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.