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Introducing Dandy Nails New Polishes

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July 30, 2012

I am SUPER excited to share four new polishes from Dandy Nails: Eager Eyes, Float On, Hands of Time, and Head Underwater! I love that these polishes are really pigmented. They are almost one coaters. Two thin coats (which means faster dry times) and you are good to go!

Mark your calendars! These four colors will make their debut Wednesday August 1st at 5pm PST on Etsy.  You can find Dandy Nails on Facebook too! 

(Please keep in mind the blue might be a hue or two off.) 


First up is Dandy Nails Eager Eyes! This is two coats with one coat of top coat! A lovely blue with silver holographic glitter. My photos show this a tad darker than it is in person. This one is my favorite!!!! 



This is two coats of Dandy Nail Float On over two coats of Spoiled Tip Your Waitress. Photos show one coat of top coat. 



Look at that amazing shift of green! This is two coats of Dandy Nails Hands of Time with one coat of top coat. It also has green and silver holographic glitter. This beauty was actually pieced together by her husband! How cool is that?!??! 


Last up is two coats of Dandy Nails Head Underwater with one coat of top coat. 

This polish is really pretty! The blue base has a metallic appearance. It is loaded with light blue, silver, and gold glitter. Please note that this is not the reformulated version she just posted about. She recently announced this on her Facebook page: "Please note, I've (Sandy) actually reformulated it so we're no longer to expect the bleeding I'd announced before. I found a glitter similar to the 'after' glitter that doesn't bleed, so using that I've reformulated". 

I thought I would share just in case you missed it! Sandy is the best! She has a real passion for this and works hard on her polishes!



BONUS: Two coats of Dandy Nails Like Disco Lemonade over Dandy Nails Look Around. Photos show one coat of top coat.



Stamping = gradient and dots

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July 29, 2012

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I finally used a polish from the Essence Vampire's Love Collection!!!......but then I covered it up with stamping. If you haven't seen swatches of The Dawn is Broken, google pics. I really liked the polish. It has a gray base with specks of black ultrafine glitter and an amazing silver shimmer!

For this mani, I started with two coats of Essence The Dawn is Broken. I stamped on the gradient design with Spoiled Correction Tape and Bundle Monster Stamping Plate BM-301. If you struggle with doing gradients with sponges, try this stamp! I then stamped on the dot design with Spoiled Visually Slimming and You Mix Cosmetics Large Stamping plate B. I finished with one coat of top coat. 


Gradient + Tape

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July 27, 2012


Gradient sponging over nail tape.....  It's brilliant! I saw this type of mani on the nailXchange, and I knew I had to try it! 

I started with three coats of  Mei Mei's Signature SueSa Nail Polish S02 (you can see my review of the polish here). Photo below shows one coat of top coat.


I applied nail tape in a random pattern.


I sponged over the nail tape with Mei Mei's Signature SueSa Nail Polish S02 and ManGlaze Matte is Murder. I then removed the tape. I didn't add any top coat because I liked the matte finish. 

I love this mani! BUT.... it was hard as heck to do clean up! Silver glitter was everywhere. =)


Mei Mei's Signature

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July 25, 2012

Today I have some polishes from Mei Mei's Signature! This online store is based in Singapore and carries a wide range of nail art supplies and polish brands (such as Nfu Oh, Nubar, OPI, China Glaze, Color Club, Estessimo TiNS, Megan Miller, Barielle, Glitter Gal, Girly Bits, Cult Nails, A-England, and LCN. She also carries other indie brands).  Mei Mei's Signature ships internationally except for Italy. This is my first interaction with the company.


First up is my favorite out of the four polishes, Mei Mei's Signature SueSa Nail Polish S02.  This is three coats with one coat of top coat (I had full coverage in two coats. I was really surprised how much coverage just one coat gave me). It is made of very fine shimmery silver glitter and dries with a semi matte appearance! It reminded me of foil with its metallic appearance! I did a gradient with this polish as well. I hope to have it posted in the next couple of days. The application was perfection, and the dry time was normal. My only complaint was that removal was "horrible". I had a good amount of shimmery goodness left all over my fingers. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this polish. I am considering ordering more colors! 

(According to Mei Mei's Signature, the SueSa Brand are limited in stock. It will be discontinued soon.)


Next up is a polish made by Lex Cosmetics called Love Me More. This polish is the perfect "Barbie" pink with a lovely subtle shimmer (you can see it on my pinky?). This is three coats with one coat of top coat. This is an exclusive pink color created for Mei Mei's Signature. My photo shows the polish about one to two shades brighter than it really is (depending on your monitor settings). I apologize for that. Mei Mei describes it as a carnation pink.



Over Lex Cosmetics Love Me More, I added one coat of Mei Mei's Signature Cracking Top Coat X03 in Black. Photos show one coat of top coat. This polish dried well and was easy to use.  On my pinky and middle finger I did a thick coat. On my ringer and pointer, I did a thin coat. It cracked well. I didn't have any issues. I did make a point not to overlap the polish while applying.

(According to Mei Mei's Signature, the SueSa Brand are limited in stock. It will be discontinued soon.)


