Friday, May 31, 2013

Sally Hansen Designer Collection Spring 2013- Butterscotch and Soy Latte

Good morning everyone! Today I am back with, yet again, more polishes from the Sally Hansen Designer Collection for Spring 2013. Be sure to check out Green Tea and Resurrection here as well as Dune and Angel Bite here.  These are the last 2 (for now) that I have. I have loved all the polishes from this collection so far and I'm loving these two as well!

Butterscotch is a bright, sunny yellow creme. The formula on this was FANTASTIC! 2 easy coats. Yellows are notoriously streaky and hard to work with, but I had zero problems with this. This is for sure my new go to yellow! Perfect for spring and summer. This is by designer Tracy Reese. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Essie Chinchilly

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great day! :) Today I am posting one of my all time favorite polishes, Essie Chinchilly.

Chinchilly is a light gray creme. This is 3 thin coats, 2 thicker ones is usually okay. I really love this polish. You have no idea! My bottle is about half full from using it so much! :) This is the polish that started my love affair with Essie so its pretty darn special.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ABC Challenge U is for Petites Utopia

Hello lovely ladies! Today we are making our way towards the end of the ABC Challenge (oh no!) and we are on letter U. I think that I only have a couple U polishes in my collection and this one was untried so I decided to go for this.

This beauty is Petites Utopia. Petites is a brand sold (exclusively, I think) at Rite Aid. The bottles are super tiny and they are definitely something that most people would walk right by. I did so many times and somehow this one came home with me one time. 6 months (?!) passed and I never tried it. No idea why I waited so long, because this is beautiful.

Utopia is a teal glass fleck in a jelly base. This was 4 coats and still tons of nail line visible, which I felt was disappointing.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hard Candy Black Tie Optional

Hi again guys! I have a huge slight obsession with black and white. So I knew I needed this glitter right when I started seeing swatches of it.

Hard Candy Black Tie Optional is a black and white glitter containing large, medium, and small black and white hexes along with black bar glitter. It is definitely a layering glitter. I decided to wear this over Essie Bottle Service from this summer's neons collection (review coming soon!).

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sally Hansen Designer Collection Spring 2013- Dune and Angel Bite

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!

Today I'm back with more polishes from Sally Hansen's Designer Collection. What can I say, I'm really loving this collection. I reviewed Green Tea and Resurrection here so be sure to check those out as well!

First up is Angel Bite, a deep vampy red crelly. The formula on this was pretty good... a bit thin but not bad by any means. Totally opaque in two coats. I liked this a lot, surprisingly. Even though it is totally not springy, I think its great. It did look a bit brown in the shade, which I thought was kind of odd, but it never looked black and you could definitely tell it was red in the sun. Also, no staining! This one is by designer Prabal Gurung. For all you fashionistas, this was the shade used in her Spring 2013 fashion show for the blood drip manicures on all the models.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sally Hansen Resurrection and Green Tea- Spring 2013 Designer Collection

Happy weekend, lovelies! Today I have two really pretty polishes to show you guys! One is a blue which totally surprises me, but I am totally in love.These are both LE polish from the Spring 2013 Designer Collection. Resurrection is by designer Prabal Gurung and Green Tea is by Tracy Reese. Sally Hansen does a designer collection every so often and I always love their polishes. Some of these are rereleases (pretty sure Green Tea is one of them). These two are both really beautiful, I may be going back for a couple others (Dune, Butterscotch, Angel Bite, and possibly White Out). There are also a few others in the collection called First Kiss, Soy Latte, Apparition, and Hot Lava for a total of 10 shades! There really is something for everyone. You can see bottle shots and display shots at Nouveau Cheap.

This beauty is Sally Hansen Resurrection  from the Complete Salon Manicure line. Totally opaque in one coat, but this is two out of habit. The formula on this was fantastic. One of the best I've used all year! Seriously though. If you like grayed out blues then you need this. You all know how I love my grays so this is perfect for me. I wore this with an accent of Sally Hansen Shoot the Moon which is part of their permanent line.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ABC Challenge T is for Triangle Nail Art with Orly Space Cadet

Happy Wednesday! I can't believe we are already on letter T of the ABC Challenge! Since I love triangle nail art in all forms, I knew I would have to do triangles this week. :) I started off with a base of Orly Space Cadet. Wow! This polish is beautiful! I can't believe I haven't shown it on the blog yet.

