Friday, April 27, 2012

69 Cent Couture

If my title isn't the epitome of an oxymoron, then I don't know what is =P. Explanation for it? To create this smexy mani, I used Wet n Wild Black Creme which I got for only 69 cents at Walgreens. WIN! Let's take a break from the indies and indulge in a drug store polish for today okay? GUYS, this has got to be one of my most favorite manis evaaaaar! Holler back to this post. Less talk, more pics!

Black Creme + matte top coat + scotch tape = giggety giggety. I haz no words. Happy Friday!!! *dances*

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Candy Lacquer Candies & Sprinkles

Hello all you beautiful people out there. Today's post features two wonderful polishes I've recently acquired. The base coat for this mani was done with one single coat of No More Film from Essie's recent 2012 Resort Collection. How shall I attempt to describe this color? Hmm, it's a gorgeous fusion of deep navy blue and violet, a color very similar to the ever-so-popular OPI Sapphire in the Snow (currently an untried for me).  I layered it with Candy Lacquer (formerly Sweet Fairy Boutique) Candies & Sprinkles -- a fun polish chock-full of multi-colored and multi-shaped glitters. This was all topped with two coats of gelous and a single coat of Seche Vite as per usual.

Check out No More Film on its own below

Indoors with flash

Indoors under desk lamp lighting

No More Film is truly gorgeous in its own right. I wore it solo for a day then decided to throw a bunch of glitter on it. Please excuse the dulling of top coat due to multiple days of wear in my initial pics. I really need to learn to take them when my manis are fresh and sparkly. Next time, folks, next time. Also, I tried to thin out my stash a little more and will probably be adding to my blog sale some time in the near future. Just gotta get all that set up. And no, I did not forget about my giveaway =). I just need to find the time to do all this. Patience little ones. Until then, Happy Thursday and thanks for reading my lovelies <3.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ain't No Party Like a Boy Girl Party

Oh why hello thar. Lazy weekend post is lazy.

Revlon Amethyst + Lynnderella Boy Girl Party. Suh-weet.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dandy Nails Wingless

Hey everyone, hope all is well on your side of the world. I'm lazy today. So a lazy post it will be. Lots of pictures as always though -- that makes up for a lack of flowery descriptions and excessive rambling, right? It better. =P

One coat of Dandy Nails Wingless over a couple frankens
Below are shots of the frankens on their own

Index and ring: a periwinkle with silver shimmer
Middle and pinky: a dusty teal with silver shimmer

As you've noticed, I've been on a huge indie kick as of late. It sure doesn't seem to show signs of stopping... at least not in the near future anyway. I hope you all aren't getting tired of it as I have about a billion more indies to try out. They are literally popping up left and right, I'm not sure I can even keep up at this point! Anyway, time to mosey on with my lazy self. Happy Thursday. =)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Delicate Grey Layering

Semi-lazy weekend post for today! OPI My Pointe Exactly and Pahlish Typewriter Keys from Shannon's etsy shop.  I think this might be one of my favorite layering combinations -- check it out!

I cannot believe how amazing this combo turned out!
Check out the pics below for MPE on its own

I took these pics last night without intending to 
post them but they actually turned out pretty nice!

The amazing thing is that this was only 3 thick coats of MPE to achieve full opacity (contrary to the ridonkulous 6-8 coats that I've heard around the interwebs ><). It is so pretty on it's own! The additional perks of self leveling and an extremely forgiving formula make it that much more amazing. Can you believe that I didn't even have to do clean up on the last two pics?! That is cray cray. You may have also noticed that I filed down my nails -- GUYS, I was freaking out! My nails were the longest they've ever been in my entire life. That's nuts... I kept thinking they were going to break somehow so I filed them down. Glad I did because I am much happier at this length =D. So what do you guys think? Gonna give OPI Ballet Collection a chance? Gonna hoard some Pahlishes while you're at it too? Hehehe, have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pink Wednesday: KBShimmer Berry Patch

Hello all. Before I begin today's post I'd just like to have a mini vent.  Don't you just hate it when a polish comes in a trio or pack of some sort and you are forced to order the entire pack if you want that single polish? And I get that there is really no way around it when it comes to buying from retail brands but my personal issue was with a private seller. There was a polish from an indie seller on etsy, of all places, that I wanted to purchase from -- but it came... in a pack. Now I've had such pleasant interactions with every single indie seller up until this point. Every etsy seller has been so accommodating with custom orders since it is a personally run business after all. And I'm all for supporting small businesses! However, that was not the case with this seller. When I contacted her, I was informed that it was simply impossible to sell the polish alone since it came pre-packaged in a pack. Seriously? Okay, I get that you don't want to sell it individually because you also want to profit from selling the other two lame polishes but as far as being impossible to sell it alone because your stock is already pre-packaged? What. How. Uhh... okay. Don't you mix these by hand? And package them -- by hand? Unless all the labor that goes into your polish shop is done by robots. Then that would be awesome and only then would it be a valid, nay, kickass, excuse for having pre-packaged stuff! I will not name the seller but c'mon now, way to drive customers away from your business. Geez Louise. Looks like I will be crossing this etsy shop off my list forever. You are dead to me. Ugh. Sorry guys, this is usually a happy place for pretty things but sometimes, something like this happens that just makes you want to wrinkle your nose and scrunch your brow and maybe even kick a poor soul or two, know what I mean? Okay, thank you for letting me have my moment! I'm usually a pretty optimistic/happy person but that was just not cool. /endrant (I guess that wasn't such a mini vent after all, sorry!)

Onto much happier things! It's Pink Wednesday y'all =). And as such, today I have for you a gorgeous polish from an etsy seller who was an absolute pleasure to do business with. This is Berry Patch from KBShimmer. Pictures first, shall we?

Christy's description says it best: "A creamy pink base sets off large blueberry hex glitter, small raspberry hex gliiter, holographic pink glitter and micro strawberry red glitter and raspberry pink glitter. Bits of ice, in the form of holographic sliver glitter complete this yummy treat."

This was 2 thick coats with an additional 2 coats of gelous and Seche Vite to finish it all off. I am so happy I have polishes like this to brighten my day =). If not, I think I would have to seriously karate chop a B. Thanks for reading and humoring me guys. Have a lovely day!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Nostalgic Lacquer Pizzazz

I'm going to hit you all with a bright pop of green okay? Okay! Here's Nostalgic Lacquer Pizzazz layered over some green jellies. Some squinting might be necessary =P...

The base polish for my index and ring was New York Summer Hot Green and my middle and pinky was New York Summer Amaranth. Everything was topped off with one coat of Pizzazz and a matte top coat. Talk about bright, right?! Thanks for reading everyone. Hope the start of your week has been a good one!