Friday, March 30, 2012

Anachronism, A Franken

Anachronism is made from various glitter polishes I had laying around, much like my previous franken, Bile. However, rather than a clear base she has a jelly grey base. One of the many wonderful women I have met via Facebook polish groups did a very beautiful version of this that inspired me to get my franken juices flowing. This is 2 coats of Anachronism over SOPI Sparkling Personality.

She's a bit sheer so that extra sparkle shining through is from Sparkling Personality. No nail has the same mixture of glitter making each one it's own special little snowflake! There is no wrong way to make this franken so I urge you to try this out yourselves! Now I'd like to end this post with some lols to cheer us all up. <3

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Leopard Sugarplum Yum

 Hello Bloggerettes! I was lucky enough to purchase OPI Sugarplum Yum and Sugarplum Yum Glitter from Rachel over at Cherryglamgirl. Sugarplum Yum is a dusty pale purple duochrome that shifts pink to gold. The glitter is a micro mix of medium purple and holo. For this look I decided against using underwear and did 3 coats to make it opaque. 

For the glitter I wasn't interested in just doing a layer and be done with it. It's been awhile since I've used my Konads so I busted out my favorite plate M57. I wanted a delicate print so to stamp I used China Glaze Avalanche, a light chrome purple. I chose the leopard spots and for the insides I used Sugarplum Yum Glitter with the small end of a dotting tool.

My pictures don't do this mani justice! It was lovely, delicate, and just what I was going for. Sugarplum Yum and Glitter are both HTF polishes but keep an eye out of eBay and blog sales! I just found this listing on eBay. What do you think?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sparkling Personality

Hello Bloggerettes! You may have noticed that the blog is looking pretty good and fancy, all thanks to Sarah over at Chalkboard Nails. She took my ideas and made them her own and I am so thankful to have a beautiful blog to share with you! Now on to some hot nails.

It had been a very long time since I went out into the 'real' world to go and shop so if I had to go out then I had to stop by Sephora! Lucky for me the new OPI by Sephora Betsey Johnson polishes were out. Most of the colors were cremes, been there done that, not worth $9.50 in my opinion. However there were two that stood out, It's My Pink (a hot pink creme scented with Too Too perfume) and Sparkling Personality which is what I'm showing off today. Sparkling Personality is a polish I have never seen before, an opaque micro silver glitter with micro rainbow glitter. It is both unique and classy.

A blurry shot to show off the rainbow.

She applied like a dream but dried a bit gritty, nothing a little Gelous couldn't fix. This is 2 thin coats, with 1 coat of Gelous, and 1 coat of Seche Vite. There is nothing on the bottle stating it is a Betsey polish other than the little attachment which comes off(last picture). Sephora by OPI polishes retails for $9.50 both online and in store. What do you think? Are you going to buy all the polishes because of Betsey Johnson? I almost did!lol

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My first swap!

Yesterday I received my first swap package ever from Samina over at Sam Nails It. I was pretty nervous about doing a swap but I am so happy I did and I feel so lucky to have had her! I'll just let the pictures do the talking.

 First of all look at her beautiful handwriting!
 Neatly packaged up with cute little labels and delicious chocolate.
 Max Factor Fantasy Fire!
 Barry M Berry Ice Cream, Dusky Mauve, Limited Edition Pink, Hologram Hexagrams, and Pure Turquoise.
 Models Own Disco Mix, Mystic Mauve, Juicy Jules, and Emerald City.

These are all my first with each brand. They're all beautiful and pictures just don't do them enough justice. I was surprised by how big the Barry M's were, I always thought they were thin tall bottles, and how small Fantasy Fire was. I can't wait to get more of these brands and to do another swap in the future!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rad Dancing!

Happy Tuesday Bloggerettes! Today I have Dollish Polish Random Dancing on top of Milani's Rad Purple for you. Random Dancing is a beautiful mix of fine and medium hex purple glitter, medium hex silver and orange glitter, and large square glitter in red, green, and teal. Wow, that was a mouth full! The application is pretty chunky and it is easier to tap the polish on rather than brush it on. After a nice thick coat of Gelous the polish was still bumpy but regardless it was pretty. Milani Rad Purple is a neon jelly and to get full coverage I needed 5 coats! Aye Chihuahua, lol! Needless to say I had a nice thick barrier of polish on my nails after this mani.

The completed mani.
 5 coats of Milani Rad Purple.

This combination had my nails glowing! I had to do the foil method to remove this look but it was well worth it. Dollish Polish is currently of hiatus but her mini bottles retail for $4.00. Just click the notify by email button so you can be first up for her polishes!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Infinite Sky

After seeing this XSparkage post I knew I needed to pick up Loreal Infallible eyeshadow in Infinite Sky. Infinite Sky is a loose pigment which is pressed together by a little grey 'shield'. It is best used wet, I prefer eye drops on a flat paddle brush. I found the shadow very easy to work with, with little fall out which I had expected to have. Not to mention it's a lovely delicate shade of icy blue.

 When you take off the top(left) the shield(top) is there to push/flatten the pigment down.

Loreal Infallible shadows have been compared to Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill line. I have not tried them but from other reviews, pictures, etc they look very similar. I was pleasantly surprised by this product and will definitely be picking up a few more shades in the future. Loreal Infallible Eyeshadows retail for $7.99 at Walgreens.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Turning Bubble Tea into Pea Soup!

Ah, come and go so fast! Well bloggerettes, I turned Bubble Tea into pea soup this weekend. Pretty and Polished's Bubble Tea that is! Bubble Tea is a light murky green with medium black hexagon glitter and micro white glitter. But how did I turn it into icky pea soup? With Sinful Colors Innocent, a beautiful creme chartreuse, as underwear! It's a very odd combo and in hindsight I wish I chose a different underwear, lol.

Bubble Tea(3 coats on nail wheel, with peekaboo PomY and MR.)
 Pea Soup!

Innocent was 2 coats and Bubble Tea was another 2 coats with Gelous and Seche Vite on top. For me Bubble Tea was a bit hungry but Gelous really took care of that! Bubble Tea retails over at Pretty and Polished for $4.50 for a mini bottle and $8 for a full size bottle. For fun I thought I'd show a few bottle shots!

 Midnight Rider, Party on my Yacht, Bubble Tea, and PnP business card!
Look at all that gorgeousness!

I can't wait to place my next order with Pretty and Polished!!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Party on my Yacht

Happy Friday Bloggerettes! I've been a bit mia recently because I messed my back up pretty bad. But I am feeling a bit better so I'm back on with my unofficial indie polish extravaganza. Pretty and Polished Party on my Yacht is a lovely white based polish with blue bar glitter and fuchsia, green, purple, and gold fine glitter. She's beautiful and reminds me of CAKE! The formula was easy to work with and I did apply some underwear in the form of Essie Marshmallow, just in case.

Pretty, right? Pretty and Polished Party on my Yacht retails for $4.50 in mini form and $8 for a full size. I had to cut my nails down a bit before I applied PomY and just could not handled filing them for some reason. It was literally making me cringe. Anyone have that problem? Anywho I do believe I will continue resting until my back is back to normal.

Zombri's, ew polish fumes again, face.