Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
After the Sally Hansen, I layed two coats of Wet'n'Wild Hannah Pinktana, which is also another STUNNING polish! It's a pink small holo and I love it. It's one of my all time favorite polishes in my collection :) But still, I was going for the Katy Perry Glitter Everywhere effect, which led me to put a layer of my unnamed Bon Bon pink holo on top! I finished off the mani with a top of SV :)
While driving back to Josh's house on my way from picking up my costume at my place, I couldn't help but almost crash as I admired my pretty sparkley nails :D I took a picture with my phone so you guys could see just how sparkley this mani truly is!
Then, I made a pit stop at Walgreens because I realized I had forgotten my bobby pins at home-fail. I need them for my wig tonight! And on my way to check out I just happened to catch sight of the new Limited Edition at Walgreens Exclusively Wet'n'Wild Collection, I picked up one of the polishes in Diamond in the Rough. It was hard not to snatch up all 8 of the polishes, but I have put myself on a strict No-Buy for awhile :(
Here's a sneak peek of my costume for tonight! I took this pic using my webcam earlier in the week to show Ryan part of my costume that he helped me create!
Friday, October 21, 2011
Anyway! This is one of my Butter nail polishes in Wallis. I LOVE this color!!! It's like a gorgeous olive green/black. Its phenomenal!!! This is with 3 coats, plus a top coat of SV.
I'm very pleased with my Butter polishes! I'll be redoing my nails tonight to match my costume for the fire fighter costume party tomorrow, here's a hint of what you can look forward to:
Sunday, October 9, 2011
It's a really pale neon pink, think bubble yum gum color. This is the only color in the collection that also has a soft shimmer of iridescent shimmer to accompany the holographic sparkle. I used 3 coats of Space Case, two coats was really sufficient but I wanted to make the color pop, so I added a third coat. The polish dried in a weird almost matte finish and the glitter is not too noticeable, which made me a bit sad to see...
but thats when I added the AMAZING Starry Temptress topcoat!! And boy oh boy does this sparkle polish really get the dazzle on there. I have never used a glitter polish that actually PUTS glitter on your nail. In one swipe of the brush my entire nail would be covered in a perfect coat of glitter.
I finished off the mani with a coat of SV to give it that signature glassy shine that I love!
So after I saw Josh, I met up with a dear friend of mine, Heather, at Applebees and we girl chatted for a few hours! It was a ton of fun, and always is with her. She's a super good friend of mine...and the best part is, I totally got her into nail polish!! haha! she just bought her first OPI polish, I'm so proud I could cry <3
I used one of my unnamed Color Club minis from a set that I picked up at ross a little while ago. I wish this color had a name because it is such a sweet gray/lavender. It was pretty sheer so I had to apply 3 coats to get it to a nice opaque finish. I made the mistake of putting a thin coat of SV on it before I started to apply the newspaper. Doing this caused the news paper print to transfer really lightly :( I know for next time to not apply a top coat before doing the transfer! I finished off the mani with a coat of SV to protect the news print from rubbing off.
This picture captured the color of the polish super well. It's a great fall color, and one that I would use again some time soon! :)
ALSO! some exciting news! My new nail plates arrived yesterday from Born Pretty!!! I received 16 image plates!! ahhh so excited!!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Last night I finally had a moment to breathe and decided to try to do a tape mani using my new Julep nail polishes! I became a Julep Maven 2 months ago (I'll post about that later!) and just received my second package from them on Wednesday! I'm writing this while my students are at lunch, and I entirely forgot to bring my polishes with me to get their names :( But anyway..
This was my first time using my Julep polishes. I was impressed with their quality, they gave a nice opaque cover in just one coat :) I used two coats of the gray polish (I'll update the name when I get home!) Pictured above is Julep polish without a top coat, you can see the nice sheen this polish has!
Then I couldn't decide if I wanted to keep my nails glossy, so I painted my right hand with my Hard Candy Matte top coat :) And I quite like the look of the mani matte :)
I Absolutely LOVE the red gel glitter polish, it's called Brooklyn and the only reason I remember that is because I fell in love with the name before I even saw the polish haha! Overall I am super happy with the way Julep nail polishes go on. They provide a good smooth application and leave your nails looking extremely fresh and sexy for the fall season :)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
In closing, I love this mani I think it looks super cute. This was my first time using my Ulta polish and it was a little bit thick, and a bit messy because of it.
Monday, October 3, 2011
When I was listening to it this morning I knew that I had to create a mani based off of it. I used my *brand* new Color Club Love 'Em Leave 'Em holographic polish. I LOVE IT! I used two coats of it, and one coat would have been enough! It's the perfect amount of sparkle, and the perfect shade of country tan. I topped it off with a thin coat of SV for the glassy shine.
Just look at all the holographic sparkle in the sun light!! LOOK AT IT! ^^^
In all, this is probably my new favorite go-to color for fall. I love the simplicity, yet girl-yness of the polish. Color Club is definitely my top polish company at the moment :)
Sunday, October 2, 2011
These are the beautiful polishes that Karen swapped with me: (left to right) Orly Pixie Dust, OPI A-Rose at Dawn..Broke By Noon, Zoya Tallulah, OPI I'm India Mood for Lovin, and Finger Paints Go Van Gough! I absolutely LOVE all these colors and can't wait to use them!!
After Starbucks, Karen and I headed over to Ulta and then Bed Bath and Beyond to get a little polish shopping in. Ulta is having super great deals right now on polishes plus they have a $5 off coupon!! Above is Karen at BB&B picking out some new Sinful Colors polishes!! We had a blast together lol, especially when I spotted two of the coveted Color Club holographic polishes, to which I shouted "it's holographic? IT'S HOLOGRAPHIC!" and promptly scooped them up!
I scored Color Clubs two holographic polishes Love em & Leave em, and Fashion Addict!!
Ulta was having a clearance sale on their old style polishes and I scored this beauty for $2! Ulta salon polish in Set The Nude
On my way to check out I spotted these in a new Essence display for their new @holographic.com collection. So I scooped up 2 of the 3 polish colors in: Gagalectric, and Prism@tic White. They look promising, I can't wait to give them a try :)
And last of my haul is 3 new Sally Hansen Xtreme wear polishes (since they were buy 2 get 1 free at Ulta) in Bubblegum Pink, Grey Area, and Ivy League!
Which finally arrived from Sephora on Thursday, which in turn inspired my Wonderstruck Mani! I used two coats of OPI DS Elegance. Which is by far one of my most prized polishes in my collection. I've had it since my sophomore year of college when I was going through sorority recruitment :) I still believe it's this nail polish that got me my bid for Chi Omega! :)
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I used two coats of OPI Suede in a bleu jeans color (the color tab fell off :( ) and Sinful Colors white to stamp! I finished the mani off with two coats of SV. I used my new Konad plate to stamp it :)
Josh's work in progress.....need I say more about how exactly he inspired my mani? and yes, I stole this picture off his facebook page. He just got a new off road bumper for it and he's pretty excited, also since this picture he's put a roof rack on it, and his mom and I agree that it looks like Nigel Thornberry's truck from the Wild Thornberrys! ha <3
Also, Josh came to my second grade class to talk to them about being a paramedic on Fire Safety Day on Thursday. For a writing activity, I had the students write about their favorite part of fire safety day, one of my students drew this picture of Josh, which I think is too adorable!!