Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pure Ice - I'll Never Tell

Pure Ice I'll Never Tell is a brown with gold shimmer. It also has sheer white flakes which I felt like the polish could have used without. 

I used two coats. The formula was streaky and sheer at one coat, but a thicker second coat took care of it. I really liked the brown and golden shimmer but I hated the sheer white flakes in the polish. It wasn't that noticeable on the nails, so it just felt unnecessary and it didn't help with applying the streaky formula. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Glequin" French Tip

I bought some glequins from the Born Pretty Store not too long ago. Glequin is basically a glitter sequin. I was going to cover my entire nail with the glequins, but I was too lazy for all of that. I ended up doing a simple french tip over a base of China Glaze For Audrey.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Station - Love At First Byte

Station is a brand I'm not too familiar with. I've seen swatches on blogs, but I've never actual seen them in person before. I got this polish as part of the April Ipsy Glam Bag. Station Love At First Byte is part of the Miss Antoinette collection. It is a light peachy pink color.

The polish is pretty sheer and I needed three coats for opacity. Even though its sheer, the formula was still really nice. This would probably be a good polish for glitter sandwiches. I'm not exactly sure where you can find these in store, but they are sold online at


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Mermaid's Tale


Today I wanted to share my swatch of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Mermaid's Tale. This polish is supposedly a dupe of DL's Across The Universe, but I don't own it to compare. Mermaid's Tale is a blue and green glitter in a dark blue jelly base.

I used three very thick coats to reach opacity. The formula sucked. The polish was pretty sheer, and I had to glob the polish on to make sure I got good glitter coverage. Regardless of the formula, I loved the way this looked on the nail. Next time, I'll probably layer this over navy or black. 

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Yellow and Pink Spring Nail Art

Hey there!

I wanted to share a mani I did earlier this week. I did a yellow and pink gradient using Zoya Pippa, Sweet, and Lara and topped it off with a no name Icing holo glitter. Then I stamped flowers on top of that with Cheeky plate CH 44 using Wet N Wild Black Creme.

I really love the way it turned out. It's very appropriate for the weather right now. It's no longer raining here and it's finally warm out and the flowers are starting to bloom.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City + Stamping


I just wanted to share my current mani with everyone. I have on Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Celeb City with some black stars stamped on top. I stamped using Cheeky plate CH5 and Wet N Wild Black Creme.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Update + Instagram Pics

Hey everyone!

Sorry I've been away for so long. Last week I went to Vegas for Spring break. On my last day in Vegas I got a pretty bad split on my thumb nail. The split is about 1/3 up my nail bed and hurts a bit. I patched it up, but because of it, I haven't been in the mood for polishing my nails. Immediately after Vegas, I had to jump back into school and work which added to the lack of polishing.

To hold you over til my nails grow out a little more and til I get back into the swing of thing, I have some pictures of my nails I posted on Instagram. Follow me on Instagram @helenk90.