Monday, October 20, 2014

China Glaze All Aboard Collection Swatches & Review: My Picks

Happy Monday gang. Today I have for you my picks from the Fall China Glaze All Aboard Collection. I would have been happy to buy the entire thing but I'm trying to be good so I allowed myself six picks from the 12 color collection.

Friday, October 17, 2014

They're Not The Same. They're Similar - Battle of the Brown Holos

It's been awhile since I've done a comparison post, I know but there was a method to my madness. Mainly that this one has been in the works for awhile and I had to get my hands on everything I wanted to actually compare. I know brown polish is a controversial color. People either love it or hate it, but I love brown polish - especially brown holos!

Photo courtesy of Elsa at Like A Candy Shop

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Nail Art

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I know so many people who have been touched by this disease that including my own family. Today's nail art is dedicated to the women who have both won and lost their battles with this disease. 

Base colors:
Zoya Kitridge
China Glaze Unrefined
Sinful Colors Snow Me White

For the stamping images I used:
Bundle Monster Plates 321 & 405
Zoya Harlow

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mani Monday: Fall Nail Art with Zoya Ignite

Happy Monday folks! I was finally in the mood to do some fall nail art this weekend. I've transitioned to wearing darker colors on my nails but I felt like doing fall-inspired nail art would make it officially Fall. Which means Winter is not far behind. Boo! I always get a little depressed this time of year for that very reason, but I always try to find the bright side of every situation. Like boots, sweaters, pretty much anything pumpkin-flavored, and fall nail art!

For this design used all the colors from the Zoya Ignite Collection. I started with two coats of Zoya India. In random splotches I applied Zoya Remy, Yuna, Sansa, Teigen and Autumn to create an abstract pattern.

For the fall leaves I used BM Plate 04 and NY & Co. Millionaire. I topped everything off with one coat of KB Shimmer Clearly on Top.

Friday, October 10, 2014

September Haul

It has been forever and a day since I've done a haul post. There is a simple explanation for this - I just haven't been buying much. I've been trying to save my duckets so I have been pretty selective about what I spend money on. I did purchase some things last month, and though it's a relatively modest haul I had to share! 

Yup, that's right. I can fit almost all of it in a collage pic, haha! 

Bundle Monster Sun Kissed 10pc Collection - Had to have it! And I got it on sale during the promo period. This entire collection was $7.99. Couldn't say no to that.

Colors by Llarowe Human Nature - Llarowe re-relased her Michael Jackson inspired collection. The only one that I had to have was Human Nature. So gorgeous!

ILNP Black Orchid - I've already swatched this one on the blog. This is my idea of the perfect fall holo. You can drool over Black Orchid here.

Ethereal Lacquer Wychwood -  Saw this for super cheap on Storenvy and couldn't pass it up. I've worn it once already.Stunning!

Vivid Lacquer Theoretically Nude and Stamping Plate VL 025 - Grabbed these during Vivid Lacquer's anniversary sale. I had actually ordered these way back in August but they got lost in the mail and didn't arrive until the first week of September. Worth the wait though because I am in love with stamping plate. I used it for my "Delicate" design during the 31 Day Challenge.

Scofflaw Love Letter To Bob Ross - Okay, this one was like seeing a unicorn. I had been searching for it for ages and found it on Storenvy.

Not pictured: I picked up a few colors from the new Fall China Glaze All Aboard Collection at my local wholesale nail supply shop. I justified it because they were really cheap. Look for swatches of these babies soon!

China Glaze Conduct Yourself - I couldn't wait to wear this and used it as a base for some cute nail art. You can check out a sneak peek of this color here. 

China Glaze Well Trained
China Glaze Get Derailed
China Glaze Choo Choo Choose You
China Glaze Lug Your Designer Luggage
China Glaze Mind The Gap

My hauls will probably stay this small for awhile. Hopefully you all won't find them too boring!