It’s less than a week until Valentine’s Day– do you know what manicure you’ll be wearing?
Well, here’s a naughty ‘n nice one for you to consider;) This started off with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White (R.I.P.) and over that I did a sponge gradient with Color Club Yum Gum, Raspberry Rush, and A Grape Big Kiss. My ring finger didn’t get any of that, though– it’s just two coats of China Glaze Ruby Pumps. I feel the need to mention that those Color Club polishes are scented, so my hands now smell like candy!
And then we got into the fun stuff– I used the Cute Dot Bowknot Heart Nail Art Stamp Template QA36 from the Born Pretty Store as well as the Stamping Polish and Stamper and Scraper in white and red for the pink nails. On my ring finger, I used the black stamping polish and made it look like a “naughty” corset! There’s a dotted line next to it, so after the image transferred onto the stamper, I just scraped that part off with my thumbnail so that it wouldn’t transfer to my nail.
I went in with some glitter (Milani Diamond Dazzle) to jazz those pink nails up a little more so they can compete with the glitter in Ruby Pumps. Overall, a really cute manicure to demonstrate your nice and naughty sides this Valentine’s Day!
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Products were sent by Born Pretty Store for review, opinions are my own.
Posted in Born Pretty, China Glaze, Color Club, fauxnad, Glitter, Milani, nail art, pink, red, Sally Hansen, white
Here’s a quick one for you today. This started out as four coats of Girly Bits Jelly Shoes. I followed that up with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White to stamp on some hearts from Bundle Monster plate BM-317. Then I went in with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red and stamped on some more hearts from the same plate. Ta-daaa!
This turned out a little busy, but I still think it’s cute!
Getting sick of the holidays yet? I sure hope not because I have another holiday-themed manicure for you:)
This obnoxious manicure alternates between China Glaze Ruby Pumps and ORLY Meet Me Under The Mistletoe. Over that I stamped on Bundle Monster plate BM20. The full nail stamps in the first Bundle Monster release are kind of slender– which is saying a lot because my nails/fingers aren’t all that big! But this sure beats trying to fiddle around with tape. I’ve tried everything and I still can’t get manicure tape to work for me. When I did a French Manicure for my wedding a couple years ago, I just free handed it with a Kiss nail art polish. No one was the wiser, muahahah! Still, I wish I could use manicure tape. I’ve tried many, and I suck at all of them.
What are you wearing on your nails this holiday season? Do you suck at nail tape, too? Leave a comment and help me feel better about myself, haha!;)
Here’s a simple manicure that’s perfect for the holidays! This is two coats of Soulstice Spa Venice, which is a gorgeous metallic champagne gold colour. This goes on like buttah! Actually, all of the Soulstice Spa polishes I’ve tried have gone on like buttah. Gorgeous. Anyway, on top of that I put on two coats of Lynnderella Happy HoloDaze. Happy HoloDaze has red and green round and square bits of glitter in varying sizes, as well as larger holographic silver glitter pieces, all in a clear base. If you’re lucky enough (which I was not), you may even get a piece of holo silver bar glitter. I wish this was more dense (er, denser?) with the bar glitter. Maybe it’s just because I’ve been loving bar glitter so much lately (or visiting The Scholarly Nail and Polished Claws Up so often lately… either way… moar bar glittah!
What colours do you like to wear on your nails during the holidays?
Would you look at that! Finally, a work-safe manicure on my blog! This little beauty is OPI Who Comes Up With All These Names?, which has got to be my favourite name for a polish ever. So yes, today’s manicure really took a different turn for me. I know you’re all used to seeing me in blue nail polish or some weird glitter combo, but– oh… wait… what’s this?
Oh god, what happened?! My beautiful work-safe manicure! All… stabbed to death?!
That’s right– it’s the Blood manicure from the Hallowe’en Nail Art Challenge! Did I have you fooled? Fear not, I will never wear anything appropriate on my nails to work (mostly because I work from home most of the week, but when I do go into the office… BAM! TEAL GLITTER!) The red here is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Rapid Red and the ring finger stabbyness is from Konad M72.
