Category Archives: Pink

Robin Moses Inspired Nail Art; Pink with Roses.

SO this design was originated from Robin Moses on Youtube.com. She is the mastermind of Robinmosesnailart and I have attempted a design by her before.  I’ve been learning a lot from her over a year. So this is my attempt and I decided to do the original gold roses on my ring finger and change up the rest with some blue!

Here’s the original video first so you don’t have to look for it.

And here’s my art!

Inspired by Robin Moses

Whether or not anyone else likes this- I absolutely love how it turned out. I wore it for awhile. I love how acrylic paint keeps polish on my nails longer! I need to practice more on my leaves, I can’t seem to get those down yet! Gr!

Sally Hansen Lustre Chromes; Lava and Scarab

Things ended up taking a little longer then expected AND I’m easily distracted lately. So since the time of me saying I had Sally Hansens new Lustre Chrome “Lava”, I had been drooling over pictures of “Scarab” and went to Walmart (since it was a whole $1 cheaper then Walgreens) and bought it. Since I did that I might as well show them both on the same post. With out further ado…….

Sally Hansen Lustre Chrome; Lava

Sally Hanse Lustre Chrome; Lava

Sally Hanse Lustre Chrome; Lava

Sally Hanse Lustre Chrome; Lava

Sally Hanse Lustre Chrome; Lava

Sally Hanse Lustre Chrome; Lava

Sally Hansen Lustre Chrome Lava, is named perfectly, I do believe! This orange-pink duo-chrome is such a beautiful glowy polish with an awesome shift! Seems very micro flecked and really benefits from a top coat. I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri. SH recommends using one of their own as a top coat- but in my opinion any should work. **Just as a note, it isn’t very dull- top coat just makes it feel and look a bit more glassy.**  Application- cake, a little sheer but build-able. Dry time- decent. From index to pinkie (L-R) are 3 coats. 3 coats, 2-3 over black, 2-3 over black. Sorry I can’t remember if it’s 2 or 3, I meant to write it down.  I really do love this and have gotten compliments on it- which is pretty rare for me. Haha.

Sally Hanse Lustre Chrome; Scarab

Sally Hanse Lustre Chrome; Scarab

Sally Hansen Lustre Chrome Scarab, is a pretty blue green duo-chrome polish.  This isn’t as big of a shift as Lava was but it’s still quite beautiful. Another difference between these two is that Scarab is much more pigmented then Lava. Also I feel that Scarab was more of a true chrome since you can make out my outline (mainly the camera) in some of these pictures. Application- cake. Dry time- excellent. Also could use top coat to gloss it up. From index to pinkie (L-R) 2 coats, 2 coats, 1 over black, 1 over black.

So in summary, I love these! Thay’re non-problematic and could use a top coat to make them look and feel glassy, but still looks absolutely stellar without it.

I’m sooo glad duo-chromes are trending right now because even though this isn’t a completely new concept, I like that it’s becoming more readily available to the masses. Unlike crackles and magnetic’s I think that this will be popular for a long time, since it pretty much already has been very popular among nail polish junkies for years. I only have a few other duo chromes but I’m hoping to expand this part of my collection as more of the big brand companies decide to make entire duo-chrome collections.

L.A. Colors Dance Fever Collection

I bought this pack of polishes from T.J. Maxx averaging to be about $1 a piece. I hate that these do not have any names anywhere. I’ve even searched online and the only one I may have a name for is the yellow one “Sea shell”??? Something like that. So here are the pictures all just titled L.A. Colors.  All with 3 coats.

So just quick side notes on each (click them for a better look) the pink is a jelly!! Green is a cremey-jelly. Blue, purple are cremes. Orange, yellow and grey are sheer and shimmery, the grey being more metallic. These are all pretty good formula wise but the blue seemed to drag a little. Still wish these had names :\ Oh well.

Also on my own personal news- I’m sure nobody really reads this- I’ve been put of a very strict no buy for….possibly indefinitely. So I’m sorry that I will most likely NOT show anything new in the future. I am really sorry considering there are 2 from the OPI collection that I want (German-incure by OPI & Every Month Is Oktoberfest) and a very cheap Pure Ice “Heart breaker” that is really awesome and a must have to complete a collection. Some other blogger already have pictures of it so if you wanna see what I’m tlaking about…just google it  :\ I surely have more then enough to keep showing stuff- swatch wise that is. I guess this is just an extra push for me to really get back into the nail art. I have lots of ideas just lacking motivation right now- so I guess I will use the “no buy” as motivation.

