Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ghostly Chevrons

Hi everyone!  I feel like its been ages since I did a chevron mani, and, for me, that's just not right!


I started off with two coats of China Glaze I Choo Choo Choose You, followed by one coat of SV.


I applied some thinner chevron decals and lightly sponged on China Glaze Intelligence, Integrity & Courage using a porous bath sponge.


I finished with one coat of SV, but I really wanted to mattify this one - so I added one coat of OPI Matte Top Coat.


I love the way these two shades go together!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Friday, December 19, 2014

China Glaze - Twinkle Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have the Twinkle Collection from China Glaze for you today!

China Glaze - Twinkle


Chillin' with my Snow-mies

China Glaze - Twinkle

Chillin' with my Snow-mies is a clear coat with multi-sized white hexes.  The formula was smooth, but I did have to fish for the hexes a bit more than I normally do.  Okay, can I just take a minute to mention how much I love the name of this one?!  I really like how simple this one is!  It's a great snowy touch.
Shown is one coat of Chillin' with my Snow-mies over China Glaze Define Good ...

China Glaze - Twinkle


Dancing and Prancing

China Glaze - Twinkle

Dancing and Prancing is a clear coat loaded with a pastel rainbow of metallic hexes.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply, and the glitters spread out evenly across the nail.  I love how flashy this one is!
Shown is one coat of Dancing and Prancing over China Glaze Nice Caboose.

China Glaze - Twinkle


De-Light

China Glaze - Twinkle

De-Light is a clear coat loaded with multi-sized gold hexes and gold holographic bars.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply, and the glitters spread out evenly across the nail.  I'm a little middle of the road on this one.  It's a good glitter topper.  It's really dense, but at the same time isn't dense enough for full coverage.
Shown is one coat of De-Light over China Glaze Tip Your Hat.

China Glaze - Twinkle


December to Remember

China Glaze - Twinkle

December to Remember is a medium blue shimmer with a shifting glass fleck that flashes gold and pink.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I really love the shifting shimmer in this one, but it's really subtle in most indoor lighting.  The shimmer in the blue overpowers it a little too much.
Shown is two coats of December to Remember.

China Glaze - Twinkle


Define Good ...

China Glaze - Twinkle

Define Good ... is a maroon shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love, love, LOVE this color!  It's so vibrant!
Shown is two coats of Define Good ...

China Glaze - Twinkle


Feeling Twinkly

China Glaze - Twinkle

Feeling Twinkly is a clear coat loaded with blue micro glitter.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I like this one a lot, but this is another one that can't achieve an opaque finish on its own.
Shown is one coat of Feeling Twinkly over China Glaze I'd Melt for You.

China Glaze -Twinkle


I'd Melt for You

China Glaze - Twinkle

I'd Melt for You is a silver chrome.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply, and was very nearly a one-coater.  I loved this one immediately.  It is very similar to OPI's Push and Shove from earlier this year, but I found that this one was much better for mani length, so that's a big plus.
Shown is two coats of I'd Melt for You.

China Glaze - Twinkle


Meet Me Under the Stars

China Glaze - Twinkle

Meet Me Under the Stars is a black jelly loaded with black and silver micro glitter.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I liked this one a lot more than I thought I would.  It's super sparkly.
Shown is two coats of Meet Me Under the Stars.

China Glaze - Twinkle


No Peeking!

China Glaze - Twinkle

No Peeking! is a smokey purple shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love how muted this one is!
Shown is two coats of No Peeking!.

China Glaze - Twinkle


Out Like a Light

China Glaze - Twinkle

Out Like a Light is a deep grey creme with a slight olive undertone.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I like this shade, but it just didn't really wow me too much.
Shown is two coats of Out Like a Light.

China Glaze - Twinkle


Pine-ing-for Glitter

China Glaze - Twinkle

Pine-ing for Glitter is a clear coat loaded with multi-sized teal hexes.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I loved this one immediately!  It's just gorgeous!!
Shown is one coat of Pine-ing for Glitter over China Glaze Out Like a Light.

China Glaze - Twinkle


Tip Your Hat

China Glaze - Twinkle

Tip Your Hat is a medium red creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I thought I'd be so sick of reds by now, but I really like this one a lot.  It's a really pretty red.
Shown is two coats of Tip Your Hat.

China Glaze - Twinkle

Overall, I really like this collection.  There's some fun holiday shades, and not too many reds, thankfully.
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!




