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Geometric Mani

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August 29, 2012


I started with two coats of Sinful Colors Slate. I stamped on the box design with Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-320 and Konad yellow stamping polish (which is an amazing stamping polish!). As an accent nail, I stamped on the circle design with Konad white stamping polish and Konad stamping plate M85. Photo shows one coat of top coat!


Girly Bits Swatches

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August 27, 2012

Today I have Girly Bits Swatches!!! I hope you enjoy! Visit her on Big Cartel


This is four thin coats of Girly Bits Jelly Shoes. Four coats seem like a lot, but it went on well. I could (slightly) see my nail line, so I would suggest layering it over something if that bothers you. I love this bright pink with its awesome blue and purple shimmer! This is my second favorite out of these!


Girly Bits Hocus Pocus!!! Now this polish is awesome! It is a holo top coat. You can turn any polish into a holo. It does dim your base color slightly with its gray tint. I would suggest using thin coats. Photos show one thin coat over Girly Bits Jelly Shoes (the swatch you saw above). The effect was more pronounced in person. I took my photo under a lamp so it dulled it, but this polish is awesome!


Next up is a special polish named Girly Bits Roger That. This polish was made in honor of Brady Rogers. This is two coats. What's not to love about this blue holo?


This is two coats of Girly Bits Into The Night over two coats of Girly Bits Roger That (the swatch you saw above). This polish has a slightly tinted black base. Click here to see how beautiful it is layered over black! 


Now this polish, Girly Bits Glo Worm, is SO awesome. It is my favorite! It is a neon green jelly with an amazing silver shimmer. This is three (or four) coats. I would suggest layering it because I had visible nail line. Choose a good base color, so it doesn't change the polish too much though! Love this one!


I wasn't wild about this color combo... This is two thin coats of Girly Bits Magically Delicious over Girly Bits Glo Worm. I think it would look better layered over black or something. 


This is a lovely yellow with a subtle blue shimmer (which I didn't pick up in my photos)! This is three coats of Girl Bits Banana Hammock. Application was a bit tricky. 


This is two coats of Girly Bits Cu Blue. This polish is a dark navy blue with copper shimmer. So rich and deep. My photos make it look like I have visible nail line on my middle and pointer, but in person I did not see this. 


This is three coats of Girly Bits Stormy Skies. I was a bit worried that I should have layered it over a base coat because the first coat did not provide much coverage. The second and third coat built up nicely! Love this soft grey with a silver shimmer!


I layered two coats of Girly Bits Smurf Dance over three coats of Girly Bits Stormy Skies. Pretty!


I'm Back!

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August 24, 2012


Hey everyone! I am back! I have been MIA because I was on vacation!!!! I thought I would get a quick post up to say hello! I hope to show you pics from my vacation in the next couple of days. 

This is one (?) coat of gLORIous 22K Gold leaf topcoat over two coats of Dandy Nails Head Underwater. This gold leaf top coat is awesome, and it is reasonably price (in my opinion, Sephora's gold leaf top coat for $30 is a bit pricey). I think Lori sells hers for $15. 

I didn't apply like a typical polish. I put a glob of the polish on a piece of paper and dabbed the gold pieces on my nails with the brush. You have to be careful with the gold flakes. They are delicate. It took a little work, but SOOOOO worth it! =)

If you are interested in getting your hands on this, contact Lori at msindent@comcast.net for information. I think she is still selling! =)

KBShimmer I Made A Bleu Bleu

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August 15, 2012


This mani reminds me of the water and waves. What do you think? I started with two coats of KBShimmer I Made a Bleu Bleu. This polish is part of her fall collection that will be available starting September 01, 2012. 

You can visit KBShimmer's store by clicking here or you can visit her on Facebook by clicking here.

I used the water marble design from Red Angel Stamping Plate RA-107 with Kleancolor White and a touch of Ulta Silver Rush mixed it. Photos show one coat of top coat.



Rustic Sponge Mani

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August 12, 2012


I have seen these types of manis on a couple of blogs lately... I have seen two techniques: using the polish brush (See Gorgeois' Summer Neon Abstract Brush Strokes posts) and using a sponge (See Colorful, Sponged, and Stamped post by Samariums Swatches).

I thought I would have better luck with the sponge technique, so I tried that one first. I love the neon colors they used. I decided to use non-neon colors for a Fall look. I will be trying the brush stroke technique with neon colors soon!

I started with a base coat of China Glaze Kinetic Candy (except for my pinky I used Sinful Colors Cream Pink.. Originally, I was going to try another mani, but I changed my mind at the last moment). I sponged on Sinful Colors Cream Pink, China Glaze Kinetic Candy, Sinful Colors Rain Storm, Sinful Colors Innocent, and Sinful Colors Cross My Heart randomly making sure not to blend any colors. Super simple manicure. A little time consuming with clean up, but I think its worth it!

What do you think of this?


Tough As Nails Breakfast Combo No. 1

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August 11, 2012

Today I have two polishes made by Tough As Nails. These two polishes, The Baconian Method and Go Sit On An Egg, make up the Breakfast Combo No. 1 duo. 


