Sunday, February 3, 2013

How Much is that Doggie on the Accent Nail?

Hey, hey Bloggerettes! It has been a very long, hot minute since my last post and I apologize. However, I'm currently watching Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl IX and felt like it was time to post my Zombri nails! Zombri of course is my baby girl Boston Terrier. My nail art abilities are seriously sub par but I just had to do these!

Grey-t to be Here and Shine of the Times.
Grey-t to be Here, Shine of the Times, and Make a Spectacle.

I began with CND Stickey, 2 coats of Essence Grey-t to be Here, 1 coat of Essie Shine of the Times, 1 coat of China Glaze Make a Spectacle, followed by a thick coat of Seche Vite. Once dry I began my Zombri outline with a white base, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Then I took a short striper brush and an opaque black, Revlon Stiletto, and outlined her face, her nose, and whiskers. Then brown for her eyes and some pink for her ears and 1 more coat of Seche Vite to seal her in! It's funny, my demo nail came out more like Zombri while on my acutal nail looks more like Bronson.

See! But if you don't remember what Bronson looks like let me remind you...
Here he is after having couch for dessert!

What do you think of my totally derp representation of my pup? Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Black Cherry 51

Hellooo Bloggerettes! Today's post features my favorite OPI, Black Cherry Chutney, used previously for my Fancy Wallpaper look. She's the perfect Fall/Winter shade of burgundy. To snazzy it up I added Nfu Oh 51, the rainbow shimmer/flakie in a bottle. 

The last picture are my nails under water to show the rainbow effect. It's so hard to capture on camera. The second photo really shows how perfect this combo is for this time of year! I began with 2 coats of Rejuvacote, 2 coats of Black Cherry Chutney, 1 coat of 51, and topped it off with a thick coat of Seche Vite. What do you think of this combo?

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rule number 3, wear your heart on your cheek. But never on your sleeve, unless you wanna taste defeat.

 Uber long blog post title is long! Hello Bloggerettes! I've been throughly enjoying some Marina and the Diamonds, especially How to be a Heartbreaker. Fun mani plus equally fun song equals a FUN post! I obviously need some sleep, lol. Today's post features my favorite indie polish brand, Hare. Asteroid Turf is a murky almost neon green jelly filled with medium magenta hex glitter.

Asteroid Turf was an easy as pie glitter filled jelly to apply. Hey, that rhymed! Can you see all the hidden hexes? Beautiful! Hare polish is available on Etsy for $10 and at Llarowe for $11. I believe Asteroid Turf may have been discontinued, but they just came out with some new beautiful polishes. What do you think of this polish?

Thanks for looking!   

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pretty & Polished Review

Hey there Bloggerettes! I've been busy taking care of the sad news I mentioned in my previous post but I am happy to be back with a review of one of my favorite Indies. Chelsea over at Pretty & Polished was kind enough to let me review 3 polishes from her latest line. And as if she read my mind they were the 3 I really wanted to try! You go, Glenn Coco!

First up is my absolute favorite, Mannequin Hands. She is a shimmery nude based polish with small baby pink hexagon glitter. I actually wore this as a full mani for a few days. I started off with 2 coats of Rejuvacote, 3 coats of Mannequin Hands, and 1 thick coat of Seche Vite. Mannequin Hands runs a bit thin to achieve the jelly effect but 3 coats covers the nail with no visible nail line. The glitter laid flat and spread like buttah. This polish is a definite must have and isn't just any ol' nude shade! Removal was also a breeze, a plus with any glitter polish. Available in both mini for $4.75 and full size for $7.50.

Second in line is S'no Man's Land. Unfortunately for me, this was my least favorite of the three. S'no Man's Land features a shimmery white base with micro iridescent glitter and small to large white hexagon glitter. The white hexagons are gorgeous! I'd love to see them used in another one of her lovely glitter combos. For this swatch I tried out the Elmer's Glue base, followed by 3 coats of S'no Man's Land, and 1 coat of Seche Vite. I suggest using Gelous prior to top coat as it is a bit hungry. I also suggest using white underwear due to visible nail line. In the bottle it looks beautiful, like fresh snow, but on the nail not so much. The peel off base made removal easy as pie! Available in both mini for $4.75 and full size for $8.

And lastly we have It Gets Better. Chelsea has made several beautiful polishes for different causes with proceeds going to charity. It Gets Better was made for the It Gets Better Project, for LGBT awareness. 50% of the profits will be donated to this project. A beautiful message for an equally beautiful polish. She features a shimmery mint green base she has dubbed crelly (jelly/creme), with multi colored small hexagon glitter. I used my Elmer's Glue base, followed by 2 coats of It Gets Better, and 1 coat of Seche Vite. The formula worked perfectly for this combination of base with glitter, they in no way overwhelmed each other letting each part shine through. She applied like a breeze and the glitter laid flat and was not hungry. My glue base made this another easy removal. It Gets Better is only available in a full size bottle for $9.

Pretty and Polished is available through her Etsy. Mannequin Hands and S'no Man's Land are still available in both sizes and It Gets Better is currently sold out. What polish was your favorite or least favorite?

Products featured in this post were sent for review.