Showing posts with label Time Traveler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Time Traveler. Show all posts

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Copycat Dot Manicure - So cute I had to steal it!

I saw this manicure done by Sarah at Chalkboard Nails  (<-- click here and follow her Blog because she is AWESOME!) and I just had to nailjack it for myself.  You can see the instructions so simply and eloquently stated by Sarah on her Blog for more info on how to execute it.
I used the same tools, only different colored polish.  I had just received my dotting tools by mail via Ebay purchase the day before I decided to do this.  In other words,  I was a dot manicure virgin, so please excuse any mistakes you might see.  I do have to say, with this being my first go at it, that I did pretty good and can't wait to try another one.


 Here are the tools:
I bought these on Ebay for $1.89 and free shipping.  They came all the way from Hong Kong!


Here are the colors (you can find Essence @ Ulta for $.99 a little bottle):


I used some plain old tin foil to put the nail polish on to use for the dots.  Easy clean up.

And the results:



So simple and yet such impact.  What do you think?  Think you'll have a go at a dot manicure yourself?

Until next time.  :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cult Nails Super Powers Collection Swatches

Today we have a picture heavy post featuring the Cult Nails Super Powers Collection and it’s shining star Clairvoyant, aka Unicorn Puke (gorgeous!).   This was a four pack that I bought on sale over X-mas for $20.00 (or maybe it was $30.00, I can't remember) plus shipping.  Currently, this collection is sold out.  But you can see many many great polishes from this small and fairly new company here : Cult Nails
Let’s get this post started, which will be more photos than words.


First are some photos of the adorable packaging that the polishes came in.  So cute!  FYI - for all the manicures I used a minimum 3 coats and I used a top coat of SV for each.





Clairevoyant reminds me of a stained glass windows, it's so beautiful and colorful and vibrant.  I used this over a base of Time Traveler.  This will look fantastic over black or purple and I can't wait to try some different combos.  I took photos with varying light setting to be able to show off all the ranges of color.












Time Traveler - this one is actually a darker inky blue in the bottle vs what the camera captured.  The nail photos show the color more true to real life.






Power Thief - brownish beige shimmer










Mind Control - dark smokey/black base with purple shimmer









As you can see, while the other polishes are nice, Clairvoyant is the stand out of this collection.  I wonder if there will be another flakey that will show Clairvoyant up this year considering all the polish companies that are jumping on the flakey band wagon for 2012.  I say the more the better!  Same goes for magnetic polishes.  Can you say "china glaze"?  This is going to be a fantastic year for polish, my friends.  I can't wait!

Until next time...