Saturday, June 25, 2011

Scotch tape mani to match my dress

I have a graduation party to go to and I got this cute dress to wear and I wanted to paint my nails to match.
I really like the way it came out but it kinda looks like candy like candy corn or reses pieces lol. I used sephora caliente coral and sinful colors boom boom and sephora studs&stilletos.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Zoya Adina

another lemming fulfilled, Adina is a duo-chrome with a purple base and green shimmer, I really like this color I keep catching myself looking at my nails when it catches the sunlight it shimmers a very lovely green, formula was good opaque with two coats but again I put three and a coat of seche.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pink wed • Zoya Bela

I've been lemming this ever since it came out with black swan I saw it swatched on nailstah here and I fell in love it was so feminine and pretty I finally got it and was a lil dissapointed not with the formula or quality because I love zoya polishes and think they are worth theyre price, but in the swatch the color looks more pink than when I put it on I dont know if maybe mine could somehow be a different color or formula but mine seems more nude/ pale pink I still like it but i was just expecting something different am I crazy or doesnt nailstah swatch look diff than mine? I guess lighting can play a role but I swear I couldn't get the same color no matter what light...
This is three coats and a coat of seche.

Then here's some stamping testing I did over this mani as any konader knows its all about testing what colors will go together in my experience most colors are too sheer for stamping as you can see I think only the purple flowers and pink animal print and the red checkers show up ok but the brown and blue flowers are too sheer to stamp good.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gosh gasoline 541

This is my first gosh polish I actually won this from a giveaway by lovely Rebekah from fortheloveofnails such a sweetie, I otherwise would never have the opportunity to get a gosh polish, application was good it was very sheer this is three coats dry time was good there is some vnl which I ain't going to lie it bugged me but I still really like the polish and color and I'm glad to have it in my stash, I could not get a good picture and was not able to capture the real color which is much more lovely, and then I used my hard candy matte top coat just cuz I could.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sally Hansen hi-definition #16 laser

I love the Hi-Definition line by Sally Hansen they are so beautiful they are by far my favorite current line, I want to get all of the them but they are kinda pricey so I'm waiting till they go on clearance which they are starting to everywhere, I've seen on a few blogs that they are on clearance at cvs but the last time I checked my cvs they were still full price but my target had some colors on sale for $3.50 so I picked up two more, hopefully I can get them all on sale before they are gone forever which is what I think is happening cuz why else would they be going on clearance. They are best for layering and they look even more gorgeous with a matte top coat I'm going to put my matte top coat see last pic..
Isn't that so beautiful its nail polish love...

Then with hard candy matte-ly in love I'm loving matte glitters&shimmers so different and gorgeous don't u think? sorry about the tip wear I wanted to try the matte over laser before I took it off.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Essie smooth sailing

This was one of my untrieds it's from
The braziliant collection it's a beautiful blue it looks kinda periwinkle to me according to Essie it's a breezy lavender blue with a reflection of pearl, looking at the bottle I see blue or teal and purple and silver shimmer the color reminds me of blue jeans lol I really like this color application was good and dry time was pretty decent this is three coats it was good with two but I did three just cuz I be weird like that sometimes...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pink wed

Pure ice wet t shirt and revlon black star on tips with Essie matte-ly in love topcoat and bow from konad ip m56 with konad special white. Please excuse my poor konading skills I need to practice more to get as good as I use to be.

Monday, June 13, 2011

EEEKKK!!! my naked nails....

I've been too busy at work and home and also kinda lazy when I do have free time so of course the hobby suffers. I have not been doing my nails I've been rocking naked nails with just my Sally Hansen complete care but look how long my nails are from using it I can't believe how well this stuff works, I highly recommend it, so let's see your naked nails....

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Current manicure routine

These are the products I currently use for my manicures.
1. I file my nail shape using Sally Hansen nail file.

2. Apply Essie disappearing trick cuticle remover and push back my cuticles with metal pusher, I got mine at target a good one costs around 12$.
( I try to only use cuticle nippers for hangnails or else I can't stop cutting lol)

3. I use Sally Hansen natural nail growth formula (blue bottle with the writing on packaging rubbed off) I don't really notice a difference but I wanna use it up so I can get something different, it's just a serum that rubs into your nails.

4. I use Essie smooth trick cuticle oil this smells like peppermint and I thought it would bother me but it didn't, it's very subtle.

5. Then I use lush helping hands hand cream. This hand cream is a light pink color and it has a very very subtle smell of roses, it's so faint I have to really shove my nose in the tub to smell it otherwise i don't even notice the smell, this cream soaks right in and makes my hands super soft.

6. I clean my nail with a cotton and or cotton swab sometimes with a little acetone or remover, and apply Sally Hansen Complete care 3 in 1 moisturizing treatment ( pink bottle) I love this I use it as a base coat and I noticed a huge difference in my nail growth, my nails got so long and strong using this, I highly recommend this if u can get it, it's a little expensive but worth it.

Overall: the only things I really like in my current routine are my lush hand cream and Sally Hansen moisturizing treatment, all others mentioned I didn't really notice anything special about them I'm just trying to use them up so I can try other products, I really wanna try cnd solar oil but i have a few diff oils I need to use up first, do u have any products you always keep in your routine that I should try ?

Monday, June 6, 2011

French twist

I got my two free zoya colors Caitlin and dove so I did the French twist so nothing special just what I'm wearing I guess. These were my first zoya polishes and I'm impressed I really like the formula and the brush and dry time was good I def think zoya polishes are worth they're price.