So lately I’ve been trying to “fill in the gaps” in my collection. I was surprised to find that I didn’t have a regular gold polish. Glitters yes, but nothing that made my nails look gold plated. This is the closest thing I could find to what I was looking for. I wanted something more yellow toned such as 24k gold. This color is more pale such as 10k. I’m still happy with it, especially since finding a gold polish was hard enough.
The base color is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden-I in 2 coats very good formula. The polish is kind of a foil but it isn’t streaky at all and a bit sheer but built up very good. Pretty reflective I think! On the inside of my middle finger you can see a tiny pink reflection.
Rockstar Pink is from the SH Xtreme Wear line also. It has small fuchsia, red and blue glitter and a very fine gold glitter. I can’t remember but it’s most likely 3 coats on the ring finger and just a little bit thinly put on the end of the thumb nail. I was surprised at how well it built up for being a finer glitter. It’s no Milani One Coat Glitter (I’ll be showing that very soon!) but very exceptional!
SH Jewel Overcoat in Multi-Faceted in 2 gloppy coats. I say gloppy because the formula on this does not want to give up those glitters! So beside the obvious black and silver hexagon glitters, there are some beautiful iridescent hexagon glitters in there. You can see a few a bit better on the outside edge of my thumb in this picture. When I first saw this in the store I thought it was silver, black, blue, yellow glitters. Apparently there is more then one type of iridescent glitter. From what I looked at in my bottle there are indigo, orange-green & turquoise-green. Some flash a yellow in the right light but I think that might just be the orange green ones. As for the indigo I twirled that bottle around and around and it seems like it is not as iridescent as the others unless you consider it as clear-indigo. Here is a pretty good picture of the bottle with all it’s goodies.
I’m so glad I found this at Walgreen’s for 2 reasons. First being I’ve been wanting a black glitter. Second being….it’s limited edition!I hadn’t been there in awhile to find out that they had a new display, so I almost missed it. There was a bunch more (so I’m told) but the one I got was the very last and there was only a few other colors left. Actually the only other Jewel OC left was Ring-a-Ding. Here’s a photo from Steph’s Closet of the display. *click link for better view*
I think Let’s dance would have been my second pick. It seems like Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength line is very wedding themed, which you can see from this limited edition display and also in their new core line up. Save The Date is from their core line. I love the colors though, cheesy names and all!
So this is probably the most I’ve typed and put into one post so far, not sure if anyone really reads it but either way I hope you liked them. Snatch up a limited edition while you can! I’m sure their all gone considering where I live we’re the last to see these kinds of things.
Have any thought about all this? I’d love to know!
For all you that thought this was about a real jelly sandwich- sorry I tricked you. 😀 This is about what is called a “candy manicure” aka jelly sandwich. This consists of a base color, a glitter polish, followed by a “jelly” polish. Jelly obviously meaning a clearish colored polish….like jelly. There is no right or wrong way to this. Some people do a creamy jelly finish(as I did) as their over glitter layer. Some people do another glitter layer! Sometimes people skip the base color. So to me it’s all about just having fun and experimenting. I think that’s sort of how some of these girls on etsy get their idea’s for their handmade/indie polishes that just look so freaking awesome and unique!
So this is my first jelly sandwich, I think it’s hideous… 😛
This is were I should have stopped and gave up on the whole jelly sandwich idea.
Also didn’t realize there was a HUGE drag on my middle finger. Uck…I hate this! In my head it seemed like a good idea. Next time I will look good and hard for a non creamy jelly finish. So hopefully there will not be a disappointing post on the next. I take back what I said in the beginning- apparently there IS a wrong way.
For those who like to quilt or sew or may recognize the term batik. For those who don’t- it’s a type of dyed fabric. To be more accurate, its a type of dying technique. Not that it’s important to the tutorial you can learn more here. Anyways, getting back on track now. I was admiring a scrap piece of batik fabric laying around my children’s great grandma’s sewing room and thought it would make a fun nail art design. The awesome thing I think about batiks is that not one single square inch is exactly the same as any other. Some places may be shaded a like but not as if it was patterned. (BEHIND the pattern! You know what I mean :P) I had a lot of fun making this video! I hope you enjoy!