Then I added triangles at the tips using Orly Stone Cold (blue) and then smaller triangles with Orly Out of This World (purple). I feel like these went really well tomorrow. This was so so sparkly and I just kept wanting to stare at my nails haha!

My Picks From the China Glaze Sunsational Summer 2013 Collection: Heat Index and Highlight of My Summer

Happy Wednesday! It's been really hot here so I thought it would be appropriate to start pulling out the neons for summer! Yay! These were my 2 picks (so far) from the China Glaze Sunsational collection

Heat Index is a neon pink jelly. This freaked out my camera! It is way more neon in real life. The thing I didn't like about this was the formula. This was 4 coats and you could still see my nail line quite clearly. The color is great though, and I want to try this for a jelly sandwich. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Hello ladies! Today I have something new to me to share with you! Glequins are basically large pieces of glitter that can be manually placed on the nail. They are super blingy and I am totally in love with them. 

For my first ever mani with glequins I started out with a base of SpaRitual Native Rock with SpaRitual Driftwood as an accent nail. Side note, these are both very pretty on their own and I wore that mani for a day. Native Rock is more purple in real life but it does have a very strong gray undertone. Then I placed the glitter in different designs on each nail. This takes a lot less time than it looks like.

Monday, May 20, 2013

OPI Honey Ryder

Hi guys! Hope you are having a great start to your week! :) I'm really excited to show this polish to you mostly because I thought I would hate it, but it turns out that I really love it.

Honey Ryder is a metallic gold textured polish. It also has little gold flakies in it that give it a great depth. It is really an interesting polish to look at which I adore.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

ABC Challenge S is for Saran Wrap Nails

Hi everyone! This week we are on letter S of the ABC Challenge (where has the time gone?!) I've been really looking forward to this week so I could do Saran Wrap nails! I love these types of manis (probably more than is normal) so I was really excited to do another one.

I started off with a base of 2 coats of OPI My Vampire is Buff, a great cream/ nude. I'm seriously in love with this polish. I've worn it multiple times since I've gotten it so you know I like it.

I used Essie No Place Like Chrome (silver), China Glaze Fancy Pants (blue), Orly Melodious Utopia (yellow), and Sinful Colors Cotton Candy (pink) in that order. I painted a layer of the color over my dry base coat then used pieces of Saran wrap to lift off some of the color producing what you see below.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

American Apparel Summer Peach

Hi guys! Today I have a very pretty summery polish to show you all :) This is American Apparel Summer Peach, a super bright peach creme. I think this would look fantastic on tanned skin for summer. I also wore this topped with China Glaze Fairy Dust because it just makes everything better.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

ABC Challenge R is for Rain Nails

Hi everyone! I'm happy I'm back. I took a week off to recover from my accident. It really gave me an opportunity to reflect (among other fun things...keep reading).Thank you all for your sweet words and comments! It was really touching to see them all :)

 Since we had a rainy day down here in SoCal yesterday, which is pretty strange for May, I decided to do some rain nail art! I'm not totally happy with how these turned out but I still want to share this with you all. :) I definitely need to work on my nail art skills.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ABC Challenge Q is for Butter London Queen Vic

Hi everyone! Sorry for my lack of posting these past couple days. I missed you all! Unfortunately I got in a pretty bad car accident the other day. My car is totaled and the guy who came to tow it was surprised I was walking away from that accident. So I am insanely thankful that I am totally okay. I found out the guy who hit me was texting while driving. So PLEASE don't text and drive. You can really hurt other people and yourself so just don't do it. Nothing is more important than someone's life. Anyway on to the polish!

