I'm really terrible at doing themed nails, only because when I paint my nails I'm not usually thinking about it! But this year, I tried to do some Christmas-y nails, if only because anything sparkly reminds me of Christmas. It works out in my brain. Anyway, this post is of all the nails I did around Christmas time (so be prepared for many pictures!).
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
I came across Mosheen a while ago while at Ulta, and ended up buying it and a few other things because I had a 20% off coupon. Mosheen is made up of shiny, blue bar glitters and little round iridescent sparkles in a sheer, blue base.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
I work at CVS, and when nail polish goes on sale, I buy it. I got two of the new Parfumerie polishes from Revlon. The first one I wore is called Wintermint, and it smells like a nice, sweet peppermint. I couldn't stop sniffing my nails!
These pictures were among the ones in my last post that were corrupted files, so I only have a few.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Let me just start by saying that Great White Sharks are probably my favorite animal of all time. They are beautiful, majestic animals that are a huge part of watery ecosystems all over the world. If I could, I would have my life's work be in shark conservation, because it's WAY more important than a lot of people think it is. That being said, this polish, fittingly called Great White, is something I had to own.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
In Rhode Island (and there are a few in other states... why?), we have this great (and I use that term loosely) store called the Ocean State Job Lot. I have no idea what the name even means, except for the "Ocean State" part, but sometimes you can find some diamonds in the rough. One example is this great Revlon polish called Coast Is Clear that I got for $1.49!
Friday, December 13, 2013
Liquid Glam Lacquer Fancy Huh? is a multitude of hot pink, purple and black glitters in a milky pink base. It kind of reminds me of cupcakes, or frosting. Or maybe cupcakes with frosting.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Oh man, Zoya has done it again! Payton is a beautiful deep purple-y red (it is described on the website as "galactic cranberry" and I have to say that's quiet accurate) with tiny holographic glitters.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Here I have my very first Euphoric Lacquer nail polish! It's called Senter of the Universe, which was named after @senteroftheuniverse_nails on Instagram. (If you don't follow Blair, you really should -- she has awesome nail art and great swatches.)
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Oddviously Vintage is a polish like I've never seen. It's a clear base with pastel glitters -- round, light yellow circles, and blue/yellow/pink squares/hexes. They're also kind of metallic. And it's AWESOME.
Friday, November 22, 2013
I am a HUGE fan of Cinderella. When I met her at Disney World last year, I'm pretty sure I was more excited than the small children surrounding me (I was 22). So when I saw this polish I had to get it.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Contrary to its name, this polish was not my Lucky Charm. All cheesy jokes aside, I really like the polish. The white base is perfect for the metallic-y glitters that are within.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Let me start by saying that I love this polish! It's another beauty from Liquid Sky Lacquer called Trick or Treat. I think this is definitely what the inside of a candy bag looks like.
As you can see, it's a glitter bomb! Just look at it in its glittery glory...
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I've been so busy with school that I kept putting off posting all of my lovely Halloween polishes from Liquid Sky Lacquer! But I don't mind extending Halloween into November a bit, since it is my favorite!
Here is Witching Hour!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
I'm sorry for being MIA the past couple of weeks -- I had two tests and a paper due all within three days of each other. You know, typical school stress. But that's no matter! Today I have Liquid Glam Lacquer's Fall Foliage to show everyone.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I'm a sucker for plays-on-words, so I HAD to get this polish from Liquid Glam Lacquer. The fact that it's glitter was simply a plus.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I recently ordered six polishes from Liquid Glam Lacquer and the first one I wanted to post about is called October (which is one of my very favorite months of the year).
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
I finally got a chance to wear Dark Forces, a black jelly polish with lots of different shaped holographic glitters. I love the way the glitters swim in the jelly!
You can thank work for my stump-nail. I broke it one day, then again a few days later.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Elusive is from the Evening Opulence collection (just like Rich, which I posted earlier this week). It's a black creme with teal glitters. It was incredibly hard to capture in pictures.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I have a quick post about a polish I wore last week, one of the new Lustre Shine polishes by Sally Hansen called Lava. It's a sort of pink/orange duochrome.
This is only one coat over Revlon Rich Raspberry.