First up is Tough As Nails The Baconian Method. This is two coats over China Gaze OMG with two coats of top coat. I had no trouble applying this polish. I love the combination of red, orange, brown, and black glitter. I think its perfect for the fall! The glitter came out easily with no digging required.

I choose to layer these polishes over holo polishes because they are quick to dry. Its a shame you can't see the holo peeking through the glitter . =(


Two coats of China Glaze OMG with no top coat.


Next up is two coats of Tough As Nails Go Sit On An Egg over China Glaze FYI. This definitely makes me think of eggs and breakfast! Application was good. I originally layered this over a white base, but I HATE white polishes. They apply so thick and streaky, so I got frustrated and took it off. I do like this polish paired over China Glaze FYI.  I love this color combo--a milky white (very slight tinted yellow/nude) base loaded with coral, gold, and yellow glitter. 

(Again I choose to layer it over a holo because they are quick to dry.)


Two coats of China Glaze FYI with no top coat.

I do have to mention the mini bottles. I do like how they are 7 ml, so you get more product!!! The brush length is short, and at times I had to tilt the bottle to reach the polish. 

These polishes were sent to me for review.

KB Shimmer Fall Collection

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August 10, 2012

Tonight's post contains swatches of the eight new polishes in KBShimmer's Fall Collection! Application was great with all of them. These polishes will be available September 01, 2012. Mark your calendars!

You can visit KBShimmer's shop by clicking here. You can also visit KBShimmer on Facebook.


Two coats of KBShimmer Oh Splat! with top coat.


Two coats of KBShimmer Quantum Leaf with top coat.


Two coats of KBShimmer Quantum Leaf with matte top coat.


Two coats of KBShimmer I Made a Bleu Bleu with top coat.


Two coats of KBShimmer Jack over black base with top coat.


Two coats of KBShimmer Toucan Touch This with top coat.


Three coats of KBShimmer Witch Way? with one coat of top coat.


Two coats of KBShimmer Don't Teal Anyone with top coat.


Two coats of KBShimmer No Whine Left with top coat.


Two coats of KBShimmer No Whine Left with matte top coat. 

Which one is your favorite? I love Quantum Leaf and Oh Splat!!!!!

(Colors might be a hue or two off from original colors.)

Polished Components Classic Peep

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August 08, 2012


I started with two coats of Polished Components Classic Peep.  I usually have trouble applying yellow polishes. They apply thick, streaky and uneven (kind of like how white polishes apply). Well this yellow polish had amazing application! It also has a lovely shimmer too! Right now I only have a mini bottle, but I will be getting a full size bottle!

I stamped on this design with Konad Stamping Polish in blue  and Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-322.

You can also visit Ashley on Etsy and Facebook.

Chalkboard Nails Eerie Gogh Again

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August 06, 2012


I finally got to wear my polish made for me by Sarah from Chalkboard Nails! This is three coats of Chalkboard Nails Eerie Gogh Again with no top coat. If you know her, then you know her obsession for black glitter! And this polish reflects her. It has a really pretty nude cream base loaded with black glitter. 

Over the polish, I used a stamping plate I purchased from Vivid Lacquer on Etsy. Both images used in this mani can be found on stamping plate VL001. I stamped on the XOXO design with Spoiled Visually Slimming and stamped on the heart design with Konad Red Stamping Polish.

These plates are sold for $8. They are high quality. Most of the image sizes are large (minus the small pieces such as the crown and bird), and I had NO problem transferring the images. She currently has two different plates available.





OPI Black Spotted

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August 04, 2012


OPI Black Spotted is the coolest polish ever!!!!! I was lucky to get it from an amazing polish friend, and I am so happy!!! (Thanks Kelly!)

I started with two coats of Sinful Colors Innocent, a lovely lime green polish. This polish is a great summer shade, but it stained my nails. =(  It looked ugly....but no big big deal. It was almost gone after the next polish change.  I take that back hahaha... The staining is still there..

I added one coat of OPI Black Spotted. You apply this polish just like any other polish. I didn't use a special technique. My pinky is messed up in the middle because I bumped it when it was still wet.  I liked that I could overlap the polish when applying (unlike crackle polish where you have to be careful not to paint the same spot twice.). You can see in my photo Black Spotted did crackle some. I was told it was because my base coat wasn't dry enough. Next time I will make sure my base coat is completely dry. This should correct the cracking? I recommend thin coats with this polish. The thinner the coat, the better it works in my opinion. 

 Overall, this polish did not disappoint. I see myself wearing it many more times! The effect is amazing! It reminds me of oil!

More gradient + polka dots!

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August 01, 2012

I can't get enough of gradients with polka dots!!!! I loved this design, so I did another but with different colors (my last one was a bit dark..haha).

 I started with two coats of OPI What's with the Cattitude?  I did a gradient with a sponge and OPI Jade is the New Black. I did have to sponge over the area three times to get the green to pop. I then stamped on the polka dot design with DRK-A stamping plate and Konad Stamping Polish in yellow. Photos show one coat of top coat.


 

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