Saturday, July 30, 2011

Revlon carbonite & confetti Tasmanian devil

When I saw these two polishes on the blogosphere I ran out to cvs and got them, I don't have DL happy birthday and It's a lemming of mine so when I seen that Tasmanian devil is a possible dupe I had to have it, and I also wanted the channel dupe that is carbonite from the grit&grandeur collection from revlon so here is the swatch of carbonite and then my accent finger is two coats of confetti Tasmanian devil, I'm very happy with both, Carbonite is a one coater! I couldn't believe it and it's a beautiful color I'm glad I was able to snag one up.
P.s I picked up one extra of each for my giveaway for my lovely followers..

Pure ice crackle•lighting strikes

I was kinda over crackles when the opi silver shatter came out so I didn't pick one up, but when I was at walgreens I saw the pure ice crackles and they were only 3.99 which is probably the cheapest crackle polishes I've seen so I had to get one and I'm glad I did it looked so pretty the silver was so shiny, I kept looking at my nails all day, and to think I thought I was over crackles application was great, it cracked very nicely and was very easy to apply it was a pretty thin formula compared to my china glaze crackles which seemed to get thick and kinda crusty so the thin formula is perfect to get it to crackle nicely. I would definitely recommend these, I plan on picking up some more when I can they had so many colors way more than any company I've seen. I also picked up an extra one for my 50 follower giveaway coming soon...
P.s sorry about no cleanup I was being super lazy :-)

Friday, July 29, 2011

My first franken evar!

I haven't decided on a name for it I was thinking of calling it all my glitters because I made it using a little bit of every glitter I own and mixing it together in a old bottle of clear that I emptied out but I was also thinking of naming it glitter basket because its all my glitters in one basket like the saying all my eggs in one basket lol which one do you think is better?
I mixed over 20 glitters in this one little bottle I could not capture the color it looks way better IRL than I could capture on picture ugh!! Anyways onto the pics..
This was after mixing..
This was before I mixed it up I thought it looked so cool all layered...
Here it is by itself one coat...
Here it is over black... One coat..
Just up close trying and failing to capture the glitter...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Teenage mutant ninja turtle nails!

T.M.N.T that's what this color reminds me of, lol this is another untried summer color I wanted to swatch this is Sally Hansen chartreuse chase it's a limited edition color that came our for spring I got it on sale at target for 3$ and change sorry I don't remember the exact price but I probably wouldn't have picked this up for full price but I love a deal/sale so I snagged it right up, formula was a little runny and spotty on the first coat, this is 3 coats and a coat of seche I found this a little hard to clean up that why some of my nails are cleaned up too much, and I still have my sad nubby ring finger...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Color club I always get my man-darin

I'm trying to swatch all my untried summer colors, this is from the wicked sweet collection so it smelled very yummy I'm horrible at describing scents so I'm not even going to try I can just say it smelled very good very citrus-y I did like the smell, some scented polishes smell very plastic-y and not yummy like this one, the formula was good kinda thin or sheer but I expected that with such a lite color this is three coats with a coat of seche, the longer I wore this Color the more I liked it, and please excuse my sad little nub on my ring finger it's the saddest thing ever it's taking everything in me not to file them all down to match the nubbin, ok well that's all for now hope everyone is having a great evening.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My stash! & easy and cheap nail polish racks.

Well here it is she isn't exactly as big as I like but she is enough to be embarrassed of when company comes over and sees it on the way to powder room, everyone who sees it is shocked at how bad my well know addiction has gotten and my argument is " there are people who have helmers full trust me this is not alot" and they look at me like Im even crazier! Needless to say it does not help my case, but to the normal non addict I guess it is lol anywho the racks they are on I made by myself for 2$ those I am proud of, but I am not crafty enough to have come up with it on my own I got the idea of of a very crafty lady who has a vid on YouTube check the vid out here won't be sorry it's awesome!
And here is some pics of the supplies I used and a pic of the final product after I made it! The only thing I had to purchase was the foam board from dollar tree 1$ each, such a sweet deal!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pink wed• pink glitter gradient

Happy pink wed my fellow pink loving ladies!
After seeing all the glitter bombs on the blogosphere I got the glitter bug so I wanted to do a pink mani with glitter.