I only have one Q polish in my entire stash, and she is a beauty. Butter London Queen Vic, is a gorgeous plummy color with lots of pink in it. It kind of changes with the light. It can look anything from plum to maroon depending on the light.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Triangle Nail Art

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend :) Today I have some fun nail art to show you all. This was one of the first times that I have done some nail art and felt proud of it so I'm super excited for you all to see it! This was inspired by Whitney of Dressed Up Nails! I absolutely adore all her nail art and I always go on her blog or Tumblr for inspiration!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Essie Resort Collection 2013 Swatches+Comparions

Hi lovlies! I want to share one of my favorite collections so far this year (my other being Orly Hope and Freedom). This is a rather small collection but all four polishes pack a punch and are pretty unique. All of these had a great formula, although I've seen other people say otherwise. I do in general like Essie's formula of their polishes for the most part though. And I like the brush though a lot of people find it rather small. Enough with the rambling and onto the pretty polish!

First up is Essie Come Here! (yes, with the exclamation mark). This to me was a bright red leaning coral. I love corals so for me this was a winner. Two easy coats.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ABC Challenge P is for Pastel Polka Dots

Hi everyone! Today we are on letter P of the ABC Challenge! I did pastel polka dots with five different pastels. It was a very springy mani to say the least. I think that polka dots are a fun way to do nail art and they are super easy!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sinful Colors Genteel and Pistache + A Comparison

Hi lovies! :) Today I have a couple of shades from one of the new Sinful Colors Buff to Bright LE collection. There are so many I'm having trouble keeping track of everything. I picked up just these 2 but I might have to go back for a couple more! :)

Genteel is a pastel pink with a strong blue flash. You can see the blue flash in the bottle more than on the nail but it is very apparent in real life. So delicate, springy, and pretty. This is 3 coats.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

ABC Challenge O is for Orange Ombre

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Today I have my letter O mani for the ABC Challenge. I got two O's for you guys today!

For this I used Zoya Arizona on my thumb then mixed it with a couple drops of white before painting my index finger. I repeated this for all five of my fingers. I've actually never tried doing an ombre this way before and I'm definitely glad I got to try it!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Butter London Cream Tea

Hi guys! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! Today I wanted to post Butter London Cream Tea since I love white polishes for summer :) This was a jelly polish and was really sheer but I still liked it a whole lot. Keep reading to learn why!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

ABC Challenge N is for Neon

Hi guys! Today I am posting my letter N mani for the ABC Challenge. I though neon would be pretty appropriate as summer is coming up and weather here has started to get warmer. I am really looking forward to all the summer collections and can't wait to wear tons of bright and neon colors :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Striping Tape Mani with Essie Going Incognito and Good as Gold

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great start to your week :) Today I have my first striping tape mani to share! When I did this we were still feeling the wintery weather so I felt that darker colors were still my go-to (thankfully, it has since warmed up)

I started out by painting on Essie Good as Gold from the Mirror Metallics collection. Then I added a quick drying top coat to make sure it was totally dry before I put the tape on my nails. I then put on the tape and painted Essie Going Incognito, a lovely dark teal. I quickly peeled off the tape to reveal my designs! I actually kind of made this a skittle mani too since I did a different design on each of my nails and left my ring and thumb with solid colors.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

OPI Suzi's Hungary Again

Yep, this would me be posting twice in one day! I did a quick mani with OPI Suzi's Hungary Again from the Euro Centrale collection and added cute hearts to my ring and thumb with black. I thought it was cute and fun for an everyday mani.

My hears need a but of work but I still thought this was kinda cute! Suzi's Hungary Again was a pretty pink with shimmer but I feel like it is definitely dupable. Hope you guys like this!

xo Elle

ABC Challenge- M is for Matte

I'm back! I know, I know I've been missing for ages. Finals took over my life and then I got super sick over spring break. We're talking bed for days. But I am back and I really missed you guys! I've finally started feeling better and work and school have slowed down a bit so nails are making their way back into my schedule (yay!) I know I missed a couple other ABC Challenge posts so I'll be adding them onto this post.

Anyway, onto the nails.....

