Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Whatcha-Nail-Callit Nail Polish Set Swatches

I have some swatches of the Whatcha-Nail-Callit set nail polishes from the Ariel Collection by Sephora. Prior to this collection, the Disney collection polishes were made of of Sephora by OPI polishes, but now they are made up of Sephora X polishes, which I really like. There are six polishes in this collection, all inspired by The Little Mermaid.

From left to right: We Are In Luck Here, Hotter Under The Water, Ariel, Off The Hook, Life Is In The Bubbles, Devotin' To Floatin'

Two coats of We Are In Luck Here.

Two coats of Off The Hook.

Two coats of Devotin' To Floatin'.

Two coats of Hotter Under The Water. I had full coverage with just one coat, but I used two anyways.

One coat of Ariel over Devotin' To Floatin'.

I forgot to swatch Life Is In The Bubbles when I swatched the rest of the collection, so this is one coat over Sinful Colors Ablaze.

The formula was great for all the polishes except for Life Is In The Bubbles. Life Is In The Bubbles was really thick and I couldn't get even coverage of the glitter. My favorites from this collection are We Are In Luck Here and Devotin' To Floatin'. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Andy Warhol Banana Inspired Nails

Wow, sorry I haven't posted in a while. I haven't had a day off of work in 3 weeks so I'm pretty exhausted. I really miss sharing my manis with you all though! I may start just posting pictures when I don't have time to actually sit down and type something up.

Today's mani is inspired by Andy Warhol's Banana painting. I used a pink base color of Zoya Shelby and stamped bananas using Cheeky plate CH42 using Wet N Wild Black Creme and Sinful Colors Pullover.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sephora's Splatter Nail

Last week I ordered a couple of things from Sephora. While browsing the Sephora website I came across their Nail Trends page. I saw a nail look that I really liked and knew I could copy it with the nail polish I already own. I finally had the time to try them out.

 The nail trend from the Sephora website.

I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement, and Wet N Wild Black Creme for the gradient. For the black and white glitter, I used Hard Candy Black Tie Optional. I loved how this turned out. Check out Sephora's nail page here for more nail trends and the polishes they recommend to recreate their looks. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Salon Perfect Neon Collision Collection

I have swatches of five out of the six polishes from the Salon Perfect Neon Collision collection. I only have five out of the six in the collection because I didn't realize I was missing the sixth when I bought them from Walmart. The color I'm missing is very close in color to another color in the collection. I contemplated going back to Walmart to buy the last one, but I decided I didn't "need" it. I swatched the polishes on nail wheels which I really try not to do, but I know I'll never get around to sharing them otherwise.

From left to right: Kaboom, Shocked, Zapped, Exploded, Jolt

From left to right: Kaboom, Shocked, Zapped, Exploded, Jolt

Gradient using Exploded and Jolt

For the swatches, I used two coats of each without topcoat. For the most part it was opaque but you may be better off doing three coats. My gradient turned out pretty thick. I did two coats of Exploded then blobbed a few coats of Jolt concentrating most of it towards the tip. I'm glad I found this collection, I love opaque glitters and neon! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Monsters University Inspired Nails

I loved Monsters Inc. when it first came out years ago, so I'm pretty excited for Monsters University. It comes out this Friday but I probably won't be able to go watch it til next week. I was inspired by the upcoming movie and decided to do some nail art inspired by a couple of the characters.

The eye on my ring finger turned out a little bit wonky. I definitely need to practice more on my freehand nail art. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the way my nails turned out and can't wait to watch the new movie. Will you be going to watch Monsters University? 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Zoya - Alegra

Today I have another Zoya polish to share with you. Zoya Alegra was apart of the Summer 2010 Sparkle Collection. Alegra is a fuchsia pink jelly base with pink iridescent glitter.

I had to use 3 coats for opacity due to the jelly base. The formula was great on this like most Zoyas are. Alegra is such an amazing pink. I own four out of the six polishes in the Sparkle Collection, and they are all just as amazing.

I just want to apologize for my lack of posts the past few weeks. Now that I've graduated, I've been working full time. On top of that, I got another part time job. I'm still getting used to working both jobs, and I've been really drained. Hopefully, I'll get into the swing of things soon and will be back to posting more regularly. 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Zoya - Tinsley

Zoya Tinsley was apart of the Summer 2013 Irresistible collection. Tinsley was the only polish I bought from that collection. This color is a stunner, look at that shimmer! According to Zoya, Tinsley is a "rose gold foil metallic."

I used three thin coats. You could probably get away with two, but at certain angles it was still pretty sheer. The formula flowed perfectly over the nail with no drag, flooding, or streaks. I really love Tinsley, its such a stunner and a must have in my book.