Saturday, October 27, 2012

Julep Sasha and Claire

Hi guys! Hopefully you are all having a fantastic day! I recently purchased my very first Julep polishes, and I was very happy with the colors I received. Immediately upon seeing Sasha and Claire, I knew I wanted to combine them. I have also been wanting to try the saran wrap technique for a while now, so I figured now was as good a time as any. Anywho, without further ado, here it is:

(shaded sunlight)


Base coat: Seche Clear
Base color: Julep Sasha (two easy coats)
Top color: Julep Claire
Top coat: Seche Vite

The formula of the Julep polishes is everything I have heard; they were pure perfection. Two easy coats of Sasha were enough for opacity. Loved my first Juleps :) 

I love the combination of the colors, but I am not entirely sold on this manicure. I have seen some saran wrap manicure that are completely amazing, and I know mine is sorely lacking. But I know it's my first attempt, so I hope I get better with practice.

Thanks for reading!  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sinful Colors Ice Dream

Hello people! Today I have a lovely polish from Sinful Colors to show you. The polish is Ice Dream and it is part of their new collection entitled Holiday Shimmers. Here it is:


(direct sunlight)
Base Coat: Seche Clear 
3 coats of Sinful Colors Ice Dream 
Top Coat: Seche Clear (2 coats) 

I absolutely love this polish! It is super sparkly! I wasn't able to capture how sparkly this polish really is, unfortunately. I wanted to add a video, but my internet is not working and I cannot figure out how to do so from my phone :/ Also, forgive me if this post looks odd; as I mentioned, I am posting this from my phone. 

Thanks for reading!

Edit: I was somehow able to get a video uploaded! Wooohooo! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nails Inc. Sweets Way

Hello lovely people! If you remember my last post, you know that I recently got my hands on my very first Nails Inc. polish, Sweets Way, for the unbelievable price of 19 cents. Sweets Way is from their Special Effects line and it is a lovely milky base with blue, pink and silver glitter. Without further ado, here it is:

Base coat: Seche Clear
3 coats of Sweets Way
Top coat: Seche Vite

This beauty was a joy to work with and only took 3 coats for full opacity. Each coat of polish added subdues the glitter from the previous coat, giving the polish a jelly sandwich type of look (at least in my opinion). It is a very thirsty glitter, so I would recommend more than one layer of top coat. But it is so gorgeous, that didn't matter in the least. I am tempted to go out and get the other polishes in the Special Effects line :)

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

nails inc. special effects sweets way

You guys, I am so excited! I got my very first nails inc. polish today! As the title of the post indicates, I purchased:


So I had promised myself I wouldn't buy any polish this month, but I just couldn't help myself! Would you like to know why? Because I paid $0.19! That's right, I paid 19 cents for a polish that retails for $9.50 plus tax. So technically, I didn't break my no-buy rule. And this is how I justify my ever-growing stash, sigh. But who can resist this beauty for 19 CENTS! Sweets Way is a gorgeous milky base with blue, silver and pink "sprinkles". It's like a jelly sandwich in a bottle you guys! I can't wait to put this on my nails!

Ok, I'm done now I was just so excited that I had to share immediately. 

Thanks for reading! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Water marble featuring Lacey Lilac and Exceptionally Gifted

Hello lovely people! I know it's been a while, but things have been pretty busy around here. One of the things that kept me pretty busy was my aunt's baby shower! I LOVE babies and anything baby-related lol. I knew I had to do something soft and girly for this baby shower so I settled on a water marble.

(artificial light)
Base coat: Essie fill the gap!
Base color: 2 coats of Exceptionally Gifted by China Glaze (I picked this polish up for 50 cents people!!!)
Water marble: Exceptionally Gifted by China Glaze and Lacey Lilac by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
Top Coat: Seche Vite

I tried to do a flower pattern on all my nails, and for the most part, I think I did pretty well. I will of course continue practicing to get better, but not too bad for my first attempt at this pattern. 

After I finished, I looked at my nails and couldn't help thinking that something was missing. So I immediately went to grab my NYC Matte me Crazy topcoat. And this is the final result: 

(shaded sunlight)

(artificial light)

I love it! It is so girly and soft and perfect for a baby shower! What do you guys think? Are you a fan of matte top coats? I totally overuse mine :/

Thanks for reading!