1. Sally hansen extreme wear 35 twisted pink
2. Sally Hansen hd 10 LCD
3. Sally Hansen hd 9 byte
4. China glaze fairy dust
5. Sally Hansen 200 strobe light
and a coat of seche I thought for sure it would not dry with so many layers but with sv and opi drying drops it dried no prob, hope you enjoyed have a great wednesday ttyl my sweeties.
( the pics don't do this mani justice its much prettier and smoother looking IRL
In the sun the pic looks like they are are rough and smudged but they are in fact really smooth.

Monday, July 18, 2011

BORBA beautyceuticals (warning long review)

I try to be healthy and I like to include vitamins in my regimen, I discovered BORBA from watching one of my fav gurus on YouTube Elle and she talked about these new line of beauty boosting vitamins click here for vid so I was very interested and had to try them so I jumped right in I purchased 4 products and I've been taking them over a month so I feel like I've tried them enough for a review so here we go...
(I'm listing these my most favorite to least)

1. firm and fit calcium chews, I don't drink milk at all for some odd reason it always tastes rotten to me so I don't think I get enough calcium, so I figured I need to get calcium some other way, I got these and I'm so happy I tried them because they are super yummy they taste so good, they kinda reminded me of divinity, I really like these and will continue to purchase them, and I feel like I'm being good to my body these chews are to be taken once a day and they are equal to one 8oz glass of milk! they cost 14.95 for 30ct. If you are like me and don't drink milk and you can only afford one product I highly recommend these.
2. Skin balance gummi bears
These have all kinds of good things in them to help you have healthy beautiful looking skin I need all the help I can get so I purchased these, I really love the way these taste they do kinda have a vitamin taste but I like it they taste so yummy to me and the texture of them is different than regular gummi bears more chewy but again I like the different texture you can eat up to 8 of these a day I'm trying to make them last because I can't afford to eat 8 a day so I try to only eat 2-4 a day, I will be purchasing these again when I can afford it, not that i cant afford them or that they are expensive, its just these are not as necessary to me as the calcium chews, they cost 14.99 for 90ct not too bad.
3. Smart and sexy omega 3 bursts
Omega 3 has so many benefits I've always known that but I researched and found that some proven benefits are:
1. Eases depression
2. Lowers Cholesterol
3. Lowers Triglyceride Levels
4.Reduces Inflammation In The Body
5. Eliminates Joint Pain
6.Improves Your Skin
7.Promotes Weight Loss
8. Increases Your Focus
9.Improves Vision
10.Reduces Soreness From Weight Training
11. Reduces Risk Of Heart Disease
12. Stabilizes Mood
those are just some so with all these benefits I'm definitely trying to include this in my diet. These chews don't taste as yummy as the calcium chews but they are not bad at all I really don't mind the taste especially considering the alternative of nasty fish burps anyone who has ever taken fish oil pills knows what I'm talking about yuck nastiest thing evar! so this is a way better alternative that I'm going to stick with! They cost 14.99 for 30ct well worth it in my opinion.
4. Pms rescue beverage crystals
I really liked the idea of vitamins to help with that horrible time of the month but I couldn't get past the taste of these it made me gag I couldn't even choke it down for the benefits so these I did not like and will not be purchasing again In fact I wish I could get my money back because I wish I could get the clear skin crystals instead, everyones taste is different so just because I didn't like the taste does not mean you won't either there are people on their website who reviewed them and said they enjoyed the flavor so it's different for everyone I really like the concept of these so i wish I could get past the taste, hopefully they make other flavors soon.
These were 14.99 for 14ct