China Glaze, Surfin’ For Boys

I really hate saying hello or hi to being with. In really life I’m not really like that either I just start talking….usually. So have you ever gone surfing? I wanted to at one point when I lived in Florida growing up but it was more like a desire to just be able to do it without the effort. I’ve changed a lot since I was a child and my teenage years. I’m up for almost any challenge now. I still may try to make an excuse to not start something but unlike when I was younger- I don’t back out of a challenge I’ve already committed to. I guess I’m just not afraid of losing anymore. But yeah- I’d love to try surfing now! Sorry didn’t mean to get all deep on ya…XD cheesy I know. ON TO THE POLISH!

China Glaze, Surfin’ For Boys

China Glaze, Surfin’ For Boys

So China Glaze Surfin’ For Boys has so far for me been one of the hardest to capture on my camera. If you love neon corals with a pink shimmer maybe a tiny bit duo(colored? they’re not chromes!), maybe its just a strong shimmer that I’m totally amazed at and at loss for proper description, you will LOVE THIS. It is a must see IRL. I highly recommend it. Good formula, 3 coats plus top coat, they dry satin matte because of their neon nature.  The settings on my camera are altered so that the color was true but my flesh looked corpse like. Once I put the pics in the multiple image resizer to watermark and such, some how it made it seem a little bit more red toned then it is! So what looks orangey should be a bit more pink so….neon coral as said before. So I could rave about this for awhile but I wont. Enjoy!

 

OPI Nothin’ Mousie About It

Oh hi! I saw some pre-press released pictures of the OPI Minnie Mouse Vintage collection way back and knew I’d have to have at least one…for Minnie’s sake!! Once I was finally able to see official photo’s and descriptions I knew hearts and a flakie based polish was a must have! So without further ado- Nothin’ Mousie About It.

OPI Nothin’ Mousie About It

One coat of Nothin’ Mouse About It over one coat WnW  Creme Black. Sally Hansen Insta Dri top coat. Good dry time. I did black because it really makes the purple and yellow/orange flakies pop in this. I’m guessing the base is a super sheer pink that could build up to what the bottle looks like but still will never be opaque. If I try it and my opinion on that changes, I will edit this! But until then I think if you want it to look pink all the way through without having to do 5+ coats, you’re going to have to do a pink base.

Anyways, over all, I love this. The OPI facebook fan page they have a helpful hint to getting the hearts out. Works alright, I feel like sometimes it doesn’t make a difference, but maybe a little easier as you use more.

Zoya Kimber

Oh hi! So when Zoya came out with this years Beach & Surf summer collection my eyes nearly fell out of my head! I was a good girl and waited long enough for what I would call a really good coupon (3 for $15 and free ship). Seriously if you have a twitter account follow them, they totally clue you in when they have something like that going on. So here’s a pink I couldn’t resist. You may have noticed I’ve been doing a lot more pinks lately. I don’t know what it is but I’m totally being drawn to the girly color I once refused to wear haha.

Zoya Kimber

Zoya Kimber

I love that Zoya Kimber (3 coats I think-no top coat) is not just any old creme finish berry “summer” pink. It’s not too purple toned and the gold shimmer in it is just divine! I little more the subtle IRL. I’ve read on other blogs that people have quite a time getting the right top coat to work out with Zoya  nail polish, apparently Seche Vite is an absolute no no combo with them. I find that making sure you coats are really dry in between layers and using Sally Hansen insta dri is just fine. I didn’t here but I have before without any problems.

P.S. Sorry about the state of my cuticles in these pics the weather suddenly go hot and humid at that time and I was really dehydrated! Been drinking a lot more H20 so in a few weeks from now, things will start to look better.

Jelly Sandwich! Nfu Oh JS24 + OPI Pirouette My Whistle

Today’s mani is inspired  by “The Polished Perfectionist”  Amy Grace. Thanks to Amy I believe I will HAVE to have Nfu Oh JS17 *drool*

Anyways, the first pic is seven layers ending with OPI. The second is eight layers deep alternating JS 24 and OPI Pirouette My Whistle.

Nfu Oh JS24 + OPI Pirouette My Whistle

Nfu Oh JS24 + OPI Pirouette My Whistle

Ohhh isn’t that yummy?!

 

Summer Gradient Nail and Splatter Nails Tutorials!

Hey sorry I’m a little behind on the post for these videos but here it is! Big thank you to Sammy from “The Nailasaurus” for showing us that you can create a beautiful gradient like a pro! I really felt compelled to mention Sammy because it seemed like after she posted her tutorial that there were tons on people on YT putting up videos (doing the same exact thing she was) and I wasn’t really looking it see if they credited her but I wanted to be sure I did, because I sure as heck didn’t come up with this on my own!! So yea please click the link!

And another big thank you to Totallycoolnails on youtube for showing me there are other way to do a splatter nail without a straw! Watching her tutorial totally made me think AH TOOTHBRUSH DUH! Click that link too!!! These girls are geniuses.

