2 generous coats topped with HK Girl.

What do you think of these two? Which is your favorite?? Do you own any polishes from Colores de Carol? Which ones need to go on my wishlist? I'd love to hear below! :)


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Orly - Sparkling Garbage

Hi everyone! Hope you are recovering from Thanksgiving and Black Friday and having a nice relaxing Sunday. I will be doing a lot of traveling today going back to Dayton from visiting family - I'll be glad to get back to my kitties and settle in before starting another work week :p

Anyway, I found a quick swatch post I forgot to share from quite a while back. When it first came out, I got Orly's Sparkling Garbage and tried it out on a sunny day!

This is 2 coats of Sparkling Garbage over black. Such a stunning polish! :)

What do you think? Do you own this polish? I'd love to hear your favorite layering combination! :)