Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Essie Hors d'Oeuvres

This picture doesn't do Essie Hors d'Oeuvres justice.  It is a very shiny gold glitter with just enough silver glitter to add interest.  I really like this one.  Below I added a slanted French tip of Revlon Emerald City.  It is a good way to extend the life of a chipping manicure. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Three polish fail

I still like this mani in theory, but not in practice.  It is Wet 'n Wild Megalast Bite the Bullet and I Need a Refresh Mint with China Glaze Foie Gras.  The needle marble is a total mess.  I like some of the nails.  But, overall, it is just too busy.  I may try something similar in the future with different colors.  Maybe two nude colors and one color color. 

Halloween Manicures

The first manicure is Essie Brazilliant and Sally Hansen Black Tie.  I did the Jack 'O Lantern with a dotting tool.  The second manicure is Zoya Ginessa, Spoiled Mind Your Beeswax, and Essie Brazilliant gradient.  Essie Pure Pearlfection is layered over the top. I'm pretty happy with both manicures.  This is my best candy corn mani to date.

Brown with a Flakie Gradient

This is Essie Partner in Crime with a gradient of Essie Shine of the Times.  This manicure just screamed fall.  I love it.  I did this one for Thanksgiving last year. 

Brown Dots

Wet 'n Wild Megalast Bite the Bullet with Wet 'n Wild Spoiled Pumping Gas dots.  I liked this manicure for fall.

Wet 'n Wild Megalast Bite the Bullet

This is Wet 'n Wild Megalast Bite the Bullet.  I think this is a pretty color, but it is just O.K. on me.  I'm a huge fan of the Megalast polishes formula and brush.  It wears really well on me. 

Essie Partner in Crime and Hors D'Oevres

This is Essie Partner in Crime with Essie Hors d'Oeuvres as an accent.  I really like both of these polishes.  Partner in Crime is a great dark brown without looking black.  Great for fall.  Hors d'Oeuvres is prettier in person.  It is a very bright, sparkly gold glitter polish with just enough silver to add interest. 

Zoya Paloma Gradient

This is a gradient of Zoya Paloma.  Paloma is a true jelly polish.  There is one coat of Paloma near the cuticles and it increases to 4 coats at the tips.  This mani was so nice I did it twice. :)  Paloma also is great for jelly sandwiches (one coat jelly polish, one coat glitter polish, final coat jelly polish).  I really like Paloma. 

Zoya Harper

Zoya Harper is a pretty cool polish  It is a Barbie pink jelly with gold shimmer and small round holographic particles imbedded withing the polish.  It is such a gorgeous polish.  I highly recommend it.  Zoya Muse is a similar polish in a teal color.  Muse looks to be the perfect mermaid color and it is on my wish list. 

Ruby Wing Strawberry Shortcake


I'm still working on catching up from last year. 
Strawberry Shortcake is a scented solar polish.  It is fake strawberry scented.  Like a Strawberry Shortcake doll from the 80's.  I'm not a fan at all of the scent, but it fades after a day and isn't super annoying.  I wish it weren't scented, but I can live with it.  This polish changes color in the sunlight.  In the shade it is a gorgeous gold with rainbow glitter and holographic shimmer.  In the sunlight it is a strawberry colored glitter with holographic glitter.  Both colors are gorgeous.  It seems like the longer I own this polish the less it wants to change.  Now it will change on day one in sunlight, but won't change after that.  If it wasn't scented and changed easily on day three this would be the best polish evah. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Zoya Rikki

Zoya Rikki is a green with a glass fleck finish.  Zoya does this finish very well.  Indoors it has more of a dollar bill green color.  The pic below in in the shade (and blurry).  After I received this polish, I realized that it is very close to my Rimmel Pro Rags to Riches.  I like this color, but certainly didn't need two bottles of it.  Oh well.  Zoya is my favorite brand.  It wears well on me. 

Needle Marble French

This is a needle marble with Zoya Blu as the base.  I'd guess that I used Rimmel Pro Midnight Blue, Zoya Harley, and Zoya Breezi for the marble, bu I don't know for sure.  I would have swirled the polishes with the the pointed end of a dotting tool, but you can also use a pin. 

Pastel Rainbow Gradient Fail

This one looked better on Pinterest.  I failed.  I failed hard.

Dots and Flowers

I think I'd like this one better with a different base color.  The base color is Finger Paints Go Van Gogh.

Daisy French

Cute, but looks nothing like it did on Pinterest.  :)  The base color is Wet 'n Wild Megalast On a Trip.

Fried Egg Pansies

This is another fail.  I tried to do pansies, but they ended up looking more like fried eggs.  The base color is Zoya Harley.

Green Blue Gradient

A gradient with Wet 'n Wild Garden Hose and Bird Bath.  I don't recall any details on how I did this one. 

Stevie Roses

I'm catching up on my post.  I'm Wayyyyyyyy behind.  This is a fail.  I tried doing two roses on each nail with Zoya Stevie over Wet 'n Wild Megalast Bite the Bullet.  They look like swirls, but not much like roses.