Monday, December 31, 2012

Glitzology "Blue Lagoon"

Okay before the end of the year I HAVE to share this beauty with you!

Glitzology "Blue Lagoon" layered over Essie "Trophy Wife".

I did 2 layers of "Trophy Wife" and then 2 layers of "Blue Lagoon".

Bottle Shot

Glitzology "Blue Lagoon" has all shades of blue and turquoise, navy, gold and green glitter.  This polish contains squares, hexagons, bar and diamond glitter in a variety of shapes and sizes. The glitter is thick and I added 10 drops of thinner to help "de-clump" the glitter. After I added he thinner, it was perfect and applied easily. :)

Glitter polishes are notorious for lasting longer than most colors, and this was no exception. I wore this for 5 days and easily could have gone 5 more days, it has amazing "wear time". :)

Bottle Shot

Essie "Trophy Wife" is a deep teal shimmer. The perfect base color for "Blue Lagoon". 2 coats is good to get opacity if you are going to wear this by itself :)

Here are some shots in indirect lighting...

The combo of blue, teal and gold is soooo amazing, I just love the mermaid colors!

Have a safe and Happy New Years Eve and Keep It Sweet!

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Shimmer "Karina"

I am just now awaking from my "Holiday Coma", LOL! Of course, New Years is around the corner, so I won't get too comfortable. :)

Today I have my first Shimmer Polish "Karina" to show you.  Here it is in 2 coats with 2 coats of top coat.

Indoors with flash

Bottle Shot

Sunlight, no flash

"Karina" is a dark red burgundy glitter polish with holographic glitter and black glitter.

This polish is perfectly opaque in 2 coats on it's own, but if you choose to top it over another color, it will really POP!

Here are some fuzzy shots so you can see how well this glitter sparkles!

This is a great glitter, and after topping ti with 2 coats of top coat, it was smooth and easy to wear. I'm definitely going to get more of her great colors.   You can get Shimmer Polish  on their etsy store site HERE.

Keep It Sweet!
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holidays! Here is a cute striped manicure I did for the occasion!

Left to Right: China Glaze "Ruby Pumps", Color Club "Hot Like Lava", Color Club "Perfect Mol-Ten", China Glaze "Emerald Sparkle".

First, I started with 2 coats of the Color Club foil colors. I love foils because they dry fast and give you a lot of sparkle without a lot of work. :)

Then using nail striping tape, I did lines on the nails with spaces in the middle to fill in the second color.  After I finished with that, I painted the 2 China Glaze colors in between the lines and that's it!

You can use nail art striping tape to make lines, or to actually apply to the nail, top with top coat and use as quick nail art, it comes in a variety of colors! :)

Topped it with my usual top coat routine (1 coat of regular top coat, 1 coat of Seche Vite), and I was ready to celebrate the holidays!

This was my first time using nail striping tape, and it definitely will not be my last!

Merry Christmas and Keep It Sweet!
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Evergreen Christmas Eve Manciure

Yep it's Christmas Eve and if you are like my family this is just when the festivities start to begin. We have a huge Christmas Eve dinner and invite all our friend s and family over and cook and eat and open some, NOT ALL of the gifts :)

So on this day I'm going to share with you a great green manicure I conjured up a couple days ago. Basically it goes like this, I had several green polishes I wanted to wear and I couldn't decide so I wore them all, LOL...yeah that's it!

Left to Right: China Glaze "Glittering Garland", KBShimmer "All Decked Out", China Glaze "Gussied Up Green".

L to R: China Glaze "Glittering Garland", China Glaze "Gussied Up Green", and KBShimmer "All Decked Out"

Bottle Shot

China Glaze "Glittering Garland" is an evergreen shimmer with green and gold micro-glitter from their 2011 Let It Snow Holiday Collection. Applied well, no issues.

China Glaze "Gussied Up Green" is a dark green shimmer, it's deep and "glowy", and at very rare and certain angled moments you can see flashes of dark blue, in the bottle and the nail.  I did 3 coats, although it was opaque in 2 coats, because I was falling deeper and deeper in love with this fabulous green! :)

KBShimmer "All Decked Out" is an awesome dark green Christmas tree glitter bomb! This is from their 2012 Holiday Collection. A deep forest green is loaded with a mix of colored hexes in various sizes, gold holographic hexes, and a scattering of gold holographic stars.

KBShimmers' are hands down, the easiest glitters to apply. I love how they glide on and I never have to "place" the glitter!!

Amazing glitter, it is so pretty and the stars are just darling :) I love them!  I topped this manicure with my usual 2 coats o top coat and had no issues, except with the darling stars.

The corners of the stars kept poking up just a bit, and I could feel the sans, LOL. Next time I wear this I'll do 3 coats of top coat over this maybe so my stars don't jump off my manicure, LOL! :)

Happy Holidays everyone and Keep It Sweet!
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday nail shades from Lancome!

‘Tis the season for holiday parties galore.  

Bubbly Gold

This season, LancĂ´me has included some amazing shades in its Holiday 2012 Collection
.  The collection itself is a stunning compilation of jeweled tones infused with subtle variations of precious gold.

Ginger Ritzini
Flirtiny Red

Vernis in Love in Bubbly Gold, Ginger Ritzini and Flirtiny Red, $15 each

"Adorn your nails with exquisite color, from the perfect holiday red to sparkling white gold and seductive golden shimmer."

*Info sent by PR
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