Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spotted Frog

Hi everyone!!  I went for a spotted frog inspired look today!


I started with two coats of China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener, followed by one coat of SV.  Using a wedge sponge, I applied a gradient with Grass is Lime Greener and China Glaze Wait n' Sea.


I wanted to add a blobbicure, but I really wanted the blobs to stay small and a little more spaced out.  I added one coat of SV and immediately added my blobs with a dotting tool and China Glaze Giver's Theme.  I finished with one last coat of SV.


I really loved wearing the final look!  I hope you enjoyed!
Happy Painting!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cirque Colors - Metropolis Collection Additions Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have two of the newer additions to the Metropolis Collection from Cirque Colors for you today!

Cirque Colors - Metropolis


Hudson

Cirque Colors - Metropolis Collection

Hudson is a periwinkle creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I am such a sucker for periwinkles, and this is such a perfect one!
Shown is two coats of Hudson.

Cirque Colors - Metropolis Collection


Lady Liberty

Cirque Colors - Metropolis Collection

Lady Liberty is a medium aqua creme.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I am just mad for this shade!!!  It's just beautiful!
Shown is two coats of Lady Liberty.

Cirque Colors - Metropolis Collection


You can find these and other great Cirque Colors 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, May 5, 2015

Electric Spray Marble

Hi everyone!  It's been way too long since I rocked a fun spray marble, so here's today's look!

Spray Marble Nails

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

Spray Marble Nails

I added a couple of drops of China Glaze DJ Blue my Mind to my water surface, and sprayed it with alcohol, and dipped my nail.  I repeated this step with China Glaze Plur-ple and China Glaze Red-y to Rave.  I finished with one coat of SV.

Spray Marble Nails

I really love the end result!  The slight shimmer in Wanderlust really helped to mute the look a little, which I really like.
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Monday, May 4, 2015

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I am about to seriously age myself, but screw it.  Hard Candy polish was such a HUGE part of my youth, and I still love them to this day.  So when I saw the new 20th Anniversary Collection, featuring reboots of some of my faves, I knew I had to have them all!  Plus, the original jelly rings are back too!  From what I've heard, stock has been rather limited and full collections have been hard to come by - so get your butt out there and find them!!!

Hard Candy


Claws Up!

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary

Claws Up! is a soft tan creme with a slight shimmer.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  I really like this nude shade.  It works with my skin tone, and still has a bit of an edge to it.
Shown is two coats of Claws Up!.

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary


Coconut

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary

Coconut is a white creme with a soft iridescent shimmer that flashes from purple to blue.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  I really like this white.  It's so crisp.
Shown is three coats of Coconut.

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary


Girlie

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary

Girlie is a medium pink creme with a soft violet shimmer.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  I liked this one more than I thought I would.  It's a lot of fun to wear.
Shown is two coats of Girlie.

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary


Mint

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary

Mint is a mint green creme with a soft mint shimmer.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is such a perfect mint!!  I love it!
Shown is three coats of Mint.

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary


Scam

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary

Scam is a red-violet crelly with a bold shifting shimmer that flashes purple and blue.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This shade is magnificent!!!
Shown is two coats of Scam.

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary


Sky

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary

Sky is a pale blue creme with a soft blue shimmer.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  This was the very first Hard Candy shade that I ever owned - and I'm still just crazy about it!
Shown is two coats of Sky.

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary


Tangerini

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary

Tangerini is a coral crelly that leans orange ... so, I guess you could call it an oral.  Huh.  Probably shouldn't have said that.  Oh well.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is such a spectacular pop color!
Shown is two coats of Tangerini.

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary


Zombie

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary

Zombie is a blackened plum with a bold red-violet shimmer.  The formula was, well, amazing.  It is a PERFECT one coater, so I did test it and it stamps beautifully!!  I am madly in love with this shade!!
Shown is one coat of Zombie.

Hard Candy - 20th Anniversary

You can find the 20th Anniversary Collection and other great Hard Candy products at these locations.  Good luck in finding them!!  I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dance Legend - Malibu Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have a couple of shades from the Malibu Collection from Dance Legend for you today!

Dance Legend


Humaliwo

Dance Legend - Malibu

Humaliwo is a soft mint crelly with multi-sized hexes in purple and green.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I just love everything about this shade!!
Shown is two coats of Humaliwo.

Dance Legend - Malibu


Pina Colada

Dance Legend - Malibu

Pina Colada is a peach crelly with orange squares, pink hexes, and yellow micro hexes.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  This is such a sweet shade!
Shown is two coats of Pina Colada.

Dance Legend - Malibu

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 collections and updates.
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!




*Products provided for the purpose of an honest review*

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ciaté - Geltox Starter Kit Review

Hi everyone!  Today I have something completely out of the norm for Nail Polish Wars ... a gel system.  I know, calm down.  The Ciaté Geltox Starter Kit is designed to turn any mani into a gel mani, so I was really curious about it.  I started off with a basic polka dot design, and then had some fun with it!



The Geltox Starter Kit Contains:
Geltox top coat, Pre-timed LED Lamp, Hoof Stick, Geltox Cleanser, and 4-way buffer


I started off with two coats of OPI That's Hula-rious and two coats of China Glaze Boho Blues on my ring fingers.  I followed with one coat of SV.  I added a polka dot design in the corresponding colors, and added a second coat of SV.


Following the kit's instructions, I waited 30 minutes to let my mani set.  Then I added one coat of Geltox top coat, and placed a small rhinestone on each nail.  I then placed my hand under the pre-timed 60 second LED lamp.  I used a cotton pad with the Geltox Cleanser to remove the slight tacky layer from my nail, and they were done!


I was surprised at how much I enjoyed using this system.  My rhinestones held strong throughout the life of my mani.  I did notice a difference in thickness while wearing this, but it was nothing too difficult to get used to.  I wore this for a week solid - which is kind of a crazy amount of time for me.  I did have some lifting in a few areas, but easily fixed them with a bit of base coat.

You can find the Ciaté Geltox Starter Kit at their storefront here, and be sure to check them out on Facebook for all of their latest releases and updates.
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!




*Products provided for the purpose of an honest review*
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