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?
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.
I really love all the rainbow manicures that are out now, so I wanted to try it myself.
First I painted on French Quarter For Your Thoughts, then started dotting away! I kept my friend Roy G. Biv in mind while dotting, so here are the colors I used in order: China Glaze Hey Sailor, OPI Red Lights Ahead, Where? OPI on Collins Ave, China Glaze Papaya Punch, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, Sally Hansen Lickety-Split Lime, China Glaze Gaga for Green, Barry M Cyan, Sally Hansen Fairy Teal, SpaRitual Undercurrent, and last but not least, SpaRitual Heliotrope!
Whooo! That was a handful! What do you think of the doticure??
Whoooo!! I love Fall. It is by far my most favorite time of the year, and I look forward to it all year. With this mani I wanted to recreate a manicure that looked like a bonfire, or as close to it as possible!
I started off with a base coat of OPI We’ll Always Have Paris, followed by sponging of I’m Suzi & I’m a Chocoholic, Bullish on OPI, Red Lights Ahead… Where?, A Roll in the Hague, Take the Stage and China Glaze’s Electrify.
And, since I don’t know when to quit, I matte-ified it:
Which version do you like better?
I’ve been needing a little boost this week; I’m coming to the end of my beauty school program and now I’m getting a little worried about taking the state board to become licensed, so to boost myself I decided to paint a little happiness on my nails- literally!
I used China Glaze Gaga for Green, Liquid Leather and Happy Go Lucky, SpaRitual Heliotrope, and OPI Alpine Snow. I used this picture as reference:
What do you do to get over the blahs?
Let me tell you, I am not a Monster drinker. My husband on the other hand, is a Monster fiend. He buys cases of them at Sams, so we have empties hanging around the house quite often. Whenever I see them I’m always struck at how pretty the colors are together, whomever designed the can did a great job, they are beautiful. I always thought it would make a great sponge mani, so last night I decided to give it a try, and let me tell you, it couldn’t have been easier. The hardest part was picking out colors!!
I ended up using China Glaze Liquid Leather for the base, GOSH Miss Grey, Sally Hansen Blue By!, Orly Lucky Duck, China Glaze Gaga for Green and OPI Did It On ‘Em.
What do you think?
This years Cosmoprof is in full swing, and Polish Galore has some great shots of all the upcoming 2012/2013 China Glaze lines; but the most exciting news is HOLOGRAMS!!!
Coming in summer 2013 they are going to release a collection of “Hologlam” colors. They will be a bit more pricey, but the collection will include 12 new colors.
Today I have a new polish for you all! This is a new collection from Orly called Flash Glam FX. I’m not sure when it was released, but I’m so pleased I saw them when I did. It’s a small collection of five polishes; a golden hex with bar glitter (Sashay My Way), a pink holo made entirely of bar glitter (Be Brave), a large purple hex with smaller silver hex (Can’t Be Tamed), tiny blue glitters with larger blue hex (Spazmatic), and lastly this gem, which is a mix of small green glitter medium blue hex glitters and larger green hexes (Mermaid Tale). The larger green hex glitter has a bit of holographic to it as well. If you get one from this collection this should be it.
For this mani I made an open faced jelly sandwich; layered China Glaze Ride the Waves with Spazmatic another coat of Ride the Waves and finally a coat of Mermaid Tale. Usually you would layer another jelly on top but Mermaid Tale was too pretty to cover.
Here is a close up of the bottle:
Seems like it’s been a while since I’ve had a Versus post, so today we’ll be looking at Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry in Royal versus China Glaze Ride the Waves.
This is three coats of each, and neither has a top coat, though honestly Royal doesn’t need one. I was a bit disappointed in Ride the Waves, as it dried weird and a bit matte on me.
They are both beautiful (I may be biased because I love blue polish so much) but Royal will always and forever be the best jelly in the entire polish game.
Here’s a bottle shot for you: