Thursday, July 31, 2014

Aqua Pop

Hi everyone!  I'm finally back into the swing of things after my little vacation, so it's definitely time for a little nail art!


I started off with two coats of Salon Perfect Sugar Cube, followed by one coat of SV.


I used my dotting tools with Salon Perfect Oil Slick and China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle for some random dots.


For a little extra random, I applied striping tape to my pinky finger and used a striping brush to apply my stripes with Oil Slick and Too Yacht to Handle.  I finished with one coat of SV.


I love how well the aqua pops in this!  It's so much fun to wear!!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Color Club Cookies & Cream Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have two of the new LE Cookies & Cream shades from Color Club for you today!

Color Club


Soft Baked

Color Club Cookies & Cream

Soft Baked is a butter crelly loaded with mini and micro black hexes.  The formula was smooth and very easy to apply.  I just adore this shade!  It is so much fun to wear!!
Shown is two coats of Soft Baked.

Color Club Cookies & Cream


The Sweet Life

Color Club Cookies & Cream

The Sweet Life is a cool grey crelly loaded with mini and micro black hexes.  The formula was smooth and very easy to apply.  I am crazy about this one!  It's almost like wearing newsprint!
Shown is two coats of The Sweet Life.

Color Club Cookies & Cream

I am beyond crazy about these two awesome shades.  I cannot wait to get my hands on the other shades from this collection.  You can find these and other awesome Color Club shades at their storefront here, and be sure to check them out on Facebook for all of their latest collections and updates.
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!




*Products provided for the purpose of an honest review*

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ruby Wing Wicked West Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have the Wicked West Collection from Ruby Wing for you today!

Ruby Wing Wicked West


Back on the Saddle

Ruby Wing Wicked West

Back on the Saddle is a clear coat with a strong gold shimmer and gold iridescent hexes that shifts to a bold peach in the sunlight.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I like this one a lot more than I thought I would.  It's really sweet and delicate.
Shown above is two coats of Back on the Saddle indoors.
Shown below is two coats of Back on the Saddle outdoors.

Ruby Wing Wicked West


Ride 'Em Cowgirl

Ruby Wing Wicked West

Ride 'Em Cowgirl is a clear coat loaded with gold hexes that shifts to a muted raspberry in the sunlight.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I like this one, but I'm not sure how well it would work as a topper.
Shown above is two coats of Ride 'Em Cowgirl indoors.
Shown below is two coats of Ride 'Em Cowgirl outdoors.

Ruby Wing Wicked West


Rodeo

Ruby Wing Wicked West

Rodeo is a pistachio creme that shift to a dijon in the sunlight.  The formula was a bit on the thicker side, but was relatively easy to apply.  I loved this one indoors, but I noticed a strong patchy look when the color shifted.
Shown above is two coats of Rodeo indoors.
Shown below is two coats of Rodeo outdoors.

Ruby Wing Wicked West


Saloon Sweetheart

Ruby Wing Wicked West

Saloon Sweetheart is a bright coral creme that shifts to a medium berry in the sunlight.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This was an immediate favorite for me!
Shown above is two coats of Saloon Sweetheart indoors.
Shown below is two coats of Saloon Sweetheart outdoors.

Ruby Wing Wicked West


Tumbleweeds

Ruby Wing Wicked West

Tumbleweeds is a chartreuse creme that shifts to a muted olive in the sunlight.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I absolutely adore this shade!!!
Shown above is two coats of Tumbleweeds indoors.
Shown below is two coats of Tumbleweeds outdoors.

Ruby Wing Wicked West


Wanted Dead or Alive

Ruby Wing Wicked West

Wanted Dead or Alive is a cool blue shimmer that shifts to a medium blue shimmer in the sunlight.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I do like this one, but the color shift was actually really subtle.
Shown above is two coats of Wanted Dead or Alive indoors.
Shown below is two coats of Wanted Dead or Alive outdoors.

Ruby Wing Wicked West

Overall I like this collection, but a couple of them fell a little short for me.  You can find these and other Ruby Wing shades at their storefront here, and be sure to check them out on Facebook for all their latest collections.
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!




*Products provided for the purpose of an honest review*

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Lacquer Legion: Fandom

Hi everyone!  I was so excited about this month's Lacquer Legion theme, because I fanned out so hard this month!  One of my best friends and I just recently road tripped it from Atlanta to DC to see one of our favorite bands perform for their reunion tour.  
If you don't know who Veruca Salt is, then you're probably in your twenties. (Showing my age here.) 

 For the show, I decided to model my mani after my favorite album of their's: 


Eight Arms to Hold You


I started off with two coats of Zoya Mira, followed by one coat of SV.


I paired Barry M Gold Foil with Salon Effects SE20 for the sunburst pattern, and with Messy Mansion MM43 for the octopus.  I could not believe how closely matching the stamp image was to the album artwork!  I also used my Shany red striping polish for the eyes on the octopus.


For some glitz, I used a wedge sponge with Nicole by OPI Get Carrie'd Away to create a glitter gradient on the tips.  I finished with one coat of SV.


I really wish I'd had a bit more time for this one, but I still really like it.
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Color Club Modern Mosaic Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have two of the new Modern Mosaic shades from Color Club for you today!

