Monthly Archives: August 2013

Glow in the Dark Vintage Floral

I finally got my brushes for my full-sized bottles, so what’s the first thing I did? Bottle up some desperately needed bottles of the Glowmeleon polishes and Sky Lights of course! I did this mani a while back for just this occasion. Here I used Burning Orchid for the base, Eternal Sunshine and Sunset Flare for […]

ILNP Ultra Chromes Collection

Let’s just take a moment here… yup. Look at all that gorgeous multi chrome color shifting goodness. These multi chrome color polishes are from the lovely Barbra of ILNP. For the swatches below, I used three coats. Generally, with duochromes, I would recommend painting one coat over black. 1: because this intensifies the color shift […]

Essie Fall 2013 For the Twill of It Collection

Essie’s Fall 2013 collection For the Twill of It is gorgeous and rich. So cozy up to these amazing fall colors. For the Twill of It: Darling, you don’t need a reason to suit yourself in this compelling rich maple with reflective olive shimmer. Not quite exactly sure how this is “maple,” but still pretty. […]

Talonted Tips| Watercolor Art

What You’ll Need Base coat White nail polish 2-6 colored polishes Medium to large nail art brush Acetone Top coat STEP ONE Your canvas Paint your nails white and apply top coat. This will make sure that the acetone will not affect the white base. STEP TWO Creating the watercolor Beginning with your chosen color […]

August 2013 Nail Art Challenge: Gradient and Recreation

Since doing Serum, I haven’t had as much time to do nail art or really swatch the many bottles of untrieds I have. Luckily there’s a person on Instagram that goes by Californails that creates monthly nail art challeges. Not a daily-who-has-time-for-that challenge, but something more flexible for those that don’t have time to do […]

China Glaze Summer 2013 Sunsational

China Glaze Summer 2013 collection, Sunsational, is comprised of 6 cremes and 6 jellies in pinks, purples, peaches, blues and greens. I’ve read some reviews on these (some good, some bad), but I love the colors so I had to try them out for myself. Overall the application wasn’t as bad as I expected, it […]

OPI FW13 San Francisco Collection

OPI’s FW13 collection is inspired by the city of San Francisco. As OPI Executive VP and Artistic Director, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann states, “with twelve colors ranging from moody grays and blues to garnet and ruby jewel tones, these lacquers are designed to accessorize fall’s hottest looks, from military details to winter whites.” To be honest, when […]