Thursday, June 04, 2015

Pineapple Express

Pineapple express mani inspired by Reddit user oneofthewicked:

I'm way out of practice with my nail art but felt like doing something fun and summery :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

My Jay or the Highway! Nicole by OPI Swatch

Happy Friday!
I bought a few new products last week so I thought I would swatch and review as I try them!

Here is My Jay or the Highway! from the Modern Family line by Nicole by OPI. It's a soft, warm mushroomy gray colour. In these pictures I'm wearing 2 coats, but it could probably do with 3. I also used Orly Bonder as a base coat and Seche Vite as a top coat.

Indoor lighting:

Natural Lighting:

The formula was nice and easy to work with and I really like this colour as a summer neutral. This was also my first time using Orly Bonder as a base so I will update on how it holds up! 

Stay pretty

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Purple Swirls

I tried some nail strips, not sure how I feel about them. They look pretty cool but they were difficult to work with and only lasted a day before I peeled them off. The purple is OPI’s “A Grape Fit!” and the nail strips are some random brand called ANB. Anyone else had bad/mediocre experiences with nail appliques?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Nicole by OPI Light a Candle with black stripe pattern

Sorry for the lack of posts lately! Just getting back to school and things are crazy already.

For Christmas one of my lovely best friends got me some Nicole by OPI polishes! For this mani I used Nicole by OPI Light a Candle as the base and a Nail Star striper in black for the lines. Light a Candle is a pretty silver with lavender tones, and it covers well in just one coat.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Feather Nails

First mani of 2012! Back to school tomorrow, the break went by far too quickly.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

For New Year's Eve I did a gold glitter gradient over black. Hope you all have a safe and happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish

Hi guys! One of my Christmas gifts this year was Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish 'Houses of Parliament'. I had been eyeing this polish since it came out so I'm really excited to own it! I tried it out today for the first time.

Houses of Parliament is a beautiful warm purple colour that looks nice even before applying the magnet effect. It applies well and is pretty opaque. My pinky and ring finger have 1 coat and the others have 2 coats. The number of coats didn't make a huge difference in my opinion, but the effect will vary depending on how thick you apply the polish (the thicker the layer, the darker the black part will be). It only takes a few seconds for the magnet to work its magic, leaving a really neat effect. Overall, I am really happy with this nail polish. It's something fun and unique, and I'd love to try the other 2 colours as well. Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish can be found at Sephora for $16.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Candy Cane Nails

Last mani before Christmas! I hope you all have a lovely holiday however you celebrate it. Happy Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Another Quick Christmas Mani

Hi everyone! For this mani I used Revlon Emerald City (Matte Suede) as a base, Revlon Silver Dollar for the tree, and Sephora by OPI Keep Me On My Mistletoes for the tree’s star.
Emerald City is a gorgeous forest green with a subtle shimmer. First photo is artificial light, second photo is natural light. It’s fairly opaque and applies well. I used 2 coats here, no topcoat (didn’t want to change the “matte suede” finish). Overall I like this colour, although I’m not sure about the finish. This is my first matte polish so I think I’ll try a few others before I decide how I feel. Hope you're all ready for the holidays!
Update: After about a day I noticed some tipwear, most likely because I didn't use a topcoat. Is there any way around this? Do I need to just go out and buy a matte topcoat?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Dots

Just a quick festive mani. I wasn't super happy with the way it turned out and it got smudged after I took pictures :( I used OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Vodka and Caviar, Sephora by OPI Keep Me On My Mistletoes, and Revlon Emerald City.