Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Bit of Boho

Hi everyone!!  Time to match my mani to my dress ... again.  I promise, one day, I will totally remember to show you the dresses with the mani.


I started off with two coats of OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?.


I used a wedge makeup sponge to apply a center line gradient through the center with Nicole by OPI Sweet Surrender.  I followed with one coat of SV.


I paired Sally Hansen Mint Sprint with my Messy Mansion Lily Anna 08 plate for the full nail design, and added one coat of Hard Candy King of Pop on my ring finger.  I followed with one coat of SV.


I loved the way it looked shiny, but I was really in the mood for something matte, so I added one coat of OPI Matte Top Coat.


The dress I was matching is a long pale khaki with thin white tie-dye horizontal stripes.  I always add some aqua accessories for a pop, so I love how well the mani matches it!


I had so much fun creating this!  I really love the end result!


I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oil Slick

Hi everyone!  We've had a super rainy couple of weeks here in Atlanta.  One of my favorite things about rainy days is seeing the awesome colors in puddles of water from the oils coming up from the concrete, so I wanted to create a mani like that!


I used all five of my shades from the Dance Legend Chameleon Collection.


I started off with two coats of Dance Legend Knight, and then used my other four shades, Boo, Celia, Roz, and Wazowski, over it.


I used a dry brush method to dab on the shades.  To do this, I simply wiped as much polish from the brush as I could along the ring of the polish bottle.


I dabbed them on in random patterns across my nails, and finished with one coat of SV.


I just love the end result!  It is so much fun to look at!


I really hope you enjoyed today's mani!  I'm just crazy about it!
Happy Painting!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nire's Desire Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have a "new to me" indie brand up today - Nire's Desire.  I am always so excited to try an indie brand for the first time!!



Crush

Nire's Desire

Crush is a medium bold blue linear holographic that leans a bit to the blurple side.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  I really like how eye catching this shade is!
Shown is two coats of Crush.

Nire's Desire


Drowning

Nire's Desire

Drowning is a medium blue linear holographic.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  I like this one a lot too, but it is really similar to Crush.
Shown is two coats of Drowning.

Nire's Desire


For an Angel

Nire's Desire

For an Angel is a medium blue linear holographic with a subtle pink shimmer.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  I like this one a lot too, but, again, it's really similar to Crush and Drowning.
Shown is two coats of For an Angel.

Nire's Desire


Levitate

Nire's Desire

Levitate is a blue-green linear holographic.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  I love how aquatic this one feels!
Shown is two coats of Levitate.

Nire's Desire


Pleasure Island

Nire's Desire

Pleasure Island is a medium teal linear holographic.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  I just love this shade!  It's so bold and such fun to wear!
Shown is two coats of Pleasure Island.

Nire's Desire


Trans-Atlantic

Nire's Desire

Trans-Atlantic is a deep teal linear holographic.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  I love the jewel toned nature of this shade!
Shown is two coats of Trans-Atlantic.

Nire's Desire

You can find these and other great Nire's Desire 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*

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sweet & Simple

Hi everyone!  I wore an adorable navy blue silk dress with tiny aqua polka dots last weekend, so of course I had to match my mani!!


I started off with two coats of OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay on my index and middle fingers, and two coats of KBShimmer A Touch of Glass on my ring and pinky fingers.


I used my small dotting tool with both shades to add some simple polka dots, and I also used them both for an accent gradient.


To jazz it up a little, I added some silver glequins in a polka dot pattern.  I finished with one coat of Cult Nails Wax That to soften it up a bit.


I just adore the end result and it matched my dress perfectly!


I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Mash It Up

Hi everyone!  I felt like something a little off the wall for today!


I started off with two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on my index and ring fingers, two coats of Barielle Take Me Shopping on my middle finger, and two coats of KBShimmer Eclipse on my pinky finger.  I followed with one coat of SV.


For a little flash, I added one coat of KBShimmer Prism Break over Eclipse.  I also added a feather to my index finger, which was actually much darker before I applied it - which was a first for me.


I used my Vynails chevron decals on my ring finger, and added one coat of Eclipse.


For one final accent, I applied a round splattered Winstonia stud.  I finished with one coat of SV.


I love the final result.  It was so much fun to have no starting plan and to just go with the flow!


I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


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