Overall: I really like BORBA and the products they have to offer I plan on continuing to buy the products I liked, I think they are yummy and very decently priced Elle said they sell them all selected walgreens but none around me so I ordered online s&h wasn't bad at all and they came very fast and they send some samples too which is always a plus to me, I still take a different multi vitamin and a healthy hair skin and nails vitamin but I would definitely purchase those from BORBA if they had one so hopefully they will make some, I purchase all my supplements from BORBA with my own money I have not been compensated in any way nor am I affiliated with them in any way. if you wanna visit the website you can here.

update: The company has given me a discount code for my readers who would like to purchase any of the products like the
ones I reviewed if you enter my name TYNE into discount codes at checkout they will give you 20% off, thats pretty generous of them so I say thank you to BORBA. The code will be valid for a month.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I found the best stamping polish

Pure ice outrageous! It's the perfect color for stamping and it was 2$ at walmart, I've never had any luck finding good colors to stamp besides the designated ones from konad but this color came out so well, this is just some test stamping I wanted to try before I take of my current mani to get ideas of for later designs this is 5 stamps on bundle monster plate 19, I just wanted to share that with my fellow addicts, ok goodnight now.
Also while I was at walmart I saw new Sally Hansen files they were only like $1.80 I think less actually, such a deal and they say fine, medium, and coarse for dummies like me who didn't know the grit measurement, I say didn't cuz recently loodie loodie loodies blog has informed me thanks Hun. Ok goodnight for sure now my daughters starring me down...

Revlon 330 grape icy

Hello my sweeties, how's your Sunday mines not to shabby yes I'm stuck at work but it's dead so I was able to swatch this, it's just one of my untrieds I wanted to swatch, formula is good not to thick or thin just perfect and dry time was good this is two coats and a coat of seche. Just a quickie post hope the rest of your Sunday is nice and relaxing mine will be in about an hour, ttyl fellow addicts..

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Today's manicure

Nothing special just what I happened to be wearing today..
Orly coquette cutie
China glaze strawberry fields
Ring finger same plus
Orly bubbly bombshell
And revlon grape icy
No top coat cuz I forgot my seche at home *kicks self*
I really love strawberry fields and it's even better over coquette cutie!

*sorry my pics are not clickable I do all my blogging from my phone so I don't know how to make them clickable if anyone knows I'd love to know*

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pink wednesday

Happy pink wednesday My fellow pink loving ladies! I love having a day of the week dedicated to my fav color I've been wanting to try this mani for a while, I like the way it came out except I used the old Bundle monster plates and as everyone knows the full nail designs are not big enough for some nails so I have the stamp missing on some sides but glitter covers it up pretty nicely. So onto the pics hope all my ladies have a great pink wed!

1. Wet&wild tickled pink
2. Sally Hansen back to fuchsia
3. China glaze fairy dust
4. Sally Hansen disco ball
For stamp I used bundle monster image plate 16

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Essie it's genius

I had the hardest time capturing this color! And it's more of a winter color perfect for autumn but I'm trying to swatch polishes as I purchase them to cut down on untrieds. This color is a violet quartz shimmer with beige undertones. I'm the worst at describing colors so YES! that is straight of the Essie website. I originally went in looking to purchase turquoise & caicos because the gurus I watch on YouTube have been raving about it and I thought i ought to own it, but this color caught my eye instead the gold shimmer was like a tractor beam, it was a two coater and formula and dry time was good. This polish is from the 2008 winter collection.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July inspired mani

I wanted to try and come up with a cute 4th of July design but work has been crazy busy so I haven't had time to be creative but I wanted to do something so I did something really easy and quick I wanted to incorporate red but it didn't come out good over the blue, I used Sally Hansen extreme wear in blue me away and BM20. Sorry for the crummy pic I couldn't get my camera to focus for ish... And I didn't notice till now I totally smudged the silver on my pinky! Plz ignore that...