Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Years Eve Collaboration Nails!

Hey guys! How was your Christmas? Mine was fun and family filled.

Well New Years is coming fast, so I have a NYE mani to share. I was asked by Heather at Peace, Love and Polish to be part of a New Year Eve Nails collaboration organized by her and Amber at Nails Like Lace. Thank you guys for asking me to join!

This is the big group photo of all the manicures that were included!


 And these are my nails!





I used:
  • OPI: Black Onyx
  • Essie: Good As Gold
  • Born Pretty Store: Gold Glequins
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Nails!

Finally, some Christmas nails!! I told you I would :)






I used:
  • OPI: Fly
  • OPI: My Favorite Ornament
  • OPI: The Spy Who Loved Me
  • OPI: I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw
  • OPI: Don't Mess With OPI
  • Essie: Good As Gold
  • Essie: Honey Bun
  • Zoya: Purity
  • The New Black: Silver Glitter
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snowflake Nails & Brush Review!

Hey guys! I have the perfect mani for today, it's snowing like crazy out right now...it took me an hour to get home from work! Only a half hour longer than usual so I can't really complain, but still. It's pretty fitting that I have a snowflake mani to share with you guys. It's still not close enough to Christmas for me to feel comfortable wearing Christmas nails, so I went with wintery nails. Maybe next post will be Christmas...we'll see.

This is also a review for the set of KKCenterHk brushes I received! I used a medium length thin brush to make my snowflakes and it worked perfectly. I did an ombre blue base across all my nails, added glitter polish as well as glitter flakes I had that reminded me of snow. Unfortunately they stuck up quite a bit and aggravated me pretty quickly, but I liked the look of it. This was actually my first time making snowflakes on my nails!










I used:
  • OPI: Fly
  • Essie: Where's My Chauffeur?
  • Essie: Mint Candy Apple
  • Essie: In The Cab-Ana
  • Essie: Borrowed & Blue
  • Zoya: Purity
  • China Glaze: Fairy Dust
  • Martha Stewart: Mica Flake Glitter
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat
  • KKCenterHk brushes

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Glitter Accent Nail!

Baah, I apologize for waiting a week again! I was in New York City last weekend, and I've been busy since. Plus I do my nails in my basement and it's freeeeeezing! Hard to get motivated to go down there. Anyways, like I said in my glitter stripe post, I planned on using that color combination again. So this is it, I'm obsessed with it!

Oh P.S. I GOT MY CAMERA BACK! YAY!







I used:
  • Essie: Lady Like
  • OPI: My Favorite Ornament
  • Born Pretty Store: Circle Glequins
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Glitter Gradient Tutorial!


Hey guys! I finally got around to making a tutorial for my Glitter Gradient Nails as Trying2bbeautiful requested! Hope it's helpful!






You will need:
Base Coat • Nail Polish Color • Chunky Glitter Polish • Top Coat

I used:
Essie: Go Overboard
OPI: The Living Daylights

You can use any colors you wish, but just to make the directions easier I’m going to use these colors by name.


1. Apply basecoat to all of your nails.

2. Paint 2 coats of Essie: Go Overboard on all of your nails.

3. Once your nails are dry, paint a thin coat of OPI: The Living Daylights on your nails. Only go about 3/4 of the way up your nail. You want more glitter at the cuticle and less at the tip, so it fades. If you want you can put a few single pieces of glitter near the tips of your nails.

4. Once that coat dries, add another coat of OPI: The Living Daylights to the bottom half of your nail, adding the most glitter closest to the bottom.

5. Once that coat seems dry enough, add some top coat, and you’re done!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Glitter Matte Stripe Nails!

Heeyyyy! Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? Mine was yummyyyy.

So I recently bought Essie "Lady Like" and OPI "My Favorite Ornament" and they are my new favorite combo. I'll apologize in advance for my next post being the same colors! I also bought the OPI Matte top coat which is WAY better than the Sephora OPI Matte top coat that I have for some reason.

For this mani I did sparkly stripes over "Lady Like" and used the matte top coat. These are actually the nails I wore on Thanksgiving.





I used:
  • Essie: Lady Like
  • OPI: My Favorite Ornament
  • OPI: Matte Top Coat

Monday, November 25, 2013

The New Black

Hey everyone!