What I Used:
- “Medium” Puple: Sinful Colors “Verbena”
- Magenta: Essie “Big Spender”
- Dark Purple: Pure Ice “No Means No”
- Shimmery Purple: Sally Hansen X-treme Wear “Virtual Violet”
- Pinky Purple: Sinful Colors “Let Me Go”
- Light Pink for DOTS: Nicole by OPI “Kim-pletely In Love”
- A porous sponge ( You can use a regular cosmetic sponge but I like the other better)
- Tweezers, for the sponge.
- Dotting tools ( Or hair pins, sewng pins, toothpicks…you get the idea)
So for those of you paying attention- look up EpicMealTime on youtube! Take a wild guess at what the next design I’m working on next. 😀
In the spirit of Halloween and everything spooky and fun, I came up with this eye popping design. 😄 Apparently I like puns.
♫♪ Jeepers creepers! Where’d you get those peepers? Jeepers creepers where’d you get those eyes?♪♫ Maybe I’m just old, but does anyone else remember that song? I heard it in an old black and white cartoon. And I don’t think it was Casper either…. Or was it?
Also if anyone is wondering about the cookie- it’s my famous “Less Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookies”. I make them this way because as much as I like chocolate chip cookies- I really don’t like to bite into my cookie and see a center filled with chocolate. I’m weird, I know.
So anyways onto instructions for this design. Which happens to be my first video tutorial!!!!!! 😄
Just to add into the video a little bit- for the pupil you could make a slit pupil like a cat or snake! 😀
List of Items Used:
- White Nail Polish: OPI “Alpine Snow”
- Wet n’ Wild Fantasy Makers Glow-in-the-dark polish
- Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
- Acrylic Paints:
- Black: Folk Art “Pure Black”
- Navy: Folk Art “Navy”
- Light Blue: Jo Ann’s Craft Essentials “Baby Blue”
Itty Bitty Paw Prints
This is my own design, using my own polish that I bought with my own money. 🙂
This design was requested by another friend of mine. 😉
I know that “IHaveACupcake” on youtube has a similar design that’s just as fun and easy. Check her out!
This design is super easy to do! All you need is a few of your favorite colors and a dotting tool (which you can make yourself!).
Put down a base coat and your favorite color (I used a magenta type of polish).
Put a few drops of your contrasting polish on a piece of paper or on a plate or an old lid of something- you get the idea- something you don’t mind ruining. You’re going to be dipping your dotting tool in this for creating the paw prints. I used a pearly white on my left and black on my right for the paw prints.
Putting on the paw prints are really easy. Now personally I like paw prints that look a little more realistic so I put three dots close together in a triangular shape using my largest dotting tool. If you feel like that’s too much work you can just do one larger DOT for the center pad of the “paw”.
Then after that use a smaller dotting tool and make the “toes”. As you can see from the picture I made the two in the center kind of close together and then the last two on the sides. Be careful to not go to far down the sides or away from the middle because then it will start to look like you just put a bunch of random dots on…. but that could still be cool! 😀
You can put as many paw prints as you want or very few if you prefer. For example my little finger doesn’t have as much space as my other fingers so I did just one paw print on it. Kind of reminds me of my old high school team logo, not the same colors though 😦
What I used:
- Base Coat: OPI Naile Envy
- Magenta: China Glaze “108 Degrees”
- Pearly White: Sinful Colors “Tokyo Pearl”
- Black: Sally Hansen “Black Out”
- Top Coat: Seche Vite
I’m hoping that soon I will start making some videos to make it easier to understand what I’m talking about most of the time. I’m sure a lot of people are a lot like myself when it come to learning new things- you have to see it! Also I’ll be posting picture’s of my tool supplies and a link to a youtuber that has a tutorial on how to make your own dotting tools. I’m also hoping to start adding to the tips and tricks section pretty soon! So please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or requests! Good luck and have fun!