Saturday, April 5, 2014

Chanel June

I'm alive! Life has been busy lately so here's a cheerful color to make up for my absence!

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June was released last spring 2012. It's a juicy light orange, like vitamin c for your nails! The formula's a little sheer so two coats will show some patches. It reminds me a lot of the new OPI Where Did Suzi's Man-Go?

That's it for now folks! Hopefully I'll be able to blog more soon, I've got some fun summer colors lined up!

Until next time, stay polished! :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Etude House Play Nail 111

Hello everyone! Spring is well underway as days are getting warmer! Here's a fun polish to jumpstart the pastel season!

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The Play Nail is the current polish line from Etude House. I really like the bottle of this one, the brushes are fatter too! #111 is categorized under 'G' for glitter I guess. The base is clear which I love because you can apply it over any color. The glitters are medium to large pastel hexagons. I like that it doesn't have the numerous tiny glitter dots, creating a speckled effect. You can also control the amount of glitter on the brush, I just used one coat over OPI My Very First Knockwurst.

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This would be a cute Valentine's Day mani too!

Until next time, stay polished! :)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Essence Stuck On You

Happy Chinese New Year folks! I'm still alive! Today I've got a polish that's perfect for the cold weather we've been experiencing lately.

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Stuck On You is a slate blue gray with silver sparkle. The sparkle is actually not glitter-like, it seems more like tiny matte dots.

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Formula on this was amazing, two easy coats with the wide curved brush.

Until next time, stay polished! :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

China Glaze Bat My Eyes

Happy new year everyone! I know I've been lagging behind on my posts, I'm sorry! Today I'll show you the nail polish I wore on NYE up until yesterday.

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Bat My Eyes came out in the 2013 Halloween collection of China Glaze. It's a gorgeous black jelly with a ton of medium sized gold glitter and very few orange bar glitter. I first saw this color on MissJenFABULOUS (btw did you know she's a nail art thief so sad) and immediately wanted it since I didn't really have a black that I loved in my collection. I was so surprised to see it in-store on December so I snatched it up!

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Black and gold are two of my favorite colors so this polish was a total hit for me. Despite the heavy glitter, the liquid flowed easily. Two coats for full opacity plus two coats of top coat to really bring out the sparkle. If you're looking for a more intense black, one coat of this over a black crème would look nice as well.

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This is also a good alternative (I'm not saying dupes!) to Deborah Lippmann Cleopatra In New York which is chunkier and I imagine much harder to remove.

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So glam, perfect for a party don't you think?

Until next time, stay polished! :)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

China Glaze Holly-Day + Essie Beyond Cozy

It's Christmas eve and I'm feeling a little more creative than usual so I made this simple Christmas leaves nail art inspired by MissJenFABULOUS.

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I used China Glaze Holly-day and Essie Beyond Cozy. But first we have to talk about this amazing green!

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Holly-day is the perfect evergreen crème. Green is not something I'd typically wear but I'm just blown away by this color! It's not hunter green, not pea green (which I hate!). In my mind it's the color of never ending forest - I love it!

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Formula was absolutely fantastic, it glided across the nail. I'm starting to like the thinner China Glaze brushes because I seem to have more control. I used two coats but it's opaque with one thick coat.

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Then I used Essie Beyond Cozy, a silver gold opaque glitter, for the leaves. I just used a small paint brush but stripers would be more ideal.

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And there's the finished look, I hope you like it!

Until next time, stay polished! :)