Friday, October 24, 2014

Zoya Aurora

Today I have a Flashback Friday post for you - it's from before I even knew about indie polish!!  It's hard to remember what that was like, it was a different time.  

I love purple, and when I saw Zoya's Aurora, a gorgeous purple holo, I had to have it!  As a matter of fact, this was my first full size Zoya - I'd only had minis before from beauty subscription boxes.  As you can imagine, I fell in love with Aurora.  I have probably 3 or 4 bottles of it because I love it so much!!  

Like I said, this was way before indies, way before I became nail obsessed, so these photos are not like the ones I take now.  Anyhow, enjoy the flashback!  The peacock ring is by nOir and the butterfly ring is by Meghan LA.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Scented Chevrons

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I have a multicolored scented mani for you.  

I've mentioned before that I have the entire Revlon Parfumerie collection.  One day I was swatching them to smell the different scents and decided to use a few of my favorites.

First, the polishes: Revlon Parfumerie Moonlit Woods, China Flower, and Wintermint.  The gorgeous black polish is Star Seeds by Mod Lacquer.

Here's a close up of Star Seeds

First I painted my thumb and pinky with Star Seeds, then the remaining 3 fingers with the Revlons.

Next, I used double chevron nail vinyls and painted over the colors with the Mod Lacquer

This was a really fun and unique mani.  The Revlons retain their scent for a few days and smell very good, I hope they come out with more scents/colors soon!

Revlon can be found at many retailers - quite often when I am at Walgreens I see a "buy 1 get 1 50% off" deal on the Parfumerie line.

Mod Lacquer can be purchased here, unfortunately Star Seeds is discontinued (I got mine on Storenvy) but Mod Lacquer has a great alternative, Stellar

 Nail Vinyls can be found here

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blues With a Twist

Hey everyone!  Hope you all have had a great week so far!  Time does seem to fly as we get closer to the holidays.

Today I have a mani for you inspired by some great blue polishes.  And of course an extra dose of sparkle!

For this mani, I used OPI Can't Find My Czechbook.  This is one of my favorite blues, it's a great base color and of course is beautiful on its own as well.  I used Ninja Polish Hanukkah Floam over it to create a neat layered look.  For the accent nail I used Zoya Electra, and there's a few pics close up so you can see the extra bit of sizzle it adds to the overall look.

Sadly, Ninja Polish is on hiatus, not sure for how long but I hope they come back!  The best way to find out news on them would be through their Facebook page 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Watermelon Wednesday

I know it's October now, but I still wanted to share one of my favorite summer manis with you.  I love watermelon, and seeing them in the stores piled high just screams "summer" to me.  I am still baffled about how they keep churning out seedless watermelons....

For this mani I used a Sally Hansen art pen in green, Revlon Parfumerie Espresso, Enchanted Polish November 2013, Sinful Colors San Francisco, and Wet 'n' Wild French White Creme.

I first used two coats of the Enchanted Polish.  I love this color, such a gorgeous red holo!

Like I said before, when I pour out some polish for nail art, I use the closest thing I can later throw out - in this case it was a cookie wrapper.  

First I poured out some of the Sinful Colors - this green is very pretty, one of my favorites.

I used a striper brush to paint on the rind

Then I used the Wet 'n' Wild to add the white part of the rind

 And finally time for the seeds!  Of course using my favorite black by Revlon - I added them using a dotting tool

For an extra authentic touch, I used the nail art pen to highlight the rind - this was my first time using one of these pens and it was very easy to use!  A little harder when using my non-dominant hand of course.

And here's my watermelon nails in all their glory!  

I really loved this mani, and if it wasn't October, I'd be rocking it right now!

Sally Hansen can be found everywhere - I got the art pen on clearance at Ulta for 79 cents! What a steal!

Enchanted Polish is of course harder to find, especially the older the polishes, so if you're looking for November 2013 you'll want to check Storenvy or Facebook - the July 2014 polish released is pretty much a dupe for this, and is a lot cheaper and easier to find.

Sinful Colors is generally found at Walgreens, they have a lot of awesome colors and they're cheap - and they don't discontinue colors that often, so you can pick up San Francisco right now even though the bottle I have is over 5 years old

Wet 'n' Wild of course can be found everywhere, also very inexpensively, and their white is my favorite white