Today is my 8 year anniversary with my boyfran! I met him a long time ago when I was a Sophomore and he was a Junior in Highschool. We've hit a lot of rough patches but for every bad there's triple the good! I had to work this morning but when I came home he had two steaks and roses on the counter waiting for me. We're currently working on our second bottle of wine so hopefully I'm typing this coherently, lol! To celebrate I wanted bright lovey dovey nails so I chose a sponge gradient of Pure Ice Twinkle, Sally Hansen Hi-Res, and Revlon Vintage. I didn't have any cosmetic wedges so for the sponging I used packing peanuts! Then to 'spice' in up I did some stamping with China Glaze 2030 and Bundle Monster Plate BM02.
Pure Ice Twinkle by itself.
Close up on my thumb kiss.
Ring finger I Love You.
This combination is hot! It reminds me of a tropical alcoholic drink. Now I shall be returning to our anniversary festivities! <3
I had been wanting to place another order for Sugarpill for a long time but kept putting it off due to funds. But when Amy from Sugarpill posted that they got these new super cute stickers in stock I knew it was time, lol. I picked up the big kittie sticker and Chromalust Shadow in Asylum. Asylum is a gorgeous metallic orange red. It packs on pretty good when dry but when applied wet, that's when the real magic starts.
Dry on the bottom, wet on top.
Left dry, Right wet.
Love it! I've been using it as a liner too, sorry I didn't take a picture of that. It's such a cool color to work with. Asylum retails for $12 at Sugarpill.
Wow, I did this mani quite some time ago! This is OPI DS Sapphire over Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pool Boy. I can't believe I didn't post this back then. Actually I have a few things I need to post from several months ago. Mostly make up looks. Anywho, please check out my mani!
Taken on a bright sunny day in Florida! Pool Boy really brightened up Sapphire, a dusty baby blue holo. I personally like Sapphire with some underwear, the color isn't that stellar on it's own. What do you think?
I recently acquired OPI I Mainely Eat Lobster for a reasonable price. When I purchased it I thought it was a lovely coral with gold sparkle. But when I applied it it appeared more neon orange, a color match to carrots! It was both grotesque and pretty so I didn't want to take it off just yet. So I decided to apply some Essence Edward, a square green glitter with small holo glitter, a match to lettuce. BUT that wasn't enough so a funky french with OPI Ink was added matching red cabbage. And henceforth my mani became a salad of sorts, lol.
First, here's the completed mani!
OPI I Mainely Eat Lobster
2 coats Essence Edward
I wish I Mainely Eat Lobster on my nails look more like it does in the bottle but it's still pretty. Just not by itself! What do you think? Too much? Needs MOAR!lol
When I first saw Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eyeshadow I immediately thought about MAC's paint pots and Inglot's gel liners like from this post. But of course these are more affordable and easily accessible. I plan on getting all the colors but I decided to start small and picked up Pomegranate Punk(a dark cranberry with light gold sparkle), Tough As Taupe(a brownish grey), and Fierce & Tangy(a bright orange). My absolute favorite part about these, they all dry matte/suede! They are gorgeous and incredibly pigmented.
Tough As Taupe, Pomegranate Punk, Fierce & Tangy
Pomegranate Punk, Fierce & Tangy, Tough As Taupe
The last photo is after a swipe of a dry towel. Pomegranate Punk and Tough As Taupe wiped away pretty easily while Fierce and Tangy resisted. But with actual wear time they lasted all day wit no creasing! Pretty awesome in my opinion. Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo shadows retail for $6.99 at Walgreens.
As I stated a few posts back my Walgreens recently received the new Milani Jewel FX polishes. I couldn't wait any longer, they were calling to me, so I bought all of them! Red is made up of large red hexagon glitter. Teal has large teal, green, and holo glitter with small teal circle glitter. Lavender has large lavender hexagon glitter and small circle lavender glitter. Fuchsia is another large fuschia(the exact color of Barney lol) hexagon glitter and small fuchsia circle glitter. And finally Hot Pink is large hot pink and holo hexagon glitter. You'll notice Milani thought long and hard about their polish names, lol! The formula was perfect with Hot Pink being a bit too thick. All were swatched over Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure.
Lavender, Red, Teal, Fuchsia, Hot Pink
Lavender, Red, Teal, Fuchsia, Hot Pink
Teal, Fuchsia, Hot Pink Red, Lavender
1 Coat: Teal, Lavender, Fuchsia, Hot Pink
1 Coat: Red
2 Coats: Teal, Lavender, Fuchsia, Hot Pink
2 Coats: Red
Aren't they gorgeous!? I'm already thinking doing some frankening with them. Milani polishes retail for $4.99 at Walgreens.
Cletus wants the facts! Do you like his ears better up or down?lol
Most know Sally Hansen previously released Hidden Treasure as a gorgeous flakie in their Complete Salon Manicure line that has since been duped by many. I guess in an appeal to confuse people still looking for the original they decided to rerelease it. But here's the catch, instead of a flakie you will now find a pink/green/lavender duochrome. The new Hidden Treasure is pretty under bright light and sunlight but without it it looks like a dull frosty white. The formula was awful, too thin and took forever to dry. I had bubbles and smudges after an hour of dry time. This is three coats with no 'underwear'.
This was the hardest polish to photograph, my goodness! I hope you don't mind my contrasting a bit to show off the duochrome and little sparkles. I can honestly say I hate this polish, it was not a necessary part of my collection. The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line retails for $7.99 at Walgreens.
I was both excited and hesitant when I heard about Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. Hesitant because this is something that's been done before with meh results and excited because maybe this would be better than past products. Revlon's Lip Butters are a balm with a tinted base, both moisturizing and full of color. After testing out Peach Parfait and Lollipop I can say I am very impressed and happy with the results! As a side note I originally bought Cupcake but the color was so gross, it looked like dried lip skin, that I had to return it!
Peach Parfait, a warm orange base with gold shimmer. Lollipop, a magenta.
Peach Parfait and Lollipop
I found the packaging to be pretty cute as well. The cover is see through, the color matching the lip butter, with a criss cross quilt design. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters retail for $7.99 at Walgreens and I believe Revlon will be on sale buy 1 get 1 50% off this week.
As another side note I work at Walgreens and today was truck day. After rummaging through the cosmetic totes I saw some of the new Milani nail polishes and took a few pictures!
I was fortunate enough to pick up the OPI Nicki Minaj collection a couple weeks back. I think this is the first full collection of anything that I knew I NEEDED to have! It's made up of three cremes Pink Friday a baby pink, Fly a dark dusty teal, and Did It On 'Em a chartreuse yellow/green. Also 2 glitters Metallic 4 Life a black jelly with silver big hex glitter and small square glitter, and Save Me a blue and holographic bar glitter with small silver glitter in a clear base. And to wrap it up Super Bass, a bright magenta shatter. Save Me is the whole reason this collection stood out for me. It truly is lovely. I couldn't wait to use them but didn't want to do skittles. So I decided to do a water marble with the three cremes, a layer of Save Me, then a layer of Super Bass, and to finish it off an accent finger in Metallic 4 Life.
Pink Friday, Fly, Did It On 'Em
Save Me, Metallic 4 Life, Super Bass
It was so hard trying to get a good picture of this mani. I was so proud of it! I really enjoyed this collection and Nicki Minaj is my guilty pleasure. I purchased my set online via a Facebook friend so I'm not sure if this collection is currently at Ulta. But I suggest getting it asap bloggerettes!