*Products provided for the purpose of an honest review*

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Superficially Colorful - Fairies and Sprites Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have the gorgeous Fairies and Sprites Collection from Superficially Colorful for you today!

Superficially Colorful - Fairies and Sprites


Aideen

Superficially Colorful - Fairies and Sprites

Aideen is a soft pink shimmer texture coat with multi-sized pink hexes.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I just love this shade!!  It's such a pretty pink without being too bubblegum.
Shown is two coats of Aideen.

Superficially Colorful - Fairies and Sprites


Eolande

Superficially Colorful - Fairies and Sprites

Eolande is a soft purple shimmer texture coat with multi-sized purple hexes.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I absolutely adore this one!!  It's just perfect!
Shown is two coats of Eolande.

Superficially Colorful - Fairies and Sprites


Nixie

Superficially Colorful - Fairies and Sprites

Nixie is a soft blue shimmer texture coat with multi-sized blue hexes.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love how icy this shade is!
Shown is two coats of Nixie.

Superficially Colorful - Fairies and Sprites


Shaylee

Superficially Colorful - Fairies and Sprites

Shaylee is a soft green shimmer texture coat with multi-sized green hexes.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is such an eye-catching shade!!  I really like it!
Shown is two coats of Shaylee.

Superficially Colorful - Fairies and Sprites

You can find these and other great Superficially Colorful shades at their storefront here, and be sure to check them out on Facebook for all of their latest updates and collections.
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!




*Products provided for the purpose of an honest review*

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Soft Pop Zebra

Hi everyone!  It's been way too long since I did some zebra stripes, and I've been eyeing one of my Shany pink stripers for days now, so ...


I started off with two coats of China Glaze Intelligence, Integrity & Courage on my index and pinky fingers, and China Glaze White on White on my middle and ring fingers.  I followed with one coat of SV.


Using my Shany #17 striping polish, I added some thick zebra stripes over White on White.  Then, I paired my dotting tools with the Shany and White on White over Intelligence, Integrity & Courage.  I finished with one coat of SV.


I love the end result.  I'm so crazy about light pink and pale grey together!!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have the Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani Collection from OPI for you today!

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


Christmas Gone Plaid

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

Christmas Gone Plaid is a forest green creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I like this green a lot.  It's a perfect Christmas tree shade.
Shown is two coats of Christmas Gone Plaid.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


Cinnamon Sweet

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

Cinnamon Sweet is a medium red creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is a great classic red.
Shown is two coats of Cinnamon Sweet.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


Fashion a Bow

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

Fashion a Bow is a red-orange jelly.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I actually really love this shade!  That little bit of an orange undertone really makes it pop.
Shown is three coats of Fashion a Bow.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


First Class Desires

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

First Class Desires is a deep plum with a bold bronze shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love how well the light catches the shimmer in this one.
Shown is two coats of First Class Desires.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


I Carol About You

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

I Carol About You is a deep purple shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is a great jewel-toned shade.  I really like it.
Shown is two coats of I Carol About You.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


In a Holidaze

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

In a Holidaze is a medium red jelly.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I like the squishy quality to this one.
Shown is three coats of In a Holidaze.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


Just Beclaus

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

Just Beclaus is a maroon creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is a very pretty shade.
Shown is two coats of Just Beclaus.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


Kiss Me - Or Elf!

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

Kiss Me - Or Elf! is a burgundy shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is such a great eye catching shade.
Shown is two coats of Kiss Me - Or Elf!.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


Love is Hot and Coal

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

Love is Hot and Coal is a deep smokey brown shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I liked this one a lot more than I thought I would.  It's really warm.
Shown is two coats of Love is Hot and Coal.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


Red Fingers and Mistletoes

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

Red Fingers and Mistletoes is a red shimmer with a hint of gold.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This shade catches the light really well.
Shown is two coats of Red Fingers and Mistletoes.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


Sleigh Parking Only

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

Sleigh Parking Only is a deep plum creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I just love this shade!  It's so vampy!
Shown is two coats of Sleigh Parking Only.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani


What's Your Point-settia?

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

What's Your Point-settia? is a bright red creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I really like how bold this shade is.
Shown is two coats of What's Your Point-settia?.

OPI - Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani

Overall, I really like this collection - but I do think there are way too many reds.  I realize that's to be expected around the holidays, but still.
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!




*Products provided for the purpose of an honest review*
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