Sunday, February 26, 2012

Midnight Rider

Tonight I present Midnight Rider, a franken made by Chelsea over at Pretty and Polished. Midnight Rider is blurple based with medium square lavender glitter, medium hex red glitter, and fine red glitter. She can be used alone or with underwear. I opted for China Glaze Hyper Haute underwear for this look. For some reason I could not get the lavender squares on my brush for this look but it still came out beautiful!
 Hyper Haute alone, 2 coats.
Hyper Haute alone, 2 coats.
 See the lavender in the bottle!?

Midnight Reader changed the base for Hyper Haute and now looks a bit similar to China Glaze Reggae to Riches with glitter. The formula was easy to work with and only needed another 2 coats over the underwear. My bottle was a mini which retails for $4.50, the full size bottle is $8.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Glossbones and Sparkle

The lovely Amber from The Polished Momma was kind enough to sell me one of my biggest lemmings, OPI Skull and Glossbones. Skull and Glossbones is a 'greige', a grey beige. She's probably one of the prettiest and most interesting neutrals I have ever seen.

This is three thin coats. I found the formula a bit thin so I kept away from doing thick coats in order to apply evenly. I wanted to brighten up the look and play with some tape. So my thumbs, middle, and pinkie nails have triangle OPI Sparkle-licious.

Sparkle-isious is topped with a thick coat of Gelous with Seche Vite on top of all nails. My tape skills are a bit rusty but I've been practicing on getting it even. :)

Thank goodness for the weekend and wine!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Franken: Snu Snu

Ozotic and indie brand Dollish Polish have made beautiful duochrome holographic polishes. Unfortunately Ozotic is pretty expensive and Toxic Avenger by DP has been out for a bit. So to cure my insatiable need for this glorious combination I got to work on my own franken. Here's Snu Snu. (Bonus points if you know what Snu Snu is!)

As always I can never good a good representation of the duochrome. Snu Snu is a linear holographic that flashes green, pink, and purple(the bottle shot shows a good example of this). I gave her some underwear in the form of Essie Merino Cool, a dark taupe. She's pretty opaque but I felt the underwear was necessary. And so my thirst for now has been quenched. What do you think of my franken?


Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Today I bring to you Sinful Colors Cinderella, part of the new 2012 basic collection. She's a bright baby blue creme with gold and baby pink sparkle. I love the color, however, I found the formula to be a bit thin.

After a couple days of wear I wasn't ready to take it off. So I started off with some sponging with Sinful Colors Easy Going (a baby pink) and Klean Colors Gorgeous Surprise (a purple sparkle).

It was very cute and delicate, reminding me of Easter. But I still wanted to play around so I added some crackle with China Glaze Cracked Concrete. On my ring finger I wanted to try the new 'rimming' technique and used a bright navy blue from Kiss Nail Art polishes.

I wish I had a nice opaque white, I think that would have been better for the rimming. Cinderella is getting pretty popular and for now it is part of the basic collection at Walgreens for $1.99.

I've been really into the indie polish craze going on right now. On Etsy I've picked up polishes from Pretty and Polished and Dollish Polish(which is currently closed). My PnP package came in today and I'm still waiting on my DP order. The polishes are so beautiful and I can't wait to show you!!

For now here's Zombri and I modeling some Gross Out!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Embroidered Emerald

Hey bloggerettes! I was lucky enough to pick up a bottle of Misa Embroidered Emerald and my goodness is it amazing! Embroidered Emerald is a burgundy based polish with green shimmer. I'll let the pictures do the talking because this polish is just too great to explain.

She's lovely on her own but I decided I wanted more of a green flash. So I did a layer of Pure Ice Heartbreaker, a green shimmer in a green base and Finger Paints Flecked, a green flakie in a clear base.

Misa Embroidered Emerald is currently hard to find, however, I found mine through a blog sale. I'm sorry to post such a beautiful color without a way to purchase it but I will keep my eyes peeled for an option.

I'm so excited to say this was my 100th post! I am so proud of my little blog and I am so happy to have followers that check out my blog from time to time. Thank you all for making this possible!!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tokidoki Vegas

I picked up Tokidoki Arte Palette in Vegas back in December when Sephora had their free $15 gift card special. Though I have always been a fan of the Tokidoki art work this was my first purchase for any of their product. The Vegas palette features 4 eyeshadows(Pearl White, Pearl Grey, Iridescent Purple, Pearl Dark Purple) and 1 blush(a soft mauve pink with gold sparkle) in a compact case with a mirror. The packaging reminded me of the Stila Travel Girl Palettes but instead of the packaging opening sideways it flips up.

Pearl Dark Purple, Iridescent Purple, Pearl Grey, Pearl White
 Pearl Dark Purple, Iridescent Purple, Pearl Grey, Pearl White
When swatching the palette with no base/primer they were very pigmented. I used this palette once with primer and I was shocked by how awful the color payoff was. The shadows were very sheer however the blush was quite pretty. Lucky for me I received mine for free because of the special but I would regret this purchase if I had paid for it. Perhaps it would make a cute gift for the younger crowd. The Vegas Palette retails for $10 at Sephora.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Black Tie

Sally Hansen recently updated their collections and the Diamond Strength bottle design. The new colors are lovely but the only one I have picked up so far is Black Tie. Black Tie is an awesome black duochrome that shines blue, purple, green, and pink. The duochrome is obviously more visible in the bottle than on the nail. Despite that the color is still pretty awesome!

I couldn't get a decent picture of the color changing magic to save my life. But boy did wearing it convince others to buy the polish at work! Sally Hansen Diamond Strength retails for $4.99 at Walgreens.

Zombri being her hot skeptical self.