Gradient Tutorial!

Gradient Color Club

Splatter Tutorial

Splatter Over Gradient

Colors for the first tutorial are

All Color Club:

  • Tangerine Scream (Orange)
  • Electro Candy (Pink)
  • What A Shock  (Green)

Blast From The Past! Color Club Electro Candy

Even though this summer is big for neons and all the major brands seem to have a summer neon line up, I found this collection at Ross early this spring. It really makes me hesitant to buy any of the new neons out there- as unbelievable as that sounds. Maybe they’re not as neon as some are now? Color Club Electro Candy was from summer 2009.

Formula wise I find these are great  and pop if you have white polish for a base. All of these (except for Pure Energy<the blue one>) are one thickish coat on top of two coats of OPI Alpine Snow.  I also used the “Vivid Top Coat” that came with the set. Which I believe to is to bring out the subtle shimmer in all of these. I must say subtle is definitely the word.  A little more visible in person, regardless I ♥ these. If you don’t use top coat these dry to a dull finish. I can’t even say it satin matte because it isn’t!

Color Club “What A Shock”

The shimmer in What A Shock should be blue. And this color probably turned out more accurate then the rest.

Color Club “Volt of Light”

The shimmer in Volt Of Light should be green. And the color should be a little brighter.

Color Club “Electro Candy”

The collections namesake Electro Candy. Probably has the most visible shimmer which seems to be white. This is very bright but it should be a little more saturated in this photo. Think more like the “dark parts” and less like where the light hits it.

Color Club “Tangerine Scream”

Color Club “Tangerine Scream”

Tangerine Scream was insanely hard to capture and it make me wonder how well it would have turned out if I had a light box.  This is not accurate at all and think more of a caution cone color with a silvery white shimmer. But I thought I would share the pictures because they look super cool to me.

Color Club “Ultra Violet”

Ultra Violet wasn’t nearly as bad as Tangerine Scream to capture but none the less the color is off. My camera has something against purples. What’s in the bottle in this pic should be a touch darker and it has a beautiful blue shimmer that is so pretty IRL.

Color Club “Pure Energy”

Pure Energy is another one that should be a bit darker with a light blue shimmer in it.  Super subtle in this one. Oh and this one is two coats over two coats of white.

So thats all and you can look forward to my using 3 of these in an upcoming gradient tutorial in video form. ;D

New Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquers!

June already?! I was wandering through Wally World the other day and stumbled upon a new and more then half empty display for Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquers. I don’t own any Maybelline polishes so I grabbed 4 of these. I will say that it was hard to narrow it down to just 4- was was originally only going to get 2, haha. There were some awesome colors. Good thing I don’t own a credit card.

Maybelline Candy Crush

Maybelline Crushed Candy in 3 coats with topcoat. Dry time on these are pretty good for someone like me I really take that into consideration because I have too much to do and I can’t sit around waiting. Formula was fantastic, great coverage this seems more like its a heavy shimmer packed jelly, you can see a visible nail line in this photo. I was quite happy with this as I was comparing this to Revlon Wild Strawberry and felt like the purple/blue shimmer that flashes in this was more then Revlons.

Maybelline Amethyst Ablaze

Amethyst Ablaze is ONE coat in this photo.  This is labeled Metallics. Also it dries to a satin matte finish. You can also see any imperfection on the nail with this. 😛 Great formula great coverage. Next photo is with topcoat.

Maybelline Amethyst Ablaze

Maybelline Blue Freeze

Maybelline Blue Freeze

Maybelline Blue Freeze

Blue Freeze in 2 coats with topcoat. I picked this one up because in the bottle it has an amazing purple shimmer that flashes amazingly…in the bottle. IRL its not as prominent.  But I’m not entirely disappointed because this is still very very pretty. Formula is great build beautifully. Maybe a tad runny but not awful.

Maybelline Twilight Rays

Twilight Rays is in 3 coats and topcoat. This black based polish is loaded with gold glass fleck shimmer. After I saw how Blue Freeze didn’t live up to what I thought was in the bottle I was worried this would look nearly as good as it represented itself on the shelf. As you can see it did not disappoint!!! I just loooove this! Great formula as it with the rest of these.

So I’m not sure if our Walmart is always going to have these as the display is already taken down and the few bottles left were shoved onto a very random rack in the beauty department. I hope they do because these are great all around polishes and there were a few other colors I really wanted. Also if you check out Maybelline’s color wheel for these on their site- it is not accurate to what you see IN the bottle or ON the nail. They show #240 Twilight Rays as just #240 “Twilight” and a rather dark mossy green.

So have any of you seen these elsewhere? Have you snatched up a few?