In this one you can see how orange it looks at certain angles, almost leaning toward gold.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I was recently at Sephora and saw a blue-toned purple that I couldn't resist. I definitely don't own a color like Will You Jump? It is part of the Color Hit Nail Polish collection at Sephora.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
When I say this mani was completely impossible to capture in a picture, I'm not lying. Neither sun nor shade did it any justice. Flash? Nope. Just know that it was sparkly and wonderful.
Here is my first attempt. It's like my camera wouldn't adjust to the light/brightness of the polish (which was two coats of a pastel-but-also-neon green from Claire's and two coats of Green Ocean by Sinful Colors).
Monday, September 16, 2013
Recently, I was lucky enough to buy all three of Emily de Molly's popular polishes -- Cosmic Forces, Dark Forces and Oceanic Forces. I was super excited to try them all out, but I could only pick one! So here is Oceanic Forces, a deep turquoise jelly with tons of glitters.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
It's been a while since I've posted, but August was such a busy month! I went on vacation and have been working a LOT before school starts again and I can't work as much. Here is one manicure I did while I was on vacation in good old New Hampshire.
A polish I got from Claire's called Flashing Lights. It has lots of different sizes and shapes of blue and white glitters. This is two coats over another light blue Claire's polish (I couldn't find a name on the bottle -- it came in a little box set.)
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
This was for the July Nail Art Challenge by @californails on Instagram. The theme was Simple Nails. Okay, so they're not the most simple nails in the world, but it didn't take me that long, so it counts.
It's two coats of Lush Lacquer Chicks Rule over two coats of China Glaze Celtic Sun.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Excuse this for being five days late, but I've been working every day and haven't had time to post anything!
So for my Ocean-inspired nails, I did waves in the style of a French Manicure.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Yesterday's nail art was to be flowers. I kept it sweet and simple with daisies since they are my favorite.
The base is two coats of Lush Lacquer Dream On.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
I think that doing this particular nail art challenge will be fun, since it's not an every day kind of thing. The nail art for the First of June was Summer Nails. I decided to use some vibrant colors to do something simple.
Here it is in direct sunlight. The purple is China Glaze Purple Panic. The yellow is China Glaze Celtic Sun. The green with the glitters on my pinky is Lush Lacquer Green Genie.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
This is my last post using Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat for now. For this I used China Glaze Def-Defying and Fuzz-Sea, a fun mixture of blue and green bars.
I apologize in advance for the poor lighting -- there was no sunshine out, so I had to deal with clouds.
I got more Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coats at work last week -- they're so fun!
Sally Hansen Fuzzy Fantasy (green) and Wool Lite (pink).
Monday, May 20, 2013
I work at CVS, and when I saw this new polish line called Fuzzy Coat by Sally Hansen, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. Still, it was different than anything I've seen recently, so I knew I had to try it out. I'm actually really glad that I did, because it's awesome.
I got the shade Peach Fuzz, a mixture of tiny orange and yellow bar glitters.
Usually I don't go for oranges or yellows because they look terrible against my pasty skin, but I thought I'd give it a go since most of my polish collection is made up of blues and greens.
Pardon the terrible lighting; it looked awesome in the sun, which was out not two minutes before I took these.
I put one coat of Funky Fingers Taffy Town before I did two coats of Peach Fuzz, just so there would be no nakedness underneath.
My cuticles are so nasty and dry! At least the polish looks nice.
Here is one with the flash. I was hoping it would maybe mimick the sunlight a little and, as you can tell, it did not.
All in all, I cannot wait to get more. They had a light pink/white, a blue/green, a green/white... so great!
They are $5.99 at CVS. There is a sale going on until 5/25 that if you spend $10 on Sally Hansen Cosmetics, you get $5 Extra Bucks back, hooray!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I painted these on Monday night, and today five of them are completely chipped off. I guess that's what I get for doing something ~fancy~ and then working on delivery day. I just wish I had gotten a better picture, perhaps with my actual camera and not just a quick one on my phone. I hadn't even taken the excess polish off of my fingers yet, how embarrassing. Oh well, it's still pretty neat-o!
It's a lime green/fluorescent yellow and light, turquoise-y blue gradient. I used a pink Icing brand polish for the spots, then an Art Deco sparkly purple for the lines around the spots. It looks much better in real life.
I don't generally do a different design for each finger nail (I lack inspiration!), but I thought I would give it a try using various blue polishes.
Here it is without a flash. I used all sorts of polishes - Milani, Zoya, Pure Ice, Dollish Polish, Funky Fingers and Nyx Girls.