I just have to ask, did anyone else see "Catching Fire??!?" I loved it. So much. It was perfect. Pretty damn close to the book! I'm currently listening to the soundtrack, which is also awesome. I'm obsessed with Lorde's cover of "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," by Tears For Fears.

Ok well anyways, I purchased my first set of "The New Black" polishes. They're so little and cute! I got the "Foiled Again" set. It came with a black, a nude, and three foil glitters, a silver, a gold and a pink! I used the pink for this mani, it's the only one I've tried so far and I loved it!





I used:
  • OPI: Lucky Lucky Lavender
  • The New Black: Pink Foil Glitter
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

CATCHING FIRE NAILS!

GUYS. GUYS. GUYS.

Catching Fire comes out. Tomorrow. 8 o'clock. I can't control myself. IMAX. Oh my god.

Here is my mani, ready for tomorrow!! Ahhhhh! I based them off the cover of the book!








I used:
  • OPI: The Spy Who Loved Me
  • OPI: My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours
  • OPI: A Woman's Prauge-ative
  • OPI: Need Sunglasses?
  • OPI: Oy-Another Polish Joke!
  • OPI: Suzi Loves Cowboys
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pinterest Inspired Floral Nails!

Good news guys! My best friend is letting me borrow her old camera while mine gets fixed! Hoooray! More nailssss!

So for today I have another Pinterest inspired mani! It's a cute floral pattern I found that looks like this:



In my version I used "OPI: My Vampire Is Buff" instead of white, so it looks a little more vintage, than modern and bright. I really love the way it turned out though!






I used:
  • OPI: My Vampire Is Buff
  • OPI: Did It On 'Em
  • OPI: My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours
  • OPI: French Quarter For Your Thoughts
  • OPI: Black Onyx
  • Essie: Fear Or Desire
  • Essie: Madison Ave-Hue
  • Essie: Play Date
  • Essie: Bond With Whomever
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Neon Stud Nails!

Hey guys! I have another Born Pretty Store Review for you today! But first...

My camera is broken...I don't know whats wrong with it. I'm super upset about it. I googled the issue and tons of people have had the same problem. There was a DIY fix involving opening the camera up (Ahhhh) and turning a little gear around, which I tried. It worked and I got a few shots out of it, including the nails I'm about to post. Then the error message appeared again, I opened it up, fixed it and got a few shots for my next blog post and the error popped up again. I took it to a local camera place and the guy had no clue. My next step is to call Nikon on Friday and see what they say. If I have to send it in I've heard it can take weeks. :(
Soo bottom line is I feel like I can't do my nails again until it's fixed! Not sure I'll actually be able to do that. (I HAVE TO DO A CATCHING FIRE MANI!) Or I might resort to using my iPhone, which isn't terrible, I just really prefer my camera. Maybe I'll just do some simple manis so I'm not bummed about low quality photos on a fab manicure. Ugh. It's fine though, I know other people have bigger problems so I should probably stop whining. Like you know, typhoons.

Back to the nails!

I received some neon studs from Born Pretty Store. I really wasn't sure what to do with them at first, but I decided on nude again with neon accents.





I used:
Don't forget to use my coupon code if you wanna buy these! XCL91

Sunday, November 10, 2013

First Foil Nails!

Hey everyone!

I have a Born Pretty Store review today! I'm slightly disappointed, but in myself. I didn't choose the best foil to review. I thought from the photo that it was going to be silver, but it ended up being clear and holographic rainbow-ish. Don't get me wrong, it looked pretty cool and applied fine, but it was incredibly hard to photograph. It doesn't look nearly as cool in the photographs I took. I'll have to pick a better one next time.

So if you click the link I chose foil #10. I put it over OPI: Casino Royale. You just place it on there after the polish is mostly dry but still a little tacky. I didn't put top coat on these. I've heard to put a normal drying top coat over foils, so I tried my pinky first and it lost a lot of the holographic effect. I still recommend trying foils though, just a more metallic one. This might look cool over black, but would still probably be hard to photograph.




I used:
Don't forget to use my coupon code if you wanna buy these! XCL91