Sunday, July 29, 2012

Nails Inc Sprinkles Collection - Sweets Way

I am so digging these kind of glitter polishes!  They are so fun and adorable.  I'm calling them NYAG's - Not your average glitters.  When I saw The Polishaholic's swatches for the new Nails Inc Sprinkles Collection, all I think of was 2 words:  Preeetty!! and WANT!!!
I picked up 2 of the 4 in this collection - Sweets Way and Pudding Lane (which I have on calendar to wear this week) @ Sephora last weekend for $8.50 a pop (the website says they are $9.50 but I could have sworn they were only 8.50 at the store - I could be wrong though).  It is very possible I may have to go back for Sugar House Way, because looking at the swatches again make me long for it so.  I'm still on the fence about Topping Lane though because it reminds me a little too much of DL's Candy Store.

Per the Sephora website the Sprinkles Collection is described as: 
What it is:
An innovative nail formula that imparts a cupcake-topping effect.

What it does:
With just one product, this polish delivers a unique sprinkle effect. The glitter particles are mattified to give you the perfect amount of sparkle. Available in multiple pastel shades, each is named after the most delicious streets in London.
And Sweets Way is described as - white with pastel blue, pink and silver sprinkles

I have to once again apologize about my poor ragged cuticles in these pics.  I swear I have been saturating them with cuticle love, but alas, they are being resistant little rascals.

For this manicure, I used a base coat of Orly Bonder, then just 2 coats of Sweets Way and topped with a coat of SV.  Application was a cinch and dry time was speedy.

Until next time. ☺

Sunday, July 22, 2012

China Glaze For Audrey - Dot Manicure

I am loving my new dotting tools.  I found a blog, which I can't seem to find the link to, that used similar colors and this pattern, so I though it would give it a shot.  I am loving the result and have gotten so many compliments on this mani.  So much so, that I've been wearing the same mani since Thursday night.  Now that's a rarity!

Here we go!

I used Orly Bonder and two coats of For Audrey by China Glaze to start. I love For Audrey because it's that perfect Tiffany blue.  My bathroom towels are this color.  Just lovely.  

These are the colors I used for the dots.  I used them all pretty randomly and in random sizes.  No real planning other that what I wanted the shape of the pattern to look like. 

I topped it with SV and there you go.  Super easy, but delightful mani in no time.  

Hope you like it!

Until next time.  ☺

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cookies n Cream Mani a la Sticks 'n Stones by Cover Bands Lacquers

Today's NOTD is cookies n cream.
I looooove this look.  Solid white polish topped with a black and white glitter.  Reminds me of cookies n cream ice cream (hands down my favorite ice cream of all ice creams). cream.  Hits the spot, especially during these hot AZ summer months.  Ii-iiice Cree-eeeeam.
Behold!  I started with my go to Gripper base followed by 2 coats of Snow Me White by Sinful Colors.  Then I used the "splat and smooth" method to apply Sticks 'n Stones by Cover Bands Nail Lacquers via Ninja Polish.  Topped with SV.  And presto!:

The white hexagonal glitter is so sweet!

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Black and white bar glitter too!  Oh my!!

A little flicker of holo.  ☺

There you go.  What do you think?  Do you likey?  I sure do!

Until next time.  ☻

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Random Swatch Sunday!!

Here are some swatches of some polishes I've acquired fairly recently.  Please excuse my dried out cuticles.  I live in Tucson, AZ and it was dry as dry could be and hot as hell up until the last few days and my cuticles have been paying for it.  

It has no name, btw.

Someone had given this one an unsuccessful try at the store.

Nabi brand magnetic polishes are availble right now at Walgreens for around 5 bucks I want to say.  I bought several of these a few months ago on here.  While fairly inexpensive for a magnetic polish, they have a terribly weak magnet and no guard.  I had to use the magnet off of my Color Club magnetic polish in order to get a decent result.  Regardless, this is a really sweet color and complimented my skin tone rather well.

Next up is China Glaze's Flying Dragon (NEON).  It's a matte polish and while pretty, I'm not a big fan of matte polishes due to the fact that they chip so easily.

3 coats - Matte 

It's actually more vibrant in person.

Even better with a coat of SV. 
I topped it off with a coat of SV once I saw that I was getting some tip wear.  Nice!

Here are some of last season's Misa's from the Surreal Escape Collection.

Stunning is right!!

Color-shifter extraordinaire.

Close, but not quite.

From Sally Hansen's Gem Crush Collection -

From the China Glaze Magnetix Collection- I don't know the name of this one.