Monday, March 31, 2014

piCture pOlish Festival Swatch and Review.

Hey Guys!

I hope everyone had a great weekend, mine was a bit low key. I am still somewhat sick with the flu, so I mostly took it easy,  Today I have for you, a really simple, yet really mouth dropping, stunning look. It is amazing how a bit of flakie polish awesome, can take a simple black creme polish, and make it amazing! The flakie polish I used was piCture pOlish Festival, and although it isn't overloaded with flakies, it is still amazing.






First, let me start off by saying, I am not 100% pleased with my photos, but I am still  a bit sick, and I think that is influencing my ability to not suck at all! I really love how this looks, and I love even more that it was beyond simple to do. I simply painted one coat of Cult Nails Nevermore, then waited about 5 minutes for it to sry a bit, then put on 2 coats of piCture pOlish Festival. Then a top coat,  which in this case was  OPI Matte Top Coat. I was inspired by all the awesome, amazing matte flakie polish posts that have been floating around instagram.   I used two coats here, cause like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, the flakies in this aren't heavy. I liked the look with 1 coat, it was nice, and sutble, but still amazing, but I wanted a bit more "wow" in my mani.  I almost like that this polish isn't super dense in the flakie department. It gives you the option to wear it, in a more subtle look, or put on 2-3 coats on, and really have that intense look. I won't lie, I have spent a fair amount of time staring at my nails the past day or so. I keep trying to catch all the amazing colours dancing across my nails!  It has been the best kind of distracting!

Alright guys and gals, I really should get going, I have some painting to do today still, but a big yay! for the nail room for being back on track again! I was supposed to be done the room, this past weekend, but the flu had other plans for me :l  I hope everyone is having an awesome-sauce Monday! Till next time Kiitens! < 3

Thursday, March 27, 2014

OPI Lady Bug Nail Art!

Heya Guys!

It is so good to be back! I had some technical computer issues, last week, which, to say the least was NOT fun! :P That, with the nail room project, was keeping me pretty busy, and more importantly, away from the computer, since I didn't have one for a bit,  but  then, if that wasn't enough on my plate, I came down with the flu this week, so I have been holed up in my bedroom, with Kleenex and Netflix! I hope everyone has been having a better time of it these past couple weeks then me! Now, enough rambling, let's talk nails!

Spring is still being  incredibly shy, but that didn't stop me from putting some lovely lady bugs on my nails, last week. I used all OPI polishes for this look, and I love the way this mani came out.  It really made it feel spring for me, even if the weather refuses to admit, that it is, in fact spring!







I had a bit of trouble, getting this to be colour accurate in my photo's, as I am sure you can see. I am really sorry about that, I spent a long time, and took about a 100 photo's, and the red just didn't want to show up properly in most photo's, I figured it was alright though, since this is mostly about the art, and not a review of the polishes! :P

This look, was pretty simple, and I free handed the lady bugs with a black striper polish. It was the only non OPI polish, in the whole look. Speaking of other polishes The red is OPI Red, the white was Alpine Snow, The nude shade on my pointer and pinky, is Bubble Bath, and the black dots are Black Onyx. 

Alright guys and gals, I apologize if this post is a bit random, and doesn't make entire sense, having the flu, and being a bit foggy from cold medicine will do that! I really hope everyone loves the lady bugs as much as I do. Did any of you do any spring nails yet!? Are you looking forward to spring as much as I am!? Till Next time Kittens! < 3

Friday, March 14, 2014

Colors By Llarowe: Days of Our Polish Swatches with a Chevron Accent.

Hey Guys!

It's Friday! Got to love that the weekend is finally here!  You may have noticed that I did a major overhaul on the blog. I had been wanting to get a cleaner, more simple look on the blog for a while now, and I am so glad I finally put myself to work and did it! I hope you all love it as much as I do.

