Tuesday, December 20, 2011

NOPI Iceberg Lotus

I recently got NOPI's Iceberg Lotus in a secret santa exchange with my boyfriend's family. In the bottle, it's a glittery teal with a purple tint when turned in the light. On the bottle, there was a sticker that says "new brush" and I figured it would be exactly the same, but NOPE. I absolutely despise this brush :/ it's short and stubby and made a MESS all over my fingers :(
So enough about this brush, on to the polish. This is a BEAUTIFUL color, but I was a little sad that the purple didn't show up on my nails in any light. The purple didn't even show in the bottle when I was in the sunlight. Here it is :)


Despite the wacko brush, I absolutely LOVED this polish. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Edge of Glory Duo (pic heavy)

So, I saw GaGa's workshop on Barney's website and wondered if there would be nail related things on it, and man did she do great:) she teamed up with Deborah Lippmann and came up with the Edge of Glory duo. The first is a cream black (fairly simple) and the second is a flakie holographic awesomeness ;)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Boxes :)

So, I'm a member of two monthly boxes :) Julep Maven & Birchbox. I decided to do the post for both all in one.

Let's Start with the Julep Maven box
What was in it:
~Julep Helena
~Julep "fast dry" top coat
~Julep nail appliques
~and a little pot of star glitter

Next up is the Birchbox
What's in it:
~Ahava mineral body lotion
~Amika obliphica hair treatment
~Incoco nail polish applique
~Jouer moisturizing lip gloss in Birchbox pink
~ShowStoppers designer fashion tape
~Recharge EBoost orange natural energy booster


Honestly, I haven't tried out anything in either box except for the Jouer mini gloss. I also found it a bit funny that both boxes came with nail appliqu├ęs :) I'm almost tempted to put one from each box on each hand and compare the two. I'll definitely post if I do.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Essie's Marshmallow

Today's nails are brought to you by Essie & their white Marshmallow. I absolutely LOVE this color because it has a slight pink tint to the white. It went on with 3 coats and no patchiness. AND we actually had a sunny day, so I have a picture in the sun :)
Sunlight

Natural Light

Flash

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cult Nails Clairvoyant

So, I took advantage of the Cult Nails black Friday sale, and ordered Clairvoyant. I really wanted the whole collection, but it sold out in only 4 minutes :(. I decided to show you this wonderfully awesome flakie polish all by itself with no layering. Clairvoyant is a flakie polish with a blue/purple base and super awesome multi color flakes. I used 4 coats :O over OPI Nail Envy and topped with China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Emma Watson inspired destructo-nails

I was quite inspired by Emma Watson's destructed nails from her November ELLE shoot. Many posts I've seen about it were "hating" on it, but I actually like the look.

I used Manglaze Royal Mattermoaning (with Hot Mess on the ring finger) and took a q-tip and acetone to get rid of the middle-ish section. I topped it off with Orly Sheer Nude.

I may try mattifying it to see what it looks like sometime before I take it off.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sad day

So, due to excessive school work and working 40 hours a week, I've been forced to miss days of the 31 day challenge :( I failed.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

31 Day Nail Challenge Day Seventeen: Glitter Nails

For today's glitter nails, I used Manglaze Fuggen Ugly topped with Northern Lights glitter top coat

Sunday, November 27, 2011

31 Day Nail Challenge Day Sixteen: Tribal Nails

Today was tribal nails!!




I used China Glaze Peachy Keen & did the design work with some stripers from Sally's in a magenta & gold

Saturday, November 26, 2011

31 Day Nail Challenge Day Fifteen: Delicate Print Nails

Today was delicate print nails.



I used Manglaze mayonnaise & stamped some filigree prints on them with Essie's Sew Psyched.

Friday, November 25, 2011

31 Day Nail Challenge Day Fourteen: Flowered Nails

Today's nails were flowers, so I used Color Club Gingerbread scented & a random unmarked Color Club for flower stamping.

31 Day Nail Challenge Day Thirteen: Animal Print Nails

So yesterday was a bit crazy, so I'm going to apologize for not posting my nails then. But here they are (and i'll have today's up asap)
Stamed with OPI My Private Jet Holo

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

31 Day Nail Challenge Day Twelve: Striped Nails

Today is STRIPED nails :) I used Sinful Colors "Unicorn" with a random unnamed striper from Sally's. Today was shipment day, so by the time I got to take a picture of this mani, they looked HORRIBLE

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

31 Day Nail Challenge Day Eleven: Polka Dot Nails

For my polka dot nails, I used Sinful Colors Mint Apple for the base & Manglaze Fuggen Ugly for the dots (used the Salon Effects stamper for the dot pattern). I topped it off with Manglaze Matte-Astrophe :)

Here it is with flash
And now with no flash

Monday, November 21, 2011

31 Day Nail Challenge Day Ten:Gradient Nails

For today's gradient nails, I had a hard time thinking of what to do :( I decided on doing each nail a different shade of red. Here they are


None of these pictures show the different shades of red :( i'm super bummed how this turned out & I'll make sure to post extra awesome ones from here on out :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

MANGLAZE :)

So today I got my very first Manglaze polishes :) I ordered Fuggen Ugly, Mayonnaise, and Matte-Astrophe. I was super excited about these when they came in that I HAD to show them to you
First up is Maonnaise (with flash)

without flash

next is Fuggen Ugly (flash)

(no flash)

1/2 covered with Seche Vite 

again, with flash

my wonderful trio:)

& the same with no flash

I absolutely love the way these look (matte & shiny) and they were easy to apply (only two coats). I'm ready to order more :)