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Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by Pure Ice PR.
It’s the final day of Digit-al Dozen Bling Week. I’ll get to the “bling” at the end of the post. First, I have a new Pure Ice shade to show you…which is a little bit of a mystery. Maybe my sleuthing readers can solve it. (Or maybe by the time I post this, it will be old news!) So anyway, Pure Ice sent me a few polishes to review and in the package was this pretty periwinkle crème called Castle of Dreams. A note in the package said it was part of a new Limited Edition Collection called Belle of the Ball.
I’ve always been a fan of Pure Ice. For a polish that retails for only $1.99 at Walmart, the formulas are nice, the color range is huge, the glitters are complex and the fancy finishes (suede, matte, etc.) seem high end. Castle of Dreams was like the rest. It was smooth and opaque in two coats. So what’s the mystery? Below is the only thing I know about this collection. There isn’t any info on the Pure Ice website or Facebook. It’s appears to be targeted at Prom season…which I believe is NOW, right?
It’s Fan Girl Thursday! Today I’m fan-girling all over this Ombre Blue Wave design by Simply Rins. How is it that I just discovered Rina Alcantara’s blog? Her nail art is breathtaking. Like seriously. On BOTH hands. [Check out her Abstract Design Gallery to see what I mean.] It’s no wonder she’s been recognized for her talent. She was named the Best Beauty and Fashion Blog at the 2011 Philippine Blog Awards!
The mani that led me to Rina was this beauty below. She hand-painted the design with acrylic paint. Isn’t it awesome!? Click the photo to visit her blog post with more pics and the polish she used for this look. If you pin this pic, be sure to credit Rina for her fantastic work!
Fan Girl Thursday is a bi-monthly feature. Every other Thursday, I’ll show you a mani that I’m simply crazy about. These masterpieces may have been around for awhile, but they’re new to me! If you come across a nail art, work-of-art you think I’ll love, let me know about it on my facebook page! Fan Girl Thursday manis must be associated with a blog post so I can give proper credit and let my readers know how it’s done.
Day 4 of Bling Week is here. I wish “Sparkling Garbage” was some clever title that I invented for this post. Actually, I can’t take credit for it. It’s the name of the Orly polish I used for this mani. Sparkling Garbage is from the Orly Summer 2013 Mashup Collection – which is on my short list to swatch! Sparkling Garbage has tons of holographic glitter suspended in a green tinted jelly base. To give it some more color, I used two coats of Zoya Ivanka (which is a bit sparkly too).
Disclosure: Polish in this post was provided by Super Black Lacquers.
Sound the alarm! It’s my second post of the day. Today is day three of bling week and my mani is completely ridiculous and impractical. It’s actually just a ruse to show you another beautiful Super Black Lacquer (SBL) called Purdy! So here’s the finished mani in all of it’s gawdiness. I used two coats of Purdy and attached a single self-adhesive iridescent gemstone using Seche Vite. The gems really don’t look that green in person. I think they heard me making fun of them and conspired to reflect their least attractive facet for the photo.
Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by ILNP.
Today will be a rare day with two posts. I love Digit-al Dozen week – but I hate to delay swatching polish that deserves to be swatched! My third Digit-al Dozen bling mani will be posted this afternoon. Sorry in advance for SPAMMING my email subscribers!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I recently received a beautiful package of goodies from Barbra at I Love Nail Polish (ILNP). This was seriously like Christmas for me. I love ILNP nail polish (ILILNPNP - I need a bumper sticker!) Today I have four polishes from her new holographic line, three jewel-toned colors and one clear topcoat. All have an ultra-fine, scattered holo effect. It’s subtle…but not quite as subtle as my photos depict…my indoor shots don’t do the rainbow-y goodness justice. All four polishes really come to life in the sun.
First up is Grape Alicious. The name is perfect. It’s a deep, eye-catching Welch’s Grape Juice purple. It’s really spectacular outdoors. My swatch is three coats.
It’s Day 2 of Digit-al Dozen Bling Week. Oh how I struggled this week. I just don’t have an arsenal of flashy techniques in my tool set. (Translation: I’m boring.) But alas, I made the most of it. In my mind, today’s mani is borderline tack-a-licious. But I love it still!
Disclosure: Some products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer.
Good morning! I can’t believe it’s Monday already! But it’s not just any Monday…it’s the first day of Digit-al Dozen Week! This month’s theme is “bling”. Bling may not be the first (or even fiftieth) word someone would use to describe me, but I tried to have fun with it. Luckily I just received my very first Nail Art Society kit (more details on that later in this post). It contained all sorts of goodies that were perfect for this week. I loooove my first mani! It’s a quilted design accented with faux rhinestones.