This is two coats of Tins Polish 064 The Immediately Sexy with one coat of top coat. This polish has a blackened (dark purple) base, fuchsia glitter, and subtle hidden small silver holo hexes! Love the fuchsia/pink glitter!!!

These polishes were sent for review.

Tutorial Tuesday- Fishtail Braid

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July 24, 2012

Today is Tutorial Tuesday! It didn't take me long to figure out which tutorial I wanted to try. Lately I've been admiring people's fishtail braid manis and wanted to try it! I followed Lucy's Stash's fishtail braid tutorial. Although it didn't turn out as nicely as hers, I think it was decent for my first try. =( I am a little embarrassed of my first attempt but oh well! 


I do know I layered my polishes WAY too thick. You can see what I mean in the photo hahaha... Next time, I will try to do thinner coats and straighter lines. I didn't get to wear this mani for long because it never dried. =(

I used Barry M Cyan Blue, Barry M Blueberry I/C, and Finger Paints Pop Art Purple. I followed Lucy's Stash's fishtail braid tutorialMy photo isn't color accurate. I'm not sure if that is from layering all the colors or from my camera. I suspect my camera. It doesn't play nice with purples and blues.

Have you tried a fishtail braid mani? What do you think of my first attempt? 


Polished Components

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July 22, 2012

Today I have swatches of polishes from the brand Polished Components. These polishes are from her Connection Collection. Application of all these polishes were amazing! You can visit her Etsy shop by clicking here. You can visit here on Facebook by clicking here.


First up is my favorite! This is one coat of Polished Components Reality over two coats of Polished Components Psyche. The base blue is so pretty. It has a soft purple shimmer to it. To see swatches of Psyche by itself, click here.


Next up is two coats of a pink colored polish named Sensation. It is a soft pink with an amazing shimmer! My photo does not do it justice!


I layered one coat of Perception over two coats of Polished Components Sensation. This polish has a clear base loaded with white, black, and silver shredded glitter! Click here to see how hott Perception looks over red!


This is two coats of a lovely green named Emotion. This polish also has a lovely shimmer to it.

Sinful Colors Hazard + Hearts

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July 19, 2012


It's almost Friday! =)

Two coats of Sinful Colors Hazard + Kleancolor Black + Bundle Monster Stamping Plate BM-317


Girly Bits Swatches

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July 17, 2012

A "short and sweet" post full of Girly Bits Swatches! =) 


Two coats of Girly Bits Star Spangled. One coat of top coat.



Three coats of Girly Bits Purple Potion. One coat of top coat. 



Three coats of Girly Bits Arctic Sunrise. One coat of top coat. (The pink shimmer is more prominent in person.)



Two coats of Girly Bits Daddy's Little Girl over three coats of Girly Bits Arctic Sunrise. One coat of top coat.



Two coats of Girly Bits Rogue over a plain red polish from the Strange Beautiful Volume 4 set. One coat of top coat. (Notice the fuchsia glitter!) 



One coat of Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean over a black base. One coat of top coat. 
(Love this green to blue shift in color!)



Two coats of Girly Bits Hippity Hop over two coats of Color Club Pucci-licious. One coat of top coat. (This has an awesome purple shimmer to its clear base!)


One coat of Girly Bits Wet Bikini over two coats of OPI What's With the Cattitude? One coat of top coat.


Two coats of Girly Bits Mother May I? over two coats of China Glaze Sweet Hook. One coat of top coat.


Two coats of Girly Bits Razzle Dazzle over two coats of China Glaze Exotic Encounters. One coat of top coat (I layered this over a darker base. You can completely change the look of this polish depending on the base color! ).

I made a franken...... =)

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July 15, 2012


Here is two coats of my unnamed franken!

I have been inspired by two blogs, Another Bottle Of Polish and Karinea0a! So I decided to make my own franken! If you are looking for a simple way to make your own polishes for fun, this is the perfect approach! You have the supplies already. So its free! Its been at least six months since I did this! It was fun! You just throw a bunch of stuff in a bottle and see how it turns out! Of course this polish wasn't my first attempt! I made about three or four, and this was the best out of those hahaha. I have to admit this was a little harder for me as opposed to using raw materials. Maybe that is because I am familiar with how my pigments and glitters work with suspension base. Therefore, I have a good idea on the ratio of materials. 


I started with a touch of Kleancolor White because I love white "jelly" polishes packed with glitter. (A little white goes a LONG way). If you don't have empty polish bottles, try emptying an old bottle and cleaning it out with acetone or start saving your empty bottles of top and base coat.


I added a little bit of each of the following: China Glaze Glam, Orly Spazmatic, Icing Lemme See Your Peacock, and Sinful Colors Call You Later. I topped it off with clear suspension base. If I didn't have suspension base, I would probably just add more glitter polish or try my luck with adding some clear top coat (Depending on how much of the glitter polishes you added, the glitters would probably sink to the bottom. Nothing a little shaking will not fix). You could try finding a glitter polish that doesn't have a lot of glitter in it such as Kleancolor Chunky Silver or Wet N Wild Hallucinate. That way you can use most of that as a suspension base without the glitter overpowering your polish.



I then stamped it using Konad Blue, Konad Green, and Bundle Monster Stamping Plate BM- 323. 



 

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