Friday, June 26, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Super Heroes and Villains - Aquaman

I have my second Super Hero/Villain to share today.  Yes, I know! I have once again come to the end of the month and I am rushing to get the challenge done.  You would think that with all this free time I have right now I would be able to get on top of it.  Oh well!

My second design developed when I was swatching the Zoya Paradise Sun collection.  I had no intention of doing this Super Hero but once I saw the colors I couldn't help myself!

I present my version of Aqua Man!

I started with two coats of Oceane.  Gorgeous blue!

To create my "fishy" look I used a sponge and dabbed Selene randomly on my nails.  It is hard to see in the pictures but amazing in person!

I added my scales using Black Swift and RA111.  The image transferred perfectly!  I can't stop staring!

I realize that this is not what Aqua Man looks like.  He is more of an orange color, or if you look at the photos of Jason Momoa, yum!, he is black and silver.  I figured I was allowed a little leeway with my creativity!  You seriously need to see these shades in person! They are stunning!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LOOK Nail Color - LOOK Proud Collection - Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Hello all you wonderful people! I was going to say Good Morning, but many of you live in other zones were it is afternoon or HELLO!  

I have another review today!  Today is all about LOOK Nail Color.  This is a new to me company and a pretty new company.  I have seen other bloggers featuring them and I was extremely interested when they reached out to me for a review.  If you want to now more about the company click HERE, but I will give you a little run down.  LOOK is a 5-free nail polish that is designed to target the nail art fan.  They create collections featuring simple designs that are easy to recreate at home.  Hence the reaching out to bloggers.  They feature designs that are created by us for you! Pretty nice right?!  They have a how to get the look page, tips and tricks and a photo gallery.  There really is a lot to look at on their site if you want to take a moment to check it out.

Today I have the LOOK Proud Collection.  Just in time for July 4th!  Seeing that LOOK is all about simple and easy design you can create at home, that is exactly what I created!  I used the LOOK Proud Collection to create an easy Fourth of July dotticure.

Rockets Red Glare - classic red.  This has the typical red formula.  Gorgeous in two coats, with a little VNL.  You can sort of see some of the white spots on my nails but it is totally wearable.  The application was smooth and easy.  

Oh Say Can You See - yummy, navy jelly.  This is a stunning blue!  I applied two coats, and you can see that a third would be better when wearing alone.  You could also use a white base to make the color pop.  It is so yummy and a blueberry!

Broad Stripes Bright Stars - fantastic white.  I am also hopeful when testing out new whites.  The formula can be so tricky.  This white was awesome!  I applied two flawless coats.  I do have to say that I was messing around with it and was able to apply one coat as a nail art base.  So extremely excited about this white!

I used my dotting tools to randomly add my dots.  There is no rhyme or reason, just plop those dots anywhere you want! If you don't have dotting tools you can use a bobby pin.

This collection was a lot of fun to work with.  The colors are bright and vibrant and apply quite nicely.  There are many shades in the line, which can be purchased singly or as collections. If you check out the how to get the look page, the colors for each look are listed. This makes purchasing them easier!

You can purchase these shades, or others, online or at Walgreens for $6.99.  The LOOK Proud Collection is currently available at Walgreens!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pepper Pot Polish Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Hello All! Have you missed me??  Last week really got away from me.  It always seems to take me forever to get in the groove of being on Summer break.  I went through a period of not wanting to do anything and then trying to get tons of stuff done.  Add to that the burn out I have been feeling after every Digit-al Dozen week and I am worthless!  Maybe that is a tad harsh but true.  How about extremely lazy?!?!  I also have this HUGE review pile that doesn't seem to be getting any smaller.  I find it overwhelming sometimes.  Yeah, I know stop whining and get to the nail polish!

At the beginning of the year I read a news article about a new and upcoming indie polish company.  I was pretty interested and thought that I would have to check it out at some point.  Flash forward a few months and I received an email from the lovely creator asking to swatch some of her collection.  I love coincidences like this!   I am extremely excited to share a small selection of her Summer Valley Girl inspired collection! Ooops, I guess it helps if I share the name!  Here are some swatches of Pepper Pot Polish

Valley Girl - gorgeous lavender shimmer with hints of pink.  This color is awesome!  I love the shade and the formula was fantastic.  I applied two coats but it was almost opaque in one.  This makes me wonder if it would be a good stamper.  I'll have to test that out.  You will want to watch your brushstrokes because it will look a little wonky if you just slap it on.

No Duh - yummy, light green holo-y - gold shimmer.  Isn't this green awesome??  It is light and fresh, perfect for Summer!  The formula was thinner than Valley Girl, but as you can see flawless in two.  I just can't get over the freshness of this green.  Love it!

Like, Whatever - beautiful yellow-y - gold, holo-y shimmer.  I do realize that I am using a lot of nonsense wording for these descriptions.  They are just the best words to describe them! LOL!  This yellow screams 80s to me and I love it!  It's bright and dirty at the same time.  I kind of falls into the ugly polish color and you know how I feel about ugly colors.  My favorites!  This yellow applied perfectly in two coats, absolutely no streaking!

Totally Tubular - pink shimmer with matte neon squares and hexes.  You can't have an 80s movie inspired collection without some neon! This glitter is awesome! I wanted to you see the formula on it's own.  I applied two coat over bare nails.

As you can see, this glitter is more of a topper than stand alone polish. The application was good, but I did have to do some fishing for the larger blue glitter.

I decided to try it out over Like, Whatever.  I applied one coat and dabbed the blue glitter.  It looks pretty cool!  I need to see what it would look like over white.  I do have a neon theme coming up...

I absolutely LOVED all these lacquers!  The formulas were amazing and the colors are gorgeous!  I need to create some nail art with them, really show them off.  I should have taken photos of the design I created for my sister.  I did her nails on June 3 and she was still wearing Like, Whatever on Saturday. She did have some tip damage but the color was still going strong!  

I high recommend adding a few of these shades to your collection. You know you are looking for a neon glitter for Summer! I can even save you some money!  Use VALLEYGIRL for 20% off your order until June 30 or FREESHIP30 for free shipping on orders over $30 until August 31.

Head over to Pepper Pot Polish to check out her entire line! There are also cuticle oils and lip gloss!

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