Friday, October 24, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Stripes - Breast Cancer Awareness Stripes

I have my last design for the Nail Challenge Collaborative's stripe theme!  I kind of dropped the ball on my Breast Cancer Awareness manicure this month.  I did share the new OPI BCA set but I felt that I needed to do a design dedicated to BCA.  This summer someone very close to me was diagnosed and I had never been so scared.  Luckily they caught it quickly and within a few months she completed her treatment.  I pray every day that it won't get worse or come back.  I dedicate this design to her.  


I started with two coats of Barry M Rose Hip.  This was the first time using this shade and it was a little disappointing.  This is the first and only Gelly that was thin and streaky.

I added a coat of Sonoma Nail Art Tiny Tangerines to my thumb, middle and ring finger.

I added my stripes using an image from MoYou London Fashionista 05 and Barry M Pink Punch.  I love the chevron and zig zag images on this plate!  

I added my BCA ribbons using BM321 and Pink Punch.

And who doesn't like more glitter! I added Pink Clockwork to my index and pinkie fingers.



I love this non-traditional stripe design!  For me, this is a fantastic way to show my support for Breast Cancer, pink and glitter!





Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Stripes - Witch's Tights

I am back with my third NCC design of the month and my first Halloween design! There is no way I could do a stripe design without including some Witch tights!


I used my favorite orange as my base, OPI Chop-Sticking to My Story.  This is not the true color.  In person, this orange is a gorgeous burnt color.  I wish I could figure out why my camera does this!!

My Witch wears fancy tights!  I used Catrice Forget-Me-Not and GA21 to add my stripes.

I added so extras using Milani Black Swift and images from Cheeky JP06.


I love how this one turned out! The sparkle stripes are fantastic and the extra tie everything together!  My favorite design of the month!





Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Barielle Me Couture Fall 2014

Press Sample

Today I have the new fall collection from Barielle, Me Couture.  This collection contains some of the most gorgeous autumn shades!  Just check them out!


Taupe Notch - two coats, grey taupe.

Boho At Night - beautiful, royal purple but a little thin.  I applied three coats.

Boho Chic - oh my green! Absolutely love this dark green!  Two coats.

Berry Posh - beautiful shade of berry, two coats.

Moda Bleu - magnificent dark indigo, two coats.

Vintage Gown - light brown shimmer, two coats. Gorgeous, but not with my skin tone.

I decided to do a simple, colorful dotticure.  These shades with the dots looks like fallen leaves!



Yes, there was some disappointment with Boho At Night, but overall this is a great collection.. The shades are perfect for any fall manicure.  As you can tell from the pictures, the application is smooth and flawless.  If you are looking for new fall shades this collection would be a great addition to your inventory!

This collection is available at barielle.com for $8.00 per polish.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shimmer Polish Tammy

Press Sample

I have another gorgeous Shimmer Polish to share with you today!  Here is Tammy! Oh so stunning combo of gold, silver and purple!  When deciding what base color to use I went with something classic.  This taupe really highlights the beauty of this glitter!


I used an eye shadow applicator to add the glitter to the base of each nail.



This is one of my favorite Shimmers!  The colors are perfect together and it has such a classically, elegant style!  Wonderful accent!

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Stripes - Gothic Stripes

For my second NNC stripe design I wanted something dark and gothic.  It might have to do with the fact that I just got my MoYou Gothic plates!  Plus that Halloween is getting closer.  Unfortunately I went so dark that I lost some of the design.


I started with two coats of OPI Viking In A Vinter Vonderland. 

I added some black tips using Who Are You Calling Bossy?!?.  

For my stripes I used GA21 and Milani Black Swift.  It is actually really difficult to see the black.

I decided to add something sparkly.  I used Zoya Yuna and MoYou Gothic 02. I figured that at this point, seeing that you can't see the stripes, I needed something to make it pop.





Even though you can't see the stripes, I do like the darkness of this design.  So it's not 100% fail! 




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