Color Club


Blue Beaded

Color Club Modern Mosaic

Blue Beaded is a clear coat loaded with white and blue micro glitters.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply, and the glitters spread out evenly across the nail.  I really like this one a lot!  It has a great frozen quality to it.
Shown is one coat of Blue Beaded over Delush Polish Orchid Situation.

Color Club Modern Mosaic


Love You to Pieces

Color Club Modern Mosaic

Love You to Pieces is a clear coat loaded with white, blue, and purple micro glitters.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply, and the glitters spread out evenly across the nail.  I really like the candy sprinkles feel to this one!
Shown is one coat of Love You to Pieces over Delush Polish Bombshell.

Color Club Modern Mosaic

You can find these and other great Color Club 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, July 16, 2014

Mint Manis for Talia Joy One Year Angel-versary

Hi everyone.  Last year, the beauty community lost one of it's most treasured members, 
When I asked the polish community to ban together to honor her, I never could have imagined the massive display of love and support for Talia and her family.  The idea behind it was very simple: Mint Manis.  Talia's last Instagram posting was that of a mint manicure.  Literally thousands of you participated.  I could not believe it.  But it didn't stop there.  Indie makers designed polish shades inspired by Talia to raise money for children's cancer research.  That is just huge!!  Additionally, there is now a section called Mint Mani Campaign on Talia's site.

One year has passed, and I am still seeing Mint Manis for Talia pop up.  That moves me beyond words.  So, once again, I'm wearing mint to honor the legacy of Talia Joy.  Thank you all again, for taking part last year.  I know I'll be seeing more mint manis today as well. 


Last years mani was really over the top stylistically, so this year I really wanted to go with something subtle to let the mint speak for itself.  I started off with two coats of Pop Nail Glam Mint Magic, which was the same shade that Talia was wearing in her photo.  I have been waiting to use this shade for about eleven months, knowing today would be the right day to finally open it.


I used the dry brush gradient method with China Glaze Snow Globe for my iridescent gradient look.  I followed with one coat of SV.  I really love the ethereal look the iridescent glitters gave this.


To give the glitters a little more pop, I also added one coat of OPI Matte Top Coat.


I just love mattified glitters!


I really hope you enjoyed today's mani, and the thoughts behind it as well.  Again, to all of those who showed their support last year, to those showing their support again this year, and to those of you who are just joining in on the Mint Mani Movement, thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this.  While the reason behind doing this was nothing short of heartbreaking, it will always be one of my most cherished blogging moments, thanks to all of your kind and generous hearts.
Remember to use the hashtags: #RememberTalia and #MintMani
Happy Painting!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Summer 2014 Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!!  Today I have the new Summer 2014 Collection from Scofflaw Nail Varnish!  

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Summer 2014


Aeroplane Over the Sea

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Aeroplane Over the Sea is a cool marine blue creme with a green glass fleck shimmer and green and charcoal micro glitters.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I really like this one a lot!  It has such great depth!
Shown is two coats of Aeroplane Over the Sea.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish


Arcane Sugar

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Arcane Sugar is a a soft mint green creme loaded with multi-sized hexes in peach, orange, and copper, as well as green and peach shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I am crazy about this shade!!!  It's absolutely beautiful!
Shown is two coats of Arcane Sugar.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish


Atomic Poodle

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Atomic Poodle is a dusty peachy-pink creme with a subtle silver shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I just adore this one!  It has a fantastic vintage feel to it!
Shown is three coats of Atomic Poodle.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish


Blind Tiger

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Blind Tiger is a blod bright red-orange creme with a gold and orange glass fleck shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is such a great fiery shade!
Shown is two coats of Blind Tiger.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish


Cherry Nova

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Cherry Nova is a cherry red creme with a red and blue glass fleck shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  Oh my gosh - I am totally in love!  This is just the perfect red for summer!
Shown is two coats of Cherry Nova.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish


Jabberwocky

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Jabberwocky is a smokey purple crelly loaded with multi-sized hexes in white and plum, and a blue shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is such a fun shade to wear!!
Shown is two coats of Jabberwocky.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish


Love Goat

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Love Goat is a dusty purple toned taupe creme with a rainbow of glass flecks and flakes, and a soft dust of holographic.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is an awesome shade!  It's like wearing a storm cloud!
Shown is two coats of Love Goat.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish


Love Letter to Mr. Rogers

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Love Letter to Mr. Rogers is a muted forest green creme with a purple and blue shimmer and gold flakes.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I am mad for this shade!  It screams to be worn in the woods!
Shown is two coats of Love Letter to Mr. Rogers.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish


Unicorn on the Cobb

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

Unicorn on the Cobb is a buttery yellow creme loaded with gold flecks and multi-sized hexes in dark blue, caramel, and lavender.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  Okay, I have to admit that I wasn't gaga for this one when I saw it in the bottle ... but that totally changed as soon as I had it on my nails!!!  LOVE!!!
Shown is three coats of Unicorn on the Cobb.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish


We Were Promised Jetpacks

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

We Were Promised Jetpacks is a clear coat loaded with multi-sized dots, hexes, stars, and triangles in silver, white, navy blue, and teal.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply, and the glitter spread out evenly across the nail.  I am freaking out over this amazing glitter topper!  It's so awesome!
Shown is one coat of We Were Promised Jetpacks over Atomic Poodle.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish

This awesome collection will be available on July 27th at the Scofflaw Nail Varnish storefront here.  Make 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*
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