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!