Friday, April 24, 2015

Tiffany Blue

Happy Saturday all!  Today I have a gorgeous mix of high end mainstream and indie polish for you!

As I mentioned in my last post, my hair salon carries Smith & Cult polish, which is made by the original creator of Hard Candy.  I was able to pick up lavender pink holo glitter called Vegas Post Apocalyptic.  I also had the good fortune of being on Facebook at the right time to catch the silent stock of three new polishes from Enchanted Polish - I bought them all but sold and swapped two of them, keeping the perfect Tiffany Blue creme, Cotton Candy Taffy, for myself.

Most have been forever in search of the perfect Tiffany Blue polish, and this is it!  Probably could be a one-coater, but I used two coats, and added the Smith & Cult polish with Nail Vinyls, creating a simple but chic look.

On my other hand, I already had Vegas Post Apocalyptic by itself, it is opaque in three coats, so I added the Enchanted Polish to create a reverse french mani.  Rare is the time when my nails actually match, even a little!

Enchanted Polish is an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a silent restock so who knows when or where they will show up again, I recommend joining the EP fan groups on Facebook and stalking them, or buying on the secondary market.

Smith & Cult is carried at some high end salons, also sold online and of course the secondary market.  I have two of their polishes now and they are both insanely gorgeous!

Nail Vinyls are the no-brainer tools that make cool manis possible, they are available here and here.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fun with Dry Brushing

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a great weekend!  I'm getting my hair done today and that always makes me feel better!  My hair salon also carries Smith & Cult polish, and I intend to pick one up while I am there.

But of course you came for nails, and not hair, so let's get into this week's post.  I know I haven't done any art in awhile, I have been super busy, great things are happening in my life!  So I decided to try my hand at the dry brush technique - where you essentially wipe off most of the polish and give your mani a cool brush stroke abstract look.

First, the base color I chose is a gorgeous dark gray holo with purple flash, Suck it Trebek by Bear Pawlish.  I wanted it for the name alone as Celebrity Jeopardy is one of my favorite SNL skits, but the color is also amazing!

I also managed to snag a sample at the recent Elevation Polish restock, as well as one of the Wyoming collection, Cloud Peak.  The sample (WYL #12) is a glitter topper with stars, hexes, and squares in light blue and green.  Cloud Peak is a wonderful cornflower blue creme/flakie hybrid - something I have never seen before!  It seems like every indie brand released a flakie collection in the last 6 months, but Elevation combined flakies with a shimmery creme to create something truly unique! 

And of course, I utilized one of my favorite Nail Vinyl shapes, stars, for a cohesive look.  I really like how the dry brush turned out, it is definitely easy to do and a fun way to make your mani stand out!

If you're looking for a dry brush tutorial, I recommend this video, I found it very informative

Bear Pawlish can be purchased here

Elevation Polish will be restocking on the 22nd here

Nail Vinyls can be purchased here and here

Friday, April 10, 2015


Happy Friday!! For some reason April seems to go by so slow... It is already so hot here I am wary of the lava hot summer that will soon be upon me.  BUT - the good news is that I got some fantastic sun pics of an absolutely breathtaking holo!

This is the elusive Enchanted Polish Scintealliant sparkling in the sun!

And here's some indoor pics with flash - this polish is stunning indoors and out, I am in love with it!  

Scintealliant is exclusive to French boutique Pshiiit, and of course sells out immediately every time it is restocked, but plenty can be found on the secondary market - Facebook is your friend!  I only have a decant because I cannot justify the cost of an entire bottle.