Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fastest French Tips Ever!

I have been blessed to review this wonderful product that I actually came across on YouTube!
I have 2 kids and NO time to go to the salon for those french tips nor every 2 weeks to get them refilled.
Plus, they ruin nails!
So this idea made total sense to me!
A simple tool gets you french tips in 5 minutes!
Its called French Tip Dip .

You can also buy more jars for other colors, which I highly recommend.
And if you become a fan of their facebook page, you get specials codes for discounts!

This product was very fun to play with and the results are amazing!
I highly suggest this to any girl!
Here are a few combos that I have tried!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Feeling Moody

I've been told that Claire's has some great mood polish so I finally made it to the mall to pick up some.
(I know right? THIS time of year? The Mall? I must be nuts!)
But I survived. If not for my cranky son, I would have grabbed more than one color but I could only snag one.
I chose Flirty/Shy. Gorgeous blues.

First application is a horrible impression of the polish. Second application was almost full coverage but needed a third to cover all bald spots. Wasnt the hugest fan of this polish by itself. So I added my CG Holo tc over top and OMG I LOVE IT! The pics dont capture the color difference well but in the light, I can totally see it. Well worth the effort.

I rate a 4 out of 5 after being dolled up. Alone, its kinda blah.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Yoga? That's Just Too Much Work!

But my fresh new OPI mani wasn't too much work!
I introduce OPI's Yoga-ta Get This Blue!
This is 2 coats and it came out amazing. In regular light, its so dark blue, it almost looks black.
But with a flash, it brings out that gorgeous sparkle and shines a brilliant blue!
Kinda reminds me of paint on a car with the hidden sparkles in it.

All in all, a basic mani with beautiful results.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Reclaim Christmas!

So after 4 days, I finally got the tiniest of tiny chip in my Nubar Reclaim polish. I'm so in love with it that I decided to just touch it up. I added red tips! Nothing special, just a petites red that I got from riteaid. No guides, no Konad for these tips. All by hand and you can really tell because my lines suck!
But I did add a holly on each thumb, complete with red berries (with the help of a toothpick :-p)


No flash

So minus the horrible edged tips, I give this mani a 5 too!
Who wouldn't be happy with a 5 minute touch-up on a super cute polish!
Not to mention that the wear of the Reclaim was just outstanding!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Time To Reclaim

My wonderful friend Jessica found this for sale on another blog for me. I got it for a great deal.
It's Nubar Reclaim. A minty green holographic polish. It applied amazingly with just one coat!
I have to say that my lines came out very clean. I had very little clean up to do afterward.
I'm so impressed with this polish and can't wait to do more creative things with it!
I'm not a huge fan of greens, as I prefer much darker colors on my hands but I can't keep my eyes off my nails! I think they're just gorgrous!

I'm so impressed that I give this polish a 5 out of 5! Go Nubar Reclaim!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Glue Time

So I have really been into the glue-on's. Most are just gorgeous and look just as good, if not better, than a salon manicure for only about $6!

These are by Bella Nails. Medium length which is a tad long for me but these flexed much easier than most so I had no gaps! (My pointer fingers are very curved so I always had a gap at the back or front) I also tried brush-on glue this time, which bonded super fast!

The tips are blue sparkled. Very pretty and natural looking!

Seriously, my poor pinky needs straightening surgery!

I give these a 5 out of 5 for flexability and looks!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Time For A Revvoloution!

Love me some black. Love me some holographic. Color Club gave it! This color went on great with just one coat but I did two then a quick dry tc. I love it! The white tip was just me trying out frech wraps.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Back To Bermuda!

Well I was in a total holographic mood tonight because I have an event tomorrow.
I decided on China Glaze holo Keleidascope Him Out as my base with CG Bermuda Breakaway as my tips.
Base is 3 coats, tips are 1 coat (not stamped).
I tried stamping the tips but it was coming out way lighter than I wanted.
So I went freehand, which is crooked and whatnot but oh well! It was fun anyway!

Bathroom natural light w/flash


Ditto again

Kitchen light w/flash


After I tried the CG BB with a konad tip, which came out too light, I tried SC Black tips. Again, too light.
But Instead of removing all my base, I removed just the tip colors which left splotches. So Please ignore those imperfections.

I LOVE this holo, just as I did the green. And Im a huge blue fan so it came out gorgeous. Now if I could just get a steady hand so I dont have ziggy lines!

Rating 4 of 5!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

So I came across a gorgeous layering here. I have yet to find Sally's Navy Venom so I settled for Sally's Blazing Blue as the base coat. But I do have OPI DS Diamonds so here was my version.
And i will add that Sally's Insta-Dry is pretty amazing. I haven't gotten used to the wide brush but one coat and this polish covers your nail!
The Blazing Blue has the very slightest shimmer and DS Diamonds is a holographic.
Jess knows Im soooo into holos right now so I was excited to finally find this polish.
This mani is 2 coats of SH ID Blazing Blue, 1 coat OPI DS Diamonds

My funky bathroom "natural" light, no flash

Same as above, just more clear :-p

Bathroom natural light w/ flash

w/ flash

w/ flash

Kitchen light w/ flash

All in all I give this mani only a 3. My fast dry top coat smeared the DS Diamonds slightly, which irritated me. Im tempted to re-do it but thats a lot of work! So Ill just be irritated until my next mani :-p

I will try and add an outdoor pic to this. I think it will make a big difference.

Blue In Bermuda

Now to my latest, done 2 nights ago and still going strong.
Yes, I have a huge problem with chipping. Im just super rough with my hands I guess!

Probably my most favorite blue yet.
Took 2 coats and came out gorgeous in its own. Next time I'll snag a pic without the holo over it ;-)
I introduce China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway!
And of course, i topped off with CG Holo TC!

Indoor, no flash

Outdoors, no flash

Outdoors, direct sunlight

Outdoors, direct sunlight

5 out of 5 polishes for gorgeous color and application and wear!

Fall into Fall

Wow I got behind!
Ok so I did these nails a couple weeks ago for a Fall Bazaar I did.
China Glaze Breakin as the base, 2 coats. 
Avon Matte Red Velvet and China Glaze Gussied Up Green for leaf stamps.
Then for a final touch, i added China Glaze Wireless Holographic top coat over the leaves only.

4 out of 5 polishes for gorgeous color. Wear wasnt as long as I wish but it took the stamps like a champ!
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