For letter K I used Spoiled Kickin' the Habit, a neon fuschia. I was not a big fan of this at all. The brush absolutely sucked. It was more of just a big bushy thing rather than a brush. Also, depending on which way you turned the bottle it was a different color. And the color in the bottle was different than the color on the nail. I shook it up so much and I still felt like the pigment wouldn't mix up or something. Ugh.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Google Reader is Over

Hi guys! So as most of you know, Google Reader is no longer going to be available on July 1st so I have chosen Bloglovin' as an alternative. Still working out the kinks and I still need to add a button in the sidebar but I am definitely switching over and hope you will all follow me that way!

xoxo Elle
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Friday, March 15, 2013

Orly Fowl Play

Happy Friday guys! Today I have a gorgeous polish to show you. Orly Fowl Play is a deep plum jelly base with tons of flakies in it. I don't even know how to describe it, but it is seriously pretty. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

ABC Challenge J is for Butter London Jack the Lad!

Hi everyone! Today is letter J of the ABC Challenge! I can't believe we have all made it this far :) For this challenge all the participants choose a polish name, brand, or nail art technique that begins with the letter of the week. For this week I have Butter London Jack the Lad from last year's winter/holiday collection. It is such a stunner! I liked this a lot more than I expected to.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Orly Hope and Freedom Collection Swatches!

Happy Tuesday! Hope you guys all had a lovely weekend and didn't have too much trouble waking up with Daylight Savings taking away an hour of sleep. Today I have swatches of a really fun collection that I have been dying to find ever since I saw swatches of it. For all of these I used no basecoat (spoiler: no staining on any of them!) and one coat of Sally  Hansen Insta-Dri as my top coat.

Orly Melodious Utopia- 4 coats. Officially my favorite yellow! I loved this so much! The formula is not streaky at all but it is a bit sheer. It was pretty opaque in 3 coats, I just did 4 so you could see the full effect. This has tons of pink and orange shimmer in it, making it unique (in my collection at least)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sinful Colors Paparazzi/ Almost Famous Collection Swatches

Hi guys! So its just now hitting me that this will be my first post with swatches of an entire collection. So please bear with me... if you see any room for improvement or have any tips/comments let me know! Hopefully this is helpful for you. I'll start by saying that all of these swatches are one coat of glitter over a base color. They were all very packed with glitter with no fishing or dabbing required! Truly a joy to apply and wear, I think these are great for a glitter newbie or someone who already loves glitter polishes! No more words, on to the pretties! Warning: this is really pic heavy...hope you enjoy!

Sinful Colors Showstopping over Pure Ice Superstar!

Showstopping is a mix of small pink glitter with a ton of holo hex glitter. Very pretty!

ABC Challenge I is for Igniting Love

Hi lovelies! Hope you are all having a wonderful day so far! Today me and all the other wonderful ladies participating in the ABC Challenge are back with the letter I (I can't even believe we're already this far!) :) :)  Today I have China Glaze Igniting Love which is a beautiful red crelly from the Cirque du Soleil collection that came out earlier this year. I'm not usually one for reds but to me this was wonderful. Its red enough to be considered a red but it has some orange and pink tones to make it less harsh. Right up my alley.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dotticure with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls

Hi guys! Today I have some nail art I did a while back. I used a dotting tool for all of my dots (clearly I still need practice) This isn't as neat as I would have liked but I still wanted to post it on here anyway. Hope you guys like it!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Revlon Whimsical

Hi everyone! Hope you have all been having a lovely week so far! Today I have a polish that everyone was obsessing over at one point, Revlon Whimsical. This is a light blue sheer jelly with pink and blue hex glitter in it. I know a lot of people were disappointed by this, especially because its supposed to be a dupe for Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air, but it is more sheer. I find that if you layer it over a light blue polish you get the same effect with the added benefit of being able to layer it over any color you want! Look on the bright side people! :) 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ABC Challenge! H is for Milani HD and Hi-Res

Hi guys! I'm finally back to posting regularly (haha) I was really under the weather and busy with school so My posting schedule was pretty messed up but I'm back now that things are less busy. As you all probably know, for the ABC Challenge I have to post a polish name, brand, or nail art technique that starts with the letter of the week! Today I decided to do a gradient with two holo (another H!) polishes, Milani Hi-Res (a purple holo) and HD (a silver holo).

