Monday, September 24, 2012

Hang-Ten Lion Toes

'Ello Bloggerettes! Today's post features some sweet claws and freshly dyed pink hair! After seeing this mani from Sarah I just had to own China Glaze I'm Not Lion, a micro gold/holo glitter, and luckily for me China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes, a hot pink neon, was on clearance! As my nails grow, and might I add fast thanks to Rejuvacote, I file them just a bit more pointy to achieve my desired claw like shape. And with this shape I really enjoy the look of this funky french! I am not sorry for doing this look back to back, haha!

 Look at all that ~*sparkle*~!!

I started off with 1 coat of Rejuvacote, 3 coats of I'm Not Lion, and 2 generous coats of Gelous. That glitter was hungry! By using Gelous you're not only feeding that glitter but creating a nice smooth surface for your french, otherwise it will appear gritty! Once dry I opted to free hand my french rather than taping. I just tapped off the excess Hang-Ten Toes leaving just a bit of the tip then slowly added each side until I reached the right shape and evenness. Then I just finished off with a thick coat of Seche Vite. All those layers made my nails feel tough as, well, nails! 

As I've mentioned before I only feel like myself if my hair is pink or some obnoxiously blinding shade of bright. So after talking to my stylist I finally let someone else bleach and dye my hair! That was a first for me and I gotta say it's nice letting someone else do the work! Once my pink fades I'm going to go for a fall look and mix Manic Panic Purple Haze and Vampire Red for a bright burgundy. I can't wait but for now here's my pink hair!

What do you think? Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Violet Lightening

Hello Bloggerettes! It's been a dreary rainy day here in Florida and a migraine has been my only friend today. So I decided to get my hair done. Today was just a cut and style but tomorrow will be COLOR! I'm excited to have someone else work on coloring my hair instead of me. There's nothing worse then staining your nails and face various shades of hair dye when you have a beauty blog, haha. 

Anywho, today's look features a funky french using Color Club Ultra Violet, a neon purple with green/blue shimmer, and Sally Hansen Lightening, a yellow creme. This is also the beginning of a new nail shape for me. I have really been loving the claw like shape often seen on Lady Gaga and Rihanna so I'm slowly working into that transition.

 2 coats of Lightening, 1 coat Seche Vite.
 Don't mind my janky thumb, lol.

I started off with 1 coat of Duri Rejuvacote, 2 coats Lightening, 1 coat of Seche Vite. Once dry I applied tape to achieve my pointed funky french, followed by 2 coats of Ultra Violet, and 1 last coat of Seche Vite. I originally wanted to try a triangle tribal design but failed hard on my thumb and did my best to fix it without removing polish. You win some you lose some and this mani was pretty fun on it's own! 

Also, check out my new ring in the last picture! Isn't it beautiful? I found this beauty down in one of my off the wall shops in St.Augustine and instantly fell in love. She's a drusy quartz crystal and she's all mine! They say drusy crystals dissipate negative thoughts and emotions which is always a plus. As always I wish there was a polish to match! Sigh...lacquer head problems.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Roxy Flash

Hello Bloggerettes! I am still unbelievably sick but I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. Thank goodness! Ugh, so zero motivation is happening in these parts however tons of cartoons and spicy food are happening. Anywho today's post features an awesome gradient of Zoya Roxy(my favorite polish EVAR!), a raspberry jelly filled with magenta glitter, and L'oreal Amazon's Flash, a metallic gold. For the life of me I cannot do the sponge gradient method, so I do the 'paint down' method.

 Roxy, 2 coats.

The paint down method is when you start painting your gradient at your tips then bring the color down. I really like this effect better than sponging, etc. I began with 1 coat of CND Stickey, 2 coats Roxy, 1 thick coat of Gelous, gradient of Amazon's Flash, and 1 thick coat of Seche Vite. Gelous is essential as Roxy is a very hungry glitter. Trust me, she is worth the effort! Amazon's Flash was part of a limited edition L'oreal set from last year so you may not find it in stores. But she is a nice deep warm gold, almost mustard like. Which gradient method do you prefer?

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Dusky Masquerade

G'morning Bloggerettes! I have the immense pleasure of laying on my couch watching my favorite movie 'Tangled' because I'm sick. Yay...not, lol.  Todays mani features Barry M Dusky Mauve, a dark purple with pink shimmer, and Picture Polish Masquerade, a duochome micro glitter rainbow dream. 

 2 coats Barry M Dusky Mauve, no top coat. Look at that shimma!

Look at dem angles! The glitter shifts at every twist and turn, love it. I began with 1 coat CND Stickey, 2 coats Barry M Dusky Mauve, 1 coat Picture Polish Masquerade, and 1 thick coat of Seche Vite. Masquerade is a nice dense well balanced glitter, perfect for layering. However I noticed Dusky Mauve gave more of a brown appearance once coated with Masquerade, but still gorgeous. Now I'm off to a big bowl of ice cream to soothe my ever so sore throat!

Thanks for looking!