Sunday, June 16, 2013

Black & White Glitter with Blue Ombre

How are you lovely people doing this Sunday? Mr.Polish and I went out to
celebrate Father's Day with his parents and grandparents this evening and it
was very nice. I hope all of you got to spend a little bit of time with your
loved ones today!

I was quite inspired today and did two manicures. Here is the first
one for your viewing pleasure.

Let's take a peek!



There is a whole lotta stuff going on in this mani. Solid ombre on pinky,
middle and index. Sponged ombre on ring and thumb. I decided to
layer the sponged ombre over white to add a bit more brightness.

China Glaze "Whirled Away" was begging to be used so I added that to
the solid nails to make this even more complex. Usually I keep things
fairly simple but like I said, I was feeling inspired.

Below is a shot of the mani prior to being glitter-fied.

 
 
 Polishes Used:
Index: Zoya - Blu (2 coats)
Middle: China Glaze - Electric Beat
Pinky: Essie - Mezmerized

Ring & Thumb: Sinful Colors - White On White (2 coats)
with all colours mentioned above, sponged, lightest to darkest.

Glitter Polish: China Glaze - Whirled Away

I found Whirled Away slightly tricky; I had to pick out the glitter to get
it to look the way I wanted. Not a huge complaint but worth mentioning.

Would you rock this mani? Let me know!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Winking at the Royals

There is a retailer here in Canada called Ardene's and they carry a line of polish called "ACO". Boy, oh boy. I am impressed. I have purchased many polishes from this brand because they are phenomenally pigmented, long wearing and cost $3 a bottle. (They always have a deal on in-store: 2 for $6.)

Today I am going to share with you one of my favourites: "Royal Wink". Let's take a peek!


 


Shown above is 2 coats with Seche Vite.

Unfortunately this shade of purple doesn't agree with my camera and is showing more blue than she really is.

Royal Wink is a beautifully saturated medium purple leaning slightly blue. Two effortless coats with a nice self leveling effect makes this a dream polish to apply.

There is something implicitly perfect about a creme polish, wouldn't you agree?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gaga Gets Glittered

When the glitter bug gets her hands on you, she doesn't like to let go!

I have another glitterfied mani to show you that I just completed, and one that I am very happy with. Sometimes, simple is best. Let's take a peek!




Polishes Used
China Glaze - Gaga For Green (2 coats)
China Glaze - Silver Lining (sponged)
Seche Vite topcoat (1 coat)

I found Gaga For Green to be a little on the thin side. Three coats would have probably been better, but retrospect is always 20/20. ;) Application was good. No complaints.

Bright and glittery. Perfect for spring/summer.

I just realized that I did a similar look last year. Click here to take a peek!

Glitter gradients are my "go to" for adding some quick glam to a mani, what is yours?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Feeling Glittery

I'm back with another mani today. *pats self on back*


In my polish collection I own many glitter polishes, yet I rarely make use of them. Today I was in the mood to try one of my favourite (un-used) glitters out. Let's take a peek!


Borghese in Berry Confezione - A berry fucshia creme, that looks very juicy on the nail. Shown here, two coats without topcoat. Application was smooth, although slightly thin. VNL is minimal, but present. Berry Confezione leans a little more purple than what you see here.
 
For some sparkle and glam I added two coats of Orly "Bubbly Bombshell". I wanted to up the jazz factor so I added two fimo flower pieces in pink and tangerine and then finished it all off with a healthy coat of Seche Vite.

Voila!

What do you think of this sparkly, floral mani?