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ABC Challenge: G is for Illamasqua Glitterati

Hi everyone! I'm back again with the ABC challenge and this week we are on letter G! So of course, since my default is glitter, I had to pick a glitter polish. I've been waiting to try this one and I'm excited to share my thoughts with you

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Insane Morning + Butter London Trout Pout

Good morning everyone! Its been a really crazy morning here in Orange County. A shooting spree occurred between 5 and 6am. The community that I live in is usually very quiet with few events and almost no crime. We get complaints if we can be heard talking from outside the house after 11. This morning I was shocked to hear that a woman had been shot just one street over from where I live. The shooter then went on to shoot 5 more in a neighboring city. My heart goes out to all who have been affected by this tragedy. No one deserves to get shot in their own home. No one. It really breaks my heart that these things have been happening so often, but now it has become scary that it is occurring so close to home. We don't know yet if it was random or planned, or who the victims and shooter are but it is scary to think that this could easily have been me or someone I know. I pray every day that God will keep us safe. I am at school now, but all I want to do is go home and hug my kid brother and sister. I know that this has gone to a kind of dark place but I just want to keep you guys updated on my life, both relating to nails and not relating to them.

To brighten things up a bit, I have one of my favorite Butter London's to show you! :) Trout Pout is a bright, almost neon, salmony coral color. So pretty.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Revlon Minted and Sally Hansen Copper Penny

Hi everyone! Just want to share a quick  mani that I wore last week. I was insanely bored so I just wanted something sparkly. I was also really in the mood for a pastel so this was perfect. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sinful Colors Timbleberry and Zoya Ziv

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far :) Today I have a mani that I have been wearing for the past couple days. After wearing so many glitters I just wanted something simple.

This is three coats of Sinful Colors Timbleberry with Zoya Ziv on the accent nail. Yes, I know, another coral polish. What can I say, I'm addicted.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ABC Challenge F is for Zoya Frida (plus Revlon Heavenly)

Hi again lovelies! This week we are on letter F in the ABC Challenge! I have been excited for this week since the start of the challenge and I could not wait until letter Z to show you Zoya Frida! Frida is a dark teal jelly. The formula is great, I just wish it was a little more opaque but I still love it. I know that a lot of other nail and beauty bloggers have done this but I did a jelly sandwich with Frida and Revlon Heavenly! On to the pics!


I know. Its been a week since I have posted and I feel terrible. :( boooo

But I have been taking this time to decide whether or not I want to continue blogging. I felt that it was important for me to take some time off when making this decision. I missed it so much that I have definitely decided that I will continue, but I do need to make a schedule of how and when I will post. School is crazy so this is completely necessary for me to do everything I want to in the blogging world and in real life.

So this post is meant to update all of you on what is happening in my life. And I'm so happy that you have all stayed with me despite my lack of posting.

xo Elle

PS ABC Challenge post will be up very soon!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

ABC Challenge- E is for Essie Pretty Edgy

Hi everyone! Today I'm back with all the lovely ladies participating in the ABC Challenge. Quick post today because my laptop is about to die! As you know, for this challenge we are to show a nail polish shade, brand, or nail art technique that starts with the letter of the week. This week we are on letter E so of course, I had to choose an Essie polish. Essie is one of my favorite polish brands even though I know a lot of people don't really love them. While Essie is known for their pinks and soft shades, they make a mean green polish! Seriously though this and Mojito Madness from last summer's collection are two of my favorite greens in my collection.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Gradient with Sally Hansen White on and Wet n Wild On a Trip

Happy Monday! Sorry I have been so MIA has been absolutely insane and I've just been super busy but I am back! :)

Today I have my first gradient (that looks decent enough to post) to show you all! I wanted something easy, simple, and purple so I randomly decided to go with this. I think that my gradient technique needs some work but I'm slowly getting the hang of it.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ABC Challenge: D is for OPI Don't Touch My Tutu

Hi lovelies! Sorry for the super late post but it has been an absolutely crazy day. I had class from 8-4 then spent the next few hours studying for the midterms I have Friday. Feels like I can't catch my breath sometimes! Anyway for this week's challenge we are to show you all a polish, polish brand or nail art technique that starts with the letter D.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Turquoise and Coral Frankens!

Good morning lovelies! Quick post about some frankens I have made over the past couple weeks. Lately I have been obsessing over coral and turquoise so that was basically all I could think about for my first frankens. I did have some issues with polish being too thick and stuff but I think I just need more practice finding out what works and what doesn't. On to the swatches! 

