Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Matte Afterglow

Hello all! Sorry I have been MIA for a couple of weeks. I started my new job and am studying for my Series 7 Securities License right now, so not much time available for blogging.  I did manage to do some nail art this week, it's up on my Instagram which you can get to right over here >>>>>

So I thought I would post one of my looks from a few months back that I have in my backlog of manis to post.  Now this polish is no longer available, I actually bought the very last bottle.  This was also my first foray into using a matte top coat.  If you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of a glitterholic, and very magpie (oooh SHINY!) about my nails.  Yes, I am that person sitting at the green light because I just caught a glimpse of holo in the sunlight and can't look away. Sorry not sorry!

Anyhow, this is Ken Doll from Liquid Afterglow Lacquer, mattefied with Essie's matte top coat, Matte About You.  I do like how you can see the different glitters easily in the matte state, it really adds another layer of complexity to this jelly sandwich!

Liquid Afterglow Lacquer can be purchased here, make sure to follow them on IG because recently there have been a lot of sales!  

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Purple Luminosity

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! We've made it halfway through the week.  This is my last week on hiatus, I start my new job on Monday! So excited!!  I find that my nails tend to be a great ice breaker when meeting new people, so I'm looking forward to converting more people to the indie polish world.

This week I'm featuring a double dose of my favorite color - purple!  I recently picked up Eat. Sleep. Polish. Strings of Violets which is a gorgeous lilac holo.

TwinkledT had a huge sale so I bought a near lifetime supply of vinyls and decided to use the triangle swirls with Emerald & Ash Snozzberries.

I love this look!! It was definitely eye catching and super easy to do thanks to the vinyls.  This was my first time trying Emerald & Ash - I'd heard from pretty much everyone that their cuticle oils are amazing, and they are absolutely fantastic! I picked up 3 oils along with my polishes and I'm hooked - they absorb so fast and smell divine!  

Emerald & Ash is currently on hiatus until mid-July, but can be purchased here when they reopen.

Eat. Sleep. Polish. can be purchased here

TwinkledT vinyls are available here - make sure to check them out on Instagram for tutorials and discount codes!