Let the Sparks Fly this 4th of July with Pure Ice. The NEW Sparks Fly collection includes some NEW patriotic matte finishes and explosive glitter topcoats that will make your mani sparkle & shine. The NEW Sparks Fly collection includes the following four festive shades: Pretty ‘N’ Patriotic (white matte)
Hi guys! It’s Friday! I’m soooo happy about the upcoming weekend…but I’m already looking forward to next week! First, Monday starts the Digit-al Dozen Love & Heartbreak theme week. There are tons of ways you can interpret this topic and I’m looking forward to seeing what the other ladies come up with! Next Thursday, we’ll draw winners for our We Love Our Readers Valentine’s Day Giveaway! So be sure to enter if you haven’t already!
China Glaze has been promoting Coconut Kiss as a February birthstone month color. I’m not a February baby (not even close really), but I was motivated to pull this one out of the stash archives. This polish is a throwback…originally released as part of the 2006 Fiji Fling Collection. It’s a metallic-y royal purple that’s shimmery, but not too frosty. For today’s mani, I used two coats of Coconut Kiss, followed by China Glaze I’m Not a Lion and Smoke and Ashes for the leopard print.
Textured polishes are everywhere! I’ve said this before…but how does everyone think of the same ideas at the same time? You can’t just whip this stuff up overnight! It boggles my mind. But that doesn’t mean I’m not willing to jump on any bandwagon! The liquid sand polishes in the OPI Mariah Carey Collection are the first textured polishes I’ve tried. I organize my polish by brand, then color and when I went to put Can’t Let Go away, it ended up right next to Tomorrow Never Dies from the Skyfall Collection. A perfect purple pair! Usually you see a plain polish with a funky accent finger, but this time I swapped it (because I’m crazy like that). I used Can’t Let Go on four fingers and Tomorrow Never Dies as the accent.
It’s Day 2 of Digit-al Dozen ART theme week. Today’s mani is my take on Wassily Kandinsky’s Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles (1913) [picture source]. Kandinsky is credited as being the pioneer of abstract art. One fun fact I remember from an art history class is that Kandinsky had synaesthesia (I had to look up the spelling!). This is a neurological condition where a person can essentially experience two senses at once. For Kandinsky, he could HEAR color! ISN’T THAT CRAZY!?!? I think I can hear nail polish. It says “buy me” and “you need me”.
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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.
I’m back. I’m trying to get into a routine Sunday blog break, but this weekend we were busy with household projects (including The Mani Cave) so I took Saturday off too. Speaking of the TMC, I hope I have a decent update ready for you on Wednesday. As of today, my quest for the perfect polish rack system is losing altitude and airspeed. But fortunately hubs and I may have discovered a solution. Okay…more on that Wednesday. For today I have a Color Club Winter Affair Duo mani to show you. These polishes are part of the 2012 Holiday Collection.
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.