First up is a coral jelly. I wanted this to be more sheer so I could use it jelly sandwich style so I'm not completely sure how I feel about this. The color is also less bright than I wanted it to be. I have to try wearing it again before I make up my mind. This is two coats without top coat. I love how shiny it is! For this one I used so many polishes I don't even remember them all (haha)

Monday, January 28, 2013

My First Butter London! Butter London Macbeth

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I have an extremely busy week (its midterms week already) so my posts will probably all be pretty short but I do have some exciting things coming up this week! For my first Butter London, I was actually looking for Trout Pout as I am on a coral kick lately. When I couldn't find it I was so disappointed, then I saw Macbeth. It was love at first sight.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Dotted Hearts! OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons and Revlon Trendy

Happy Friday everyone! I don't know about you but I am so happy this week is over. This is going to be a quick post as I have to get back to studying for midterms (eek!) This mani started out as OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons with Revlon Trendy as an accent nail but of course, I got bored of wearing it after a couple hours. I had no idea what I wanted to do with this mani but I loved the colors together so I searched around for inspiration when I found this at Dressed Up Nails. I discovered Whitney's blog only recently but I seriously adore everything she has done. It's amazing really. Anyway this is what I ended up with.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ABC Challenge C is for China Glaze!

As you all know I have been participating in the ABC Challenge hosted by Kimber from Kimber's Lacquer Korner! For this challenge we are to show a polish name, brand or type of nail art that starts with the letter of the week. This week we are on the letter C. I guess I subconsciously wore a lot of China Glaze this week so I will show you a few shades that I wore. China Glaze is definitely one of my top 5 nail polish brands. I usually really love their seasonal collections and adore many of the shades in the permanent line. All right enough rambling, on to the pictures!

First up is Surreal Appeal from the Cirque du Soleil collection! This is a great pink leaning coral (which I have been obsessed with lately- the weather here is so summery!) 2 coats with top coat shown below

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sinful Colors Island Coral

Hi everyone! Hope your week got off to a good start! :) The weather here is so nice (it hit 81 yesterday) that I have been in the mood for spring and summer polishes. It does not feel like winter at all here so I'm probably going to be showing you "warm weather polishes" for the next few days. Hopefully this will perk all of you with colder weather up a bit ;)

Island Coral is one of my favorite Sinful Colors shades ever. It is the perfect coral! I have been on a major coral kick lately so I was excited when I realized I had an untried in my stash. It is a lighter, pinker coral compared to a lot of the ones out there. I can't wait to try this as a pedi in the summer! The formula was great; it applied really easily in two coats. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Saran Wrap Mani!

Happy Monday everyone! Sorry for my lack of posting these past few days.... my sister and I both managed to get a bad bout of the stomach flu :( I feel like I've missed out on a bunch of stuff these past few days. To make it up to you I have a really pretty mani to show you! This is probably my favorite that I have done lately and I finally got a good color combo! :) Yayyy! For a saran wrap mani, you paint on your base color, wait until it dries, then paint on another color and quickly use little balls of saran wrap to take off some of the color. It ends up looking really cool like a stone of something. This is my first one that's actually been successful so I am excited to show you all!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ABC Challenge- B is for Sally Hansen Blue It!

Hello everyone! So as you know I am participating in the ABC Challenge being hosted by the lovely Kimber from Kimber's Lacquer Korner. For this challenge we are to choose a nail polish brand, color, or type of nail art for the letter we are on that week. Today I have Sally Hansen Blue It, a lovely cobalt blue with silver shimmer.  Seriously beautiful. This is actually one of the very first polishes that started my love for nail polish so it holds a special place in my heart. I would wear it nearly every day in high school, and I still love wearing it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Essie Skirting the Issue

Happy Monday! I don't know about you  but I am not ready for the week to start! Hopefully some pretty nails will brighten up your morning.

So for this mani I started out with 3 coats of Essie Skirting the Issue from the Stylenomics collection from last fall. I really love this deep red jelly and was just planning on doing a nice, toned down mani for once.

Shiny! That's my camera's reflection on my nails.