They say that true love comes from within, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make that special someone fall in love at first sight. When it comes to making others swoon, it’s all in the wink of an eye and a kiss blown from a perfectly polished hand. This February, add a little spice to […]
Are you groaning at my pun in the title of this post? LOL. I couldn’t help it. Today I have a quick, easy mani using nail wraps from the new Incoco Sweet Surprise Collection for Valentine’s Day 2014. This Collection includes five, truly sweet designs that look snazzy on their own, but can also be used with traditional polish to create nail art…like I’ve done today. :)
Here are all five designs that make up the Sweet Surprise Collection:
- Made With Love: This sugar-spun red to pink gradient is a sweet Valentine treat.
- Love Spell: Swooning, giggling, and lovey-dovey doodles are well-known side effects of a powerful Love Spell.
- Yours Truly: Pink on pink gets even more romantic with an elegant love letter design.
- Sweet Surprise: Match your nails to your dessert with this pale pink sprinkled with multi-color glitters!
- Double Date: Opposites attract! Silver and pink hearts make the perfect pair in this glittery, playful dual pattern.
I winged it today. (Wung it? Wunged it?) I went hunting for a pretty darker pink cream and found China Glaze Make an Entrance. I have no idea how I came upon this polish. It was part of the Creme Couture Collection way back in 2007 (pre- my re-obsession with nail polish). I used two easy coats then came back in with a dotting tool and China Glaze Pelican Gray and made random dots in one corner of each nail.
My Day 4 mani of the Digit-al Dozen ART theme week is based on a Mark Rothko painting called White Center (Yellow, Pink, and Lavender on Rose) (1950) [image source]. You probably recognize it. It’s one of the most expensive pieces of art ever sold. $72.8 million! What a steal! David Rockefeller bought it for only $10,000 in 1960 and attended the auction when it was sold almost 50 years later. During the auction, I imagine he felt like I did in the last 5 minutes of my husband’s motorcycle listing on eBay! Talk about a nail biter!
Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review.
Last week I received three colors from the new China Glaze Tranzitions Collection. These polishes react and change color wherever topcoat is applied. Sounds good to me – I figured it would be a quick way to make an interesting mani without a lot of effort. The application and wear of the three polishes I’m showing you today are similar. So let’s see the looks and then I’ll tell you what I think! BTW, I used a flash for the first time in these pics. It seemed to be the best way to capture the color change.
The first mani is Split Perso-Nail-ity with an accent in Modify Me. Split Perso-Nail-ity is a dusty lavender-leaning pink that turns almost magenta with the topcoat. The finish is a cross between a cream and a shimmer…almost satin.
Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm, or retailer for my review.
Hi all. I’m still getting back into the groove. I was snowed in yesterday (which is heaven to a very part-time nail blogger). I’m always in such a rush. Today I have some info about an awesome sweepstakes at BigDaddyBeauty.com. Keep reading to the end of the post for details on how to enter! For now…here’s today’s simple mani.
It’s always tough to come up with office-friendly nail art. Plus, let’s face it…it’s a little boring. If I’m posing for nail art pics on a work night, generally I swipe the mani right off and slap on a neutral shade. But alas, the work mani section of the site is languishing. So I went to my Zoya rack and scanned for possibilities. Aha…Addison, Pandora and Farah were sitting there side-by-side!
Today’s mani combines two of my Butter London favorites, Marrow and Shambolic. Marrow is a dark purple with silver shimmer from the Fall 2010 Collection. Shambolic is from the latest 2012 Holiday Collection and it’s a very complex polish. It has ultrafine glitter in dark purple, pink, silver (?), maybe gold (?), maybe blue (??) and larger hexes in silver and purple. The sparkle may even have some holo in it. Whatever it is…I like it.