Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Anemone on Acid

Hi everyone!  I realize I've been on a little bit of a blogger break lately.  I've had some pretty big chapters to cover in school, and things have been pretty busy all around.  But, it's definitely time to get back to it now!

Alcohol Ink

I started off with one coat of KBShimmer Eyes White Open, followed by one coat of SV.  Using the same method I described here, I created a blended marble look with two of my alcohol inks, Citrus and Sail Boat Blue.

Alcohol Ink

 For the anemone look, I paired A England Renaissance with Born Pretty plate BP L-008.  Then I added some dotting details with KBShimmer Eclipse.  I finished with one coat of SV.

Alcohol Ink

I really love the end result!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Monday, March 9, 2015

Harley Quinn

Hi everyone!  Anyone who knows me knows that I love anything Cheshire Cat, Princess Luna, and Harley Quinn.  One of my nearest & dearest gave me this adorable Harley for Christmas, so I just had to do a matching mani!!

Harley Quinn Nails

I started off with two coats of Cirque Colors The Devil Wears Cirque, and two coats of KBShimmer Eyes White Open on my ring finger, followed by one coat of SV.

Harley Quinn Nails

For the diamond patterns on Harley's costume, I used my striping tape on my index and pinky fingers, and added one coat of KBShimmer Eclipse.  For my middle finger, I used scotch tape for the color block look.

Harley Quinn Nails

For my ring finger, I placed my striping tape in a diamond pattern, and carefully dotted KBShimmer Eclipse and Jade Vermelho Surreal.  I placed red glequins in between the diamonds.  I finished with one coat of SV.

Harley Quinn Nails

I just love the final look!  I like how well it matches my little Harley!
I hope you enjoy!  Happy Painting!


Friday, March 6, 2015

LAQA & Co. Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have some shades from LAQA & Co. for you today!



Chuffed

LAQA & Co.

Chuffed is a lavender creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I loved this shade immediately!  It's just beautiful!
Shown is two coats of Chuffed.

LAQA & Co.


Dust to Dust

LAQA & Co.

Dust to Dust is a pale grey creme with a soft shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I really like this shade a lot!  It has a great ghostly quality to it!
Shown is two coats of Dust to Dust.

LAQA & Co.

Gold Fleck Manicure Duo
Gremlin & Gold Fleck

LAQA & Co.

The Gold Fleck Manicure Duo is a double ended set with Gremlin, a medium teal creme, and Gold Fleck, a clear coat loaded with gold shreds.  The formula for Gremlin was smooth and easy to apply.  Gold Fleck was relatively easy to apply, but the shreds did try to jab into the Gremlin a bit, even after a few minutes of dry time between coats.  I really like the look of these two together.
Shown is one coat of Gold Fleck over two coats of Gremlin.

LAQA & Co.


Gryffandor

LAQA & Co.

Gryffandor is a light coral-toned pink crelly.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply, but was a bit on the sheer side, even for a crelly.  I do love this shade though!  It's really feminine.
Shown is three coats of Gryffandor.

LAQA & Co.


Hunky Dory

LAQA & Co.

Hunky Dory is a periwinkle creme with a soft shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I absolutely adore this shade!  The light shimmer is really nice!
Shown is two coats of Hunky Dory.

LAQA & Co.


Tuxedo Manicure Duo
Black Gloss & Black Matte

LAQA & Co.

The Tuxedo Manicure Duo is a double ended set with Black Gloss and Black Matte.  The formula for both of these made for an easy application, but Black Matte could have been a little more mattified.
Shown is two coats of Black Matte on my ring & index finger, and two coats of Black Gloss on my pinky & middle finger.

LAQA & Co.

You can find these and other LAQA & Co. 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*

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Alcohol Ink Marble

Hi everyone!  I've seen some really cool manis using these alcohol inks lately, so I snagged some over the weekend!

Alcohol Ink Nails

I started off with two coats of KBShimmer Eyes White Open, followed by one coat of SV.  The alcohol inks I used for this were Citrus, Sail Boat Blue, and Purple Twilight.  I put a few drops of Citrus on a plate, and tore off a small piece of a wedge sponge.  Holding the piece of sponge with tweezers, since the inks will stain skin, I picked up the ink and dabbed it onto the nail.

Alcohol Ink Nails

I repeated this step with each color, using a new piece of the sponge.  After I had the nail covered, I used another piece of the sponge and lightly dipped it in a bit of rubbing alcohol - using too much alcohol will bleed most of the colors out.  I lightly tapped the nail with it to bleed the colors just a bit.  I finished with one coat of SV.

Alcohol Ink Nails

I really love the end result.  I'm so excited to play around a little more with these for different effects!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dance Legend - City Lights Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have two shades from the City Lights Collection from Dance Legend for you today!

Dance Legend - City Lights


Evolution

Dance Legend - City Lights

Evolutions is a deep teal jelly loaded with iridescent shifting squares and gold micro glitters.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I really like this shade a lot!  It has a lot of depth and catches the light really well.
Shown is three coats of Evolution.

Dance Legend - City Lights


Fireworks

Dance Legend - City Lights

Fireworks is a violet jelly loaded with shifting iridescent squares and rose micro glitter.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love this shade!!!  It is so much fun to wear!
Shown is three coats of Fireworks.

Dance Legend - City Lights

You can find these and other great Dance Legend 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*

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spring into Leopard

Hi everyone!  I am so ready for spring, so I went with some of my fave spring shades for today's look!


I started off with two coats of China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint.


I paired my large dotting tool with FingerPaints Pink Patina and added some random splotches.  Next, I used my smaller dotting tool with OPI Do You Lilac It? and added some splotches around Pink Patina to form the leopard rosettes.  I finished with one coat of Seche Vite top coat.


I just love the final look!  These pastels made for an eye catching look for spring!


This trio of shades can be found at Sally Beauty Supply, on their wall of 750 shades, and don't forget that FingerPaints is exclusive to Sally Beauty!!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!



Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sally Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Sally Beauty, all opinions are my own.

Monday, March 2, 2015

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have the 50 Shades of Grey Collection from OPI for you today!

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey


Cement the Deal

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey

Cement the Deal is a light grey creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I really like this grey!
Shown is two coats of Cement the Deal.

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey


Dark Side of the Mood

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey

Dark Side of the Moon is a dark blue-toned grey with a slight shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I like how bold this shade is.
Shown is two coats of Dark Side of the Mood.

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey


Embrace the Gray

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey

Embrace the Gray is a medium grey creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I just love this shade!!
Shown is two coats of Embrace the Gray.

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey


My Silk Tie

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey

My Silk Tie is a metallic silver shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply, but does show the brush strokes fairly strongly.  I like the slightly muted quality of this one.
Shown is two coats of My Silk Tie.

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey


Romantically Involved

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey

Romantically Involved is a red creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is a great red, but nothing out of the norm.
Shown is two coats of Romantically Involved.

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey


Shine for Me

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey

Shine for Me is a silver and blue micro glitter.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is an easy glitter topper, but can also be worn on its own.
Shown is one coat of Shine for Me over My Silk Tie.

OPI - 50 Shades of Grey

I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!




*Products provided for the purpose of an honest review*

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