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.