Friday, September 26, 2014

NY Color Broadway Burgundy Frost

Ok, this is seriously one of my favorite colors/polishes I've worn yet! SO PRETTY!

This is two coats of NY Color Broadway Burgandy Frost topped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. There is no burgandy and no frost, just pure gorgeousness! The formula was thick in a good way and while on the thin side, the brush was easy to use.
I'm so proud of myself for getting nice (for me) curves near my cuticles, it helped so much that this polish cleans up like a dream. Once little swipe with a brush with acetone and the polish is gone... so easy to use!
I don't think I was able to truly capture the lovely dark ruby glow this color has, the red microglitter is so pretty in person. I'm really not a 'red' person, but this color is just too pretty to keep in the drawer. I've already had it on for a couple days and other than minor, minor tip wear you can't tell.
I'm so impressed with this inexpensive polish, I think it was $2 from Target. LOVE!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sinful Colors Glass Pink

I was feeling like wearing a bit lighter color, time for a palate cleanser.
I picked up some new Sinful Colors polishes from the Walgreen's sale last week. They're some really good polishes, especially when on sale for $.99!
Because Glass Pink is so sheer and my nails are stained, I started with two coats of Loreal's pale nude Sweet Nothings then a layer of Glass Pink and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.
I didn't even add any holographic sparkles this time! It's a nice clean look, but still pretty.

Fresh Paint Pistachio & Sally Hansen Disco Ball

I picked up a few clearance polishs at Five Below, a couple bottles of Pistachio were among those. It's a very pretty green, light and soft. The formula didn't level the best, this was about three coats.
I wanted a bit of sparkle so I added a quick layer of Sally Hansen Disco Ball then Insta-Dri.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sally Hansen Copper Penny & Revlon French Roast

It's been a bit cooler the past couple days, perfect time for some fall nail polish. : )

Well, that and I got this great copper glitter on clearance at Ulta last weekend! I swatched it over four different browns, the one I thought worked the best was Revlon Colorstay French Roast.
I applied 1-2 coats of French Roast, then just one (1!) coat of Sally Hansen Copper Penny from their Complete Salon Manicure line. I think I'm going to have to grab the other bottle of this... it's really pretty and applies so nicely.
And because I can, I added Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond for sparkle and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat.

Edited to add a couple more photos... and that I'm stopping by Ulta tonight to grab that extra bottle after all! : P

The claw! lol

Friday, September 12, 2014

SinfulShine Manhunt, SpaRitual Invention, & Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond

Once again, I really like this combination! I started with two coats of SinfulShine's shimmery army green Manhunt. The formula is thick, but in a good way... I love the gel-like effect/thickness that the polish has once it's dry- and it wears well, too!
I then layered SpaRitual Invention, a gold/slightly blue shimmer over top and added Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond for a bit of holographic sparkle.
I finished off with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. Including the Finger Paints base coat I used, it's six layers of polish in all but I like the effect. Plus, any nail imperfections I have are certainly covered up! lol

Monday, September 8, 2014

SinfulShine Rendezvous & Finger Paints Sparkle Top Coat

Love this combo! I used two coats (slightly thicker) of SinfulShine's dusty teal Rendezvous then topped it with Finger Paints Sparkle Top Coat. The top coat has teeny tiny glitter, I think there are several colors in there, but over Rendezvous it's predominantly gold... which is gorgeous! I finished the look off with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Zoya Yuna

I had a few bonus dollars to spend at Ulta, I came home with Zoya Yuna for $3. : )
While the formula, for me, was thick and a bit difficult to get good coverage... for each nail I had to get keep getting more polish on the thin brush. With other polishes, I can cover the whole nail with just one or two swipes of polish.

BUT! The color is really nice. A dark grey with small gold/green/copper flecks turn this into a really great, easy-to-wear neutral which is just what I was looking for. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri on top since I know I'll want to wear this for a while.
It's dark, but can't easily be confused for a black and I don't own any other dark grey polishes like this. It's a keeper.

Outside with flash...


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Finger Paints A Grape Catch, Piggy Polish Among the Stars & Finger Festival

I'll try to get a normal pic a bit later, but for now lookit the SPARKLES!

This is two coats of Finger Paints medium purple shimmer, A Grape Catch. I then used a coat of Piggy Polish lilac and pink glitter Among the Stars and because I wanted some holographic in the mix, I added Piggy Polish Finger Pestival. Woohoo!

Fresh Paint Guava & Piggy Polish Finger Festival

I really love this polish, Fresh Paint Guava. I used one thick coat to reach opacity and topped it with the prettiest holographic polish, Piggy Polish Finger Festival. I really couldn't capture just how bright and happy of a color Guava is, especially in lower lighting it justs radiates.

OPI Warm Me Up & Orly Lavish Bash

I used a couple layers of OPI Warm Me Up, a shimmery brown that my bf says stinks to high heaven. He's never mentioned a polish's smell before, but perhaps there's something different about this polish because I think it's pretty smelly, too.
I topped the brown with a coat of Orly's pretty gold glitter topper, Lavish Bash. It dries pretty smooth for a glitter, I didn't feel the need for a top coat.