Sunday, January 15, 2017

when the mind wanders, a spam post happens...

It's been a while, hasn't it?

Some spam:

Mermaid texture nails, done with Twinkled-T mermaid nail vinyls, a white base, and some whimsical texture polishes sponged on.

Geometric nails, inspired by @lacquerandspice on Instagram, with a nude-pink base and handpainted white and rose gold lines.

Marble nails with Essie Udon Know Me, a dusty teal, and gray marble lines over a white base.

Beach nails, done with a blue gradient and random white wavy lines and a nude texture polish, Zoya Godiva.

Whatever these are, done with a pastel neon rainbow gradient, Twinkled-T Cyclone nail vinyls, and KBShimmer Alloy Matey! a silver holo glitter.



Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Nails Niche Peeks: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri High Speed Glitter Gradient Nail Art

A SFW neutral color with a glitter twist.

Base color: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri High Speed, a purple-toned neutral cool gray (2 coats)

Glitter Gradient:
Fine glitter: Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope, a fine holo multi-sized glitter
Chunky glitter: Formula X Hubba Hubble



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sally Hansen Giant Peach

Hi guys! Happy Easter to those who celebrate! Today I have a swatch of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Giant Peach for you.

Giant Peach is a pretty warm coral-leaning pink creme. It's on the muted side, so it can be worn to work as it's not too bright. It's very flattering, and I wore this for a few days, which is saying something for me... Usually I change my polish every day! 

The formula was pretty good, a little streaky on the first coat but evened out completely by the second. This swatch is two coats with topcoat (I apologize for the tipwear--I may or may not have been playing in some acetone right before this picture).

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's are so reliable and affordable. I love them! What's your favorite?



Saturday, April 4, 2015

City Skyline Nail Art

Hey guys! I went to New York City this past week for a visit to the Museum of Natural History, and I did my nails to match!

These are my city skyline nails...

Here's how I did it:

I started off by doing a sunset gradient. I used a makeup sponge and blue (Sinful Colors Blue By You), pink (Sinful Colors Cream Pink), and yellow (Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, the original). 

I then used black (Sinful Colors Black on Black) and created buildings by stroking down with the brush. Using the same yellow, I used a tiny dotting tool to make windows. I then finished off with topcoat.


I love the Museum of Natural History. The human origins exhibit is my favorite. Have you ever been there? What's your favorite exhibit?



Friday, March 27, 2015

Sinful Colors Midnight Blue

Hi guys! Today I have a quick swatch to show you. This beauty is Sinful Colors Midnight Blue.

Perfect in two coats, this dark blue had a gorgeous lit-from-within glow.
My camera couldn't capture the depth it has, but the next photo is closer to reality....
The flash really shows off its depth.

I'm thinking this'll look great mattified. Thoughts?



Thursday, March 19, 2015

I've Got the Blues: Two-Tone Nail Art

Hi guys! How are you all on this lovely day? Today I have some simple nail art to show you.

Look, it's light blue!

No, it's dark blue!

No! It's...two-toned!

For this manicure I started off with the beautiful but streaky Essie Bikini So Teeny, the light blue. (Three coats.) I used a small paintbrush and Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (the original, bright, medium blue) to section off half of my nail and filled it in. Then, using a dotting tool and OPI Happy Anniversary! (a sheer white pearly shimmer) to make dots at the midpoint between the two blues. I finished off with Wet n Wild's matte topcoat and then added NYC Grand Central Station topcoat on the dots for some shiny contrast. 

The great thing about this nail art is that the sectioning doesn't have to be perfectly neat because you are covering the midpoint with dots. This look is very versatile. You can do it with any colors and maybe even use studs instead of dots down the center! What do you think?



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sinful Colors Folly

Hi guys! Today I have a quick swatch for you, a few different ways. 

Sinful Colors Folly is a reddish pink creme. It is perfectly opaque in two coats. The formula is a little thick, but that makes it easy to control.

Topped with Essie Pure Pearlfection. Ooh! Nice and shimmery.

Folly+Pure Pearlfection mattified. Eh. Kinda takes the life out of it.

Have you tried any Sinful Colors cremes? Tell me what you think! What's your favorite?