Today I have a mani, that  has previously shown up on my instagram, but I loved it enough, I thought that it deserved it's own post here as well. I have recently become a huge fan of Colors By Llarowe, that woman makes seriously amazing, in your face, easy application holographic polishes. If you haven't tried any of them yet, I seriously urge you to consider it, you won't be sorry!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Glam Polish Margaritaville: Water Marbling Take Two!

Heya Guys!

It has been really sunny and almost warm outside the past few day, and it has sent me flying into full spring fever mode! I have been going outside in nothing but a light jacket, even if it isn't quite warm enough yet, wearing shoes, despite the melting snow everywhere, and of course, putting fun bright eye popping colours on my nails! Today's mani I want to share with you, is no exception.







Let me just start by saying, I love everything about this mani, from the bright eye popping colours, to the fun glitters,  even the far from perfect water marble I did! Although, as this is my second attempt, I can already see a major improvement from the last one

 I used Glam Polish Margaritaville for my pointer, ring and thumb (not shown). As you can see, it is almost  a neon, coral like orange shade, with gorgeous purple, pink and yellow matte glitters in it. It applies amazing, and barely needs any manipulation to get onto the nail. I do recommend turning the bottle upside down before application however, since the large pink hex glitters do settle to the bottom.  I applied two coats of this wonderfully gorgeous polish, (which is sadly a newly discontinued shade, so if you see it, make sure to grab it up!) over Where Did Suzi's Mango? by OPI. Which is a similar orange/coral creme from their new OPI Brazil collection.

To make the colours really pop on the gradient and water marble, I used a white base of My Boyfriend Scales Walls by OPI. Then, using the same 4 colours for both accent nails, I applied a gradient to my pinky, and a water marble to my middle finger. The polishes used for the accent nails were I Just Can't Copa-Cabana by OPI (yellow) Where Did Suzi's Mango? by OPI (orange) Micky by Zoya (pink) and Grape Pop by China Glaze (purple) I then added a bit of Fairy Dust by China Glaze to make it sparkle. It is all topped off with my trusty HK Girl top coat.

I really think that this entire look just screams sunshine, and warmer weather. With my spring frenzy currently in full swing, I feel like I could wear this forever! Are any of you craving the warmer weather too? Have you done any spring/summer nails to reflect your need for spring to hurry up and get here? Let me know in the comments! Till next time Kittens! <3

Monday, March 10, 2014

piCture pOlish Electric Dream Mixed and Matched.

Heya Guys!!

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was busy, I am in the process of building a nail room, and there is a lot to get done. I would say it is about halfway though now, so hopefully in the next couple weeks, it will be finally finished!

Today, I have a mix and match mani for you, using another piCture pOlish shade.  This time I used a lovely almost florescent pink/coral colour, called Electric Dream.

For the most part, as you can see, this leans mostly pink on me, but I don't mind at all. That pink paired with the lovely golden shimmer is simply stunning! It is actually funny, when I first put it on, I had all my nails painted, but no top coat added yet, and was looking at my nails, feeling very underwhelmed, and a bit disappointed, since  this had been on my wishlist for many months now After a couple of saddened sighs, I realized I hadn't added top coat yet! Let me tell you, that is when this shade comes alive, the shimmer comes out to play, and the colour almost glows! The best part, is that I had known that it dried to a semi-matte finish, and had just had a serious blonde moment! 

I was really feeling spring weather, and a bit whimsical in my excitement of the nicer weather approaching, so I decided to do a mix and match theme. I used Zoya Josie for the green tips, since what says spring more then a gorgeous grass green colour!?  Since I am not the best at freehand, I also used an amazing wonderful product call Nail Vinyls, in the single chevron, to get such clean lines. For the stamped nails, I used Essie Good as Gold, and stamped with MoYou London Pro Plate 14. I then added cute green rhinestones, purchased from Born Pretty Store, to tie the look together. I really like how this came out. I am not sure if that is because of the colours, or the design, but I wore it all weekend none the less!

