I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I have a new sponsor!
I hope you’ll help me welcome Beauty Panic and make them feel comfortable. ^__^
I decided to do nail art based off of the Beauty Panic logo.
I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the base white, and Nubar Black Polka Dots.
Now on to Beauty Panic!
Those of us hardcore nail polish
hoarders collectors are all familiar with the Trans Design Inc company, now I don’t know about you but I have had all kinds trouble with this site. I get error messages popping up constantly, and frankly don’t feel comfortable giving them money.
New onto the scene is Beauty Panic, it’s just like Trans Design Inc, but better. The site is easy to use, and laid out well. Best of all? It’s almost (and in some cases, it is) as cheap as I can get with my professional discount. Trans Design also loses my vote because they don’t sell OPI any longer, but guess who does?? That’s right! Beauty Panic!
Now onto my review of the products they sent.
(I’m putting it under a cut because it’s rather long already)
Today I have another indie brand- my good friend Minnie’s Funky Nails! This is a polish from Athens’ Couture Collection, and I am so happy with it. As soon as I saw it I just fell in love, it reminds me of Sailor Jupiter so much!
I had to pair it with OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook, a small smattering of China Glaze Make a Spectacle and finally because I can’t say no to bling, a Swarovski crystal on each nail.
This was a dream to work with. I didn’t have to do any fishing or pushing or dabbing, as I usually do with nail polishes like this.
Here is a close up:
Summer is here, which means it’s time to bring out the gaudy eye-catching manicures!
(Oh, who am I kidding, I wear these year ‘round!)
For this manicure I used A Roll in the Hague, and on my ring finger I used water decals that I got from yayajulia and sealed with OPI Gel color top coat (which works amazingly well, I might add). I then added Swarovski crystals with a dab of nail glue and they are holding up really well, I’ve gotten a full weeks wear with no chipping/loose crystals.
What are you rocking this summer??
Wandering the isles of my local department store I found a lonely Color Club all by it’s lonesome on clearance for $2.00, since I’m a sucker for blues I couldn’t pass it up!
This gem is called Moody Blue, and I’ve honestly never (never!) heard of it, nor can I find any information on it at all. It’s a bright blue cream that is a dupe for Nails, INC Baker Street and Sinful Color Endless Blue. I was so happy to find this, because Baker Street is a lemming of mine.
Formula wise I had a bit of trouble with it, if you don’t let the first coat dry completely it will pull and streak. Once I figured that out, it wasn’t too bad. On the accent nail is OPI Crown Me Already!
Have you ever heard of this color before? What collection was it from?
Kittens again?! I know, I can’t help it though, these decals are just so adorable.
This was just a quick simple gradient manicure with all OPI colors, this is Can’t Find My Czechbook with Which is Witch sponged on the tips. I am seriously so in love with both these polishes, I think I might grab them in Gel color just to have back ups.
If you follow me on twitter (here) or instagram (here) you’ll know that I recently moved from Ann Arbor to Washington D.C. (Yay!) I’m working on getting my license switched over from MI to DC, and soon I’ll be taking on clients. Let me know if you’re in the area and would like a manicure or pedicure! ^_^
Bah! Back down to nubbins. I swear stiletto nails just are not strong enough for me, I end up breaking them all off. So to perk me back up again after loosing my cool nails, I decided to go with something silly and bright.
I used China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy (holy crap, I’m so glad a friend made me buy this, it’s amazing in person), and a water decal from Nail Art Fairy
Since I don’t know when to quit, I also framed the entire nails with cheapo hex glitters I bought from JoAnns a while back.
All in all, I am so pleased with this, and while they are not the super awesome stiletto, I think they fit me better.
What do you think?
Whoo!! It’s time to take a peek into the April Nail Art Society subscription bag. This month NAS partnered up with KISS nails, so hit the jump to see what I got!
I know it feels like I haven’t blogged in a year, but if you’ve been following my Twitter (here) you’d know that I’ve been fighting the worst sickness I’ve had in a long time. I’m starting to get back to normal now though, thank goodness.
Now, onto the good stuff! This is Creative Fantasy from the China Glaze Cirque du Soliel: Worlds Away collection. I really want to like this polish. I really do. It’s a perfect color, in fact, it’s the same exact shade as my hair. Unfortunately it’s a jelly, which means spotty coverage and visible nail lines. (VNL, the horror!!)
I had a hard time getting this to work, it seems my bottle is extra watery, and if I didn’t use thin coats it would flood my cuticles. It’s much more watery than any other jelly I’ve worked with, which also lead to the dreaded pulling. If you don’t let this polish dry before the next coat, it’s going to pull the bottom one away.
All that being said, I think the next time I use it I’ll polish it over a white or a purple. I think that will solve most of these issues that I had.
The studs are from my Nail Art Society bag that I got three or so months ago, reviewed here.
Oh my God, Becky, look at her Bondi.
Okay, I’m done, I promise. I am just so stoked with this polish! I eagerly awaited my bottle in the mail and when it got here I immediately used it.
This is Bondi New York NYPD, and it’s one coat (!!), do you hear me? ONE! I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy using it when I saw the brush, it is much smaller than the wide ones I’m used to using, but because of how smooth and thick the formula was I had absolutely no trouble. Seriously, it goes on like melted butter. No flaws, not a streak or bubble to be found.
Once that dried, I decided to spruce it up (though it really didn’t need it), and added a decal from Nail Art Fairy
and the chain that I got from my Nail Art Society bag. I suppose my only complaint (and it’s at best) is that Bondi, while beautiful and flawless is a bit too expensive for my budget, it retails for $15.
ALSO, you may have noticed I decided to try Stiletto nails- peer pressure, I swear!! ^__^ What do you think of them?
Disclosure- Products were provided to me by the manufacturer for my opinion and honest review. See here for more information.