Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vampyness With a Touch of Gold

Guys, I dunno what's up with me but I seem to be on a gold kick. Last time it was gold glitter on top of Essie Armed & Ready and now it's gold flakies on top of Wet n Wild's Ready to Pounce. Why does that name sound so familiar? Oh, because it was from last year's Halloween collection... and of course I only first got to try it out today!

Vampy shades are excellent for this kind of weather, I think. I was gonna wish you all a Happy Hump Day but I just realized it's only Tuesday. Whaaaat?! Why is the week going so slow? But then again, tomorrow it'll be February already. Enjoy the rest of your week everyone and thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scherer Chameleon Blue Sky

Hi guys! Lazy weekend post for today features a duochrome polish by the brand Scherer Chameleon in Blue Sky. Duh, you guys knew that from the title, right?? I know I'm not one to usually feature many duo/multi-chromes but this one was too pretty to pass up... look at all the pretty purple/green/blue/teal colors!

Don't you just love bottle shots like these?? =D You can find this one at your local Rite Aid store for around $3-4. I think sometimes they go on sale for even cheaper. I bought 3 of these but if I recall correctly, there were at least 5 total duochrome polishes I saw that day. Sorry guys, my memory is failing me right now since I bought these so long ago -- I'm talking last year long ago. Yeah... my untrieds list is ridonkulous. Shhh!

I know some people have had complaints about the formula bubbling and what not so here are a few tips & tricks I used to avoid the B-word mess:
  • The formula was a bit thick so add a few drops of thinner
  • This polish dries lightning quick so WORK FAST
  • Apply thicker coats of polish to give yourself some leeway when working the formula
  • Sandwich with a top coat, polish, then another top coat! This helped especially well with bubbles
Hrmm... I guess that was a not-so-lazy weekend post afterall. Oops! Have a great one you guys! ^_^

Friday, January 27, 2012

Armed and Glittery!

Hello hello one and all! Let's get right into it, shall we? Today I have a special little combo mani for you guys. The base polish is from Essie's Spring 2012 Go Overboard Collection -- Armed & Ready. It's a fabulous taupe/grey color with brown undertones coupled with some beautiful copper/gold shimmer... 3 coats here but it could have been completely opaque in 2. I finished it off with a multi-sized gold glitter polish from a Japanese brand called Winmax in color #8.

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend to boot! Thanks for reading lovelies! =D

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Laziness = Good Mani Results?

Hrmm... it must be true because I was too lazy to take off OPI DS Extravagance from my last mani so I decided just to polish right on top of it! Here we have my very humble attempt at a laser mani originally created by the beautiful Miss Jane of nailside. If you've been living under a rock, definitely go check out her blog, it is nothing short of UH-MAZING.

So I layered OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It on top and added some flakies called Big Universo Espectral from Brazil -- a beauty sent to me by a very wonderful nail polish buddy! To finish it off, I added a matte top coat by Hard Candy. Here are ze results...

Quite pretty if I do say so myself ^_^. Sorry for the picture overload but I find the more pictures, the better! I hope you guys are having a wonderful week. One more day and it's Friday! Woooohooooo!

Monday, January 23, 2012

OPI DS Extravagance

Hello lovelies! Not much to say, I will let the pictures do the talking okay? =) Here is OPI DS Extravagance -- absolutely *love* the DS line. What can I say, this polish is pure perfection. Three coats with a top coat in overcast weather.

P.S. It's nice to see you guys again! =]

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Crazy Hiatus

Hi everyone, I am still alive. Real life has taken over but thank you for checking up on this little ol' blog of mine. I am trying to sort through the craziness that has transpired over the past few months so thank you for understanding the lack of posts. I hope you all have had a wonderful new year so far. I will hopefully have time to blog again in the near future. Until then, much love and thanks to you all. <3