Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bean Juice: Time Collection

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting as much lately, I always forget:) 
Today I swatched a few polishes from Bean Juice! It's a rather new indie brand, that hasn't been entirely discovered yet. These can all be purchased at www.etsy.com/shop/TheCraftHouseOfBeans.

First, we have "5 O'Clock Somewhere," an absolutely beautiful shimmery white base with tiny blue, pink, orange, and yellow glitters that aren't really obvious until it's on your nails. It's the perfect polish for spring! This swatch is one very thin coat over white. Amazing formula and application, and the glitter spreads perfectly. 


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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Glow In The Dark Nails

I'm so excited about these! It was almost painful taking my rose mani off, but I'm so glad I did!
Today I received two glow in the dark polishes from Polish Me To Go! A neon pink called "Pretty Girls" and a blue one called "I'm So Blue." 


I couldn't decide which I wanted to swatch first, so I just went for it and did a mani with both! I knew the blue one would glow a little brighter, so I used that as the base. The design was just aimless doodling. :) I did my best to show the true colors, but unfortunately the pink looks rather orange in the photos. It's very pink in real life though!

These glow both under black light and when charged by any other sort of like and viewed in darkness. Since I didn't happen to have a black light on hand, I opted for the other method. Here's the result of charging the polish under an incandescent bulb for a few seconds, then taking a photo in pitch black. I apologize for the low photo quality, I had to use my phone since my camera couldn't handle it with a higher shutter speed and I couldn't stop shaking. haha <3 span="">



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Friday, February 15, 2013

Rose Nails

Hi everyone!

I love my nails today, even though it was sad taking off my last mani:(

For this, I started with Essie "Guchi Muchi Puchi," then used OPI "Pirouette My Whistle" and Essie "Sugar Daddy" to make a jelly sandwich. The main part of the rose is Julep "Joan," and the accents are Orly "Decades Of Dysfunction" and a Chifure polish that I don't know the name of haha. And the leaves are China Glaze "Running In Circles."

Hope you like! :)



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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bestie Twin Nails!

Hey everyone! 
My current mani is a collaboration between one of my good friends Jessie over at Nails Of Jessie K and I based on a theme that's going around Instagram! It was started by the lovely Vanessa (aka @mrslochness) and her best friend Vee (@veebutterfly). There isn't really a specific way to do this, you can make them as similar or original as you like, but Jessie and I decided to go for a general theme of chevron, dots, glitter, and gradient (of course) and the colors teal and deep purple, then surprise each other with the final result!

Here's what we came up with:)

Mine: I did a glitter gradient on my index finger using Julep "Marion" and OPI "Pirouette My Whistle," a vertical gradient on my middle finger using Julep "Marion" and "Morgan," freehand chevron on my ring finger with "Morgan" and Essie "No Place Like Chrome," and some simple dots on my pinky.


Jessie's: I'm not sure of all the details for this one, but I know the pretty teal glitter is Happy Hands Nail Polish "For British Eyes Only" and the purple is also Julep "Morgan." And she's the queen of chevron with her fancy scissors and tape;) 


And here's a "collage" of our nails together! :)





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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Random Nail Art

Here's just a bunch of random nail art that I have done over the past month (5 to be exact), there's not really much to say about these, but I'll write a short description before each photo:)

1. Here's my most popular mani ever, so far! These were inspired the the absolutely amazing Selena over at pinkurock.com, or @selenadee_nails on Instagram. I used the entire China Glaze Summer Neons Collection for this, plus Fairy Dust on top:)

2. These are pretty recent, for this simple gradient I used Julep "Joan" and OPI "I Don't Give A Rotterdam." I chose these together just because they both have an underlying gold shimmer. :)

3. This is some sort of "half-swatch" of Wicked Polish Hematoma, I was so lucky to catch this one at the last restock! I also picked up "Pox" but that one gets its own post. ;) For the gradient I used China Glaze "Creative Fantasy" and "Hanging In The Balance" 
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Happy Hands Nail Polish - "For British Eyes Only"

Next is "For British Eyes Only" also by Happy Hands Nail Polish. :)
This is the PERFECT teal. It's a sheer teal jelly packed with holo (and some regular) teal glitter. It would probably be opaque in three coats simply because of all the glitter in it, but I put two over OPI "Fly." It's much more beautiful in real life of course, I couldn't stop staring at my nails when I had this on. Such an amazing color.

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Happy Hands Nail Polish - "I Am Jack's Broken Heart"

I'm trying to catch up on posts, I've been forgetting that I even have a blog! haha But these are some of my favorite polishes ever, I can't believe I didn't get them sooner.

First, "I Am Jack's Broken Heart" by Happy Hands Nail Polish.
This is a purplish red jelly base, completely loaded with purple and teal square glitter, and some smaller squares and hexes. And if the light hits it at the right angle, it has a beautiful purple shimmer.  Application was easy, and it would be completely opaque in two coats, but I decided to put a coat of OPI "Casino Royale" underneath so I didn't have to use as much polish. :)

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Monday, February 4, 2013

NailArtFeb Day 1: Hearts

So this month, I'm going to attempt to do one of those nail art challenges, where each day has a different theme. I'm trying to stick to it as much as I can, but my blog posts might not be completely up-to-date haha. I'll most likely be posting the daily challenges on my Instagram, then updating my blog a couple days later.

Anyways.. day 1's theme is HEARTS! :)

The background color is Color Club "Miss Bliss," part of the Halo Hues 2013 collection, and I used China Glaze "White On White" and OPI "Big Apple Red" for the hearts. :)



Here's a photo of the background by itself, in direct sunlight. Holy holo goodness!! :)

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Miss Mya "I Love A Polish Girl"

I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted! I've been posting on Instagram, but I haven't had time to do a detailed blog post. But now I do! I have a lot of manis that have stacked up, but I wanted to start with this one in case anyone is looking for a perfect Valentines Day indie polish! :)

This is a simple swatch of two coats of Miss Mya "I Love A Polish Girl," over Essie "Guchi Muchi Puchi." It's a thick clear base completely packed with red and white glitter (both small and larger hexes) and the occasional white heart. It's absolutely PERFECT for Valentine's Day, and really any other time too since it's a clear base that can be layered over any color. 

You can buy this at http://missmya.bigcartel.com/!
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