Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cosmetic Arts Mystery Blue

Hey ladies, how are we all this evening? With all the recent fustercluck of activities that have been happening on teh internetz and real life, I felt the urge to do a simple and clean mani. I got this polish a couple days ago at Ross of all places. It's a magnificent blue. I have nothing like it in my stash. Behold the brilliance of this blue beauty.

It's even prettier in person. This polish had a jelly finish that was completely opaque at 3 coats. I freaking love it. I have no clue what the name of this Cosmetic Arts polish is but for a $1.99, I wouldn't care if it was called Stomp on Puppies... I'd still buy it in a heart beat. Thanks for reading everyone. Have a fantastic Thursday!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Delicate Pastel Gradient

A lazy weekend post for you guys. OPI Gargantuan Green Grape + Lynnderella Love Lace and Lilacs on my tips.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. <3

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jade Vermelho Surreal & Mystic Gold

I'm sure most of you fellow polish addicts have heard the buzz about the awesome new Jade Holografico polishes from Brazil right?? (<-- wow that was a mouthful!) Today's post will feature two of the more unique shades from their collection. Let's take a look! Both of these were taken in direct sunlight with flash.

One coat of Jade Holografico Vermelho Surreal

 Had to add an extra pic of this indoors with flash
This is how it looks most of the time. A gorgeous vibrant red <3

Two coats of Jade Holografico Mystic Gold

Aren't they gorgeous?? C'mon, who's heard of a true red and/or gold holo before? Exactly! One of the best things about these holos is that they aren't the special kind that need an aqua base (like Nfu Oh's, Laylas, Gosh, etc). I applied both of these polishes without a top coat for maximum holographic blingy-ness. Dry time was pretty good! They were soooooo pigmented you guys! I still have several from the rest of the collection that I can't wait to try out. So, do you own any of the new Jade Holograficos? Planning to get some soon? You should! =D Thanks for reading lovelies!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

300 Follower Giveaway Winner!

Ladies and gents, thank you so much for entering my most recent giveaway! I am beyond happy to see so many beautiful new faces and wonderful friends on this here little blog o' mine. Without further ado, the winner of my giveaway is...

Congrats to Shawnzangel!

The winner has been contacted and will have 24 hours from now to respond. If I don't receive a confirmation of the prizes, I will pick a new winner! Thanks for entering everyone... you guys are awesome! <333

ETA: The winner has claimed her prize! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

China Glaze Sun Worshiper

Oh hay gurl haaaaaaay. I will cut right to the chase! Today's bright and fun mani is Sun Worshiper from China Glaze's Summer 2010 Poolside Collection. As per usual, my camera freaked out in the presence of this neon beauty.

Sunlight with flash

Dude, it glooooows! Application was streaky, however -- this took about 3-4 coats and I had to let them dry in between. I did try to make the coats a little thicker as I went on to even out the lines but they don't seem too noticeable in pictures. I didn't apply a white base for this and it was still bright as all heck. Yay for awesome neons! This dried to a pseudo matte/suede finish so top coat was definitely a must.

One last reminder: tomorrow is the last day for my giveaway! Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm and I will announce the winner on the 20th! Hooray!!! *dances*

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bursts of Bokeh Blue

I love alliteration hahah =P. Hey guys! How are you all today? Doing well, I hope! My one year blog anniversary just passed (June 10th to be exact) and I am so excited to have officially made it to this point. My first post ever was so funny now that I've had a chance to look back on it... such a newb I was =P. Time passes by so quickly, huh?? I hope you all have gotten a chance to enter my 300 Follower Giveaway before the deadline on June 19th. Just about a week left until I pick a winner! But let's get on with official business, shall we? Today's mani consisted of three polishes: Revlon First Class (dark blue creme that's a Target exclusive), Winmax #10 (vibrant turquoise glitters), and L'Apogee Turquesa (subtle blue flakies) --all wonderfully sealed with a matte top coat.

So many sparkles!

Revlon First Class on its own under desk lamp without flash

Revlon First Class on its own with flash

L to R: Sally Hansen pacific Blue, Nails Inc Baker St, Revlon First Class

Don't you just love blues?? One of my favorite colors <3. The blurry sparkles from all the glitter and flakies remind me of a bokeh effect commonly seen in photography. It's awesome =D. As you can see from the swatch wheel, First Class is NOT a dupe of the ever-so-popular Nails Inc Baker Street -- it's definitely much darker and has more navy tones in comparison to both Baker Street and Pacific Blue by Sally Hansen. But that's not to say it still isn't super gorgeous! *le sigh* Loves it. Happy (Pink-less) Wednesday and thanks for reading girlies!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Going Greek

If you've read my blog for a while now, I think you might've noticed that I have a thing for gold flakie top coats. I really tried to stop myself from getting another, but yeah... obvious fail. Oh well!!! This mani reminds me of a Greek toga party. Dejavu? Yes... this mani I did previously also reminded me of one. I think I may just be itching to go to one. Hrmmm *plots* =P. My base here was OPI Don't Touch My Tutu (horrible name but hey, WHAT'S NEW OPI?!) and the gold flakes were American Apparel Meteor Shower.

OMG, this mani was THICK. Heeeeck, it was "only" 8 coats (1 base, 4 DTMT, 1 Seche Vite, 1 MS, 1 SH Insta-Dri) but my coats of DTMT were super thick due to my huge aversion to visible nail line (kill it with fire!!!). I'm pretty sure I'll be denting this some time soon but I'll try to enjoy it while it lasts! And oh yes, Meteor Shower had curling flakes. Damn the curling flake/glitter problem! I am shaking my fist at you, curling glitter gods! Whatever though, I made do. Love gold top coats too much to be too bummed about it. I am however, pretty bummed that this 18k gold flakie top coat from Sephora by OPI costs an arm and a leg. D= Whyyyyyy?!??! Guess I'll have to go working the streets to come up with that kinda money. Anyway, I think I've already rambled too much. As always, thanks for reading guys. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

Are you guys getting tired of my gradient manis yet? I hope not =). I had some fun with today's Lazy Weekend post. Check it out!

Such a fun combo!

A couple more pics for fun. Enlarge to see it in full size!

My base was China Glaze For Audrey -- a Tiffany blue of course. My tips were covered with "diamond-like" OPI Crown Me Already. What do you guys think?? I personally love it! =D And oh yeah, that is TOTALLY a real Tiffany & Co. necklace*... uh huh.... Thanks for reading guys!

* Yeaaaah, no. Got this as a gift from a friend who was vacationing in China lololol