Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hot for Houndstooth

Hey everyone!!! Today's post is a manicure I wore last week for a couple of days. I used two coats of OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons and then used Mash plate 47 to stamp the houndstooth pattern with China Glaze Surfin' for Boys. I really like the nude/ neon combo, although Surfin' for Boys didn't show up as bright as I had hoped. Check it out, hope you guys like it! 




Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Over the Edge

Hey everyone!!! I recently snagged an Essie polish from CVS that I am loving and wanted to share it with you. I got this polish for only $4.00! The Essie polishes are never on sale anywhere I shop besides at Ulta so I'm not sure if this polish rang up wrong at the register or what happened. But regardless, I'm really liking this color so far especially now for the colder months. Here it is, Essie Over the Edge.




This polish is a dark gray, almost black, gunmetal color. That's the best way I can describe it. The formula isn't the greatest, but most Essie polishes are hit or miss for me. It applies very thin so you have to use 3+ coats for it to be fully opaque. It's a great color to wear on it's own but I thought I would spice it up a little and added some glitter. I used Orly Tiara. This glitter polish is awesome and perfect for adding just a little bit of sparkle to your mani. It's not a pain to remove either like most glitters! 

Hope you guys liked it, and let me know what you think!!!



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Paisley's

Hey everyone!!! Today's post is another stamping manicure. I've been using my stamps a lot in hopes of mastering the technique. This one turned out great, except for my pinky finger. Here's a look at what I came up with. 




So for this I used two coats of Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro polish in Steel Grey. This polish is AHHHH-MAAYY-ZIIING! I love it! The formula is very opaque and applies fantastic! The bottle says it lasts for up to 10 days, and although I've never kept it on that long, it does last a very long time without chipping. These Rimmel polishes last longer than some of my OPI and China Glaze polishes. You can get away with only one coat, but for this I used two just to be safe. Even though the color is Steel Grey, its more of a purple/ taupe-ish color. It's perfect for Winter and Fall. After the two coats dried I used BM plate 315 to stamp the paisley designs with Milani High Speed Fast Dry in Black Swift. This is my favorite black polish for stamping so far. I topped it all off with my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat and voila! 

Hope you all like it, let me know what you think!