Monday, September 1, 2014

31DC2014 - Day 1 Red Nails

It's time!!!  Today is the first day of the 31 Day Challenge. Hopping on this roller coaster I nuts? Just a little lol! The first prompt we have is Red Nails. My original idea for this one was super great in my head and not so great in execution so I had to improvise and came up with this design. 

For my "red" I started with two coats of Shimmer Marilyn. I should have done three I think - it looks less opaque in photos than it does in real life. Once dry I applied Esmaltes da Kelly Orange Sunset along the sides of my middle and ring fingers. I added a coat of KB Shimmer Clearly on Top and while still wet, I applied various sized stones and studs in shades of gold.

And we're off! 1 day down - 30 to go lol! If you are doing the challenge as well don't forget to use the hashtag #31DC2014 when you post your looks to social media!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Top Ten Favorite Polishes: Number Six - OPI Lincoln Park After Dark Matte

 I am a sucker for matte polishes so of course there has to be a matte polish on my list of favorites. OPI Lincoln Park After Dark is a classic OPI color and the matte version is such a great twist on it. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cirque Midsummer Night

I have been trying to keep my polish purchases to a minimum over the past few months (hence no haul posts for June or July), but after seeing Cirque Midsummer Night I felt the urge to splurge. And I'm so glad I did because Midsummer Night does not disappoint!

Midsummer Night is a cobalt blue jelly with color-shifting shimmer. Holy smokes is this color amazing! I loved it in pictures loved it in the bottle and love it on my nails. Because it is a jelly it's definitely on the sheer side. I opted to layer it over Revlon Royal to give it a bit more depth and opacity. This is one coat of MN over two coats of Royal.

I really have nothing more to say about this polish other than... get it. You need it. You know you want it. I circled around it for about a week and I am so glad that I didn't talk myself out of buying it.

Midsummer Night is a Limited Edition polish so get it while the getting is good! It is sold on the Cirque website and retails for $13.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Zoya Entice Collection Swatches & Review

*Press Sample

Zoya debuted their two fall collections Entice and Ignite a few weeks ago. Entice is a gorgeous collection of warm colored cream polishes perfect for the Fall season. Swatches and review after the jump. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Top Ten Polishes: Number Five - Essie Sand Tropez and Born Pretty Store Nail Decal Review

*Press Sample

 Continuing my countdown of my top ten favorite polishes today with a polish that I know is near and dear to many people's hearts: Essie Sand Tropez. It's no surprise why this is one of Essie's best-selling polishes. A neutral that looks great on every skin tone is hard to find.