Friday, November 21, 2014

Shimmer Polish Anna

Press Sample

I am ending the week with another gorgeous Shimmer Polish - Anna.

I did a jelly-glitter sandwich with a glitter gradient and then matted!





Isn't this glitter gorgeous?!?! And amazing coverage!

Available at Shimmer Polish for $12.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Milani Dry Brush Plaid

Press Sample

I have another design featuring some of the new Milanis.  I am finally getting to the end of my pile!


Red Label - fantastic, classic red with great coverage. Two coats.

Mango Tango - tropical orange with fantastic coverage. Two coats.

Corrupted Coral - pretty, muted coral.  Two coats.

Bombshell - girly, bubblegum pink. Fantastic coverage. Two coats.

I used various nail art brushes to apply each polish over Bombshell, creating a fun dry brush plaid.



You can pick up these shades at Kmart, CVS, Walgreens and Fred Meyers stores.  Or you can purchase online at MilaniCosmetics.com.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Zoya Ultra PixieDust Swatches and Review


Today I have the Zoya Ultra PixieDust collection.  This collection consists of three new fine micro glitter and mega hex particles for tone on tone 3D effects.


NOIR: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles.  I applied two coats of this gorgeous deep plum.

ARIANNA: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles.  The hint of purple in this red is beautiful! Two coats.

OSWIN: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles.  Love this perfect red!  Am I the only one thinking Doctor Who with this one?!?!  Two coats.

I used all three to create this side gradient.  Don't they blend together beautifully?!?  


I waited quite awhile for these to dry before taking pictures and didn't see the matte effect that is shown in the Zoya pictures.  As you can see from mine there is still some shine.  If you are looking for more of matte effect I would suggest adding a matte top coat. 


ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
$10 (US) Available on Zoya.com and at finer salons and spas.

Press Sample

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Inspired By a Book - Dragonfly in Amber

For my second NCC design, I created one based on a favorite series.  I started reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series way back when it first debuted.  It was love from the start.  I have re-read them many times over the years.  And yes, I am enjoying the STARZ series.  I was really worried, but they have done a really good job.

My design is based on the second book in the series, Dragonfly in Amber.

I started with two coats of Mango Mama.

I added some imperfections using OPI Cointreau-Versial Chocolate and China Glaze Harvest Moon.


I added my dragonfly using MASH 41 and Black Swift.

And I added another coat of Mango Mamma.








Monday, November 17, 2014

Color Club Fiber Optics Glitter Collection

Press Sample

Today I have the final collection from the recent releases from Color Club.  This is a small, but fun collection!  The Fiber Optics collection is a four, mini bottle collection of bar glitter.  I am not a fan of bar glitter but I though this collection was fun! I used some of the Seven Deadly Sin lacquers as bases.

Neon Static - my favorite from the collection! Absolutely love the neon, black and white glitter. One coat.

Electric Spark - gold bar glitter. One coat.

Wired - black and white bar glitter. One coat.

Watt's Up - silver bar glitter. One coat.

The coverage with this glitter is amazing!  If you are a fan of this type of glitter you will love this collection!

Available at ColorClub for $12.95. 


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