 Have you been getting a serious case of spring fever? Have you done any nails in the spirit of that? If so let me know! I would love to hear about it! :D I think that mostly covers it for today, and as always I hope you enjoyed my ramblings mixed with some polish fun!  Till next time Kittens! < 3

Thursday, March 6, 2014

PiCture POlish Solar Flare : Swatch and Review.

Afternoon Guys!

I hope everyone's week is going well, mine has been busy, but good! Today, I have for you a polish that was recently released by piCture pOlish. It is a LE shade, that when I saw, I just knew I had to add it to my polish stash.  Solar Flare, is a gorgeous duo-chrome shade, that has an orange, burgundy, gold shift, complete with the signature piCture pOlish holo flakes.  This is a bit picture heavy, (sorry!!) but I just couldn't help snapping photos of this! It is just so pretty!



This is in my light box, with flash, I had to show off some holo sparkle!




This is meant to be worn over black polish, and that is what I did here. I did one coat of OPI Black Onyx, then once that was dry, I added a coat of piCture pOlish Solar Flare, and wow! Solar Flare could be worn on it's own, but I would think you would need at least 3-4 coats, since it is very sheer, as to let the black undertones show through, I really think it would be gorgeous alone too though! The application was amazing, no trouble at all, and the dry time was quick.

This is currently sold out, everywhere, but I have heard there will be another restock within the month. I would check piCture pOlish's facebook for updates on when the next restock is going to happen. I highly recommend this shade, since it has such personality, and such depth on the nail, and would make an amazing base for a galaxy mani! 

Alright, I think that covers it for it today, I still have some things to get done and the day is already half over! :l /sigh lol!! Till next time kittens! < 3

For buying info, this and other PP shades can be purchased worldwide directly from  piCture pOlish or  a list of international stockists can be found here

Monday, March 3, 2014

OPI Brazil: Distressed Nail Stamping!

Hi Guys!

I hope everyone had a great weekend, mine was meh at best, I came down with a cold, that I am still fighting off, and so my weekend was filled with Kleenex, and cold medicine, and my bed! lol

Today, I wanna show off a mani I did at the end of last week, which was a bit outside my comfort zone. I recently got my hands on some of the OPI Brazil collection, and I was having trouble deciding what I wanted to wear first. In the end, I decided to throw caution to the wind, and wear a bunch, all at once, using the newly popular distressed method. I know it was around before, and have seen some debate on who started it first, but I got my idea, inspiration, and the tutorial from Chalkboard Nails so that is where I am going to give my credit. :)

Anyway, without further ado, here is what I ended up with!





 I love the colours in this look, I love the bright colours, matched with a funky zebra pattern. I like how it screams happy, fun, and sunshine and most importantly, SUMMER! :P with that said however, I was not pleased with how my stamping turned out. I just couldn't seem to line up the stamper that day, or get a clean image in some cases, it was beyond frustrating and after several failed attempts, this was what I ended up with.  Looking back now, it most likely had to do with the fact that I was coming down with the flu and less to do with me somehow losing skill at stamping :P but at the time, it was so frustrating and confusing since I couldn't seem to just get it right, and I haven't had that issue in a while! They all can't be winners though! lol 

Even with the incredibly frustrating stamping, I wore this look all weekend, in part, due to being busy, and partly because I had, and still have the flu lol. I really liked the distressed look, and will certainly be doing it again, not only is it beyond easy to achieve, and quick to do. It looks really neat! I used, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, as my base, then once that was dry, I grabbed I Just Can't Cope-a-cabana, Where did Suzi's Man Go?, Toucan Do it if You Try, and Live.Love.Carnival all from the OPI Brazil Collection for my distressed look, I topped that off with my trusty H.K. Girl Top Coat and then stamped  with a MoYou London plate, in Cult Nails Nevermore.  

I think that mostly covers it for today guys and gals, and please don't be to harsh on my less then awesome stamping!! :P  I don't have much of an update on nail school yet, I am still working on the get started details, but I am super excited, and honestly can barely wait to do this!

Till next time Kittens! <3