Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hoppy Easter!

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone is having a great day so far! I have a super fun Easter mani to show you all. Spring has officially sprung, and I'm so excited for wear bright colors and not look crazy! I knew I wanted to do a gradient, and a little baby bunny, so this is what I ended up with!

The polishes I used were Zoya- Shelby (pink), OPI- Rumple's Wiggin' (purple), OPI- No Room For The Blues (blue), Essie- Mojito Madness (green), and China Glaze- Lemon Fizz (yellow). I was in a bit of a rush, so some nails didn't get as even of a gradient as I would have liked, but I love the final result! I'm so ready for warm weather, and these colors make me so happy! For my little bunny I used white acrylic paint. The glare makes his ear look a bit funny, but I promise he isn't so deformed in real life LOL.

So now I have some life things to talk about... I recently started Esthetician school, and there are a few things that might effect my blog. I had to cut my nails super short, I can only wear neutral polish, and if I have any polish on I have to wear gloves. Rarely do I not have a glitter polish on, and the only neutral polishes I own are pinks and grays. I'm hoping I will be able to post on Friday nights. I was curious if you all would be open to me posting about my experiences and such, or just strictly doing nail posts when time allows?

Let me know!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hard Candy- Candy Sprinkles Collection: Part Two

Hi Everyone!

I finally have the second part of the Hard Candy Sprinkles Collection to show you all! There were two polishes in the collection that I decided not to get, Sweet Tooth and Cocoa Smore. They appeared to be exact dupe of Nails Inc- Sweets Way and Sugar House Lane, which I own. So I actually have four more polishes to show you. I bought seven total, and you can see the other three in my Part One post.
These four where consistent with the last three. Application was pretty good, but a few were a bit thick. All required at least two coats, but I did three. I had a hard time picking a favorite from this bunch! I love most of them... They are all topped with one coat of Gelous and one coat of Poshe. On to the swatches!

First up is Sugar Rush! The base is a very light gray that looks white in most light. It's super simple with just black and silver glitter. As I said in my Part One post, the silver glitter often appears white from the base color. I wasn't expecting to like this one as much as I did! Definitely the most neutral polish in the Candy Sprinkles Collection.

Up next is another stunner, Jelly Bean Blue! Jelly Bean Blue has a baby blue base with black and  blue glitter. In the bottle, the blue glitter appears to shine, but on the nail it most definitely has a matte glitter look. 

Next we have Pixie Pink! I think this one has the most unique combination of glitter, but sadly was not one of my favorites on. It has teal, pink and silver glitter in a pinky-lavender base. This one was a bit trickier to apply, and the glitter doesn't stand out as much as I would like. 

Last but not least, we have, to me, the funest of the collection, Peach Pop! It's a bright orange base with red and/or pink and silver glitter. Again, I didn't really love this with my skin tone, but I love the polish.   A great one to pick up for summer!

I hope you all liked the rest of the Candy Sprinkles Collection! Are you going to be picking up any?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patty's Day Skittles!

Happy Saturday!

I was feeling a bit festive, so I decided to do a St. Patrick's Day mani! I was going to do a water marble, but I was craving some sparkle, as always. I searched through my stash for almost every green and gold I own to figure out what I wanted to to. I ended up for four polishes, and all but one are untrieds! Yay me!

I don't think I've ever done a legit skittles mani before, but I think they're so fun! The polishes I used were A England- Dragon, butter LONDON- West End Wonderland, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Set the Stage, and Sephora By OPI- It's Real Top Coat. I used two coats of Dragon on all but my middle finger, which has three coats of West End Wonderland. My pointer and pinky are glitter gradiented with West End Wonderland; my ring finger has one coat of It's Real and one coat of Set the Stage. I'm in love with the end result! Green and glitter, what more could a girl want?! 

One coat of Gelous
One coat of Poshe

Are you doing anything fun for St. Patrick's Day?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Candy Coated Unicorns!


I've done a bit of polish hauling lately! Surprisingly, I haven't bought any new Indies in awhile. Just some drugstore beauties! I don't think I've bought a polish that was more the $5 in the past month... If you don't count those Nerd Lacquers I just bought today, oops. Anywho, if you all want to see a haul let me know! 

I have a very simple, but really pretty combo to show you all! Spring is upon us, and I love me some pastels, so of course I had to pick up a few of the Sinful Colors Sugar Rush polishes. Candy Coated is my favorite of the bunch! For this mani I used two coats. It has a really fine, barely noticeable, shimmer. It's one of those periwinkles that crosses more into blue or purple depending on the light. Love it! Then I toped it off with one coat Love & Beauty- Moonwalk from Forever 21. I wasn't sure I was going to like Moonwalk, but it is SO stunning on! Especially over Candy Coated. Moonwalk is a sheer, frosty white with a pink duochrome, and scattered holographic glitter. No streaks, and it isn't extremely frosty on. It would look amazing over black! My camera hates me, so of course it barely captured the duochrome. It makes me think of unicorns. Don't ask me why... 

Two coats of Sinful Colors- Candy Coated
One coat of Love & Beauty- Moonwalk
One coat of Poshe

Does anyone else hate that online, Forever 21 has names for the polishes, but when you get them they have stupid names like White/Crystal, Mint, Blue/Pink, and Multi? Blah, you suck Forever 21!