Hope you enjoyed it! Are you participating in the Hallowe’en Nail Art Challenge?
My Girly Bits swatchin’ series continues with another one of her Hallowe’en polishes– this two coats of Fright Night over black. Fright Night is a black jelly, and like Boo-berry I’m sure it would be opaque in 3-4 coats, but I prefer to stick to 2 coats over a creme black polish when it comes to black jellies. Fright Night is packed with red glitter of varying shapes and sizes– mostly hex shapes. The red glitter in a black base polish isn’t exactly a unique polish concept, but Pam’s added touch makes Fright Night unique– she’s added thin red bar glitter to the mix!
You can really see the dimension of this polish with multiple layers!
You can purchase Girly Bits from the following e-tailers, who will have the Hallowe’en polishes up soon! Harlow & Co, Llarowe, Overall Beauty, and Mei Mei’s Signatures. The Girly Bits store is currently sold out of this shade, but check back and check out her other polishes!
Earlier this week, Nintendo Power announced it would cease publication in December 2012. I’m a little bummed since video game mags were a big part of my childhood, so I did up a little manicure last night to pay tribute to the good ol’ days of Nintendo.
This is three coats of Inglot 138 (the closest colour I had to that spinach hue of the Game Boy screen) with the Tetris stamp from Vivid Lacquer plate VL 002. The accent nail is two coats of China Glaze Recycle with the D-pad controller drawn in with black Kiss nail stripe polish and the A and B buttons dotted on with a nail dotter and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red.
In other, but related, news– I collaborated with my web partner over at Soap in the Bathroom, the 80s and 90s nostalgia site we co-run, on an awesome Nintendo Power retrospective. If that’s your thing, be sure to check it out!
Posted in black, China Glaze, fauxnad, Green, Grey, Inglot, Kiss, Konad, nail art, red, Sally Hansen
Today I have another Girly Bits polish for you! This is Girly Bits Rogue, an awesome red jelly polish with crazy glitter! We’re talking red micro glitter and bar glitter with a touch of purple glitter thrown in for good measure. The red bar glitter gives off an amazing effect, making it look like red fireworks on my nails!
In other news, my garden is actually successful this year! Last year my tomatoes didn’t do too well and I’m guessing some bird or squirrel ate my zucchini seeds because they sure as hell didn’t show up! I stuck with just tomato plants this year and have ended up with quite a few! Those ones above are some of the smaller ones I picked, but there are some big beefy ones out there still that I’m waiting to turn red. And even better news– they taste great! I think I’m getting the hang of this gardening stuff. Maybe I’ll try zucchini and peppers next year as well… we’ll see!
Here’s another Girly Bits swatch! This is Star Spangled, a gorgeous blue jelly with blue, red glitter, and red bar glitter!
I was thinking of putting this over a royal blue base, but to my surprise Girly Bits Star Spangled was opaque in two coats! The blue base of this polish is absolutely gorgeous– the perfect blue! If Pam could substitute that red regular and bar glitter with silver… omg, probably my favourite polish of all time (hint hint, haha!) Seriously, this is an intensely sparkly polish. I kept looking at my hands all day and admiring how jewel-like my nails were. I’m not sure what it is, but the blue glitter in this polish is extra sparkly.
Other good news about this polish: I thought it was going to be a topcoat eater for sure, but was relatively smooth-ish after one coat of Seche Vite, and absolutely super smooth after two coats of Seche Vite. Sweet!
Oh yeah, it’s that time again– more Sally Hansen Nail Prisms! This time in Amber Ruby.
This one is gorgeous and may just be my new favourite, taking the place of Burgundy Orchid. This is one coat Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Amber Ruby over black.
Amber Ruby shifts from red to gold to green with an edge of rainbow. I’d say it’s the Nail Prism answer to Clarins 230 (or any other unicorn pee polish!)
What do you think? Do you have Amber Ruby? I think I say this every time I post about Nail Prisms, but Sally Hansen really needs to bring this line back!